Monday, October 4, 2021

Poinsettia Christmas cards

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing another group of Christmas cards. These feature die sets from Concord and 9th and sentiments from Stamp Simply.

I'm absolutely in love with Poinsettias on Christmas cards! There is a good chance all my cards will have poinsettias on them this year. 

These all feature poinsettias from the die set Fresh Cut Florals series, this is Edition 4. For each layer size I used 3 die cuts, you can use 2 if you want to save on time and cardstock, but I loved the fuller look with 3. The backgrounds are made with the Plaid Card Front duo, card 1 uses the Thick die and card 2 uses the Thin die.

Card 1 features the MERRY word die from the Seasonal Sayings Die set and the word Christmas is embossed on black cardstock and is from the stamp set Joy by Stamp Simply.
I inlaid tiny gold bits on the background from Gold Mirror cardstock. Photos don't do this justice, the little pops of gold are amazing IRL.

Next we have card 2. This one uses two of the Plaid Thin dies slightly off set, trimmed and mounted to white cardstock. With the thin green plaid as part of the background, I opted for no branches under the poinsettia, but couldn't resist adding small bits to the sentiment panel. The sentiment is embossed on black and is from the set, Jesus from Stamp Simply.

I have a couple more cards in the works using a crisp gold and white palette, so stay tuned!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Here are some close up pics.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Gina K Designs September release

 Hi everyone! Tonight is the September release for Gina K Designs and I am SO EXCITED to share a few cards using the new Forever stamp set!! There are many other fabulous stamp and die sets in this release, so be sure to check them all out!!

This set is illustrated by the talented Lisa Hetrick and includes a fun circle image for backgrounds, two florals and fall leaves! As soon as I saw the circle image with wire-like detailing I KNEW I had to make some circle cards. I used copics to color the flowers and they're colored match the tones in the patterned paper along the bottom.

One card uses a warm neutral background which is heat embossed and the other cool neutral lightly stamped for a more subtle background. I added a piece of lace and velvet ribbon to each for texture.

Next up is a mini slimline card using some of the adorable leaves and acorn images. I stamped them in one color and then dipped the edges into another color to get the effect of leaves changing colors. I added a bit of stickles to the tops of the acorns to give it some sparkle.

Colors used on this card:
Honey Mustard
Fresh Asparagus
Charcoal Brown
Tomato Soup
The mini slimline uses the Master Layouts 7 set for the base. Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Starting my Christmas cards!

Hi everyone! So last year I had Covid during Christmas and wasn't able to make or send out any Christmas cards. It made me so sad. So this year I'm starting early on my cards. Yes, I know some crafters make Christmas cards all year round, but for me September is EARLY!! Last year I bought a some Christmas die sets from a few companies and I'm excited to finally use them!

 I make my cards in small batches. They must be flat for mailing, similar but not the same cause I get bored quickly - KWIM? Here are my first 4. I used Concord and 9th's Seasonal Sayings Die set for the Christmas sentiment and a mystery Poinsettia die set -for some reason I can't figure out where these gorgeous dies came from! 

The Merry sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp, their clever Sentiment Strips Reverse Christmas. I love these for quick and easy parings with other sentiment die cuts or stamps! The thin gold and silver accent strip is some 1/8" washi tape I've had forever. I just love the extra sparkle it gives.
This beauty uses gold mirror cardstock, it's tricky to photograph but sure looks pretty IRL!! Here's a better pic.
On to the next batch! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Starting on Fall cards!

Hi everyone! OK many of you crafters have already started on your fall projects even on to Christmas! But over here in the Woerner household we're preparing for our summer vacation and school doesn't start until September 9th! All of which is to say, I want to savor every day of summer and I try to hold off on Fall projects as long as I can. But these new fall stamp sets are the cutest and I had to dive in!

First up is a card using the adorable Sweet 'n Sassy set called Fall Breeze. This is my first purchase to Sweet 'n Sassy and it won't be my last because they announced a collaboration with one of my FAVORITE stamp designers, Julee Tillman (yes, Julee of Verve!). This set was illustrated by Julee and is under the new name of J Tillman Designs. So happy for Julee and excited to see more stamp sets!

I went old school with this one and used some circle dies from Spellbinders and a small piece of burlap that I got at the Dollar Tree. Adds the perfect amount of fall texture don't you think? I colored the pumpkin with copics and added a bit of Sakura sparkle gel pen to the star and trails.

Next up is from the new fall stamp set from Gina K. This one is called Absolutely Autumn. I mean aren't those leaves adorable?!? I made it a mini slimline card using dies from Gina's Master Layouts 7 die set. I kinda like the mini slimline size and I love how they fit into a regular business envelope that you can find at the Dollar Tree or any office supply store!

I colored the leaves with my Zig markers and matched them to the small piece of patterned paper.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! Here are a couple close up photos.

Monday, August 16, 2021

No coloring floral cards - Gina K Designs August release

Hi everyone! Tonight is the July release for Gina K Designs and I am SO EXCITED to share a few cards using the new Grateful Spray stamp set with coordinating die set!! There are many other fabulous stamp and die sets in this release, so be sure to check them all out!!

Don't have time to color these beautiful floral sprays? Maybe a bit intimidated and don't know where to start? Yeah, sometimes I'm right there with you! Don't worry, I got you!! Here are 2 ways to use this gorgeous floral spray with NO coloring.

First up I kept the image with no color at all. I heat embossed this in black, die cut them out, layered them and left as is. Placed over a colorful background and the images are allowed to shine.

To create the background, I taped off some diagonal stripes on my watercolor paper, using 1/4" painters tape. Next I swatched some color from the ink pad on to my glass media mat and spritzed with water. I used the wet on wet method and wet my cardstock with plain water and then added color from the ink pads in an alternating pattern. Let dry and trim. It is super easy and allows you to use your ink pads in a different way.

Colors used: Blue Denim, Blue Raspberry and Powder Blue

Next up I used the larger spray image along with 2 left over pieces from the first card. Again, I heat embossed with black, but this time I sponged on some ink to the flowers and leaves. I used the smaller blending brushes -it's funny at first I had NO idea I would use these smaller sizes and I actually gave several of them away! Now I wish I had them all, thankfully I kept 2 and now I just clean them really well in between colors.

You can kind of see it in the photo, but I scored the card base every 1/2" to give it a bit of texture. This is a quick and easy to add something special without buying anything special!
Colors used: Dusty Rose, Powder Blue, Sweet Corn and Lucky Clover

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Here are a few close up pictures.