Friday, November 29, 2013

Silver Snowflake

Here's another card I made with the Eliza snowflake die.  I cut it out and VersaMark'd the whole flake and then embossed with silver powder. 

Happy Black Friday Everyone!

Stamps: Holiday Cheer (PTI)
Paper: White (PTI), Basic Black (SU), silver
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Eliza Snowflake die (SSS), Fishtail Flag Stax, (MFT), silver embossing powder, dimensionals

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Christmas Snowflake & SSS Challenge

This week's Simon Says Stamp blog Wednesday challenge is anything goes so here it is :-)

My daughter and I got in some stamping time during her visit and so I added a few more Christmas cards to my stash.  On this card I used my new Simon Says Stamp Eliza snowflake die.  It is so delicate and lacy. I love it!  I added a red button which I now see is slightly off center. Sometimes it takes a picture to notice these things.  

The snowflake is popped up on the red tag (I borrowed the tag die from my daughter-Thanks Vickie) and the tag is also popped up on the card. I used a glue dot to adhere some Bakers twine.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: 'Tis the Season Sentiments (PTI)
Paper: White (PTI)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Eliza Snowflake die (SSS), Tag Sale #5 (PTI), white twine (SU), Bakers twine (King Arthur Flour), red button & dimensionals, glue dots

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Birthday Card for DD

I used the Inlaid die cut technique on this card. Simple but looks really nice. The white panel is popped up on dimensionals though that is hard to see in the picture.

The sun is finally back today. Cold but beautiful blue skies to lift the spirits. Have a great day!

Stamps: Wonderful Words: Birthday mini (PTI)
Paper: White (PTI), Autumn Spice DSP (ret SU)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Black twine, dimensionals (SU), Winter Blend sequins (Avery Elle), Birthday Trio Die Collection (PTI)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

CTS #54

Hello everyone. Here's a card that I made for my Christmas stash and for this week's CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge.

I saw a video with Jennifer McGuire making some super cute cards using a Memory Box tree die.  I couldn't resist it.  My first card was just a case of her card. More on that later. For this card I die cut the trees using some red and white striped paper, pieced it all together and added the sentiment. I thought the background was too plain so I used some speckling paste with my new SSS Peppermint Stripe stencil to create a background for the trees. I kind of like how this turned out.

OK, here is the first card that I made casing Jennifer's card.  Now if you get this cute little die and decide to make Jennifer's card then here is a hint. I hadn't really used Glossy Accents before but I had fun spreading it all over my trees. I set the card aside to dry and came back a while later to check it out. Well the card was not flat and the Glossy Accents flowed down the trees and congealed into little globs. I sort of scraped off the globs and reapplied the GA and it doesn't look too bad if you don't look too closely. So after adding the Glossy Accents make sure you leave the card perfectly flat to dry. Now I know.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Tuesday!

Stamps: Instant Photo: Holidays (PTI)
Paper: White (PTI), Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Basic Black, Season of Style DSP Pack (SU)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Pine Border die (Memory Box), Fishtail Flag Stax, (MFT), Peppermint Stripe stencil (SSS), spackling paste, Baker's twine, dimensionals

2nd card:
Stamps: Holiday Cheer (PTI)
Paper: Handsome Hunter, Tempting Turquoise, Bermuda Bay, White & Black (SU)
Other: Wink of Stella glitter brush clear, Glossy Accents, QuickStik Craft Tool

Monday, November 18, 2013

DD #79

Hi! It's a perfectly gray, gloomy Pacific NW day today and a good day to make cards.

I just got this cute little tree border die and had some fun making cards yesterday afternoon. I really like how this card turned out using black and silver for this week's Dynamic Duos challenge.

This would have been much easier if I'd also had the pine background die that goes with the border die but SSS was out of stock. Ah well!  I first stamped the sentiment and then embossed the snow. Next I attached the black tree border using glue. I die cut the trees again out of silver paper. Before piecing in the silver pieces I pressed the embossed flakes within the tree outline down flat. My QuickStik tool was a lifesaver for picking up those tiny little pieces and putting them in place.

Well I'm only about half done with my Christmas cards. Lots more to make and I still have packing to do for our move next month. Back to it. Have a great day!

Stamps: 'Tis The Season Sentiments (PTI)
Paper: Basic Black (SU), White (PTI), silver
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Pine Border Outline die (Memory Box), Dots #5 EF (Sizzix), Baker's twine

Edited:  WAHOO! My card was chosen as a Dynamic Duo Runner Up!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Titus is 9 Months Old

Once again it's time for a card for my grandson. He's 9 months and just started crawling. My daughter, her husband and Titus are coming out to visit next week and I can't wait to see them! So here's the card. This month I went with a pirate theme. I die cut the ship from Ahoy Matey and popped it up on dimensionals over the treasure map.

Hope you are having a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Ahoy Matey (Clearly Besotted), Treasure Island (TAWS)
Paper: Black, White
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Ahoy Matey die (Clearly Besotted), dimensionals

One more thing. My daughter crocheted this Viking cap for his Halloween costume. Of course he was the cutest kid out Trick or Treating!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Here's a card that I made while visiting my daughter a couple weeks ago.  4-1/2 weeks until move in day. Starting to panic - just a bit!

For the feathers, I sponged on the color and then gently fold them along the middle score line. They are attached with small pieces of foam dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Thank You Kindly (SU)
Paper: Kraft, Soft Suede
Ink: Soft Suede, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Really Rust, Tangerine Tango (SU)
Accessories: May Arts jute, dimensionals,  spackling paste
Tools: Pointed Feathers die (SSS),  Fillable Frames #9 (PTI), Chevron stencil (SSS), sponge

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