Sunday, December 11, 2016

Clean and Simple Sunday #44-2016

Time for Clean & Simple using a colored card base (no white, cream, or kraft).

Gracie gives us this charming card -


Colored card base!  I needed a card for a grandmother  who has 5 grandsons and finally has a granddaughter .   She is over the moon happy.  I started with  a  pink card base and used a black and white antique image.  I colored it with pale pink, light coral light yellow and light brown  Spectrum  Noir  markers.I covered the image with vellum and tied it with a bow.  I hope she likes it! ~ Gracie  

Tantalaya also charms with this card -


I started with a green Card base and I used pattern paper from Jen Hadfield "Warm & Cozy". On the background I used the Nuvo Mousse fresh copper with a stencil. and then I took a little bit on my finger and brought some of the color edges of the card stock keeping it simple with a big impact. - Tantalaya


So break out of the white/cream rut and try a colored card base today. - Denise

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Inspiration Saturday #43-2016

This yummy picture is our inspiration today.


Robbie captured the feeling perfectly with her card.



When I saw the houses, I immediately thought of our paper that has gingerbread houses all over it.  All supplies are Stampin’ Up.  The card base is Whisper White that was cut 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored on the long side at 4 ¼”.  I pulled out the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper and chose the Gingerbread House paper as well as 2 matching patterns.  I cut the Gingerbread House paper  at 2 ¼” x 3 7/16” – this allowed me to have 2 of the Gingerbread Houses on my panel.  I mounted this onto a piece of Real Red card stock that measured 2 ½” x 3 5/8”.  Next I cut the dot paper 1 ¼” x 5 ¼”.  I wanted this paper to pop so I cut a piece of Early Espresso card stock at 1 ½” x 5 ½”.  The dot paper was added to the Early Espresso card stock using Snail.  Then using Snail I added this strip to the left hand edge getting it very close to the edge of the card front.  Next I cut a strip of the Candy Cane paper 1” x 4 ½”.  This was mounted onto a Real Red card stock piece that was cut 1 ¼” x 4 ¾” using Snail.  I added this to the card front using Snail and overlapping the dot paper.  The Gingerbread House layer was attached to the card front using dimensionals.  Now I needed a sentiment.  I chose one from the Candy Cane Christmas stamp set.  This was stamped using Early Espresso ink onto Whisper White card stock that was ¾” x 2 1/8”.  I mounted the sentiment on a piece of Early Espresso card stock that was 1” x 2 ¼”.  Dimensionals were used to add it to the card front.  My card was complete and ready to be mailed.

Get your inspiration and get card making or baking today.- Denise

Friday, December 9, 2016

C.A.S.E A Card Friday #43-2016

This elegant card is our C.A.S.E. today.

The elegance continues in Robbie's card-


This is a clean and simple card so I needed to make sure my card was clean and simple.  All supplies are Stampin’ Up.  I do not have a large bird in my stamps so I thought I would use a butterfly.  Well my butterfly was not big enough so I went looking for another idea.  I ran across my Rose Wonder stamp set and knew I could use it.  I wanted to give this card to someone who loves red so I decided to use Real Red for my card.  I cut my card base at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored it on the long side at 4 ¼”.  I then cut another panel from the Real Red that measures 4’ x 5 ¼”.  Since I was going to be embossing this panel, I used my Embossing Buddy to avoid stray flecks. Using this panel I stamped my rose using Versamark ink.  I then sprinkled on some Gold embossing powder and heat it with my heat gun.  Next I used the same procedure for my sentiment.  Now that my sentiment and image were embossed, I was ready to add my ribbon.  I chose some of the 1/8” gold ribbon.  I wrapped a piece around the front and attached it to the back using Tear & Tape.  My panel was complete so I added it to the card base using dimensionals.  To finish off the card I added a gold bow using the same 1/8” gold ribbon.  My card is now ready to mail!

This great card is simple but really packs an impact. - Denise