Friday, December 30, 2016

Happy New Year!

Welcome everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.
Today's project was created with the new year in mind. When I think of a New Year's Eve party, I think of lots of sparkle with black and gold. I started by stenciling the confetti dots onto smooth white card stock using Versamark sticky ink and the Echo Park Snow Fall Stencil. After taping the stencil down on top of the card stock, I squished my Versamark ink pad directly onto the stencil. I was careful to make sure to get plenty of sticky ink into the holes of the stencil.

Using the Kat Scrappiness Happy New Year die, I cut the greeting three times.They were  adhered together with spray adhesive. I used an inexpensive sponge dauber to messily sponge Versamark stick ink onto the bottom half of the Happy New Year die cuts. Next, I covered the sticky ink with Nuvo Gold Enchantment Embossing Powder and heat set it. I wanted the Happy New Year words to look like they were dripping with sparkle.

Using the Kat Scrappiness Double Stitched Circle Dies, I cut the confetti background as well as a smaller vellum circle. I love how the vellum adds dimension and interest without covering up the gold dots underneath. I also cut a vellum star using Gina Marie Design's Stitched Star Dies. Using the sponge dauber again, I inked up the edges of the star and added more of the Nuvo Gold Enchantment Embossing Powder. This is all layered on top of black and white stripped patterned paper, and plain black card stock. I shifted all of the layers to the right and trimmed off the excess on that edge.

The finishing touch to my card was to add a bit more sparkle. Can you ever have enough sparkle? I used the Kat Scrappiness Holiday Sparkle sequin mix. These sequins have the look of being glittered. The gold was perfect for this design. They perfectly matched the gold embossing powder and carried the confetti look

Thank you for joining me today! I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed new year!


Sunday, December 25, 2016

Oh Come Let Us Adore HIM!

Merry Christmas everyone!

This little Christmas card was made using the adorable Baby Jesus Stamp and Die set from Neat and Tangled. I stamped the image twice onto Bristol card stock with Versafine Onyx Black Ink. Versafine ink is waterproof, and won't bleed when watercoloring.. I used both Distress Inks and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color the images. I first colored the hay with the Distress Inks and blended them out with water and a paint brush. On the second image I only colored the baby Jesus. I used the Zig markers to add pigment and then smoothed it out and spread the pigment with water and a brush.

Next I created the background panel. I brushed on two blue Distress Inks with an inexpensive paint brush (My Clarity Stencil Brushes are on reserve), making the center darker and lighter around the edges. To finish the background I tapped on some Shimmer Spritz and then blotted it up with paper towels. That pulls some of the pigment up in certain areas, but leaves behind added texture and shimmer.

Using my Stampaholic Stamping Tool, I lined up the greeting that came with the Baby Jesus stamp set and stamped it with the same Versafine Black Onyx Ink. I was able to stamp the sentiment twice for a darker image, by leaving it in place in the stamping tool, inking it up, and stamping it again. The bed of hay is adhered with a small piece of foam tape, with the baby adhered flat on top of that.
I love this sweet and simple card!

For more details, please check out the video below!
Thank you and Merry Christmas!



Friday, December 16, 2016

Wishing you JOY!

Hello and Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all are enjoying the season.
Today's project was both fun and super easy to put together! I started out by die cutting both of my background panels, the little light bulb and the pine needles. The green plaid paper and the plaid on the little bulb  is from Lawn Fawn's Perfectly Plaid Christmas 6x6 paper pad. I cut the green panel using the Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Stitched Rectangle die set. The red background was cut with the Kat Scrappiness Double Stitched Rectangle die set.

After die cutting all of the elements for the card, I used the Carta Bella Joy Stencil and Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Garnet Red to give the red background a shimmery tone on tone effect. It becomes the perfect backdrop for the green pine needles and the light bulb! When die cutting the pine needles, I cut them twice. I clipped apart the second set and adhered them on opposite sides of the first pine needle bunch to make the pine swag larger. Next, I adhered the light bulb with a small piece of foam tape to pop it up off of the red background. The string for the bulb is tucked into the pine needles and then clipped shorter.

The Joy greeting was stamped onto 40lb. vellum with Versamark sticky ink. I covered the Versamark with White Puff Embossing Powder. When you heat set this powder it puffs up and resembles snow. It's so fun to add this to winter and Christmas projects. I used Versafine Black Onyx Ink to stamp Wishing you and then coved that with clear embossing powder and heat set it. The greeting banner is tucked into the pine needles and adhered to finish this project.

For more details, please check out the video below! 
Merry Christmas!


Friday, December 9, 2016

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!

Welcome Coffee Lovers!! 

I had so much fun making this coffee themed card! This adorable little critter from Newton's Nook was originally holding onto a large snowball. After I stamped him with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored him with Copic markers, I fussy cut the image without the snowball. Then, I adhered the cute critter hugging onto the Love Cup Die from Penny Black

All of the patterned paper is from the Christmas Delivery 6x6 paper pad from Carta Bella. I used the Lawn Fawn Banner Dies and cut two different sizes of banners. The Awesome Coffee Greeting was stamped in Versamark Sticky Ink and then coated with black glitter embossing powder. 

The last thing I added was a black and white twine bow. To the tails of the bows I added the cutest little Kat Scrappiness Silver Jingle Bells. They not only add a little bit of bling to your card, but also have an actual little jingle sound. What a great way to add a little fun Christmas cheer to your cards, and they are so tiny...they would not be to bulky to mail!

Thank you all for hopping by!!

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas Joy To You And Yours!

Hello everyone!
I started this project with the sweet little reindeer image from Art Impressions. I stamped the image in Momento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with my Copic markers. To build the shaker portion of the card I used both the Kat Scrappiness Double Stitched Rectangle Dies and the Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Rectangle Dies. I filled the inside of the shaker window with Kat Scrappiness White Diamond Sequin Mix,  Christmas Red Sequins, and clear seed beads found at my local hobby store.

Please check out my process video below for more details. It's so much more fun to show you how I made this shaker card. Grab a cup of coffee or soda and join me!
Merry Christmas!