We have a slight different twist to our parcels this year in that we are focusing on techniques rather than themes. We also have a more limited range of supplies in our parcels but we do only have to use one item of patterned or plain paper/card or the image from the parcel if we get stuck and can add anything of our own to it. Exciting times!! I also have a personal challenge to try and make a Christmas card from each parcel.
The first challenge techniques were: using a brayer, rubber stamping and punches.
I used punches for Pat's parcel:
I used a Martha Stewart corner punch on this card. I recycled a Christmas card for this one and added my own greeting. The to green papers came from the swap parcel.
I am entering this card in CHNC Challenge Extra for January 2015
I used rubber stamping for my technique for Terri's parcel:
I rummaged around in my stash of images and found this rubber stamped one that I had received in a swap many years ago on the Crafts By Carolyn forum . I felt it went well with the background paper from the parcel. I just layered it up with some plain red paper from my oddment stash. I am entering this one in Pixie's Playground Snippets challenge 161.
And finally ....... an off the cuff challenge between Terri and I ..... make a card using all three techniques!! Here is my card