Saturday 23 November 2013

Joyful Christmas poinsettias

Today's project received the most ooohs from my lovely stamp-a-stack gals & truth be told is probably my favourite Christmas card this year far anyway. I just love blues & silver for Christmas.
The star of the show is the beeeauuuutiful poinsettia from the Joyful Christmas stamp set. For this card, I've heat embossed 2 flowers in white on vellum card, cut one out completely & one only the central flower. It was so pretty, the gals didn't even mind hand cutting it out. We curled the ends using a bone folder to add more depth & secured the flower on the card with just a few glue dots on each piece.  A glimmer paper flower & pearl added a little more sparkle. You can see the flower better in this pic.
The remainder of the card is very simple - a strip of paper from the Quatrefancy Specialty DSP, elegant sentiment from Greetings of the Season & sparkly silver ribbon. Anyway, hope you like it too.

A more traditional poinsettia
This poinsettia card uses more traditional colours but still has a clean contemporary look. Pretty straightforward - I cut out the central flower again & coloured the berries with  ink pad & blender pen, then matted the panel on cherry cobbler & gumball green base.
That's all for today. Thanks for visiting today. I hope you enjoyed seeing both my poinsettia cards. Back soon!
Inky wishes, Di

Card 1
Stamps: Joyful Christmas, Greetings of the Season

Card/Paper: midnight muse, whisper white, Quatrefancy Specialty DSP
Ink: midnight muse ink pad, whisper white craft pad
Accessories: silver 1/8 in ribbon, white embossing powder
Tools: Heat tool, embossing buddy 
Card 2
Joyful Christmas
Card/Paper: gumball green, cherry cobbler, whisper white
Ink: gumball green, cherry cobbler ink pads
Accessories: real red 1/8 in taffeta ribbon
Tools: blender pen

Thursday 21 November 2013

Simple Evergreen Christmas

Today's card is the first of two designs we made at my October Christmas stamp-a-stacks. This was the quicker of the two cards & quick is perfect when you need to make lots.
I stamped the solid tree image with pistachio pudding ink then the leafy overlay & star in gumball green - love this colour combo. The beautiful Peace on Earth sentiment is from the Greetings of the Season set. This card could easily be stepped up too, but keeping it simple is what stamp-a-stacks are all about.

Sneaky paper saving tip - The half sheet of striped Season of Style DSP (from the card sized stack) wasn't quite wide enough to fit the card look I wanted, so I cut it into 2 pieces & hid the cut behind the tree piece. Shhh!

I'll be back next time with my favourite class card so far. Until then, thanks for popping in.
Inky wishes, Di

Card/Paper: cherry cobbler, gumball green, whisper white, Season of Style DSP Stack
Ink: gumball green, pistachio pudding, cherry cobbler
Tools: xl oval punch (wide)

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Mosaic Madness - Christmas style

Today's share is the second project from my September Christmas stamp-a-stack class.
I'd always thought the quatrefancy shape in Mosaic Madness would  make a great Christmas bauble (& you know how I love a bauble) & it did! I think the shapes also worked well with the bold look of the sentiment (from Christmas Messages). This card was actually a variation of this original card I made using the same pieces in a different layout with another stamp from Christmas Messages.
This was also a case of a another non-Christmas mosaic card I made & will share another time since it appears I haven't photographed it - oops! Anyway, time's a flying & I need to fly too, so I'll share another Christmas project next time. Thanks for stopping by.
Inky wishes, Di

PS: You'll save 15% when you order the Mosaic Madness set & matching mosaic punch as a bundle

Stamps: Christmas Messages (w), (Holiday Cat), Mosaic Madness (c) (w)
Card/Paper: crumb cake, cherry cobbler, whisper white, Season of Style DSP
Ink: cherry cobbler, wild wasabi, pear pizzazz, old olive (2nd card)
Accessories, basic rhinestones, wild wasabi stitched ribbon
Tools: Mosaic punch, Big Shot, Stylish Stripes embossing folder (Holiday Cat)

Monday 18 November 2013

Festive flurry sparkly Christmas

It's well over time for me to start sharing some Christmassy projects, so here goes with the first card from my September Christmas card stamp-a-stack (SAS) - a sparkly little number in pool party, silver & white.

The little snowflake / star is from the pretty Festive Flurry stamp & framelit die bundle, & the pretty DSP from the Winter Frost DSP pack or stack. The Wishing You sentiment is heat embossed in white. Here's a variation using another print from the DSP pack, with the colours reversed.
I'll share the second design from the class in my next post. Until then, thanks for visiting & hope you like the card.
Inky wishes, Di

PS: Did you know?
* You'll save 15% on individual prices when you buy together as a bundle - Festive Flurry stamp & framelit die bundle - clear or wood
* The first Winter Frost DSP I used is available in 2 DSP packs. Chose the 12x12 pack  for 2 sheets of this design, or the DSP stack with 24 sheets sized for cards - great for making lots of the one design.

Stamps: Festive Flurry, Wishing You
Card/Paper: pool party, whisper white, silver glimmer paper, Winter Frost Specialty DSP pack/stack

Ink: soft sky ink pad, versamark ink pad
Accessories: basic rhinestone, white embossing powder
Tools: heat tool, embossing buddy, Big Shot, Festive Flurry framelits, 3 inch circle bigz die, 2 1/2 inch circle punch