Sunday, November 16, 2014

So Thankful

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......

Thanks for stampin by!

Love The Magic Of Iridescent Ice!

This stuff is magic.  It shows up better in person, it is just so sparkly.  Love it - especially this time of year.  The picture below shows of the effect better.

This idea was cased from The Stamp Camp, but I added the iridescent ice and gold embossing.  Quick and easy card. 

Supplies used:

Stamp:  Seasonally Scattered #135020 WM #135023 CM
              Photopolymer Endless Wishes #136829

paper:  Pacific Point #111350; Whisper White #100730

Ink:  Metallic Gold Encore #132141; VersaMark #102283

Stampin Write Markers:  Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise and Marina Mist #119679

Other:  Big Shot #113439, Gold Embossing Powder #109129, Iridescent Ice #101930, Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049, and Filigree Frame Embossing Folder #135818

Question or comments are always welcome.  Have a great day!  :-)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Paper Pumpkin November 2014

Love these kits!  A video from Paper Pumpkin for November's kit 'Simple Snowflake'

Love this!  Everything all in one kit.  What are you waiting for?  A surprise kit every month.

It is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

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  :-)

Thanks for stampin by......