Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Don't Get Your Tinsel in a Tangle

Good evening,
So this month has flown by and it is almost over... what happened?
Anyway, I asked to join a "Holiday/Christmas" card swap a while back, and said I would love to make 5 cards.... and guess what? I made 6, progress I tell ya! So this is the design I came up with, and since the swap is a new thing for me, after I made 6 cards, I ran out to show my husband.... and then asked him if he thought anyone would get offended by the sentiment, he laughed and said "no, I think you will be okay" and then he added "cute card"  So, first off, he made me feel better and secondly, it has to be the season of giving right, he used the word "cute" 
I also tried something really new, I wanted lots of sparkle but was not sure wink of stella would do it, so after coloring with copic markers I pulled out the most gorgeous Tonic Garnet Red Nuvo Glimmer Paste and applied it over the hat, bow and little berries with a tiny paint brush... oh, my- this is such a gorgeous color in person! Then I also took the Tonic Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer Paste for the pom pom and fringe on the Santa hat and a drop of Crystal Accents on the ornament.
The sentiment and images are from Avery Elle, and might I add adorable, and I used the matching dies to cut the images out.  I stamped the sentiment with my MISTI tool and cut out the arch with the MFT Stitched Arch Die-Namic die.  The paper was just Christmas paper out of my stash.
I am so happy with how these turned out.
I hope the close-up shows the glimmer from the Nuvo Paste- it is amazing!
See you soon!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Happy Birthday - Time to eat cake!

Happy Birthday!!!

I generally make one card at a time, so I am trying to do multiples so I have cute cards for when I need one quick and also so I can share or whatever comes along.  Today I made 2 cards with the same supplies and same idea, just changing the background ink on one.  Super quick to make and super fun and love the end result.  (Plus I actually needed 2 birthday cards for this week)

Supplies Used:
Concord & 9th Stamp & Die set (Eat Cake & Celebrate) for the Sentiment and Cake.
I colored the cake with Prismacolor pencils and die cut, then popped them up with foam squares.  Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Bubblegum
Simon Says Ink in Mint Candy
Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Hope you enjoy!
See you all soon!