Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Peace on Earth with MFT

Welcome to the Card Concept Challenge #165 called Peace on Earth. The image of the wreath and the colors inspired me to create my Clean and Layered card.
I love the MFT set called Winter Songbirds and have been wanting to use this stamp & coordinating die set for awhile.
I started with a retired MFT background stamp called Woodgrain. I stamped it on Hero Arts Premium Dove White Cardstock with Scrapbook.com's Hybrid Ink Camel - Tan 2 because I wanted a subtle background for the birds.
The Winter Songbirds were stamped on Ranger Watercolor Paper with Altenew Obsidian Black Ink and sprinkled with Altenew's Crisp Clear Embossing Powder and heat set. I watercolored them with Daniel Smith's Watercolor Dot Palette.
I stamped the sentiments from the retired hero Arts My Monthly Hero October 2019 with Altenew's Obsidian Black Ink, by favorite ink for its crisp dark lines. The songbirds and floral images were all cut with their matching dies and placed in a circle wreath, some popped up, some flat.

Lastly, I used Altenew's Enamel Dots Red Cosmos and Honey Bee Gem Stickers - Summer Stems for some bling. I love this card! Just my style and I want to make more...maybe for a winter birthday cards.
Come join us at the Card Concept Challenge if you have time during this busy season. We'd love to see your work!
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Light Up Card with Winnie

Welcome to December 2021 The Paper Funday Challenges where Anything Goes with an optional twist: Holiday Time. Our sponsors for this month are Besties and Polkadoodles.

For this month we are also partnering with Double Trouble Challenge #99:

All great fun!
I started with this digital stamp from Polkadoodles called Lantern - Winnie White Christmas Printables:
It was printed on our Brother Laser Printer on watercolor paper and watercolored with The Stamp Market's 24 Pan Color Crush Watercolor Palette:
Beautiful vibrant colors that blend perfectly. The lantern was colored in with a silver metallic pen and the background has Brutus Monroe's Glitter Glaze brushed through the Confetti Toss Stencil by Taylored Expressions:
The background paper in red is from Polkadoodles, too. It is from Work & Play 5 Festive Hollybobs:
What I love about digital paper is that it can be re-sized to fit as needed. I've used this paper quite a lot this year for cards, gift card holders, envelopes and tags. There are 5 different colors of this particular image in the Work & Play 5 Festive Hollybobs set, but there are 22 different designs with 5 colors each! It is an amazing bargain and so versatile, too.
The fun part begins now! I added Pear Blossom lights to the lantern (see the little PUSH ME) tag on the card. These are so easy to add and make a card so special.
You just need to make the card with foam on the inside to make it high enough to hold the battery and cords. It's similar to making a shaker card. Then I just poked 3 holes in the lantern with a sharp tool and fed the lights through them.
So fun and with Polkadoodles' digital stamps it makes cardmaking a breeze. A big thanks to our sponsors this month.
Happy Holidays everyone and I look forward to seeing your beautiful work on the challenge!
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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Winnie Tags

Hi friends! Welcome to Polkadoodles' DigiChoosDay where you can receive a discount, enter a challenge and purchase some cute cute digital images.
I printed on my laser printer the image called Lantern - Digital Stamp Download - Winnie White Christmas Printables. I love this image and have used it many times this Christmas season.
I used alcohol markers to color in the images, silver metallic pen and glitter markers for details.
The sentiment "Happy Christmas" is from Polkadoodles' Christmas Joy Digiscrap Download Bundle. I particularly love this font and sentiment.
I cut 3 different sizes with tag dies from my stash:
Now I have some beautiful tags for gifts this year. I really fun, inexpensive way to produce multiple tags!
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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The Card Concept 164 with Hero Arts

I started with My Monthly Hero Kit from October 2019, now sold out.
I used a white background cut with the Tim Holtz Deckle Edge Trimmer. On that piece I applied some Altenew White Embossing Paste through a retired Tim Holtz Stencil similar to his Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil, Bubble.
The fireplace and couch were stamped with Altenew Obsidian Black Ink and sprinkled with Altenew Crisp Clear Embossing Powder onto Ranger Watercolor Paper. I watercolored with my Kuretake Zigs Clean Color Real Brush Markers.
The My Monthly Hero Kits are great because they not only come with great stamp sets, but also matching dies. This kit spoke to me since it was mid century modern furniture, my era!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a chance to play along with this challenge. You'll never know what amazing things you can create unless you try!

I am also submitting my card to:
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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Polkadoodles Winnie Lighting the Way

It's Tuesday, friends, and that means Polkadoodle's Digi Choosday Challenge and sale!
The team's challenge was to make a Christmas themed card using ribbon or twine. I used the Lantern - Winnie White Christmas Black/White Digital Image:
I printed Winnie onto white cardstock and colored her with alcohol markers. Lots of glimmer and glaze was added for the sparkle & shine which is needed on a Christmas card.
The background paper is so bright and vibrant...It's from Work & Play 5 - Festive Hollybobs Full Download Collection.  The tree paper is specifically HB3-02.
The "Happy Christmas" sentiment (I love this font!) is from Christmas Joy Digiscrap Download Bundle. My tag is from a retired set by Poppystamps called Pinpoint Main Street Tags. 

Thanks for joining me today. I just love this Winnie and you'll be seeing more of her in future blogs! I will be submitting my card to the following challenges:
1) NBUS

















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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Scrapbook.com Christmas Tree Handmade Parade

It has been such a blast creating for the Christmas Tree Handmade Holiday Parade hosted by Scrapbook.com! These watercolored mixed media tree cards were created using their Nested Fir Trees Decorative Die Set
To purchase Nested Tree 4 pc. die set just click on the image or the links in blue!        
These cards are part of an Instagram parade. 16 crafters used the same die set to create 16 unique holiday projects! Here are all the stops on the parade:

@jamiepate

@julianamichaels

@marienicole_h

@beckiadams

@patricia_roebuck

@mayhamcraftycards

@amykatcrafts

@tryit2likeit

@alicescrapswonderland

@britedesignsstudio

@mindmypaper

@scrappinready

@erinreedmakes

@stampingbyanita

@scrapbookwithlynda

@lealawsoncreates


Be sure to visit all of the stops along the parade to see the great versatility this die set has!


Scrapbook.com is giving away a $25 Scrapbook.com gift certificate, so be sure to check out their Instagram post as well!


Back to the cards! The largest tree is about 8 1/4" - very large for a card, but great for banners, quilts, home decor, etc. 
The trees were cut from Strathmore Watercolor Paper and Altenew's Embossing Paste was applied through the "Little Boxes" Stencil here and there on the shape.
The background is made using the Scrapbook.com Snowflakes 6 X 8 Stencil with Altenew's Embossing Paste. Sprinkled with glitter while still wet. The watercoloring was done with Ranger Ink Distress Reinkers. A good splattering of Dina Wakely's Media  Gloss Sprays - White.
The sentiments are from the Word Dies: Merry Christmas and the Bold Basic Alphabet Dies.  Here is a different take on the theme:

Thanks for stopping by today! Love to see what you create with this Nested Tree Die set!


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