Oct 20, 2012

Snow Much Fun Water Coloring

Here is a simple card to duplicate for you Christmas cards, if you have not water-colored before it may be a little more time consuming for you. You can use the Markers to color in the images to save time and still get a beautiful card!

There are different ways you can get the watercolor effect for your image;

1. You can color your image with the Crayons or Pencils and then go over it with your Aqua Painter or Blender Pen,
2. You can rub the tip of your Aqua Painter or Blender Pen right on the Crayon and then color in your image, 
3. You can transfer Ink from the Ink Pads onto the lid and dip the tip of your Aqua Painter or Blender Pen into the Ink, and
4. Color your Image on watercolor paper using different shades of Markers and then go over it with the Aqua Painter.
For the best results I like to stamp my Image on to the Watercolor Paper and then color it in. I would have to say that for fall images number 4 is my favorite and for all other images I prefer my water color Crayons with the 2nd technique.

To Make:

Stamps - Snow Much Fun 
Ink - StazOn Black and Cherry Cobbler
C/S - Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze and Whisper White
Other - Watercolor Crayons and Aqua Painter or Blender Pens

Have a great day!
Snow Much Fun
W 122560 $33.95
C 122562 $24.95

Oct 19, 2012

Snow Much Fun

You will be seeing lot of this Stamp set.
 I tried a different color combination for this card, I used Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade. The snowflake is covered in Dazzling Diamonds to make it sparkle and then finished with a rhinestone in the center.

To make:

Stamps -SNow Much Fun and The Happy Holidays is from a retired set
Ink - StazOn Black and Island Indigo
Other - Dazzling Diamonds, Rhinestones, Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens
Ribbon - Island Indigo 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon
Punches - Snowflake (retired)

Have a great day!

Snow Much Fun
W122560 $33.95
C 122562 $24.95

Oct 18, 2012

Gift Card Holder Card

I originally designed just the gift card holder portion and then thought it seemed small and decided to mount it on the front of a card so that there would be somewhere to write a note to the receiver. I stamped the gingerbread man on the inside of the card. The pearls colored with the Sharpie Markers look great on the Christmas tree.

To make this card:

Stamps - Sensational Season and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink - Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green
C/S - Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green and Very Vanilla
DSP - Be of Good Cheer
Punches - Scallop Trim, Word Window and Modern Label
Big Shot - Holiday Collection Framelits, Snow burst and Northern Flurry EF
Other - Pearls and Dimesionals
Ribbon - 3/8" Stitched Satin Stitched Gumball Green

Have a great day!
Sensational Season Bundle
W 129945 $44.95
C 129946 $40.95

Oct 17, 2012

No Peeking

I found this card on A Demonstrator page and I had to case it. The only thing I did different was I added a red pearl nose on the reindeer. You can turn the pearls into what ever color you want by coloring them with Sharpie Markers, they are permanent so they won't smudge like our markers would. 

To make this card:

Stamps - No Peeking
Ink - Early Expresso
C/S - Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler
DSP - Be of Good Cheer
Ribbon - Gumball Green 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon
Big Shot - Circles #2 Original Die
Other - Pearls
Have a great day!

No Peeking
W 126290 $29.95
C 126292 $21.95

Be of Good Cheer DSP
126896 $13.50

Oct 16, 2012

Ornament Keepsakes

I saw a couple cards like this online, I apologize, I do not remember names or blogs. Feel free to tag yourself if you created the original card. I don't know if I like the Not Quite Navy or Old Olive better. This was the first time I really used the Framelits Dies and I like them! They do take a little bit to get used to, it doesnt take much for them to shift on the plates.
Stampin' Up! has some great bundles in this years Holiday Catalogue. The Ornament Keepsakes can be bundled with the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies.

To make this card:

Stamps - Ornament Keepsakes and Greetings of the Season
Ink - Ridinghood Red, Old Olive and Not Quite Navy
C/S - Ridinghood Red and Whisper White
Big Shot - Holiday Ornaments Framelits
Other - Rhinestones, Cherry Cobbler and Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine and Dimensionals

Have a great day!

Ornaments Keepsakes Bundle
W 129949 $$61.95
C 129950 $52.95

Oct 15, 2012

Frosty Friends

I love the simplicity of this card. 
You can find the Frosty Friends stamp in the current Holiday Catalogue on Pg 9. It is hard to tell in the picture but I used the Dazzling Details for snow on the ground around all the snowmen and for the snowballs.

To make this card:

Stamps - Frosty Friends and Sweet Essentials
Ink - StazOn Black, Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Real Red and Pumpkin Pie
C/S - Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green and Very Vanilla
DSP - Be of Good Cheer
Other - Cherry Cobbler Twine and Dazzling Details

Have a great day!

Oct 14, 2012

Snow Much Fun!

Christmas is just around the corner so I figured I better get to work on Christmas projects!

I designed this card for a Christmas Card class I had last week. Snow Much Fun is probably my favorite Christmas stamp set, I love the snowmen. The Glimmer paper is perfect for accenting Christmas Projects.

To make this card;

Stamps - Snow Much Fun and Tiny Tags
Ink - StazOn, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze, Pumpkin Pie and Dandelion Delight
C/S - Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and Silver Glimmer Paper
Punches - Jewelry Tag
Big Shot - Snow Flurry
Other - Dimensionals and Silver Brad

Have a great day!

Snow Much Fun
C 122562 $24.95
W122560 $33.95