Saturday, October 25, 2014
Today is the day for Papertrey's Blog Hop. We are to use non-traditional Christmas colors and start our holiday packaging. This is the color recipe I chose to use first.
The special added touches I did to this card was copics to shade the mug, glitter on the candy canes and sticks, pearls on the bow, clear sequins and pop up dots and twine.
Stamps: Candy Cane Christmas, Bells & Boughs
Ink: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus Burst, Blueberry Sky, Winter Wisteria and I did use Smokey Shadow for the sentiment.
Paper: Stampers Select, Winter Wisteria and snowflake paper was in my treasures.
Dies: Monthly Moments Journal Card 2, Tag Sale# 8, Candy Cane Christmas and Bells & Boughs.
I couldn't stop at one card, I had to make another.
On this card I made a pocket to add my tag with pearls, buttons, twine, pop-ups and pinking shears and felt.
Stamps: Bells & Boughs
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf and Smokey Shadow
Paper: Hawaiian Shores Bitty Dot Pattern, Soft stone cardstock, New Leaf cardstock, Smokey Shadow cardstock and Melissa Francis count down to Christmas paper.
Dies: Holiday Double Cuts, Holly Jolly, Tag Sale # 7 and Bells & Boughs
I loved how the pocket turned out so I made one more card but in the tradition Christmas colors.
The special touches on this card is when I used the Holiday Double Cuts Die I put metallic green paper on the bottom layer and Holy Cow.... what a stunner, this looks so cool!!! It didn't show up very well in the pictures but this is a must do!! Also used felt, button, Christmas decoration, seam binding, lace, twine and a large pearl and pop-ups and pinking shears.
Papers: Stampers Select, Rustic Cream, Metallic green, My Mind's Eye - Joyous, Pink Paisley - Snow Village
Dies: Holiday Double Cuts, Basic Bookmark 2
Enjoy the Blog Hop!!
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Hello, I know it has been a long time since I last blogged, but it feels good to be crafting again.
I am entering this for the Make It Monday challenge #184 Gold Dipped Die Cuts by Danielle for Papertrey Ink and The Merry Monday Challenge #13 Silent Night.
I started by dipping the tips of the tree in glitter. The tree die is from the set called In The Meadow. Then I started with the Basic Bookmark 2 Die and stamped the stars from Happy Spooky Halloween with versamark and embossed with white zing. Using spring rain, blueberry sky and enchanted evening inks I blended the colors going up on the bookmark die to have a calm look of the peaceful sky. I also included Rustic Wreath Die and Bells and Boughs Stamp set and Die.
Next, I used the Wine Bottle Tag Die doing the same technique. I think using the blues and white color with the stars is very calming and that was the challenge for Merry Monday, Silent Night.
Here is a close up of the technique, dipping the edges in glitter.
Well it has been a joy stamping again. See you soon.