Wednesday, December 19, 2012

For the Birds (3)

I can't believe a week has gone by - sorry for not getting back sooner.Thanks for taking time out to come and look at my blog, I do appreciate it! I can proudly say all my Christmas card have been written and posted! I made over 40 cards this year which I am pleased about. I will again state I plan to make my Christmas cards early next year, however I do say this every year and December sees me madly creating my cards!!!!

Here is the final card I made for Christmas using the "For the Birds" stamp set.

It is 4x4 in size and very simple to create. The longest time was taken doing the paper piercing! I felt it just needed a little something more. I didn't tape under the piercing sections so the matt tends to sit off the card and show off the paper piercing a bit more.

I hope you like it!

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

For the Birds Christmas Card (2)

And here is my next Christmas card using the Christmas stamp in the "For the Birds" stamp set.

I always enjoy doing some colouring in of outline stamps.That was the reason I was attracted to stamping in the first place!!!! I used the Stampin'Write markers to colour in these samples. The choice of thick or finer tip means you can do a lovely neat job.

A great quick Christmas card to create with an easy layout.

See you again soon!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

For the Birds Christmas Cards

I think the stamp set "For the Birds" is so sweet and just had to make some Christmas cards using the Christmas design in the set. My first card was a CAS of one I saw on Splitcoaststampers by Sarah Will - I always like her style of cards. Once I got playing then the other designs and layouts started coming to me.

Here is my CAS of Sarah's card.  I always like a clean & simple style of card!
This one is in Raspberry Ripple.

This one is in Gumball Green.
I'll show you my other cards tomorrow - otherwise I will run out of cards to show you!!!!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Folk Christmas Tree Cards

Well here we go with some festive season creativity! Folk style Christmas trees seem to be the "in" thing this year in card making judging by what I have seen on Pinterest.

I got the inspiration for this card design from Linda Heller at her site Stampin'School, Linda had made a smaller notecard version and I expanded it into a larger design. You can find out more about Stampin'School here.

The papers came from the cute Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack in the Holiday mini catalogue. There are some lovely paper designs in this paper stack and such a versatile size for card creating.  The paper was cut as a 4 x 2.5 inch rectangle and then trimmed into the triangle shape.

The blue tree had silver Dazzling Details added to it as extra bling. The stars were punched out of Glimmer paper using the star punch from the Merry Minis punch set.

To add a bit more detail to the card I stamped the lower card piece with one of the stamps from the Confetti stamp set. The sentiment came from Joyous Celebrations.

I hope you are having fun coming up your card design for 2013! I'll be back with more in a day or two - see you then!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tool Shed Explosion Card

Hi! Sorry for the lack of posts but I have been laid up with back spasms. Not a pleasant experience!!!! And I have no idea what caused it!

Any way here is one last non Christmas card for the year before I start posting my Christmas samples for you to see. This card I made for my father-in-laws recent birthday and l liked it so much I promptly made a copy of it for my carpenter son's birthday in January ( yay prepared for a change!!!!)

It is an explosion style card as that was our class theme this month and one more sample to show in class never hurts - not sure my class ladies agree as they always say I make it too hard for them to choose which card to recreate!!!!

 Here is the card front. The Tool shed stamp stamped up so well it looks like printed paper - the detail etched into Stampin'Up! stamps is amazing! I stamped it in Soft Suede ink onto Very Vanilla card. Matted it onto Riding Hood Red card, then Soft Suede DSP, Soft Suede matt and the body of the explosion card is Night of Navy. The stitched ribbon is also that colour. Don't you love the font on the sentiment? It is from Wacky Wishes one of the hostess sets in the main catalogue. The word stamp was inked in Riding Hood Red and also sponged around the punched out image edges.

You can see the card inside design below.

I stamped images in tone on tone ink - Night of Navy from Totally Tool stamp set and I have just searched the current catalogue for it and realised it has retired! That one snuck through when I did my sorting of stamp sets, well it has now been officially removed to my retired stamp sets shelves!

Hope you like my card! See you soon with some of my Christmas cards! Keeping fingers crossed that my back muscles behave!!!


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