Monday, September 26, 2016

A Merry Monday Card


My first Merry Monday challenge!  Today's challenge is to make a Christmas card with pinks and grays or silver ~


~ so I decided pink and silver trees would work.  Plus I made them as sparkly as I could!  

I started with a base of Smoky Slate and added a layer of Pink Pirouette that I embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.

I cut a hill with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, then added the two trees from the Perfect Pines Framelits.  The back tree is Silver Foil and the front is Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper.  The bows are 1/8" Silver Ribbon.  The star is Silver Glimmer Paper.

I heat embossed the greeting (which was from the now retired Sparkly Seasons stamp set) with Silver Embossing Powder and cropped it out with Layering Ovals Framelits.  The back oval is Smoky Slate cardstock.

I certainly had fun making this card as shiny and sparkly as I could get it!  I hope you enjoy it too :-)

Have a merry Monday!

Karen 


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This is one of the cards that my stamping groups made this month.  I think they turned out very pretty!  I love the copper accents and that sweet little pinecone embellishment.

The Thoughtful Branches Bundle is the star of this card.  It is still available, as of Sunday, but won't be around for much longer.  Get it while you can!

The base is Chocolate Chip.  I covered it with random leaf stamping, using the leaf in Thoughtful Branches.  I stamped it with Chocolate Chip ink, but stamped off once for a softer look.

The middle strip is Pear Pizzazz, embossed with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder.  I layered it over 2 strips of Copper Foil and glued it flat on the base.

The greeting is from Suite Sayings, heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder, then colored in with Pear Pizzazz, Cajun Craze, and Peekaboo Peach.  I cropped it out with the Layering Ovals Framelits and layered it over a Cajun Craze scallop.  Then I popped it up with Dimensionals.

I tied three leaves together from Beautiful Branches Thinlits, one in Peekaboo Peach, one in Copper Foil, and one in Cajun Craze, with Linen Thread.  A tiny copper pinecone is dangling from the thread.


On the inside I repeated the leaf stamp, using the same three colors, but stamped off once, and a tiny bow of Linen Thread.

Please let me know if I can help you with any of your supply needs.  All of the materials that I used on this card are from Stampin' Up! and are listed below.  Click on any of the photos to connect to my online store.  And I thank you in advance for your business!

Have a marvelous Monday!  See you soon ~

Karen




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Friday, September 23, 2016

Happy Fall Y'all!


No, I'm not from the South, but I couldn't help myself with this title!  Fall is here ~ my favorite time of year!  And these little trees show the changing colors that we are starting to notice outside.

This stamp set is the limited set, Thoughtful Branches.  I have heard that the supply is nearly depleted, so if you want one, order from me today before they are gone for good!

I used Very Vanilla for my card today.  The triple tree image is stamped twice in Crumb Cake.  The leaves are a variety and mix of Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, and Pumpkin Pie.  I even stamped a little Pear Pizzazz in there.  The ground is Sahara Sand, and the grass is Pear Pizzazz.  The greeting is Cajun Craze.  The bow is Linen Thread.

Here is a close-up to show you the layering and texture:


I mounted the Vanilla piece to Cajun Craze cardstock, then onto a layer of Crumb Cake that was embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  Do you see a little sparkle?  I have some Copper Stickles (not Stampin' Up!) that I lightly touched on the leaves.  


Inside there are more trees.  This time I stamped off once for a lighter image.  And the sentiments (front and inside) are part of the Thoughtful Branches stamp set.

A full list of Stampin' Up! supplies that I used will be listed at the bottom.  Click and shop!  It's so easy -- 24/7 shopping that you can even do in your jammies!  Love the internet :-)

Thanks for stopping by!  Go make something fun for someone today!

Karen



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