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July 02, 2015

Celebrate Background ...

Hi Everybody,

Todays cards are created with the stamps from Spellbinders Celebrations Collection

These are from the "Your Day"  stamp set and I have chosen to use the Elephant and her parcels for one card and the tortoise for the other

I have used one of the text stamps stamp, set at an angle,  to create the background and then stamped and heat embossed the animals onto other smaller pieces of card.

They have been colored with Spectrum Noir pens and then the text and the animal panels mounted onto black card.

The background layers have been laid flat to the card base but the animal panels are raised with foam tape.

The little splashes of color are enamel dots from Want2Scrap  and they come in other colors. And finally the addition of Googly Eyes make the characters a little special

A stray away from flowers, ribbons and pearls ... but a novel card all the same.

I like to try different things from time to time to keep the crafters block away.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Hi Christina, I love both of these fun and oh so cute cards. Janelle x

  2. Love these sweet cards. They would brighten anyone's day and bring a smile. Terrific job coloring and the googly eyes add a great touch of whimsy.

  3. Both cards a brilliant-very different to your usual style but I love them. Might just have to look into getting those stamps.


  4. Lovely fun cards, is there no end to your talent
    Cheers Kaye

  5. Cute as a button is what I call these cards, nice to see a fun side in your creations

  6. Really cute cards adorable.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

  7. So sweet cards,
    I think you had fun making them ;))

  8. Morning Christina,
    Two very cute cards.

  9. Different but really cheerful cards. xx

  10. HibChristina
    How cute are these cards. Love the elephant and tortoise. A lovely change of style.

  11. Love them! They are cute and I really like the googly eyes!

  12. Hi, these cards are perfect for children in school and pre school to give a card but without all the stuff that separates girls from boys just very pretty cute cards. I will look up these stamps for my stash and grand children. Thank you. X Ros

  13. Hi Christina
    2 very cute cards and so different for you! They are gorgeous and would be lovely for children and adults alike! I would not have thought to use a greetings stamp in this way for backgrounds, but it is a brilliant idea! TFS!
    Karen xx

  14. Good Morning Christina :) Been enjoying some awesome camping the last several days. Playing "catch up" today. Today's cards are just adorable… so fun… so sweet! Love, Love, Love them! Also, would not have thought to angle the background as you have here… Brilliant! Once again, I learned something new. Thank you soooo much for sharing! Enjoy a fun-filled day! Big Hugs.

  15. Hi Christina
    I love both of these cute cards. Very different from your usual style but oh so cute.
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  16. Cute cards for a very special different than your other cards but nice to see your talent in fun cards.....tfs
    Well done Christina

  17. What sweet cards, Christina. It's what I call a 'moody' day up here in Cumbria - very heavy. I have just seen the advert for the new Spellbinders die-cutting machine, will you be show-casing it? Jackie x

  18. Very cute cards today Christina.

  19. So Cute and happy. Christina not your usual frilly I love them. You really have an eye for creating beauty in its many forms. Thanks for sharing yourself with us. You are truly inspirational.

  20. Hi Christina,
    Wow, what fun cards today! I love the cute animals from the stamp set. I've got a feeling I'm going to be thinking about getting a set quite soon lol. x

  21. your stamping is marvellous; can't say the same with me. Good to see something different, well done. Diana

  22. I like the idea of your background. The little caricatures are so cute, love your change of style but I do love the flowers, butterflies, ribbons etc. Dianne

  23. Christina, These cards are so fun. I like the angle background. My grandson's that are visting enjoyed seeing your cards. Hot again. Temp predicted to be 111ºF. So unlike Southern Oregon. Too hot to swim mid day in the pool with the sun beating down! :)
    ~ blessings, Louise

  24. Very different for you Christina...real cute tho', but miss the die cuts!! ....luv Ursula xx

  25. Hello Christina,
    I love these cards. They are very appealing.
    Maureen xx

  26. Hello Christina

    These two cards are very cute. Two very nice cards.

    Joan from Newcastle

  27. Great cards Christina, they're so cute. I've been AWOL for a couple of weeks as on holiday and I'm enjoying catching up on all the blogs I follow. Pat x

  28. Hi Christina
    Love these two cards, quite different for you.
    Di B.444


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