Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Glow

Hi there! I have a pretty Christmas card to share with you today that would be very mail friendly.

I wanted to make some pretty background paper and the Pine Cone Sprig (C31) image is perfect for that! I stamped them all in a dark brown and then went back over with Copics to add color. For my focal image I used the pretty Christmas Lantern (G393) image. I wanted to capture the bit of sparkle I added so my card is a bit tilted :) I like that the sentiment is attached to the image.

Be sure to join us in this month's challenge (click!) and if you use any GI stamps be sure to link up to the customer gallery (click!). Be sure to stop by the Great Impressions store (click!) and maybe treat yourself to a few new images...did you know shipping is free over $25?! 
Have a wonderful day!


Monday, November 24, 2014

Thankful

I have a new post up over at the A Walk Down Memory Lane blog today! I hope you'll click on over to see my project. Here's a peek.



Sweet Stamps- Bordered Sentiment

Well as usual the month just flew by! This is my last post for Sweet Stamps. I've had such a wonderful time designing with their stamps. This week's challenge is Bordered Sentiments.


I knew I wanted to use the lovely Lace Border(418H) to border my sentiment, isn't it beautiful? I die cut my "joy" sentiment and then wanted to frame it with some flowers so I selectively inked and stamped the corner or the Wild Rose and Vine Frame (7048K), colored them with Copics and trimmed them out. To finish I added some ribbon and twine. Thank you so much for having me this month Sweet Stamps! Come join us on the blog this week.

CAS Christmas Cards

The holidays are quickly approaching and you may want to create more Christmas cards to be ready. I have a few different CAS (clean and simple) card ideas for you that you can quickly re-create or mass produce. I pulled out several Inspired By Stamping sets for my cards and made three different designs. Here they are all together.



My first card is the takes the most amount of time out of all of them. I started by stamping my sentiment from Big Holidays. Then using the Poinsettias stamp set I embossed my flowers in white. The heat embossing is what takes a bit of time. After my embossing was done I stamped my leaves in kraft ink and finished by adding a sequin to the middle of each flower. 


My next card is a bit faster as there is no heat embossing but a bit of dry embossing. I first embossed my frame and then stamped my bird from Winter Birds and the sentiment is from the Poinsettias set. I then matted the front panel onto a red base and was done.


My last card is the easiest of the three. It only took me a few minutes to create this as you stamp directly onto the card base and it's all stamping. I started by stamping my sentiment from Big Holidays and then added the cute little bells from Build a Stocking. They nestle perfectly with the sentiment. I then added the music background strip from Basic Backgrounds III twice. To finish I rounded my top corners and was done.
I hope these give you some ideas for some quick Christmas cards! Have a wonderful day :)

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Cute Christmas Tags

Hello fellow stampers! Have you started your Christmas crafting yet? I've been getting a fair amount done. I like to put special tags on my kids presents so I made these.

I started by die cutting a scalloped circle and then stamping the Scalloped Winter Frame (H217) on it and coloring it with Copics. Then I took the super cute Snowflake Reindeer (F593) and left off the snowflakes stamping just the reindeer. I colored them with Copics as well. I added some jute twine for my tag string and added some Stickles for a bit of sparkle. 

Be sure to join us in this month's challenge (click!) and if you use any GI stamps be sure to link up to the customer gallery (click!). Be sure to stop by the Great Impressions store (click!) and maybe treat yourself to a few new images...did you know shipping is free over $25?! 
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Best Wishes Card

Hello! I have a card to share with you today over at the A Walk Down Memory Lane Blog. I hope you'll click over to check it out. Here's a sneak peek for you!


Sweet Stamps- Thanks

Hi there! Another card to share with you for Sweet Stamps. The challenge this time is Thanks. 


I started by stamping the beautiful Blossoms (4020K) image and decided to watercolor them. I used my Tombow markers for my colors. After coloring and drying I fussy cut it out. This is such a lovely image that I wanted to thanks sentiment to be understated so I die cut the word "thanks" out of vellum adhered it and then covered it with Glossy Accents. I added some sewing and a few pearls. Be sure to hop on over to the Sweet Stamps blog this week! Thanks for coming by!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Smile


Hello! I hope you are having a great end of your weekend. I wanted to make a soft card today that can be used for friendship. I pulled out several stamp sets from Inspired By Stamping and this is what I made. My little row of apples, bow and leaves come from the Autumn Blessings set. My sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Greetings. I matted my images onto a Fancy Labels 3 die cut and my banners are also from that set. I stamped the banners using Friends Forever. My strip of polka dot paper is from the Spring Lilacs paper pad. I added some dry embossing, lots of distress ink and some sewing. I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Happy Holidays

Hi stamping friends! Today I have a bold Christmas card to share with you.

I started by creating my background using the Diamonds set from Inspired by Stamping. I wanted to nest the little snowflake in between the diamonds so I didn't try to line them up too perfectly.

For my sentiment I die cut a Fancy Labels 3 and heat embossed my sentiment from Big Holidays in white. I then trimmed off a part of the die cut. I added some layering cardstock, a snowflake and some sequins. To ground my sentiment I added a bit of white embroidery thread. I hope you like this bit of a non-traditional take on a Christmas card. 

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Poinsettias

Hi there! Would you believe that I have a poinsettia plant that was given to me right before last Christmas that has bloomed continuously since then? It is a beautiful plant! My card today uses the gorgeous Poinsettia's and Berries ( K40) image and I made my own custom pattern paper with it.


I started by stamping the poinsettia image all over and then coloring them with Copics. Once that was done I went back with a white strip of cardstock and gold heat embossed the Old World Merry Christmas (E739) sentiment. I added some stitching to finish.

Be sure to join us in this month's challenge (click!) and if you use any GI stamps be sure to link up to the customer gallery (click!). Be sure to stop by the Great Impressions store (click!) and maybe treat yourself to a few new images...did you know shipping is free over $25?! 
Have a wonderful day!


Monday, November 10, 2014

Gelato Stamped Background

Hello! I hope you had a good weekend. Ours was really nice but super busy! I have my first post up over at A Walk Down Memory Lane. I hope you'll pop over and take a peek, it's a tutorial on a Gelato Stamped Background. Here's a sneak peek for you.


Have a great day!

Sweet Stamps- Lovely Layers

I'm back with another card for the Sweet Stamps! This time the challenge is Lovely Layers. I had a lot of fun with this one.


I wanted to use the gorgeous Queen Anne's Wildflowers (6008G) image and knew it would be perfect for this technique. I stamped the same image four times using some Spellbinders dies. I then Distress inked the edges so that each layer stood out. What do you think? I hope you'll come join us at the Sweet Stamps blog! :)