Have you ever had the chance to see a beautiful Elk up close in real life? I have, and they are beautiful for sure. That is what I tried to capture on today’s card.
I started with the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and used a piece of Watercolor Paper and Aqua Painters to blend the colours on the Elk. They have a very distinctive colouring so I felt that it was important to get it as true-to-life as possible.
Here’s the sketch for you.
This card would be great to give to the man in your life – BUT – I have a female friend who loves the outdoors so it would be great for her as well.
I used several different colours of ink so here is the list of products for you.
I hope this card inspires you to get out your Aqua Painters and try watercolouring yourself. Happy Stamping!
Do you like to hang a wreath on your front door? I think it makes a nice welcome to guests so I made one for today’s Christmas card.
This uses the Wondrous Wreath stamp set (of course) and the matching Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies. This is also a 2-step stamping technique so that you can add the different colours to fancy up your wreath. I really like the simplicity of this card and the bonus is that it will go in the mail with regular postage!
12-WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS:
Today’s card is a great way to also let you know that I will be starting my special 12-Weeks of Christmas Project Newsletter on October 1, 2016! This newsletter will deliver one great project to you to help you get ahead on your Christmas crafting. If you are already on my Mailing List then you will automatically receive this each week. If you do not want to receive this mailing, please contact me and I will make sure that it won’t fill up your inbox. If you aren’t on my mailing list and would like to receive these great project ideas then go to the top left of this blog to sign up.
Now then, here’s the list of products that I used for today’s card.
Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Stamping to you!
I pulled out the Cottage Greetings stamp set to show off our new and beautiful Copper Foil Sheets for this card.
The Floral Affection designer paper and matching embossing folders make for a beautiful addition to the card. I decided to cut out the copper flowers to show them off a little more. Don’t they look stunning popped up on the Night of Navy background? Of course the greeting from Cottage Greetings had to be heat embossed to continue the copper-y look of the card.
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Interested in everything I used to create today’s card? Here’s the product list for you.
Fall has definitely arrived up here in northeastern BC! The leaves in our yard have been turning colour very quickly and they were my inspiration for today’s clean and simple card.
The Paper Players posted a “Clean-and-Simple Taste of Fall” challenge and so I feel that these leaves work perfectly.
I started with a piece of Shimmery White cardstock and added ink using my clear blocks. Then it was spritzed thoroughly using the Stampin’ Spritzer. After it dried a bit that leaf and acorn were cut out. I added colour to the edges of each using Early Espresso Ink and a Sponge Dauber. I really like the way they turned out – they look almost real!
Here’s the full list of all the products that I used. You may like to give this a try yourself and the colours that I used are listed here too.
Take care and Happy Stamping!
Happy day to you and I played with the Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set to bring you this clean and simple card.
I was following along with the Create with Connie and Mary Colour Challenge to use Delightful Dijon, Emerald Envy and Soft Suede on a project. Since these colours called Autumn to me I used them to highlight the leaf sprays and Emerald Envy made the perfect mat!
The layout for this card came from the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.
So this clean and simple card came to be!
Here’s the list of products that I used.
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Here’s a little dino love to start your week on this Monday morning. I’ve had the No Bones About It stamp set for a while now and finally got it inky!
Isn’t he/she cute? I paired this little dinosaur up with the Moroccan Designer Series Paper just because it seemed to work together well. The inspiration for this card came from the great sketch # 254 by Freshly Made Sketches.
Here is the list of products that I used. (Note: I did use Soft Sky ink over top of the bones of mr. dino and that is why it is listed here).
Thanks for visiting today and go ahead and get some stamping done!
Happy Friday to you and here’s a Christmas star to carry you over the weekend.
This was created using the absolutely beautiful Star of Light Bundle from the Holiday Catalogue. It’s so lovely and will be included in several of my upcoming Christmas card classes.
NOTE: I made a boo-boo on this card by adding the Retired and unavailable Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Powder BUT you can use the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter(133751) and Heat & Stick powder(100625) to get the same sparkly effect.
I encourage you to join in on my Card Classes – it’s the best way to get your Christmas stamp done ahead of time. See my CLASS CALENDAR to sign up.
Here’s the full list of products that I used to create this beautiful card.
I hope to see you at my classes. Happy Stamping!
Don’t you love the colours of Autumn? I created these pretty Autumn flowers just for you!
The colour challenge(Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Pear Pizzazz) posted by The Paper Players made it easy to decide to use the Crazy About You stamp set to bring you these lovely autumn flowers. There are also a ton of greetings to put together in this set so you can create the perfect card for every occasion.
I did use Paper Snips to cut out each flower – BUT – you could use the Flower Medallion punch that will work beautifully too!
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Ready for the list of products that I used on today’s card? Here it is.
Autumn is certainly coming up here in northeastern BC. Even though the sun is shining, the air has that autumn chill in it and, of course, the leaves are turning! So that was my inspiration for today’s card.
I found that the Botanical Blooms stamp set and matching Framelits make beautiful Autumn leaves. It also gave me the opportunity to use the new Copper Stampin’ Emboss powder. It’s so pretty and I’ll be creating more projects using it and the matching Copper Foil Sheets!
Here’s the full list of products that I used.
I wonder, is autumn coming in your “neck of the woods?” Wherever you are, I wish you a great day and Happy Stamping!
Have you ever gone on a trip on a train? How about the Christmas train? I had fun colouring this cheerful train for today’s card, it was magic!
The stamp set I used is called Christmas Magic and I bought it mainly because of this cheerful train engine. It is perfect for putting your Stampin’ Write Markers to use and I did. The trees in the background are also a part of this set so you can create the perfect picture. My intent was to show the train riding the rails through the winter forest.
I also made use of Stampin’ Up’s! Heat & Stick powder to add the silver glitter on the smoke. It’s easy to apply and sticks really well. Just add a little heat from the Heat Tool and then quickly sprinkle the glitter. Then though it up with a little more heat and presto!
Here’s the full list of products that I used.
Make sure to check out my Class Calendar. There are some Christmas card classes scheduled to help you get your Christmas card stash built up in time. And yes, we’ll be using the Christmas Magic stamp set for some of the classes.