Monday, April 22, 2024

Another snowman Christmas card

 I made a second card with the Pink & Main/Stamptember snowman set.  This one is for the Sparkles Christmas Card challenge #159 of "non traditional colors" and the Build Your Holiday Stash Spring linkup.

The snowman and cup image was colored with Olo markers.  I added some white gel pen polka dots to the cup.  The background frame die is from Reverse Confetti.  I used foam adhesive to pop up the snowman image and tucked some large snowflake sequins around the edges of the inside frame.  I love these bright colors, with the pink, lime green and turquoise with the red.  

Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers - Spring Link up Day 4

 Another day in the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Spring Linkup!

I used a Pink & Main stamp/die set for my card today.  (This was a collaboration with Simon Says Stamp for their Stamptember event.)  I just loved the little marshmallow snowmen in this set!

The snow people were all colored with Olo markers.  The background die is from Scrapbook and Cards Today and the snowbank frame die is from Mama Elephant.  I added some clear Stickles to the snowdrifts and some foam adhesive to the top parts of the snow people for a little dimension.

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers - Spring Linkup Day #3

 I missed posting yesterday, so I have two cards today for the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Spring Linkup.  

I'm hoping to use products from various sponsors of the Spring Linkup, so today's cards were made with Concord & 9th's "All the Merrys" stamp and die set.

These are slimline cards, so they fit in a business size envelope.  There are two "merry" stamps in the set, one is an outline and the other is filled in.  For the card on the left, I stamped the filled in images in red, then stamped and heat embossed the outline overtop in gold.  Christmas was also stamped and heat embossed in gold, and then I added some metallic gold splatters.  For the card on the right, I used the "merry" die to cut the word from red foil paper.  The tree, garland and star were cut from foil paper also, and the background was dry embossed with snowflakes for some texture.

Friday, April 19, 2024

Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Spring Linky Party

 The Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers is hosting their Spring Linky Party, with lots of inspiration and prizes over the next week.  

I used a couple of my favorite Christmas stamps on today's cards.  The pine bough background is from Unity Stamps and the sentiment/die is from Taylored Expressions.  I decided to play around a little with different embossing powders, so I ended up making three cards.  The card on the left is a green/gold embossing powder, the center card is gold pearl and the right is green glitter embossing powder.  I have a bad habit of buying embossing powders and then neglecting to use them, so it was fun to try out these different colors (but also a bit messy, lol!)

Friday, April 5, 2024

Freshly Made Sketches #630

 Here is the current sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

Here's my card from the sketch.  I used a small rectangle die to cut pieces leftover from a scrapbook page and then added a stamped sentiment and a floral ephemera piece.  Since I already had the stamped sentiment in my stash, this card came together very quickly!

Tuesday Morning Sketches #751

 Here is the current sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches:

This sketch made me think a little (ok, maybe a lot) as I tried to decide how to handle the layering.  I ended up using a HoneyBee die that cuts various sizes of rings at one time.  I arranged them on the cardfront and cut off the excess, then stamped my sentiment and added a few silver hearts.

This might look like a lot of layers, but it's actually a very flat card, as it's just the thin circle frames that are applied to the card front.  Using a black card base helped everything blend.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Clean & Simple on Friday - challenge #280

 The new challenge at Clean & Simple on Friday is to create a project using only dies.  This is something I've rarely done before, since I normally use stamps at least for the sentiments.  But I had a floral die set from Spellbinders that worked out great for this challenge.  

I layered the floral on white and green diecut rectangles and just adhered it to a white card base.  I'm not very good at arranging flowers on projects, so I just followed the package design for this one, lol!