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Christmas Cards

Christmas time is coming and I decided to do a Stamp-a-stack at home by myself case-ing two designs. One from Vanessa and one from Kelly.


December 9, 2009 at 1:35 pm Leave a comment


This was the make and take at the stamping meeting and I can’t wait to try my own version of it… No stamps were used in the creation of this card

Christmas Tree

All you need is the scallop punch, scissors and the star punch oh and the word window punch for the tree trunk and voila!

Thanks Cass!

instructions here

August 29, 2009 at 3:13 pm 1 comment

Christmas in July

Season of Joy A

The theme for this month was Christmas Cards so I had fun experimenting with reverse embossing…

Stamp Set: Season of Joy

Ink: baja breeze, versamark

Card Stock: riding hood red, whisper white

Accessories: brayer, crop-a-dile, Power Pals, Embossing Buddy and Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, SNAIL

Technique: I stamped the image in versamark and covered in embossing powder. I then used the heat gun until the image became solid. I then covered the brayer in ink and rolled repeatedly over the embossed image so the card became blue and the image was the only thing white.

I used the crop-a-dile on the corners of the image and on the card.

July 20, 2009 at 3:58 pm Leave a comment

I sat down the other day with two ideas in my head – one was stitching and the other was embossing.  Well none of the cards have any stitching, still working on that and the one that was supposed to have stitching ended up being  a Christmas card.  I think it may be a little wishy washy and I might work a little more on it.

I wanted to put red stitching around the outside of the tree but it just didn’t look “right”, not sure if I have the technique down yet or not.  More practise needed.

Card Stock: Real Red, Black, Whisper White

Stamp Set: Stampin’ Up “Loads of Love”, “Fresh Fillers” & “Riveting” (retired)

Ink :Versamark, Basic Black

Accessories: Stampin’ Pastels, Sponge Daubers, Black Gingham Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, SNAIL

Looking at it I haven’t placed the card on straight.  I stamped the tree and the background in versamark. I then daubed over the tree and background with the pastels. (Glorious Green, Chocolate Chip & Lavendar Lace)  I think perhaps it is a bit wishy washy with the pastels but I will ponder and think over it.

Card : Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White

Paper: May Special

Ink: Basic Black, Real Red Ink Cartridge

Stamp Sets: Watercolour Joy (Wheel), Fun and Fast Notes

Accessories: Heat Gun, Powder Pals, Embossing Buddy, Clear Embossing Powder, stampin dimensionals, sponge daubers, stampin pastels

I trimmed an inch off the card and then tore it.  On the inside I rolled watercolour joy with the real red ink cartridge and sprinkled clear embossing powder over the top and then used my heat gun.

I cased the idea for the flowers from splitcoast stampers, stamping the flowers onto scraps of my paper, cutting out and then using dimensionals to mount.  I coloured the background with my pastels using the sponge daubers (real red, glorious green).

The last card turned into a Christmas Card as well – I suppose that is what real red lends itself too.  I wasn’t as successful with the border due to the fact I don’t think I had run my wheel enough to get the ink coverage right.

Card: Real Red (yup again!), Whisper White

Ink: Real Red, Versamark

Stamp Sets: Loads of Love & Watercolour joy (wheel)

Accessories: Heat Gun, Powder Pals, Embossing Buddy, Clear Embossing Powder, sponge daubers, stampin pastels

The trailer I didn’t get quite right due to you can still see some of the cab but I tried masking in this one and did alright with that with putting trees in the back of the truck.  Brilliant Blue and Basic Black, Glorious Green and Real Red were used to put colour on the truck.

Off to work out the stitching thing now!

June 27, 2008 at 3:36 pm Leave a comment

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