Friday, November 27, 2009

More Christmas Cards

Here are a few more of the Christmas cards I have been working on lately. I've been slow about getting the pictures on the blog. It seems lately that the days are just flying by. The first card is one I did using a stamp from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set by Stampin' Up. I love this stamp and learned this technique a couple of years ago from my friend Marie (her cards are amazing). I stamped the trees and just simply traced over them with a glue pen and then sprinkled them with the microfine transparent warm highlight glitter (that's the part Marie taught me :)). I switched it up a bit though this year, because I have become addicted to using the fun flock. I used the glue pen and added some white fun flock to the ground here and there for more texture. It is really hard to see the glitter & fun flock in the pictures. In person the card is very sparkly and you can really notice the flock a lot more. I also traced over the Joy greeting with the glue and added glitter to it. The patterned paper is from last years Basic Grey Christmas line and the Joy stamp is by Inkadinkado. I stamped the image and greeting with Momento Rich Cocoa and the card stock is bazzill Bitter Chocolate.For the next card I used the cuttlebug Lace Tree embossing plate and flipped it over so the indented side is facing up. I don't know the color name of this paper (it is a light green bazzill bling paper) and the red paper is a bazzill metallic paper. I colored the tree in with the star dust pen again and added accents with a red glitter pen. My pictures did not turn out very well this time. It looks much better in person.For this last card I used the Glitter Ritz glitter and some double sided tape to do the glitter blue background but, instead of using white glitter for the snowflakes I used white fun flock instead. It works quite well and it gives more texture to the card. I also stamped snowflakes on the blue card stock with versa mark ink.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Scrapbook Wallet

I found a great new project over at Splitcoast Stampers. Here is the link, it is called a Scrapbook Wallet , (all the instructions are there as well as a great video tutorial). I thought is was so cool, I just had to try it. I changed mine up a bit. I changed the size of the pieces so that the side pieces measure 6"x6" and then changed the rest to adjust for the new size. This way you can do the base with only 3 sheets of 12"x12" card stock. I then used a lot more to decorate it, LOL. Kit seemed to really like it too. Here are a few pics of mine. I used 3 different colors of Bazzill card stock Parakeet, Starmist & White. The patterned paper is called Alpine, it is from the new Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses line. The die cut was done on my cricut using the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge. I then colored parts of it with my Sakura Stardust Pen.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Creative Chaos!

I finally started working on my Christmas cards last week. I usually make quite a mess when I am trying different ideas and techniques. I really didn't realize what a mess I had made until I got up to get something in the other room and came back to my desk. I had to take a picture, it was so messy even Kit wouldn't attempt to get on there. I did manage to design some cards out of all this mess though. I will post them over the next week or so. The first one, which I have made a few different versions of is done with the Lace Tree cuttlebug folder. I embossed it and then colored it with the Stardust Gel Pen from Sakura. It is very basic but does take some time to color it. I added a small rhinestone when i was finished.