Good Morning all,
Before I get started just want to say Happy Thanksgiving, I wish you all a beautiful day with your family, friends and love ones.
Today I have a couple of simple Christmas cards for the Crafty Card Gallery Card Challenge. Our theme is Christmas. Which is great cause I gotta get some more Christmas cards finished. It’s coming up quick.
The paper is from Recollections-Starry Night; used my Cricut for the “Merry Christmas” and stickers from Recollections “Happy Holidays” and “Joy”. Used Pop Dots on the back.
These Christmas baubles are from Elizabeth crafts designs they are a sticker that you place on a adhesive sheet, I used Scrapbook Adhesive Sheets. Once you stick the baubles on the adhesive sheet, you sprinkle the Elizabeth silk micro-fine glitter – warm diamond. Rub the glitter around to make sure for good coverage over the entire area.
Then color over the glitter with your markers, I used copic markers.
I just love making Christmas cards. I especially like adding glitter to my cards it just adds such a nice touch during the Christmas season. I hope I inspired you to make a glittery card for this season. And try out these Peel-off stickers from Elizabeth crafts. They are fun to use.
Welcome to this months Crafty Card Gallery card challenge. Theme: Christmas
This is my favourite time of year – from decorating the house to designing cards, it’s pure bliss.
Here is my card for this months challenge and tutorial to follow…
Background – Tim Holtz Watercolor Card Stock (I used the smooth side) or Strathmore mixed media paper (brown series)
Using a blending tool, blend various distress inks on paper. I used Antique Linen and Iced Spruce.
Next use a Mini mister or spray bottle and mist into your hand then flick the water onto the paper, and heat set. This gives the illusion of water droplets. This background technique is super fun and easy.
Stamp Crazy Birds in Black archival ink with Black embossing powder, heat set. I find this last step easier when colouring and it gives more definition. I used mixed media paper, because I was making a lot of them.
For the colouring of the Crazy Birds, I used Neocolor 2, water soluble crayons – they work well and come in various colors. You can also use Ranger distress markers.
There is an option for cutting out those Crazy Birds and accessories. You can either fussy cut them or use the Sizzix coordinating dies, which are super cute and easy to use.
I used the balloon string stamp from the Crazy Things stamp set and dies to create the “whip” and Holiday Joy stamp set/die for the antlers on the “dog”.
The beauty of having the coordinating dies, is you can add layers to the birds, to give them more dimension.
For a nice finish, glossy accents was put on certain areas of the birds to give dimension and crackle accents on the whip. The outlines around the background I used a Fabre-Castel Pitt pen (black-medium). For mounting onto card stock, any colour is fine. I usually try and coordinate them.
I just love playing with the “Craziness”, the possibilities are endless!
Thanks a bunch for stopping by and happy creating!
Hi everyone! This month’s theme is Christmas here at Crafty Card Gallery and I am here to share my take on this month’s theme. Also if you didn’t know there is only 36 days until Christmas. It is so hard to believe that it is right around the corner. YIKES! I have been on a quest to try and use up scraps of cardstock on projects and this is what I came up with just using bits and pieces I had laying around.
I started with a 6″x6″ piece of Red Plain Linen Cardstock which I folded to 3″x6″ to create the card base. I ran a scrap of Brick Glitter Cardstock through my diecut machine using the Spellbinders Long Classic Scalloped Rectangle die and then I embossed it with the Snow Globe folder. Next I gathered more scraps and cut into banners and adhered to the card. The little tab that sticks out on the card is actually a clothing tag that I inked the edges and covered with some cardstock, sequin and dew drop.
The little “elf” girl I found online but I can’t remember where so if I do remember I will add the link. I printed her off and fussy cut out. I cut a little pointy hat out and glued it and the little girl to the card base.
I used the poinsettia diecut and cut the flower out three times and shaped with a stylus. I glued together, added a bit of green Ric Rac and metallic thread along with a gold sequin and dew drop to finish off the poinsettia.
If you have any questions about this card please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!
Hi. Welcome to Crafty card gallery. This is Jennifer. This month’s theme is Christmas cards. I haven’t fully decided what mine will be yet but I wanted to share a card I made in a card workshop. I am lucky enough to know a close to my heart representative (dealer) that does card classes and crops at a local hotel. If you take the class all of the pieces are cut and kitted for you. You just have to Stamp and ink and assemble and embellish. The cool part is you get to use her stamps and inks. The bad part is that I always find cool stuff to buy.