Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Leave a Little Sparkle

I'm back with another snowflake card! 



I did emboss resist with distress oxide inks to create the background. I heat embossed the snowflakes with clear ep on white cardstock. I used spun sugar, cracked pistachio, wilted violet and faded jeans to ink blend the background. I die cut the panel and misted with sparkle sheer shimmer craft spray. I matted the panel on vintage violet cardstock and attached to a white card base.

I die cut the snowflakes from cardstock and misted with the same shimmer spray. I put small pieces of foam tape on the backside of one snowflake and attached to the top of the other to create some dimension. I stamped the sentiment on a small white panel with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink. I assembled the card as seen attaching some purple jewels for a little extra bling.




Sparkle & Shine

 

Large Snowflakes Die Set 

 

This post linked to:

Make My Monday: Snowflakes 

Shopping Our Stash: Something beginning with S 

Dare 2B Artzy Challenge: Winter Fun 

 

I hope you enjoyed today's card and thanks so much for stopping by!

Karen

 

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Look for Beauty

It's a brand new month and that means a new release! Today's card features the new January 2022 Stamp of the Month Sparkle & Shine from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps . I LOVE snowflake stamp sets! In my opinion, you can never own too many of them. 

 


 

This card went together pretty quickly. I stamped the three snowflakes on white cardstock with honeysuckle, sprout and buttercup dye inks. I cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die, matted with certainly celery cardstock and attched to a white card base. 

I die cut the snowflakes and decided to ink them up with the honeysuckle ink. I love how it pops! To get some dimension with the snowflake, I took the time to add small pieces of foam tape to the back of one and attached to the other one. I really like how this turned out! I used the same color as the mat for the sentiment strip and inked the sentiment with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink.



Sparkle & Shine

 

Large Snowflakes Die Set 

This post linked to:

Four Season Challenge: Winter 

Time Out Challenges: New(new stamps for me)

Krafty Chicks Challenge: Anything Goes

 

I hope you enjoyed today's card and thanks so much for stopping by!

Karen

 

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Lots of Love

I confess, I am really enjoying the anything goes theme for the month of December in the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps VIP Group on Facebook.  I am pulling out sets I haven't used in a while and having a blast.



I recently pulled the Lots of Love set out to use one of the sentiments on a different card. The sentiment didn't work out so I left the set on my desk. Then, I saw a sketch challenge and an idea was formed into this card. 

I started this card by placing the Bitty Heart stencil over a piece of white cardstock and inking up with Tumbled Glass distress oxide ink. I die cut the panel, matted it with Bashful Blue and placed on a white card base.

I stamped the sentiments and images from Lots of Love and Happy Mail with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink. I colored the images with Prima watercolors(#'s 15, 86, 87, 91, 93, 121 and 128) and fussy cut out. I arranged the images and glued them down with Bearly Art craft glue, popping the dog and sentiment strip up with foam tape.

I just love this sweet set!

 


 

 Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps VIP Group


 

 


 Bitty Hearts Stencil

 

This post linked to:

Freshly Made Sketches: #516 

Krafty Chicks Challenge: CAS 

Dare 2B Artzy - Clean-and-Simple

 

I hope you enjoyed today's card and thanks so much for stopping by!

Karen

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

A Christmas Ornament

Ever since the Wonder of Christmas set was released in October I have wanted to create an ornament with the beautiful double skate image. Of course, I had to create a vintage tag to present it to the recipient. I had so much fun with this project!

 


To create the ornament, I stamped the image with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink and cut with the coordinating die. I also die cut three more skate images from white cardstock. I got out my prima watercolors to color the image(#'s 24, 86, 93, 125, and 128). Once dry, I glued the multiple layers together with Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue, punched a hole in the top and created a hanger with gold cord.



I pulled a kraft tag from my stash of freebies from crafty orders over the years. I knew I was saving them for a reason. I began by placing the vintage doily stencil over the top and inking with antique linen distress ink. It is faint, but adds just the right amount of texture to the base. Then, I inked up the script background with vintage photo distress ink and placed my tag on top of it and pressed down. Next, I added more layers with the going postal set using walnut stain distress and real red inks. 

To finish it off, I added some gold cord and red ribbon to the top and attached the ornament to the front with three glue dots. I affixed the ornament cord to the back with some vintage style washi tape. I think the tag is a pretty way to present the ornament. 




Wonder of Christmas



Going Postal



 

This post linked to:

 Die Cut Divas: Winter/Christmas

 

I hope you enjoyed today's project and thanks so much for stopping by!

Karen

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Saturday, December 4, 2021

Christmas Tags

Happy Saturday! I have some quick and easy tags to share with you today featuring the recently released Wonder of Christmas set. This set can be bought individually or in a bundle with the coordinating dies.



For my first set of tags, I started by stamping the sentiments and berries with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink. Then, I stamped the pine boughs with parsley ink and colored the berries with a red marker. Next, I distress the the tag with vintage photo and some walnut stain distress ink. I also dragged the edges of the tags directly along the ink pad to darken them up. Of course, no tag is complete without some ribbon so I added a gold ribbon and some gold cord to finish it off. 



My second set of tags follows the same process as the first set. I changed out how I decorated around the sentiments. The pine bough is stamped with parsley ink in two different directions to make it look like a longer piece. I stamped the pinecone on scrape cardstock first and cut out to create a mask. Then, I stamped the first pinecone with walnut stain distress ink, placed the mask over the first one and stamped the second one. I added red berries with a marker. On one of the tags you can see some sparkle because I used a red glitter gel pen over the top of the red ink. I wasn't sure I liked the tag with the sparkle so I skipped it on the others. The tags were finished up the same way as the first set. 


Wonder of Christmas Bundle


 

This post linked to:

Krafty Chicks Challenge: Stamp Act 

Dare 2B Artzy: Tags/Bookmarks

The Funkie Junkie: Yuletide Delights 

Die Cut Divas: Winter/Christmas 

 

I hope you enjoyed today's project and thanks so much for stopping by!

Karen

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