Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Color Throwdown Challenge #771

I was selected as the featured stamper for the Color Throwdown Challenge #669 from a couple of weeks ago so I am now the guest star for the day for the newest challenge. Color Throwdown #771 features some beautiful colors of pink, gray, silver and white.

I used a combination of stamps and diecuts from the The Greetery Christmas Time in the City stamps and dies and the Christmas Time Sentiments set and matching dies to create a simple Christmas in the city scene. All images and diecuts were attached with a bit of glue or foam dimensionals to a white linen cardstock background. 

Products: The Greetery stamps and dies, PTI and Simon Says Stamp cs, Pinkfresh Studio and Delicata Metallic ink

Check out the challenge rules (they are easy) and link up your project here.

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Monday, November 29, 2021

To You and Yours {Annual Holiday Sale @Purple Onion Designs}

The annual 
Purple Onion Designs Holiday sale is going on now. All stamps are 25% off  through December 5. 

My card features images illustrated by one of the newer artists Shari Bresciani. After stamping the Duo Snow-Capped Trees and Peter (penguin), I colored with Copics and fussy cut out. I then created the background by blending tumbling glass distress ink over a stencil and created a "snow bank" from linen cardstock. The images were then attached with foam dimensionals. I added a sentiment banner across the two trees and a few snowflake shaped sentiments for a bit more color.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, The Greetery sentiment stamp and die, PTI cs, Signo Uni-Ball Pen, Sugar Pea Designs stencil, The Greetery sequins and die, Altenew and The Stamp Market ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Penguin-W00, E81, BV11, BV23, BV25, BV29, YR31, YR23; Hat/Scarf/Boots-W00, E81, BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02; Goggles-T1, T3, T5, R22, R24; Skis/Pole-R22, R24, C3; Trees-C00, C1, YG41, YG45

Have a great week!

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Friday, November 26, 2021

A Polar Bear Christmas {Annual Holiday Sale @Purple Onion Designs}

Welcome to the annual Purple Onion Designs Holiday sale. All stamps are 25% off starting today through December 5. The discounted price will show when added to your cart. 

Today's card features images from the 
Happy Winter Forest Friends set illustrated by @julianharlton which were all stamped onto Copic friendly cardstock, colored with Copic markers, then fussy cut out. I added a bit of sparkle to the star using a clear gelly roll pen. The background consists of a piece of dry embossed vellum with a border consisting of a strip of cardstock and patterned paper attached to the card front. After attaching all the images with either glue or foam dimensionals I attached the matted sentiment also using a layer of craft foam. 

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, MFT dp, MFT and PTI cs, Darice embossing folder, Altnew and WPlus9 ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Bird-R22, R24, YG01, YG03; Bunny-W00, E81, R01, R02, R2, R22, R24, BG01, BG02; Bear-W00, E81, R00, R02, R05; Bear Clothing-BG000, BG01, BG02, YG01, YG03, R20, R22, R27; Tree-G000, G00, G02, G07, E33, E35, Ornaments/Star-R22, R24, R27, Y000, Y13, Y17

Have fun shopping!

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Snow Happy

I had a head start on today's cards because I created the tags during the 25 Days of Tags Challenge last year. Both were in my snippets folder which seemed perfect for the current Christmas Kickstart Challenge #56 with a theme of "Christmas Snippets". 

Both tag bases were cut from cardstock and patterned paper using dies from the Sunny Studio Build-a-Tag #1 set. I then stamped and cut the snow people and tree using the Feeling Frosty stamps and dies. I added them to card bases using strips of patterned paper. 

Products: Sunny Studio stamps and dies, MFT dp, PTI cs, Divine Twine, Darice Embossing Folder, PTI and Atenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Snow People: G0000, W00, E81, YG01, YG03, R20, R22, R24, R81, RV11, RV13; Tree-YG01, YG03, YG13, YG17

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday filled with family and good food!

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Monday, November 22, 2021

Silent Night, Holy Night

I am just getting this under the wire for the current Color Throwdown Challenge #669 featuring colors of navy, white and gold. 

I used the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Nativity Layering die set to cut from navy and gold metallic cardstock once and from white three times. I layered them together achieving some separation from the gold with the three layers of white. For the background, I splattered some gold watercolor all over the front and stamped the sentiment from the Papertrey Ink Star of Wonder set using blueberry ink. I added a strip of the same gold metallic cardstock, then layered the diecut image onto it. 

Products: Papertrey Ink sentiment, Spellbinders dies, PTI and Michael's cs, Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor, MFT ink

This one was pretty darn easy to put together. I need easy right now. How about you? 

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Saturday, November 20, 2021

Comfort and Joy

I am still furiously working on Christmas cards. 

For what is basically a clean and simple card I managed to combine several Reverse Confetti stamp and die sets including Joyous Holiday stamps and dies for the cute angel, Triangle Trees stamp and die for the graphic trees, Joys of the Season for the holly cluster and Seasonal Say It All for the sentiment all anchored by the strip of patterned paper. 

Products: Reverse Confetti stamps and dies, Avery Elle dp, PTI cs, Sakura Gold Gel Pen, Altenew and PTI ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Holly Leaves-YG01, YG03, YG06; Berries-R21, R24, R27; Angel-Skin-E000, E00, E02; Hair-E50, E31, E35; Dress-W00, E81; Wings-BG0000, BG000; Halo-YR30, YR31

I am submitting this to the current Fusion Card Challenge

I hope you are having a great weekend. It's 60 degrees here and beautiful.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Let There Be Peace

 This was created for the Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge (#3) using their mood board for inspiration. 

I used several either under used or never used Memory Box/Poppy Stamps products to create a simple and peaceful scene. I cut the Stitched Pine Trees from patterned paper and used the Stick Pine Trees to cut from white cardstock, then layered together. To prepared the background I cut a stitched rectangle from white woodgrain embossed cardstock then added a patterned paper border at the bottom. After cutting a small "snow bank" from white cardstock using a stitched snow drift die, I stamped the sentiment with Christmas kisses ink for a single splash of red.  The smallest star from the Traditional Stars die set and the Tiny Fawns were cut from gold metallic cardstock. 

Products: Memory Box/Poppy Stamps dies, MFT sentiment stamp, Memory Box dp, Ellen Hutson and PTI cs, Hemptique cord, MFT dies, The Stamp Market ink

Thank you for stopping by. I'll be back soon. 

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