Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Glittery card

This is Day 12, the final day of the 12 Days of Christmas on Stamp TV. Today we are to use Glitter on our card.

I don't have any Stardust pens so I used Glitz embossing powder to give the sparkle. I officially ran out of ideas for a sentiment from the Gina K stamps I have so I left it without a sentiment. I did stamp the middle snowflake on a separate piece of paper so I could replace it if I wanted to add a sentiment.

Here are the products I used:

Gina K Designs Snow Frame set and matching die cut
Versamark ink
Recollections Glitz embossing powder
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Recollections Rhinestone stickers

One layer card

For Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas on Stamp TV we are to make a one layer card that uses a die to make a border. You trace along the inside of the die to make the border on your card.

This is a very simple one layer card. I used Crayola markers to colour the stamps and I found that it worked better on the rubber stamp than the clear stamp. 

Here are the products I used:

Gina K Designs stamps: Love and Prayers set, Fabulous Holiday Fillers set, Fabulous Frame set
Crayola markers
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Jar Labels
Staedtler Fineliner marker

Heat Embossed Card

We're up to Day 10 of the 12 Days of Christmas on Stamp TV. This time we are to use a heat embossed background made with an embossing folder.

I had not done this technique before so it was another nice learning experience. I felt that this embossing folder really didn't need much in the way of embellishment so I only added the sentiment, and a small one at that!  I used a Sizzix embossing folder from the Doily set, Recollections Sapphire and Snow embossing powders and the sentiment is from the Gina K Designs Fabulous Frame set. 

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Distressed letterpress card

The 12 Days of Christmas on Stamp TV are up to Day 9 with the distressed letterpress technique as the challenge. Here is my card.

I love this embossing folder and it seemed perfect for this technique. It is from the Spring set by Cuttlebug. I used Stampin' Up! Bashful Blue for the background and Peach Parfait for the design. The sentiment is from the Gina K Designs Fabulous Holiday Fillers and is attached with some foam tape. It is stamped with the Peach Parfait which was also sponged on the die cut.

Woodgrain card

Day 8 of the 12 Days of Christmas on Stamp TV calls for us to use the woodgraining technique.

This is another technique that I have not done very often. My deck is a reddish brown colour so that's where I got my inspiration. I don't have very many Gina K stamps so I am glad to get a new idea for a technique. 

Here are the products I used:
Ink - ColorBox Frost White, Stampin' Up! Bravo Burgundy
Gina K Designs Snow Frame set and Fabulous Frame set
Cut file for the snowflake

Gatefold card

The 12 Days of Christmas on Stamp TV is on Day 7 and the challenge is to make a gatefold card.

Instead of using wrapping paper for the background paper, I used the patterned paper to wrap the gifts on the card! I used some twine, coloured it with Spectrum Noir markers to match the presents and made the bows.

I used the following products:
Gina K Designs Cold Snap patterned paper and A Gift for You stamp set
Spectrum Noir markers DR5 and JG6
Simon Says Stamp postage stamp die
ColorBox Cranberry ink

Distressed Newsprint

For Day 6 of the 12 Days of Christmas on Stamp TV we were challenged to use distressed newsprint on our project.

I had never used this technique before so it was nice to tackle something new. My mother loves green, brown and orange so I decided to use those colours.

Here are the products I used:
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress ink- Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint; Recollections - Chestnut; Stampabilities -           Acorn Squash
Gina K Designs stamps - flower from the Love and Prayers set, sentiment from the Fabulous Holiday         Fillers set
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Jar Labels
Spectrum Noir marker EB3 on the flower middle

Card from a sketch

Day 5! On the 12 Days of Christmas on Stamp TV today we were given a sketch to base our card on.

I used the middle of the Fabulous Frame for the focal image and then used the belly bands on the sides. They don't quite fit, since the oval is turned the other way, but I think they work. I used the flower image and embossed it with clear embossing powder for the background.

Here are the products I used:
Gina K Designs products: Fabulous Frames, Especially for You set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, ColorBox Frost White
Spectrum Noir markers: PL2, PL3, PL5, CT2
Recollections Embossing Powder:Clear, Snow
Bazzill Basics Simply Smooth white cardstock

Red, white and blue card

Day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas on Stamp TV asks us to make a project using the colours Turquoise Sea, Red Hot and White(or colours that are close). I used colours that are close.

I stamped the background using the stamping off technique and used a die to cut out the ornament.

Here are the products I used:
Impression Obsession ornament die
Cold Snap patterned paper (Gina K Designs)
Gina K Designs Fabulous Frame set - sentiment
Gina K Designs Fabulous Holiday Fillers - snowflake
Salty Ocean Tim Holtz Distress ink

Vellum card

The challenge for Day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas on Stamp TV is to make a Stained Glass Vellum project. Here is my card.

After I coloured the yellow part and it dried, I thought it looked a little streaky so I went over it again. That got rid of the streaks but made it darker/brighter so I'm not sure it has the stained glass effect anymore. Oh, well. I do like the way the butterflies in the background shine in the light. You can see this on the right hand side of the card.

These are the products I used:
Spectrum Noir markers: OR1, OR2, OR3, EB4, CT4, JG7
Really Rust Stampin' Up! ink
Martha Stewart Copper Penny embossing powder
Gina K Designs Fabulous Frame set

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Gift Card holder

The challenge on Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas StampTV event is to create a Gift Card holder. I am giving some gift cards this year so it was very timely!

I used some of the paper in the Cold Snap 6" x 6" paper pack by Gina K Designs for my patterned paper. I didn't have any of the matching Gina K cardstock so I found some in my stash that matched quite well.

I die cut an oval and while it was still in the die I sponged it with ColorBox Cranberry ink. Then I stamped the sentiment, from the A Gift For You stamp duo by Gina K, in the same ink. I used a Glue Dot to make a ribbon band that can be slipped off and attached the sentiment. 

Here is what it looks like when it is opened.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Marble background card

There is a new 12 Days of Christmas Stamp TV Event starting today. Each day there will be a new challenge. Today's challenge is to use a marble background on your project. You can see how to do this technique here.

I'm thinking that these will be clean and simple cards as I don't have a lot of spare time right now. I'm sure most other people are the same!  

I used Stampin' Up! Copper metallic ink refill with the marbles. When I first put it on the red cardstock it had a shine but that seemed to disappear as it dried, so now it just looks like tone on tone. I stamped the sentiment in VersaFine Onyx Black and the snowflakes in ColorBox Scarlet. Both of these stamps are from the Gina K Designs Fabulous Holiday Fillers set. I used a die from the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Jar Labels set and cut the top and bottom of the white cardstock but not the sides. I layered everything onto a white card base and added a bow with a mini Glue Dot.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Christmas card

I still have a lot of names on my Christmas card list so I needed a card that I could produce in quantity. I came up with this one.

It has a couple of embossing steps but the main image is just one stamp, with no colouring. The main image is from Inkadinkado, from their O Holy Night set, and is stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black. The star is from my stash and is embossed with Recollections Gold Tinsel embossing powder. The sentiment is a stamp from Michael's $1.50 bin and is stamped in ColorBox Cranberry ink and embossed with Recollections Clear embossing powder.

I thought it needed a little something extra so I went around the top layer with a Pen-Touch Calligrapher Gold metallic pen before matting it with red cardstock and adhering it to a white card base.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Friday, 5 December 2014

Snowman Birthday card

I needed to make a card for a birthday so I decided to use a snowman and enter the card in the Mod Squad Challenge Blog - Frosty the Snowman challenge.  

I cut the snowman and accessories with my Silhouette Cameo from Bazzill Basics Simply Smooth white cardstock and used Spectrum Noir markers to colour parts. I used Black, IG6 and the blender pen for the hat; OR2 for the carrot nose; DR2 and DR6 for the scarf and EB3 and EB5 for the twig arms. I wanted to use flocking powder on the snowman so I ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker.  I didn't have any black brads so I coloured some green ones with the Black marker. I removed the sticker backing (from the front) and attached the brads for buttons and added the scarf, hat and arms. I sprinkled the flocking powder (Recollections) all over the snowman and pressed it down to make sure it was stuck on. I drew on eyes and a mouth and added the carrot with some glue.

For the background I started with a piece of blue cardstock and stamped the sentiment(Fiskars Birthday Bash set) with VersaFine Onyx Black ink. I made a score line above the sentiment and stamped a snowflake stamp from my stash with Versamark ink all over the top of the cardstock. Then I embossed it with Recollections 'Snow' Embossing Powder.

I attached the background to a white card base and used foam squares on the back of the snowman to pop it up.

I am also entering this in the Hiding in my Craft Room - Freestyle challenge.