Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Shaping Paper - Religious Christmas Card

I woke up to a gorgeous view of a blanket of freshly fallen snow out my front window. The snowfall is calling for me to bundle up, throw my boots on, and go for a winter walk.  I wish! Gotta get the boys off to school and head to work. Reality check :(
But first, a post:

Pick a shape - any shape! What a fun challenge that The Paper Players has this week! And what a wonderfully talented group of designers. Their 'shapely' cards are amazing!  When I saw the challenge for this week, I didn't think I would bother playing along, only because I rarely use anything but a rectangle (maybe a circle once or twice??). But I was so inspired by the design team that I gave it some thought and changed my mind. I'm so glad I did. I was anxious to use the beautiful Mary and Babe stamp from CTMH that I recently acquired and thought a good shape to use as its base/background would be a manger. I searched for a template, to no avail, so started drawing one. During my failing attempt, the thought of using a star instead came to my mind. I ended up printing off different types of star shapes in a couple of sizes on cardstock, cut them out, and used them as templates. I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured it with Copics. I then fussy cut it out, glued it to some gold cardstock, and again fussy cut it out to create the gold border. I layered the different coloured stars, added some strips of gold paper, 3-d foam-taped the image, added the sentiment, and finished it off with a glitter-threaded bow.

I am also entering this card into The Addicted to Stamps and More HOLIDAY challenge this week, where you can choose ANY holiday and make your creation with its theme :)))

Thanks for looking - Have a great day :)

Supplies Used:
Paper: Recollections Silver, Gold (both foiled & glittered); CTMH White Daisy
Stamps: CTMH Mary and Babe
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; CTMH Chocolate
Other: Copics; 3-d foam tape; glittered thread

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #113

I thought the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches would work well with the Tiddly Inks digistamp that I had.  What I love about it is that you can personalize it by writing whatever you'd like on the 'notes' that the little chicks are holding up.  I simply made it into a thank you card by using a marker to write the word 'THANKS' on it, but I can easily change it to reflect a greeting for any occasion.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Tiddly Inks Digistamp
Paper:  Recollections Autumn; CTMH White Daisy
Other:  CTMH Hemp, Liquid Glass; Copics; GooseBumpz Embossing Folder; Cuttlebug; Buttons from my stash

Friday, November 15, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #112

It's Jen Brum's turn to design the sketch for Freshly Made Sketches this week, and I decided to join in on the fun:

I couldn't wait to use my new Season's Tweetings stamp set from CTMH.  I thought the sentiment was adorable and so had fun with its theme and stamped the two 'love birds' Christmas kissing - only problem was the smaller bird was too short - so the solution was either an ornament or a present as a makeshift stepping stool, as they were the only two Christmas-themed stamps I had that were suitable in size. As you can see in the photo, I went with the present :)

I added some glitter to the wreath, present, and mistletoe, 
and complimented that with a silvery-glittered background.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day :)

Supplies Used:
Paper: CTMH White Daisy, black; Recollections Silver Foil
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: CTMH Season's Tweetings, Holiday Trinkets
Other:  Copics; Stickles Xmas Red & Crystal; 3d foam tape