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!

SUPPLIES

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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!

SUPPLIES

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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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Merry Christmas Foiled Impression

Welcome everyone! Today I’m sharing a card I created using products from Picket Fence Studios latest release.

This card is really easy if you are looking to mass produce Christmas Cards this year.

I’m using the Merry Christmas Foiled Impression die from Picket Fence Studios. It is meant specifically for foiling and also has an outline die to cut out around the words.

I foiled my sentiment onto Neenah Solar White card stock with Gold Foil using my Gemini Jr Foil Press & Die cutting machine.

Then I ink blended Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink over the foiled sentiment using Life Changing Blending Brushes. Since the foiled area will resist the ink, I can wipe off the excess with a dry rag.

To add a little interest to the card, I splatter on water and dab with a paper towel. I also add splatters of White Metallic Ink to give the appearance of snow falling.

Hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration!

SUPPLIES

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On A Christmas Walk

Welcome everyone! Today I’m sharing a card from the September release from Picket Fence Studios. I’m using the adorable new On A Christmas Walk stamp set.

I start off by stamping my images using my Misti tool onto Neenah Solar White card stock with Picket Fence Studios Black Hybrid Ink which is great for using with different mediums. Then I color my images with copic markers.

Once colored, I die cut out the image with the coordinating die and set off on the side to work on my background.

I thought a pretty snowy scene would be perfect for my image. Using a piece of Lapis card stock I ink blended from the top going down with Navy and Cornflower Ink from Hero Arts using my Life Changing Blender Brushes. I also added a little Sea Salt Reactive Ink to the bottom of the card to help the transition of the color.

Next, I added a couple drops of White Glimmer Metallic Ink to my craft sheet, added a couple drops of water and flicked this mixture onto my background. This gave a beautiful snowy sky!

Once my panel was completely dry, I heat embossed the sentiment in the bottom corner with Gold Embossing Powder.

I finished off by adding my images with foam squares for a little dimension.

SUPPLIES

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