Wednesday, July 18

god jul...


The data horse is something that brings back Christmas to me.
The horse...
...sat on my Grandmother’s bookshelf every Christmas.
Here’s the story of them...
The base card is green card stock that I ran through the Big Kick with We R Memory Keepers “Quilted” embossing folder.
Using Marianne Design Collectable “COL1371 Dala Horse” dies I made the horse.
Using hubby’s computer I printed out the “god jul” the Swedish “Merry Christmas” in green and die cut it with Lifestyle crafts “nested circle” die as well as the yellow card stock circle.
Then it was a matter of gluing everything together!

Tuesday, July 17

by the sea, with rain...

This card has a combination of things that make it useful for me.
We live near the a lake with a beach.
My youngest son is moving closer to us.
He loves frappucinos.
We desperately need rain.
So I started with a white card stock base card.
From another piece of white card stock I die cut a square using MFT Die-namics “Inside & Out Stitched Square STAXX”.
On that piece I made the sand and sea following Stephanie’s instructions...
On another piece of white card stock I stamped the cool cup from Verve Stamps “happiness is...” with StazOn timber brown ink.
This was colored with Prisma pencils, Gamsol and artists stumps.
I trimmed it out with scissors and cut a slot in the square with a craft knife.
This was attached to the card and I stamped the verse from Verve Stamps “Wishing You” with the StazOn ink.
On the inside it says “the happiest of days”.
I believe he will love this new group home and the Starbucks card I am putting in the card!

cardinal snowman...

For this challenge I chose to focus on the snowman, blue sky with snow and the cardinals!
The base card is white card stock.
The blue card stock is stenciled with Colorbox frost white ink and a paper stencil I made by die cutting snowflakes form the Sizzix Tim Holtz “Paper Snowflakes, Mini” set.
On another piece of white card stock I stamped the Peddler’s Pack “snowman” and the verse (unknown company) using StazOn jet black ink.
They were colored with Prisma pencils and trimmed out before gluing them to the card.

the wonder...

When I do challenges I try and make cards that I will use for holidays, celebrations, card ministry, etc.
This card may be a little harder to spot the challenge requirement...but they are there!
The base card is white card stock.
The main piece is water color paper that I embossed the Penny Black “Winter Ledge” stamp with Versmark and clear embossing powder.
Using any water color palette, I actually combine my cheaper ones for the colors I want, I washed with blues and grey for a wintry sky.
Next I sprinkled it with coarse salt to remove some of the color and make it appear snowy.
Once it was thoroughly dry I stamped the verse from Penny Black’s “the wonder” using StazOn midnight blue ink.

Monday, July 16

what happens when the lights go out...

and you just put the clear embossing powder on the verse from Kindred Stamps set?
Our power on the hottest day yet around here went out and I had to finish the piece so I lit a candle and held the piece over it rotating it until the embossing powder changed.
It wrinkled the black card stock heart and could have caught fire.
The base card is grey card stock with a layer of black card stock then a layer of Halloween spiders paper.
The witch is stamped on white card stock with a StazOn jet black ink.
She was colored with Prisma pencils, Gamsol and artist stumps.