Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Season's Greetings

If you have been following me you know I teach monthly classes and share my cards here, too.  I am currently working on my Christmas in July card samples and this card is the easiest to make of the 4 class projects.  In other words, it has minimal layers and effort.

I'm using a fun die from Spellbinders called Christmas Tree.  In fact, this die is used on all 4 projects!

I got inspiration from a card I pretty much cased a card on Spellbinders that promotes this die.  I loved its simplicity yet it had lots of elegance!

I used Fun Stampers Journey's gold ink and a holiday stamp set, Sparkle Trim (SS-0495).  This set actually has 2 trees, 3 sentiments, and a couple stars!

If you seen my last Thursday post you'll see another card for my class.  It will be either the 2nd or 3rd that the gals will make.  I like to start easy then work up the difficulty ladder but none of my cards are so detailed that it requires a very experienced card maker!

How do you like this card?  (And Christmas is in 6 months! Don't wait until the last minute to get your cards made!)

Stampin Carol

Monday, June 24, 2019

A Christmas Tree Tag

Last Friday I made my FB Live video and I think I was having my Monday!  My tongue seemed to twist words, my hands fumbled a few times, and it just was a wonky video! (Check it out on YouTube.)  But I got my Christmas Tag made eventually.  This is one of the projects I'll be teaching in my Christmas in July class July 26.  I'll have the info up soon on my Class Info page as I still have 1 more project to make.  Anyway....

This definitely turned out better than my morning!  Well, maybe not.  I did get some laundry done and the kitchen/dining room floor swept and mopped. Then I took hubby for lunch.

Oh, back to my tag.  I wanted to use a print paper I rarely used from the Cozy Prints paper pack. And since I was using the cool tree die the black/white print worked great!

Here you can see the embossing in the trunk and the dimension of layers.

Maybe I should have make my tree a little lower so the star fit better but it's ok. A few Fashion Silver dots and some Silver thread and this is ready to sign on the back and attach to a package.  OR you can make a folded card base to fit and make this a card!

How would you use it?

Stampin Carol

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Make Waves Party

I remember watching movies such as Bedknobs & Broomsticks where there was kinda an underwater party. This card, using FSJ's Project Kits from today's  Hello Summer collection launch, has a party going on!  At least, the critters look like they're enjoying themselves! Maybe they getting ready to watch the Launch party at 9 am AZ time!

I can almost picture Angela Lansbury and the kids on that goofy bed somewhere in the waves.

I used my new Splash Zone stencil to ink then clear emboss my background. You can see that better in the photo below, see how it shines?  And the fern is die cut from a piece of Color Splash paper that was colored with Liquid Colors. I love how the directions for the card tells how to do it. I did over saturate the fern and it tore in half but that was easy to fix with adhering after it was dry.

All the critters are colored with FSJ's Color Splash Pencils. I love how easy it is to blend my colors.

For what occasion would you give this card?

Stampin Carol