Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas Card #5

I got this inspiration from Catherine Pooler, yet again!  :) She used all Stampin' Up products, so, since I really don't have alot of SU, I improvised with my own stash.  I used Club Scrap's Christmas stamp, Stampin' Up "Merry Christmas" stamp from the Petite Pairs (LOVE, LOVE these! The words fit ANYWHERE!), Club Scrap base and layering papers, punched the scalloped border using EK Success punch, inks used: Club Scrap Hybrid Moss, and Club Scrap Onyx, and ribbon from my own stash. I also used Club Scrap's Gilded Lily Glitter on the trees to make them shine and sparkle. 24 down, 26 to go!  I'm having such fun, I might just keep going for next year ;)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Christmas Card #4

This one took longer to make, I was waiting for stamps from Hero Arts to get her, but I love the way it turned out. Thanks toGiovana, from Gina K. Designs artist team who I cased this from :) I used Gina K Design papers, snowman stamp and joy stamp from her Wishing You Joy set, Hero Arts tree stamp.  There are so many techniques on this card, I really like it! I sewed the edges of the papers, adhered pearls on the card and tree, used distress inks on the white card layer, edged the white card layer with white embossing, used Prisma Color pencils on the snowman, used distressed embossing powder on the tree, along with liquid pearls, Sekura glitter pens on the snowman's buttons, and my own stash of ribbons and buttons :) I also edged the snowbank with glitter.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Christmas Card #3

Final one for tonight uses more Wishing You Joy stamp set, from Gina K. Designs, along with the matching background paper from that kit.  A big thank you to Tina Gilliland, from Gina K Design's Design Team there! I think I've CASED them all so far, and probably will keep going! Their ideas are great! I colored in the snowman with Prisma Color pencils, blending with odorless thinner and adding some ribbons and pearls.  I also embossed the background with some dots to break up the white, kind of looks like snow falling in the background. I also like a little sparkle this year, so I'm adding in Sekura Gelly Roll sparkle pens in where I can.

Christmas Card #2

I'm really liking this little guy :)  So this one I lifted from Gina K. Designs, she made an ornament out of it, but I really wanted a card, so I improvised, and love it! I love the fact that I can use the stamp that she provided with the Labels 16 Nestibilities Die :)The Merry Christmas stamp and punchout of the sentiment is from Stampin' Up.  I also used Sekura Stardust clear and red for the penguin, rim of die and tips of snowflakes. I used Tim Holtz' new Festive Berries distress ink on the stamp/die... love the new colors. On to #3!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Christmas Card #1

Here's design number 1, thanks to Gina K. Design and her newest kit "Wishing You Joy".

I used my distress inks and embossing technique for the background papers, colored in the stamp with my Faber Castell Big Brush markers and added Sekura Clear Star to the snowflake tips and scarf, and used my Cricut to cut out the scalloped circle and white circle base and popped it up on pop dots over her ribbon...

Custom Crops Project

So I ordered my new Tim Holtz Winter Distress Inks from Custom Crops, and inside my package was this tiny little bag of goodies.... upon further investigation, they gave me a link to make this really cute project!  Love this stuff, it used alot of techniques and metal goodies and feathers :) I started out making the cute little project, and then turned it into an ATC that I emailed to my Paper Artist Online friend, to use in the banner for their 3rd anniversary!  Gave me my mojo back for crafting!!  Can't wait for the weekend, it's going to be a Christmas Cardmaking weekend all around!