Sunday, September 30, 2012

Brayer Cards Illuminate Ink and Lovely As A Tree

The Halloween card is a CASE of a swap card I received from Sara Cimbaro.  My customer asked to do the brayering technique because she missed that class last time.  Often my customers don't need very many Halloween cards, so I'm offering a choice this month of either the Christmas or Halloween version of this card.  The Halloween card is fairly true to live, but the Christmas card is better in can't see in this picture that it actually uses Glossy Cardstock instead of Whisper White.

The Christmas card features Illuminate Ink and Lovely As A Tree with Dazzling Details glitter glue as well. I think everyone will like one or the other of these cards. :)

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Lazy Girl's Holiday Ornament Framelit Ornament

For this ornament I started with this tutorial by Linda Heller which is an awesome "Lazy Girl's" alteration of the ornament on the front of the Stampin' Up! holiday catalog. That one is made by stamping and cutting out each image 20 times with the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies. I loved Linda's idea of making it from designer series paper to save time.  For the Lazy' Girl's version, one merely needs to die cut the ornament shapes rather than stamp. Frankly, I'm not sure I'd have ever tried it as shown.  My framelits also would not cut through four layers on the large ornament even with a shim. I only cut two layers at a time for both size ornaments.

I didn't mind the Cherry Cobbler scalloped tulle with the Real Red piece of Candlelight Christmas designer series paper. I thought it added depth of color. I made it shorter than the recommended 5 inches (I used 3 full scallops as my guide), and I liked having an ivory pattern for the rosette in the middle rather than a brown.  I also didn't cut the Victoria crochet ribbon in two pieces. I merely folded it over and kept the longer sides of the ribbon on the inner portion of the ornament. There are several ways you could alter it to suit you.

Copying from my friend Kris Kilkenny, I added my name and the year to the bottom of the mistletoe image I stamped to decorate the back of the ornament.

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Banner Deer Merry Christmas

This Stamp a Stack card has a center banner as well as a banner sentiment.  I like how the designer series paper lightens up the card, but I really like the dot of Cherry Cobbler Dazzlind Details glitter glue on the reindeer's nose. :) 

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Gatefold Red Ornament

I have another Stamp A Stack card for you today....typically, these are simpler cards that can be produced relatively quickly.

I really like the cheerful colors of this card as well as the small bit of texture and repeated horizontal dots and dashes.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Snowflake MOJO258

I didn't quite use all the elements from the MOJO Monday challenge, but I used all of them that I needed for this card.  This will be one of the Stamp A Stack cards for next week.

Colors used were Midnight Muse and Baja Breeze....

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