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 =) 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Santa Face Easel Card

This card was fun to make ! 
Based off of my Santa Face Cuttlebug Card,
only round and turned into an easel card.

I started with a 5 1/2" circle of white card stock.

I  hand drew the beard shape along the bottom portion
then cut it out with scissors.

I ran it through the Divine Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder.
The hand drawn mustache and shortened Word Window punch
eyebrows were also embossed with this folder. 

I traced the large white head piece onto
a piece of folded white card stock.
It was then cut out to make the card base.

The face, nose and lips are Blush Blossom card stock
with actual blush rubbed on in places.
The mustache is glued just in the center.
The nose is adhered with a pop dot.

The eyes are 3/8" circle punches with white details
added from a Signo gel pen. 

The  hat is cut with a large circle die
from textured red card stock
and the brim is hand cut from white.

Assorted paper punches were used to create
the embellishments on the hat. 
There is also a touch of red glitter. 
There may even be a stray piece of cat hair
on it somewhere since 
Hyla cat was supervising me!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Happy Little Snowman Card

Cute little snowman image 
(oldie from Stampin' Up!)
colored with markers.

The glittery snow is nail polish ! 
Yes, it even works on fun foam (snowflake).

It's layered onto embossed card stocks,
attached with pop dots for dimension.

Bakers twine accent.

The inside sentiment is 
"Hope your Christmas is snow much fun"

Thanks for looking =)