Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Trio of cards with a Trinity die set

Layered Dies are pretty popular now but can be quite pricey.  My friend and I discovered Creek Bank Creations at the Scrapbook Convention back in June.  She bought the Trinity Capricious Die set and brought them over to play with. After we die cut *so many layers* we did manage to use them in a few cards.  They paired perfectly with word die cuts.

The green reminded me of a wreath so I added a bow and a red Quietfire Design Cheers across.

For this purple one, I added some little rhinestones to embellish the center.

This last blue one has a simple Lawn Fawn thanks die on the bottom but I first sponged a blue background using washi tape to mask and some Distress Inks.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

ECD Home for the Holidays

This week over at the Quietfire Creations blog is Gilded Christmas week!  There are gilding inspiration galore and if you hop on over there, you'll find the details on how to join the giveaway!  
They’ll be featuring the new Modern Gilding Powders throughout the week because they are just amazing. 

I made this card a while back but haven't had a chance to share it.  You might have seen it on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog also.  It features the Burnished Silver Modern Gilding Powder on the Flourished ornament die cut.  Since I didn't heat it for very long, there is a wonderful texture to it.  I added the solid part of the Flourished Holly with some shading on the berries to the top and the center is from the Let your heart be light clear stamp set.

I found some Christmas paper (I believe it's from Recollection - sorry but I don't remember the name!)  but I did sponge some green to the bottom of both the circle die cut of the sentiment and the designer paper.

Will you be home for the holidays?  

Challenges I am playing in:

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Christmas Joy

I'm over on the Quietfire Design blog with this Christmas card - full instructions and supply list over there.  Check it out!  Thanks!

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Glittered ornaments

Is your Christmas tree up yet?  I've been asking people this question a lot because I think I want confirmation that since Thanksgiving is so late, I can put up my Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving.  I can still prep Christmas decorations though, right?  

If you'd like to decorate your own ornaments, I've got an easy and beautiful way you can use A Way With Words die to spruce up some plain ornaments.  All you need are the dies, double sided adhesive and your favorite Silk Microfine glitter.

I made these on Veteran's Day so I chose some patriotic colors here.  I have a friend who actually does have a patriotic Christmas tree now that I think about it.

On the picture below, you see can see that I die cut the word Rejoice out of a sheet of double sided adhesive - no card stock  - and carefully peeled off the brown layer to adhere it to the ornament.  Since the surface is round, I'd recommend starting at the center and pushing down toward the ends.  Shorter words work better also unless you had bigger ornaments.

I then peeled off the release paper and sprinkled the Bright Cranberry microfine glitter on there.  Rubbing off the excess glitter with a sheet of Swiffer dust wipes is so satisfying!  

Silver Sands microfine glitter shows up beautifully on the blue ornament with this snowflake die.

Joy is a short and sweet die that works really well also.