(2017 c77) Ornament card, Frantic Stamper, Sizzix

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For Today’s Ornament card I used the Poinsettia Bubble Ornament from Frantic Stamper. 

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This is the negative portion that was left over from the frame of the card posted yesterday.  As you can see in the picture on the right I used Jennifer Mcguire’s method of  securing tiny bits with Press N Seal (her husband invented it)  in the picture I’ve already removed all but 2 of the backings from the sticky adhesive on the back of the die cuts.

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Then I placed in the center of my cardstock that was colored with Distress Inks by Ranger and pressed each piece with a bonefolder before pulling off the Press N Seal.

Challenges Entered:

ScrapyLand:  Anything Goes (use any product they sell)

ModSquad:  Merry & Bright

WordArtWednesday:  Chal. #308 & 309 Anything Goes

 

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(2017 c76) Frantic Stamper, Sizzix

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For Today’s Ornament card I used The Poinsettia Bubble Ornment from Frantic Stamper. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA For the inset I followed Kia Gibson’s tutorial on Pretty Pink Posh  I love her technique of coloring tissue paper with powdered pigments. I used Color Burst by Ken Oliver, I sprinkled on my craft mat ad spritzed with water and blotted up the color & dried repeatedly, OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThen scrunched it up in a little ball and gently unfolded and glued to white cardstock to place behind the Ornament frame. The picture on the left shows how I lightly inked with Versamark and then heat embossed with gold EP.   The background was lightly swiped on the diagonal with a fan brush with Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi Bluish Gold Watercolor 30461.   The sentiment is from  Sizzix thinlits die set called Holiday Words: Script.

Challenges Entered:

Stamplorations:  CAS 

WordArtWednesday:  Chal. #308 & 309 Anything Goes

ModSquad:  Merry & Bright

ScrapyLand:  Anything Goes (use anything they sell)

 

(2017 c75) Impression Obsession, Sizzix & X-Cuts Dies for Tags

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Today’s Tags were made with dies: Merry & Bright from X-Cuts, Open trees from Sizzix called Woodlands 660978 and Impression Obsession dies called Fir Trees DIE084-V.
All were cut out from watercolor paper that had been colored with Colorburst by Ken Oliver. The words were cut from Shimmerz Stack with Merry & Bright by X-Cuts. The background was created with Color Burst by Ken Oliver, and the trees were cut from another piece that had been sealed with a glaze.

Challenges Entered:

InMyCreativeOpinion: 25 Days of Christmas Tags – Day 5 – Flora Monika Farkas’s tree Tag  my inspiration25Days2015 

WordArtWednesday:  chal  308-309 Anything Goes

(2017 c74) Christmas snowflake Tag

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For Today’s tag I got my inspiration from Mandy Stacey’s snowflake tag  seen on this post.

As you can see on the picture on the right I started by coloring paper

with Distress Inks by Ranger: Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry, Faded Jeans and Seedless Preserves.  I spattered water on background and re-applied inks several times to achieve the final background, then stamped the snow flakes from A Festive Season by Penny Black with white pigment ink. There is a closeup on right showing the water spatter reactions.

I cut the big snowflakes from Shimmerz cardstock with a retired Martha Steward punch called Alpine Snowflake. 

As you can see in the picture on the left I used the negative punched out Simmerz paper & stamped & heat embossed the snowflakes with purple EP.

Challenges Entered:

InMyCreativeOpinion: 25 Days of Christmas Tags – Day 1 Mandy Stacey’s” snowflake tag was used for my inspiration25Days2015

SimonSaysStamp:  Snow White

(2017 c73) Ellen Hutson, Altenew & Simon Says Stamp

Today’s shaker is just that, not a card, not a tag, just a shaker.

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As you can see on the right I started by stamping on watercolor paper with the veggies from Thankful by Ellen Hutson.  I inked the stamps in my misti with Versamark Ink then I sprinkled Color Burst by Ken Oliver  and burnished into the stamped images with finger & brushed off the excess powders. Then spritzed the stamps with water & stamped again (this caused the colors to bleed)  Then dried and stamped again with Versamark ink and heat embossed with clear EP.  Then I colored the background with watered down powdered Pigment product called Color Burst by Ken Oliver .  To help keep dimension between layers of shaker (that will make more sense later)  I sewed the gold “leaves” bead on top of gold 2 holed sequin to the sky of my painted background.

For the shaker I have 2 layers of clear products. On top I used a heavy re-purposed packaging plastic for sturdiness.  the layer behind is heat resistant 3M Transparency Film for High Temperature Laser Copiers.  On one side I stamped Thank You from Painted  Greetings stamp set by AltENew.  On the other side I applied Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks by Ranger  (I’m not sure I would do this next time, because it obscures the painted background too much, or at least use less)   This film was sandwiched behind the outside sturdy plastic and I added a few beads inside.  The outside frame was cut with Postage Stamp Edge Frames by Simon Says Stamp and I stacked several layers for the inside to create the depth for the shaker.  Since the 3M transparency film as a little bulgy because of the beads between it and the outside, that is why I had to add the sewn on beads to the background so that the beads added in background layer would move around.   Last step for the frame surface, I applied Metalic Rub-ons  media from Old Island Stamp Company in B.C. Canada. I added this with my fingertip very lightly to give the aged, gold guilded look.

Challenges Entered:

DiesRUs:  Chal #84 – Anything Fall

DieCutDivas:  November Challenge – Thankful

SimonSaysStamp:  Thanks/Thanksgiving

Altenew:  Nov 2017 Inspiration Challenge

CasUalFridays:  Anything but a card

SimonSaysStamp:  (mon) Thanks/Thanksgiving

ModSquad:  It’s all in the Color (no white or ivory)

WordArtWednesday:  chal  308-309 Anything Goes

Dare2BArtzy:  Gratitude

FrillyAndFunky:  Timeworn (my frame looks old and the film inside shaker makes it look like an old mirror)

 

 

(2017 c72) Altenew, Cuttlebug leaf dies, Little B word dies

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For the leaves I used Old, very hard to find Cuttlebug Leaves dies to cut out the watercolor paper that had been colored with Orange and Yellow Ochre Ken Oliver Color Burst (Watercolor Pigment Powder)    The sentiment was cut with die from Little B called 100591 6 Piece Sentiments Dies       On the inside of cardAs you can see on the picture to the right, I stamped thank you from  Painted  Greetings stamp set by AltENew. I used Spiced Marmelade Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger and then heat embossed with clear EP.  I did the same on the front on the background but used regular Distress Ink Mustard Seed.

Challenges Entered:

Altenew:  Nov 2017 Inspiration Challenge

DieCutDivas:  November Challenge

DiesRUs:  Chal #84 – Anything Fall

SimonSaysStamp:  Thanks/Thanksgiving

Stamplorations:  Theme & Or Sketch

TheHouseThatStampsBuilt:  DCC111 Falling For You

(2017 c71) Ellen Hutson, My Favorite Things & Hero Arts

Today’s card was made with Happy Holidays Circle Frame by My Favorite Things. &  Die-Namics Fish Tail dies by My Favorite Things & Lacy Circles by Spellbinders .   I created the Mistletoe (or evergreen boughs, whichever your eye sees)  by stamping with Peeled Paint & heat embossing withclear EP with the leaf stamps from Thankful by Ellen Hutson.  Then I sponged with Distress Inks by Ranger: Twisted Citron, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint and Evergreen Bough. Spritzing with water before each new color addition.

The sentiment was stamped with Blessings stamp & Cut set by Hero Arts.

Challenges Entered:

EllenHutson: Mix it Up Challenge with My Favorite Things

CardChallenges: (MFT) Sketch MFTWSC357

(2017 c70) Ellen Hutson & My Favorite Things Shaker Card

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Today’s shaker card was made with Happy Holidays Circle Frame by My Favorite Things.

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See closeup on the right. I created the Mistletoe by stamping with Versamark & heat embossing with gold EP with the leaf and cherry stamps from Thankful by Ellen Hutson.  I watercolored with shimmery paint and then attached 3 antique beads to be the white berries (These help keep the transparency from sagging)

I used fun foam to make the shaker well & filled with gold stars, gold bar beads and red & green seed beads.

Challenges Entered:

EllenHutson: Mix it Up Challenge with My Favorite Things

Stamplorations: November CAS – Anything Goes

 

(2017 c69) Penny Black Tag Ornament

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I make Christmas Ornaments for my 6 Grandchildren. The second picture shows the front of one and the back of the second one (2 done and 4 more to make). Today’s SHAKER Tag Ornament was stamped and heat embossed onto a heat resistant 3M Transparency Film for High Temperature Laser Copiers On the front side with the sentiment and snow flake from A Festive Season by Penny Black .  The back transparent panel was actually cut from a heavy recycled plastic

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and I stamped the snowflakes with White STAZON Ink because it is NOT Heat Resistant!!!!! HOW Do I KNOW you might ask??? Look to the right and you can see the shrunken mess that I tried to heat emboss ( It shrunk about 1/2 inch) The last picture shows the detail of sparkly watercolor snow banks and shadows below the critters.

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Challenges Entered:

SimonSaysStamp:  Christmas Gift Tag

PennyBlack:  Holiday Head Start  (Christmas)

InMyCreativeOpinion: 25 Days of Christmas Tags – Day 1 Debbie Yates” scene was used for my inspiration25Days2015

WordArtWednesday:  Anything Goes – Ch #306 & 307

 

(2017 c68) Penny Black, Deco Tree

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Stamps Used:  Deco Tree by Penny Black and A Festive Season by Penny Black 

I colored with Copics and sponged background with Distress Inks by Ranger

Challenges Entered:

PennyBlack:  Holiday Head Start  (Christmas)