I was looking at the challenges this week and decided to do my first Christmas card based on the sketch from Mojo Monday . Also going to enter this card in the challenge at Party Time Tuesday where the challenge was anything goes. I have so many border punches and have always loved this image from Hero Arts. I really started looking at all my stamps and embellishments and decided some of the embellishments needed to be used.
I needed a card for a girl I work with that just lost her father. The techniques for this card came from Technique Junkies. One is called Vellum Sentiment and the other is called Framed Nestie. The tittles of both techniques sort of explain themselves. So here is my Make it Monday card.
Here is my card for the Midnight Madness Challenge this week. The background is stamped with green pigment ink and then some chalk was added to it. I cut a shape out the middle of a piece of scrap cardstock and used both pieces to make a sort of mask.
How often have you thought you just had to have a book and rarely use it. Well this card came from one of those books. The book is called Interactive Cards and is made by Annie's Attic. It is a hinged card and I love the idea. All the paper used is from Paper Temptress. The base of the card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and is Cryogen White. The image is also cut from the Cryogen White. The bottom piece is 4 1/4 x 3/1/4 and is the beautful Violet Mica/ Metallic. The gigham stamp is from the Impression Obsession Cover-a-Card Background stamp series. Also used the small Dots from the same line to do the dots on the top piece. I love these stamps because when you have a beautiful cardstock base I can make all sorts of background paper to match whatever project I am doing. The top dotted piece measures 4 1/4 x 2 1/2. The decorative border is a Martha Stewart punch and I used White Crepe Ruche for a little texture. The bottom piece is only glued to the base at the bottom and about 2 inches up each side. The top piece actually slides under decorative border that was attached to the bottom piece. The brad is attached to the side through all 4 layers. The image I used is from Lockhart Stamp Company. I love coloring these images because they are small and give a nice pop to your card.
Here is a tag I made for the challenge at Party Time Tuesday. I saw a stamp at the stamp store that was two willow branches and a spider web. I decided to use the Stampscapes Large Leafless Limbs and a spider web and spider by Inkadinkado. I really love the web and the tiny little spider stamp.
Here is my card for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. All the paper for this card came from Paper Temptress. The paper I used is Neenah Supersmooth Ivory and the wonderful dark pink is Azalea Stardreams Mica/Metallic. The stamp is a new set that I bought. It looks like Hero and Sizzix have teamed up. The stamp is from Hero and you get an embossing folder that matches the set perfectly. I used a technique from the new Technique Junkies newsletter called Gelato Direct to do the stamping. I just bought some gelatos to try. Mine are metallic and did wonderful on this stamp. They have a little sheen to them that I tried to show in the first picture. Also the first picture shows the wonderful sheen in the Azalea cardstock.
Also a little hint. I hate to use this beautiful cardstock as a behind layer, but it really set things off. Beings the big pieces was going to be a layer, I cute the small squares out of it to use as the other layers. That way I didn't waste that whole big background piece.
This is my card for the Make it Monday card challenge. I made this card for one of the swaps in my Yahoo group. This card uses a new anywhere punch from Martha Stewart. I made the bow with a new bowmaker called Brilliant Bowmaker.
Here is my card for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. Thanksgiving is coming up and I made this card for a swap. I have not idea who makes this stamp as it was an unmounted stamp that was blog candy that I won. I never really liked the stamp because I never could get a nice image. Since then I have found that that problem can be solved with a good stamp positioner. I stamped it in several colors until I got the look I wanted. I colored the fruit with colored pencils and added the color to the flag with chalk
This card was chosen as one of remarkable cards of the week. I am so excited
Thought I would post a Christmas card for the Make it Mondfay Challenge this week. I made this card for the local stamp shop as a sample. I thought the colors I picked would be a little more traditional looking, but liked what I ended up with
Scrap and Stamp Art March 2009 pg 18 April 2009 pg 42 September 2009 pg 16 December 2009 pg 50 January 2010 pg 20 (two cards) March 2010 pg 42 April 2010 pg 42 July 2010 pg 19 April 2011 pg 16 2nd place in Turquoise and Black Challenge September 2011 pg 23 January 2012 pg 18 October 2012 pg 17
I am a medical technologist at a hospital in Southeast Missouri. I work full time and love to do paper crafts and make cards. Actually I love most crafts, but have limited time to do them. I have 2 children and 3 dogs.