December 27, 2010

Last Christmas Card

I can't stop my obsession! I bought myself a cuttlebug and several embossing folders. The worst part (or the best!) is the $50 gift card to Michaels and $100 to spend on crafty stuff that I got for Christmas. In other words my obsession is being fueled by family and friends so I dont see it ending any time soon : )
Anyways, I ran out of time to post everything before Christmas so here is my last and one of my favorite cards for the holidays.

For this card I used some shimmery white paper and embossed it! Oh its fun, I wanted to just emboss paper all night when I got the cuttlebug home, hehe. The girl is from Whiff of Joy Stamps and coloured with copics. I cut out the music notes and popped them up with foam squares.

I layered the green ribbon on top of the silver one then added a bow made with the bow easy. Check out the video. I never used to add bows but this makes it so easy and they always look perfect!

December 22, 2010

I've seen easel cards all over and wanted to try it out myself. I used a small snowflake stamp on the background and embossed it. The green ribbon is an old sticker I had and I coloured it with a copic marker to match the image, which is also coloured with copics. Then I added a few pearls.

I followed the directions for the card from a youtube video for the dimensions.
The only problem I had was finding an envelope to fit the small square shape. Cricut to the rescue! I found a SVG file for an envelope over at Penny Duncan Creations. Take a look around her site, she has so many wonderful files.
I've recently upgraded to Sure Cuts a Lot 2 and love the new features.

December 20, 2010

A break from the holidays

I have been working on Christmas cards for some time now and wanted to take a break and work on something different. I've mentioned in the past using line art from DeviantArt and have found a beautiful image! Komorinight has posted this image and I loved it as soon as I saw it.

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-I coloured the image with copics
-used a glitter pen on the flowers
-added dots to the background randomly with copics
-used distress ink around the edges
-added white dots with a gell pen (after distressing or they will not be white)

I added the finished image to a white card where I had also used distress inks.

December 12, 2010

I Won!

For the first time I entered a card into blog challenges. A week or so later I was surprised when I was reading new posts from the blogs I follow and all of a sudden I read my name and saw my card! I won!
This on its own was exciting as I've only recently gotten into blogging and this was the first card I entered for challenges.. so I sent an email to claim my prize and was told as that weeks winner I had the opportunity to be a guest design team member for the following week.

You can check out the post over at Anyone for Anya? About halfway down under this weeks challenge my card shows my take on Shabby Chic Christmas.

I used the shadow box card again, but this time made it larger.
I stamped the word background on blue paper, cut a lace design on the cricut in some shimmer white paper. A few pearls were added to the sides, and of course the image is coloured with copics.

If you would like the lacey cut file head over to The Scrapoholic and you can download it for free!
*Its the third one down called Scrolled Lace Mesh

December 11, 2010

Shadow Box Card

I always like trying new things so I was excited to try making a shadow box card when I saw it. I like to watch videos on youtube when looking for new ideas. Over at Splitcoast Stampers she has so many videos! I got this idea there. I love how she shows you step by step how to make things and provides measurements along the way.

As I'm still working on my Christmas cards I decided to use this new type of card.
The stamp is once again from Whiff of Joy. The Merry Christmas is from a large stamp by Inkadinkado, here. I only wanted the words as the stamp is too big for this project, so I cut out only the words.
The paper is from a small pack from K&Company. It was on sale at Michaels and I love how its double sided so you always have two patterns that coordinate.

Coloured with copics which I have officially fallen in love with!

December 9, 2010

New Stamps!

Over at Bizzy Becs Online Store they are introducing Blue Butterfly Stamps!
You can check out the store blog and see a sample from the Victorian Sweethearts Collection, so cute : )

December 2, 2010

Straying from the holidays

I havent used my cricut for so long. It sits on a shelf above my desk right in front of where I sit when I'm working on something. I look at it almost every day but the laziness in me thinks about hooking it up to the laptop (I use Sure Cuts A Lot) and clearing a spot on the desk for the paper to move freely. Needless to say I dont use the Cricut as often as I should.

The svg cuts the paper to the right size to add to the card, and cuts the flower petals as well as a hole in the center of each flower. I dont remember where I got this svg from. I've searched for free svg's and have a large collection, unfortunately I didnt organize them to remember where I found them.

I used a regular white card as the base and added the purple paper cut from the cricut to the front. The flower petals are cut so you can bend/fold them up to add dimenion. I used a copic marker for the yellow middle, then used sparkle embossing powder on the petals.

The stamp is from Whiff of Joy and I think she is so adorable. She's coloured with copics and I'm really pleased with how she came out. I think I'm starting to get better with shading and blending!

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