Saturday, November 4, 2017

Tis the Season - Card #4

Here is my last card for Altenew's Card Class - Tis the Season. This card features die cut windows with some ink blending to bring the images to life!

Since I used Distress Oxide inks, I sprinkled some water over the images to bring out that oxide effect!

Thanks for visiting! I adore Altenew's classes and they have a last minute holiday card class coming up! 

Ingredients: Altenew Festive Silhouettes 

Tis the Season - Card #3

Welcome back for another card for Altenew's Card Class - Tis the Season. Today's card is about metallic elements on your card - the holidays are all about the sparkle and shine!

It is hard to see from the pic, but the tree is popped up on foam tape with a 2nd tree in gold behind it to create some hidden shine. The word "christmas" was watercolored with some watered down gold paint I had and finally some splatters of gold are the final touch.

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: Altenew Festive Silhouettes, Halftone Holidays 

Tis the Season - Card #2

Back with another card for Altenew's Card Class Tis the Season. This card uses (mostly) non-Christmas/holiday products to create a holiday card. I rarely do this but loved stretching my creativity!  Here's my card:

Love this graphic card! 

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: Altenew Halftone (stencil), Festive Silhouettes (die), Bold Alphabet (dies); PTI Peaceful Pinecones 

Tis the Season - Card #1

I've started my Christmas cards - YAY - thanks to Altenew's card class Tis the Season. My first card is my take on the Rustic Holiday style (one of my favs). 

I finally got my hands on some of that wood paper (Altenew sells it) and love it! I love deer images - they are perfect for cards for guys! The antlers of the deer are stamped on gold to add some holiday sparkle!

Thanks for visiting! More cards to come.

Ingredients: Altenew Festive Silhouettes, Halftone Holidays; PTI Mix and Mat: Postal (die); misc holly from stash

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas in July Challenge

I love the Merry Monday challenge blog and had time to join in for the Christmas in July challenge and get a jump on holiday cards.

I have 2 cards today to share!

The card above is inspired by Challenge #254 - Moose on a card.

Ingredients: Reverse Confetti Merry Christmoose, Winter Words Confetti Cuts, Big Chevron Pretty Panels, Branch Out

This next card was inspired by Challenge #250 - Rustic Christmas. I love these wood grain card stock panels and love highlighting it with a CAS design.

Ingredients: PTI In the Meadow, Double Ended Banners, Stylish Sentiments - Holiday 

Thanks for visiting!

PTI Stamp-a-Faire - Year 8 - Bronze

Back for one last card for SAF! Whew so much inspiration and ideas - just not enough time to do them all!

For year 8, Jessica Frost-Ballas featured embellishing with bronze! I just got some cooper/bronzy embossing powder and gilding flakes so I was ready to go!

Here's that fox again! This time embossed in bronze. I liked the combo Jessica used with Tropical Teal and bronze so I incorporated that here along with a touch of gold to mix it up!

Thanks for visiting! SAF was AMAZING! I loved being inspired by all the designers with ideas that I'll use again and again.

Ingredients: PTI Stylized Autumn, Keep it Simple: Thanksgiving, Wet Paint Cuts, Fabulous Frames (banner), Linen/Canvas Impression plate

PTI Stamp-a-Faire - Year 7 - Wool

Time for another Stamp-a-Faire challenge - this time wool with Heather Nichols.

Heather showed us a layered wool technique using our favorite dies. Now while I don't sew, I can glue so that's what I did with my felt layers! Although I did bring in the look of stitching with the details on the leaves and the inset frame.

Thanks for visiting! One more SAF card to come!

Ingredients: PTI Mix & Mat: Postal, Songbirds, Signature Greetings II