Thursday, December 25, 2014

Cozy Bear Christmas

This is the card that I made for Christmas this year.  This polar bear makes me laugh and it's fun to dress him in different sweaters!  I like using acetate and it gave this card a 3-D look that I really like.  I used white acrylic paint to put dots on the acetate and on the dark blue card on the back.  There is about an inch between the two pieces that give this card a lot of depth and makes it look like the funny bear is standing outside in the snow!

It was tricky to take a photo that showed the 3-D effect.  I hope you can see it in this one!

I wanted the cocoa cup to be popped out so I stamped his hands, cut them out and then glued them on with a piece of foam tape behind the cup so it could be rounded. 

Here's a close up...

Supplies Used: 
Cardstock: Cougar Opaque white, SU Night of Navy, acetate
Stamps: My Favorite Things - Cool Day, Stampin' Up - Festival of Trees, Purple Onion - Joy to the World
Inks: Momento-Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up-Handsome Hunter
Copics: sorry, I forgot to write them down
Miscellaneous: White acrylic paint, glitter, foam tape, pink chalk

I'm glad you took the time to visit!

More Tags

Here are some tags I made using a retired Stampin' Up set called Tags for All.  

Here are some close up pictures...

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Stampin' Up Tags for All (retired)
Cardstock:  Vanilla, white, red & green
Copics:  R27, YG09, YR68 and N2
Miscellaneous: foam tape, gold cord, Elizabeth Crafts Glitter Dots

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Festival of Trees Tag

I needed a little tag for a gift I was sending up to my Dad and made this one using Stampin' Up's Festival of Trees.  I've used this set a lot this year.  The trees are a great size and look wonderful all decorated and the punch makes cutting them out sooo easy!  Here is my tag...

I used card stock from my scrap folders and stamped the tree, punched it out and then decorated it with Peel Off glitter dots from Elizabeth Crafts.  I colored some of the white glitter dots with Copics.   Then I added a greeting, a little glitter ribbon and a string and it was done!  Here's a close up picture.  

I was lucky enough to arrive at the post office during a lull and had only 3 people ahead of me!!  Imagine that on the Saturday before Christmas!  It made me a happy girl!  I was expecting to be in line for an hour :)

I hope your holiday chores are close to completion so you can enjoy family and friends at this very special time of year!

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Let It Snow

I saw a wonderful card on the Lawnscaping Challenges blog this week and had to try it!  It is an entry in the White on White challenge sponsored by Simon Says Stamp!  I have a ton of Lawn Fawn stamps but of course I didn't have the ones used for the sample card.  I wasn't going to let that stop me from making the card though!  You can see the inspiration card by Yainea here.  You will have to scroll down a bit to find the inspiration card but there are some other great entries to this challenge for you to enjoy, too!  Here is my version of the card.  

I really like how the acetate shaker part is like looking into a snowstorm!  I took a trip to Micheals and Hobby Lobby and found a good assortment to make the snow more interesting.  I used chunky glitter, mica flakes, white and silver sequins, silver star sequins and pearl micro beads (they've been in my stash forever)!  Here's a close-up of the shaker part...

Here is another close up picture taken at an angle.  You can really see the micro beads in this one.  They help to move everything else around and tend to keep static cling in check.  Putting the letters on top of the acetate causes a shadow of the letters on top of the "snow" inside the window!  Love this effect!

I had a hard time photographing this card to show how sparkly it is...but this shot came out better.  Pretty!!!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Cougar Opaque 80 lb., Red and green scraps
Dies:  My Favorite Things: Stitched Rectangle Stax, Little Lowercase Letters; 
          Impression Obsession: Holly Leaf Cluster
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss
Miscellaneous: clear chunky glitter, clear mica flakes, silver and white sequins, silver star sequins, pearl micro beads, acetate, foam tape

Thanks so much again to Yainea for the inspiration!  And thanks to you for visiting, please come again!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Let There Be Peace

I was at the My Favorite Things Boutique in Eustis a few weeks ago and got some of the things from the November release. I used the new Die-namics Quilt Square Cover-up for this card.  It's really fun to cut the die out of coordinating papers and then mix and match the pieces to get different looks.  I kept the centers green because I wanted the contrast behind the snowman, but I changed out the corners and I middle triangles and I don't know which one I like best.  Here are pictures of the two versions...

I cut the "peace" out of card stock three times and glued them all together to make it more substantial.  Jody Morrow taught us to do that in one of her New Product Tour classes...pretty smart!  Then I used little pieces of SU Dimensionals to stick it onto the mica snow background.  

I also discovered something new about my MFT Darling Dots stamp set.  I use it all the time for backgrounds but usually only use one color.  What I found out is there is room between the dots to stamp more dots in another color!!!  WooHoo!  Pretty cool and pretty easy to line up, too!  Now I'm thinking of all of the color combinations that I can try!  Doesn't it look great?

Supplies used:
Stamps: MFT Happy Heart Snowman, MFT Darling Dots
Dies: MFT Quilt Square Cover-up, MFT Peace, Love, Joy
Card stock: Cougar Opaque white, SU Glorious Green (retired) and Real Red
Inks: Stampin' Up White Pigment, Glorious Green (retired), Real Red
Prismacolor Pencils: Crimson Lake, Pomegranate. Scarlet Lake, Crimson Red, Dahlia Purple, Pale Vermillion, Black, Cool Gray 50%, Cool Gray 20%, Blue Slate
Miscellaneous: Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits, paper stumps, Melissa Frances mica flakes, Sparkle & Sprinkle Tear-ific Tape, SU Dimensionals

Thanks so much for visiting!