Sunday, October 26, 2014

Newsprint Wreath Christmas

Good Morning all. I am happy to have the opportunity to play along with this week's challenge at Less is More, which is to use Newsprint in your project.

I die cut my newsprint paper with the Rustic Wreath die from PTI and stamped the sentiment from the coordinating stamp set.The little bird is from Tremendous Treats Christmas and the little die cut stars from Phrase Play #4. I'm happy to have another card to add to my stash for this year.

Thanks for looking.

Stamps - Rustic Wreath, Tremendous Treats Christmas (PTI)
Dies - Rustic Wreath, Tremendous Treats Christmas, Phrase Play #4 (PTI)
Paper - Classic Kraft CS (PTI), First Edition DP (SU)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics - YG67, R29, Y21, White Gel pen (Sakura)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop Take 3 - Christmas Tree Duo

This is my 3rd and final card for today's blog hop at Papertrey Ink. I used Holiday Colour Recipe #6 again.

I created a mask for this card from transparency the same as I did for card #2 - I just made my triangle a little bigger for this card. Using the mask and one of the stamps from Ombre Builders I stamped the light blue tree onto my card front. I masked this tree with the triangle that I cut out of the transparency and stamped the darker tree off to the left. I was having some trouble with my light blue ink pad, I can't tell you how many attempts I made to create this card, so even though the ink is a little splotchy I couldn't waste any more paper and just went with this one. The star and sentiment are heat embossed with silver and the sequins are dark pink and purple.

Stamps - Ombre Builders, Rustic Wreath (PTI), A Twinkle (CTMH)
Paper - Stampers Select White CS (PTI), transparency film (3M)
Ink - Sky, Pacifica inks (CTMH), Versa Mark, Silver EP
Other - bitty rhinestones, sequins

Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop Take 2 - Polka Dot Christmas

Here is my second card for today's blog hop at Papertrey Ink. For this card I used Colour Recipe #5.

I created a mask for my tree by cutting a triangle from a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" sheet of transparency (thin acetate). I stamped my tree using the mask with the polka dot stamp from the Ombre Builders stamp set - love this set. The star at the top of my tree is cut from Smoky Shadow CS using the Phrase Play #4 die. The Santa stamp from the Tremendous Treats Christmas set has a star outline on it which just happens to fit perfectly on the die cut star, so I heat embossed that with silver. I trimmed and split my card front and layered it with 3D foam over my sentiment which was heat embossed with silver on a strip of Smoky Shadow CS.

Stamps - Ombre Builders, Tremendous Treats Christmas (PTI)
Dies - Phrase Play #4 (PTI)
Paper - Soft Stone CS, Smoky Shadow CS (PTI)
Ink - Pear, Lagoon, Dutch Blue inks (CTMH), Versa Mark, Silver EP

Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop - Christmas Jingle Bells

Good Morning. I'm excited to participate in Papertrey Ink's October Blog Hop today. The challenge for this hop is to create a holiday craft using one of six non-traditional Christmas colour recipes. For my first card I chose to use Colour recipe #6

This is a pretty straight forward card. I stamped the jingle bell from the Tremendous Treats Christmas stamp set onto my card base and coloured them with Copics. I used a glitter pen to draw the lines and colour in the line and star on each bell and then heat embossed the sentiment from Rustic Wreath in silver.

Stamps - Tremendous Treats Christmas, Rustic Wreath (PTI)
Paper - Neena Solar White CS
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Versa Mark, Silver EP, Copics - R81, R83, R85, V15, V17, V09, B21, B95, B97, B99, C7, White Gel pen & glitter pen (Sakura)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Little Creatures Christmas

Happy Monday everyone! I have a quick little card today for this week's challenge at Less is More. The theme for this challenge is to incorporate little creatures on your card. I chose this cute little mouse (it is a digi and I can't recall from where) that I coloured with Copics and a gold pen. I stamped some polka dots in versa mark and heat embossed them and the sentiment with gold embossing powder. For the fine purple strip under the mouse and sentiment I simply coloured a 1/4" x 4 1/4" strip of white cardstock with the darkest purple copic that I used to colour the bauble and layered it under the shortened card front which I then layered over the gold embossed polka dot paper.

Stamps - Digi stamp (?), Tremendous Treats Christmas, Polka Dot Basics (PTI)
Paper - Neena Solar White
Ink - Versa Mark, Gold EP, Copics -various, Gold Pen

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Jingle Bell Christmas

This week's challenge at Less Is More is to create a one layer card with two of something on it. I decided on stamping two of these cute jingle bells from PTI. I stamped the first bell, masked it and then stamped the second to appear behind the first. I then coloured them with copics (haven't done much colouring lately, need to do some practicing) and ended up adding a few sequins since I managed to get a spot of black ink on my card and had to hide that.

Stamps - Tremendous Treats Christmas (PTI)
Paper - Neena Solar White
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics - C3, C5, R14, R27, R29, R59, YG11, YG13, YG17, Gold pen, White gel pen
Other - sequins

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Silver Dipped Die Cuts

Hope everyone in Canada enjoyed their Thanksgiving weekend. Great food, beautiful weather and family time - can't get any better than that.

I decided to play along with PTI's Make It Monday this week. You can check out Danielle Flanders video here on adding dipped die cuts to your project. I dipped my die cuts in  silver and used the latest sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch for my card design.

I stamped some white CS with Polka Dot Basics and die cut my snowflakes from that as well as vellum. I dipped the edges of my snowflakes in silver embossing powder and layered these over the vellum snowflakes - you can see the vellum a little better in the closeup. The sentiment is from Tremendous Treats Christmas which I also embossed in silver.

Stamps - Tremendous Treats Christmas, Polka Dot Basics (PTI)
Dies - Fancy Flakes (PTI)
Paper - Neena Solar White CS, Everyday Moments (Teresa Collins), Vellum
Ink - Sky (CTMH), Versa Mark, silver EP

Other - Silver Glitter strip

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Fall Colours Birthday Wishes

Happy Saturday! I am supposed to be doing laundry and cleaning my house, but took some time out to play along with this week's Less is More colour challenge - Autumn's Bounty - to use fall colours on your project. I based my card design on this week's sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch!

The inspiration for the technique used here came from the very talented Laura Bassen. I am a huge fan of Laura's style and use of colour, you can check out her card here.  I stamped my polka dot image directly onto my card front and coloured the circles in with Copics. I die cut the word Happy from the card front and a couple of times from plain white card stock (if I were to do this again I would cut out at least one more die cut so it would stand out more). I then glued the die cuts together and replaced the the word back onto my card (I backed the inside of the card with white cardstock to give me something to glue the word to). I heat embossed the word Birthday in white EP on black and voila! Love how this turned out. I am still struggling to find a good spot in my new home to photograph my cards, but this one didn't turn out too bad.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend!

Stamps: Polka Dot Basics, Wet Paint (PTI)
Paper - Neena Solar White, black CS
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Versa Mark, White EP, Copics - E13, E15, E08, Y11, Y21, Y17, YG93, YG95, YG97
Other - Wet Paint Die (PTI), 3D foam

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mostly Words - Stamping with Glass Blocks and Distress Inks

I thought I would play along with this week's challenge at Less is More - Mostly Words. This challenge requires words to be the focal point of the card.
I started out by inking up a 3" x 3" stamping block with Antique Linen distress ink, spattering some Broken China ink over the surface and stamping on watercolour paper. I ended up with a number of different versions, varying spraying the inked block or the watercolour paper with water. The card below was created by die cutting some of the stamped block images.

For the Thanks card below I stamped my block directly on an A2 watercolour card base. I got a couple of spots of ink on the card so ended up purposely spattering the whole card front with distress ink using a toothbrush.

And finally this Birthday card, I matted one of my trimmed stamped images with watercolour paper and popped it on my card base with 3D foam.

Stamps - Wet Paint (PTI)
Paper - watercolour paper, black, blue/green CS
Ink - Antique Linen, Broken China (Ranger), Memento Tuxedo Black, Versa Mark, White EP
Other - Wet Paint Dies (PTI), 3D foam