Merry Christmas Foiling

Welcome everyone! I have some Christmas cards to share with you today where I did a bit of foiling using products from Picket Fence Studios.

Picket Fence Studios carries a variety of Foiled Impression dies. Let me warn you now … it’s so addictive! I’ll be using my Gemini Foil Press and Gemini Jr Machine today for all of my foiling.

For my first card, I started out with creating my background. On a piece of Mermaid card stock, I heat embossed the Christmas Poinsettia stamp set in Sparkle Embossing Powder. I layered this front panel onto Rainforest card stock with craft foam for dimension. Then attached to an A2 size white card base.

I used the Merry Christmas Foiled Impression Die and foiled it onto Rainforest card stock with gold foil. I also used the outline die to cut out the words and add to my card front.

Look how beautiful this foils!

My next card is featuring the Merry Christmas Foiled Impression again along with the Christmas Leaf Bulb Foiled Impression.

I foiled the sentiment onto Cherry Red card stock with gold foil.

My Christmas Bulb I foiled in gold onto white card stock and ink blended Shabby Shutters and Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide inks with my Life Changing Blending Brushes.

Before attaching my foiled pieces, I splattered my background that I made from Kraft card stock with Liquid Stardust.

If you haven’t tried foiling yet, I highly recommend it. It adds so much sparkle and elegance to your cards with very little effort.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration!

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Altenew October 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release + GIVEAWAY/VIDEO

Welcome everyone! I’m excited to share some inspiration with you featuring the new Stamp/Die/Stencil release from Altenew. We are celebrating with a fun filled blog hop.

GIVEAWAY

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the hop. Leave your comments by 10/16/19. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 10/20/2019.

VIDEO

I have a video to share today creating a simple but elegant card featuring the Dot Botanicals stamp set. You can view the video down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

CARD DETAILS

For this first card featuring the Dot Botanicals stamp set, I started by ink blending a background using Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick and Aged Mahogany Distress Oxides inks.

While these stamps are meant to line up, I thought it would fun to off set them. Using my Misti Tool I stamped the solid images in Obsidian Black Ink and sprinkled on Clear Embossing powder. After heat setting the clear embossing powder, I stamped the dot images in embossing ink and heat set with Silver embossing powder.

I trimmed the panel down to 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ and added to a white card base using craft foam and double sided adhesive. The sentiment is also from the Dot Botanicals stamp set. I heat embossed Silver on black card stock and added to the front of my card with black foam squares.

My next card is also featuring the Dot Botanical but this time I layered the images.

Using the solid images, I stamped a background onto white card stock and added to an A2 size card base made from Fog card stock.

For this card, I’m featuring the new 2020 stamp set. Are you ready for the new year? I’m not lol …

My background is created by ink blending a rainbow onto white card stock using the Milky Way Stencil.

I stamped the 2020 stamp set in Obsidian Black ink onto the card front.

This next card is a little more dramatic. Using a piece of Poppy Seed card stock, I inked up the edges using Black Distress Ink.

Then I embossed the 2020 stamp set with Gold Embossing Powder.

I finished off by spritzing on Altenew Iridescent spray across my entire background. Clean, simple and so striking!

Also being released is the Grateful Heart stamp set. I stamped my images in the Enchanted Garden and Tropical Forest ink collections. Then used the coordinating dies to cut them out with my Gemini Jr.

I used the Dot Botanicals stamp set to create a subtle background with Limestone ink. I trimmed the panel down to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and added to a card base created from Poppy Seed card stock. I also heat embossed a sentiment in gold embossing powder onto Poppy Seed card stock to add to the center of my card.

I added my die cut images to the corner of the card front and added foam squares behind my flower for dimension.

I used a variety of ink collections from Altenew to stamp my floral images from the new Rose Blossoms stamp set.

For the background I die cut the Layered Snowflakes Cover Die B from white card stock and attached to another piece of white card stock. Then added my die cut images to the card front.

Lots of inspiration from the new release that I hope you enjoyed!

BLOG HOP

If you are here from Nicole Picadura’s blog you are in the right spot. You can also start at the beginning of the hop over at the Altenew Blog.

Your next stop in the hop is the amazing Jaycee Gaspar!

Complete Blog Hop List

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Simon Says Stamp Cheer & Joy Release + Video

Welcome to the Cheer & Joy release from Simon Says Stamp!

I’m so excited to share some inspiration with you featuring the Reindeer Background stamp from CZDesign.

VIDEO

I have a video that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel on how I created these 3 cards.

CARD DETAILS

All of my cards are featuring the same technique but in a variety of colors. I’ll be using Nuvo Shimmer Powders to create an easy watercolor background.

I’ll start by stamping my Reindeer Background in Embossing Ink onto a piece of Canson XL watercolor card stock using my Misti tool. I like to use the Misti tool, especially in this case, because I can stamp it twice. Watercolor card stock is textured and you may not get a good impression the first time.

I sprinkle on white embossing powder and heat set with my Wagner heat tool.

Next, I’ll tape my card stock down to a wooden cutting board using blue painters tape or you could use Purple Tape. I spritz the card stock with clean water and then start to sprinkle on some Nuvo Shimmer Powder. For this particular card, I’m using Blue Blitz. You can pick up the board to move the powder around in the water or spritz over the powder again.

I’ll dab any excess water on the sides and then set off on the side to air dry.

I use a variety of colors of Shimmer Powders. My green background is using Green Parade, Solar Flare and Falling Leaves. For the pink background, shown down below, I use Catherine Wheel and Cherry Bomb Shimmer Powder.

Once it’s dry it leaves a gorgeous shimmery watercolor background. I trim the panels down to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and attach to craft foam to help flatten out the water color piece. Then I can attach to an A2 size white card base.

I die cut some trees using the Christmas Tree Die from Simon Says Stamp to add to my cards.

I also die cut a variety of colors of card stock and glitter card stock using the Merry Dies from CZ Design. For card stock I used Christmas Pine, Cherry Red and Passionate Pink from Gina K Designs.

For glitter card stock I used the green and red from the Holiday Glitter card stock collection from Lawn Fawn and the Magenta glitter card stock from Simon Says Stamp.

The Merry Die also have a shadow layer that I die cut from Pearlescent Vellum.

I added another sentiment that coordinated perfectly with my cards. Using the small Christmas sentiment from the Ornamental stamp set, I stamped in embossing ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Then die cut out the sentiments with the Sentiment Labels die.

To finish off the cards, I added Like Magic sequins mix from Neat & Tangled and topped them off with Cloud 9 Dream Drops.

Playing with the Shimmer Powders is so fun and unique!

Hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! The supplies I used are listed below. Be sure to head over and check out all the amazing new goodies from Simon Says Stamp!

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MFT October Release 2019

Welcome everyone! I’m excited to be joining My Favorite Things in celebrating their new release! So much cuteness and I can’t wait to share. Grab a coffee or tea and sit back because I have a ton on inspiration.

My first card is featuring the Classic Snow Globe and Class Snow Globe Shaker Pouches. Have you ever tried the MFT shaker pouches? They make creating shaker cards so easy!

I decorated the inside of my snowglobe with some trees using the Oh Christmas Trees Die-namics and glitter card stock for the snow.

The sentiment comes from the new Bitty Holiday Wishes. This set has a TON of sentiments on it!

Next up we have this super cool Santa on vacation. This is the Sun Lovin Santa stamp set. I did some masking and ink blending to create a beach scene.

These little Santas from the Tis The Season stamp set are super adorable. I copic colored them and used the coordinating die to cut them out. I added some trees to my background using an older die-namics set Oh Christmas Trees.

I also used the Joy Die-namics cut out of glitter card stock and the sentiment is heat embossed in white onto Black card stock.

Another totally cute set is the Christmas Selfies stamp set. I adore this polar bear and snowmen! I colored my images with copic makers. My sentiment is off of the same stamp set but I trimmed it down so I had a sentiment for the top and bottom of my card.

If you like more traditional, classic Christmas cards we have the Joyful Wreath Die-namics.

I added Cloud 9 Dream Drops to my berries to give them a little sparkle and shine.

This may be my favorite card. I die cut the Joy Love Peace Die-namics from white card stock and added to a card base made from Poppy Prestige card stock.

I added these cute little snowmen from the Tis the Season stamp set and a sentiment from the Bitty Holiday Wishes stamp set.

Last but not least is a beautiful Dove from the Peace on Earth Die-namics. I added some white rays behind the dove using the Radiating Rays stencil and white pigment ink.

The new release is now available for purchase! I hope you enjoyed the inspiration and thank you so much for stopping by! Which was your favorite?

NEW RELEASE

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Spellbinders Large Die of the Month – Fall Flora

Welcome everyone! It’s the start of a new month which means a new Large Die of the Month from Spellbinders. This one is called Fall Flora.

I started my card by creating a background. I used the Plaid Stencil from The Stamp Market and ink blended it in GRANNY SMITH Ink onto LIME ZEST from Taylored Expressions using the blending brushes.

I die cut all the leaf dies from SUGAR CUBE card stock and a few of the individual flowers from Pixie Dust Glitter card stock.

I also die cut the frame from SWEET BASIL card stock and used it as a place holder on my card front. I lined all of my die cut leaves around the frame and started to adhere down with liquid glue.

The Thanks sentiment is also on the Fall Flora set and I die cut it from OREO card stock and adhered to my sentiment panel.

Using foam tape, I attached my sentiment panel to the center of my leaf clusters.

I think this would be a great staple in your die collection. Not only can you create fall cards but die cutting them from allows you so many more possibilities to use as accents on cards for any occasion/holiday.

You can read more about the Club Kits over on the Spellbinders page (clickable link).

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