The challenge at Totally Gorjuss was to use something that was new to your stash. I had ordered some Christmas stamps from Gina K right before Christmas and did not have time to really try anything. She demonstrated the technique I used on this card at Stamp TV. She used clear embossing powder for her trees. I decided I wanted to try Embossing Pearl in Silver from Ranger. I wanted my trees to have a little sheen. I did not get Christmas cards out to everybody, so I thought this would be a cute New Year's card.
Well I have another baby shower coming up this weekend. This was my post for Paper Temptress this week. The base of this card is olive basis. I used Brown Basis for the second layer. The third layer is Natural Sky and was embossed with an argyle embossing folder. I used vintage photo distress ink on the embossed image. I also used a green glaze pen on some of the stitched lines. I cut a hole in the top layer with a Spellbinders die. I stamped my image on Neenah Super Smooth Ivory and cut it out with the next smaller size of Spellbinder die. The sentiment is also stamped on Neenah Super Smooth Ivory. I colored the image with colored pencils and used some gamsol to smooth out the coloring. I also did some highlighting with a clear glaze pen. Thought this would work for my card for Make it Monday. Also want to include this in the Challenge at Party Time Tuesday. The challenge there was anything goes.
Here is another Christmas card that I made. I just love this image. I am going to have to try some more complicated cards with this image. This is just the first idea I came up with. I think it would be totally fantastic totally colored also. This is my card for Make it Monday
Have been really busy lately and not doing much posting. I do have a couple of Christmas cards I can post. The challenge at Totally Gorjuss was easy does it. For this card I cut the image with a spellbinder die and used that template to make the colored part. I then stamped my words in the colored area. I then stamped the nativity and mounted it and used it in the lower corner. I also added a bit of distress ink around the outside to give it more of a vintage look. I just don't like plain white edges. The challenge at Quirky Crafts was last minute Christmas. This card was simple because I waited to the last minute to make it.
This was my Paper Temptress post last week. My daughter is due to have a baby in February. It is a boy. We are getting ready for the first baby shower. They tell me the theme is elephant and peanuts. This is the card I came up with. The base of this card is the Gray Leather . The wonderful texture in this cardstock was perfect for the base for an elephant card. The accent is Basis Gray. I stamped on this rich gray color with white ink and I used the Cover a Card Gingham stamp from Impression Obsession. The elephant image was stamped on Cryogen White. The ribbon I added is Satin Reversible Stitched Edge in black /silver. I colored the image with colored pencils. I just got a new die for making the pop up in the center. I just love the look. The hearts on the inside are the Basis Gray and Basis Pink. The inside message was stamped on Pewter . Thought this would be perfect for my Make it Monday post this week.
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.