Friday, December 22, 2017

Shut the Front Door

Today's Christmas card is for another dog lover on my list.

After stamping the images from the Lawn Fawn Christmas Dreams set I cut them out with the matching dies and then colored with Copic Markers.  I used the Lawn Fawn Shut the Front Door die set cutting the door from patterned paper and the porch from card stock. I added the "brass" lock set cut from gold metallic card stock topped with a pearl for the doorknob. I then used stitched rectangles dies to cut out the "house" with patterned paper and then cut an opening for the door. Using the door opening as a guide, I attached the various stamped images to the card front and then attached the panel to it with foam tape.

Products: Lawn Fawn stamps and dies, Doodlebug and Webster's Pages dp, PTI, Micheal's and Simon Says cs, Kaisercraft pearl, PTI and MFT ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Fireplace-C00, C1, C3, W00, E81, YR31, YR23, R05, E33, E35; Milk and Cookies-W00, E81, E23, E25 , R22,, R24, R27; Clock-W00, E81, E31, E33, E35; Stockings-W00, E81, YG01, YG21, YG23, R22, R24, R27;Rug-B41, B32, B4; Dog-E50, E51, E53

Just days before Christmas and I am not ready!

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Christmas Rescue

Today's card is for one my husband's oldest friends and his wife. In fact, his wife runs a rescue in Texas.

I stamped the image from the Playful Pups set onto Neenah cardstock, cut out with the matching die and colored with Copic Markers. I used the Merry Christmas Circle Frame die to cut from electric red cardstock. I after attaching to the card front I centered the stamped image on it using foam tape for dimension. The sentiment was attached stamped onto a green parakeet card stock banner piece. The small Christmas ornament ball came from the Happy Pawlidays set.

Products: My Favorite Things stamps and dies, PTI and MFT cs, MFT and Simon Says ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Dogs-W00, E81, N1, N3, R20; Rug-B21, B23

The last of cards were mailed out yesterday. What a relief!

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Peace On Earth

I have card another using the Flora & Fauna Winter Woodland set today.

I card the card front using a stitched die and a window using the My Favorite Things Peek-a-Boo die, then stamped the sentiment using pure poppy ink. For the window insert I stamped the trees and garland plus the bird separately. I colored with copic markers and then fussy cut out the tiny bird, attaching with a pop dot. The whole piece was layered onto a patterned paper mat.

Products: Flora & Fauna stamps, PTI dp and cs, MFT die, MFT and PTI ink, Copic Markers
Copics: W00, W1, W2, BG70, BG0000, R20, R22, R24

I hope you are having a good week. Lots of last minute holiday stuff going on here as I am sure at your house too.

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Merry Christmas

Today's post has to be short and sweet.

To prepare the background I water colored Ranger Peacock Feather distress oxide ink onto Ranger card stock. After it dried I used a stencil and fiber paste to create some dimensional snow. After stamping the images from the Mama Elephant Little Santa and Little Reindeer Agenda stamps set, I cut out with the matching dies and then colored with Copic Markers. I used the Pretty Pink Posh Storybook 1 die to cut from soft stone cardstock and then cut again with a stitched die. After stamping the Lawn Fawn sentiment using pure poppy ink, I attached to the card base with foam tape.

Products: Mama Elephant stamps and dies, Lawn Fawn sentiment stamp, PTI and Ranger cs, Heidi Swapp stencil, Golden Fiber Paste, Pretty Pink Posh die, Ranger, MFT and PTI ink, Copic Markers
Copics: E000, E00, E13, C00, C1, C3, W00, E81, R20, R22 R24, R27, N, N3, YG01, YG21, YG23, W1, W2, E31, E33, E35, B000, B01

Have a great weekend.
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Friday, December 15, 2017

Christmas Dreams

Surprise, Surprise, I have another Christmas card today.

I used The Cat's Pajamas Holiday Window Duo die to cut an opening in the card front for an acetate window and frame from red cardstock.  After the window was completed I stamped the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Christmas Dreams set using new leaf ink. To complete the inside I stamped the various images from the set and cut out with the matching dies.

Products: Lawn Fawn stamps and dies, PTI cs, The Cat's Pajamas die, PTI and MFT ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Tree-G40, G43 G46, R22, R24, R27, Y11, YR31; Presents-YG11, YG13, YG17, BG0000, BG000, BG01, R22, R24, R27; Dog-E31, E33, E35, N1, N3, N5; Bone/Speech Bubble-C00, C1, W00, E81, R20, R22 R27

Busy, Busy, Busy!

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Merry Christmas

Today's card represents why I should not buy stamp kits because it is the only one I have made using materials from Papertrey InkWinter Wonderland kit. It really is a beautiful kit though and hopefully I will get more use out of it if not this year, next year.

I cut the image base from watercolor cardstock and the used peacock feather distress oxide ink misted with water on the top portion to represent a snowy sky. While the base dried I cut the birch tree die from white textured cardstock. I stamped the sentiment onto a white banner cut with another die in the kit. I stamped the greenery with pinefeather ink, the flowers with aqua mist and ocean tides and the deer with london fog ink and cut out with the matching dies. After layering everything together I attached the image piece to a woodgrain embossed panel with a stitched die.

Products: PTI stamps and dies, Ranger, Bazzill, PTI and Ellen Hutson cs, MFT die, Memento, Ranger Oxide and PTI ink

That's it for today. I am slowly getting my cards addressed and sending them out in groups.
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Sunday, December 10, 2017

When Snow Falls

I bought the Hero Arts Wintertime Fun set last December actually too late to actually get any Christmas cards completed so it has been languishing in my stamp stash for a year. Sadly I have a few I have purchased this year that probably will not make it on a 2017 card. Can any of my fellow stampers relate? Sigh.

With a bit of masking, I stamped the tree, fox, owl and deer onto Neenah cardstock and then colored with Copic Markers. I added a bit of sparkle on the snow tipped tree with a clear gelly roll pen. After cutting out the image with a stitched die, I stamped a trio of snowflakes using soft stone ink and the sentiment with black licorice. And yay, a perfectly flat card for easy mailing. This card was inspired by the fabulous and creative Debby Hughes.

Products: Hero Arts stamps and dies, PTI cs,  Sakura Gelly Roll pen, MFT die, MFT and PTI ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Tree-YG01, YG91, YG93; Fox-W00, E81, E97, E99; Owl-W00, E81, W1, W2, W5, YR31; Deer-W00, E81, W2, W2, E50, E51, E53, E55, E57; Sky-BG70, BG0000. BG000; Snow drifts-C00,0

Off to church this morning. See you here back soon.

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Happy Pawlidays

Amazingly, we got 5 1/2 inches of snow yesterday. In Alabama. A rarity.

Today's card is for our dog loving family. In fact I colored the puppy in the color of our grand dog, Cora a mini labradoodle.

After stamping the various images from the My Favorite Things Happy Pawlidays set, I cut out with the matching dies and colored with Copic markers. I used the Pretty Pink Posh Storybook die with an MFT stitched rectangle die to cut a cover from soft stone cardstock. After attaching to the card front I stamped the sentiment inside one of the blocks using new leaf ink. The images were attached with a combo of glue and foam tape for dimension.

Products: My Favorite Things stamps and dies, PTI cs, Pretty Pink Posh die, MFT and PTI ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Dog-E30, E31, E33, E35; Hat-W00, E81, R20, R22, R24; Scarf-YG11, YG13, YG23; Gift-B0000, B000, B01, YG11, YG23

I am submitting this to the Merry Monday #268 Santa Hat Challenge even though my pooch's hat is all red.

I hope you are having a great weekend! 

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Tis the Season for Treats

I have several dog lovers on my Christmas card list including two who are active in the rescue community. Today's card is for one of them.

I used a die from the My Favorite Things Dome Frames set to cut from red cardstock for the frame and patterned paper for the center. The sentiment from the Happy Pawlidays set was stamped with Versamark ink and white heat embossed. I stamped the image from the Playful Pups set onto Neenah cardstock, cut out with the matching die and colored with Copic Markers. I actually struggled with cutting the image out as the stamp and die did not match. I don't think I have ever had that happen before. After attaching the image to the dome piece with foam tape I added a three gold stars cut from gold metallic cardstock and then anchored with enamel dots. I loosely followed the Freshly Made Sketches #315 for the layout.

Products: My Favorite Things stamps and dies, Doodlebug cs, MFT, Recollections and PTI cs, Doodebug enamel dots, PTI dies, Versamark ink
Copics: Train-R20, R22, R24, R27, YG11, YG13, YG17, B21 B23, B26; Dogs-C1, C3, C5, E30, E33, E35, R00, R20, R20, R22, R24

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Winter Woodland

Today's card is another one using the Flora & Fauna Winter Woodland set.

I first stamped the tree from the set six times using aqua mist, green parakeet and hawaiian shores ink. I then stamped the sentiment and the deer using london fog ink and the footprints in soft stone. After coloring the deer with Copic markers, I cut out the image piece with a stiched die and attached to a berrylicous card base. Twine wrapped around the card ending in a bow finished up a clean and simple card.

Products: Flora & Fauna stamps, PTI and MFT cs, The Twinery twine, MFT die, PTI and Memento ink, Copic Markers
Copics: C00, C1, C3, W00, E81

I am submitting this card to the Merry Monday #267 Challenge.

Have a blessed Sunday.
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Friday, December 1, 2017

A Magical Holiday Season

Here it is December 1 and I am unprepared for it. I have done a bit of shopping but not nearly enough. I have my Christmas tree up but not much more decorating in the house. We haven't even started on the outside decorations. And of course I am here still churning out Christmas cards that I had hoped to get mailed out the first week of December (not going to happen).

Today's cards feature a stamp set I have had a few weeks but not used yet. I remedied this yesterday by making three cards. I will share the other two at a later date. After stamping the tree from the Flora & Fauna Winter Woodland set eight time across a smoke cardstock piece using Versamark ink, I white heat embossed. I cut the stamped piece with a stitched die, stamped the sentiment using black ink and then wrapped gold thread around it several times ending in a bow. A few silver glitter enamel dot finished it up.

Products: Flora & Fauna stamps, Simon Says and PTI cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, Simon Says and Versamark ink

I am submitting this to the current Color Throwdown #471 Challenge to use black, gray, gold and white.

And also to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge which is anything goes. 

Have a great weekend!

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