Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Merry Christmas

Today's card represents why I should not buy stamp kits because it is the only one I have made using materials from Papertrey InkWinter Wonderland kit. It really is a beautiful kit though and hopefully I will get more use out of it if not this year, next year.

I cut the image base from watercolor cardstock and the used peacock feather distress oxide ink misted with water on the top portion to represent a snowy sky. While the base dried I cut the birch tree die from white textured cardstock. I stamped the sentiment onto a white banner cut with another die in the kit. I stamped the greenery with pinefeather ink, the flowers with aqua mist and ocean tides and the deer with london fog ink and cut out with the matching dies. After layering everything together I attached the image piece to a woodgrain embossed panel with a stitched die.

Products: PTI stamps and dies, Ranger, Bazzill, PTI and Ellen Hutson cs, MFT die, Memento, Ranger Oxide and PTI ink

That's it for today. I am slowly getting my cards addressed and sending them out in groups.
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Sunday, December 10, 2017

When Snow Falls

I bought the Hero Arts Wintertime Fun set last December actually too late to actually get any Christmas cards completed so it has been languishing in my stamp stash for a year. Sadly I have a few I have purchased this year that probably will not make it on a 2017 card. Can any of my fellow stampers relate? Sigh.

With a bit of masking, I stamped the tree, fox, owl and deer onto Neenah cardstock and then colored with Copic Markers. I added a bit of sparkle on the snow tipped tree with a clear gelly roll pen. After cutting out the image with a stitched die, I stamped a trio of snowflakes using soft stone ink and the sentiment with black licorice. And yay, a perfectly flat card for easy mailing. This card was inspired by the fabulous and creative Debby Hughes.

Products: Hero Arts stamps and dies, PTI cs,  Sakura Gelly Roll pen, MFT die, MFT and PTI ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Tree-YG01, YG91, YG93; Fox-W00, E81, E97, E99; Owl-W00, E81, W1, W2, W5, YR31; Deer-W00, E81, W2, W2, E50, E51, E53, E55, E57; Sky-BG70, BG0000. BG000; Snow drifts-C00,0

Off to church this morning. See you here back soon.

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Happy Pawlidays

Amazingly, we got 5 1/2 inches of snow yesterday. In Alabama. A rarity.

Today's card is for our dog loving family. In fact I colored the puppy in the color of our grand dog, Cora a mini labradoodle.

After stamping the various images from the My Favorite Things Happy Pawlidays set, I cut out with the matching dies and colored with Copic markers. I used the Pretty Pink Posh Storybook die with an MFT stitched rectangle die to cut a cover from soft stone cardstock. After attaching to the card front I stamped the sentiment inside one of the blocks using new leaf ink. The images were attached with a combo of glue and foam tape for dimension.

Products: My Favorite Things stamps and dies, PTI cs, Pretty Pink Posh die, MFT and PTI ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Dog-E30, E31, E33, E35; Hat-W00, E81, R20, R22, R24; Scarf-YG11, YG13, YG23; Gift-B0000, B000, B01, YG11, YG23

I am submitting this to the Merry Monday #268 Santa Hat Challenge even though my pooch's hat is all red.

I hope you are having a great weekend! 

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Tis the Season for Treats

I have several dog lovers on my Christmas card list including two who are active in the rescue community. Today's card is for one of them.

I used a die from the My Favorite Things Dome Frames set to cut from red cardstock for the frame and patterned paper for the center. The sentiment from the Happy Pawlidays set was stamped with Versamark ink and white heat embossed. I stamped the image from the Playful Pups set onto Neenah cardstock, cut out with the matching die and colored with Copic Markers. I actually struggled with cutting the image out as the stamp and die did not match. I don't think I have ever had that happen before. After attaching the image to the dome piece with foam tape I added a three gold stars cut from gold metallic cardstock and then anchored with enamel dots. I loosely followed the Freshly Made Sketches #315 for the layout.

Products: My Favorite Things stamps and dies, Doodlebug cs, MFT, Recollections and PTI cs, Doodebug enamel dots, PTI dies, Versamark ink
Copics: Train-R20, R22, R24, R27, YG11, YG13, YG17, B21 B23, B26; Dogs-C1, C3, C5, E30, E33, E35, R00, R20, R20, R22, R24

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Winter Woodland

Today's card is another one using the Flora & Fauna Winter Woodland set.

I first stamped the tree from the set six times using aqua mist, green parakeet and hawaiian shores ink. I then stamped the sentiment and the deer using london fog ink and the footprints in soft stone. After coloring the deer with Copic markers, I cut out the image piece with a stiched die and attached to a berrylicous card base. Twine wrapped around the card ending in a bow finished up a clean and simple card.

Products: Flora & Fauna stamps, PTI and MFT cs, The Twinery twine, MFT die, PTI and Memento ink, Copic Markers
Copics: C00, C1, C3, W00, E81

I am submitting this card to the Merry Monday #267 Challenge.

Have a blessed Sunday.
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Friday, December 1, 2017

A Magical Holiday Season

Here it is December 1 and I am unprepared for it. I have done a bit of shopping but not nearly enough. I have my Christmas tree up but not much more decorating in the house. We haven't even started on the outside decorations. And of course I am here still churning out Christmas cards that I had hoped to get mailed out the first week of December (not going to happen).

Today's cards feature a stamp set I have had a few weeks but not used yet. I remedied this yesterday by making three cards. I will share the other two at a later date. After stamping the tree from the Flora & Fauna Winter Woodland set eight time across a smoke cardstock piece using Versamark ink, I white heat embossed. I cut the stamped piece with a stitched die, stamped the sentiment using black ink and then wrapped gold thread around it several times ending in a bow. A few silver glitter enamel dot finished it up.

Products: Flora & Fauna stamps, Simon Says and PTI cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, Simon Says and Versamark ink

I am submitting this to the current Color Throwdown #471 Challenge to use black, gray, gold and white.

And also to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge which is anything goes. 

Have a great weekend!

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Purple Onion Designs Annual Holiday Sale

The Purple Onion Designs annual holiday sale is in full swing. All stamps are 25% off.

Today's card features a bundled up snowman, Chilly from last year's holiday release. I stamped onto Copics X-Press It cardstock, colored with Copics and then fussy cut out. For the background I double layered a large snowflake cut from white and pool party cardstock and then layered another panel over it. The sentiment from the Essential Happy Sentiment set was stamped onto a dark blue cardstock banner using Versamark ink and then white heat embossed. The sentiment banner and image was attached with foam tape. Another double snowflake anchored with an enamel dot finished it up.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, PTI, SU and Bazzill cs, MFT dies, Versamark and MFT ink, Copic Markers
Copics: C00, C1, Y13, Y17, Y38, W00, E81, B41, B34, B45

As always you can see other projects at the Purple Onion Designs blog for more inspiration. And of course, don't forget about the sale!

I hope you saw the surprise blog hop last Friday for our of Purple Onion Designs owner and all around great person Michele. If not you can start here. Today is the the last day to comment for a chance for some great prizes.

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