Friday, October 23, 2009

Holiday Cards, Unity style

Welcome to Friday Friends with Flair. I have two things to show you today, but first, make sure you check out Unity's blog to get the list of participants this week. And find the flair for a chance to win a grab bag of stamps.

Card #1 is a Thanksgiving card that uses the elegant stamp from the Aug09 KOTM: Following My Heart kit to make a background pattern with Vivid Olive ink. The quote is from Something Within. I colored the pearls with Copic R89 to match the papers and doodled the dots on the scalloped border using a white gel pen.

Other supplies used: GinaK Fresh Asparagus, Cranberry Tart and Soft Sand cardstocks, pearls, ribbon from the Holiday Assortment and button from the Autumn Assortment.

Card #2 is a simple Christmas card that can be easily mass produced. I stamped various images from the Stylin' Stars kit and the sentiment from Feel the Joy. I then used my Sakura glitter pen to draw the strings and ribbons. The sparkly elements are hard to photograph, but they are so pretty and so simple to do, too. A button with silver cording on the side finished the project. The card base is Soft Sand.


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43 comments:

  1. On the first I looooove background!
    It make card look elegant and fancy!

    And this Christmas card is soooo adorable!
    Simple and sweet!
    Love it!
    Hugs!
    Sandra!

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  2. Super cards! Both are beautiful, Nina!

    Hugs,
    Vanessa

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  3. These are super cute! I love the ornaments on white-it's such a clean and simple but totally elegant, AWESOME card!

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  4. Wow Nina! Your cards are gorgeous!

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  5. I love both your cards Nina! I love the hand-stamped background with that damask stamp. I may have to try to make that Christmas card. It is too cute!

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  6. These are both so beautiful. I am especially partial to the ornamants, love this wonderful idea. So clever Nina

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  7. TOOO cute- I love that simple Christmas card!

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  8. Fabulous cards!! I love the added silver to the second card!

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  9. WOW, these are both GREAT!!! The Christmas card is SO creative!

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  10. gorgeous cards!! i especially love the sentiment on the first one, excellent advice anytime!

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  11. both are so pretty. the star card is so creative!

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  12. Wow Nina, what a grand idea to use those images as hanging ornaments...so creative and I LUV both cards!

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  13. Beautiful cards. I love the stars :)

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  14. WOW! What great cards! I love the way you created your own patterned paper using the damask stamp from the KOM. Also love those ornaments made with Stylin' Stars! Great ideas!

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  15. Hey there

    Those star on you card looking super I like them!

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  16. These cards are just gorgeous Nina... You have created stunning and beautiful art honey!! Xx

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  17. Nina, you are amazing. Thanks for the great idea for the Christmas Stylin' Stars! Fabulous Idea! Love it!

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  18. These are beautiful. Love the Thanksgiving card--I have that stamp and may have to do a little "lifting". Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Love how you made the ornaments!! Super Cute!!!

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  20. I LOVE what you did with the stamps for BOTH of these cards!!! Both are SO BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  21. I love the pink and green! Very pretty. The background pattern was a superb idea! So pretty!

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  22. oooo, Nina! love your ornament card, very cool!

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  23. Nina,
    Perfection again. The Thanksgiving card you made is full of elegance. Just beautiful. I adore the background paper you created. The color choice is wonderful and I love how you colored the pearls with copics to match!
    And the Christmas card.Well it's adorable. I can see a hint of sparkle I can imagine how sparkly it must be. Love those pens. Two terrific cards!

    Hugs from USA,
    Lisa

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  24. beautiful idea for that stamp set! Love the ornaments!

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  25. Nina, your cards are both wonderful!

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  26. Beautiful, Nina! I love the perfect simplicity of both cards... and the sentiment of the first. I wish we all could keep that close at heart... life would be so much easier!

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