Saturday, October 31, 2015

Out of my comfort Christmas

Every day I check Sue Wilson's blog for the new Creative Expressions dies and ideas. I love her cards even though they are huge, UK size cards and I try and use some of her ideas for the US size cards that I make.  I started this card with a 5x7 soft champagne gold card (it's not really white) added a layer of black and then I added a layer of gold linen foil that I got from Michaels or one of the big box stores. I pierced it with my new rectangle piercing die from Cheery Lynn.  I then added the Polynesian Sails oval doily in the soft gold and added some pearls.  The trees are from Sue Wilson's winter trees at Joan's Garden website.  You can click on Creative Expression, Sue Wilson and find tons of wonderful dies and card ideas with them.  After watching the video on Sue's blog I cut and embossed the trees and the Merry Christmas in black and then added some soft gold gilding wax to them and to the Merry Christmas.  This is definitely not a normal color combo for me but it's so striking in real life and I think I may do some more of this color combo.  Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all the dies and ideas on Sue's blog.  

Thursday, October 22, 2015

More Christmas cards

I'm working on Christmas cards and these two cards are a mix of different dies from a few companies.  I used a holographic gold peel off around the edge of the card. I know the white die behind the candles is the center of another die but of course now I can't find the die to tell you which one, LOL The candles are memory box glowing candles. The saying and backing are both from Sue Wilson's creative expressions.
The second card is is a Marianne die on the bottom and Sue Wilson lavender border and I used a large scalloped square to cut it out to show the white embossed snowflake background, the Peace on Earth is Sue Wilson.  I just punched a couple of snowflakes from a Martha Stewart punch and added lots of pears to finish the card. 

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Starting Christmas cards

I'm not a fan of fall cards and usually don't send any of those so I'm trying to get an early start on Christmas. I used the Sue Wilson, Creative expressions snowflake border and tag set to make this card after her watching her video.  I covered the background with a sticky sheet and used some very fine glitter after embossing it with a snowflake folder which doesn't show up on the photo.  The ribbon is a holographic sparkle ribbon and the saying is a peel off sticker. You can purchase a lot of the Sue Wilson dies from Joan's Garden

Power Poppy, Bits and Pieces

The challenge at Power Poppy is to use part of an image on your creation.  I used this image from the So Grateful collection and colored it with copic markers.  I used a Spellbinders labels 28 to cut the portion out and back it.  The corners and tag are from the Sue Wilson collection by Creative expressions.  I added some DP behind the image and a sticky lace accent across it,  To finish the card I just added a pearl to each corner.  Be sure to check out all the fun challenges over at Power Poppy and add to your collection of stamps and digital images.