The paper is new from Basic Grey's Sugar Rush kit.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
The paper is new from Basic Grey's Sugar Rush kit.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
The paper is from My Mind's Eye, all pink and beautiful and sparkly! My favorite combination! I made a nice big silk bow and stuck a little heart stick pin through it. I am loving this card...
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
The darling cherry pattern paper is from Cosmo Cricket's Early Bird collection. Very vintage chic! Reminds me of a tablecloth my grandmother used to have on her kitchen table. I added some Liquid Glass to some of the cherries, just to make them 'pop' a bit.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
The little daisy is made from some die cuts using SU's daisy die that I embossed and layered. I love daisies!
Friday, December 25, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
The paper/ribbon and sentiment is all from Papertrey Ink.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
I wanted the snow and sky to match the Baja Breeze in the DSP, and because I don't have a single colored pencil that comes even close, I used the ink pad and a Tombow blending marker to color in the snow and sky. I did deepen the shading with a colored pencil, though. That's what I love about colored pencils, you can use them right over other mediums.
Monday, December 21, 2009
I colored her skin with Copics and the rest of her with colored pencils. The paper is Cosmo Cricket. I added a little stitching to go with the 'cross stitch' pattern on the DP.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Another Christmas card to share with you today, with a big fabulous striped bow on it! Lately I've been loving the wide ribbons. The card layout is from a past Mojo Monday sketch. I have a bunch of them printed out so that I can refer to them when I get stuck on a layout. AWESOME resource, check it out here.
I'm off to do some Christmas shopping, ugghh... I hate, HATE shopping. Especially the store-to-store-to-store kind. I'd rather sit on my laptop and shop online, if I could do grocery shopping this way I'd be one happy camper! But I do need some stocking stuffers and other small items, so I do have to go. Plus I promised my daughter that I'd take her to the mall. The worst of the worst places to go shopping, but sometimes you just have to do things for the kids!
Friday, December 18, 2009
The color scheme and the birds were inspired by a desktop wallpaper I have on my laptop, so with these two sources of inspiration I came up with this card. I love it, and will not give it to anyone, lol! This one is mine!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
I added some pearls to the smaller flower centers, and glittered some of the roses with Stickles. The paper is Cosmo Cricket 'Hey Sugar'.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
I really love the colors in this SU designer paper. Non-traditional is kind of refreshing after using reds/green for months.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
I decorated the inside as well outside with patterned papers, and added a ribbon loop to the spine of the folder so I could slip some candy canes in it.
I had a large canister of Ghirardelli peppermint hot cocoa mix, so I scooped up one generous portion into individual clear bags and sealed them up really well. The little cocoa poem was printed and cut out with my Spellbinders die.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Somehow, I ended up using all pastel colors, which wasn't the plan, LOL! Just turned out that way. The card background is all stamped with Papertrey Ink's Beyond Basic Borders. I really enjoy making my own patterned paper, it's a lot of fun. The image is colored with a combo of Copics and colored pencils.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I love the background stamps so much, I got another. This time Thick and Thin stripes. I love striped DP, and am always struggling to find the color combos I like. I knew with this one, I could make my own. For the above card I wanted very specific colors from Adirondack.
Anyway, after stamping my stripes, I did some distressing around the edges. I wanted some shimmer too, so I took my Versamark Champagne shimmer ink pad and rubbed it all over. It's a very subtle shimmer, so I spritzed it a few times with my home made shimmer mist too (Adirondack Caramel reinker with Pearl Ex & Gum Arabic). It was a little splotchy, but that looked cool, too. Kind of like old, slightly stained ticking.
Monday, December 7, 2009
As I'm sure you all noticed, Stampin Up's retired Wintergreen DSP is my fave this season, I use it A LOT! Just love the non traditional holiday colors.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
The main card panel is embossed with a Sizzix texture plate, and I punched a Fiskars border along the bottom edge. Some sheer shimmery white (and white with silver) ribbon tied along the top, and my card was done. I think it looks amazing! So elegant!
Hope it inspires you to try something new, thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Impression Obsession 'Snowflakes' clear stamp set
Paper: Papertrey Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels die, Sizzix texture plate, rhinestones, pearls, Stickles, sheer white ribbons, Stampendous white EP, tiny snowflake button (Michael's)
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
I used German glass glitter, which has a very chunky, icy look to the pine cones. Love the effect! My boyfriend already claimed this card for someone on his Christmas list, LOL. I've only got about 5 more to make for friends and family. I may even get them sent out on time!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
The 'pond' was also done with a torn paper mask and I sponged in some Weathered Wood Distress ink to create the banks. Then I just used the dauber to streak some color across the surface of the pond as well, all with a very light hand. After all the sponging, I covered the lake with Liquid Glass, and while it was wet, sprinkled some fine glitter all over it. I wasn't too happy with it at this point, and was ready to give it the heave-ho, but made myself wait till it was dry. I colored up the skaters with Copics, cut them out and waited. I'm really glad I did, because even though I still wasn't crazy about it, I made myself complete the card. I sponged some Distress Inks around the edges, adhered the skaters and this was the end result.