Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Another Traditional Colored Card

I was in a red, white and green mood again so I worked up a card using a holly embossing folder from Darice, stamps and dies from Gina K. Designs as well as her card stock and inks and my newly acquired MFT Die-Namic stitched scalloped frame die. The little bit of coloring on my holly images was done with the Zig water color markers.

Oh, and I forgot I added a bit of ric rack that was almost a perfect green color to go with my design. I really am loving how this turned out. Inside the card I added a panel of white so that I can stamp or write a message.

Well, time to call it a day! I am going to get comfy, sit in front of the TV a bit and then get some shut eye! I wish all of you a great evening too and thanks for your comments as well.

God bless,

Thoughts of You

Lately I find myself making more Thinking of You type of cards and then leaving the inside blank. That way I can use it for a number of occasions from celebrations to illness and sympathy. This is one I made today using stamp sets from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

I chose to use a fall leaves design which has a hint of orange in them and I also colored my Gina K. Designs ribbon with orange ink. It was originally a white ribbon. I sponged on some blue for the background after I had stamped the leaves. I also added a few swipes of the orange color here and there as well. I was trying to implement a color scheme from an inspirational photo at Double D Challenges. My leaves were not as orange as I thought they would be as they ended up getting some of the blue ink  onto them when I sponged the background. But I still went along with the design.

The stamp sets from Kitchen Sink Stamps used were 3 Step Autumn Squirrel for the leaves and 3 step Heart & Roses for the sentiment. I used a Cottage Cutz double stitched die to cut out the main card panel and then the blue layer was cut using a die from the My Favorite Things Die-Namics Blueprint 29 set. The card base was white card stock. The finishing touch was to add a few orange rhinestones to the main panel.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

We have a beautiful day here in our part of South Dakota with temperatures in the mid-70's which is fabulous for this time of the year. And, lots of sun! I really like that. I hope your day is going well too and thanks for your visits.

God bless,

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Red, White and Green

Now these are the colors to be used at the Monday Stamp TV challenge for this week and I just had to join in as that is the traditional colors for Christmas. I had always meant to get more of Gina K. Designs new Christmas foil mates colored with foil but have not had the time so far. So I grabbed one she designed called Flower Power which I had foiled with her Red Velvet Fancy Foil. I thought by the stretch of the imagination it could be implemented into a Christmas design as well.

I used the tree and sentiment from the Gina K. Designs Christmas Wishes set. Gina just recently got dies to go with that stamp set so since I had them now I die cut the tree. For the center circles under the tree I die cut one of the double stitched dies from Gina K. Designs in Red Velvet and one of the larger single stitched dies of Gina's in Christmas Pine for the outer layer. The ink colors I chose to use also were Gina K. Designs Red Velvet and Christmas Pine. On the outside of the foiled background I added a My Favorite Things Die-Namics die called Stitched Rectangle Scalloped Frame. Before adding all the elements to my framed background design I added one of Gina K. Designs white gold edged ribbons. The sentiment was stamped with Red Velvet onto Gina's White card stock and then layered onto a piece of Christmas Pine card stock.

The card base is Christmas Pine card stock but inside I added a layer of white card stock which I die cut with a My Favorite Things Die-Namics die from the Blueprints 29 set. Along the bottom of the inside white panel I added a layer of the foiled floral design which was added to a green strip. This tied the front design into the inside of the card.

My finishing touch was to add some red rhinestones to the tree. I really love how this card looks and wish I could have gotten the foil to shine better then it did. But I guess one cannot always get a good shot when using foil. I hope at any rate you get the sense of it's beauty!

Here is another photo but again it does not do the card justice.

Well, I spent a lot more time on this card than I did most of the others I made lately as I got 14 Christmas cards done all total Sunday and Monday. But this was a lot of fun and as I went along I would think of something else I could add to make it a cool design. Guess that is how it goes sometimes.

I hope your week is off to a great start. Mine is going well so far so I am very thankful for that. Thanks for the lovely comments you leave me too.

God bless,