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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Snowman Couple Christmas Card


Welcome back for my third and final card for my November classes.
For this card I started by dry embossing the white background with the Happy Holidays Embossing Folder. 

Then a Frame was cut out of Kiwi Slice cardstock using the Die from Snapshot Frames. The word Joy was also cut from the same Die Set. 
The Joy was cut from White and Cranberry Bliss Cardstocks and layered to look like snow on top of the word. I added some glitter to the white portion to make the snow glittery.

Tree were stamped on a background panel in Fresh Forest Ink using the Fresh Forest Stamp Se. The sky was colored in with a light blue PanPastel.

For the snow, I used Journey Modeling Paste and topped it off with Journey Sparkle Cuts to make it sparkle.

The Snow Couple, From Snowmen Days was stamped, colored with the Color Burst Pencils and cut out by hand. There is a die for this but I prefer to hand cut. 

The Poinsettia was cut from the Poinsettia Steel Rule Die. Then sponged with Cranberry Bliss Ink, adhered together and yellow glitter I found in my stash, was added to the center.

A triple bow was made from Journey Candle Apple Twine and adhered to upper left corner

Products used in this card:
Happy Holidays Embossing Folder - EF-0009
Snapshot Frames Die Set - DI-0045
Snowmen Days Stamp Set - SS-0519
Fresh Forest Stamp Set - SS-0487
Journey Modeling Paste - JM-0073
Journey Sparkle Cuts - AC-0151
Poinsettia Steel Rule Die - SR-0013
Journey Candy Apple Twine - AC-0266
Journey Color Burst pencils - JM-0077

Challenges for this cad:
C.R.A.F.T - Winter
Craft Rocket Challenges - Christmas is coming
Crafting with an attitude - Anything
Cute Card Thursday - Sparkles
Moving Along With the Times - Trees
Tic Tac Toe - Sentiment-Free-Tree
A perfect time to craft - Anything
Craft-Dee-Bowz - Hand made bow.
Crafty Hazelnuts - Christmas
Daisy Chain - Christmas/Winter

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Snowflake Frame Deer Christmas Card


Welcome back for the second of my three class cards for November.
This card was SO FUN to make. 

The magic in my cards all comes from the FUN Tools from Fun Stampers Journey. 
I started with a Black Licorice card base. Then I die cut the frame out of Whip Cream cardstock using th Snow Frames Die. This set comes with two dies. The Frame is one and I used the other for the inside of the card. 

The front panel trees and the inside tree were stamped with Fresh Forest Fusion Ink using the Sparkle Trim Stamp set. Merry Christmas is from this same set.
The Front Panel is layered on top of a Fresh Forest Cardstock Mat. 

The Deer and wreath were Die Cut using the Dashing Deer Die Set that is a Host Exclusive in the Journey Holiday Mini. Only $4.95 with a $150 order.  He was cut out of Black Licorice Cardstock and the wreath from the Silver Mirror paper. 

Modeling paste was used for the snow along with Journey Sparkle Cuts for that extra sparkle. 

Three silver sequins adorn the top of the card. 

Products used for this card:
Sparkle Trim Stamp Set - SS-0495
Snow Frames Dies - DI-0246
Dashing Deer Die Set - DI-0254
Journey Modeling Paste - JM-0073
Journey Sparkle Cuts - AC-0151
Journey Silver Special Celebration Sequins - AC-0115
Fresh Forest Cardstock - CS-0011

Challenges for this card;
Dream Valley Challenge - Add a Sentiment
Get Creative - Holiday
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything
Craft Rocket Challenge - Christmas
Jungle Belles - Animal
Morgan's Artwork - Anything
Challenge up your life - Die Cuts
Crafty Friends - Christmas
Crazy4Challenges - Layer it Up

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Have a Very Merry Christmas


Hey Everyone, Thanks for checking out my November Class Cards.
Here is the first of three. 

It was so hard getting a good picture of this card because of the Mirror cardstock in the ornament. Fun stampers Journey has the BEST Mirror cardstock. 

Seriously, I have seen nothing like this. You can literally put your lipstick on with the reflection you get from it. 

I had to take many pictures of the card to get a good one because you could see the trees out my window on the reflection of the cardstock.
The FSJ coaches have a sketch challenge each week.  Below is the sketch I used for this. 
 
I first used the piercing die with the Journey rectangles on the actual card front.

I then sponged Lovely blue ink inside the pierced area.
I layered a circle of the Christmas Cheer Prints on a black Licorice Circle.

Then, using the Ornament Swirls Die, I cut out the ornament in the Gold Mirror paper and Black cardstock for the front layer.

The Holly is from the Poinsettia Burst Stamp  and the Sentiment from the Holiday Wishes Set. 

I used red glitter paper for the holly berries and topped it with Journey Glaze, and attached it on top of a triple bow of Journey Whip Cream Thread.

The Pine Sprig was cut from the Timeless Foliage Die out of Fresh Forest Cardstock. 

Products used:
Journey Rectangles - DI-0041
Journey Circles - DI-0039
Timeless Foliage - SR-0036
Ornament Swirls Die - DI-0251
Holiday Wishes Stamp Set - SS-0469
Poinsettia Burt Stamp Set - SS-0524
Mirror Gold Cardstock - CS-0136
Christmas Cheer Prints - PP-0049
Fashion Gold Pearls - AC-0292
Journey Whip Cream Thread - AC-0128
Journey Holiday Elements Sequins - AC-0116

Challenges:
Angie's Digitsl Stamps - Anything-twist, Holiday
Christmas Card Challenge - Christmas
Paper Players - Holiday Pines
Crafty Friends - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's - Christmas



Monday, October 9, 2017

Bethlehem Journey

Hi Crafters.  Here is a Christmas card I made today. Very time consuming, but so much fun!!!



Everything on my card is from Fun Stampers Journey. 
My stamping first started with with the Vintage Notes Background stamp with Oatmeal Cookie onto Buttercream Cardstock cut to size.

I then stamped the buildings on the right side and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. Then using PanPastels, I colored in the sky and the sand. Because I am making kits with this for my Etsy Shop, I set the PanPastels with hairspray. 

I then took a small amout of white Gesso and watered it down and splattered it with a paint brush to look like stars.  I stamped the star and heat embossed with white ep and colored in with glue and clear glitter. 
This was then mounted on a slightly larger piece of Journey Brushed Gold Cardstock, then onto the Buttercream Cardstick Base. 

Mary & Joseph were stamped with Black Licorice ink, colored with Copic Markers and fussy cut. 

Products used for this card:
Bethlehem Journey Stamp Set - SS-0382
Mother Nature PanPastells - JM-0080
Hazelnut Blend Panpastel - JM-0112
Fashion Gold embellishments - AC-0292
Journey Gold Embossing Powder - IP-0101
Journey White Embossing Powder - IP-0098
Journey Sparkle Dust - AC-0013
Journey Gess0 - JM-0072
Brushed Gold Cardstock - CS-0134
Buttercream Cardstock - CS-0006


Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut - Christmas
Creatalicious - Make own background
One Crazy Stamper - Christmas/Winter
Christmas Card Challenge - Christmas
Jingle Belles - Embossing
Winter Wonderland - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Anything
Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Animal, Layers, Sparkle

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Pumpkin Kisses


Here is my 3rd and last card for my October class. 
Super Easy and fast card.



I dry embossed the Fall Text Embossing Folder that is FREE with a $100 FSJ order. I then swipped three different colors over the text. Summer Days, Rich Coral and Pumpkin Bread.

The Leaves were die cut from the Snapshot Frames Dies Set in the same colors of inks mentioned above.

The sentiment and small flower were stamped with FSJ Rich Coral Fusions Blend Ink. Then layered onto a piece of Pumkin Bread Cardstock.

The small strip is a piece of the Fall Fest Prints layered onto a piece of Rich Coral Cardstock. All tied up with Journey Natural Twine. 

Products used:
Snapshot Frames Die Set - DI-0045
Pumpkin Kisses Stamp Set - SS-0526
Fall Fest Print - PP-0048
Pumpkin bread Cardstock - CS-0098
Rich Coral Fusion Blend Ink Pad - IP-0052
Rich Coral Card Stock - CS-0093

Challenges:
Mod Squad Challenges - Fall Colors
Crafty Addict - Autumn Colors


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Bountiful Thanks


This is my 2nd card for my classes in October. Since the first one was detailed, I wanted to keep the others simpler. 
All products are from Fun Stampers Journey except the button. 



This is a quick and easy card. .
My card base is Buttercream  cardstock as well as the piece I stamped on. 
I first stamped the card base and image cardstock with the Canvas Prints Background Stamp using Pinapple Smoothy Ink. 

I stamped the cornacopia With Clear Embossing Ink and Gold Detail Embossing Powder. Then layered onto Brushed Gold Cardstock.

I splattered Gold Silk round image and then colored a white button with the gold silk so it matched. 

The Sentiment and the Gourd were also stamped with Clear Embossing ink and Gold Embossing Powder. 

The bow was made with the natural and Gold Thread. 

Products I used:
Journey Gold Thread - AC-0205
Buttercream Cardstock - CS-0006
Journey Gold Silk - IP-0096
Journey Gold Embossing Powder - IP-0101
Canvas Prints Background Stamp - SS-0019
Bountiful Thanks Stamp Set - SS-0531
Brush Gold Cardstock - CS-0134

This card submitted in these challenges:
Hiding in my craft room - Freestyle
Daring Card Makers - Harvest Home
Aud Sentiments - Two Word Sentiment
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Autumn
The Paper Girls - Harvest


Friday, September 29, 2017

Autumn Days - Give Thanks


I'm busy working on the cards for my October Classes. 
Here is the first of three. 
This one was a little time consuming but so much fun to make. All products used are from Fun Stampers Journey.



The card base is Butter Cream and the next layer is Pumpkin Bread.

The background was made using the exclusive FSJ 8.5 x 11 size Gel Press, using Liquid colors of Lemon Drop, Limeade Splash and Rich Coral. I brayered those colors and then used the Falling Petals stencil on top. 

I then took what inks were still on the brayer and ran it across the Playful Leaves Background Stamp and applied that on top. 

I stamped Give Thanks from the Bountiful Thanks Stamp Set with Cocoa Powder Ink then clear detail embossing powder.
I added some Gold Silk over all.

The leaves were stamped with the Clear Pigment Ink and then colored with Pan Pastels and fussy cut. There is a matching die set for the leaves, but I LOVE to cut buy hand.

I attached a piece of the corrugated paper with the Pumpkin Patch Ribbon on top. I popped up the leaves and added a bow made from the Pumpkin Patch Ribbon.

I then used the Detailed Foliage Die and Gold Mirror paper to add a little more fun detail. 

Gel Press, Brayer, stencil, and PanPastels used on this cad, are all on sale at 20% off until the end of September.

Products I used:
Pumpkin Bread Cardstock - CS-0098
Lemon Drop Liquid Color - IP-0132
Limeade Splash Liquid Color - IP-0133
Rich Coral Liquid Color - IP-0137
Journey Gel Press - JM-0107
Falling petals Stencil - JM-0001
Playful Leaves Background Stamp - SS-0234
Bountiful Thanks Stamp Set - SS-0531
Autumn Days Stamp Set - SS-0006
Pumpkin Patch Ribbon - AC-0334
Corrugated Stock - ST-0124
Journey Gold Silk - IP-0096
Rich Sorbets PanPastels - JM-0082
Detailed Foliage Die - DI-0360
Mirror Gold Cardstock - CS-0136
Brayer - TO-0087

Entered this card in following Challenges:
Craft for the Criac - Autumn Colors
Really Reasonable Ribbon- Anything with Ribbon
QKR Stampede - Cut it up
Victorine Originals - Mood Board - Fall Colors
Aud Sentiments- Use a two word Sentiment
Craft Rocket Challenges - "F"all
Creative Knockouts- Lots of Layers
Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Stencil, Layers, Ink Blending
Craftaholics R Us - Anything with fall colors
Fab 'n' Funky - Fall Colors
Mod Squad -  Fall colors, use a stencil
Bitten By The Bug - Autumn Colors

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Creepy, Spooky, Spider Halloween card


Here is the 3rd and last card for my September Card Class.


 

I first covered my whip cream cardstock with Beachball and Pretty Pansy PanPastels. They are from the Party Pop and Rich Sorbets collection. By the way, Pan Pastels are all on sale, 20% off,  this month only, as well are other select Mix Media products.
Then I inked up the Widow's Web Background Stamp with Clear Pigment Ink and covered with white Embossing Powder and heat set.

The Picture Frame and BOO were cut from the Snapshot Frames Die.  Frame cut in Electric Lime Cardstock and the Boo in Rich Coral and Orange Rave cardstocks.

The Body of the Spider was cut from Black Licorice Cardsock using the 1 3/4" scallop punch and the 1 1/4" Circle Punch. I punched two small white circles and added for base of eyes and the Wiggly eyes on top.
The legs are pieces of Black Licorice Twine with knots tied in each for the foot and knee.

I then finished off the card with a Rock Candy Organza Bow.

I normally don't do this, but,I actually cased this card from another Journey Coach, Jeanne Bobish. Her card was so stinkin' cute that I had to case it.

Products used for this card:
Pretty Pansy Cardstock - CS-0029
Party Pop PanPastels - JM-0081
Rich Sorbet PanPastels - JM-0082
Clear Pigment Ink - IP-0102
Journey white Embossing Powder - IP-0098
Snapshot Frames - DI-0045
1 3/4" Scalloped Circle Punch - TO-0042
1 1/4" Circle Punch - TO-0014
Journey Black Licorice Twine - AC-0004
Electric Lime Cardstock - CS-0123
Rich Coral Cardstock - CS-0093
Orange Rave Cardstock - CS-0124
Wiggle Eyes - AC-0173
Rock Candy Organza Bows - AC-0333

I submitted this card in the following Challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Dies and/or Punches
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything with Die Cuts and/or Embossing
Make My Monday - Something for a Child
AAA Cards - Creatures Great Or Small
Crafty Friends - Dies or Punches
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Halloween
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Must have a critter.
The Artistic Stamper - Take a little color
Happy Little Stampers - Anything with Dies
Naughty or Nice - Framed
One Crazy Stamper - Halloween

Friday, September 8, 2017

Creepy Kids Trick Or Treat


Just another card for my September Card Class. This one uses the Fun Stampers Journey "Creepy Kids" Stamp Set. This set comes with a matching die set, but I LOVE fussy cutting, so that's what I did with this card.



The background was dry embossed with the Spooky Bold Embossing Folder on River Stone Cardstock. Then, using the large Sponge Dauber Dowel, I sponged River Stone ink lightly over the raised area just for a little more dimension.

On top of that I cut a piece of the "Fall Fest Prints" and backed it with a piece of Black Licorice Cardstock.

At the very bottom, I stuck down a strip of the Black Licorice Sparkle Tape to help ground the kids.

The circle for the Sentiment was die cut using the Journey Circles. Then stamped the Trick Or Treat with Black Licorice Ink. Using my finger, I added just a very small amount of the Pineapple Smoothie PanPastels then some of the silver Silk over card front.

The kids were stamped with Black Licorice Ink & colored using the Journey Color Burst Pencils and Popped them up.

Finally to finish off the card, I made a triple bow using the Journey Lemongrass Thread with an Orange Toil & trouble button in center.

Products Used:
River Stone CS - CS-0094
Black Licorice CS - CS-0003
Fall Fest Prints - PP-0048
Spooky Bold Embossing Folder - EF-0022
River Stone Ink Pad - IP-0053
Black Licorice Ink Pad - IP-0041
Journey Circle Dies - DI-0039
Creepy Kids Bundle with Dies - BD-0297
Creepy Kids Stamp Set - SS-0528
Journey Color Burst Pencils - JM-0077
Black Licorice Sparkle Tape - AC-0257
Journey Lemongrass Thread - AC-0132
Toil & Trouble Buttons - AC-0297
Journey Silver Silk - IP-0090
Confectionary Days PanPastels - JM-0079

Card submitted to following challenges:
Aud Sentiments - Anyting + Sentiment
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Embossing
Creative Knockouts - Something to Say
Addicted to Stamps & More - Holiday
Make My Monday - Something for a Child
Dragonfly Dreams - Patterned Paper

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Halloween Witch Silhouette


I can hardly believe that it's September already. And, again this year, I am behind in designing my Holiday Cards for my classes. Every year I vow to start Christmas in July and Halloween in August. But, this year, I was waiting on my NEW FSJ Halloween stamps to arrive. And, it was well worth the wait. 


I started by cutting the moon using a circle die. You can't see in the picture, but I used a sea sponge and a tiny bit of the Black Licorice ink to make it look like shadows on the moon. 
Then I held the circle in place on a piece of Denim Days Cardstock and sponged some white Panpastels around the moon to look like a halo. 

I then thinned down some white Gesso and splattered the cardstock. Then also used silver Silks to splatter more. I wanted it to look like a starry night. 


I added a strip of Silver Sparkle Tape below the moon and tied some Journey Licorice Twist Twine around it.

I stamped "If You Got It Haunt It" from the Creepy Kids Stamp Set. Then cut a slightly larger piece of the Silver Mirror paper and mounted them to the bottom right corner. This Mirror Paper is so shiny that I could look in it to put my lipstick on.

I stamped the witch with the Journey True Color Fusion Black Licorice Ink and heat embossed it with Clear Embossing powder to give it more dimension. I fussy cut it because I LOVE to cut, but this set does come with a matching Die Set.

I finished the card off by adding some Journey Special Celebrations Silver sequins.

Products I used:
Denim Days Cardstock - CS-0082
Black Licorice Fusion Ink Pad - IP-0041
Halloween Silhouette Stamp Set - SS-0530
Halloween Sillouette Bundle with Dies - BD-0298
Creepy Kids Stamp Set - SS-0528
Silver Sparkle Tape - AC-0259
Licorice Twist Twine - AC-0267
White from the Confectionery Days Panpastels - JM-0079
Journey Gesso - JM-0072
Journey Silver Silk - IP-0090
Mirror Silver Cardstock - CS-0137
Special Celebrations Silver Sequins - AC-0115
Journey Circles Die Set - DI-0039

I submitted this card into the following Challenges:
Addicted to stamps and more - Holidays
Little Red Wagon - Make Background
The Paper Shelter - Lots of layers
Simon Says - Stamp It
Stampotique - Backgrounds
Cuttlebug Mania - Dies or embossing
Inky Chicks - Stars
Tuesday Throwdown - Dies or Punches
Angie's Digital Stamps - Anything Goes
Fashionable Stamping - Use your inks & Stamp
Sweet Stampn' - Heat embossing
Creative Craft Cottage - No Patterned Paper
One Crazy Stamper - Fall/Halloween