Friday, September 1, 2023

Merry Christmas

Hello and welcome to September 1.

WOW!!  Autumn begins later this month and you know what that means -  Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas aren't far behind.

Well a  new challenge has begun over at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog. The challenge runs September 1 thru October15. Plenty of time for you to make a Christmas project and get it submitted it to the challenge. The Merry Little Christmas Challenge is an all-crafts Christmas challenge blog and welcomes any and all kinds of handmade Christmas creations all year long. 

I love Christmas and making cards for that season is really a joy, especially if you are not in a rush. So, the more Christmas cards I make now, the fewer I will need to make at Christmastime. (LOL) 

I thought I'd share a card that I presented in a class I taught at Stampaway this year.  I used circles and ovals in the class and today I'm sharing a card I have made using ovals.  Since oval shapes are not symmetrical you can cut an oval longways thru the center or across the center shortways. 

If you use one small, one medium and one large oval shapes, use 3 different colors cutting them in half and placing them in a specific order you will get  2  very interesting shape designs. I am showing the two cards I made using 1 set of ovals. (6 ovals total)

Both of these cards have used the ovals cut longways 

Card #1

Here is the other card using the left over oval halves. By placing the oval halves differently you will get a different look. The placement of ovals in card one looks more like an oval shape, but the ovals in card 2 look more elongated. 

Card #2 lines up the gold pieces giving that elongated look.
Since the ovals are cut in half, a strip is layered over the where the oval halves meet, to give a finished look. And that is a perfect place for a sentiment. 

I used green pine sprigs and gold leaves to give these cards a Christmas feel. 

These cards are perfect for quick Christmas cards and the great thing is that you will get 2 cards with somewhat different looks from the 1 set of ovals that are cut in half.

Products I used:
Stamps used -Woodware - Christmas Strips - Sentiment
CS used - Red,  Gold, Black, Green CS,  DP
Ink used -  VersaFine - Nocturne
Misc used -MS Punch - Branch 2
Dies used - Pine Sprigs; Ovals (3 graduated sizes)

Hope you enjoyed my creation. I am looking forward to seeing one of your Christmas projects in the challenge submissions.

Thanks it for now. See you soon,

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