Saturday, 23 November 2013

Home for the Holidays

If you've ever been away from family and friends at Christmas time, you can relate to the sentiment on this card. It's good to bask in the warmth of loving relationships during holiday celebrations.
I coloured the image with SU markers. Although you can't tell by the photo, I added red Stickles for berries on the wreath and Glossy Accents to the cheery red bow. The hat pom pom is made with a Marvy Snow Marker.
Thanks for coming over for a peek! :)

Stamps: Inkadinkado, Songbird Mini stamp and sentiment.
Ink: Jet black Archival, Real Red SU on sentiment, TH Stormy Sky on background, Walnut Stain on EF.
Paper: SU whisper white, creamy caramel CS, Kraft red, green.
Tools and Embellishments: Die-namics Stax Set 1, Impression Obsession pine branch die, TH embossing folder Woodgrain, TH sponging tool, Glossy Accents, Stickles, Marvy snow marker, Stampin Up markers, blender pen, brads, hole punch.

I'm entering this card into:  Addicted to Stamps and More Make Your Mark

Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes

Charisma Cardz Challenge Christmas

Friday, 22 November 2013

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.....

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer had a very sparkly? nose....
What I liked about making this card was that it wasn't too time consuming and I used a material on it that I've had gathering dust for a few years. Unfortunately, scratches gather easily on aluminum. The good news is that the photo shows up the scratches more than in real life.

Papers: shimmery card stock, glittery card stock, TH sticky back foil.
Tools: Cuttlebug (Rebecca) embossing folder, TH Alterations BIGZ die (Reindeer Flight), Spellbinders Nestabilities scalloped oval small, SU marker Really Red, MS bow punch, hole punch, trimmer, Big Kick. 
Stamps: Merry Christmas.

Cutting and peeling the foil was easy. It does mark :( very easily. I decided this reindeer was so proud that he must be Rudolph glowing for Santa. I gave him a bling look with the sparkly CS. 
Merry Christmas became a little more festive by adding dots with a marker to the centre of each scallop. 
Thanks for joining me today. Hope you like.

Challenges: Addicted to Stamps and More Make Your Mark

Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes

Charisma Cardz Challenge Christmas


Sunday, 17 November 2013

Stackable Stanley Snowman

Hello! I had a good time making this side-step card. My friend has a snowman stamp,Small Stackable Stanley by High Hopes Rubber Stamps, that I've wanted to use for a few years. Every time she uses it, I admire it and say I should borrow it. You know how it goes....other things and stamps get in the way! Well, I finally borrowed it, along with In the Meadow by Print Works The evergreen trees are stamped with Holiday Greetings by The Stamp Barn. Stackable Stanley looks like he's having a blast, just like we did as kids playing in the snow.
All of my images were stamped and fussy cut. This tedious task seems to calm me somehow. I also absolutely hate to throw out scraps! The snow base is made with scraps, the scarves on the tower of snowmen is pieced with scraps and the dotted background is assembled with leftover pieces of a 12x12 sheet of double sided paper.
I'm entering my card into a challenge over at Christmas Cards out of Scraps/Old Stash, Addicted to Stamps and More, ,Anything Goes Challenge and Splitcoast Stampers Christmas Card Challenge using scraps,  CCC13

 I'm not too proficient at the technical part of entering these types of contests, so my fingers are crossed that I do it correctly. Thanks for looking! 

Stamps: as mentioned above
Tools: SU markers, SU paper, stamp positioner, scissors, pop dots, glue dots, Versafine black ink, black Sharpie, Nestabilities die cut for phrase, clear embossing powder, heat gun, sponge, blender pen, SU bashful blue ink. 
Techniques: marker blending, fussy cutting, paper piecing,  masking, sponging, heat embossing  on phrase, paper tearing, some details with Sharpie marker, layering of trees.