Saturday, December 31, 2016

Less is More - Dimension

One more day of 2016!  Boy did this year just fly by.  I'm hoping for a better 2017, as we have had some difficult challenges during this last year.  But the good news, is that it is ending a it bit more positively than a few months ago!

We have a new challenge starting over at Less is More, so spend sometime in your crafting spot and join in the fun.  Our theme for this challenge is Dimension.  Super fun and lots of possibilities.  Here's my take on the challenge...

I started by using my stencil and adding distressed ink to the card front. I then cut the circle and used the inlaid die technique to insert the red circle after using embossing ink to highlight the sentiment.

I then stamped and colored my main image with Copic markers and popped him up on some foam tape.

Add the sentiment at the bottom and done!

Here's a close up shot, so you can see the dimension I used for the main image.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

CASology Guest Design - Toast

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I'm excited to be invited to be a guest designer at CASology.  The challenge for this week, will actually run for two weeks since we are getting closer and closer to the holidays.  This gives everyone a bit of extra time to join in.

The theme for this challenge is "Toast"  This is perfect for me since I'm still working on a few cards; now Christmas cards have turned into New Year cards!  Here's what I came up with....looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

This is a very simple card!

I stamped the sentiment and main image on a standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card.  I then used my small square die and cut the main image.  I then just adhered all pieces to the folded cardstock, colored my image with copic markers!

The inlaid die technique is one of my favorites and makes this card super easy to make and mail! A very simple champagne toast!


Sunday, December 18, 2016

Christmas Present

I'm still trying to get the last of my Christmas cards done and mailed by Monday!

Here's one that I just finished today.  It was pretty easy to make a few of these.  While I don't mass produce any cards, I typically make several of each so I can keep one and send out the others.

This has been my favorite size recently, the 4x4!  It is cute and easy to mail, even when you add dimension to the front.

I started by die cutting the present on silver paper.  I then die cut it with red Christmas paper.  I then simply put the pieces together on a bit of fun foam.  I then embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder.  Added a few stars around my present and done.

I'm entering this card in the challenge over at CASology. This week the theme is bow, and this shiny silver bow fits perfectly!


Saturday, December 17, 2016

Less is More - Children

We have another challenge over at Less is More.  This is our last challenge before Christmas, so hope you can come over and join us.  We would love to see what you come up with.

Here's my take on the challenge.

I started by drawing a circle with pencil to create my sentiment circle.  I then stamped my "Thanks" sentiment and the stars.

I then stamped the background and the main image.  I colored the main image with copic markers.  I added a bit of foam tape to the back of the superhero for a bit of dimension.

I then added the sentiment at the bottom.

Here's a close up of the card.  You can see the dimension of the superhero.

Look forward to seeing what you come up with.


Sunday, December 11, 2016

CAS on Sunday - New Year

Can't believe it is almost 2017!  We are starting to new challenge over at CAS on Sunday and, you guessed it, our theme is "Happy New Year".

I always end up sending out several New Year cards, as I don't quite finish all of my Christmas cards. Here's what I created to bring in the new year!  Here's to hoping that 2017 bring in health and happiness to everyone!

This is a super simple card in my favorite size 4 x 4!

I simply stamped the images on cardstock and die cut them with my 2 x 2 square.  I used my Copics to color the image and I popped it up on foam tape.

I then used the inlaid die technique to add my sentiment.  And as a final touch, added silver stars to the sides.

Here's a close up of the card, you can see a bit of the dimension and the stars.