Sunday, November 20, 2011

Christmas Shopping

Hi all and if you are stopping by from Card A Day Blog welcome. The theme this week at Card A Day Blog is Christmas Shopping!
Now who doesn't enjoy a little shopping around the Christmas holidays. My card today depicts that:
Are you going shopping this week too! I never cared for the hustle and bustle of shopping in Black Friday, but last year there were to many sales not to go out and get a few things (it's the best time of the year to buy all those crafting items that you need for the days ahead).

The card I made today was a fun one, I did the searching for my shopper the past few days and found her at Sliekje's digi Stamps. Isn't she just the cutest thing. I feel like her after a good day shopping at the mall. This is an A2 size card on white card stock from the paper company, all the background papers came from the DCWV "The Christmas Combo 180 Stack", the borders were punched with MS doily lace edge punch, the sentiment was typed up in MS Word and printed out and punched with SU extra-large scallop oval and then trimmed to have a straight edge, added 3 red rhinestones from KaiserCraft. The girl was colored with a variety of markers (really trying to get the hang of this, would like to progress into doing the beautiful work I've seen out there on other blogs). This was a fun project and I know who will be getting this card for her love to shop! Have fun shopping this Black Friday, I'm still deciding what I'm shopping for an Imagine or maybe that new cricut 2 that is out, or maybe I'll get a few new little things and gifts for the family. Till next time I hope you to will have a crafty day and if you need any inspiration go check out all the Christmas cards at the Card a Day Blog.
I have enter this card in the following challenges:
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge- Digi Stamp and Texture
Winter Wonderland-any cute Christmas Image
Pile it on-P-Presents

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Christmas Tree Card

Hi all and if you are stopping by from Card A Day Blog welcome. The theme this week at Card A Day Blog is Christmas at Home and this card is for the memories of growing up at home. We didn't do alot of outdoor lights, but inside the house the tree would take center stage and in the front window. Mom would get the tree up (Dad probably helped with this but I never seen) and the lights on the tree and my brothers, my sister and I would help with decorating the tree. That tree would be up from shortly after Thanksgiving till during the New Year's holiday. So this card is in her memory:

This is a clean and simple card that I made in just a couple of hours today. I love making Christmas Cards cause I seem to experiment more in the embossing side of cardmaking. This is how the card came to be:
I had gotten some new embossing
powder at my local scrapbook store called Black Sparkle from Ranger. I like to stamp images and use the embossing powder to give more umph to the stamped image on a card. You can't see the sparkle so well on the pictures here but this stuff adds a bit of sparkle to the black.

I also stamped both the front sentiment and the inside card sentiment with this embossing powder and chalked the image with Stampin Up garden green chalk. It turned out really sharp! The picture doesn't do it justice:

I die cut the stamped tree and the inside sentiment with Spellbinders Classic Scallop Ovals Large set using the largest die. I really like using these dies cause you see exactly where it's going to cut (fussy cut). I also punched out the front sentiment with Stamping Up extra-large scallop oval.

The card was cut out from the heritage paper pack of The Paper Company A2 size and the green diagonal paper is from a DCWV paper pack The Christmas Combo pack that I got last year. The photo on the right is the inside of the card as I brought the same paper to the inside of the card.

All stamps used are from Stampin Up in various collections, the front sentiment was stuck with 1/16" foam dots.The pieces on each side came from some card stock that I was experimenting with last year when I was trying out a new technique. The technique that I was working on was double embossing by dry embossing the cardstock in a cuttlebug folder (Winter Trees) then wet and heat embossed with Ranger's silver tinsel (which is really thick). So I punched out the trees with a Martha Steward 1" starburst punch and they looked like charms and gave a bit of bling to the card. So this card only took a few hours to cut, stamp, emboss, die-cut and put together a very simple card with a nice impact. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial on this card and keep an eye out on more cards made over the next few weeks here and at Card A Day Blog for any inspiration needed to make your own Christmas cards to give this year. Share a few memories too. Have a great day...
The Challenges I have added this card to are:
Clear it out Challenge post a project of your favorite holiday, using any item from your stash
Come and Get it Challenges anything goes challenge
Sweet Stampin'  anything goes challenge
The Cuttlebug Spot  anything goes challenge