"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Thursday, December 28, 2023

Birch Press Design Post

 Hello!  Long time, no post, lol!  But I'm here today to let you know that I do have a post up on the Birch Press Design blog today and here is a little peek of my "frosty" card. 

I hope you will head over to the Birch Press Design blog to see the full project.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Friday, December 15, 2023

Jewel Snowflake

 Hello!  Popping in with a card for a few challenges, Freshly Made Sketches, Color Throwdown and Pinkfresh Studio monthly challenge.    For the PFS challenge I went with the theme of a Christmas/holiday card. Take a look at what I made:

A few months ago Pinkfresh Studio had a Christmas/holiday release and they introduced the beautiful Folk Snowflake stamp, stencil and die set of products.  I love a good snowflake and had to get this one.  I had been waiting for the right situation to come along to make something with this set and the color combo from CTD is what set everything in motion.  I just love the beautiful jewel tone colors in the combo and it worked out perfectly that there were three colors (plus gold) and three layers to the snowflake.  I just love the snowflake in those bold colors.  I stenciled the snowflake first using PFS inks in Royal Kiss, Olive and Sapphire, stamped it with the outline stamp and then die cut it.   I had previously die cut the gold rectangle using the PFS Folk Rectangle dies set.  I layered that on a white panel and then used the smaller scalloped rectangle die for the piece I layered the snowflake on.  To make the scalloped rectangle and the snowflake substantial I adhered several layers behind each before adhering them to the panel.  I finished with one gold glitter embellishment to the center of the snowflake and the greeting that I had hot foiled in black a long time ago! 

That's it for me.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Birch Press Design Post

 Hello and happy Thursday!  I have a post up on the Birch Press Design blog today and here is a little peek of what I created.

Head over to the blog to see both projects.  Yep, there are two projects to see!  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Blue Christmas...

 Hello, hello!  Boy it sure has been awhile since I last posted.  To be honest I haven't really felt like making cards lately.   I have been doing alot of stitching, though, lol!   But, I have made a card for the following challenges:  Paper Players, Freshly Made Sketches and Color Throwdown.   Also adding this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to use dies.

I used the Fresh Air Holiday Tree set from the Simon Says Stamp October release for my blue and aqua card.  I learned that the best way to get all the layers correct is to die cut the tree image and then line up all the layers.  Works like a charm!  I started with a really light aqua ink and unfortunately you really can't see it in the photo.  The next layer is more of a true aqua and the final layer is a dark blue.  I used Altenew Fresh Inks Dew Drops and Aqualicious for the aqua layers and Pinkfresh Studio Stargazer for the dark blue.  There are two additional layering images in the set.  One adds a garland and the other little dots.  I went with the little dots layer.  I used watermark ink, applied gold embossing powder and heat set.  The star was also embossed in gold.  The sentiment was stamped in the Stargazer blue.  Die cut the star and sentiment with dies from the set.  I embossed dark blue cardstock with a Simon Says Stamp snowflake embossing folder and then swiped the top of the piece with gold ink before adhereing it to my white cardstock rectangle.  I layered on the rest of the elements and then added the panel to a white cardstock base.  Clean and simple!

Thats it for me!  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.