Sunday, January 16, 2022

Memory Box DT Post - Gentle Blossom Birthday

Hello there.  I’m over on the Memory Box blog today with a birthday card that features the Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral die from the 2022 Valentine’s release.  To view the post, please click on the photo below.

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Saturday, January 8, 2022

Memory Box DT Post - Old Lamp Post

Hello there.  I’m over on the Memory Box blog today with my first post of the year and I’m stretching the Old Lamp Post die from the 2021 Holiday collection to create a couple of cards.  Here’s one of them.  To view the post, click on the photo.

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NBUS #34 - new lamp post and heart frame dies 

Monday, January 3, 2022

CAS Christmas January Challenge - Silver and Gold

Happy new year everyone!  Are you ready to continue making Christmas cards? 😉  Our first challenge of 2022 at CAS Christmas starts now and the theme is Silver and Gold

These metallics are beautiful, but to use them together, I definitely struggled.  Then an order arrived with the We Wish You a Merry Christmas die from Trinity Stamps and the star tree topper included in the set was the “golden” ticket and inspiration hit! 😂   Here’s my card.

Metallics are so hard to photograph.  Had not intended to make it so dramatic with the black, but I wanted the gold glitter and silver foil paper to stand out more.  Started by dry embossing the die (minus the tree trunk) onto an A2 sized black panel. 

Next, die cut the tree from silver foil paper and the star out of gold glitter paper from Memory Box Majestic Hues Glitter pad.   Mounted the panel onto a split black/white card base, then adhered the die cuts over the matching dry embossing to finish!  Easy-peasy!

Our guest this month is Lisa (My Paper Tales).  Be sure to check out more inspirations from her and the design team HERE.  Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Memory Box DT Post - Edge-to-Edge Shaker

Hello there.  Happy Boxing Day!  Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and you were good for Santa to visit(?). 😂  I’m over on the Memory Box blog today sharing a new year’s edge-to-edge shaker card.  Click on the photo below to see the post.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Merry Slothmas!

Hello everyone.  Only 3 days till Christmas and I’m almost ready. 😆  Anyway, I wanted to pop in quickly to share a set of last minute Christmas cards. 

Rather than buying a Christmas sloth stamp set, I stretched the adorable Be Slothy stamp set from Time For Tea Designs instead.  Just like I did here stretching the otter stamp set, I added the Santa hat from Gerda Steiner Designs On the Table stamp set to make them festive and Christmassy.  All images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on scraps of Xpress It cardstock, coloured with Copic markers then die cut out with their matching dies.

The snowglobe was created with the Snowglobe Bases and Circle Basics dies from Memory Box.  The larger circle and base were die cut from Xpress It cardstock and shading was added to the base with cool gray Copic markers.  Partial die cutting was used to shorten the base for a better fit.  The sentiment from My Favorite Things Bitty Holiday Wishes was heat embossed on the base with silver embossing powder.

The circle die one size smaller was then used to die cut from leftover pieces of the gorgeous Blurry Flurries pattern paper from Whimsy Stamps.  Love this paper and couldn’t let them go to waste (right, Alice?). 😉  They make the perfect snowglobe background, don’t you think?

Found some blue and aqua panels (there were not enough of one colour) from my stash for my background.  Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers distress inks (DI) were then blended on the blue and aqua panels, respectively, for an ombré-ish effect. 😉  White gouache paint splatters were added for a snowy look. 

Assembled onto a white card base, then added snow over the sloths with a white gel pen to finish.

Thank you for joining me today.  Have a Merry Christmas!

Pixie’s Snippets Playground - #418 Christmas/New Year’s    (all papers were snippets from my stash)