Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Technique Tuesday 42-2018

It's Technique Tuesday!  Time to play!  Our technique this month is partial die cutting.  I am including a YouTube video for inspiration.


Here is my card:




I started with a 41/4 X 11 inch piece of yellow card stock.  I marked the edges at 5 1/2 inches with a pencil.  I place my stitched circle die at the center of the card with 1/2 of the center off of my platform before running it through the Big Shot.  This left me with 1/2 of the circle cut.  Perfect!  I then cut a second circle because I wanted my edge to be a moon and adhered it to the half circle.  I then measured my card from the top of the circle to 5 1/2 inches and trimmed the card down to make it an A2 size.  I added the black designer paper behind the open edge of the moon.  I also die cut a witch and attached her to the moon with pop dots.  I added a simple "Trick or Treat" sentiment and a bit of orange ribbon.  I just love how the moon is rising and she is flying away! ~ Gracie

Monday, October 15, 2018

Mistletoe Monday 42-2018

Christmas is just 71 days away!!!  Time to get your Merry on and get finished with those Christmas cards! 

Here is my Christmas card for this week:





I received the Santa stamped image in a swap so I am not sure of the source.  I colored him with Spectrum Noir markers and added a bit of sparkle with Wink of Stella clear glitter to the fur on his cap.  I tried to use the colors of the month (Fall colors) and inked the edges with Faded Burlap Distress Ink.  I tied a bit of raffia on the image and I put a strip of green card stock behind the image.  Everything was placed on a craft card stock base.  Now it's your turn!!!  Get those Christmas cards done! ~ Gracie

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sweet & Simple Sunday 42-2018

Happy Fall, Y'all!  It's Gracie here this week with a little Fall and a little Hocus Pocus!  The theme for October is "All Things Fall" and the colors to use are orange, browns, and reds!  It's really hard to think Fall though when the leaves haven't even thought about turning and I'm still getting tomatoes off the vine!  Today's card is sweet and simple - I tried hard to keep it sweet and simple!

Here is my card:






I received this cute little scarecrow, sentiment, and ribbon in a card kit.  He was so much fun to color!  I used Spectrum Noir markers.  The scarecrow is attached to the orange panel with foam tape.  I also attached the sentiment to the label with foam tape.  The ribbon is just too pretty - it's brown leaves and came from The Dollar Tree!  The orange panel was placed on a brown panel and I used an ivory card base.  He's ready for Fall!  I keep a folder of stamped images handy to color when I get bored so I always have something to use to make a card quickly  :)  ~ Gracie