Saturday, October 29, 2011

Christmas sentiment

This card may not look like it, but it is made with scraps of paper from former projects.  JustRite has challenged us to make a card with our scraps.  I recently went through all of my papers and removed the scraps that I tend to tuck back in.  I did not have many Holiday papers.  The stamped image is from JustRite "Cristmas Nested Sentiments.  The scrap of red I had was from a 12 x 12 so I made three Poinsettia using the new Spellbinder die.  I embossed and then distressed the veins with Distress Ink Walnut Stain.  I removed them from the die and added Distress Ink Aged Mahogany.  I added a gem center from Kaiser Kraft that I used on a different project a few weeks ago. The leaves are a scrap and are really the flower petals.  The frame is a scrap from My Minds Eye  (I had left the company name on the scrap) that I used last year and then cut with the Spellbinder Labels 22.  the white and red glitter paper were scraps and I do not remember the company at this time.  Hope you enjoy

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Winter bough

I made this card for the Joan's Garden weekly challenge.  The directions are to use a die, red and white, Christmas sentiment.  The Poinsettia  die is from Spellbinders. Aged Mahogany distress ink was used on the veins of the flower.  The center is a Candi dot from Craft Work Cards that was colored with a Copic marker and flower soft added.  The Flower Soft is the snow on the card.  The Merry Christmas is from JustRite and cut with a Spellbinder label.  Winter bough by Penny Black was stamped on white, colored with a Copic Marker and cut with a Spellbinder labels 4 as was the red frame.  The white background paper is some that was left from when we made my daughters wedding invitations four plus years ago so I do not remember the company.  Hope you enjoy

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Happy Birthday

I need a birthday card for a friend so I decided to make an acetate card.  The picture on the left is hard to see the stamped pattern so I put black behind it for the second picture.  I used Flourishes from Impression Obsession for the background stamp.  The paper is from Basic Grey.  The Happy Birthday is from JustRite and stamped on Basic Grey paper cut with labels 4 from Spellbinders.  The bow is seam binding colored with Forest Moss Distress Stain with a colored wood button added.  A fun card to make.  Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Warmest Wishes

This cute little stamp is from JustRite's "Warmest Wishes set" and is an oval which I have adapted to a circle.  This card is made for the sketch challenge for JustRite .  The paper I selected seemed to dark so it was distressed with Ranger's Picket Fence Stain. A border edge was cut using Spellbinder Edgeabilties.   The Ribbon was colored to match using Copic G99 and the Button with R 39.  Ranger enamel was used on the stamped image and again in the bottom border with glitter for a little added sparkle.  The Paper is from Authentique and both sides were used for the design.   The stamped image was colored with Copic Markers and distressed with Antique Linen.   It was then mounted on red cut with a Spellbinder Circle Beaded Pearls.  I hope you enjoy this simple card. 


Stamps:  JustRite “Warmest Wishes Set”
Paper:  Authentiques “Christmas”
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Markers:  Copic:  R29, R39, YR04, YG63, G99
Accessories:  May Arts Ribbon, Maya Road button, Ranger enamel, Fairy Dust Glitter, Ranger Distress Stain “Picket Fence” , twine
Spellbinder Edgeabilities “ Classic Triple Scallop” and  Beaded Pearl Circles.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Girlfriends (Under my umbrella set)  is a stamp by Art Impressions.  This was a card I created for the Fond Memories fall workshop.  Sorry about the protective cover on it, but I took a quick picture.  Paper piecing was used on the umbrella.  The paper is from Kaisercraft and both sides were used to create the card.  Copic markers were used to color the girls, but you could use Prismacolor pencils.  A Spellbinder Edgeability and Tag helped with the finishing touches.  Flowersoft was used on the scarf.  Hope you enjoy.

Stamp: Art Impression-Under my Umbrella Set
Paper:  Kaisercraft Miss Nelly collection: Her Laugh  4.5 by 6, Kaisercraft Miss Nellie collection-  Her Mind  3.5 x 4.5   Neenah Cardstock 3.25 x 4.25, scrap of Her Laugh
Ink:  Memento Rich cocoa 
Distress Ink:  Weathered Wood
Copic Markers:  BG72, E00, E25, E31, E34,  E37, R20, R29, YR04, W5
Ribbon:   5.5 inches
Spellbinders:   Edgeability:  Classic Bracket and Ribbon Tag Trio 3
Accessories:  Flowersoft and glue, Pop tape

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Window card

In some browsers this and a previous post are showing together.  The card from one and the supplies from another.
This is another card I created for the Fall Fond Memories workshop.  It is an acetate window card.  The snowman is stamped on the inside.  I took an online card class this past summer and the acetate card was one that was highlighted. Winter Wishes was stamped on the acetate which created the window. A Fiskars stamp press was used so that the pressure was even.  Post It notes held the acetate down as it was being stamped.   The stamped image is on the inside colored with Prismacolor pencils.  Flowersoft mixed with glitter was used as the snow that the snowman sits in.  I thought it would be a fun technique to share.  Hope you enjoy.


Stamps:  JustRite Blizzard Bunch  and Christmas Mini Sentiments. 
Paper:  Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium collection, (4.5 x 6) Believe and Bazzill:  Night Mist (3.5 x 4.5), White Vellum, Bazzill  Cardstock, white 4.5 by 12
Ink:  Stazon Black and Memento Black
Prismacolor Pencils:  Red, greens, blues, orange, browns
Accessories:  Flowersoft White and Glitter Hero Arts Pearls, Acetate 2 ¾ x 3.5, Gamsol and stumps
Spellbinder:  Labels 23 and 2011 Snowflake Pendants

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Santa Bridge

This was a card that I designed for the Fond Memories Fall workshop.  I like it so well I plan to make a few for my Christmas cards.  It is a simple card using Obsession Impressions "Santa Bridge" and colored with Copic Markers.  Ranger Enamel and glitter were used on the snow.  Spellbinder Edgeabilities "Classic Triple Scallop and Postage Stamp" were used for the border.  A Creative Impressions ribbon helped finish off the card.  Hope you Enjoy.


Stamp:  Obsession Impression “Santa Bridge”  For those not seeing the picture of the card this is the direct link (Santa Bridge)

Paper:  Bazzill  Dark blue:  3 1/8 x 3 7/8 and 4.25 x 5.5 (card background)   Light blue 4.25 x 5.5 

Red 3 ¼  x 4             Neenah Solar  3 1/4 x 4  

White card stock 8.5 x 5.5 (finish size 4.25 x 5.5)

Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa

Copic Markers:  E08, E31, E33, E35 , B45, BG70, G82

Accessories: Ranger Enamel accents:  White,  White glitter

Ribbon :  Creative Impressions ¾” Red Crepe    18 inches

Spellbinder Edgeabilities:  Classic Triple Scallop 003 and Classic Postage Stamp 005

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Fall Festival

This treat bag was made for the JustRite Fall Festival challenge.  Using Bazzill black and Authentique "Enchanted" and a  Spellbinders Grand Labels One the base to the project was cut. (After the Treat has been enjoyed the label could be used as a card to be given again. )  The stamped image is from the JustRite set "Trick or Treat" and the label from JustRite "Happy Everything Tag" set.  The tag cut with a Spellbinder and distressed was attached with twine that was colored with Distress Ink "Black Soot".  The stamped image was colored with Copic Markers  (pictured below) and Distressed with Pumice Stone.  The stamped image was cut with a Spellbinder oval and mounted on black cut with a Labels 18.  A few gems by Kaiser Craft were added to finish off the topper.  Using a Scor-Buddy two creases were made to fold the project in half.  This was then stapled to a bag with some Cinnamon Spiced Cider and  Lindor candy ball.  This of course is for an adult--perhaps a secretary, para or a friend.  Hope you enjoy.