Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS card featuring the Memory Box Deco Trees; I used the die to create a stencil.
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.
Hello! Today, I am sharing a holiday card featuring the Marianne Design Eline’s Mice Family die set.
In addition to the Mice Family die set, I used pieces from the Eline’s Winter Outfits and Eline’s Christmas Decorations sets. (I purchased these Marianne Design die sets from the online store Frantic Stamper.) The sentiment is from the MFT Snow Globe Sentiments set. I used patterned paper from the Doodlebug Designs Here Comes Santa Claus 6×6 paper pad (released last year) for the hat, scarf, tree, and present. I am fond of these critter dies designed by Eline Pellinkhof. I used the Penguin die set on a card a few months ago.
Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS card created with a variety of supplies from my stash.
I began by applying embossing paste to the Stampin’ Up Tranquil Tide cardstock panel through the Plaid stencil, which is included in the Tim Holtz Mini Stencils, Set 32 . While the embossing paste dried, I heat-embossed the sentiment from the Hero Arts Winter Wishes set on Stampin’ Up Real Red cardstock. To finish off the card, I added the die-cut Taylored Expressions Little Bits – Reindeer.
Hello! Today, I am sharing a card created with The Ton’s Poinsettia Close Up stamp. It appears that 2017 is the year of the poinsettia! I have never before seen so many stamp sets featuring this flower as I have this year.
I stamped and heat-embossed the stamp with WOW Iridium embossing powder on Canson Montval watercolor paper. I watercolored the image with Colorburst powders (dissolved) and once dry, I added shading with colored pencils. The Holiday Love Poinsettia sentiment was heat-embossed on vellum. I cut the watercolored image and added it to a gold metallic card base. The vellum is wrapped around the back of the watercolored panel.
I watched several watercoloring videos including one by Effie Cho and another by Janette Kausen before embarking on the watercoloring of this image.
Here in the Pacific Northwest, we have several garden centers who offer beautiful poinsettias this time of year. My husband and I recently visited Molbak’s to see their offerings – more than twenty varieties!
Hello! Today, I am sharing a holiday card showcasing the Hero Arts’ Holiday Animals stamp set. I bought this stamp set last year (the year before?) and had never used it.
I stamped and heat-embossed two of the images from the stamp set on Canson Montval watercolor paper. I colored them with a combination of Distress Inks and Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.
I inked the same watercolor paper with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink on which I stamped the trees (and then cut with their corresponding dies). The background was inked with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. The patterned paper card base is from a Lawn Fawn 6 x 6 pad released several years ago.
Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS holiday card created with Taylored Expressions supplies using a non-traditional color scheme.
I was going to claim this as a “no stamps” card but then remembered I used the Snow Day Background! I started by stamping the background with Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers ink. Next I cut the door from Door to Door 2 from Lollipop cardstock. I backed the window with vellum and then again with Sugar Cube cardstock. The Little Bits – Ice Skates held with the bow in Ornament Accessories is the door decor. I cut snow for the top of the door with the Door to Door Winter Decor set. The sentiment is cut from Silver Foil with the Picture Perfect – Vertical die, trimmed and tucked behind the snow. The base needed some textured, so I dry-embossed Cookie Monster cardstock with the Diagonal Stripe embossing folder. And Santa has been by, so his (or hers?) sack, cut with dies in the By the Fireside – Santa set, are left at the door.
Hello! Today, I am sharing a holiday card created for this week’s Merry Monday Christmas Challenge to use Kraft and Red. This happens to be one of my favorite holiday color combinations.
I created a card featuring two Memory Box poinsettia die sets – Small Blooming Poinsettia and Blooming Poinsettia. I connected the blooms with a die-cut sprig (it is cut in two underneath the large poinsettia), which was cut with the Memory Box Holiday Vine die from gold foil cardstock. I used Memory Box green paper for the leaves (no longer available) and Stampin’ Up Real Red for the poinsettias. The gold, heat-embossed sentiment is from the Stampin’ Up Embellished Ornaments set. After I had everything adhered, I took a look and felt the card looked a little blank. If I were a braver person, I might have sprinkled on Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine Spray in a few places! Fearing that would cause a mess, I added Neat and Tangled sequins. This particular mix includes three different sequin sizes.
One of the things I particularly like about these challenges is that it provides an opportunity to revisit supplies I already own! These Memory Box dies are several years old.
Hello! Today, I’m sharing another CAS holiday card created with the Simon Says Stamp Stained Glass Greetings stamp set. Several weeks ago, I shared four cards created with the stamp set that you can see here.
On this card, I combined a die-cut dove (Penny Black’s 51-070 The Gift), cut from gold foil, with the gold, heat-embossed, upper-case PEACE sentiment. I heat-embossed the smaller sentiment white on red cardstock and cut it with a small banner die. The patterned paper background is from an American Crafts pad released last year or the year before.
Hello! Today, I am sharing a holiday card inspired by the image shown for Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #263.
I really like this image and would love to set up this hot cocoa bar in my home! The cards from the team are fantastic! My card was most inspired by the one shown by Kelly Lunceford.
I went through my patterned paper and pulled out the woodgrain and the peppermint. I still have A LOT of patterned paper purchased in past years! The What’s in Your Cup? mug is from Penny Black. The candy cane is from the CottageCutz Peppermint Latte set. The sentiment – Subway Series: Holidays – is from Fresh Squeezed Stamps (now retired).
Yesterday my husband and I went to a local nursery to see their festive holiday décor. They have an assortment of themed trees including this one featuring kitchen items, candy canes, and gingerbread men.
Hello! Welcome to Day 3 of the Taylored Expressions November 2017 Release Sneak Peeks. The November products being sneaked will be released tomorrow – Thursday, November 2 @ 7 AM PST! Today, I am sharing a holiday card (perhaps for the grump in your family?!) and three decorated envelopes.
My CAS card features the December Calendar Grumplings and shows a new die from the Inside Scallop Rectangle Stacklets set. These work alone or together with the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets to create a frame.
The packages were cut with All Wrapped Up from patterned paper in the Playful Patterns – Bold and Playful Patterns – Savory packages. The background was created with Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass and Hickory Smoke – applied with a Clarity Stencil Brush.
I used Merry Mail 2 to stamp images on coordinating envelopes, which are lined with Playful Patterns – Savory patterned paper, cut with the Scalloped Envelope Liner die. I colored the images stamped in Oreo ink with colored pencils.
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