Saturday, November 18, 2017

Simple Tree Shape with Holiday Trimmings Stamp with Yana

Hello, friends! I hope you are having a great stamping week! Today I have a simple to make Christmas card that features images from the new Holiday Trimmings stamp set.

This is a great set if you like to mix and match and customize images to your liking. I used just the ornaments and compiled them into a Christmas Tree shape. I wanted to stick to traditional Holiday colors so I went with red and green. I used Last Leaf and Appletini as well as Gala Red and Cranberry Crush inks.

I started working on this card by stamping the sentiment, Merry Christmas, in black ink. This one comes from the Hand Lettered Holiday set. Next, I stamped bottom line of the ornaments forming the base of my Christmas trees. You can make your tree smaller and have more white space on the card by skipping one line and having the shape consist of 3 lines only.

I did stamp one of the ornaments upside down, but I kind of liked it and keeped that ornament as is (after I added the ornament topper you can’t even tell it was stamped incorrectly).

I tried to alternate shape and color to make this card look more interesting. Once my tree shape was done I used filler elements and stamped them in same colors as well as black making my ornaments multicolor.

I trimmed my panel to 4 x 5 ¼” and foam mounted onto an A2 side folding card base. I thought about adding gems and at one point added a strip of patterned paper, but later decided to go without any additional embellishments and keep this card as simple as it was.

Have fun stamping!

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Autumn Leaves Gift Card Holders

Hello Crafters!
I can't believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I actually have to wear a coat when I leave the house now. I'm already over it and it's only snowed once.
Silver lining to all that cold? It's beautiful outside.

I'm blessed enough to live in a state with four individual seasons and while I love Spring and Summer, Autumn might inch them out as the prettiest. Even if I do have to wear a coat.
When I started these cards I had two things on my agenda.
  1. Say "Thank You".
  2. Try Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits.
Spoiler Alert. We accomplish both.

I love bold bright colors. This love affair is one of the big reasons why I shy away from colored pencils. However, while I was on a crafty retreat a friend showed me how Gamsol not only blends colored pencils, it also brightens them.

I wanted to do a side by side comparison to see just how bright these colored pencils were. I also wanted to create a fun way to say thank you to my son's two pre-school teachers for Thanksgiving. Honestly, I'm in awe of all teachers but especially the ones who run around with little toddlers all day. :)
You can see the entire card being created below.

Watch above or watch in HD at YouTube
Are you not in love with all things gold right now?! I know I sure am! The gold spatters with the gold sequins are making my little heart go pitter patter.
I was surprised by how bright the colors actually were with the gamasol. Plus, they really did blend like buttah. I'll definitely be giving them another try!

Which version is your favorite? Copics or colored Pencils? Let me know in the comments section below!
Thanks for visiting!

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