Monday, November 30, 2015

Wonderland forest Christmas card sponged

One of my favorite techniques is sponging backgrounds. I love the color and dimension it adds.  It takes an image from great to Wow with just a sponge and inks.  For the moon on this card I used a 3/4 circle punch mask.

Island Indigo, marina mist, lost lagoon, night of navy, calypso coral, blushing bride, mossy Meadow, early espresso, Sahara sand, soft suede and hello honey ink pads
Versamark and gold embossing powder
Project Life cards and labels framelits
Wonderland stamp set
3/4" circle punch
Whisper White and Lost Lagoon cardstock
Winter Wonderland vellum paper stack
White Signo gel pen

Friday, November 27, 2015

Wonderland pine branch card

This card evolved while I was trying to complete another card and get the sentiment just right.  It's really quite simple to put together.  I hope you enjoy looking.  It features the Winter Wonderland vellum paper stack which I think makes the card gorgeous.  The gold embossing on the vellum is so beautiful.  Please leave me a comment with your thoughts!

Supplies used:  Cherry cobbler and whisper white card stock
Early espresso, mossy meadow and cherry cobbler ink pads
Project Life cards and label framelits
Versatile Christmas and Wonderland stamp sets
Winter Wonderland vellum paper stack

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Peaceful snowman scene Christmas card

i am just loving the hearth and home framelits dies and seeing which stamps I can make beautiful scenes with.  I absolutely love the way this card turned out.  It was so much fun creating the scenery.  I embossed the window ledge with the woodgrain embossing folder to give it some texture.  Thanks for looking.  I love to read your thoughts, so please leave me a comment.

Supplies used:
Cherry cobbler, soft suede, basic black, mossy Meadow, old olive,, garden green ink pads
Whisper white, real red and crumb cake cardstock
Aqua painters for coloring.
White gel pen, real red, Bermuda bay and basic black, tangelo twist stampin write markers
Hardwood, Happy Scenes, White Christmas, Six Sayings and Peaceful Wreath stamp sets
Cherry cobbler dazzling details
Iridescent ice embossing powder

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thankful tree mini treat bags

I was inspired to create these bags from a card I saw on Pinterest.  I'm not sure who created it, but the leaf technique is not mine.  In any case, I thought they would make beautiful treat bags to give to coworkers and friends. i hope you are inspired to make your own.  I whipped 10 of these out in a couple of hours.  They're very easy and quick to make.  To sponge the leaf, cut a piece of copy paper the size of your project, then cut the leaf out of the center.  (I used vellum so I could easily make a bunch). Using sponges and your inks, ink the inside of the leaf mask your created. Then stamp the tree from Sheltering tree over your sponged image.  Add the Thankful stamp to the top.  To get the "for you," I inked only those two words from the thankful for you sentiment in Sheltering tree.

Supplies used:
Mini treat bag thinlet die (on sale through November 30th)
Leaflet framelits
Cajun craze, crushed curry, cherry cobbler and early espresso ink pads
Sheltering Tree stamp set
Six Sayings stamp set
Neutrals envelope paper
Snail adhesive.