Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Holiday Cards - Peace and Joy II

I just love this set of One Liners die collection from Papertrey Ink.  So much fun to play with and so easy to use.  Like my previous post, these cards are quick and easy.  You can make a stack of cards in no time.

So simple and clean!  The red glimmer paper really made the die cut pop.  I used the Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the background.  Instead of ribbon, I thought one of the washi tape from the Season of Style Designer Washi Tape set was a great alternative.

On the second card, I used the Stylish Stripe embossing folder for the background.  The washi tape is from the Epic Day This and That set, one of my favorites.  Sadly, the more I look at this card the more I dislike the layout.  I was way off on this one but it's done so I'm moving on.

I'm behind in posting but hopefully with the long weekend coming up I'll be able to catch up.  

Thanks for stopping by...... until next time.


Saturday, November 23, 2013

Holiday Cards - Peace and Joy

I have a few new "toys" to play with this holiday season.  Since October, I knew what I wanted to make but somehow I just couldn't get started.  Last weekend, I finally sat down and made some simple, quick and easy cards.

 There is no stamping involve.....imagine that!  The colors are not traditional but the I really like how they turned out.  On the Joy, card I used bermuda bay and basic gray card stocks.  The silver glimmer paper set the holiday tone.  I used D'vine Swirl embossing folder and love how the swirls matched the font of the die cut sentiment.

On the second card, I used cherry cobbler and basic gray card stocks.  Again, the silver glimmer paper is the perfect accessory to this color combo.

I got the "new" thinlit dies from Papertrey Ink and the "old", at least seven years old, embossing folder is from Cuttlebug.  They compliment each other so well. With these tools holiday cardmaking just got so much easier!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Check in again soon to see other samples using my new favorite tools.



Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sponging Technique

I recently re-discovered this embossing folder by Darice called Dandelion buried in my stack of embossing folders.  The inks I used for my best friend card were still out on my work table so I used them to sponged the embossed images - primrose petals, summer starfruit and gumball green.

Amazing how the same inks yielded a very different outcome.  The card made with the sponging technique turned out nice and soft, don't you think?  In contrast, the best friend card made with painter's tape technique was bold and bright.

If you haven't tried these techniques, give 'em a shot and see how your color combination turns out.

Thanks for stopping by.  I really need to get busy with my holiday cards, Christmas is just around the corner.



Saturday, November 9, 2013

Best Friend Card

I'm a sucker for funny, sarcastic sentiments.  This one fits the bill perfectly!  When I first saw this stamp, one particular friend came to mind.  Don't get me wrong, she's not the violent type or anything but I imagined her skipping next to me and laughing.

I wanted to try a technique, painter's tape technique,  that everyone is doing lately.  You basically use a painter's tape to apply ink on your paper.  On this card, I used three 6" long painter's tape or masking tape as some people calls it.  One for each of the colors I used - raspberry ripple, gumball green and summer starfruit.  The smaller sentiment is from the Six Sided Sampler stamp set by Stampin'Up and the best friend stamp is by Riley and Company.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Coming soon - Holiday Cards.