Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Non-Holiday Stamps for Holiday Cards

If you follow my blog regularly, you know that I like to use stamps in several different ways.  In fact, the more, the merrier.  And that is how I justify the cost of the stamps....Yes, I like to TWEAK them! Some examples are Halloween Invites, Snail Flower and Purse Card

Today I am sharing two Christmas cards that I made with non-Christmas stamps. These stamps are so versatile, they can be for anything you want them to be. All you need is to ...make up your mind! 
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Emboss in white and add red and green!
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A slightly different stamp and color...
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I love the Liquid Perfect Pearl for the "snowflakes".
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Hope you like Emboss Resist as much as I do.
Lastly for my Hello card giveaway (see here ), the Random Org. chose #40 (out of 50)
Lisa's Creative Niche said...
Oh how I love it! Your cards always have that simple complex look about them that I absolutely love ( I hope that makes sense! but that's what I think of when I see them! ) Always a fan of your work and love to see such happy bright colors! Thank you so very much for your inspiration! Lisa
Congrats, Lisa, I will send the card and a small prize to you as soon as I have your postal address!

33 comments:

Chunyuan said...

great use of non-holiday stamps for holiday cards. especially like the second one.

Laural-Lee said...

Hello Virginia, It's been a while hasn't it. I've missed seeing your out of the box thinking particularly with what you did with the international Skyline and liquid pearl.

Dawn said...

Wow wee... these both look awesome... I particularly like the International Skyline with the blue and green inks and the liquid pearls.

Christine said...

WOW Virginia, both Cards are so wonderful! They're exacly the kind of CAS-cards that I Love. Not boring, not too old-fashioned and very very clever! They're just PEEFECT! :)

Lynn said...

Gorgeous! So stunning...love them both!

Donna Bowman said...

Awesome cards Virginia! Love how you did the backgrounds in both of them - beautiful!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

These are absolutely WONDERFUL!!! LOVE them!

Lindsay said...

These are fabulous Virginia! What a great way to get extra work out of those stamps!

diana said...

Great cards and great idea! TFS ;-)

Christina said...

Great inspiration for using stamps in new ways. I especially love the watercolor look of your second card and the gorgeous pearl snowflakes!

cnelson said...

Wowzers!! Soooooo Completely FABULOUS! LOVE the idea of the non-traditional stamps for holiday cards!

Barb said...

Wonderful work using these fun stamps for Christmas, V! Love both cards -especially the one with the Liquid Pearls snow! :)

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Great ideas . . . and colour combos.

Terry said...

Lovely holiday cards! I agree, the more the merrier! Thank you so much for the blog visit the other day! Have a lovely day!

Chris and Paige Evans said...

So creative! Who woulda thought to use these stamps for the holidays? Love them!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Virginia, Your Christmas cards are awesome--love how you used non-holiday stamps to make your christmas cards. Very creative. Hugs to you.

Rachel W K said...

oh ya, i'm totally crushin on these cards. amazing ideas, love the soft back grounds!

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

ScrappyV said...

Totally love emboss resist....AND I dig the idea of the liquid pearls for snow!!!!!!! I am totally stealing that one! Love your blog, Virginia. It always inspires and makes me smile. :)

Gilda said...

Great ideas and very creative!

Karen B. said...

Such fun and absolutely creative cards!

Judy1223 said...

Virginia, what great ways to use non-holiday stamps for holiday cards! Love the white embossing and inking...so pretty!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow these are so much fun and different, but they def. give the christmas feel! Love this new idea!!! I'm dying to get my hands on some more Tim Holtz distress inks, maybe for Christmas! THanks again, and thank you sooo much I'll be sending you an email shortly!
Lisa

Lindsey said...

These work perfectly! I love how you took these two stamps and turned them into Christmas cards. Excellent sponging (unless it's a brayer?) on the first card; and I love the liquid pearls on the second.

Cathy Fong said...

Very very beautiful. how clever of turning both of stamps into christmas cards!! u are super talented!

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous cards Virginia!
TFS~

sheila said...

absolutely suberb design Virginia! you really connected on these cards...perfect :-D

Elizabeth Allan said...

STUNNING!! Virginia the colors are so vibrant and rich.

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous, you really work these stamps so very well!!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! these are fabulous, Virginia! love that you used these stamps for holiday cards! amazing!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHHH! These are so cute--LOVE the first one with the gems and inked panel. LOVE LOVE LOVE the second one with the snowy scene! FAB job!!! You inspire me;)

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

genius idea!!! they are both just fabulous and oh so creative!!!

Jill said...

Sssooooo clever! Love these, Virginia! HUGS!

Deirdre said...

I've been scrolling through your posts - wow you have been busy Virginia. Producing amazing creations and fun photos too. TFS.