Score Big with Embossing folders from CTMH

The Close to my Heart Embossing folders are like none other. Watch this video to see how fabulous they really are.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Flakey Friends #2 Thank You

Here is another Thank You card I made using the Flakey Friends stamp set and the Frosted Papers.

Layered on Burlap ribbon. For the snow I used white Liquid Applique and prisma glitter.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Flakey Friends Thank You


My card today is one of a set of 24 Thank You cards I made for my Granddaughter to give to her 1st grade teacher for Christmas. I actually made 8 different cards and 3 of each. 

This image is from Close to my Heart, Flakey Friends Stamp Set. I also used the CTMH paper pack called Frosted. And some fun Burlap Ribbon

I used Liquid applique and prisma glitter for the snow.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Card #3 for this months card class



This is my 3rd and last card for my December card class.
Here is a card again using the stamps from the Frosted WOTG Card Kit. I just love these stamps so much. First I used a Holly Embossing folder for the portion under the sentiment on the New England Ivy Cardstock. Then sponged New England Ivy ink over the raised images and edges of the card.

I next used the VersaMark Pad to stamp the sentiment and applied white embossing powder and heat set it.

The trees were stamped first and second generation stamping with New England Ivy ink. Edges sponged with Desert Sand ink. Then layered on a scalloped oval cut with the gold glitter cardstock. 

I'm going to really miss making Christmas cards. 

Challenges for this card:
Stamping with the Dragon - Last minute Christmas

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Reverse Masking Technique


This is card number two of this month's card class. This card teaches the reverse masking technique. I cut the tree, the size I wanted, from the center of a piece of white cardstock. I removed the actual center tree portion and was left with the cardstock with a hole the shape of the tree, making the mask. Using some repositionable tape, I layered the mask over a piece of white Cardstock, the size I needed, and taped down. Then taking two of the smaller snowflakes stamps from the Frosted Card Kit, I randomly stamped the smallest one with Juniper Ink, then repeated the larger one with New England Ivy Ink. I then went back and used the smallest stamp again and second generation stamped it with Juniper to fill in any blank areas of the tree. Before removing the mask, using a sponge dauber and Desert Sand ink, lightly sponge the edges of the tree. Now, carefully remove the mask and you have the shape of the tree on your white cardstock. 

I then sponged the edges of the white cardstock with the Desert Sand ink for a more aged look. I wrapped Red Bakers Twine around the base of the card twice and tied a bow. Layer this piece onto a piece of Ruby Cardstock and then all onto a card base. 
Stamp Peace and Joy in Ruby Ink

I took some of the self adhesive clear sparkles and colored them with a red Copic Marker. and scattered them on the tree.

The snowflakes around the card were punched from the silver glitter paper.

The star is a corrugated cardboard shape from a retired pack of embellishments. I swiped the VersaMark embossing ink over the raised area of the star and covered with gold embossing powder then heat set it. I then added the Almond Glitz Glitter Gel in the recessed areas.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Joyful Stars December Blog Hop.

Welcome to the Joyful Stars December Blog Hop. This hop features Close to my Heart Products by 11 fabulous and talented Consultants.

If you've come here from Elizabeth's Blog you're on the right track. If you just happened upon my blog, that's fine, just continue from here and when you get back to me, you know you've seen them all.

Please leave us a little lovin' in our comments. We Love hearing from you. *Ü*

My card today is the first of my Class Cards and was made using the Mary and Babe stamp set from the CTMH Holidays from the Heart mini catalog.

I just got home yesterday from a three week  vacation, so I needed something quick to make. This is a monochromatic card stamped with Smokey Plum ink on Smokey Plum Cardstock that has been sanded to give a linen look. 


Now hop on over to Lori's Blog and see what fabulous artwork she has to show you.