Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Santa is Coming to Town

My card for Mojo Monday challenge #465 is using the new stamp set from Stampin Up of Santa.  I love the stamp as it is an old style Santa.  I used my favorite technique of stamping, scanning it into my computer, then running the scanned image through my laminator to get a gold foiled image.  I then colored it with my colored pencils to get a soft vintage effect.  It makes for a clean and simple yet pretty card so I am also entering it in the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge which is Clean and Simple.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Dancing for your Birthday

My amazing niece is having a birthday, and she has all boys.  She is a great mother and because she is always surrounded by males, I wanted to make her a card that is very girlie!

The sketch challenge at Sketch Saturday, challenge #428, sponsored by A Day for Daises is perfect for this card.  I loved these fairies when I first saw them and they can be used in any number of ways.  My color theme for this card is purple which is one of my favorite colors, and  I used the foiling technique on this card. To do this technique, I print out the digital image in black and white on regular printer paper using a laser printer, then I run that image through my laminator with gold foil over the image.  Once the image is cool I peel away the foil and anywhere there was black ink is now gold foil.  So much fun!  I can then color the image with my copics, colored pencils or what ever medium I choose.  I am going to make a dragonfly necklace for her which ties in with this fairy whose wings look like dragonfly wings to me. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

What's the 411?

I made a card to enter into a challenge at Mojo Monday, challenge #464 .  It's been a long time since I entered one of the challenges at this site.  I used a stamp set that I have had for a long time (in fact I think it's one of the first sets that I purchased when I started making cards) and it worked great for this challenge.

I stamped the phone, then colored it with colored pencils. I kept the coloring soft so it has a vintage feel to it.  I die cut the tag and used the edge of my scissors to rough up the edges.  I used gold glitter washie tape for one of the back elements, and then I put two pieces of floral washie tape together on white paper and cut it to size for the second element.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Woodland Snow Ride

This card is for a challenge at The Paper Players challenge #311.  It's a theme challenge and the theme is circles.  I first embossed a piece of white card stock with the Woodlands Embossing Folder from Stampin" Up.  I used my brayer to apply Broken China distress ink on the inside of the folder for the skyline color.  I then stamped in the tree from the Lovely As A Tree stamp set and then embossed my cardstock.  I cut my image into a circle shape and attached it to the scallop circle shaped card base in olive green.  I die cut my sleigh from chocolate brown card stock and also cut a sliver of white to make the snow for the bottom of the circle.  Once my image was glued onto my card base I used the sparkle glaze from Mod Podge to dab onto the entire card front to make every thing sparkle.  I made a bow using the bow maker punch to finish off the card.

For the inside I had a die cut that says Merry Christmas so I backed that with an oval cut from the olive green.  Although I never went on a sleigh ride when I was young, I lived where we had lots and lots of snow and I always thought it would be fun.  We had a hay wagon and cow that I don't suppose would have pulled us very fast or very far!  Living in AZ now snow is just a memory and I like it that way.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Spooky PPA Challenge #316

I used a three step process for the skulls on this card for the challenge at PPA #316.  First I stamped out the skulls, then I scanned them into my computer so I could print them out using  my laser printer.  Next I ran the printed images thru my laminator to color the skulls with foil.  The top one is silver, the center one is gold and the bottom one is blue.  The rest of the card is made with scraps from my stash. My lighting is not the best and does not do this picture justice.