Friday, November 25, 2011

The Paper Players #73 - Color Challenge - Mover & Shapers along with Word Play

Love the Mover & Shapers Curly Label Die and finally had a chance to play with it for this challenge at The Paper Players which this week is a color challenge along with a Clean and Simple look. If you would like to join the fun click here to go directly to the challenge.

For this card, I used 2 different embossing folders, Strips for the top of the card and the Snow Burst for the bottom half of the inside card.

For the snowflakes on the top, I used the snowflake punch and than used Shimmer Paint to create the Silver in it and used one basic pearl for the center of each one.  

Here is a close up picture of the middle of the card which shows better the sentiment. I  used the stamp set from Word Play and embossed it in Silver.

Since I love punches, I couldn't resist but to use the eyelet border punch for the top of the card which sits nicely over the snow burst embossing look that is on the inside of the card.

Hope you enjoyed!!
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pals Blog Hop Nov 2011 - Beautiful Season, Curly Cute & Contempo Christmas

Welcome to the November Pals Hop! This month, we're featuring Winter, Christmas, and Hanukkah inspired cards and projects! Enjoy the hop and the amazing creations that the Pals have come up with.

You've likely hopped over from Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole  I'm stop number 9 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track!

This is a great month to start off Christmas Cards and with a baby now in the house, the focus was creating a couple of quick cards that can be done in less than 10 mins.

This first card is quite simple and fast to re-create
The christmas tree is an image from the new DSP, Frostwood Lodge along with the gridlines. I cut a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of DSP making sure to include the tree as my focus and matted it with a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" cardstock in Real Red.

Before matting the DSP, I applied Dazzling Details to the tree and edges of the cardstock with a paint brush to add some shimmer to the card and used the embossing heat gun to dry it faster. The snowflake on the upper right hand side was punched using the snowflake punch along with Silver Glimmer Paper from the Holiday Mini Catalog.

Here is a close up of the Dazzling Details effect when added directly to the card.

The sentiment is from the stamp set Curly Cute along with Early Espresso ink, which is hard to capture this color with the camera. At the end, I added some basic rhinestones.  

For the next card, I used the stamp set: Beautiful Season
Main base for the card is Old Olive (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") along with a 2" x 4 1/4" strip of DSP called Letters To Santa for the bottom portion.

 Started with a 2 3/4" square in whisper white, stamped the image and sponged around the square using Soft Suede Ink. Used a blender pen to color the image and matted it to a 3" square in Cherry Cobbler. Stampin Dimensionals were added before matting to the main base.

For the middle, I cut a small strip of Early Espresso and added it to the Cherry Cobbler strip which I punched out using the scallop trim border punch. Added 5 Basic Pearls.

The sentiment is from the stamp set: Contempo Christmas and used Early Espresso ink, which is hard to capture this color on camera. Punched it out using the Decorative Label Punch and sponged around it with Soft Suede ink.

Hop along for more inspiring ideas from Kylie Nicolosi at Kylie's Crafty Corner, stop number 10 on the November Pals Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!
  1. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair!
  2. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
  3. Jessica Ying at YoYoStamping Studio
  4. Mike Funke at Stampin-Style
  5. Jennifer Takacs at My Stampin Blog
  6. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space
  7. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  8. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
  9. Kylie Nicolosi at Kylie's Crafty Corner
  10. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  11. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  12. Ann Schach at The Stampin' Schach
  13. Linda Fisher at Linda's Stamin Loft
  14. Sandie Conner at Pretty Provisions
  15. Cindy Hall at Pretty Impact
  16. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  17. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings
  18. Kris Kilcoyne at Kween Bee Kreations
  19. Camila McManus at OBX Scrapbook  

Beautiful Season Stamp Set (122680 W, 122682 C)

 Curly Cute Stamp Set (117014 W, 120510 C)

Contempo Christmas Stamp Set (118734 W, 120594 C)

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