Nov 23, 2014

Grateful For You

I am also sharing this one on A Scrap N Place's blog today. 
With Thanksgiving being this week most of us reflect on what we are Thankful for. Of course I am grateful to have my family and friends but I am also grateful for all of you, my friends in blogland. 
To make my card I started with an A2 sized Whisper White card base and spritzed it with some Heidi Swap gold color shine. I cut my leaves out using water color paper and painted them indian summer colors with my paints, next I embossed them with some vintage embossing powder to give them the shimmer. 

I am entering this one in a new challenge I found 

Supply List:
Sentiment: For All Things (Stampin Up)
Dies: Stitched Leaves (Lawn Fawn)
Gold color shine (Heidi Swap)
Vintage embossing powder (Sparkle N Sprinkle)

Nov 21, 2014

Christmas Cardinal

Still working on some Christmas cards. 
My card share today is for the challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps of Things with Wings. 
To make my card I started with an A2 size base. I cut a 4 X 5 1/4  panel of Cherry Cobbler for my mat and a slightly smaller one in whisper white for my image. I stamped the hardwood background stamp in Early Expresso and the stamped my image directly on it, I stamped a second image of the cardinal and fussy ct him out to place on top of the one stamped on the background so you could not see the wood in him. I sponged around the outside with Baked Brown Sugar.  To finish it off I added some Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details on the berries and some "snow on the branch. 

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Nov 19, 2014

Lots of Joy

Almost forgot to post this one, todays card is for our sketch this week at Splitcoast Stampers.
To make my card I started with a Lost Lagoon card base A2 size and then cut a Whisper White panel 4 X 51/4 and embossed it with the Decorative Dots embossing folder. The smaller panel is Lost Lagoon cut to 31/2 X 21/4 and Whisper White cut 31/4 X 2. I stamped the tree twice and punched the second one out and cut off the trunk, next I sewed it to my panel with my machine to make it 3D.  I added my design paper and the Joy die cut to finish my card.

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Nov 18, 2014

10 Minute Joy

Here is another quick and easy Christmas card. This one took a little over 5 mins. To make my card I used some scraps from the All Is Calm designer series paper pack and Joy from the Wonderful Wreath Framelits. Why did it tachometer than five minutes? It's so simple. I had to find strips of paper that would fit together nicely, and my dog wanted to play.

I am entering this one in CAS(E) This Sketch 

Can't believe it's their 100th sketch already, I love their CAS sketches 

Supply List:
Design paper: All Is Calm DSP
Joy: Wonderful Wreath Framelits

5 Minute Christmas

Today's card I literally finished in 5 minutes, so simple. I am entering it in the Try A New Technique challenge at Splitcoast Stampers as well as the Fusion challenge of Embossed Ombre.

To make my card I started wit a Whisper White card base and added a panel 4 x 5 1/4 embossed with the decorative dots folder. I then added the small panel 4 1/4 x 2 1/5 stamped using the Holiday home set. For the moon I punched a 1 3/8 circle and sponged my ombre sky in Lost Lagoon.  To finish it I cut a small strip of silver glimmer paper to add to the panel.

Supply List:
Stamp Set: Holiday Home
Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots
Ink: Lost Lagoon
Silver Glimmer paper

Nov 17, 2014

Snowy Christmas

My card share today was made for a few different challenges. First off I used the sketch from 
Freshly Made Sketches though my take on it is a little liberal

I am also entering this one in the challenge at Loves rubber Stamps of Cool Colors  

The Less Is More challenge of More Than One Tree 
and last but not least 

 Splitcoast Stampers CAS challenge is Simply Snowflakes 

Supply List:
Stamp Sets: White Christmas, Holiday Home (Stampin Up)
Die: Landscape Trio (Mama Elephant)
Ink: Night of Navy, Early Expresso, Daffodil Delight (Stampin Up)

Nov 16, 2014

Festive Nativity

My card share today is using a new Christmas set from Stampin Up "The Newborn King". I have to admit when I first saw this set I liked it but didn't think I needed until I saw a card my friend and upline Lydia made with it using watercoloring and I fell in love with it. So that is where my inspiration came from. 
To make my card I stamped the image in Versamark ink  on Time Holtz Watercolor paper, then embossed it with white embossing powder. Next I used Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive re inkers and you guessed it Water. I totally saturated my paper with water and just touched the brush in a dab of ink and then to my paper.  After  my front was dry I stamped the greeting in black ink

I am entering this one in the CASology challenge

And the Less Is More challenge 
More Than One Tree

Supply List:
Stamp Set: Newborn King (Stampin Up)
Tim Holtz watercolor paper
Re Inkers: Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Melon Mambo
White embossing powder