Saturday, 15 December 2018

Just For Fun - Quick Christmas Card

Hello friends!


Eek!  It's the middle of December already?  Where did the time fly by!!! I hope you have all your Christmas Cards done! :D  If not, here is one more to inspire you.

I have a quick Christmas Card to share with you!






I was just playing with the bits and pieces in my stash, and it was nice just to create something for fun! I hope you are getting your cards all done up!

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Friday, 14 December 2018

Violets for You Surprise Card

Hi crafty friends!  Happy Friday!


It's December reveal time at SparkleNSprinkle and today's card features the beautiful new stamp set, Violets for You! Now what do you think the surprise can be?

First, I'll share with you the SNS Supplies I used to create this beautiful handmade card:

Have you been in suspense long enough? Here's the inside....it's a pop up card!

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I broke down the creation of this card into 3 basic steps. 

Step 1 - Stamp & Color

Stamp the images using Versafine ink, then color using a mix of Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens & Nuvo Marker Pens.  You can make the all shiny and pretty using Shamrock Glitter (on the leaves) and Hyacinth glitter on the blooms. Once you are done with glitter, fussy cut out all your images.  
  

Step 2 - Fold & Score the Base

Take a piece of light brown cardstock, approx 6'x11' and score it at 5.5". Then score on either side of center at 4.5", 5", 6" and 6.5", creating an accordion center. 
  

Step 3 - Assemble and Embellish

On the inside of the card, use Tear-ific Tape to adhere you Violet pots wherever you want them to stand. Stamp your seniment with Versamark and emboss with Venus Violet embossing powder.
For the front, add simple layers using cardstock, the Craft Perfect Hail Storm Paper and the Kaisercraft Memory Land Paper Pack. Finally, embellish with the Violet Galaxy Crystal Drops.

Who would you cheer up with this beautiful card?  Thanks for stopping by today. I hope this card brought some inspiration and happiness into your day!
See you again soon!

Jess

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Cheapo Dies Blooming Cherry Blossom

Hello crafty friends!

Today I am working with the "Blooming Cherry Blossom Die".  Haven't I been using lots of branch styled dies lately? oops.....hehe

Cheapo Dies - Blooming Cherry Blossom




Here is the  handmade card I created:







I did two cuts to make this card - the first was using a piece of Kaisercraft Patterned paper and second was some pretty glitter paper!  Yes...these dies cut super clean even through thick glitter paper!!!!


Now, if you want to see what else is available for dies, you can check it out here:


Thanks to all of you for stopping by today.  Can't wait to see you again soon!

Jess



Friday, 7 December 2018

Big Birthday Wish

Hello crafty friends!


I have a brand new SparkleNSprinkle December reveal card for you today! I decided to mash an old favorite with the new release - that fave is the Dahlia Rubber Stamp Set. I love the big, bold flowers with the beautiful scripted words in the new release "A Big Birthday Wish". I can see a whole bunch of handmade cards being created with this set.  The card I created for you today is a standard A2 (4.25"x5.5") card. 


Supply List:

Big Birthday Wish Rubber Stamp Set #931

Black Detail Embossing Powder EP171

Dahlia Rubber Stamp Set #500

Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens - Assorted Sets

Super Thick White Embossing Powder EP355

Versamark Ink VM001

Nuvo Crystal Drops - Copper Penny 654N

1/4" Tear-ific Tape SAT01

Bronze Rose Embossing Powder 335

I also used black and white cardstock from my stash.

Step 1 - Create the Background

The background was created using the same "ink smooshing" techniques in a few of my past posts, such as this one HERE.  Once I was happy with the colors, I trimmed down the cardstock to size and sprinkled on some Extra Thick White Embossing powder for texture (heat set from the under side). I used black cardstock to mat the background. 
  


Step 2 - Sentiment

I used Versamark Ink to stamp the sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock and embossed with Bronze Rose Embossing Powder. I love the shimmer to this power - so pretty! It's a cosmic powder, so you can simply wipe any "halo" it leaves off with a swiffer cloth (or something similar). I used the same random sprinkling technique with the Super Thick White Embossing powder on this piece as well.  The sentiment as adhered to a piece of black cardstock with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape. 

I wanted to tie in the sentiment to the background a little bit, so I let a large drop of ink from the Aqua Flow Pen drip into the corner. I think this gave the handmade card an almost "gothic" feel!




 Step 3 - Put it Together and Embellish!

I adhered the sentiment to the card with the 1/4" Tear-ific Tape and added a few drops of Copper Penny Crystal Drops to embellish. I can never be without Crystal Drops on a card these days. I love them!
  

Such a bold card - I really loved how the background stood out on this handmade card. I'm so glad you stopped by today!  I really enjoy reading your comments - so feel free to say hello!  See you really soon.

Jess

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Christmas Delight with Creative Knockouts

Hello crafty friends!

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts Challenge 275!  Our theme this week is  "Christmas Delight" and our sponsor is Di's Digi Stamps.


I don't have anything current from Di's, so I'm sharing a card from a collection of "To My Wife" Christmas Cards that I've been busy working on!

Here is the handmade card I created:




I used a pretty sparkly embossing powder on the tree (the stamp is a retired set from CTMH).   A little blingy sparkle top was added along with glittery Ruby Slippers Glitter Drops! A Christmas Delight for sure! :D


I hope to see you at the challenge! :)

Until next time,

Jess