I am back today with a very easy technique to create stunning Christmas cards. This design is also easy to mass produce! I used products from Pink and Main.
I took a piece of watercolour paper and white heat embossed almost all the snowflakes from the Flurries stamp set. I used a stamp positioner so I had to find the arrangement only once and it allowed me to stamp again and again.
Then I sprinkled some Violet Brocade Shimmer Powder on one panel and Lilac Waterfall on the other. I spritzed it with water and let the colours spread. I heat set it with my heat tool and repeated the process.
I stamped and coloured the critter with Copic markers and cut it out with its coordinating die.
For the tag itself I used the Fancy Edges Tag die set. I cut the base from white cardstock and from patterned paper (Doodlebug). I cut the topper from green cardstock and a snowbank plus the reinforcer from white glitter cardstock. For the snowbank I used the Sea border die set.
After assembling the tags, I white heat embossed the sentiment above the deer.
A couple of white gel pen dots and a bit of glossy accents on the nose and bow made it even cuter. For the berries I used Nuvo drops. The eyes are shining because of the black glaze pen. I finished them with thick green twine from Tonic.
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While I was at it I also die cut a stitched square panel from blue cardstock and from white glitter paper using the Frames Squared die set. I cut the scalloped square from purple cardstock and some pine trees from dark green using the Forest Scene builder set.
Before assembling the scene I used a Versamark pen on the hat of the snowman and on the trees and poured WOW White Puff embossing powder on it. I heat set it with my heat gun, I love the texture it gives!
I also added a white metallic cardstock layer in between the scene and the purple mat. I can never have enough layers I guess 🙂
The sentiment I stamped in purple on a subtle checked patterned paper from Sunny Studio and added the focal panel too.
A bit of clear shimmer on the scarf and hat plus a bit of glossy accents finished it off.
I hope you enjoyed my card today and will check back later for a not typical coffee card! See you in a few hours!
I love the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop so much that I cannot stop creating coffee cards. I also try to stick to colouring every day a little bit, as therapy advised by the gorgeous Kathy Racoosin. Today’s cuties are from Hello Bluebird, one of my favourite companies.
I started with stamping and colouring some of the images from the Skating party stamp set. I used Copic markers in vibrant colours. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.
Then I worked on the background: I heat embossed the Snowfall background stamp with WOW white puff embossing powder on a kraft top folding card base. To make it colder I sponged white pigment ink on the edges of the card base – I feel the instant breeze!
To set the scene I created a snowbank from white cardstock using the Land Border dies from Newton’s Nook Designs and I also die cut a couple of pine branches (Holly and Pin die set) from the same white cardstock. I used Pine Needles Distress ink to add colour.
The sentiment is die cut 2 times from white cardstock and once from blue glitter cardstock. I stacked them together and added a white heat embossed sentiment under it.
As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on their eyes, a clear shimmer pen on the caps and glossy accents on the noses and cups.
We reached the last day of the Holiday Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, but don’t be sad, the sweetest we saved for last. I was dreaming of a stamp set with a kitty family for long and now my wishes came true! The Newton’s Christmas Kittens is the perfect family stamp for the holidays. And the 2 minis are just create easy and fantastic tags!
For my card I stamped and coloured the image with Copic markers and die cut it with the coordinating die. I created santa hats to all the cats and dressed them up for the holiday.
I die cut a stitched rounded rectangle die from the Frames and flags die set from white cardstock and used the same die to cut a piece of green patterned paper for the bottom of it.
I adhered the cats and stamped the sentiment in red on the top left corner. It is one long sentiment but with partial inking I managed to stamp it in 2 rows.
For the background I chose a golden foiled patterned paper from my stash and popped up the focal panel with 3D foam squares at an angle. It is more playful this way.
I felt I needed something in the right upper corner too,so I white heat embossed another sentiment on a small rounded tag die from the Tag times two die set, which I die cut from gold cardstock. I added a red bow on the top so it looks like a Christmas ornament.
The finishing touches I couldn’t leave behind, a lot of clear shimmer was applied on the presents and glossy accents on the ribbon.
To make it super fun, I used a Marvy Snow Marker on the caps and puffed them up with my heat tool. I love the texture!
I cut the base from patterned paper (Doodlebug) and from vellum.
On the vellum I adhered a small snowbank cut with the Land border die from white glitter cardstock. I silver heat embossed the sentiments on the vellum directly.
To embellish the tags, I cut a scalloped topper from red cardstock and a white reinforcer. I attached the two tags together and used chunky red twine to finish them.
Of course glossy accents I had to add to the presents and I also used some glitter on the santa hat.
Would you like to win the “Newton’s Christmas kittens” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! Here’s how to win: comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday October 17th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 18th.
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I die cut it with its coordinating die and added some white Flower Soft to the roofs with liquid glue.
For the background I die cut a scalloped stitched rectangle from Frames and Flags and masked off the scallop part with Purple Tape. I sponged blue distress oxide inks and added some water sprinkles. I also splattered the background with white acrylic paint.
I die cut the word joyful from white glitter cardstock and stamped the santa sleigh in black next to it. I adhered the panel to a kraft note card and popped up the houses with 3D foam squares.
I really wanted to make a more pastel version of the Main Street Christmas, so I white heat embossed it on SSS Fog cardstock. I used Tombow markers to add some grey, pink and blue to the houses and used a white pencil to add white details.
When it was ready I created a mask with the coordinating die and simple printer paper. I also masked off a frame with Purple tape and sponged a light layer of Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. I tried to get it lighter towards the houses.
I also used the Petite Snow stencil and White Glitz Glitter gel from Thermoweb/Gina K designs to add a layer of snow.
I white heat embossed a sentiment on vivid pink cardstock and die cut it with a skinny banner die (Lawn Fawn).
When the snowflakes were dry I popped up the sentiment banner with 3D foam squares and adhered it all to a white card base.
Would you like to win the “Main Street Christmas” or the “Holiday Frings” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set! This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! Here’s how to win: comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday October 17th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 18th.
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It is Day 2 of the Holiday Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs and we are showcasing the cutest ever Festive Fawns stamp and die set. All new products will be available on 18/10!
For my card I stampd and coloured all the images from the set with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.
It often happens that I love every image from a stamp set and I cannot choose which ones to use. And then I make a slim card which fits them all 🙂
I made a card base from white cardstock, which measured 8,5 x 8,25 inches and folded it in half. I used the postage stamp die from Frameworks to cut a pretty panel from Sea glass cardstock: I partial die cut almost until the end, turned it around in my die cutting machine, lined it up with the stitching and partially cut the other half. In this way I could create a longer fancy rectangle for my scene.
I used the petite snow stencil over it with some white texture paste. I love that it looks like real snow!
I did the same partial die cutting with the land border die to create snowbanks from white glitter cardstock. When the paste dried I adhered the snowbank and popped up the coloured images with 3D foam squares.
The sentiment I white heat embossed on a red stitched die cut (Framework die set) and used 3D squares to adhere it in place.
The trick in this simple card is the embellishments: I added a ton of shimmer to the presents, hat an scarf. I used a black glaze pen on the eyes of the critters and added glossy accents here and there to emphasize some details.
Would you like to win the “Festive Fawns” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! Here’s how to win: comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday October 17th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 18th.
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I am super excited to switch to Winter this week here on my blog as we start the Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release reveals! It is a gorgeous, jam packed release all about the upcoming holidays. Lets dive in! Today our team showcases new stencils and 2 fantastic stamp/die sets: Christmas Trimmings and Holiday Lights. All new products will be available on 18/10!
If you follow me you know how much I adore stencils! NND has the most unique ones in my opinion. The Light Strings stencil has 2 pieces for easy layering.
I started with the strings layer on white cardstock adding Versamark ink directly from the ink pad. I poured silver sparkle embossing powder on top and heat set it with a heat gun.
Then I added Distress Inks in rainbow colours through the Lights layer using a mini dauber and before removing the stencil I covered them all with Cosmic Shimmer Frosty Sparkle paste (Creative Expressions).
When the paste was dry I trimmed the paneldown a little and adhered it to a grey card base. I popped upthe layered sentiment with 3D foam squares. Look at the sparkle, so beautiful!
On my next card I used the Ornaments stencil on Audrey Blue cardstock (Simon Says Stamp) with Gina K Designs Glitz Glitter Gel (Turquoise Sea).
I applied it with a stencil pal from Thermoweb – it is a fabulous tool and makes spreading the pastes evenly and so fast!
Until it was drying I stamped and coloured the images from the Christmas Trimmings stamp set. I used Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.
I die cut a stitched Oval (Simon Says Stamp) from Sea glass cardstock and adhered the images. I added some shading under them with a grey Copic marker and a colourless blender.
I also die cut two white circles using the Frames Squared die set and heat embossed some of the sentiments from the stamp set with Antique Gold embossing powder from Simon Says Stamp.
After assembling the card, I added some shimmer to the shoes, ribbon, cap and the baubles with a clear shimmer pen and emphasized some details with glossy accents.
I was so happy to see the face of the girl finally that I had to use that image on another card. I coloured a bunch of presents and baubles too and adhered them all on a strip of Audrey blue cardstock.
I stamped the sentiments around her with Audrey Blue ink and once more with Versamark so I could heat emboss it with clear embossing powder. This way the colour got darker and shiny.
I added some scalloped edges from white cardstock (Sky border die set) and popped it up on a pretty patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs using 3D foam tape.
A bit of clear shimmer and glossy accents were the only embellishments used on this card.
My last card for today is also a very festive one with a lot of shimmer.
I stamped the Holiday Lights images on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Versamark ink and heat embossed with WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle Embossing glitter.
I used some Tombow markers to add colour and spread them out with a clear shimmer pen. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.
I die cut the postage stamp die from Frameworks from heavy weight white cardstock, sprinkled it with gold paint (Finetec) and added 2 strings of gold sparkle twine (Lawn Fawn). I secured them on the back of the panel.
I stamped the sentiment in green in between the 2 strings and popped up the lights with 3D foam squares. I adhered the panel down to a kraft card base.
I love the shimmer and shine on the lights. Simple design but still so unique!
Would you like to win the “Christmas Trimmings” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! Here’s how to win: comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday October 17th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 18th.
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It is Zsofi here with you today with my last post for LDRS Creative as a Design Team member. I am so grateful to Angie for having me and to the wonderful ladies on the team who were cheering me for the last year. This card is to all of you, with all my heart!
I started with die cutting the Down Main Street die 2 times from heavy weight white cardstock and adhered them together.
Then I cut the beautiful snowflake patterned paper from the Christmas Cottage Paper Pad to be 2 and 3/4 inches by 5 and a half inches. I embellished it with silver glitter cardstock on the longer edges and adhered it to a white note card.
This week Newton’s Nook Designs and Therm O Web are partnering for fabulous Fall, Halloween and Christmas inspiration! All week long both design teams will be sharing ways to use Therm O Web products with Newton’s Nook Designs stamps!
I will not reveal a secret if I admit how much I love both companies and playing with texture on my cards. I could not stop creating backgrounds with flock, foils and glitter paste. All the gorgeous stencils Newton’s Nook Designs offer got a whole new life!
I started with the background: on gout grey cardstock I applied Transfer gel through the Tree Rings stencil. I let it completely dry, then added white flock with the help of my laminator. That moment of removing the backing sheet is indescribable! Magical really! The flock has a very soft touch and it is not bright white rather has like a tone-on-tone look.
The sentiment is from Newton’s Pumpkin Patch. I stamped with Versamark ink on black cardstock and embossed it with white embossing powder.
A few gold crystals from Studio Katia, a bit of clear shimmer on the pumpkin carvings and drops of glossy accents on the stems made it complete.
For my second card I created an ink blended background using Distress Oxide inks (Black Soot – Faded Jeans – Seedless Preserves) which I distressed with water. Then I applied again Transfer Gel through the Flying bats stencil and let it dry. After a long hour I used black flock and the laminator to apply it on the stenciled background.
I cut the panel down with a rounded rectangle die from Frames and Flags, matted it with black and purple glitter cardstock. I also die cut a dark blue postage stamps mat from Frameworks.
The white heat embossed sentiment and the kitty are from Newton’s Boo-tiful night, just this time I used watercolour markers and fussy cut the image.
To make it stand out more, I used 3D foam squares.
I could not let the day pass without some foiling when I had my laminator out. I applied Passionate pink deco foil on a striped toner paper (Gina K Designs Foil mates Stars and Stripes) with the help of a laminator. I die cut it with a scalloped rectangle die from Frames and Fags.
I also die cut a piece of vellum with the rounded rectangle die from the same die set and the sentiment (Holiday greetings) and pine branches (Pine and Holly) from green glitter cardstock (Lawn Fawn).
The sloth is from the Slothy Christmas stamp set coloured with Copic markers but I used a grey pencil to add some furry details. I used its coordinating die to cut it out.
After assembling the card I felt I needed a bow. So I took a tiny scrap of white cardstock, covered it with Stick it double sided adhesive and stuck the pink foil on it. I burnished it with a bone folder and die cut it with the small bow die from Pine and holly. I used a silver crystal as embellishment.
I saved my favourite for last: a cute winter scene in the woods.
I created a Distress Oxide background with blue tones and applied white Glitz Glitter gel over the Petite snow stencil. I set it aside to dry.
While it was drying I stamped and coloured 2 of the foxes and some pine trees from the Fox Hollow stamp set. I used Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I also die cut a white scalloped rectangle as a mat and snowbank from white flock using a Land border die.
I white heat embossed the sentiment on a little kraft banner (Frames and flags) and assembled the scene on a kraft card base.
I added some details with a white gel pen and used a black glaze pen on the noses of the foxes.
There are more amazing projects today over on the Therm O Web blog so pop over there for more inspiration!