Sunday, December 17, 2017

Ho Ho Ho...Merry Christmas!

Hellooo Out There...I had a lot of fun with the new Majestic Mistletoe from Altenew for this Christmas.  This was a bit more labor for a mass produced card than I anticipated, but what the heck, I just went with it.  This is an A2 card and I had trouble getting the greens I wanted so this is a combination of greens from different companies.  Instead of using a darker green as the layering guide suggested, I embossed with Ranger Princess Gold- a lighter and brighter gold than the standard detailed gold.  Once the greens were finished, I stamped the berries on both of the greens because I liked the look.  I used Distress Oxide Candied Apple and let that ink dry completely.  I used some Prisma red colored pencils for the shadow and then drew in the highlight with a gelly roll pen.  Next I die cut the little bow at the top of the mistletoe using the My Favorite Things bow element - Blueprint #26 from some glitter paper  and attached it with Ranger Multi-Medium Glue because it dries flat and looks great when it's dry.  When done here I adhered a layer of green cardstock between the card base and the front panel.  The final panels were either cream colored or red. The sentiment is also from the Altenew set.  Thank you for reading this and the materials used and challenges I'm submitting to are below the picture.

Materials Used:
  1. Altenew Majestic Mistletoe Stamp Set
  2. Ranger Princess Gold Embossing powder
  3. My Favorite Things - Blueprint #26 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Altenew Inspiration Challenge

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Happy Christmas!

Happy Snowy Day In Wisconsin,
This one is a Christmas card for one of my little grandbabies. This is also an entry into the Simon Says Monday Challenge. I used some Brusho in just one color but was able to achieve quite a range of blues.  When it was dry I spattered it with white ink to create the 'snow'.  I cut the panel with a multi-window die and then cut it again out of fun foam to raise up the window frame.  I cut the little Reindeer and colored them with Copics and raised them up with dimensional dots.  Lastly, I stamped and embossed the sentiment and applied all to an A2 card base.  Thank you for reading this, and the materials used are listed below.

Materials Used:
  • Reindeer Stamp Set- Hampton Art/Mama Elephant Collaboration (from Michaels) - Reindeer
  • Sentiment- Technique Tuesday - Jingle All The Way
  • Brusho Crystals - Ultramarine Blue
  • Copic Markers
  • Stitched Multi-Window - Whitelotus
  • Fun Foam
  • 140 lb. Cold Press watercolor paper - Canson
  • 110 lb. white cardstock - Hobby Lobby