Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Snowman sheetload

I had a little time earlier this month to try out the January Sheetload template from Crafty Al over on YouTube.  You can find her HERE.  I was extra excited because I got to use supplies from CTMH (Close To My Heart) that have been in my stash for a VERY long time!  And I adore the cute snowmen images from the Snow Friends stamp set.




The template makes 9 cards but I'm just showing the 3 different designs.  So I had 3 of each design.  I'm stashing them away for Christmas/Winter cards!



See you soon!
~Kristina

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Love Bear

Welcome one and all!  I don't know about you but I'm ready for a little bit of change of gears in my crafting.  I love a good winter card but I'm yearning for bright things.  Valentine's Day is here to save the day!  A perfect reason to work with some different colors.  Let's check out my card and then we'll chat!


I started with a white panel cut to 8 1/4" x 3 1/4".  I cut 1/2" wide strips in white, pink, red and dark gray.  I added a generous amount of tape runner adhesive all over the white panel.  Then I started adding the paper strips at a diagonal until the panel was covered.  Next I cut off all of the pieces that went past the edges of the panel.


Next I added white and silver splatters.  Then I set it aside to dry.


I moved on to the rest of the elements I wanted to use on the card.  I cut out four hearts in the same four colors using the smallest heart die from the Scrappy Tails Craft's Slimline Bird House Pop up die.  I wanted to give them some texture so I ran all of them through a lace embossing folder.  And then I sponged around the edges with ink.  I used the "love" letter dies from the Flower Vase Pop up die set to cut out foil cardstock in the same shades as the hearts. 


The final element for this card is the super adorable bear from the Sweet Bear stamp set.  I actually had him in my stash of previously colored goodies.  He was stamped on Bristol Smooth cardstock and colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.  Then cut out with the coordinating die.


I glued the striped panel onto a medium gray card base.  Then I used foam tape on the back of the bears and the hearts before adding them to the card.  I used liquid glue to add the foil letters on top of the hearts.  For the very final touches, I added Wink of Stella to the ribbon and heart.  Plus glossy accents to the nose.  And that's it!  



As always, thanks SO much for stopping by!
~Kristina
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Sunday, January 9, 2022

All the Love 💗

Howdy!  Poppin' in to share a quick Valentine's Day card I created this weekend.  I was looking through my stash of digital stamps and the Penguin Love set from Polka Dot Orchard caught my eye.  In particular, the "LOVE" sentiment.


This was a very easy card to put together!  I printed the sentiment out on to Neenah Solar White cardstock.  I then went ahead and cut the panel with a scalloped rectangle die.  Next I picked my pink Copic markers.  I used R83, R85 and R89.

The panel looked a little too stark so I added splatter with similar colored inks.  I also added metallic silver splatter.  Once the splatters were dry, I added foam tape to the back and glued it onto the pink card base.

To finish it off I added black Nuvo drops.  And that's it!  




If you're interested in another idea using this set, see my blog post HERE from a few years ago!

Have an awesome day!
~Kristina
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Sunday, January 2, 2022

Penguin Walk

 Hello friends!  I'm back after a short break to enjoy the holidays.  I have been taking the time to relax and focus on other things.  Now I'm ready to get back to creating!

To start things off, I found a new challenge to participate in!  It's called the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge.  You can learn all about it HERE.


I am also entering it in the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Sketch Challenge 18.  You can find details about it HERE.


I didn't do ANY stamping on this card at all!  Wow.  I can't remember the last time that happened.  The paper I used is from Echo Park Celebrate Winter paper pad.  The penguin and sentiment tag come from the matching Frames & Tags pack.  

I added blue ink blending around the penguin panel and tag parts.  I did white ink blending on the blue snowflake paper.  Then I added white splatter to everything except the penguin tag parts.  I did add touches of Crystal Stickles to the snowflakes on the tag, the penguins coffee cup and his hat.  I also added foam tape to pop up the penguin portion of the tag.  I put the whole thing onto a red card base and voila!


Have a fantastic day and stay warm!
~Kristina






Saturday, December 18, 2021

A Tall Thanks - Polka Dot Orchard

 Happy Saturday!  Hello and welcome!  I should totally be wrapping Christmas presents right now but I'm here sharing my latest card instead...  I recently fell in love with the A Tall Thanks digital stamp set from Polka Dot Orchard.  So, it hopped into my cart and here I am with a card!


I printed the image onto Neenah Solar White cardstock.  I also printed it out onto a fun holiday patterned paper.  I fussy cut the cup from the patterned paper.  Then I cut the sleeve and the lid out of the Neenah cardstock.  I colored up the sleeve with Copics BG78, 75 and 72.  I added some shading to the patterned paper with R85 and 83.  I used N5, 3, 1 and 0 to the lid. 

Next I added foam tape to the back of the sleeve and the lid and applied them to the cup.  I got out my Star Dust Stickles and added it to the lid.  I set the cup aside to dry.

I had a another complete image on cardstock.  I cut it down to 3" x 6" and colored it with more Copic markers.  I did put down a light layer of color on the cup in case anything showed around my fussy cut pieces.  The car is colored with R89, 85 and 83.  The grays I used were N7, 5, 3 and 1.  I used E39 & 36 to add color to the rope.  For the headlights I used Y02 and 00 and BG0000 for the glass areas.  

I glued the patterned paper cup onto the colored panel.  Then the whole thing went onto a 3 1/4" x 6 1/4" card base.  And that's a wrap!  You can check out the entire Polka Dot Store HERE.





Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!
~Kristina
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