Archive for January, 2015
The white STAR word was die cut using a combo of alphabet dies & a star die. I cut a larger patterned red layer to go behind it, then cut out the middle so the brown star paper would show through. The pennant row & backing layer were also die cut, the letters stamped, hand cut & attached on top.
|Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Rock Star, Shine On, Pennant Alphabet
|Paper: Neenah white, kraft, dp (American Craft -Jolly & Pebbles – Welcome Christmas)|
|Ink: Memento love letter|
|Accessories: ODBD Sparkling Stars, Pennant Row dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A&B, long rectangles & Font One upper case dies, seed beads, holeless beads|
Welcome to the January Challenge for Serendipity Stamps! This month the challenge is Hidden Gems! You can get all the details over on the Serendipity Challenge Blog. The sale this week is Buy 3 Get 1 Free. Good through January 14 and as always, we have a have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player.
For my hidden gem, I used the wonderful Winter Town and a sort of spotlight technique. I also did something I rarely do…I didn’t color a single thing. At first I wanted to white emboss it on navy card stock, but the image is so detailed, it just couldn’t be done. So I went in the reverse direction and stamped it with navy ink onto white card stock. Just the spotlight area was stamped again on a smaller, taller piece and I added some “snow” with the Ink Spots image and few snowflakes cut from the Snow die.
I used the Marble Feathers background on the navy card stock layers. You can see it a bit more on the card inside along with some trimmed off navy strips and some stamped snowflakes & one fussy cut snowflake.
Please be sure to visit and comment on all the DT blogs to increase your chance of winning! Our special Guest Designer is:
- Karen Amidon
- Marybeth Lopez
- Miriam Napier
- Vickie Zimmer
- Jeanne Jachna
- Jenny Gropp (off this time)
- Julie Warner (you are here)
Thanks so much for stopping by!
|Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Winter Town 292L , Ink Spots 321D, Marble Feathers 753L, Snowflake small 356C, Snowflake Cling set 1335G|
|Paper: Neenah white, navy|
|Ink: Adirondack denim|
|Accessories: Serendipity Snow 039DD die, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies|
Today we are taking another look at the North Coast Creations December Release! Such fun images for big & little boys!
On my first card, I used the Dump Truck Birthday set. After coloring and die cutting, I added some of the ODBD Patriotic paper and an ODBD Pennant across the top. The die cut banner was stamped w/ letters from the ODBD Pennant Swag Alphabet. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.
|Stamps: North Coast Creations –Dump Truck Birthday, ODBD Pennant Swag Alphabet
|Paper: white, dp (ODBD Patriotic collection)|
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black|
|Accessories: ODBD Pennant Row, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, Copic markers|
For my second card, I used the fun I Dig You set. I brown embossed the image on a tan piece of designer paper and fussy cut it. On the brown patterned paper, I used the small stars die (from the Sparkling Stars dies) a number of times across the lower right corner then placed another piece of patterned paper behind it.
|Stamps: North Coast Creations –I Dig You
|Paper: dp (Basic Grey – Life of the Party)|
|Ink: Colorbox frost white pigment, dark brown chalk inks|
|Accessories: ODBD Sparkling Stars dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, white embossing powder, brown embossing powder|