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Monday, December 11, 2017

Believe in Magic

So I had this idea pop into my head and I am sure I am not the first person with this idea, but it led me to today's card.

I have seen the layered panel stamped cards, where the stamped image goes off the popped up panel on to the background, which I love. While I was making some ornaments with my grandkids using the Cameo double sided adhesive paper where I diecut snowflakes and glittered them, not original I know, but I loved the look and thought it would probably make a beautiful card using the popped up panel look but instead of a stamped image I would use the snowflake diecuts.

It took be a bit of time to diecut, glitter and place them on the panel. I laid the smaller panel on top of the other, laid the snowflake down then holding the edge of the part that laid on the background I pulled the top panel away. Then all I had to do was place the top panel on top, align a second snowflake on top of the other then adhere the snowflake down, and trim the excess. I do spray a bit of hairspray on my glittered snowflakes so the glitter doesn't shed heavily.

Then I fought with the sentiment, and the color but when I finally settled those two items the rest just came together.


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Bring on the SNOW

Having my copics out and grabbing handfuls of stamps and dies I wanted to use for potential cards,  I found the stamped and diecut SNOW sentiment, I decided to mash it up with the cute little Yeti from MFTS. The Snow die and stamp set is from Papertrety Ink.

My selection of pp is on the limited side but I did find this circle paper that seemed to mimic the snow and I was going to try adding a snow bank under the Snow and Yeti but in my haste I forgot, but honestly I don't think it's needed.

I do love the grey and blue combo color on this card.


Monday, December 4, 2017

Happiest of Holidays

Time for the cutesy cards, just love these elves from MFTS. A pretty simple card just stamped than colored with my copics. I did a little masking with the tree and then diecut and popped up the elf with the ornament.


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Sending Loads of Christmas Wishes

I guess I was on a kick for masculine themed Christmas cards because I found myself making another one. I have always wanted the truck stamp from Stampin Up but never bought it, then found this one from Stampendous with dies included along with the packages, a tree and a sentiment, so I bought it on sale at Michael's, double score.

I am also trying to use up my old Christmas pp so I can justify buying more and figure I have about 5 pads that needed to be used, most are nearing their end but a couple still had quite a few sheets left so trying to whittle those down, thus that's what led me down the road to this more antique looking card.

The truck against the pp and card base seemed pretty anemic in terms of detail so I added a scalloped stitched die from MFTS and also the sentiment bubble (die also from MFTS) was pretty bare looking. Knew I wanted some holly but it was late and I was being lazy and didn't want to cut any out so I grabbed these enamel berries and leaves from Doodlebug. I believe I bought them on sale after Christmas last year. Seems I migrate a lot to buying any embellishments after the holidays because they are usually discounted down to a nice price.

I popped the frame, truck and sentiment bubble up but left the gifts flat to give some interest to the card itself.


Monday, November 27, 2017

Merry Christmas - Deer

Hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving and some family time. I thought after the passing of my Father In Law we wouldn't be traveling for the holidays anymore, boy was I wrong. So just got back on Sunday and finished up this card I had started before I left. It's a fairly simple card but for some reason I just couldn't find the right color combos for these three items. Finally after futzing around for about an hour I think I finally found something that worked.

I like the masculinity feel of this card good for those guy friends who don't go for the cutesy scene cards.

Really wish I had an expo to go to right about now. I really want to do a December Daily and would like to sort of prep for that plus get a bunch of cards completed. Right now my first two weekends in December are already spoken for so I am pretty sure the month is going to fly by and next thing I'll notice is me staring Christmas morning in the face.




Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Merry Christmas

I bought this stamp either last year or this year, I can't remember which but I don't like to buy things and not use them so I decided to give it a spin. The image was colored with copics and then I gave a bit of texture to the santa hat using the Copic white paint, a stylus to apply or dab it on and then a towel to give it the nappy texture. I also dabbed some onto the flakes of snow.

Using up some old pp and a previous diecut Christmas sentiment made this easy to finish.


Monday, November 20, 2017

Joy To The World

I wanted to do some stamping so I grabbed my Clearly Besotted stamps to create a background using my Altenew inks. I liked the feel of the woodsy look the stamps gave the card and decided it needed a bit of oomph factor, thus I diecut the Joy sentiment from my Papertrey Ink dies using some glitter and gold cardstocks. The banner sentiment was a leftover from last year I guess so it matched perfectly.

It still seemed a little bare so I punched some pine branches and tucked them in behind the Joy and thought it was looking better but still needed a little something extra and thus I found some red gingham checked ribbon which really added a nice punch of color.

I really love the glimmer of the Joy die, it's very festive and a perfect fit for a Christmas card.