(2017 c85) Ornaments with Alcohol Inks, Cuttlebug, Lawnfawn, Xcut

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As I remenise on Christmases past, I guess my most memorable gift was when I was about 5 and my favorite auntie (who was a seamstress) gave me a little suitcase full of clothes she had made for my new baby doll that my Mom & Dad (oops Santa) gave me that year. I about wore that baby out changing her clothes!

The DIAMOND TREES Anna Griffin A2 embossing folder and Border by Cuttlebug is outdated and can be found on ebay & Amazon.

Dies used:  Lawn Fawn – Stitched Ornaments Dies  and Merry & Bright from X-Cuts

The sentiment and ornament toppers were cut from

The sentiment and ornament tops were cut from DCWV 6×6 Brights Glitter & Foil  paper and the ornament shapes were cut from DCWV Shimmers Stack.

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Alcohol ink on photo paper 1

For The ornament inserts I started with 4 x 6 photo sheets by HP

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Alcohol Ink on photo paper 2

and Applied scribbles of Ranger Alcohol Inks and then sprayed alcohol to blend. The strange thing with using photo paper instead of Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Yupo paper was that the ink really stained the original scribbles. On the first picture on the right I only used 1 color and as you can see the scribbles stained where they were applied even though the lighter color separated out and flowed with the alcohol spray.  On the second sample I sprayed the photo paper with alcohol first and then applied and it flowed a little better. I used several colors on this one. I made many more pieces and you will see them in future cards.

Challenges Entered:

HappyLittleStampers:  Anything Goes with DIES

FrillyAndFunky:  Most Memorable Gift (baby doll clothes)

Dare2BeArtzy:  Spirit of the Season

WordArtWednesday:  #312 & 313 Anything Goes

ScrapyLand:  Challenge #79 – Anything Goes (use something they sell – Lawn Fawn)

SimonSaysStamp:  (wed.) Stitch It

SimonSaysStamp: Christmas Card Day – win $100 gift card from SSS

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(2017 c84) Sparkling Snowflakes with Sizzix, S-Cuts, WOW or Ranger

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The background was dry embossed with a borrowed Embossing Folder and since it exposed some of the white core of the cardstock, I covered it with Versamark and heat embossed with  a Hologram Embossing Powder that was old and discontinued.  You can find similar EP at WOW and RangerThe snowflake negatives were cut out of vellum with Snowflake S503653 by X-Cut.  The sentiment was cut with Sizzix thinlits die set called Holiday Words: Script. To add sparkle I covered with Statdust Stickles by Ranger.

Challenges Entered:

ModSquad:  What a Flake – Snowflakes

ScrapyLand:  Chal.  #78 – Anything Goes (use anything they sell – Ranger, Sizzix)

CasUalFridays:  CFC188 – Winter Blues

CropStop:  Nov. Challenge – Link Party #34 (use a company they sell – Sizzix, Ranger)

WordArtWednesday#312 & 313 Anything Goes

HappyLittleStampersDec. Christmas Chal.Christmas December HLS 2017

CreativeEmbellishments:  Dec. Inspiration Px + Twist use a BoarderCreativeEmbellishment Dec 2017

SimonSaysStamp:  Christmas/Winter Holidays

SimonSaysStamp: Christmas Card Day – win $100 gift card from SSS

Dare2BeArtzy:  Spirit of the Season

TheHouseThatStampsBuilt:  DCC126 – Glitter

DiesRUs:  Chal. #86 – Christmas Carols (Suzy Snowfllake)

(2017 c83) Winter Scene using I.O., Newton’s Nook, Sizzix, Darice, Avery Elle

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This watercolor background was painted with Distress Inks by Ranger  diluted with water.  Next I stamped Newton’s Nook Whispering Pines with Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger  called  Iced Spruce.  The deer was cut out with Impression Obsession DIE 1 17-6 Sm Deer die.  The snowflakes from Avery Elle, Snowflakes ST-17-27 were stamped & heat embossed with white.  I spattered water on the background and then thinned white paint.   For the Topper on the frame I added a die cut by Darice, Snowflake Boarder 2014-42.  Happy Birthday is from Sizzix Celebration Words, Script.  

 

Challenges Entered:

CasUalFridays:  CFC188 – Winter Blues

ScrapyLand:  Chal.  #78 – Anything Goes (use anything they sell -Impression Obsession) (IO Sm. deer)

ModSquad:  What a Flake – Snowflakes

SimonSaysStamp:  Icy InspirationIcy-Inspiration

DieCutDivas:  Winter Time

CropStop:  Nov. Challenge – Link Party #34 (use a company they sell – Sizzix, Ranger)

HappyLittleStamper:  Dec. Watercolor – Anything Goes, Opt. Twist – ChristmasWC December hls

CreativeEmbellishments:  Dec. Inspiration Px + Twist use a BoarderCreativeEmbellishment Dec 2017

DiesRUs:  Chal. #86 – Christmas Carols (Winter Wonderland)

(2017 c82) Wreath, Lawn Fawn, Spellbinders, Tattered Angels

 

The leaves were cut from different colored vellum with Small Stitched Leaves die by Lawn Fawn  as you can see in photo to the left. For the background, first I covered white cardstock with stains by Tim Holtz/Ranger (Citron, Blue Print Blue)  I tried to follow this Rub Away Stencil Techniqu but I think I let The Coffee Shop spray mist by Tattered Angels dry too much before trying to rub off & it got pretty ragged see px on the right.  The green boarder was a partial cut using Floral Ovals by Spellbinders. Th sentiment is from Thankful by Ellen Hutson.

Challenges Entered:

CardChallenges(MFT)Sketch 361

WordArtWednesday:  Chal 310 & 311 – Anything Goes

FrillyAndFunkie:  Give Thanks

TheHouseThatStampsBuilt:  DCC111 Falling For You

SimonSaysStamp:  Anything Goes

TheHouseThatStampsBuilt:  DCC111 Falling For You

EllenHutson: Pin Sights Challenge6a00d83451614969e201bb09d044cb970d-450wi

 

(2017 c81) Winter Wonderland, Impression Obsession, Penny Black, Sizzix

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I had fun coloring the background with cheap watercolors by Crayola. The small trees were cut from green cardstock  with Impression Obsession dies called Fir Trees DIE084-V.  For the largest tree I used Sizzix dies called Woodlands 660978I lightly brushed white paint over the branches.  The deer were stamped with Nature’s Friends by Penny Black.  To finish I cut the sentiment out of DCWV  with Sizzix thinlits die set called Holiday Words: Script.

Challenges Entered:

WordArtWednesday:  Chal 310 & 311 – Anything Goes

ScrapyLand:  Chal.  #78 – Anything Goes (use anything they sell -Impression Obsession)

SimonSaysStamp:  Anything Goes

DieCutDivas:  Winter Time

TheHouseThatStampsBuilt:  Chal. N217 – Anything Goes

CropStop:  Nov. Challenge – Link Party #34 (use a company they sell – Sizzix)

CasUalFridays:  CFC188 – Winter Blues

FunkieJunkie: 12 Tags of Christmas Tag #1 (Inspired by deer and evergreens)

DiesRUs:  Chal. #86 – Christmas Carols (Winter Wonderland)

(2017 c80) Wreath, Taylored Expressions & X-Cuts

Today’s card features Peaceful Poinsettia by Taylored Expressions and the matching die. The flowers were actually stamped on another piece of the same designer paper as used for the background with Abandoned Coral and Candied Apple Distress Inks by Ranger. The sentiment Merry & Bright from X-Cuts was attached to Vellum and placed across the wreath.

Challenges Entered:

ScrapyLand:  Chal.  #78 – Anything Goes (use anything they sell -XCut)

TheHouseThatStampsBuilt:  Chal. N217 – Anything Goes

WordArtWednesday:  Chal 310 & 311 – Anything Goes

ModSquad:  Wreath focal Point

CropStop:  Nov. Challenge – Link Party #34 (use a company they sell – Ranger Distress Inks)

SimonSaysStamp:  Anything Goes

 

(2017 c79) Thanksgiving Place Cards, Cuttlebug, Lawn Fawn

These Thanksgiving Place Cards were FUN to make!

(2017 c79) Place Cards, Lawn Fawn, Cuttlebug 1(2017 c79) Place Cards, Lawn Fawn, Cuttlebug 2

The black leaves were cut from Blackboard material made by Darice. Names can be written with a white pen called Reminisce Gel Pen by Marvy Uchida ( This particular pen can be erased with alcohol on a swab, so you can use over and over again by changing the names).  The colored leaves started  out by coloring white cardstock with stains by Tim Holtz/Ranger (Citron, Festive Berries, Peeled Paint, Seedless Preserves)  After dry I sprayed a light coat of Coffee Shop spray mist by Tattered Angels.   Then I cut out fall leaves with Small Stitched Leaves die by Lawn Fawn.  

Challenges Entered:

DieCutDivas:  November Challenge – Thankful

Stamplorations:  CAS

Dare2BArtzy:  Gratitude

ScrapyLand:  Chal.  #78 – Anything Goes (use anything they sell)

TheHouseThatStampsBuilt:  Chal. N217 – Anything Goes

WordArtWednesday:  Chal 310 & 311 – Anything Goes

FrillyAndFunkyGrateful

 

(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

 

(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