With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought I would make some place settings and then that led to some cards........
I used the Seasonally Scattered Stamp set and did the Baby Wipe technique. I used Bermuda Bay, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry re-inkers. Found some use for my wine corks. They make great holders for place cards. And so it goes......
In central Florida we do not get the snow, but we have wonderful weather down south now! No humidity and 60 - 70 degrees with our wonderful sun shinning. Actually 78 degrees right now. :-) Love this time of year!
I have been making more Christmas cards. Let me show you what I have been up to:
If you are wondering what all the gold and silver trees are, I will tell you my tip. I used gold and silver foil paper to layer the cards, but before I put this together I punched out the trees with Stampin Up! tree punch and then embossed them. You do not see this as the top layer covers this up and I saved on foil sheets. Now I have lots of trees for a future card! Yea!
hmmmm, I wonder what I should make. Ah a future post.
I did use a retired stamp Watercolor Winter, but Stampin Up! has a new one called Christmas Wishes that can be used. (I don't own that one because it is so similar to the one I have) Now the flowers.....A process, but fun to do. You will have to be patient and let things dry. To begin with I stamped the image on a window sheet with black ink. With wax paper, I put drops of Crystal Effects and then added one or two drops of re-inker (color of your choice I think I used Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight & Strawberry Slush) I mixed this with a toothpick and got a paint brush out and painted, let dry for several hours. After this dried I applied Dazzling Diamonds. Again I let this dry for several hours or over night, then I cut out and attached to card again with Crystal Effects as this also acts like a glue.
Today I finished this card which I did case from Cynthia Milan (I did use another stamp, but the idea is hers)
This is also with the retired stamp set Watercolor Winter, but Cynthia Milan used the stamp set Christmas Wishes. The secret for this card is the embossing powder Iridescent Ice. #101930. I just coated the whole face of the card with VersaMark and heat set this with Iridescent Ice. Magic happens! You can really see the shine on this picture. I used Endless Wishes for the sentiment. I love the font on this stamp set! Makes me smile :-)
I love my paper pumpkin. It comes every month with everything you need to put projects or cards together. This is September's. Everything you see comes in the kit, including ink, punch outs and so much more. Can't wait to see what November's is. Love, love, love. :-)
Saturday night Toni and I and our friends Christina and her mom Brenda did some serious stampin! Lots of laughs and a lot of fun. I finally finished my Gentle Peace:
So I finished four of them!
I saw this idea on Pinterest and added a little more. Not sure who the original artist is, please let me know and I will give you credit. I'm really happy how this turned out. Yea!! Love when that happens. :-) I found the original artist. Elizabethscraftroom.com
The background are DSP scraps that I tore in an arch. I stamped Lovely as a Tree on Vellum and glued Dazzling Diamonds and colored buttons with Cherry Cobler Blendabilities (the darkest shade). I stamped the 'Merry Christmas' with the stamp set 'Endless Wished' - Love the fonts.
Stampin Up! has a new stamp called Gentle Peace. I tried the stained glass technique on this stamp. I will have to work more on this, as working with vellum can be difficult, especially with glue. Here is my version:
I gold embossed on the vellum and then using our Stampin Up markers on the back side I colored this very pretty picture. I put this on very vanilla cardstock so I could bend the vellum onto the back and glue. I used dimensionals to pop it up. The base is embossed with one of the new folders.
So what do you think? It was tricky to work with and I made some mistakes, but overall I like it.
The base of this card is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 - Cherry Cobbler
DSP is 12 x 4
Insert is 3 1/4 x 3 1/2 - Old Olive
Insert is 3 x 3 1/4 - Whisper White
2 3/8 Scallop Punch - Cherry Cobbler
1 3/4 Scallop Punch - Old Olive
Label Bracket Punch - Whisper White, stamped in Cherry Cobbler stamp set Tags 4 You (retired)
Insert stamp set Festival of Trees
I scored the DSP at 4 inches on both sides, folded the corners (on both sides) to the score line. Glue the flaps down and the bottom of the pocket. You can use this card for many different occations. Yea!
I am starting to work on my Christmas cards. Yes, in September! I want this to be fun and not stressful! Here are two of them.
One from a
current stamp and one is retired. The kids on the bear are colored
with stampin up markers & the snow is dazzling diamonds. Who doesn't like coloring, right?! I used the
circle card thinlit for the baby Jesus card which is retired. Still
one of my favorites.
This one is mine. I really love how this turned out. It has a vintage look plus the color really pops. You could put any sentiment on this. Hmmmmmm, I am thinking of Merry Christmas. This just might be the first Christmas card of the year. So simple to do, here is how.......
1. Use your embossing buddy. So important. Often I forget this and regret it. It takes all oils off your card and allows the embossing only where you want it. Worth the step.
3. Now the secret! Use stampin Up! white chalk marker. Color image inside of the embossed stamp. Give a few minutes to dry and then color with our Stampin Write Markers.
4. For my card, I used Old Olive and Real Red.
5. Take a Q-tip, cotton ball or paper towel and rub off some of the ink. This will blend the colors and take off the color that is sitting on top of the embossing.
The flowers are from our retired mini punches, but you could use Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. I cut out the #3 Labels collection (counting from the smallest to the largest) on the card base and popped it up with dimensionals.