Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Christmas Shadowbox Card

I am hooked on this shadowbox card fold and decided to use it to make a few of these Christmas cards.  I love the stamp and die set from Paper Sweeties, it is the Holly Days bundle (stamps and dies) but they no longer sell it I'm sad to say....but I know they have other sets that are just as sweet.

I used my Cuttlebug.  The opening was cut with Sizzix Scallop Circle Dies. The snowman and snowflakes are all from that Paper Sweeties Holly Days Bundle set.  I used colored pencils and glitter gel pens and then added some pretty gems.  I used Liquid Glass from Close To My Heart to give his "carrot" nose some shine and dimension.  The snowflake patterened cardstock is from an old Recollections pack I had got from Michaels a couple years ago.

To see my tutorial on how to make the shadowbox card just CLICK HERE (oops....that isn't suppose to be public until January 6th....oh well...LOL)

I can't forget the challenges!!!
613 Avenue Create - #204 AG/OPT Christmas/Winter
A Vintage Journey - Winter Wonderland
Die Cut Diva's - Winter Time
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - December
Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - December
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies
Happy Little Stampers - Christmas Challenge
Paper Sweeties - #62 December
Cuttlebug Mania - It's Christmastime
Die Cuttin' Diva's - Challenge #348 Holiday

Thanks for stopping by and...

Monday, December 4, 2017

Masculine Montana Shaker Card

Masculine cards are something I struggle with.  It's not the making of them I have a problem with, it's coming up with an idea that I like.

I made this one for my brother-in-law, and like my husband, he is an outdoorsy country boy.  I love moose and knew he would too so this was pefect.  Since we actually have Winter where we live I decided to make it a snowy shaker card to go along with the snow that is in this pre-colored digital image from DeeDee's Digis (no longer in business sorry).  The front of the card was embossed with a woodgrain look and inked with "Gathered Twigs" Distress Ink.  I added a die cut tree to the front and some Stickles to represent snow.

I actually found some good Challenges too...
A Gem Of A Challenge - #208 Animals In The Snow
613 Avenue Create - #204 AG/OPT Christmas/Winter
A Vintage Journey - Winter Wonderland
Fussy & Fancy - #201 Blue & Brown/Beige Winter
Moving Along With The Times - #59 Christmas Animals
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges #201 Winter Weather
Crafty Gals Corner - #151 Anything Goes
Die Cut Diva's - Winter Time
Crafty Cardmakers - #201 Animal Magic

Thanks for stopping by and...