Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Simple Scenic Season

I am rolling right along with my Christmas in July kick, creating another Christmas card today. This card was made for 2 challenges, both over at Splitcoast....Clean and Simple and Try A New Technique .

Very easy card....the base is Night of Navy and the image is from the SU set 'Scenic Season'. I embossed the image in dark blue on Whisper White cardstock, then ran it through the CB with the Swiss Dots folder. Layered the white on the navy and thats it, a simple, clean Christmas card. I was thinking about adding ribbon or brads and hubby(who usually doesnt comment on my cards) said to leave it as is, he loved the clean look. So I actually listened to him and didnt add any accessories!

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise stated):
Stamps: Scenic Season
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Sapphire embossing power from Stampendous, CB Swiss Dots folder


Friday, July 9, 2010

Christmas in July Part 2

Here is another Christmas card, and this time I combined 3 challenges.

The first challenge is Sunday Stamps over at Hollybeary Creations and this weeks letter is 'Y'. For this I used the SU set 'Yule Bits and Borders'.

The second challenge is over at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long and its a free challenge, which means just make any Christmas card you want, no design specifics to follow.

My layout is this weeks challenge over at the Clean and Simple Stamping Blog and it looks like this:

My card base is Rich Razzleberry and I used Whisper White Craft Ink to create a background on Night of Navy cardstock, which was then layered on top of Brushed Silver cardstock. The snowflakes are stamped with Night of Navy on Whisper White cardstock and the star is stamped with Encore Silver Metallic ink. Each image was then layered on Night of Navy and Brushed Silver cardstock. I used Night of Navy to stamp the sentiment and sponged the edges with Rich Razzleberry.

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Yule Bits and Borders
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Brushed Silver
Ink: Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Encore Silver Metallic, Whisper White Craft Ink
Accessories: 1 3/8" square punch, Small oval punch, Dimensionals

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Christmas in July for #100

This week the Color Throwdown blog is celebrating its 100th challenge and they are giving away all kinds of goodies! All you have to do is go to their blog, leave comments on the blogs they have listed, and then create a card with this weeks color. Easy peasy!

Here are the colors for this weeks challenge. I couldnt believe it but I had nothing Baja Breeze! I know I didnt care for that color when it was released but I would have thought I'd have ink at least! Oh well, thankfully the Minds Eye PP I used went along perfectly with these colors!

As soon as I saw these colors I knew I wanted to do a Christmas card with the Sweet Holiday set, which is one of my favs. Plus I've only made a few Christmas cards this yr so I thought this was a good way to get back on track! The layout is from this weeks sketch challenge on SCS:

The base of the card is Real Red, with My Minds Eye PP layered on there. I embossed the small strip of red with the Cuttlebug Snow Dots folder and layered that on some Certainly Celery cardstock, finishing it off with some Certainly Celery and Real Red Ribbon. The gingerbread house is popped up with dimensionals and I used silver Stickles on the roof and for the doorknob. The edges of both circles were sponged with Real Red and I also lightly sponged the larger circle with some Regal Rose.

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise stated):
Stamps: Sweet Holidays
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, My Minds Eye PP
Ink: Black StazOn, Real Red
Accessories: 1 3/4" circle punch, Real Red ribbon, Certainly Celery ribbon, Coluzzle, Snow Dots CB folder, SU markers,sponge, Silver Stickles, Dimensionals


Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy Thoughts

I havent played along with Mojo Monday in quite some time so I decided to join in this weeks challenge.It is Sketch 146 and this is what it looks like:

I decided to go with a happy card with soft colors, Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, Pretty in Pink and So Saffron. I took the colors from the Tea Party DSP that I used on the card. For the main flower I stamped the image in Pretty In Pink, then stamped it again in So Saffron and Almost Amethyst. I then cut out the So Saffron and Almost Amethyst into smaller flowers and layered those onto the Pretty in Pink flower. After adhering them all together I bent up the edges to give it even more of a 3-dimensional look and then used dimensionals to adhere the flower to the card. Dimensionals were also used to pop up the sentiment. Almost Amethyst was sponged around the oval, sentiment square and DSP, while the edges of the pink strips were sponged with Pretty in Pink.

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Apple Blossoms
Paper: Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Tea Party DSP
Ink: Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst
Accessories: 1 3/8" square punch, Dimensionals, Sponge

Pulling For You

If you have been to my blog before then you probably know that my dad has been battling cancer. He lives in CO and I try and send him cards and other things to let him know that we are thinking of him and miss him terribly. He had surgery today for an infected wound so I wanted to get a card out in the mail ASAP.

I loved the colors for Color Throwdown Challenge #99 and thought they would be perfect for a masculine card!

I went with the SU set 'Boatloads of Love' and the sentiment inside the card is from the set 'Quick Thinking'. The base of the card is Chocolate Chip and I embossed it with the CB folder D'Vine Swirls.

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise stated):
Stamps: Boatloads of Love, Quick Thinking
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Taken With Teal, Very Vanilla
Ink: Black StazOn, Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Creamy Caramel, Taken With Teal, Black
Accessories: 1 1/4" circle punch, dimensionals, Top Note die, white gel pen, D'Vine Swirl CB embossing folder, sponge