Sunday, October 26, 2014

May Your Holidays Sparkle!




I have another Christmas card to share today!  Today, I am playing along with Freshly Made Sketches.  I love this clean and simple design.  I realized the other day that I normally have way more Christmas cards ready by this time of the year.  I only have a few so my focus this past week has been to make Christmas cards!  


I started with MFT Card Stock Sampler pack.  I am using smooth white, gumdrop green, and black licorice.

I used Blueprints 13 to cut the gumdrop green background.  I stamped this panel with MFT Fine Chevron background stamp in versa mark.   I die cut the black licorice with MFT Pierced Square Stax.  I stamped this panel with white pigment ink using two sentiments from Seasonal Sentiments.  I stamped two little snowflakes from Christmas Cuteness stamp set in the corners.


Next, I die cut and stamped the santa from Christmas Cuteness die namics and Christmas Cuteness stamp set.  I colored the santa using copics.  I finished my card with a few clear gems for added sparkle!

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty 

Merry Little Christmas!



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I started with MFT Card Stock Sampler pack.  I am using paver red, steel gray,  berrylicious, gumdrop green, chocolate brown, and smooth white.  

I created a 5 inch card base with the paver red.  I used Blueprints 14 to die cut the steel gray layer.  I stamped this panel with MFT Sheet Music background stamp in versa mark.  I die cut a large circle in  berrylicious then edge with the Stitchable Dot Circle dienamics.  I stamped this circle with MFT Snowfall background stamp.  I used the MFT Stitched Snowdrifts and layered some snow inside this circle frame.  I softly sponged with MFT grout gray premium ink  for added dimension.   

Next, I die cut the Christmas Tree Cutout in gumdrop green.  I stamped each section with the tree sentiment in Seasonal Sentiments stamp set.  When I got to the top, I had to improvise a bit and freehand cut a larger triangle.  I like that it is not perfect and I love the finished look!  I finished my card with a few clear gems.  I am also playing along with Christmas Cards All Year 'Round "Embellish It" Challenge.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Peace, Love, and Joy!




Catered Crop Recipe Swap ButtonI have been working on some Christmas cards this afternoon.  I am playing along with The Catered Crop inspiration challenge. 


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 I started with MFT Card Stock Sampler pack.  I am using black licorice, smooth white, blue raspberry, electric red, and gumball green. 

I stamped the black licorice with MFT Striped Background stamp in a pigment white ink.  I am playing off of the referee stripes.  Then, I die cut the Peace, Love, Joy dienamics.  I stamped the Peace with MFT Sheet Music background stamp in MFT blu raspberry premium ink.  I stamped the Love in MFT Chevron background in MFT Electric Red premium ink, and the Joy die with MFT Romantic Script background in versamark.  I cut each of the words twice and layered for added stability.  


Next, I die cut the smooth white card stock with MFT pierced rectangle stax.  I  placed the sentiments and die cut in black licorice the script MFT ampersand die namics.  

To complete the card I used MFT sequins die namics and die cut some sequins in mirror gold card stock.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty

PTI October 2014 Blog Hop!



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I am playing along with  PTI October 2014 Blog Hop!  I chose this inspirational photo and color combination.

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I started with PTI card stocks and inks.  I used PTI Vintage Ornament Collection dies.  I die cut the longest die in the set in coordinating card stock colors.  I stamped each with coordinating ink.  I used the sunburst from the Shaker and Sprinkles Monthly Moments Kit.  The tiny dotted image comes from Feather Finery stamp set. 

 
I placed the ornaments on the card.  I used some silver cording to replicate hanging ornaments.  The Merry Christmas sentiment comes from Big and Bold Holiday Wishes stamp set.  I finished my card with a few clear gems.  I am playing along with this week's Merry Monday Christmas Challenge.  





As always thanks so much for hopping by!

Betty

Thursday, October 23, 2014

You Warm My Heart!



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I am playing along with this week's MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge and The Color Throwdown.  I just love these warm colors and this fun sketch!


For my card, I started with MFT Card Stock Sampler.  I am using Primitive Cream, Factory Green, and Tangy Orange.   I cut the background factory green using Blueprints 16.   I used Proof Positive Cover Up to cut the top portion.  I cut this cover up using factory green and primitive cream card stocks.  I stamped the factory green panel with Fine Check background using versamark.  I inked the edges with versamark as well.  I inlaid the primitive cream proof positive pieces to mimic the sketch.   I love how it turned out.  It looks like a warm quilt pattern.


Next, I die cut the deer from Christmas Cuteness dienamics.  I stamp the deer from the coordinating Christmas Cuteness stamp set.  I used MFT Hybrid Ink Black Licorice ink pad.  I colored with copics.  I added a few touches of gold glitter to the antlers.  

For the sentiment, I die cut the double ended stitched fishtail die from Blueprints 2.  I stamped the sentiment from LLD Perk Up stamp set.  I used some soft yellow ink to stamp the stitched swirl image onto the sentiment panel to add some extra whimsy.  I die cut the tiny heart in tangy orange card stock using the smaller heart image from LLD Coffee Cup die namics.    I added some richness to the tangy orange heart using versamark.