These two cards have been made with the Sue Wilson Netted Star background die. Both are identical except that one has the Red Velvet card in the foreground whilst the other has it as the background. Which do you prefer? Poinsettia were made using the Poinsettia Britannia 3 die set.
The centre of the flowers had gold Tonic Nuvo Drops to make the gems.
Oh Kitty Tree – who doesn’t love cats at Christmas? This one was made for a cat lover, made using Mama Elephant stamps, which I find stamp so easily with my Misti stamper.
I am really getting in to using the Tim Holtz Distress Oxides too – they can create amazing backgrounds. This one was made using Festive Berries, Abandoned Coral and Picked Raspberry blended together and spritzed with Mica powder to give a sheen.
Cats were all coloured using Promarker Pens in greys and oranges and then clear dots were added uisng Tonic Nuvo Drops.
Is is just me that is addicted to using the wreath builder template? Whenever I look at stamp sets now, I look and think can I use these on a wreath style card?
This card was made using the Gina K Designs stamp – Fabulous Flowers set, I stamped using Versacolour pigment ink to try and get some deeper purple colour as I as struggling to get a really deep purple ink that I really like. Stamped and layered the flowers then used Tonic clear embossing powder to give a lift to the sentiment and circle. The matching layered card was made justing colouring white card with the inks used in the stamping.
Stamping Bella Posh Girl has a Present – 60th Birthday Bash
What do you do when you are stuck at home, it is snowing and windy outside and you have a friends birthday coming up? Make a card – well it would be stupid not to take the opportunity to have an extra day to play!
As it was a 60th birthday coming up, I decided to use a stamp I have recently bought – Stamping Bella Posh Girl has a Present. She is just adorable and looks as if she is going to be so much fun. Lots of presents for everyone.
The image was stamped and coloured using the Hero Arts small ink pads – Raspberry Jam, Ultra Pink and Bubble Gum which all work very well together. I then fussy cut her out, added little black spots to her bag using Black Tonic Nuvo Drops. She was layered on to a lattice cut using Sue Wilson Stitched Latticed Frame Die, cut in to an oval using the Tonic Oval dies and which then had a oval layer placed on top which had been coloured using the Ultra Pink ink. Everything was then layered on to black glitter card, with the birthday sentiment printed and layered last.
Christmas 2018 – do you think it is too early to make Christmas Cards? Well I have made my first for 2018 using a set of stamps and punches from Stampin Up – Festive Flurries and the co-ordinating punch and a die from Penny Black. Going for blues and silvers, the stamps were embossed using Tonic embossing power, whilst the Penny Black snowflake was covered with the Tonic blue glitter. Everything was arranged in a wreath shape and layered onto blue stash card.
This is a stamp which I can see fast becoming one of my favourite stamps and like “The Folder” being called “The Stamp Set”. It is Dahlia Turnabout stamp made by Concord & 9th. This one was made using the Tonic Classic Gold embossing powder, framed with the MFT stitched die and layered onto a gold card. 2018 was cut using old Quickutz dies and the gemstones made using clear Tonic Drops and covered with gold glitter.
I would like to enter the card in the following challenges:
I really do love Christmas time when we get the chance to make lots of cards knowing that they are to be used instead of being put in a box to be ready ……..
This one is made using a retired Stamping Up stamp – Prancer. He is just perfect for Christmas. He was embossed using Nuvo Embossing powder Classic Gold which produces a rich gold colour. It was framed using and MFT stitched die and placed on stock card. The edging at the back of the card is a Sue Wilson die cut in half and stuck behind the card before being layered on to the card.
Having discovered another American stamping supplier – Altenew Stamps, I recently took delivery of one of their sets Blooming Bouquet which looked as if it could be so versatile for many different occasions.
The stamp was stamped over two pieces of card and embossed with Tonic Nuvo white embossing powder and water coloured using stamping up Emerald Envy, Tangerine Tango and Concord Crush. using the water allowed the die colour to separate and give different shades.
Do you ever find that you see cards made by others and think Wow, I would like to make a similar card, buy the stamp and in doing so forget about all the other lovely stamps that you have bought over the years – many no longer on trend.
So I would like to say thank you Lili of the Valley for encouraging me to look at my old stamp stash to dig out poor stamps which have been hiding at the bottom of my stamp pile. This month their Facebook Challenge is the first stamp that we have bought. As I had used Promarkers to colour the image, I thought I would use the opportunity to enter into another Challenge over at Passion for Promarkers.
Therefore, as it is coming up for Christmas, and I am in the process of making Christmas cards, I thought I would use a stamp I have had for a long time – Cuddling with Ted. to enter in to the challenge. It was coloured using Promarkers – different shades of purple and blue, layered with an oval Sue Wilson Christmas die. Snowflakes were Penny Black Snowy die cut out and covered with Tonic Nuvo ice white glitter and stuck on randomly.
I just want to share this card with you which I made for a work colleague who is moving on to pastures new. I made the chef and cooking utensils using a set of MFT stamps Recipe for Happiness. This is the first time that I have used any of their stamps and found them so crisp and easy to use. The beer bottles set – Last Orders were bought from set from Card-io, all cut out and mounted onto the card. The star was made using the Tonic star set whilst the greeting is a Lili of the Valley sentiment stamp.
Hope you like it as I had lots of fun doing it and will definitely be buying more MFT stamp sets and co-ordinating dies.