Merry Christmas Everyone!!
Today I am sharing with you a card I was inspired to make using Graphic 45, “A Christmas Carol”. Our Theme this month is Christmas here at Crafty Card Gallery! The inspiration came from the Scrap Of Darkness & Scrap Of Elegance Inspiration Board, I just couldn’t resist using the colors to create a Christmas card.
Used the Graphic 45 – A Christmas Carol.
Items used from my stash – Gold leaf around my frame, and Renea Bouquet gold microbeads as an accent around the border of the card. Flowers are from Prima Marketing with Renea Bouquet Chunky Glitter Glass sprinkled around them.
I know this is pretty quick posting. But with the Christmas Day here I just wanted to inspire you and wish you all a Merry Christmas.
Hi everyone! I am here to share a very quick project for Crafty Card Gallery blog and this month’s theme is Christmas. I know this is not a card but since I was needing a tag for my journal I thought I would share anyways. 🙂
I started with a 8 1/2″x3″ manilla tag as the base for my tag and then adhered a variety of patterned Christmas cardstock to the base and cut several bits of ric rac, fiber, beading and ribbon and tied to the top of the tag.
I used the Stampendous Jolly Santa stamp and stamped on white cardstock and a variety of patterned cardstock (hat and holly) which I fussy cut all out. The patterned cardstock I adhered to the top of the white Santa cut out. Next I lightly inked Santa’s beard in a tan to give it a vintage look. I used chalk on the face, cheeks and eyes. I glued the image to the tag and then added Stickles to the beard, hat and holly to finish off this quick little project. I hope you enjoyed this and if you have any questions about this tag please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!
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 everyone! It’s me, Tonya and I am here to share two little cards I created for this month’s challenge. The theme this month is trees and since Christmas is just around the corner I thought I would make a couple of cards that can be added to my Christmas packages.
I started by cutting and folding a piece of 3″x6″ cardstock to make a 3″x3″ card base for each card. I used an assortment of scraps of cardstock to decorate the base.
I used Brenda Walton’s Movers and Shapers Label diecut and the Powdered Sugar Embossing folder on some of the scraps of cardstock.
I used the Treetops Cuttlebug diecut to create these Christmas trees. I inked the green one with chalk ink and added a sequin and pearl to the top of each tree. I finished off each card with a banner and a sentiment that I printed from the computer.
If you have any questions about these cards please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is awesome and enjoy creating!
Hi everyone!!! It’s me Tonya!!! Can you believe it is only a week and a day and it will be Christmas!?!!?!? Are you ready??? Me? I finished my shopping today so all I need to do is wrap presents and if possible knock out a few handmade projects for some extra special people on my list.
Well, I’m here to share a card I created using a mini paperbag. All you have to do is fold the end of the bag to were it fits under the flat of the “bottom” of the bag. Next cut cardstock to fit each fold/flap of your card. I inked all edges of the cardstock before adhering to the card.
I used my Cuttlebug snowflake diecut and cut one snowflake from velum and the other one from cardstock which all the cardstock and chipboard snowflake is from the Winter Collection(Russia) from the Robin’s Nest and the Deco Snowflake sticker are from Ecstasy Crafts.
Now if you want to you can add a sweet little goodie inside the bag. Won’t that be a sweet surprise???
Versa Magic Ocean Depth Chalk Ink
Cuttlebug Snowflake Diecut
If you have any questions let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!