Monday, November 28, 2022

But First, Pajamas!

I am interrupting my previously scheduled Holiday cards to bring you this product of my sleep

I had made the deco foiled star background a while ago and it didn't work for the project I created it for so I was thinking about it when I should be sleeping and came up with this!  I decided I could create a moon using the Stitched Dot Circles... by cutting one circle and then laying the same circle over the top and running it through again.  Because the circles are stitched on the inside and outside of the die it created the perfect stitched crescent moon!  I thought a picture would help:

As you can see, I had created the starry background on some light blue cardstock and added more color with some blue and purple Distress Oxides. Then I splattered some gold Color Shine over the top.

I colored the moon with Distress Oxides as well and popped it up onto the background.  Cut a couple clouds and then I cut out the pieces for my Hootie.  I cut two sets of eyelids because I wanted to make him a sleepy boy.  I cut the Santa Hat from a cute print to be more of a night cap and the board shorts from the Surf's Up Hootie Add On set as pajama bottoms.

That's it... and well... the sentiment.

Thanks so much for coming!  Hope you'll come again soon for more inspiration!

Friday, November 25, 2022

Finishing Touches

Today I'm sharing some fun ideas for simple and not-so-simple snowflake themed cards, featuring some clever ways to add finishing touches that you may not have thought of!


Thursday, November 24, 2022

Bricks in the Wall - Part 3

Here's a clever way to turn a log cabin into a brick house! lol! I traced the Cozy Cottage onto red cardstock, and then used the Brick coverplate to emboss the bricks.

I decorated the house with some Sweet Gingerbread Add-Ons, and and used one tree to make two - I cut it in half vertically, and placed one on the right edge of my card, and then one on the left. And I tucked that one down behind the snow, to make it look a little shorter - this tree is SO versatile!

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Lovely Lantern and the Background Builder Stamps~

Hi, Connie here guesting for AJVD !! Such a treat too.
I'm creating with Lovely Lantern Die, Scattered Snow Background
 Builder Stamp
and Stars Background Builder Stamp. 

Using the same supplies for both cards just different background
stamps for two different looks.

The background is created using clear embossing powder and
Distress Oxide ink.  It makes a resist for the ink and gives an
unique card background. 

 The Lovely Lantern Die works well
on this type of background. Also used is the Jingle All the Way
Stamp set,
Classic Candle Die, Stitched Dot Rectangle Die and 
Light of Christmas Stamp set for the card sentiment. 

This card is showcasing the Stars Background Builders Stamp with
the Lovely Lantern Die.  The sentiment is from the Lights of Christmas
and is attached with a Black Pear Pen.
Thanks for stopping by!
Connie Mercer/guest

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Monday, November 21, 2022

Good Tidings & Cheer

Happy Monday!  I had some leftover foiled gel print from another project and I thought it would be perfect for the Lantern... and I think I was right!

I started with a gel print and used the Signature Polka Dot Stencil to add some Glitz Glitter Gel.  The lantern was cut from a foiled gel print.  The poinsettia petals were cut from a gel print made with white and gold and then splattered with some Gold Color Shine.  The flower center and a little sprig were cut from gold glitter paper.  Finally a simple sentiment from the Merry Kissmas stamp set.

That's me for today!  Thank you so much for stopping!

Look what else is going!  It's Stampalooza!  Have fun!

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Bricks in the Wall - Part 2

To make this card, I transformed the Brick coverplate into a stamp by using a stamping foam tool! I inked it up with several brown inks to give some variation, and then added some mistletoe and a sentiment as a finishing touch, but this brick background could work at any time of year for pretty much any occasion!