Sunday, October 26, 2014

Merry Little Christmas!



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I started with MFT Card Stock Sampler pack.  I am using paver red, steel gray, snow cone, gumball 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 snow cone 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 some MFT grout gray premium ink.   

Next, I die cut the Christmas Tree Cutout in gumball 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.  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.  

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Merry Christmas!




Happy Sunday!  Popping in with another Christmas card!  I am playing along with this week's PTI Make It Monday Challenge...Gold Dipped die cuts.  

I usually have a stash of Christmas cards ready to go by this time of the year.  I was looking the other day and realized I have very few Christmas cards made.  I am trying to knock out a few this week.  


I started with pure poppy base.  I die cut the large frame from Fabulous Frames 3 times and glued together.  I stamped the sentiment from the Polka Dot Parade set before I glued all the panels together.  I die cut the Polka Dot Parade #9 die twice.  I stamped each section of the tree with coordinating image from the Polka Dot Parade #9 stamp set.  I used chartreuse, poppy, hibiscus burst, harvest gold, and limeade ice.  I used dark chocolate
for tree trunk base.   I swiped each piece at the scalloped edge with versa mark and gold embossed.  I glued all the pieces to a strip of card stock and glued to the back side of the fabulous frame.  I actually inked the entire tiny star and gold embossed the whole thing.  I popped the entire frame and tree using foam tape.  I added a few shiny sequins and my card was complete.  

While this card is mailing friendly and looks clean and simple, it is still labor intensive for mass producing.   I am using the sketch from this week's Retro Sketch.  

This challenge reminded me of the card I did for PTI June 2013 Blog Hop!  Check out the post Thinking of You.....memories!



As always thanks so much for stopping by!


Betty