Tuesday 26 March 2024

Sparkle and shine

Hello everyone. I've been playing in my craftroom to create these two sparkly Christmas cards. I've had this Holiday Sparkle stamp set by PTI in my stash for a long time but never used it until now. Using it also gave me a wonderful opportunity to use up some gems I had been hoarding.

I started with these larger gems on the bottom card, but quickly discovered I was running out of the green ones, so for the card at the top I used a different package of gems. After heat embossing the sentiment in gold EP, I decided to also add the gold to the edges. To finish off, I added a strip of shiny gold paper behind my stamped panel.

I'm linking up my cards at:

Jingle Belles - Bling on the Holidays

Rudolph Days - AG Christmas

ATSM - #464 Any occasion

Tuesday 12 March 2024

Joy to the World

Hello everyone. I've been creating some cards these past weeks but haven't gotten around to posting them. But I really wanted to share this card that I created last weekend with my new text die that I recently bought. Yay me, for using it right away lol.

The lovely Jingle Belles are asking us to use die cuts as our focus this fortnight. I decided this card was also perfect for using up some snippets.

I used the vellum for the back layer so as to make the die cut stand out more without covering up that pretty paper, but in hindsight, I think I should have doubled up on the vellum. I also added a shadow layer in white (also from a snippet) and then added extra, white snowflakes on top that I gave a littel extra shimmer and shine using a sparkle pen and glossy accents.

I'm linking up my card at:

Jingle Belles - Holiday cards to die(cuts) for

Snippets Playground - #475 AG with snippets
Happy to have a play at the playground,
but I'm staying away from the swings,
since they always make me nauseous.

SSS Wednesday - Add a sentiment

NBUS - #60

Saturday 2 March 2024

Card Chain Challenge reveal - February 2024

Hello everyone. It's the second of the month, and that means it's time to share the cards that were exchanged this past month for the Card Chain Challenge. This month, we had 34 participants exchanging cards across the world. 

This month, my card went to Ella in Germany.

I used the sketch, the flower theme and the stencil product option.

The stylized flowers are from a NBUS bundle from Altenew, Scalloped Ornaments, consisting of a stamp set with matching stencils and dies. When I ordered it 2 years ago, it came with a free online workshop, and I recently decided to watch it and break out these NBUS supplies. That means that I have a few more cards to share with you soon.

After I did the stamping and stencilling on my florals, I put my panel back into my Misti and stamped again using Versamark ink and heat embossing in Rose Gold. The sentiment (from an older stamp set, Mondo Hydrangea by Julie Ebersole for Ellen Hutson) and used a stencil from my stash for the background.

I'm also linking up my card at:

NBUS #60

SSS Wednesday - Anything goes