Hi there. I’m back to share my second Christmas card for the CAS Christmas March challenge Holly. As I mentioned in my first post, I don’t have a dedicated holly stamp or die, but I do have products with holly in them. The stamp I used for my card today is one of my favourites. It is versatile and covers a lot of themes such as holly, poinsettias, wreath, critters, Santa hat, etc. And it’s fun to colour. 😉
To begin, the image was stamped in the centre with black Memento ink on an A2 size stitched panel die cut from Neenah cardstock and coloured with Copics. After I finished colouring, I accidentally smeared some ink on the panel. Since I didn’t want to start over, I fussy cut it out and adhered it to a stitched Kraft A2 panel from my stash.
The sentiment (discontinued) was black heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder. The Kraft panel was adhered to a white top folding card base and clear shimmer was added to the poinsettias and bow to finish.
The challenge deadline is March 24, so there’s still plenty of time to play along. For more inspirations from my team, click HERE. I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Can’t wait to see what you create. Have a great day!
Hello there. It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I was one of the unlucky ones who started off the new year with the flu. 😝 I’m happy to report that I am on the mend and am slowly getting my energy back. I am here today with a new challenge at Less is More (LIM). We are looking for Cute one layer cards this fortnight. Our sponsor once again this month is Skulls and Cross Buns.
I have too many cute critter stamps to choose from, but the first image that came to mind was this little cutie, which I made a Christmas card with. He is from a Christmas set, but I wanted to stretch my stamps so I created a Winter birthday card. Look at him, he’s so ashamed for forgetting. 😂 Not much to explain here as this was pretty straight forward. On a white top folding A2 card base created from Mixed Media paper, the penguin and sentiment were black heat embossed, and then watercoloured with Zigs and a watercolor brush. Added the three dots after sorry wth a black marker. For a little sparkle, added clear shimmer to the rainbow colour background (hard to tell in the photo) to finish.
So I wanted to stretch this stamp further and ended up creating a missing you card too. On another top folding card base made from Mixed Media paper, the penguin was black heat embossed then masked. A heart reverse mask was hand cut from copy paper and Cherry Blossom inks (new) were blended with a mini blending tool for an ombré look. For some texture and shimmer, splattered Gansai Tambi Starry gold paint (new) mixed with water. Masks were removed and the image was coloured with Zigs and a watercolor brush. The sentiment was gold heat embossed to finish.
And as a duo, I’m entering them in: Twofer Challenge – #1 Feathers (penguin feathers are short, overlapping and densely packed – who knew? 😂) SSS Monday Challenge – Birds of a Feather
That does it for me, but click HERE to check out the fabulous cards my team has created to inspire you. Hope you will join us this fortnight. Can’t wait to see those cute creations. Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend.
I wanted to make a Christmas card, but I didn’t have any Christmas silhouette stamps — or so I thought… it seems I have forgotten what I‘ve purchased. 😂 And here’s my card.
A stitched rectangle panel was die cut from Mixed Media paper. A reverse circle mask was created by diecutting from copy paper. Temporary adhesive was used to hold the mask in place, then the bird was stamped with VersaMark and white heat embossed.
Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch distress inks were ink blended for an Ombré sky. Wiped off excess ink with a tissue, then spritz with water. Dabbed with a paper towel to get a snowy effect. Quickly dried with the heat tool before stamping the pine branches from the set with Archival black ink. Removed mask to reveal the mini scene.
Die cut peace from silver glitterpaper and from black cardstock to offset them. Added some subtle snowflakes with a white gel pen. Mounted the panel with foam adhesives to a white top folding card base to finish.
Be sure to check out the fabulous creations from the talented JUGS design team HERE for more inspirations. Hope you will play along with us. Love to see what you come up with. Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful week.
This was created for my teamie, Nonni, whose birthday was this past Tuesday. Happy birthday, Nonni! My idea was inspired from the image itself where I just used a real candle in place of the one in the image. The candle was cut in half lengthwise to provide a flat side for adhering. A scallop frame was die cut from a scrap piece of X-press It paper. Buddy with the cupcake and the sentiment were stamped with black Memento ink on the inside piece and coloured with Copics. Buddy was then masked and Mustard Seed distress ink was added to the background with a mini blending tool. Dimensional inlaid diecutting was used to piece the frame image onto a white top folding card base. Clear shimmer added to the cupcake and a few clear sequins finished off the card.
Just one again from me this week, but be sure to check out my team’s personal blogs for more inspirations. Then get crafting and link up your creations. Just make sure it is CAS and follows the challenge guidelines . Thank you for stopping by, Have a great week.
Hi everyone. Normally, I don’t make Christmas cards in the summer, especially on the hottest weekend of the year so far, but after seeing a couple of Christmas cards today and checking out some challenges, I was inspired to create this CAS Christmas card.
The bear was stamped with Memento black ink on A2 X-press It paper, then coloured with Copics.
It was then masked and the snowflakes were clear heat embossed. Salty Ocean distress ink was applied with a mini blending tool to the background and a tissue was used to wipe off excess ink for a little emboss resist.
The camouflage die cut technique was used for the Warm Winter Wishes sentiment. This technique can be tricky with little pieces getting lost, but a good trick I found to keep everything together is to use Press n Seal.
For some sparkle, clear shimmer added to the camouflaged diecut sentiment finished off the card.