Friday, September 30, 2022

Just Because Tree Silhouette Card

 I saw a gorgeous card on Facebook, made by Erin Lee. I wanted to try the same technique myself. 

I cut three circles from a white card front. Everything nests together so it was easy to see where it all fit back together. I used several colours of Distress Oxide inks and blended a background from orange to turquoise down the card front. The circles were arranged together and I blended those in a slightly lighter colour scheme. The circles were placed back into the openings, just slightly overlapping the left edge to allow a tiny bit of white to peek through. The trees were die cut and I rounded the bottom to make them look more realistic. The sentiment was embossed under the trees to finish off the card. 

Enjoy,

Alyson

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Snowman Duo

 This cute card was made using an old stamp set that has been in my stash forever. I just can't get rid of it because the snowmen are so cute! 

I die cut two stitched borders and offset them to make the snow. The snowmen were stamped and coloured. I stamped several snowflakes using the same colours as I used for the scarves and I added co-ordinating Stickles to each of them. The sentiment was stamped in the top right corner. I added a thin mat and then adhered that to a white card base. 

Enjoy,

Alyson

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Triple Fold Over Card with Sunflowers

 This fun fold card is very easy to make - it is simply a gatefold card with three cross tabs. 

I used some old autumn papers and dark green cardstock. The sunflowers were stamped, coloured with markers and die cut. I used only parts of the images as each was on a long stem. I brushed the flowers with a gold shimmer brush and added some Liquid Pearls around each. 

Inside the card, I used the same three sunflower images and stamped them along the bottom of the card. They were coloured and I added a sentiment at the top. Easy! 

Enjoy,

Alyson

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

TSOT 576 - Blessings of Peace

 Welcome to Try Stampin' on Tuesday 576!

It's a horizontal sketch this week and the optional theme (in additional to the sketch) is birds. 

I really struggled with this challenge... I wanted to use a bird but nothing seemed to work. I eventually opted to stamped a bird on dark cardstock and colour it with white pigment ink. The background was embossed with a woodgrain folder and I inked over the lines to bring out the pattern. I used a mint colour to enhance the dark colours on my card. The sentiment was stamped and die cut and I added some silver metallic thread just under that piece. 

Come and join us at TSOT and show us how you interpret this week's sketch. 

You have two weeks to link up your project. 

We can't wait to see what you create! 

Enjoy,

Alyson

Monday, September 26, 2022

AH 492 - Peace on Earth in Pink

Welcome to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 492!

It's a horizontal sketch this week - please see the sketch below. 

I stayed very true to the sketch this time.

The green background was embossed with a holly and berry embossing folder. I die cut the grey cardstock with a blanket stitch die. The white background was embossed with a snowflake embossing folder and then lightly inked in green around the location of the flowers. The tag was die cut and I added a black border before stamping the sentiment and adding the flower and leaves at the top. The floral spray was placed at the right side of the tag and a piece of pink twine was tied at the top of the tag. Some silver gems were scattered around the card to finish it off.



Come and join us at Atlantic Hearts and show us how you interpret the sketch shown above. 

You have until Sunday evening to link up your project. 

We can't wait to see what you create!

Enjoy,

Alyson

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Red Poinsettias on Circle

 This card idea was based on one that I saw in a Facebook group. I used a different circle die for the centre and chose a traditional Christmas colour scheme. 

I die cut a circle from the card front using a scalloped circle die. Another larger circle was adhered to the back of that opening. The poinsettia flowers and greenery were die cut and I inked the bases of all the pieces. They were arranged on two sides of the circle and a sentiment was stamped at the bottom. I used white paint mixed with water to splatter the front of the card. 

Enjoy,

Alyson

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Hippo Holiday Slimline Card

 I don't make a lot of "scene' cards but I just love these three Christmas hippos! I wanted to use them together on a card and a slimline card was the perfect size for that. 

The three hippos were stamped, die cut and then coloured. I also stamped and fussy cut some trees. The background was stencilled with clouds and I die cut three lengths of snowbanks with a stitched die. The snowbanks were offset and I added the trees and hippos to create a winter scene. A sentiment was added at the bottom and I added clear Stickles to the trees. 

Enjoy,

Alyson

Friday, September 23, 2022

Season of Wonder Wreath Card

 This card ended up being a little busier than I had originally anticipated... 

The wreath was stencilled on white cardstock and I used a light hand to also stencil a flourish pattern around the outside of the wreath. That piece was die cut using a stitched rectangle die so the wreath was partially cut off the left side. I added dark green and red mats before adhering the front to a leaf embossed card base. The sentiment was stamped, die cut and adhered with foam tape. I added some red gems, brushed the berries with red Stickles and brushed the darkest leaves with a clear shimmer brush. 


I am entering this card into the Peace on Earth Christmas challenge

Enjoy,

Alyson


CD 515 - Reason to Smile Card

Welcome to Colour Dare Challenge 515!

We have a tic-tac-toe grid for you this week. Choose any row, column or diagonal and use those three colours. You can use any other colours FROM THE GRID as well. 

This is definitely an autumn colour palette... I used the left column (Nectarine, Pine and Sundance) and the bottom row (Sundance, Gold and Paprika) plus black and white.

I used a layering stencil from Gina K. Designs to stencil the floral image using Sundance, Nectarine and Paprika for the flowers. The greenery was stencilled with Pine ink and I just used a lighter hand for the first layer. That piece was trimmed and I adhered that, a houndstooth patterned piece and a thin strip of gold glitter cardstock to a shiny black piece of cardstock. The same black cardstock was used to die cut the sentiment and I stamped the other part of the sentiment on white cardstock. The entire front was adhered to a white card base. I added some black Liquid Pearls to the centre of the flower and Diamond Stickles (clear) to the darkest part of the flower. 

Come and join us at Colour Dare and show us how you interpret this week's challenge. 

You have two weeks to link up your project. 

We can’t wait to see what you create! 

Enjoy,

Alyson

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Half Wreath Mini Slimline Cards

 These two mini slimline cards were created from one stencilled wreath that was cut in half. 

I stencilled the wreath on a larger than usual piece of white cardstock and cut it in half. I also stencilled a flourish patterned around the outside the wreath using a very light hand. The scalloped borders were die cut and the wreath pieces were fit underneath. I added a foiled sentiment to each card, coloured the berries with red Stickles and brushed the darkest leaves with a clear shimmer brush. A few silver gems were added around the images.


I am entering these cards into the Peace on Earth Christmas challenge.

Enjoy,

Alyson