Wednesday, March 11, 2015

March 2015 Christmas Cards

This month I've got another set of blue cards...  definitely a darker tone than February's cards!

Only 2 colors here as well - Night of Navy, and White.

 I embossed the trees from the stamp set Lovely as a Tree in White with some Iridescent Ice sprinkled along the tops of the trees.

I got out my Spellbinders Dies and played around with some shapes.  The inking on the Merry Christmas piece is done with the Stampin' Up chalks in Night of Navy to highlight the edges.

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

February 2015 Christmas Cards

I used only 2 colors for this set of cards:  Soft Sky, and Coastal Cabana.

I used Coastal Cabana to stamp the large Letterpress snowflake on the front of the flip, the Merry Christmas on the inside, and the sentiment on the inside panel.
 The snowflake Thinlits die was one I purchased so long ago, it seems... and just broke it out.
Soft Sky is the color for the background paper, the snowflake DSP, the little snowflakes I stamped on the front, and the snowflakes stamped on some of the other panels.

 I used a snowflake die to emboss the bottom of the card, and inked it with Coastal Cabana as well.

Here you can see a close-up of the layered punches I like to use.

We've had lots of snow lately, and days of school closings, so it put me in the mood to work with the snowflake die at last.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Lots of Baby Items!

It seems like I've been Missing In Action for awhile, but I've really been crafting!

It's just that Counted Cross Stitch takes so much longer than card making.... and I believe the piece becomes a keepsake, so the time invested is always worth it.  I never do anything half way, so it turned out to be quite a big piece!

I made something like this at Stamp Camp last October - memory trays all of a sudden are very popular, and I thought this would be a nice way for my cousin to show some pictures of his son.

I also made one for my principal with a few modifications.  :)

Here's the Cross Stitch.  I took it for professional framing and tried not to let the glass glare too much in the photo.

Here's the picture closer.  I used to hate doing the backstitching, but now it seemed to go so quickly - and it MUST be done for definition!  

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