Sunday, November 16, 2014

Merry & Bright Card

Hello everyone,

I have a winter card to share.

I'm joining the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge "Anything Goes"

I started with a Recollections 110# white card base in the 4bar size. Then with a 3x3 stencil from Michaels to put down the texture paste flourishes.  I found a glitter paste from Martha Stewart that was in a clearance bin at Michaels.  The glitter paste itself it pretty chunky so I thought I would mix it up with the Ranger Texture paste and it made it a bit smoother but with all the sparkle.  

I used the Freezy Fellas stamp set from Paper Smooches, I coloured him in with my copics (B21, B24 & B26).  I stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Snowy Day with Versafine Onyx Black.

To finish off the card I used the Winter Snow Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and I heat embossed the white parts of the hat and buttons with sparkly embossing powder from Recollections.  

Hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!

Coralynn :)

Sunday, November 9, 2014

OCC Holiday Card Workshop 2014 Day 1, 3 & 5

Hello everyone,
It's sad that the class is now over.  I am now playing catch up from the class as I had the most crazy week ever and wasn't able to post daily so here they are.

Day 1:  Duplicating Cards.

I was inspired by Kristina's card and the ease of making a lot of these.  You just form an assembly line type process and do each step to all cards before moving on to the next.  This one could be done with so many different papers and colour combo's and sky's the limit.
Fist I heat embossed the sentiment with Hero Art white embossing powder and then used the Falling Snow stencil and white embossing paste to do the snow.  I used a little die cut heart from red card stock and covered it with Christmas stickles.  Then I used the red twine to finish off the bottom of the card.


Falling Snow stencil - SSS
Kraft Cardstock - Michaels - Recollections
American Craft red twine - Michaels
Sentiment - November SSS SSCK 2014

Day 3:  Watercolour Cards

I used Peacock Feathers distress ink and Canson watercolour paper to create the background.  I then cut it out with the MFT Stitched rectangle stax dies.  I then cut out the Merry Christmas from SSS and then put it up on a 2.75 x 4.25 card.  I just cut an A2 size card in half and that gives me two smaller cards to use.  I find I have a better time designing cards that are smaller.


Cardstock - Recollections - Michaels
Distress ink - SSS
Die Cut Sentiment - SSS
Marshmallow Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh

Day 5: Gift Tags
Inspired by Debby's card and for this one I don't think I would mass produce it but I love the idea for a few that you know would appreciate the time put into it.  I used Colour shine to splatter on the background and Hero Art Fresh Peach ink for the sentiment.  Paper Smooches snowflakes dies and glued them around the tag.  I then used Pretty Pink Posh sequins to finish the card.  


Cardstock - Recollections / Michaels
Snowflakes Dies - Paper Smooches
Heidi Swapp Colourshine in the Coral - Micheals
Marshmellow sequins - Pretty Pink Posh 
Tag - My Favorite Things - Stitched tags - SSS
Sentiment - Holiday Hellos - SSS

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Holiday Card Workshop - Merry and Bright Card

Hello everyone,

I'm excited to be participating in the next Online Card Classes Holiday Card Workshop 2014!  It starts tomorrow and you still have time to register.  

Now on with the card.  I have another Mama Elephant Arctic Penguins Christmas card.  These little guys are SO cute!  I just can't get enough.

I used the Mama Elephant Peek a Frame dies.  For the background I used a Hero Arts Ironwork background and stamped it with Versamark and heat embossed it with pearl embossing powder from Recollections.  Then I used distress inks on the sky and used the Landscape Trio dies and cut out the snow drifts/hills.   For the cute little trees are from the Lawn Fawn "Yeti, set, go" stamp set and I coloured them in with my copics.  I used Pretty Pink Posh sequins in Crystal Clear and I used Martha Stewart sterling embossing powder for the sentiment.  

I used the little snow and stars included in the Jolly and Merry stamp set that coordinates with the Arctic Penguins and I heat embossed them with the Recollections pearl embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by!

Coralynn :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Merry Christmas shaker card

Hello everyone,

I'm here with a shaker card today.  I didn't have much luck with my last shaker card I made (which was also my first one) but I love the little penguins from Mama Elephant that I just couldn't resist trying again.

I used the Arctic Penguins stamp set and I coloured the little penguin with C1 and 0 and used BG70 for the ice.  I used with my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on the images. I do have the dies but for this one I wanted to fussy cut the images.  I am one of those who doesn't mind fussy cutting as long as I don't have to do too much of it!  :)

I also use the new Mama Elephant Peek A Frame dies and I used the window die to make the shaker.  I ran the it through my Cuttle Bug and then turned the die around and ran it through again so that it would cut both sides as one side only scores the paper.

I used Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear 6mm sequins along with some Simon Says Stamp itty bitty 2mm sequins that came in a card kit and unfortunately can no longer remember which one.  I used the  rectangle die from the Femme Frames die set to cut out the vellum and used an A2 sized card base to put everything one.

I used the Merry Christmas die from Simon Says Stamp from last year's Christmas release and cut that out of shimmer paper I bought at Michaels.  I used Sea Glass SSS ink to stamp out the snow which is from the Arctic Penguins set.

Thanks for stopping by!

Coralynn :)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Welcome Baby - Card

Hi everyone,

Today I have a baby card to share.  I used the Mama Elephant "Just Hatched" stamp set and dies.  I used an A2 top fold card and Hero Arts Soft Vanilla ink to stamp a patterned background with the chick and one of the little extra stamps included in the set.

I cut out of pattenred paper (6x6 pad I've had for years) and used the inside oval from the Simon Says Stamp Frames Craft dies.  I sponged the edges with Hero Arts Butter Bar ink to have it pop off the card.  I then stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink and used foam tape to adhere it to the card front. The sweet little chicks were stamped with Momento black and coloured with copics (Y13 & Y15).  To finish off the chicks I used a white gel pen to add a few dots to their cheeks.  

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon!

Coralynn :)