Sunday, November 16, 2014


Today's card is the third from my recent class.  I CASE'd this from Natasha Zandbergen's blog here but made some minor changes. 

Card Base:  Brushed Gold card stock.  Cut the word Joy out of another piece of Brushed Gold card stock using the Wonderful Wreath framelits.  Added a piece of Red Glimmer Paper behind the cut out part.  It was added to the card using Dimensionals.
Wreath:  On a piece of Whisper White card stock, I stamped the wreath from the Wondrous Wreath stamp set using Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive inks.  The berries were then stamped using Real Red ink.  Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details was added to the berries for some more sparkle.  Dimensionals were used to add it to the card.  I then cut the bow from the same framelits out of Red Glimmer Paper and added it with Glue Dots.

This is a fairly simple card with some added sparkle to give it a little extra wow.  Have a great week.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Merry & Bright

Well, here I am - Last Minute Louie.  The Paper Players Challenge #221 is due in a couple of hours but I didn't start working on my card until late yesterday afternoon.  So to work with those great colors, I chose the Tis' the Season Challenge #29 for my sketch.

Card Base:  Cherry Cobbler Textured card stock (retired).  Add a layer of Whisper White card stock that I embossed using the retired Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder.  Mossy Meadow ribbon was attached.  I tied a bow around the ribbon using the Gold Metallic Baker's Twine.
Poinsettia:  I cut out four flowers from Cherry Cobbler card stock using three dies from my 
poinsettia die set.  Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details was added around the tips of the petals.  A gold glimmer brad was added to the center.  After adding a couple of Mossy Meadow leaves cut from the same dies.  I popped it up on the card with Dimensionals.
Sentiment:  The sentiment from the Good Greetings stamp set was stamped on the bottom using Black Memento Ink.
I'm just going to make it.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend planned.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Hope Your Nice

And if you are, I'm sure you're on his list.  This is the second card from my recent class.  You can find the first card here.

Card Base:  Cherry Cobbler card stock
Image Layer:  Heat embossed the Santa from the retired Santa's List stamp set on Whisper White card stock using VersaMark and Cherry Cobbler embossing powder.  The sentiment from the same stamp set was stamped using Black StazOn ink.  I added some Dazzling Diamonds to his hat, beard and coat using a 2-Way Glue Pen.  A strip of Trim the Tree designer paper was added below the image layer. 
Finishing Touch:  I embossed a strip of Basic Black card stock with the retired Square Lattice embossing folder.  After punching out a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper with the 1" Square Punch, I cut two slits in it with an xacto knife and ran the black strip through to make it look like a belt.  This was then added to the card.

This stamp set is such a favorite of mine because of the Santa image.  Not likely to part with it any time soon.  Here's hoping your week is off to a good start.  I'll have the last card from class soon. 

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Washi Thank You

Happy Friday.  I needed a few thank you cards to thank some ladies who placed orders with me.   I'm mostly a hobby demo, but occasionally someone sees something in class and wants to be able to do it at home.  I chose the Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge #339 and the Stampin' Up! Only Challenge #109 - a Thanks card.

Card Base:   Whisper White card stock.  Took another piece of Whisper White and embossed it with the Argyle embossing folder.  Attached it to the card.  Three strips of the Color Me Autumn Washi Tape were added above and below the embossed piece.
Feathers:  I used the baby wipe technique with Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow ink refills to stamp on Whisper White card stock the colorful feathers from the Four Feathers stamp set.  They were cut out using the Feathers Framelits.  I attached them to the card using Glue Dots.
Sentiment:  Thank you is from the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set.  I stamped it the same as the feathers and cut it out with the Bitty Banners Framelits.  The same die was used to cut out another banner from Mossy Meadow card stock that I used to mat the sentiment.  Dimensionals were used to attach it to the card.
Another easy card to complete.  I have a collection of washi tapes so this was one way to use some.  Easy to forget they're here.  Have a wonderful weekend.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Traveler Train

As I was looking at some of the challenges out there in blog land, I came across the Paper Players Challenge #220 to use something vintage on the card or make a vintage card.  I'm not good with vintage cards but I think the train certainly looks vintage.  I also used the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge #226 and the sketch from the Sunday Stamps Challenge #88.

Card Base:  Naturals Ivory card stock.  Added a layer of Mossy Meadow card stock.  I attached three pieces of Burlap Ribbon; each end was frayed before attaching to the Mossy Meadow.
Image Layer:  The train image from the Traveler stamp set was stamped on Naturals Ivory card stock with Soft Suede ink.  The edges were distressed and sponged with Soft Suede ink.  To mat the picture I chose Cajun Craze card stock.  The edges were sponged with Soft Suede ink
I wrapped hemp twine around it three times and added a retired vanilla brad.  I then tore the bottom edge and sponged that also.  The image layer was attached to the burlap with Dimensionals.

This turned out to be a clean and simple card and perfect for sending to a special guy in your life.  Hope your week is going well.  The weekend is almost here.

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Starry Christmas

I had a class on Saturday and this was one of the cards we made.  I used the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #160 as my inspiration.  The basic sketch was used but I changed up a couple of things.

Card Base:  Lost Lagoon card stock to which I added a layer of All is Calm designer paper.  A piece of Soft Sky card stock was embossed with the Lucky Stars embossing folder and added to the card along with a piece of Lost Lagoon.  Two pieces of Silver ribbon were added to the Lost Lagoon as well as a bow made from the same ribbon.
Stars:  Cut a star out of Silver Foil using the Stars Framelits.  Heat embossed a star from the Bright and Beautiful stamp set  on Whisper White card stock with VersaMark and Silver embossing powder.  It was then cut out using the second smallest Stars framelit.  The smallest star from the framelits was used to cut out a piece of Lost Lagoon.  Added a retired glimmer brad and attached the stars with Dimensionals.
Easy peasy card and the ladies really liked it.
Sure hope you had a great weekend.  Pretty windy around here all day.  I guess it's that time of year.  Did you remember to turn your clocks back last night?

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Snowflakes in Neutral

Good Tuesday morning.  On my card today I used two challenges:  Pals Paper Arts Challenge #225 and Merry Monday Challenge #132 - snowflakes, dry embossing, use neutral colors.  This would also be a great card for a winter birthday.

Card Base:  Whisper White card stock.
Embossed Layer:  Whisper White card stock embossed using the Northern Flurry embossing folder.  Added VersaMark and Iridescent Ice and heat embossed it for some sparkle.  Matted with Basic Gray card stock.
Additional Layers:  Heat embossed a piece of Smoky Slate card stock the same as I did the embossed layer.  It was matted with Basic Gray
card stock and attached to the card.  Matted a piece of All is Calm designer paper with Basic Gray and added it to the card.  Cut some snowflakes from Whisper White using the retired Northern Frost Decorative Strip die.  Dimensionals were used to attach them to the card.
Finishing Touches:  Added some Dazzling Details to the three snowflakes as well as Rhinestones to the center.
Hopefully these are the only snowflakes that are around here for a while but you never know.  Enjoy a wonderful day.

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