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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Sparkly Reindeer

Good morning folks, I hope you are having a good week so far. 

Today I have a couple of really quick and simple Christmas cards to share with you.

For these cards I used stamps from Issue 49 of Creative Stamping Magazine. It includes lots of great images but I loved the reindeer!

After stamping the reindeer with Versamark ink, I heat embossed it with Stampendous Disco Black embossing powder on to gold shimmer card. Then I repeated it using Cosmic Shimmer Detail Bright Gold Embossing Powder, onto a deep burgundy card base.

I chose a sentiment from the same stamp set and heat embossed this with the same powders. Then all I needed to do was add the gold panel to a black card base, and there you go, two very quick but stylish Christmas cards.

Hope you like them, take care and I'll see you soon.


Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Tree wreath

Hello!  Hope you've had a good start to your week.

Today's card is another Christmas offering.  This one is a little different to normal as it only uses one small stamp.

I set a small Christmas tree up in the MISTI and stamped four square pieces of card in a light green ink from Altenew.  I stamped and turned the card.

I swapped colours and reset the stamp to fit in between my previous trees, then stamped again in a darker green.  I added some shimmer pen over the top for a little sparkle, but it doesn't show up well on camera!

I loved how this turned out but it needed something else.  I took a red Copic marker and added some berries in between the trees.  I then went over these with Strawberry Coulis Nuvo drops.

I took a sentiment from the set containing the tree and red embossed it.  This is Primary red from WOW and I love how bright it is.

I cut my piece down to 3.5 ins square, added to a green matt and placed on a cream 4 x 4 ins card blank.

Hope you like it.  TTFN Jude xx

Monday, 20 November 2017

Polar Pal

Good morning all, I hope you have had a good weekend. I managed to find a bit of time to spend in the craft room this weekend, and also managed a trip to the cinema to see Justice League. It was very good 👍😉.

Anyway, today's card was one I made after the latest issue of Creative Stamping magazine landed through the letter box. I just love this stamp set so had to use it as soon as possible.

It contains this cute polar bear along with some other polar pals, and with a bit of masking, you can add jumpers and hats etc. to them all. For this one I had already made the inky background so I stamped his jumper to match.

I made the background by dry brushing Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Spray Inks on to watercolour card. I didn't want a sprayed background so just used them a different way.

Then I used an MFT Stitched Circle die to die cut his little hillside, and used one of the sentiments from the stamp set with Wow Metallic Silver Embossing Powder, to heat set it.

I coloured the polar bear and his jumper with Copics and then added a few clear dew drops, and a stack of presents from a Lawn Fawn stamp set, before popping it all on a dark purple card base. 

Hope you like it, take care and I'll see you soon.


Friday, 17 November 2017

Reindeer greetings

Hello again.  It has been a long week at work and I'm looking forward to a little down time and a lot of crafting this weekend :)

My card for today is another Christmas themed one.  For this I used a Simon Says Stamp set called Merry and Bright.  I stamped, coloured and cut a reindeer, adding liquid pearls to the eyes and Nuvo drops to the nose.

I created the tree by masking a triangle shape and blending distress oxides in Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron.

Over this I gold embossed snowflakes and a banner.

Inside the banner I added my greeting then cut the whole tree out.  I adhered the tree flat to my card base but used foam squares behind the reindeer.

I love how cute the reindeer looks on the Christmas tree background.  What do you think?

TTFN Jude xx

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Christmas Sparkle

Good morning folks, I hope you are having a great week.

Today's card uses an MFT Stamps, Star Shaker Window and Frame Die, with the matching Shaker Pouch. This does make life easier when it comes to shaker cards.

I used the die to cut a star in to a piece of gold shimmer card, and cut the frame from black card. Then I ran the gold card through the Big Shot with a Snowflake Embossing Folder.

I added a mixture of gold and bronze sequins and shapes to the shaker pouch and then added another piece of black card to the back to seal it.

I added the whole thing to a black card base and then cut a tag from black card and heat embossed a simple sentiment on to it. Then I added a gold snowflake brad to finish it off.

Hope you like it, take care and I'll see you next week.


Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Winter scenes

It's Wednesday and I'm back with a Christmas card (or two).  Told you it wouldn't be long ;)

These cards were made using a die we received on a magazine last year.  I decided to cut one white and one black then swap the die cut areas between them. That way I would have a black scene on the white card and white on the black.

As you can see, adding the black die cuts worked well, but I decided I wanted the sentiment a different colour.  I used the white letters from the panel and coloured them with red Copic marker before adding them back in.

Unfortunately adding the white sections to the black card didn't work out as well as I thought.  In getting the white ones out I ripped a couple and couldn't use them. I decided to abandon the black and white version and find something else. 

Jen recently purchased some gorgeous sparkly card which looked fabulous with the black.  I cut a simple square and just added it behind the black panel to make a glittery scene.

I really like this version.

On the white card I added a red matt behind and used Nuvo snow blizzard drops to add dimension to the snowflakes.

I'm quite pleased with my final versions, but I admit the black and silver one was much less fiddly!

TTFN Jude xx

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Playing in the snow

Good morning folks, I hope you are having a good start to the week. I had a bit of a play with inky backgrounds last week and today's card uses one of them.

I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks in Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry, and Faded Denim, to blend a sort of wintry night background, onto watercolour card.

Then using a star stencil and Picket Fence Distress Ink, I added in some stars too.

For the main images I used a couple of dies that came free with issue 168 of Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine. I cut them using the same Watercolour card and then inked them again with the Distress Oxide inks.

I laid everything out onto a pale blue card blank and decided how high I wanted the images to come and then trimmed them at the bottom. As I was adding a sentiment to the bottom layer, I stamped that first before adding it onto the card using foam tape.

The sentiment is a Lawn Fawn Winter Scripty Sayings stamp, stamped with Jet Black Archival ink. I finished the card with a few drops of Nuvo Snow Blizzard Crystal Drops, and the odd bit of clear Wink of Stella.

Hope you like it, take care and I'll see you soon.


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