Saturday, November 19, 2016

Seasonal Cards

Hi there,

Wanted to share some more card projects that I created last week. The first one is a variation on a card from a previous post using the tree image from the MFT stamp set Santa's Elves. But this time I used Tim Holtz distress inks like watercolors and applied the color with a paint brush and layered the colors, drying each layer in between. I entered this one in a monthly challenge for a FB Group called Scrappin' Stampers. It's the FB page of Jamie from Not2Shabby shop. She always has a fun new challenge every month for a chance to win a $10 gift card to use in her store. And she also always offers discounts when you shop with her. 

So, here's the card I created for her challenge:

I have a snowflake embossing folder that I finally had a chance to use and it just adds just the right detail to the background so it's not too plain but still kind of clean and simple. For some sparkle I used a Spectrum Noir clear glitter brush pen...I'm not sure if it's legal to create a holiday card without sparkle and shine and I just couldn't take the chance. lol ;)

I used Tim Holtz Platinum Gold embossing powder around the edges of the center image as well as to stamp the image and the sentiment. I used a die from the MFT Blueprints Dienamics 5 set to add the notecard detail to the top of the front panel piece. And for some extra shine I added some gold splatter using some gold spray.

The next card was for an MFTWSC305 from a couple of weeks ago. I didn't get it done in time but still wanted to make a card because I had this idea right away when I saw the sketch. I didn't use an MFT stamp for this. The stamp is from Art Impressions called Mini Raccoon Spinner. It's also my first spinner card. I used similar colors and the style of coloring as I saw on the packaging of the stampset. I used warm greys of Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to color him in. This card was super fun to make and came together pretty quickly. I had a little bit of a problem getting the front and back to match up (the stamp set does come with a die) and I think you have to stamp the back image onto the back of the die cut, if that makes sense. I will have to try it that way next time to see if it works out better that way. Instead of a pic I thought I'd post a short clip of the card in action:

Soooo....that's my card share for now.

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a blessed and crafty day.

Bettina :)

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