Archive for the ‘Christmas’ Category

I’m Dreaming of a Red Christmas Gnome…

Friday, October 15th, 2021

Hello and happy Friday! It’s my turn today to pick a Random Acts of Cardness challenge prompt, and I chose RED – which just happens to be my favourite colour. 🙂  For me, red is good all year round, but definitely comes into its own for Christmas cards – and since it’s mid-October (what?) I am all about cranking out the Christmas cards:

 

 

I even managed to incorporate a gnome! (Have you visited and commented on our Gnome for the Holidays blog hop yet? Don’t forget, one lucky commenter wins a $50 gc to the store!) I’m using the same Spellbinders Holiday Gnomes stamps that I used for my hop card, combining it with die cuts from Concord & 9th’s Cozy Christmas die set. And wait, is that the world’s oldest embossing folder in the background? Why yes, it is! I think anyone who owned a Cuttlebug back in the day has this folder, but Scrap ‘n Stamp has a fun variety of much newer folders to choose from. 😉

 

 

If you add some RED to your next card, I hope you’ll add it to the challenge page on Facebook! And if the upcoming festive cardmaking frenzy has you needing a few new supplies, you are welcome to use my design team code, 10Lindsey, for 10% off your order. 🙂

 

Christmas Critters

Sunday, October 3rd, 2021

Hello all! Kia back with you today for Day 3 of the Random Act of Cardness challenges, and today is Critters.

I wanted to play with this new to me stamp set from Avery Elle today. It is such a cute set.

I decided I would use the Picket Fence Stencil Field of Snowy Trees as well. For the trees I used Paper Glaze in the Green, applying a thick layer to my card base. I then set it aside to dry.

In my mini Misti I stamped the images from the set using Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black. I then coloured using Copic markers and fussy cut when finished. I added a blue snow line and shadow to the card base using Copic markers in B00.

Once the base card as dry I stamped the sentiment using Ranger Archival Ink in Carnation Red. I then added the images to the card using foam squares. I also stamped the snowfall using VersaFine Clair ink in Blue Belle, and coloured with Copic Boo. I then added Nuvo Crystal Drops in Blue Babe to the snowfall. It is snowing very heavy as you can see.

This certainly was a fun card to make for today, and I hope you enjoy it as well.

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Hot and Cold Embossing

Saturday, August 28th, 2021

Hi Everyone!

It’s Susan here with day 28 of the Random Acts of Cardness challenges and todays challenge is to use embossing on your projects. I chose to use an embossing folder (cold) and to heat emboss the sentiment (hot).

I started with the Taylored Expressions Peaceful Poinsettia Embossing Folder and a piece of watercolor card stock cut to 4 x 5 1/4″. I grabbed No.024 Wine Red and N0.052 Bright Yellow and scribbled them onto an acetate sheet.

Next I spritzed it with some water.

Then pressed the watercolor card stock into the puddles of ink until it was all covered.

After I covered the whole panel I dried it with my heat gun. I used the peaceful Poinsettia Embossing Folder to emboss the inked panel then set about coloring it in. I used the same two colors I used for the panel and added No.021 Light Carmine and No.043 Olive Green to color in a few of the flowers and leaves. I did this by adding ink directly to the bottom part of the petal that I wanted to color then using a water brush I blended the color to the full petal. Some petals have two colors and some have the same color twice. Letting it dry after the first layer then adding more of the same shade in a smaller area is a great way to stretch your colors into more shades of the same color. I hope that makes sense.

Once I finished coloring the panel I layered it onto a piece of the dark olive card stock from the Hero Arts Sampler Pack than adhered that to a white card base. I used a clear sparkle pen to add some sparkle to the petals of the flowers.

I used a sentiment from Taylored Expressions Beautiful Baubles Add-ons Stamp Set. I embossed it with white embossing powder onto black card stock then fussy cut it out. I added some craft foam to the back and adhered that to the card.

 

 

Happy Stampin’
and thanks so much for visiting!
Stay safe everyone!!
Susan

 

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