Thursday, November 26, 2015

A Merry Christmas Card

I am entering this card in the challenge at Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #296.  I really like this sketch and it was easy to come up with some inspiration that I liked.  I found this adorable graphic of a little girl and printed it out.  Then I printed out the sentiment on vellum with my laser printer and laminated it with red gold foil.  I stamped out the poinsettia then scanned it into my computer  to make it smaller.  I again used vellum and my laser printer then hand cut them out.
 I used cranberry ink to color them and then glued it together and added some glitter to make it sparkle.  I arranged the whole thing on an embossed background and placed that on the red card base.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Embossing Challenge

The challenge at Crafting for all Seasons is an embossing challenge #114.  I embossed the card with a flower design and used my 3D craft paints to sponge color them.  I embossed the smaller flower and colored it and added the metal green banners then added my sentiment.  I loved the results of the this embossing folder, and just sponging on the color really made the flowers pop.  This is a large embossing folder and will hold a 81/2 X11 size paper.  It was fun cutting it down to an A2 size and choosing just the right part of the page I wanted.


Saturday, November 21, 2015

Christmas Card

This card is for the challenge at Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #295.   This was a really fun card to make and I love the color combo. I rearranged my layout in order to fit in my card elements.   I put glitter on the cuffs of the mittens and on the little flower centers and then added all the little red gems.  The sentiment was perfect for this card. 


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Let It Snow

Paper Take Weekly and My Time to Craft are  hosting a challenge and it is all about snow.  I grew up in northern Minnesota where there was a lot of snow  the winter, then spent several years living in Reno where we also had a lot of snow.  Now I live in Arizona and my card for this challenge is as close to snow as I want to come these days!  I had a lot of fun making this card though.  My paper is from Hot Off The Press and the paper pack is called Wonderland.  I tore a piece of white card stock to make the snow on the ground, added the snow covered trees and then die cut deer.  I added lots of little dots with my white pen, then added the snow flakes (Martha Stuart punch) and the sentiment.


 For the inside of the card I used the same paper, then added a greeting and more deer and snowflakes.  I added touches of glitter to both the front and the inside of the card to make it sparkle like snow does in the moonlight.  I think it looks very pretty.  Nice and calm.                                                                                                                                      Judy

Monday, November 16, 2015

Happy Birthday Card 

My card is for the challenge at Sweet Sunday, challenge #114.
 I really liked this sketch and it worked for my card. 
My paper is from Hot Off the Press through Paper Wishes and
the pack is called Wildflowers.  I love this paper pack because
it's filled with purples and greens.  Even the butterfly is stamped on
two different papers from this pack.  I added some additional  color
 and glitter to the wings for added sparkle. The card base is Neenah Desert Stone.
I have had the butterfly stamp for some time and wanted to try this technique,
and this card gave me the perfect opportunity to try it.


Saturday, November 14, 2015

Birthday Wishes

I made a card that I am going to enter into Sketch Challenge #274
at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  The paper pack I used is called Kindred Spirits
and is from Paper Wishes.  The black oval and flowers are embellishments
 called dazzles also from Paper Wishers.  I added some copic coloring
 to the oval and the flowers, then some glitter with my glitter pen. 
 I stamped the sentiment on the banner and added it to my card.