Thursday, December 5, 2019

Merry Christmas To You and Yours

Below is another card project for the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #466.  One of the MFT designers used a window on her Christmas card so I thought I would do the same with products in my stash. This window is from Poppy Stamps entitled "Madison Window." Looking out you can see evergreens from Inkadinkado, a snow bank, and some clouds made with the "Mini Cloud" Stencil from MFT. I used "Trim the Tree" stamp from MFT for the sentiment and the gifts in the foreground and patterned paper for the wallpaper (from MFT Fresh Squeezed Chevron.) The floor is a stamp from Altenew, "Wood Pallet" and the little character is from "You Gnome Me" from My Favorite Things.  That finishes the Christmas scene for this holiday card!


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Make a Wish

I was inspired by this week's Sketch Challenge #466 from My Favorite Things, to create the card below. Check out the sketch below, too. This birthday card uses the MFT stamp "Celebrate with Cake" but first I used a background stamp from Impression Obsession to create the criss cross of dots in blue. I have used this stamp before for male cards because I think it lends itself to a masculine look. In keeping with the "dots" I also incorporated the Spellbinder's Hemstitch Rectangle die which adds little circle cut outs on the rectangular panel. I used multiple layers for this masculine birthday card but no sequins or Nuvo dots!

Ornaments are Friends

Snowmen are a favorite during the holidays no matter how much snow falls! I love this stamp and the sentiment from My Favorite Things called "Trim the Branches." I colored the image with copic markers and used several dies to highlight the snowman in his red frame on top of some patterned paper. (dies from MFT "Stitched Square Frames and Stitched Mini Square Scallop Stax.) The ornament is from a Gina K. Design set called "Deck the Halls" embossed with clear powder for some shine and clear sequins were added for more sparkle. This is for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Traditional Christmas.

Winter Wishes

Hi Crafters!
Below is another holiday card which was inspired by another fantastic paper crafter, Nichol Spohr. I watched a video Nichol did for Simon Says Stamp during "Stamptember" using Polychromo Pencils on dark card stock. I loved the project so much, I ordered the exact same pencils and tried this technique. I did not have the stamp Nichol used, so I substituted Gina K's "Festive Flowers" which was also a new stamp set for Stamptember! The image is embossed in gold first, then colored in with the Polychromo pencils - chromium green opaque, permanent green olive, cobalt green, cobalt turquoise, prussian blue, and white. These blues look almost irredescent on the dark card stock when colored over a layer of white as Nichol did in her video. The sentiment is also embossed in gold. I am entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge "Let's Sparkle" and the Wednesday Challenge " Traditional Christmas" because of the beautiful poinsettia image from Gina K Design. Thanks for visiting my blog today.


Merry Christmas Trees

Thank you to Kristina Werner for inspiration on this card project. I made 6 of these for this upcoming holiday even though Kristina's card was #11 from her Christmas 2018 Series. You can view her video here -

For my cards I used a Memory Box "Garden Holly Bough" stencil on the panel inked in Broken China and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks. I also used this stencil on the envelopes. Stampin' Up has a punch die of a triangle Christmas Tree which I used to cut out the trees from water color paper and followed Kristina's technique of water coloring with several cool colors, then embossing with Brutus Monroe "Sterling" embossing powder with three different designs in each tree.  For the sentiment, I used DCWV silver foil card stock and a Creative Expressions Merry Christmas die. I layered the panel on a piece of Gina K. sea glass card stock before adhering them on a white card base. This card has a lot of shine so I am entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge "Let's Sparkle" and it has symbols we all recognize for the holiday so I am also entering it in the Wednesday Challenge "Traditional Christmas."


Tuesday, December 3, 2019


Here is another holiday card for this year done in black and gold. It's similar to the red and gold one which used the same stencil from Simon Says Stamp called "Holiday Foliage. " I embossed it with SSS antique gold embossing powder, added some black & gold ribbon from Gina K Designs, with a small bow and double mounted it. First I used some heavy weight gold mylar from Elizabeth Craft Design called Shimmer Sheetz; then I used a black layer for accent. The sentiment is from Sunny Studios. Entering this in Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge "Let's Sparkle!"

Merry Christmas

Below is one of this year's holiday cards with a red and gold color scheme. First I embossed a new stencil from Simon Says Stamp called "Holiday Foliage" with SSS antique gold embossing powder on red card stock, added some gold ribbon and a sprig of gold foliage made with Poppy dies "Tomei Branch" and Small Wispy Pine Needles." The sentiment is from Gina K, run through the Mink machine with gold foil. Check the close up photo to see the shine! Entering this in Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge "Let's Sparkle!"