Sunday, November 29, 2015

Faux Silk and Vellum

Now nothing is more fun than the technique shared this week by Sandi McIver shared on her techniques blog for Black Friday, 2015.  I used SU Baja Breeze paper under SU vellum  Snowflakes stamped in Hero Arts white paint are from SU "A Little Something" kit.  The Merry Everything sentiment is from  SU Jingle all the Way stampset embossed with SU gold EP (the best!) The trees are a rubber stamp by Tim Holtz stamped in Black Stazon. (Reindeer Flight CMS 052) Other elements are punched stars, gold thread bows, silver loops, snowflakes, etc. She and her design team share Total Techniques on her blog bringing so many ideas to cardmaking.  Thanks  Sandi.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Peek - A Boos

These cards were inspired by a tutorial taught by  Sandi McIver She called them Peek  A Boo cards.  They are fun to make and turn out SO cute.,  The top one is die cut with ovals from the Lil Inkers Stitched Mats. The artpiece puppy with a candy cane is by  Art by Miran, and is pencilled in Prismacolor Pencils. The North Pole Pole with the tag that says Santa PLEASE stop here was a gift designed by my friend Tracy Wray.
The polka dotted paper is by SU from Season of Style and uses SU green papers for matting
 Also from Season of Style these trees have been dipped in Versamark and then heat set with clear embossing powder. This could have been done as effectively with 3d Crystal Glaze, but it was fun to heatset the clear EP making these trees come away from the matching paper under them. They've  been edged with line stickers from Pop Ups Etc, and the trees stand away glistening and still matching the designer paper below.  Another one using this  SU tree punch is HERE

Puppies and Candy Canes

This unusual "decorative corner card" was inspired by a tutorial and video on Split Coast Stampers by Dina Kowal and Laura Lipe.   The papers were designed by UK designer Poppy Moon called Blue Christmas (a collection of papers)  They are found in her Esty store.  The Candy Canes were designed by Snickerdoodle Designs by Karen in her kit "All Wrapped Up"   The puppy was drawn by Miran and was colored with Prismacolor Pencils.  The dies I used were Spellbinders basic Circles, Lifestyle Crafts scalloped circles and Spellbinders Holiday (S6-040). The stamp is a SU stamp from the Christmas Messages stampset.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Papers 'N Pixels_ Cards for VA

The Sun City Papers 'N Pixels Club gathered today to create Christmas and Holiday cards for the patients at the nearby Las Vegas Veteran's Administration Hospital.  12 friends created almost 100 cards for the Vets.  

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Digi Girl 265---Cellphone

Here is the November Progressive image for the Facebook Progressive Challenge at Art by Miran.
Thank you for such a cute image to work with.  She's colored in Prismacolor Pencils, and finished with "Hello You" red holographic paper diecuts from the  SU Hello You dieset.  Mighty cute for a special teen!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Skating_JDufort Merry Christmas To YOU

Wow!  Already skating our way into the Holiday Season.  This card is created with J Dufort's cute 2014 ice skater graphic, matted on Mossy Meadow green paper, and striped SU dp.  It's worked in Prismacolor pencils.  The sentiment is stamped from a Just  Right Clearstamp set "Festive Poinsettia (CR 04635). Wink of Stella and touches of clear stickles finish the card.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Memory Box Ornaments Cards

These cards were all created with various Ornament (large ornament) dies from Memory Box.
The basic design was inspired by some cards created by Sandi MacIver for her blog hop.  She called them Embellished Ornaments

This is Larue, (Memory Box 98377) touched with silver Wink of Stella and Cherry  Cobbler and Mossy Meadow (SU) DP and cardstock,

Above is Memory Box Colette, (98379) with foiled red and gold paper from my stash, and mounted on Real Red and Mossy Meadow cardstock by SU.  The ornament is diecut from star holographic paper, window cut through to the Real Red cardstock below.  

And this one, my favorite, is Memory Box Ornament Emma, (98411) mounted on white shimmer paper (SU), and diecut from gold star holographic foil.   These can be very tricky to adhere, and for them, I found that "stick it" was the very best for the extremely intricate dies.  Two of them, however are adhered with Multi-Medium Matte glue.  Emma is brought off the background with play foam adhered to the back of the ornament and then to the card base.  All Merry Christmas stickers are from Pop-ups Etc.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Get Well Fast, R.

This card is for a friend having shoulder surgery this morning.  Wishing you a speedy recovery, and faster than you can imagine healing.  Get well fast, R!
The card is made with SU Hello Honey, Rich Razzleberry, and coordinating DP. Accented with gold ribbons and stickers (from PopUps Etc)  for this USN fellow.