Saturday, December 10, 2022

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #224


It's time for another Snarky Saturday with the Sisterhood.  This is our final challenge for 2022 and we're going with a tried and true holiday theme....Naughty or Nice.  I couldn't help but set this mischevious geezer in a holiday scene.

I'm thinking we need to hook Edna up with Chester.  
What do you think?  LOL!

The focal stamp is a standalone from Art Impressions.  After stamping the geezer (I'm calling him Chester....feel free to fill in the rest of the title. *wink*) I masked him off before stamping the gifts so as to put him in the foreground.  I colored in a floor to ground the scene and added a fun holiday sentiment.  This is the perfect way to get more use out of non-holiday stamps.

Art Impressions - J1620
Ellen Hutson - Christmas Scribbles stamp set
Pink & Main - Ho Ho Ho stamp set
Fun Stampers Journey - Tinsel Tangle stamp 
MFT - Santa Elves stamp set

I invite you to visit our blog for more naughty holiday inspiration and hope to see your creation in our gallery! 

As always, thanks so much for spending a bit of your day with me!


Thursday, December 8, 2022

Happy Little Stampers - December Anything Goes With Dies


Holiday time is here which makes it easy to decide on just what to make for our Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge.  Today I actually have a two-fer.  This first one is up on the Happy Little Stampers blog.  

This second card was created at the request of my nephew who wanted something in emerald green to give to a special friend.  

Would you believe that I don't currently have any emerald green cardstock?  I know, right?  I created the green background with the help of some Bristol Smooth cardstock and several heavy coats of Mardi Gras ink by Catherine Pooler.  It's absolutely stunning.  The background texture was created with an embossing folder.  I did a die cut inlay technique on the ornaments.  I added a subsentiment in addition to the die cut Merry on the second card and finally some pearls as embellishments.  I really love the look of both of these.  

I invite you to join us over at the blog and hope to see your card in our gallery!

Birch Press Design - Roushan Ornament die
Simon Says Stamp - Kaleidoscope embossing folder
Simon Says Stamp/CZ Designs - Merry die
Simon Says Stamp - Tiny Words Christmas stamp set
Spellbinders - gold foil pearls

As always, thanks so much for spending a bit of your day with me!


Sunday, December 4, 2022

Happy Little Stampers - December Christmas Challenge


It's time for our last challenge of the year over at the Happy Little Stampers Christmas challenge where our prompt is Stenciling.  

I chose to use a non-traditional color palette for my wintery holiday card.  I used dye inks to both stencil the background as well as blend out my white die cuts.  I added a bit of gray shading to the body of the snowman and a bit of blending to the sentiment banner.   No embellishments needed.  

The Greetery - Square Dance stencil set
Simon Says Stamp - Merry & Bright stamp set
Cottage Cutz - Winter Snowman die set

I invite you to visit our blog for more holiday inspiration.  We'd love to see your card in our gallery.  Remember, the prompts are always optional but remember that only holiday cards qualify.  

FYI - All HLS challenges will be on hold until March so the team members can enjoy a little after the holidays break.  

As always, thanks so much for spending a bit of your day with me!


Saturday, December 3, 2022

Color Hues #54


Happy December everyone!  It's still in the 80s here in Florida so getting into the holiday mood takes a bit more imagination but we'll get there.  

Today I'm sharing a card I created for the final Color Hues challenge of 2022 where the color duo is Navy and Cream.  I thought the colors were perfect for a Hanukkah card.  

It's really hard to see from my photo but all of my elements are heat embossed.  I used a navy embossing powder for the sentiment and clear embossing powder over top of the die cut elements.  The background is a cream cardstock with a linen texture and together with the embossing it gives the card an elevated feel. 

Concord & 9th - Seasonal Sayings stamp set
Simon Says Stamp - Happy stamp set
Simon Says Stamp - Ultra Navy embossing powder
Poppystamps - Blooming Poinsettia dies 

I'm looking forward to officially joining the Color Hues DT in January but I need to up my game as they have some fabulous designers over there.  Take a peek at their blog and see if you don't agree!

As always, thanks so much for spending a bit of your day with me!