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Dandelion and Christmas Trees

Hi  Everyone,

I am getting tired of making Christmas cards.... I needed a break from them. I love the inspiration picture for the current Sunday stamps challenge, so I pulled out my ancient Hero Arts stamp to make this card. 

The sentiment is by Unity stamps. Did some masking and sponging. I also performed a little surgery on my stamp, as those falling dandelion seeds are attached to the main stamp. Just a little cut with my Exacto knife and I set them free!

I am also linking up with:
Mod Squad Challenge - Anything but Christmas (exactly how I feel....)
Happy Little Stampers Dec CAS Challenge Favorite Technique (sponging is my favorite)

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But I do have a Christmas card for you, in fact I  made two - they are slightly different - do you see it?

My materials are: tree dies - Papertrey, sentiment - Simon Says stamps, some punches, gingham stamp - Stampin' up, PP cut with a die by Paper Smooches, added a little bit of Stickles to the tree topper stars. Love how the sentiment just fits that curve!

Got inspired by the immensely cute picture of the current Sparkle and Shine challenge.

Also linking up with 
Simon Says Monday challenge - just a pinch (Stickles)

   Simon Monday Challenge Blog

Happy Stamping!


Kate said…
Great cards but that first one ...Stunning!! Love that a lot :)
Kate x
Susanne Vargas said…
Oh, meine Güte, diese Löwenzahnkarte ist ja zauberhaft! Wunder-, wunderschön! Bin ganz hin und weg und muss sie gleich pinnen, denn ich habe diesen Stempel auch!
Die Weihnachtskarten sind auch witzig in den bunten Farben!
Jutta said…
Love what you've done on your Dandelion card. The tree ones are cute too! Thanks for sharing!
Suchi said…
Those dandelion look so pretty..and you have so set them free..they look amazing! :) Your second card is equally inspiring and vibrant! :)
Suchi xx
Ruth said…
Lovely cards - but I'm with Kate, that first card is absolutely stunning. The blue, the embossing, the shadow and those falling dandelion seeds. It's simply beautiful. Xx
papierelle said…
Wenn das mit den Temperaturen so weiter geht, wachsen sie tatsächlich bald wieder. Wunderschön gemacht Deine Karte!!
LG Gundi
Julie B said…
Love that dandelion clock card, gorgeous. :)
Vicki Dutcher said…
Awesome inspired cards! I love the fun bright colors of your Christmas cards!
Flo said…
Richtig!!! Zum Glück ist Weihnachten bald vorbei, alle Karten gebastelt und geschrieben und es kann weitergehen mit Winterkarten - bis man auch die nicht mehr sehen/basteln mag. So ist es halt. Zum Glück gibt es immer Möglichkeiten, mal was Anderes zwischendurch am Basteltisch herzustellen.
Deine Karten sind sehr schön geworden, die Weihnachtskarte kommt nicht allzu weihnachtlich daher, was ihr sehr gut tut.
Liebe Grüße, Flo
SonjaK said…
Hach, deine erste Karte ist ja der Wahnsinn! Der Stempel allein ist ja schon toll, aber dann noch der gewischte Hintergrund dazu. Wunderwunderschön! Die knallfarbige Weihnachtskarte ist nicht ganz so mein Ding, aber das Layout finde ich sehr ansprechend.
Kim M said…
Oh I love your dandelion fuzz one! Just so pretty! Your Christmas trees are great too. Wonderfully bright colours. :-)
Judy Woodland said…
Oh my, that dandelion card is over-the-top gorgeous. I love how you white embossed and also stamped the image with gray. And the sponging is just beautiful, what a lovely color. Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge
conil said…
Don't you know you can't ask a card maker if they see the difference between two cards because, sure at shootin', they will? The bright, colorful little snowman...duh! hahahaha! But I do love both of them so much, all that fabulous color. Yum.
You used one of my very favorite stamps, EVER, on your first card. Yes, I have it, too. Now I'll have to dig it looks so great on your card. Clever girl you are to set those teeny blossoms free.
Teresa Kline said…
hello! wow, that is one gorgeous card, luv the softness, FAB! so glad you played along with us at Sunday Stamp[s Challenge!

sparkle & shine, kindness *~*
Annette Elliott said…
Cornelia, what a gorgeous card you have made for Sunday Stamps! color challenge! So soft and pretty. You have created a great card- taking a break from Christmas stamping...and I can relate!!! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps!
stampwithamyk said…
Simply stunning! Beautiful image with those colors, love your CAS design! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!
Monika Reeck said…
Liebe Cornelia
ich fliege am 20 nach Indonesien
war busy mit BUero Umzug auch
und keine Chance karten basteln oh oh
so many things to do so little time
and want to say your second card so bright happy and cuute
the first card aaach this is my winner card
love that flowe always that pusten blumen stamp is my fav
and the way you make the background blue soft and not all complete I love it
you really healthy again my dear
I am sooo soo happy
you are so active I am not hehe
lovely post sweety
Many thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps this time
hugs, Monika (DT member)
Leena Girsa said…
Your dandelion card is absolutely beautiful! I love everything about it...your creative masking, the double stamping, the soft colour palette. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps this week. Hope we see you again soon!
Anita in France said…
Had to look hard to see the differences between these two cards, Cornelia ... think I got it!!! Absolutely magical dandelions with their dreamy, liberated seed heads ... and such fun, bright, contemporary Christmas trees ... they're both fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)
TaeEun said…
The dandelion card is so lovely, Cornelia! Beautiful layout with fabulous sponging! And the christmas cards are very cute in bright colors!
These cards are so fantastic! I love the bright happy colors and the striped paper you used. I really like how you cut a curved edge into the striped paper and how you showed two different versions of this card. I liked seeing the varied shapes on the trees! Thanks for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
cm said…
Swooning over the delicate beauty of the dandelion "puff"...gorgeous! And your tree cards are whimsical, festive fun! Since you asked: heart=snowman and the patterned papers are in reverse colours. I'm still making Christmas much 'stuff' still needs attention (perhaps I should be making these year round so everyone gets a chance to play!)
Anonymous said…
I love your cheerful Christmas card. Sentiment really fits perfectly in that curve. :)
Neets B said…
Cornelia, your first card is just beautiful. In those teal tones it's stunning. I may have to case this one at some point if that's ok? A great showcase of your sponging skills. Thanks for sharing at Happy Little Stampers, Anita x
Kim Heggins said…
Beautiful those dandelions and your Christmas card is as sweet as can be. Happy New Year!
Linda said…
Beautiful cards .... love the delicate look to the dandelion design. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. Linda xx
Chrissie said…
This is a simply stunning emboss resist card!
Thanks so much
Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge
DisneyGirl0828 said…
I was looking for some inspiration for dandelion cards using Stampin Ups new Dandelion Wishes set and i came across your dandelion card from 2015. Wow, it is amazing and beautiful. Hoping to use some of your technique when I start my cards. thanks for sharing! Sharon
luvhymns said…
Love your HA dandelion card.... I'm a sucker for blues and you've captured laying out the stamps with a faded out background. Really pretty!
Rosmarie said…
Es gibt nichts mehr, das nicht schon gesagt wurde... Beide Karten sind herrlich und ich bin immer wieder begeistert, wie fantastisch du dich an Fotos inspieren kannst!!

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