Monday, December 4, 2017

Color Throwdown 471

(Edit: I missed another deadline!  I'm just not sure how I manage to do it over and over!)
When I saw the combination for Color Throwdown, I was happy that they fit perfectly in with my current obsession: metallic cardstock.  It was easy to use the basic white, black and gray colors as the base for a silver snowflake and a gold snowflake and sentiment die. Embossing folders added some texture to the solid colors.  (The "metal" shine doesn't really show up in this photo.)  

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Freshly Made with More Shine

I'm continuing with Christmas cards for all the challenges, and I'm using delicious metallic cardstock again.  This Freshly Made Sketch was perfect for glittery silver snowflakes and a scalloped oval diecut on an embossed background of snowflakes. Under the card front is a layer of matte silver cardstock. The sentiment is from Penny Black. 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Sparkle and Shine for Less is More

I've completed all the Christmas cards I need to send this year, but I'm still making them.  I decided that would be my plan for any challenges I participate in for the remainder of the year, as with this #356 of Less is More.  I guess that means I'll be ahead of the game for 2018!  A couple of months ago, I bought two packs of metallic cardstock--one in silver and one in gold.  Each pack has sheets of textured metallic in addition to a shiny and a matte metallic.  I am trying to use as much of it as I can.  This card features Tim Holtz holly branches cut from the textured silver, which was also used to frame the black center piece. "Peace" is a new Impression Obsession die. The card front was dry embossed in miniature poinsettia images. 

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Sunday Stamps

I'm still making Christmas cards, although I have all that I need for the year.  This Sunday Stamps sketch makes use of glittery gold cardstock and three Inchies that have been languishing in a drawer for a few years, at least.  The card base is has a bit of a shine to it; the Inchie squares were sponged with SU's Sahara Sand to coordinate with the card.  Tiny snowflakes were cut with a Penny Black die. "Believe" is a stamp from an SU stamp set.  

Monday, November 20, 2017

CAS Watercolor Holiday

My CAS Watercolor Holiday card features a Stampendous poinsettia with a PoppyStamps diecut.  

Once again, I used my Peerless watercolors to color the poinsettia that I stamped and heat-embossed.  After painting the flower, I dry embossed it with dots, and then accented the image in gold and clear Wink of Stella. The "merry" diecuts are from metallic gold cardstock, which is getting a lot of use this Christmas season. (My photo is not good because the dark rainy day provided no natural light.)

Monday, November 6, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch!

Post #2 for this day, since I missed the deadline on the other one.

This looked like such a busy CASE(E) This Sketch, but then I saw the DT cards and was hooked.  It's the perfect opportunity to use watercolors and die cuts, which is what I did.  The branches are dies from the Tim Holtz collection of wintry branches and leaves, and the sentiment is from a great little collection of words and phrases purchased on Blitsy.  Another Christmas card completed! 

Freshly Made Sketch #311

(I missed the deadline, but am posting the card anyway. )

I am going to try to make a Christmas card for every challenge that I enter for the month of November.  I'll certainly have a variety of card designs that way!  For this Freshly Made Sketch
I used some beautiful silver glitter paper for the die cut and used a soft gray dry-embossed cardstock to back the die cut.  ("Scribbles and Splat die -- Sizzix/Tim Holt  and "Peace on Earth" -- Inkadinkado.)