Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Papertrey Ink December Blog Hop


Today I am sharing a card I made for the Papertrey Ink December Blog Hop.

Here is the inspiration photo:

When I saw the inspiration picture a few weeks ago, I knew that I wanted to recreate the heart shaped wreath because it was so lovely. This is where it took me forever to get moving on the project!!  I stamped several different flowers, etc and after some trial and error, I settled on the single rose from the newest Make It Market kit, Wonderland. I stamped and die cut many of these and put them aside.

I returned home from Atlanta today and realized I forgot about the hop!

I die cut a heart shape out of white card stock and stamped several leaf shapes in different colors around the outline of the heart. Then I glued down the roses.

The inside sentiment was stamped on champagne vellum and embossed with gold.

I adhered the vellum down to the card stock and then added foam strips to the Fine Linen to allow a little light to shine through it.

I finished by adding to bright pink card stock and sprinkled around some sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!!

I am entering this card in the SSS Wednesday Challenge Party Time.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday # 307 Faux Stained Glass

Hi There!

I created this card for the Papertrey Ink MIM #307 Faux Stained Glass challenge.

Laurie shared a video this week about using vellum to create a faux stained glass.

After making the stained glass piece, I really wanted the shine to come through so I cut a smaller square out of the white card base.

You can see the inside here:

I just love that snowflake!

Here is what the card looks like when you open it in light:

I chose a platinum colored vellum instead of plain to give it some more shimmer.

Everything was going well until I stamped my sentiment and got a smudge of ink on the left bottom of the card! So a few snowflakes helped disguise the oops!

Thanks Laurie for the challenge!!

Have a great day!

I am entering this card in the challenges:

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas Sentiment with The Stamps of Life

SSS Monday Challenge : Christmas/Winter HolidaysHi there!

I wanted to share a card today featuring a beautiful scripty sentiment:

I made the background using an older stamp -  Santa Claus is coming to town -  and stamping it all over light green card stock.

I used the holly leaves and berries from the Sizzix Stocking Fold It Set next. The berries were cut from red Glitter Paper. It is amazing paper - no loose glitter but give you a beautiful look. 

You can see the shimmer below:

I added a couple of pieces of patterned paper to the bottom and mounted it all on a Gingersnap card stock base.

The final step was to color the holly leaves with green Wink of stella for the perfect shine!

I am entering this card in the challenges:
SSS Monday Challenge: Christmas/Winter Holidays
WAW #312-313 Anything Goes Challenge

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Santa2stamp with The Stamps of Life

Hi there!

I wanted to share a card featuring Santa Claus!

I stamped Santa in black archival ink and stamped his hat in red dye ink. I thought he was too plain so I added some green and white Nuvo for texture and interest. I like how he turned out.

The ornament was cut in a lighter green and embossed with gold. I added it to patterned paper and finished it with some twine.

All supplies from The Stamps of Life.

I am entering this card in the WAW #312-313 Anything Goes Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Let it Snow with The Stamps of Life


Today I have winter on my mind (as we are currently experiencing 70 degree weather!).

I began by embossing the sentiment, Let it Snow, in gold on watercolor paper. The Tim Holtz stamp platform made this job much easier and straighter!!! 

This stamp came from a previous card kit from The Stamps of Life.

I added 5 shades of blue watercolor and let it dry. During that time, I die cut a circle tag and stamped Warm Wishes in Midnight ink. I added gold Nuvo to the wooden stars and tied it on with a navy ribbon.

The watercolor panel was added onto a piece of gold glitter paper from DCWV

The card base is Midnight card stock.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering this card in the SSS Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Christmas Blessings with The Stamps of Life


I have been working on this cute squirrel card and today I got it finished!

I did some Copic Coloring on the squirrel and after die cutting him out, I filled his cart with presents! 
The Santa hat was stamped with Strawberry ink and die cut. I added some sparkle to the packages and his hat with a Clear Wink of Stella Marker.

The sentiment comes from the Christmas Sentiment Dies set. I absolutely love these dies, the script is so beautiful and bold!

I am entering this card in the SSS Wednesday Anything Goes and 4 Crafts Chicks #379 Anything Goes challenge.