Thursday, December 8, 2016

Still not traditional

Here is a CAS card featuring a quick and easy technique -- embossing folder stamping. Just ink the raised side of an EF, spritz with water, insert card stock, and rub your hand over it to transfer the image. Basically, you turn the EF into a big old stamp.
I added a gold-embossed sentiment right over a spot where the ink got a little smeary, and added a snow-flake sequin for a little sparkle. (The gold EP is sparkly, and so is the metallic gold layer, so this card has a nice degree of sparkle).

This card is for these challenges:
Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge -- favorite  technique featured this year
ABC Christmas - Z is for zoom (it's a fast technique)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- ice inspiration
Catch the Bug Holiday Chaos #4 -- CAS with no patterned paper
Word Art Wednesday #260 -- anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie  Wonderful Wednesday -- anything goes

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

More non-traditional colors

I didn't set out to make a non-traditional card. I just knew I wanted to use ribbon I had that has Christmas lights on it. I was kind of surprised to dig out this ribbon and realize the colors weren't what I had assumed. Luckily I dug it out early in the process.
The card is self-explanatory (although there is silver gel pen on the ornament you might not be able to make out.) 

The card is for these challenges:
Ribbon Girl -- December card challenge
Word Art Wednesday #258 -- anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- Anything goes

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Cookie Challenge #58

It's time for the next challenge at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie. To play along, create a project inspired by these cool cookies.  There's a  random draw for a winner, who will receive images from this week's sponsor, Beccy's Place.
For my card, I white-embossed two rather detailed ornament images from Stampabilities, then added tiny red gem accents. A red sentiment and a couple of red bow, white matting, and a red card, and it's done.

My card is for these challenges:
The Paper Shelter #275 -- Christmas Card
Creative Inspirations #263 -- Christmas Creations
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #309 -- use a sentiment
Crafty Ribbons #178 -- Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra -- Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #258 -- Anything Goes
Kraftin Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday -- Anything Goes

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Non-traditional colors

After months of making red-and-green Christmas cards, I was inspired to break out of the mold by this super cute image from Scribbles Designs. I knew I wanted to feature the image in a large format to show off all the fun details, so that gave me room to add some color details as well. I used lime green, pink and turquoise, and did a little ombre treatment as well.
The scene is colored with pencils, with a fine-tipped marker to color in the Frosty's Christmas Trees sign. The lights are colored with Spica pen, and the poles with silver gel pen.
To finish it off, I stamped the sentiment in Ranger Stream ink, and added a metal Christmas tree embellishment.

Buy Scribbles Designs here...I'm a guest designer for Scribbles this quarter, and I have to say I think this image would be cute in traditional colors as well. (BTW, the current Scribbles Challenge theme is Happy Holidays if you want to play along.)

Here are the details on the image, linked to the Scribbles store:

#869 Frosty's Christmas Trees 


This card is for these challenges:
November Rudolph Days -- anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #309 -- use a sentiment
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra
Word Art Wednesday #258  -- anything goes.