Nov 28, 2017

Angelic Stamped and Metallic Tree Christmas Cards


Hello sweeties!  I hope you had a lovely long Thanksgiving weekend.  We had a wonderful time and I feel more rested and less stressed than I have in a long time.  :)  Today I'm sharing the cards my mom, Barbara and I made on our Friday play day.  Our goal was to make four cards and we managed six, but for the life of me I cannot find the first two we made (and can't even remember what they looked like...)  Anywho, I'll share the rest.  :)


I started feeling better from my nasty caugh/fever Wednesday and cut each of us three sets of Memory Box poinsettia dies so we could make flower embellishments for our cards.  These are cut from red paper and inked.  Each petal is curled, then they are glued together by pressing the centers into a soft foam with a stylus.  A simple pearl adorns the center and they rest on a bed of punched springs (McGill). 


I raided my stamp stash and decided on a few select images that we hadn't used much.  This fair lady made the cut.  Isn't it a wonderful image?


We always try to make two of each design. 


These cards came together in a jiff!  I'm sharing them along with another winter card on the Tutti Designs blog today if you'd care to hop over.  They were made with one of my favorite Tutti Designs dies, Viney Christmas Tree.  The regal gold really makes a statement against the red.  Thanks Barbara for working out this beautiful design.  I look forward to catching up with you all this week.  Hugs, Autumn


I'm sharing with:
(Angels We Have Heard on High)

36 comments:

Mac Mable said...

So glad you had a lovely holiday weekend and feel rested x Elegant second card and Wow to the poinsettia and that 'lady' image is so very beautiful, on your first cards...Great idea to do two of each x

Gio said...

These cards are so lovely and elegant, Autumn...I think someone sort of 'stolen ' the remaining twos? ;-)
I noticed now the header...wow, it's amazing, your best best artworks ever, methink!

Lois Wyche said...

Beautiful cards.

Lisa said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, my friend!! Your cards are stunning!! I love the beautiful images and pretty poinsettias on the first two!! The gold viney Christmas tree looks amazing on the second set!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Heidi Stamps said...

I love that first card, the image is so beautiful! Great designs!!!

Glad you are feeling better, I caught a cold at Thanksgiving, so hope it doesn’t last long! Have a good day!

Ellibelle said...

These are amazing, Autumn. Lovely designs and colors!
So nice to see you join us at Allsorts challenge with my theme of Inspired by a Christmas Carol!

brenda said...

Totally delightful Christmas creations and I so like the first with that beautiful stamped image, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous cards Autumn, and the poinsettia looks stunning.
Avril xx

CraftyLyn said...

Beautiful card,love the image,a really nice vintage feel,nice and traditional,thanks for joining us here at winter wonderland,Lyn DT.

Redanne said...

How lovely to have crafty time with your Mum! The lady image on your first card is so beautiful and I love the red and gold combination, so very elegant! They are going to miss your wonderful creations over at Tutti Designs! Hugs, Anne xx

Kathleen said...

Four great creations and lovely image and design, great papers too.
Thank you for joining our 'Inspired by a Christmas Carol or song' challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath x

Linda Kunsman said...

gorgeous cards!! I think that first stamp is from Stampington-an oldie but beautiful image. And your gold and red Christmas tree card is so elegant looking. And your header is fabulous!!

Helen Wallace said...

A gorgeous image on the vintage looking card and the poinsettias add the perfect festive touch. The Christmas trees are delightful; rich and elegant in red and gold. Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are feeling rested. We are having a super hot day here today 100.4 and it's not even Summer yet!

Kate said...

Both of these are so elegant! I absolutely love that background paper on the first and that gold tree.
Kate

SmilynStef said...

Love your gorgeous gold die cut ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Denise van Deventer said...

Gorgeous cards....that Poinsettia is so fabulous!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Stunning as always Autumn, love your stamped image she looks beautiful just as she is. Your poinsettia is so elegant alongside your die cut cards. We all need quick cards amongst our mass Christmas card production this time of year!! Thank you for sharing.. Warm Hugs and Wishes Tracey xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Autumn these are such stunning designs, and how fun to have such a crafty session together! That angel stamp is a real beauty, - any any idea who makes it? It looks like a gorgeous medeaval print! The Tutti design cards are gorgeous too, that is indeed such a beautiful die!!
So glad to hear you are feeling better again and had a lovely Thanksgiving! We don't celebrate it here in Europe of course as it is an American holiday, but I always love hearing about it....

Maxine D said...

What gorgeous cards Autumn - that angel stamp is certainly a stunner, and I love how you have used it.
Blessings
Maxine

Jackie P Neal said...

Wow and WOW and WOW!!!
I just love that angel lady stamp!! Your cards are all gorgeous Autumn!!

Oh I do hope you are feeling better soon! I myself had that same nasty thing for the last two weeks- it was no fun, especially when cooking and entertaining for 13! Yuck!
Sending warm hugs and well wishes
Jackie xoxo

Sara Barker said...

I have SOOO much catching up to do! Lousy friend, I am, not even knowing that you were feeling bad. I'm so sorry! I hope you are back to your old self! Just on day two of it myself, but hoping Zicam does what it promises.

Your two sets of cards are stunning, my friend! Those poinsettias rival those that God makes for us! And I adore that die cut, especially in gold. Your rich red background really sets it off, and I'm coming to appreciate flat cards much more. They are simple to mail, and as your's proves they can be very elegant! You never fail to inspire me! Sending big hugs!

Susan said...

These are beautiful cards. I especially like the gorgeous flowers. I think we started stamping about the same time as I have many of the same stamps as you! I'll have to get that pretty angel out and do some stamping!

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Exquisite cards and pure perfection!

Diane said...

Two really pretty designs.

Hugs Diane

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

the gold against the red is beautiful - wonderful card
thanks for joining us at HLS
Barb Housner (DT)

Donna Ellis said...

Such regal, rich loveliness, Autumn, and gorgeous colors and elements. Beautiful cards!

Marty Fishman said...

So glad you're feeling better, Autumn, and that you had a fun play day. These cards are stunning! I especially love the angelic image - what a great stamp! Your poinsettias are just beautiful and look realistic. Beautiful cards!! Hugs :-)

Team Clark said...

Astrid, I looked it up and it is an oldie Stampers Anonymous stamp. I thought maybe Stampington and was surprised! Perhaps it is still available on the SA website. :)

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Gorgeous cards, and what a beautiful angel stamp, so detailed. It must be lovely to have a creative play day and with your mum too.
Lorraine

simo said...

As usual you did an outstanding job, Autumn...those cards are gorgeous. At first I thought it was a page from a very old book...that stamp is amazing. Huge hugs xxx

Sue said...

What gorgeous cards Autumn. The angel stamp is stunning and I love the black and white, perfect against the patterned paper. Have a very happy December! Sue xx

Dawn said...

The tree is so lovely and I love the deer's. They look like they are sharing a kiss. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers. x

butterfly said...

Sorry to hear you've been under the weather, but glad that you're coming out the other side now. What a wonderful play day you had with your mother... and great results too! I love the image of the woman - how intricate and magnificent she is - and the cards will brighten any mantlepiece or windowsill.
Alison x

Hazel Agnew said...

pleased that you are feeling better Autumn. Great playing. these are luscious and elegant and fabulous! xx

lauren bergold said...

gloriously lovely and beautifully made cards! so pleased you could join our "heavy metal" holiday fun at JINGLE BELLES ♥

inkedx2 said...

Very pretty cards. Love that poinsettia. Thanks for joining us at MMM.

Robbie

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