Thursday, 27 November 2014

Christmas card

This week on the Mod Squad Challenge Blog, we were asked to have music, or words from a Christmas carol on our card. I had music notes on my card last week so I decided to use words from a carol.

I started by stamping the image (Hero Arts) on a piece of Bazzill Basics Simply Smooth white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured it in with Spectrum Noir markers: GG1, GG2, IG2 for the wings and sash' GB1, GB3, TN4 for the hair, LG4, LG5, JG5 for her robes and FS6, CR10 for her face and hands and GB11 for the horn.

I stamped the sentiment (Momenta) in Versamark, sprinkled Martha Stewart Antique Gold embossing powder on and heat set it. I sponged the edges of the card front with Stamp Craft Green ink and matted it with some patterned cardstock from the DCWV The Christmas Stack. I attached a piece of ribbon and adhered everything to a white card base.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

One layer birthday card

My niece's birthday is coming up so I needed to make a card. I thought I would try the One Layer timed challenge on the Mod Squad Challenge Blog. I have to admit that I made this more than once. I was hurrying so much that I kept making mistakes!

It took me five minutes to make the card. Most of that time was spent embossing the sentiment and using the Stamp-a-ma-jig. Once I had stamped the branch I needed to place the bird and the wing in the right spot and the Stamp-a-ma-jig helped me do that.

Making a one layer card is harder than it seems so thanks for the challenge. It made me think 'outside the box'.

These are the products I used:
Sentiment: Quietfire Design
Bird and branch: Stampin' Up!
Notes: Recollections
Ink: Versamark watermark; ColorBox Fresh Green and Scarlet; VersaFine Onyx Black
Embossing powder: Recollections Black
Washi tape: Recollections

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Christmas Tag

After a fairly warm fall so far, the weather turned cold yesterday and today. It got me in the mood to make a Christmas tag for the Mod Squad Challenge Blog - Tag Time. I decided to use traditional colours - red and green.

I used a Spellbinders Shapeabilites from the Labels and Tags set to cut the top of the tag and the white piece. When I ran it through my Cuttlebug I put the C plate on just the top of the die so only the top would cut. I trimmed the very top of the white piece so it would fit better.

I inked up the main part of the image (by PSX) in Fresh Green ColorBox ink and stamped it. I then inked up the poinsettia in Cranberry ColorBox ink and stamped it using the Stamp a ma jig. I wanted it to pop a bit so I went over it with Spectrum Noir marker DR4. I used CT4 to colour in the middle.

The background needed something so I stamped a snowflake, from my stash, with VersaMark ink. I used Recollections clear embossing powder and Glitter Ritz warm highlights micro glitter to give some sparkle.

I used the Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia die to cut out the smallest 3 layers and curled them slightly to give some shape. I stacked them, punched out a yellow circle for the middle, glued them together and adhered the poinsettia to the tag with a Glue Dot. I punched a hole in the tag and threaded a piece of green ribbon through.

One tag finished for my Christmas presents - many more to go!  

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Thinking of You card

This week I made a card for a few challenges. The Mod Squad Challenge Blog wanted us to use a doily, the Simon Says Stamp Blog Wednesday Challenge wanted us to make a Thinking of You card and the Simon Says Stamp Blog Monday Challenge wanted to see how we were inspired by the Good Ol' Days.

I was at a conference all weekend so I had to make a quick and easy card. I covered the front of a white card base with some patterned paper by Louise Tiler from a pack called Floral Fantasy. I had a large doily so I cut off a piece to go over a corner of the card and cut a piece of Bazzill Basics cardstock to go over the doily. I stamped the Thinking of You sentiment by Recollections with Versa Magic Purple Hydrangea ink and inked the edges.

I used the hummingbird stamp from the Hummingbird set by Hot off the Press to tie in with the patterned paper and fussy cut it. I popped up the hummingbird with some foam dots and the card was finished.

I figured that the doily and the patterned paper made the card look a little like the Good Ol' Days.