Masculine Christmas

Hello everyone.  I know it’s February, but I’m easing you in to seeing more Christmas cards from me every month this year. 😉  So Winnie and Walter is celebrating their 4th birthday this month and I’m jumping in on the fun… a little late to the party, but I’ve finally recovered from two flus to be able to do so.  Winter Woodland was the first stamp set I bought from them and I decided to pull it out to make this card.

 

 

This card by Kelly was the jumping off inspiration for my card.  I also wanted to try watercolouring on color cardstock after seeing this done by Ishani.  To start, an A2 size stitched rectangle was die cut from Kraft cardstock.  The stag was white heat embossed first.  The tree ring was clear heat embossed next.

 

 

The tree ring was then watercoloured with Zig markers and a watercolor brush.  Had to be careful not to use too much water to avoid pilling since this was regular cardstock. A brown color pencil was used to shade around the stag to give it some depth.

 

 

The pine branch was stamped repeatedly around the image — first with Versamark and white heat embossed, then with Early Espresso dye ink.  The sentiment was white heat embossed on a strip of Early Espresso cardstock.  The stitched panel was adhered to a white top folding card base to finish.

Thank you for visiting.  Have a wonderful day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linking to the following challenges:
Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday BashComeback Challenge with Taheerah
Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday BashWatercolor with a Twist Challenge with Heather
Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday BashRepetitive Stamping Challenge with Crystal
Watercooler WednesdayHelen’s Masculine Anything Goes
Jingle BellesA-Coloring We Will Go

 

 

 

 

 

Dashing Through the Snow

Hi there.  I am still in Christmas mode and wanted to use a new stamp set I got for Christmas and never got to use.

 

 

All stamping was done with Memento black ink on an A2 size piece of Neenah cardstock.  Stamped the bird, then masked.  Hand cut a hill mask and stamped the trio of trees masking each one.  With masks still in place, blended Blueprint Sketch distress ink for the sky.

 

 

Removed masks and coloured with Copics.  Added the flurry of snowflakes with a white gel pen.  Black heat embossed the sentiment with clear glitter embossing powder.

 

 

Die cut the scene with a stitched rectangle and mounted it onto a white top folding card base to finish.

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linking to the following challenges:
The Cat’s Pajamas#342 Make a Scene
ABC ChristmasA for Antlers and B for Birds
Merry Monday#271 Embossing
Jingle Belles — Look What Santa Brought Me (Winter Wishes stamp))
SSS MondaySomething New (Winter Wishes stamp p)
SSS WednesdaySomething New (Winter Wishes stamp)
edited to add: Addicted to Stamps and More #273 Holiday

 

 

 

 

Winter White Holiday Wishes

Hello there.  Just popping in quickly to wish you all a merry Christmas.  Hope Santa was good to you and spoiled you rotten.  I know I was… 😁   My card today was created with masking, stamping and heat embossing.

 

Supplies:
Stamps – Hero Arts Snowy Trees, CAS-ual Fridays Snowy Sayings
Paper — Neenah
Inks – Hero Arts Soft Granite, SU! Real Red
Accessories – SSS Stitched Rectangle dies, SSS Falling Snow stencil, white ep, clear ep

 

 

 

Really short one today.  Have a wonderful Christmas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linking to the following challenges:
CAS-ual FridaysCFC189 Dreaming of a White Christmas
A Blog Named HeroDecember Winter Holiday
Watercooler WednesdayWWC150 Masculine Anything Goes
The Male Room#75 Christmas/Winter Wishes and/or December Celebrations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Puppy Stocking

Hi again.  I have more puppy Christmas cards to share.  I love replacing letters in sentiments with cute critters, so I couldn’t resist with the Fluffy Stockings Stamp & Die set from Hero Arts.

 

 

The perfect letter J, don’t you think?  Stamped the puppy on Neenah cardstock and on pattern paper with Memento black ink.  Coloured with Copics, including shading on the pattern paper image.  Next, fussy cut the stocking portion from the paper pattern stamped image and paper pieced onto the Neenah stamped image.  Die cut image with the coordinating die.

 

 

Die cut Hero Arts Joy from black cardstock and the matching pattern paper to stack for dimension.  Outlined edges with a black marker.  For the background, blended distress inks in matching colours on regular white cardstock.  I got rid of a lot of my colour cardstock this summer since I hardly ever use them and of course, they would have come in handy this time.

 

 

Created the snowy background with embossing paste and a Falling Snow stencil from Simon Says Stamps.  Die cut a stitched rounded rectangle from white cardstock and stamped wishing you in black.  Assembled the card onto a white top folding card base and added clear shimmer to “joy” to finish.

 

 

I wanted the multi-coloured pattern paper to stand out, so I just used Kraft rather then blending a rainbow background.

 

 

This was actually my first card I did where I coloured with Copics instead of paper piecing.  I switched to paper piecing thinking it would be quicker.  I was wrong. 😂

 

And there you have it.  Thank you for visiting.  Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playing over at:
MarkerPop – 12 Days of Giveaways/Challenge day 4 Pattern Paper
A Blog Named HeroWinter Holiday
UnikoChristmas
SSS Monday ChallengeChristmas/Winter Holidays
SSS Wednesday ChallengeStitch It

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Puppies

Hello everyone.   I have, not one, but eight Christmas cards to share today.  Unfortunately, none of the recipients have received their cards before this post, so I hope they will like them when they do. 😉

 

 

I placed the four puppy images in my MISTI and stamped them with Memento black ink on X-Press It paper twice and coloured them with Copics.  I coloured one set red and the other blue.  I was planting to use Kraft with all of them and make them all the same, but when I went through my bags of scraps, I found various pieces and snippets that would allow each to be slightly different. Most of the images were die cut out with a circle die and paired with a Merry Christmas frame.  A few were die cut out with the coordinating die and added to different backgrounds.

 

 

snippet: embossed red stripe square

 

snippet: grid stencilled Kraft panel

 

 

snipoet: embossed woodgrain Kraft panel… I just sponged Kraft ink on top so the details would show better.

 

 

snippets: white stitched panel, Kraft tag and red ribbon… I just stencilled Kraft ink through a Radiating Rays stencil to create the background

 

 

snippet: I found one white double embossed panel and liked how the circle frame nestled perfectly into the circle area so I double embossed a second piece.

 

 

snippet: navy blue panel… there were actually two panels so I just kept this one very simple and silver heat embossing the sentiment

 

 

snippets: silver Christmas die cut sentiment and the other navy blue panel… I just die cut a stripe panel from white cardstock and stamped happy and wishes

 

That does it for this post.  Thank you for visiting.  Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

 

 

Heading over to the following challenges:
MarkerPop – 12 Days of Giveaways/Challenge (day 3 Be Merry, day 5 Add a Tag & day 6 Holiday Critters)
Pixie’s Snippets PlaygroundWeeks 311 & 312 Use Snippets
Uniko#44 Christmas
The Male RoomChristmas/Winter Wishes/&December Celebrations (puppies are man’s best friend 😉)
Simon Says Stamps  — 2017 Christmas Card Day