Good Morning my friends! WOW is it getting Brrrr Cold outside! In the 20s last night ... but wait ... it's going to be in the 60s over the weekend! And we wonder why we are all getting sick with colds/flu ...
Anyways, I'd like to share with you a couple of cards I have made for the current challenge at Joan's Gardens. This week she & Selma are taking it easy on us and have made the challenge an ANYTHING GOES ... as long as it is WINTER based. So here we go ...
Recipe for this card:
Paper: Christmas Red cs, White cs
Stamp: Paintbox Poppets (Christmas Miss)
Ink: Versafine Black
Accessories: Prismacolor markers, ZIG markers, X-PressIt High Tack Foam Mounting Tape 1/4", Sizzix embossing folder, QuickieGlue, Deco Art Glamour Dust, Fiskars swivel craft knife
I wish my photo would show you how pretty this card really is with all the 'sparkle'!
Items highlighted in RED were purchased at Joan's Gardens.
This next card came together so quick & easy! I JUST received this new Stampendous stamp from Joan's Gardens and couldn't wait to ink it up! As you know I LOVE Vintage style and this stamp really called out to me.
I stamped the image on white cardstock using Tim Holtz 'brushed corduroy' distress ink. Then after distressing the edges using my Zutter Distrezz-it All. I used the same TH ink and sponged around the edges as well as on the front ... just up to the oval. I then used ZIG red & green markers to color in the poinsettas. My background doily is from the Wilton Cake isle of Joann's and after inking with the same TH distress ink, I have crumpled it up and attached it to the back of my image. Once placed on my card which has a background paper from the KaiserCraft 'turtle dove' paper pack, I added gold Stickles around the oval and highlighted the flowers on the doily.
Another little touch of sparkle is on the roof tops where I used Quickie Glue and Deco Art Glamour Dust. I cropped & darkened this image to hopefully show you the awesome effect this gave my card.
Other qualifying challenges are:
Through the Craftroom Door #43 - Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge #79 - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenge #60 - Anything Goes
Everybody-Art Challenge #212 - Embossing
Loves Rubber Stamps #25 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes (Optional Extra - Christmas)
Sweet Stamps #90 - Christmas
Card Mania Challenge - Embossing
The Crafty Blogger - Christmas Anything Goes
Oo La La Challenge #117 - Christmas
I hope you've enjoyed seeing these two cards and have even drawn a little inspiration from my work! Hubby & I are headed up to Brunswick, OH shortly to Hollo's Paper Company. That is where I can buy my cardstock (all colors/weights) for $1.50 a POUND! I have a couple large orders to fill before Christmas so I'm headed out to get the paper & envelopes I need in order to get started.
Have a fabulous day!
Have a fabulous day!