Tuesday, December 16, 2014

MIM #193 + CTS103 + Curtain Call Candy Cane & MM139 + Card Concept #25

I couldn't resist making time to play with Laura Bassen's Make It Monday#193: Camouflaging Die Cuts. You can check out the video tutorial here.

I also took inspiration from CAS(E) this Sketch #103 for the design and the Curtain Call December 15 - Candy Cane challenge for the color palette.


It is very hard to see in the full card photo, but score lines add a bit of dimension and echo the stripes of the candy canes.

I used my pearl Modeling Cream and Memory Box stencil to add snowflakes to the panel first and then layered on the inked reindeer die cut and Sizzix die cut sentiment. I think ths card belongs in the Clean & Layering category.

The kids are finishing up final projects before their winter break and I am on call to advise my son on a little painting, die cutting and hot gluing tonight. 

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Muse #97 + Simon Says Bling is On

This is the last week with Theresa Calvird on the Muse Design Team and her card for Muse #97 has been rolling around in my head all week.

I did make another Christmas card, taking a few elements from the inspiration card: the diagonal line of the background pattern and a whimsical image framed on a larger panel.

A Memory Box stencil and pearl Modeling Cream are used to make the shimmery snowflakes before the tiny sequins were added.

The reindeer image is stamped and then partially die cut so the scarf flows off the rectangle panel.

I am also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is Bling it On this week.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

With Theresa leaving the Muse Design Team, voting is going on now for her replacement. Anyone and everyone can vote for their favorite three entries until midnight tonight.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Merry Monday #138 + Simon Says Bling & WCMD prize winner

Today just did not go as expected, and I am much later than I planned posting the winner of my World Card Making Day 2014 Winner Blog Hop prize.

I want to give a huge, heartfelt thank you to everyone that commented on the Blog Hop post and welcome those that have starting following my blog. And now to the prize winner! My Random Number Generator picked post 17, which is Kathy Mc.

Following you also, Jacquie!

Congratulations, Kathy! I will be in touch with you regarding delivery of the Altenew Gift Certificate and prize box.

I can't post without including a card and every year, when I think I'm done with Christmas cards, Stefan will ask me for 2 or 3 or 10 to use at work. I decided to use Merry Monday Challenge #138 and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge to Bling It On to inspire this card since I had a silver glitter paper wreath sitting in my die cut pile.


Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

After using gold glitter thread to tie the joy sentiment circle to the wreath, it is adhered to a scalloped vellum circle on then onto an embossed panel.

Before I go today, I have to caution you about leaving half finished craft projects where you husband might feel inspired to do something with them. A long while back I bought the letters to make my own version of the Pottery Barn Noel sign but things didn't go the way I'd hoped and the project was abandoned. The other day I found this waiting for me in the garage.

Not quite what I had envisioned :)

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