16 December 2017

Christmas card fun with Altenew


I can't believe that there's less than a week until Christmas and I still have a few cards left to make.
Are you prepared yet or are you a last minute crafter?

Today I am sharing 2 cards that I made to send to friends and family, all the stamps, dies and stencils used are from Altenew.


My first card is a CAS card using the Majestic Mistletoe stamp set, Holiday script word dies and the Holiday wishes stamp set.

I stamped the mistletoe using Distress oxide ink, then I cut my large sentiment from Gold linen card and stamped the word Christmas in black ink.  I added some Nuvo drops to embellish and highlight the sentiment.




I started by using the tiny bubbles stencil and some distress oxide ink to create a subtle background, I like the faded look that just takes the edge off the mass of white. I then added a piece of black and white washi tape to the edge of my card to give a funky look.


I stamped and die cut some pine cones, foliage sprigs and a Poinsettia. I the assembled them into a cluster in the corner of my card using some foam tape for added dimension.  All that was left to do was add a sentiment, I chose a lovely one from the Lyrical script set and stamped it in black ink.

I still have a few more cards to share with you so will be back on Monday with another post.
Take care.

15 December 2017

Christmas Wishes using Paperbabe stamps cute nativity set

It's time for a new challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps blog and it's your favourite theme

"Anything Goes"

I took the opportunity to add another Christmas card to my stash and created this cute card as inspiration for you all


I Inked my sky using 3 shades of Distress Inks, I blended them together and flicked some water on top.   I stamped my Angel using the Cute Nativity Stamp Set and coloured it with Alcohol markers.


I added a sentiment using the Sparkle Bright Stamp Set and finished my card by placing the Angel onto some foam tape to add dimension.

If you'd like to join in with the challenge then pop over to the blog and add your project using the Linky tool and who knows you may be the lucky winner of a prize from Kim.

Thanks for stopping by today



14 December 2017

Tattered Lace Vintage Baroque - DT Samples

Today I am sharing some DT samples I have made for Tattered Lace dies.

Tomorrows Weekender deal on Create and Craft TV  is the Vintage Baroque collection.

I was sent 2 dies sets from the Vintage Baroque set to work with, the  tealight-box and the 

I apologise in advance as I've had an issue with my camera and my pictures are not very good










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13 December 2017

Contemporary Christmas cards using Altenew dies and stencils

It's hump day, yay.

I am so tired lately but have so much to do for Christmas; so I have been looking for quick Christmas card ideas.

I decided to go with a contemporary look and use a stencil and 2 die sets from Altenew.



This first card was made by using the Watercolor stripes stencil and some Distress Oxide inks the create the background. I flicked some water at the ink and then dabbed with a tissue to create some lighter areas.



I then die cut my sentiment using the Bold Alphabet dies and the Merry Christmas dies, I cut them from a true black cardstock so that they were nice and bold.


I couldn't bare to throw away the waste from cutting the sentiments so decided to put it to use and make a card with it.


Again I used the stencil for the background and flicked water at it. I also cut the Ampersands using the Merry Christmas word dies. 



I love this strong bold look, it's very fresh and modern and really suits a younger recipient.

The items I used are linked below


I have lots more Christmas cards to share with you over the next week and hope you'll come back soon.

Terri 

08 December 2017

Tattered Lace embossing folders - DT Samples


Hello Crafty friends, today I am sharing some cards I made using the upcoming release from Tattered Lace.

The release this time is Embossing folders, yes you heard me right yummy embossing folders.


I was sent two folders to work with and have made 4 cards and a box.



For this card I applied a little ink using a blending tool


For this card I left the embossing natural and added embellishments.


This time around I used a white core cardstock and after embossing I gently sanded the raised areas to reveal the white core


Next I decided to go vintage with my last card, I chose Kraft and beige as my colours with a touch of brown distressing.



I thought it would be lovely to make a matching box for such a pretty card 


The embossing folders are launching tomorrow morning at 8am  on Create and Craft TV

The link below will take you directly to the products



07 December 2017

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge - December



It's time for a new CAS card challenge at STAMPlorations

I have made a card to help inspire you


 I have used the Delight in the joys stamp from the Typografia Christmas range.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in gold and then added some watercolour over the top. Once dry I tore around the sentiment and added it to a card blank using foam pads.  I then added a strip of gold glitter washi tape to the edge of the card.

To join in with the challenge visit the link below


I have a discount code for you to use on the STAMPlorations store which will entitle you to 20% off your order, this can not be used with other discount codes

Use>>>>>>  STAMPGIRLTERRI when checking out at http://stamplorations.com/shop/

01 December 2017

Paperbabe Challenge #62 - DT Inspiration


It's time for a new challenge at Paperbabe Stamps

this time round it's a picture inspiration


You can use the picture any way you like, pick the colours, texture or the tree to inspire you, it's your choice, just let your imagination and creativity run free.

I have put together a project to help spark your creativity and have been so eager to share it with you


I'm calling it "The first flurry"

I love winter time as it is such a magical time of year, I crave snow and frost as it looks so pretty, which is why I had to add snowflakes to my project.


I used a crackle medium on the large frame background to represent the bark int he picture. I chose to use my Gelli plate for colouring the MDF pieces as it adds texture and interest and to be honest I'm not that good at creating realistic portrait pieces.


I am so happy with how this project turned out, it's been sat on my mantel piece for 3 months waiting for the right time to share it.

Here's a list of items from the Paperbabe store that I used to create my project.


You can join in with the challenge by popping over to the paperbabe stamps blog and linking your project, Kim will pick a winner and they will receive a prize.


29 November 2017

ARTplorations Stencil Blog hop


Hey crafty friends today we are celebrating the newly released stencils designed by Sanna Lippert from ARTplorations.

There are 8 stencils in the release which can be found in the store using the following link

I was sent 2 of the stencils to work with and have created a couple of cards to share with you.



I created my first card by using distress oxide inks to give a yellow backdrop to which I added flowers and leaves using the /Flowers-1 stencil and Leaves-2 stencil. I then added a sentiment using the Fond-Expressions stamp set before using some Nuvo drops to embellish. I chose to outline the flowers using a black fine liner pen to tie in with the black sentiment.




My second card is in-keeping with fall, I choose to create a background using the Leaves-2 stencil. I added some distress oxide ink through the sentcil and then sprinkled with clear embossing powder to add texture to the card. I did this in both brown and green ink. I then stamped the cute scarecrow form the Wonderfall-Time stamp set in brown ink and clear embossed on top.


You can see more inspiration from the STAMPlorations team over on the blog



To join with the hop leave comments on the designers blog posts and you could be in with the chance of winning yourself a prize;
  • Commenting closes on December 4, Monday
  • Prizes: (1) winner of $20 gift certificate, (2) winners of their choice of 3 Sanna Lippert Designs stencils
  • Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs
If you are wanting to purchase anything from the STAMPlorations store why not use my discount code and earn yourself a 20% discount; use code STAMPGIRLTERRI at the checkout.

22 November 2017

Altenew's Layeed Laurel, 1 stamp set 5 ways


Thank you for stopping by today, I am sharing 5 cards I've created using Altenew's Layered Laurel stamp set.

At this time of year us crafters find ourselves trying to get lots of cards made to send to our loved ones and at times it's really hard to think of different designs, you may have already made 50 cards and your mojo has vanished.  I decided to challenge myself to make 5 cards with one stamp set (and a few extras from my stash)

Well let take a look at what I made.


This first card a something very different from me, I'm calling it a floating card.  I made a card blank from some heavy weight acetate and added a Kraft card panel in the centre, hence me calling it a floating card! I then used the small Laurel spring to create a wreath in the centre of my card with the Green fields crisp inks.

I added some small red gems to look like berries and then die cut my sentiment form Altenew's Holiday script word dies.



Net up is a striking Navy and golden peach embossed card. I used Altenew's Golden Peach embossing powder to emboss both the Laurel and sentiment. The sentiment is stamped on to acetate which is wrapped around the navy card before being adhered to the white card blank so that all the workings are hidden.  I also added some embossed dots to the card using an embossing pen.


I decided I wanted to go bold with my sentiment for this card so I combined the Layered Laurel with Altenew's Bold Alphabet dies.  I stamped the Laurel 5 times across the centre of my card panel using the Green fields crisp inks.  I then used the dies to cut the word "noel" out of the stamped panel.  I then cut the same word from black card stock.  On a white card blank I added a piece of gold glitter washi tape and then adhered the stamped panel. I then inlaid the black letters, this gives the card a totally flat surface.


This card was a simple one, I stamped the Laurel with the green fields inks and then used a sentiment from the Lyrical script stamp set, which I heat embossed in black.


My last card is something very indulgent, grey with lots of copper embossing. I used one of the leaf layers from the Layered Laurel stamp set to stamp a background onto some grey card using Altenew's embossing ink and then I added some copper embossing powder and set with my heat tool.

I used the Holiday script word dies to cut my sentiment, but as I wanted it to look dimensional like a piece of chipboard I cut 2 from the grey card and a third from a piece of copper embossed card. I then layered them together to give me a chunky sentiment.  I also added a second sentiment using the Lyrical Script stamp set. It reads "he will bring us goodness and light"


And that is my 5 cards with 1 stamp set.  I love trying to create different looks and feels with the same stamp set.  

Which is your favourite card? I think mine is the Navy and Golden Peach embossed card.