Friday, December 19, 2014

Insomnia Crafting

Now that the weather has tuned cooler I had hoped that I would sleep better.   Several nights ago I actually went to bed around 11:30 which is about 2 hours early for me.  I woke up at 1 and was wide awake. I usually watch some tv or read trying to get to sleep again.  This time I made some cards. I pulled out a pack of Stampin Up papers - I loved the soft subtle colors and went to work.  Crafting when you can't sleep is infinitely better than reading or watching tv til you drop off...







Stamps from Hero Arts, Stampin Up; dies from Lawn Fawn, My Favorite Things, Sizzix; Embossing powders from Hero Arts; Gems from Stampin Up; Stencil from Simon Says Stamp.


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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Touches of gold

A simple card. I used Darice's Ornaments on Side embossing folder and used a versamark pen to add gold embossing powder to selected portions of the dry embossed shapes.  I finished the card with a beautifully simple Merry Christmas sentiment from Simon Says Stamp's set Be Joyful.  Every now and then, I can make a clean and simple card without freaking from all the white space!



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Friday, December 12, 2014

Mojo Monday 375

I haven't played at Mojo Monday for a while, I always save the challenge, but then the week is gone before I get to making a card.  This week I made a point of playing.  I really liked the sketch provided.

 I got out a new stencil that I have had for a bit, but haven't dirtied up at all.  I started with Hero Arts silver ink. After it dried I adjusted the Zig Zag Dot Stencil from SSS to the uninked spaces and filled them with embossing paste and Distress Glitter in rock candy.  I then set the panel aside to dry.

I grabbed a piece of patterned paper that I have been hoarding for at least 4 years and I CUT it!  (I DO by American Crafts)  

Next I pulled out several dies, the heart from Lawn Fawn's Stitched Party Banners, the small Love from SSS, and pierced rectangles from MFT.  I cut a matching heart out of the left over of the strip I cut for the side using the same patterned side.  I cut the love 3 times from the back side of the patterned paper, and then I cut my center panel from the embossed and inked piece.  Everything was glued in place with the sketch layout in mind.  

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