Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas card using the MFT Fireplace Die-namics

I am so excited to be working on some special Christmas cards.
I bought the My Favorite Things Fireplace Die-namics last year and could not wait to use it.

I cut all the pieces from white card stock then ink blended with Distress Inks. I wasn't precise on the blending since so small and in some cases like the mantle I liked that gave more of a wood look. 

Below are all the colors I used and on what:
Mantle and Log: Vintage Photo and Gathered Twig
Stockings: Candied Apple
Grate: Black Soot
Flames: Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed and Wild Honey
Brick part: Fired Brick (obvious choice lol)

I used a docrafts Creativity essentials Brickwork background for the main fireplace bit.
I used versa mark and clear embossing powder to heat emboss the bricks then ink blended the distress ink.

For the evergreen boughs and bow on top of the mantle I used a Silhouette file and downsized them a ton. It was finicky but it came out great.

I used the Warm Wishes sentiment from the Avery Elle Warm Wishes stamp set. Seemed appropriate with the fireplace scene. 

I put some pattern paper and a strip of white card stock to create the background to give idea of wallpaper floor and a baseboard. 

I then used a Marvy snow Pen to make the tops of the stocking puffy like fur. 

The inside sentiment is from the SSS + CZ Design stamp set Coolest Yulest and the snowflakes are from that same Avery Elle stamp set. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope to see you next time!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Christmas Cards using Alcohol Inks

Happy Thursday!

Today I have some cards I made while playing for the first time with the 
Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks. 

I got the starter kit that came with Red Pepper, Stream and Sunshine Yellow. It also had the Gold Mixative and some Blending Solution. 

These cards are made just with the Red Pepper, Stream and Gold Mixative. 

This was my first time using these inks so I really was just playing with no rhyme or reason. 

After they all dried I used some awesome Simon Says Stamp background stamps. 
The Merry and Bright card is using the Kaleidoscope Background and the  other two used the Kaleidoscope Leaves Background. I heat embossed using Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder. 

The sentiments were all embossed onto some vellum with the Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder. The sentiments came from My favorite thins Handwritten Holiday and Warm Holiday Wishes stamp sets. 

Thank you so much for checking these out and I hope to see you on the next one!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Color Throwdown #472 using MFT Happy Pawlidays

Happy Wednesday, 

I have my submission to the Color Throwdown #472 for this week.

The colors this week are Red, Gray and Black.
I immediately thought of flannel with those colors. 

I used the Concord and 9th Plaid Background with Versafine Onyx Black Ink then I heat embossed with Ranger Silver embossing powder onto some Recollections card stock.

All of the images are from the My Favorite Things Happy Pawlidays stamp set. 
I colored them with Zig Clean Color Markers.

I finished off their hats with the Marvy Snow Marker to add some texture. 

Thank you so much for visiting and I hope to see you on the next one!

Monday, November 27, 2017

New Baby Card featuring Bundle of Baby Clothes Die-namics

Happy Monday!! 

This is a card I made to welcome our new nephew! 
The moment my sis in law told us she was pregnant again I bought this adorable My Favorite Things Bundle of Baby Clothes Dienamics set.

I used Distress Oxide Inks for all the coloring. The background was done with Salty Ocean and of course flicked some water to add some texture.  I then used my fave rectangle stiched Die from the MFT Blueprint 13 Die-natmics to emboss instead of cut the back piece. 

The clothes were done with Candied Apple, Wilted Violet, Lucky Clover, Fossilized Amber and Faded Jeans. 
 I didn’t want the blending totally solid and really like the variation in each piece. 

I used some of the clothes to also decorate the inside. 

The sentiment is from the MFT Welcome Baby stamp set. 
I then used some Nuvo Jewel Drops to add some fun dots onto it and they picked up the color of the background. 

Thank you for visiting and I will see you in the next post! 

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Birthday Card using Simon Says Stamp Artsy Flower Parts stamp set

Welcome back!
Today I have a card I made for a close friend of mines birthday. 

I wanted to create a whole background using these awesome flowers from the SSS Artsy Flowers stamp set. I stamped with SSS black ink and colored with the Zig Clean Color Markers and a water brush pen. I then spritzed some Glimmer Mist onto the background to add some shimmer.

I cut the SSS Happy Birthday die cut 4 times to give some dimension. 
I put it on top of some vellum since afraid the background would be too busy to stand out.

I then used some of the gorgeous Studio Katia Sparkling Crystals Mix to give it some more sparkle.

I used a couple of the same images for the inside of the card.
I’m trying to do this more cause it just makes the inside a bit more special.

Thank you so much for coming over and I will see you next time!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Zig water colored Fractile Leaves

Happy Thanksgiving Eve! 

Today I have another Thanksgiving card. I am new to card making and stamping but man it is rare to find Thanksgiving stamps. I do apologize in advance because you will be seeing cards using the same two stamp sets. They both happen to be of leaves.

I am using the SSS Fractile Leaves stamp set.
I heat embossed the leaves onto some Kraft cardstock using Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder.

I then water colored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers in a variety of greens, reds and yellows. I cut the panel using the MFT Die-namics Blueprints 13 rectangle die. I matted it on some Rusty colored cardstock.

The sentiment is from the SSS Ornate Leaves stamp set. I heat embossed it onto a strip of vellum and accented the strip with a uncolored leaf.

Thank you for coming by and see you next time!

Color Throwdown #469 using MFT Merry Christmas Greeting

Welcome back!

Today I have the second card I made for the Color Throwdown #469.

The colors this week are Light Blue, Blue and Silver.

This time I watercolored the background with my Gansai Tambi watercolors. 

I then used Versamark to heat emboss this awesome and large My Favorite Things Merry Christmas Greeting Stamp with some Silver Glitter Embossing powder by Recollections. 

I then used Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass onto the My Favorite Things Let it Snowflake Too Dienamics. 

I used the same embossing powder to make a matte for the background piece. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and I will see you in the next post.