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Friday, December 19, 2014

Guide Us To Thy Perfect Light

Materials List:

  • White Glossy Cardstock, Alcohol Inks, Silver embossing Powder
  • JustRite Stamps: Noel Christmas Ornaments, Deck the Halls
  • Spellbinders Dies: 2011 Heirloom Ornaments, Poinsettia, Holly Accents
  • Dazzles

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Wishing You Christmas Ornaments

Materials Used:
  • Glossy Cardstock, Alcohol Inks, Embossing Ink, Red & Gold Embossing Powders
  • Spellbinders Dies: 2010 Heirloom Ornaments, Decorative Labels Eight
  • Gold Liquid Pearls

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Memories

Materials Used:
Fiskars Cutter 
Spellbinders Dies - 2010 Heritage Ornaments, A2 Bracket Border One
JustRite Stamps - Deck the Halls
HOTP Dazzles & Paper
Black Enamel Accents
Black Embossing Powder & Embossing Ink

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Xmas Polar Bears

Rather than taking my crafting time writing up methods that are probably self-explanatory, I'm just going to write a quick materials list.  

Materials List:

  • White Glossy Cardstock, Alcohol Inks, White Embossing Powder, Embossing Ink
  • HOTP Small Stamps - Polar Bears, Winter Wonder
  • Spellbinders Labels Twenty Dies
  • JustRite Vintage Labels & Banners
  • HOTP 3-D Snowflake Dazzles
  • HOTP patterned paper

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Magic Slider

This card magically colors itself as the slider is pulled up to show the message: 

The basics of how to make this card is detailed in the 100 Movable Parts Cards CD from HOTP.  It is called a Magic Window Slider Card, but I modified it with the Snowflake-shaped Window instead of a square one. 

Materials Used:
  • Paper Artist Dies (HOTP) - 6 Layered Labels & Two Swirls
  • Spellbinders Dies - Persian Motifs & Accents
  • HOTP Stamp - Snowflakes Small Stamp
  • JustRite Stamps - Mix and Match Christmas Blessings
  • Darice Embossing Folder - Snowflakes
  • Silver Staze-On
  • Silver Sharpie

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Xmas Cut & Emboss in Gold & Teal

  •  White Glossy Card Stock
  • Glimmer paper in gold & teal
  • JustRite Dies & Stamps: Vintage Labels & Banner Dies, Christmas Vintage Labels One, Mix and Match Christmas Blessings
  • MaryAnn Cut & Emboss Folder - Swirls
  • M-Bossabilities Folder - Asian
  • Spellbinders Dies - Fleur De Lis Motifs
  • Alcohol Inks - Stream, Gold Mixative & ? 
  • Gold Embossing Powder
  • Gold Liquid Pearls
  • Gold Ribbon
This card started with a focal made from glossy cardstock as described here.  The background is embossed gold glimmer paper.  The teal glimmer paper was cut and embossed using the MaryAnn cut & embossing folder. The focal was added with foam tape for dimension. Next I added gold liquid pearls. The gold ribbon finishes off the front of the card.

The inside is pretty simple - teal cut with Spellbinder's die, and matted with gold, gold embossed message & gold liquid pearls.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Birthday Girl


Spellbinder's Die Set - "Resplendent Rectangles"
Stamp Sets - "Janie's Girls" by HOTP, "Unlisted" by Inkadinkadoo
Black Stamp Pad
Gel Pens

Today's card highlights the fun I had playing with my new stamp set from HOTP.  This little girl with the signboard can be used for many messages.  This one just happened to be for a birthday card (message from an Inkadinkadoo mini stamp set "Unlisted").  As you can see I cut her out using one of the Spellbinder's dies and then matted it using a piece cut from pink textured paper using the same die set.  Then I colored her with gel pens, using the Dove blender to soften the edges.