Monday, November 19, 2018

Metallic Holly Border Card

Back with another challenge card. Today, I am participating in the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #298. I had a lot of fun with this challenge. I again, used dies from the Tonic Craft Kit #11 Festive Wishes. If you can't tell, this is a favorite of mine this season. I cut a the border die out of Holly Green Mirror Card From Festive Lights by Craft Perfect by Tonic Studios and then used the plain border die in the craft kit to cut a matching edge out of the front of my card base, so it would be shorter in the front to allow room for the gold holly piece to hang down. Next, I cut the holly pieces that hang out from under the green metallic holly border out of a scrap of gold metallic cardstock from my stash. I glued the green metallic holly border to the gold metallic holly piece and then attached both to my card base. Next, I heat embossed my sentiment with gold embossing powder by Ranger and I used the stamp & die set Snowflakes by Art-C by Spellbinders. I placed this on the lower right hand side of my card, which is actually the inside of my card, since I cut the lower half of my card front off. I finished the card off by adding gemstones the the gold holly piece where the "berries" would be.

The sketch for this challenge:





My finished card:






Re-cap of supplies used:

Tonic Craft Kit #11 Festive Wishes Dies
Neenah Classic Crest 80lb - for the white layer
Holly Green Mirror Card From Festive Lights by Craft Perfect by Tonic Studios
Gold Metallic Cardstock
Red Gemstones
Homemade Shimmer Spray
Snowflakes 12PC - Art-C by Spellbinders for Sentiment
 

 Thanks for visiting my blog today! I hope you enjoyed the card.

***I buy all of my supplies myself and am not affiliated with any company. The links I provide are not affiliate links. I do not make a commission when you buy using these links. They are merely for your convenience or clarification of which supplies I have used. I do not guarantee they are the cheapest prices. I suggest you do your own research and shop around.*** 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Holly and Snowflakes Christmas Card #TGIFC185

I'm back with another challenge. This time for TGIF Challenges. I had a lot of fun with this one! This is for Challenge #TGIFC185 

This is the sketch for the challenge:







I started by using the holly border dies from my Tonic Craft kit #11 Festive Wishes set and cut those out for the floral elements sticking out from the circle in the sketch. I used Holly Green Mirror Card from Festive Lights Pack by Craft Perfect by Tonic Studios. I took my McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit and shaped the holly die cuts to give them dimension. 

Then, I cut myself a circle out of red cardstock from my Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles Large set. I used the middle circle in the set. It measured 2.4in cut. I used VersaMark and the Merry Christmas Snowflake stamp from Stampabilities for my sentiment to heat emboss with silver embossing powder from Personal Stamp Exchange. 

I cut a white piece of cardstock from my scrap pile down to 4 x 5.25in and stamped snowflakes from the Tonic Craft Kit #11 Festive Wishes all over it in VersaMark and embossed it with the same silver embossing powder as the sentiment. Then I adhered everything to my card base.

Honestly, I thought my card was done here, until I went to submit my card to the challenge and realized that I totally forgot the horizontal/string element. So, I added a 3/4 x 4in strip of silver metallic catdstock that I ran through my embossing machine with the Darice Snowflake Background embossing folder. I backed that strip with a slightly bigger red piece of cardstock so the red would just barely peek out from behind it on the top and bottom.

Here are the pictures of my finished card:



A recap of the supplies used:
Silver Embossing Powder from Personal Stamp Exchange
Holly Green Mirror Card from Festive Lights Pack by Craft Perfect by Tonic Studios
Snowflake Stamps & Holly Border die from Tonic Craft Kit #11 Festive Wishes
Red cardstock scraps from my stash (most likely Recollections brand, but don't quote me on it!)
Silver Metallic Cardstock scrap cut down to 3/4 x 4in strip 
White cardstock scrap cut to 4 x 5.25
McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit for shaping the Holly
Spellbinders Nestabillities Circles Large - I used the 4th circle out of 7 (smack dab in the middle of the set). It measured 2.4in cut.
  

***I buy all of my supplies myself and am not affiliated with any company. The links I provide are not affiliate links. I do not make a commission when you buy using these links. They are merely for your convenience or clarification of which supplies I have used. I do not guarantee they are the cheapest prices. I suggest you do your own research and shop around.*** 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Sparkle & Shine - A Non- Traditional Christmas Card

I thought for my first few blog posts, I would do some card challenges to introduce my style and give myself a chance to get the hang of this whole blog thing. Granted, I have never done card challenges before, so that is a little out of my comfort zone too. However, I think it will be a fun way to use some of my many supplies and give me a chance to show my abilities, even if there are "rules" that I may not normally follow if I was making a card normally.

Today's card I am submitting to the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge for Challenge #297. I have to admit that I had a bit of difficulty with this one. I knew I wanted to play with a stamp set that I recently acquired - Merry and Bright by Neat and Tangled, but I had a bit of trouble trying to figure out exactly how to place the sentiment that I wanted to use in the spot that the sentiment was supposed to fit in for the sketch.

Here is the sketch that I had to follow for the challenge:



Here is my completed card:




As you can see, I ended up splitting the sentiment, with half of it on my focal image and half of it below. I think it was a nice compromise, since I was determined to use that sentiment and wanted to keep it within the area that the sentiment needed to be. I covered my focal image in Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen in Midas Touch (gold) to accompany what the sentiment said "A Little Bit of Sparkle, a lit of Shine."

The supplies I used today were:
Gifts of Gold {with foil}6x6" Paper Pad by The Paper Studio
Vellum
Sizzix Tim Holtz Stitched Rectangles Set (the largest rectangle)
Lawn Fawn Magic Color Slider (Just the Oval from the set)

Thanks You so much for visiting my blog today!

***I buy all of my supplies myself and am not affiliated with any company. The links I provide are not affiliate links. I do not make a commission when you buy using these links. They are merely for your convenience or clarification of which supplies I have used. I do not guarantee they are the cheapest prices. I suggest you do your own research and shop around.***