Masculine Peace

Thursday, November 29, 2012

I've never tried stamping with bleach, but wanted to play the Ways To Use It Challenge today over at Splitcoast.  So there's a first time for everything isn't there?

This card has been made with the sketch from Paper Players and is in honor of Queen Julia...our Queen for the Day at Splitcoast.

The center panel has been made with a piece of SU! Soft Suede, that was stamped with bleach, dried and then stamped with Black Soot Distress Ink, followed by heat embossing with Distress Embossing Powder in Tea Dye.  Next, I sponged lots of Walnut Stain Distress Ink over top of the entire piece.

Since I was going for a masculine feel, I used a simple border die from My Favorite Things, didn't want anything too frou-frou! 

The sentiment has been stamped on a Tim Holtz Tattered Banners die cut that's been heavily inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

I think it has a nice masculine feel...what do you think?

Here's what I used:
Paper:  SU!  Soft Suede, Basic Black and Calypso Coral
Ink:  Distress Inks in Walnut Stain and Black Soot, and Distress Embossing Ink
Stamps:  Stampendous Ponderosa Pine and Verve Joyous Noel
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Tim Holtz Tattered Banners die, My Favorite Things Notched Border die, sponges, bleach, sponge brush, Tea Dye Distress Embossing Powder, heat gun, and ATG

Thanks for joining me...back soon with more!


Jingle Bell Gifts

Denise has provided us with sketches for the next step in the Splitcoast CAS Winter Design Team challenge.  I chose the Elf Sketch #2:


Haven't used my Flourishes Stamps in a very long time...but remembered an oldie but a goodie. I stamped the packages image in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with Copics.  Next I used two different colors of Stickles to highlight the image and once that was dry, cut the image out.

My card base was dry embossed at the bottom, then the sentiment and packages image were stamped.  I added three little jingle bell brads to give a little more sparkle and dimension.  And finally, it was popped up on dimensionals.

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Gina K. Pure Luxury Pure White card stock
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps:  Flourishes All Wrapped Up and Flourishes Christmas Wreath
All the other stuff:  Platinum Stickles, Diamond Stickles, dimensionals, jingle bell brads, scissors, Scor-Pal, piercing tool and mat, and Copics:  C1, C3, C5, RV63, RV66, and RV69

Thanks for joining me today! 


























If I had a star...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Our CAS challenge hostess, Denise has given us a quote as our inspiration:  I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night- Galileo.

I immediately thought of this beautiful sentiment from Quietfire Design.  It's been simply stamped on some gorgeous paper full of stars and snow.  I added a piece of satin ribbon and hung a star from it. The star has been die cut and heat embossed. Easy peasy right?

Here's what I used:
Paper:  SU! Basic Gray and Echo Park Winter Wishes
Ink:  SU!  Basic Gray and Encore Silver
Stamps:  Quietfire Design
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, MFT Stacking Stars Die-Namics, white satin ribbon, Maya Road Twine Cording in Silver, silver embossing powder, heat gun, ATG

Have a terrific Tuesday!

Rudolph the Red Bowed Reindeer

Monday, November 26, 2012

This is my entry for the CAS Winter Design Team challenge going on over at Splitcoast.  Denise has asked us to make a card based on music from one of our favorite holiday movies.  Who doesn't love Rudoph the Red Nosed Reindeer...cartoon and song?  I've taken artistic license and dropped the red nose but added a red bow instead!

My card base is a standard A2 size in SU! Early Espresso.  On top of that is a layer of ivory card stock that's been dry embossed using a diffuser.  It's been stamped simply with the sentiment from Verve.

The reindeer was made by glueing some Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap onto a piece of scrap card stock.  One layer of Glue n' Seal on the card stock, wrinkling the tissue wrap over top and then adding one more layer of the Glue n' Seal over top.  Once that was dry, I sponged some Distress Inks over top.  Next, it was cut with the Tim Holtz Reindeer Flight die.  Then I added some bling by sprinkling some glass glitter randomly over the reindeer while allowing some of the musical print to show through.  Next I added a moderate layer of Ranger Glossy Accents to seal in the glass glitter.

My only embellishment...a simple red satin bow. 

Here's what I used:
Paper:  SU! Early Espresso and Gina K. Pure Luxury card stock in Ivory
Ink:  Brushed Corduroy and Pumice Stone Distress Inks, as well as SU! Real Red
Stamps:  Verve Merry Wishes
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Tim Holtz Reindeer Flight, Sizzix Triad Leaves embossing folder, Tim Holtz Embossing Diffuser Set, Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap in Composer, SU! Champagne Glass Stampin' Glitter, Glue n' Seal, Ranger Glossy Accents, misc. red satin ribbon, sponges, ATG

Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Silver Sparkle Christmas

Friday, November 23, 2012

Trish has chosen Mrs Noofy (Sue) as our Queen for the Day.  Sue has a wonderful gallery, full of amazing inspiration.  I chose this beautiful card as mine.  I'm also entering the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge to use blues.

Yes, I know...it doesn't look anything like Sue's card!  But that's the beauty of inspiration.  I chose the two vertical elements, changed it to a Christmas card and added some sparkle.

I've completely covered my card base with designer paper and rounded the bottom corners of the card.  Then the sentiment is die cut in brushed silver card stock and I added some coarse glitter...it's somewhat subtle in the picture, but a little more "glitzy" in real life.

The tree was also die cut in a coordinating designer paper and the edges were inked with distress ink. Next, I used my Versamark pen on the outer edges of most of the tree and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder.

A scattering of silver stars as the only embellishment and done!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  SU! Naturals White, Brushed Silver and Echo Park Winter Wishes
Ink:  Distress Ink in Chipped Sapphire
Stamps:  none
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Tim Holtz Stacked Words Christmas die, Tim Holtz Pine Tree die, Ranger Glue n' Seal, Martha Stewart Coarse Glitter, Versamark pen, sponges, corner rounder punch, silver embossing powder, heat gun, Mark Richards metal star stickers

See you soon with more!


Wishing You...

Over at Splitcoast today, it's the Free For All Challenge...using glitter.  Who doesn't love glitter?  It really adds some pizzazz to your creations doesn't it?  And, it gets all over your face, in your hair, in the dog's fur...ah well...'tis the season!

I've used this Viva la Verve! Sketch Challenge by Teresa Kline:

I started out with a Naturals White card base.  Then a rectangle of Blue Bayou topped with some distressed and inked designer paper.  I added some Stickles to the centers of each of the little red snowflakes on this layer for some added sparkle.  A strip of Cherry Cobbler topped with more distressed and inked designer paper comes next.  Then a small rectangle of Blue Bayou underneath a layer of designer paper that...yes you guessed it..was distressed and inked.  I tucked a strip of the Verve Pennant Trim in Cherry Cobbler in behind this rectangle.

The sentiment has been done in two parts...one part stamped on the Verve Scroll and one part on the smallest rectangle of designer paper.  The scroll has been popped up with dimensionals.

Then I added some fun embellishments...poinsettias, a gold star, a leaf and three little glitter dots.

Here's what I used:
Paper:  SU! Naturals White, Blue Bayou, Cherry Cobbler and Lily Bee Jingle
Ink:  SU! Cherry Cobbler, Blue Bayou and Distress Ink in Pumice Stone
Stamps:  Verve Joyous Noel and Verve Scroll Plain Jane
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Verve A Cut Above Scroll Die, Verve A Cut Above Pennant Trim Die, distressing tool, sponges, craft mat, Petaloo poinsettias, Prima gold star and leaf, Recollections red adhesive glitter dots, dimensionals, Xmas Red Stickles

It's Friday again...where does the time go?  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Pearls and Poinsettia

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Good morning and a very Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends and family!  Hope you are all enjoying a wonderful day with family and friends!

Linda has asked us to create a card in black and white with a pop of color for the Ways to Use It challenge today over at Splitcoast.

My card base is a standard A2 size that's been dry embossed.  Layered over that is a piece of teal card stock topped by a piece of white card stock that also has been dry embossed.  I added a pearl and silver swirl over top of both layers.

My poinsettia has been made by inking and coloring some plain white card stock first with Distress Inks, then some Distress Stains, followed by more Distress Ink.  Then I used some Glue n' Seal and Distress Stickles Dry Glitter for some pizzazz.

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Gina K. Pure Luxury in Black and White, unknown Bazzill scrap
Ink:  Distress Inks in Peeled Paint, Evergreen Bough and Peacock Feathers
Stamps:  none
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro; Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia die; Couture Creations Tied together embossing folder; Cuttlebug Holly embossing folder; Distress Stains in Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass and Brushed Pewter; sponges, water spritzer, heat gun, Ranger Glue n' Seal, Distress Stickles Dry Glitter in Clear Rock Candy, K & Company Adhesive Gems, paper piercer, Spare Parts by the Paper Studio Antique Gemstone Brads, craft mat

Thanks for joining me today!

Berries and Branches Noel

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Time for some shabby chic today!  I've used Sketch Challenge #412 from Splitcoast and I've played Tic Tac Toe over at The Shabby Team Room.  My Tic Tac Toe was made by using a mini tag, seam binding and glitter from the game board.

Today my card is a 5 1/2" square.  I've layered some designer paper over the card base...it's been distressed and inked with Memento Rich Cocoa.  Over top of that...another layer of designer paper that's been distressed and inked layered over the red card stock.

I stamped the wreath in the same Rich Cocoa and then used Stickles for the berries.  To add more glittery goodness I've used some Martha Stewart coarse glitter.

Now for the embellies...two rows of red rose trim and some seam binding that I've spritzed with water and wrinkled.  Next I made a shabby type bow from the same seam binding.  The canvas mini tag has been inked with some of the same Rich Cocoa and some Old Olive.  The sentiment from Verve is stamped in Cherry Cobbler but it just didn't show up the way I wanted on the canvas, so I used a Copic and traced it to deepen it some.

The red tulle has been trimmed from the shabby little roses and pulled through the tag which was attached to the bow with a pretty rhinestone brad.

Here's what I used:
Paper:  SU! Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Authentique Festive
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa, SU! Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive
Stamps:  PSX and Verve Glad Tidings
All the other stuff:  Xmas Red Stickles, Ranger Glossy Accents, Martha Stewart Crafts Coarse Glitter, Spare Parts by the Paper Studio Antique Gemstone Brads, Maya Road Mini Tag Canvas Pieces, Hug Snug Seam Binding in Cream, R39 Copic, red rose trim, sponges, distressing tool, ATG, water spritzer, craft mat, heat tool (to dry the seam binding)

Hope you are having a fantastic week!

Night Flight

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

As soon as I saw the colors for the Color Challenge over at Splitcoast today...I pictured a night scene with geese.  The required colors are SU! Night of Navy, SU! Perfect Plum, white and for dessert...sparkle!

Here's how it's made.  I cut a 1" circle with Eclipse Masking Tape and placed it on my background.  After that, another piece of Eclipse was ripped and placed across the bottom of my card for the snow.  Next, I did an emboss resist with the template.  Haven't done an emboss resist?  The template was placed on my card stock and it was inked with embossing ink.  I made sure to push lots of embossing ink into the little birds.  Then, I lifted off the template and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Next, the sky was sponged with both the plum and navy inks.  Once that was done, I used some paper towel to remove any traces of ink from the birds.

Since half of the large bird over the moon didn't show up, I placed my template back over the moon and lightly inked the upper half of the bird with the navy ink so it showed up.

Next, I cut out my winter cottage, using fluted paper for the main part of the cottage and smooth card stock for the rest.  The windows and door are die cut in the navy, as is the top of the chimney.  I placed a piece of More Mustard card stock behind the windows and doors.

Then the roof, snowy ground and top part of the chimney were coated in glue, kind of mimicking snow and snow drifts and then I added glitter to all three.

The trees are cut in fluted silver glitter paper...gives them a really cool look don't you think? 

When I put the scene together I used dimensionals under the roof for a little more interest.  I chose not to put a sentiment on this...just wanted the scene.

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Georgia Pacific, SU! More Mustard and SU! Night of Navy, Recollections Glitter card stock, white fluted card stock
Ink:  SU! Night of Navy and SU! Perfect Plum, as well as Distress Embossing Ink
Stamps:  none!
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Dee's Distinctively Small Winter Cottage die, Dee's Distinctively Small Snow Covered Stacker Tree, TCW Mini Flying Geese template, Eclipse Masking Tape, mini paint brush for gluing, clear embossing powder, Glue n' Seal, Distress Stickles Dry Glitter in Clear Rock Candy, dimensionals, sponges, heat gun, glitter cloth (oh boy did I ever need this!!! LOL)

Back soon with more my dear friends!  Thanks for joining me today!


Creative Risk

Monday, November 19, 2012

Another quick card for the CAS challenge today over at Splitcoast.

The sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, then I sponged on all four of the required colors - Plum, Lavender, Tan and Grey.  Added the little chandelier in the tan, as well as some splotches in the plum and tan.

Easy peasy...done quick as a wink!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Georgia Pacific
Ink:  Tim Holtz Antique Linen, Shaded Lilac, Weathered Wood and Dusty Concord Distress Inks as well as Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps:  Tim Holtz Urban Tapestry and Shabby French
All the other stuff:  sponges

Thanks again for spending some time with me!

Holiday Greetings

Today, it's the CAS challenge using Plum, Lavender, Tan and Gray and the TLC challenge over at Splitcoast using embossed edges.

Now you might ask where's the plum, lavender and gray on this?    Well if you look really closely at my trees they've been stamped and inked in all these colors.

I started out with a piece of plain white card stock and inked one of my Tim Holtz Mixed Media stamps with Shaded Lilac and Dusty Concord.  Next I spritzed my stamp before placing it on my card stock.  Once that was done, I inked my craft mat with Antique Linen and Weathered Wood, spritzed it with more water and pulled my paper through that.

Then, the trees were cut out with the Dee's Distinctively Snow Covered Stacker Tree die.  Next, I took my Versamark pen and inked the edges of each piece of each tree and embossed them with Distress Embossing Powder.  If you haven't worked with the Distressed Embossing Powder...it's a little different. Once you've used your heat gun to heat the embossing powder, you let it cool and then brush off some of the release crystals....it makes for a very understated look but I love it!  I glued my trees to the background with glue dots and used my fingers to lift the branches to add depth.

My background is dry embossed with a Tim Holtz embossing folder.  Then I tied a piece of my seam binding around the card stock, added a bow and then all my embellies.  Yes, there are a few on this but I like it!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Gina K. Pure Luxury white card stock
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord, Antique Linen and Weathered Wood
Stamps:  Tim Holtz Mixed Media
All the other stuff:   Big Shot Pro, Dee's Distinctively Small Snow Covered Stacker Tree die, Versamark pen, Tim Holtz Sheet Music embossing folder, Distress Embossing Powder in Tea Dye, heat gun, craft mat, Hug Snug seam binding in Fig Beige, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Muse Tokens, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Swivel Clips, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Long Clips, Tim Holtz Baubles Pearls, glue dots, Ranger Glossy Accents

Hope you have a marvelous day!


Queen Gabby Birthday Wishes

Saturday, November 17, 2012

A CAS design for the Queen for the Day, Gabby, over at Splitcoast. 

I've simply ripped bits of designer paper and adhered them together with my ATG before dry embossing them.  Simply glued them to the card base, added a floral image and the sentiment and finished it off with some Stickles.

Another really easy peasy card!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  SU! Pear Pizzazz and Basic Grey Out of Print
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps:  Inkadinkado for the flower and Waltzingmouse Fancy Phrases for the sentiment
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, SU! Lattice embossing folder, ATG and Lime Green Stickles

See you soon with more Christmas cards!

Kiss You?

Anyone who knows me knows that I have a completely warped sense of humor!  So when I saw this called Christmas Words from Dylusions from Dyan Reaveley...just had to buy it!

This card is for the Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoast today.  Our inspiration is from Fishs Eddy and I chose (surprise, surprise) these cartoon mugs.

Pretty simple card...just used a digi for the people and stamped the sentiment.  Since I had leftover black card stock from yesterday, that's what I used for the base and I added a scrap of red.  A little bit of Stickles for the mistletoe and done!  And, yes, mistletoe berries are white but that really wouldn't work on this paper so I took some creative licence!  LOL!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  SU! Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler and Naturals White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps:  Dylusions Christmas Words by Dyan Reaveley and digi by Just Inklined
All the other stuff:  Stickles in Christmas Red and Green

Have a great weekend everyone! 

Sparkling Read Christmas Tree

Friday, November 16, 2012

A really quick and simple card for the Free For All Challenge over at Splitcoast and no that's not a typo!  LOL!  It's a read tree right?

I started out with a SU! Real Red card base.  Next comes a piece of SU! Basic Black that's been dry embossed.  A corner rounder punch was used on both layers.

The tree was made with strips of retired designer paper from SU!  Each strip was distressed and sponged and the bottom was curled up.  Then I just added little Recollections Glitter Adhesive dots here and there all over the tree.  Three more are added to the left for just a little more sparkle...can't have enough sparkle can you???

The tree topper is a punched star topped by yet another glitter adhesive dot.  Easy peasy right?

Here's what I used:
Paper:  SU!  Basic Black, SU! Real Red and retired SU! designer paper
Ink:  SU! Real Red
Stamps: none
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Tim Holtz Christmas Background embossing folder, distressing tool, sponges, star punch, Recollections Glitter Adhesive dots in red, glue dots

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Spotted Cardinal Empty Nester

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Yes, this cardinal is spotted and she's an empty nester...all her little baby cardinals have flown the coop...'cause this stamper was not making little tiny birds for her nest!  LOL!

Over at Splitcoast it's the Ways to Use It Challenge...Steph has asked us to use birds on our cards today.  Then I used the Mojo Monday Sketch designed by the, oh so talented, Julee Tillman shown here:

I've used a card base in SU! Early Espresso.  For the next layer, some designer paper in two different patterns.  Then I used my cross-stitch stamp from Verve's Borderline and stamped across both seams.  Both the top and the bottom of this three part panel are distressed and inked with SU! Early Espresso.

The rectangle has been cut in a coordinating paper, distressed, and inked.  I added a cute little spotted banner from Verve down the right side and again used the cross-stitch stamp.

I cut the bird in the same spotted paper and the branch in SU! Early Espresso.  And, added more distressing and sponging on the bird.  Then I added some Liquid Applique snow to the branch.  Next, I cut up some little pieces of burlap and dipped them in glue to make the nest.

For the sentiment, first I cut a circle in burlap, tucked a couple of gold star pins into it, then topped it with the Verve Scroll die and added a rectangle with the sentiment.  The edges of the rectangle have been distressed and inked too.

Here's what I used:
Paper:  SU! Early Espresso, MME All is Bright
Ink:  SU! Early Espresso
Stamps:  Verve Borderline and Verve Glad Tidings
All the other stuff:  Tim Holtz Christmas Cardinal die, Verve Scroll die, Verve Pennant Trim die, gold star pins, sponges, burlap, Ranger Glossy Accents, Jody boosters, Liquid Applique, heat gun, distressing tool, ATG

Thanks for spending some time with me today my friends!

Love Wish Dream Birthday

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Needed a birthday card for hubby and love using Tim Holtz products for masculine cards.  I've used the Splitcoast Sketch Challenge:
And I've used the colors from Color Throwdown 217 - Basic Black, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade and Night of Navy.

I've started out with a black card base and added a piece of white card stock that's been dry embossed, distressed and the edges inked in Black Soot Distress Ink.  The blue strip is a piece of Tim Holtz Paper Stash - Kraft Resist that's been spritzed with water, crumpled, inked in Blue Jeans Distress Ink, distressed and the edges inked in Black Soot. 

Next, I cut two squares and dry embossed them.  They were both sanded and then as with the previous pieces, distressed and inked the edges, again in Black Soot.  Next I added another piece of the Kraft Resist paper with the same distressing and inking technique.  On top of that is a piece of the Weathered Clock die cut that's been sanded, and inked.

For the sentiment...I stamped it in SU! Lucky Limeade, but then touched the stamp here and there with Black Soot for a little interest.  Again, more distressing and sponging on this piece.

Several pieces of various Tim Holtz idea-ology embellishments have been added...no ribbon...no bling...too frou frou for a masculine card right? 

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Gina K. Pure Luxury Jet Black card stock, Georgia Pacific white card stock, Tim Holtz Paper Stash - Kraft Resist, Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection (green and black)
Ink:  SU! Lucky Limeade, Distress Inks in Blue Jeans and Black Soot
Stamps:  Tim Holtz Stuff to Say
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Tim Holtz Weathered Clock die, Tim Holtz Postal embossing folder, Tim Holtz Steampunk embossing folder, Tim Holtz Collage embossing folder, Tim Holtz idea-ology Sprocket Gears, Tim Holtz idea-ology Mini Gears, Tim Holtz Game Spinners, distressing tool, sponges, craft mat, Ranger Glossy Accents and ATG

See you soon with another Christmas card!

Plum and Gold Joy

Monday, November 12, 2012

Yes, I'm finally back!  Don't you just hate it when life gets in the way of card making?  LOL!

This card is for a couple of challenges - the CAS sketch challenge by Teresa Kline and the CR84FN67 challenge to use plum, gold and tan:



It's really quick and easy to do...just like a CAS card should be!  I simply cut 2" strips of various papers from my stash and then decided their length and placement on the card.  To turn the strips into banners, a square nestie was used since I didn't have a square punch that was large enough.

Then I used a snowflake embossing folder for the lower left corner and added some gold pearls in different sizes.  Added a simple sentiment and done!  Easy peasy right?

Here's what I used:
Paper:  these papers are from my stash and they are old...the only one I know is the vellum paper which is from Daisy D, Gina K. Pure Luxury Heavy Weight card stock
Ink:  SU! Concord Crush
Stamps:  Verve Merry Wishes
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Spellbinders square nesties, Tim Holtz Alterations embossing folder, misc. gold pearls, ATG

Have a wonderful week everyone!


Paris Birthday Wishes

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A birthday card for a very dear friend who's turning 50!  I've used the RetroSketch#36:



 and the CR84FN color challenge to use gray, tan and cream:


I started by stamping the Tim Holtz stamp on my SU! Crumb Cake card stock.  Then I sponged the edges with SU! Going Gray (retired).

Next comes a piece of SU! Very Vanilla card stock that's been cut with the Spellbinder's Labels 20 die.  It was stamped with another of the Tim Holtz stamps in this set and sponged with Going Gray while still in the die.  A piece of striped card stock was stamped in another coordinating stamp, again in going gray and the edges were sponged with SU! Crumb Cake.  It's been matted on another piece of Very Vanilla card stock.

The sentiment was die cut with the Verve Mini Bookplate die and stamped in SU! Soft Suede, while the border around it was stamped in Going Gray.  It was layered over a slightly larger bookplate die cut in Soft Suede. 

Then I tied a piece of seam binding around the top of the die cut label and added a bow.  When I'm hand delivering a card, it's ok to have a bow that is over-sized or askew on the card because it will be placed in a clear card box.  The final embellishment is a button that's been matted on a circle of Soft Suede.

Here's what I used:
Paper:  SU! Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and a misc. scrap of striped paper
Ink:  SU! Crumb Cake, Going Gray, Soft Suede
Stamps:  Tim Holtz Papillon and Verve Borderline
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Spellbinders Labels 20, Verve Mini Bookplate A Cut Above Die, misc. button, 1" circle punch, sponges, Hug Snug Seam Binding in Fig Beige, and Jody Boosters

Hope you are all having a fabulous week my friends!

December 25

Friday, November 2, 2012

Hello everyone!  Well it's time for this stamper to get going on her Christmas cards...this is the first of many you'll see over the next few weeks.

I've used the Deconstructed Sketch#76:
This card also qualifies for the Free For All Challenge over at Splitcoast...using distressing.

I made my card with the Spellbinders Grand Big Scallop Circles die in SU! Crumb Cake.  Then cut a piece of designer paper, distressed and inked it and placed it right over top.  Next comes two die cut circles...one in Very Vanilla and heavily inked and one in a coordinating designer paper that's been distressed and inked.  Then, there's a strip across the middle of the card done the very same way.

The sentiment is a 2" square that's been die cut with the MFT Die-namics Notebook Edge die.  Then it was stamped with a Christmas tree and the number 25.  The stars have all been cut with the MFT Die-amics Stacking Stars die and the Star Border die.  Then I did a little stitching and once the stitching was done I stamped the "December" across the banner and the focal point.

A few buttons, some pearls, some seam binding, twine and....done!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  SU! Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage
Ink:  SU! Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke
Stamps:  MME Lost & Found Christmas and Waltzingmouse Stamps
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro; Spellbinders Grand Big Scallop Circles; Spellbinders Circles; MFT Notebook Edge, Stacking Stars, Star Border Die-namics;  Hug Snug Seam Binding, misc. buttons, distressing tool, sponges, sewing machine, twine, misc. pearls

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!