jump to navigation

O Christmas Tree November 29, 2014

Posted by Danielle in Crafts.
Tags: , ,
3 comments

For today’s project, I’m sharing a card I made with an awesome new stamp and die set.  This is the first time I’ve used Framelits, and I am in love with them!  I don’t know how I never picked up a set, but they are my new favorite type of die.  This is the Hero Arts/Sizzix collaboration called Merry Christmas Tree.

20141128_004119_resized

I stamped the Christmas tree on Treasures Grass cardstock using Memento ink in Cottage Ivy, and the sentiment is in Tuxedo Black.  The ornaments are cut from scraps of cardstock, and stamped using Distress Inks in Fired Brick, Mowed Lawn, and Chipped Sapphire.  The tag is printed on Cryogen cardstock.  I colored the tag, the freebie from DigiStamps4Joy’s progressive challenge, using my candle warmer and crayons.  I really like the way it came out.  The green yarn is eyelash yarn from my stash.

In case you, like me, are not aware of Framelits, the reason I love them is there’s no guessing involved.  Unlike the Spellbinders dies I own, the cutting edge is on the inner part of the die.  Therefore, when you line it up with your image, you get an exact picture of how the die will cut.  WYSIWYG – easy peasy!

Advertisements

Quick and Easy Holiday Card October 18, 2014

Posted by Danielle in Crafts.
Tags: , , , ,
4 comments

Here is a quick and easy holiday card.  It really shows off the beautiful papers that you can get from PaperTemptress.com and it is simple to create.

20141018_124335_resized

For this card, I started with a white card base so it would be easy to write in.  Then, I layered Eclipse Black, Solar White Linen, and Red Pepper Linen.  I embossed the Red Pepper using an Anna Griffin embossing folder just to give the card some added dimension.  And I finally added the sentiment on top (from the Digistamps4Joy progressive challenge), which is printed on Cryogen.

Owl Wish You a Merry Christmas September 20, 2014

Posted by Danielle in Crafts.
Tags: , , , , , ,
3 comments

Happy Saturday!  Hopefully everyone is enjoying their weekend.  For today’s project, I have a card showing a couple of cute owls and some fantastic PaperTemptress.com products!

20140920_092538_resized

 

For this card, I started out with a Neenah Desert Storm Kraft cardstock.  On top, I layered one of the Hambly Studio overlays, this one from Package #3, that looks like wood grain.  The owls are a Digistamps4Joy image called Two-wit Twooo from the Progressive Challenge, and the sentiment is from the Happy Happy Joy Joy Word Art set.  Both the sentiment and the image are printed onto Cryogen cardstock, and the owls are colored with the following Copic markers:  100, C00, E13, E15, E50, E53, E57, E59, R22, R24, R29, W4, W7, W10, Y06, Y36, and YR24.  The sentiment is mounted onto Red Crepe Ruche, which gives it some subtle texture.  I also used Glossy Accents for the owls’ eyes.

Hombre Christmas Tag Card August 16, 2014

Posted by Danielle in Crafts.
Tags: , , , ,
4 comments

Here’s a creation that combines a technique from the Stretch Your Stamps 2 class as well as the image from the DigiStamps4Joy progressive challenge.

20140816_011741_resized

For this project, I started with the two tags.  I stamped them with VersaMark ink and then used Ranger’s Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder on it.  It did a fantastic job on the tiny text – I honestly wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but it worked.  The Merry Christmas tags are a stamp from My Sentiments Exactly.  I used Fired Brick, Festive Berries, Worn Lipstick, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, and Bundled Sage Distress Inks to create the different layers of color on the tags.  The digital image is colored using Prismacolor colored pencils and Gamsol for blending.  The card base is Bazzill cardstock that I debossed using a snowflake embossing folder.  I used the ink blending tool to add some Weathered Wood Distress Ink around the edges of the card because the stark white was too bright.

Kitties in the Christmas Tree July 27, 2014

Posted by Danielle in Crafts.
Tags: , , ,
3 comments

Here’s my card for the Digistamps4Joy progressive challenge.

IMAG0969

For this card, I started with a DCWV embossed card base.  Then, I added the image and mat (cut with Spellbinders dies).  The red cardstock is textured American Crafts cardstock from my stash.  The image itself is printed onto Cryogen cardstock and then colored with a combination of Portfolio and Prismacolor watercolor pencils.  The lights are done using Gold Stickles.

Snowglobe Card June 28, 2014

Posted by Danielle in Crafts.
Tags: , , , ,
3 comments

Well, I’ve been reminded that we are now officially less than six months away from Christmas… so in the spirit of the holidays, here is a wintry card to share.  I am entering this into the Digistamps4Joy progressive challenge.

IMAG0959

 

For this card, I used Neenah Classic Linen Red Pepper 80# cardstock as the base, embossed with Anna Griffin’s Cherry Blossom embossing folder.  The image is a Digistamps4Joy image, which I printed out onto Cryogen cardstock and colored with watercolor pencils.  I cut the doily using heavyweight vellum from the Patriotic Variety Package.  The die is the Die-namics High Tea Doily, and as much as I love this die, it is a pain to cut!  I had to run it through my eBosser five times, rotating just a little bit each time, before it cut cleanly!   To make the snow sparkle, I added some white sand to the top of the fence and to the mailbox.

Christmas Card March 30, 2014

Posted by Danielle in Crafts.
Tags: , , , ,
4 comments

Well, we’re finally (I hope!) done with the snow for this season… But Digitstamps4Joy is still doing their progressive Christmas challenge!

DS4J March Christmas CardThis card was a harder one for me to create since I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with the word collage.  Obviously, I figured how to create a card with it, and I really like the result.  The card base is red Recollections cardstock, embossed with a chevron patterned Sizzix embossing folder.  I printed out the digital image onto Cryogen cardstock.  Then, I used an ink blending tool and covered it with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink.  After getting a good coverage, I splattered it with water.  It’s very difficult to see in the photo, but you can see some of the lighter areas in the actual card.  I let it dry, and then stamped it using Versamark ink and a Hampton Art background stamp – it might be called Double Vision.  Then, I used clear embossing powder on it before adding a layer of Peeled Paint Distress Ink on top.  The embossed areas resisted the ink.  I finished it with some Black Soot Distress Ink on the edges before matting it with some green textured American Crafts cardstock.

 

A Christmas…. Dragon? February 20, 2014

Posted by Danielle in Crafts.
Tags: , , , ,
3 comments

I’m giving a Christmas progressive challenge a try.  It is being done by Digistamps4Joy and so far, it has been a lot of fun.  This is the second month and so far, I am keeping up with it – we’ll see if I can make it all the way to December… if I can, it will give me a great head start on making Christmas cards.

Digistamps4Joy Feb Progressive Challenge (2)

 

For this card, I colored the dragon using a variety of purple colored pencils (both Crayola and Prismacolor).  Then, I colored the Santa hat and ornament.  The image is printed on Cryogen cardstock and then matted on purple cardstock that I embossed using a Christmas ornament Cuttlebug folder and then again onto textured red cardstock from my stash.  I know I didn’t exactly use traditional Christmas colors, but I think it works.

This is being entered into the Digistamps4Joy progressive challenge.

Christmas Challenge January 29, 2014

Posted by Danielle in Crafts.
Tags: , , , , ,
3 comments

Well, I’ve been under the weather, and it’s really put a damper on my creativity lately…  I’ve had images and projects half started and not completed.  Well, now that I’m finally feeling better I thought it was time to get some of these half finished projects off my desk!

So here’s a quick card I created using a very pretty candle digi from Digistamps4Joy for their monthly  Christmas challenge.

IMAG0838For this card, I used my Cuttlebug to emboss a snowflake pattern onto white cardstock.  The image itself is printed out on Cryogen cardstock, colored with Bic Mark-Its, and then decorated using Diamond Stickles.  The image is mounted on Jupiter Red Mica/Metallic.  I love the little bit of extra sparkle the Cryogen and mica/metallic papers lend to the image.

 

Autumn is in the Air September 15, 2011

Posted by Danielle in Crafts.
Tags: , , ,
2 comments

As much as I almost hate to admit it, Autumn is in the air… our high today was 60 degrees Fahrenheit, and there is definitely a chill in the air now… Just hoping that it doesn’t foreshadow a harsh winter!  This card is for two challenges, the Designed 2 Delight progressive challenge and Digistamps4Joy’s Challenge #27.

The image is called Autumn Harvest from Designed 2 Delight’s shop, which you can find here.  I colored this image with Crayola colored pencils and used Gamsol as the blending agent.  It is matted on some silver paper from my stash.  The designer paper is from DCWV’s Amber Autumn Matstack, and the ribbon embellishment is made from ribbon purchased at Michaels.