Tuesday, December 18, 2012

PTI Blog Hop Challenge

The December Blog Hop Challenge over at Papertrey Ink is to make an all white card, pops of color or neutrals are ok but the focus is to be white.  Well I just love all white cards so I decided to play this month.  I had to make a few more Christmas cards so I decided to bring out he In the Meadows dies and the Hill dies and create this card.  I looked through all my card stock and DP's to find whites and the options I had were fun.  First off is the card base which is Papertrey Ink's Rustic White, the hills are Papertrey's Linen Vellum.  The boy on the sled is Neenah Esse Pearl card stock.  The trees were cut from some scraps of DP that I bought last year to make wedding cards with and I don't remember who's it is, to bad since it is gorgeous.  The only color I used was a Copic marker C01 to color the edges of the hills.  I love the textures and different shades of white on this card.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Bit of This, A Bit of That

When I sat down to make Christmas cards I realized that I had quite a few bits and pieces left over from last year (and the year before I'm ashamed to say).  Among the bits and pieces were the makings for several cards that I had gotten at a class (I think).  I don't remember where the class was or even when.  The card bases were an odd size so I think that is why I never finished them, additional postage on off size cards is a pain in the you know what.  I decided to clear out the bits and pieces and make standard A2 cards.  For this card I used a snowflake background stamp from Stampendous with Memento Summer Sky.  The sentiment is a really old one from I don't know where and the image was included in the packet and I think it might be Penny Black, and colored with Copics.
I like how it turned out, what do you think?  Thanks for stopping by.  

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Autumn Splendor Touched by Resist

I was looking through the photos of cards I've made and came across this one.  I think I made it for one of my Thanksgiving cards and forgot about it.  I really like the resist technique and I wanted to see how it would work on kraft card stock.  All the stamps are from a Gina K Stamp Kit called, of course, Autumn Splendor.   I think it works well.  I stamped the background sunflowers with Versamark and heat embossed with clear Martha Stewart powder.  I rubbed the centers with Memento Tangelo (I think), wiping off the excess.  I stamped the script background with Memento Peanut Brittle and then the flowers in Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with Copics.  After adding some scraps of card stock I was done and happy with how it turned out.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, December 10, 2012

A Truckin' Birthday

Among the cards that I need to make for my gift packets are of course birthday cards.  I especially need cards for guys, both for me to send and for the packets that guys will use.  I had a request from one of the female halves of couples that I give to that her hubbie asked that I make cards that he could send.  I guess men don't like to send frilly, flowery, girly cards. Go figure.
So anyway when I was looking through my DP I came across my October Afternoon Sasparilla paper pad and it had this map designed paper.  Perfect to go with the truck from Papertrey Ink set Tremendous Treats:Birthday.  Another great set that is really for children but I think this image could go for any age.  I used the curlicue image for the road, works great.  I used scraps for the other parts of the cove and a punch for the circle mat.  Colored with Copics and was done.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Detail Glitter Technique

Last Monday on Papertrey Ink's blog Design Team member Erin showed this technique in their Make It Monday segment. I am in the process of making cards for my Christmas gift packets (only 75 more to go) and needed to make some baby cards.  I've had the Papertrey Ink Bitty Baby Blessings for quite awhile and it is the perfect set for the cards I need to make.
The DP is DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy paper pack.  The neat thing about this paper pack is that it can go girl or boy, so cool.
Since the set has a co ordinating die I just cut out the images stamped them with Memento Tuxedo black and colored with Copics.  I used punches to cut out the circles for matting.  When I was all finished coloring I realized that this was the perfect card to use this technique on so I got out my Quickie glue pen and Martha Stewart white glitter and embelished the Baby Buggy. The stamps in this set are so cute and I'll post some of the other cards I made with this set (I made 6  in all).
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Guardian Angel

I love using this Stampendous stamp for Christmas cards.  It's also one of my sisters favorite images so I made two cards using it in the dozen she requested.  I colored with Copics and a silver pen.  Then mounted it onto some silver card stock.  I decided to go with some non-traditional colors for the base, just for some fun.
Easy cards to make.  Hope you like them and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Santa Loves Golf

I finally started my own Christmas cards, and I'm really loving it.  These are the cards for our golfing friends.  I started out making them on a horizontal card then switched to the vertical, using Papertrey Ink's New Leaf cardstock.  The golf hole stamp is from Nortwoods Rubber Stamp company and I stamped that in Versamark then heat embossed with Recollection's white detail powder.  The Santa is also from Recollections and also stamped with Versamark but I just let it dry, now powder, since I wanted it to appear faintly in the background. 
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Rustic Manger

These are some more of the Christmas cards I made for my sister.  I wanted to see how this Papertrey Ink set 'Nativity Silhouette' would look on kraft card stock.  It's hard to see from this photo but on the left side card I made a little goof on the card and had to stamp extra stars to cover up.  (did I go to far???).  I did like how they turned out so I hope you do too.  Thanks for stopping by.