>> Friday, December 9, 2016
by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff
I had this piece of white already die cut so I used some Distress inks to sponge in some pink/reds from the upper left and some lime greens from the lower right. The pine bough was stamped a couple of times w/ a combo of the green Memento inks and the greeting was stamped w/ black. I added a narrow pine green layer & instead of using another white layer to use the embossing folder on, I embossed the front of the card. The trick w/ this is, because I only wanted the front embossed, I had to put the card front in upside down in the folder, so it needed to be a pattern that looked good going either direction. Anything else would just look upside down :)
stamps: DRS Designs - Pine Bough, Christmas Everyday, (inside - From My House)
paper: Staples 110# white
ink: Memento tuxedo black, cottage ivy, northern pine, Distress inks candy apple, fired brick, twisted citron, mowed lawn
accessories: Misti, MFT diagonal stitched rectangles, Sizzix embossing folder (Alpine set 658191), ODBD small bow die
>> Thursday, December 8, 2016
I have a fun Christmas card for you today. I'm normally a more traditional color kind of Christmas girl, but I went a little outside my zone on this card and love how it came out.
This card was actually a 2 nighter. I stamped and cut out the Holly Jingle Bells and then spent the rest of the evening trying out different color combos on scrap. I had settled on more traditional colors and figured I'd color it and finish my card the next night. However, on the second night when I sat down I just wasn't "feeling it" as I was trying to find the right color paper to go with my colored sample. But the bright pink started calling my name :)
Once I had my colors the rest went pretty fast. I cut the 4 squares and then framed the pink and green layers with dots from a silver sharpie. The Friends Everyday Christmas Greeting sentiment was stamped in silver and seeing it looked a bit stark I added the silver dot frame to that as well. You can't see it in the photo, but I thought the plain folded card was a little plain too, so in keeping with my dot theme, I used my swiss dots embossing folder.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
>> Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Hello Friends, it's Nancy today with a CAS card. This was the fastest card I have made in a long, long time.
I plan to make a few more like this one, but I am going to color the super cute Reindeer Ralph image a bit darker. I am loving the new Christmas Rooftops and From My House at Christmas greeting - they make super fun Christmas cards.
As the official crazy busy Christmas season has arrived, I am going CAS on all my cards. I still have a bunch more cards to make - I sure hope you have planned better than me!!! This weekend it is going to be Christmas Music, Hot Chocolate, Sausage Balls (I am craving them), and some Ink!!!
I am going to make a few more of them, but I am going to color the re
>> Tuesday, December 6, 2016
>> Monday, December 5, 2016
Hi Everyone, I have two fairly easy and quick cards to share with you today. Things are getting rather busy around here, so I'm finding quick and easy is best. :-)
My first card features our winged angel, and the Silent Night greeting as well as the new all is Calm greeting. I really like that the fonts match on these greetings so you can use them together. I stamped everything with VersaMark ink onto navy CS and heat embossed with gold embossing powder, then layered it onto gold shimmer CS. Some gold twine was added before attaching everything to the navy card base.
My second card using the same sentiments, but this time they are paired with the large filigree star image using silver embossing powder and some silver CS that is almost mirror like. I apologize for the picture. I could not get a very clear one.
These would be good cards to mass produce, which I might be needing to do. We'll see. Hope you are further ahead with your Christmas cards than I am. Be sure to check out DRS Designs' online store for all the latest holiday images.
Thanks for stopping by,