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Monday, December 22, 2014

Tim Holtz Festive Distress Class at the Queens Ink

I took a class at the Queens Ink in Savage Mill where we made the three different cards, two of the Tim Holtz Festive Distress Cards:


'Tis the Season

Seasons Greetings

And one additional card:


With the left overs from the class, I was able to make several more cards.  The Seasons Greetings cards were very similar to what we did in class.




For the 'Tis the Season card, I changed the background. For the background of the card, I used:
  • TCW Aspen Trees Stencil
  • Background - Black Soot, Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, and Faded Jeans Distressed Inks
  • Deer - Old Paper, Pumice Stonr, Grayed Burlap and Walnut Stain Distressed Inks
  • Psst Sheer Shimmer Spritz
Using the stencil, I sponged the various distressed inks.  I then sprayed the finished piece with the Psst Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  I used a variety of Distressed inks on the chip board deer.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Cards 2014 - Card 3

For this card, I used the Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia Die and Embossing folder.


For this card, I used:

  • Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia Die and Embossing Folder
  • Burlap
  • Stampendous Detailed Gold Embossing Powder
  • Versamark
  • Spellbinders Oval Die
  • Gina K Simple Snowflakes Stamp set
To make the card, I cut the Poinsettia with red, green and gold card stock.  I then embossed the leaves with the coordinating embossing folder, and attached all of the layers.  I cut a small oval with a Spellbinders die, and then stamped with Versamark using a sentiment from the Gina K Designs Simple Snowflake stamp set.  I added the detailed Gold Embossing Powder and heat set.  To finish the card, I added a strip of burlap to the card base, and then attached the poinsettia and sentiment.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Cards 2014 - Card 2

This card was a quick card to make!  Its 4.25 x 5.5




For this card, I used:

  • Tim Holtz Holiday Knit Stencil
  • Pan Pastels 340.5 Permanent Red
  • Pan Pastels 921.5 Pewter
  • Recollections Merry Christmas Stamp
  • Versamark
  • Stampendous Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Vellum
  • White Card Stock
  • DCWV Solid Glitter A2 Card - Silver

To make this card, I placed the stencil over the white card stock and used the Versamark stamp pad to stamp through the stencil.  The stencil was then removed, and the card stock was covered with Red Pan Pastels, followed by the Pewter Pan Pastels to add a shimmer.  The stenciled area was then trimmed to 3.25 x 4.5.  A  1" strip of Vellum was cut, and stamped in Versamark with the Merry Christmas stamp.  The Versamark was covered with Detailed White embossing powder and heat set.  This was then added to the stenciled card and attached to the Silver Glitter card.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Christmas Cards 2014 - Card 1

Here is the first of the Christmas Cards I made this year. I made several of these cards, using different colored card stock, embossing powders, and Pan Pastels.

For these cards I used:

  • Stampendous Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Stampendous Detailed Gold Embossing Powder
  • Pan Pastels 930.5 Bronze
  • Pan Pastels 920.5 Silver
  • Stampendous Delicate Snowflakes
  • Stampendous Delicate Snowflakes dies
  • Versamark
  • Gina K Designs Let it Snow stamp set
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Stand Up Helper Set 2
  • Silver Glitter Lines 7020
  • Recollections background stamp



To make these cards, I stamped the largest snowflake from the Detailed Snowflakes stamp set and the sentiment with Versamark.  I added Detailed Gold Embossing Powder and heat set.


Like the previous cards, I stamped the snowflake and sentiment with Versamark.  I then used Bronze Pan Pastels and covered the card.  Pan Pastels sticks to Versamark more than to the card base (there is a shimmer to the background that can't be seen in the photo.  I then sealed the Pan Pastels.  There is a slight difference between the card using Pan Pastels and Embossing Powder.


The Pan Pastels card has a much flatter appearance.  Here is a sample of both side by side with the Embossing Powder on the left and the Pan Pastels on the Right).

For the next version of the card, I stamped the snowflake and sentiment with Versamark, the added Detailed White embossing powder and heat set.   I used the Stand Up Helper Snowflake and the Silver Glitter lines to complete this card.


For the last version of the card, I stamped only the snowflake with Versamark, added detailed white embossing powder and heat set.  I then cut out the snowflake with the coordinating die.  For the background, I stamped the Recollections stamp with Versamark on white card stock.  I then covered the card stock with Silver Pan Pastels.  The Pan Pastels "sticks" to the Versamark and leaves a slight shimmer to the rest of the card stock.  The white embossed snowflake was added to finish the card. 


Monday, November 24, 2014

Birthday Card using Stand Up Helper from Elizabeth Craft Designst

Here is a birthday card I made using several products from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The card is 4.25 x 5.5.


For this card I used:

  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Stand Up Helper "Happy Birthday"
  • Glitter Ritz Warm Highlight
  • Copic Markers: YR15, Y13, G21, G46, YG07
  • Spellbinders Oval Die
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Candle Peel-off Sticker in Black 2545
  • Shimmer Sheets  
  • Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Embossing Folder
  • Sookwang Double sided tape

To make the card, I added the Sookwang tape to white card stock, exposed the adhesive and added the candle peel-off stickers.  Warm Highlight glitter was added and then the candles colored with Copic markers, and fussy cut out. Using another piece of white card stock, I added Sookwang tape, and die cut the oval and the Happy Birthday Stand Up helper.  After exposing the adhesive, Warm Highlight Glitter was added to both pieces.  The candles were added to the oval, and the Happy Birthday was added over the Happy Birthday cut into the card base.  A piece of Shimmer Sheets was embossed and sanded a bit.  The oval with the candles was added on top of the embossed Shimmer Sheets.  The card was then assembled,

Monday, November 17, 2014

Spring and Fall Skeleton Leaves

Both of these cards use the same stamp, Skeleton Leaves, but the techniques are different.  For the Fall card, I used Distressed Inks on white card stock.  For the Spring card, I used Copics on vellum paper.

For the Fall card I used:

  • Fired Brick Distressed Ink
  • Peeled Paint Distressed Ink
  • Rusty Hinge Distressed Ink
  • Wild Honey Distressed Ink

For the Spring Card I used:

  • Copic Markers: R24, G46, G24, YR18, Y17

For both cards I used:

  • Versamark
  • Stampendous Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Stampendous Detailed Gold Embossing Powder
  • Close to My Heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge
  • Close to My Heart Holiday Tags stamp set
  • Technique Junkies Skeleton Leaves Stamp
  • Ribbon
Fall Card:

To make this card, I randomly sponged the distressed inks on white card stock.  I then stamped the Skeleton Leaves stamp with Versamark, added the white embossing powder and heat set.  I then cut the oval shape for the sentiment from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge, and using the matching stamps, stamped the sentiment in Versamark, added the Gold embossing powder and heat set.  Ribbon and the sentiment were added to the card.  I like this card, since you don't know what the final version will look like.

Spring Card:


To make this card, using Versamark, I stamped the Skeleton Leaves stamp on vellum paper.  I added white embossing powder and heat set.  On the back side of the vellum paper, I then colored the leaves with Copic Markers.  I chose brighter colors of Copics for this, since they will have a bit of a washed out look from the front of the card.  I then used double sided tape to attach the vellum paper to white card stock.  The oval shape for the sentiment was cut from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge, and using the matching stamps, stamped the sentiment with Versamark, added white embossing powder and heat set.  Ribbon and the sentiment were added to complete the card.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Stand Up Helpers Class with Els from Elizabeth Craft Designs


Here are the cards made in the Stand Up Helpers Holiday Cards class taught by Els from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I was so glad I was able to take this class and the Fun with Dies class.  It was a great opportunity.  

 Merry Christmas Stand Up Helper with Candles


Supplies:
Candle 919
Holiday Flourish 921
Merry Christmas Stand Up Helper
White Silk Microfine Glitter 604
True Red Silk Microfine Glitter 614
Forest Green Silk Microfine Glitter 633
Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter 639
Red Glitter Dots 7018
Red Velvet Adhesive 402

The candles were covered with White Glitter, the candle drippings and flames with the Cool Diamond Glitter (the flames were then colored with Copic markers), the flowers were covered with Red glitter, and the Holly leaves with Green glitter. 

The stand up helper "Merry Christmas" was cut from the Red Velvet Adhesive and attached to the one cut from the card base.

Stocking Stand Up Helper


Supplies:
Candle 919 (Pine branches)
Stand Up Helpers Set 2 930
Stocking Overlay Set 1 931
Stocking Solid 932
Chocolate Silk Microfine Glitter 607
True Red Silk Microfine Glitter 614
Saffron Silk Microfine Glitter 612
White Silk Microfine Glitter 604
Red Glitter Dots 7018
Red Glitter Borders 7010
Seasons Greetings Large Peel-off in Black 2581


Jackie's Dolls in Oval


Supplies:
Jackie's Christmas Dolls in Oval Peel-off in Black 2587
Lines Peel-off in Black 1016
Merry Christmas Peel-off in Black 2576
Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter 639

Double sided tape was added to white card stock and the adhesive exposed.  The Christmas Doll sticker was added and colored with various Copic Markers.  Acetate was used to make the image appear as if its floating in the center of the card.