Monday, November 17, 2014

clean and simple merry

Hey everyone!! Hope you are having a wonderful Monday!! Todays cards are brought to you by this weeks Clean and Simple sketch, make sure to head on over there and check it out for sure!!!

This card came together pretty quickly. I first started off by die cutting out the poinsettias. Once that was done I then stamped the image onto the die cut. At first that was my only plan for the card but I thought it needed a little more detail to it. So I decided to stamp the larger poinsettia imagine first in green to act as leaves behind the die cut image. Once they were stamped I then added clear wink of stella to all the flowers and small pearl just for some detail! I used some foam tape popped the flowers on top of the green stamped image. For the sentiment I die cut merry out of gold foil paper. I just loved the shine of it. Once that part was done I couldn't decide if I wanted to mount the card front onto some more gold foil paper to match or a different colour. I flipped flopped a lot but so happy I went with black and let the words shine on their own!! I also added some ink of stella to the black outline to pull it all in with sparkle!!! 

I really hope you enjoy todays card and please make sure to head on over to the Clean and Simple blog, we would LOVE to see your take on this weeks sketch!!!

Paper: white and black card stock
Stamps: bells and boughs PTI
Ink: cranberry crush, appletini Wplus9
Accessories: bells and boughs bloomers, hand lettered holiday die, wink of stella clear, pearls SU

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

falling snow

I was sitting in my very clean craft room last night wondering what to create!! So I pulled out the November Simon Says Stamp card kit and started to play. 

Was seeing a lot of rainbow type cards so I thought I would give that a try too!!

So really this card is quick to put together. I found some ink colours I liked and just started to stamp and see how they looked next to each other…I overlapped the bottom portion of the tree with each stamp as well!!  I then stamped the greeting in black and went over it with clear embossing just to have it stand out a touch more! After that was done the card needed a little something. Everyone has been using the falling snow stencil from SSS and I'm sooo sad I don't have it so I improvised a bit. I took the falling snow flake stamp from the set and inked it up with versa mark. My firs attempt was with iridescent embossing powder but I wasn't happy with that look, so I pulled out the perfect pearls. Give that subtle shine and a touch more detail!! After that was done I wiped off the excess trimmed the card front and added it to a white card base. 

Another pretty quick one to mass produce!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!!! 

Paper: white
Ink: wild mango, bloomsberry, mojito, sweet nectar (Wplus9) & audrey blue (SSS), versa mark
Stamps: be joyful 
Accessories: perfect pearls 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Merry watercolour

Hey Everyone and Happy Remembrance  day to you! Back today with some more Wplus9 !! Again I'm just loving this snowflake backdrop set!! So many great things you can do with it!!

For todays card I did a little bit of water colouring…I took 3 colours of distress ink and rubbed them on the stamp and made sure to overlap a little. Once I had the whole stamp covered I took my spritzer bottle and did a few spritzes over the stamp. Once I saw it was all wet I then stamped it down onto some water colour paper. I was impatient so I heat set it with my heat gun. Once it was dry I remembered on one of Dawns cards she had glitter embossed over the background so I gave that a whirl!!! I then white heat embossed the sentiment on the bottom of the card and was going to call it good…then I decided to pull out the deer dies die cut this one out of pink paper and then covered it with glossy accents! I was wanting the card to be extra bold and I think all that glitter and shimmer did just that!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! See ya again soon!!

Ink: versa mark, picked raspberry, seedless preserves & dusty concord distress ink
Stamps: hand lettered holiday, snowflake backdrops
Paper: water colour paper, blackberry bliss SU, melon mambo SU
Accessories: glossy accents, white embossing powder, water mister, stag trio die

Monday, November 10, 2014

merry merry joy joy

Hello everyone! Sorry for the LONG break! Its been a busy couple of months with selling our house and moving! But we are slowly getting settled in to the new place and city for that matter!!

So to celebrate the move I ordered me some new goodies!!! Today I will be showing you some easy cards to mass produce with Wplus9 stamps.

I just loved this background snowflake die along with the aperture dies. My original plan was to just make it a one layer card…however I ended up trimming the top part down a little and popping it up on a white card base!

I also couldn't decide what colour I wanted to use so I pulled out all my W9 inks and stamped most of the colours..still not to sure which one I like the most!! They are all so pretty!

For the sentiment I also pulled out another Wplus9 set and heat embossed over top the snowflakes. I used 3 different colours just to add some variety, as well as some got joy and some got merry!!

Was super fun to make and a pretty quick card to mass produce for holiday cards!!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!!

Paper: white cardstock
Ink: sweet nectar, blooms berry, appletini, mojito, sweet gelato, flamingo, lakehouse, nautical navy, ocean drive, cranberry crush, miami spice (all wplus9)
Stamps: hand lettered holiday hello, snowflake backdrops (wplus9)
Accessories: stampin up silver and gold embossing powder, ranger liquid platinum, holiday aperture die