Christmas is sneaking up so I thought I would share my first Christmas card.
This was my card for Paper Temptress this week. The base is Brown Basis. The wreath was also cut from the Brown Basis.
I thought the Green Basis would make a great second layer. The Green Basis was also used as second layer on the sentiment. I used Kraft Treasures for the cable knit layer. It has a little texture and worked perfectly.
Olive Basis seemed to be the perfect cardstock for the greenery. Gold Pearl Linen was used for the sentiment. Last but not least was the shiny Red Ribbon Bow.
Good thing is that this is a birthday card for my granddaughter and it is actually done early. Guess what the theme of the part is. TROLLS
The base of this card is amethyst mica metallic. Mica metallic is shimmery and a really nice weight for the base.
I tried the Heavy Weight Vellum for the second layer. It embossed so nicely. I colored some of the areas on the back side.
The troll is actually 2 colors of Basis. The bottom layer is Pink Basis and the top layer is Magenta Basis. The wording is actually two colors. I tried Aqua Basis (light ) first and it was to light, so I cut the words in Teal basis and placed it on top of the first layer. It raised my words off the page and if you look at the side you can see the layers
Well it must be wedding season. The base for this card is Neenah Ivory. I used Burgundy Basis for the embossed layer. The basis line because of the cardstock weight takes embossing just perfectly.
I wanted to carry on the heart theme. The first layer of the heart is Pink Ice Antique Parchment. The antique Parchment is a light pink variegated cardstock. Top heart is the Neenah Ivory again only I added distress ink to the cut out image. This cardstock took the ink accent just wonderfully. The sentiment is stamped on Gold Pearl Linen. The picture does not show it , but it has a beautiful shimmer to it.
I needed a wedding card for a girl at church. Don't really know the colors for the wedding so I used colors that I like. All the cardstock used for this card came from Magnolia Dreams cardstock pack. The base for this card is Solar White Thin Columns. I wanted the columns to show slightly so I used Antique Linen distress ink.
The accent for the main image and the Love are both cut from Teal Basis. I love this color because it is so rich and highlights beautifully.
I have never really been one to print out digital paper and use it on cards, but love these designs. The polka dot was printed on white pearl linen . There is some slight texture there and a beautiful sheen. I did add a few rhinestones for a little more glitz. Cryogen White always works beautifully for the digital paper designs and also for coloring.
The base for the card is Magenta Basis and the light blue layer is Aqua Basis. The dark teal ribbon was calling to be added , so there you go. Thanks to Graciellie Design for some great patterns and Paper Temptress for some great cardstock.
Tried taking a little different angle on this card. The base is epic Black Thick Columns. The Columns are a little bit hard for me to photograph but you can see them if you really look close. I love cutting things on my cricut and these cut files cut perfectly. The ornate side panel is gold pearl linen. This cardstock has a little linen texture and a small amount of shimmer.
The flowers were printed on cryogen white. I did the print and cut on the cricut. Flowers were colored with copic markers with a little yellow glitter in the middle.
Finally I added the shimmery gold bow. Everything in this card is in the special cardstock package made especially for this Graciellie collection. It is called Magnolia Dreams
Don't forget the blog hop to showcase the Graciellie collection and Paper Temptress cardstock is still going on. Here is the list. Gracielle Designs
Hi all. Welcome to the blog hop. If you are following the hop you should have arrived here from Ginny's blog. Design team members from Paper Temptress and Graciellie Design will be showcasing some great cardstock from Paper Temptress and some gorgeous digital images, paper and cut files from Graciellie Design. Graciellie Design is where the blog hop begins.
The base for my card is Cotton Candy Pop Tones. I wanted a nice light base to show off the other beautiful colors. The flower and the patterned cardstock(which is a digital paper design from Graciellie Design) are both done from Cryogen White. To say the least the design printed out perfectly and the cardstock has a little shimmer to it. I colored the flower with copic markers. Finally the teal frame was cut from Teal Basis. I felt like this dark cardstock really set off the nice flower.
Just loving the cardstock and designs being showcased so I decided to add another card.
It is very difficult to photograph silver cardstock. That is exactly what the base of this card is. It is called Silver Metallic Glossy
Another thing that the previous post did not show was the cut files from Graciellie Design. I used a Cricut and cut the fancy piece in the middle from Teal Basis. Middle oval is also Teal Basis.
The flower was again printed on Cryogen White and colored with distress ink and a little water on a brush. Pink layer in the middle is Azalea Mica Metallic and has a sheen to it. Both ovals were cut from dies from Stampn' Up.
Sorry for the long post, but I just have the need to show as much of this cardstock and designs as possible. Just one more. I did use one of the sentiments from Graciellie Design in this card. Base for this card is Kraft Treasures.
The flowers are printed on Cryogen White and the spots are printed on White Pearl Linen. Both worked perfectly but if you want a little sheen and a little texture the Linen is the answer.
Two people will win the beautiful Magnolia Dreams Variety Pkg. which includes 25 sheets of very high quality cardstock, five ribbons, and one adorable bow. One winner will the complete Magnolia Dreams collection from Gracielle Designs...To enter to win all you have to do is leave a comment on every post in this blog...winners will be selected on August 14th... GOOD LUCK!!
I decided to pull outa set from Stampn' Up called Hey Chick. Most of the cardstocks in this card are from the Treasures line from Paper Temptress. I used the Crafty Brown Treasures for the base and the sentiment.. The Periwinkle set off the brown for the second layer.
Now here is my simple technique for today. The patterned layer is cryogen white. I colored it with distress ink and finger daubers. I then took a stencil and sprayed it with water and put it down on the cardstock. I laid a paper towel on top and pushed down on the stencil. This helped to get rid of excess water. Remove stencil and dab excess water off of your cardstock.
I have been trying to give a little easy technique in my posts lately. So I have a second card today.
This card is only two layers. The bottom layer is Epic Black thick classic columns. This gives the back a little texture. The card front is Cryogen White. I used two colors of bingo markers to make the little monsters. When you slam the marker onto the cardstock a spatter image is made. I added goggly eyes. My grandchildren are 4 and 7 months. This is just perfect.
All the cardstock in this card is from Paper Temptress. The base of this card is Serpentine Mica Metallic. If you look closely there is a slight green color to it. It is also shimmery.
The two frilly layers at the top and the bottom are Monterey Sand Classic Linen. This cardstock has a slight texture to it. The coral distress layer was also the Monterey Sand Classic Linen.
The brown piece in the middle and the layer around the main image is Hot Fudge Pop Tones. I had a punch set that did the corners of the brown layer and a straight punch that matched to do the accent on the top and bottom.
The main image was stamped on Cryogen White. I did cut a piece larger than my image and used a stamp positioner for this image. I stamped with Distress Abandoned Coral. I then stamped it again with the same color and got out my water brush. The idea is to drag the color to the ends of the petals. I added Distress Peeled paint to the leaves also with the water brush. A little Distress Mustard seed was added to the middle. The final step was to stamp the image with Distress Brushed Corduroy.
I was looking for a different look for Father's Day. My sister-in-law recently taught me how to make the wood planks.
I used the Brown bag cardstock for the base of the card and for the planks. I cut a piece of the Brown Bag cardstock to 3 3/4 x 4 inches. I used a sort of dry dark brown stamp pad to make the wood marks on the cardstock. You can then stamp whatever you want on the piece. There are (5) 3/4 inch pieces cut. Paper should be layed with the 3 3/4 inch side laid left to right. I edged the planks with a dark brown ink pad. To make it easier to assemble I cut a piece of cardstock 3 3/4 x 3. I raised by planks a little with foam mounting tape. I used the 3 3/4 x 3 piece to apply my planks to. The first plank can be put right on the edge and all the rest will follow.
The second layer is Eggplant Brown Bag. I sort of messed up here. The cardstock is no longer available. There is a color called Cranberry Brown Bag that would do the trick. I roughed the edge a little and applied dark purple ink around the edge. It needed a little bit of something so I added the twine.
I know the butterfly in the second picture is a little blurry, but the point of this picture was to show the texture in the Classic Linen line. On the butterflies I tried using some chalk and I used distress ink on the oval sentiment.
Happy Sunday everyone. I just can't get enough of the mica metallic cardstock.
I used the cryogen white for the base of this card to keep with the glitzy look. The blue green layer is Lagoon Mica Metallic. I also made the frame from Lagoon Mica Metallic. I then layered Opal Mica Metallic on top of that. The lines were put on the Opal cardstock with a scoring tool. It needed a little bit of something so I added some distress ink.
I wanted to see what I could do with one type of cardstock. This whole card is done with Neenah Ivory from Paper Temptress . I cut the flower out and colored it with Copic markers. I used a Misti alignment tool for stamping the sentiment. I could stamp the sentiment numerous times in exactly the same spot with the Misti.
First off Happy New Year everyone! This is my Paper Temptress post for today.
I need several birthday cards right at the beginning of the new year, so that gave me my theme. The base, sentiment and stamped image are all Neenah Super Smooth Ivory. The beautiful olive green layer is Olive Basis.
The ribbon used for the accent is from Paper Temptress also.
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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.