• Tag Archives winter
  • All is Calm

    A monochromatic winter scene Christmas card, all stamped on one layer and parts of the scene were cut into the window and a piece of hand marbled paper inserted inside, with the greeting & a Christmas star stamped on top.

    For the Inspiration Challenge (IC936), we are visiting the Christmas Shop & their Pinterest Board where I chose THIS picture for my inspiration.

    For my little winter scene, I stamped the trees onto a white panel, using denim ink. On the lighter trees, I stamped the image off once before stamping it onto the card stock. The darker trees were stamped twice (using the Misti) w/ the same ink, full strength. I wanted the deer a little darker so I used Versaclair medieval blue. I used my into the window die cutting technique to cut the opening in the scene. The framed scene part was spritzed w/ some white shimmer spray & I added a little more “snow” w/ a white Posca pen. The outside frame was popped up then I inserted a piece of hand marbled paper w/ the greeting & Christmas star stamped on top of it.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: All is Calm set
    Paper:  Staples 110# white
    Ink: Adirondack denim, Versaclair medieval blue
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Nested Deckle Rectangles dies, Crossover II, MISTI, white Posca paint pen, Heidi Swapp white shine spray


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  • Teal Season

    A white & teal snowy Christmas card. So easy to make w/ just a few dies, a little white splatter for snow & a simple greeting. Change the colors & make a stack of them for Christmas.

    It’s my turn to host the Featured Stamper Challenge (FS863), so a big congrats to Sue! She has a gorgeous gallery & after much browsing, I chose THIS card to case. I kept the color combo, but I used different dies, different stamps & used a die cut bg instead of a stamped one.

    My card started w/ a paver cover die I cut once out of white & again out of turquoise then attached them offset. I added another layer behind out of heavy card in order to have it stand up a bit off the card front. I die cut the white trees & 2 teal layers. On the top one, I spritzed it w/ a white shimmer spray, then spattered it w/ a white Posca pen to get the various bright white dots. I also used it to add a narrow white edge to the layer before attaching it to the solid teal layer. The 5 trees were attached across the bottom w/ the single tree popped up on top.

    I had a narrow strip of white where I stamped the greeting, then took the flag end of a tag die & cut both ends of the strip. This is also popped up a bit on top of the teal panel.

    so much for stopping by!




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: May the Season
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, teal, dk turquoise
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Stitched Rectangles, Background Paver,  Three Pine Tree Forest, Offset Tags dies, Crossover II, MISTI, white Posca paint pen, Heidi Swamp shine spray


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  • Santa Gnomes

    A Christmas card featuring a pair of cute little Santa Gnomes on an envelope fold flap. Quick & easy to make w/ the coordinating images & dies. Switch up the  papers for many looks.

    A big congrats to MariLynn, the newest Featured Stamper (FS857)! She has a wonderful gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the embossed snowflakes & winter theme, but I changed most everything else: different colors, images, dies & changed up the layout.

    After coloring & die cutting the cute gnomes, I die cut the printed paper, first w/ a stitched rectangle, then I used part of another die for the envelope like flap. The paper is double sided, so the pointed flap green section is the back side of the Christmas print. I cut a smaller piece of white & used a snowflake embossing folder on it before attaching it to the green layer.

    In case you want to see how I did the partial die cut of the envelope flap, here are a couple of pictures.

    I placed the pointed die where I wanted to cut the rectangle. Since the rest of the die is the same size as the stitched rectangle, I knew it wouldn’t cut anywhere else. I placed the top plate just as far as it needed to go to cut the envelope like flap.

    This is the finished cut. I later decided I wanted this pointy edge to be stitched as well, so I lined up the corner of a stitched die & ran it thru just on the edge. The gnomes & snowflake were popped up w/ foam.

    Here are the Copics I used:

    Thanks so much for stopping by!



    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Christmas Cheer Gnomes set
     Paper: Staples 110# white, red, Rubbernecker Stamps: Winter Animals paper pad
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Stitched Rectangles, Snowflakes, Chirstimas Cheer Gnomes, Twist & Pop Layers dies, MISTI, Copic Markers, stickles, Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder,  Crossover II

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