Friday, 29 November 2019

Oh Christmas Tree

This late in the game I'm all about quick Christmas cards, and this Slimline Scallop Die makes quick cards a doddle.  

I stamped and gold heat embossed the trees image from the Bunny Delivery stamp set three times to pop behind the scalloped frame and then adhered the front to the card with foam tape for a bit of dimension.  I added a sentiment from the Christmas Ellie-ments stamp set and popped that in place and finished off with some bling in the centres of the snowflakes.

Job done! 😁

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Saturday, 23 November 2019

Winter Woods

I have tweaked and rephotographed this card a couple of times, it was one of those that just didn't sit right with me and I had to fiddle.  And, I'm glad I did because I love how it eventually turned out.

Originalloy, I coloured Winter Woods from Whimsy Stamps (which is back in stock) with copic markers, keeping the trees in pale reddish hues and I like it.  Till I put it all together with the pale wood effect background and nope, it just looked lost.  So, I hit it with darker copics and added a snow storm with a white gel pen and YES!!  So much better now.

Copics used

Snow: BG72, BG10, BG0000
Foliage: BG99, G29, G20
Trees: Originally E77, 34, 30 then added E29, 25, 23

I die cut a frame using the Rounded Rectangles Die set  and popped the image behind the frame.  I added a sentiment from my most very favouritest Christmas stamp set of all Holiday Mini Sentiments, then finished off with a few snowflakes, some bling and some twine.

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Saturday, 16 November 2019

Peaceful Doves shabby style

I'm back to the tall and slim cards, I really love making these.  I made a little treat box from matching papers using the Mini Treat Box Die

I coloured the Christmas Doves rubber stamp with copics and kept the colours to a minimum.  I used W5, 3, 1, 0 and 00 for the doves with a touch of yr24 for the beaks, G46 and 40 for the leaves and BG72 and 70 for the background.

I popped the doves behind a chipboard frame, love how they fit in there so neatly.

I made some foamiran flowers, and added some foliage die cut from the Christmas Branches die set.  I added some berries and clear sequins.

Seriously, how cute is this treat box?  I'm going to use these to pop lottery tickets in for the Christmas dinner table rather than crackers that are a total waste of money - who knows, I may get lucky yet!  I added a foamiran flower to the top and a holly branch (also from the Christmas Branches die set.) to the four panels of the box.

The papers are a mix of Maja and Pion.  I have a huge crate of papers I've collected over the years that I really needed to start using, it's ridiculous the stuff we buy, stroke and put away!

I finished off the card with a computer generated sentiment.  I love that pop of black.

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Saturday, 9 November 2019

Vintagey shabby Christmas Postcard

I've decided I way prefer my old style of shabby chic card making over the CAS look because I NEED to faff and fiddle so was in my happy place whilst making this Christmas Card.

I made up a vintage looking postcard by stamping elements from the Christmas Postcard Clear Stamp set from Whimsy Stamps on to a piece of the patterened paper I was using (I think it's either old Pion or Maja that I used for this card, probably a mixture of both IIRC)

Then I stamped on the pine cone image in distress ink and added a touch of Artiza brush markers to add a bit of colour.  And then ... I hit it with some Distress Glitter because ... Bling!

I made the poinsettia from 160 gsm white paper that I coloured with oil pastels before shaping.  I used the Lily Flower Die for this, but the petals are die cut in sets of 3 so I just did a bit of trimming and rearranging to get 5 petals for each layer and voila, a 5 petal poinsettia.  I love getting more out of my dies.  I die cut some foliage in different shades of blue and some white using the Christmas Branch Die Set and finished off with some white berries and more glitter.

I added a sentiment from the Christmas Memories Clear Stamps which I heat embossed on to black card.  I wasn't too sure about the black at first, but ended up liking the pop it gives.

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Sunday, 3 November 2019

Tartan Plaid CAS (well, sort of)

Tartan Plaid is the new background stamp that Whimsy Stamps released this week, it's it just fab?!  I love the different looks you get from changing up the ink colour.

For the gold card, I stamped the background in Pumice Stone Distress Oxide then heat embossed a sentiment from the Christmas Postcard Clear Stamp Set with gold EP.  I used the same EP to heat emboss the chipboard bauble and finished off bling because ... Christmas!

The second card I used Memento black ink and matted this on to red card.  Love red, black and white together.  I die cut the Merry Large Word Die three times from red cardstock and adhered the layers together for a bit more dimension.  I finished off with some glittery snowflakes and red Nuvo Drops.

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Friday, 1 November 2019

Bunny Delivery - Whimsy Stamps November Release

It's Whimsy Stamps release day!  I've gone crazy for all things cute lately so was right in my happy zone when this CUTE stamp set landed.

I started off creating the background scene by heat embossing the trees from the Bunny Delivery Stamp set then inking in the sky using Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet Distress Oxides.  I cut out some white card for the snow banks and inked them with Scattered Straw Distress Oxide, fading out to white for the tops of the snow banks then slathered on some chunky and fine glitter because .... bling!

I coloured the bunny and sled with copic markers:

Bunny: W3, 1, 0 ,00, R30, R000
Sled: C3, 0; E74, 70
Red: R59, 39. 37, 35
Gold: YR27, 23, Y11

I fussy cut the image out and popped it up with some foam pads and finished off with a sentiment also from the stamp set.  The birch trees and cardinals in the background have a story.  See, I used them for this month instead of next .... oopsie!  So you get a sneaky peek of what's coming next month.  My bad 😳