Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Floating Ornament

Hello! I am so very excited to share this post with you. I finally can since we have our Christmas tree up now! I love Christmas and the warm glow of Christmas lights and this project went along perfect with my love. I used the Arctic Pals Clear stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas to create this floating ornament.

First I cut out the floating element from an acrylic sheet using my new Cameo 3.

 Next I stamped the sentiment onto the acrylic with Staz On ink. It is an ink that is make for any non porous surfaces such as glass, metal, plastic, ect. I had already cut and colored the little ice bear from bristol white cardstock since I use zig markers to color with. I attached him to the acrylic with some tape runner. I added some fake snow to the bulb then topped it off with some Polar Frost sequins. I used the Make It Christmas flat glass ornaments from Hobby Lobby.

When that was ready, I rolled the acrylic piece into a long log and slid it into the top of the ornament. It unrolled well but I did use a chopstick to pop it into final place :) I added the top back onto the ornament, and that's it!! It was really easy to do and the results are very pretty, in my opinion.They also make a very special present for those Christmas Ornament Lovers. I have several in my family so I will be making quite  few of them!


Saturday, November 25, 2017

You Warm My Heart

Hello and Happy Holidays! Yes, it is that time of year and I am sooo excited. I have a lot of fun winter and Christmas cards coming your way to spark your creativity. I am really trying to be better about posting exactly how I make my cards. So for that, here's the first one for this season :)

Now for the fun! I first started by using some Broken China distress oxide ink and my clarity brushes to add blue ink to the white cardbase. I used the Fancy Frames die set to cut the mat from patterned paper. I inked the edges of that with broken china and faded blue jeans distressed oxide. Tuhen I used the Fall border dies to cut the houses with tress and the snowbanks from white glitter paper. I used 2 stamp sets in this, one clear physical and one digital. The trees and lamp posts/lights are from the brand new digital Winter Village set and the bears are from the Arctic Pals clear stamp set. I LOVE to combine digital and physical stamps!! I layered the card together using foam tape between for added dimension. To finish the card off, I added Nuvo sparkling dust to the trees and the lampposts. On the bears I added black Nuvo drops to the eyes and noses. It really adds dimension and brings them to life. For the sentiment I used one from the Arctic Pals set stamped in versamark and heat embossed in white. For the final touch I used Polar Frost sequins and put falling stars in the sky. This is one of my most favorite cards of the season so far!! I hope that you like it too. All supplies are listed below.

 Today is also a great day to shop with the Small Business Saturday sale going on today only!

 Small business Saturday Sale


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Arctic Pals

I am so excited to be guesting for the stamp side of Craftin Desert Divas. I chose the Arctic Pals stamp set and I am in LOVE with this one. The little pals are sooo very cute and extremely versatile.

For this card I started with a white base and then used the Fancy Frames die set to cut the scalloped red patterned paper. I used the same die set and again cut a second mat out of the silver snowflakes paper. I then used the scribble snowflake die and red cardstock for the base of the little ice bear to sit on. I stamped, colored, and cut him out and added foam tape to the back. To finish the card off, I added some silver gems to the center of the snowflakes and heat embossed the sentiment from the Sending Sentiments stamp set.


Friday, November 3, 2017

November.. New Mood Board Challenge!

Wow, it's already November!! That means that there is a new Mood Board Challenge at Craftin Desert Divas. To play along look at the following mood board inspiration and then make your creation. Be sure to share it on social media and tag us so we can see it using the #cddmonthly  for your chance to win some awesome prizes!

This month I went a little bit different and didn't do the colors, but the feeling of the mood board. November reminds me of a warm fire, falling leaves or snow, a cup of hot chocolate or coffee, and a good book or person to cuddle up with. For that warm feel good feeling, I created this cozy little window scene using the Christmas Eve digital stamp set. I colored it using my Zig watercolor markers and a water pen. Once dry, I used the snow marker pen and heat embossed the falling snow in the window. I die cut out the middle sized sscalloped circle die 3 times and glued them together. I added some foam tape to the back and overlaid it on the window scene and trimmed to fit. I cut a scalloped inside rectangle (largest) for the frame around the outside. I finished it off with some sequins, a cut title from a paper pack, and some nuvo glitter accents.