Friday, December 23, 2016

Hero Arts Layering Christmas Tree

Here is a card I made with the Hero Arts Colored Layering Christmas Tree and Tim Holtz Mini Doodle Greetings.

I used the following to make the card:
  • Tim Holtz Mini Doodle Greetings
  • Hero Arts Colored Layering Christmas Tree
  • Stampendous Detail While Embossing Power
  • Versamark
  • Ranger Enamel Accents - Classic Cherry
  • Altenew ink - Frayed Leaf, Forrest Glen, Evergreen
  • Spellbinders Classic Oval Dies and Classic Scalloped Ovals
To make the card, I stamped the different layers of the Christmas tree with the Altenew Inks,  (I used these since I knew the colors would go together well).  For the final layer of the tree, I stamped with Versamark, and then added the Detail white embossing powder and heat set.  This made it look like there was snow on the branches.  The ornaments are Enamel Accents.  Once completely dry, the image was cut with the oval die.  A scalloped die was used to cut a mat for the image.  This was then added to a red card base.  The sentiment was then stamped with Versamark, white embossing powder added and heat set to complete the card.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Winter Joy Poinsettia

Here is a card made with the Poinsettia stamp from the Winter Joy Stamp set by Penny Black:

I used the following to make the card:

Kuretake Zig Clean Color - 029 Geranium Red, 024 Wine Red, 260 Deep Red, 041 Light Green 047 May Green
Perfect Pearls - Perfect Gold
PSST Sheer Shimmer - Gold
Stampendous Detail Gold Embossing Powder
Penny Black - Winter Joy Stamp Set
Unknown - Merry Christmas sentiment

To make the card, I stamped the Poinsettia in Versamark, added the embossing powder and heat set. The image was then  water colored with the Zig Clean Color Brush Pens.  I added only a little of the color, and then used water with Perfect Pearls mixed in.  This added a lot of gold shimmer to the image.  The sentiment was stamped with Versamark, the gold embossing power added, and heat set. The entire panel was sprayed with the Psst Sheer Shimmer to add even more sparkle to the card. The image was matted with green card stock, and then added to a gold glittered card base.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Dazzles Christmas Ornaments

I think this was the easiest Christmas card I made this year!  Actually I made six of them.  I picked up the Dazzles Mix'ems Ornament Stickers several years ago, and finally decided to use them! Here is the card I made:

Since you can get six different cards made, with one set, here are all of them:

Making the card was very easy.  These stickers are like outline stickers, and there are Green, Red and White sheets in the package.  To make the ornaments, its just a matter of selecting the colors for the different elements of the ornament.  I used several ornaments on each card.  Quick and easy, and six more holiday cards were completed!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Minc Foiling and Tim Holtz

I just had to try it ... embossing a foiled image.  While I was not real happy with the result, it was OK for the style card I made.  Here is the card:

To make this card, I used the following:

  • Heidi Swapp Green, Red and Gold foil
  • Minc Machine
  • Heidi Swapp Toner Sheets
  • Tim Holtz Alterations - Tattered Poinsettia Dies and Embossing Folder

To make the card, I cut all of the Poinsettia elements out of the toner sheets.  These were then foiled using the Minc Machine and the foil.  All of the elements were the embossed using the embossing folder.  The Poinsettia was then put together using glue dots.  This added to the card base to complete the card.

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.