Friday, November 24, 2017

Happy Birthday, Harriet!

Happy Birthday to my friend, Harriet! I'm hoping that this card has arrived already.

I made a card like this a few years ago and recently came across a picture of it. I liked it and decided to make another:) (I was also short of time and needed to get this card out in the mail!) The main image is by Inkadinkado. I stamped it and then cut it into three pieces and matted them on a single piece. They are colored with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter pens. I have hardly used them at all:( The sentiment is from Bo Bunny.


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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope all of my American friends have a wonderful Thanksgiving, wherever that may be and with whoever you may be with!

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Warm Wishes Christmas


The pine branch for this card was die cut. The sentiment is embossed in gold and is from Lawn Fawn. I matted the panel with green to match the pine branch. 

This second card is the same, except I used a portion of an embossing folder. For this piece, I brayered white ink on the folder before embossing on red cardstock.
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Embossed Pinecone Christmas

Well, yesterday I made the last of my Christmas cards for the year. Yippee! I made five kinds with multiples of them. I will be sharing them over the next few days. They are all simple (of course!) but I really like the way they all turned out. (I had 18 left to make. I had made 57 throughout the year.)

For this one, I used a previously-unused Darice embossing folder. There was more to it (something in the upper right-hand corner) but I only embossed the pine cone in the lower left. The sentiment is from Hero Arts and is embossed in gold. I matted with a dark green cardstock.

EDITED TO ADD: Julie - my embossing powder is very old, too. Probably from about 2002 or 2003. It is Detail Gold embossing powder. It is likely finer than regular gold embossing powder, which would work better on larger areas.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Video Tutorial

Here is a very unprofessional video showing how I made this card. Please excuse the blurriness, and everything else that is not quite right:) I think you can at least get the idea, even if it's not the best.

Edited to add: I believe this folder from Darice is called "Hanging Ornaments."

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