Thursday, November 23, 2017

Lots of Leaves Thanksgiving Card

"I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual." 
- Henry David Thoreau

Images, inks and papers are all oldies from Stampin' Up!

Twine is from my crafts stash.

Thanks for looking
Happy Thanksgiving !

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving Frame Cards

Old photo frame cards from a kit I bought years ago 
(I only wanted the photo storage box they came in)
turned into simple greeting cards. 

Computer generated sentiment on the bottom one, 
rubber stamp images from Stampin' Up! on the top card.

Thanks for looking 
Happy Thanksgiving !

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Quilted Christmas Tree card

These cards were a bit time consuming (aren't most hand made cards though ?).

I stamped the stitched tree image (Stampin' Up!) onto three different patterned papers
from an old Die Cuts With A View Christmas paper stack.

I carefully cut each section apart along the stitched lines.

I then puzzle pieced them back together using three papers per tree.

They were then glued to a die cut circle. The stitching on the circles was created by tracing a circle die with a fine tip marker. This is then glued to a dark brown circle.

The background is created by piecing together three pieces of the same patterned papers I used for the trees. I used a stitching rubber stamp and black ink to make the zig zags along each panel.

I thought about adding a tag with a sentiment, too, but decided against.

Thanks for looking =)

Monday, November 20, 2017

Buttons and Banners Christmas Cards

I have been having fun jazzing up these plain,
premade cards bases bought on clearance some time ago !

There were green shimmery designs on them.

I added hand cut banners, paper punched buttons and twine.
The sentiment was stamped with an old image from Stampin' Up!

Two versions of a fairly quick to make card.

Thanks for looking =) 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Glitter Painted Foam Snowflakes Card

Isn't this a fun , non traditional colors, simple card ?

It was also an experiment:
could I paint fun foam die cut snowflakes with glitter nail polish ?

The answer as you can see is YES ! 
I was happy to see that the foam didn't disintegrate 
or anything from the nail polish.
It also dried just fine on the foam.
I'll definitely do this again to make glittered
snowflakes, it may be a smellier process
(I can't stand the smell of nail polish)
but it has almost no mess. 

The patterned paper was from an old Die Cuts With A View
 Christmas paper stack.

The printed ribbon was bought on clearance at Targer
as part of a set several years ago. 

Thanks for looking =)