Tuesday, October 15, 2019

#tgifc233: Feels Like Frost

Today I am sharing a card inspired by this week's TGIF Challenges sketch challenge.

The stripes in the sketch immediately made me think of the striped silver foil pattern in the Feels Like Frost DSP pack. So I started there, and here's what I came up with:

I really like the color combination of Purple Posy, Night of Navy, Whisper White, and Silver, don't you? To create that look with the Silver Thread, wrap the thread around four fingers a number of times. Pinch in the middle to create a bow of sorts, then attach with a glue dot.

I also did a second card with different patterns in the package. This one is just a little simpler because I left off the thread and twine.

Which version do you like better? Both cards are pretty simple, but that paper makes them special. Add it to your next order so that you can make easy and beautiful Christmas cards too!

Stamps: So Many Stars
Ink: Purple Posy
Paper: Purple Posy, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Feels Like Frost Specialty DSP
Embellishments: 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dots, Rhinestones, Silver Metallic Thread, White Baker's Twine
Tools: Stitched Shapes Dies, Layering Ovals Dies, Die Cutting Machine
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

#GDP210: First Peek at Christmastime is Here!

Today I have a bit of an unlikely pairing for you - the Monster Bash DSP and the brand new Christmastime is Here suite! This card all started with the sketch challenge at Global Design Project this week:

I knew I wanted to use one of the patterns in the Monster Bash pack for a Christmas card, and originally I planned to use the Christmas Gleaming stamp set. However, on the day I was designing the card, the order with my Christmastime is Here products arrived, and I decided to use them instead!

This suite of products is only available to demonstrators right now. It will be available to customers in November. If you just can't wait, you can also add it to a starter kit this month! Now let's take a closer look at the card - I fussy cut the roses from the Christmastime is Here Specialty paper. Notice the gold foil - so pretty! There is just a peek of the Gold Shimmer Ribbon and a sprinkling of Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots. The sentiment comes from the Christmas Rose stamp set, and it is cut out with the Roses Dies.

This suite of products is so pretty, I know you will want to have it in your collection! Mark your calendar for November 1, or purchase it now as part of your starter kit. Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Christmas Rose
Ink: Basic Gray
Paper: Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Monster Bash DSP, Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP
Embellishments: Gold 1/4" Shimmer Ribbon, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools: Roses Dies, Die Cutting Machine
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Birds of a Feather: Sending Love

I have a fun card to share with you today! This was one of the swap cards I made for a Holiday Catalog swap I was a part of. 

That chicken will probably make its way onto a few more cards before the season is done! This time I used it with a Valentine's theme, as it is intended. The Be Mine Stitched Dies paired perfectly, and the Pinewood Planks embossing folder added a nice background piece.

I used my Stampin' Blends to color the chicken. So many ways to go, but I chose Cajun Craze this time. Here's a close up of the coloring:

Leave a comment and let me know what you think of this card. This stamp set is so much fun to color!

Stamps: Birds of a Feather
Ink: Memento Black, Real Red, Stampin' Blends: Light & Dark Cajun Craze, Dark Mango Melody, Dark Real Red, Ivory
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Mango Melody
Embellishments: White Baker's Twine
Tools: Pinewood Planks EF, Be Mine Stitched Dies, Die-Cutting Machine
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Gather Together Pocket Card

I have been wanting to try a pocket card for a long time, so I challenged my team to make one. Of course I had to make one too!

Pocket cards are kind of fun, and not that hard to put together. I watched this video from Wendy Cranford to get some measurements and instructions. And the color combination came from a challenge in my business training group. (Talk about killing a lot of birds with one stone!)

More pocket cards are in my future - stay tuned!

Stamps: Gather Together
Ink: Merry Merlot, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Pretty Peacock, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Come to Gather DSP
Embellishments: Old Olive/Pretty Peacock 3/8" Reversible Ribbon
Tools: Gathered Leaves Dies, Die Cutting Machine, 1 1/2" Circle Punch, Circle Tab Punch
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stamping!