Thursday, December 14, 2017

Latte Coffee Lover’s Card

Hello!  I know you are so busy, so this is going to be a quick share!  I made this card with Valentine’s in mind - a warm latte to warm your heart in the cold weather!  Main image is colored with alcohol markers, the background stamped in brown ink.

I did use wink of stella glitter on the image, you can kindof see the subtle shimmer in this close-up.  I did keep the card very flat for mailing.

Supplies: Just for Fun Rubber Stamps Latte Love,  Coffee Background, Memento Black Ink, Colorbox Chestnut Roan Chalk ink, Avery Elle Wonky Stitched Rectangles dies, cardstocks from my stash, Spectrum Noir markers

I would love to participate in these challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown Anything Goes
SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge Stitch It

Friday, December 8, 2017

Santa’s “Twinkle in a Tangle” card

Hello stamping friends!  Thanks for stopping by during this busy season.  I have been trying to catch up visits to everyone’s blogs and I finally also got in some crafting time today.  I really recommend crafting during the holiday season, it does help take away some of the stress for a little bit.

I colored this image with alcohol markers. It was the first time I colored it, so I did follow the colors on the Art Impressions packaging.  That helped speed it up quite a bit.  

From this angle you can see the sparkle from the wink of stella and stardust gelly roll pens that I added just to the ornaments. 

Supplies: Art Impressions Twinkle In Tangle stamp set, Memento black ink, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Spellbinders Heart circles dies, Avery Elle Wonky Stitched Rectangles dies, American Crafts WishList 6x6 paper pad, Wink of Stella clear pen, Gelly Roll stardust glitter pen

I would love to play along with these challenges and thank you for the opportunity:
Art Impressions Funny and Punny
DiesRUs Challenge Christmas Carols (It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year)
Tuesday Throwdown Christmas Scene
Pixie’s Snippets Playground Anything Goes with snippets/scraps
Cute Card Thursday Anything Goes

Thanks for your visit! 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Christmas Lightpost card - JFF Challenge

I made this card for Just for Fun’s Happy Everything Challenge.  You choose the holiday.  I am still in the mood for Christmas, so I pulled out this classic stamp and colored it with alcohol markers.

I used some patterned paper for my background, embossed my red cardstock,  and embellished.  The number is cut from the patterned paper too.

Supplies: Just for Fun Rubber Stamps Christmas Lantern, Memento black ink, Spectrum Noir markers, Sizzix Embossing Folder, Theresa Collins Christmas Home 6x6 paper pad, American Crafts candy enamel dots

Thanks for stopping by! I hope I will see you at Just for Fun’s challenge!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Plant Trio by Gina K - Patterned Paper December Challenge

I have a friend who is coming up on one of those “milestone” birthdays.  I don’t like to overemphazise such things, BUT, as I was going through my stamps, I saw this Plant Trio set with a saying that I thought was very appropriate for the occasion.

I am also announcing Crafty Hazelnut’s December Patterned Paper challenge!  Anything Goes so long as you use some patterned paper from your stash on your project!  

I colored this image with my Derwent Coloursoft Pencils.  I initially planned on using a marker to highlight the word, “long,” however, I sortof unevenly inked up that sentiment, so it was already bolder.  It works!  I also used some coordinating paper on the inside of the card.

Supplies: Gina K Plant Trio stamp duo, Versafine Olympia Green ink, Happy Birthday from Anita’s Stamps, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Derwent Coloursoft Pencils, LoveNicole Aquarelle 6x6 Patterned Paper pad, Avery Elle Wonky Stitched Rectangle dies.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Romance at the Holidays Handmade Card - Couple Under the Light Post

Today, I am stretching my stash by using a non-Christmas stamp to make a special & romantic holiday card.  

I stamped the Couple Under the Light Post stamp on some snowy patterned paper.  I decorated the lamp post with a little bow, and then added glossy accents to the lamp and stuck a heart rhinestone right inside.  Let me show you the red frame so you can see how I made it.

I embossed the red cardstock, then added silver ink directly to the paper.  I like to do this to resemble a fancy picture frame.  

The “Be Merry” sentiment was white heat embossed.  This comes from the Sentiment Set 1.  I just thought this worked perfectly to give to someone very special this Christmas!

I really think I have found my go-to set for romantic cards!  I can see myself changing up the background to use this scene stamp for a lovely engagement card in any season.  I just love the possibilities here!

Other supplies: Theresa Collins Christmas Home 6x6 paper pad, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Gina K Designs red cardstock, Brilliance Platinum Planet ink, Recollections Detail White Embossing powder, Elizabeth Crafts Embossing Folder

As always, I truly appreciate your comments and your visit today.  Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Silver & White Handmade Christmas card

This is my final week guest designing for SplitCoastStampers Color Challenge. I have had an amazing time and am very thankful for the opportunity.

This last week of November is a different color combo, you can choose from either Gold and White OR Silver and White.  I really thought I would want to use gold, but as I went along, I changed over to silver.  The optional theme is sparkle, and as you can see, I did add it!

This card has sparkle and shine, so it was hard to photograph. The chevron layer is acetate printed with silver dots.  In some of the photos it looks black, but it is silver AND it is layered over white lumiere paper for extra subtle sparkle.

 I heat embossed my trees in silver, die cut out a portion of the image and added the glitter ribbon and brad at the bottom.

Supplies: Just for Fun Rubber Stamps Silhouette Pines, Versamark Ink, Recollections Silver detail embossing powder, WeRMemoryKeepers Acetate 6x6 pad, American Crafts Glitter ribbon, brad is My Mind’s Eye, Avery Elle Wonky Stitched Rectangle dies.

I would also like to enter ScrappyMo’s Rudolph Days challenge and the DiesRUs Snow Challenge.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Clean & Simple Emoji Handmade Card

Hello and I hope all my American stamping friends had a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.  As I was addressing Thanksgiving cards to send out to family earlier this week, I stamped the message, “Smiles Across the Miles” on the outside of the envelopes.  I had a thought for using that message on a card.

I have this small set of emoji dies from Spellbinders and I thought it would be cute to pair the sentiment with these!  I also added the bridge from a Mama Elephant set just so the card wouldn’t be too plain.  I will be sending this off to a tween boy.  It is always such a relief to have the cards finished for this age of boys!  You never know what they will like, but I am sure this will work.

(A quick photo of the inside.)

Supplies: Gina K Designs Happy Mail Stamp Set, Mama Elephant Sightseeing stamp set, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Spellbinders Emoji set, Avery Elle Wonky Stitched Rectangles dies.

I got to use up a bunch of scraps of yellow and black cardstock with these tiny dies, so I would love to enter Pixie’s Crafty Workshop’s Snippets Playground challenge.