Hello, I have an interesting Ink Lifting technique for you today using a die-cut instead of a stencil! However, I can only assume Jennifer McGuire has probably done this before and you have probably seen it or even done it yourself. LOL I didn’t have a snowflake stencil in my collection and wanted to try my hand at CASEing a card of Kristina Werners. You can find it Here! Hers is much prettier than mine, but I needed to minimize the card as I wanted to keep it CAS. Anyways, I have some new die-cuts from Memory Box that I have been wanted to use. First, I sponged three colors on some watercolored paper using Oxide Inks. (pic below) Next, I cut out variations of snowflakes out of water-colored paper. Then, I sprayed them with water and quickly laid them on the oxide inked paper to do some ink lifting. It worked! As you can see below. You do have to be careful an not to use too much water but also make sure it’s enough. I loved the way the paper snowflakes picked up so much of the ink, that I decided to add them to my card front. That wasn’t the original plan. Next, I splattered the card front with some white paint. The Peace Diecut was from a dear friend. I am not 100% sure whose it is. I do love it though! This card was super fast and easy to do!! I am linking this card up over at two challenges, Just Add Ink– where the word is Season, and CAS Christmas where the word is Snowflake and So if you have an idea and don’t have the stencil for it, check out your die-cuts and give this a try! It’s lots of fun! Thanks so much! Nanc’
Hi, The card I have for you today was such a bear for me to photograph and looks a lot better in real life. I thought the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches looked kind of fun so I took some of the alcohol ink backgrounds I made yesterday and used them for this simple card. You must look closely to see the four strips of white paper I have framing in the HO HO HO. Those strips were made with my Fiskars cutter. The letter die is MFT and the snowflakes are a Memory Box Die-on purple sparkly paper.
The fun background paper was made with alcohol inks including a lot of Silver Mixative. I may have gotten carried away. 😉 I have quite a lot of paper left for another card!
Take care, Nanc’
Hi, I finally have my very first Christmas Card made for this year…Woohoo!!!! I am so far behind! How about you? I have been eyeing the CAS Mix Up Challenge all month as I love the Ombre look on any card. This card was made using the new Glitter paste that I fell in love with as soon as I cracked it open. You can find a link Here!
This already stenciled background piece was sitting on my desk for 2 weeks just waiting to be used. So I got out my Ornament Dies from SU and my favorite Verve Christmas sentiment and went to work. The snowfall EF in the background is also from SU. The bows at the top are from Paper Smooches. What do you think of a non-traditional color for a Christmas card? I kinda like it! It’s Samba Ink from Catherine Pooler and Flirty Flamingo paper in the background from SU. I used the glitter paste right over top the ink so it would shine through. I had a very hard time photographing this card. I guess due to all the shimmer. It looks lovely in real life.
So to wrap things up….for my card, I chose Ombre, Stamping, and Glitter Paste. Thanks for your visits and Happy Stamping! Nanc’
Happy Weekend! Today over at Just Us Girls it’s Trend Week. The Trend that Carol chose for us is Wood. I feel like I cheated a bit, as the only thing I have on my card that is wooden is a star that I have stained with ink and decorated to look like a Christmas Cookie. I know…epic fail on my part. I do like the way this card came together though. I used a JOY die and a sentiment from MFT and the fun paper is from SU.
Please head on over to Just Us Girls, where I can assure you, the team did a little bit more than I with this challenge. Nanc’
Hello, I hope you have all your Christmas cards completed. I am nearly done! I believe, I enjoy making Christmas cards the most out of any other type of cards! What about you? What is your favorite card to make? When I am done, who knows, I may even get a jump start on next years, as I have a few other ideas I didn’t get around to.
Here is some info on the cards above. The clouds were made with a MFT stencil and Oxide Inks. The Santa stamp is from Kitchen Sink Stamps, and the leave stamps are SU-on the blue card and I believe Gina K on the purple one. The scalloped heart die and ribbons are from Verve as well.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Take care, Nanc’
Hello Friends, Got another FUN Christmas card with my MFT Joy die set! You can’t help but smile when you see that cute little snowman staring back at you! I just love polka dots, and when I got this fun Washi tape out the other day I thought it would make a great accent to his cute little hat. I am linking this cute little guy up over at Muse Christmas Visions and again at Inkspirational.
I hope you are having a great day! Thanks for your sweet comments as of late, and your visits too! Hugs, Nanc’
Hello, I have another CAS Christmas card for you, that was so much fun, and simple to make. I think I will be making a few more of these before the holidays are over. I am linking this fun card up over at the CASology blog where the word is North, and Inkspirational blog where it’s Anything Goes Christmas. The JOY die set is MFT. Have a joyful day! Nanc’
You done with your Christmas cards yet? Me either! I need about a dozen more, but I will get there, I always do! Today’s card is a more simple version of one I posted a few weeks ago. You can find that post here. I am linking my card up at The Paper Players this time around where they have a theme of Christmas challenge starting and also over at Inkspirational where it’s Anything Goes Christmas.
The sentiment is from Verve, the wreath and sparkly red paper is SU, the banner die is MFT, and the bow is Paper Smooches. I heat embossed the greeting and punched out the little holly berries with a hole punch.
Hope you have had or will have an awesome day! Nanc’
Hello, I have a CAS card for you today that goes along with the Challenge over at Fusion. I was inspired by the fun sketch and the bold red pillow and the simplicity of the photo. This cute little stamp set is from my local Stamping store. I couldn’t get the photo of the card to cooperate, so those little dots you see are sparkly silver paper. I used Colored pencil as my medium. The stitched rectangles and paper are from SU.
Hope you are having a great day and find sometime to be creative. Nanc’
Hello, I have a very quick post for you today! The above card is for Photo week at Just Us Girls and this card was easy and fun to put together. Next time I will do a better of making my stamping more uniformed, but as I said it was a quick one. I used the bow from the new to me SU set- Wishing You Well. The Christmas part of the sentiment was made with letter dies from MFT. The Merry diecut is cut out of sparkly silver and was a gift from a friend, so I don’t know whose it is. I love it though!
Thanks for looking and please come join us at JUGS! Nanc’