Saturday, November 14, 2009

Oh Nuts!

Oh Nuts! It's not a Stampin' Up image but I thought it turned out pretty good. The inside of the card simply says "I forgot" which can be used for any occasion.

The images are from a company that specializes in three-step stamps to give the extra detail. The squirrel is stamped in three Stampin' Up colors--creamy caramel, close to cocoa and chocolate chip. Isn't he the cutest?

See you again soon.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Season of Joy

This is one of the cards I am planning to make with my senior group on November 19. The poinsettia image is from Stampin' Up Season of Joy and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. I used Real Red, Handsome Hunter and Whisper White cardstock. The sentiment was framed with the Word Window punch and the Modern Label punch. I so love the Petals-A-Plenty textured impressions folder--it gives such a rich look to the cardstock background. I finished off the card by adding yellow rhinestones (from my private stash) to the poinsettia centers.

I hope you like this one ladies. See you soon.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Gift Tin

Just wanted to hop in here today and share my version of the ever popular gift tin. I made a 3D poinsettia using five petal flower punches, two large and one small. The leaves were made with a small oval punch and all petals and leaves were creased to make them more lifelike. Each individual flower was layered with stampin' dimensionals. Yellow paint was added to the center for stamens. Finished up with a 5/8" real red grosgrain ribbon. Love it!
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Friday, November 6, 2009

Patterned Pines

This is another card for one of my senior classes in November. I used the beautiful trees from the Patterned Pines Level 1 Hostess set. The trees were colored with Always Artichoke and Real Red inks using Stampin' Spots. I love these little one inch cubes when I'm using more than one color on a stamped image. The smaller ink pad allows me more control on where the color goes. They are the happy medium between regular ink pads and the Stampin' Write Markers. I particularly like the Stampin' Spots for when I go to a stamping or scrapbooking event and don't want to take all my ink pads with me. I can carry all 48 spots with me in a very small container so I always have the color I want to use at my fingertips.

Back to the card--I used Always Artichoke for my card base and paired it with a Basic Grey Christmas Tree cardstock which matches beautifully. A little white grosgrain ribbon and some rhinestone stars atop the trees complete the look.

As always, thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Christmas Snowman

I thought I would share a non Stampin' Up card with you today. Sometimes I just feel the urge to do a little coloring on some detailed images and my share today is a happy little snowman with his forest friends. I used Copic markers and Stickles for a sparkling glow.

Thanks for coming back today.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Gifts of Christmas 3

This card was so simple to make. The main image was stamped with Versamark and then gold embossed in the debossed center of the Textured Impressions Petals-a-Plenty background. I first saw this debossing technique on Patty Bennett's blog and finally got around to trying it. So easy to do! I finished off the card with a small piece of Real Red grograin ribbon to match the Real Red cardstock. What do you think?
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