Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas Cards



Hi everyone, 

I did a test run on some Christmas cards, trying to figure out which ones I liked the best. So I thought I would ask you guys . Which card is your favorite. Then, that will be my card that I send to my friends and family. 

Sorry I don't have tutorials for these. I'll try to remember what I used though. The photo of the Markers are the ones I used on the card with the Snowman. 

Card # 1 Red & White Card. 
Stamps Used: Stampin Up = "Best Yet" Christmas Saying, "Background Basics," HamptonArt.com Acrylic Candy stamp set.
Ink Used: StazOn Jet Black, and Stampin Up Real Red.
Paper Used: Stampin Up Real Red, and Glossy White.
Accessories: Sponge, scissors, double stick tape.


Card # 2 Snowman with Critters.
Stamps Used: The Stampin Place Snowman and Critters. 
Inks Used: Palette Noir Black, Stampin Up Baja Breeze, & Pacific Point, and VersaMark. 
Paper Used: Stampin Up Whisper White, & Pacific Point. 
Accessories: Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen. Prismacolor Markers seen in photos above. Frrom Left to Right, Colorless Blender, Flagstone Red, Sand, Cool Grey 70%, Cool Grey 80%, Cool Grey 10%, Mahogany Red, Crimson Red, Sienna Brown, Dark Brown, Black, Orange, Burnt Ocre, Pale Vermillion, Sky Blue Light, True Blue.
Scotch Double Stick Tape, Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder.

Card # 3 Ornament With Owls
Stamps Used: Gina K. Designs Winter Foliage. The Stampin Place Ornament. Great Impressions   Owls stamp # F378.
Inks Used: Stampin UP Black, Always Artichoke, and Chocolate Chip.
Paper Used: Always Artichoke & Chocolate Chip. 
Accessories Used: Zig Painty Zilver pen. Prismacolor Markers = Crimson Red, SiennaBrown, Dark Brown, White Gel Pen. Scotch Double Stick tape. 

I hope all of that makes sense. 

Hugs to all, 

Alena 

21 comments:

Etha said...

gosh that is a hard decision! They are all awfully cute and nice! But just from subjective taste, I would take the one with the snowman, love all the animals and colors!

deb said...

Well i'm not going to be any help! I love them all! So maybe you should just do so many of each! That way you will hava variety to play with!
They are fantastic!!
hugz

Ami said...

Yeah I'm with the others. This is a "toughie".......if I had to pick it would be the last one with the owls but only because it made me laugh. They are all great.

donatelloh said...

Wow Alena, they are all great. Again you've outdone yourself. It's a tough choice, but if pressed I'd say the snowman. I really like that stamp. Depending on how many you need to make, maybe a few of each? If you're making a lot it would give you more variety. Just my .02¢

Cheers!
D in FL :D

Lisa Graves said...

All your cards are pretty, however I particularly like the snowman card.

Sandy said...

All nice but my favourite is the last one
Sandy

DonnaKay said...

Love them but snowman, hands down!

lnlwhitt said...

I love the snowman card. I am partial to snowmen but I almost bought that stamp the other day when I ordered some scenery stamps but the squirrel looked odd on the stamp but your card is great.
May need to go back and get it.
Can't wait to see what you pick.
Lisa

Jenni said...

The snowman caught my eye first and was definitely my favorite. Good luck with your decision!! I agree with the others, make some of each!!

Jenni

Wanda said...

My vote is for #3-love the owls and pine cones.

Elizabeth Velazquez said...

They are all beautiful! I love the snowman with all the animals and all those colors.

OOBeckster said...

You did a great job on all of your cards, but I like the owl card the best. It is very unique. Let us know which card you end up choosing.
Angela

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

All of them are nice and lovely, but I do love the little owls - as I love owls in real life too!
Love and hugs always,
Germana

Chrissy D said...

Each one of these are beautiful. I especially enjoy the Snowman card. Beautifully colored! A lot more work though, probably! lol I use Mini Glue Dots for the Dew drops. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for making such wonderful comments!

Debra said...

Snowman...and it has nothing to do with that being the decorating theme for my home this year! I love snowman anything, and your card is fantastic!

Debra in Conroe, Texas

Bon said...

I like them all but must say that the snowman is my favorite. Great job and hope you get them all made in time. I have already done 36 and have just been told I need another 28 as each child in my sons class would like a hand made card.

Dottie said...

I like them all, but do like the animals and colors of the snowman card.

Mari said...

I would have to say the snowman too. They're all lovely, but if I could I would pick the polar bears on blue (from a previous post) because I LOVED it! Figures that the most labor intensive one is the fave, huh? lol

MaryNSC said...

OOOO NO WAY!!
I Love them all!!
I would be HAPPY to get any one of em!!
So I M no help at all..:O)
U R On your OWN!!!! LOLOLOL
Hugs

jimlynn said...

I vote for the Snowman card! It's BEAUTIFUL! Your coloring on ALL your cards is just outstanding! Love your blog.....
Lynn

SharonK said...

... another vote for the snowman and animals - your card just pops!!
~Cheers
SharonK-MN