Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Wishing you Christmas Blessings

A rustic, grayed down design for you today! I love the Kaisercraft's "Christmas Edition" decorator paper pad...
the gray and cream tones are simply beautiful, yet non traditional.

The background is layers of the "Christmas Edition" papers--the dark gray wood topped with a banner shaped layer, die cut with a JustRite A2 Stitched Banners and Rectangles die.

Stamp Simply's clear "Christmas Blessings" stamp set along with Stamp Simply's Holly Steel die set provides the sentiment and holly leaves for the design. The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink, then die cut with a Spellbinder Classic Oval die. Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips pop the oval for added dimension.

The holly leaves were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink  (and a Tonic Tim Holtz stamp platform!) onto Ranger Tim Holtz Watercolor paper, then watercolored with Tim Holtz Distress inks: Iced Spruce, Weathered Wood, Aged Mahogany, and Antique Linen.

A May Art's 1.5" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon poses as a border, along with the same ribbon made into a bow using an Original Bow Easy.

I hope that you have enjoyed today's rustic design. All linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

**Be sure to check out the $2.95 shipping to all US orders, December 9-16 at Stamp Simply!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Quick and Easy Glimmer

 Just a quick and easy design that is easy to mail with 
plenty of glimmer and shine!

It's also a bit of a more modern take using one of the trees from the Stamp Simply Clear "O Christmas Tree" stamp set and mounted on mirrored cardstock...

The tree and sentiment are stamped using a Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform with Delicata non tarnishing Golden Glitz Metallic ink--the stamp platform permits stamping more than once, so you can achieve a perfectly stamped image. 

The tree and sentiment were then die cut with a Spellbinder Classic Square die. Stampendous Ultra Fine Translucent Glitter is added using a Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad and Ranger Sticky Embossing Powder. 

The image panel is layered onto Bazzill Mirrored Gold cardstock that was embossed with Spellbinder's M-Bossabilities "Simplicity" embossing folder. The panel is popped up for extra dimension with Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips.

All linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

**All shipping for US orders only $2.95 December 9-16!!!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

One Stencil; Three Colors

 Three simple cards made with Tim Holtz' "Festive" Layering Stencil and three different colored embossing pastes. 

were also used on the cards:

First up: The "Festive" stencil used with Studio 490 Metallic Silver embossing paste. After applying the paste through the stencil with a palette tool (similar one here in this Gelatos KIT), I liberally sprinkled Stampendous Ultra Fine Translucent Crystal Glitter on the wet paste and allowed to dry. 

I then stamped the Stamp Simply "Wonders of Christmas Sentiment" onto cardstock with Delicata "Silvery Shimmer" non tarnishing ink and die cut with a Spellbinder Labels One die. The sentiment is popped up on the card with Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips and accented with a jingle bell bow made with May Art's 1.5" White and Silver Sheer with Glitter Dot Ribbon, May Art's Silver Metallic string, and a glittered jingle bell.

I was going for a more rustic look with this last gift package tag made up in kraft cardstock.  I used Studio 490 Metallic Gold embossing paste, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Frayed Burlap ink, and Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Glitter for the background, all tied up with some May Art's Natural Burlap String.  

All linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

It's $3.95 shipping on all U.S. shipping this week at Stamp Simply along with their BEAUTIFUL new release of 
"Coffee or Tea?" Stamp set and Steel Dies.

Be sure to check them out!
Have a great week!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Glassy Merry and Bright

Hello! I'm here today with a design that is "Merry and Bright" but also has a "glassy" touch... 

This lovely paper is Graphic 45's "Winter Wonderland" and it certainly is wonderful. The beautiful prints include scenes with birds, forest chalets, poinsettias and holly berries...just lovely! Many of the prints have a nordic feel.

Here's the inside verse using Stamp Simply's Clear "Wonder of Christmas Sentiments." It is stamped with Versafine's Vintage Sepia ink, and die cut with a Spellbinder Classic Oval. I used a bit of a green Spica Glitter pen to fill in the word BRIGHT.

Now for the glassy part. I love the Cracked Glass Technique, but sometimes do it without the cracking--so I end up with a smooth, glassy finish. You can see the finish in the photo below:

You simply completely cover the image panel with Versamark Watermark pad; completely cover the watermarked panel with Ranger Ultra Thick UTEE Embossing Enamel Powder; then heat with your heat gun until the powder melts into "glass." This will not typically give you smooth results, so you need to complete the previous steps one or two more times. 

Now, if you did want to crack it to distress it, you would put the image panel in the freezer for a few minutes, take it out and whack it against a table edge. This should result in a cracked effect, which you can then highlight by rubbing some distress ink into the cracks, such as Tim Holtz Distress Antique Linen or Tea Stain

I mounted my glassy image panel onto the background with Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips.

My card is finished with a Seam Binding Bow, created with an Original Bow Easy with this technique. Prima Say It in Crystals in "A Victorian Christmas" add a bit of sparkle. The Say It in Crystals comes with both sequins and crystals.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

AND...Stamp Simply is...

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Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to check out the sale on the Christmas stamps...a perfect gift for yourself or others!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Christmas Star

I just love the beautiful star in Stamp Simply's Clear "Merry Christmas" stamp set. The neat thing is, there is also a matching die, Stamp Simply Steel "Merry Christmas Star" that you can also purchase to complete the set. 

The decorator paper here is Kaisercraft's "Christmas Jewel" which is no longer available, but HERE are other Kaisercraft decorator paper pads that are in the store.

The Kaisercraft paper is layered with a border of American Craft Heidi Swapp Glitter paper (here in silver, the pad has glorious colors besides silver and gold) and mounted on a card base of Coredinations Heavy Weight Smooth Cardstock. 

FabScraps Grey "Baubles" Chipboard ornaments are covered with the decorator paper.

Here's a glimmer shot...a lot of sparkle going on!

Here's the inside of the card using a sentiment from the "Merry Christmas" stamp set. The star and sentiment are both stamped with Delicata Non Tarnishing Silvery Shimmer ink, along with a Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform...

Some of the additional supplies used for bling and dimension:

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and remainder to your week!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

It's Beginning to Look ALOT LIKE...

CHRISTMAS! You don't have to look far to see the holiday season building...even though Thanksgiving is still a week and a half away! If you haven't started working on your Christmas greeting cards, now is the time! 

I just adore this Christmas tree in the Stamp Simply Clear "O Christmas Tree" stamp set! There are two other trees in the set, but this is definitely my favorite. I just love the snow covered branches and vintage feel. 

I began with Kaisercraft "Letters to Santa" decorator paper for the base of the design. Kaisercraft always has additional special borders and decorative pieces as part of their decorator pads. They also usually have embossed, metallic or glitter accents as well. This pad has love clear embossed printed special. And these vintage cut outs are also a part of the pad:

The Stamp Simply tree is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, die cut with Stamp Simply Steel O Christmas Tree dies, then colored with Copic Sketch Markers. Simple Stories enamel dots in "Cozy Christmas" add bling and shine to the tree and on the layered paper base. A bit of Thermoweb 3D Foam helps pop the tree up to add dimension.

The sentiment is from Stamp Simply's Clear "Wonder of Christmas" Sentiment stamp set. The Wonder of Christmas set is a perfect addition to the O Christmas Tree set. I stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black ink, then colored the word "Christmas" in with a Spica Gold glitter pen. It doesn't show very well in the photo, but adds a bit of gleam in person.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy all of the holiday ideas and projects that have begun!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

In All, Give Thanks!

Just a quick tag today using Stamp Simply's Clear "Welcome Fall" Stamp Set. The 1 Thessalonians Bible verse is from the set:

This lovely little scene is from Wild Rose Studio's "Harvest Meadow" decorator paper pack. This pack is filled with pretty poppies and late summer flowery fields (along with these two cuties!) and is not filled with typical fall leaves, acorns, and pumpkins. Beautiful colors throughout the patterns.

The tag is built with an orange and green decorator paper base. The mouse scene is cut out with two different sizes of rectangle dies (similar HERE). I actually cut an additional cardstock piece of the top image die size and adhered the top die cut mouse image to it to make it studier before using Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips to pop up for dimension.

The Bible verse is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink, then die cut out with a Spellbinder Classic Oval die. It is also popped up with the foam strips. 

Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice Enamel Dots add a bit of interest along with the ribbon topper: May Art's 3/4" Striped Chevron, 7/8" Gingham, and Burlap String.

This tag could work for a gift tag or book mark. I'm sending it along to my granddaughter through the mail.

All linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for joining me! Have a wonderful remainder to your week!