Sunday, December 11, 2016

Foiled Ornaments

I first started off with Frantic Stampers Ornamental Swag die. First cutting the die with green cardstock, then I cut 4 more times using foiled cardstock, I just cut the ornaments this time so I didn't waste the branch part since I didn't plan on using that section, and I combined the different foils in these cards, you can get 4 sets of cards out of this, I am showing two today.


For framing of these cards I used Impression Obsession Rectangle 6 in 1 Frames die I cut it out of cream cardstock and ended up not liking the look so I just colored with my marker and then added some sparkle pen to it.

Here are the dies after I had them cut out, you can mix and match them anyway you would like this way.



I decided since the die is pretty intricate that I might just glue that directly to the DaisyD's papers I used for the background, but wanted a little dimension so I used foam tape on the back of the frame.


Here is the second card I made using the red and gold foil cardstocks for the ornaments.


I love the look of ornaments on a branch and I just loved the details in these ornaments and so quick since they are all in one die.


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Friday, December 9, 2016

Bless you

Here is my next card that I made for one of my blog friends Alex. She has started a new blog but doesn't have anything up yet, she is in need of a new camera so she can share her lovely pictures and talent with us all :)  We are crossing our fingers that Santa has heard about this dilemma and will bring her a new one for Christmas :)

Alex had just recently moved to a new home also and that is what inspired her card today.


I was having a hard time getting a picture without a shadow, for one thing not as many nice sunny days lately, I really need to invest in a set up for my pictures.  Here is another angle of it.


I wanted to get the look of vines crawling up on the sides of this step card so I cut two more that went on the gate and added them to the sides.

Taylored Expressions -- Garden Arbor& Gate, and Arbor Accessories dies
Our Daily Bread Designs -- Blushing rose Collection papers and sentiment
Fiskars -- Grass border punch
Martha Stewart -- Leaf punch
Stickles -- Diamond (flower centers)

Thanks Alex for sharing the beauty of England with us and your lovely self.

Hope you all enjoy the most wonderful weekend ahead, I know that may mean staying home with a warm drink, it seems that most of the U.S. is experiencing a bit of cold temps right now.

I will be having two Dies R us post on Sunday and Monday, hope you can come back for those.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and letting me know you did :)

Connie

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

More Forgotten Treasures

While looking for something else I came across some papers my daughter gave me when I first started cardmaking, they must be around 13 years old. and I am always challenging myself to use my older supplies so that is how this card started. I added this vellum image from K & co. the tag was also in the set so all I had to do is add a stamped sentiment to it.  This paper was already embossed but wasn't quite as big as my card front so that is why I used this dark brown strip of paper, I had to add a punched border to it of course :)

Simple to put together card, but I really loved the way it turned out and just in time to get it in the mail for my nephews wives birthday.


Here is another pic with a little less glare on the vellum image.


I don't know if JoAnns craft store has this exact set anymore because it is a few years old but they do sell other sets of the vellum and cardstock sets, if your interested.

Old embossed paper
Fiskars -- Eyelet border punch
K&co. - Flora and Fauna Diecut cardstock and vellum set
Gina Marie -- Birthday words
Nuvo -- Golden Sunset glitter drops

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I appreciate hearing from you,

Connie

Monday, December 5, 2016

Stained Glass

I love the look of stained glass and when I saw the line of Mosaic Embossing folders in the Dies R us store I just had to give them a try, and what better time than Christmas. Today I am using Darcie Mosaic Candle.  I used watercolor paper on both of these cards and it embossed very well, water colored with my distress inks and Spectrum Aqua markers.  



On this first card I used an embossing pen to the raised areas, I did half the card and then turned it and did the other half. As you can see in the picture below I went a little off the embossing, You need to just take a paint brush and just lift the embossing powder off the areas that you went to far.



In my second card I decided to use my embossing ink pad so you can see the different look I got from doing it that way.  

Big Tip for you though when doing this, I used my anti static pad on the first one but forgot when I used my ink pad and the embossing powder stuck to the whole card, I am not sure if that was because I was using watercolor paper or not, so I just took my brush cleaned off the entire piece and started again by using the anti static pad and applied the embossing ink and it worked fine the second time.  I have heard if you don't have an anti static pad that people have rubbed a dryer sheet over it or used baby powder.  With this one I decided to go with blue in the background.


Once it was dry I did add some shimmer to the candles and the berries using my Sparkle  clear pen.

Here is the embossing folder I used, check out all the embossing folders they have HERE.

Another fast and mailable idea for your Christmas card giving this season.


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Friday, December 2, 2016

Gamer Birthday

Is that what they call the kids or people in general that love to play the electronic games like Playstation?  Anyway I don't know much about one of my great nephews so I asked my sister in law what is he in too, he is turning 12 this year, she said he likes to play the computer games and star wars.  So I started brain storming and I remembered an issue of Papercrafts magazine that had a controller on the front so I found it opened it up hoping there was a pattern inside for it, no out of luck it is a Silhouette design.  Well I keep my machine in the closet and thought I might be able to draw that myself.....now don't laugh at what I came up with, I have been deciding whether or not to share, but I thought I would just in case you would like to give it a try.

First I started with my glue bottle and drew a couple half circles around them, drew a line between them for the top of the controller than went down to the left and right of those two and drew two more and then just kind of rounded things off a bit to join those all together.  I hope that makes sense.  I used my round punches for all the controllers, except the one on the left, my hubby had this little rectangle punch that I layered on top of each other in a cross and then I traced that onto the blue paper and tried to cut just a little off all around, that didn't quite turn out so good as you can see.  I thought it needed a little something extra so I shaded around the whole thing with white ink.


Hopefully he thought it was pretty cool.  I tried right :)

Controller -- hand drawn, used circle and rectangle punches for controls
Crate paper -- Party day paper
David Tutera -- Celebration sentiment

Thanks for all the well wishes for the Vertigo, last night I was feeling pretty good thought for sure all was better but woke again this morning feel dizzy again, but as long as things aren't spinning I am thankful, I am wondering if it might be something with my inner ear.

Wishing you a fun and creative weekend ahead.

Connie