Saturday, November 27, 2021

Glitzy Poinsettia Christmas

Good morning!  I love this Single Poinsettia stencil from A Colorful Life Designs, and I've used it to make several different cards this month.  This is my latest version using some glittery red paste and a gold paint pen for the flower.  

I started by masking off the flower areas so I could brush on some green ink for the leaf and stem.  I also lightly brushed on some yellow ink in the center of the flower, but I wanted a little more oomph.  So I removed the stencil and went over the yellow dots with a gold paint pen.  While that dried, I removed my washi tape from the flower areas of the stencil and put tape over the center and the leaf/stem area.  I put the stencil back in place and spread some red Paper Glitz (Picket Fence Studios) over the poinsettia petals.  I removed the stencil and let the glaze dry completely before I assembled this card.  The sentiment stamp and dies are from Honey Bee Stamps.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Holly Jolly

Good morning!  I'm popping in with this fun and glittery Holly Jolly Christmas card.  I used the gorgeous new Layered Holly stencils from A Colorful Life Designs to create the background.  This is a two piece stencil where one is just the leaves and the other is just the berries.  This allows you to use different colors and different mediums for the leaves and berries.  I started by brushing some green inks over the leaf stencil, and then I spread red glitter paste over the berries stencil.  After the red glitter paste dried, I added the die cut sentiment banner (Concord and 9th) and adhered my stenciled panel to a card.

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Sunday, November 21, 2021

Distressed Vintage Pine Greetings

When I saw this new Big Cracks background stamp from Technique Junkies, I knew I wanted to make a distressed vintage Christmas card with it.  I stamped the Big Cracks with a soft brown ink onto some white cardstock and then I stamped around the edges with the pine branches from the Season's Greetings set.  I sponged some kraft ink and some brown ink around the edges toward the center of the card for that distressed look.

The sentiment, also from the Season's Greetings set, was stamped with Versamark and covered with gold embossing powder.  I tapped off the excess and melted the powder with my heat tool.  Once the sentiment was cool, I dragged the Versamark ink pad around the edges of the panel and covered them with the same gold embossing powder.  After I melted the powder on the edges, I set it aside to cool for a few minutes.  Then I put this panel into a box and flicked some white paint all over the piece for that snowy look.  

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Pink Poinsettia Wishes

How about a pretty pink poinsettia to put a smile on your face today?  I used the gorgeous Single Poinsettia stencil from A Colorful Life Designs to create this soft Christmas card.  I placed the stencil down on my white cardstock, masked off the center and the leaf/stem areas with washi tape, and brushed some soft pink ink over the flower.  Then I took the washi tape off, masked off the flower areas and brushed yellow ink in the center and a soft green ink on the leaf and stem.

Because I can't resist a bit of sparkle, I sprayed the piece with some silver glitter spray.  You can see a hint of the subtle glitter in the picture below.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Floating Strips with Glittery Leaves

I created this card for one of the Falliday Fest challenges over on SCS.  The challenge was to make a fall-themed card with the Floating Strips technique.  You can find the Floating Strips technique HERE - and it's really easy to do.  I rooted around in my cardstock stash and pulled out some small strips in these warm fall colors and then followed the tutorial for making the Floating Strips.  I added some leaves that I die cut from glitter paper and a sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps.

You still have time to play in the Falliday Fest challenges.  The upload deadline is this Friday, November 19, at noon in order to be eligible for prizes. 


Monday, November 15, 2021

Let it Snow!

I'm amazed that parts of the US already have snow and it's not even Thanksgiving yet!  Snow is a very rare thing where I live, so it always seems magical when I see it on tv or on cards.  I used the aptly named Snow stencil from A Colorful Life Designs to create this glittery sparkly card that I'm sharing with you today.

The sentiment and the snowflakes are all on the same stencil so it's easy to create a bunch of these cute cards.  I started by spreading some clear glitter glaze over the Snow stencil onto some blue cardstock.  While that was drying, I cleaned off the stencil, dried it off, and brushed some blue ink over the sentiment on some white cardstock.  When the glitter glaze was completely dry, I adhered the sentiment and glued the panel to a card base.  

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Sunday, November 14, 2021

Snowy Wishes

I love this gorgeous Night Snow stamp from Technique Junkies.  It's so pretty with the snowflakes and the bare tree branches and the white picket fence.  I stamped this with a turquoise/teal ink and let it dry for about 10 minutes before I stamped the sentiment.  Then I stamped the Warmest Wishes with Versamark and covered it with silver embossing powder.  Blue and white and silver are just so classic for winter scenes.

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