Monday, 11 November 2013

Merry Monday #83 - Christmas Stars and Hearts

Hi Stamping Friends,
It's Monday again and that means it's time for another Merry Monday Challenge and we are to use Chocolate, Red, Stripes and Hearts or Stars.  I love the inspiration photo that Lesley chose this week but I found it difficult to come up with a card I really liked and ended up making two very different cards. I embossed and shaped the Extra Large Stars and embossed the Whisper White mat.  The Glimmer card Stars were coloured with a Copic Pen and mounted on Dimensionals for some added bling.

Stamps: Simon Says Stamps Happy Sentiments
Card and Papers: Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Season of Style DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Copic E29 Burnt Umber
Finishing Touches: Champagne Glimmer Card
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Stripes E/Folder, Extra Large Star Punch, Star Punch, Itty Bitty Star Punch, Fiskars Handheld Star Punch, Expressions Thinlit Die, Stamp-a-ma-jig,  Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen

Stamps: S/U's Heart of Christmas, I (Heart) Hearts (R), Happy Hour
Card and Papers: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Season of Style DSP, Cherry Cobbdler Glimmer Card
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip
Finishing Touches: Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler Twine
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Provo Crafts Classic Hearts and Scalloped Hearts Nestabilities, Sizzix Petals-A-Plenty E/Folder, Itty Bitty Heart Punch, Fiskars Handheld Heart Punch, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen
The rest of the Design Team have some fabulous cards for you to gather some inspiration so do pop on over to their blogs and check out their cards, I can't wait to see what you create. 
Thanks for dropping by today.

Northern Lights Technique - Birds on a Branch

Hi Friends,
Today's card uses the Northern Lights technique.  I have followed a tutorial by Melissa Banbury on Splitcoast Stampers.  I love how she shaped her card on the edge, so I have cased it.  I also saw this technique at Pat Carr's Stamp Camp but didn't complete the card as I forgot to pick up the swap.  I have to admit that I had a few goes at this technique until I found a finished look that I liked, it was difficult to make it look realistic.  I only did a bit of outlining as I was using a Chalk Pen for the detail and it wasn't as fine as I wanted, but it is what it is....something a bit different.

Stamps: S/U's Serene Silhouette's, Tiny Tags, Vintage Labels
Card: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Night of Navy, Basic Black, Frost White Smooch Spritz
Finishing Touches: Chalk Pen, Daffodil Delight Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Cloudy Day E/Folder, Provo Craft Spellbinders Blossom Nestabilities, Papertrey Ink Tags Die, Sponges, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for dropping in today.