All the snow that has been falling around here gave me the inspiration for this card:
Stamps: Uniko - Big & Bold Hugs, Scattered Polka Dots Lg Bg, Rustic Christmas, Simply Said Christmas
Inks: Versamark; Gina K - Black Onyx; Delicata - Silvery Shimmer
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Smoky Slate; Vellum; Kaleidoscope & Silver Embossing Powders
I stamped the large polka dot background directly onto the card base in Versamark and heat embossed with Kaleidoscope powder for a lovely iridescent sparkle - snow!!! I stamped the tree on white card, embossed it in silver and then carefully cut it out and adhered it to the card. The large 'hugs' sentiment was stamped on vellum, heat embossed in silver and carefully cut out. I used dimensional pads to attach it to the card. I finished the front with the little ampersand in black - the sentiment continues inside the card. I layered the white panel on pale grey card and finished the sentiment with 'Christmas Wishes' and added some sparkly silver snowflakes. I'm submitting this card to CASology - CAS#279, and also to CAS-ual Fridays Challenge - CFC#189 where they want to see a White Christmas.
Next up a soft, delicate spring card:
Stamps: Uniko - Spring Botanicals Snowdrop
Inks: Gina K - Black Onyx; Distress - Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Uniko Stencil - Doodle Flower; Nuvo Aqua Shimmer - Clear
This is a very simple one-layer card. I stamped the snowdrop onto the front of the card and then masked it off. I taped the stencil to the front of the card and then lightly sponged on pale green and pale blue inks. I removed the mask, stamped the sentiment and added a touch of sparkle to the snowdrop flowers. On the inside I stamped one of the greetings from this set. I'm submitting this card to Addicted to Stamps and More! - ATSM#272 where they want to see us make our mark.
Next I have two cards made using a single stamped panel - I got the idea from Jennifer McGuire:
Stamps: Uniko - Pure Florals Rose, Happy Succulents,
Inks: Gina K - Black Onyx, Kraft; Distress Oxide - Wild Honey; Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies: Die-namics - A2 Stitched Rectangles Stax Set2 #9
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Crumb Cake; Shimmer Spritz - Frost; Vellum; Clear Embossing Powder
I cut a panel of kraft card 5½" x 4¼" and stamped the small solid rose randomly over the card. I then lightly spritzed the panel with a frost shimmer spray and dried it. I used a stitch edge die to cut out a corner of the panel. I adhered the bottom part of the panel to a white card base. I used the stitch edge die to cut a white rectangle and made the top part of the card on the left. Before adhering it to the card, I stamped the words 'mother's day' in the bottom corner. I stamped the outline rose on white card, cut it out and attached it to the panel. I stamped the word 'happy' on vellum, cut it out and adhered it flat to the card. I used craft foam behind the white die cut panel to give some dimension. On the inside I cut a mat layer of kraft card, and on the white panel I stamped a greeting and little rose bud.
I made the card on the right with the top portion of the cut out panel which I attached flat to a white card base. I finished the front by adding a simple greeting. On the inside, I cut a mat layer of kraft card and added a greeting to the white panel.
My last card is a thank you card - always needed in my stash:
Stamps: Uniko - So Much (Free with qualifying orders while stocks last)
Inks: Gina K - Black Onyx, Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies: Die-namics - Inside & Outside Stitched Square Stax #6
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU DP - Crumb Cake; Copics; Clear Embossing Powder
I used the colours from Colour Throwdown - CTD#473 and the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches - FMS#317. I die cut the square and stamped the floral image, coloured it with Copics, restamped with Versafine and then heat embossed with clear powder. I cut a thin strip of kraft design paper and adhered it to the card front. Next I added the stamped panel and finished with a bold thank you. I've not done the inside of this card yet.
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And now, before I go, here's a chance for you to see all the new stamps and stencils:
Spring Botanicals Snowdrop
Big & Bold Hugs
Large Background Scattered Polka Dots
Large Background Scattered Polka Hearts
Pure Florals Rose
Stencil - Broken Lines
Stencil - Doodle Flower
Stencil - Lattice
Thanks so much for sticking with me - it's a long post. That's all for now.