Sunday, December 4, 2016

Christmas Card Challenges #1 - Candy Cane

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have a word prompt challenge - Candy Cane.  I can't wait to see what you create!



This paper reminded me of a candy cane. I used a new PaperArtsy JOFY stamp set. I really love this big present. I fussy cut some paper scraps, layered with some kraft and white card stock and added lines with my Faber Castell Pitt Pen to add a little interest. It's an easy and cute Christmas card.  Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #31 - Merry & Bright



It's time for a new challenge over at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. This month we have a fun color challenge. These colors go with all your Fall/Autumn/Thanksgiving projects. Our sponsor is Eileen Hull and she is giving our lucky random winner one of her awesome dies. Check it out on the blog. 

I decorated my box made with her Square Box die, die cut using mat board. I used IndigoBlu paints, a Jillibean Soup circle stencil and some sequins and tiny rhinestones. I wanted to make it as fun and cheery as possible. To finish it off I added a silver, sequined bow from Maya Road. Below are some photos I snapped along the way. I hope you will play with us this month. Thanks for stopping by!



Here is how the dies look when you first cut them out. 

I added a couple of layers of IndigoBlue Townhouse Teal.

Then I chose one size circle and traced them lightly with a pencil

Then I painted in the circles (not the bottom) an adhered the box
with strong double sided tape.

To finish it off I added two layers of sequins and tiny rhinestone
to each dot and a pretty, sparkly bow.



Sunday, November 27, 2016

Christmas Card Challenges #50 - Anything Goes

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have everybody's favorite theme - Anything Goes.  I can't wait to see what you create!



I created this card using the new Tim Holtz Holiday Stamptember 2016 Stamp set and my MISTI. I used my Tim Holtz Markers to color the different parts of the tree. This is such a fun technique to do on the MISTI. You can re-stamp it until you get the color as dark as you want it.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Patterned Paper Christmas Card 2

I'm back with more Christmas Cards that I made from my Carta Bella Snow Fun Paper Collection. I'm having so much fun creating cards with this fun collection. This time I used a general design kind of like a loose sketch. Most have a central focal point and the sentiment on the bottom. One has a "winter" sticker on the top. I can't believe I made seven more cards so quickly once I decided on a format to loosely follow.

I made another video showing how I made one of these cards. I can't believe it, two videos in a week!! Here is a link to the video https://youtu.be/JBf8CkFusrA  I'm hoping to get at least one more video with ideas for making cards from this collection as soon as I decide what do to next. I hope you enjoy these cards. Thanks for  stopping by!









Sunday, November 20, 2016

Christmas Card Challenges #49

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have everybody's favorite theme - Anything Goes.  I can't wait to see what you create!



To created this card I actually used a piece of card stock from a Recollections Halloween stack called Midnight Magic.  I die cut a label out of black glitter paper and then die cut the Merry Christmas words from Papertrey Ink dies called Wet Paint Holiday Dies. Once again, this was a quick and easy card but really fun to make. Thanks for stopping by!

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