Monday, October 14, 2019

Merry Ornaments Sketch

A perfect sketch for your Christmas card stash presented by Jacquie at Freshly Made Sketches!
I chose to use The Stamp Market's sweet "Mini Ornaments" along with a sentiment from "Candy Cane Christmas!"

Colored the ornaments and sprigs from The Stamp Market's "Holiday Greenery" dies with Karin markers and a waterbrush. The center panel is stamped with their "Cross Cross Background" on vellum and heat embossed in white. There is red paper behind which took on a rosy hue!

The white outer frame panel is embossed with Stampin' Up's 3D Woodgrain Embossing folder.!! Some Glossy Accents, Sakura Stardust pen details, and Nuvo Drop polka dots to round this one out.

I could just use my Christmas stamps all year long and be totally happy! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Van Throwdown

This week there are some warm fall colors at the Color Throwdown Challenge blog which were perfect for an October birthday card for my great nephew!

I chose the The Greetery's new "Christmas Care-a-Van" stamps with Papertrey Ink's Scene It and Headline Numbers dies to celebrate Owen's 13th birthday :).

Used the clouds and mountains Scene It dies, and shaded the 13 too, kind of like the sun rising behind the mountains. Stamped the van using Distress Oxide inks.

Added a little Glaze gel pen to the numbers but no other embellishments. Owen always appreciates my cards but he is a 13 year old 😉! So fun, can't wait to use this set for Christmas tags!

Saturday, October 12, 2019

First for Christmas

I received my new stamps from The Greetery and have been wanting to try them out all week. Today I made my first Christmas card of the season with images from "Christmas Eve!"

I tried stamping with no die cuts to go for more of a painted look. When I tried to mask the tree behind the church, I made a gap that was too big, so I started adding acrylic paint snow
everywhere 😄!

Then out came Perfect Pearls for more snowy splatters, and the Pathway and Frosty Flakes stencils lightly sponged with Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink for some added detail.

This set is a dream, it's so easy to make beautiful cards with it! Can't wait to make more! ❤

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Autumn Bouquet Throwdown

Beautiful fall colors for this week's Color Throwdown...purple, lavender, orange, and green!

I chose lovely stamps and stencils from The Greetery for my card. I used the Knit Wits stencil with texture paste for the base, then lightly stenciled with Tim Holtz Milled Lavender Distress Oxide Ink on the main panel. The bouquet is made with berries and wheat from Budding Beauties Autumn.

The background at the top was made using the floral and leaves stencils in the Mason Jars Filler stencil set. I added some orange Nuvo Drops, too, and a sentiment from Reverse Confetti's "Tall Blooms."

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 5, 2019

World Card Making Day with Simon Says Stamp!

It's World Card Making Day, and Simon Says Stamp showcased cards made by designers all aroumd the globe HERE!

They asked what we made today, and I used the new Simon Says Stamp Stamptember "Flora" stencil...

Unfortunately, I have a few sympathy cards to make, but I wanted one for a co-worker that was pretty and not too somber. I didn't think she would mind a little sparkle and pink to remember her mom. I heat embossed a sentiment with white powder from Reverse Confetti's "Tall Blooms."

I inked over the stencil using Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Oxide ink and a blending brush. Then, I shaded the flowers with watercolor markers, and added some clear Nuvo Drops for the berries, and Stickles on the bases. Added some Wink of Stella pen to the blooms as an afterthought, and so glad I did. The shimmering flowers are gorgeous, and will hopefully convey warm thoughts, and bring a smile!

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Watercolor Succulent Throwdown

Some beautiful pastels chosen by Amy for this week's Color Throwdown...purple, light green, teal, and ivory.

I watercolored a BotaniCuts Succulent die cut from The Greetery for my card...

I stenciled some leaves with texture paste using The Greetery's Mason Jar Fillers Stencil set. Added some little die cut leaves from the Budding Beauties Autumn stamp set. The sentiment is from the Cozy Cup stamp set.

Some little ivory pearls for a finishing touch. The BotaniCuts Succulent die is so much fun to play with 😊!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Bunny Monday

This week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, in honor of their Stamptember celebration, the theme was "Stamp It!" I chose the Stamptember set that Lawn Fawn created for Simon Says Stamp called "Snow Bunnies." It's soo cute!

I made a background by brushing Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, and Blueprint Sketch. Splattered with water and made some windy swirls with a small wet paintbrush.

Colored the bunnies with Zig Clear Color Markers and a waterbrush. Added lots of little details with Nuvo Drops, Glossy Accents, and the Sakura Stardust and Glaze pens.

A snowy center cut with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border die, a white heat embossed sentiment from the set, and a teeny tiny glittering star to finish!  Thanks for stopping by today!