Monday, December 28, 2009
The snowflake background is done with the Ornamental Snowflake set from The Angel Company. I used starry night Palette ink to stamp them and then lightly sponged on some additional ink.
The Angel (TAC) is stamped on vellum in Memento Tuxedo Ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder. I turned it over and colored her dress with Copic Markers. The wings are done in a two step process. Taking your stylus and a mouse pad, burnish or dry emboss the wings, being careful not to press too hard otherwise you will go through the vellum. After that is done, I used a white Sharpie paint pen and colored it all white. When you turn it over, the results are striking! Using sharp scissors, I trimmed all around it.
To get the Angel to adhere to the cardstock, I got out my Xyron and made it a sticker. The lattice border punch from MS came in handy to decorate the edges of the snowflake background and the navy cardstock.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Last few Christmas projects!
The pink paper was done with my varnished alcohol technique and you can find the instructions for that here. The poinsettia stamp is from Gina K Designs and the sentiment is from PTI. I stamped the poinsettia in versamark and embossed with gold detail embossing powder. I cut two of them out and positioned them onto the square off center and overlapping just a bit. I used a versamark pen and a ruler to create the gold border on the layer in back. I added a couple of gold self adhesive pearls to each end to bling it up a bit more.
Under the blue paper on the left is a note pad that I made from copy paper. I cut a bunch of it to 3 x 3 and then glued them together with rubber cement. Used a few binder clips to hold it all together while it dried. Using versamark, I stamped the snowflakes randomly on the blue (enchanted evening - PTI) cardstock and embossed them with detail glacier white embossing powder.
I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Monday, December 21, 2009
Card Sketch Tuesday #160
Card base 4.25 x 5.5, Designer paper 4 x 5.25, Image panel 3 x 3.75 (with a 1/16 mat), Back panel 2 x 4 (border punch used) sentiment done with window word punch.
Designer paper is from Daisy D's and the colors in it really work well with the image that I stamped. I used markers to color the image and did the huff method to reactivate the ink. The sentiment stamp is one that I designed myself and had Vicki over at Victorine Originals make up for me. I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black and then punched it out with the window word punch.
The Martha Stewart doily border punch was used on the white cardstock and I added two different shades and width of blue grosgrain ribbon to cover up the raw edges. It turned out to be a very femine card that I will use for someone's Birthday.
This will be my last sketch design for this year! I have a few more Christmas cards/projects to show you this week prior to the big day! I hope that everyone is not too bogged down with last minute preperations and gift buying! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to let me know what you think!
Wildflower Stamp - Inkadinkado
Daisy D's designer paper
Blue grosgrain ribbon
Marvy LePlume II Markers
MS doily border punch
Friday, December 18, 2009
Holly using Grunge board
I have an old Sizzix die called Holly and Berries that I used to cut the grunge board out with. They are both colored with alcohol inks in Willow and Cranberry. I got a little creative on the edges and colored them in with a blending stump dipped in the alcohol ink.
Scarlet jewel cardstock was used as the base for this card. I glued the die cuts down with some Mono Adhesive and then paper pierced around the perimeter. The sentiment is stamped in Memories Chalk ink in delicate rose, which sounds like it wouldn't even be close to matching that scarlet cardstock, but does! No other embellishments needed on this one!
Have a great weekend! I'm off to do some Holiday baking!
Alcohol inks in Willow and Cranberry
Memories chalk ink in delicate rose
Sentiment stamp - The Angel Company
Cardstock - PTI
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Poinsettia swap card
I used the Spellbinders Poinsettia Nestabilities (the two smaller flowers) and the leaves are done with the bigger die. I cut them out of Pure Poppy cardstock from PTI and highlighted them with red brick versamagic chalk ink. I did a bit of bending and scrunching to make them appear real.
The evergreen branch stamp is from Victorine Originals and it's stamped in Palette Jardin Moss several times. I popped up the poinsettia with some foam tape but prior to it being added between the evergreen branches, I punched a hole for the stamen to go through. I used that fabulous MS punch and punched out a few brown branches and added them behind the poinsettias to balance it off. The sentiment is also from V.O. and is stamped in Palette Jardin Moss.
This turned out to be a simple and fast card that packs a punch! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
Monday, December 14, 2009
Card Sketch Tuesday #159
Measurement are: Card base 4.25 x 5.5
Burgandy layer - 2.5 x 4.25
Green layer - 3 x 4.75
Stamped image - 1.75 x 2 3/8
All layers are matted with a 1/16 border.
Here is a close up of how the stamped image is colored. The moose almost gets lost in all that red plaid! LOL!!!
Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think of my masculine Christmas card! Have a great week!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
The designer paper is Reese from The Angel Company. The ornaments and sentiment are stamped directly on the tan layer with versamark and then embossed in gold embossing powder.
I cut a 2 inch strip of the circle patterned paper and adhered it to the top and then added the grosgrain ribbon. Three self adhesive gold pearls are added to the left side, which are from the Reflection line at M's. The bow is tied with the bow-easy.
What do you think? This card is super fast and easy for those last minute cards!
Have a great day!
Friday, December 11, 2009
I cut the santa out using a circle nestability and layered it with a scalloped circle of pure poppy and the green DP. The green designer paper is from Kaisercraft and the holly is from K&Company. I used a punch to cut the corners and then got creative with some paper piercing. The sentiment is from same stamp set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black.
I hope you all have a great weekend and that you're about done with your holiday shopping! I have yet to begin my baking, and have only two more gifts to buy! I plan to be done by end of next week! Let's see if I make it!! Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
The butterfly is colored with prismacolor pencils and blended with odorless mineral spirits. I stamped two of them, colored half of the one in back, cut out the other and then popped it up on foam tape so that it appears to be flying.
Designer paper is from Provo Craft and the green card stock colors are from the monochromatic green collection from Bazzill.
The light green is embossed with a leafy embossing folder from Quickutz. I added a piece of beige grosgrain ribbon to seperate the two panels and used some self adhesive gold pearls to add some interest.
I do have several more holiday cards to share with you all, but thought to break it up a bit! I tend to get burned out on them about half way through December! Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific day!
Stamp - Stampin Up! Stipple butterfly
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Provo Craft Designer paper - soft serenity
Green cardstock - Bazzill
Quickutz embossing folder
Reflections gold pearls
Beige grosgrain ribbon
Monday, December 7, 2009
Card Sketch Tuesday #158
I started off making a master board with stamping the snowflakes ramdomly in pure poppy and sky gray inks. The red cardstock is ran through the new snowflake embossing folder from Provo Craft and taped in place. I learned the hard way that the gray pigment ink needs a bit of time to dry, so I stamped the seniment and the tag outline then ran it through the labels spellbinders die. I also took a dauber and outlined the label with the pure poppy ink.
Once the gray ink finally dried, I cut out my panels and layered them with a dark gray cardstock. I did pop up the #2A and B panels with foam tape. The label is also bent in a little and attached with tiny foam tape squares.
The inspiration for this came from the turtleneck I have on, except that the back ground on my shirt is cream not white. It's just a bit different than the norm, and I thought what a wonderful card it would make.
Thanks for stopping by and have a super week!
Stamps: Snowflakes = The Angel Company, Sentiment = Studio G stamps, Label = Waltzing Mouse stamps,
Paper - Pure poppy cardstock from PTI, gray cardstock from American Crafts
Ink - Palette Pure Poppy, Sky Gray from Colorbox
March of the Snowmen Blog Candy Winner!
Congratulations to Natalie Houston! Here is what the mystery blog Candy looks like! A note worthy embellishment jar from Making Memories(Audrey collection - buttons and flowers), three stamp sets from The Angel Company and......
I did include some "real" candy in the mix too! Congratulations, Natalie! And - thanks to all of you out there for leaving me some very nice comments.
By the way, the question of which snowman card was your favorite - well it turned out that quite a few of you preferred the very last one pictured. From the comments left, it's because the card and snowman were non-traditional colors!
Have a great day!
Friday, December 4, 2009
March of the Snowmen Blog Hop
I have collected a lot of snowman stamps over the years and here are some of my favorites!
This stamp is from Great Impressions and it's acutally a square of 3 snowman plus the sentiment. It's stamped in Memories black dye ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder. I used glaze gel pens to color his nose and accessories! Pure poppy card stock was scored twice on each end, then I cut the snowmen apart and popped them up using foam tape. The snowflakes are from Provo Craft and cut out with the CB. I added a bit of Vanilla Shimmer spray from Smooch to them, but it's hard to see in the photo.
Lastly, this stamp is from The Angel Company. He is colored with Copic Ciao Markers in G21 and G24. It's also outlined with C1 and then blinged up a bit with a touch of a stardust pen. The embossing folder is from Provo Craft, which goes so well with this stamp! I used a nestie label to cut this out, bent it a bit in the middle and then popped it up with foam tape. The sentiment is from The Angel Company, too.
Ok - I know that was a lot to read and see, but hopefully you enjoyed seeing all those different snowmen stamps! Byt he way, which one was your favorite? Here are the links for the 15 other ladies who are participating in this blog hop! I sure hope you get a lot of ideas and inspiration! Thanks for stopping by, and remember to leave a comment(s) so that you can be included in the blog candy drawing(s)!
Thanks for stopping by and a great weekend!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
All is calm
The tree border stamp and the sentiment is from Memory Box and is stamped in Memories black dye ink, then heat embossed with clear powder. Next I sponged on Memento Cantaloupe, Versamagic Thatched Straw and Palette Pure Poppy to create the sunset. Distress ink in Faded Jeans is used for the night sky and applied with a foam pad.
The snowflakes are done prior to creating the sky by stamping a dots stamp (stamps by Judith) randomly with versamark and heat embossing with clear powder.
The designer paper in the back ground is from BoBunny and ran through the CB with the new PC snowflake folder! The open corners on top are cut out using the CB in the Bazzill navy card stock I used throughout the card.
Lastly, to give this some real sparkle I spritzed it with Vanilla Shimmer from Smooch. Added some snow using Crystal Art Glitter and put some stardust on the trees.
I really like how this one turned out! What do you think?
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Card Sketch Tuesday #157
Card base = 5.5 x 4.25, Pink layer = 5.25 x 4, Blue layer = 5 x 3.75, Image layer = 3.25 x 2 1/8
Image is colored with Copic Ciao Markers in the following colors: R27, R29, B21, B24, C7 and out lined with C1. I also used a stardust pen to highlight the wind swirls and snowflakes.
The snowflakes are punched with a Martha Stewart craft punch and then spritzed with the Smooch Vanilla Shimmer to give it a bit of a snowy sparkly look. A light blue rhinestone was added to the center of each.
The blue panel was embossed using the new holiday line from Provo Craft that I purchased off of HSN. It came in a package of 6 and included two 5 x 7 folders. Doesn't it go perfect with this stamp?
Here's an up close look!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
The tree branch is stamped in Palette Jardin Moss and embossed with clear powder. The ornaments and the sentiment are stamped in versamark and then embossed with gold powder. The base of the card is white and covered with Reece paper from TAC, I also added a strip of the striped paper to the right side. Continuing with the gold theme I added a bunch of self adhesive gold dots to it. The trick is to get them on straight!!! So, what do you think?
By the way, I designed my new blog background using Photoshop Elements and free digi stuff I found on the web. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!
Stamps - tree branch = Victorine Originals. Ornaments and sentiment = The Angel Company.
Paper - White cardstock, Reece paper collection from TAC.
Gold and clear embossing powder
Gold self adhesive dots (Reflections)
Palette Jardin Moss
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I used my flexible ruler and a craft knife to cut out the curvy designer paper. Sanded it down in several places to even it out and then I inked it up using pure poppy palette ink that matched the colors in the dp. Four mini brads are added to anchor the ends down.
The elf is colored with Copic Ciao Markers and I added a bit of crystal art glitter on his collar and trim of his coat.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends!
Stamps - Stampendous
Designer papers - Memory Box - Spiceberry, Kaisercraft (green) Scarlet jewel and white cardstock from PTI.