Friday, December 19, 2014

Happy Hanukkah!


Every year I make one Hanukkah card, and here is this year's.

I cut the dreidels using my Silhouette and some "holographic" paper from Crayola. I glued them to textured blue paper and mounted that panel on foam squares. I printed the sentiment using my computer.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Happy Birthday, Sheri!

Happy Birthday, Sheri!

I made this card last week when I got up so early one day and had a chance to play around in my stamping room. I actually made two cards like it - both for December birthdays. The snowflakes are from Inkadinkado and are stamped in Soft Silver ink. I used a Papertrey Ink die to cut out the "birthday" and used a Papertrey stamp for the the "HAPPY." I matted both panels with light blue cardstock. The sentiment panel is mounted on Dimensionals.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Bold and Bright #2

Here is card #2 made with the Stampin' Up! set called "Bold & Bright." The picture doesn't do it justice, although it's not a great card anyway:) Feels good to be stamping again, though, even if it won't last long.

I stamped the image on a yellowish/cream vellum with Versamark and used black embossing powder. I colored on the back with miscellaneous markers. I stamped the sentiment (from Papertrey Ink) on a scrap of vellum to check out the placement, and again I liked the layered vellum, so I just used it. I stamped it with black and used black embossing powder. Then I punched a couple balloons using the same vellum and a Martha Stewart punch, attached them and added the "strings." When I attach vellum, I always use Duck Tape brand double sided adhesive. It really is pretty "invisible."

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Precious Baby

I woke up really again this morning (hope I stop that soon!), so I had some stamping time. I didn't have any cards that I HAD to make, so I pulled out the next stamp set in my project to use all of my Stampin' Up! sets. Can't wait to get back to that project full force!

This set is called "Bold & Bright." I chose the baby image for my card for today. I stamped it using an old rainbow ink pad. (This pad is a Splendor pigment with ten different colors. It's from Tsukineko. Not sure if it's still available or not.) I trimmed down the image panel and mounted it on pop dots. I really want to start using some of my patterned paper, but nothing ever seems like the right print! So, I went with vellum. The sentiment is from a baby set from Inkadinkado and is stamped with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. I had some thin strips of vellum left and one of them landed on the larger piece of vellum. I liked the looks of it, so I added it above the sentiment before I attached the image panel.

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Happy Birthday, Owen!

Yesterday was our grandson Owen's fourth birthday. Hard to believe he's four already!

His favorite movie at this time is "Nightmare Before Christmas," so I found a picture from the movie and printed it on some white cardstock. Then I downloaded a Nightmare Before Christmas font and printed the sentiment on some gray cardstock. I mounted the picture on Dimensionals and added it at an angle to the card front.

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