Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Silver Tree, Happy Holidays

This card is one of my favorites, besides cardstock it is using all retired product.  I used Ruby for matting and WhiteDaisy Cardstock for this project.

Can you tell me which stamp set I used for the image?  Anyway, I like the clean and simple style, and started this card off my using the confetti embossing folder, it makes me think of snowflakes, the I embossed both the tree and sentiment using Silver Embossing powder.  I really like how this came together, another clean and simple card.

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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Merry Christmas Wreath

Today's featured card is using some very old retired paper, and the retired Wreath stamp and thin cut.  I really like how this pops after adding some glitter to represent the holly berries.

I used the banner thin cut for the sentiment and some doodling to finish it off.  The cardstock is Cranberry, and I stamped the wreath in New England Ivy ink.  I popped the wreath off the card using the 3D Foam Tape.

Merry Christmas!

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Monday, 11 December 2017

Joyeuses Fetes and Snowflakes

Today I'm featuring a simple yet stunning card using White Daisy and Crystal Blue Cardstock, Crystal Blue ink and Embossing.  The base piece of White Daisy has the snowflakes embossed using Clear embossing powder.

The layer with the sentiment is embossed with silver embossing powder.  The sentiment is retired, but since I have my children in French Immersion, I like to send French cards in to the teachers.

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Sunday, 10 December 2017

Watercolor and gold embossed Deer

I had a lot of fun creating new fun cards for my Christmas Card Buffet Class.  This first one is using a Birch Tree Die Cut as my inspiration.  I wanted to create a scene.  I decided I was going to use heat embossing and watercolor paints to help execute this idea.

I started with White Daisy cardstock, and used a combination of blues from the watercolor palette to create a sky.  Once this was dry, I stamped the deer using Versamark Ink and Gold Embossing powder.  I used the Birch Tree Die Cut that I had, and distressed the trees using Chocolate Ink.  After layering the trees over the deer, I decided too create snow drifts by tearing some White Daisy cardstock.  I used our Banner Thin Cuts for my sentiment and added some doodling to my sentiment.

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

November Cross Canada Blog Hop - Inspired by the Holidays

Welcome to our November Blog Hop featuring artwork that is Inspired by the Holidays. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, plus I am the first stop on this months hop. If you came from Corinna's blog then you are in the right place! 

I wanted to create a fabulous card using our Cut Above Merry Everything Card Kit. It's pretty stunning as is, but I knew I could dress it up.

I pulled out the Gold Shimmer Brush, Bitty Sparkles, and the Gold Metallic Marker.  I coloured on the Bitty Sparkles with the Gold Metallic Marker to add some gold colour. I coloured the leaves on the card design with the Gold Shimmer Brush to add some Shimmer. I pulled the red from the card, and used that for the sentiment, Cranberry Ink.  I used 3D Foam Tape to put the circle.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Rosalynd.

If you get lost along the way, you can come right back here, as I have provided the full hop list.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring How we Celebrate the Holidays. So mark December 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

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