Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Scarf in Winter - Card and Quick Tip on Unity Blog

Good morning! Sharing a quick peek this morning of a card I have up on the Unity Blog this morning - there is a Quick Tip video included as well for how I made the background using Distress Oxide Inks. To check it out click HERE!


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Monday, December 11, 2017

Christmas Theme Week on the PPP Blog

Good evening! Christmas Theme Week has kicked off at Pretty Pink Posh with giveaways and inspiration everyday - and I have these two cards posted there today! My first spinner cards ever - and they were so fun and easy! Make sure and stop over HERE for a chance to win a $50 Pretty Pink Posh Gift Certificate!


Thanks for dropping by - have a wonderful evening!

Vintage Elf on the Heffy Doodle Blog

Missed posting this yesterday - but I have this fun little vintage elf card over on the Heffy Doodle blog if you are interested in checking it out! You can find the post HERE!


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Warm Winter Wishes - December Color Combo Challenge

Hello! Just popping by with a little peek of my card for the new Color Combo Challenge on the Winnie and Walter Blog that started today! I had fun with this wintery color combo - can't wait to see what everyone else makes with it! You can check out the details HERE!


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Friday, December 8, 2017

Warm Winter Wishes - Winnie and Walter Rerun Challenge

Good morning! Today is the start of a new Rerun Feature and Challenge at Winnie and Walter - this month our featured set is Comfort and Joy - and as I often find myself doing, I ended up making two cards! I used the same main image on sentiment on both cards, but got a different feel for each which was kind of fun!


First up I stamped the star in a soft red ink, then stamped the sentiment several times over the top - leaving it uneven and wonky on purpose. I die cut that panel using Essentials: Lana Cutaways, and tied some jute string around it, tying it in a loose bow.



I then used a panel of green cardstock and added some White embossing paste using the newly released Scenery: Ticking Stripe Creative Screenings. This added a lovely smudge of texture on the background to complete the slightly rustic but bright feel of this card!



Next up, a fairly muted and even masculine toned card:


For this one I used the same star image, stamped in a stacked row in varying colors, then added the same sentiment - only this time only stamped one time on each.


I trimmed that panel and matted it in black. I used some Antique Linen distress ink and the new Scenery: Buffalo Check Creative Screenings to add a subtle background to my kraft card base, then added some white paint splatters. Once that dried, I adhered the star panel with foam adhesive.


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Color My World - Reverse Confetti December Blog Hop

Good morning! stopping by today for the monthly Reverse Confetti blog hop! This is a non-release month, so instead of showcasing new products, we are sharing projects using already released items - make sure and leave a comment before you leave for a chance to win a $15 gift card to Reverse Confetti!



I have a couple of bright rainbow cards to share today featuring lots of distress inking! It was an idea that popped into my head as I was falling asleep one night - and the next morning woke up and couldn't wait to put the idea on a card. The card on the left was the original design idea, the card on the left evolved from my negative cuts and leftovers that I couldn't bear to throw away. I started playing around with them, and the second card design was born!



I started off by stamping and white heat embossing the tree from Merry Christmoose several times on white cardstock, then blending a rainbow of distress inks over the top. Once I finished that, I used the coordinating Merry Christmoose Confetti Cuts to die cut the trees.



I layered them all down on my white card the way I wanted, then used Press and Seal to pick them all up, apply foam adhesive to the back, and press back in place on my card front.



I added my sentiment from Work of Art, and then some of the snowflakes from Merry Christmoose randomly sprinkled around the top.



For the next card, as I mentioned above, I used all the negative cuts from the first card!



I trimmed them all down slightly, then layered on the card front, using some slightly wonky angles and overlapping a bit. Since they weren't perfectly sized, this worked to hide the imperfections and make them function as a design element.



I added LOTS of dots with a white gel pen to mimic snowflakes, then filled each tree in with several drops of coordination Nuvo Jewel drops. Finished off by heat embossing a sentiment from Worm Wishes on a strip of Midnight cardstock and attaching with foam adhesive.



Now I can't decide which one I like better! Which one is your favorite?



Here is a peek at the products that I used on my projects today! All photos are linked to the Reverse Confetti Store!



   

   

Here is the entire Blog Hop Order:

'Fetti Friend - Laurel Seabrook

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

This is the Day that the Lord has Made

Good morning! I've been so inspired lately by all the beautiful cards I've seen with colored pencils on colored cardstock - particularly by Yana, so I decided the other night to try my hand at it! I used a lovely Simon Says Stamp Set called Let Us Rejoice and came up with these two cards - I tried to add a couple things to the one on the right, I think I wish I had left it plain like the one on the left, but I decided to share it as is anyway!


For both cards I used some of the Gina K Designs Autumn Rainbow cardstock set - a Simon Says Stamp Exclusive! I used Honey Mustard and Fresh Asparagus from the set. I then stamped and heat embossed my image and sentiment from Let Us Rejoice in Gold. I just LOVE this sentiment - and the florals in this set are gorgeous as well!


Next, I just slowly began coloring and blending out the colors using my Prismacolor Colored Pencils. Isn't that shine from the gold embossing gorgeous?


For the next one I did the same thing, but then thought I'd try adding a bit of white colored pencil around the outside. I didn't love that, so I took an artist eraser to it. While that didn't remove the pencil, it did soften it up a lot, and I found that I at least liked that effect a bit better.


I added a few Nuvo drops around the florals, and then some sparkly Nuvo glitter drops on the centers of each petal of the flowers.


What do you think - do you like the cleaner look of the yellow one? Or the more embellished effect on the second?


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