Category: Techniques

A COPPER CHRISTMAS

I played with some copper embossing powder for this card to send a shimmery Christmas greeting.

The layout came courtesy of Freshly Made Sketches and the Christmas Happiness and Seasonal Bells stamp sets.

I threw a couple of ideas around before settling on a Christmas card and am quite happy with the results.

Here’s the full list of products that I used.

Heat Tool

$40.00

Bell Punch

$23.50

Big Shot

$136.00

Happy Stamping!

A SILVER CHRISTMAS JUST FOR YOU

Today’s card gives you a touch of silver with these lovely snowflakes!

CAS(E) this sketch posted a good one for this week and I really had to think about the layout of my project.  Here’s their sketch so you can see why I did my card this way.

Starting with the Year of Cheer Specialty designer paper gave me the great idea to add those silver snowflakes from the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits dies.  Then, it was easy to add the sentiment from Star of Light heat embossed in silver to finish things off!

I’ve always tended toward silver as part of my Christmas decorating but have a friend that really likes gold.  Which is your favourite?

Here’s the list of goodies that I used.

Heat Tool

$40.00

Big Shot

$136.00

Happy Stamping!

WHITE ON WHITE WONDER

Well, we got more snow and some very chilly temperatures over the weekend which helped to inspire me to create this white on white Christmas card.

This is a 4-1/4″ square card which fits in for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge as well as The Paper Players white on white challenge.

Here’s the sketch that I followed for Freshly Made sketches.

I pulled out the older but beautiful Flurry of Wishes stamp set and had some heat embossing fun with those beautiful snowflake images.

Here’s the full list of products that I used.

Heat Tool

$40.00

Big Shot

$136.00

Enjoy your Monday and happy stamping to you.

DON’T FORGET THOSE BIRTHDAYS!

Do you have birthdays that happen during the holidays?  Don’t forget to build your stash of birthday cards!  I took some time to create this one using our new Stampin’ Blends.

To get the layout for that lovely, bright flower, I followed along with CAS(E) this sketch.

It took 3 stamp sets to create the background and add the greeting but I loved every minute in creating this card.  Adding the Rhinestones just finished it off perfectly!

Here’s the full list of products that I used.

Glue Dots

$7.00

Have a happy day and Happy Stamping!

MERRY MISTLETOE BRINGS CHRISTMAS HAPPINESS

Today I’m showing a study in black and white with a sprig of merry mistletoe.

I love the contrast of the colour on the black and white base and I did fussy cut that sprig of mistletoe and the small acorn.  The sprays of pine where stamped with Old Olive ink and then I used a stamping sponge to add Always Artichoke ink directly to the stamp before stamping it onto the Whisper White piece.  I think it adds just a touch of extra colour to make those pine sprays look a little more real.

This whole card idea came from the sketch supplied by Create with Connie and Mary.

Here’s the full list of products that I used.

Glue Dots

$7.00

Have a very happy day and don’t forget to do some stamping!

STANDING GUARD FOR CHRISTMAS

Good day to you, I hope your weekend was a happy one!  Today I’m using the solder from the Sugarplum Dreams stamp set.

This was a special request from one of my clients and I was happy to oblige.  It’s very relaxing to sit and just colour and see that soldier come to life!  The layout comes from Freshly Made Sketches and it’s simplicity made it easy to highlight that solder!

Have you checked out my Class Calendar lately?  I still have spots available if you would like to join in on some stamping fun.  Here’s the LINK so you can sign up.

Here’s the full list of products that I used.

Big Shot

$136.00

Glue Dots

$7.00

Have a excellent day and Happy Stamping to you.

FOR A SHINY BRIGHT CHRISTMAS

Hi there and welcome.  I went back to Christmas for today’s card and played with die-cuts, glitter and glue!

I started out with our wonderful Thick Whisper White cardstock, made some choices from The Paper Players Tic-Tac-Toe challenge and got to work!

I cut the tree bundle twice from the thick cardstock and one of the deer.  Glue the two trees together using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

TECHNIQUE:  The glitter on the trees is a combination of Gold and Dazzling Diamond glitter (about 1 tsp of each).  The Multipurpose Liquid Glue works really well for this technique – just use the wide end to lightly spread the glue over the trees and then sprinkle the glitter for a great effect!

Here’s the full list of products that I used. 

Big Shot

$136.00

I hope you give this technique a try and Happy Stamping!

A SIMPLE FLOWER FOR NOVEMBER

Holy cow, it’s November already so I created this card that showcases a simple flower for a birthday greeting.

Since it is November 1st, it’s time for you to order the new Stampin’ Blends from Stampin’ Up!  I use the Calypso Coral duo to colour this lovely flower to show you how easy it is to blend dark and light shades in one image.

The blends have a toal of 12 Stampin’ Up! colours for you to choose from and, if you want a little inspiration to get you started, the Color Me Happy Project Kit is available for purchase as well.

Visit my website to learn more.

Here’s the list of products that I used for today’s card. 

Big Shot

$136.00

Happy Stamping!

BABY JOY WITH LETTERS FOR YOU

Good morning and I’m starting off the week with some Baby Joy created with the Letters For You stamp set.

I was chosen as the featured stamper for the What Will You Stamp challenge for this week and the Letters for You stamp set is the featured stamp set.  It works beautifully with the matching Large Letters Framelits dies and I took it one step further and heat embossed those letters with our Clear Emboss powder to shine them up a bit.

The Delightful Daisy designer series paper makes a great backdrop for this lovely card.

Here is the list of everything I used to create it.

Heat Tool

$40.00

Big Shot

$136.00

Glue Dots

$7.00

If you have this Letters for You stamp set, I encourage you to play along with this challenge.  In the meantime, Happy Stamping!

GLITTERY SNOWFLAKES TO MAKE YOU SMILE

Hello to a fresh new week and some glittery snowflakes to make you smile.

I started out with a completely different idea for Freshly Made Sketches, but since it is frosty outside, decided that these gold embossed snowflakes should be the way to go.

TIP:  Make sure to give the cardstock a good wipe with the Embossing Buddy before you stamp your images.

The Colorful Seasons bundle has the perfect snowflake stamp and matching snowflake thinlits so I put the Big Shot to work!  That lovely greeting is from the Eastern Beauty stamp set, so this card can easily be a Christmas card by adding the holiday greeting inside or a lovely all occasion card.

Here’s the list or products that I used.

Heat Tool

$40.00

Big Shot

$136.00

Glue Dots

$7.00

Happy Stamping!

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