Saturday, December 15

embossing painting...

So I looked up the class...
Which is a wonderful tutorial, however I didn’t have the pen!
So I put some Versmark ink on the shiny side of freezer paper and used a brush to apply it to the letters first of Power Poppy’s free “Let It Be” coloring sheet that I printed out on white cardstock.
Then I used JudiKins black diamond embossing powder (what I had on hand).
Once that was heated and cooled I used the brush again to highlight the leaves and embossed them with Old Town Crafts, Inc. white jewels embossing powder.
Once everything was cooled I trimmed it out with scissors.
The base card is white card stock with a piece of black card stock that I ran through the BigShot with a Sizzix embossing folder.
Next I applied a piece of this rubbery gold card stock that I have, self adhesive.
Then I used glue dots to apply the image.

Winter fun...

What’s more fun than playing in the snow?
Stamping a card about playing in the snow!
The base card is white card stock.
The main piece is white card stock with a piece of red and white snowflake patterned paper glued to it.
On another piece of white card stock I stamped the image from Stampingbella’s “The Littles Winter Collection Snowball Girl” with Memento tuxedo black ink.
To get the snow to the edges I used a fine line black Sharpie marker.
Next I trimmed the snow and girl to toss out the top so the snowflakes would show before I glued it to the bottom of the main piece.
To finish I stamped the verse from Darcie’s “Winter Pin Pals” set with the Momento and colored her with Faber-Castell Polychromos.



What fun to get your Christmas presents early.
Such is an order from Newton’s Nook Designs that hubby told me to order as an early prezzie!
The base card is white cad stock.
The main piece is white cardstock that I stenciled with Newton’s Nook Designs “Evergreens” stencil using Distress Oxide peeled paint.
While allowing that to dry I took a large post it note and drew through the stencil, then trimmed around with scissors.
This mask I applied to the trees and sponged Distress chipped sapphire ink.
In the lower right corner I stamped the verse from Newton’s Nook Designs “poinsettia blooms” with the Distress ink.
Once everything was dry I rubbed over it with a static bag, placed the Newton’s Nook Designs “snowfall” stencil on top and sponged Colorbox frost white ink through certain snowflakes.
I used Old Town Crafts, Inc. white jewels embossing powder to heat emboss the snowflakes and get that sparkly appearance.



I will never be as talented as Raymond Briggs but I do love using my colored pencils.
This card is based on the book “Snowman” by Raymond Briggs.
One of my favorites to read to my granddaughter...actually she reads it to me as there are none words so she makes up her own.
I stamped the snowman from Crafter’s Companion “The Snowman and the Snowdog” set with MFT Insulation pink ink.
The coloring was done with my Faber-Castell polychromos.

just the right stamp...

When I saw this picture I knew immediately that I wanted to use the Unity Stamp Co. “Phyllis Harris ...magical as snow” set.
On the white linen card stock base card I stamped the image with Distress hickory smoke ink.
Using part of the stamp I stamped more snowflakes all over the card front.
Making a mask from a post it note I placed it over the girl that I had colored to match the picture with Prisma pencils.
To finish I sponged Distress Oxide inks (stormy sky, pumice stone and frayed burlap).

silver and gold...

Bet I gave you an ear bug with that Rudolph song title!
The base card is white card stock with a layer of gold, not sure what to call it.
It’s a rubbery paper with adhesive on the back?
The main piece is white card stock that I embossed with the We R Memory Keepers “quilt” embossing folder.
Using Newton’s Nook Designs “Poinsettia Blooms” I stamped the images with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with white embossing powder.
Next I colored them with gold and silver gel pens by American Crafts before cutting them out with the coordinating dies by Newton’s Nook Designs.
Once i had them glued to the front of the card I stamped the verse from the same set with Encore! Ultimate Metallic silver ink.

Friday, December 14

embossed sky...


A quick and easy holiday card.
The base card is kraft card stock.
Using a piece of watercolor paper I stenciled the snow from MFT Mix-Able’s Stencil “Snow Flurry” using Versmark ink.
I dipped this into white embossing powder and heat set it before I sponged Distress Oxide stormy sky over the piece.
Next I die cut the circle with MFT Die-namics “Inside & Out Stitched Circle STAX” before applying it to the car front.
On white card stock I stamped the verse from MFT Stamps “LJD Trim The Tree” with Distress Oxide brushed corduroy and applied it to the card front with glue dots.

not the usual Christmas colors...


Sometimes you just don’t want to use the “normal” colors for images.
(Though what is “normal” for a yeti?)
Using a plain white base card I stamped the verse from MFT Stamps “BB Beast Friends” with Memento ink.
Next I stamped the hot cocoa Yeti and also made a mask with a post it note.
After laying that on top of the image I stamped the lights Yeti, made a mask and placed it on top of that one.
Finally I stamped the standing Yeti and made another mask for him and placed that over him.
Next I sponged Distress ink tumbled glass around them.
To finish I colored with Prisma pencils with Gamsol and artist stumps!

three words...

The base card is white linen card stock.
For the main piece and it’s layer underneath I used water color paper.
The “Fa La La” piece is run through the Bigsot with Sizzix 3D embossing folder, then I water colored just some of the images and the words using Arteza Classic Watercolors.
On the other piece of water color paper trimmed to fit behind the main piece I water colored only the edges with the same paint.
T finish I taped them all to the base card, once they were throughly dry!