Sunday, December 11, 2016

Glitter & Snowflakes for CAS-ual Fridays

Just a little something for CAS-ual Friday's challenge this month.

 Glitter in the form of dots of Stickles, and snowflakes in the form of of CAS-ual Friday's snowflakes stamped in white pigment ink.

This is one of my favorite color combos . . . love kraft cardstock.  

I hope you find some time to create!

Supplies Used - Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Stamps:  Snow Sayings (CAS-ual Fridays) and Holiday Trimmings (Winnie & Walter)
Ink: White Pigment (Simon Says Stamp), Black (Hero Arts), Cherry Cobbler (Stampin' Up)
Paper:  Desert Storm (Neenah)
Accessories:  Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) and Diamond Stickles

Friday, December 9, 2016

Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop - December

Our year of hopping is almost through, if you've not gotten the chance to hop and comment each month, click on the links below to take you to the posts.

Where has 2016 gone?  I cannot believe it's month twelve of a Year of Card Techniques? 

Here are the links in case you missed a month:

January - Emboss Resist Technique
February - Ink Layering Techniques
March - Inlaid Die-cutting
April - Shaker Cards
May - Spinner Cards
June - Step Cards
July - Watercolor Cards
August - Baby Wipe Technique
September - Mixed Media
October - Black Magic or Joseph's Coat
November - Vellum and Acetate

Be sure you've hopped and commented on each month for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Stampin Up or (Winner's Choice)

This last month of the year we are focusing all our attention on metallics, whether it's foil, embossing powder, inks or cardstock, anything metallic and since it's December we just had to make it holiday too.

Now on with my projects, and I have a few today.  

First up is a card made using some sparkling metallic glitter paper.  

For this one I used pattern papers that were leftover from a kit . . . the perfect way to use up your scraps.  I also used a distress tools to make that harsh edge on the ivory cardstock.  I really let my die cuts do the work on this one.  

And my next card used metallic cardstock . . . 

I started by creating my watercolor piece which . . . although you can't see it . . . has a metallic tinge to it.  I used Ken Oliver products for this piece. 

I do love the gold and turquoise metallic paper.  

So here is the lineup in case you get lost along the way.  

Thanks for hopping! 

Hope you find some time to be creative.  

Supplies Used - Noel Christmas Wishes
Stamps:  ornaments4Christmas (The Stamps of Life)
Ink: Licorice (The Stamps of Life)
Paper:  Cityscapes (Graphic 45); Desert Storm and Ivory Cardstock (Neenah); Gold Glitter Cardstock (American Crafts);
Accessories:  Ornament Club Die and Ornament Dies Two Set (The Stamps of Life); Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Supplies Used - Blessings Fall Like Snowflakes
Stamps:  Six Sayings (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Ultramarine Blue Colorburst and Metallic Sky Liquid Metals (Ken Oliver); Versamark
Paper:  Metallic Stack (DCWV); Solar White Cardstock (Neenah); Designer Series Paper Stack (Stampin' Up)
Accessories:  White Embosssing Powder (Hero Arts);  Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)  

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Masculine Creation for Merry Monday

Playing along with this week's Merry Monday challenge, which was to create a masculine card. 

I know that with my husband, less is more.  So I tried to keep this one pretty simple.  I started out by white embossing my sentiment.  I then cut the tree with a new die I have from Paper Smooches - the Triangle Tree Die. 

The die cuts the two side pieces of the triangles, and scores the bottom of each.  I flipped the bottom row of triangles to the inside of my card (so you don't see them).  I flipped the top three rows down and put some foam adhesive underneath so they would pop.   And then I put the entire panel on the same color card base.  From there, it was all sequin placement. 

Fun and easy card.  I hope you find some time to create today. 

Supplies Used - Oh Christmas Tree
Stamps:  Be Merry (Paper Smooches)
Ink: Versamark
Paper:  Pine Feather Cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories:  Triangle Tree Die (Paper Smooches), Festive Holly Days Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), White Embossing Powder (Hero Arts)