Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Flourished Tree Christmas Card

This card uses another new image from Quietfire Design, the flourished tree.  It's part of THIS set.  

The paper the tree is on is part of a page from a hymnal and I used white paint (PaperArtsy Fresco Finish) to mute the printing.  The tree is stamped with embossing ink (Ranger Ink) and embossed with Queen's Gold powder (Ranger Ink).  Distress markers were used to add a bit of color and then Glossy Accent added over the color.  The edges were torn and a bit of Distress Ink Antique Linen added around the tree.  
The next layer is a piece of Distress Kraft Core Paper.  Tim Holtz Stripes stencil and Fired Brick Distress Ink were used.  The panel was then spritzed with Distress Mica Spray Tarnished Brass for a bit of shimmer and the edges distressed.  
Next is burlap from the Idea-ology Textured Surfaces pack with a bit of Antique Linen Distress Paint.  I did peel off the liner sheet and stick it on my folded card.  The tree panel is popped up from the striped panel with a piece of cardboard and bakers twine wrapped around both before attaching them with foam tape.  The Idea-ology Tidings Token finishes it up.  

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Happy Birthday Snowflakes

Hello!!!  I hope this post finds you well!!!

I really had fun making this card.  The stamps I used are all from Quietfire Design.  I've used 2 new snowflake images in the background from THIS set and Happy Birthday is from THIS set.  

For the background I've done the wrinkle free distress technique using tumbled glass, salty ocean, and wilted violet.   On this I stamped the flourishy snowflake with embossing ink, embossed with Ranger's Sticky Embossing Powder and then added silver foil.  Some of the snowflakes I didn't get inked well enough and they are pretty sketchy and others you can see more.  A happy accident that I think looks really good.  The smaller, more bold snowflake is stamped with wilted violet (stamping off once before stamping on the background) and some with broken china.  

Across the background is a border die cut (Sizzix, Tim Holtz), cut from Idea-ology Deco Sheets silver.

For that beautiful "bunch" I've used 3 different cutting dies - all Sizzix, Tim Holtz.  There is a pine branch cut from green card and then I've partly embossed it with Ranger's white embossing powder so it looks like there is snow.  Next is a large snowflake cut from Ranger's Foil Cardstock and then color added with Alcohol Inks Purple Twilight and Pool.  Next is a smaller snowflake also cut from Foil Cardstock and then Dry Rock Candy Glitter is glued to it using Glossy Accents.  I did leave some random spots without glitter.  In the center is an Idea-ology Gumdrop colored with Purple Twilight Alcohol Ink.  

Happy Birthday is stamped with Archival Ink Jet Black on a scrap of white card, cut free hand and edges inked with Distress Ink Wilted Violet.  

I love how this came together!!!!!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Christmas Thank You

Hello!!!  I'm sharing a beautiful thank you card over on the ECD blog just perfect for that special gift from that special person.  I hope you can pop on over HERE to see how I made it.