Friday, December 8, 2017

Merry Christmas Eclipse Card

I think the one technique from this year that I am still fascinated with is the eclipse technique where the popped up letters are stamped with the background. Here is another look at this one: 

Is it easier to see the dimension of the "Christmas" from this view? I stamped Penny Black's Poinsettia Script Background Stamp with red ink on a white cardfront, then cut out the Christmas using a Christmas block word die from Die-Namics. I layered the stamped words on two layers of  fun foam Christmas letters and glued them back in place. I added "merry" with I die cut in white and dark green using a Tim Holtz Script Holidays die.

Thanks for helping me #share the joy of creativity!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

I Believe Christmas Card

I used some NBUS (never before used schtuff) on this Christmas card and am very happy with how it turned out. I started with the Blizzard Foil-Mate from Gina K and Therm O Web and foiled it with a Deep Blue Deco Foil, then cut it into the pieces and attached them onto a navy blue cardbase. I die cut the shadow Believe die from Simon Says Stamp out of the bottom piece, raised it with fun foam and attached that back in the negative die cut space. I die cut the word Believe from the same Simon Says Stamp set out of red and glued that on the blizzard shadow piece. Then I added some red pearls to finish the front. Here is a peak at the inside of the card: 

The Simon Says Stamp die set has a matching stamp set which I used on the inside along with a blizzard snowflake strip. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Double Display Christmas Card

If you follow me here on my blog or at my YouTube channel, you know I love pop up interactive fun fold cards, so when I saw this die set from Our Daily Bread, I just had to have it! One die set cuts and scores the Double Display card base, and the other cuts all the layers so they make this complicated looking card very easy to make! Here is another look so you can see all the folds and dimension:
I created the base out of a pretty two sided cardstock and cut the side layers out of the other side that looks like red gingham fabric. I cut the Christmas tree in the center out of the same two sided paper and followed the instructions on this video to make the folded  Christmas tree. I added some die cut sentiments from Memory Box and Penny Black to finish the card. Here is a look at the card folded up and ready to go into an A2 envelope:

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday. Thanks for helping me #spread the joy of creativity!

Monday, December 4, 2017

How to Make a Box Card Night Before Christmas Scene YouTube Video

I have seen some box cards with diorama scenes on Pinterest and decided to play with the idea to make this larger scene card that folds flat to mail. I show step by step how to make it in a new YouTube video I posted today on my channel here. Here are some more pictures:

I used some of my favorite dies from Lil' Inker, Memory Box, Die-Versions, Tim Holtz,  and Impression Obsession to make my Night Before Christmas scene, but of course you could use any stamps or dies you already own to decorate your own box card once you watch the video and learn how to make the box card that folds flat to mail. Here is a link to the new video. Thanks for watching, sharing,  commenting and subscribing.

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Winter Fun 4 Kids at Send a Smile 4 Kids

It’s Saturday and time for another fun challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids! This time our challenge is: Winter Fun 4 Kids! Create and link any winter themed card that is appropriate for a child and you could win one of our great prizes.

We have two very generous sponsors for this challenge: Bugaboo is giving their winner 4 digis of their choice! And the winner from Kitchen Sink Stamps will receive a $25 gift certificate!

My card features the Winter Birds Friends digi from Bugaboo Stamps. I paper pieced the two winter friends and sponged the background. The “Hello there” is from Papertrey Ink.


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Penguin Love Inner Stairstep Card

I received some pre-scored and cut stairstep cardbases from The Paper Cut and made this super simple and fun card for my grandson. I love to make interactive and pop up cards and these pre-scored and cut packages from The Paper Cut make that so easy! Once the inner stairstep card base was folded, all I needed to do was decorate it. I stamped the cute Baby Penguin Layering Stamp from Hero Arts with two shades of grey and black and dressed him with a red bowtie and hat. I used a Karen Burniston stitched die to make some snowbanks and added two Snowflake Ribbons from Poppy Stamps. The perfect sentiment stamps are from the same Hero Arts set. 

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp WednesdayThanks for helping me #share the joy of creativity!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

More YouTube Collaboration Impressions of Tarnished Foil Technique Cards

I was having so much fun playing again with the Impressions of Tarnished Foil Technique for my YouTube collaboration with Melissa Kerman that went live yesterday here, that I made several more cards I am sharing today. Every card made with this technique is unique depending on which embossing folders, StazOn inks and embossing powders used. Here is a link to Melissa Kerman's tutorial YouTube video where she shows how to make the card on the left in this picture: 

The card I make in mine is on the right. For my "Giving Thanks" autumn card above, I started with a Darice Leaves embossing folder. I used green, orange and brown StazOn inks on the aluminum foil, and then added red, gold and green embossing powders. The technique is a combination of dry embossing with embossing folders and heated embossing with embossing powders and a heat gun.  The leaf was a happy salvaged mistake. I was trying to run a foiled leaf through the laminator and it got stuck and wrinkled. But I liked the look and layered it on this card and finished the card with a "Giving Thanks" die from Papertrey Ink. 

Here is another card I made while preparing for this video:

I used similar colors of StazOn and embossing powders and the same embossing folder as the card I show in the video tutorial. On this one, I added a snowman cut with Penny Black's Snowman Joy die, "joy" from Tim Holtz and a snowbank cut with a die from Karen Burniston.

I hope you will check out Melissa's YouTube video here and my YouTube video here and share your comments and consider subscribing to both channels. Thanks for helping me #share the joy of creativity!