December 22nd, 2013
This steampunk Christmas card is my favorite one for this year.
The steampunk holiday tree stamp is by Inkadinkadoo. I heat embossed it using silver embossing powder.
The background is blueish-green card stock which I have dry embossed using the clock embossing folder from Tim Holtz. I did some heat embossing around the edges using the silver powder.
The tag is cut with a punch, and is stamped and heat embossed with a stamp from Quietfire Deisgn. The stamped sentiment reads,”Christmas waves a magic wand over this world and behold, everything is soft and more beautiful– by Norman Vincent Peale.”
Other little doo dads added include a silver coloured charm, a rhinestone bead, and blue and cream colored string.
December 19th, 2013
I made this Christmas card for a child — a little girl, to be exact, age three, I think.
The scalloped circles are cut with die cuts using the Big Shot.
The penguin is stamped on a white circle, then colored with markers. I added some white Fun Flock to the cuff on the hat and the pom pom.
The words, “Merry Christmas” are gold stickers.
January 3rd, 2013
It’s a drag posting these after Christmas, but nevertheless here they are — a couple more Christmas cards that I made this year.
The top card features scrapbook paper, silver glitter card stock and a dancing man cut with a Memory Box die cut. I cut three shapes — beige, gold and red — and assembled them to make three different dancing men.
In the second card farther down, I used the same scrapbook paper and the same silver glitter card stock and a dancing woman or ballerina, also cut with a Memory Box die.
As above, I cut three dies using red, gold and green card stock, then assembled them to make three different ballerinas.
Both cards use a fancy fold discovered on splitcoaststampers.com.
Amazon sells Memory Box dies.
December 30th, 2012
This Christmas card features a holiday ornament with a die cut angel.
I cut the ornament and angel using the Cricut and the Joys of the Season cartridge.
I backed the angel cut with double sided sticky tape and sprinkled with blue glitter.
The background is embossed using the Big Shot and an embossing folder.
I layered the white on white over dark blue card stock and added a ribbon and some brads for decoration.
Seasons Greetings is a peel away sticker.
December 21st, 2012
This Christmas card features a die cut reindeer.
You can see it here at Amazon: Leaping Deer (Christmas) – Craft Die
The beige scallop is cut with a Spellbinder die and dry embossed using an embossing folder.
The card is a Z fold card and instructions are at splitcoaststampers.com.
I added some scrapbook paper and a sticker reading Seasons Greetings.
November 28th, 2012
This Christmas card is made with a simple center fold. It doesn’t show well here, but the card stands up and opens up quite nicely.
I used brown card stock trimmed with scrapbook paper from my stash. I sponged distress ink along the borders.
The Two Calling Birds are die cuts, made with the Cricut using the Joys of the Season cartridge. It’s available here: Cricut Cartidge, Joys of the Season
I added a white eyelet at the top for an added embellishment.
I entered this card in Playing in Paradise Challenge Number 96.
November 22nd, 2011
This is another sidestep card that I made. This one is a Christmas card.
As in the Winter Wonderland card, I used navy card stock and some lacy squares cut with the Spellbinders Nestabilities Decorative Elements Dies, Lacey Squares
I used some vintage teddy bear images for the big diamond shape and for one of the small lacy square shapes.
The Christmas tree is an Outlines sticker and so is the sentiment, “Merry Christmas.”
In the picture, the card is not opened up. It is quite nice when it is.
November 11th, 2011
Yesterday, I posted a picture of Christmas ornaments I made using angels stamped from the Country Angels Trio stamp by Rubber Stampede.
The angel ornaments used one angel per ornament, with a set of three. For this Christmas card, I used the same techniques but used all three angels on each card.
The angels are stamped with black die ink and colored with Copic markers. I have added glitter to the halos and the wings.
The image is layered on red card stock, red, green and white scrapbook paper, gold card stock and a white background.
The words Merry Christmas are a silver sticker.
October 26th, 2011
This Christmas card features a slider and spinner.
The background is white card stock that has been embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.
I used scrapbook paper for the top part and for the spinner, which is a tree.
The sliding element — the tree– is attached at the back with a penny and a three dimensional pop dot.
The words Merry Christmas are silver Outlines stickers.
It’s kind of a cute card for a child or for anyone for that matter.
June 27th, 2011
This week’s card challenge at Scrappers Paradise Blog is to make a Christmas card.
I admit that I cannot truly get “into” Christmas cards in early summer. I was considerably tempted to ignore the challenge, but then I decided, what the heck. Let’s do something different instead of traditional Winter Holiday images.
My compromise is kind of Tim Holz -y with torn, distressed text that I ripped out of a book.
I fooled around with punched flower shapes, made from Christmasy-colored paper. The punch is from Marvy Uchida.
“Merry Christmas” in the bottom left corner is an Outline sticker.
Later, I discovered a challenge at I Brake for Challenges blog. This challenge was to make a card inspired by a red and white polka dot dress that a little girl is wearing. The card works for this challenge as well.