I was going for a shadowy nightscape, so I stamped the trees using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored over them with a C5 Copic marker. Some of the front trees are popped up to add dimension to the card.
It's kind of hard to tell, but I added "craters" to the moon and then covered it with clear Wink of Stella. I also added Wink of Stella to the moon side of the trees.
I added some epoxy dots to the sentiment and called it good. This is a simple card and easily replicated through assembly-line card making!
As promised, here is another card using the "Beary Merry" set from Creative Visions Stamps. This time, I focused on the trees, rather than the bears.
Whoo-hoo! There are a lot of fantastic new stamp sets at Creative Vision Stamps; it's an incredible new release of stamps and Foilables!
This cheery little card might be better suited to December or January, but any day now, real summer is going to hit the Pacific Northwest, and I'll be whining about sweat and no air conditioning. So I'm wallowing in all the Winter I can find!
Purple is my favorite color, and it is such a great - and sometimes unexpected - color for winter. I used Creative Vision Stamps' "Create 8" Paisley as a background because the flowers and swirls reminded me of Winter's snow and wind. (I'm originally from Kansas, so I can tell you about wind!)
I also used Creative Vision Stamps' "Blessings of the Season" for my image. I went monochromatic but still ended up with a lot of texture because I added lilac glitter and chunky white glitter to add a bigger winter feel.
These Foilables are a great time saver and look like a million bucks with the incredible shine they give off. If you haven't tried foiling before, I recommend the foils at Creative Vision Design - high quality and lots of product!
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Club Scrap's kit, "Shades of Snow," included lots of stamps, many of which were not directly related to snow! These are a few cards I made using those stamps.
The birthday card features a pine bough stamp from the kit. I used a pencil eraser
to add in some gold dots to fill some of the area that didn't have a pine bough.
I also added a metal embellishment that I dipped in gold ink before adding Glossy Accents to both glue it onto the card and make it shiny. The gold ink didn't hold up under the Glossy Accents, so if I were to do it again, I'd emboss the metal piece before adding the Glossy Accents.
The other gold card uses a flourish stamp that matches the flourish on some of the papers from the kit. I love the sentiment for a "Hey, it's me!" kind of card!
The dark blue card (gotta love that metallic sheen) is a thank you card with some gold gel pen accents. I used a snowflake die my stash, then added Stickles in the negative space. I also used some of the fibers in the kit to add interest at the top of the card.
I still have a lot of paper and ideas left. The snow hasn't stopped falling yet!
I l.o.v.e. this Club Scrap "Shades of Winter" kit so much! This card features snowflakes I cut from a die, pressed onto my gold ink pad, and embossed with glitter three times. Whaaaa! If only you could see the sparkle. I used a gold gel pen to outline the snowflake on the premade panel and added Wink of Stella on top of it.
Each and every one of those skillfully fussy cut snowflakes has stickles, glitter, and/or Stickles on them. I cut them from one of the beautiful sheets of cardstock that came in the kit.
Did I mention that they were all skillfully fussy cut?
I guess snowflakes are a little like those Lays' potato chips, but in this case, it's you can't cut out just one.
I used a die from my stash to make the card above. After cutting out the snowflake, I backed the opening in the cardstock with some of the delicious blue metallic paper that came in the kit. Then, I attached the snowflake back into the opening, added Stickles, gel pen dots, and clear gems onto it, and used foam tape at specific locations to pop the end of the snowflake up away from the paper so more of the blue underneath can be seen. Finally, I added a gold pen border around the outside edge to complete it!
These cards are part of Club Scrap's December Artist Team challenge in the Club Scrap forum. Check out all the other great submissions here!
What is it with my fancy iPhone's inability to capture shimmer on my cards. It is very disappointing given my Wink of Stella obsession. See that brown-looking snowflake there? It's actually beautiful, shimmery beige paper from Club Scrap's latest release, "Shades of Winter."
All the papers here are from the "Shades of Winter" kit, as is the light blue brad and sentiment. I did dig an awesome die out of my stash, though, to make the fancy snowflake collage in the background.
But the lack of shine and sparkle is disappointing.
Hmm, I bet there's an app for that!
(Oh, and I'm playing along at Dragonfly Journeys.)
More cards from the in-between-blogs days!
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