Friday, December 15, 2017

Have a holly jolly Christmas

This song has been running through my head ever since I started working on this card!  I have to play other Christmas music to drown it out but it keeps coming back. :)  What's your favorite Christmas song this year?

I had fun with this card - hadn't colored in a while and it is so neat to see colored pencil show up on black cardstock.  I honestly did not know it could do that!  I stamped the holly leaves and white embossed them on black cardstock. After coloring them with Prismacolors, I trimmed it down and matted it with red card stock and a gray card base.  I also matted my fish tail banner with the same red.  It was missing a little something so I added a fussy-cut of the holly leave and berries to anchor my banner.  Thanks for looking!


For more inspiration using the December Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog and the DT blogs!
Cathy * Sandee * Dawn * Diana * Kathy * Helen * Lori






Friday, December 1, 2017

ODBD December Release

So when do you send out Christmas cards?  I used to send them out the day after Thanksgiving but I'm just not on top of things as I once was!  :)  In case you're a procrastinator, Our Daily Bread Designs' December release has some great stamps and dies for your Christmas card this year.

I stamped the Holly Leaves twice and gold embossed them on water color paper.  I used my Tombow markers to color them in and added some gold splatter with my Finetec metallic palette.  As a final touch, I added Crystal Effects to the holly berries - wow, so pretty with just that little bit of extra shine.  The sentiment is also gold embossed and framed with the new Oval Stitched Rows.





Thanks for looking and don't forget to comment on the blogs below!

Sandee * Lisa * Angie * Cathy 
Grace * Dawn * Chris * Diana 
Helen * Kathy * Lori

Prize Information: 
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until December 2, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on December 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!






Thursday, November 30, 2017

Quietfire stamp and Glitter background with Vellum

Hello!  Any snow out there yet?  None here.  It doesn't look like there will be a white Christmas this year.  But there is a glitter everywhere in my craft room!



To make this card, I used the release sheet of Elizabeth Craft Design's Double Sided Adhesive to make a mask of a Snowflake Sky die by Our Daily Bread Designs.  I used blue glitter all of the background and then added the clear diamond glitter after removing the mask.
To add my quote, I stamped with black Staz-On ink on vellum.  I also added some shiny blue washi tape near the edges of the vellum after I cut out a fish tail on the bottom.  Otherwise, the vellum just seem to blend into the background.  It was also a great way to hide some adhesive!




Between the glitter and color combo, the card has a nice wintry icy feel to it - as do my craft room since it is in the basement.  :)

Thanks for looking and stay warm!



We Have Only This Moment - Mounted


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

CAS Christmas Cards with Quietfire Design dies

How goes the decoration and the baking?  I think that is a month long process for me even though most of the decoration is done.  I still find things to buy and tinker with.  Same goes for Christmas cards - I keep making them!  

Here are a couple of CAS ones using Mirrorcard with the dies - LOVE how shiny and smooth the cuts are.


CAS-ual Friday Starlequin background



Concord and 9th - Dies - Mistletoe Card Frame

Be Brave Bold Yourself - Metal Cutting Dies


Merry Christmas 2 - Metal Cutting Dies 1235


Peace - Metal Cutting Die





Saturday, November 18, 2017

Just for you with oxide photo backgrounds

Hello!  I'm over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today with the card below.  Come on over there to read the full instruction and product used.