Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

All That Sparkles Blog Hop!

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Welcome to our December blog hop!  This month we are celebrating ALL THAT SPARKLES and there is definitely a celebratory feel to the projects you’ll enjoy today along the hop!  As always, there are prizes to be given randomly to some of you who leave comments along the hop!  There will be a prize from each blog- a fun sparkly surprise pack (5 total) plus a $25 gift certificate to the SNS online store!  So please, leave us some love- we so enjoy reading your comments and hearing your favorite things about our projects!

 

We also have a challenge with the same theme on Facebook, which has already been so much sparkly fun!  You’ve got until the end of the month to play along with us there!

I decided to create a card with the Holly Collage Paper by Tim Holtz, and make it my most glittery element!  The roll is 6″ tall and I tore a piece to glue onto a 5″ card, crumpling it up a bit for extra texture.  I covered the card base with Multi Medium, smoothed out the crumpled collage paper over it and painted over it again to adhere it.  Once it was dry, I used a palette knife to scrape Nuvo Glimmer Paste over the entire surface, covering it in glittery, sparkly goodness!  I used the Moonstone paste, which is clear with shimmers in shades of gold, green & purple depending on the angle!  Definitely a sparkly background!

Once that was dry, I decided to go with a 5×7 card as my base, so I trimmed it down to 4.75″ wide and adhered it to the base.  I cut a rounded edge from a pearlescent cardstock to top my card, adding the Merry Cursive die cut from Memory Box across it (it’s a few years old, so not in stock… but there are plenty of other pretty ones, like this).  I die cut large holly leaves by Tim Holtz, inked them a bit and added some embossing powder for a bit of shimmer.  I added a mix of three different holly berries to finish my card.

My finished card design is simple, but oh so sparkly!  I hope you like it.  I still have a ton of collage paper left on the roll, so I just might be making more of these pretty backgrounds!  I apologize for the shadowy photos… but I wasn’t about to pass up a rare pre-Christmas snow fall as the backdrop to my pictures!

Now it’s time to visit the rest of the design team!  Hop on over and see what the girls have made…

Jessica

Nancy

Amy

Kia

Laurie

 

Don’t forget to leave comments for a chance to win!  And be sure to join our Challenge as well for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate!

 

Inky hugs,

Tara

Mixed Media Christmas Tags

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

Hello and Happy Saturday,

I am back on the blog today with two mixed media Christmas Tags.

I had a lot of fun just getting inky and seeing where it all took me.

 

I started with Tim Holtz Manila tags, white gesso and the Stampers Anoymous  Music and Advert stamps set

I had never used gesso up until recently and wow its a game changer.  I inked up the  the music stamps  with the gesso and pressed it on to the tags, set it  aside to dry for a few minutes and went back in and inked with distress oxides.

    

I used candied apple, barn door and festive berries for the background of one tag, and mowed lawn, pine needles and lucky clover for the second tag.  I absolutely love how they turned out.

I went back in with walnut stain and stamped the another background stamp, and then added glitter paste to the tags (Further details on my blog  Nancy Grace Creations).

I stamped out the Santa from the Classic Christmas set,  on to some Kraft cardstock and cut him out.

I added some detail with my Prisma colour pencils.  For the wreath I used the lawn fawn large wreath die, and cut out numerous  branches from gold, silver and green cardstock.

You can find the full details on my blog, Nancy Grace Creations with a lot more pictures as well.

Scrap’n Stamp Canada also has 25% off Ranger products, so if you feel inspired by my tags you can stock up on some supplies  🙂

 

 

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Shaking it Up with Hot Cocoa!

Friday, November 30th, 2018

Happy Friday crafty friends, today I’m here with a Christmas card using the THANKS A LATTE stamp set.

I just adore this stamp set from Lawn Fawn, it’s so versatile and today I wanted to show you a shaker card and non-traditional Christmas colors using this cute little stamp set. Also, with today being the start of the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, this set is perfect with all the different options you get for fall and winter!

Nothing says winter to me like hot cocoa and candy canes, so here’s my card for you today.

I started by creating a panel from Bristol Smooth paper and blending Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks.  I then splattered some White Gesso which  I watered down and splattered onto the panel. Once the panel was dry, I die cut the panel using the second largest MFT Rounded Banner Die.

I then stamped the Mug, scarf and cocoa element onto Design Paper from my stash and fussy cut them out. For the Candy Cane, I stamped the image onto Recollectons Glitter Silver cardstock and colored the stripes with a Red Sharpie and fussy cut it out as well. I  paper pieced and adhered all the images onto the background panel with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. I created the shaker portion by using two of the Rounded Banner Stax dies and die cutting it 6 times from cardstock and gluing them onto top of eachother, instead of using foam tape. I find by layering the diecuts out of cardstock, it creates a sturdier Shaker element. I adhered an acetate panel onto the top layer and glued one more diecut layer to hide the glue on the acetate. Once it was dry, I added Diamond Dust and light blue seed beads to create the shaker elements inside, as I thought it looked like snow. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink onto white cardstock, layered it onto the teal cardstock and slanted the one end with scissors. A snowflake and gem from my stash finished off the front of my card.

I used an Art Impressions sentiment  for the inside of the card that depicted warm wishes to tie in the cocoa and design elements from the front of my card.

I sure hope you enjoyed my warm and cozy shaker card today.

Happy Crafting!

~hugs~

Amy