Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Star Shaped Card

Today’s Christmas card is a fun one – and the shape will lend itself to any smaller stamp image.
HERE is a link to the star template that I used. To make the card base, I cut out 2 star shapes and then scored one of the roughly 1" down 1 of the points of the star. I glued that piece to the back of the start front piece - so that is opened like a regular card with a top fold - hope that makes sense! Once I made the star card base, I then took off ¼” on all edges of the template and cut out the watercolour paper to make the smaller inner star with the main image.

Star shaped Christmas Moon:
Card dimensions – 5” across
Materials: CS – (Bazzill); Paper – Accademia (Fabrianno); Ink – Black StazOn (Tsukineko); Stamp – Christmas Moon SD058 F (Sunshine Designs); Ribbon – cream organza (Offray), foam tape, Tombow markers, water brush, Sakura glitter pens.

A nice and easy – yet different card – give it a try! For added dimension - I stamped a second moon image and watercoloured it, then popped it up with foam tape on top of the original image.
And I noticed that Stampin’ Up has a neat star-shaped card in their Holiday mini-catalogue too – so very trendy!

Until next time, have a great day!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Three Elves

Here’s the first of many Christmas cards using the new Sunshine Designs line for this Fall/Winter.
JB – this is your favorite stamp from this group isn’t it – remind you of any 3 little girls in particular???!!!

Three Elves:
Card dimensions – 6” square
Materials: CS – (Bazzill); Paper – Accademia (Fabrianno); Ink – Timber Brown StazOn, VersaMark (Tsukineko); Stamps – Three Elves SD054 M (Sunshine Designs); Ribbon – green organza (Offray), detail gold embossing powder (Stamp Barn), foam tape, Tombow markers, water brush, Sakura glitter pens.

Very basic layout – just remember to add a bit of distressing to your cardstock mats with the quick wipe using your ink pad. In this case it was Timber Brown StazOn.

Images like this are easier to paint when they are embossed – so I did this one in gold. The middle little girl is cut out from a second stamping and popped up to add dimension (don’t think you can see this from the photo).

Until next time, have a great day!

Sunday, September 28, 2008


When shaking ketchup from a bottle,
First none will come, and then a lot'll.

You're probably wondering where I am going with this...... well, I am officially just like ketchup. Missing In Action for over a month - but I am back with over 30 different cards to show you - for the upcoming holiday season (is it too early to start up the Christmas countdown - what do you think MN?) and other themes too. So definitely stay tuned.

First things first - do you remember THIS post?
Well, I sent this card on to Stampotique electronically with the instructions and they have now posted in on their Company blog with THIS post. They are also listing the complete instructions on how to make the card too if you are interested. And here is the colour chart for you.

Carol from Stampotique thanked me by sending me the Cabbage Rose stamp - and it arrived last week - HERE is a link to what she looks like - isn't she cute too? I'll show you what I come up with when it is finished.
Let's start off the parade of new cards with this one - it isn't a Christmas image and for some reason I started with those first - not sure what that means!!!!

Tea Cups:
Card dimensions – A2 - 4 1/4" x 5 ½”

Materials: CS – (Bazzill); Paper – Accademia (Fabrianno); Ink – Black StazOn (Tsukineko); Stamps – Stacked Cups SD063 C (Sunshine Designs); Punches - Giga scalloped circle and Mega circle (Marvy); Ribbon – green organza(Offray), paper piercer & mat, decorative scissors (Fiskars), foam tape, Tombow markers, water brush, Sakura glitter pens (green, pink).
Tomorrow - I'll do a Christmas card - so here's a sneak peak:

Until next time, have a great day!