Thursday, October 19, 2017

Golden Reindeer Christmas card

Hi everyone! I have a Christmas ensemble to share with you today. I just love making elegant Christmas cards. I'm happy with cutsie too, but elegant wins my heart every time! 
The reindeer is from the ATS Blitzen (and it has a matching die) and I embossed it with Gold Powder. I accented his elegant antler swirls with some red stars from the Star-fetti jar as well as red flower pieces from the Journey Sequins Holiday Elements jar. I also used one of the gorgeous  poinsettia flowers from the Holiday mini catalog, Golden Poinsettia, which comes in a pack of 6.  I made a frame from the Gold Mirror cardstock -which I love to use on holiday cards!! So shiny and pretty!
Did you notice the sentiment? Yes, it's in Spanish! This year FSJ launched several Spanish sentiment sets! I used a sentiment from Feliz Navidad ATS.

I also made a little tag! The tags are from the Steel Rule die called Tag Set, I used the largest of 3 sizes. I added some of my much neglected Mini Jingles bells to the center of the Poinettia.  The strips of patterned paper are from the Christmas Cheer Prints pack. The sentiment is also from the Fleiz Navidad ATS.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

All supplies used are Fun Stampers Journey.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

World Cardmaking Day Be Brave challenge

Hi everyone! Happy World Cardmaking day!! Today Fun Stampers Journey is hosting a few challenges in coordination with our annual Be Brave card drive in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. I am playing in Challenge #2 which is to use ribbon in a different or unique way.
What I've done with my card is "colored" my organdy ribbon. By trimming any color of cardstock into thin strips and covering them with our Whip Cream Special Day Organza ribbon, you can give the illusion of any color of ribbon!  Kinda fun and simple. The stamp set I used is called Be Brave and I accented the ribbon image with one of the resin flowers from the Decor Blooms pack.

A bit more information on the card drive:
 We are calling on all of you! Create a handmade inspiration card and send it to the Journey Station using your unique designs. We’ll send them to a Breast Cancer non-profit organization to give these encouraging messages to patients in need.
Last year, we received about 475 cards. This year, the goal is to get at least 500!

You can find more information about the card challenges on the FSJ Facebook page through out the day! 

My fellow Concept Designers Patricia Roebuck and Tania Willis are also playing in this challenge, hop on over to their blogs to see what they did with ribbons!
All supplies used are Fun Stampers Journey.


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Silver and gold Christmas doves

Hi everyone! I have another Christmas card to share. I played along with this week's Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. You know for YEARS, I played along with the sketch challenge every single week. I've just recently started it back up again and I'm really enjoying it. 
My card uses the Winter Doves stamp set for the doves and swirls, the sentiment comes from the Snowmen Days set.  I don't usually mix silver and gold, but I tried it with this card and I think it turned out pretty!  It doesn't photograph well, but I used the silver mirror cardstock behind the white pieces and it looks so pretty with all the silver and gold embossing!  The embellishments I used are the Fashion Silver pearls (a FAV of mine) and one Golden Poinsettia.

If you want to play along in the sketch challenge and show off your favorite stamps, you can find the SC665 details here.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
All products used are Fun Stampers Journey.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Find Joy in the Journey

Hi everyone! Whenever I get blue, I love to make something with pretty flowers. Today I busted out the new stamp set, Pretty Petals (which is a Hostess benefit set) and combined it with this week's Splitcoast Sketch, SC664.
I used my favorite embossing folder, Love Stripes for the main background.  I water colored the flowers and added Journey Glaze with some Sparkle Dust to flower centers. Love the extra sparkle this gives! The sentiment is from the set, Happy Sentiments.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
All products used are Fun Stampers Journey.
 



Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Holiday Cheer candy cane

Hi everyone! Well, it's that time of year that I start working on a few Christmas cards. I usually send out 20-25, and since I don't make duplicates, I like to make 1 or 2 a week starting right about now!

I played along in this week's Splitcoast Challenge 663.  It's a fun block-type sketch! I used the candy cane image from the Holiday Sparkle stamp set and kept the embellishments for the blocks simple with poinsettia flower (Poinsettia Burst pack), sentiment and patterned paper (Christmas Cheer prints) with ribbon. This didn't take too long and I may use it again!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
All products used are Fun Stampers Journey.