Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas cards made from "no black lines" samples

 Yesterday I spent the whole day making cards out of the practice "no black lines" images I colored.  I don't usually sew on my cards, but I did on these.  Each layer is 3 cardstock/designer papers thick.  One card will go to my daughter-in-law;  one to my daughter and don't know at this time who will get the last one.

The blue card was stitched with silver metallic thread.  The pink and green ones were done with gold metallic thread.  Sewing metallic threads on that many layers caused the thread to shred and break several times.

So without further delay, here are the finished cards.

The card stocks are from Stampin' Up!, and Magnolia-licious.  The flowers, leaves, and pearl sprays are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The gems and ribbon are from the stash. The doily behind Tilda is cut with a Marianne Designs Die and sponged with Pacific Point ink.

Here is the inside using the same papers as on the front.  I have added an angel charm to the ribbon.

The lower inside paper is from Webster's Pages Botanical Christmas and Winter Fairy Tales. The sentiment is from SU Snow Swirled set.

Here is a close up of the colored Tilda stamped using a very light ink.

Coloring with no black lines was a little hard, but by the fourth image, it was getting much easier.

On the mauve Tilda, the plaid paper is from my stash.  The designer papers are from Magnolia.
This card is stitched with gold metallic thread.  It just barely shows across the top of the panels.  The ribbon is SU Purely Pomegranate.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Magnolia.  The gems in the corners are from the stash.
The papers and ribbon are the same as the front.  I have added a holly leaf and berries charm.

The jotting panel is die cut with the new Magnolia Doohickey die Dream Tag.  The inner panel of the tag is Cryogen White card stock sponged with SU Old Olive ink.

And finally the last card -
The designer papers are from Magnolia.  The gold/ecru check is from my stash.
The poinsettias are from a Prima tin of flower pieces and leaves purchased at AC Moore several years ago.  The stamen are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The ribbon is from my stash.

The corner gems are from my stash.

I've added a snowflake charm to the upper inside.
The jotting panel is the Doohickeys Dream Tag.
  Attached to the bottom flower is an embossed ornament that was in the flower tin.

 Here is the close up of the green dress.

Thanks so much for stopping by to see the cards from the remaining "no lines" Tildas.



EnblogSail said...

Wow! Three is company, and very pretty too!

Danielle said...

Wow Kathy, lovely work! All of them are very sweet, the insides are totally beautiful. I have a coup de coeur for the blue one. I so love that die cut! and the gorgeous inside. Beuatiful.

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Kathy, this technique is very difficult, but you really did a beautiful job on each of these cards. I can't believe that you actually colored three images with no lines!!! Awesome!!! They are all gorgeous with beautiful papers and beautiful machine stitching. Very festive! Love the look of this!
Merry Christmas Hugs,

Rene said...

So pretty Kathy! I especially love the last one!
Have a wonderful Christmas and happy New Year!
Rene :D

RenateKreativ said...

Beautiful cards you have used. I love all.
Merry Christmas und big hugs

Anonymous said...

Wonderful set of cards Kathy, Great job!
Hugs Julie P

cabio's craft corner said...

Hi Kathy, nice is to see you are putting these colored images on different design. Thanks for sharing them :o)

Linda said...

Wow gorgeous christmas cards!!!!! Love the papers and colors!!!!!1 Fabulous work!!!!! Merry Christmas!!!!

Pam said...

I love all three and you can send the third one to me!!!LOL You did an awesome job on the no line coloring. Merry Christmas!!!

Kelly Neis said...

I love how your cards resemble Xmas packages and look like quilts, both I love. I think these are beautiful and will be cherished when they are received.

Elle said...

OMG your cards are delightful! Your work is beautiful.

Christina C. said...

Gorgeous cards, the gorgeous papers, design and the lovely Tildas! Great job with no-lines coloring!