Sunday, July 12, 2020

Gina K Designs July Monthly Mix Challenge

Hello everyone, I hope everyone is doing well. Today I have a card that I am entering in the Gina K Monthly Mix Challenge. The theme for this month is Christmas in July. Here is my entry for this challenge.

For my card I used the Gina K Wreath Builder 4"x4" Template to make my wreath, I used some of the stamps in the Mini Wreath Builder stamp set. I stamped the little poinsettias with Memento Lady Bug ink, and the sprigs in Memento Cottage Ivy ink. For the sentiment, I used the Merry Christmas stamp from the GK Season's Greetings stamp set, and embossed it with gold embossing powder. I used a red gel pen to add color to the berries on the sprig, then I matted my piece with some red card stock, and mounted it on a 5"x 5" card base. To add a little sparkle to my card, I colored over the poinsettias with some Wink Of Stella, then added a little dab of Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops in the middle of each poinsettia.

Thank you for stopping by and checking my card out, I really had a lot of fun making it, and I liked it so much that I made four of them to add to my Christmas card stash for this coming Christmas...LOL!  

Sunday, May 10, 2020

52 Christmas Card Throwdown

Hi everyone! Wow, it's been quite a while since I posted last, lol! Anyway, I'm here today with a card that I made that I am submitting to this month's color challenge for the 52 CCT.

The snowflake images that I used where from the Simon Says Stamp Snowflake Builder stamp set. I love this set because you can make all kinds of layered snowflakes, in all sorts of different colors. For my snowflakes I used Distressed Oxide inks in Cracked Pistachio and Picked Raspberry. This is one of my favorite color combinations. The sentiment is from the Lawn Fawn, How You Bean, Christmas Cookie add on that I stamped using the Picked Raspberry ink, then I matted it with some green card stock that I thought would match well with my snowflakes, and popped it on with some dimensional tape.

Thank you for stopping by, please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Monday, July 22, 2019

My Favorite Things Camp Create Day 5: Glitzy Glitter

For the fifth and final day of the MFT's Camp Create challenge we are to make a project using glitter. 

I chose to make another Christmas card to add to this years batch of Christmas cards. I chose to use stamps from the Sunny Studios Happy Owlidays stamp set. For my glitter element, I used a piece of glitter card stock for the background for my images. I just love how the glitter adds sparkle to the project. 

Thanks for visiting my posts, these challenges where so much fun, as always, and I can't wait for the next session.

My Favorite Things Camp Create Day 4: Sensational Sliders

For day four of the MFT's Camp Create challenge is to create a project with a slider element. 

I chose to make mine using the Mama Elephant, Little Agenda Trains for my slider element and Christmas trees, for the buildings I used the Winter Village stamp set from Lawn fawn. I colored all the stamped pieces using Copic markers. I used a stitched hills die for the hills, and a cloud stencil inked with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. To make the slider, I connected my train pieces with small pieces of black card stock, then basically followed the same method mentioned in the video for this challenge to make the slider.

I really had a lot of fun making this slider card, and I'm sure the recipient will enjoy it too.  Now on to the last day for this session.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

My Favorite Things Camp Create Day 3: Spectacular Shakers

For the third day of the MFT's Camp Create challenge we are to make a project with a shaker element. At this time of year I usually start making my Christmas projects, so I decided to make a Christmas shaker card for this project.

I thought it would be interesting to create the shaker within the die cut Merry Christmas. I die cut the words out of both white card stock, then out of the plaid background to create the window. I added acetate to the back of the opening in the plaid paper, then added dimensional tape around it, and all around the edges of the paper. I used a white card base, and where I knew the shaker window would be, I added my sequins and microbeads, then attached the plaid piece with the window on top. I then adhered the white die cut Merry Christmas to the top of the window. To finish it off, I added some die cut snowflakes.  I really liked how it turned out so much that I made a couple of them, and I'm sure I will be making more.

Now on to day 4!

MY Favorite Things Camp Create Day 2: Remarcable Resist

For this challenge we had to use the emboss resist technique for our project.

For this card, I embossed these cute little lady bugs and flowers that I had in my stash of stamps using white embossing powder. I inked over them with Distress Oxide inks, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral, and Fossilized Amber, then rubbed over it with a paper towel to bring out the embossed  images more. I stamped the word hello from another stamp set I had with Abandoned Coral, sprinkled clear embossing powder over it, heat set it, then inked the edges with spiced marmalade.

Now on to the next challenge...:-)

My Favorite Things Camp Create 2019 Day 1: Wonderful Watercolor

It's summer time, and that means it's time for this years My Favorite Things Camp Create. For the first challenge of this session we are to incorporate water coloring in our creations.

For my card, I first made a galaxy watercolor background, then added stamped and colored images from the Out of This World stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I wanted it to look as if someone where looking out the window of a rocket, so I cut out a circle frame out of mirror paper and added acetate for the glass on the window. I cut out a circle on some grey metallic card stock, and added my window to that. I decided to give it a shaker element by adding a few stars inside. I used one of the sentiments from the same stamp set. 

I had a lot of fun making this card, I just love that little astronaut....he is just too cute. See you at the next challenge.