Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Winter Friends with Warm Wishes

It's, once again, time for a challenge over at 613 Avenue Create!  This week, our optional twist is to make a shaped card.

This week, I'm using the adorable "Winter Friends" digistamp from our sponsor Rick St. Dennis.


As is kind of typical for me, the final card wound up being completely differently from what I'd envisioned in my head!


I started by coloring the adorable image.  I wanted to make it look as though he was peeking in a window, so i stamped some pieces kraft cardstock with a woodgrain, and used dimensionals to layer them.  I added a sheet of acetate behind the window, then used clear stickles and snow-tex to give the window a frosty effect around the edges.


I used my Silhouette to cut a few swirls from some of the paper, and glittered them up.  Then I layered some different flower elements from my stash, along with some snowflakes cut from vellum.  


This is an easel card, so I stamped my sentiment onto a piece of the paper, and embossed it in gold.  I layered that with another paper, and popped that up on dimensionals.


As I said, I had a very different idea of where I was going with this when I started, but I like the end result!

Be sure to drop on by 613 Avenue Create to see what my teamies have been up to!

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Rustic Holidays

Lately, I've been feeling a lot of love for a bit more of a "rustic" look.  More kraft, more burlap - but yet, a touch of bling in with it.  I think this card fits this quite well.

 I started this card with  the Simple Stories "Handmade Holiday" paper pack.  This pack has several papers that have different patterns and what would be considered a journal card, or sentiment.  I cut a couple of those pieces out, along with fussy cutting out a sentiment piece to layer.    


As I was laying pieces out, I decided I needed some ribbon, and that burlap would look great with my chosen papers/patterns.  As I was pulling that out, I found this canvas fringe ribbon in my stash and decided to layer it with the burlap.


I cut apart some pieces of a Prima grapevine as well as some pinecone floral pieces to tuck under the knot of the canvas ribbon.  A little more bling was needed in the corner, so I painted on some clear glitter with my WoS pen.


The inside was done up with another sentiment strip from the paper, and a banner cut from a scrap.  Then I used a black pen to create a stitched border to make the greeting spot match the sentiment from the front of the card.


I hope you liked this "rustic" holiday card!

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