This first card is using the Concord and 9th ‘Snowflakes Turnabout‘ stamp set and Altenew inks – the four blue shades. The 3 additional snowflakes are also from Concord and 9th, and die cut out of Crafters Companion Ice Blue Luxury card. A little more shine and dimension:
This second card is using the same turnabout stamp set, heat embossing in white on a light blue background:
I actually heat embossed each layer before turning it round to stamp the next, so it’s a good thing I had the turnabout jig to line things up again.
I again die cut the Concord and 9th ‘Snow Flurry’ dies out of the same ice blue shiny card.
I hope you can come and join us and make more cards for your Christmas stash – I look forward to seeing you in our gallery. XX
By the way – there is still time to add your creations to our Design Team call………. 🙂
Hello again – some more time in my craft room this morning, I decided I wanted to colour some images, so broke out my new Clearly Besotted stamp set ‘Christmas Corners‘ and set to it.
Here is my creation:
I stamped the images in Gina K amalgam ink, chose some colours:
and once coloured cut out using my Scan’n’cut – always a little nervous doing this as still getting to grips with that machine, and always wonder if it’s going to miss an outline or something – in this case it was perfect.
I stamped the sentiment on the card base, then adhered my mouse and baubles images, and attached to a 7×5 inch card base – my go-to size of card.
I also added some Ranger ‘Glossy Accents‘ to the lights, and some white gel pen for highlights, then let it dry before I stood it up to take a photo.
Hello again. I have been creating a card for a few challenges today:
A clean and simple card utilising a cue word, and some die cutting.
I used Lawn Fawn ‘Fog‘ card stock, and die cut the Concord and 9th snow flakes – with double-sided backing paper on the back – and stuck to a die-cut panel. The smaller snowflake I added on top of the larger snowflake, and some of the little tear-drop excess pieces I stuck onto the larger snowflake as you see.
The sentiment was heat embossed on white, just to tie-in with the background white card,
Here is where I played a little with the brightness on the photo:
……but I think is a little too bright – but I’m playing!
Hello. I have another Christmas sparkling card to share today:
I used a die set designed by Cathie Shuttleworth for Creative Expressions, and die cut that out of white card stock. I kept the white un-blingy, as I knew the black sparkly card was sooooo sparkly, that it would be too much. Too much bling? I am sure I heard you ask that…..well, yes, for this card anyway!
A couple more pictures:
I added the stars that came from the die cut to the background, and then die cut some snowflakes using the Concord and 9th ‘Stocking Stuffers‘ die set – again all in plain white card.
Quite a simple carde to put together, once I had decided on the design and which card stock to use.
Hi there. Another challenge has begun at Cardz 4 Galz and this time we want to see something beginning with ‘S’ as the main image. Here is my Design Team card:
A couple of close-ups of the bling:
Well – I certainly went all-out with the glitter and shine, didn’t I?
The card stick if from Crafters Companion, and the pack comes with 2 blue shiny card, and the glimmer card. I only used only of the shiny cards to keep it more-or-less monochrome. I do like monochrome when it comes to Christmas cards.
The die set which cut the three layer star is from Presscut, which I bought at a crafting show a couple of weeks ago – especially for this challenge, actually. As a DT member, you know we get the challenge themes well before the challenge goes live – and I’m planning my cards for the next month……talk about organised!
I didn’t know which layer to put where on this star – so I cut all the layers in both the blue and glimmer card, and played around with them. I decided to put a white background behind it, just to show-case the lower blue layer, and a frame cut out of some square dies I have to – well – frame it!
I die cut the sentiment and adhered as you see – onto the glimmer card so it would show up better, but leaving the actual star itself open in all it’s glory……..I may have to cut this out of other colours too – loving that star.
I did find that I had to use the metal shim in my Gemini Junior to make sure it cut through both these card-stocks, as they have a coating, making it so a little more pressure is needed to get through that coating.
I hope you can come and join us – I am sure you have lots of ‘S’ themed dies and stamps……..Santa, Star, Snowflakes – just to name some Christmas ones.
I hope to see you in our gallery – and please visit out DT members blogs for hints and tips into their own creations.
Hello again. I have managed to get to my craft room, despite still feeling a little jaded – this blinking cold/virus is hanging on in there!
Here is my card:
and a little better view of the glimmer and shine:
Another all-out blingy card here – seems to be a habit at this time of year.
I used the MFT ‘Christmas Crew Snowman‘ die set, and cut my own tag for the based with Crafters Companion glitter card. It’s great that MFT give the dimensions of the base tag/card for the snowman on their web-site, just in case you don’t have the basic tag die set.
I die cut the elements out of black glitter card, and red shiny card, putting them together with the hat on at a jaunty angle instead of straight.
The two blue card colours are from my stash – hopefully matching the colour scheme at CAS Colours and Sketches, as I don’t have the Stampin’ Up colour card they suggested………die cut with MFT stitched rectangles, then again cut with the Lawn Fawn ‘StitchedHillside‘ dies to create a little curve.
The sentiment is from MFT ‘Tis The Season‘ stamp set – and I think I’m going to play further with that set now I’ve ‘found‘ it again!
Hi there. What a week – not quite recovered from a nasty cold, but able to get to my craft room yesterday to play with my new purchases from Uniko.
Here is my CAS Christmas card:
I used the colours from the current Color Throwdown challenge as the basis of this card.
I used the stencil first, and inked through the bottom corner of the base card with an Altenew grey ink, then used a Versamark ink pad and inked again, and used Wow! embossing powder on those same area and heat embossed.
I wanted a grey based, but white sparkly background – which I think I achieved.
The flower is from the most recent release at Uniko, stamping the outline in black, then only stamping the middle layer of the three layer flower in an Altenew ink which closely resembled lavender.
I then had to fussy-cut the flower – I tried the scan’n’cut, but it cut the individual leaves out, not the whole flower – I’m going to have to look and sort that out for the future, but for this flower a little fussy-cutting wasn’t a major issue.
The boughs where stamped in the same grey as the ink blending through the stencil, and die cut.
Hopefully I can get back into my craft room today and I’m sure I’ll show you if I do manage something.
There is also a Design Team call, which finishes on 5th November so if you’re interested, and able to commit to making a Christmas themed card every two weeks, and commenting to entries to the challenge – please put your creation into the specific link on the blog main page.
So – back to the current challenge. Here is my card:
Hi there. I have a clean and simple card to share today – though it did take me a little while to colour – trying to use what I learnt on my Copic class the other week – but not over-thinking.
I actually bought this stamp at the pop-up shop during the break in colouring, and have been waiting for an opportunity to ‘crack it open‘ – as they say……….and then the CASology challenge came up with the code word of ‘feather’ ………
After stamping in Gina K amalgam ink, I coloured with Copics. I actually used some of the colour ideas given for the Copic class. I even ‘grounded’ my image – can you see? That is something I hadn’t done before the class…………..maybe the grey is too light – I’ll keep trying……