Friday, October 19, 2018

Snowman Fun Christmas card, Freshly Made Sketches # 359


There are 2 types of Christmas designs I absolutely love. One is Snowmen and the other Snowflakes! This year some Dashing Deer have crept in, they were just too fab to ignore. But here we are a little retro snowman set.    I thought the sketch this week at FMS was perfect to show off this guy.
Click here to see all the cards for this challenge at the site.

I went with the colors in the DSP for my card. I used Blends for all my coloring, they just make it so easy.    I tossed in a few little snowflakes from the Snowfall Die set and sentiment from Joyous Noel.
The green is Shaded Spruce along with Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Crumb cake, Smoky Slate, a bit of Pumpkin Pie and Cherry cobbler.



Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Merry Snowflake Christmas, GDP#160



Such a fun tree! It's made up of all snowflakes.  This again is the new sets available to everyone in Nov.  Snow is Glistening stamps. The Merry is from the Merry Christmas Die set and the Deer from Dashing deer, all of which are available now.

I stamped some snowflakes behind and around the tree and embossed them, then sponged on Soft Seafoam, it might be a little hard to see. Here is a close up.




I used the Joyous Noel Glimmer paper for my Merry.  You get 3 colors in 6x6.  The Velvet Ribbon is Tranquil Tide and also comes in Rich Razzleberry.

I'm playing along with Global Design Project this week, here is the challenge, go here to see all the projects.
Have YOU started your Christmas cards yet????

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Sparkly Dashing Deer easy card


Today I made a fairly easy, but pretty and sparkly Dashing Deer and Snowfall die Christmas card.
If you haven't seen it yet, this Snow is Glistening stamp set along with the Snowfall dies is in pre-order right now for demos, you will be able to buy it in Nov, and it's well worth buying.  There is a second stamp set as well that will take you into winter and after Christmas.  I use the 6x7" magnetic cards for my dies and I had quite the time fitting all the dies on it.  The die set is huge.

The one you see here is the largest of the snowflake dies in the set.  I can't wait to try building on top of this one with more of them.   I used Crumb Cake for the card, stamped snowflakes in Whisper white ink, one of my favorite things to do with Crumb cake CS.  Put my die cut in the center and layered my deer cut from a Copper piece of Glimmer paper from the Joyous Noel 6x6 Glimmer paper set.

I made my bow from the new Copper/Merry Merlot 5/8" ribbon and attached it, then stamped and cut my JOY for the sentiment.  It made up very quick and easy and I think it  looks great!


Friday, October 5, 2018

Musical Dashing Deer, #JAI429. Christmas Card



Dashing Deer meets Sheet music background.   I stamped and embossed the sheet music using Silver powder.  Then I watercolored Night of Navy on top.   Used the Stitched Shapes oval for contrast behind my deer, then added my die cut glimmer paper deer.

This is truly a case of messing up making it better. I stamped the sentiment on the piece of vellum using my stamp positioner, then when I cut it down, I messed up and ended up with too much space on one side. I had some of these snowflakes already cut out in Smoky Slate, added two one on top of the other, and used a brad from an old retired set.

Check out all the cards on Just Add Ink this week.




Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Peaceful Poinsettia, fms#351



Peaceful Poinsettia again.  I seem to be using it a lot and I have a bunch of other Christmas sets I need to use, but it just seems to be the right thing for what I'm doing.   I paired it here with the Joyous Noel DSP  and the sentiment from Timeless Tidings. I love the sentiments in that set as they are a great size and I love the font. I used black for my card base and just cut the white and DSP at 2"each by the full 5 1/2"

Playing along with Freshly Made Sketches today with this card. See the team cards here.


This was a quick and simple card to make up, I hope you enjoy.


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Christmas Card, Global Design Project #158, Peaceful Poinsettia







SU has so many gorgeous Christmas sets this season it's really hard to decide what to use and even harder to decide what to buy.  I hope the cards you are seeing help with that decision.

I entered this card in the GDP challenge for this week. You can see it all here.


I do love shimmer, shine and color.  I used the Frost White Shimmer in a spray bottle on this, and also I used the Joyous Noel Glimmer paper on my Merry die.  You get 6x6 sheets of 3 colors, Copper, Merry Merlot and Shaded Spruce.

I do hope it helps you with your decisions.

To color in, I used a combo of Colored pencils, Blender pen and Aqua Painter.


Christmas Wishes, Paper Players #412


It's time to start Christmas cards.  Since I make mine for the most part one at a time, it takes a while.
This one is in the Paper Players challenge Here.
I choose left side down. Leaves, Ribbon, die-cut.  I think I aced it.

This is Peaceful Poinsettia stamps and dies.  What a fabulous set! So many things you can go. I choose this time to cut the flower out of my top layer, but there is a piece to go around to cut it out separate if you want and much, much more.   I love all the options we are getting now.

I used the new Merry Merlot for my flower and the sentiment.  The flower is a piece of the Joyous Noel Glimmer paper.  It has 3 colors for Christmas, one is a gorgeous copper, I had trouble deciding between them for this card.   The base is Soft Sea Foam.

I used gold foil for the holly leaves and a piece of retired ribbon for my bow.  I hope you like.