Saturday, December 15, 2018

Santa with Deer

Hello!  Today I have a simple Christmas card made with a digital image from my files....not sure of the source but think it was filed under Prairie Fairy. Colored in red, greens, and browns(Kraft).  GKD sentiment stamped with Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink and used card stocks of Kraft, Green, and white.  Love the scene of Santa feeding the baby deer.
Challenges:
Cards in Envy: The Spirit of Christmas. Card depicts the spirit of Christmas giving and fits into envelope.
Double D Challenge: Run, Run, Rudolph.  Just had to enter this cute deer in the challenge.
Color Throwdown : #523 Red, Green, Kraft, and White



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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Wreath Card

Hello!  Back with another wreath card -this one in Black and White.  I used Gina K Design stamps from the Holiday Wreath Builder with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Added rows of black gems and pearls to finish the card.  Used circle dies to trim the wreath and add a frame of black CS before attaching to white card base.
Challenges:
Modsquad Challenge: Build a wreath card with small stamps.
CAS on Friday: #147 Make a Christmas Card
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Anything Christmas goes-optional theme add gems or pearls.
TIME OUT Challenges: #124 Joyful




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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Poinsettia with Watercoloring

Hello!  For this card I have used one of my oldest and favorite poinsettia stamps from PSX.  I think this may be the first time that I water colored it.   I used Distress Oxide ink Fired Brick to stamp the image on watercolor paper and used a water brush to color with  Fired Brick, Lucky Clover, Peeled Paint, and Fossilized Amber DOI.  I added some highlights to the center of the flowers with a Metallic Gold Gelly Roll pen.  I used Spellbinders Regal Frame dies to cut a frame from Fresh Asparagus CS and used a Shimmery Yellow Pearl CS as the card base.  The sentiment from GKD was stamped with SU Always Artichoke ink.
Challenges:
Allsorts Challenge: Week 497 Christmas Flowers
Happy Little Stampers: December Anything Goes with Dies
Happy Little Stampers: December Christmas Challenge Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers: December Watercolor Challenge Anything Goes
The Flower Challenge: Challenge #27 use an older stamp or die.  The stamp is dated 1992 so I know it is an old one.  The die that I used is about 3 years old.




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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Happy Hanukkah

 Welcome to my studio!  I made some Hanukkah cards which I mailed out last week.  I am sharing this one that I made using stamps from Gina K Designs Holiday Wreath Builder set.  I stamped the Star of David and sentiment with Memento ink.  The circle design around the sentiment was heat embossed with gold EP. I added the Gold Dreidel cut from Gold Metallic Cardstock with a Quick Kutz die. Used GKD Powder Blue and White Card stocks.
Note: The Star of David Stamp is missing in action.  I hope it turns up in the studio but I have searched everywhere.  I love the size of this stamp.
Challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge: Build a Wreath Card with small stamps.
Die Cut Divas: December theme is Winter/Winter Holidays.

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Ornaments or Tags




Welcome! Today I am sharing a couple of creations that could be use as hanging ornaments or tags on gifts.  They both were made with Repeat Impressions stamps from the Ornament and Snow globes set.  I used circle dies for cutting.  The top tag with the scene of a moose in the snow was stamped with Memento ink and Versamark  and colored with pencils and Copics, Added some sparkle with Diamond Crystal Stickles.The base was heat embossed with gold EP.  Added a Green satin ribbon.

The next tag with Candy Canes was stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Red EP.  I added a frame of Red CS die cut with circle dies and added the stickles for sparkle. Finished with a White satin ribbon for hanging.

Challenges:
The House That Stamps Built: DCC215 Anything but a card.
Double D Challenge: Run Run Rudolph. I used a moose instead of a deer which is acceptable.



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Santa and Friends

Hello!  Today I have a card made using a print out from a file of PC Hug Art showing Santa with a Bird, Bear, and Reindeer. I fussy cut the image printed on white CS and attached to a panel of Green textured handmade paper. Added a stamped sentiment cut with a Spellbinders label die.
Challenges:
 Cards In Envy:The Spirit of Christmas challenge
Simon Monday Challenge: Simon says B is for?  I say B is for Bear and Bird.
City Crafter Challenge Blog: Week 441 Santa
Merry Little Christmas Challenge: MLCC #5 December Anything Goes for Christmas
Double D Challenge: Run Run Rudolph







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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Black and White Christmas




Hello!  I was playing with the Monthly Mix challenge at Stamp TV Holiday in Black and White and created 2 cards with Gina K Designs stamps.  The top CAS card features the ornament from Merry and Bright set and sentiment from Holiday Wreath Builder.  Stamping was done with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and heat embossed with Clear EP. Added several Black Gem stones to complete the card.  Other supplies: Black and White CS, Nesties Circle Dies.

The background of this card was stamped using GKD Music Background.  I attached the background to a black mat and a white card base.  The sentiment was from Merry and Bright set.  Used the same inks, embossing powder, and papers as above with oval dies. 

Challenges:
Stamp TV Monthly Mix Challenge: Black and White Holiday
Happy Little Stampers: December CAS Challenge-Emboss-used heat embossing.
Addicted to Stamps: Challenge #169 Christmas Non-Traditional Colors
Make My Monday:#85 Non-Traditional Christmas Colors
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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Sparkly Trees

Hello! How quickly November went by!  My card today was made with a lot of glitter!  I used a tree stamp from Gina K Designs Northwoods set which I actually stamped twice in the background with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Clear EP but that layer got lost when I stamped the trees with green Memento inks in the foreground and added a layer of Crystal Glitter using a double sided adhesive paper.  So much for my original design.....the card evolved into another look.  To the glittery image,I added a frame of green handmade textured paper from my stash and adhered to a white card base.  Finished with sentiment embossed with silver EP that I fussy cut.
Challenges:
 Crazy 4 Challenges:C4C 463 Create a card that features a tree.
Always Fun Challenges: #86 Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations: December Challenge Winter Sparkle

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Christmas Angel


Before I added the sentiment.

 Hello!  Today I have a CAS card using Gold Metallic and White Washi Tape and a Black strip that I heat embossed with Black EP on Scor-Tape.  The angel was stamped and heat embossed with Gold Metallic EP and then fussy cut to attach to card.  This stamp was from a magazine freebie. Finished with a Gold Embossed "Alleluia" using an old Flourishes Stamp.
Challenges:
Shopping Our Stash:#382 Washi-Washi-Washi
CAS on Friday: Challenge #146 Use Washi Tape on your card.
TIME OUT Challenges: #123 Black + White  + one Color (Used gold)
CAS(E) this Sketch: #298 Shown below.



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Monday, November 26, 2018

Playing with Glitter

 Hello!  I am not one to use glitter very often.  In fact, I try to avoid it all together because of the mess.  But after seeing some cards covered completely with glitter, I had to give it a try.  I used tree stamps from Gina K Designs Northwoods 2 set that I stamped with Versamark on Navy CS and heat embossed with Silver EP. I then used double side adhesive paper on the panel and added Crystal Glitter to cover the entire area. Used a Swiffer dust cloth to clean up the mess. Placed the shiny scene on a Silver CS mat and the a Navy card base.  Finished with a Hero Arts sentiment stamped with Silver EP on  die cut of white CS.
I made a second card with the same tree stamps, Silver embossing powder, and Navy CS but without the glitter.  I added snow with Liquid Pearls and edged the panel with Silver Metallic Pen before attaching to a white card base.  The sentiment from a magazine freebie was heat embossed with Silver EP.
Challenges:
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Baby It's Cold Outside.
Sweet Stamping: Whatever the Weather
Allsorts Challenge: Week 495 Inspired by a Song.  My song-Let It Snow
Just Add Ink: #435 Photo Inspiration shown below

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