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Thursday, November 08, 2018

Woofie's Christmas - Moving Along With The Times

Hello, friends! So glad you could visit today.
Christmas cards, of course, with an unusual seasonal greeting.
It's always fun seeing how different an image looks with a simple change in colors.

It's time to share a Project for the new Moving Along With The Times Challenge!

Challenge #84's theme is WINTER ANIMALS - for the next 2 weeks just make sure your project has winter themed animals on it and upload!

My card features the adorable Mr. Woofie, excited to enjoy his first snowfall -- after all, he IS a Florida Puppy, just visiting relatives for the Christmas holidays. (giggle)

Mr. Woofie has been colored in four shades, die cut, and coordinated with SNS Microfine glitters. These glitters are velvety smooth, and don't cover up the intricate details of the die cuts:

In the next step, I applied the frames to sticker paper:

After putting a coffee filter under the exposed panel, I applied a little glitter:

Thoroughly burnish in the glitter:

Do the same thing with each image:

Adhere the glittered panels to a white card base and select a sentiment:

Stamped with Versafine Clair Ink, clear detail embossing powder was then applied to the sentiments and heat set:

Magenta - Orchid Rose GM2016 and Purple Delight VersaFine Clair Ink:

Marine Blue GM2049 and Blue Belle VersaFine Clair Ink

Gecko Green GM2045 and Green Oasis VersaFine Clair Ink:

Day Dreamin' GM2052 and Chianti VersaFine Clair Ink:

Close Up of the images:
The sentiments were each stamped in a different color VersaFine Clair, and heat set with Clear Detail EP280. I began collecting these inks in March, and dearly enjoy them. I want to purchase the remaining 6 colors LOL - they capture the detail of a stamp wonderfully, and are easy to emboss with.

Products Used:

Challenges I'm Supporting with these cards:

  1. Dream Valley Challenges #190 "Use Dies and Punches" (punch MS Snowflake, dies Wild Rose Studios Rose Frame and 3 SW Double Pierced Rectangles) 11/21 (sep post) C10
  2.  Paper Craft Challenges #24 "Friendship" 11/21(sentiment "friends warm the heart")
  3. RetroRubber Challenge #99 Anything Goes (my rubber stamp set is a "virgin" rubber stamp set that is 6 or 7 years old.) 11/17 (sep post) C10
  4. Shopping Our Stash #379 "It's Raining Cats and Dogs" 11/12
  5. Try Stamping on it (Nov 1 Glitter Tech) Use Glitter 11/24 (sep post)
  6. World Wide Open DT Challenge AG for DT 11/15 (sep post)

Hugs from Florida,

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Christmas Cardinal - 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge

Happy November First to all my critter-loving friends!
Today begins a new Challenge at Two Crafty Critter Crazies where we love to see any project with a critter on it! Critters include "real life" everything alive (except humans and flora), to mythical creatures as well. Our sponsor is Sparkle N Sprinkle, so join us with your crafty creations this month for a chance to win and be recognized.

Yikes! I waited to the last minute to do my Christmas Cards! Thank goodness for the digital artists who provide marvelously pre-colored images for negligent folks such as myself.

My cards feature the beautiful Cardinal and Holly Digital Set 895 (also available in rubber). I printed two to a page and used that lovely SW holly die - it's so ornate with the piercings and details. Each card is a little different, but all use the same image and dies.

 First, here's a close-up of the cardinal, colored by Tracey-Lynn Miller of Fred She Said designs. Tracey is a dream artist to work with, and I dearly love the images she makes for SNS.

My cards are 5.5" square, and flat for mailing.
While these cards use two frame style dies, they would be pretty using a single die cut for smaller cards, or for making name-place plaques on a holiday table.

Check out this bright white on red card! The "shadow" behind the Merry Christmas is a separate die. The Tonic set is a 2-die set where you can cut them out together, and make a great "negative" image in addition to the Merry Christmas, or they can be used individually, to achieve color variations like I have done on these cards. The Red Card has a green-red print "slab" behind the white Merry Christmas:

Next is a White on Green variation with a red center and red slab:

Solid green outside, solid red around the cardinal, and red/green designer paper in between:

Finally, I used some designer paper with a red center panel.
I think it is my favorite, but I like them all! It was a great way of using up some of my odds and ends Christmas cardstock.

For quick interiors, I used my own SNS digital set Happy Holidays Digital Stamp Set 897 (also available in rubber). The digital set has some black-and-white and colored holly corners, and also a border with it. So I quickly arranged the following and copy-and-pasted it 3 more times. It would be pretty all by itself!

Thanks for stopping by today. Hoping you enjoyed seeing how we can still experience the joy of card making, while using some quick tools!

Products Used:

I'd like to play in ScrapyLand's 100th Challenge pretty-please- AG with SL dies - Tonic, Sue Wilson, Spellbinders 11/7

stamping hugs,

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Aurora Fairy

Greetings, Blogging Friends!
It's time for a brand new Back to Basics and Beyond Challenge!

For the next two weeks, join us by uploading an "Anything-Goes" project as long as it uses our sketch. The team has all kinds of inspiration and a variety of styles to view, so take a look! Hope to see yours there.

In place of the "white square", I've used this darling heart die cut with embossed hearts.

The English Lace paper was stark white, so I rubbed Brilliance Lime Green Pearlescent ink over it, and distressed with hand-blended glitter embossing powder (combination of Bullfrog EP404 and Green Nugget Ultrafine glitter). (the heart die cut has also been distressed in the same way).

The fairy was heat embossed with an unexpectedly delicate color Pink Lady EP337. She was stamped on watercolor paper with VersaFine Clair Charming Pink, heat embossed, saturated with water, and colored with Zig and Tombow markers. A fine layer of pearlescent coloring was also added to the green dress.
A fine layer of pearlescent coloring was also added to the green dress:

Finished card:

Products Used:

Playing in the:
ScrapyLand100th Challenge 11/4 (used Tonic Heart Die, Tonic Fairy Die, Poppy Tag Die, Tutti Hearts Die set)


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