Friday, December 20, 2013

Classic Ornament

  I'm trying to get through all of my Christmas projects so that I can start sharing some projects with new Occasions and Sale-a-bration goodies!  It's the last day of school before winter break so there is a lot going on today!  I'm hoping I don't forget anything!

  Here's a quick card using the Keepsake Ornaments and matching framelits.  You can crank out a bunch of these at once by using the different ornament stamps and running the stamped images through the Big Shot with the matching dies.  You can fit several of the shapes on the cutting plate at once so you can do 3-4 at a time.  With the magnetic platform it goes really quickly!


Doesn't the Midnight Muse look terrific paired with Whisper White on a clean and simple card?

  The ornament is "hung" using the silver 1/8" ribbon in the Holiday catalog and a bow is added with a glue dot.  For a little bit more sparkle a mini punched ornament is glued on top of a silver glimmer paper circle.  The ornament is of course popped up!

 Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Keepsake Ornaments, More Merry Messages

Paper: Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer paper

Ink: Midnight Muse

Accessories: ornament framelits, Snow Flurry e.f., silver ribbon, circle punch, Christmas mini punch pack, dimensionals

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Winter Wonderland

Here's a fun little card...maybe you've got a scene like this out your window now or are hoping for a scene like this in time for Christmas??  I wouldn't mind a bit of snow but it will be in the 70s in Richmond this weekend!  What??  I know it's December isn't it??  I'm thinking it won't be a white Christmas here.

  We did this one at my last stamp club of 2013.  It's a fun bit of emboss resist (heat emboss and then brayer ink over the image).

  I've been partial to using the Gorgeous Grunge splatter stamp as snow lately and here we have it again.  How cool does that look with the Lovely As A Tree trees?  We used a little sticky note circle for the moon before we brayered over the embossing.

  A simple fork bow and some roughed up edges finish this card off.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Lovely as a Tree, Sweet Essentials

Ink: Versamark, Smoky Slate, Cherry Cobbler

Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate, Whisper White

Accessories: white embossing powder, distressing tool, cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon

Friday, December 13, 2013

Snowglobe Ornament - Fab Friday 33

 We've made it though another week...this time of year it's certainly an accomplishment in my book!  So to celebrate get yourself to your stamping room/table/corner/basement and get to working on the last challenge of 2013 at Fab Friday!

  Here's what we've got for you this time:

  So many possibilities right?  I know a few of you still need to make some Christmas cards so jump on in with Fab Friday!

    I used a mix of old, current and brand new supplies to pull my card together.  I've been trying to use up some really old DSP so I had this woodgrain pattern out on my desk and I can't even remember the name!  Frostwood Lodge???  The new item is the embossing folder; Decorative Dots!  Look for this baby during Sale-a-bration as one of your free gifts!  Woo-Hoo!  Doesn't it look awesome with the Core'dinations paper?  I just lightly sanded the embossed cool!

  After stamping and cutting out the ornament I covered it with Iridescent Ice for some fun sparkle to go along with the faceted buttons.  It made me kind of think of a snow globe, hence the title of my post.

 Go check out the rest of the design team cards and play along!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree

Ink: Early Espresso, Versamark

Paper: Soft Sky, Early Espresso, Soft Sky Core'dinations, Frostwood Lodge DSP(?), Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla

Accessories: Apothecary Accents framelits, Decorative Labels framelits, Ornament framelits, piercing kit, Decorative Dots e.f., Always Artichoke seam binding ribbon, Iridescent Ice, pearls, faceted buttons, corner rounder

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Clean and Simple Snowflake Re-done

It's not that I haven't been stamping because I have; I just haven't had time to photograph and edit and blog.  One of these days I'll figure out some kind of schedule! Maybe that could be a New Year's resolution?  At the rate I've been going lately 2014 might be the next time I post!

For now though this card might be an inspiration to others out there who may be a tad bit behind on their Christmas cards.  It's a re-do of a card I made a while ago.  I re-designed it for a private stamp-a-stack I was asked to do.  The original HERE had paper piercing all around the top panel that just wasn't conducive for a stamp-a-stack.  I changed it to score lines instead but they are kind of hard to see in the photo.

Here's the re-do:

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Snowflake Soiree

Ink: Smoky Late, Perfect Plum, Black

Paper: Perfect Plum, Basic Black, Whisper White

Accessories: Simply Score board, rhinestone