Friday, December 21, 2007

Festive Wishes to you and yours!

Well, it’s Friday! It’s also the last day of school for many (students and teachers/administrators), and the last day of work before the holiday for others!
Today – I thought I would post my Festive Wishes card made especially for you – all my friends, blog friends and family. I wish you and yours all the best for the holiday season – and a safe and happy New Year! Thank you so much for checking in on my blog and letting me know which cards and projects you like! It is really appreciated!

Festive Wishes Poinsettia:
Card dimensions – 6 ½ w x 5” h

And the poinsettia, close up:

Materials: CS – Olive (Bazzill), Hollyhock (CTMH); Paper –Accademia (Fabriano); Ink – Versamark (Tsukineko); Stamps – Poinsettia (Sunshine Designs), Sentiment ‘Festive Wishes’ – Christmas 1 Word Cube (Sunshine Designs); Ribbon – Buttercup Organza (CTMH), gold trim; Punches – Large oval (SU!), 1/8” hole (Fiskars); Tombow markers, waterbrush, detail gold embossing powder (Stampendous), Liquid glass (CTMH), glass micro beads, silicone, Pop Dots, gold jump ring.

There is actually a lot happening on this card. The poinsettia was stamped and embossed three times – once for the base, once for the petals that are raised up and then another for the green leaves (actually one of the petals). I then watercoloured it all with my markers and cut out as needed.
The base poinsettia is done in the “Out of the box” manner, meaning I cut the background out around the petals in a smaller square than the actual flower size, allowing some of the petals to overhang the square freely. See the close up picture for what I mean by that.

For the 4 petals that are raised, I first shaped/curled them around a pencil, and then used silicone to adhere them to the base poinsettia to keep their shape. I did the same thing for the 3 leaves (which are actually petals coloured green).
After the card was all assembled, I used Liquid Glass in the centre of the flower, and covered that with glass micro beads for texture.
It was a lot of fun to make – and I hope you like it!

Happy Holidays & Festive Wishes!
Until next time, have a great day!
Sincerely, Pam

Monday, December 17, 2007

Holy Triptych

Happy Monday morning! I hope everyone is warm and safe after the storm that has gone through - tons of snow, blowing and drifting everywhere. Good thing it happened on a weekend and not on a work day! It was a nice chance to slow down and do some holiday baking with the kids – lots of fun.

Today, I want to show you the second of a couple of cards I did for a small Christmas card exchange. Hope you like it! When I saw this stamp set in the Stampin’ Up Holiday mini, I fell in love with it – I think it was the angel that drew me in. I am now kicking myself that I didn’t get the sentiment stamp that fit it so well – Star-Studded Season! Oh well!

Holy Triptych:
Card dimensions – 4 ¼ w x 5 ½” h

Card Front, close up:

Card Inside, close up:

Materials: CS – Night of Navy (SU!); Paper –Accademia (Fabriano); Ink – Versamark (Tsukineko); Stamps – Holy Triptych (SU!), Sentiment ‘Believe’ (Inkadinkado); Ribbon – Buttercup Organza (CTMH), Navy satin (Offray); Tombow markers, waterbrush, detail gold embossing powder (Stampendous), Stickles glitter glue, Triptych card template (Mirkwood Designs).

This card base was done using a Triptych card shape template. There are quite a few out there on the Internet – but here is the link to the one I used from Mirkwood Designs. Click HERE if you want the template. The images were watercoloured with markers - I love this technique!

Until next time, have a great day!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Winter House on a wintery day!

Today's weather is terrible - blowy and snowy! Stay warm!

Here is a small set of Christmas Cards for a swap – using the Winter House stamp from Rosewood. Hope you like them!

Winter House Z Card:
Card dimensions – 4 ¼ h x 5 ½” w

Materials: CS – Bazzill; Paper –Accademia (Fabriano); Ink – Versamark (Tsukineko), New England Ivy (CTMH); Stamps – Winter House (Rosewood), Sentiment from Wishing You (Stampin’ Up); Punches – Slit Punch (Stampin’ Up), ¼” hole (Staples); Ribbon – Silver Metallic (Offray); Tombow markers, waterbrush, Detail silver embossing powder (Stampendous), Liquid Applique (Marvy), Crystal fine glitter (Martha Stewart Crafts).

This card base was done in the Z Card fold – a nice way to do an A2 card with a twist!
The main image was embossed then watercoloured with markers. I then used Liquid Applique on the spots where the snow would sit – and as soon as I added that, I sprinkled over it with crystal fine glitter. Once the Liquid Applique was dry – I used the heat tool to puff it up, following directions on the tube. The glitter made the Liquid Applique all sparkley! After that – I used a glue pen to add more crystal fine glitter to the photo. Here’s a close up on the main image:

Until next time, have a great day!