Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Butterflies Spiral Pop Up Card

One of today's U Stamp with Dawn & Friends Cards with Cool Moves projects was a spiral pop up card.  I've never made one of those before so I thought I'd give it a go.  I used the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set and my Cottage Wall papers.  Quite a fun card to put together but what I really struggled with was getting good photos, especially of the inside!  It's very grey, damp and miserable here today so the light is awful and I had to resort to the light tent.

The card measures 12 cms square and is made with SU! Pale Plum CS.  I swiped Razzleberry ink around the patterned paper panel before gluing that to the card front.  After punching the butterfly I ran an embossing stylus down both sides of the body to pop the wings up.  Then I cut a dimensional in half and put one half under each wing - leaving the backing paper on - which means the wings stay popped up.  I also stamped a butterfly border on the envelope to match.

This photo shows the inside with the spiral pop up element.  Because the two middle butterflies can be seen from above and below, I stamped and cut out two and glued them back to back.

I swiped Old Olive ink around a panel of patterned paper and glued that to the back of the card and this is where I shall write my message.

Stamps: SU! Flight of the Butterfly & One of a Kind sets
CS: SU!  Pale Plum, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry & Whisper White

Patterned paper: SU! Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper pack
Ink: SU! Rich Razzleberry & Old Olive

Tools: Square Nestabilities dies, SU! Butterfly punch, SU! Eyelet Border punch,  SU! 1 3/4" circle punch, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, embossing tool
Embellishments & accessories:  SU! Dimensionals


Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Be Merry Snowman Diorama Card

Another diorama card, a Christmas card this time using one of all my time fave snowman stamps.  I have this cheery snowman in two sizes, I've used the smaller size here.  The diorama card was made with Bashful Blue CS.  This card fits in a C6 size envelope.

 I stamped a background of snowflakes all over the front and side panels.  The apertures were made using Labels Eight Nestie dies and I put snowy stripe patterned paper on the back panel.  I stamped the snowman on watercolour paper, coloured him in using SU! markers and a blender pen and I added some sparkle with crystal ultrafine glitter.  I stamped the trees in Not Quite Navy ink, stamping off once first and then using the second and third impressions.  A couple of crystals either side of the sentiment finished off the card.  I love how much depth and dimension there is to these diorama cards when on display,  yet they fold flat for posting - ingenious!

Stamps: Hobby Art Large Snowman, SU! Season of Joy set, SU! Warm Words set, snowflakes by Hero Arts
CS: SU! Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, watercolour paper
Patterned paper: Frances Meyer Snowy Stripes
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, SU! Not Quite Navy, SU! marker pens, SU! blender pen
Tools: Labels Eight Nestabilities dies
Embellishments & accessories: Crystal ultrafine glitter, clear crystals


Monday, 27 September 2010

Trees Just For You Diorama Card

One of the projects offered today at the UStamp with Dawn & Friends Cards with Cool Moves online event was a diorama card.  I've never made one of these before but I can tell you I'm itching to make another one now!  Partly 'cos I'm not 100% happy with it and I want to get it right next time - but also 'cos it's a fun card to put together!  I used patterned paper for my middle section but I think that's flimsy so I wish I'd have used CS.  Ah well, I know for next time!

I used the Trendy Trees set and a colour combo of Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Melon Mambo and a touch of Kraft.  I almost managed an SU! only card but I couldn't resist using my Martha Stewart grass punch!

This photo shows the card from a slightly different angle.  The card folds flat so you can just slide it in an envelope and pop it in the post.

Stamps: SU! Trendy Trees & Ovals All sets, SU! Funky Forest wheel stamp
CS: SU! Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Melon Mambo & Whisper White
Patterned paper: SU! Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper pack
Ink: SU! Melon Mambo & Chocolate Chip
Tools: SU! plain & scalloped oval punches, SU! circle punches, Martha Stewart grass border punch, metric Scor-Pal
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Vintage brads


Saturday, 25 September 2010

Owl Happiness Always Card

I made this little 4" x 4" square note card after making Jan's owl tent card.  I stamped the clouds background and originally intended it to go behind the aperture of the tent card but I ended up using patterned paper instead.  I decided to make a card using the stamped clouds panel - yep, I actually decided to make a card with it rather than just tossing the stamped panel in my "I'll keep that to use on a card some day" pile!  I'd like to think good habits like this could become a regular feature in my craft room - we'll see!  Something I have got better about this year though is finishing off a card completely before putting it in my stash.  I used to just decorate the front and that was that and then I ended up with a box full of partly finished cards - it took me AGES to sort those out and complete them and I vowed never again!  Now I decorate the envelope, inside the card and stamp my name on the card back before I put it away.

I die cut the leafy branch, stamped the owl and cut him out - he's popped up.  I've added yellow gems for his eyes.  I used circle punches for the sentiment.  Then I punched out some small flowers, added a bit of shaping and popped blue gems in the centres.  A nice little cheery note card for a friend I think!

Stamps: Hero Arts Midnight Owl cling stamp, Hero Arts Clouds background stamp, SU! Whimsical Words set
CS: Anita's white 4" square card, SU! Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, So Saffron & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip
Tools: Sizzix Branch with Leaves Sizzlit die, SU! plain & scalloped circle punches, X Cut small flower punch
Embellishments & accessories: Anita's gem wheel, 3d foam pads


Friday, 24 September 2010

September SU! Stamper's Ten Make & Take Cards

These are the two cards we made at Joanne's S10 Make & Take on Tuesday evening.  Happily, these cards were fairly simple and quick to complete which meant we had lots of time to drool over the new SU! catalogue which starts on October 1st!  It's such a lovely catty!

The first card uses two new colours - Pear Pizzazz and Cherry Cobbler - a new stamp set called Ornate Flowers and papers from a new pack called Greenhouse Gala.  I really love the Pear and Cherry colours, definite must buys for me!  We inked the flower using marker pens to get the multicoloured look.  A punched border, pretty paper, piercing and ribbon complete this pretty card.

The second card we made uses the new Marina Mist colour - I love this colour too!  We used a rectangle reverse mask and sponged on Bashful Blue ink.  Then we inked each large snowflake with VersaMark first and then inked with Marina Mist ink.  This was so we could sprinkle on Heat & Stick powder and then add Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  The clusters of small snowflakes were inked with Platinum Shimmer Paint - you add the paint to the stamp with a sponge dauber.   A sentiment in the bottom right corner and this sparkly, wintery Christmas card was finished.  Another lovely card design from Joanne!

Supplies for flower card:
Stamps: SU! Ornate Flowers & Sincere Salutations sets
CS: SU! Pear Pizzazz, Cherry Cobbler & Whisper White
Patterned paper: SU! Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper pack
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Cherry Cobbler & Pumpkin Pie marker pens
Tools: SU! Eyelet Border punch, SU! Mat Pack & piercer tool
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon

Supplies for snowflakes card:
Stamps: SU! Serene Snowflakes & Season of Joy sets
CS: SU! Marina Mist & Whisper White
Ink: VersaMark, SU! Bashful Blue & Marina Mist
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Heat & Stick powder, SU! Dazzling Diamonds glitter, SU! Platinum Shimmer Paint


Thursday, 23 September 2010

Leafy Branch Wishing You Card For Naomi

Our friends lovely daughter Naomi is bravely setting out on her new life this coming weekend, she's leaving home to go to university.  We went over last Sunday for afternoon tea and to say goodbye and wish her well for the future.  This is the card I made for her.  It is CASEd from this card that I saw and loved on Tobi Crawford's blog.

I changed the orientation, making my card a side opening landscape A6 size card.  I stamped the polka dot background and the leafy branch.  I fussy cut the branch - oh, that's a fiddly job! - and I've popped it up with 3d foam pads.  I added crystals to the leaves.  The sentiment words all come from the fabby Elzybells 'Thank you for' set.  As well as the 'Thank you for' stamp in the set, there is a 'Wishing you' stamp and then lots of words so you can build an appropriate sentiment.  I stamped the words and then cut them out in strips so I could randomly arrange them on the card.  I added three crystals to the 'Wishing you laughter' panel to finish off the card.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Basics & Beautiful Blooms sets, Elzybells 'Thank you for' set

CS:  Bazzill Dotted Swiss 'Mermaid', SU! Kraft & Whisper White
Ink: VersaMagic Turquoise Gem chalk ink
Embellishments & accessories: Crystals, 3d foam pads


Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Thanks So Much Tent Card - Stamper's Ten Challenge Card

This month the supplies Joanne gave us for the Stamper's Ten challenge were CS in Kraft, Very Vanilla and Not Quite Navy, a piece of Bella Bleu patterned paper, some Vanilla ribbon and the stamped and punched flower with the thanks so much tag.  I love these papers and the colour combo so I was very happy.  I opted to make a tent card again - my new fave card design!  I've signed up for the U Stamp Cards with Cool Moves online event so I shall soon have a brand new fave card design no doubt!  The event starts later this week, I'm really looking forward to it.

This card is A6 sized.  I used circle Nestie dies to cut the aperture and frame.  The leafy branches are die cut shapes.  The butterflies are punched shapes and I've popped up the wings and added some gems.  I found the big button in my stash and threaded Not Quite Navy CS strips through the holes.

This photo shows the back of the card and the envelope I decorated to match the card.

Stamps: SU! Flower Accent,  SU! Tiny Tags, Circle Circus & Whimsical Words sets
CS: SU! Not Quite Navy, Kraft & Very Vanilla
Patterned paper: SU! Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper pack
Ink: SU! Not Quite Navy & Crumb Cake
Tools: Circle Nestabilities dies, SU! Fancy Flower Extra Large punch, SU! Jewelry Tag punch, SU! 3/4" circle punch, SU! plain & scalloped oval punches, Sizzix Branch With Leaves Sizzlits die, Martha Stewart butterfly punches

Embellishments & accessories: SU! Very Vanilla 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, SU! brad, Anita's gem wheel, glue dots

Monday, 20 September 2010

CAS Autumnal Note Card

Today's CAS85 challenge on Splitcoast Stampers was a fall colours challenge - we were to use kraft, red, vanilla and brown - orange was an optional extra.  I decided to make an autumnal note card using the Hero Arts Three Designer Leaves stamp set.  A very simple card but I love the warm feel this has.

I've made a side opening A6 size card using SU! Kraft CS.  I've stamped the images in Really Rust, Ruby Red and Chocolate Chip ink onto Very Vanilla CS panels.  These panels are mounted to a Ruby Red panel that I've edged with the EK Success Dotted Wave decorative border punch.  I added the sentiment and then found a button in my stash that matched well with the Kraft CS.  I threaded some linen thread through the holes and attached the button to a strip of Choc Chip grosgrain ribbon to finish off the card. 

Stamps: Hero Arts Three Designer Leaves stamp set, SU! Sweet Little Sentiments set
CS: SU! Kraft, Ruby Red & Very Vanilla
Ink: SU! Really Rust, Ruby Red & Chocolate Chip
Tools: EK Success Dotted Wave border punch, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig

Embellishments & accessories: SU! Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, button, linen thread, glue dots

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Owl Thank You Tent Card For Jan

Another tent card but an A6 sized oblong one this time.  This card is for my sweet friend Jan to thank her for a gift and her ongoing kindness.

The base is made with Old Olive CS and I used papers from the Sweet Pea stack.  The branch and owl are one solid image on the stamp - I stamped once in Old Olive and again in Chocolate Chip.  I cut out the Choc Chip owl and have popped him up.  As the branch is a bit spindly, I was a tad concerned about it bearing the weight of the owl.  So I stamped another branch, cut it out and attached it to the back to add some strength. Circle Nesties were used again to make the aperture and frame.  I added some photo corners, Old Olive ribbon and a gorgeous Sweet Pea felt bloom.  I used yellow gems for the owl eyes and added pink gems to the corners.

This photo shows the back of the tent card.  I used various stamps from the fabby Elzybells 'Thank You For' set for the sentiment element.  I love that there are various words in the set that you can put together to build your sentiment.  I finished off with an olive felt flower with a pink crystal brad.

Stamps: Hero Arts Midnight Owl cling stamp, Elzybells Thank You For clear set
CS: SU! Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue & Whisper White
Patterned paper: SU! Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper stack
Ink: SU! Old Olive & Chocolate Chip
Tools: Circle Nestabilities dies, Sizzix Photo Corners #2 die

Embellishments & accessories: SU! Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, SU! Sweet Pea felt flower, SU! Felt Fusion felt flower, pink crystal brad, Anita's gems wheel

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Bubble Wreath Happy Christmas Trapezium Card

At the Glitter Pot demo weekend Jane Gill demoed cards made with stamp sets she's designed for Woodware.  I really loved Jane's bubble bauble and wreath cards, it looked a lot of fun filling all those bubbles!  This is the first wreath card I've made, I'm looking forward to some baubles next time!

The card blank is a Woodware white trapezium card.  I've used Ice Stickles glitter glue, buttons, gems, holographic and silver glitter stickers plus card candy dots to fill my bubble wreath.  You can click on the photo if you'd like to to get a larger view.  The sentiment was stamped onto a Cuttlebug slider die cut shape.  I've kept with a non traditional Christmas colour scheme, pairing aqua and chocolate brown with the white.

Stamps: Woodware Bubble Wreath clear set
CS: Woodware white trapezium card blank, SU! Chocolate Chip
Patterned paper: PaperMania Aqua
Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip
Tools: Cuttlebug Slider die
Embellishments & accessories: Brown & white gingham ribbon, PaperMania Aqua gems & buttons, Ice Stickles in Mint Ice & Arctic Ice, Anita's Glitterations circle stickers, silver holographic circle stickers, Craftwork Cards Card Candy dots in Peppermint


Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Lanterns Best Wishes Card - WMSC14

This is the card I've made for the Waltzingmouse Stamps WMSC14 sketch challenge.  It's a great sketch this week, fab for showing off pretty patterned paper.  Here's the sketch:

I flipped the sketch to landscape orientation and omitted the scalloped edge.  I'm glad I finally got to ink up the lovely lantern stamps.  I bought a set of clear stamps recently that has a line for hanging baubles from - I'm chuffed that it's also perfect for hanging the WMS lanterns from!

The DL sized card is made from SU! Certainly Celery CS.  The patterned paper is from the Basic Grey Kioshi line.  For the right hand side panel, I stamped the Asian Gardens border stamp on Perfect Plum CS using Elegant Eggplant ink.  I've sponged the sentiment and image panels with distress ink.  The trio of lanterns are popped up.  After I'd put the card together I thought it would be fun to place gems in the centre of each design on the patterned paper - so I did just that and I love the resulting twinkle!

Stamps: WMS Asian Gardens & Asian Gardens Additions sets,  Personal Impressions Joyful Bubbles set
CS: SU! Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant & Whisper White
Patterned paper: Basic Grey Kioshi 'Sayuri'
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, SU! Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum & Elegant Eggplant, Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink
Tools: Sizzix Photo Corners #2 Sizzlits die
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Elegant Eggplant grosgrain ribbon, Anita's gems, 3d foam pads


Monday, 13 September 2010

Two Simple Sparkly Seasonal Cards

A couple of non stamped seasonal cards using Cuttlebug folders and glitter.  The two folders I've used for these cards come from a set of six called Winter Wonderland.  I was inspired by cards I saw on display at the Glitter Pot when I visited for their demo weekend last Saturday and Sunday.  The sparkle makes all the difference to these simple cards.  They're fairly quick to make so good to mass produce and being flat, they'll be nice and easy to post too.

For the Let It Snow card I've made a side opening A6 size card.  I've embossed the swirly snowflakes (I LOVE this folder, it's gorgeous!) on  Harborside Core'dinations CS and scuffed the embossing.  I've then added pale blue glitter.  The Let It Snow is a Sizzix Sizzlits die cut shape.  I've added an aqua gem to the dot over the i.

For the baubles card, I've made an Elegant Eggplant A6 card and embossed the baubles (another gorgeous folder!) on Wisteria Core'dinations CS and scuffed the embossing.  This time I added crystal glitter.  The sentiment is a rub on, it's been ages since I've used rub ons and I still have quite a few in my stash!  I've added a purple crystal to the central bauble.

Stamps: None
CS: SU! Whisper White & Elegant Eggplant, Core'dinations Harborside & Wisteria
Ink: None
Tools: Cuttlebug Winter Wonderland embossing folder set, Sizzix Sizzlits Let It Snow die
Embellishments & accessories: Pastel blue and crystal ultrafine glitter, Sakura Quickie Glue Pen, Pebbles Inc. Merry Christmas rub ons, gems


Saturday, 11 September 2010

Bird on a Branch For You Birthday RAK Card

I needed to send out four birthday cards in September as a member of the Birthday RAK group on Splitcoast Stampers.  I used two cards from my stash but I also made two new cards -  this new card went to okell. 

The card is a DL size made with textured white CS.  The colour scheme for this card was totally inspired by the piece of patterned paper I chose for the card front.  I love this mix of colours together!  I used Nesties for the image panels and sentiment circles.  I used my marker pens to added teal detailing to the tail and a chocolate eye on the bird.  The bird and the teal panel are popped up. 

I also sent okell a 6" ruler decorated with the same Sweet Pea patterned paper I used on the card but I didn't take a photo.

Stamps: SU! Bird on a Branch set, sentiment from SU! One of a Kind set
CS: DL textured white card blank, SU! Rose Red, Taken with Teal, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink & Whisper White
Patterned paper: SU! Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper stack
Ink: SU! Pretty in Pink, Creamy Caramel, Old Olive, Taken with Teal & Chocolate Chip
Tools: Plain and scalloped long rectangle Nestabilities dies, circle Nestabilities dies, paper piercer, Bow Easy
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Vintage brads, white grosgrain ribbon, 3d foam pads


Friday, 10 September 2010

Cupcakes Tent Topper BRAK Card

This is one of the birthday cards I've sent to a member of the Splitcoast Stampers Birthday RAK group this month.  This cupcakes tent topper card went to babybluegirl.  Well, technically speaking it isn't really a tent topper card 'cos I made a boo boo when gluing on the scallop circle and now the card opens from the side rather than opening as a tent!

I stamped the image on watercolour paper, scribbled markers on a ceramic tile and picked up the colour with an Aquapainter to colour in the image.  I added some sparkle to the icing on the cupcakes with some ultrafine glitter.  I've added some Chocolate Chip doodling around the image and the sentiment.  The sentiment is framed in a bookplate die cut with small gem brads.  The three Choc Chip flowers were punched from the Boho Blossoms punch.  I snipped the petals a little deeper and then spiralled an embossing tool in the centre of each flower to give them some dimension.  I've popped a crystal in each flower centre.

This photo shows the inside of the card:

This photo shows the 6" ruler I included with the card.  I used a piece of Sweet Always paper, the reverse pattern of the dotty paper I used on the card.  I got the fabulous idea for the pretty rulers from Monica Gale's blog.  She has a video tutorial on this blog post if you want to check it out. I always add one coat of glossy varnish to the paper on the back side of the ruler to make it a tad more durable.

Stamps: SU! Crazy For Cupcakes & Sweet Little Sentiments sets
CS: SU! Kraft, Rose Red & Chocolate Chip, watercolour paper
Patterned paper: SU! Sweet Always Designer Series Paper pack
Ink: VersaFine Vintage Sepia, SU! marker pens
Tools: Plain and scalloped circle Nestabilities dies, Sizzix Bookplates die, SU! Boho Blossoms punch, Aquapainter, Crop-A-Dile
Embellishments & accessories: Crystal ultrafine glitter, SU! gem brads, clear crystals, Wilko 6" plastic ruler, SU! Pretty in Pink striped grosgrain ribbon, SU! Pewter Jumbo Eyelet


Thursday, 9 September 2010

September 2010 Card Group Projects

Today  was our card group get together, it's been a while as we had to cancel the August meeting.  September means it's time to start Christmas cards!  I'm sticking with my non traditional colour combos for this months cards.  I've also decorated the insides of the cards to tie the whole design together.  Just something simple like some stamping, a piece of matching patterned paper and some punched or die cut shapes can make a big difference and it really doesn't take too long to decorate the inside of the card too.

First up is a trapezium shaped card made to look like a gift.  Very simple, cover the entire card front with patterned paper, add some ribbon strips and a tag and the card is done.  I debated whether or not to centre the ribbon strips but decided to go off centre but I think either way works. The circle tag is popped up.

This photo shows the inside of the card:

Next up is a card using the tree and various images from the Waltzingmouse Stamps Sewing Box Christmas set.  Turquoise Stickles has been added to the baubles and some of the baubles are popped up.  The ric rac strips are made with die cut shapes.  The sentiment circle and the star are popped up.

This photo shows the inside of the card:

Last up is this lovely blue and chocolate card made with the SU! Dasher reindeer stamp.  I've CASEd this design from Monica Gale.  I saw the card on her blog, fell in love with it and made one straight away.  I thought it would make a great card for my card group to make.

I used a piece of torn CS as a mask at the bottom of the Whisper White piece and sponged Bashful Blue ink above the mask.  Monica used a brayer to apply her ink, either way works really well.  I used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp the trees on either side of Dasher and on the card front because I wanted the trees to look fairly seamless but I bet it also looks fine if you're not so persnickety!  I'll let my ladies decide if they want to use the SAMJ or not.  Dasher stamped a tad blotchy in places so I went over him lightly with a Chocolate Chip marker.

I've applied some ultrafine glitter to add some sparkle to the snow line.  The star brad is fixed around the centre of the bow and was attached to the panel before being applied to the card front so the brad prongs don't show through the card front.

This photo shows the inside of the card:

Supplies for trapezium card:
Stamps: SU! So Many Scallops set, inside sentiment by Hero Arts
CS: Woodware white trapezium card blank, SU! Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke & Sage Shadow
Patterned paper: SU! Wintergreen Designer Series Paper pack
Ink: SU! Always Artichoke
Tools: SU! Scalloped & plain circle punches, X Cut snowflake punch, Crop-A-Dile
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Certainly Celery twill ribbon, gem brad, silver cord, 3d foam pads

Supplies for tree card:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Sewing Box Christmas set, Wishes of Joy by Hero Arts, inside sentiment by Penny Black
CS: Anita's white A6 card blank, SU! Old Olive & Tempting Turquoise
Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip & Old Olive
Tools: Circle punches, Sizzix 'Ribbons' Decorative Strip die
Embellishments & accessories: Turquoise Stickles, 3d foam pads

Supplies for Dasher with trees card:
Stamps: SU! Lovely As A Tree set, SU! Dasher stamp, Merry Christmas from SU! Seasonal Wishes set, inside sentiment by Penny Black
CS: SU! Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Bashful Blue & Chocolate Chip
Tools: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, paper piercer
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon, Crystal ultrafine glitter, star brad


Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Snowflake Let It Snow Card For WMSC13

his is the card I've made for the Waltzingmouse Stamps WMSC13 challenge.  Here's the sketch:

I love square cards and I loved that the sketch incorporated different shapes, I really enjoyed this fab sketch.  I've gone with quite an unusual colour combo - I'm hoping I've stayed the right side of unusual and not veered into weird LOL! I'm thinking I'll use this as a Christmas card or maybe a winter note card or an after Christmas thank you card.

The card measures 5 3/4" square and was made with SU! Perfect Plum CS.  I've paper pieced the snowflake from the WMS Sewing Box Christmas set and added a gem brad to the centre.  I've added square gems to the Eggplant square.  This square and the snowflake are both popped up.

The 'let it snow' are die cut shapes, I've added a gem brad as the dot above the i.  I cut out the 'snow' in white CS that I'd adhered to a piece of double sided adhesive sheet.  You can't tell from the photo but I peeled off the backing sheet from the word and smooshed it into ultrafine glitter to add some seasonal sparkle.

Stamps: WMS Sewing Box Christmas set
CS: SU! Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant & Whisper White
Patterned paper: SU! Ski Slope Designer Series Paper pack
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
Tools: Square & Circle Nestabilities dies, Sizzix Sizzlits Let It Snow die
Embellishments & accessories: Woodware A4 double sided adhesive sheet, Art Institute Crystal ultrafine glitter, gem brads, square gems, 3d foam pads


Tuesday, 7 September 2010

CAS Snowman Season's Greetings - Craft For Life Card

Monday's CAS challenge on Splitcoast Stampers was a sketch based on a card made by resqbarbie.  I've not made a card where I've cut apart the image into tiles before so I thought I'd give it a go.  I decided to make a Christmas card to go to the Craft For Life campaign to support Cancer Research UK.  I've made a few Christmas cards this year and I'm currently enjoying non traditional colour schemes - not much red and green so far!

The card is A6 sized and made with SU! Kraft CS.  I stamped the lovely retro snowman image on Vanilla CS in Pearlescent Chocolate ink.  The snowflake and the sentiment are both stamped in Cosmic Copper ink.  You really can't tell from the photo but there's a nice subtle shimmer to the card.  I added a copper brad to the snowflake centre and the circle is popped up.

Stamps: Snowman from Inkadinkado Holiday Sentiments set, Season's Greetings from Hero Arts Winter Wishes set, snowflake from My Cute Stamps Let It Snow set
CS: SU! Kraft, Chocolate Chip & Very Vanilla
Ink: Brilliance inks in Pearlescent Chocolate & Cosmic Copper
Tools: 1 1/4" & 1 1/2" circle punches
Embellishments & accessories: Copper brad, 3d foam pads

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