cards, Classes

DASHER WITH LOVELY AS A TREE!

Just a quick post today.  I wanted to show you this card, I think it is one of my favourites from my Christmas Stamp-A-Stacks over the last few months.

Sponging and masking – 2 of my favourite stamping techniques together!!!  I CASED this from Crafterbobbie on Splitcoaststampers.  I changed the colours and the greeting used.  Colours are Old Olive and Crumb Cake.  I also used Soft Suede instead of the Crumb Cake on some of the cards we did.  This is very easy to create.  To create your mask take a piece of copy paper the same size as your Whisper White card, cut a rectangle from the centre.  Add dotto to the back of the copy paper piece and add to your White card.

Stamp the tree from ‘Lovely As A Tree’ in Old Olive several times.  Offset the tree each time and re-ink before you stamp.  Sponge in Old Olive around the trees while you still have the mask in place.  Remove the mask and remove any adhesive residue from the white card using your trusty Adhesive Remover (something I have on my desk all the time when I stamp!).  Stamp up Dasher in the bottom right corner in Soft Suede and your greeting in the bottom left.  Adhere this to the Crumb Cake (or Soft Suede) mat and then to the Old Olive base.  Add some bling to Dasher’s Antlers with Adhesive Rhinestones.  See, easy!!

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Thanks for stopping by today. I hope things aren’t too frantic with all the Christmas preparations.  I still have wrapping to do and the cards to write.  I think I might put 2 elves here to work!!!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

Jenny x

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IT’S TIME FOR SOME CHRISTMAS CARDS!

I have been so busy showing you all my fun boxes and bags I have done for Christmas, I haven’t shown you many Christmas Cards yet.  I have to say I haven’t done as many cards as I should have done.  But here are a few quick ones.

A Gatefold Tree Trimmings Card. (Not the clearest photo, sorry!) Can you see the bling???

I really liked this one.  It is so effective with the brayered, embossed background.

A ‘Dasher’ Christmas.   This one and the one above we did at my Christmas Stamp-A-Stack.  This card was inspired by one by Andrea Walford.  The card above was inspired by a card by my lovely friend Leonie N. (Thanks Leonie!)

Some really quick cards with ‘Season Of Joy’ stamp set.  Not very clear but I added a Self-adhesive pearl to the centre of the word ‘Joy’.

Sorry, no time for details on the cards today.  I am in a hurry, but I thought I would stop by and show you these all together or it would be New Year before you saw them!  We are off now to look at the Christmas lights.  That is a tradition we do every year.  There are some spectacular displays that some people put up on their houses. I can even manage to drag out my teenage son to see them.  I don’t know how long that is going to last though!

 Catch you very soon. xx

cards, Workshops

A DASHER MAKE AND TAKE!

Just stopping by with a quick Christmas card.  I have a few Christmas projects to show you that I have done recently.  Thought I would start off by showing you this card I have been doing at some Christmas workshops over the last month or so.  This is using the lovely Dasher Stamp. 

 I sponged some  Champagne shimmer mist on him before stamping on Very Vanilla card.   It is a bit hard to see his real sparkle.  I embossed the Cherry Cobbler with the Very Vintage Embossing folder.  (I’m loving that folder!)  I added a strip of the Jolly Holiday DSP.  The greeting is from ‘Teeny Tiny Sentiments’ and punched out with the large oval and scallop oval and raised up with Dimensionals.  It was all adhered to the Old Olive Base.  You can’t beat these for Christmas colours!

I’m off now.  It is getting late.  We have just got home from my son’s school music concert.  He has been studying World Music this semester and being a teen doesn’t tell me anything he does at school.  I was amazed!  They performed some Irish pieces and a Brazilian samba.  It was very impressive.  I asked for an encore performance at home but I’m still waiting on that one!!

Be back in the next few days with some more Christmas projects so stop by again really soon.

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SCALLOPED DASHER!

Just stopping by very quickly.  I am still working on my swaps for the Stampin’ Up! Regionals in Sydney this saturday, as well as a few other things.  I wanted to show you this Christmas card I did a few weeks back. 

You might have seen these around your blog travels.  I cut the scalloped circle with the Big shot from a folded card base.  Before cutting, line up the scallop circle die with part of the scallop just hanging off the edge of the fold line of the card.  Does that make sense???  I then cut a circle with the circle scissors from Whisper White card.  I embossed Dasher and the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments on the white card in Real Red.  I added a bow with the Real Red narrow taffeta ribbon and some Rhinestones to his antlers.  This is a very quick card!!

OK I should be off.  Best get to bed and get stuck into finishing my swaps tomorrow.  Come back and visit soon.