Thursday, November 29, 2012

Peek-a-boo Snowman Card

Hi, there!
This is a friendly, happy card, sure to bring a smile to anyone who receives it. You can substitute all kinds of images for different ideas, too.
When you pull on the 'wings' of the card, the big snowy tree splits in half and exposes the entire snowman, the sky, and glittered snow all over. Then when you slide the wings back towards the card, the tree halves come back together to hide Mr, Snowman!!! Nifty neato, huh?

"Snowman Wishes" and "Lacy Borders" stamp sets, Gina K. Designs
Pure Luxury cardstock, white and turquoise sea
Copic BG10, BG27 & B00 (snowman hat & shading of his scarf)
Paper pieced snowman scarf scrap pp
Memento inks - turquoise gem, cloud white, agean blue, night sky
Glitter - Prismacolor holographic glitter
Spellbinders Large Round Scallop/Large Round dies
Free hand the tree and the sentiment tag
Score Tape, stash ribbon and bling by Kasier, twine by We R Memory Keepers
Monoadhesive liquid and tape runner glues, 3D pop dots, Martha Stewart Arctic Snowflake paper punch

Peek a boo card tutorial on YouTube

Entered into following challenges:

The above picture shows the snowman partly shown 
(I couldn't take the picture and pull on the wings to open it more)

This picture is hokey, I know, but I am by myself at the moment and have no
one to help me take the picture and hold the card closed, so.. maybe
I should have used some clothe pins?

But you get the idea! The snowy fir tree covers Mr Snowman when the card is closed :)

Thank you so much for looking!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Night Snow at the Cabin


I wanted to try using the used, dryer sheet glitter method.


First I stamped and colored/sponged the image. Then I took a used dryer sheet (you may find that yours needs a tiny bit of ironing first - mine did), cut it down with scissors just a bit larger than the image, sprayed the dryer sheet with adhesive, laid this carefully over the image and smoothed it out. Fold the excess behind the layer of cardstock (you need to cut part of the bulky corner dryer sheet off for the cardstock layer to lay flat). Then I poured glitter over the adhesive covered image (use a piece of clean paper to catch the excess glitter and pour it back into your container). And then I was pretty much done. Looks like a lot more work, huh?

PS  This is IMPORTANT -- use throw away scratch paper (and preferably disposable gloves) when spraying the adhesive and smoothing the sticky dryer sheet over the image/cardstock -- trust me, the splat mat thingeys and your hands will get all goopy sticky so it's better to prevent the mess.

Gina K Designs stamp set by Theresa Momber "Life is Good"
All cardstock by Gina K Designs
Inks by Memento Dew Drops
Copic Markers
Prismacolor Holographic Glitter (love it!)

Entered into:

Thank you for looking!
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Card Toppers

This is a card to thank a dear friend for going 'above and beyond' to help out! I'm sorry I've been so sick that I can barely think to type what I've used on this card.

Used lots of layers, pop dots behind cut out flower & sentiment, sponged around the edges of all the layers for depth, a bit of clear sparkle stones to center of flower, and Spica clear glitter pen to gently outline the sentiment and circle die.

Spellbinders Round, Scallop, and Fleur de Lis, and ribbon tag trio dies
Bazzill cardstocks
Memento Inks to sponge around the layers
Adhesive pop dots for 3D behind flower and sentiment
Organdy ribbon, clear crystals
Stamp set Gina K. Designs (Theresa Momber) "Dogwood & Butterfly"
Colored with Copic & Memento markers, and colorless blender

Entered into Challenges:

  • Play Date Cafe, PPCC #158 "Rose, Eucalyptus, Slate"
  • Mark's Finest Papers SF&F #134 "Pop Dots" for dimension
  • Through the Craft Room Door #45 with Suzanne Dean
  • The Outlawz Color Challenge CPC111612 Alcohol Markers "Thank You"

Monday, November 12, 2012

Beautiful Friendship

Lost my mojo, feeling so ill, but really wanted to participate in some challenges.

Cardstock by Gina K. Designs
Inks by Tsukineko (Memento/Versamagic) Rich Cocoa, Cantaloupe, Pixi Dust, Dandelion
Stamp set by Gina K. Designs, "Whimsical Autumn," by Carolyn King
Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol blending fluid
Shimmer Spray Pearl
Crystals by Basic Grey "Bling It"
Echo Park "Dots & Stripes" brown polka dot pp
Embossing Folder by QuicKutz "Tea Party"
Leaf die cut by Cuttlebug

Entered Into Challenges:

  • Cuttlebug Tuesdays "Leaves"
  • CSS Color Challenge at StampTV (Chocolate, Tan, Ivory, Apricot)+ pumpkin

Thank you for looking!!!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

A longer card

Recently I've been wanting to stretch out the usual A2 size card, so using a longer, narrow stamp, this is what I came up with. Used light water colors and a bit of glitter pen to highlight the waves as well as the lighthouse, then added a strip of Washi tape and some aqua baker's twine with 2 crystals to finish.

  • There She Goes Again Stamps #180
  • Through the Craft Room Door #43
(Sent to Volunteer Fire Dept, Breezyside New York)
Thank you for looking!
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Butterflies, a sympathy card.

This is CAS card, colored with Copic markers and highlighted with Sakura glitter pens. I added some score lines and adhesive bling and it was done.

Entered into Challenges:

  • TSG180
  • Outlawz CAS0110412
  • Through the Craft Room Door #43

Thank you for looking!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Best Wishes

We have such great neighbors - all sides of us. One of them just put up a for sale sign. We are sad to see them go, but wish them the very best <3 p="p">
I can't remember who makes this stamp, but it's like a reverse image of the Hero Arts dandelion stamp and has four seeds flying away instead of three. Sentiment by Stampin' Up.

Embossed with gold fine detail ep PSX (yep, I still have products from PSX :)
Sponged around the flower with Brilliance Platinum for shadow and sheen
Spellbinders Rectangle die for the aperture
Cardstock Gina K. Designs
Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Cuttlebug embossing folder Swiss Dots
Pearl and ribbon from stash

Entered into Challenge:
Outlawz CAS CAS0110412 Nov 4, 2012

Thank you for looking