When I saw these colors, I imediately thought of retro Christmas ornaments. I pulled out this stencil set from Taylored expressions from last year and I am loving the way it turned out. I used light gray cardstock and watermelon red, blue rasberry turquoise, cilantro green and sea salt gray. Doesn't that make you want to get a snack? I love the way it turned out with the embossed silver cords for a little glitz. I'm sure that I will make a few more of these.
Sunday, August 29, 2021
Monday, August 16, 2021
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Today's challenge was backgrounds. I have loved this die since it came out. So many ways to use it. With a black frame and deep colors it becomes stained glass. I took inspiration from the Christmas Plaid paper from a few years ago and tried some not so traditional colors. The sentiments are from the kit with the Christmas lights. Since the card was "merry and bright" I thought the sentiments fit quite well. This is my final card and I have enjoyed stretching my supplies.
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
This has always been one of my favorite die sets from MFT. I have 5 brothers, a husband, 3 sons, 4 grandsons and 2 great grandsons along with all the in-laws and cousins, my male themed card making is never ending. Although the die is old, I spruced it up with updated paper. Have a brother in law birthday coming up.
I have been teaching a Christmas Card making class at our park. I have pulled out all of my old Christmas stamps, dies and paper and in the process have been purging. I came across this snow globe set and thought it would be a little different shaker. I used a snowfall stencil with some white ink and then added some glitter glue. I love the different look of the Kraft cardstock for Christmas.
Monday, August 9, 2021
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
I'm teaching a Christmas Card Class here in our park for the summer. I'm trying out different sketches with older stamps to make them look new! I love the colors of the dots in the background paper, so that is how I chose the colors for the elves clothing. It's a little out of my comfort zone, but I guess that is good.
Sunday, August 1, 2021
I cannot believe that it is August already. Where has the time gone? I began teaching my card class and they wanted to work on Christmas cards, so I have been getting out my supplies, looking for ideas,etc. I am grateful that I follow this challenge each week. The sketches lend themselves to teaching cards that are doable for newer crafters.
I did some watercoloring last week and when I saw this sketch, I knew that one of my backgrounds could work. I'm loving the way this turned out. I used a butterfly which I had previously foiled and colored and it blended well with the background.