Tuesday, December 6, 2016

A Peek-a-Boo Christmas Card

I made this peek-a-boo window card for my 2 year old nephew, Ronan, for Christmas.

The images on the inside are die cuts by the Green Duck Sales.  I cut out the letters "HO" using some alphabet dies I had and cut the circles for the windows and that was it.  

These cute die cuts are just a sample of what came in the December subscription.  I'll be posting other cards I made with more of the die cuts in the next few days.

All the details about the die cuts can be found on their website or Etsy store.

If you want to see all the cards made by the rest of the Green Duck Sales Die Cut Club Design Team, go to our Facebook page,  "like" us and "follow".  Every time a new card is posted, you will automatically see it in your daily feed.

We have a new designer, Birgit Norton, joining us.  Her work is absolutely amazing, so I know you aren't going to want to miss out on her cards as well as the other very talented designers.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Birthday Card for a 21 yr old Nephew

I know my nephew doesn't have time to look at my blog so there's no worry that he might see this.

Zach is turning 21 this year; he's the first nephew out of many in the family.  He's working so hard at college and was just accepted into the School of Pharmacy at WVU.  I'm so proud of him but also proud of all my 14 nieces and nephews.

For my card, I used a Darice embossing folder but only embossed the corners of the paper.  I embossed one corner then embossed the other.  I had to run it through my Grand Calibur due to the way I had to position the paper.

To highlight the embossing, I rubbed on some gold and patina gilding wax then heat embossed over that with some clear embossing powder.  This dulled the color of the wax a little but it turned out okay.  I then cut two long, skinny strips of teal paper to offset the edges of the embossed areas.

The Happy Birthday die is by Frantic Stamper.

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Ornate Frame with Poinsettias

Hi Everyone!  Ann here with a holiday card and some teal poinsettias which are my favorite.

These are the dies I used:

Sue Wilson Starry Night Sky (for the tiny stars)

Sue Wilson Starry Night Sky

For being such a detailed die, the Ornate Oval Frame cut out perfectly in just one swipe in  my Vagabond machine.

To make the poinsettias, I layered two of the largest size with a piece of foam tape in between to give more dimension, rounded the backs with a foam mat and stylus and then adhered a smaller flower to the top.  The leaves are made by simply adding another one of the largest flowers cut on green glitter card stock.  These poinsettias are the perfect size for the Ornate Oval.

For the finishing touches, I added some IO Fir Sprigs and some tiny stars left over from a previous card using the Sue Wilson Starry Night Sky.

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Poinsettias from an Embossing Folder

Ann here with a card I made using a gorgeous Darice Mosaic Poinsettia embossing folder which is available at the Dies R Us Store.

Darice - Embossing Folder - Mosaic Poinsettia

Here's another photo without all the shine from the camera:

To make the card, I embossed on white card stock.  Then I just painted it all in using distress inks and a paint brush.  To give the sparkle, I brushed on some Ceramcoat Sparkle Glaze paint by Delta Creative.  This added a clear iridescent sparkle and has tiny pieces of glitter in it.  Once that was dry, I manually cut around the embossing and adhered it to  piece of linen white card stock.  By cutting out the image, I didn't have to be real careful trying to stay within the lines when painting it in.

Since the card is going to be mailed, I wanted to keep the flower centers flat and not use any gems which would likely put holes in the envelope or fall off of the card.  I colored the centers with Smooch pearlized gold accent paint.  The top panel is layered on top of a piece of  gold Shimmer Sheetz.

I can see so many more possibilities with this embossing folder.  To see all the embossing folders available at Dies R Us, click here.

Remember to stop back daily to see what the other Design Team members have created.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Happy Holly Days

Impression Obsession's Challenge called Chill Out is still going on.  You have to use cool colors on your card and all Impression Obsession products.   For me, cool colors are silver and blue.

I recently got this Holly stamp by Melissa Gordon from Impression Obsession and was curious what it would look like if I heat embossed it.  It's a gorgeous stamp with so much detail.  It looks beautiful inked up and did just as well with embossing powder.

Impression Obsession also has this Holly Days stamp which I thought was perfect for the Holly card.

You have until 7pm Central time tonight to enter the challenge.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Skating Snowman

Impression Obsession is having a challenge called Chill Out where you have to use cool colors on your card.  I'm entering my card in their challenge.

These are the Impression Obsession dies I used:

DIE043  Bunny Set

DIE079  Birch Trees

DIE084  Fir Trees

DIE217  Evergreen Trees

DIE480  Snowman Skating

The background paper for the pond, sky and snowy hill is Echo Park Hello Winter.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Pilgrim Wishes

This is my final card using die cuts from the November release of The Die Cut Club.

There were a lot of die cuts in this release.  The leaves and pilgrim with the cornucopia are from The Die Cut Club.  I mounted them on a fancy oval that I cut with a die I had and stamped the greeting for a very quick (and adorable if I do say so) card.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

I have had this background paper for years but never had the right time to use it until now.   This cornucopia and leaves are part of the November release from The Die Cut Club

 I colored a small doily with distress ink and then stamped it with the greeting stamp.