Posts Tagged ‘christmas card’

Iconic Christmas Blog Hop

Friday, December 4th, 2020

Happy Blog Hop Day!  Thanks for joining us for a fun, inspiration filled hop featuring Christmas Icons!  You’ll see trees, ornaments, candy canes, stockings, snowflakes, holly & more as you visit each blog and see projects created by our design team members!

Be sure to leave comments letting us know what you think at each stop along the way- your name will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to spend in the SNS online store!  Speaking of the store, if you shop this weekend you’ll find an Iconic Christmas sale with 25% off selected stamps & dies!

The team is highlighting a fun Iconic Christmas die set by Concord & 9th for this hop, but since mine hasn’t arrived I’ve chosen to use some cute snowflake dies by Memory Box for my card.

I’m using my plaid background stamp again, stamped simply in black on some book print for some fun texture.  I added a bit of Distress Ink along the torn bottom edge, as well as through a wonky dot stencil, also by MFT.

These snowflake dies have some sweet stitching details on them, but the same card design would be fabulous with some added glitter instead… my photos didn’t capture it, but the sentiment is embossed with Rustic Wilderness Distress Embossing Glaze on a pearly white card stock.  It really has some nice shimmer!

The finishing touch is a simple bow, tied with ribbon I dyed with Rustic Wilderness Distress Spray Stain. (I did warn you that this was going to be my color of the season, didn’t I?)

Now that you’ve checked out my card, I hope you’re ready to see what the rest of the girls have been making!   Next up on the hop is Chala.

Here’s the full line up:

Tara/ SNS blog

Chala

Kia

Susan

Deborah

Nancy

Happy Hopping!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 276} Peace on Earth

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Happy Tuesday & Happy December 1!

It feels good to finally be in the advent season, counting down until Christmas (and then to the new year shortly after that).  This year, more than ever, I’ve been drawn to the messages of Christmas- things like peace & joy.  I think we all can use as much as we can get and I love this Peace on Earth stamp set by Concord & 9th.  For today’s card, I’ve paired it with Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide Ink (I think it’ll be my color of the season!) and some gorgeous WOW embossing powder called Perissa.

This chunky embossing powder is perfect on a bold sentiment like this one, it’s got a fine copper base with chunkier pieces of gold & silver mixed in.  I embossed it on a pale grey card stock, which I die cut with a stitched circle die by Lawn Fawn.

There are several greenery type stamps in this set, so I chose to layer them to create a wreath design for my card.  I used both regular Distress Ink & Distress Oxide, following around the edge of a smaller circle die cut which I set on the card to guide me.  Then I added a final layer of smaller images with Embossing Glaze on them to finish it.  (I also added a few small leaves in another green to fill in a few spots that needed something extra.)The textures from the two different embossing powders really add interest & richness to this very simple looking card.

I finished off the card with what I first considered to be an ‘inside sentiment’ on this set, it just seemed like it fit perfectly at the bottom of my card front.  A thin green bow (inked with Rustic Wilderness Distress Spray Stain) adds a final touch of softness to the card.

Wishing you peace in your home & in your heart this holiday season… and inky hugs too!

Tara

Have a ROARING Good Christmas

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Hi Everyone!

It’s Susan and I’ve got a fun card to share with you today. While I was trying to come up with an idea for today’s post I saw a card that Kristina Werner recently made using a fox, a bunny and an owl and it was soooo cute. It got me to thinking about how I could use non Christmas themed stamps to make a Christmas card and how non Christmasy can you get than dinosaurs!

I used the Delightful Dinosaurs from MFT and their coordinating dies to make this cute Christmas card. I used the Santa hat from Tim Holtz Crazy Things Stamp Set and Christmas is from the Tim Holtz Crazy Talk Stamp Set. The trees are from an older die set I keep in my stash because I LOVE it but there are so many tree dies on the market that I know if you were going to make this card you could find something you like that would work.

I started by stamping the dinosaurs using my MISTI and some Nocturne ink from Versafine. You don’t need a stamp positioning tool but if you have one it’s great for redefining the black lines of the stamped images after you color them in. Just leave the stamps in your stamp positioning tool (I linked to one in the store for you) and when you’re done coloring put your paper back in and re stamp it. It really does finish it off.

To color the dinosaurs in I used my Copics. Now coloring with Copics is really new to me – this may be the first card I’ve made and shared that uses Copics. There’s a learning curve with these but I really like them! I only have a few but I think I may need to get a few more. I used Coral (R35) and Lipstick Red (R29) for the reds. For the greens I used Willow (G24) and Veronese Green (G09). The light colored dinosaur is colored with Barely Beige (E11) and Dark Suntan (E15).

I used the lighter shade of each pair and put down a base color. I used the darker color to add some shading near the edges and to add dots on two of the dinosaurs. I also used Cool Gray (C3) for shading on the white parts and a darker Cool Gray (C7) to add some more shading to the dinosaurs. Therese Calvird from Lost in Paper shared that tip – to use grays for shading – it’s a great way to stretch your markers when you’re starting out and can’t or don’t want to buy them all.

The sentiment is from the Delightful Dinosaurs stamp set – it says ‘Have a Roaring Good Time but I masked off the Time, inked up the rest of the stamp with Versamark ink and stamped it onto black card stock and then heat set it with WOW White Embossing Powder. I did the same for Christmas.

I’m wishing I sponged the edges of the trees to give them some depth – oh well. I layered everything onto a panel of white card stock that I cut with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle Dies. Two of the dinosaurs were popped up with craft foam and the panel was also popped up with craft foam and then added to a white card base.

Thanks so much for hanging out with me today. I hope you’re inspired to look at your non-Christmas stamps and make a Christmas card with them.

Happy Stampin’

Susan

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