December 22nd, 2013

christmas card with steampunk tree 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

child's christmas card 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.

 

December 30th, 2012

christmas card with die cut angel 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

christmas card with die cut reindeer 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


christmas card with center fold 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 19th, 2011

side step card with picture of landing in Antarctica Themed Winter Wonderland, this side step card was made for a swap in Art for the Creative Mind.

The recipient requested that the card should not be about the winter holiday, nor should it contain the colour pink.

This is what I came up with.

The card stock is a navy blue Bazzill.

I cut the white lacy squares using the Spellbinders Lacy Square die (Spellbinders Nestabilities Decorative Elements Dies, Lacey Squares) and the Big Shot. They are cut from a glittery white card stock.

The photo in the large lacy square is a photograph that I took on my visit to the Antarctica Peninsula a few years ago. It shows our first landing via zodiac.

In the card, the words Let It Snow are cut from a holiday card from last year.

The words Winter Wonderland are computer generated.

 

I decorated strategic spots with Snow Writer.

This sidestep card is entered in the Playing in Paradise Challenge #44.

October 26th, 2011

christmas card with slider 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.

 

 

December 14th, 2010

holiday card with glittered covered pine cone I made this holiday card using a circular image of a pine cone that I found in my stash. I think it came from a swap some years ago.

I covered the circular pine cone with transparent glitter, using the Burnished Velvet Technique ®, a lovely way of using glitter that was developed locally by Be Creative in Pitt Meadows.

The card didn’t scan well, but the circle that appears to be black is actually a metallic silver paper, very shiny and bright.

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This is quite an attractive card in real life. Some cards just lose a lot in the scanning process and this is one of those times.

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November 25th, 2010

rubber stamped christmas card with woman in santa costume
inside of christmas card with stamped message saying Dear Santa Define Good

I made a few of these rubber stamped Christmas cards. The stamped image is “To Your Wishes” by Penny Black.

I’ve colored the image with COPIC Sketch Markers and given some dimension to the white part of the Santa hat by adding Stampendous Fun Flock in White.

There is a tiny rhinestone glued on the woman’s bracelet.

The poinsettia is a Sizzix die cut, made with the Sizzix 655268 Big Shot Cutting-and-Embossing Roller-Style Machine

The second picture shows one side of the card’s inside. I’ve cut two scalloped ovals using Spellbinders Nestabilities Beaded Ovals Die Templates and stamped the messages, Dear Santa and Define Good.

The card itself is made on white card stock with some scrapbook paper and a ribbon bow completing the look.

January 2nd, 2010

let it snow card from CST And yet another lovely Holiday card has arrived from my CST group.

I’m thinking I really need a new scanner. Mine seems to be distorting color so badly. In real life, the card is so much nicer than it appears here.

The background is a delicate blueish-green with snowflakes stamped in an even more delicate blue.

The sentiment is stunning. It’s stamped and heat embossed with a delicate, glittery embossing powder.  It is not black, as it appears here in the picture.

I hope the card’s creator will let me know what color and brand she used, because it is lovely.

The snowflake near the bottom is white with a faint tinge of pinkish red glitter.

Thanks for this lovely Christmas or Holiday card.