Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Teal & Purple Christmas

This has a teal foiled background. Th snowman & sentiment are by Gina K Designs. I added star sequins and forget where they came from:-) I colored with Copics purples, teals.

Entered into:
ABC Christmas  2 T's
Addicted To Stamps  CAS

Monday, October 3, 2016

Engraved Wood

I did this for a challenge at StampTV for WCMD (World Card Making Day). The challenge was to make a carved wood background. Gina K has a Video HERE.

Entering also in:
Simon Says Wednesday 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Best Day

I made this card for a friend - just because:-) I loved this stamp when I frst got it and inked it up right away. Mostly to see how it fit an A2 card. I really wanted to layer some intricate dies so I ended up making it 5X7. The background is silver mirror cardstock and the largest die from Sue Wilson Australian Background is glued on. The intricate center is popped up. I silver embossed the sentiment which is Spellbinders stamp Make it your best day designed by Tammy Tutterow


Gate Fold & Medallion Take 2

I'll be introducing you to a few new Spellbinder Christmas dies. Two new dies were perfect for finishing off my Milan Medallion card. There is also a new Christmas Tag die set. Then I will show you a second way to use the Venetian Gatefold dies. These are the two cards completed today. 

Starting with the base and Milan die cuts I added a Sparkling Poinsettia by Heartfelt Creations & used the Poinsettia dies.I stamped with Versamark on 2 different shades of red cardstock and embossed with Gold embossing Powder. I also did a set on white with Red glittery embossing powder. I ended up using the dark red with one medium layer of the lighter red.

I cut 2 strings of Twinkle Lights and various colored bulbs. I cut and embossed leaves from Jolly Holly.  I glued the lights on the two stands and cut off one bulb and adhered over the top of the card. I tucked some of the string of lights under the die cut corners. I also added two Holly leaves under the flower.


I cut out samples of the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Christmas Die: Christmas Tags.
I embossed as well so the words showed up. I also sponged a little white ink to bring out the words a bit more.

I did another gatefold card using Venetian Gatefold dies. I wanted to do one using the side of the die that doesn't cut as a hinge. Instead of cutting the gates and gluing on I cut through the base card which is 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" scored at 2 1/8" from each end of the 8 1/2" sides.
Position the NON cutting edge against the fold on the right side. To align I butt the top right  corner against the cutting blade and tape down.

Then the other side place die under the flap and butt fold against the top cut line.

The card cut:

All that's left is the closure. Since I am unable to tie bows I decided to use Velcro this time. I found 1/2" clear circles...perfect! I glued on a gold embellishment to a diamond shaped scrap from the gates cut. A piece of green organza was adhered to the back of the card and the enclosure glued to one end.


Quick & Easy Using Renaissance Jubilee Dies

I made 3 cards using Spellbinders NEW Designer Series Renaissance Jubilee Dies. I will also show one die from Seth Apter. 

Here are the two main cards I made. Be sure to watch Gate Fold & Medallion Take 2 as well.

First up is Label 56 Decorative Element dies  by Stacy Caron Designs. This die coordinates well with Spellbinders Label 56 Decorative Accent dies & Label 56 dies. The large die has a nice edge that embosses.

 I cut a cardbase 4 1/4" X 11" and scored at 5 1/2". Using a dot embossing folder I embossed a piece of white 4" X 5 1/4". For this Spellbinders Lattice Rectangle I didn't need to emboss since it is mostly covered. But if you use a more open layering piece, try the embossing to add interest. I used pop dots for the blue and the sentiment area, added some peach pearls and s flower from my stash. I cut a piece from Arianna Lace dies from Heartfelt Creations to place under the flower.

Next up is the Milan Medallion dies . This is large 5.8 die that can be turned in any direction. I cut a card base 6"X 12" scored at 6". I couldn't find my Christmas paper pads so I used a piece of foil wrapping paper and glued to the card front. I simply layered the large and medium die cuts and will later add a poinsettia in the center and a die cut sentiment.

This next die is called "Citrus Slice " from Seth Apter. It has citrus like cuts. I think this would work well as texture in a multimedia piece.

The last set for today is Venetian Gatefold dies. These are designed to exactly fit each side of a gatefold card which is 2 1/8" X 5.5" on each side. The base is 8.5" X 5.5" scored at 2 1/8" on each side. For the gate I cut and trimmed he 2 gates then lined it up to the fold line and bottom. This way if my center cut is a tad off (mine was:-) the gate would hide it. You could also place the side of the die that does cut in the center against your 2 1/8" fold line on each side. For this option it is cut from the base so I'd line the inside with designer paper. I like a belly band or closure on a gate fold card. I have difficulty working with a bow or string so I added a brad to the center piece from the Label 56 Decorative Element dies set. I glued 1/2 of the accent to one side. Then just wrap string around the jewel. All I had was gold but silver string would look good here I think.  

Products used: 
Label 56 Decorative Element dies 
Milan Medallion dies 
Venetian Gatefold dies
 Spellbinders Citrus Slice die
 Arianna Lace dies 
Spellbinders Lattice Rectangle  

Featuring New Spellbinders

I am introducing two new die sets, Spellbinders Art Nouveu Floral & Sea Life Accents Dies. I made two QUICK & EASY cards using these dies.


I started out using a background I made from my stash. I've been on a mission to use them LOL. This one is a dotted background inked with several colors and spritzed with water then stamped.


I used this frame from the Spellbinders Water Lilies Decorative Accent dies set and placed at an angle.


I cut the largest flower from the Nouveau Florals dies set  out of green cardstock.


I tested a wide strip for the sentiment but didn't like it so I changed it up and embossed with Calypso Coral embossing powder from Stampin! Up. It was adhered with Crafters Companion Vellum adhesive.

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The next card used Sea Life Accents dies

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Nouveau Florals dies
Sea Life Accents dies
Spellbinders Water Lilies Decorative Accent dies