Wednesday, December 21, 2011
I had long admired the "Scenic Season" stamp set in the SU! catty and finally caved and got it. It's such an elegant stamp set and so quick and easy to use. These cards came together in no time.
Or, what would have been "no time" had I not used VersaMark and shimmery/sparkly heat embossing powder and then hit them again with 2-way glue and Dazzling Diamonds... Of the four cards I made, these took the longest. I inked my stamp with VersaMark and then Night of Navy ink and stamped the image. I then sprinkled on the embossing powder and hit it with the heat gun. I could only make them three and four at a time in this way. Oh my.
But, the effort was worth it. These are sparklerific and lovely. What more could I ask for?
This card uses:
*Stamp Set: "Scenic Season"
*Ink: Night of Navy
*Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy
*Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, some sparkly non-SU! embossing powder
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Next, we have this little guy. Oh how I do love "Dasher". I fell in love with him the first time I saw him and simply had to have him. At once. ;o)
He came to live with me and we have made many beautiful Christmas cards together. Because he's such a simple, yet elegant kind of guy, I wanted something simple yet elegant to compliment him.
Add to that my love of red, kraft and white together, and we had a winner. :o)
This card uses:
*Stamp Set: "Dasher"
*Ink: Crumb Cake
*Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, silver glimmer paper (LOVE this stuff!)
*Accessories: Cuttle Bug Snowflake embossing folder, snowflake punch
Monday, December 19, 2011
I punched triangles using the Pennant punch and adhered Melon Mambo pom poms to them. The stamp comes from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" stamp set.
This card gives me a tooth ache just looking at it, but I know my Bitty girl will looooove it. :o) After all, a girl only turns six once. :o)
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Combine that with rolling into Christmas season and there are myriad things that must be done, such as, oh, I don't know, making all the Christmas candy and cookies for the family. Oh, and let's not forget, Christmas cards! Ack!
How in the world did I get it all done when I was working?
The thing is, I LOVE making cards. I adore it, even. It is a huge stress release for me to get in there and fiddle around with papers and stamps. Methinks I just need to get in there and do it, and not stress about everything else so much. I mean, the messes will still be there when I'm done, right? ;o)
Anyhow, enough rambling. I typically make 20 cards each of four or five designs, thereby saving myself from the insanity of making 80-100 cards that are all the same. I pulled out a couple of sets I've never used and decided to ink them up.
See those lovely pieces of fleece up there? I saw them next to each other in JoAnn and knew Miss Bean had to have a blanket made from them (Lil will be making it for her). Inspired by the colors, I decided to make a retro-looking Christmas card. Even better? The Paper Players challenge this week is to create a Christmas card using non-traditional stamps and/or colors. I do believe this fits the bill.
Well, yesterday I had another card come together using the same stamp sets and colors. Score! Card number two is a go. :o) I was worried I might become numb using the same colors over and over, but given my love of these two colors, I don't think that will be a problem at all.
I still have at least two more designs to come up with, but hey, I'm half way there!
These cards use:
Stamp Sets: "Snow Burst", "Four the Holidays"
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party, Silver Glimmer
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party
Accessories: snowflake punch (non-SU!), Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
I suppose I had better be off to the offuido once more...