MFT Sketch Challenge 415 – Shimmer Powders

Welcome back everyone! Today I’m sharing a card for Sketch Challenge 415 over at My Favorite Things.
I started off by creating my background. Using a piece of Canson Watercolor paper I lightly tap Atlantis Burst and Violet Brocade Shimmer Powder onto my cardstock. You don’t want to tap too hard or shake because you will have a big mess! Then I take my mini mister and spritz the cardstock with water. This makes the powder spread around the cardstock. You can move your cardstock to move the color around or use a heat tool. Once it’s dried it leaves a stunning shimmer! 
To me this is an easy way to get a watercolor background without actually watercoloring.
Next, I die cut the Christmas Tree Window from white cardstock and trim down. I add this to my watercolored panel that I trimmed down so it left a little border. I actually used foam squares to add my Christmas Tree Window for dimension. This would also make a great shaker.
To build my cardbase, I die cut white cardstock from the Stitched Rectangles die and added that to a white cardbase with foam tape. Then I could add my Christmas Tree Frame panel. My sentiment comes from the Lots of Hugs stamp set. I prepped my Black cardstock with an antistatic powder tool to remove any static. Then using the Misti tool, I ink up the sentiment with Versamark Ink and stamp. I apply Alabaster embossing powder, heat with my heat tool and trim down with the Slanted Sentiments die.
I finished off the card by adding some White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops to the ornament areas of the tree.
So simple and so beautiful. I hope you give these Shimmer Powders a try! The shimmer is hard to capture on camera but absolutely beautiful in person.
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Snowflakes Clean and Simple

We don’t need to always get all crazy with our crafting supplies to make a gorgeous card. Sometimes clean and simple is just as effective.
My card today is using this stunning snowflake stamp set from the Gina K Designs Fruit of the Season Stamp TV kit. My snowflake is heat embossed in Gold embossing powder onto white cardstock. Then I used the coordinating die to cut it out. 
For the top panel, I used a piece of white woodgrain cardstock and sprayed with Glitter Dust Gold Spray. This panel is added to an A2 size white cardstock base using foam tape.
My diecut snowflake is added to the front of the card using the NEW Gina K Designs Foams squares. These are so easy to use and are the perfect size! You can add just one layer to your items for a little dimension or double it up.

I heat embossed the sentiment in white embossing powder onto Dusty Rose cardstock and added to the center of my snowflake with Gina’s Foam Squares.
To finish off the card, I added a few Ivory Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh using Connect Glue and a jewel picker.
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Decorative Ornaments – Pretty Pink Posh

Welcome back everyone! I have a card to share today using the Decorative Ornaments stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh.
There is also an accompanying video you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel walking through how I created this card.
To start my card, I stamped my three ornaments in Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink. I used my Misti tool to stamp my images which plays a key part in my technique for today. Once my images are stamped, I will leave my stamps on the Misti tool. Then I color my images with copic markers.
Once colored, I take my cardstock and put it back into the Misti. I ink up the images with Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink and heat emboss with Gold Embossing Powder. This gives my image a gorgeous gold outline. You don’t really want to try and color with the lines embossed as that can ruin your markers and also the alcohol ink can eat away at the embossing powder. It’s best to try and emboss after your color which is why the Misti tool plays such a huge part.
Once embossed, I die cut with the coordinating die. My background I stenciled on the English Brick Wall stencil with Pumice Stone Distress Oxide Ink.
The sentiment is from the Happy Snowman stamp set which I heat embossed with White Embossing Powder and then trimmed to a thin strip using the Sentiment Labels Die
I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! If you are reading this on the day the card is posted be sure to head over to Pretty Pink Posh where they are having a Cyber Monday Sale! 
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Christmas Ornaments – Lawn Fawn

Welcome back everyone! I have some fun Christmas tags to share with you today using goodies from Lawn Fawn.
I love making handmade gifts for teachers. I wanted to do something unique for all teachers and aids that work with my children and these ornaments are perfect.
I have a video walking you through the complete process that you can view down below or up on my Youtube Channel.
The main set that I’ll be using to create these ornaments is the How U Bean stamp set and Add On.
I used a variety of stamp sets for my images including Simply Celebrate Winter, Say What Christmas Critters, Fairy Friends and Ready Set Snow. 
A few of the ornaments I used pattern paper from the Really Rainbow Christmas paper pack and ink blended a few using Bristol cardstock and Distress Oxide inks.
A few of them I even added a small hill with Pixie Dust cardstock and a Stitched Hillside Border.
You could certainly turn these into shaker cards but I actually found I prefered it as a simple window ornament.
I forgot to take pictures of the back but I have a To and From stamped on the back so I can personalize it.
I finished them off by decorating the front with the Large Wreath die and some glitter cardstock.
Be sure to take a look at the VIDEO! I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration.
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Old Fashioned Christmas – Gina K Design

Welcome back everyone! Today I’m sharing a card I had created for the November Release from Gina K Designs. Supplies will be listed down below
This is using the beautiful Old Fashioned Christmas stamp set. I had stamped my image onto Neenah Solar White cardstock with Amalgam Ink and colored with copic markers. Then used the coordinating die to cut it out.  I love the vintage truck! 
For my background, I’m starting with a piece of Red Velvet cardstock. This is the perfect Christmas red. First, I heat embossed the sentiment at the bottom of the card using gold embossing powder. Next, I used the Falling Snow Stencil and adding the snow with white pigment ink. Once the ink was dry, I went over it with a variety of Nuvo drops including Silver Moondust, White Blizzard, Gloss White and Morning Dew.
I hope you enjoyed today’s card. If you haven’t picked up this stamp set yet from Gina K Designs be sure to head on over and grab it.

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