Below are my two Christmas Cards that I have made for the OWH blog hop. I used Basic Grey's Nordic Holiday for both. My first card I cut out the poinsettias and then coated them with Rock Candy by Tim Holtz/Ranger. Not only did it curl up the leaves for some dimension but it also gave it this cool cracked distressed look that I can't seem to get enough of. (I was having issues taking a good photo to show you the rock candy look so hopefully it comes through enough of everyone visiting)
The second card I followed a sketch by Kim Hughes out of Paper Crafts Card Ideas for paper crafters Magazine. I added twill ribbon from scenic route (I know but I hoard), stamped the border from an A Muse Christmas set, put both the bird and sentiment on chipboard and used the new limited edition gathered twigs distress ink from Tim Holtz.
I decided to do OWH because I come from a military family. My husband and both brothers are in the military and my husband has friends from his unit (another shout out to the 203rd MI BN!) over there right now. I know how hard it is to be separated from a loved one so if a handmade card helps keep home close then my work here is done :)
I will be posting more cards later this afternoon so come on back after the hop and check out the party :)