Hello! Happy Boxing Day. Today, I am sharing a watercolored card featuring Penny Black supplies. I had some time recently to watercolor and my husband chose this image from the Wintertime Cheer set. My husband has a tractor and really liked this cute image.
I heat-embossed the Wintertime Cheer image on Canson Montval paper and watercolored it with the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors. I used Tumbled Glass ink for the sky and Hickory Smoke for the ground using one of the brushes in the Claritystamp set. I stamped the sentiment with an image in the Joy Filled set. I adhered the panel to a red card base.
I am entering this into the Penny Black Saturday Challenge December – Winter or Christmas.
Hello! Today I am sharing a CAS card created with an older Hero Arts rubber stamp – Winter Trees. I bought the stamp five years ago and had only used it once.
I stamped the Hero Arts Winter Trees image with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink on my MISTI. (I think it would be fun to stamp in a number of different Distress Oxide ink colors.) I heat-embossed the Hero Arts Christmas Messages sentiment (my most used this season) with silver embossing powder.
Hello. Today, I am sharing a CAS holiday scene created with Lawn Fawn supplies. I had in mind a town in the American Southwest (think Taos or Santa Fe) while making my card, hence the mountain background.
All of the colored cardstock is from Memory Box. I used the last of my red for the Village Border. I cut the Stitched Hillside Backdrop Landscape before stamping it with one of the sentiments in Merry Messages on the MISTI. I added a snowbank on the left-hand side to cover up the section of the Village Border, which would have been exposed.
I haven’t participated in a Lawn Fawn challenge in a long time, but checked out the one which just started and decided to join in!
Hello! Today I am sharing a CAS card created for Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #269 – a color challenge.
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.
I like color challenges a lot. I would have never combined these colors otherwise.
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!
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.
I have already started to envision using the airplane someway in a Valentine’s Day card.
Hello! Today, I am sharing two versions of the same masculine CAS design using positive and negative die cuts.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Supplies: Memory Box Deco Trees die, Hero Arts Spread Joy stamp set
Hello! Today I am sharing a CAS card featuring one of the images from the Newton’s Nook Designs Snow Day stamp set (now retired). I have never before stamped any images in this set (and I purchased it in 2013!).
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.
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.
Hello. Today, I am sharing a tag created for The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2017 – Day 12 for which Lawn Fawn was the guest. All of the inspiration tags were terrific! My tag was most influenced by those shown by Elena Roussakis and Lindsey M-p.
I stamped the Toboggan Together deer images on Arches Hot Press Watercolor Paper with VersaFine and colored them with Kuretake Gansai Tambi Dark Brown (47), Kuretake Gansai Tambi Brown (46) and Kuretake Gansai Tambi Light Brown (44).
Once dry, I cut the images with their corresponding dies. I colored Canson Watercolor Paper with Broken China Distress Oxide ink and Distress Oxide Lucky Clover ink. Once the paper was dry, I cut the tag background from the blue with the largest die in the Stitched Circle Tags set. I cut the Forest Border from the green. I cut the snow banks using the Stitched Hillside Backdrop Landscape die, which I also cut with the largest die in the Stitched Circle Tags set. I heat-embossed the Merry Messages sentiment with Geranium Red embossing powder.
I used Peppermint twine to finish off the tag. For such a simple tag, there were a lot of steps! The best part – this tag is already adorning a wrapped gift!
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).
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.
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.