Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Memory Box DT Post - Thankful Pumpkin

Hello everyone.  I’m over on the Memory Box blog this time sharing an easy fall thank you card made with stamp sets from the 2020 Christmas collection.  Click HERE to view the post.

Thank you for dropping by.  

Christmas Craft Creations September Reminder - Shaped Card

Hello there.  This is the reminder post as guest designer at Christmas Craft Creations (CCC) for their September Shaped Card challenge.

I used a new NBUS stamp set from Kraftin Kimmie called Christmas Blessings and went old school creating a pyramid card... at least that was what it was called when I first made it way back when. 😂  These days they are referred to as a teepee card.  Here’s my card.

I made this from memory, but if you googled teepee card, I’m sure you can find tutorials for it.  The three 4” squares that form the base were cut from Bristol paper.  Scored each square once diagonally corner to corner, fold along the scored lines then assembled to the pyramid shape.  I tried using pattern paper and even ink blending to decorate the background like you see on these types of cards, but the image got lost in it, so I just kept it really clean and simple (CAS).

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on X-Press It cardstock, coloured with Copic Sketch markers and Polychromos pencils, then fussy cut out.  The sentiment from the same set was white heat embossed on black cardstock then trimmed down to a strip.  I wanted the front to be seamless so I traced the folded down base onto Bristol paper and hand cut it out.  The star (unknown) was die cut from gold foil paper.  Assembled the card and added shading below Joseph with a gray color pencil to finish.  I couldn’t find my velcro, so held it together with temporary tape to take the picture,  but when I send it, the velcro will be added.  Here it is folded down to fit into an envelope.

I want to say a big thank you to Charlotte and the CCC team for having me guest design this month.  Shaped cards are so fun. The challenge ends on Tuesday October 13th at 6pm GMT.  For more inspirations, head on over to the challenge reminder post HERE.  Hope to see you in the gallery.  Thank you for visiting.  

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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Memory Box DT Post - Pinecone Branch

Hello there.  I’m over on the Memory Box blog today sharing a couple of clean and simple (CAS) cards made with products from the 2020 Christmas collection.  You can read the post HERE.

Thank you for dropping by.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

CAS Christmas September Reminder - Christmas Tree

Hello there.  This is the reminder post for this months Christmas Tree challenge at CAS Christmas.

My favourite Christmas tree was a large white Christmas tree that one of my high school friend’s family had. It just looked so elegant decorated with gorgeous blue ornaments and lights.  That memory and this card by Loll inspired my card. 

Mixed media (MM) paper was used to create my card.  New NBUS Cottage Window from Poppy Stamps was die cut twice and the tree (unknown) once.  Traced the window onto a scrap piece and fussy cut it out for the backing.  Blended Blueprint Sketch distress ink onto it to create the “glow” coming from the blue lights.  Used my Crop-a-dile (remember that tool? 😆) to punch blue foil circle “ornaments” from the Memory Box Polished Foil Pad.

Next, on an A2 sized panel, partially applied white embossing paste with a spatula through an English Brick Wall stencil from My Favorite Things.  Stamped the sentiment (discontinued) with Blueptint Sketch distress oxide ink and heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.  Assembled the card onto a white top folding card base to finish.

So just a little over a week to enter this challenge ending on September 24 PST.  More inspirations from my team can be seen HERE.  Thank you for stopping by.  Hope to see you in the gallery.


Thursday, September 10, 2020

Happy Howlidays

Hello there.  Dropping in quickly to share a CAS Christmas card made for several challenges.

Used Hero Arts (HA) Nesting Oval Infinity dies to dry emboss the background on a piece of Bristol paper.   Applied some turquoise dye ink to it with a blender brush then splattered with the same colour to give it texture.

Stamped the cute puppy image from HA Fluffy Stockings Stamp & Cut set (discontinued) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on X-Press It cardstock.  Coloured in with Copic markers then die cut out with the included die.  White heat embossed the sentiment from the same set on black cardstock.  Assembled the card to finish.

Thank you for stopping by.

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