Monday, November 28, 2016

O' Christmas Tree Enamel Accents Card
Hello and welcome to the last Monday in November, which means December is right around the corner...yikes, and which means it's time for a new challenge at Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge Blog, and which means it's also my last project as Guest Designer for this month. It's a little sad as it's been so much fun. I truly thank you all for the wonderful comments this whole month, and for all the inspiration from your projects...WOW! Thank you Simon Says Stamp for having me, it's been an honor.
This last November challenge is "O' Christmas Tree" perfect for the upcoming Christmas holiday, and a good reason to start working on your Christmas projects if you haven't already. The day will be here before we know it...yikes! For my project I decided to finish out a tag I started from my Ranger Enamel Accents and Liquid Pearls Video, and turn it into a card featuring three different Christmas trees.
This is an easy card to make. Begin by stamping two of Tim's Scribbly Christmas Trees from Stamper's Anonymous, onto the right side of a #8 Manila Tag from Ranger, in Hickory Smoke Archival. Die cut Tim's Sizzix Thinlet Festive Scribbles Christmas Tree and Star (the small one) using Manila as well.
Stamp the sentiment in Red Geranium Archival Ink from Wendy Vecchi, and pour the same color Embossing Powder on it and heat emboss it onto a small #5 tag.
Starting with one color at a time, make dots using the Enamel Accents and cover up the stamped images with it. Also make dots around the edges of the tag to make a border.
Make dots on the die cut pieces as well, covering them up as best as you can.
Add a Fine Tip Applicator to the Glacier White Enamel Accents, and make smaller dots and thin lines around the border.
Once all the Enamel Accents are dry, ink over all the tags with Festive Berries and Twisted Citron Distress Ink. Then flick water onto them to make water spots. The Enamel Accents resist the ink...even the white. Ink a card base the same way.
Ink the edges of the tags with Festive Berries, and layer them onto the card base with Adhesive Strips.
Punch out the Laurel Sprigs using cardstock, and add Classic Cherry Enamel Accents to the berry portions. When dry, adhere them around the holes of the tags and add Mirrored Stars. Edge the card with more Enamel Accents.

Thank you again for coming by and visiting! I hope you join along in this festive challenge. You might just be the one who wins a $50 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp!!! Good luck, and I look forward to all your festive entries!

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Faux Suede Poinsettia Noel Card For Ranger

Hello everyone crafty! Today, I have a quick post showing a Christmas's that time of year...I made for Ranger Ink, using Perfect Pearls Powders, Liquid Pearls, Stickles, and lots of Tim Holtz goodies. Pop on over to see the tutorial here, and I have a few more photos below. If you are interested in seeing more about the Faux Suede/Leather technique, I have two videos you can see, one for Ranger from CHA 2016 here, and one on my own here.  Thanks for looking...I appreciate all of you!

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!