Thursday, October 29, 2009

Snow Buddies Card

I saw a card layout awhile back that I just knew would be great using the Level 2 hostess set from the Holiday Mini, Snow Buddies.

The snowmen were stamped using Jet-Black Staz-On ink, and then colored in using WaterWonder Crayons and the Aqua Painter. They were then punched out using the 1-1/4" square punch and layered onto a piece of Basic Black card stock punched out using the 1-3/8" square punch. Both were then layered onto a rectangle of textured Chocolate Chip card stock.

The flowered piece of Ruby Red card stock was made using the Petals-a-Plenty textured impressions folder in the Holiday Mini catalog, run through the Sizzix Big-Shot. All this was layered onto a piece of textured Certainly Celery card stock.

Other accessories used are the Eyelet Border punch, Sherbet Designer Buttons and Whisper White Taffeta ribbon.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Christmas with a Twist

It's been rather busy around my house the last couple of weeks, and I have not posted anything new! I have had a little time for stamping though, and this is one of the cards that I made.

The idea came from a fellow demonstrator, but she had used different stamps and a different embossing folder. When I saw the card layout, I knew it would look unique as a Christmas card. The embossing folder, Petals-A-Plenty, is from the Holiday Mini Catalog. I'll be sharing more samples in the coming days. It's a great tool to use with the Sizzix Big-Shot. The stamp sets I used are Snow Buddies (hostess level 2 from the Holiday Mini Catalog) and Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Give Thanks

In getting a moment to do some stamping, I came up with this card that would be perfect for a Thanksgiving card.

The card base is Old Olive card stock. The jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel, Bright Blessings (115626 $8.50), was used to wheel across the center of the card stock using Old Olive Classic ink. I had also wheeled across a piece of Very Vanilla card stock with the same wheel, only taking the time to ink up different sections of the wheel with the Many Marvelous Markers (More Mustard, Ruby Red, Really Rust, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie colors) before rolling it across the card stock. This piece I then punched using the Scallop Circle punch and attached to the Ruby Red scallop with Stampin' Dimensionals.

The Ruby Red scallop behind it was made using the Scallop #2 die cut for the Sizzix Big Shot. The "In every thing give THANKS" tag was made from wheeling Old Olive ink across Very Vanilla card stock, and then punching it out with the Modern Label punch. This is attached with a piece of Linen Thread from a 1/16" hole punched on one end.

To finish off the card, use a piece of 5/8" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon.