Saturday, December 26, 2020

Taylored Expressions - Let Us Adore Him

 

Happy Saturday!!

Hope you had a very blessed Christmas yesterday.  

Today, I have my 2020 Christmas card.  The last several years my Christmas cards were blue, white, silver and cream with a Nativity or Bethlehem theme.  This year, I wanted to change it up, something red and green.  

I saw this "Let Us Adore Him" set at Taylored Expressions and I knew this was the card this year.  A tree with a nod to the manger.  The image is a 3 piece red rubber stamp.  I made it into 4 stamps, cutting the heart from the crib base.  
It was precut and shaped in such a way it was pretty easy to line up the verse within the tree foliage, even though it is not indexed or clear.

The tree was stamped using PaperTey Ink Olive Twist ink, the 'O Come let us adore Him' verse and heart is PTI Pure Poppy.  The manger crib is PTI Dark Chocolate.  Then added a gem at the top of the tree for the star.

The cardstock is also PaperTrey Ink - White for the base card and image panel.  Pure Poppy or Olive Twist for the layered border of the image panel depending on the background paper.  

I used a gate fold for the base card and added a patterned cardstock panel (2" x 5.25") on each flap.  The card is an A2 size - 4.25 x 5.5" card.  The gate fold was created scoring 2-1/8" in from each end of the 8.5" length of the 8.5" x 5.5" base card (half sheet).  

The 12 x 12 pattern cardstock is from Echo Pack - I love Christmas Collection Kit.  I used 10 of the 12 sheets for the cards to make 60 cards total.  I cut strips 2" x 5.25", which gave me 12 panels for 6 cards in each of the 10 patterns.  

I saved the 1.5" x 12" strips left over and made some extras cards, adding a some red cardstock at the middle of the gate fold to fill the gap.  A little modification to stretch the patterned cardstock.


Inside, I created a single panel verse, printed on the computer in red
and added a stamped Merry Christmas in olive ink.  Using all the stamps in the set on this 1 card.   

 
Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings to you,
Deb

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Christmas Card 2019


Today, I have the Christmas card I sent last year (2019).  It uses a clear stamp set and dies I found on Amazon.  It is the Chinese version of the retired Stampin' UP! Night in Bethlehem.

I used PaperTey Ink Cream Linen, Kraft and Dark Indigo cardstock 
and PTI Dark Indigo ink.  

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Stampin' UP! - Bonanza Buddies Koala

Happy Saturday!

Today, I have some more fun kid cards using Stampin' UP! "Bonanza Buddies" bundle.  Last month, I featured the lion, this post features the koala in the set.  I made a few different color combinations.   


PaperTrey Ink colors: Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow, Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores, Harvest Gold, True Black.

Thanks for Stopping by...
Blessings to you,
Deb

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Spellbinders/FSJ - Lovely Day


Happy Saturday!

Today, I have a couple vibrant cards using a stamp set from Spellbinders/FSJ "Lovely Day", which unfortunately was discontinued early this year.  I saw a video back in June on the MFT YouTube channel showing a non-traditional coloring technique by Yana Smakula.  So this was my attempt.

 Close Up:

Copic Colors: R17, R20, R22, R29; Y11, Y17, E31, E94
G40, G43, G46, G99; BG000

Papers:  PTI Pure Poppy; Pebbles Garden Party

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I made a second version in yellow.


 Close Up:

Copic Colors: Y11, Y17; YR23, YR24; E31 E31, E94
G40, G43, G46, G99; B000

Papers:  PTI Summer Sunrise; Pebbles Family Ties

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Friday, October 9, 2020

Stampin' UP! Beautiful Moments

 Happy Saturday!

Today, I have a birthday card I made for our niece for her birthday.  Her oldest daughter is about this old, so I thought this stamp from Stampin' UP! was perfect.  The set is "Beautiful Moments".

Close Up:

Copic Colors:  E00, E11, E21, E30, E31, E35, E37, YR24
BG000, BG10, BG11, BG23, R20, R22

Papers: PTI Aqua Mist, Pebbles Garden Party

Embossing folder the Paper Studio

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Spellbinders - Tudor Rose Card Front

Happy Saturday!

Today, I have a simple die cut birthday card.  It uses Spellbinders die Tudor Rose Card Front from the Card Creator line.  I got this die on clearance in January, but is still available through Amazon.

Cardstock & Ink: PaperTrey Ink White and Hawaiian Shores

Thanks for stopping by...
Blassings,
Deb

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Stampin' UP! - Bonanza Buddies Lion

Happy Saturday!

Today, I have some fun kid cards using Stampin' UP! "Bonanza Buddies" bundle.  This post features the lion in the set and I made them have a bubble head.  I made a few different color combinations.   



PaperTrey Ink colors: Honey Nut, Cocoa Bean, Orange Zest, Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores, Harvest Gold, True Black.

Thanks for Stopping by...
Blessings to you,
Deb

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Altenew - Grateful Heart

 Happy Saturday!

Today, I have a few cards to share using an Altenew "Grateful Heart".  This was a fun stamp set to play with, it's a 3 step stamp, which I experimented with several color combinations.  The greeting is PaperTrey Ink "Think Big Favorites #13.

Above the PTI colors Pale Peony, Melon Berry and Americana.
Below is PTI Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores and Tropical Teal.


Below is PTI Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst and Raspberry Fizz.


Below is PTI Lavendar Moon, Plum Pudding and Amethyst Allure.


Below is PTI Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet and Melon Berry.


Do you have a favorite color combination?

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings to you,
Deb

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Spellbinders: Sunday Drive Birthday


Happy Sunday!

Today is Mark's birthday and I have his birthday card to share.  
I used Spellbinders "Sunday Drive" die set.


It is a pretty detailed die set and I used lots of PaperTrey Ink colors: 
Kraft, Smokey Shadow, Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, 
New Leaf, Summer Sunrise, and Orange Zest.
The chrome which really makes the car is mirror silver cardstock.
The cloud paper was from A|Muse.

It was a fun card to make and Mark loved it too.

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb