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C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 425 – 20th of July – Christmas

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It is Christmas in July! It is never too early to start making Christmas cards for 2017. For my card I used a digital image from Dilly Beans called, “Holly Framed Penguin.” I coloured the little critter with my Derwent Inktense Coloured Pencils. I added added a sprig of holly from my Stampendous, “Die & Rubber Stamp Set Pop Up Winter Tweets Birds Free Us.” The background paper acts as my sentiment.

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C.R.A.F.T. – Challenge 384 – 6th of October – Inspiration Picture

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For this week’s challenge we have a photo inspiration. Fall is my favorite time of the year because of the beautiful colours we get here in Ontario, Canada. For these challege, I used a stamp by Stampendous called Fall Leaves Background. I made a couple of variations of the cards using distress inks to colour the stamp. The sentiment is from SSS and the stitched leaves die cuts are from Lawn Fawn.

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Cozy at Home

The challenge at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday is a basic sketch to use most of the card front with a stamped image. They also added  theme of “Peace”. I didn’t stamp the outside of my card, but did include, “Peace on Earth” on the inside. I used a stamp called Christmas Cottage by Stampendous. I coloured it with Copic markers, distress ink, and red stickles. I used the A2 Distressed Edges by Spellbinders for layering.

wreath scene 2Update: I won Top 3 at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday 

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One Layer Christmas Cards

Today, I challenged myself  to make a one layer card. I have always been very hard to make a single layer card using only one sheet of paper because there can be no mistakes, and I like add-ons. Also if you use Copics, you must use the extra thick 110lb paper or the colours blend through. Today I think I was successful. I ended up with three different cards.

Card 1

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I started with the simplest card first. I used a half sheet (5.5 x 8.5) Neenah Desert Storm Kraft. I ran it through my Big Shot using the Tulip Border folder by Stampin’ Up. Next I stamped Technique Tuesday’s Greenhouse Society stamp set, Berries in Brown Ink. I added red stickles to the berries, and frosted stickles for the snow.

I entered card 1 into CAS on Sunday – Emboss it (used embossing folder)

Card 2

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For my second card, I used the other half of my kraft paper. The Stamp set I used is by PI – Winter Hills. I started by stamping the large house on the card center and added red to the roof and door. I also used B000 to add a shadow. I stamped another house on a small piece of masking paper which I carefully cut out and covered my coloured house. I randomly cut out a couple of hill shades and using them as a temporary stencil,brushed the edges with Unicorn white pigment ink. While I had the white ink out, I added snow and snowflakes. I added the trees using Forest Green Hero Arts ink, using both a first and second stamping for added depth. I added the sentiment and snowman (Versafine Onyx Black) and sketched a front walk using my .03 Copic Black Detail pen. The latter two, I added white using my Picket Fence Distress Marker.

I entered my card 2 into 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown. and A Gem of a Chalenge – Create a Scene

Card 3

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My final card is more traditional. I used a new stamp I just received from Stampendous – Christmas Cottage. I started with masking off my card front (Neenah Solar white 110lb) so I wouldn’t get any ink on the back or inside of the card. I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured it with Copic Markers. Next I lightly blended Broken China and Stormy Skies distress inks onto the card, going dark from the outside to lighter towards the middle. My final touches was to added a little glitter with Stickles.

UPDATE: My Winter Hills card was selected as a Favorite of the Week at Splitcoaster Stampers. See Post #71 at http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/general-stamping-talk-f17/favorites-week-ending-october-26-2014-a-t593426-2.html

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On the Beach

I stamped this image twice. Once with Memento for Copic colouring and the other in Versafine for watercolouring. I liked the Copic image better. I finished the card off with some twine and charms from my stash. The image is from Stampendous – Beachfront Boat. I entered my card into and Charisma Cardz Challenge - Charm , Ribbon  and  Twine.

IMG_0199Update: My card was selected as a CAS Favorite for the week ending Aug 3/14. See post #27 http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/general-stamping-talk-f17/cas-favorites-week-ending-8-3-14-a-t590436.html

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