I needed a few masculine Christmas cards. I like the contrast between the black and the gold glitter paper and heat embossing, but my husband says it's ugly. Since he rarely criticizes my creations, I am a bit insecure about it, but I am posting anyway :).
Recollections glitter paper and die cut layered with black linen texture paper. Check back on Wednesday for our next Words to Craft By challenge!!
with Optional Themes: Easel Card and/or Silver Bells. Well, I managed the easel part!
The snowman is a layering stamp from Stamplistic, snowflakes from Lawn Fawn die, the Clearly Defined sentiment heat embossed in white. I started adding the crystals around the snowman before I realized how many I needed! Looks great, but I don't think I will make many of these!!
The ornament is attached with removable adhesive for the recipient to hang on their tree. The grey background and the nativity are metallic, the white background is embossed with a Darice Scroll Flourish folder.
For many years, I have made a few hundred package tags as Christmas gifts. Some are fancy, some simple, all made with love. Here are a few:
Sharing with Try Stampin' on Tuesday for their Tag challenge. Shapes were cut with Spellbinder dies. Stamps from Our Daily Bread Designs, Unity, SU!, etc. The packages are the negative space of a sticker, snowflakes are plastic embellishments, etc. I keep a bin with small scraps of fancy papers all year, and use them up for tags. Some tags have ribbon ties, others metallic elastic.
I embossed the vellum with Darice Deer in Forest, and colored with metallic sharpies. I tried to color with Inka Gold, but it didn't work out so well, and the sharpies worked out better than anticipated. Yeay!
SU! DSP cut with Lawn Fawn stitched dies and heat embossed Watercolor Words sentiment. Spellbinder die cut flower mounted with a thin brad. Come play along with us at Words 2 Craft By for our Abundance challenge.
Coloring is not my greatest talent, but I am happy enough with this one.
The background is an old SU! stamped in grey. The wreath and sentiment were stamped in the same ink, and colored with Inktense pencils. Come play along with us at Words 2 Craft By for our Abundance challenge!
I took the challenge pretty literally. I have a friend whose (coffee) cup is always full. Pretty good metaphor for life! No matter how hard things might be, I need to remember that I am blessed with a wonderful family, good friends, a roof over my head, and plenty to eat. It hasn't always been that way. Tim Holtz embossing folder and sentiment (thanks to my coffee loving friend Diana). The cup was hand cut
The "simple" card was a lot more complex that it looks :).
Very old Mary Englebreit patterned paper embossed with Falling Leaves embossing folder, inked with Distress Inks. The Neat and Tangled sentiment is heat embossed 3X. I had not tried layering embossing powder before, but my MISTI made it easy, and I love the dimension from the the multiple coats. To join in the Shopping Our Stash That's Sketchy challenge, I based this on an old Operation Write Home sketch:
Come play along with us at Words 2 Craft By for our Autumn Flowers challenge!!