Friday, October 22, 2021

Colour Dare 467 - Christmas Penguins

Welcome to Colour Dare Challenge 467!

The challenge this week is to use ALL 3 colours shown - black, white and silver are free to use. 

I need Christmas cards - many of them - so even though this colour scheme is far from typical Christmas colours, I challenged myself to use them for a holiday card. 

I stamped some penguins and coloured their hats and scarves in the three colours required. This card was turned into a shaker with a snowfall embossed front. I die cut a stitched border to represent a snowbank behind each of the penguins and filled each area with a filler that looks like snow. The sentiment was stamped and added between the bottom images. A few silver gems were added around the card. There is a sentiment inside that reads "It's penguinning to look a lot like Christmas". 

Come and join us at Colour Dare and show us how you use the colours shown above. 

You have two weeks to link up your project. 

We can’t wait to see what you create!

Products used are as follows: 

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Sage Cardstock, Papaya Cardstock, Slimline Cards and Envelopes (all CTMH)

Stamps: Sentimental Holiday, Playful Penguins and dies (both Gina K. Designs) 

Inks: Intense Black (SSS)

Accessories: Basic Circle Thin Cuts, Stitched Circle Thin Cuts, Fancy Borders Thin Cuts, Tri-Blend Markers, Silver Glitter Gems, Snowfall Embossing Folder (all CTMH), Acetate, Foam Tape, Snow Filler

Enjoy,

Alyson


Thursday, October 21, 2021

Hugs Floral Spray

Who doesn't want a supportive card these days with so many restrictions still happening around the world?  This one was created using a set of layering stencils. 

The floral spray was inked using a series of layers stencils and I die cut the image. That was adhered to a black stitched rectangle and then a bright green base. The sentiment was die cut in white and adhered to a black glitter background. It was placed on top of the floral spray and I added some pink enamel dots around the image. 

Products used are as follows: 

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Black Glitter Paper (all CTMH), Green Cardstock (scrapbook.com), Neenah Solar White Cardstock

Stamps: none

Inks: Soft Lilac, Candy Violet, Summer Shower, Storm, Grassy Knoll, Key Lime (all PFS) 

Accessories: Garden Florals Layering Stencil and die, Phrase Builder - Sending die (PFS), Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts (CTMH), Wild Berry Gems, Clear Shimmer Brush (CTMH), Foam tape 

Enjoy,

Alyson

Crop and Create Event 7 - Brutus Monroe

This is post 7 for the Crop and Create Card Making Event - featuring Brutus Monroe products. 

This was not a formal class but a quick learn session. The products included a large stamp set with a coordinating die and stencil. There were also two sheets of mixed coloured patterned paper included. 

The leaves on the Kraft tree were die cut from the mixed coloured cardstock. There are a bunch of tiny leaf images in this stamp set and for the card on the left, it was suggested to simply place the stamps on our fingertips and ink and stamp them that way. It was SO much faster and easier than using blocks! 

The stencilled tree was stamped first and then stencilled in various fall colours. The edge around that card was created using the roots part of the stencil around the edge of the card - such a neat idea! 

Products used are as follows:

Paper: White Cardstock (Hammermill), Kraft Cardstock, Patterned Paper ( Brutus Monroe)

Stamps: Tree of Life plus dies and stencil

Inks: Premium Black Ink (Gina K. Designs), Marigold, Clementine, Persimmon, Candy Apple, Grassy Knoll (all Pink Fresh Studio) 

Accessories: Foam Tape 

Enjoy,

Alyson

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Iris Fold Pop Up Card

I recently watched a video about how to create this kind of card. I have done many iris folds shakers in the past but I liked the pop up feature inside this one! 

The inside component was completed first after cutting a small slit in the cardstock panel. I used some poinsettia papers to decorate the inside section and also embossed some Evergreen cardstock. The center section pops up when the card is opened, revealing another piece. I used this area to create a gift card holder. I also stamped a sentiment on a circle and cut the edge to keep it flat against the side. 

The front of the card was adhered together and then a circle was die cut to allow for the shaker. I used old origami papers to create the iris and then added some mixed sequins. A small poinsettia with branches and berries was added at the side and a skinny sentiment was tucked under one of the branches. Some gold ribbon was used to finish off the card. 


Products used are as follows: 

Paper: Jingle All the Way Paper Collection (Simple Stories), Cardstock - French Vanilla, Sage, Evergreen, Scarlet, Ruby, Saffron, Vellum (all CTMH), Origami Papers (misc.)

Stamps: Comfort and Joy plus dies, Season of Magic (CTMH), Mini Christmas Greetings plus die (Spellbinders) 

Inks: Ruby, Evergreen, Sage, Toffee (all CTMH)

Accessories: Circle Shaker Thin Cut, Basic Circle Thin Cuts, Stitched Circle Thin Cuts, Circle Foam and Acetate, Gold Ribbon, Skinny Gold Ribbon, Gold Glitter Gems, Goldenrod Stickles, Gold Shimmer Brush, Gold Sequins (all CTMH), Red and Green Sequins (misc.), Leaf Embossing Folder (misc.) 

Enjoy,

Alyson

Crop and Create Event 6 - Concord and 9th

This is post 6 for the Crop and Create Card Making event - featuring Concord and 9th products.

There was a stamp set with dies plus three ink pads and coordinating cardstock included from Concord and 9th. This was a class about clean and simple cards - very effective with a minimalistic colour scheme. 

The sentiments were embossed in white and the center pieces were either stamped, die cut or both. One card required very careful paper piecing to place all the tiny pieces back into a die cut. Love the end results for this class! 

Products used are as follows: 

Paper: White Cardstock (Hammermill), Sprout, Honeysuckle and Aqua Cardstock (Concord and 9th)

Stamps: Grateful Blooms Stamp and dies (Concord and 9th) 

Inks: Aqua, Sprout, Honeysuckle (Concord and 9th), Versamark

Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Foam Tape

Enjoy,

Alyson

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

TSOT 529 - Perfect Little Snowmen

Welcome to Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge 529! 

The sketch this week is shown in horizontal orientation but I flipped it ninety degrees to make a vertical card instead. 

The papers are from a Christmas paper collection from Echo Park. I used a border punch on the green paper near the bottom. The sentiment was stamped, splattered with a shimmer brush and die cut along with a glitter background of the same shape. The snowmen were stamped, coloured and die cut and added below the sentiment to create the line on the side of the sketch. I added a few red sequins and brushed parts of the snowmen with a clear shimmer brush. 


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

You have two weeks to link up your project. 

We can’t wait to see what you create! 

Products used are as follows: 

Paper: Jingle All the Way Paper Collection (Echo Park), White Daisy Cardstock, Evergreen Glitter Paper (both CTMH), Neenah Solar White Cardstock 

Stamps: The Jubilee Crew plus dies (CTMH)

Inks: Intense Black (SSS)

Accessoires: Tri-Blend Markers, Red Shimmer Brush, Clear Shimmer Brush, Red Sequins (all CTMH), Thin Foam Tape, Nestabilities Square Tag dies (Spellbinders), Border Punch (Martha Stewart)

Enjoy,

Alyson

Monday, October 18, 2021

Triple Hippos

I just adore these hippos from a La La Land stamp that was part of Stamptember at Simon Says Stamp. They are so cute. 

This card was inspired by one of the cards posted on the SSS blog when this set was released and the artist was Suzy Plantanura (I'm not sure if that spelling is correct as it was taken from her blog signature). 

The three hippos were stamped, coloured and die cut. I created a background simply with markers and distress oxide inks - just enough to add some colour. The hippos and the sentiment were added to the front panel and that was adhered to red cardstock and then a black base. 

Products used are as follows: 

Paper: Cardstock - White Daisy, Candy Apple, Black, Slimline Cards and Envelopes (all CTMH)

Stamps: Hippo Holiday (La La Land) 

Inks: Intense Black (SSS), DO Inks - Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean 

Accessories: Stitched Slimline Dies, Slimline Dies (Pink and Main), Tri-Blend Markers, Copic Markers, Touch Markers

Enjoy,

Alyson

Double Trouble 95 - Happy Fall

Welcome to Double Trouble Challenge 95! 

It's all about fall and Halloween this week! The small graphic is shown below - be sure to visit the Double Trouble Challenge Blog for detailed information on this challenge. 

I don't make cards for Halloween so I chose a fall theme instead. The letters were stamped in black and the flowers were coloured in autumn colours. Along the bottom, I stamped several images and coloured them. The grass was created by flicking a green marker up from the bottom. I placed some washi tape on white cardstock before cutting out the pieces and adhered them to the right side of my card. Some bitty sparkles were coloured and added to the centres of the flowers and also around the washi tape. The card front was adhered to thin craft foam and then to a card base. 

Come and join us at Double Trouble and show us how you interpret this challenge.

You have until October 31 (Halloween) to link up your project. 

We can’t wait to see what you create! 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, White Cards and Envelopes 

Stamps: Giving Thanks, A World with Octobers, Birthday Joy, Floral Alphabet

Inks: Intense Black (SSS)

Accessories: Washi Tape (misc.), Tri-Blend Markers, Copic Markers, Bitty Sparkles, Thin Craft Foam (Heartfelt Creations) 

Enjoy,

Alyson

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Craft Roulette - What's Up Dog?

It has been quite a white since I submitted a card for Craft Roulette (You Tube Fridays at 730pm ET). The parameters this week were favourable ones for me so it was time! 

The requirements for this week's challenge were as follows: 

- fun fold card of choice, four colours, it's a dog's life and xoxo 

I decided to create a simple Z-fold card using a dog stamp set as the focus. 

The xoxo requirement was met by using papers with xoxo on it for my background. The dogs were stamped, coloured and fussy cut and placed on a piece of Raspberry patterned paper that runs across the card. There are two sentiments (one on the front and one inside) and a panel inside for message. 


Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: Heart Happy Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Raspberry Cardstock, Sapphire Cardstock 

Stamps: Lucky Dog (MFT) 

Inks: Intense Black (SSS), Sapphire

Accessories: White Shimmer Trim, Mint Shimmer Brush, Raspberry Shimmer Brush, Copic and Touch Markers 

Enjoy,

Alyson

Crop and Create Event 5 - Pink Fresh Studios

This is post 5 for the Crop and Create Card Making event - and features Pink Fresh Studios products!

Pink Fresh has become one of my favourite brands lately - they have the best layering stencils! This set of cards was created using a not-yet-released set of lawyering stencils and a coordinating die. We also received three text dies with shadows. Many of the products received in the box for this event are created specifically for the event but this set of products will be released later this year, along with a coordinating stamp set. 

The stencils were inked in three colour schemes, one of them being a rainbow colour scheme. Only one card is a standard slimline that used the full image as it was designed. The other cards also used the image but in a cut up format to show how a slimline product can be used on other size cards. I added some gems around the inside section of each card as well. 

Products used are as follows: 

Paper: White Cardstock (Hammermill)

Stamps: none

Inks: MANY Pink Fresh Studios Inks (too many to list), Versamark

Accessories: Daisy Slimline Layering Stencils and Die (PFS), Scripted Greetings Dies (PFS), Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Foam Tape, Gems - Glacier, Ballet Slippers, Bubblegum, Lavender, Ocean Breeze, Emerald City (all PFS) 

Enjoy,

Alyson

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Crop and Create Event 4 - Doodlebug Designs

This is the 4th post for the Crop and Create Card Making event - featuring Doodlebug Designs. 

The papers from Doodlebug Designs are very bold and bight and that was a big focus for these three cards. They are fun and playful cards - not what we usually think of for Christmas. Although the paper was designed for Christmas, many of the patterns and colours can be used for other things, as shown on the flower card. 


Products used are as follows: 

Paper: Doodlebug Designs Patterned Paper, White Cardstock, Black Cardstock (Hammermill)

Stamps: Exclusive Doodlebug Designs Stamp and dies (Doodlebug Designs) 

Inks: Black (CTMH), Broken China DO Ink (Ranger) 

Accessories: Doodlebug Sprinkles, Foam Tape 

Enjoy,

Alyson

Friday, October 15, 2021

Crop and Create Event 3 - The Stamp Market

This is post 3 for the Crop and Create Card Making event... and this time it's products from The Stamp Market. 

The stamp set is one that is so versatile - very usable sentiments and images - and it also came with a complete set of dies plus a layering leaf stencil. 

Three of the cards are standard A2 size and one is a 4x6 card. The outline heart dies are gorgeous and I can see myself using these often in the future. This class was about rainbow colour schemes - love the results! 


Products used are as follows: 

Paper: White Cardstock (Hammermill) Bubblegum, Melon, Cheeky, Citrine, Tropic, Emerald and Cobalt Cardstock (The Stamp Market)

Stamps: A Bit of Everything plus dies (The Stamp Market)

Inks: Raspberry, Pixie, Nectarine, Lemonade, Sea Glass, Emerald, Bluebird, Black, Versamark (all CTMH)

Accessories: Leaf Layering Stencil (The Stamp Market), Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Texture Paste (Ranger), Enamel Dots (unknown), Foam Tape 

Enjoy,

Alyson

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Season of Wonder Christmas Wreath

There is nothing like blue and silver for Christmas, right? 

This wreath was created using a series of layering stencils and various shades of blue ink. The berries were embossed in silver and the background was splattered with a few shimmer brush colours. I die cut some leaves from vellum and added them around the wreath for a softer look. Some white pearls were placed randomly around the image. The sentiment was stamped with two colours of blue ink and some silver metallic thread was added underneath. Finally the front was adhered to a piece of silver foil and then to a blue background. 

Products used are as follows: 

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Bluebird Cardstock, Silver Foil, Vellum (all CTMH), Neenah Solar White Cardstock 

Stamps: Thrill of Hope plus dies and layering stencils (Pink Fresh Studio)

Inks: Summer Shower, Slumber, Rocky Slope, Storm, Sapphire (all Pink Fresh Studio), Versamark 

Accessories: Stitched Rectangle Dies (GMD), Arrange a Wreath Dies (SU), Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, White Pearls, Shimmer Brushes - Bluebird, Sapphire, Charcoal (all CTMH), Silver Metallic Thread

Enjoy,

Alyson

Crop and Create Event 2 - Lawn Fawn

This is the second post from the Crop and Create Card Making event... this time featuring Lawn Fawn products. 

There was a snowflake stamp and die set along with two stencils and two mini inks in the box. We were taught how to use dye inks to create a watercolour background. Some stencilling was also done using the same two inks. These cards are so cute - and the colour scheme is perfect! 


Products used are as follows: 

Paper: White Cardstock (Hammermill), Distress Watercolour Cardstock (Ranger) 

Stamps: Frosties with dies (Lawn Fawn) 

Inks: Peacock, Sugarplum (Lawn Fawn), Archival Black (CTMH)

Accessories: Stars and Snowflake Stencils (Lawn Fawn), Twinkle Stickles (Ranger), Heat Tool 

Enjoy,

Alyson

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Crop and Create Event 1 - Gina K. Designs

I recently participated in the Scrapbook and Cards Today Crop and Create Card Making Event (wow... that's a mouthful!). The event was held over a three day weekend and although I was sick throughout the weekend, I did watch the classes and complete the cards later. 

There will be several posts from this event - each for a specific designer. This one is the for the Gina K. Designs class. 

There were 4 cards to complete and all used masking techniques. The ink blending was done using dye inks and blending brushes and the images were stamped in black. The effect is amazing - white space adds so much to these cards, allowing the blended section to be the focal point. 


Products used are as follows:

Paper: White Cardstock, Black Cardstock (Hammermill) 

Stamps: Friendly Silhouettes (GKD)

Inks: Pixie, Raspberry, Nectarine, Sundance, Lagoon, Willow, Candy Apple, Versamark (all CTMH), Black Premium Dye Ink (GKD)

Accessories: Friend and Shadow Die, Mixed Shapes Dies (GKD), White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Enjoy,

Alyson

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Nativity Card

This gorgeous card is one of several Christmas cards available at The Dreaming Tree. It is an SVG file that I cut on my Cricut. 

There are quite a few layers and I chose a piece of patterned paper that looks like an alcohol ink pattern for the background. Everything else was either cardstock, foil paper or shimmery white paper. 

The design itself isn't difficult to assemble - the cutting does take some time. There is a coordinating envelope that is shown in the first photo. I added gold liquid pearls and I also covered the white stars with some shiny Stickles. 



Products used are CTMH unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Pewter Cardstock, Pebble Cardstock, Bluebird Cardstock, Pearl Paper, Gold Foil, Alcohol Ink Paper (Craft Consortium) 

Stamps: none

Inks: none

Accessories: SVG File (The Dreaming Tree), Gold Liquid Pearls, Twinkle Stickles 

Enjoy, 

Alyson

Monday, October 11, 2021

AH 442 - Kind Soul in Teal and Pink

 Welcome to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 442! 

The sketch is shown in vertical orientation but could easily be switched to horizontal. I chose to make my card in the vertical orientation. 

A lovely floral stamp called May Flowers from Gina K. Designs was used to stamp both above and below a masked center section. I purposely moved up the sentiment section just a bit off center to leave room for some coloured gems at the bottom. The images were coloured using various markers. I also coloured some strips of shimmer trim with the darkest markers and cut them in half to form the borders along the sentiment. A few clear sparkles were also coloured and add to the card. The last step was to brush the flower centres with a clear shimmer brush. 


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

You have two weeks to link up your project. 

We can’t wait to see what you create!

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: Peacock Cardstock, Neenah Solar White Cardstock 

Stamps: May Flowers (Gina K. Designs), Kind Soul (W plus 9)

Inks: Intense Black (SSS)

Accessories: Clear Sparkles, Bitty Sparkles, Tri-Blend Markers, Light Pink Shimmer Trim, Clear Shimmer Brush

Enjoy,

Alyson

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Expanding Accordion Card - So Very Thankful for You

This expanding accordion card design is one I have posted before but this is the third version of it! I like the colours used on this card and the focus is a thankful for you theme. 

A video for the assembly and cutting sizes for this card can be found here

The flowers were created using a set of layering dies. There are several of the flowers within the card. I used some sentiments from Pink Fresh Studio and Close To My Heart and the letters were die cut. The only embellishment I added was Liquid Pearls. There is a panel on the back for a place to write a message. 




Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: Eat, Play Love Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Glacier Cardstock, Candy Apple Cardstock, Fern Cardstock, Peach Cardstock, Smoothie Cardstock, Avocado Cardstock 

Stamps: Happiness Lives Here, Grateful for You, Known and Loved (PFS)

Inks: Intense Black (SSS)

Accessories: Block Alphabet Thin Cuts, Stitched Simple Stitched Brackets Thin Cuts, Layered Rose Dies (Kaisercraft), Stitched Oval Dies (GMD), Red Liquid Pearls, Organdy Ribbon, Thin Foam Tape 

Enjoy,

Alyson


Saturday, October 9, 2021

Pull Apart Christmas Cards

I am slowing working away on Christmas cards. These ones are easy to make and I can do a few at the same time. They fold together to a standard A2 size card and open up to reveal a second message or image inside. The entire card front is adhered to a card base so there is room inside the card to write a message. 

I used retired patterned paper from Kaisercraft for both cards. The panel with the image was die cut along with a coordinating base. These came together pretty quickly.




Products used are as follows: 

Paper: Wonderland, Let It Snow, Teal Cardstock, Dark Blue Cardstock (all Kaisercraft), Mint Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock, White Cards and Envelopes (CTMH)

Stamps: Peaceful Boughs (SU), Reindeer Crossing, First Noel (both CTMH)

Inks: Intense Black (SSS), Pewter, Evergreen (CTMH)

Accessories: Stitched Fancy Bracket Thin Cuts (CTMH), Festive Banners Dies (Sizzix), Merry Christmas Die (Creative Expressions), Tri-Blend Markers, White Liquid Pearls

Enjoy,

Alyson

Friday, October 8, 2021

CD 465 - Wonders of the Season Layered Card

Welcome to Colour Dare Challenge 465!

The tic-tac-toe grid this week contains colours taken from the CMTH paper pack called Holly and Ivy. 

My card meets the following lines: 

    - left diagonal (Sage, Silver, Evergreen)

    - bottom row (Candy Apple, Harbour, Evergreen)

    - middle column (Mink, Silver, Harbour) 

I used a set of retired background dies to create the background. The layers are as follows: Evergreen glitter paper, Harbour cardstock, Silver glitter paper and patterned paper from the Lovely paper pack on top. The pieces for the poinsettia were stamped on coloured cardstock using the same colour of ink and then die cut. I did the same with the branches and the berries. The berry pieces are actually Mink but they look white in the photo. I layered the poinsettia and added the branches and berry stems around the outside. The leaves of the poinsettia were brushed with the Clear Shimmer Brush and the branches were brushed with the Evergreen Shimmer Brush. I added silver Stickles to the berries. Silver glitter gems were placed in the centre of the poinsettia. The sentiment was embossed in silver and placed at the top of the card. 


Come and join us at Colour Dare and show us how you interpret the grid shown above. 

You have two weeks to link up your project. 

We can’t wait to see what you create! 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: Lovely Paper Pack, Vellum, Candy Apple Cardstock, Evergreen Cardstock, Mink Cardstock, Harbour Cardstock, Evergreen Glitter Paper, Silver Glitter Paper , Neenah Solar White Cardstock 

Stamps: Comfort and Joy Scrapbooking plus Thin Cuts, Thrill of Hope (Pink Fresh Studio) 

Inks: Mink, Candy Apple, Evergreen, Versamark

Accessories: Floral Layered Background Thin Cuts, Silver Glitter Gems, Silver Stickles, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Clear Shimmer Brush, Evergreen Shimmer Brush

Enjoy,

Alyson


Thursday, October 7, 2021

Stencilled Inlay Card

This is a stencilled inlay card - the main image was stamped and lines were drawn down the length of the card. A section was cut out and another piece of cardstock with a stencilled pattern was placed behind the open area. 

The second attempt was much better than the first but I have shown both cards. I used totally different colours for the image and the stencilled background and the result is that the image really pops.

My first attempt at this was a learning experience. I did all the same things but I had stencilled the pattern first and I didn't even think about the colours I was using to colour the image. It turned out that I used the same colour for the woman's dress and the stencilled background. That obviously didn't render the results I was after.

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Glacier Cardstock, Mint Cardstock, White Cards and Envelopes 

Stamps: You're How Old?, So Tweet 

Inks: Intense Black (SSS), Nectarine, Paprika, Peacock Feathers DO Ink

Accessories: Water Droplets Stencil, Mega Flowers Stencil (both Gina K. Designs), Tri-Blend Markers, Copic Markers, Craft Foam 

Enjoy,

Alyson

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Birthday Accordion Fold Card

A while ago, I posted a Christmas card using this same pattern. This accordion fold card is made to celebrate a birthday. 

The patterned papers are from a retired CTMH paper pack called Eat, Play, Love. I used a red, yellow and light blue colour combination. The front images and sentiments were stamped, coloured (where appropriate) and die cut. The inside images were stamped on a stitched oval die cut. There is a panel on the back for a place to write a message since there isn't room inside the card for that purpose. 


Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated:

Paper: Eat, Play, Love Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Glacier Cardstock, Candy Apple Cardstock

Stamps: Wishing You Everything (plus Thin Cuts), Beloved Bouquet

Inks: Candy Apple, Fern, Glacier 

Accessories: Stitched Oval Dies (GD), Block Alphabet Thin Cuts, Tri-Blend Markers, White Organdy Ribbon

Enjoy,

Alyson


Tuesday, October 5, 2021

TSOT 527 - Poinsettia with Flourish

Welcome to Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge 527!

The sketch is vertical this week and the theme (in addition to the sketch) is script/text.

I used some paper that has text on it so I did add that element to my card. 

The patterned papers are from a retired CTMH Christmas paper pack. I cut the oval using a stitched oval die and stamped both the sentiment and the poinsettia. Although the poinsettia does have a die, it also cuts the leaves and I didn't want those so I chose to fussy cut the flower instead. The flourish is from an old set of clear sparkle flourishes and I coloured the pieces with a coordinating green marker before adhering them to my card. The poinsettia was brushed with a clear shimmer brush and some Stickles were added to the center of the flower. 

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

You have two weeks to link up your project. 

We can’t wait to see what you create! 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: Misc. Patterned Paper, New England Ivy Cardsotck, Neenah Solar White Cardstock 

Stamps: Festive Trees, Wonder of the Season

Inks: New England Ivy

Accessories: Stitched Oval Dies (GMD), Sparkles Flourishes, Goldenrod Stickles, Clear Shimmer Brush, Tri-Blend Markers (all CTMH), Touch Markers, Craft Foam 

Enjoy,

Alyson

Monday, October 4, 2021

Double Trouble 94 - Pumpkin Gnomes

 Welcome to Double Trouble Challenge 94! 

The small graphic is below - please visit the Double Trouble Challenge Blog for more information. 

My inspiration came from the leaves and the colours in the leaves. I began by stamping the grass and then inking over the blades. The clouds were created using a cloud stencil and a light blue ink. Several leaves were stamped and masked along the bottom in two spots and then they were coloured. I decided to use a slimline card format to accommodate a "pumpkin sale" scene. The gnomes were stamped, coloured and die cut. The pumpkins were stamped, coloured and fussy cut. They were stacked along the right side so the gnome could wheel his wheelbarrow toward the pile. The last step was to stamp a small sentiment in the top right corner. 



Come and join us at Double Trouble and show us how you interpret this challenge. 

You have two weeks to link up your project. 

I am also linking up my card with the Use Your Stuff challenge

We can’t wait to see what you create! 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Slimline Cards and Envelopes, Blue-Grey Cardstock (scrapbook.com)

Stamps/Dies: Mini Garden Gnomes with Dies, A World with Octobers, Giving Thanks 

Inks: Evergreen, Clover, Carolina, New England Ivy, Intense Black (SSS)

Accessories: Cloud Stencil (MFT), Tri-Blend Markers, Copic Markers, Sharpie Markers

Enjoy,

Alyson


Sunday, October 3, 2021

Happy Holidays Border Card

The border of this card was created using layering stencils - and with a light and dark touch with some of the same inks to provide more variety. The sentiment was stamped and die cut twice and the pieces were offset to create a shadow with some gold metallic thread underneath. The entire card front was splattered with three shimmer brushes and adhered to a gold metallic paper and then a piece of dark green cardstock. The last step was to add some green gems around the inside of the frame. 

Products used are as follows: 

Papaer: Evergreen Cardstock, White Cards and Envelopes (CTMH), Gold Paper (misc.), Neenah Solar White Cardstock 

Stamps: Thrill of Hope with dies (PFS)

Inks: Grassy Knoll, Key Lime, Olive, Evergreen, Candy Apple, Passion Fruit (all PFS)

Accessories: Holiday Botanical Backgrounds Layering Stencils, Emerald City Gems (PFS), Shimmer Brushes - Green Apple, Evergreen, Candy Apple (CTMHJ), Gold Metallic Thread (misc.) 

Enjoy,

Alyson

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Traditional Christmas Wreath

The wreath on this card was created using a series of layering stencils. I used a light and a dark touch so it looks like many colours were used. I spattered the background using three colours of shimmer brushes. The sentiment was stamped and die cut twice - once from white and a second time from red glitter paper. Those pieces were offset to create a shadow effect. Green metallic thread was added behind the sentiment and I placed some clear gems around the card. The front was adhered to a piece of red glitter paper and then to a dark green background. This card looks better in person as the glitter is much more evident. 

Products used are as follows: 

Paper: Evergreen Cardstock, Red Glitter Paper (both CTMH), Neenah Solar White Cardstock 

Stamps: Thrill of Hope (PFS)

Inks: Emerald City, Evergreen, Fresh Pear, Grassy Knoll, Key Lime, Berrylicious, Candy Apple (all PFS)

Accessories: Thrill of Hope Layering Stencils and Dies (PFS), Shimmer Brushes - Candy Apple, Green Apple, Evergreen (CTMH), Glacier Gems (PFS), Green Metallic Thread (misc.)

Enjoy,

Alyson