Saturday, December 29, 2012

Starburst Card / It's Your Day

The challenge last week over at was to create a card using the starburst technique. I used paper by Cosmo Cricket to create a sun ray  / sky effect using this technique. The clouds were made using dies from Memory Box and the picket fence is a Martha Stewart punch.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Peaceful Christmas / Christmas Card and Tags

 As promised earlier, I am back with another Christmas card. I made 4 different designs this year and this was my favorite of the four. The sky is made with blending 4 inks from the Tim Holtz Distress Ink collection. I used Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot. The village and star are  dies from Memory Box. Very clean and simple but I thought elegant looking...most certainly my favorite this year.

And what does the perfect gift need? A pretty tag of course! Below is a tag that I made using the embossed resist technique and the same village die from Memory box that I used on the above card.
 For a fun tag I used a cuttlebug embossing folder, Sizzix alphabet die and a Santa hat rubber stamp to create the tag below.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas. May it be safe, joyful and spent with family and friends.

Believe in the magic of Christmas / Christmas card

The magic of Christmas is upon us and I couldn't help but make this adorable card. This is a design that I first saw a couple of years ago and have had on my "to try" list since. It uses the top note die from Stampin Up. While there are several how to tutorials on the web, this is my favorite and the one I used to make my card : Elf Shoe Tutorial. Every Christmas I'm looking for a card design that I can mass produce and will be flat enough to require only one postage stamp. This fit the requirements! Also made one other design that I will be back a little bit later to post.

Thanks for looking!