Christmas - Inkadinkado Style

Good Morning,

I just love the Christmas stamps from Inkadinkado! I am going to be teaching a stamping class, and it's mostly beginners, so I had to be careful with that I chose to do for cards. They had to be quite basic, but I still wanted them to be eye catching. The lady that asked me to do this owns The Scrapbooking Cafe Online, and carries the Cuttlebug and all the folders and dies, as well as the Nestibilities. So, I wanted to include as much of these as possible. I love how they turned out!

The first card uses the Winter Owl from Inkadinkado. He is stamped with Black Versafine, then embossed with Egyptian Gold. I know it's hard to see in the photo, but it does glitter. I cut it out with the Petite Oval Nestibilities, then layered on a larger scalloped oval. I ran a strip thru the Cuttlebug using the Snowflake embossing folder. Then cut a green strip wider, and also used the Cuttlebug Snowflake Die to cut out some snowflakes. The edges of the white paper are all edged with Distress Inks (tea dye). After the card was assembled, I added Stickles to the snowflakes and parts of the owl image. This card glitters so beautifully in real life.

The second card uses the Inkadinkado Reindeer. Isn's she pretty? She is stamped with Chocolate Brilliance, then embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I used the Long Rectangle Nestibilites to cut her out, and also cut out a larger scalloped rectangle. The tag was cut out also using the Nestibilites Ribbon Tags. All edges were distressed using Distress Inks (tea dye). After the card was assembled, I added Stickles to parts of the Reindeer, and it is so it! Almost forgot to mention I used one of the new Martha Stewart border punches as well. It took me a long time to finally buy some of her border punches, but now that I have....well, I am hooked big time!

You should be able to click on either of the cards above to get a better view and see the glitter better.

I have a busy day ahead of me. I just went through a sleep study, because I snore like a man at hunt camp (so my husband says)! lol They discovered that I have sleep today I go in to get a CPAP machine. Not sure I am going to like that mask much, BUT, it would be so nice to wake up in the morning and feel well rested. Some mornings I wake up and feel more tired than I did when I went to bed! lol Then I have some other running around to do...oh the

Wish me luck! lol

Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by today!

P.S. I almost forgot to share my big news! I had 3 of my cards picked up for a magazine! They won't be published until Summer '09, but I am already excited! I have been submitting like crazy...and finally it happens!! YEAH!


Deborah March said...

BEAUTIFUL cards, and congrats on your publishing news YAAYYY!

Julie Mutch said...

Hi Kim,

Congrats on getting 3 of your cards published - that's awesome! :)

The cards you've done for the class here are gorgeous, they'll love them for sure! Love the stamps, ya gotta love Inkadinkado! They've really come out with some fabulous images that are so much fun to play with.

Hope the machine works to allow you to get a better nights sleep, and for Peter, too! lol :) Hey, it could be worse, you could grind your teeth like me! I'm sure snoring would be easier on the ears to bear! lol :)

Take care! Hugs,

Birdbrain said...

hurray for you! And what beautiful cards - I wish I could go to your class.

Anonymous said...

Conrats on getting 3 of your card picked for publication - about time too!
I love those Inkadinkado stamps too and youve done a beautiful job using them.

Dianne K. said...

Your class cards are fabulous! I love the colors and the stamps you've chosen.

Congratulations on your upcoming publications, too!

Penny said...

Woo-hoo, well done on the publishing!! Your cards for the class are STUNNING! I love the subtle sparkle and the shading is so delicate.

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on the cards published! That is exciting and most definitely well deserved. Your artwork is among my favorite!

I love these cards. WOW! They are elegant and beautiful. I too love the Martha border punches. Aren't they just super?

My sister has the machine and she literally has sung its praises since getting it and now being able to finally get some rest. You'll feel so good when you are well rested.

Mari said...

I really love these cards! I've been wanting this Inka set since I first saw it - now I think I'm getting desperate! lol
Congrats on getting published!

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful work.

Michelle said...

Wow! I love both of these! Beautiful!

Stamp by the Light of the said...

How pretty! Deer and owls are so in this year! Jen

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful cards for your class and fabulous news on getting published! Congrats!

Yvonne said...

Congrats on your soon to be published cards!

Love the cards you are doing for your class!

New toys are so much fun.

manicstamper said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards Kim.
I am so excited as I should have these stamps sometime this week plus a couple of the other sets.
Hope your machine works and you get to wake up feeling good. Sounds like something my hubby could do with.

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