Winter mittens

Hello, everyone! Anna here today with a winter card I made using Winter Mittens Dies.

I started by die cutting mittens from white, red and light blue cardstock. I added Valentine Red ink on the red pieces and added Cali Blue ink on the light blue pieces. Then, I adhered top layers of the mittens on the base layers. Strings were cut from glitter silver cardstock.

For the background, I cut out sand cardstock panel using SLIMLINE – Dot Coverplate Die and glued it to A2 sized white card base.

The sentiment from Easy Expressions Holiday stamp set was stamped in Noir and Cali Blue and cut out with Easy Expressions Holiday Coordinating Die. Lastly, I embellished the card with a few silver sequins.

That’s all from me today! Have a great start of this week!

Anna

Boundless Poinsettias

Hello and happy Friday! It’s TaeEun here today with a slimline holiday card! I used one of our holiday themed grouped layering stamp sets, Boundless Poinsettias to make my watercolored holiday card. 

Boundless Poinsettias stamp is a beautiful poinsettia cluster image and I thought it would be perfect for a one layer design. As it is a grouped layering stamp set, there are small square layering markers. When I stamped the image I washed the ink off from the markers so that I got the image stamped without them on my card. 

To start I stamped the second layer stamp of the poinsettias in Peach Blossom on a watercolor paper panel and added the second layer of the leaves in Matcha to the image. The second layer of the image shows me the nooks and crannies of the petals and leaves and I also can guess the outlines. 

Next I watercolored the image. After done with watercoloring I colored the image again with Polychromos colored pencils to give it more contrast and splattered white opaque ink on the whole panel.

The sentiment is also from the Boundless Poinsettias set. I cut the colored panel using the second largest die from Slimline Scalloped Nested die set and gold heat embossed the sentiment on the panel. I foam mounted the panel on a dark red cardbase and finished off the card with a few Medallion Gold sequins. 

That’s it from me ! Hope you’ve got some inspiration from my card! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a lovely weekend! 

TaeEun

Sending Warm Hugs – Cardinal Friends

Hey, friends!! Happy Wednesday!! As you’re reading this, I’m actually on vacation (for the first time in yeeeaaarrrsss) in Mexico. So I really am sending warm hugs your way!!

I began by stamping the images in the Cardinal Friends Stamp Set onto white cardstock with Caviar Ink. I colored them with Copic markers, then cut them out with their Coordinating Dies. The sentiment, from the same set, was stamped onto white cardstock with Noir Ink. I die-cut the sentiment, as well as a panel of dark blue cardstock with the Double Stitched Rectangle A2 Nested Dies. I splattered the panel with diluted white gouache and set it aside to dry.

Once the background panel was dry, all I had to do was arrange and adhere everything. I added a dot to the eye of the cardinal with a black glaze pen and some Nuvo drops to the berries and the snow on the branch.

That’s it!! A pretty simple card, but the contrast with the dark background is really striking!!

Thanks for spending a bit of your day with me!! Have a great Wednesday!!

Brenda

Funny winter tit bird

Hello, everyone! Hope you have a great start of this week! It’s Anna here today with a holiday card with tit bird.

I started by stamping bird image from Winter Chickadee stamp set using Beach Blondie, Stormy Sea, True Navi and Lemon Drop inks. To cut out it you can use Winter Chickadee Coordinating Dies. For the frame, I heat embossed the image from Baroque Frame Oval in glitter white and cut out it with matching dies. Next, I made holly bits and foliage for the composition. The images from Holly Bits were stamped in Vineyard, Bright Fern, Cherry and Valentine Red and cut out with coordinating die. Winter foliage elements were stamped in Bright Fern and Everglade Moss and cut out with Winter Foliage Coordinating Die.

For the background, I ink blended Periwinkle on the top of the card and white heat embossed Mini Dots Cling Background on it.

Next, I adhered the sparkly frame to the background. I created winter composition with tit bird, adhered all elements of it together and glued them to the card. The sentiment from Pine Cones was stamped in Valentine Red.

I hope you enjoyed my project today! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Anna

Holiday Chic Tags 

Hello and happy Friday everyone! It’s TaeEun here today sharing five holiday tags which are featuring the Holiday Floral Coloring Bits set and Holiday Chic Tags stamp and die set. The small poinsettias, berries and holly leaves from the Holiday Floral coloring Bits set are perfect to decorate the gift tags! 

To start I heat embossed the Holiday Floral Coloring Bits in gold two times on some watercolor paper. I watercolored the images in traditional Christmas colors: red and green. Once the coloring was done I cut them using the coordinating die and set them aside.

Next I cut the tags from watercolor paper using the Holiday Chic Tags die. I did loose watercolor wash on the tags in red, pink and green and let them dry. 

After the tags were dry I added the holiday sentiments from the Holiday Chic Tags stamp set to the tags by heat embossing them in white or gold. The hole reinforcer circles were cut from some gold foil paper and adhered on the tags.

Finally I arranged small holiday floral clusters on the tags and tied golden thread to finish off.

That’s it from me ! Hope you’ve got some inspiration from my post today! 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a lovely weekend! 

TaeEun

Rose Blossoms

Hi peeps. How’s are you doing this lovely December day? Vera here today. I am preparing a card package to send out to my SIL, so needing to add more birthday cards to my stash, I made this card below using Rose Blossoms Layering Stencil.

I know, we’re smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, but since I am already done with all my Christmas cards, I can’t resist playing with pretty flowers that just make me think of spring. How gorgeous is this Rose Blossoms Layering Stencil? For the flowers and leaves I used Coralline, Orchid Crush, Meadow & Hot Tourmaline. Yep, only 4 colors even though on my card it showed more than 4. That’s why I love using stencil. By using different pressure and amount of ink, I can create different hue using the same color ink pad.

Once the flower done, I covered them with shimmer marker.

Adhere the panel to card base and to finish I stamped the sentiment from Baroque Frame set with Noir ink. Trim the sentiment panel & layered with Gold Foil paper. Last but not least add some Pink Sugar Sparkling clear sequins.

Somehow I did feel a bit weird in making spring card when it’s Christmas season, but hey, when you’re in the mood of creating you just have to go with the flow, right? Wherever my mood guide me, I follow that. Well, I hope you enjoy today’s card and may your day be good one. Thanks for stopping by here.

Sending You a Holiday Hello – Pink Poinsettias

Hello, fellow crafters!! I hope you’re all doing well!! Thanks for dropping in today!!

I’m still in Christmas card making mode over here!! I thought I would show some older stamp sets a little love!! The Holiday Love Poinsettia Stamp Set is such a classic and so beautiful!!

I started by stamping the Holiday Love Poinsettia Stamp Set onto white cardstock with Caviar Ink. I colored it with Copic markers and cut it out with the Coordinating Die. I also die-cut three more layers from heavyweight white cardstock to layer behind the colored one for dimension.
For the background, I white heat embossed the Holiday Border Cling Background Stamp onto Bristol cardstock and did some loose watercoloring with Zig Clean Color Markers. Once it was dry, I die-cut it with the largest die in the Rectangle A2 Nested Die Set and adhered the die-cut poinsettia in the center. The sentiment, also from the Holiday Love Poinsettia Stamp Set, was white heat embossed onto black cardstock and fussy cut out. It was adhered with foam and liquid adhesive. I added dots with a gold metallic marker to the centers of the poinsettias.

Thank yo so much for stopping by today!! Enjoy the rest of your week!!

Brenda

Poinsettia globe

Hello, everyone! Anna here and today I’m sharing a Christmas card with poinsettia globe.

I started by stamping images from Poinsettia Wishes stamp set using Cherry, Valentine Red, Wine, Vineyard and Everglade Moss Dye inks. I cut out them with Poinsettia Wishes coordinating die.

The globe frame and the background of the globe were cut out from white glitter cardstock with Round Snow Globe Dies. I added some embossing enamel to a clear acetate sheet and heat embossed it. Next, I adhered the acetate sheet on the back of the globe frame. I cut the base for the globe from sand cardstock. To make the front of this base, I used Quilted A2 Coverplate Die. Then, I assembled the poinsettia globe as shown.

The bow was cut out from the glitter white cardstock with Confetti Shapes Square Coordinating Dies and popped up onto the frame of the globe with foam tape.

For the background of the card, I cut out panels from a white and red cardstock using Diamond Plaid Layering Coverplate Dies and adhered them on the white cardbase. The sentiment from Easy Expressions Holiday stamp set was stamped in Noir and Cali Blue and cut out with Easy Expressions Holiday Coordinating Die. I embellished the sentiment with two leaves, that were made, when I started to create the card.

Thank you all for stopping by! Have a great Tuesday!

Anna

Wishing You A Merry Christmas – Confetti Shapes Ornaments

Hey, crafty friends!! Happy Monday!! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving (those who celebrate) and scored some fantastic deals on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!!

I’m still cranking out Christmas cards over here!! I have a festive, mostly die-cut card to share with you today!!

I began by gold heat embossing the Confetti Shapes Circle Stamps onto red cardstock and the sentiments from Styled Christmas Sentiments onto white cardstock. I used the Confetti Shapes Circle Dies and Styled Christmas Sentiments Die to cut them out. I added a bit of Valentine Red and Noir Ink to the outside of the ornaments with blending brushes. I also die-cut the strings, ornament toppers and bows from matte gold cardstock using the dies in the Confetti Shapes Circle Die Set.

The background was die-cut from white cardstock using a die in the Diamond Plaid Layering Coverplate Die Set and added to a white card base. The Mini Sprigs Die was cut from green cardstock and the sprigs were adhered along the frame of the card. The Double Stitched Rectangle A2 Coverplate was cut from white cardstock and the largest frame was adhered. The ornaments and die-cut sentiment were adhered as shown, layering some of the sprigs over them.

That’s it! A pretty simple card, but the gold touches and the layered die-cuts really make it standout!!

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a terrific Monday!!

Brenda

Season’s Greetings

Hello, everyone! Anna here with you! Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you had a great time with your family and friends. Today I’m sharing a festive card I made using Holiday&Seasonal stamp sets and dies.

I started by die cutting a bauble from white cardstock using Confetti Shapes Circle Coordinating Dies and colored it with Cherry, Valentine Red and Wine inks. The top of the bauble was cut out from gold glitter cardstock.

For the pine sprigs, I ink blended Basil Mojito on a piece of white cardstock and cut out them with Pine Sprig Cover Die. Leaves from Winter Foliage were stamped in Spring Salad and Everglade Moss and cut out with Winter Foliage Coordinating Die. Then, I stamped images from Berry Bits in Cali Blue, Parisian Blue (berries) and in Matcha, Meadow (leaves). All berry bits were cut out with Berry Bits coordinating die.

To make the background, I ink blended Cali Blue on the top of the card panel and white heat embossed the jeweled image from Sentiment Jewelry stamp set.

The sentiment from Easy Expressions Holiday stamp set was stamped in Noir and Valentine Red and cut out with Easy Expressions Holiday Coordinating Die.

Thanks so much for stopping by! And don’t forget about Black Friday in The Ton shop!

Anna