Monday, November 20, 2017

Merry Christmas to All...

Hi Everyone. My card today features the new Santa with Birds image. I had fun coloring this image and adding some shimmer here and there.


The Santa and birds image was stamped with Memento Black ink and colored with Copics. Some Nuvo Blizzard drops were added to his hat and the fur trim on his coat.  After the drops dried, I added some clear Wink of Stella to the snowy areas. The panel was die cut with a SB die, attached to the red panel and then to the white card base. Some white snowflakes were die cut and added to two of the corners. Red nail heads were added to the centers.

You can barely see, but on the inside the Interlocking Snowflakes Background image was stamped with Real Red ink along the bottom of the card.

So how are you doing with your stash of Christmas cards?  Hope you are further along than me!!

Thanks for stopping by.

blessings,
shelia

Monday, November 13, 2017

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge 431

Hi Everyone. This week's cupcakes for the Cupcake Challenge are just too cute. Plus the theme is fall, so what could be better for those last minute Thanksgiving cards. I'm glad I could play along.  Here are the cupcakes for inspiration.

And here's my card:


This was a fairly simple card to create. I started with the green panel and dry embossed it with a SB leaf EF after stamping the greeting from DRS Designs with Archival Jet Black ink. After attaching it to a kraft layer and then the cream card base, the die cut leaves were added with some TH Matte Medium. The leaves were die cut with a Stampin' Up thinlit die. I think these leaves look so elegant.

Thanks for stopping by today.

blessings,
shelia

Wishing you Peace!


Happy Monday Everyone. My card today features some images from the Christmas Village stamps. DRS Designs just released a new image (Village Rocks/Pond's Edge) to go with the village stamps, especially the Village pond.

To start I stamped the Village Pond with Memento Black ink onto white CS and then stamped the new Pond's Edge using my Misti to make sure it was lined up nicely. Once it was colored with Copics, I used a SB die to cut it out and then stamped the greeting, which is actually parts of two new greetings:  Doggone Christmas Greeting and Deco Peace and Joy Greeting. Next I stamped some trees from the Christmas Village Accessories onto white CS, colored with Copics, added some snow with a white gel pen, fussy cut and attached them to the scene. Some are glued on and some are attached with pop dots for some dimension. I used a clear Wink of Stella pen to add some shimmer to the snow and trees.

The background was created by stamping the snowflake background with VersaMark ink onto teal CS and heat embossing with white EP. Some TH Distress ink was sponged on to help make the color match the pond. Baker's twine was added before attaching the panel to the white card base. A die cut snowflake and teal rhinestone complete the look. Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by today.

blessings,
shelia

Monday, November 6, 2017

thinking of you

 Hi Everyone. Today I have a couple of Christmas cards that use the same new greeting on two very different cards.

The first one features the Heartache at Christmas Greeting as the focal point. It was stamped with Archival Jet Black ink onto white CS and then The Poinsettia Vine Corner image was stamped on two opposite corners and colored with Copics. After die cutting with a SB die, it was attached to the red layer that was embossed with a Paper Studio EF, then onto the green layer and then the white card base. I felt it needed something in those other two corners, so I stamped the Holly Jingle Bell image onto white CS with Memento Black ink, colored just the holly with Copics, fussy cut and added them with Matte Medium. Some red glitter Nuvo drops were added for the berries.


My second card only uses the last line of the Heartache at Christmas greeting. I purchased this snowman die while on vacation back in September and decided it would pair nicely with this greeting.


I started with white CS and sponged on some TH Distress Oxide inks after stamping the snowflake background with Versamark ink and heat embossing it with clear EP. Next the snow banks were created with some Fawn Lawn dies and the snowman was added after adding some Nuvo white Blizzard drops onto the snow banks. The partial greeting was stamped with Archival Jet Black ink and the three snow flakes were die cut with an IO snowflake die. Some blue half pearls were added to the centers of the snowflakes.

Thanks for stopping by today.

blessings,
shelia

Monday, October 30, 2017

A Doggone Christmas!


Hi Everyone. DRS Designs is just about to release some new images and I get to give you a sneak peak of this new adorable "Santa Puppy" (408F) and the new "Doggone Christmas Greeting" (410D) that goes so well with this puppy.

I started by die cutting the window with a MFT die and then stamped the puppy inside the window with Memento Black ink. Once he was colored with Copics, I added Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter drops to his hat. The new greeting was stamped with Archival Black ink and a red gel pen was used to add the red highlights. The pine branches and holly leaves were created with a MS punch. The red bells were made with a Taylored Expressions die and red glitter paper. Some Nuvo red glitter drops were added by the greeting to complete the look.

Don't you think this little puppy is the cutest? Be sure to check back tomorrow and each day after to see this and other soon to be released images. You're going to like them!

Thanks for stopping by.

Blessings,
shelia

Friday, October 27, 2017

Leafy Thanksgiving

I am trying to get all of my Thanksgiving cards finished this week. I really like the sketch for Tuesday Morning Sketches this week and combined that challenge with the Splitcoast Stamper Challenge to use fiber on your card today. Here's my card:


And here's the sketch:


Instead of using a circle, I made a cascade of leaves. I got this idea from Sister Sandie at Spiltcoast stampers. She created a beautiful card with cascading leaves this week that I just loved and had to case it. Here's a link to her card.

I started by die cutting all the leaves with a Darice die. I sponged some distress ink in matching colors along the edges and then went back with some brown distress ink. The brown is darker in real like. I don't know why it looks almost white in the photo. Anyway, I stamped the greeting with Archival Jet Black ink at the bottom of the yellow panel, layered it onto brown CS, added the burlap ribbon and then attached it to the cream card base. The leaves were glued on and then the twine bow was added. I really like the look of these leaves.

Thanks for stopping by today!

blessings,
shelia

Monday, October 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi Everyone. I have been trying to get all of my Thanksgiving cards created this week before I get seriously started on Christmas cards. I'm afraid I have fallen behind on all of my card creating. Anyway, my card today features the elegant filigree pumpkin and Script Happy Thanksgiving greeting.

I started with a piece of water color paper and sponged on some TH Distress Oxide inks. After blending the colors, I stamped the filigree pumpkin onto the distress inks with water. I really like the result of this technique. While that dried, I stamped the filigree pumpkin with the same orange distress ink, after stamping off once onto scratch paper, then stamped the greeting over top with Archival Jet Black ink. After putting it all together, I decided it needed a little bling, so I added some orange sequins.



Thanks for stopping by today!

blessings,
shelia