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.
On a top folding Mixed Media card base, black heat embossed the bear, Santa sleigh and sentiment. Masked the bear and die cut a reverse dome mask from copy paper. Blended Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire distress inks for the background. Mixed Perfect Pearls with water and splaltered to create the stars. Repeated with acrylic white paint. Removed masks and coloured the bear image with Zig markers.
Hi there. Today I am sharing a really CAS Mix Media card I made with my husband in mind. He’s been feeling under the weather the last couple of days and I wanted to make a card to let him know I am here for him no matter how awful he looks, feels and looks. Oops, did I say that twice? *lol* 😂 Actually, he looks the same to me. Anyway, in keeping with my crafty resolution to use what I buy at least once, I used another two NBUS stamp sets for today’s card.
First, I die cut a Stitched Rectangle panel from white cardstock. Then I created a mask with masking paper and the beautiful Heartstrings die. Spun Sugar distress ink was blended through the mask to create the background. I added Perfect Pearls to give it some shimmer. It was difficult to capture it in a photo, but it is pretty IRL
I stamped the image with Versafine black ink several times using my MISTI to get a good solid impression, then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.
The sentiment was white heat embossed on a black cardstock strip and mounted with foam adhesive. For more shimmer I added clear Wink of Stella to the strip. The stitched panel was adhered to a white top folding card base and a few NBUS clear droplets were added to finish.
I actually created the monochromatic card first with Smoky Slate ink because I know my hubby is not a fan of pink or colours for that matter. I thought the gray felt a little cold and a subtle colour would soften it up. And I callied it… my hubby liked the gray and disliked the pink.
Happy Monday everyone. Time sure flies since I last posted. I’ve been working on a calendar project, and it was my December month that I thought would work as a Christmas card as well. Anyone who knows me knows I am a fan of non-traditional colour Christmas cards. I don’t remember making a traditional red and green Christmas card – EVER. So I took well known Halloween colours and combined it with heat embossing and emboss resist techniques to come up with this CAS Holiday Style card.
Next, I stamped the boughs with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I used the emboss resist technique to reveal the boughs. I sponged on some Sour Apple ink and then wiped off the excess ink from the embossed areas.
I used my MISTI to stamp my ornaments with Lavender Fields and Deep Iris inks and then punched them out with a 1″ circle punch. To give them dimension, I heat embossed them with clear embossing powder twice. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder as well, To finish, I mounted the stitched rectangle to a white card base and added a few clear sequins.
This year I plan to donate some of my handmade cards to the Caring Hearts Card Drive. I made this the kickoff of this goal.
Hi there. I guess I’m still in masking mode because today’s card was created with masking. But definitely nowhere near the extent of the elephants card in my last post. I think selfie cards are so fun and that is what I did for today’s card.
Using Black Intense ink, I stamped and masked the pandas and balloons on a 3″x3-3.75″ piece of white cardstock. I colored in the balloons with Copics.
I wanted to make the selfie a glossy finish photo, so I covered the enitre panel with VersaMark and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Continuing with the glossy photo look, I die cut the photo frame from high gloss cardstock. The hashtag was heat embossed in black and the Smile sentiment was die cut from black cardstock and modified without the circle.
For the background, I dry embossed an A2 piece of Bristol paper in the vertical direction using Seaside embossing folder. I thought these waves vertically looked like balloon strings. For better contrast against the white frame, I spritz it with a custom spray I created from 70% rubbing alcohol and Daffodil Delight refill. To finish, I added glossy accents to the Smile die-cut greeting and mounted it on a white card base.