Today’s Christmas card features a red rose bouquet, along with a framed sentiment.
I began by stamping a flower from the First Frost Stamp Set in Real Red Ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock. After cutting the flower with its Frosted Bouquet Die, I used my Bone Folder to give it shape.
The stamped piece, directly beneath the rose, was made with Garden Green Ink, Very Vanilla Cardstock, and a die from Frosted Bouquet.
Two more dies were used to make the Garden Green leaves and Very Vanilla “Baby’s Breath.” I used the Subtle Texture Embossing Folder to add interest to the leaves, and dotted the “Baby’s Breath” with Shimmery Crystal Effects.
The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp set, stamped in Real Red ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock. Don’t you love how it is framed? I used one of the dies in the new Ornate Frames Die Set, which is pictured in my Product List. Just click on the picture for details, and add it to your shopping cart!
The background for my bouquet is Toile Tidings Designer Paper on a Garden Green card base. I used the largest Stitched Rectangles Die to cut the DSP.
The flower theme, stripe, and layout were inspired by TGIF.
Thank you for visiting. I hope you were inspired! Have a great day!
Today’s card began as an “eclipse-a-daisy,” while experiencing an “oops-a-daisy.”
But, the actual beginning was TGIF’s challenge, to use Perennial Essence or Mosaic Mood Designer Paper.
The paper that caught my eye was the Perennial Essence design that has beautiful, little daisies falling through it.
After trimming the sides with a Be Mine Stitched Die, I grabbed my Medium Daisy Punch, and punched out a daisy. One daisy calls for another, right?
After punching a second round of petals, and attaching with Mini-Dimensionals, I added the daisy center from a yellow spot on the DSP. If you missed the instructions on my notched, daisy center, click on this picture.
I decided not to make a “true eclipse,” because I liked the way the Thick Whisper White card base was peeking through the bottom.
The daisy stem was made with a die from Sweet Silhouettes, simply cutting off the dandelion top. The leaves were made with Magnolia Memory Dies.
Here’s where the “oops-a-daisy” comes into play. The “love” and “you” dies are from the Well Written Die Set, and somehow, within a matter of minutes, I lost the “you” die. I spent, at least, 30, frustrated minutes searching, because I couldn’t complete my card without it. Besides, I have OCD when it comes to losing things. “Lo and behold,” it had fallen in the trash!
I was able to complete my card with “love you,” in Thick Whisper White Cardstock, matching the stem and card base. Whew!
Thank you for stopping by. May we all find things we’ve lost!
But, we can go shopping and buy new things, so have fun shopping in my store! In case you didn’t know, I’m my best customer!
It’s always exciting to use new product, and today I’m using the Mercury Glass Designer Acetate for the second time.
I began with a Thick Whisper White card base, topped with Feels Like Frost Designer Paper (the silver foil side) that I bordered with Noble Peacock Foil in Old Olive. The papers are in my Product List for a closer look.
Before gluing the two papers together, I used a Beautiful Boughs Die to cut a bough from the Feels Like Frost DSP. Then, I used the same die to cut a bough from the Noble Peacock Foil, filling in the hole, making it inlaid.
I rounded the corners to mimic the TGIF challenge sketch.
It’s wonderful how the Detailed Trio Punch makes it so easy. You can see the other capabilities of the punch by clicking on the picture in my Product List below.
For the circle in the sketch, I took it literally, and used a Layering Circles Die to cut a circle from the Mercury Glass Acetate. My circle needed a top to look like an ornament, and here’s the fun part; I used the Snowman Builder Punch! Doesn’t the snowman’s hat make a great ornament topper?
“Happy Holidays” is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, stamped in Memento Black Ink, and fitting perfectly within the Classic Label Punch.
There’s plenty of shine on this card, but I had to add a few green-toned Iridescent Sequins.
If you’re wondering how I used the Mercury Glass Acetate the first time, here it is. You can click on the picture for details.
Sip Sip Hooray
Thank you for paying me a visit today! I hope I inspired you with the punches and new, gorgeous papers! My store is open for business!
Today’s card is for Thanksgiving, using sets from the Annual Catalog. Can you guess which ones?
Leaves of Gold
I began with a Thick Very Vanilla card base, topped with a layer of Very Vanilla Cardstock.
The tree trunks are from the Winter Woods stamp set, which I stamped in VersaMark, sprinkled with Gold Powder, and set with the Heat Tool.
The solid leaf is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set, stamped in VersaMark on Very Vanilla Cardstock, sprinkled with Gold Powder, and set with the Heat Tool. I used a leaf die from the coordinating set, Seasonal Layers, for cutting.
The same die set provided the die to cut the “open” leaves from Very Vanilla Cardstock and Gold Foil.
“Thanks” is from the Well Written die set, cut from Gold Foil. This card seemed to call for some Gold Metallic Thread.
TIP: I wound it around three fingers, then holding the ends, I attached it to the back of the solid leaf with a dimensional. After adding a few more Dimensionals, I placed the leaf in the middle.
I was inspired by the TGIF challenge.
Heat embossing is fun. I never tire of watching the dull powder begin to shine as it dries. I hope you are inspired to use this technique.
Now, I’m going to order the Day of Thanks stamp set in the new 2019 Holiday Catalog, so I can stamp “Happy Thanksgiving” on the inside. It’s #150574 on page 49.
Thanks for stopping by!
Gold Metallic Thread
Once again, I find myself using the fabulous tree from the Sweet Silhouettes die set.
Tree of thanks
Today’s card was inspired by TGIF’s challenge, “all on black.”
The challenge determined the Basic Black Cardstock background, which I layered on a Soft Suede card base. There is wood textured paper in the Pressed Petals Designer Paper collection that I thought would make a good tree, and I used the Sweet Silhouettes die for cutting.
To add some color, I made blossoms with a Bouquet Bunch die, and another piece of the Pressed Petals DSP. Using the DSP this way, gives the blossoms a nice variation of color.
All that remained was the sentiment, which I found in the Well Written die set. I cut “thanks” from another piece of Pressed Petals Designer Paper, and my “all on black” card was complete.
Thank you for stopping by to check out my “tree of thanks.” Keep scrolling to see my short, “ink-free” Product List.
Feels Like Frost Designer Paper is absolutely gorgeous, and I’m excited to share it with you. I love the photographed images of this 6″ X 6″ DSP from the 2019 Holiday Catalog.
I began with a Seaside Spray card base, and trimmed a piece the 6″ X 6″ DSP to 4″ X 5 1/4″. To add dimension, I used a Stitched Nested Label Die to cut a section from the top of the DSP. Then, I layered it for thickness, and placed it on dimensionals.
To hold the sentiment, I used a smaller Stitched Nested Label Die to cut a piece of the “left-over” DSP for the sentiment. “Tis the Season” is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, stamped in Night of Navy Ink.
The “frosty” dandelion is from the Sweet Silhouettes die set, cut from Sparkle Glimmer Paper. I’m not sure what the plant is in the photo, but they look similar, don’t they?
My layout was inspired by this week’s TGIF challenge. So, I HAD to sprinkle on some Woven Threads Sequins.
I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek. If you liked it, you can get a glimpse of the entire pack of Feels Like Frost DSP by clicking on the picture in my Product List.
Have a wonderful day!