Saturday, 3 December 2016

MCV73 - Merry Christmas

For this week's Muse: ChristmasVisions challenge, I did something I don't normally do. In fact I normally try NOT to do this - I pretty much copied Robyn's inspiration!

The whole point of MCV is to be inspired by the card and make something your own. But I love everything about Robyn's card - the colours and shimmer, and it's been a while since I played with my ColorBurst powders. So here we are.

I focused on Robyn's:
-technique (colorburst background)
-stamping over the background

I used:
-Stamplorations Merry Christmas die
-Stampin' Up Baroque Motifs stamp

Friday, 2 December 2016

Church Christmas Project 2016 Day 2 - Joy to the World

For more information about my annual Church Christmas Card project, click here.

Recognize this? That's because I made the 'prototype' last year.

I started by cutting the JOY out of a white 4.25x5.5 panel. I then cut the pierced rectangle (with the letters out), so that the J and Y could over hang. I cut strips of black so that I could cut only Os, to frame baby Jesus.

Once I cut all the white 'JOY's out of the panels, I didn't want to throw them away, so I sponged all the Js and Ys with Fossilized Amber and then sprayed them with Sparkle mist. (I misted baby Jesus, too).

For sponging, I cut another JOY out of a panel and laid the J and Y into it - that way I wasn't trying to hold the letter and sponge at the same time.

I used:
Dee's Distinctively JOY die
MFT Pierced Rectangle
PTI Stained Glass
Fossilized Amber distress ink
Sparkle Mist

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Church Christmas Project 2016 Day 1, Muse 194

Welcome to December! It's Day 1 of my annual showcase of cards I've made throughout the year for my Church Christmas Card Project (for more information, click here).

This first card is also my entry for this week's Muse Card Club, where EK Gorman has given us this fun inspiration:

I focused on EK's
-black sentiment surrounded by coloured, outline leaves

I used:
-Simon Says Stamp For To Us
-Zig Clean colour markers with Spectrum Noir Sparkle
-Gold Stickles

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

SPDMIU25 - For Unto Us

Time for the next SugarPea Designs Mix it Up Challenge! Here's the inspiration:

I used both the photo and the sketch as my inspiration this week.

I cut a circle and masked a triangle before sponging distress ink on the sky. I used Nativity Scape SugarCuts die and O Come Let Us Adore Him.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

AJVD - Joy to the World

Another pair of  cards using the same stamps for my AJVD post today! Pop over and check them out!

CASology 226 - Candle

This week's CASology Cue Card is Candle!

One way to keep your cards very CAS is to let your sentiment be your focal point. By using a little WaffleFlower raindrop stamp (Rain Check) over the i in birthday, the simple MFT (Delicious Birthday) sentiment is transformed into something more.

Now it's your turn! Be sure to check out the rest of the DT blogs for more inspiration!

Sunday, 27 November 2016

FS512 - Joy

This week's Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper is Precious Kitty. Her gallery is full of amazing work and she is often a player in the weekly Featured Stamper challenge!

I chose this card as my inspiration:

I focused on Kitty's:
-leaf/floral theme
-general layout (sentiment in top right)

I changed:
-season (spring to Christmas)
-fewer layers
-fewer colours
-fewer embellishments

I used:
-MFT Pretty Posies
-MFT Hand Lettered Christmas