Thank you so much for visiting my blog this year. It has been so fun to do, made moreso because of all of you. I will be taking some time off but will have some new cards to share soon. I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas (and Happy Hanukkah!)! Enjoy every minute.
This is another card for the Designing with Calendar a few years ago. A card covered in -- buttons! The heart on the front is also covered with lots of tiny little buttons! With my big clunky fingers that was a challenge! :-) I bet if I ever tried to mail this it would cost about $3, it's so heavy!
I bought a sheet of clear stickers from Heidi Grace. It had a huge variety of choices and I was able to make a large number of cards -- quickly! Which was the name of the game this year since I was SO behind! :-(
Supplies: Hero Arts acetate card and gems, Heidi Grace stickers, Bazzill cardstock
This is another card from awhile ago for the DW Cards book. The challenge was to do a card in a shape. Since I can't draw :-( -- a star seemed like the right choice! Supplies: Bazzill cardstock, Autumn Leaves (patterned paper -- older line), Twinkle Twinkle done on my computer and cut out, Ribbon (NA)
I had so much fun playing with the chipboard. I wish I had more time to make more. The card flips open under the chipboard on this one. Supplies: Hero Arts note card, Cuttlebug swiss dot embossing folder, Basic Grey patterned paper and chipboard
If you like Basic Grey be sure to head over to the Hero Arts blog. This week Jennifer is the blogger and she is featuring their products and giving great sketches.
I don't use alot of stickers. Not sure why -- I just don't. But I found this great sheet of all kinds of stickers from Creative Imaginations that I thought would be great for cards. I had so much fun with them. Here are a few from that sheet:
I used Liquid Pearls to make the dots around the scalloped circle -- just to add some dimension.
OK, so with this card you can tell (at least I can) that I was running out of time to make all of my cards. So gone is the stitching and the detail. Sometimes mass production is simply the order of the day.
Supplies: Hero Arts note card (one of their new colors!), Stampendous stamp, Copic markers, Diamond Stickles, Cosmo Cricket patterned paper
I never send Christmas cards that are totally someone else's design --- never! OK, until now. This card was a project that Shari taught at CHA as a make 'n take. I fell in love with it from the minute I saw it. So I made a few to send this year.
The tree is stamped on glossy paper in StazOn and allowed to dry for awhile. Then, I wrote over the image with white crayon -- intentionally missing the lines. Then I took an ink applicator and rubbed Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Shabby Shutters color) over the whole card front. The crayon stops it from adhering in places and creates the white places that you see. I put some blue pearls on it --- this is a sneak peek of one of the WONDERFUL new colors Hero is coming out with in their catalog this week. Yummy! The ribbon is from Creative Impressions.
So do you know Shari Carroll's work? If you don't I suggest you spend some time getting to know her. :-) Amazing. Today's card is totally inspired by these cards that Shari made. To me these are some of the prettiest cards I have ever seen. So I bought some Tinkering Ink papers to play around with a similar design.
The background papers are Tinkering Ink. The tan snowflakes are stamped on the blue paper using a Hero Arts snowflake stamp. One of the things that Shari does to make such lovely cards is that she stamps on patterned paper (Jennifer does that too). It rarely occurs to me to do that but I think it is so pretty.