Here we go with a Christmas card I made awhile ago. I was kind of playing around and trying some things.
For the background I used some Distress Oxides (Frayed Burlap, Evergreen Bough, Pumice Stone, Antique Linen). I used the Gothic stencil with grit paste and went over the paste with Tarnished Brass Crayon. I also stamped using the swirl and text from the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Poinsettia set.
The pine cones and branches are colored with Distress Oxide ink and die cut using the Tim Holtz Pine Branch set.
The sentiment is stamped using a stamp from the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Poinsettia set.
This one got by me… So here I am to get it posted. Some Tim Holtz flowers for my sister.
For the background I used some Tim Holtz woodgrain paper. It was already ink blended. Then I added to it using crayons Bundled Sage and Tea Dye to give it some highlights. I splattered some Antique Linen Distress paint on it also.
The flowers are die cut and water colored using reinkers.
The sentiment is made by die cutting a banner and ink blending Distress Oxide ink. The sentiment is from the Tim Holtz set Saying Stuff stamp set.
Hello and Happy Easter! I had so much fun creating all of these Easter cards. They are similar in some ways but each is different and the ideas just kept coming. I find that the more I stay in creative mode the more ideas come. So here we go, grab a cup of coffee or tea. As you will see as you scroll down looking at the cards I kind of the like the Tim Holtz Bunny Hop die set. I also had about 20 some Distress Oxide inks on my desk that I used on the cards.
Adding 2 more cards… no more though.
Two Paper Divas Easter Basket stamp set – Hoppy Easter sentiment & images on the last card.
Here I go finally posting my Tim Holtz Snowglobe card. I made it some time ago but I am just getting around to posting it.
I used the fab Sizzix Tim Holtz Snowglobe #2 set to create this card. This is the first time I put this together and I am very happy how it turned out.
There are many pieces to this but I kind of see it like a puzzle. I just cut out the pieces from different colored pieces of paper. I inked around the edges of some. The one tip I would give is cut out the glow in the windows using bigger pieces. I cut out all those little pieces and glued them in.
The sky background is done with blue and purple Distress Oxide inks. I did some ink smooshing. Shocking I know.
The sentiment is heat embossed.
The background paper behind the globe is from the Tim Holtz Paper Stash pad Christmas/Noel. I inked around the edges.
Howdy! I finally got another Christmas card done and I used the sketch from Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers group in Facebook.
This is a fairly quick card to make. I stamped the Santa and colored it with Copics and a white Wink of Stella pen. A little secret about my card.. I spilled a little water on the Santa after I colored it but it just made it without very much damage.
And another one for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers hop. I might of broken a record this time.
Here is a card I made with a stamp set that I got Tuesday at Creative Escape in Los Gatos, CA. They have so many great things to choose from! Very well stocked.
It is a stamp set by Polkadoodles which has several really cute gnome stamps. Gnomes, mushrooms and coffee what is not to love! Technically it is called Gnome for Tea but I think anything can go in that cup, coffee, tea, hot chocolate or even water (not as much fun).
I stamped the image and colored it in with Copics.
I layered up some papers from my stash and the image is raised up with foam.
Here is another card for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers hop.
I created the background using alcohol ink on glossy alcohol ink paper. It is a couple of browns and the Alloy Gilded. I was very pleased how this came out and it looks better in person. I may add another photo…
I stamped and heat embossed the coffee cups.
The sentiment was die cut.
Here are some better photos of that nice alcohol ink. These are much more like the real colors in person.
Hello! I finally got a coffee card done. I created it for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Hop.
I created my card using the cute Preston coffee owl stamp from Rubbernecker Stamps. I won 3 coffee owl stamps and this guy hasn’t been used. Time to get that going on.
The idea just popped in my head to having him balancing on a coffee cup. Who knows where these things come from… ha. Maybe a little quirky.
For the background I stamped Preston and then I used Distress Oxide ink over a stencil. I wanted to pop up Preston but I needed to stamp him on the background to get his legs, the coffee steam and feathers sticking up on his head. I wasn’t going to hand cut those out.
I stamped Preston on another piece of paper colored him with Copics. I then cut him out by hand and glued him over the stamped image on the background using foam tape.
The coffee cup is die cut and then a die was used to cut out the design on the cup. The cup itself is teal but kind of looks green in the photo. I colored in the design using a Copic pen. The cup was already glued down when I decided to stencil the background so I made a mask to cover the cup while inking over the stencil.
Hello… Today I have a card with a gift card pocket on the front. This is for the Stay Crafty with Hero Challenge #20 with a theme of gift card holder. This is a mini slimline card. Kind of odd in the photos it looks like there is a spot on the background in front of the bird but there isn’t.
I checked in on the Stay Crafty with Hero Challenge with a few hours until it ended. An idea just popped in my head quickly. Not the usual.
I decided to use a tag to make the pocket (card holder) to slip a gift card behind on the front of the card. It is a bit of a tight fit but it works.
For the background I ink blended some Distress Oxide ink on Bristol paper. I laid a stencil over the top and blotted over it with a baby wipe to remove some of the ink. It left a subtle pattern which I think is just right for the card. I had something else going but it was to much!
I die cut a tag and did some ink blending on it to create a sand and sky background. I stamped several of the images from the Hero Arts February 2021 My Monthly Hero kit and colored them with Copics. I then die cut those images and glued them to the scene. This is my first time using this kit and there are so many fun images. I wasn’t going to get it but then did and boy I am happy about that.
I then glued the assembled tag to the card front. I just barely glued the widest edges down the side and a bit at the bottom so I could slip a gift card behind it.