Sunday, July 15

Newton’s Christmas...


Sometimes in the middle of another 90 plus degree day, when the challenge is color and the picture shows a popsicle...you just think Christmas!
The base card is white card stock with a layer of black card stock.
Another piece of white card stock for the next layer was rune through the Big Kick with Cuttlebug Provo craft’s Winter scene embossing folder then stamped with the verse from Newton’s Nook Designs “Newton’s Curious Christmas” with StazOn jet black ink.
The Newton form the same set was stamped on another piece of white card stock with the StazOn and colored with Prisma pencils, Gamsol and artist stumps before being trimmed and applied to the card front.

NOTE:
To get the balls looking shiny, better to attract Newton’s attention, you just pull the color out a bit from the balls with the Gamsol soaked stump!


green Christmas...

In the case of this challenge I chose the sketch and the greens of the picture.
I still have a lot of Christmas cards to make!
The base card is white card stock.
The strips and ornament are cut and trimmed from a paper pack (unknown company).
After all were glued on I stamped the verse (unknown company) with Adirondack meadow ink.


simply stitched...


Over in a corner of my closet of stamps are 7 envelopes of Close To My Heart stamps and found the perfect one for this challenge.
The base card is cream linen card stock.
Using CTMH “Simple Stitches” and my Misti I applied the verse from that set with Kaleidacolor creole spice ink.
I masked the verse with a post it note and then using one stitching stamp and one of the color pads on the Kaleidacolor I finished the card.

golden Christmas...


Sometimes you just don’t need to use a stamp.
There are so many wonderful paper packs out there that have verses, backgrounds and coordinated colors.
This card was made with such a paper pack by Recollections called “Holiday Glitter”.
The base card is white card stock.
The next layer is from the pack.
The black card stock flagged piece is also from the pack.
The flowered piece is white card stock run through the Big Kick with Stampin’ Up Sizzix flower embossing folder.
The gold dots were done with Kirarina Wink pen.
The “Noel” was part of a tag in the pack that I trimmed out and ran the gold pin around it.

I will probably put a verse inside so there will be stamping!


sunny flowers...


This idea of using my dies as stencils is really hooking me.
First with water color now with sponged Distress ink.
Using the one of the flowers from Sizzix “Flower Layers & Leaf” die set I sponged them onto a white linen card with Distress mustard seed and fossilized amber inks.
I cut a circle from my nesting circle dies so that it looked more like a sunflower and using that and the main flower piece as a mask, I sponged Distress ground espresso ink into the centers.
With the MFT Die-namics “Huge Love” I cut that at the bottom of the card front and applied kraft card stock to the inside front to show through.