Monday, June 27, 2022

Oh, Christmas Tree

Hi everyone.  I've made a Christmas Tree card to play along with a couple of fun challenges.  I used a pretty tree die called Corbel Tree Collage (Simon Says Stamp).  The die cuts away the design leaving the card front with the aperture.  I cut it from both white card stock and from card stock layered with Persian Dawn (Cosmic Shimmer) Gilding Flakes.  I love the beautiful colours from these gilding flakes. :)  It took me a while to add all the little bits on top of the background, but I'm happy with how it looks finished.

Close-up ...
The photo from above shows a lot more of the shimmer of these beautiful gilding flakes. :)


And sending it to Rudolph Days June Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes.

I so appreciate all the hard work of the Owners and Designers from these challenges.  They help keep my Christmas card stash growing throughout the year.  Thank you!

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Stamps:  Love Bug Christmas (sentiment) - Unity
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:   Versamark
Accessories:   Corbel Tree Collage die (Simon Says Stamp), Persian Dawn Gilding Flakes (Cosmic Shimmer, Gold Embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool

Challenges:

Friday, June 24, 2022

Penny Black - Blooming

Hi everyone.  I'm back with another of the new release from Penny Black.  This image is called Blooming (40-850) and I love the large size, this time having it go off the edge.  The lovely shape of the flowers could be several different kinds of flowers.  Today I made them into Himalayan Blue Poppies, watercoloured with Distress Inks:  Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn.  I added some Black Soot ink to the centers and sponged more of the mowed lawn in opposite corners.  

The sentiment is from another new release, So Thankful (30-914), and it finishes my simple watercoloured card.

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I started my card using the colours from the latest challenge at Color Hues (#43).  Love this combination!

Thank you for stopping by!

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Stamps:  Blooming, So Thankful (both Penny Black)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Black Soot (Tim Holtz) 
Accessories:   Clear embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, sponge

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Penny Black - Duet

Hi everyone.  Today I've used a few different die-cuts to create this pretty thank you card.  The die-cut flowers are from the latest release from Penny Black, Duet ((51-736). 

I die-cut two sets of the flowers from mixed media paper and sponged each with distress inks: Worn Lipstick, Candied Apple, Mowed Lawn.

I then stamped the jug in black ink from the set called Country Charisma (30-690), heat embossing in clear.  The jug was cut out using the matching die (Country Charisma (51-634), before using a Versamark pen to add random clear ink and heat embossing with Fractured Ice embossing powder (Allure).

Using an exacto knife, I cut a small slit near the top of the jug to weave through the stems from the flowers.  The whole jug of flowers was popped up over the sweet thank you sentiment (So Thankful  30-914).

Close-up ...
Adding this to the Snippets Challenge #430 ... I used snippets for everything except the card base. :)  So happy to be playing along after missing a few challenges! :)

And sending it also to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge for June.

And to the Simon Says Wednesday challenge - this week is Add a Sentiment.  I think the sentiment is perfect for this bunch of flowers in a jug.

Thank you for stopping by!

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Stamps:  Country Charisma; So Thankful (both from Penny Black)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Worn Lipstick, Candied Apple, Mowed Lawn (Tim Holtz) 
Accessories:   Duet die (Penny Black); Country Charisma cut out (Penny Black); Clear embossing powder (Tim Holtz); Fractured Ice embossing powder (Allure), sponges

Challenges:
Snippets Challenge #430

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Christmas Wreath

Hi everyone.  The challenge at CAS Christmas this month is Wreath, hosted by the talented Linda.  I thought I'd add one more card to the gallery before it closes.  I was inspired by Jeanne, who entered a card using the wreath image from Watching Bloom (Memory Box) which is retired.  I pulled out the set from my stash and there was already a wreath stamped, watercoloured, and die-cut.  Really?  I made it for another project that it didn't quite work for ... it was that easy to make this card.  I also used a background of embossed falling snow from my stash (gift from a friend) AND a JOY die already cut from black.  It was meant to be.  Took me about 5 minutes to put together. :)  Gotta love that!

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Stamps:  Watching Bloom - retired (Memory Box)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.); Black card stock (SU!)
Ink:   Black (Memento), Zigs
Accessories:   Matching die from Watching Bloom stamp set - retired (Memory Box), clear embossing powder (Ranger), Joy die (AliExpress)

Challenges:
CAS Christmas June Challenge - Wreath