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Fixin' Christmas

>> Saturday, December 15, 2018


Are you ready?  huh, huh?  Are you ready?  Me personally?  Not even close :)  Didn't stop me from sitting down and making a couple of cards though!

For my first card I stamped our Snow Tree with Fence on white card stock using black ink.  The horizon line didn't go quite as far as I wanted so I added to the line on the right side with an extra fine black marker then colored the fence and sponged on the sky and snow.  I stamped our Cowboy Line Dancer on scrap and colored him with a combo of markers and watercolor pencils, fussy cut him and attached him leaning on the fence post.  I added our new Fixin' Christmas greeting using green ink and layered it on green card stock and a folded red card.  

For my 2nd card I have to explain where my head was at...  I'm a sitcom fan and have been recently re-watching an old favorite, Home Improvement.  This card is my salute to Tool Time.

I started by imagining Tim the Tool Man Taylor sitting down to stamp a card and somehow it kind of turned into how few of my stamping tools could I use to make a card.  Turns out it's 5 - as least for this card.  Paper, stamps, ink pad, markers and duct tape.

I stamped our new Tool Stocking and colored it with markers.  Next I stamped our new Fixin' Christmas greeting and tore the paper instead of cutting for both images and my backgrounds as well.  Channeling Tim Taylor again I added several smudges and fingerprints and then attached my backgrounds to my folded green card using duct tape and rolled up some more duct tape for the back of the greeting and stocking to attach those as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Tool Time Stocking

>> Friday, December 14, 2018

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

  Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! It's only about 10 days until Christmas! Yikes! Today I have a fairly quick card using a fun new image. After stamping & coloring, I die cut it and the greeting. I came across a piece of aluminum foil I had glued to a piece of card stock, so I added some pools of alcohol inks in greens then embossed it w/ a stocking folder. Then I took a paper towel w/ a little rubbing alcohol on it & removed most of the ink from the embossed stockings.
 I added a narrow red layer behind it & done.

Here's a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

stamps: DRS Designs - Tool Stocking, Fixin' Chrismtas (inside: RulerSeason of Wonder)
paper:  Staples 110# white, red
ink: Memento tuxedo black
accessories:   Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch dies, Copic markers, Copic refills, aluminum foil, Sizzix embossing folder (stockings)



>> Thursday, December 13, 2018

Good morning!

This is the perfect guy Christmas card (for that perfect guy in your life!)
the background is an embossing folder from Sizzix
and dies from LifeStyle.
The HoHoHo is tape so I'm kinda thinkin' it might be duct tape right,
(Knowing men, although it could also be electrical tape, my hubby has lots of that in several colors being an electrician!)
The red strips are actually pieces of ribbon.

This next card is looking through the window out at the town square, don't you just love this new village stamp?  DRS All in 1 Christmas Village.
The frame is a Spellbinder die modified and then run through a wood grain embossing folder.  The flowers and holly leaves are dies by HFC,
 filled with gold Prills.
I did the actual wood paper with the DRS Wood Grain stamp.

I finished it off with red and with green ribbons tied together in a bow.

Thanks so much for visiting today!


Sparkly Beach-Themed Christmas Cards

>> Wednesday, December 12, 2018

I always think of colder weather when I do Christmas cards, but it is just as likely to be beach weather at Christmas where I live.  

My first card is a CAS card that is perfect for beach loving friends.  I made it with the new Seashell Christmas Tree image and the Seas and Greetings sentiment.  It was easy to color up and I added in some Stickles to make it sparkle. 
My second card is a wreath card using the shells off the Seashell Christmas Tree image.  I stamped the image three threes, colored up the shells, and fussy cut most of them.  Then I arranged one layer  on a wreath form (cut a rough circle then cut out another circle out of the middle so you have a wreath form).  Next,  I layered on some fun fibers and some foliage/coral (TH Holiday Greens Thinlets cut out of paint-splattered Kraft paper).  Lastly, I added on another layer of shells, a few half-pearls and some Stickles.
Behind the window is the Flamingo Palm Tree Scene and the sentiment is the new Seas and Greetings used in the first card.  The window die is from MFT and the wood grain embossing folder is SU!.  This card was a case of THIS fun card done by the Featured Stamper for this week at Splitcoaststampers. 




Seas and Greetings

>> Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Hi Everyone,

It's been a while since I really got my sparkle on, so I thought what better time than the holidays to glitter up some cards :)  

Blue and white are always a nautical color combo, so I began by stamping my navy background with the Splatter Background stamp. After stamping with white ink, I took a sponge and just smeared and softened the spots so that they wouldn't look so defined.  I placed an embossed seashell strip along the bottom and lined the sides with double sided tape and glitter.  

I then stamped and heat embossed the Seashell Christmas Tree and the new Seas and Greetings sentiment, fussy cutting the tree and die cutting the greeting.  

I die cut and added some glitter embellished mats for my greeting and then assembled the card, finishing it off with a gemstone flourish from my stash.

While we don't have any glittery sand where I live, we do have lots of the glittery white stuff...(I'd take the sand and shells any day!) 

Here's hoping your season is shaping up to be swell!


Masculine Chirstmas

>> Monday, December 10, 2018

Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend and were able to get inky. I'm having such a fun time stamping with the newest images from DRS Designs. I especially had fun creating these cards for today's post.

For the first card I started with a piece of red CS and used the medium size part of the woven plaid stamp to create my buffalo plaid background. My Misti helped me line it up and keep it straight. Not sure I could do this without the Misti!

Next I stamped, colored and fussy cut the new Tool Christmas Stocking. The new matching greeting was stamped onto white CS, die cut and layered onto black CS. The tool border was stamped onto red CS and layered onto the same black CS. The little die cut tools were created using a TE die set. I added some white blizzard Nuvo drops to the white part of the stocking for some dimension.

Here's a look at the inside. I stamped the same tool border with red ink along the base of the inside.

My second card uses the same stamps and dies. I used green CS to create the plaid on this one. The sketch is from last week's Tuesday Morning Sketch layout. I thought it would look cute with some tools hanging below the stocking.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to check out the new images at DRS Designs on line store.



He is the Way

>> Saturday, December 8, 2018


My card today celebrates the true meaning of Christmas.

I stamped our 3 Wisemen (except the star) on white card stock using black ink and then used our Sand, Snow and Water Lines to continue the sand lines off my card.  I used a sand colored pencil to color the bottom and a combination of blue pencils and blue ink for my sky.  After the sky was dry I stamped our new He is the Way greeting and the star from the Wisemen stamp using versamark ink and white embossing powder.  It's hard to see in the picture, but I also used a silver jelly roll pen to add some stars in the sky then layered it on black card stock and a folded purple card.

Thanks for stopping by!


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