Monday, November 29, 2010

Simple and elegant

I know! I know!! I'll try and let this be the last project featuring the bells and boughs but isn't this one great with the texture (lattice square) and the scallop edging. I colored these in with blender pens for a softer look and to make the red on the berries pop I added the same background color to the stamped image.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Punch Art

This is a card I did at the Center Line Library card class. I stamped the old olive with old olive and the image was from the bells and boughs set again (sorry I love this set) real red grosgrain ribbon with the decorative label punch and edged with a finger dauber in real red. The reindeer was made with the large oval punch (head) and the boho blossoms (hair) 1/2" circle (nose) and the owl punch for the eyes. The antlers where made on the big shot using the swirls scribbles. I found while putting together punch are the glue pens are your friend. They allow you adhere your project together but not to your fingers.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Christmas Dove

A very simple card with a wow all done in very little time. I used the Gifts of Christmas stamp set on white and colored the image with makers to get all the colors in 1 stamping. I matted it onto the cherry cobbler and added our deck the halls dsp to the card base. To give it a little more softness I added a small bow in white taffeta ribbon.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Danger Ink

The name of my stamping group is Danger Ink yes my husband came up with our group name. I thought I would show you a punch art card using the owl punch in a different way :) Besides I wanted to take a break from all the Christmas stuff and get a masculine card out there. I let my danger ink dude shine by leaving the background more plain than I normally do but I had to at least add some texture in the background to add some depth. I just love the embossing folders for this card I used the squared lattice (garden green). The only stamp I used was engraved greetings on crumb cake card stock and stamped with early espresso and sponged around the edges. I found that when using the embossing folders you can attach them better with the tombow liquid glue just remember a little goes a long way!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Treasure chest

This is a quick and easy box to hold chocolate treasure for Christmas (I had a chocolate attack so I'm leaving the box closed) I used the antique brads and the pearls for the decorations. I tried to show that I stamped the real red with versamark for a tone on tone (sorry it didn't work out too well) The image I used was the from bells and boughs.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Christmas Collage

Always Artichoke and Cherry cobbler with vanilla is a wow!! This card is made easy with the background stamps if you ink your background stamp face up you will be able to see if you got the whole image inked up. Use computer paper or our mats to fold over and rub image onto your card stock to get an even coverage and little to no ink on your hands (gotta love that). Use sponges to age with crumb cake ink. Word Play is used in the scallop circle extra large punch. I used the maker of crumb cake and smooch pearlized accent ink in gold on the ornament.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Circle card

I recieved this card as a monthly swap and love the fact they used the jolly bingo bits in such a creative way. As much as I love this card I really don't think I want to hand cut 9 reindeer per card, a santa, and a snowflake OMG she did such a great job too! The circle cutter makes the base for the top of this circle card and the big shot scallop circle in cherry cobble is the back of the card to hide the brad that opens and closes this card.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Everyone needs an organizer

I'm such an organizer and I love finding new ways to organize anything I use on a regular basis. I made this at a scrapbook retreat with my mom last weekend. This was so easy to make I traced the envelope on the board found with the DSP and cut out 4 of them. I used our satin ribbons and paper ribbon punch and the paper flowers and hodgepodge hardware for accents. You can use this organizer for photos, coupons, reciepts, and even a few cards. To keep your stuff inside you might want to add a velcro closure.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Snow Swirled

I'm so glad that I was able to show off the bling on this card. (jumping up and down doing the happy dance) The card base is early espresso the matting is shimmery gold and the image is on very vanilla. I took a window sheet the size of the vanilla and cut out the center to sponge a background in crumb cake. I also used the snowflake with the shimmer paint (champagne mist) and a finger dauber. The images were stamped with the early espresso and then I sprayed it with the smooch spritz gold glow. Yes, I know more bling lastly I added the jewels and matching early espresso satin ribbon.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Marina Mist and Cherry Cobbler

I just love this color combination I had a customer request to see these new colors and designed a card to show them off. Thank you Ronnie I would have never put these colors together otherwise. I used 3 different stamp sets to finish this card off. The hostess set Northern Hearts (snowflakes and wreath), Snow swirled (words on bottom), and Sincere Salutations (holiday greetings). The pedestal cards are easy if you remember not to glue the whole card front down.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Christmas card

I love a Christmas card that makes me smile and this one does the trick. I especially like the glass glitter and the new decorative label punch. Then Santa and the reindeer kinda remind me of those Christmas Specials that I still watch to get me in a Christmas mood.