November 24, 2014

Winter Gift Tag

I don't make gift tags so often. I have a flickr album named "Tags", but there are only 12 photos of tags I made! This year I was inspired by Tracey McNeely's 25 Days Christmas Tags feature, and I thought I would try to make as many gift tags as I can.

For today's tag I used the Tag Builder Blueprints 2 Die-namics (MFT), a couple background stamps (MFT) and the Stocking Dies (Paper Smooches).

For the tag base I stamped the Swiss Dots Background onto Primitive White CS with Steel Blue Hybrid ink, and die cut with a scalloped tag die from the Tag Builder Blueprints 2 Die-namics. The tag topper was made with Wild Cherry CS and Kraft CS.

For the stocking I stamped the Sweater Stitch Background (LOOOOVE it!!) onto Steel Blue CS with Whip Cream Pigment ink and cut it out with the Stocking Dies. I embellished the stocking with a few pieces of die-cut felt and a tiny heart which was cut with a die from the Cool Day Die-namics.

Thank you for stopping by today! I will be back tomorrow with another gift tag.;)

November 21, 2014

More ME cards

Today I'd like to share two simple Christmas cards using Mama Elephant's Season's Greetings stamp set.

For the first card I stamped the sentiment in Midnight Black (Versa Magic), then lightly marked a oval line around the sentiment with a pencil.

I stamped the snowflakes, which are from the Season's Greetings set and the Jolly & Merry set, in various colors. (The colors I used are listed in the supplies list at the bottom of this post.) After inks dried, I erased the oval line. Several rhinestones were added to embellish the snowflakes.

For my second card I created a triangle stencil with a sheet of acetate and an old Spellbinders die. (I don't remember even the name of this die set and I'm not sure if it is still available or not.)

Then I daubed Pink Lemonade, Banana Split, and Blu Raspberry inks using a ink blending tool. I applied some Gold Shimmer Spray (Hero Arts) before I put away the stencil.

I stamped the sentiment in Midnight Black (Versa Magic) and embellished it with some tiny snowflake images from the Jolly & Merry set.

I cut out the main panel using a stitched rectangle die from the Blueprints 13 Die-namics and matted it with a mini scalloped rectangle panel which was die cut using the Blueprints 20 Die-namics.

Thank you for stopping by today!
**Joy to the World**

**Season's Greetings**

November 19, 2014

May your holidays be MERRY

It's been a week since I posted here last time! I'd been very busy as an illustrator and I didn't even touch my ink pads since I made the cards for my MFT new product launch post. But I finally got a little free time yesterday and made a card using a couple Mama Elephant stamp sets.:D

As some of you may know I have a weakness for penguins. When I saw the Arctic Penguins set for the first time, I immediately fell in LOVE with their cuteness!!

For today's card I stamped a striped pattern from the Boutique Borders set onto a piece of  white CS with Soft Pool ink (Hero Arts). I cut it out with a stitched rectangle die from the Blueprint 20 Die-namics (MFT) and matted it with Aqua Mist CS (PTI).

The sentiment is from the Jolly and Merry set. I heat embossed it with gold EP and red EP. I stamped a tiny gift box image from the Arctic Penguin set two times, colored them with Copics, and drew the strings and bow with a black pen.

I stamped the penguin and his hat using the masking technique and cut it out with scissors. I added some glossy accents to his hat and beak.
I adhered the main panel to a Wild Cherry scalloped rectangle panel which was cut out using the Blueprints 20 Die-namics. Several enamel dots were added to finish off the card.

(Since the MFT boutique is under maintenance at the moment, I can't add a link to the Blueprints 20 Die-namics. I will edit it later!)

Thank you for stopping by!