Thursday, November 23, 2017

*Birthday Rainbow*

An interruption to the Christmas cards.... I had to make a birthday card a few days ago for a friend.  I took a leaf image from a CTMH From the Heart set and stamped it in a circle repeatedly with Catherine Pooler inks.  I added the sentiment from Lawn Fawn stamped in black ink and cut out with a stitched circle by My Favorite Things and used a pop dot to put it over the rainbow circle.  I added it all to a blue card and voila!

*2017 Christmas Cards #22*

I saw a card like this on Justine Hovey's blog and loved it... but I don't own any of the stuff to doing foiling so I got a little creative.

I inked up the background stripes with Rockin' Red Catherine Pooler ink in my MISTI and then inked it up again with Versamark ink and embossed it in clear.  I did the same with the words by My Favorite Things.  I then used the My Favorite Things stitched circles to cut out the sentiment as well as a black layer and layered everything on to a white card.  I added a white Impression Obsession snowflake and coloured over it with a clear Wink of Stella pen.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

*2017 Christmas Cards #21*

I love how this card turned out... this Stampin' Up! snowflake embossing folder is so awesome!  I embossed it on a white panel and layered some silver glitter paper behind it (thanks Perfect Layers Tools!)... and then on to a white card.  I cut the Catherine Pooler JOY out of silver glitter paper and also did three layers in white and layered them all together to give the piece some dimension.  My plan was to just put the JOY on the snowflake, but I had this sparkly tree sitting on my desk so I thought I'd see how it looked behind the JOY.... and boom!

This would be a great card for mass producing

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

*2017 Christmas Cards #20*

I go the idea for this card from a card I found on Pinterest.  You can see the original here.  I love Ardyth's blog and her card style!

I used a piece of Stampin' Up! paper on the inside of a card and cut the front of the card 1.5" shorter than the back.  I added a Stampin'Up tree punched out of old patterned paper and added a Lawn Fawn sentiment.

Monday, November 20, 2017

*2017 Christmas Cards #19*

I created another wreath using the elements from one of the sets in the most recent Catherine Pooler Stamp of Approval box.  I used Grass Skirt and Lime Rickey and added the berries with Rockin' Red.  I stamped the My Favorite Things sentiment with Rockin' Red as well.  I cut it all out with a My Favourite Things stitched circle die.  I added a scrap of patterned paper on to a red card and a strip of silver edged white ribbon (adhered only in the centre under the circle) for a little sparkle.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

*2017 Christmas Cards #18*

I finally used the second "merry" that I cut out a few years ago using a die my sister bought.  It's seriously been sitting on my stamp table for a few years, just waiting for me to do something with it.  I cut two and this year I finally used them both!  I might have to cut some more LOL!

This card was quick and easy.... the Merry is cut out of red glitter paper and added the word Christmas stamped in Grass Skirt Catherine Pooler ink.  I cut down the white panel and layered it on to a red card base.

I think I should have made it a landscape card instead of a portrait one, but I'm trying to embrace the white space.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

*2017 Christmas Cards #17*

There's a lot of sparkle on this card.  I embossed the front panel using the Stampin Up! Snowflake embossing folder on Bazzill shimmer white cardstock.  I used my Perfect Layers Tool to create the border out of blue glitter paper and put it all on a white card.  I then stamped the greeting (by Catherine Pooler) in Catherine Pooler ink and cut it out (as well as a blue glitter circle) with the My Favorite Things stitched circle.  I put the two circles together and put them on the card front with pop dots.

Friday, November 17, 2017

*2017 Christmas Cards #16*

I had some fun playing with the Catherine Pooler Stamp of Approval set.

I started out drawing a circle in the centre of the card with a pencil and I stamped the three different images in Catherine Pooler Ink (Grass Skirt, Lime Rickey and Rockin' Red)  around the circle.  I stamped the sentiment and used the My Favorite Things stitched circle to cut it out and added pop dots on the back to adhere it to the front panel.  I used my Perfect Layers Tool to create a perfect 1/16th" border in red and layered it all on to a white card.

You can't see it in the photo but I added some Wink of Stella in clear on the sentiment for just a little sparkle.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

*2017 Christmas Cards #15*

I bought this GinaK die and completely forgot I had it in my stash... until I was digging through my dies looking for something else.  And my heart skipped a beat... I cut the die out of white cardstock and layered it on a white card that I adhered some blue glitter paper to.  I added a few sparkly silver Impression Obsession snowflakes and a Lawn Fawn sentiment.  I think I might be in love....

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

*2017 Christmas Cards #14*

Yet another freebie from My Favorite Things with another order I did this fall... it's a set of three snowflakes that came all attached to each other (from the manufacturing process).  I hadn't cut them apart yet so I used them all attached together.  I cut them out of a piece of white cardstock and added a piece of blue glitter paper behind them.  I finished off the card with a sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps and some glittered pearls in the centres of the snowflakes.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

*2017 Christmas Cards #13*

I got this great PEACE die as a freebie from My Favorite Things with a recent order and wanted to play with the eclipse technique with it.  It didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped... I'll have to try again.

Monday, November 13, 2017

*2017 Christmas Cards #12*

Yup, another snowflake card.  Seriously, I have a problem....

I used more of the My Favorite Things snowflakes cut out of silver mirror card and layered them together (again, there are three layers on this card).  I wrapped the ribbon around the card and secured it with double sided tape in the centre before using pop dots to adhere the snowflake.  I stamped the Hero Arts sentiment in silver Encore Metallic ink and embossed it with silver embossing powder.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

*2017 Christmas Cards #11*

I am in LOVE with the new snowflake embossing folder from Stampin' Up!  It gives such a great deep impression and is just a beautiful snowflake.  I look forward to making more cards with this embossing folder.

I embossed it on a white panel and added some My Favorite Things snowflakes cut out of silver mirror card and layered together (there are three layered together).  I added a white ribbon with silver edges around the layer and put it all on a light blue card.

I think I have a thing for snowflakes (OK, I KNOW I have a thing for snowflakes...)

Saturday, November 11, 2017

*2017 Christmas Cards #10*

This card come together with pieces that were sitting on my craft table.  I had die cut extras of all of these pieces and while I was sitting and chatting with my friend Bonnie, this card just sort of came together.  Some Impression Obsession snowflakes in white and a shimmer blue, the Let it Snow and the ornament die are from an unknown source.

I added Stickles to the centres of the snowflakes to add a little sparkle!

Friday, November 10, 2017

*2017 Christmas Cards #9*

I did some sponging of the three shades of blue Catherine Pooler inks a few days ago on a piece of white cardstock.  I wanted to ensure it was dry before I started embossing snowflakes on it so I put it aside for a while.  I stamped and embossed some beautiful My Favorite Things snowflakes and then cut up the piece of cardstock in to 2" wide panels.  I made two cards like this.

I bought this Art Impressions penguin set (complete with a die to cut this guy out) last year and never inked it up...  I coloured him with Copics and used pop dots to attach him to the front of the card.

The sentiment is my LawnFawn.