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Monday, November 28, 2016

Golden Christmas Tree

The Stampin' Up Lovely as a Tree stamp set is so versatile. The Pine Tree stamp can be used for a simple Christmas card.  Here is the card I made:


I used the following to make the card:

  • Stampin' Up Lovely as a Tree Stamp set
  • Hero Arts Colored Layering Christmas Tree Stamp set
  • Stampendous Detailed Gold Embossing Powder
  • Versamark
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die


To make the card, I first cut the white card stock with one of the Stitched Rectangle dies.  The image was then stamped in the center with Versmark, gold embossing powder added an heat set.  A slightly larger stitched rectangle was then cut using green card stock.  The pine tree image was added.  This was then added a gold colored card base.  At the bottom of the card (its not very visible in the picture), one of the sentiments from the Layering Christmas Tree stamp set was added using Versmark.  Gold embossing powder was added and then heat set to complete the card.

Challenges Entered: Simon Says: ‘O’ Christmas Tree Monday Challenge

Monday, November 21, 2016

75th Birthday Card

Here is is a card made for a milestone birthday (75).  It was a fairly simple card to make, using glitter and Shimmer Sheets.  Here is the card:


I used the following to make the card:

  • Elizabeth Craft Designs - Shimmer Sheets - 
  • Stazon Black Ink
  • Cricut - Happy BIrthday Embossing Folder
  • Glitter Ritz - Silver Glitter
  • Cricut - Plantin Cartridge
  • Sookwang Double Sided tape

To make the card, I embossed the Shimmer Sheet with the embossing folder.  The Stazon ink was then lightly rubbed over the embossed image.  Sookwang tape was then added to white card stock. This was then used when cutting the numbers out using the Cricut Plantin Cartridge.  The release sheet for the numbers were then removed, and the silver glitter added and burnished.  The numbers were then added to the embossed Shimmer sheet. Sookwang tape was added to the entire front of a card base.  Silver glitter was added to the edges only.  The embossed Shimmer Sheet was added to the card base to complete the card.


Monday, November 14, 2016

Christmas with Dreamweaver Christmas Borders Stencil

I'm behind on making Christmas cards.  So I got out the Dreamweavers Christmas Border stencil and made this card:


I used the following to make the card:

  • Dreamweaver Christmas Border Stencil
  • Range Dye Ink - Classic Cherry, Lily Pad
  • Memento - Brilliance Platinum Planet, Dandelion, Danube Blue
  • Ranger Texture Paste
  • Lwan Fawn Winter Scripty Sayings
  • Stampendous Rose Gold Embossing Powder
  • Versmark
To make the card, I secured the stencil to white card stock.  I then applied the texture paste, removed and cleaned the stencil.  Once the texture paste was dry, I carefully replaced the stencil.  I then added the ink to the different elements of the borders.  To give a bit of shimmer, I lightly applied the Platinum Planet ink over the entire area.  To create the sentiment, I stamped the sentiment with Versmark on vellum.  I then applied the embossing powder and heat set.  This was then cut to size and attached to the card.  The entire piece was then added to the card front to complete the card.

Monday, November 7, 2016

A Covered Bridge with Art Impressions

I just love the Art Impressions Watercolor Stamps!  The only problem I had, was that I could not stop adding elements!  Here is another card made with these stamps.


I used the following to make the card:

  • Art Impressions - Foliage Set 4051, Covered Bridge Mini Set 4808, Tree Set 4269
  • Distress Markers - Variety (I think I used most of them for this card!)
This card was simple to make!  I inked the stamps with the Distress Markers, stamped, and then using a damp brush, lightly pulled the color out from the stamped image.  I mounted the completed image to a card base, and the card was complete.  So easy and fast!

Monday, October 31, 2016

A Creepy Halloween Card

Here is the last card I made for Halloween this year.


I used the following to make this card:


  • Recollection - Halloween Phrases
  • Mama Elephant - Bootastic
  • Kuretake Gansai Watercolors
  • Versafine Black Onyx Ink
  • Zing Clear Embossing Powder
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles


To make the card, I created the background with the Kuretake watercolors.  I then cut the image with the Stitched Rectangle die.  The sayings were then stamped with Versafine Black Onyx Ink, and then the clear embossing powder was added and heat set.  I used some of the smaller images from the Bootastic stamp set to fill in some of the blank areas.  The entire piece was then added to a card base to complete the card.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Halloween Spider Web

Here is another Halloween card made for 2016.


I used the following to make the card:


  • Technique Junkies - Spider Web Background Stamp
  • Stampendous Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Versamark
  • Cricut Wild Card Cartridge (Spiders)
  • Googly Eyes
  • Sigmo White Gel Pen
To make this card, I stamped the spider web with Versamark on Gray card stock.  I added the embossing powder and heat set.  This was then added to the card base.  The spiders were cut from the Wild Card Cricut cartridge and added to the card.  For the larger spider, I added some googly eyes and on the smaller spider I used my white gel pen to add the eyes.


Monday, October 17, 2016

Witchy Halloween

Here is one of the cards I made for Halloween.  Somehow its become a tradition for the Grand-kids to get a card to celebrate Halloween.

For this card I used:

  • Witch Stamp 
  • Versafine Black Onyx Ink
  • Zing Clear Embossing Powder
  • Spellbinders Circle Dies
  • Distress Ink - Black Soot, Old Paper, Pumice Stone
  • Recollections Halloween Paper
  • Recollections Halloween Sayings Stamp Set
To make the card, I stamped the witch on white card stock with the Versafine ink.  I then covered the image with the clear embossing powder and heat set.  I used a Spellbinders circle dies to cut the moon behind the witch.  I used the distress ink on the moon.  The background was made using three coordinating Halloween papers.  The witch image was then added along with the sentiment to complete the card.