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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Glittery Christmas Tree

We made this Christmas card at my last workshop. I made an ink pad with damp paper towels and chlorine bleach and then stamped the pine tree a couple times on the Night of Navy card stock. After cleaning my stamp, I stamped again with white craft ink. Then I applied glue haphazardly on the trees with my 2-way glue pen before sprinkling with Dazzling Diamonds glitter. The white taffeta ribbon with a couple strands of silver cord added a touch of elegance.

To make this card, you would need the following items from the 2009-10 Idea Book & Catalog:
Whisper White card stock (100730)
Night of Navy card stock (100867)
Vellum card stock (101856)
Craft White stampin' pad (101731)
Lovely as a Tree stamp set (115026)
A Cardinal Christmas stamp set (111760)
Dazzling Diamonds glitter (102023)
Whisper White taffeta ribbon (109070)
Silver Elastic Cord (109866 - Holiday Mini Catalog)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Inspired by Nature

This is one of those cards I didn't want to give away! But I'll feel that way about future cards, too, since I've felt that way before. I don't often use the Glossy White card stock for stamping, usually reserving it for special techniques or dry embossing. However, my daughter wanted to add something to a glossy page in a digital scrapbook. I used our Glossy White card stock to demonstrate how it would look. Of course, I don't like to waste anything, so I immediately had to incorporate the stamped image into a card.

To make this card, you need the following items from the 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog:
Inspired by Nature stamp set, 111656, $23.95, pg 96
Flight of the Butterfly stamp set, 111564, $31.95, pg 108
Mellow Moss card stock, 102898, $5.50, and classic ink, 102774, $5.95 pg 157
Bravo Burgundy card stock, 105123, $5.50, and classick ink, 105214, $5.95 pg 157
Glossy White card stock, 102599, $5.95, pg 159
1/4" Bravo Burgundy grosgrain Ribbon, 109028, $4.95, pg 183
Ticket Corner Punch, 107214, $6.95, pg 186
Silver Brads, 104336, $6.95, pg 179

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Oh, those wonderful, versatile decor elements! They are great on walls, picture frames and all sorts of things. On the above item, I applied the "Lattice" design to a glass container designed for floral arrangements. Then I added votives and glass marbles. I love the glow of the flame through the glass!