Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Monday, 27 May 2013

Happy Birthday

here is todays card, I used plain white card stock and stained it with Tim Holtz distress ink pad with "Vintage Photo"  I used one of Tim's embossing folders "Rulers" and used Tim's distress embossing ink pad and Rangers Gold embossing powder to accentuate the ruler and numbers, I also used a Happy Birthday stamp from my stash  and a butterfly cut from old book page and a flower from Petaloo flowers,, on the inside I embossed "Music" from a darice embossing folder and used Tim'd embossing diffuser to make the oval for the sentiment. I am pretty happy with this one.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Recycled Gift Bag

Here is a gift bag that I have recycled or  (upcycled) as they say today, I put red card stock on the card and corrugated packaging that I cut and tore so that the corrugations can be seen, I painted this with "cool red" water colour paint from Chromacryl, this is an acrylic paint.   The Bird cage and bird are from Tim Holtz "Mini bird and cage" Movers and Shapers Cutting die, the red flowers were cut from red card stock, Die-namics, "Prima donna Petals", and "Hibiscus"  the lace is cut from Nellies Multi Frames "MFD 023" The white rose I hand made from white copy paper. I put the same pattern on both sides of the bag.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

The Watch Man, mark 2.

 This is the same as yesterdays card, except the colours are black, light blue and dark blue, those colours are water colour pencils, Faber and Castell, and I used Tim Holtz' embossing folder "Riveted Metal"  and used the Tim Holtz diffuser for the ovals. and used regular black ink pad  .The change in colour makes it look like a totally different card from yesterdays earth shades. The grey of the coat and had were made up from black and white watercolour paint mixed until I got a shade I was happy with and laid down with a brush.

Friday, 17 May 2013

The Watch Man

 I made this card for one of Dennis' mates birthday, I used Tim Holtz embossing folder "Bottle Caps" and also used the embossing diffuser to make the oval in the middle of the card, and stamped Tim's "the watch man" from "stampers anonymous" and coloured the edges of the card with Tim's Distress ink pad "Vintage Photo" and the man with Distress Stain "Walnut"  the shirt and waistcoat and hat band and face and hands were coloured with Faber-Castell water colour pencils, and the gold chain and centre of the watch was coloured with a gel pen,   The inside of the card was also embossed with "Bottle Caps" and I also used the diffuser for the oval, the stamp I used was Tim's Visual artistry "Life's Possibilities"  and used the same ink pad for the shading.   I hope he likes this card.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Happy Ever After

After a week thinking about this card, I used Karen Burniston's   Accordian Die,, I like this die and I made a card for a friend's wedding, I used some embellishments that I bought at "The Liquidators" and I cut several from Cuttlebug dies "The Key to my Heart" and "Convex Hearts" that I have had for a long time, I only used two of the hearts, I used Spellbinders "Butterflies" and used Gold Paper for all the embellishments that I cut out, I used various stamps that I have in my stash, and I used Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink and also His Ranger Gold Embossing Powder, all in all I think it turned out ok and my friend likes it. I used a Retro Swirl embossing folder to dry emboss the pages from MPress.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Spaceman Birthday

 Here are two spaceman accordion cards that I made for two grandsons, the first one is in black cardstock and the second on navy blue glittery card stock, for the images I used wrapping paper in the spaceman series, just cheap stuff - 50c per sheet, but it worked out beautifully and was just what I needed for these cards.   I used a punch for the yellow stars that I cut from yellow card stock and the Happy Birthday was cut from  Marianne Creatables Cutting die. I hope the boys will like these cards.  I really love this accordion die, the more you use it, the easier it becomes.