October 21, 2014

Christmas Stockings in Non-Traditional Colors

I cut out these stockings several days ago with trying to get rid of my OLD Christmas/winter themed papers. (I don't even remember where these papers are from.) Then I had neglected them because I didn't get a good idea for a layout. But this weeks Merry Monday Challenge gave me a cue to use them. The challenge theme is "Non-Traditional Christmas Colors"!:D

My card base is Peanut Cluster (Bazzill), which is also a non-traditional Christmas color.;) The main panel was stamped the Fresh Cut Pebble pattern (Hero Arts) in Soft Sand ink (Hero Arts) and was cut out with a Stitched Rectangle die (Lil' Inker Designs). The sentiment is from the Swanky Snowdudes set (Paper Smooches). The smaller rectangle panel was cut out from Hot Fudge CS (MFT).
I used the Stocking Dies (Paper Smooches) to cut out the stockings. Love the whimsical shape! I added a few sequins and rhinestones to embellish them.

I'm also entering this card to this weeks Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge (Anything Goes).

Thank you for visiting!

October 19, 2014

Ombre Tree Card

Today I'd like to share a Christmas card I made using some Simon Says Stamp's Stamptember goodies.

First I created a piece of ombre paper by blending some peach inks (listed below) using an ink blending tool. Then I cut out a tree from it with the Deco Trees Craft Dies by SSS. I cut out two more trees from Insulation Pink CS (MFT) and layered them for a little thickness.

I daubed some Versa Mark ink onto the tree, added some Sticky embossing powder, and heat embossed. Then I coated it with Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter.
It looked so pretty, but I didn't like that some glitter flaked off.:( So I decided to coat the tree with Glossy Accents. I'm still not sure this was a good way, though.

The background panel was embossed with Zig Zag Embossing Folder (Lifestyle Crafts) and the corners were rounded with a corner chomper. It was matted with Aqua Mist CS (PTI).

For the sentiment panel I die cut two rounded rectangles from Aqua Mist CS (PTI) and White CS using a die from the Blueprints 14 Die-namics (MFT). I cut off the bottom edge of the white panel using a edger punch. After I stamped and silver embossed the sentiment, which is from the Peace On Earth set (SSS), I glued those panels together.

I thought that this card needed one more accent of color, so I decided to add a circle panel, which was die cut from a wood grain patterned paper, behind the sentiment panel.
I added several rhinestones to finish off the card.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

October 18, 2014

Jingle All the Way #3 & #4

As I said yesterday,  today I'm sharing two more cards I made using the Jingle All the Way stamp set and Die-namics.

Jingle All the Way #3

I stamped the Santa and the little girl onto a piece of watercolor paper in Espresso ink (Versa Craft), then heat set them. (The reason I use this ink when I watercolor stamped images is that it gets to be water resistant once you heat set.)

 Then I water colored them and drew a wintry night scene behind them with Sai Watercolor Brush Pens and a waterbrush.

It's hard to see in the first photo though, I added a little shimmer to the trees using a Wink of Stella pen. I'm so pleased with how these turned out. :D

Tip : Don't add too much Wink of Stella. Your watercolored image will be blurred!

The sentiment was stamped in Versa Mark ink and was white embossed. I drew the tiny stars with a white gel pen.

Jingle All the Way #4

Next up is a shaker card using some die-cut gifts as confetti. I borrowed this idea from Stephanie's THIS cute project. FUN! :)

I die cut and stamped the Santa image, and colored him with Copics. The circle window and frame were cut with the Circle STAX 2 Die-namics.

The Grout Gray panel was stamped the Wood Plank Background with Natural ink. The sentiment was stamped onto a banner which I die cut out from Wild Cherry CS using Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics.

For the inside I stamped the tree image five times and colored them with Copics.

Thank you for stopping by. I made one more card while I was waiting for my computer. Hopefully I'll share it with you tomorrow!;)

Jingle All the Way #3

Jingle All the Way #4