Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Simple Snowflake Greetings

A fairly fast holiday card.
Cuttlebug folder embossed background
Stamped and border punched tag

Thanks for looking =)

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Wondrous Wreath Door

Last fall I found this stamp set with matching dies
at a yard sale, lucky me ! 
I found out afterwards that it was made by
Stampin' Up! and that the word dies were missing.
Oh well, it's still useful. 

Although I previously posted fall cards made with this set,
this was the first card that I made with it.
I wanted to try to recreate the look of 
the country wreaths I'm seeing all over,
with the big buffalo check bows.
I will say, this was a time consuming card, 
requiring nimble fingers and patience. 

This is a 5" x 7"card. 

These two photos are trying to show 
the wee little cotton pods I made. 
The flower die from this set was used to cut out brown 
card stock that I curled to create the pods. I glued
teeny bits of cotton facial puffs inside of them. 

I also used dies from the Wonderful Florals (Early Espresso stems)
and Rose Trellis (Old Olive leaves) die sets by Stampin' Up!

The ribbon is 1/4" black and white gingham by Offray. 

My door knob was made with a chocolate
5/16" brad and a little piece of card stock.
A fine line marker was used to draw on the key hole. 

The wreath itself was stamped with
Crumb Cake ink for the largest leafy portion.
Baked Brown Sugar was used for the accents. 
It's stamped on Whisper White card stock.

The door panels are cut from separate pieces of 
Cherry Cobbler card stock. I used a pen to
draw on lines then sponged ink around
 the edges to try to create the illusion of
raised door panels. Cheery Cobbler ink 
and pen were used. 

This was a time consuming card to make,
but my Mom is worth it =) 

Thanks for looking and Happy Holidays ! 

Monday, December 9, 2019

Pine Bow and Buffalo Plaid Cards

I made ten of these cards, with slightly different die cut pine cones.

The background paper is actually gift wrap.

All die cuts and card stocks came from Stampin' Up!

The Rubber stamp image is unknown.

A simple grosgrain ribbon bow is hot glued on
to finish it off.

Thanks for looking =) 

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Buffalo Plaid & Snowflake Cards

Two versions of a similar card.

The background paper is actually giftwrap.

The large white die cut snowflake die
came from Stampin' Up! I added the small
holes at the end with a hand held paper punch.

Bits of craft canvas ribbon, grosgrain ribbons, 
bakers twine, a paper punched button,
paper punched pine tree and
 heat embossed images finish them off.
I made several of these cards.

Thanks for looking =) 

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Bermuda Snowflakes

This card was inspired by the little tag kit I found at a yard sale
earlier this year. Just these little kraft tags with white banners,
striped washi tape and twine. I added my own die cut words.

The background was the most time consuming  ! 
The snowflake images are unknown,
they were a clear set with coordinating dies
that I found at a yard sale. Bold flakes were
stamped with Versamark ink onto white glossy card stock.
I then brayered Bermuda Bay ink over the top.
Smaller snowflakes were stamped with the Bermuda ink
and larger flakes were stamped with either :
- White Craft ink (doesn't dry on glossy unless heat embossed
and didn't really show up well, just a faint flat white)
- White Stazon ink (looked cream colored and 
also didn't show up as well as I had hoped)
- Versamark with white embossing powder
(showed up the best, but was soooo messy)

The first card  I made with a white card base,
then I made several with Kraft bases.

Thanks for looking =) 

Surprise! A "ladybug" was in my packet of die cut words !