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It's hard to believe that a card that is completely white can be more than just a plain piece of paper. When I saw the challenge at Operation Write Home, to make a card that's white on white, I wasn't sure how it would turn out. It's amazing how some embossing and pearls can add so much to a card.
Supplies: Paper - Whisper White Embossing - Beautiful Wings, Elegant Lines Jewels - Pearls
I understand most people might not be thinking about Valentine's Day this time of year. However, in order to get cards to our Heroes in time for them to be sent to their True Loves for Valentine's Day, I need to get the cards to Operation Write Home by the end of the year. I am using their Sketch Challenge this week for my design inspiration.
Supplies: Stamps - Hearts a Flutter, Delightful Dozen Card Stock - Basic Black, Real Red, Very Vanilla DSP - Modern Medley Ink - Basic Black, Real Red Thinlit - Hearts a Flutter
A friend just had hip replacement surgery, so I wanted to make her a card. I have made these scenic-style cards before, but not using some of these colors. I found a card, Twilight Beach by Cindy Gilfillan at Splitcoaststampers, which I used as inspiration.
Supplies: Stamps - Serene Silhouettes, Trust God Paper - Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White Ink - Always Artichoke, Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Soft Sky Punch - Curly Label Embossing Powder - Clear
I made this card for Operation Write Home. It's too late to send them Christmas cards this year, but they still need some winter cards. I came up with the layout from this week's sketch challenge.
Supplies: Stamps - Best of Snow, Blooming with Kindness Paper - Night of Navy, Whisper White Ink - Midnight Muse, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, VersaMark Jewels - Rhinestones Ribbon - Silver 1/8" Embossing Powder - Silver
Things have been a little hectic in my life (or should I say my daughter's life) these last few days, so I haven't had the opportunity to play and create. Below is a Christmas card I created last year. It's a simple card to create, and easy to make a lot to send to friends and family.
Playing with the 2013-2015 In Colors. A while back I had made a similar card with Baked Brown Sugar. This time, I'm using the other four colors. These are an easy set of cards to create in bulk (just four in this case).
When I started this card, I had originally planned to make a basic "Triple Time Stamping" card. Then I thought the Wonderful Blessing stamp might work well as the top layer. I must say, I am quite pleased with the way it turned out.
So, I guess this is just a Double Time Stamping card?
Supplies: Stamps - Best of Snow, Wonderful Blessing Paper - Night of Navy, Whisper White Ink - VersaMark Embossing Powder - White Thinlit - Circles Collection (for inner circle)
The outer circle was cut with a circle cutter.
It didn't matter how much I wanted to escape to make cards these last few days, it was not to happen. Finally, I found some quiet time all to myself. I found the sketch design at Operation Write Home, so it was easier than usual to visualize what I was going to create.
I wanted to work on something other than a Christmas card. I like making Christmas cards, but I needed to take a step back to boost my creativity so I could come up with fresh ideas for more Christmas cards! (I hope it works.)
This is the first time I've used this stamp set, and I'm really happy with the outcome. I decided to add dimensionals to give it a little something extra. Because the butterfly has those thin legs and antenna, I stamped it twice. Once was directly to the card and the other I stamped, colored and cut out.
Supplies: Stamps - A Round Array, Nature Walk Card Stock - Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla DSP - Gingham Garden Ink - Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry Ribbon - Lucky Limeade Ruffled Embossing Powder - Clear Punches - 7/8" Scallop Circle, 1" Circle
Seriously, "let it snow" is not a term I use very often. We have had years where we couldn't see the two-story house across the street. However, the last couple of years, we've been able to ride our motorcycles in January. This year, I'm hoping for a "normal" winter. That's why I'm willing to make cards that say, "Let It Snow."
Supplies: Stamps - Best of Snow, Endless Wishes Paper - Midnight Muse, Whisper White Ink - Midnight Muse Embossing Powder - Clear
I spent Saturday at my sister's for a craft day. It's an annual event with friends and family. Just a relaxing day working on whatever craft project we want, eating (of course), and enjoying each others' company.
These are the cards I worked on while I was there.
Supplies: Stamps - Christmas Lodge, More Merry Messages Paper - Night of Navy, Whisper White Ink - Basic Black, Midnight Muse, Night of Navy, Pacific Point Embossing Powder - Clear, Iridescent Ice (tree)
My mom's birthday is just around the corner and I realized I hadn't made her a card. I have her gifts, which still need to be wrapped, but hadn't even thought about a card. As I was thinking about one of the items I got for her, the idea of this card came to mind. Don't you just love it when the perfect design just pops in and allows your imagination to create?
As I began putting the card together, stamping and sponging, I made a few adjustments and am very pleased with the end result.
When my husband saw this card, his response was, "Wow, that looks like Christmas." I was surprised that he really liked all that sparkle.
For this effect, I used VersaMark, Heat and Stick Powder, and Dazzling Diamonds. The process is easy, but takes a bit longer than just stamping an image. First I applied the VersaMark directly to the paper (after all the stamping and inking), then I applied the Heat and Stick Powder. This powder requires heating to make it sticky. Finally, I applied the Dazzling Diamonds (not embossing powder), and heated the card again which causes the diamonds to "stick." (A note of caution: you will have dazzling diamonds around for a while.)
Supplies: Stamp - Scenic Season Paper - Night of Navy, Whisper White Ink - Basic Black, Midnight Muse, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, VersaMark Embellishment - Heat and Stick Powder with Dazzling Diamonds
I've been working with a lot of winter scenes and needed to make a switch. Don't worry, I will be making more winter scenes. For now, though, I thought I would try something a little different. I really like the way it turned out.
Supplies: Stamps - Serene Silhouettes, Teeny Tiny Wishes Card Stock - Basic Black, Very Vanilla DSP - Modern Medley Ink - Basic Black Punches - Modern Label, Word Window Jewels - Pearls Embossing Powder - Clear
I have discovered that, because the Basic Black ink tends to take a bit longer to dry, if I add clear embossing powder I no longer smudge the ink. Since I started doing this, I have cut my smudging down to nothing!
Don't you just love the way the moon will glisten on the snow and make it look like tiny diamonds all over the place? That's what this looks like to me.
Supplies: Stamps - Lovely as a Tree Paper - Basic Gray, Night of Navy, Whisper White Ink - Basic Black, Midnight Muse, Night of Navy, Silver Encore, VersaMark (I stamped the trees in Basic Black, then I stamped slightly above the image with VersaMark and used Iridescent Ice embossing powder. Sponging the sky in Midnight Muse and Night of Navy is resisted by the embossed area and making it look like snow. For the ground snow, I sponged Silver Encore, then added the Iridescent Ice embossing powder. I created the snowflakes using the White Gel Pen.)
I made a card similar to this last year and like it so much, I'm making it again this year.
The easiest way to stamp this card is to cut the small, white pieces and lay them out on the larger white piece. Then just stamp your images. This way, the images aren't distorted by "stretching" them out if you stamp, then cut. I use a tiny amount of adhesive on the backs, to keep them in place while stamping.