Saturday, December 24, 2016

Holly Molly Christmas

Hi everyone! I'm popping in quick this morning to share one of my favorite Christmas cards from this year, using the beautiful Holly Molly image from Tiddly Inks. Since the design team is on Tiddlycation until early February, I couldn't NOT share this gorgeous card!


I started with a 4" x 4" card base in green that gets mounted to a flat 5-1/4" x 5-1/4" square in red. Since the card like this won't stand on its own, I had to add an easel to the back of the card that I cut on my Silhouette Cameo. If you don't have an electronic die cutting machine, I also added a link to a similar BIGZ die by Tim Holtz that you can use with your Big Shot or Big Kick.


The snowflakes are stamped in Galaxy Gold pigment ink and heat embossed in clear, creating a subtle background on the red cardstock. The same ink was used on the inside greeting which really pops against the white.


Molly is colored with Copics and to finish off the card, I added some glossy accents to the holly berries in her hair.



This card really tops my list of favorite Christmas cards I have made this year! I couldn't even come to terms with writing on the interior. Instead, I added my greeting on a post-it note so that the recipient could share it with someone else.

I hope this Tiddly creation gets you into the holiday spirit! Our family has lots going on this Christmas and the festivities start today so I will likely be taking a blogging break over the next week or so to spend time with my family. 

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!!

Supplies:

You can find links to the supplies I used on this project below; click on the photo to be taken directly to that product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I truly appreciate your support.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Delivering Christmas Wishes

Hi everyone!! I'm back with another masculine card today using the Big Delivery stamp set from Taylored Expressions. This time, it's a Christmas card!


The truck and Christmas tree are colored up with Copics. I stretched my stamps by fussy cutting a tree from one of my LOTV stamps (quite possibly retired now because I can't find it online) to use as Christmas cargo.


To create the wooden plank backdrop, I inked up my IO background stamp with distress inks and cut it with my stitched rectangles. 

To finish off the card, I added a bow with plaid Christmas ribbon and glossy accents to the truck's windows and chrome accents. The truck and tree were also popped up with foam tape.


Here is a look at the interior sentiment. I pieced it together using three different stamp sets in my collection.


So what do you think of this card? Completely different from yesterday's birthday card yet uses many of the same supplies.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Supplies:

You can find links to the supplies I used on this project below; click on the photo to be taken directly to that product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I truly appreciate your support.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Delivering a Big Birthday Wish

Hi everyone!! This week I stretched my masculine card marking skills by crafting two different cards using the same stamp set from Taylored Expressions. First off is a birthday card for my dear dad who is celebrating his special day today.


I started by coloring the pickup truck from the Big Delivery stamp set with my Copics. This is a great little set because it includes the coordinating die and has lots of cargo options.


To create the wooden plank backdrop, I inked up my IO background stamp with distress inks and cut a frame using my deckled rectangles dies. That piece is secured to the card front with double-sided tape and craft foam for added stability.

To finish off the card, I added some brown satin ribbon and glossy accents to the truck's windows and chrome accents.


I also used the cupcake cargo option and a coordinating sentiment from the set for the card interior.


Be sure to come back tomorrow to see the second card I created with this set! It has a completely different look and feel. I can't wait to share it with you!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Supplies:

You can find links to the supplies I used on this project below; click on the photo to be taken directly to that product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I truly appreciate your support.