Merry Christmas to You from Us

Hello It’s LauraJane!

I have two cards to share with you today using the Poinsettia Garden Cling Background.

One is inked directly to the white CS and the other Embossed with White EP then colored with Distress Inks and Ziggys. I’m continually amazed with the versatility of this stamp background!

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To You From Us card:

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Merry Christmas card:

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  • Repeated the first steps from the first card …used the 4 masks and placed them at a diagonal on white CS. Taped them down around the edges to hold in place.
  • Placing the stamp  Poinsettia Garden Cling Background in my MISTI: inked with Versamark, then embossed with WOW white EP.
  • Removed the diagonal masks
  • inked over the embossed areas with Twisted Citron being careful to allow a bit of feathering into the white space of the diagonal stripes.
  • Added shadowing details with Ziggys..Blue Haze, and Blush
  • Trimmed with largest Double Stitched Rectangle Dies
  • Cut Merry Christmas from Colored CS and adhered to finished panel
  • Embellished with Mint Frosting Couture Mix

I think with this type of masking, the Poinsettia Garden Cling Background might be used throughout the year for all occasion cards.

Hope you have a Super day!

Hugs,

LauraJane:)

 

Mistletoe Kisses

Hi peeps. Vera here today for hump day take over on The Ton blog. Only 4 more days till Christmas! Hah…. I haven’t even get my presents wrapped. And…. yep, still need to clean my house, too, to get it ready for Christmas dinner.

Anyhoo…. house cleaning can wait, right? When there’s card making to be done, we need to get the priority right. Hah! 😉 Just kidding. I am just procrastinating at starting the cleaning chore.

Instead, I played and made this fun card.

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I stamped and heat embossed the Poinsettia Garden Background on a piece of watercolor cardstock, then colored it with ZIG Kuretake watercolor brush. Love their brilliant colors. Once that done, I trimmed the panel and put it aside.

Next, I stamped Minor Stripes Background directly on the card base using versamark. I wanted to add pattern without overwhelming the whole design. So, subtle pattern is the way to go. Then, I adhere the poinsettia panel on the card base and stamped  the mistletoe sentiment from Mistletoe Kisses vertically on the side of the panel. I used misty here, so I can re-stamped the sentiment a couple times to get the white ink to really show up.

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And, I am really into playing with liquid enamel, right now. So, I added some liquid enamel to make my card for extra texture and also to make it more festive.

Actually, this is the 1st year in a while where I am actually short of Christmas cards. So, yep, this one being used right away.

I hope you enjoy today’s inspiration and I would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas. May your Christmas be merry & joyful. Hugs to you all!

Vera

 

Poinsettia Garden Background

Hello everyone!  Time seems to be going by faster, as we reach the end of the year. There are only 10 days of 2016 left ! It’s TaeEun here today sharing two Christmas cards using our Poinsettia Garden Cling Background stamp. Hope it’s not too late to show you some Christmas cards for your inspiration 🙂 !

Today I want to share how I achieved the look of focal points on my cards using a background stamp.

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On my first card I used highlighting technique. I stamped and heat embossed Poinsettia Garden Cling Background stamp in Liquid Platinum once on a watercolor cardstock and again on a silver cardstock from which I cut out three circles in different size using my cutting machine. I then colored the watercolor panel with Zig brush markers and Spectrum Noir glitter brush pens for a shiny look. The silver panel was then mounted using foam adhesive.

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The sentiment is from Scripty Holiday Greetings. I heat embossed it in white on a dark red cardstock, cut it in a banner and adhered it on the card. To finish off I added Shimmer Pico Embellisher on the berries.

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For the second card I chose an area from the Poinsettia Garden Cling Background stamp where a big beautiful poinsettia is placed as an outline image. I heat embossed it in silver on a watercolor cardstock and colored it with Zig brush markers and Spectrum Noir glitter brush pens, this time in pink. On the berries I added white Pico embellisher. I then made a front panel to cover the remaining area by cutting a shimmery silver cardstock using Double Stitched Rectangle die and Double Stitched Circle die and foam mounted it on the card, after I adhered the watercolored panel on the card base.

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The sentiment is from the Scripty Holiday Greetings. I heat embossed it in white on a brown cardstock, cut it and blended some Warm Hazelnut Dye ink on the edges. To finish off I scattered a few sequins from Purple Ballgown, Royal Garden Party Couture Mix and Glass Slippers Sequins.

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That’s it from me today! Hope you enjoyed my cards!

Wishing you all happy and joyous holidays!!!

TaeEun

Mele kalikimaka!

Hello! Emily here with you today to share some tropical holiday inspiration. I know I can get sick of the same old red and green color combinations, so I thought I would mix it up a little and have some fun with blues, pinks, and mint greens today… It almost reminds me of a hokey tropical shirt, Christmas style. 🙂 Let’s move on to the details!

To start, I heat embossed the Poinsettia Garden background stamp onto some Bristol paper with The Ton’s Rose Gold Embossing Powder. I watercolored the card using my trusty Zig markers and a wet paintbrush, then set it aside to dry. I die cut a rectangular frame using the Stitched Rectangle dies and some Mint Green foil paper, covered the back with acetate, then added foam tape all around the edge for my shaker window.

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For the greeting, I used this gorgeous and classy sentiment from Mistletoe Kisses, stamped once in Red Sangria ink, then again (with the help of my MISTI) with Versamark and heat embossed with holographic glitter embossing powder to make it extra sparkly. Now, time to fill the shaker! I wanted a variety of complementary colors that would go well with my holiday tropical shirt background, so I chose Mint Flora Sequins, Peach Whisper, Rose Gold Sequins, Turquoise and Caicos Sequins, and and Mint Pearl Seed Beads. After I had created my shaker mix, I added my acetate window panel over the top, then adhered my greeting over the top of the shaker window, popping it up with dimensional adhesive.

And there you have it! A holiday card that Clark Griswold would probably go nuts for. 🙂 Mele kalikimaka! Hope everybody has a fantastic week and weekend!

Golden Poinsettia Garden

Hello, everyone! It’s Jenny here taking over the blog today with a golden sparkle & shine holiday card I created with our Poinsettia Garden Cling Background stamp and Mistletoe Kisses stamp set. This card is fairly easy & quick, and you don’t need any fancy coloring skills to create this card! I am excited to share with you how I created this card!

 

Here is the card:

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  • I started the card by stamping our Poinsettia Garden Cling Background stamp on a sheet of vellum. I used heavy gauge vellum to avoid warping, as pretty much almost the whole panel had to be heat set. After stamping the background in Versamark ink, I heat embossed with gold embossing powder.
  • I colored the poinsettias with Gold Wink of Stella Brush pens. I think any gold shimmery paint would produce the same effect. Then, I filled in here and there with green and red Stickles. I also filled in the berries with gold gel pen.
  • I covered the entire front of a white A2 size card base with our Gold Adhesive Glitter paper. Then I adhered the vellum panel (trimmed slightly smaller than A2 size) flushed to right side of the card.
  • I stamped the sentiment from our Mistletoe Kisses stamp set on a strip of vellum in Versamark and heat embossed with red glitter powder. Then I adhered it on the card.
  • I wrapped gold thread around the sentiment strip and added a very thin strip of our Red Adhesive Foil Paper. I finished the card by adding some sequins from Santa’s Sneezes and Wintergreen Frost Couture mix.

 

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Hope you enjoyed the card and thank you for stopping by! Have a fabulous weekend!

 

Hugs,

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Pretty Packages.

Hi, friends! Emily here with you today to share a festive holiday card. I have always loved those photos on Pinterest of packages that have been lovingly wrapped and decorated with pine boughs, berries, ribbons, etc, and have great plans for doing something similar with my own holiday gifts, but somehow I am always rushing to get the gifts wrapped and out the door, so the most “extra” I usually get on there is a bow and usually a store bought tag. (I know, I’m awful.) As I was looking through my older sets from The Ton, I saw the Grand Bows set and thought, now that we have the Holiday Cones set, why don’t I whip up a little card to look like one of those beautifully wrapped, Pinterest-worthy packages?

I started by stamping the tone-on-tone “wrapping paper” background using the Poinsettia Garden background stamp and Lipstick Red ink. I added a little ink blending around the edges with the same ink color to make it look a little less flat. Next, I cut two strips of the Green Foil adhesive backed paper and laid them perpendicular to each other in the center of the “gift,” trying to make sure they crossed each other somewhere near the center.

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Next, I stamped the berries and pinecones from Holiday Cones using  Crystal Garden     inks, Red SangriaLipstick Red, and Cocoa Collection trio  inks and the spruce sprigs from Holiday Cones Outlines using Everglade Moss. I fussy cut all of the images out, but you can certainly use dies. Mine just haven’t arrived yet. 🙂 Next, I stamped that beautiful, fluffy looking bow from Grand Bows using the darker two shades of the Crystal Garden trio inks and fussy cut it, as well. I arranged all of the foliage in a nice little cluster beneath my bow, removed the bow, and used Press ‘n Seal to pick up my arrangement to add adhesive. I then laid it back down and added the bow over the top with dimensional adhesive.

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For the greeting, I die cut the “Christmas” from Holiday Word dies three times, once from Silver Glitter paper, and twice from cheap watercolor card stock that I don’t want to use for actual watercoloring (haha!!). I glued them all together, then stamped my “merry” from Mistletoe Kisses (actually part of the “merry & bright” stamp, but I just cut off the portion I didn’t need) using Lipstick Red ink.

And that’s it! Typing it out makes it seem more complicated than it is, but I promise it’s not, especially if you have the dies to make the process go more quickly. But isn’t it so pretty? Would be so nice to package a gift card for someone for Christmas!

Well, I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! (It’s Thursday, so I can talk about the weekend, right?) Enjoy the beautiful fall weather!