Sunday, January 15, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #4

It's time for another Christmas Card Challenge. This time we have a Photo Challenge. There's no time like the "present" to get started on your cards for next year. I can't wait to see what you create. 

For my card I used gold foil papers by Craft Smith from Michaels from a stack called Gold Gifts. I was inspired by the colors in the photo. I added some Xmas Red Stickles to the gold berries and I die cut the word peace in red glitter paper. The peace word die is from Papertrey Ink.  This was a fun and easy card that would be perfect for making in multiples.  Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #32 - Put a Stencil On It

It's time for another challenge over at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. Our theme is "Put a Stencil On It." This month we are sponsored by Stencilgirl Products and they are offering our winner a $25 gift certificate!! Our guest designer is Stencilgirl owner Mary Beth Shaw.

Also, we are introducing our newest designer Lynne Forsythe!! I think you will love what she made for our January Challenge.

Since it was January I was thinking it would be good to make Thank You Cards for all those gifts I got over the holidays. I wanted to use blue colors since I think of January as a "blue" color kind of month.

To start, I picked out a piece of blue patterned paper. It's from an old 6x6 paper pad in my stash and I don't know what company it is from. I wanted a pattern that wasn't too busy for me to put a stencil on top of it.
First, I colored some DecoArt Media Modeling Paste with
several different blue Tattered Angels sprays. 
Then, I applied the modeling paste to the stencil leaving it thicker and thinner in different places.
I taped the stencil to my craft sheet using Washi tape so it wouldn't move around.
Finally, added some Prima Crystal Glass Beads. They stuck to the thicker areas.
I let it dry completely and added a spray of spray adhesive to help adhere the beads.
Then, I knocked the edges to take off any beads that were not adhering strongly. 

To finish off the card I adhered the paper using double sided tape to a dark gray card base.
To create the sentiment I used a Lawn Fawn die and sticky back craft foam. 

Christmas Card Challenges #3

Happy New Year!! It's time for another Christmas Card Challenge. This time we have a Color Challenge - very neutral and calming colors. There's no time like the present to get started on cards for next year. I can't wait to see what you create. 

For my card I used the Ellen Hutson Stag Die and a Hero Arts Merry Christmas die with some patterned papers to make this quick and simple Christmas card. To finish it off I add some Studio Calico Enamel dots. Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Have a Cool Christmas

I made this card for the current Curtain Call Challenge using a Stampendous stamp set that I got last week at Michaels. I just love these cute penguins. They come with matching dies so it's a fun set. I colored them with my Tombow Markers.

I hope you have a Cool Christmas!! 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

3-D Christmas Cards with Concord & 9th.

I was so happy when Ellen Hutson had a Christmas sale several weeks ago. I was finally able to purchase the Concord & 9th Christmas Cottage Stamp & Die set and they were 30% off!! The best way to figure out how to make these fun scenes is to watch the Concord & 9th Video that takes you step by step how to cut the papers to the right sizes and get started correctly. I would suggest making several of these at once because it does take some thought and concentration to cut everything to right size. Here is a link to the video. They have a pdf you can look at also.

I made about 10 of them and I used different background colors to see what colors I liked the best. Some got mailed before I took photos, but I made sure to keep these to and photograph them before they got sent out. I was happy with all of them. I stamped with colored inks after die cutting all the elements and I used Stickles along the snow lines to add some interest. I used my Signo white gel pen to make dots on the colored paper that can be snow or stars. The sentiment is from a PinkFresh holiday stamp set. These were really fun to make but they took time so make sure you don't have to rush through them when you decide to make them

Hope these give you some inspiration for using these super fun and unique dies and stamps.

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