Saturday, November 19, 2011

Holiday Stocking Die with Accents

This is the first Holiday Stocking that I made using the Holiday Stocking Bigz L Die #124098 as well as the Stocking Accents #124099 in the Holiday Mini 2011. I just love making these stockings and there are so many ideas to choose to create them. They can be made as a gift card holder, as a folded card, or attaching a box between two stockings. The DSP is used is also from the Holiday Mini called Holly Berry Bouquet #124004 The colors I used to make the stocking are Wild Wasabi and Cherry Cobbler. I also used a sponge around the edges to give the stocking more depth. I'm off to make some more and will post them later.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Stitched Stocking for Christmas

This is another take from the previous card I posted today. Isn't the little label adorable? This punch technique idea using the Decorative Label Punch was from Patty Bennett, a very, talented fellow demo. The stamp sets I used for this card are Stitched Stockings and Serene Snowflakes, Petite Pairs. The cardstock is Night of Navy, Whisper White, Baja Breeze. The ink is Night of Navy and Craft White. Other item used are Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Decorative Label Punch (made into a mini label), Dimensionals, Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, Snow Burst Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Snail Adhesive, Dauber, Heat Tool, Versamarker, Stocking Builder Punch, Basic Rhinestones Insert the Baja Breeze Cs into the Snow Burst embossing folder and emboss it with the Big Shot. Lightly tap White Craft ink onto the embossed snowflakes until they are as white as you would like them to be. Sprinkle on Iridescent Ice embossing powder and heat with the Heat Tool to melt. Ink up the Serene Snowflake with Night of Navy and stamp it randomly on the Whisper White cardstock. Ink up the Stitched Stocking stamp with Night of Navy and stamp on the scrap of Whisper White cs. Punch it out with the Stocking Builder Punch. Use the Versamarker on the heel, toe and top of the stocking. Sprinkle on Iridescent Ice embossing powder and heat with the Heat Tool to melt. Attach a small Basic Rhinestone on the center of the snowflake on the stocking. Put two Dimensionals on the back and attach to the Whisper White cs and then layer it onto the of Navy cs. Lay a piece of Baja Breeze seam binding ribbon across the Baja Breeze cs, so that it covers the bottom of the Whisper White cs stamped with snowflakes. Bring the ends of the ribbon around to the back and stick them down using Snail Adhesive and attach to the front of the Night of Navy folded card. Attach the punched out stocking over the ribbon. Stamp the “Merry Christmas” from Petite Pairs on the side of a scrap of Whisper White cs. Use the Decorative Label Punch to punch so that the verse is turned sideways to the left. Now take a post it note piece of paper to hold the half-punch and turn it so that it has two rounded sides on either side to match and to create the mini decorative label. Attach with Dimensional to the bottom right of the card. Don't you just love this little mini label. Now, we can use this punch to make two different size labels.

Snowburst Christmas

This card design was cased from Andrea Walford, a Canadian papercrafter and also from Patty Bennett, a fellow-demo in the USA. I combined both their ideas into this one card. The new Snowburst Embossing Folder in the Holiday Mini is my new favorite. I used Baja Breeze to run it through the Big Shot. Then I used White Craft Ink to rub over it and sprinkled with Iridescent Ice EP and heat embossed. That technique was from Andrea. The technique from Patty is that I cut out a laser-cut doily from the Flirtatious Specialty Designer Paper using the Whisper White side of the doily and attached it with 2-way Glue Pen to the front of my card. Then, I used the new stamp set Stitched Stocking with Night of Navy and punched it out with the new Stocking Builder Punch and attached two Dimensionals on the back to adhere to the front of the doily. I used a Rhinestone on the center of the snowflake on the stocking. I also embossed the cuff, heel and toe of the stocking with 2-way glue pen and Iridescent Ice EP. I stamped “Season’s Greetings” from the set Many Merry Messages. I also used the Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon and tied the bow using the fork technique that I learned from You Tube.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

French Foliage - Rock and Roll

This is another card I made using French Foliage and Word Play. I'd orginally made this card for a Fall Swap I was in, but for some reason the hostess kept all of our cards and never sent us the other swaps. So, I recreated the same card and I plan to get them in the mail tomorrow and send them individually to the other stampers in the swap. I used the rock and roll technique again, but this time I inked them with Lucky Limeade and then rolled the edges in Island Indigo. I just love these two In-colors together. I cut them out and embossed them with Clear Embossing Powder. I used the Scallop Trim Border using the Rich Razzleberry cardstock and then I used the Square Lattice Embossing Powder using the Lucky Limeade. I also used Soft Suede on the Very Vanilla cardstock with the words in the background. I hope the swappers like my

French Foliage - Rock and Roll

Hi Stampers, Thanks for visiting my blog today. I thought I'd find time to post some of my fall cards I've made before I start posting Christmas cards. This is a card I made using the rock and roll technique. I inked up the leaf with Peach Parfait ink and then I inked the edges of the same stamp by rolling the edge of the stamp in Cherry Cobbler before stamping on the Very Vanilla cardstock. The base of the card is Cherry Cobbler and I stamped Happy Birthday on it from the set Bring on the Cake. On the single leaves, I applied Versamark after cutting them out and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder and attached them to the front of the card with a Dimensionals. I love these two colors together and hope you do too.