Monday, December 26, 2016

Baby it's Cold Outside!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I did. We were able to be in VA with family to celebrate, so that was extra special! Plus we were able to leave the frigid cold behind in Ohio!!

My card today features a couple of soon to be released images from DRS Designs. I started this card by stamping the interlocking snowflake background image onto white CS with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with clear EP. Once it cooled, I used TH Distress inks to sponge on the color. I did the same with the new greeting Baby it's Cold Outside (1137G), then die cut it with a SB circle die and popped it up with foam adhesive. The mittens were created with a paper punch. I punched 10 mittens, using 5 for each to give some dimension. I used the tiniest snowflake from the background image to stamp onto the mittens with TH Tumbled Glass ink. I also sponged some ink around the edges of the mittens as well as on the top rim. The bow was created with some glittery white cross stitch thread and I attached the mittens to the ties and card with foam dots.

To create the inside, I started with a piece of white CS slightly smaller than the navy card base, folded it in half and die cut a snowflake being careful to not die cut the bottom parts completely through and glued it to the inside. This way the snowflake pops out when you open the card. The greeting is the new Snowy Days Greeting (1123F) from DRS Designs. I stamped it with VersaFine Black Onyx ink and added a few snowflakes stamped with SU Night of Navy ink.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you are keeping warm!!


Monday, December 19, 2016

Good Friends

Hi Everyone! With less than a week till Christmas, I thought I'd share a quick and easy card today. I used a sketch from a few weeks back on Splitcoast Stampers. I started with a white card base, stamped the Good Friends greeting with Versafine Black Onyx ink and then added a small strip of silver glitter CS. Next I added the navy CS and then the die cut silver stars. To complete the look some silver sequins and tiny stars were added. I used Glossy Accents to hold them in place.

I really like silver and navy together and am very pleased with the way this turned out. I think this is a great card for special friends at Christmas. It's quick and easy to put together too, which is a definite plus at this time of the year!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, December 12, 2016

Jingle Bells

Hi Everyone. Hope you had a good weekend. Can you believe Christmas is just under two weeks away. It seems to come quicker and quicker each year!

My card today features our new Holly Jingle Bells and the matching greeting. I started by stamping them on white CS, colored the image with Copics, die cut and layered on black CS. The background was created using two different EF with red and green CS. After attaching the two panels to a black layer, I added the focal image and greeting and then some die cut holly and bow. A few red rhinestones complete the look.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Snow globe Greetings

The challenge this week for the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge is all about snow globes. Here's the adorable cupcake image for inspiration.

Aren't these the cutest cupcakes?! We have a cup cake place close by, called "Cake in a Cup." And they won on Cupcake Wars a while back. Every time I participate in these Cupcake Inspiration Challenges, the urge to go to Cake in a Cup is overwhelming!!!! Maybe on my way to work!!

Anyway, for this challe3nge I used the new Tim Holtz snow globe die set to create this snow globe scene. I don't own this die set, a friend does and she came over earlier this week to get inky with me and brought it along. It takes a long time to cut out all the little pieces, but the result is worth it!

After gluing all the pieces together and then onto the blue die cut piece, everything was glued onto the white card base. The greeting is part of a larger greeting from DRS Designs called Christmas Scene Greeting.

I see in the picture that I got some glitter in places other than on the falling snow. Oh well, I usually do end up with glitter everywhere!

Thanks for taking a look and for the fun challenge!


Monday, December 5, 2016

All is Calm

Hi Everyone, I have two fairly easy and quick cards to share with you today. Things are getting rather busy around here, so I'm finding quick and easy is best. :-)

My first card features our winged angel, and the Silent Night greeting as well as the new all is Calm greeting. I really like that the fonts match on these greetings so you can use them together. I stamped everything with VersaMark ink onto navy CS and heat embossed with gold embossing powder, then layered it onto gold shimmer CS. Some gold twine was added before attaching everything to the navy card base.

My second card using the same sentiments, but this time they are paired with the large filigree star image using silver embossing powder and some silver CS that is almost mirror like. I apologize for the picture. I could not get a very clear one.

These would be good cards to mass produce, which I might be needing to do. We'll see.  Hope you are further ahead with your Christmas cards than I am. Be sure to check out DRS Designs' online store for all the latest holiday images.

Thanks for stopping by,