Monday, April 24, 2017

Christmas Cards 2017-apr-24

Happy Monday,

It's time to play and to add to my Christmas card stash.  I make two cards today.

First up, gold heat embossed Hero Arts Stunning Snowflakes on kraft CS, die cut and layered over card base stamped with Winnie & Walter's Let It Snow using Hero Arts Ombre Vintage Metallic ink.  The gold embossed snowflake on kraft does not stand out so I thought I'd add color to make embossing popped, but it didn't.  So I die cut the center out and use vellum for the sentiment placeed behind the opening.

Next, a shaped card, basic white heat embossed Hero Arts Stunning Snowflakes on kraft and die cut.  But I need a way to add a sentiment, so I used the cut out from my first card and layered it on top.  I used a white gel pen to add some dots to add interests.

Here's a look of both together.


Merry Monday Christmas Challlenge #245 {Use Kraft}

Happy Little Stamps April Christmas Challenge Anything Goes with option twist - Embossing

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #238 - Holiday


Hero Arts Wood mount stamp - Stunning Snowflakes
Winnie & Walter's Clear Stamp - Let It Snow
Hero Arts Stamp & Cut - Winter Cheer Tag Set by Lia
Hero Arts Frame Cut - Big and Small Snowflakes
Hero Arts Ombre Ink - Vintage Metallic
Hero Arts Pigment Ink - Unicorn
Ranger Distress Ink - Barn Door
clear embossing ink
gold embossing powder
white embossing powder
white gel pen

Thanks for stopping by, I wish you a lovely day!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Butterfly Challenge #77

Hello everybody,

I am joining in a challenge I've just found, it's call Butterfly Challenge.  Sounds like fun right?!  For this challenge you must butterfly somewhere on your paper craft project, and play by the challenge theme.  Click Here to check the rules.

Butterfly Challenge #77 +F is for Faux and/or the colour Jasmine (Faux is for a Faux technique, and the color Jasmine is a creamy yellow, see reference Here).

I use a Faux Embossing technique on my card.

To create the faux embossing, I die cut the butterfly (Concord & 9th - Floral & Flutter Dies) multiple times and adhere to the same color card base.  To complete the card I added hand rolled flowers, and die cut leaves (Hero Arts Fancy Die - Spring Branch).  I think this card could be used for various occasion, so I would leave the sentiment until I need it.

I want to give a shout out to two of my craft friends, Barb Ghig and Karen C.   They both sent me supplies that I used on this project.  Thank you ladies!!

Other challenges:

Happy Little Stampers April Anything Goes with Dies Challenge


Concord & 9th Cutting Die - Floral & Flutter Dies
Hero Arts Fancy Dies - Spring Branch

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Water-Color Layering Koi

Happy Saturday,

Hope you're enjoying your weekend!!

I have a post up on the a2z Scrapbooking Supplies Challenge blog today.  Would love it if you'd hop over Here to take a look.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Time flutters by


It's a rainy day where I am, and the weather is bringing me down!  But a little web surfing and crafting lifts my spirit right up!!  :)

I am linking this up to a couple challenges, the first one is where I drew my inspiration for my card.

Time Out Challenge #81

Happy Little Stampers April Anything Goes with Dies


Concord & 9th Cutting Die - Floral & Flutter Dies
Hero Arts Cling Stamp - Number Pattern
Clear embossing ink
White embossing powder
Ranger Distress Ink - Spun Sugar

Thanks for stopping by.  I wish you a sun shiny day!!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Fresh Herbs Shadow Box


I am sharing a fun project on a2z Scrapbooking Supplies challenge blog today. my first stab of making a home decor.  :)

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