Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Winter Berries

In looking at ideas on the internet I found a card that inspired this project.  The stamps are from Penny Black.  The background is "Winter Berries" and stamped with Adirondack "Hazelnut".  The greeting is another Penny Black "Christmas Cheer" stamped in archival black and clear embossed.  The deer is a die from Tim Holtz and Sizzix cut with the new mirror product by Tim Holtz.  If you look close you can get the image of the camera.  The paper is from Kaiser " Just Believe".  The larger berries were highlighted with Glossy Accents.  The finished size of the card is a 5.5 square.  Grand Labels One by Spellbinders was used to cut the card.  Do Hope you enjoy.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas Cheer

Everyone needs gift cards either for the Holiday or perhaps a birthday or anniversary.  This Holiday gift card was inspired by Jennifer McGuire in an online Holiday Gift Projects class.  This project was made using Penny Black stamps "Christmas Cheer" and "a cool Christmas".  The paper used was Bazzill white, Neenah solar white and Little Yellow Bicycle "Winterings".  The snowflake is from Impression Obsession and distressed with Ranger "Iced Spruce".  Copic Markers were used to color the image stamped with Memento black while the sentiment was stamped with Ranger archival black.  The copics used for this project include:  B0000, BG72, Y19, Y32, R20, E00, E31, E34, E35, C1 and N1.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Country Landscape

Country Landscape was inspired by the Online Holiday Card class.  The background was distressed with Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers.  The landscape is "Country Landscape" by Memory Box and was cut out of white card stock with scor tape and Ranger distress dry glitter : clear rock candy was added.  The Starry Sky is a punch by Martha Stewart with a paper distressed with Tarnished Brass distress stain placed behind.  A bow was added above the sentiment from Penny Black "Christmas Cheer".  Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

A splash of winter

Want a simple card?  This card fits the definition of simple.  The tree is a stamp by Penny Black "a splash of winter" embossed in white on white card stock.  The next step was to spray the stamped image with Imagine Crafts Fireworks "Bahama Blue" and allow it to dry.  Fireworks has a little glimmer to it.  An oval was cut using a Spellbinder die from Bazzil cardstock.  The sentiment is another Penny Black set "Christmas Cheer" stamped using Ranger archival black and then embossed using clear embossing powder.    Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Joy, Jolly, Peace

Joy, Jolly,  Peace is inspired by the Online Card class that I recently took.  This is a very simple card.  I began by cutting a piece of white 2.75 inch by 3.5 inch.  Next using an embossing folder by Sizzix I found a section that I wanted to emboss.  The next step is to lightly brush across the embossed image with Copic BG10 and E50.  Just do this lightly followed by Distress Stain Picket fence.  Allow to dry and then distress the edges with Antique Linen.  I made an A2 card base and rounded the corners.  A 2 x 5.5 piece was cut from Kaiser "Just Believe" and adhered to the card base.  I popped the embossed piece and added two snowflakes.  The snowflakes were cut using an Impression Obsession die and Bazzill Bling-white.  As I said before a very simple card.  Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Sorry about not posting a new holiday card these past few days, but have started to mass produce one of the recent posts.  This card was made using SRM stickers and designed by them too.  It was another one of the cards from the sticker workshop this past week.  Really simple, but I feel a very nice looking card.  I have a few of these to make too and plan to make a few new designs this coming week.  Have some Penny Black and Hero Arts I want to try out.   Till then-Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Peace and Joy

This post is the same design with a little change as the card posted yesterday.  The poinsettia was made using  the new Tim Holtz rock candy glitter and cut with a Spellbinder die.  To make it I used wide (1 1/2 inch) score tape on card stock and cut the flower.  The next step was to peal off the protective paper and add the glitter pressing it firmly into the tape.  A gem was added to the center.  The sentiment is from Penny Black "Christmas Cheer" stamped with archival ink and then heat embossed in clear.  The folder is a snowflake from Sizzix.  Hope you enjoy

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Merry Christmas

This festive Holiday card was inspired by one from the Online Card Class designed by Jennifer McGuire.  For my card I used a Sizzix snowflake embossing folder and the Tim Holtz diffuser.  The diffuser is an oval shape with Merry Christmas from a Penny Black set stamped with archival black.  The Poinsettia is from a Spellbinder set with a little glitter pen added to the center.   A twine sits behind the flower to finish off the card.  This is one of those that only take minutes to make.  Hope you enjoy.

tis the season

These are two cards I made in a sticker workshop at my LSS Fond Memories.  The cards are from SRM stickers and designed by them.  We made 8 cards in under 45 minutes.  Short on time this is an answer to quick cards.  Fond Memories purchased these as kits for the workshop.  We used "We've got your sticker #53006 Merry" for this project.  For those that shop FM I bet some kits are left.   fun to make and I hope you enjoy

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Cool Christmas

This card uses two different stamps.  The penguins come from Art Impressions "Holiday tree Penguins" and the greeting is from Penny Black "a cool Christmas".  The card is a finished size of 7 by 3 3/4 inchs.  This was colored with Copic Markers  (R 29, R 39, YG 93, YG95, E34, # 35, YR 65, Y28, C 1, V 17).  The sentiment was stamped with Ranger archival black and heat embossed in clear.  The paper comes from Echo Park and the gems are Twinkle Goosebumps.  I added white glitter to the star and a little ultrafine Flowersoft to the hats.  Hope you enjoy

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Ragged Santa Card

While making the tag in the previous post I was coloring this on Neenah card stock.  The Penny Black stamp used is Ragged Santa.  The colors are all the same with the main color being E08.  When done I decided to use the new Spellbinder Decorative Oval and mounted this on a Grand Oval out of Bazzill green.  A Ribbon Banner Lg and a sentiment from Penny Black Christmas Cheer was used for the greeting.  Antique Linen is the Distress Ink used on this card. 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Ragged Santa

This fun stamp is Ragged Santa from Penny Black.  I saw it made into a tag and had to try it out.  Will post a card later.  I also used Distress Stains Evergreen Bough, Iced Spruce and Festive Berries.  The Santa was colored with Copic Markers.  The main color used was E08.  The sentiment is from the Penny Black set Christmas Cheer.  A picture of all the Copics used is posted below.  Tim Holtz tinsel was used to finish the tag off.  Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Season Greetings

I am having so much fun making a card each day.  I may end up with enough for the holiday if I keep going till Christmas is here.  This card was inspired by the Online Holiday Card class to use die cuts.  As if I needed something to inspire a die cut, but it worked.  When the class is over at the end of the week I am going to have to continue to be inspired all on my own.

I have decided to also put it in the JustRite Friday Challenge #085-Happy Holiday.  This is a 4.25 x 5.5 card.  All stamps used are from JustRite and listed below.  The sentiment banner was clear embossed which is hard to see in the picture.   The Button snowflake was adhered with Glossy Accents and is from Bo Bunny.  A very simple to make so I hope you enjoy.

 Stamps:  Justrite:  Noel Christmas Ornaments and Large Fancy Holiday Sentiments.
 Paper:  Carta Bella-Christmas Day 6 x6 pad
 Dies:  Spellbinder Ribbon Banners Large and the JustRite (Spellbinder) Holiday Heirloom 2011.
 Inks:  Memento-Northern Pine and Rhubarb Stalk.    Distress Ink: Iced Spruce
 Ranger Archival Black and clear embossing powder.
 Accessories:  Bo Bunny Button, Kaiser gems

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Warm winter wishes

"Warm winter wishes" was inspired by a card designed by Kristina Werner for the Online Holiday Card class.  The stamp used is Hero Winter Trees stamped with Ranger archival black.  The stamped image was then distressed on the bottom right with Ranger Iced Spruce distress ink.  Peacock feathers was added to the bottom left and Black Soot to the top left.  The snowflakes are from the Penny Black set "A bright tomorrow" and were heat embossed in white.  The dear was cut with a Sizzix die and distressed with Tea Dye Ink.  My sentiment was on a clear block and I do not remember the company, but think it is from a set by Jillian Vance.  The paper used is from Bazzill and cut to 4.25 x 5.5.  Hope you enjoy.

Monday, November 5, 2012

In the snow

This very cute stamp is a Penny Black Slapstick " the snow".  The sentiment is from another Penny Black set "Christmas Cheer".  The image was stamped on Neenah paper with Memento black and colored with Copic markers.  (N1, N6, BG 11, BG12, E41, E00, B0000, R20, R11 and YG11).  The stamped image was cut with a Spellbinders Label 1 and distressed with Ranger "Evergreen Bough".  A gelly roll silver pen was used to highlight the snowflakes.  A white paper cut 4.5 x 5.75 was embossed with the Sizzix folder "Dots" and distress was lightly added to the dots.  The sentiment was stamped and embossed with the same folder.  The tag was then sprayed with perfect pearls.  A May Arts white ribbon was distressed with the "Evergreen Bough" to help finish off the card.  Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Christmas Cheer

A very simple card made for the Online Holiday Card Class.  All print papers are from the Authentique "Wonder" 6 x 6 pack.  The finished card is a 4.25 x 5.5, but the front was cut to 3.25 x 5.5.  . The tree was cut with the Cricut "Winters in the Air Holiday" cartridge and gems "Twinkle Goosebumps: by Queen and Co. were added.  A 2.75 x 5.5 strip of Bazzill red was embossed with the Sizzix folder "Christmas Words" which was placed on top of the other DP papers. The tree was placed with pop dots on top of the embossed piece, but extends over the edge.   A 1" x 5.5" strip of the stripe paper was attached to the inside of the card.  Another print from the pack was cut with the Spellbinder Edgeabilities "Classic Petal" and attached under the embossed paper.  Another paper from the pack was attached on the left side of the card to finish off the project.  Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Peace, Love and Joy

The inspiration for this came from Kristina Werner in the Online "Holiday Card Class" that I am taking.  The sentiment piece is from the TPC "Winter Collage" set that I previously used.  It was embossed in white and then distressed with Ranger Distress Ink "Festive Berries"   A tag was cut from Authentique 6x6 pad as was the scalloped circle.  A Twine bow finished off the tag portion of the card.  The card base is Kraft paper as is the 4 x 5.25  piece layered on it.  The layered piece was stamped with snowflakes from Cover Card with a Versa Mark embossing pad.  A We R Memory 1/2 inch corner rounder was used to finish the piece.  A nice simple card.  Hope ou enjoy

Let it snow

A card that is modeled after one in the Online Holiday Card class that I signed up for designed by Jennifer McGuire.  Not sure the way this is made I will mass produce it or not for the holiday.  I used Antique Linen to distress around the snowflakes and it did not look right so I did the rest of the card.  The snowflakes are stamped with Distress inks:  Evergreen Bough and Iced Spruce.  I added gems from Kaiser and BoBunny to the center of the flakes.  The stamp set used for the snowflakes and sentiment are from TPC "Winter Collage".  I used my Scor-Buddy to scor the lines that form the ridge above and below the sentiment.  I then added a silver gel pen to highlight the scored area.  A very simple card.  Hope you enjoy