PTI November 2014 Blog Hop Challenge

While playing around to create christmas cards, I had time to make a card for the PTI November 2014 Blog Hop Challenge. The theme is snow. Here is my card:

I wanted to create a cute winter scene. First, I inked the background with blue Distress Inks and stamped the snowflakes. Then I die-cut the various elements from white cardstock and assembled everything. For more dimension, some elements are adhered with foam tape. To finish the card off, I applied Wink of Stella onto the snow edges and the snowflakes. It is so sparkly in real life, but so difficult to catch on the photo!
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PTI cardstock, In the Meadow dies, Global Greetings: Christmas Wishes stamp set, Snow Drifts dies - Ranger Distress Ink - Wink of Stella


Just Playing Around Creating Christmas Cards

I am just playing around, creating christmas cards. So you'll see plenty of them in the near future. Here comes the first one:

I used various Lawn Fawn sets for this. The snowman is from making frosty friends, the chain of lights from peace joy love and the sentiment was made with milo's ABCs (it says Merry Christmas). First, I created the background with Distress Inks, masking a snow hill before inking it with an ink blending tool. Then I stamped the sentiment, die-cut a frame from cardstock (using the stitched rectangles dies) and adhered this to the card. I stamped the snowman onto cardstock, stamped the tangled chain of lights onto him and die-cut him with the matching die. The stamped images are colored with Copics and are adhered to the card with foam tape. To finish the card off, I applied Glossy Accents to the light bulbs and Wink of Stella to the snow. I hope you can see the effect on this photo:

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Lawn Fawn milo's ABCs, peace joy love, making frosty friends stamps + dies , stitched rectangles dies - Copic markers - Ranger Distress Inks - Tsukineko ink - Wink of Stella


Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #6

Happy Sunday everybody! I made a card for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #6 that is all about die-cutting:

I used the cute cat from the SSS exclusive stamp set "you are pawesome" and the SSS exclusive Balloon dies for this. To color the cat, I used Copics. I wanted the cat to look like ours. The balloons are die-cut from white cardstock and from pink vellum. I drew the strings and bows with a thin black marker.
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Simon Says Stamp You Are Pawesome stamp set, Balloons dies - Tsukineko ink - Copic markers - Pretty Pink Posh sequins