Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #269 {Color Challenge}

Hello! Today I am sharing a CAS card created for Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #269 – a color challenge.

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge 269

I created the background from Stampin Up Gumball Green (retired) cardstock, stamped with the Hero Arts Candy Stripe Bold Prints stamp in VersaMark ink. I used a Lil’ Inker square die set to cut it. I stamped the Hero Arts Winter Wishes sentiment on white cardstock, which I cut with one of the My Favorite Things Snow Drifts dies and a circle die.

I stamped Stampin’ Up Melon Mambo cardstock with a now retired Hero Arts background stamp (whose name I have searched for and been unable to find) in Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube ink, and cut it with the mitten dies from the My Favorite Things Warm & Fuzzy set. The background circle was cut from SU Soft Sky. To finish the scene, I added one of the Lawn Fawn Mini Snowflakes.

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge 269

I like color challenges a lot. I would have never combined these colors otherwise.

Merry Monday #269

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Taylored Expressions – Santa’s On His Way

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS holiday card showcasing the Taylored Expressions Sky High – Airplane die set. I am envisioning Santa using modern technology to deliver his packages!

Taylored Expressions Santa's On His Way

I used the Santa’s hat from the On the Line North Pole Cutting Plate and added it to the aviator’s head. The evergreen trees and snow bank in the background are cut with the On the Line North Pole Cutting Plate from glitter cardstock. I stamped a sentiment from the From the North Pole set. The die-cut packages were created with the All Wrapped Up set.

Taylored Expressions Santa's On His WayI have already started to envision using the airplane someway in a Valentine’s Day card.

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Buffalo Check Masculine Christmas Cards

Hello! Today, I am sharing two versions of the same masculine CAS design using positive and negative die cuts.

Buffalo Check Masculine Christmas Cards

I used the We R Memory Keepers – Antlers die (retired) to cut red cardstock stamped with the Hero Arts Tartan background stamp (retired). I recently rediscovered these items in my stash while brainstorming card designs.

Buffalo Check Masculine Christmas Cards

For the card using the antler positive die-cut, the base is Neenah Desert Storm cardstock cut with the Stitched Woodgrain backdrop. The sentiment is from the Stampin’ Up Cheerful Tags (retired) set.

I originally had no plans for using the antler negative. After several days, I realized I could make a similar card, just varying the supplies a bit.

Buffalo Check Masculine Christmas Cards

I used the Neenah Desert Storm cardstock cut with the Stitched Woodgrain backdrop behind the die-cut antler shape. I used one of the My Favorite Things Snow Globe Sentiments, which was cut with a die in the Hero Arts Frame Cuts F (retired) set.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release Day

Hello! Welcome to the Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release! All of the products that we have been sharing this week are now available in the TE store!

Before you head off to shop, I have two more CAS Valentines to share!

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

To begin, I colored Sugar Cube cardstock with Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet inks and cut the colored cardstock with the Little Bits – Hearts die several times. Next, I stamped a Sugar Cube cardstock panel with the How Sweet It Is sentiment. I created a mask from masking paper, cut with a die in the Heart Stacklets set, positioning it above the stamped sentiment. I used one of the Clarity Stencil Brushes to apply the Tumbled Glass ink on the outside of the mask. I then removed the mask and added the die-cut hearts. To finish the sentiment, I added the die-cut Loved sentiment.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

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My second projects showcases the Mandala Background 2 stamp paired with one of the sentiments in the Simply Said – Valentine stamp set on a CAS Valentine’s Day card.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

To begin, I stamped the Simply Said – Valentine sentiment in Oreo ink on Sugar Cube cardstock. I then stamped the Mandala Background 2 stamp by coloring it with ink markers in two of the corners, varying how much of the stamp I showed. I colored sections of the background stamp one at a time with ink markers in yellow, orange, red and purple.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

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Thanks so much for stopping by! To see more projects with the new release and new product information, head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of the participating designers!

TE December 2017 Release – Day 3 Sneak Peeks

Hello! Welcome to Day 3 of the Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release Sneak Peeks. The release products will be released tomorrow – December 7 @ 7 AM PST!

My first card features the Mandala Background 1 stamp (there is another stunning Mandala Background as part of the release as well!).

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

I heat-embossed the Mandala Background 1 stamp on a Sugar Cube cardstock panel with gold embossing powder, rotating the cardstock so that I could have half of the image on top and on bottom. I added Lollipop, Candy Corn and Lemon Meringue ink to the image with the Clarity Stencil Brushes. The Thanks Script sentiment was cut from Gold Foil cardstock.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

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My second card features the Sitting Pretty – Valentine Accessories die set paired with the By the Fireside die set.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

I cut and assembled the fireplace and then decorated it! I knew I wanted to use the Playful Patterns – Valentine paper for the base and that I would be using pink. I added Lollipop and Strawberry Milkshake inks to Sugar Cube cardstock with the Clarity Stencil Brushes before cutting the items with the Sitting Pretty – Valentine Accessories set. I cut a few of the accessories from Gold Foil cardstock and also used it to back the die-cut LOVE letters.

Taylored Expressions December 2017 Release

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Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Thanks for visiting! On the TE Blog you will see more projects and product information, as well as a complete list of participating designers!

Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2017

Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2017Hello! Today, I’m delighted to be sharing two CAS cards created with the Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Secret Penguin die as part of their DieCember release!

My first card features a trio of penguins in a winter scene.

Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2017

I cut the penguins from black, white and orange cardstock. I added embossing paste to the sky with the Falling Snow stencil. While that dried, I heat-embossed a sentiment from the On A String stamp set with silver embossing powder on white cardstock, which I cut with one of the Drifting Stitches Borders dies. I used the other die in the Drifting Stitches Borders set to cut a hill from medium-blue cardstock.

I couldn’t resist creating a Valentine’s Day card with the Picture Book Secret Penguin.

Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2017

As I did with the winter-themed card, I cut the penguin from black, white and orange cardstock. I also created snow hills with the Drifting Stitches Borders dies. I added a sentiment cut with the On Edge Love You die and tucked it between the snow banks. Finally, I cut the hearts with the Heart Sprinkle Trail from the light-blue background, adding red cardstock behind.

Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2017

 

 

Merry Monday Christmas Color Challenge – Blue, Green, Silver and White

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS card featuring the Memory Box Deco Trees die created for Merry Monday Challenge #267.

At first I was going to pass on the challenge because all I could think of was a card with glass ornaments in the challenge colors of green, blue, and white/silver/vellum (and was getting nowhere). I finally freed myself of that specific idea!

Merry Monday #267

I die-cut a cardstock panel with the Deco Trees die and heat-embossed a Hero Arts sentiment from the “Spread Joy” set (now retired) on the panel. I colored cardstock with three Distress Oxide inks – Peacock Feathers, Lucky Clover and Salty Ocean. I trimmed the colored cardstock to fit behind the openings of the three trees.

Merry Monday #267

Merry Monday #267

Supplies: Memory Box Deco Trees die, Hero Arts Spread Joy stamp set

Watercolored Snow Day

Hello! Today I am sharing a CAS card featuring one of the images from the Newton’s Nook Designs Snow Day stamp set. I have never before stamped any images in this set (and I purchased it in 2013!).

Newton's Nook Watercolored Snow Day

I stamped and heat-embossed the dog image on Canson Montval watercolor paper and colored it with a combination of Distress Inks and Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.

Newton's Nook Watercolored Snow Day

Once the image was dry, I cut it with a die in the Stitched Square Stackables – Large set. I heat-embossed a sentiment from the Snow Globe Sentiments set and cut it with a die in the Everyday Sentiment Banners set. I used the Stitched Woodgrain Backdrop die to create the card background. Once assembled, I realized there was a critical missing detail – snowflakes! I used the Snow Caps set to die-cut snowflakes from the watercolor paper.

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Taylored Expressions – Christmas Forest + Sale

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS holiday card created with the Taylored Expressions Christmas Tree Stacklets.

Before I share details about the card, Taylored Expressions is having their biggest sale of the year right now! The sale ends at 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, November 26. Shop early for the best selection! 30% off everything (excludes gift cards and class registrations).

Taylored Expressions Black Friday Sale

Back to the card – I cut Playful Patterns – Holiday paper with the three triangle dies in the Christmas Tree Stacklets set and arranged them so that there would be a variety of colors and patterns.

Taylored Expressions - CAS Patterned Paper Christmas Forest

I staggered the trees, to create different heights, and used the Build a Scene – Rolling Hills to cover the tree bases. I stamped and heat-embossed a Campy Christmas sentiment and added Little Bits – Snowflake Confetti to fill the Salt Water Taffy sky.

Taylored Expressions - CAS Patterned Paper Christmas Forest

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Peace & Love to You and Yours

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS card featuring the Memory Box Deco Trees; I used the die to create a stencil.

Glitter Trees

To begin, I heat-embossed the sentiment from Hero Arts Christmas Messages with Red Geranium embossing powder. I  cut triangles the size of the trees in the die set from Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper. I covered the heat-embossed panel, where I wanted to add the trees, with the masks, and I applied ink using the My Favorite Things Drifts & Hill stencil.

 The die cuts all of the trees at the same time, (I used the Memory Box Deco Trees die in the second card in this post), but I wanted to place the trees apart from one another. To create the stencil, I cut the Memory Box Deco Trees die from several Crafter’s Workshop 6×6 Blank Stencil Sheets. I applied Translucent Embossing Paste through the stencil. As the paste was applied, I shook on the  Clear Rock Candy Dry Glitter. I had to wait for the tree closer to the center, on the right-hand side, to dry before adding the tree on the far right.

Glitter Trees

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