Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Triple Snowflake

I finally made a one layer card that doesn't look third rate. I have really struggled with one layered looks. I like the results so much and it was WAAAAY easy - this may just end up as this year's holiday card. How much easier can you get with no layers and no adhesive required, as well as cost affective.

I made a die cut template of the 3 windows or panels on a scrap piece of cardstock and laid it over my card in order to sponge. This will make it easy for mass production.

The ribbon photographed much darker then IRL.

This card was inspired by LaLatty's Stamp & Stuff September 20, 2009 post found here. I loved the sponging technique with the snowflakes and gave it a whirl, but used my Cuttlebug postage stamp die cut for the 3 panels sponged in Bashful Blue and Baja Breeze.

All that was needed to bling it up was some Stickles and a gemstone in the centre snowflake.

Here's my case of LaLatty's & tankgrl 's snowflake cards.

Ink: Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Stamps: Hero Arts: Diamond & Crystal Snowflakes, Hot Fudge Studio sentiment
Accessories: ribbon, Stickles, gemstones

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Non Traditional Colours

Here is my take on the Hero Art: Merriest Wishes stamp I used in my previous post, but with non traditional Christmas colours - again my goal was clean and simple for possible mass production.
I really love the colours. It was a bit of a pain trying to get the individual colours on the stamp using stamping dots. I should invest in some SU markers. I have tried my Tombow markers on stamps without much success. This would be fairly easy with SU markers I think.

I also wish I had purchased the rhinestones I was eying at the craft store today. Oh well. Live and learn.

Stamp: Hero Arts: Merriest Wishes
Ink: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, pink
Paper: Pebbles:The Pathway
Embellishments: Stickles

Crisp & Clean Christmas

Again another photo where you can't quite see the glitter. There is red and green stickle dots in the Christmas tree as well as in the 3 stars at the bottom of the green mat.

I bought this stamp set a few years ago and never used this Christmas tree before. I really like it, I think I am going to play around with it and and try some different things maybe some different colours too (thinking pink brown and green).

Paper: Riding Hood Red & Garden Green
Ink: Memento Red & SU Garden Green
Stamps: Hero Arts: Merriest Wishes
Accessories: star stamp, red & green Stickles

Monday, September 28, 2009

'Not Quite Baja' Christmas

I've been thinking that I would like to make up a small Christmas card set to sell at my daughter's school Christmas bizarre (if they have one) so, I sat down today with intentions of making a simple and easy to replicate card.

*Wish the sparkle would show up better in the photo*

This card looked very crisp and clean without any background images, but I have been meaning to use these flourishes by Inkadinkado for some time now.

If this is the chosen cards to make as a package, I will definitely go without the flourishes to make the mass production easier.

Get prepared for an early X-mas. I have half a dozen ideas already planned, although admittedly some duplication of layout.

Paper: SU: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze
Ink: SU: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze
Stamps: SU: All Year Cheer II, Inkadinkado: Dot Flourishes, Hero Arts: Diamond Snowflake, Crystal Snowflake, All About Winter, Christmas Tree Trimmings
Accessories: Skittles