Thursday, October 2, 2014

Letterpress Winter for CCMC323

I know that it's October, but I have a snowflake card to share today.  I saw this card in my head clear as day after looking at the sketch for this week's Create with Connie and Mary Thursday challenge.

I just got the the Letterpress Winter stamp set (awesome!!) and was anxious to put ink on it!

Now this is one of those cards that looks so much better in person.  The picture came out good, but in person the card looks amazing.  What makes it so spectacular (for me anyway!) is the Silver Foil banner embossed with snowflakes.

Here's a better look at the elements.  The first banner is the embossed silver foil (love it!) then comes the second banner .  This one is the foil embossed specialty paper from the All is Calm Designer Paper.  To top off the banners is the gorgeous snowflake stamped Soft Sky with Lost Lagoon ink.  I fussy cut the snowflake and adhered it with dimensionals.  Rhinestones around the snowflake add a finishing touch.

Since there is a lot going on with this card, I kept the sentiment simple.  It's stamped directly on the background designer paper underneath the snowflake.  I wanted a bold font, so I used a sentiment from Cheerful Tags.

All in all, I am quite happy with how the card turned out.  It went together quickly since I was inspired by the beautiful snowflake.  Now it's your turn!  I hope you are inspired to join us!!  You can find more about the challenge plus fabulous samples from the Design Team at Create with Connie and Mary.

While you are there, check out the details about the upcoming Holiday Collection.  Preview week starts Sunday and you won't want to miss it!

Thanks for visiting!! Happy Stamping!

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Stars and Snowflakes!

I have another great Christmas card to share today.  This one is for the Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge.

Ok...this looks like a really simple sketch, but I had to think about this one for awhile.  Should I use washi tape or ribbon?  Should I just stamp the design??  After pondering for a bit, I decided to go with lots of stamping.

I was a little unsure as I made this card, but I love the way it turned out!!  Since I have been neglecting the older In Colors, I went with Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana.  I love these two colors together, they look great on this Christmas card.

The sentiment is a combination of the "Merry" from Cheerful Tags and "christmas" from Endless Wishes.  I love how they look stamped in rows to fit the sketch.  To fill up the rest of the card, I stamped small snowflakes along the top and bottom and added stars to the center.  I love the look of the silver glimmer stars, I think they are my favorite part of the card!

I hope you will join in this week's sketch challenge and make a card of your own!  Just go to Technostamper for all the details plus more great samples from the Design Team.

Mary Jo Price- Williams:  Technostamper 
Sue Root:  Stampin' With Sue2
Robbie Rubula: InkedX2 
Eileen LeFevre: Eileen's Stampin' Fever Blog 
Tanya Bell: Stamping T! 
Carolyn Bennett: Carolyn's Paper Fantasies 
Jonia Smith: Stampin for Me 
Mary Brown: Stamper Camper

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It's a new week and I have a couple of cards to share for Monday challenges.  The first challenge is from the Creative Challenge Club.

I know this sketch has an acorn and a leaf, but I wanted to use Santa from Santa Stache.

Isn't this a great Christmas version of today's sketch??  I just can't get enough of Santa Stache, this set is so fun to work with.

Are you noticing all the stars??  I told you I LOVE the star products we have right now.  No matter how hard I try, I keep adding them to all my cards!

This card has some great basic Christmas colors...Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Gold and Crumb Cake.  The Trim the Tree Designer Paper Stack was the start of this card.  I knew that I wanted to contrast the Cherry Cobbler of Santa with Garden Green paper of some sort.  This particular star pattern was perfect, it's subtle which I like.

Santa is colored with Blendabilities as usual. I kept him simple and didn't use much color on his beard this time.  A gold glimmer paper star adds some bling and ties into the card sketch.  And instead of using some sort of paper for the element across the bottom, I used the new Cherry Linen Ribbon.  I love how easy the ribbon is to work with, the bow tied quite nicely.

The sentiment is a simple one stamped directly on the card base.  It comes from Get Your Santa On.  I like the smaller size and the sentiment itself was perfect for this card.  What do you think?  Is this a fun Santa card or what!

How about making a card of your own for the challenge?  Go to the Creative Challenge Club blog for all the details plus more great cards from the Design Team.

Thanks so much for visiting!  Happy Stamping!

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