I’ve really been into making cards using dies lately. This one is using a snowman die from Cottage Cutz.
This was a more simple card to put together. I cut the dies with white cardstock and colored them with copic markers.
I layered all of the pieces together, which was pretty easy. I added some highlights with a white gel pen and added some dots to the scarf.
I used some cute patterned paper for the background and then stamped the sentiment “There’s snow one like you”. I adhered everything to a white cardbase and added a little enamel heart to finish it off.
Its funny to be making fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas cards when its still so hot outside but as a card maker I have to think ahead. This card is for Thanksgiving and I love how colorful it is.
I stamped the image and did some basic copic coloring. No shading other than a tiny bit on the turkey. I used a few different fall colors and I really like how it turned out.
For the background I used two different patterned papers and then just adhered the image on top using some craft foam to give it dimension. I added a few little fall colored gems and thats it. Quite quick and simple.
It’s been a hard week. Just over a week ago we found out that one of my husbands brothers passed away so we’ve been dealing with that and having family in town. Then Utah had hurricane force winds that caused so much damage. Thankfully we didn’t have any damage but thousands of people are still without power. We even had to push the burial back a day as there were lots of downed trees in the cemetery.
Things are slowly getting back to normal so I’ve been back in my craft room creating again. Though my craft room is so messy right now, it’s hard to even find anything in there!! One of my daughters has offered to help me organize so hopefully this weekend it will start to look a lot better!
I made this Halloween card the other day.
I love owls and I love making Halloween cards, so this was fun.
I used the new stamp set from MFT called “Halloween Hoo” and also used their “Ghoulish Greetings” background stamp.
I chose some purple cardstock and stamped the background stamp in purple to give a tone on tone look. I then matted that in black cardstock.
For the main image, I cut a circle from white cardstock and used the MFT mini edge stencil with purple and black distress oxide inks to create the clouds. I framed the circle in black to help it stand out.
I stamped and colored the images and attached them to the circle, propping up the owls on some foam pads.
I then attached everything to a grey card base, added a sentiment strip and the card is done!
You can find the stamp set and background stamp at mftstamps.com . See you soon!
We finally got a few days of cooler weather but by the end of the week we will be almost 100 degrees again! It doesn’t feel that fall is around the corner but I’ve been enjoying using my fall stamps to make some cards anyway!
This is one of my favorite stamp sets for fall. It’s called “Fay loves fall” by Stamping Bella.
I stamped the image with memento tuxedo black ink onto some Neenah classic white 80lb card stock. I then colored it with COPIC markers.
I layered some patterned paper and added the sentiment “Happy Harvest”.
Its funny to be thinking about fall/autumn as we are still hovering around 100 degrees here in Northern Utah! I love fall but I don’t like the fact that it means winter is just around the corner. So I always leave summer behind with mixed feelings.
This card was made using a stamp set from Taylored Expressions called “cutting edge”.
I stamped the image and colored it with copic markers. I then used the coordinating dies to cut the image out, leaving quite a bit of white space at the bottom. I layered it with some fall colored patterned paper.
I then stamped the sentiment “autumn wishes”, from the same stamp set, in the bottom right corner. I added some tiny images from the stamp set around the sentiment, along with some fall colored gems. I then matted it with black cardstock and added it to a white card base.
We have been in the middle of a heatwave…temperatures have been over 100 degrees all week. We should be around 91 degrees right now so its much hotter than normal. I’m looking forward to things cooling down a little.
I still haven’t organized my pictures from our vacation but here is one that I took at the Idaho/Canada border. We found this beautiful spot. Across the water is Canada.
Today I was working on some Thanksgiving cards with the cute “Gnome for the Holidays” by Photoplay.
I love these gnomes…they have them for Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving, July 4th etc. I used the gnome for the holidays paper pad and layered a few of the papers.
I stamped the images of the gnomes and colored them using copic markers. I then cut them out using the coordinating dies.
After adhering all the papers, I then added the images of the gnomes. For the sentiments I used stickers from the 12×12″ paper pack “Gnome for the holidays, Thanksgiving”.
It’s been a while since I posted. Our family went on a vacation to beautiful Montana and Northern Idaho. It was so nice to get away for a while and to see some beautiful country. Whenever we take our yearly roadtrips, we always imagine what it would be like to live on a farm in the middle of nowhere. Maybe one day we will get to experience that!
So I am back home and trying to get into the routine of cardmaking again. I’ve been focusing on Halloween lately so I will share this card that I made with some Spellbinders dies.
I started by using some distress inks on the background and then stamping the trees. Everything else on the card is die cut from the Sunday drive/Halloween dies from Spellbinders. I cut everything from colored cardstock and pieced it all together. It took some time as there are a lot of small pieces, but I love how it turned out.
Maggie wasn’t feeling good last week and her ears were bleeding. Initially we thought she had allergies and made her ears bleed by scratching them so much, but it turned out she had major infections in both ears. After a few hours at the vet’s office, she came home with lots of medication. Some of the medication is in her ears and it gradually disperses over time. Its made her pretty deaf so thats been interesting. She’s still not back to normal but she’s improving every day.
I’ve been having fun making some Halloween cards. This set was made with a stamp set from Taylored Expressions.
I stamped the images and colored them with copic markers. I then used the coordinating dies to cut them out.
I used some Halloween cardstock for the background and stamped and embossed the sentiment on a black strip of cardstock. I adhered everything to a grey cardbase.