Hi, ladies! Today I'm sharing this little teaser of an exclusive project I did for Stamp Nation this week. To learn more, check out Stamp Nation on Catherine's blog!
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Good morning, Stampin' Friends! Today I'm sharing this lumpy bumpy and super sparkly snowflake card. I grabbed the sweet sketch over at Mojo Monday. I loved the new ColourQ challenge, so my colors are Breeze, Lagoon, Cranberry, Pear, and White Daisy. The Breeze CS is embossed with a cuttlebug Snowflakes Embossing Folder, then sanded lightly to bring out the flakey goodness. The whole card front is built on some fabulously sparkly iridescent white glitter cardstock!
I used silver glitter glitz on my snowflake diecut, along with lots of sparkles pretty much everywhere, including highlighting that fancy ampersand as inspired by Laurie Willison over at Muse Card Club. I painted the frame for my label diecut with Red Shimmer polish after swiping it with Cranberry ink to make sure I would be getting the right tone of red. I used the same shimmer polish to add red highlights to the gems on my sparkly snowflake. I wish I was better at photography, because the photos do not capture the true sparkle of this card!
I'm also linking this project up to the Festive Friday Final Challenge (for the Element challenge of adding a snowflake) and the Paper Issues Christmas Linky party!
Monday, December 2, 2013
I'm honored to be helping out as a guest DT member over at Heart 2 Heart in December. The first challenge is called You've Been Framed. So I grabbed a frame from my stash and glitzed it up with some Sparkle and Shine papers, red shimmer tape, and some glittery flowers and snowflakes. I don't actually have my prints yet from our fabulous Apple Blossom Photography shoot, so this is just a printout from my computer until the prints arrive.
I used the centers from the snowflakes I cut for this project all stacked up to create my flower centers. The swirls are Bamboo CS covered in washi tape BEFORE I cut them on the cricut - so cool! I did a liberal sprinkling of sparkles over my frame and scrappy photo background. And yes, those are some of the sparkly Rudolph noses that I made for the craft fair in our photo. Adorable!
I hope you'll pop over to Heart 2 Heart to play along!
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Today I'm sharing the card I made for my team's holiday card swap. We're having a team dinner at Outback Steakhouse tomorrow night, where we'll exchange secret santa gifts and holiday cards. I can't wait to go hang with my Stampin' Ladies!
I embossed the White Daisy background with this Cuttlebug Snowflakes Embossing Folder, then sponged the embossed cardstock with Saddle ink. The card design is based on a Stamp Nation Sketch challenge and the Color Throwdown color combo. I added a kraft snowflake cut on Artiste and sponged with White Daisy Ink. I cut the upper layer of the snowflake with silver glitter paper and topped it all off with a bird and sentiment from the Holiday Guide. For the striped on the sketch I used Silver Washi tape, 1/4" strips of Green glitter paper, and a bit of green fiber from my stash. I'm also linking up to the Festive Friday Final Challenge, using the Element Challenge to incorporate a snowflake into my design.
Hope your day is tweet!
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring December's SOTM, which is called Special Care, a sweet set of 6 tags. If you have come here from LORI'S BLOG, you are on the right path!
This month we have 50+ Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM (and other great CTMH products) on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! If you get lost you can find the list of all the hoppers HERE. Let's go!
This month I used a sketch from Retro Sketches and the ColourQ Challenge color combo to create this quick card. I cut the ticket shapes using the Art Philosophy cartridge. It's SO awesome to have cricut shapes to fit your stamps! I stamped the SOTM image in Lagoon, Pear, and Sunset Inks. Then I stamped the second label in Cocoa ink and trimmed it by hand because I wanted it super close. The Cocoa CS background is stamped with another label image, then sanded heavily.
I used a glitter nailpolish by Nicole for OPI called Pick of the Glitter to paint the edges of my stamped labels and the Um Wow teensy laser cut stars I used to embellish my card. I wouldn't use it on a scrapbook page, but it was just the right colors for this card project! Dabs of Almond glitter glitz finished off the labels...which I'm currently hoarding and ordering more as my beloved glitter glitz gel is on the RETIRED LIST. Sob!
Now "Hop" on over to MICHELLE'S BLOG to see her TWEET work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants Blogs to soak in the great crafting and SOTM ideas! Remember, this SOTM will be gone at the end of December! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set for just $5!