Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas with Lights

Hi! I just wanted to share one last Christmas card before the holiday officially begins. I used the lights4Christmas stamp set from the Stamps of Life.

The bulbs are stamped in Galaxy Gold pigment ink and heat embossed with clear powder. I then watercolored them with my Zig markers. They are popped up with foam tape and wrapped in coordinating twine.

From my family to yours, I hope the holidays bring great joy and many blessings in the new year.


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

You Nailed It

Hi, everyone! Our family has lots of December birthdays so today I have a card that I made for my Dad using a new stamp set I purchased from Darcie's that I found at a craft show in my area. I fell in love with these owls and that little tin pin embellishment adds just the right dimension to his body.

Here's the sentiment on the inside:

I trimmed the top off of the frame with my notebook border die and popped it up with foam tape. The lower third of the card base is stamped with the coordinating hammer and saw stamps that came in the set and it is anchored with blue striped washi tape. The happy die cut is layered three times and finished off with a coat of glossy accents.

We all enjoyed celebrating with a little Mexican - and we surprised him with the sombrero and fried ice cream.

Happy birthday, Dad!!


Christmas Tweetings

Hi everyone! We're back with a new challenge over at Tiddly Inks today! I hope you can get into the merry berry spirit with us showcasing your designs that incorporate red, burgundy, or yummy Christmas treats! Here's my make using a sentiment from the Merry & Bright Pupmas set.

If you need a quick holiday card, look no further! I used patterned paper for the musical layer on top of a red card base. It was also super fast to color up these adorable little birds decked out in Santa hats. I added glossy accents to give them a little shine.

To finish off the card, I wrapped the top two layers with red and black twine and added a bow before popping the whole thing up with foam tape. Wouldn't this make a cute holiday card for a music teacher or band director?

Don't forget to add your merry berry card to the link-up. For more inspiration, check out the other fabulous projects created by the design team.

Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges Entered:

Southern Ridge Trading Co December Challenge: Christmas Words


Friday, December 18, 2015

Fabby Friday: Reindeer Kisses

Hi, everyone!! Here is my Fabby Friday make over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog today using the new Reindeer Kisses digital image.

I inked up the white card base with Barn Door, Fired Brick, Mowed Lawn, and Pine Needles distress ink before layering the PS squared cover die cut on top. To ground the card, I added a stitched panel at the bottom for the sentiment. The reindeer are secured with foam tape to give them a little dimension.

A pinch of glossy accents on the reindeer noses and silver bells finish off the design. Don't forget to check out the rest of the design team makes and share your creations over on Facebook so we can all leave you some lovely comments this weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!



Challenges Entered:

MarkerPop #84: Anything Goes
SSS Monday Challenge: Just a Pinch

Update 12/31/15: 

My card was selected for the following honors: