I have been slow to get started on my Christmas cards this year. I finally did get cards made for my friends back in Iowa. I made a card that I saw on Jennifer McGuire’s blog. You can find the tutorial here. I have to say I learned quite a bit making these cards. They aren’t something that you can just quickly put together. At least for me they weren’t. I have to say I love how they turned out! I have used parts of the technique I learned on several other cards.
It’s to bad you can’t see the shimmer on the colored parts. It is well worth giving this technique a try. Even with the learning curve it makes a beautiful card! I won’t give you any directions as you can watch the video. Do give it a try. The colored parts are all texture paste through a stencil.
I have a few more cards to post yet before Christmas so see you soon.
I wish you all a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!
As always appreciate your stopping and visiting for a while.
I’ve been busy working on many Christmas projects and cards. First off Randy bought some flat agates and small buffalos to give to the people who work in his office. After every trip to the Black Hills he would come back with some buffalo for his herd. He bought the flat agates and I told him he needed to buy a buffalo to go with the agate. So they will remember him after this job is done. I had these boxes for forever and decided they would be perfect for him. So I made 8 boxes!
Next I made some cards following the you tube video here. I LOVE holly bushes! We had a row of them in Iowa and they are gorgeous! Loved looking out the window and seeing the red berries and the Cardinals eating them all Winter. I miss seeing them. Here in North Dakota in our neighborhood we do not have birds. Most of the trees are twigs so no birds. 😦
I write everything down that I use on cards but in my mess I cannot find it. I’m pretty sure I used DI pine needles to edge the card. Merry Christmas and Peace & Joy are Hero Arts stamps. The die is holly flourish from Cherry Lynn Designs. Berries were a glitter glue. This card brings back very special memories for me. Oops guess I didn’t take a pic of the inside.
I will have a post on the Mini Matchboxes I made for the guys and for Madyson for Christmas. A lot of pics so will do it sometime this week. I had sooo much fun making them. I plan to make more of them.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and that the New Year will be a blessed and healthy year for you.
As always thanks for stopping to look and leaving some love. It is always appreciated.
There is nothing that says the “Holiday Season” has started than Poinsettia’s and pine! I’ve made two cards and I have to say they are two of my favorites and I will probably make them again. I made the cards for two friends from Stamp Club. They were here for lunch today as I won’t be here for the Christmas Party we have every year.
The first card is Annette’s and I used the Memory Box poinsettia stamp and die.
Next is the card I made for Linda. I used the Pinecone Wreath stamp from Hero Arts. I love this stamp!
Since Christmas will be very slim this year I’m making the guys a special project and that’s probably all I’ll get done.
Have a good one!
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The next image was a winner for me. It just screams 4th of July! Fourth of July has always been a special day. Picnics at the lake, frying ourselves in the sun. One year Randy got third degree burn. Ok, not so fun. Loved this Shellphone image right away. Reminds me of the 4th when my nephew called from Iraq while we were all at the lake. It was a very special day to be able to talk to him!
I wanted a weathered wood look for my paper so I made it myself. I used the tutorial found here at Gina K’s Stamp TV. I love, love this technique I have used it in my scrap booking many times.
- Stamp: Shellphone – Little Darlings/Hello Hero Arts
- Paper: Kraft
- Pattern Paper: Wood grain – tea dye, weathered wood & faded jeans – Papers By Myrna 🙂
- Nesties: Classic Inverted Scalloped Sq, Lg – cut by hand the mat shape – Spellbinders
- Flesh: E000 E11 E00
- Hair: E30 E31 E55 E57
- Stripes on top & shorts, lips: R20 R22 R27 R29 R46
- White areas on image: W1 W3 W5
- Blue area on top: B21 B23 B24 B26 B28
- Seashell: E000 E51 E02 R22 R20
- Sand: E50 E51 E53 E55 E40 also did the washcloth technique for the sand splotches
I’m sure glad I had this card done before we went and moved Drew home for the Summer from college! I haven’t had a cold in two years and I have to say I didn’t miss it at all!! I have NEVER felt this bad in my life with a cold. Awful sore throat, chills, my skin even hurt to touch it. ICK! ICK! The next morning Drew drug himself upstairs and held up a bag of Halls and said, “breakfast”!!!! So, needless to say his first few days home haven’t been so great. Randy avoids us like the plague!! Well, I have to muster some strength to make another card. I know what I want to do just need the strength to hold the markers in my hand.
Here’s hoping the week gets better.