Friday, December 29, 2017

Birthday Card using Alcohol Ink and SSS Cora Background


This is a card I made for a close friend of mine. 
She loves Rose Gold so of course I had to try to make a card with those cards. 

I used Pink Sherbet and Pearl Alcohol Inks for the background and then heat embossed the SSS Cora background in Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder.

I used the MFT Blueprints 13 Die-namics  stitched rectangle die and put onto a white note card. 

I used a sentiment from the Silhouette Design store. I first gold embossed some white card stock and then cut out on the machine. 

I added some Wink of Stella onto the white of the notecard and the "shadow" of the sentiment. 

I hope to see you next time and till then, 
Have a great day!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Christmas Card using Avery Elle Retro Ornaments


I have one last Christmas card for yo. I really wanted to use the Avery Elle Retro Ornaments Stamp set and the SSS Christmas Sweater Background. I figured why not combine the two. 

I first stamped the sweater background in Versamark onto some Bristol smooth card stock.
I then ink blended it with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. 

The ornaments and lights were stamped in Versafine and colored with Distress Inks in Victorian Velvet, Scattered Straw and Tumbled Glass. 

The branches were stamped with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide. I cut them all out with the coordinating dies. 

I used a SSS circle die and heat embossed the sentiment with Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder. I used the same embossing powder and dies to create the "strings" that attach the ornaments to the trees. 

I used some foam tape to pop the whole panel onto a white notecard. I then used a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen onto the sentiment circle, inside of the ornaments and the lights. I also put some on that border showing on the notecard. 

Thank you for stopping by for all these Christmas cards and 
I hope to see you in the new year!


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Embossed Christmas Cards using Avery Elle Warm Wishes stamp set

Welcome Back!

I have another couple of cards I made using the adorable Avery Elle Warm Wishes stamp set. 

I used Versafine Black Onyx ink and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers for the main images.

The background is made by embossing two different sizes of the MFT Scalloped Die-namics using a Spellbinders embossing mat.
I just love how it gave a subtle texture and interest to the background without taking away from the jars.

I matted it all onto some red yardstick from my stash. 

Have a great rest of your day and see you next time!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Christmas Cards using SSS Milk and Cookies Card Kit

Hey Guys!

I have a couple of cards I made using the SSS Milk and Cookies card kit. 

It is such a cute kit and so many ways to use it. 

This one was made by stamping in versa mark the gingerbread men onto some gray yardstick and heat embossed with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. I colored in with the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.  The sentiment is from the MFT Handwritten Holiday stamp set and heat embossed with the same embossing powder.

This one is heat embossed with Ranger watering can embossing powder onto a lighter gray card stock. I used the same watercolors for the images. I used the MFT Merry Christmas Greeting stamp to heat emboss onto some vellum and hand cut a shadow around it.

Thank you again for checking these out!
I hope to see you later!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Christmas Card using Sunny Studios Holiday Style stamp set

Last year when I was thinking about jumping into the world of stamping, I saw this Sunny Studios Holiday Style stamp set and was amazed at that bell. I thought just crazy how three different colors could create such a lifelike image. 

I am still lacking on inks so I used the Memento London Fog for the first two layers. Stamped once on the first then twice on second to make darker.

The pine was made using Memento Cottage Ivy in the same kind of way.
The sentiment is from the same stamp set and I heat embossed with some red embossing powder.

I die cut using the MFT Wonky stitched rectangle Die-namics and popped onto some plaid pattern paper from my stash. 

I of course had to use the ornaments for the inside. Im bad and forgot to write down the colors I used for the ornaments. My bad.

See you next time!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Plaid Christmas Card using Avery Elle Warm Wishes stamp set

Happy Saturday!

Today I have some cards using the Avery Elle Warm Wishes stamp set along with the Concord and 9th Plaid Background.

The mason jar images on both were done the same.
I stamped using Versafine Onyx Black Ink and used Zig Clean Color markers to color in.

The background above was made with Versafine Black Onyx Ink and Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder. I used the sentiment from the set and used the same embossing powder onto some black card stock.

This one used SSS Barely Beige Ink and Ranger Silver embossing powder. The sentiment is stamped onto some white yardstick with Versafine ink and heat embossed with Recollections clear embossing powder.

Both backgrounds were cut out using the MFT Dynamics Blueprints 13 set with the rectangle stitched die and matted with some black card stock.

Thank you so much for visiting!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Color Throwdown #473 using Lawn Fawn Winter Otter stamp set

Happy Wednesday!

The Color Throwdown colors this week are Pink, Green, Kraft and White. 
 A friend at work and I show a love of otters so of course I had to make her a otter Christmas card. 

I used colored pencils to color in the otters which I stamped onto the Kraft card stock and cut out with the coordinating dies. 

I used some pattern paper and glitter card stock from the SSS Milk and Cookies card kit. 
The snowflakes are from a Sizzix Thinlits die set. 
It is hard to see in pic but I used the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush pen to add some sparkle. 

Thank you for coming by and see you next time!

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!