Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Christmas Reindeer 2016

Merry Christmas!
I made this card for my crafty BFF with the Stamping Bella Rudolph with a Present on Top Rubber Stamp and matching Die.  I colored with Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils and then popped the image up with fun foam, also cut out with the matching die, on a die cut piece of Kraft paper die cut with the MFT Die-Namics Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle Stax.  I sponged the edges of the Kraft paper with Tim Holtz DistressInk in Ground Espresso.  The cute Christmas background paper was in my stash and I just distressed the edges with ground espresso as well.  I used a touch of Crafter's Companion Clear Overlay Spectrum Noir Sparkle on the red bow/ribbon and ornaments and the tops of the ornaments were colored with Kirarina Wink Gold Metallic Glitter Pen.
The colored pencil and sparkle do not show as well in photos as they do in person, but I love this card and cannot wait to give it to my BFF.
See you all soon!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Magical Christmas 2016

Hello everyone,

When Simon Says Stamp released "Magical Christmas" stamps and dies it was a must have on my list! My husband is a licensed flooring contractor and owns his own company with our eldest son and the logo is a grizzly bear, so this was perfect for this years Christmas cards- little did I know that over 60 cards were needed and that was quite an undertaking.  I hope the recipients/customers love them.  I did switch up some of the background paper, but the design stayed the same.   So the consensus from my husband and son - these turned out awesome!  (But as a side note, my personal Christmas cards were actually purchased this year) I really need to start this project for next year, right now! 
Stamps and matching dies from SSS, "Magical Christmas"
My Favorite Things Zig Zag Stitched Oval Stax in Kraft cardstock
White A2 size card base
Background Christmas Paper from my overgrown stash of papers
Bear stamped in Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa
Bands stamped in Memento Dew Drop Ink:  Lady Bug (red) or Cottage Ivy (green)

I took lots of pictures- so enjoy!
See you soon!