Sunday, November 20, 2016
On the right, you can see the cards I designed for this year which I copied on my scanner. On the left, which I removed from the rings for this photo, is the list of names: 50 friends and family on the left and 50 Silver Stampers on the right. In the lower right there is a "key" used to record who got what card. (Click on photo for a closer look.)
This list is stored in my computer so that next year, I can reprint it (with any changes and additions) and repeat the process. I hope this gives you some ideas on how to keep track of what cards you've made in the past and who got which one. It's also like a trip down memory lane whenever I look at the cards I've made over the past ten years!
Saturday, November 19, 2016
I can't believe she's now sweet 16--where do those years go?
Anyway, since I couldn't fit 16 candles on this card, I tilted the flame on this one as though it were being blown out. The "sweet" was hand printed on the leaf, after which I discovered a small stamp in one of my other sets with that word...duh...
The final touch was the strip of "lace" on the top of the white panel where I thought there was a little too much empty space. Once I was satisfied that it was done, I mounted the white panel over the striped dsp.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Using the Christmas star die really helped it to go fast. I attached it with a SU dimensional after silver embossing the message. Doing cards "assembly line" style is what works best!
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Click HERE for a look at other tag entries.
Monday, November 14, 2016
I hope you can see the shine on this one--I used Wink of Stella over the leaves and berries.
It truly is challenging to use 2 other media in addition to stamping. However, on some of the other tags I made (to use on Christmas gifts) I've enjoyed being able to use larger embellishments that wouldn't go through the mail on a card.
To see the other entries, click HERE.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
I started with the leaf ef and the scalloped frame as my base. Instead of flowers, I used a few leaves and acorns for a Fall theme. Although I also liked her larger verse, I chose a small oval one instead.
Thanks for such a lovely card, Kim!
Friday, November 11, 2016
Here is the link to the challenge: CLICK HERE
Monday, November 7, 2016
The little SU greeting was attached with a glue dot.
I think I'm finally getting the hang of water coloring.
...took me long enough!
Sunday, November 6, 2016
I made this card for a friend who loves to display angels at Christmas time; so I send her an angel card every year.
Since I love the colors used in the dsp, that's what I started with. I also wanted to use the copper embossing powder I just added to my collection. So I layered all the various pieces as shown: copper foil cs, coordinating dsp, Rich Razzleberry cs and copper embossed angel. The only embellishment I used are the tiny pearls.
I love using non-traditional colors and patterns.
Thursday, November 3, 2016
This would make a good masculine card. The only embellishment is the gold cord between the two pieces of dsp and the gold-embossed greeting. The bold geometrics and font help make it more masculine also.
Check out the original sketch and other entries HERE..
This is my first try with the zig-zag die I recently acquired (sorry, I don't remember where I got it.) Continuing with the autumn leaves theme, I used a strip of dsp for the colored leaves behind the bare tree. I used some black foam tape on the tree trunk to pop it up off the card front.
These finish off my Christmas cards for this year--all 100 of them! How did I do that you might ask? Unfortunately, depending on how you look at it, I've been housebound this week with a nasty cold and a car in the repair shop. To keep from going stir crazy, I stamped and die cut for pure joy!
Die: from Frantic Stamper
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Since I had some of the matching cs in my stash and a number of other stamps and die cuts that were compatible, I opted out of getting more than the dsp this time. The die cut leaf is from LaLa Land Crafts. To highlight the leaf and greeting, I added a strip of dsp which was on the opposite side and mounted them on that. I also included a closeup of the copper embossed greeting below.
This card went right out to encourage someone in our Bible study group.