Friday, December 31, 2010

Two More 2010 Christmas Cards

Here is another Christmas card that I made. The image for this card is from Just Rite Stamps. It's difficult to see in the picture, but I stamped the background paper with snowflakes and embossed with VersaMark and clear embossing powder mixed with glitter. It has a subtle shimmer that turned out really nice. I touched the snow and branches with glue and sprinkled some glitter on the image as well.

Supplies: Card size is 5" x 5"

Paper - Neena Classic Crest Solar White for image, White Daisy and New England Ivy Cardstock (CTMH)
Stamp Sets - Backyard Birds (Just Rite Stamps), Snow Flurries D1384 (CTMH)
Inks - Memento Tuxedo Black, Versa Mark Watermark, Copic markers, white gel pen
Embellishments - Clear detail embossing powder mixed with Prisma Glitter (CTMH), black metal bookplate (unknown), Rub-on letters (CTMH), Red satin ribbon (Offray), Prisma Glitter & glue (CTMH)
Other - Spellbinders scallop circle, Bow-Easy

This next card is one that I made for my youngest daughter who lives on Vancouver Island. Earlier this month they were getting a wicked snow storm which is unusual for the island, and she actually had more snow than we had in Eastern Ontario. I thought a snowy card was called for. I was inspired by a card created by the talented Tosha Leyendekker. I love the simplicity of white cards. I scored some horizontal lines with a dry embossing stylus, masked the area for heat embossing with post-it notes, stamped with versamark and heat embossed with silver. The sentiment is a glitter rubon.

Supplies - All CTMH except where noted - Card Size - 5" x 7"

Paper - White Daisy, Sky cardstock
Stamp Sets - Snow Flurries D1384
Inks - Versa Mark, Silver Embossing Powder
Embellishments - 5/8" Light Blue Satin ribbon (Offray), Silver Shimmer brad, Silver bitty brads, Glitter Rub-ons - Winter Cheer
Other - Martha Stewart border punch, Spellbinders - Labels 10 and Plain Oval, dry embossing stylus, beading wire

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wreath Love Christmas Card

Here is a card that I made for my husband this Christmas. I have just started playing with Copic Markers and absolutely love them. Hope to spend some time over the next few months perfecting my colouring skills. I used Mojo Monday Sketch #125 for my card layout design.

The image I used for this card is from House Mouse Designs  (I think these little guys are the cutest) - 'Wreath Love'. Card size - 5" x 7"

Supply List:

Paper - Neenah Classic Crest Solar White (for image), White Daisy and New England Ivy cardstock, 'Mistletoe' printed paper (CTMH)
Stamp Sets - Wreath Love (House Mouse Designs), Holiday Commentary - C1379 (CTMH)
Inks - Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Black (CTMH)
Embellishments - 5/8" Moss Satin Ribbon (Offray), Cranberry Waxy Flax (CTMH), metal heart (unknown)
Other - Hearts embossing folder (Crafts-Too), Spellbinders Plain Circle Nestibilities, Bow-Easy

First Blog Post - I Finally Did It!

This is my second attempt at starting a blog. I tried a couple of years ago and got bogged down in the design process and trying to come up with a title and address that I liked that hadn't already been taken. I hope to post cards and scrapbook pages here. If you see something you like I hope you will take a moment to make a comment. Thanks for visiting!