Monday, October 18, 2010

Just another Christmas Card

Well, sorry for the break in cards recently.  I have been busy trying to sew two fairy costumes for my girls for Halloween, which is becoming quite the project, and the downside is it has invaded my stamping space!  But, I made this simple and cute little Christmas card a few weeks back and thought I better share something again before you guys loose interest, so her it is.  Hope you enjoy!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Pastel Christmas

Not sure why I decided to put these colors together for a Christmas card, but I like how it came out.  I messed around with some paper distressing, new "to me" ribbon treatment, and some stitching....what can I say, I think it all worked.  I used the Season of Joy set, and Heard from the Heart.  Colors used were Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, and Pretty in Pink.  I accessorized with some rhinestone brads, ribbon and stitching.  I also used a piece of Play Date DSP.  Hope you enjoy this non-traditional card!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

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Monday, October 4, 2010

"Hope You Can Cling To" Stamping Campaign for Breat Cancer Awareness Month

So, I created this card in Honor of Breast Cancer awareness month for the "Hope You Can Cling To" Campaign on Splitcoast Stampers.  The Challenge was to Bring in the Brown. 

I used the Upsy Daisy set (#111710) on a Chocolate Chip base.  I used the Scallop Trim Border Punch (#118402) and the Scallop Edge Border Punch (#119882) along with Play Date DSP (#117168), 5/8" Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon (#117289), 5/8" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon (#119958), Hemp Twine (#100982) and an Antique Brad (#117273) to accessorize my card.  I also used a sponge and some stitching on the ribbon.  ENJOY!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Celebrate World Card Making Day with an Elegant Christmas!

Here is a Christmas card that is a bit more challenging.  I used Cherry Cobbler CS for the base, and Deck the Halls DSP.  I used the stamp sets; Seasonal Sentiments (Wood Mount #120821 or Clear Mount #12113) from the Holiday Mini Catalog, and Season of Joy (# 110384).  The sentiment is stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink on a piece of Kraft CS, I lightly sponged the edges with Always Artichoke, and stamped the swirls in that as well.  For the poinsettia I stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink on the Kraft card stock and then I stamped over the image with my VersaMark ink and added some Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss Powder and embossed the image before cutting it out.  This is what gives it the shimmer!  I punched a 1-3/4" Scallop Circle (#119854) out of Always Artichoke CS, and a 1-3/8" Circle out of Early Espresso CS.  Using your paper piercer, punch holes around the Scallop Circle and layer these three pieces and pierce a hole in the center.  Embellish with and Antique Brad (#117273).  To finish the card accessorize with 1-1/4" Early Espresso Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (#119961).

Autumn Thoughts

Well, I got busy yesterday and didn't get a post up, so today you get to see two cards!  The first is featuring the Autumn Days set (Wood Mount-#115452 or Clear Mount #112000).  I used Kraft CS for the base of the card, and Cajun Craze for the matte.  For the background I sponged with Daffodil Delight first, then I punched out a circle out of a sticky note and placed it for the sun.  After I placed the circle I continued to sponge with Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze ink for the sunset effect.  Then I stamped the wheat with Daffodil Delight Ink, the other grass with Kraft ink, and the berry branches with Cajun Craze.  The bottom edge of the paper was sponged with Early Espresso along with the Pheasant image.  Use the ticket corner punch for the corners, and embellish with gold brads.  For the sentiment I used the Sincere Salutations set again, and inked it with Early Espresso mounted on Early Espresso CS and placed on the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Blue Christmas

This is just another quick and simple Christmas card.  I used Serene Snowflakes (#115438) and Four the Holidays (#116921).  The base of the card is Marina Mist and matted with Not Quite Navy.  The snowflakes are stamped over each other randomly with Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, and Not Quite Navy Ink.  I simply accessorized with 3/8" Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (#109070) and a Clear Rhinestone Brad (#113144).  Peace on Earth was stamped in Not Quite Navy ink.  Have a great evening and ENJOY!