Thursday, December 18, 2014

Jingle All The Way with Stencils

Simon Monday Challenge this week has "Anything Goes" so I figured to make more Christmas Cards and use stencils to help me.  They have wonderful inspiration from the design team so make sure to check it out over here.

Here is my cards:
Stencil used here is: Spring Flowers (MFT)

Stencil for this one is: Diagonal Stripes (MFT)

Stencil for this one is: Concentric Circles (MFT)

One more card with the Spring Flowers Stencil (MFT)

Love this stamp set from My Favorite Things called: Jingle All the Way so pulled out some Copic markers and colored away. 

To get this red texture, I used Texture Paste and mixed it with Electric Red re-inker (MFT) and than sprinkled on some Ranger Holographic embossing powder to give it a little sparkle which is hard to see in the photo but it's there. 

Sentiment for these came from the stamp set Merry Messages (MFT) along with Wild Cherry card stock and Sour Apple under the Santa.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Jingle All the Way (MFT), Merry Messages (MFT)
Cardstock: Smooth White (MFT), Wild Cherry (MFT), Sour Apple, X Press It Blending Card stock
Inks: MFT Hybird Ink Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Spring Flower Stencil (MFT), Diagonal Stripes (MFT), Concentric Circles (MFT), Stitched Circle Stax (MFT), Texture Paste (Ranger), Electric Red re-inker (MFT), Holographic Embossing Powder (Ranger), Foam Mount.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Merry Monday 134 - Happy Holidays

This is such a cute photo inspiration and thought to give it a try since I'm still working on more Christmas Cards. This one is from the Merry Monday Challenge #134 and the Simon Says Monday Challenge to use ornaments.

Here is my card:
I haven't pulled out my Cricut all year long so I pulled it out and found some fantastic Christmas items in the Art Philosophy cartridge so I started there and cut out the frame using Outdoor Denim and ornament with Crystal blue. To add the silver, I embossed the areas where I wanted some shine.

The sentiment is from the stamp set: Holiday Treats by Verve and stamped using Outdoor Denim ink. 

Hard to tell in the photo but I made this little frame in a style of a shaker so the ornament could be popped up behind the snowflakes which were embossed using a snowflake folder and with shimmer white background.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Holiday Treats (Verve), Art Philosophy(Cricut)
Paper: Wonderland (ctmh)
Cardstock: White, Outdoor Denim, Crystal Blue, Shimmering Cardstock (Crafter's Companion)
Inks: Outdoor Denim (ctmh)
Accessories:  Silver Foil (SU), Ribbon, Let it Snow Embossalicious (Crafter's Companion), Silver Embossing Powder, Emboss Pen (Zig), and Foam Mount. 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Day 1 of Holiday Card Workshop

I'm way behind on my homework, but at least I wanted to get 1 card up that I was able to complete so far. This one is based on day 1 inspired by Debbie Hughes video. I loved all of the supplies used in the Holiday Card Workshop 2014 but already own so many Christmas stamp sets and dies, I figured to use what I had instead and see what I can make.

Here is my take on it:
Started with Blueprints 13 since I'm loving the look of stitched on cards lately. Snowflakes are from the Decorative Strip Northern Frost from Stampin' Up. Tag is from Verve called: Sweet Scallop Die

Here is a close up
To get the splattered look in the back, I used Gorgeous Grunge stamp set (SU) along with a Platinum ink. Cute little circle with the little mitten is from the stamp set: Just For The Holidays (ctmh). Last but not least, the sentiment words are from MFT called: Christmas Greetings.

Loved all of the videos in class and still will be working on more Christmas cards.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

VLVNOV2014 Wk1- Christmas with Unto Us & Holiday Treats


I love these sketches and so happy to be able to join for week 1, VLVNOV2014 over at the Viva La Verve sketch challenge. Plus another Christmas card done to add to my package pile. Here I was able to play with some of my favorite Christmas sets. This one is called Unto Us from Verve and Holiday Treats. 

Here is my card:
Love the color inspiration this week so I thought to focus on that as well as the sketch. Here I started with using a cute Snowflake embossing folder by Darcie and than used my Blueprints 13 to cute out a base along with Seasons of Style DSP from SU. 

Used my Stitched Circles from MFT along with the Stitched Snow Drifts to create a little winter feeling. Since I wanted some small trees, I grabbed my Tree Lines Die-namics and used a green copic marker to add some detail and a brown one for the trunk at the bottom.

Pulled out two of my favorite stamps sets from Verve: Holiday Treats for the sentiment and Unto Us for this cute little reindeer. Little stars came from the Starry Die (Verve). 

Please make sure to stop over at the challenge sites as they have a talented design teams which always have beautiful cards and terrific inspiration.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Unto Us (Verve), Holiday Treats (Verve)
Paper: Seasons of Style (SU)
Cardstock: White, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler (SU), So Saffron (SU)
Inks: Hybird Ink Black Licorice (MFT), Soft Suede (SU), Copic Marker
Accessories:  Blueprints 13 (MFT), Fishtail Flag Layers (MFT), Stitched Circle Stax (MFT), Stitched Snow Drifts (MFT), Tree Lines Die (MFT), Reindeer Fun Die Set (A cut above die by Verve), Starry Die (A cut above die by Verve), and Foam Mount. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

MFTWSC201 & Christmas - Jingle All The Way

Another week over at My Favorite Things with this cute sketch MFTWSC201 and for me another chance to play with more new things.

Also, joining in with Challenge #36 over at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long with their challenge of "Anything Goes" which is another Christmas card done for the Caring Hearts Card Drive. As much as possible, I want to try and create different cards for Christmas and thought it would be perfect to join both of these.
Here is my card:
This color combination came from My Favorite Things Monthly Color Palette and thought to give a go with this card. Click here if you want to view their monthly color challenge. 

Started off with Blueprints 13 since I love that stitching around base and added the Linen Background stamp using Grout Gray ink. Than I went off to play with stencils and molding paste again. Here, I used the Scattered Bars and Concentric Circles. 

After applying the paste, I added some Ranger Holographic embossing powder to add some sparkle. This is so much fun and now want to create more things with modeling paste and stencils and think it could be addicting. Hard to get a good photo of the sparkle look. 

To finish up the card, I used the Chevron border die in white, added Sour Apple by using the Stitched Circle Stax, and last but not least colored in this cute Santa from the Jingle All the Way stamp set and popped him up using foam mount. In the end, I wanted just a little more green, so I went ahead and added some green basic rhinestones. 

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Jingle All the Way (MFT),
Cardstock: Smooth White, Grout Gray, Berrylicious, Red Hot, Sour Apple (MFT), X Press It Blending
Inks: MFT Hybird Ink Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Blueprints 13 (MFT), Stitched Circle Stax (MFT), Scattered Bars Stencil (MFT),Concentric Circles Stencil (MFT), Chevron Border Die (MFT), Light Modeling Past (Liquitex), Green Basic Rhinestones, Foam Mount

Monday, November 3, 2014

MFTWSC200 - Sweet Birthday Wishes with Polka Dots

What a fun sketch over at My Favorite Things with MFTWSC200 so I thought it would be perfect to create my sister's birthday card with it and also join this week over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is Anything Goes.

Here is my card:
Started off using some Black Licorice and Wild Cherry card stock for my base and than grabbed some Kraft card stock for the panels which was stamped using: Darling Dots and white embossing powder.

For the center panel, I cut some Banana Split card stock to place behind this cute little girl and than used the Horizontal Stitched Strip die with black licorice again.

This cute little girl came from the stamp set: Sweet Birthday Wishes which was colored using copic markers and cut out using the matching die for this set. The little heart on the horizontal strip came from Blueprints #8 and for final touch, I added polka dots using white gel pen since my sister loves them.

Please make sure to stop over at the challenge sites as they have talented design teams which always have beautiful cards and terrific inspiration.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Sweet Birthday Wishes (MFT), Darling Dots (MFT)
Cardstock: White, Black Licorice, Wild Cherry, Kraft, Banana Split, X Press It Blending
Inks: MFT Hybird Ink Black, Copic Markers
Accessories:  Horizontal Stitched Strips (MFT), Blueprints 8 (MFT), White Gel Pen, Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder, and Foam Mount

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Challenge #34 - Christmas

What a fun site having Christmas all year long so I decided to join in with their Challenge #34 over at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long with a photo inspiration and anything goes week challenge. Plus this way I get more Christmas cards done for the Caring Hearts Card Drive.

Here is my card:
Since I just got these goodies, I figured why not use them and try to design something I can re-create fast and this is what I came up with. First I started with Spring Flowers Stencil from MFT and used white embossing paste and covered with a mix of clear embossing powder and red glitter.

Since I wanted the flowers a little more vibrant red, I colored over them with my copic red markers cleaning the glitter that was getting on my marker along the way, but it works. Marker looked fine when done.

Stamped this cute little girl from the stamp set: Jingle All the Way using my copics once again and focused on the colors of the photo inspiration (reds, green, white) and popped her up using foam mount. Sentiment came from the set Merry Messages which I just adore. 

I continued playing around and almost added the cute little Christmas tree or some other embellishment but in the end decided to leave it as is and not add more since the glitter makes this card shine and didn't want to take away from it.

Colors Used:
Face: E01, E11, R20
Har: YR21, E15, E18
Dress: R24, R27, R29
Scarf and boots: YG23, YG17, YG67

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Jingle All the Way (MFT), Merry Messages (MFT)
Cardstock: Smooth White (MFT), Cherry Cobbler (SU), X Press It Blending
Inks: MFT Hybird Ink Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Spring Flower Stencil (MFT),Light Modeling Past (Liquitex), Glitter (Martha Stewart), Foam Mount