Thursday, December 7

Another gift card holder...

I found this treat holder snowman on 
Splitcoaststampers by Jackie Topa.
I did a few alterations...
No arms as it's too cold for me to go outside and pluck the twigs.
Instead of Washi tape at the brim I used Recollections glitter tape.
He is 3" wide instead of 2 -1/8" because I needed to fit the gift card.
I cut a 2-3/4" square of white card stock and taped in into the back of the snowman, inside, to hold the gift card.
The holly, eyes and buttons were all die cut using Paper Smooches "Holly" die set.
The nose is just cut from a piece of orange card stock.
The scarf is the glitter tape with the ends cut to resemble fringe.

Tuesday, December 5

As promised, more gift card holders...

In the case of this card I went to Jennifer McGuire's post for an idea...

Every year hubby and I buy gift cards for the guys who live with my youngest in the group home.
It's only a $5.00 card but it gives them a reason to go to Target, near their home.
This was such and easy card to make and I have to make 6, one being blue for the gentleman who is Jewish.
(Also I stamp Happy Holidays inside to make that easier as well)
The base card is, red or blue card stock.
The white card stock die is cut using Die-Versions "Oriental Screen" die.
This gets glued to the card front.
The larger circle is cut from white card stock and then a smaller circle of red or blue which I glue to the white circle.
I added the white card stock snowflake that I punched with Martha Stewart's large snowflake punch.
At the top and the bottom of the circle I applied glue dots.
(In this case it was a glue strip that was holder the Target card to the folder it was in, hey why waste it!)
Slide in gift card in and your done.

Sunday, December 3

Distress to the rescue...

I have many watercolor mediums and like them all for one reason or another.
But today this watercolor needed Distress markers with my water color brush.

The base card is white linen card stock.
The main piece is water color paper with the Unity Stamp Co. poinsettia stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.
Then it was time to water color so I used the Distress markers for outlining and floated the color with my water color brush.
The "Merry Christmas" (unknown company) was applied to the acrylic block to follow the curve of the leaf and stamped with Distress marker.

Almost a new year...

A fun quick and easy card.
Sometimes it's how you place things that make the card , not how much you put on.
The card is white linen card stock.
The Stampendous penguins were stamped to the card front using Adirondack black ink and colored with Chameleon pens.
The verse from MSE"holiday sentiments" was stamped with StazOn jet black ink after I adjusting it on the acrylic block to match the curve of the sled.

Making multiples...

I don't know about you but when I try a new technique, and like it, I make multiples.
Such as the real leaves with Distress Oxides in my past posts.

Here's one I saved actually using Colorbox frost white on black card stock.
The base card is white card stock.
Using my ovals nesting dies I cut out the ovals and attached the black card stock to the base card.
The snowflakes are die cut from white card stock using Sizzix Tim Holtz "mini paper snowflakes" and applied to the card front.
Next I die cut the verse from Sizzix Tim Holtz "holiday words script" using white card stock and gluing it to the front of the card.
To finish I used diamond Stickles to color the snowflakes for a bit of glitz!