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Thursday, October 30, 2014

All Play....No Work!

I used the Add-On  Santa's Workshop set for this card.  I colored the image with Copic Markers and then cut it out with a Spellbinders Labels 2 die.  A touch of ink to distress the image while still in the die makes for a striking frame.

The bows and tree are embellishments included in the kit.  

Christmas Behind the Scenes Creative Kit: papers, tree and bow embellishments
Adhesive:  3D Foam Squares
Tools: Spellbinders Labels 2

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

You Shore Are Great!

 I have a fun trio of cards for you today featuring some aquatic/beachy themed images from Inky Antics.  For this fun card I uses some designer paper from my scrap bin and colored my elements to match.  A bit of fussy cutting and foam tape and you have an adorable little card.
Again, I found some fantastic designer paper in my scrap bin for these beach images.  Check out the fun way to highlight your sentiments.  Take color pencil or a marker and highlight just a word or two that you would like to pop.  I learned this fun trick from my stamping friend Debbie.
Ooh, and this fun paper was just begging for some fish.  I added Glossy Accents to the bubbles and a touch of faux stitching for fun.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Layers n Layers - Craft Hoarders Anonymous Guest Designer

I am Guest Designing for Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog today.  Today's challenge:
Challenge #18 Layer It!
One good way to use your hoard is to use lots of it all at once! So, let's see those layers! We need to see at least THREE layers on your project! (Ink, paint, embossing, and mixed media products do count as layers!) Drag out all of that hoarded paper or those embossing folders that are in the back of the drawer. Use those stamps, dies, and punches! Show us the layers!
My card has four layers of cardstock.  I used a Cheery Lynn die on the top layer.  There is a layer of Scor-Tape covered in Silver Medal You're So Fine Glitter under it.  Then I have a Lasting Impressions Ornament Stencil that I traced with a pen and then Tangled up and shaded with pencil.  The ornament is attached to the card with foam tape and then finally topped with a seam binding bow.  How is that for layers?  
Thanks so much to Craft Hoarders Anonymous for the invite to Guest Design this month.  Much fun! 

Victorian Ornament

Sharing a pretty card for Prickley Pear Stamps today.  This card is stamped on some swirly coated specialty paper.  It is shimmery and beauteous in real life.  I added a few gems on the embossed snowflakes and a touch of Copic marker to color my image.  The bow is popped up with foam tape for dimension.  I have gold twine to hang my ornament!

Supplies:  CLR019B Victorian Ornaments 3

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Polished Pumpkins

I have a few pumpkin cards for you today...I can't tell you the company of this pumpkin because I stamped it years ago on some glossy paper that I was playing with ink on.  It's not quite polished stone...but I did apply the ink to the glossy cardstock...but it looks like no alcohol.  I stamped the pumpkins on the inked paper with Stazon ink.
The papers are from my stash...they were part of a kit from the first design team I was ever on...I depleted the scraps from that file a bit more with these fun fall cards! 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Winter Card Trio

Loving this cute little card that features Inky Antics images based on Kraft cardstock.  I added a touch of doodling with a white gel pen and used some scraps from my embossing bin to make up a really cute little winter greeting card!
 Here is another sweet and simple winter greeting.  Circle punches popped up on foam add a fun border detail.
And finally a jingle bell that is on a sparkly embossed panel with lace and snowflakes and Candi...let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hangin The Mistletoe!

I have another card featuring The Rubber Cafe's Christmas Behind the Scenes Creative Kit!
For this card I used some more holly embellishments from the batch I did up last week.  Don't they make fabulous photo corners for the card?  

The stamp is in the  Elf'n Around stamp set that is included in the kit.  I did a slight modification and only stamped the top two elves on the image.  I stamped my sentiment on a piece of white cardstock and tore the top edge to resemble snow.  I colored my image with Copic markers and stuck them in the snowbank!  

The adorable bows are part of the kit and I added one to the mistletoe and two to elements I cut out from the designer paper pad included in the kit.  They look like gifts!

Christmas Behind the Scenes Creative Kit:stamps, papers, bow embellishment
You're So Fine Glitters:  Patriot Red, Fir Tree Green