Showing posts with label Cards: Christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cards: Christmas. Show all posts

Monday, September 4, 2017

Wise Men from Afar

Welcome, Stampers  :)

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I think cute Christmas cards are fun, but when designing a card to send to my family and friends I want one that embraces my Christian faith.  The Wise Men from Afar is just such a stamp set.

This card went together in just moments.  I do hope you will give it a try!

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Monday, November 30, 2015

It's Masculine Monday - Wonderland Quilted Card and Video

Hi Stampers!  Welcome to today's "quilted" masculine Christmas card  :)

I recently came across this "quilted" card technique. After seeing the technique, I knew that combined with the Stampin' Up! Wonderland stamp set it would make the perfect "It's Masculine Monday" Christmas card.

First, I took a piece of Whisper White card stock, used my Stampin' Up! Simply Scored with the Diagonal Plate to score the card stock at 1" intervals in both directions.  This created the quilted effect.  

Next, I folded the card stock on every scored line and drew it across my Jet Black StazOn ink pad.  I tried several different black pads, but the StazOn dried the quickest and I didn't have any smearing of the lines.

You can also use a sponge dauber to apply ink to the folded lines.  However, I got a thinner lines when I just rubbed it against the ink pad.

This is the finished piece of "quilted" card stock.  You could put a rhinestone, pearl, glitter, or brad at every intersection for some additional detail.

I added Stampin' Up! silver glitter to the trees to help increase the overall sparklyness - is that a word? - probably not.

Oh well, I just love how sparkly this card is!  I am sure, even if they won't come right out and tell you, guys like sparkle too!!  So, when creating your perfect masculine card. . .go for it and add some glitz and glimmer.

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As always, thanks for taking time from your busy schedules to stop by my blog. 
I do appreciate it!  I welcome your comments and questions . . .

Monday, November 9, 2015

It's Masculine Monday - Cozy Christmas Card and Video

Hi Stampers!   Welcome to today's take on a masculine Christmas card  :)

When we think of masculine cards often the first thing that comes to mind are dark, somber colors.  But, we need to not limit our color choices.  This card uses a pastel color, yet is perfect for a masculine card.

I hope you are being inspired by my "It's Masculine Monday" cards. My goal is to help you become more comfortable designing them.

I really like how the Winter Wonderland Designer Series Paper, silver foil paper and silver cording from Stampin' Up! make the ornament pop.  The small piece of black ribbon is a discontinued item, but any thin black ribbon would work to add an additional element to the card.

I thought it would be such a fun idea to have Santa flying over a village.  The Sleigh Ride and the Delicate Ornaments Thinlits from Stampin' Up! worked perfectly.

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Here are a few additional examples of cards that were not intended as masculine cards, but are perfect for the guys in our lives.
  • I love the crisp, clean look of Rachel's card.  Such a great masculine card!!  Be sure and visit her Splitcoaststampers gallery  you will not be disappointed.
  • Paula used what I consider to be traditional masculine colors for her cute ornament card.  But, it would also be perfect as your family Christmas card.  You can see more of Paula's work at her Stampinantics blog.
  • Petronela's use of black and gold is so stunning.  This is the perfect masculine card!  Yet, as with the others it would also work for anyone.  Be sure and stop by her KeepStamping blog for some additional inspiration.

As always, thanks for taking time from your busy schedules to stop by my blog. 
I do appreciate it!  I welcome your comments and questions . . .

Monday, November 2, 2015

It's Masculine Monday - Christmas Cuties Christmas Card and Video

Hi Stampers!  Welcome to today's "It's Masculine Monday" card and video  :)

Oh my goodness!  Isn't he just the most adorable Santa's elf  you've ever seen?  I have been wanting to break out my Copics and the Christmas Cuties stamp set from Stampin' Up! was just perfect for coloring!!

To give the card base the impression of winter and snow in the background, I ran the Sahara Sand card stock through my Big Shot with the Large Polka Dots embossing folder.  Then, I brushed my Color Box Frost White pigment pad across the raised dots.  So little effort for such a great return.  Love it!!

Here are the Copic Markers that I used to color in my image.

Face:  E50, E51, E53, R20  |  Hair:  YR31, E23, E25  |  Suit and Hat:  YG93, YG95, YG97  |  Red Cuffs and Collar:  R35, R37, R39  |  Boots:  C7, 100  |  Bells:  YR31  |  Fur Cuff on Hat:  N0, N2

I just LOVE how this card turned out.  I do hope you will give it a try!  Don't have Copic Markers?  You could use stamp pads and an aqua painter or blender pen, colored pencils, water colors, pastels, I even think this would look good colored with Crayola Crayons.  No matter what medium you use, just jump in and give it a try.  I KNOW you can do it!!

Enjoy my video . . .

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Thank you for stopping by today!  I look forward to your questions and comments!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Every Blessing Christmas Card and Video

Hi Stampers welcome to today's card and video  :)

Wow!  Can you believe it?  Christmas will be here in just 54 days . . . are you ready?  To help inspire you I plan on posting a variety of cards.

To help my focus on Christ and the reason for the season, I have chosen to use the Every Blessing stamp set from Stampin' Up!  I love the simplicity of this stamp set and its total focus on Christ our Savior.

Did you notice the glimmer on the stamped piece of Elegant Eggplant card stock?  LOVE IT!  I was able to do that with a product called All-Purpose Ink by Tsukineko.  You can purchase the ink at Amazon.  I fill a spray bottle 3/4 full of rubbing alcohol and 1/2 of the small bottle of All-Purpose Ink.  Shake well and mist your card.  All I can say is AWESOME.
To avoid getting the spray on my desk I made my own spray booth. I just cut foam core (from Joann's) and taped it together. Then lined the booth with white paper.  So very simple and it really keeps your stamping surface clean.

Now that you have seen the card, sit back and enjoy my tutorial. . .

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Looking for some additional great ideas for the Every Blessing stamp set?  Well, look no further . . . here are a few samples from Pinterest

  • Oh my goodness, I am awe struck by Lisa's watercolor.  Be sure and stop by her blog Add Ink and Stamp to check out her work.
  • Did you notice that Teneale used the sunburst from the Stampin' Up! Kinda Eclectic stamp set to extend the star of Bethlehem. So very clever.  You can see more of her art work on her Teneale Williams blog.
  • I just love to sponge and it is easy to see that Rachel does also.  This card is so simple yet so elegant!  Be sure and pop on over to her Rachel Woollard blog.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I look forward to your questions and comments

Monday, October 26, 2015

It's Masculine Monday - Christmas Card and Video

Hi Stampers!  Welcome to my "It's Masculine Monday" Christmas card
It's that time of year when we need to start thinking about Christmas cards.  I wanted to create one that would work for the men in your life.  However, you could also change it to more traditional colors and use it for your entire Christmas list.

I used the Embellished Ornaments stamp set, Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies and Wonderful Wreath Framelits from Stampin' Up!  I also used the Gold Glimmer paper for one of the card layers and the sentiment.  Don't you love how sparkly the "Joy" is?

Check out how awesome the center of the ornament is when I use the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Marker.  So excited that Stampin' Up! will be carrying them in January 2016.  All I can say is Yippee!!

This is a close up of my stamp with the Early Espresso and Delicata Golden Glitz inks applied.  You can see that I have applied a heaver layer of the Gold ink to the center of the ornament and blended the two inks together just to the outside of the flower.  So easy!  Imagine the possibilities!

Now sit back and relax while you watch my video . . .

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Here are some additional ideas for you to use with this fabulous stamp set.  Be sure and check them out.
  • Oh my goodness, I LOVE how Judy May used the ornaments to create a shaker card.  They are so popular now.  Be sure and check out her Just Judy Designs blog for additional details.
  • Linda Heller is doing a series of 12 cards using the Embellished Ornaments stamp set.  Every one of them is unique and beautiful.  You can see them on her Where The Rubber Hits The Road blog.
  • How clever of Natasha Zandbergen to insert the intricate die cut into the ornament die cut opening to give the appearance of a laser cut card.  Love it!!  You can stop by her Inking out of the Box blog and see much more of her great work.

Thank you so much for taking time out of your schedule to visit my blog and YouTube channel.  Have a comment?  I would love to hear them!

Monday, October 19, 2015

It's Masculine Monday -- Stampin' Up! Joyful Season Card and Video

Hi Stampers!  Welcome to another "It's Masculine Monday" card and video  :)

Today, I used the Joyful Season stamp set from Stampin' Up! and a variety of Copic Markers.

I am calling this a masculine card because it will work for the men in your life.  However, it is also the perfect holiday card for anyone on your list.

By now you know just how much I LOVE to color.  I have such fond memories of many Christmas mornings and my receiving brand new boxes of 64 Crayola crayons and coloring books.  Pure heaven!!

You can give me any medium and I will color with it:  watercolor pencils, chalks, SU markers, ink pads, pastels, crayons, etc. the list goes on and on.

I started building my Copic marker collection several months ago and hurrah I now have a great selection with which to color.

The colors I used for this card are pictured above.

I think the W1 Copic marker worked quite well to outline the image.  It really makes it pop off the page you can use any of the very light colors to achieve this look.  Give it a try on your next Copic project.

Love this new Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!  There is also a matching vellum stack.  How awesome it that to have papers that work together to help your cards to pop!

Hope you enjoy the video . . .

Stampin' Up! supplies that I used for today's project.  Just click any of the links to purchase . . .

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  Do you have any questions or comments?  I would LOVE to hear them.

Monday, September 14, 2015

It's Masculine Monday -- Wonderland Christmas Card

Hi Stampers.  Welcome to today's "It's Masculine Monday" card and video

For today's card I used the "watercolor band" technique and the Wonderland stamp set from Stampin' Up!.

Recently, I watched a video by Darlene DeVries of the Live Love Cards Blog where she used this technique to make a very attractive Christmas card.

Darlene used Distress Inks by Tim Holtz, but I was sure I could achieve a similar look using products by Stampin' Up! . . . 'cause you know how much I love my Stampin' Up! products!!

Because, I like things centered and even on the page, I drew a few pencil lines to help me line up my trees and to help ensure they were straight. The pencil lines were easily removed after completing the water coloring.

I chose to mask of the top and bottom areas on my watercolor paper with Micropore tape.  I like the Micropore tape specifically because it is waterproof and easily removed from the card.

I do hope you will give this technique a try.

Now, sit back and enjoy the video . . .

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

It's Christmas in July! Are you ready?

Hi Stampers  :-)

Oh My Goodness!!!  Can you believe it?  We are almost to the end of July and there are only 22,  count 'em 22 Fridays until Christmas.  Are you ready?  Me either.

Definitely ready for cooler weather.  This has been the hottest June and July in recent history. . .no lie.  Many, many days over 100 and nights over 70. So in an effort to cool things down, here is my contribution to Christmas in July.

So let's make our Christmas card using the new Santa's Gifts stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Can you tell I am crazy about the Zig Wink of Stella Clear Brush Glitter Marker?  LOVE it on the bird's scarf, candy cane, and Rudolf's nose and green scarf.  So shiny and sparkly.

By now you know just how much I LOVE to color!  So, I decided to color this card with my Copic Markers.  Did you notice the white spots on Rudolf's scarf?  I made them with the Copic Colorless Blender.

Sit back and enjoy the video I've made for you. . .

Hopefully, you are now inspired to make your own cards using this fun new photopolymer stamp set.

Here are the supplies used on my card.  To order from my Online Store, just click on the images below

Copic Markers Used:  E42, 43, 44, 47; R29, 39; G09; B21, 24;  N2 and 0

As usual, I went poking around Pinterest for ideas for the new Santa's Gifts stamp set and found these cute examples from Stampin' Up!

Check back often for some more great cards and videos!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Stampin' Up! Gentle Peace

Hi Stampers!
Welcome, check out the amazing clearance rack sale from Stampin' Up!  :)
Be sure and CLICK HERE or on the photo above to see all the amazing things that Stampin' Up! has added to the clearance rack . . . are you ready? Some prices are reduced as much as 80%!! Items are "while supplies last" so hurry on over!

Now to today's Christmas card. . .

There is something special about an embossed card. I am always reaching for my embossing supplies during the holiday season, then forget about them for the rest of the year. Somehow, I just don't get why embossing only comes to mind around Christmas . . . guess I'm going to remind myself  just how much I love the look and make this a year round technique!

For today's card I used the Filigree Frame embossing folder and the Oval Collection Framelits dies to draw the eye to my center motif. I really like how the Pool Party embossing powder coordinates with the Lost Lagoon card stock.

I also used the Gentle Peace stamp set from Stampin' Up!

The colors Lost Lagoon and Pool Party are a little unusual for a Christmas card . . . but I like how it turned out. Sometimes we just have to think outside the box and try new things. Remember, you can purchase all the supplies I used in my ONLINE STORE

Stampin' Up! products used to make this card:
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