Double Beary Christmas Spinner

Hi there.  Just getting today’s card in under the wire for a challenge.  So it’s a quick one and it’s another Christmas card, but this time it’s an interactive spinner card.



Pair skating was the idea behind my card!. 😉  Stamped the bears and ice from NBUS Lawn Fawn Beary Happy Holidays  on X-Press It paper with black Memento ink, coloured with Copics, then die cut out with the matching NBUS dies.



A white A2 card base was created from Bristol paper. Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass distress inks were blended with a mini blending tool for the background and spritz with water to give a snowy look.  NBUS Infinity Oval dies from Hero Arts were used to die cut the window opening on the card front and to create the frame.



The sentiment from Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree was white heat embossed on black cardstock.  Silver thread was sandwiched between the bears’ paws and skates.  Clear shimmer was added for some sparkle to finish.


And here it is in action.



Linking to the following:
A Blog Named HeroCalling All Critters with Lawn Fawn
Lawn Fawnatics#14 Happy Little Critters
Addicted to Stamps and More#263 Holiday
Send a Smile 4 KidsEarly Holiday Wishes 4 Kids



Thank you for visiting. Have a lovely day.









Time Out Challenge #89 Reminder

Hi there.  This is the reminder post for Time Out challenge #89 that I am guest designing for. And just in case you forgot, this is the photo inspiration for the challenge.



And here’s my card.


This time, I created a CAS card still keeping to masculine colours, but the focus moved down to the trunk, or what I refer to as a chest.  I used Ahoy, Matey since there was a chest image.



The palm tree was stamped with Memento black ink on a stitched X-press It rectangle, then masked.  The sand and water were created by blending Tumbled Glass distress ink and Soft Suede dye ink with a mini blending tool.  A brown marker was used to add sand details.  The trunk was stamped on a scrap piece of X-press It and die cut out with the matching die.  Images were coloured with Copics.  Silver and gold Copic Spica pens were also used to colour the chest.



The chest was adhered before stamping the sentiment.  The panel was mounted with fun foam on a white top folding card base to give it some dimension.  A few gold sequins finished off the card.  There is still time to join in the challenge.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day.








CASE Unicorn Diecuts

Hi there.  Today I have another mythical creature card to share. This time it’s a unicorn. I have done a couple of unicorn cards already, but this is another different unicorn.  In fact I have five different sets of unicorns and there are two more sets that I would like to buy, but I am holding off – for now. Can you tell I love unicorns and mythical creatures?  *lol*

Unicorn birthday card created for challenges Curtain Call Inspiration Unicorn and Happy Little Stampers July CASE the Designer.

First, I die cut a stitched rectangle twice from white cardstock. I took one of them and die cut a stitched cloud edge. Next I die cut the stitched rainbow from hot press watercolor paper and watercolored the four smallest rings with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.  Normally I would add the color directly to the paper then blend out with a watercolor brush.  However, this time I wanted a color that was not in my set. To create my own custom color, I scribbled two different colors on a craft mat and mixed them together.  I tested the color on a scrap piece of paper and once I was satisfied with the color, I picked the color up with my watercolor brush and applied it to the die cut.

Unicorn birthday card created for challenges Curtain Call Inspiration Unicorn and Happy Little Stampers July CASE the Designer.

I stamped the unicorn on hot press watercolor paper and also colored it with my Zigs.  I used the matching die to die cut it out and popped it up with foam adhesive.

Unicorn birthday card created for challenges Curtain Call Inspiration Unicorn and Happy Little Stampers July CASE the Designer.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and added a few white/pinkish sequins.  To finish, I added some clear Wink of Stella to the rainbow and the colored areas of the unicorn for some shimmer.



I am playing in the following challenges:
Curtain Call – Inspiration Challenge Unicorn
Happy Little Stampers – July CASE the Designer Carol Steedman
Happy Little Stampers – July Anything Goes with Dies