Month: December 2017

Glittering Holly

Hi there!

For my second card today, I wanted to play with some new Nuvo glitter paste that I bought with Christmas in mind. Can’t believe that I didn’t get round to playing with it until a week before Christmas!

Anyway, I chose the sketch from the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge and used a stencil fromEcho Park Paper Company. Lots of masking with this as I masked off the berries when I did the leaves and vice versa. Totally worth it for the effect!

Unfortunately, when I ran this through my Big Shot, it flattened/dulled the red berries a little – I think the paste may have still been a little damp, althought it felt quite dry to me. Anyway, I popped a little bit of red Nuvo drops on top of each of the berries to make them glisten again! I actually really like the effect, although it did take quite a while to dry!

I added a couple of strips of patterned paper and a die cut from Concord and 9th to finish it off!

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Shimmering Ornaments

Hi there!

There’s an absolutely beautiful colour combo over at the Color Throwdown challenge this week – pink, green, kraft and white.

So many possibilities but alas my mojo seemed to have completely disappeared when I sat down to make a card…. luckily a trawl through my older, much-neglected wood-mounted stamps helped considerably!

I embossed beautiful older Magenta stamp with gold embossing powder and coloured it using my Twinkling H20’s. This card shimmers sooo much in real life! Always so hard to capture in a photo.

I cut a square out of a larger square of white card to create a thick frame and stamped a Clearly Besotted greeting in kraft coloured ink before mounting it on top of the image with foam.

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Sweet Winter Wishes

Happy Saturday everyone!

While my Great Festive Cardmaking Frenzy of 2017 may be over, I’m definitely not ready to put my Christmas supplies away!

For this card, I used a couple of dies from Simon Says Stamp together with a stencil and stamp from My Favorite Things.

I’m entering this into a number of challenges:

Casology Challenge (grey)

CAS Mix Up Challenge (stamping, die cutting, stencilling)

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge (anything goes)

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Snowflake Greetings

Great news everyone! I have finished my Christmas cards! It took AGES to write and address them, but I got there in the end! And that means I can go back to creating rather than ‘mass’ producing!

Here’s one of the quicker Christmas cards I made to send out this year. I made a few of this design with an Avery Elle stamp and various snowflake dies. The one in this card is from Simon Says Stamp.

I wanted to add a little something to the snowflake to finish it off and was so pleased to see how closely the nail heads matched the fabulous blue Delicata ink.

I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge.

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Sparkly Polar Bear

Hello Everyone!

After posting a ton of festive cards with trees, I’ve been focussing on using my other supplies!

Today I chose this fabulous polar bear die from Simply Graphic and did some inlaid die cutting with glitter paper.

I used an Echo Park stencil to create the background and then added a vellum die cut to ensure the bear stood out against the starry sky.

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.

I’m going to enter this into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (winter/Christmas).

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Sparkling Snowflake

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. This fortnight’s theme is Sparkle (perfect for this time of year) and our sponsor is Happy Little Stampers. This challenge will run for four weeks over the busy festive period so it’s open until 6 January 2018. (2018! What happened to 2017?)

I had so many ideas for my card – mainly involving glitter paper/glitter paste/sparkle embossing powder! But none of them turned out how I wanted! So I kept it super simple and chose one of my favourite Memory Box dies from a few years ago. I cut my card base with the die and simply added some holographic paper behind it rather than attempt inlaid die cutting!

I ummed and ahhed about adding a sentiment and in the end I decided against it. At the moment, it can be used as a card for a friend who doesn’t celebrate Christmas, or a thank you card, or anything really. Besides, I can always add a sentiment when I use it! In reality I think I will simply leave it as is when I send it!

It’s been really grey here recently, but I was so pleased that the sun emerged very briefly when I finished making the card. Perfect for showing off the holographic sparkle! Isn’t it pretty?

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Guest Designer Bharati from Handmade Happiness. She has some amazing creations on her blog, so please drop by her site!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!