Thursday, October 25, 2012

Card A Day Blog: Thanksgiving

It's time again for me to make another post on the Card A Day Blog, and this week's theme is, Thanksgiving.  So I pulled out my Thanksgiving and autumn stamps, and found one I thought would be fitting. The particular image I chose is from a stamp set I just recently purchased on a shopping trip, it's from the Inkadinkado set, Autumn Foliage. I chose my favorite stamp out of this set, the pumpkin on a vine, which is the main reasons I purchased the set.

To start with, I cut and folded a 5.5" x 4.25" card base. I then cut out a piece of acorn and leaves patterned paper from the DCWV Paper stack, Amber Autumn, cut to 5.25" x 4", then I matted it with a piece of dark brown cardstock, cut to just slightly larger than the patterned paper, and adhered that to the card base.

Next, I stamped my image from the autumn stamp set on white cardstock  using a versamark clear embossing pad, sprinkled some gold embossing powder on it, then after pouring off the excess powder, I heat set it with my heat gun. I then cut around the image, leaving a bit of white edge around it. I placed the embossed image on a mat that I made with the second to the last die from the Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles die set, that had the edges inked with the Tim Holtz Aged Mahogany Distress Ink. I also inked my embossed image with the same ink. I then attached the matt and image in the middle of the card.

I don't have a stamp that says Happy Thanksgiving, so I typed the words out on my computer with a brown font color on white cardstock, cut around it, inked it with the same Tim Holz ink, and adhered it to the top left side of the mat.

As in a lot of my creations, I wanted to finish off my card by adding a little bling, so I took out my box of Viva Decor, and with the gold glitter liner, I put a dot on each corner of the sentiment  and a dot in the middle of each of the blooms on the image.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Card A Day Blog Post: Christmas Animals

Hi everyone, here is my latest card I created for the Card A Day Blog. This week's theme is Christmas Animals. I chose this cute little reindeer, titled, Funny Little Reindeer, from Mcmahon Five. This card will be going into the box with the Operation Write Home cards that I will be sending out soon.

To make my card, I started off with a 5.5"x 4.25" white card base. For the background paper, I used the mittens printed paper from the Jolly Holiday paper pack from Recollections, cut to 5.25" x 4", and adhered that to the front of my card base. For the striped paper panel, I cut a piece of the solid purple cardstock from the same paper pack to 3.25" x 2.5", then cut out a piece of the diagonal striped paper at 3" x 2.25", and adhered that on top of the solid purple piece, the attached that to the middle right of the card base. 

For my image, I printed up the reindeer image at about 2.25" x 3" and colored it with Copic Markers, E35, E33, and E53 for the reindeer, G14 for the coller, Y08 for the bell and stars, and R27 for his nose. I adhered  the image to a piece of green cardstock, also from the same collection, cut slightly larger than the image, then attached that to the left end of my striped piece.

For my sentiment,  I stamped the words " Merry Christmas" with one of the clear stamps I had on hand on white cardstock, and cut a piece of the green cardstock just a bit larger and added the sentiment on top of that. I attached that to the striped panel with dimensional tape.

To finish off my card, I dotted some silver Viva Decor Glitter Liner on the stars, and randomly around the image, and on the corners of my sentiment.

I hope you enjoyed checking out my little reindeer card, and I hope you have the chance to leave me a comment, and let me know what you think. Remember to check out the Card A Day Blog every day, for some great card making inspiration, and be sure to check out our monthly challenge for a chance to win a great prize!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Mojo Monday Entry #261

Hello everyone! I have been busy making cards for Operation Write Home, and one of the places I like to go to for some great inspiration is Mojo Monday. Here is the sketch for this week.

Here is the card I made using the sketch.

For my card I used the next to the largest die from the Spellbinders Die set, Lacy Circles, the lace is from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and the pennant is from the Spellbinders Nested Lacey Pennants set. My image is the Reindeer Cameo stamp set from Inkadinkado. I stamped the image on a piece of red cardstock using a clear embossing ink pad, and then added black embossing powder, then I heat set it with my heat gun. I cut around the edges of the image, and placed it on top of the die cut circle.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest card, and as always, I love to hear what you think about what I make, so if you have the chance, please leave me a comment, I would surely appreciate it.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Card A Day Blog Entry: Christmas

Christmas Snowman:

Hi everyone, it's time again for another entry for the Card A Day Blog. This weeks theme is Christmas, and here is the card that I made.

Since I will probably be sending this card to Operation Write Home, I started off with a 5.5" x 4.25" white card base. For my background paper I cut a 5.25" x 4" piece of holly patterned designer paper, and adhered it to the front of my card base.

For the holly panel, I used the Artistic brayer Stamping set, Holly Sprigs, from Inkadinkado. I inked up the roller with Memento Cottage Ivy ink, and rolled it over a white piece of card stock. I cut out one of the panels, adhered it to the top left corner of my card, then added little dots of ruby Viva Decor Glitter Liner, where the holly berries are on the image to give it a sparkly raised berry effect.

I wanted to add an image, and I found in some of my leftover stamped images, a snowman that I had stamped from the JustRite stamp set, Holiday Cheer, and colored with Copic markers, from last year that I never used. I had punched the image out using the next to the smallest Lacy Circles die, form Spellbinders. I inked the edges with red ink, then attached it to the corner of my holly stamped image. 

I hope you like my little card, and if you have the time, please leave me a comment, and let me know what you think of it. I love hearing what people think of my creations. Make sure to visit the Card A Day Blog each day for lots of wonderful card making inspiration  Also, be sure to check out our monthly challenge for a chance to win a wonderful prize...:-)