Sunday, November 23, 2014

NBUS Glittery Christmas Card

NBUS means Never Before Used Schtuff and my goal right now is to make atleast one card with all my holiday NBUS before it is too late. At a recent local stamp show, I did a make and take with the sparkliest embossing powder I have ever seen and this tree stamp, both from Stampamania. IRL this card is very sparkly because of the beautiful embossing powder and also from Glitter Dust spray by therm-o-web that is just gorgeous. The beautiful Merry Christmas sentiment is from a stencil from Hero Arts that I applied Versamark ink through and then heat embossed with the sparkly embossing powder. The rectangle card front was cut with a new stitches rectangle die from Lawn Fawn. 

I am entering this card in the Winter challenge at Crafty Catz and the "Let's Get Sentimental" challenge at Winter Wonderland.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Peace Bokeh Card

I love the Bokeh look on cards and could not resist a new set by Julie Ebersole for Essentials by Ellen (Hutson) called Bokeh Dots. I watched Julie create a card with the little dots stamp and a die cut in a class I took recently, and so I tried that with her Peace die. The words were not clear enough with just stamping, so I diecut the "peace" in white and layered that on the card. The bokeh background was made with lighter shades of blue ink and more circle stamps from the Bokeh Dots set. I added some diecut doves (Memory Box) and some sequins to complete the CAS card.

I am entering this card in the CAS challenge at Polkadoodles, and the Anything Goes challenge at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Hope You're Back on Your Feet Soon Easel Card

It's Crackerbox Palace Friday and I am sharing a fun get well card I made recently. With all the cold and snow, it seems lots of bugs are going around and we all might need a card like this to wish someone well. I used Crackerbox Palace’s tissue box stamp and there is real kleenex coming out of the box. I also stamped the sentiment on kleenex for a fun touch. I stamped the feet, cut out and popped them up with pop dots. The card is an easel card and the feet hold the card front up. 

The stamps I used on this card can be found here and here and hereAnd they will be discounted 10% off until Sunday night the 23rd.  Plus you can get free shipping if you use the code NewBlog. Wow- what a great deal!

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenges at Wonderful Wednesdays and Penny's Paper-Crafty.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Playing with my new Brushos and Other Toys

First time I played with Brusho Crystal Colours, I stamped this tree (old set from Stampin' Up, but new to me), then added various shades of blue to make a pretty night sky. What I like about Bister and Brushos is, no matter what I do with them, I still can make a nice card with the background created. I made some snowbanks with new stitched dies from Lawn Cuts, added a deer (Memory Box) and a fun sentiment die from Paper Smooches. I decorated the tree with some gems and a star, and added some white gel pen stars.

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Party Time Tuesday and the Christmas challenge at Raisin Boat.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Inspiration Photo Challenge at Repeat Impressions

It’s another Designer’s Choice Challenge at The House that Stamps Built, Repeat Impression’s blog. It is Geri’s turn and she has shared the photo above to take inspiration from and design a card with. Why don’t you join us and create a card inspired by the photo, then enter it for a chance to win some awesome Repeat Impressions rubber? Please visit the blog for all the details and to see the other Rock Star's cards for this DCC challenge. I have seen them and you do not want to miss them!

I loved the colors in the inspiration photo- lime green with a splash of red, the glitter and the shape of the vase. I saw an ornament in the round shape and designed this card: 

Can I say I just love this card? I created a shaker with Repeat Impression’s ornament, some acetate, and mounting tape. I added white crystals, gold beads and red sequins as the shaker elements. The ornament becomes the O in Noel and I embossed the rest of the letters in RI’s Noel stamp with silver sparkly embossing powder. I added another red poinsettia inside the shaker window which I stamped and cut out of red paper. I completed the card with a few more red sequins and a Christmas washi tape strip along the top.

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at My Craft Creations and the “Say it in Color” challenge at Love to Scrap (Noel is embossed with sparkly silver embossing powder.)

And don’t forget: For a 10% discount on any size order at Repeat Impressions, just make a note of my discount code (rr10kh), click on the blog badge on the side of my blog and go to the website here to shop and save! 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Giving Thanks Card

Hard to believe next week is Thanksgiving already. I have much to be thankful for. I finally had a chance to play with my new SU set of stamps and decided to make a CAS thank you card with some favorite colors. The embossing folder is from Darice and the corner punch from Fiskars.

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenges at 613 Avenue Create and That Craft Place.

Monday, November 17, 2014

First Christmas Card with Brusho Crystal Colours

If you follow me, you know I love me my Bisters and have had a blast creating with them these last few months. I heard of Brusho Crystal Colours which are similar powders that you can also sprinkle on watercolor paper and spritz with water to release their colors and was curious how they compared. A friend bought some and brought hers over recently for a play date. Now that's my kind of play date:) This is one of the first cards I made. I used the same stencil from Tim Holtz that I showed yesterday on the blog. This time I taped it down over a piece of water color paper and sprinkled on greens, reds, and lighter brown Brushos and spritzed with water. The result was this lovely watercolor look background. The first thing I noticed about Brusho powders is that most of the colors are truer without the brown undertones of Bister powder. I liked that, but some of the backgrounds I created were kinda boring without that.

To complete this card, I added two lines of thin washi tape, the same script Peace diecut I used yesterday and a new circle scribbles die from Papertrey Ink.

Santa came early to my house. He said I could go shopping in a Milwaukee mall and pick out clothes and/or jewelry I wanted for Christmas. I smiled and asked : if I really don't need jewelry or clothes, can I go on line (to Dick Blick here) and get what I really want? Santa said yes and two days later I had my Brusho Crystal Colors.  So far I like both Bisters and Brushos, but will be experimenting and sharing more cards with you.

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Treasured Times and Paper Creator's Crafts.