Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sweet Threads card

I am teaching a private class on Thursday with an ornament theme so am playing around with my Spellbinder 2011 ornament dies. This card uses the Basic Grey pattern paper Sweet Threads a summery type line of paper however I thought the flowers looked rather like poinsettias. The card is pretty straightforward I used an In the Making Merry Christmas stamp for the sentiment and covered it with Be Creative tape and Warm Highlight Glitter Ritz Glitter. I used a Sakura Quickie Glue pen to add some bling to the ornaments however it is not visable in the photo.  Thanks everyone for stopping by and a special thanks for those who take the time to leave comments. :)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Monocromatic Christmas card

A few weeks back a friend sent me a picture of a card she thought I should copy well with one thing and another I finally got around to that challenge over the weekend. I'm feeling kind of "mah" about how it turned out it's OK but not spectacular.
I used Stardream cardstock for most of the card to create a monocromatic look. I embossed my Couture Creations "funky poinsettia" embossing folder then cut out some of the petals so they would hang down inside the oval cutout. The sentiment is by Penny Black and embossed with Gold powder. I used my Spellbinder poinsettia and rubbed some Versamagic Rocket Red ink on it to make it stand out a bit from the background. Pearls are by Kaisercraft. The card shape was created by Spellbinder's Label 8.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Fabulous Birthday

One of my sister's is having a birthday in the next few days. We are having the family party tomorrow evening so I had to come up with a card for her somehow I got off an a completely different track and ended up making a very cute little gift card box instead. LOL. Thankfully, I had already decided to get her a gift card so I didn't have to rethink my gift since I had already sent my hubby out for it since I am still not particularly mobile due to my ankle. The colors in this picture are a bit off trust me everything matches.
I bought a new Sizzix die this week called Scoreboard XL die Business Card box and decided to pull it out of the package! I discovered that this die works best with thicker paper I'd say 100lb or thicker, of course, I did not have any handy except boring old white so I glued to sheets of 65lb together. The patterned paper is by DCWV and is from an old 8x8 pack the inside of the box is Coredinations cardstock. I decorated the front of the box with a small frame from the Just Rite Stampers set "You Inspire Me". The inside sentiment is from the same set. I pulled out another new Sizzix die as well for this project the 3D Flower die. I used it to cut some wool felt to make a rolled rose. Love how that turned out! I could not find my velcro to use as a fastener for the box so settled for some ribbon from my stash. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Snowflake greetings

I'm pretty happy with how this turned out and it is fairly quick!
The snowflake cutout is being sold at Crafty Capers and is made locally by Back Acre Wood. The snowflake started out as bare wood and I used a Ranger Paint Dauber in the color Pearl. I applied 2 coats of paint then I used my finger and spread a thin layer of Glossy Accents over the entire snowflake then I applied Glitter Ritz Ultra fine Warm Highlight Glitter to make it nice and sparkly. I stamped a Penny Black greeting on a circular piece of cardstock with Black Versafine Ink then glued the sentiment to the middle of the snowflake. I added a layer of Glossy Accents to add some extra dimension. I sewed the snowflake onto the card front with a piece of crotchet cotton so it can be removed and hung on a tree. I put a bow on the snowflake to try to hide the sewing. The background of the card is a Craft Concepts embossing folder that I applied Art Institute Dries White glue to then added more Glitter Ritz Warm Highlight glitter to.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Finally getting cracking on the cards

I am finally back to work and now have the big job of cranking out my Christmas cards in about a week! Keep in mind I tend to make each card individual. Please remind me not to leave things to the last minute next year!!! LOL
This card is done with a In the Making tree stamp. I used Art Institute's Clear drying glue with a metal tip on the top of the bottle. It make it much easier to get skinny lines of glue out. I used Glitter Ritz Ultra Fine Glitter in Emerald Green and Champaign on Basic Grey designer paper. The sentiment is by Hero Arts. I used Spellbinder long rectangles and long scalloped rectangles as well as the Standard Circles. Embossing folder is by Cuttlebug and gems are by Hero Arts. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Christmas card using scraps

Most of this card was done using up old patterned paper I'm pretty happy about that. I'm so happy with this card that I actually cut out enough parts to make 3 cards I just need to finish assembling them. The card is fairly straightforward. The trees are cut from a Sizzix/Hero Arts stamp and die cut set. The houndstooth circle was cut with a Spellbinder standard circle. I used Spellbinder Picot circles as a mat for the smooth circle. The embossing folder used is by Cuttlebug (D'vine swirl).
The embellishments on the trees are Petal Pink Liquid Pearls. Sentiment by Penny Black (of course, LOL).

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Playing with Glitter

It's been so busy at the store that a friend and I headed into the store on Sunday to get some samples done. I was quite productive so I'm glad I did. I even managed to refresh my one handed crafting skills since I had Carly boxer dog 1/2 on my lap most of the day who expected me to scratch her while I glittered, Cuttlebuged and colored! :)
This card design actually is a CASE from one Carly's Mom had done. The medallion is done with a Spellbinder die Anomone Flower Topper, Be Creative tape and Gun Metal Microfine Glitter Ritz. The embossing folder is by Cuttlebug and I jazzed it up with my Quickie Glue pen and more Gun Metal glitter. Cardstock is by Bazzill and Stardream.
Hope this card inspires you!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Finally a new card to post!

It's been quite busy at the store and at home so I have not had much time to play lately. :( I am happy to report I did manage to get out my Dreamweaver stencils and paste a few images over the weekend and am working on getting them made into cards. As usual, I am behind in my Christmas card making!! This card was pasted with Dreamweaver white paste then I added Glitter Ritz Highlight glitter to the wet paste then left it to dry. When the paste was dry I colored the paste with my Sakura Glaze pens. I matted the piece as shown. I used a sentiment by Penny Black. Pattern paper is by SEI. Main cardstock was stamped with more Penny Black stamps and Peeled Paint Distress Inks. Black Pearls are by Hero Arts.