Here is a card I made for the sketch #9 in the Facebook Group Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers. I have to say this was challenging for me because my brain has trouble doing the tilted thing. I think it looks good but my brain… doesn’t want to put it that way. That is why it is good to do the challenges!
I stamped the Santa using a woodblock stamp. I colored it with Copics. Before it made it to the card I knocked over a diffuser that had water in it and a bit of water got on it. I fixed most of the problem by cutting the Santa out. I wasn’t going to scrap something I took the time to color.
The rest is layered up paper.
Patterned Paper pads
Holly Berry House stamp – no name to it (Santa/Father Christmas)
I die cut out all the pieces using two die cut sets by Sizzix/Tim Holtz. I inked up some of the pieces around the edges and some over the whole die cut. For the mountains I added a bit over the top to tone down the off white. As you can see these are paper piecing dies.
The background I am pretty please with. It came last. I ink blended using Faded Jeans and Stormy Sky Distress Oxide inks. Then I put a bit of Picket Fence Distress Paint on my mat and added a bit of water. I used a good old sponge and lightly tapped it on the background. I also splattered a bit of the white.
For the background I used Distress Cracked Leather Cardstock and Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy and Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink. And surprisingly, if you have seen some of my other posts, I used the smooshing technique (I do this often).
I inked all of the die cuts using Distress Oxide ink.
The sentiment is die cut and from the Christmas Ribbon die set. The rest of the die cuts are from the Festive Trims die set.
One more Christmas card for now that I made a bit ago. I like following along with the sketches in the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers group in Facebook. I need to get a little more productive with it though. Anyway here is one from last months sketch.
As you can see this a fairly straight forward card. I stamped the Santa with a wood block stamp (what?) and colored with Copic markers and a white Wink of Stella pen. Then I die cut the image with a circle die.
The sentiments was stamped and cut out with a circle die.
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.
Here is another one of my Christmas cards. Slowly building up the stash.
For the background I did some Distress ink smooshing on Distress Cracked Leather paper with a couple of Distress inks including Crackling Campfire. I also added in a little gold metallic ink.
I used the Sizzix Pine Branch die set to cut out the pine cones and branches. I colored the pine cones and branches with Distress Oxide ink and Distress inks. I then glued the pine cones on to some brown paper and hand cut around them. Each pine branch is cut in two.
I used the Sizzix Tim Holtz Christmas Ribbon die and some Distress Kraft-Stock metallic paper to die cut the sentiment.