Tuesday, November 29, 2022

The Magic of The Season

Happy Tuesday, crafty friends!  Today my sparkly card is featuring some beautiful paper from Rubbernecker Stamps new Festive Farmhouse paper pad!  I've coordinated it with some glittery stenciling and a sparkly poinsettia!  Read on for the details.

First I created my card base.  These are the steps:

  • I used the Snowflake stencil and spread some chunky gold glitter clear glaze through it onto 110# white cardstock.  Set it aside to dry.
  • Die cut patterned paper from the Festive Farmhouse paper pad with the largest Nested Rectangle Small Stitch die.
  • Partially die cut the dry stenciled panel with the same Rectangle Stitch die.  Adhere on top of the patterned paper die cut.
  • Adhere the layer to an A2 card base.
  • Cut some dark green paper from the Festive Farmhouse paper pad into a narrow strip and adhere to the card.

  • I die cut the Poinsettia #2 from 80# white cardstock.
  • Then I used some flower shaping tools to shape all of the petals.
  • Before adhering all of the flower layers together, I used my finger to add some of the chunky glitter glaze to the petals' edges.
  • After it dried, I used liquid glue to adhere the layers together and to add it to the card.
  • The sentiment is from the Christmas Cheer Set and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.
  • I added foam tape to the sentiment to pop it up on the card.

I totally love all of dimension, sparkle and shine with this gorgeous paper!  Thank you so much for stopping by today!

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Christmas Bells Are Ringing! - Coloring Die Cuts and A Layering Stencil

Hello friends! I think making Christmas cards is my most favorite thing to make! These gorgeous Layering Holiday Bells by Honey Bee Stamps were so fun to ink up and add to my stenciled background I made with the Under The Mistletoe stencil set!


First I die cut some 110# cardstock with the second largest Deckle Edge A2 die. Then I used some detail blender brushes to add Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness Distress ink through the Under The Mistletoe layer 1 and layer 2 stencils. Then I used a pallet knife to spread red glitter gel through the "berries" stencil. I set it aside to dry. Be sure to clean your stencil and pallet knife immediately!

Next I die cut the bell pieces of the Layering Holiday Bells Honey Cuts from 80# Neenah. (Be sure to check out the downloadable layering guide in the product description.) The center piece of the bells, the ringer, and berries are die cut from some white glitter cardstock from my stash. I also die cut six of the mistletoe leaves and one of the berry clusters that are in the Lovely Layers: Winter Greenery Honey Cuts.

I used my blending brushes and the Distress Inks again to color the bells and leaves green with the same Distress Inks. I kept going over them until I had the shading the way I wanted.

I added foam tape to the back of the stenciled piece and adhered it to an A2 card base. Next I played around with the arrangement of the leaves and bells. When I had the pieces arranged I picked them up with a piece of Press N Seal and added dots of glue to the back of the leaves. I laid the Press N Seal back down to adhere the leaves to the card.

I used thin foam tape on the bells to pop them up a bit. I topped the bells with a red die cut bow (also in the Layering Holiday Bells set).

Next I stamped the sentiment from the Jingle All The Way stamp set with Lumberjack Plaid Distress Oxide ink. I added some clear embossing powder to it and then heat set it. I cut the sentiment out with the coordinating die. A thin foam strip pops it up onto the card!

I love the bright green color with the pops of red on my card and hope you do too! If you are in the States, I'm sending wishes to you for a very happy Thanksgiving! And to all, happy crafting!! Thank you for stopping by today!

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Potted Poinsettia Holiday Card & 3D Embossing Folder

Happy Wednesday friends! Today my card features a few new products from Honey Bee Stamps wonderful Make it Merry release.  I've used the beautiful Potted Poinsettias stamp set and coordinating dies for this card.  The new Kaleidoscope 3D Embossing Folder made the perfect background for these gorgeous watercolored poinsettias!

First I created the background by running some dark green cardstock through my die cutting machine with the Kaleidoscope 3D embossing folder. I love the look of inked edges on colored cardstock! I used a couple detail blender brushes to ink up the edges with Rustic Wilderness and Black Soot Distress Ink. Then I used a paintbrush to dilute some gold metallic watercolor and add splatters to the embossed panel. I used Bee Creative glue to adhere the panel to an A2 card base.

Then I stamped all of the flowers, leaves, the bow and sentiment from the Potted Poinsettias stamp set onto Bristol Smooth cardstock with clear embossing ink. Don't forget to use your anti-static tool first! Then I sprinkled on gold embossing powder and heat set it.

I used some watercolors I have in my stash to paint the flowers and other elements of the image. I ended up not using the other poinsettias, but now I have some to use for another card! I watercolored the bow with the same gold metallic watercolor that I splattered on the background. Once everything was dry, I die cut the images with the coordinating dies.

I hope you've enjoyed my card process and have found some inspiration for your own cards!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Merry and Bright -- A Festive Holiday Card

 Hi crafty friends!  I'm in full holiday card-making mode now, are you?  For this card I've used the beautiful Buildable Poinsettia Set by Rubbernecker Stamps.  There are other images and two sentiments also in the set with coordinating dies available!  

I heat embossed the poinsettia with gold embossing powder.  Then I stamped it again onto masking paper and fussy cut it out.  I quickly colored it with a few warm gray and subtle green Copic markers, then placed the mask onto the image.

I ink blended all of the blue inks in the Color Fuse #7 ink cube set.  I used ink blending brushes to ink the lighter color around the poinsettia, working out towards the edges with the darkest shades.

I added water drops, and splatters of white gouache and gold metallic paint with a paint brush.  I used my heat tool to dry each layer of color before adding another layer.

Next I die cut the panel with a Nested Rectangle Scallop die and then used glue to adhere it and a layer of brushed gold metallic cardstock to an A2 card base.  The sentiment is also in the Buildable Poinsettia Set and is heat embossed in gold and popped up on the card with foam tape.

I added some gold gem stickers to the flower center to complete my festive card.

I just love how this came out and hope that you've enjoyed the process.  Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Monday, November 14, 2022

Spellbinders Joyful Christmas by Simon Hurley Collection Ornament String Hot Foil Plate Mini Slimline Card

Happy Monday crafty friends!  Today I'm sharing my mini slimline card that features the Ornament String Hot Foil Plate and coordinating die from the Joyful Christmas by Simon Hurley Collection!

First I used my Glimmer Hot Foil Machine to add gold Speckled Aura Glimmer Hot Foil to the Ornament String.  I foiled it onto some beautiful Blue Spruce cardstock that was first trimmed to 3-½" x 6".  I used the coordinating die to cut it out.  I set aside the foiled piece and placed the remaining negative piece into the Dazzling Dots embossing folder.

After I ran the embossing folder through my Platinum Die Cutting machine, I adhered the piece to another mini slimline sized piece of Blue Spruce cardstock.

Then I used an ink blending brush to add Pine Needles and Lucky Clover around the edges of the card and the edges where the die cut piece was.  This adds so much richness and dimension to the card!

Next I adhered the panel to a white mini slimline card base.  I added foam squares to the back of the foiled Ornament String and adhered it to my card.

I foiled a sentiment from the Glitter Wishes hot foil plate and die set with Speckled Aura Glimmer Hot Foil onto a scrap of the Blue Spruce cardstock.  I also popped this up with a foam tape strip.

I'm in love with how this turned out and hope you think so too!  Thank you so much for stopping by!! Have a wonderful, and crafty week!

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

Winter Rose Poinsettia Digital Stamps

 Hello crafty friends!  I have a quick blog post today to share my card that features Graciellie Design's new Winter Rose Poinsettia digital stamp set.

First I downloaded the images in the Winter Rose Poinsettia set.  Then, using Word, I inserted the images by using the "insert, pictures".  Next you need to select "wrap text" and in that menu select "behind text".  Now you can freely move and resize the image.

I use my Epson EX-7100 ink jet printer with a rear feed tray, and "thick paper" turned on, to print the images onto 80# Neenah Solar White.  I make sure to select "best quality" before printing.

After I let the ink from the printer dry, I used these Copic markers to color my image:

  • poinsettias: R39, R37, R35, and YG25, YG21, YG01 for the centers
  • leaves:  G29, G07, YG17
  • basket:  E79, E49, E59, E57

To deepen the very darkest shadowed areas, I used a very sharp black Prismacolor pencil!  Use a light hand!  It really helps to add more depth!

I die cut the image and sentiment with a couple of pierced rectangle dies.  Then I adhered them to a red cardstock layer and an A2 card base.  I debated on whether to add bling or splatters to the background, but decided to keep it simple with the focus on the image.  What do you think?

Thank you for stopping by!  Click HERE to check out all of the beautiful digital stamps over in Gracielle Design's shop.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Simon Says Stamp Holiday Sparkle Release

 Hello crafty friends!  I'm happy to be sharing my card and coordinating gift tag I made featuring Simon Says Stamp's new So Many Presents stamp set!  This is part of their Holiday Sparkle release that is available now!

What's really fun about the So Many Presents stamp set is that the center is removable and it stamps the three presents you see on my tag!

These were super easy to make and I stamped the images onto 80# Neenah Solar White cardstock with Versamark clear embossing ink.  Then I sprinkled on some red glitter embossing powder (that I've had forever!) and heat set it.

I die cut the tag and trimmed red glitter cardstock to layer behind it.  I stamped and heat embossed "to" and "from" using a set from Honey Bee.  Then  I tied on red and gingham ribbons from my stash.

I trimmed the main panel to 4" x 5-¼" and wrapped red grosgrain ribbon around it twice.  Then I added foam tape to the back and adhered it to a red glitter A2 panel.

Next I stamped the sentiment from the Inside Christmas Greetings with Versamark onto red cardstock.  I heat set the white embossing powder and added a glitter cardstock layer behind it.  Of course, I had to pop it up with foam tape!

Super easy card and tag to make!  I hope you'll check out all of the wonderful Holiday Sparkle release over in Simon's shop.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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