Tuesday, November 21

Trying to do some challenges before Thanksgiving company takes over my craft room...

This has a base card of black card stock and instead of centering the main piece I decided to off set it!
The flowers and words from Uniko Ltd. are stamped using StazOn jet black ink onto water color paper.
The coloring is done with Derwent Inktense pencils.
To finish the card I used Nuvo black to apply three dots.

Only paper???

Ironically i had just stopped at Michael's for the heck of it and found one of their door busters was this pad of paper for $5.00...

So I got out my scissors and glue and went to town...

The base card is white card stock with a piece of the pad paper next.
The strips were in the pad so I trimmed them with my paper trimmer and applied to the front of the card.
The "label" was also in the pad so I trimmed it out and attached it to the card.
To finish I punched out the circles from the rest of the strip and applied them to the label part of the card.

Feeling sad...

...as this is the last card I will make for this wonderful challenge.
They will be closing after this challenge and I for one will miss them and their inspiration to get my Christmas cards done throughout the year when things are not so hectic.
Thank you to all the wonderful ladies who created this blog and the wonderful cards from the design team.
This last card is based on the candy canes in the photo inspiration.
The base card is red card stock with a layer of cream card stock and candy cane patterned paper.
The snow drifts were die cut from the cream card stock using MFT Die-namics "stitched snowdrifts".
The verse is from Kindred Stamps "Santa's Elf" set and stamped using StazOn jet black ink.
After applying the drifts I stamped the elf from the same set onto more cream card stock, using the StazOn, and colored him using Prisma pencils.
I trimmed him out and glue dotted him to the front of the card!

Sunday, November 19

The time to say thanks is at hand...

This is a very simple card as I was able to get out one last time for leaves before the wind finished off the trees.
I used the following technique as I have in the past...
...for the leaf portion of the base card that is cream card stock.
The verse "Mon Ami" from CAS-ual Friday Stamps was stamped with two colors of the country Kaleidacolor pad.

Simple black and white...

A simple card that started with a black cards stock base card.
Using white linen card stock I punched the trees and snowman using two Martha Stewart punches.
The lace is black and white washi tape and I stamped the verse (unknown company) using StazOn jet black ink.
The white piece was taped to the bottom of the black base card.