Thursday, December 22, 2016

Sparkly Holiday Card

Happy Holidays!  I created this card using the foil technique that I've recently being playing with.  I'm also submitting this creation at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Make It Sparkle this week.


I started with a piece of silver foil and swiped it with black Staz On ink.  I then took SU's birch embossing folder and tapped Versamark ink on the inside of the folder.  Place the foil inside the embossing folder and run through your die machine.  I removed the foil and sprinkled with white glitter embossing powder.  The bird and deer dies are from Memory Box cut from glitter card stock.  The entire piece was then mounted to red card stock from The Paper Cut.  

This is a fun technique to play around with and will be sharing this technique with our stamp club next month.



Saturday, December 17, 2016

Christmas Gifts

Very snowy morning in Wisconsin but beautiful and very Christmasy looking!  Today I'm sharing a project I made for the ladies in my canasta club.  I will also be sharing this project at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Gift It.

I started with a 9"x5" piece of red card stock.  The deer die is from Spellbinders.


I made two scores near the center of the card stock to accommodate the trimmed legal pad.  The ribbon was attached on the inside prior to adhering the designer paper and note pad.  I covered the header of the note pad with the same designer paper.  The purchased coin envelope holds a gift card or, in this case, postage stamps.


Then I also created boxes for my gifts!  I purchased the Big Score from Crafter's Companion and it is the most awesome tool for making boxes of all sizes plus other paper crafting ideas.  I used all Bo Bunny card stock for the boxes and various die cuts to decorate the tops.  The dies are from Tim Holtz (Sizzix), Memory Box, and Tonic.  The deer head is a chip board piece and I used the Magic Melt technique from Stampendous.


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Foil Christmas Card

Sharing another Christmas card I created for our stamp club exchange and I will also be sharing this at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Christmas To Die For".


The die is from Memory Box and foiled using the Minc from Heidi Swapp....thanks to my friend, Pat!  We recently had a play date and had fun creating foiled images from die cuts.  The sentiment is a stamp from Penny Black.  The silver glitter paper and black card stock are from The Paper Cut.  The embossed background is an embossing folder from Tim Holtz's collection.  More Christmas goodies to share later!


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Stamp Club Exchange

Here's one of the cards I have created for our annual stamp club exchange next month.  I am also entering it in the Simon Says Monday challenge.


The two dies are from Penny Black and are sold as a set.  The background die has several trees and the foreground die has a larger tree along with the forest critters.  The sentiment is from Tim Holtz (Sizzix) and the inks are Distress inks.  

I began by creating a 2-1/2" square water colored with Distress markers onto water color paper.  I adhered the background die onto this water color piece.  I then used Spellbinder's Nestability squares to create a frame which I adhered with foam tape.  Lastly, I glued the foreground die around the edges and attached to the frame which adds a 3D effect to the image.  I water colored some additional  card scraps with the same Distress inks and die cut with Tim's holiday sentiments.  Glitter was also added to the forest scene prior to adhering to the card front.  



Friday, November 18, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here's the Thanksgiving card I created for a few friends.  I will be submitting this card to Simon Says Monday Challenge.


The image is from Impression Obsession and colored with Copic markers.  I added clear Wink of  Stella to parts of the butterfly and leaves but doesn't show up in the photograph.  The sun in the background was created with Distress Inks.  This was a time consuming image to color but very relaxing:)

Friday, November 11, 2016

Pretty Peacock

This card has been sitting on my desk for a year and a half!!!  Finally, getting around to posting it!  I created this card for a group of friends getting together to share ideas.


I believe this technique should be available on-line at Stampendous since it is a metal stencil technique.  I applied matte black embossing paste over the stencil.  Once dry, place the stencil back on top of the image and tap a glue pad over the entire image.  Then start tapping various colors of Pearl Ex or other similar product with a stencil brush over the image and let dry.  I'm sure I did an awful job of explaining the technique but an internet search should come up with a much better explanation.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

November Stamp Club Challenge

Another Christmas card design done!  I will be entering this card in the Simon Says Monday challenge this week.


This is the sketch one of our members provided for this month.  Most of the card is Tim Holtz...Coordinations paper, die sentiment, tattered poinsettia, distress inks and poinsettia embossing folder....and distressed the edges with his distress tool and sand paper tool!  Tim always inspires me!  The kraft paper is from SU.  To add bling to the card, I added  gold Wink of Stella brushed onto the poinsettias embossing folder.  I used fired brick and vintage photo distress inks on the edges.  Otherwise, the card is pretty self-explanatory.