Tuesday, November 23, 2010

By special request

I don't seem to be able to get away from Christmas cards! This card was made for my daughter to give to a friend's daughter. My daughter saw the stamp and thought it would be perfect for the young lady!

The stamp is from the Snow Angels series by Stamependous which is probably discontinued now as I had a hard time even finding the stamps last year but I love them! For the background panel I used the Snowflakes Cuttlebug folder After stamping the image I used a Nestabilities star die to trace around a star omitting the stamping and cut it by hand. The other 2 stars are the next two biggest sizes cut with the Cuttlebug. The coloring is done with Prismacolor pencils and Turpenoid.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I did it!

I did it! I made a card that is not a Christmas card!
Hibiscus are still blooming here in San Antonio as it hasn't gotten really cold yet. The stencil I used to emboss this card can be found HERE

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

And more Christmas!

 For these cards I went back to dry embossing with stencils which I haven't done in a while. 

The images are all digi. If you do a Google search for Christmas holly, Christmas bells etc you will find all kinds of images. The robin was a freebie from somewhere but I don't remember where I got it. A great source for finding freebies that are offered on different blogs is Free Digital Stamps. Every day there are links to free images so you only need to follow the one blog! How great is that!

Monday, November 15, 2010

I couldn't help myself!

So I said I was tired of making Christmas cards.......I fibbed! Here are a few more that I made. I had the images printed and couldn't help myself!

The digi images for the bears can be found HERE

 You can download the candy canes image HERE
The Santa Sleigh Bells you can find HERE

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Another Christmas card!

I promise this will be the last one for a bit. I am tired of making Christmas cards already as I am sure you are tired of seeing them!

I really like this almost all white card with a touch of color. The poinsettia is a digi I found by doing a search for poinsettia coloring pages. The layer behind the image is hand embossed with the Romantic Style Fantasy EE 3425 stencil found HERE ( scroll down the page to find it) The sentiment is from a clear set by Flourishes stamped on a Cuttlebug label. To get the green border around the label I traced around the outside of the dye and cut it by hand. As I didn't have any red ribbon in the right shade I used a strip of card stock.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Digital Stamp Ornaments

As soon as I saw these digi stamps on Tracy's site, Fred She Said I knew I had to have them. I love instant gratification, click and they are on your computer! I printed a whole page and got to coloring. I have made 4cards with the stamps.

 The image is colored with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. I used a metallic gold gel pen to color the hanger and top of the ornament. The circles have glitter on them although it doesn't show up in the picture. After cutting the image out I mounted it with dimensional tape to a white panel embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.

Again I used the Cuttlebug folder on the white panel but this time I used the other ornament stamp.There is glitter on the stripes which looks really pretty in real life but doesn't show in the picture.

I will be back tomorrow with more. These images are so much fun to color!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Tag, You're It!

Another card made for a swap on Card Camp where we were to use a tag on our card.

 The tags were cut from white cardstock and stamped with a flower stamp from a clear set. The flowers were colored with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. I used a chalk ink on the edges of the tags and a Cuttlebug Tiny Mosaic folder for the green panel. The glitter that I used on the centers of the flowers doesn't show in the picture. The tags are raised with dimensional tape.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Tutti Fruiti

This is a card I made for a Tutti Fruiti swap on Card Camp where we had to use fruit on our card. I hope the recipient likes it! If you would like to join Card Camp click on the logo on the right to find out more about this group.

The cherry image is from Lockhart stamps and the sentiment is a $1 stamp from Michaels. I used a Nestie square die to cut an apperture in the white panel and then lined it with the checkered paper. The embossed lines were done on a Martha Stewart score board and the image is raised with dimensional tape.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Jingle, Jingle, Jingle

I love this image so much that I printed out a few! The two in this post are done in different colorways from the first one I showed HERE

You can download this image and a few others HERE

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Two for Christmas

I finally have something to post! I wanted a quick and easy card to make in multiples for Christmas, not too much coloring. 

This card was made mainly with scraps. How is it that the pile never seems to get less?! The snowman  is a Hampton Art stamp colored with Prismacolor pencils. I used a round Nestie to cut him out leaving a part of the bird outside the circle.

This is another quick card stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with gold detail embossing powder. I embossed the green panel with the Cuttlebug folder D'vine swirls and then used a metallic gold gel pen to make dots around the swirls.