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Thursday, 13 July 2017

Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree



Sharing a CAS Christmas card I’ve made featuring Christmas Ornaments dies from Joy! Crafts and stamps from a pair of Stampin’ Up! sets.


The layout of my card follows the sketch at Christmas Card Throwdown.  I’ve used ornament die cuts for the three star elements and added in some hangers from the Embellished Ornaments set from Stampin’ Up!.

Rather than placing the sentiment on a banner I’ve inverted the V shape with a holly and berry stamp from another Stampin’ Up! set, Hang Your Stocking.  The sentiment is from the same set, which I embossed in gold to match the gold embossing on the ornaments.

Over at ABC Christmas they are looking for old or new items on your project.  My stamps are new; both sets got inked for the first time on this card and arrived in my Stampin’ Up! order from last month.  The dies are old; they’ve been in my stash for a couple of years.

I’m also entering my card in the current ‘Christmas in July’ challenge at My Time to Craft.

Ingredients:
Chalks & Powders etc
Wow! Embossing Powder ~ Metallic Gold Rich Pale Regular
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Joy! Crafts Dies ~ 6002/2030 Christmas Ornaments
Inks & Paints etc
Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Pad ~ Emerald Envy & Real Red
Tsukineko Ink Pad ~VersaMark
Papers
Stampin’ Up! Cardstock ~ Garden Green
Stamps
Stampin’ Up! ~ Embellished Ornaments (retired) & Hang Your Stocking
Challenges

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Monday, 10 July 2017

…if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude



Had to make a thank you and farewell combination card for a male colleague so I went with a CAS design featuring a Tim Holtz Mixed Media die and a chippie from Make It Crafty.


Went with the die cut design to fit the current challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies.  I’ve used this same design for a sympathy card too; it’s cased from a card I saw at a craft show demo.  A great way to use the mixed media dies and really effective yet elegantly CAS and perfect for male cards.

Over at Just Us Girls they are looking for ink blending so that’s what I did for the background to my die cut.  I used several shades of blue Distress Inks and then spritzed with water for a lovely almost ombre effect.  I used the same colours blended together over the chippie ‘thanks’, which I teamed with a printed sentiment.

As this card is CAS, blue and actually going out to a male I am also entering it in the current male challenge at Crafty Friends.

Ingredients:
Chalks & Powders etc
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlits ~ 661186 Mixed Media 3
Embellishments


Inks & Paints etc
Spica Pen ~ Clear
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Blueprint Sketch, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Embossing, Salty Ocean & Tumbled Glass
Papers
Arches Watercolor Paper ~ 185gsm Smooth
Challenges

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Sunday, 9 July 2017

… the power of contemplation



Krista Smith of Saturated Canary is now selling her digis through Make It Crafty and I’ve got a card using one of her new images, Carlie with Giraffe (I used the version minus the giraffe), to share today.


Used the big ‘birthday’ chippie also from Make It Crafty as the focus of my design and sat the image on it.  To help decorate my card I’ve followed the current tic tac toe board at Crafty Card Makers going with the left diagonal.  I have a digi image, some pearls for embellies and to make my line I’ve die cut the ‘happy’.

The colour scheme of my card comes from the current palette at Color Throwdown.  It’s a lovely happy and bright one that worked well for a birthday card.  Pretty much stuck entirely to it except for a little skin tone, green and brown on the branch and red for her lips.  The multiple colours gave me a good excuse to go mat crazy so this is one heavy card, luckily it is being hand delivered.

As this is going out to a female friend and features a girl image I am also entering my card in the challenge at Watercooler Wednesday where the current theme is an anything goes feminine one.

Ingredients:
Chalks & Powders etc
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlits ~ 660215 Handwritten Celebrate
Embellishments
Kaisercraft Pearls ~ Mango 
Make It Crafty Chipboard ~ 4½'' Birthday

Queen & Co Pearls ~ Sunflower Yellow
Inks & Paints etc
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors ~ No 10 White, No 33 Orange, No 35 Carmine Red, No 40 Lemon Yellow, No 42 Bright Yellow, No 43 Mid Yellow, No 44 Light Brown, No 51 May Green, No 63 Persian Blue
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Blueprint Sketch, Carved Pumpkin & Mustard Seed
Wink of Stella Pen ~ Glitter Blue
Papers
Bazzill Smoothie Cardstock ~ Grapefruit Bliss, Island Breeze & Tangerine Blast
Stamps
Challenges

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