Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Dear Old Santa Tag

Good Morning!  Beth from Beth's Beauties here with you today.  The tag I am sharing with you uses the Victorine Originals Large Dear Old Santa stamp.  This stamp seems to magical to me!  I think this is my favorite Christmas creation so far this year.
I stamped the face using Versafine Onyx Black ink onto a kraft tag that I hand-cut, then embossed with clear embossing powder.  I then used Prismacolor Scholar colored pencils to color the image.  I added Liquid Applique to the hat to make it look fuzzy and Glossy Accents to the glasses to make them look real!
I matted the tag with black and plaid cardstocks.  I embellished the tag with a Trendy Page Dot, Totally Red and Totally White Trendy Twines, as well as glitter enamel dots.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Merry Mixed Media Christmas Cards

Mixed Media Christmas Cards

Hello and Happy Tuesday everyone, my name is Nancy  I am honoured to be a guest designer for December and January.
Little about me, I design for a Canadian Online store, as well as sell my own cards. I am also a mom to 3 year old boy/girl twins.  My daughter shares my passion for all things artsy.  She even has her own stamps and always sneaks into my crafty space to play (not always happy about that).

Today's project I am sharing is a mixed media card featuring the Swirly Christmas Tree and the  Merry Nature set

Swirl Christmas Tree (74820-E)Merry Nature (10286-Z)                                     

I started by stamping out the swirly tree with white gesso onto a kraft tag.
Once it was dry I went in with Lucky clover, mowed lawn and pine needles distress oxides.

To get that layered look, I did two layers of each colour.  After the first I spritzed with water and dried with a heat tool.  Then I went back in with more ink.  I spritzed the second layer using gold perfect pearls to add some shimmer.

I set the tag aside to dry and worked on the rest of the card, which is pretty simple.  I decided that I really wanted to make the Swirly Christmas  tree the focal point, so I stamped it out a few time.  Twice onto velum and heat set with gold embossing powder, and the third onto heavy card stock using the pine needles distress oxides.  Also I used a background stamp to add some fine texture to them. 

I fussy cut them out and added to the tag using some vellum in the background to ground it.  I popped up the green tree . I stamped out the Merry Christmas onto a stitched banner using the sentiment from the Merry Nature set.  To finish off the tag portion I added some sparkly twine from my stash, as well as went around the edges with gold ink.

I created an A2 card and die cut some white card stock using a scallop rectangle die.  I cut some gold foil to be just slightly smaller than the base, which I then ran through my die cutting machine with a Christmas embossing folder just to add a little extra something.
With everything cut and stamped it was time to layer it all together and add some bling just to finish it off.

I do apologize if this is long winded.  I really tried hard to keep it short and sweet lol, but I seem to fail miserably, ha ha.

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Not Just a Tree

Hello, Jeanette here from the design team. Something you might not know about me: I like to think outside the box. I like to try new things. I like to surprise people. It's all part of my creative nature.

So, when I saw the gorgeous Raisin Boat Merry Nature stamp set my mind started thinking of other ways to use it.

What do you see in this picture? I see two gorgeous trees, an evergreen and a birch. I see a couple of quotes and some sentiments. And... Yes, wait for it.

I see some branches. If you put that evergreen tree on its side, why not? Then it's the perfect place to hang the gorgeous Victorine Original Snowflake Ornament. Am I right?

I will admit that I tried stamped the Merry Christmas directly onto the Gingham DP. A word to the wise. That did not work. So what's a girl to do? Throw the card - the nearly finished card (gasp!) - in the trash. Definitely not. I simply stamped the sentiment onto a white piece of CS and sponged Antique Linen ink around the edges to match the sponging on the image piece and then I adhered it right on top of the Merry Christmas that didn't look very good on the DP. 

I added a rhinestone to the center of the ornament and wanted to add some balance to the card, so I also added a few of the rhinestones in the lower left corner as well.

You might also notice that there is just a partial bit of black showing below the red striped DP. That is not a mistake; that was intentional. Just another little creative tweak to this particular card.

I hope you liked my card. 

Thanks for stopping by today!