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Silver snowflakes

Happy Saturday!

The colour combination for this week’s Color Throwdown challenge is one of my favourite festive combos – blues and silver.

I decided to use the heat embossed background technique that I first tried as part of Online Card Classes’ Merry Making class last month. This time, I created a base using some older Stampendous embossing powder and then stamped and embossed the beautiful Hero Arts snowflake background. I love this technique and still can’t believe how the powder from the stamped image just melts into the background to create a completely smooth base!

I wanted to add a die cut sentiment from Simon Says Stamp, but it didn’t stand out very well against the background so I added a vellum oval – I love how you can still see those beautiful embossed snowflakes through it!  To finish off the card, I added some Lawn Fawn snowflakes.

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – Happy Holidays.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Day 15 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi there!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event this year.

The sponsor for Day 15 was Amuse: Christmas Visions. There was so much inspiration from the DT, but Tracey’s tag really stood out to me and so I just HAD to CASE it, using regular distress ink and stamps from Avery Elle and Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 11 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi there!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event this year.

The sponsor for Day 11 was Studio Katia. I only have a couple of products by them as they are difficult to get hold of in the UK.I do however have a wonderful die set and I used that as the base for today’s tag. I love the elegant tags that Tracy Freeman created for the challenge and pulled out some products from Simon Says Stamp for my take.

I loved how Tracy used a Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen on her poinsettia, and wanted to add some glitter to mine. I applied Stickles with a paint brush at a card class a few weeks ago and decided to see whether the Tonic Studio Nuvo glitter drops could be used in the same way. I’m happy to say that I ended up with lovely glittery petals! So difficult to capture in a photo!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Falling leaves

Hi everyone!

A lot of the leaves have already fallen in my part of the world, but I’m not ready to put away my autumn card supplies!

This card was super simple to make! I used a Jennifer McGuire technique that I’ve tried a year ago – I prefer this version!

I masked off my card to create a rectangle and then blended some Twisted Citron and Fossilised Amber distress ink before covering it with Perfect Pearls.

I removed the mask and then ran the whole card through my Big Shot using a Sizzix deep embossing folder.

To finish off the card, I added a few die cut hearts and a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.

I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Thanks/Thanksgiving), Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge (‘Thankful’) and also the Addicted to CAS challenge (‘Leaves’).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Favourite pumpkin

Happy Friyay!

This week’s Less is More challenge is ‘stamp layering’! I have quite a few layering sets – animals, trees, flowers, Christmas-themed…. but I decided to go with a Hampton Art autumn set I got a few weeks ago.

The pumpkin image only has 2 layers, so to add depth, I inked up the solid/base stamp with two shades of ink and then used a third shade for the second/detailed stamp. I masked off my orange pumpkin and stamped the detailed stamp a few times in grey. Love how nicely it turned out!

I added some colour to the scene using my Twinkling H2Os an stuck it behind a frame I cut from a base card.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Autumn Thanks

Hi Everyone!

I can’t believe it’s November already! Seriously! Where is this year going?

Anyway, there’s a great colour combo over at the Color Throwdown challenge blog this week – red, teal and green!

I inked up my favourite Simon Says Stamp Fractile Leaves, embossed and masked them before doing some simple ink blending with distress oxide inks and regular distress ink. I added some water droplets and then coloured each of the leaves using the same inks.

After cutting out each of the images, I used some of the left over Broken China background to cut out the base of the sentiment. Finally I added a few Nuvo Jewel drops to finish off the card.

I’m also entering this into the current Case This Sketch challenge and also the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge – Thankful.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.