Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Santa Shuttercard

 Hello friends, 

I love interactive cards are my favorite to make.  I like the challenge of making them and it allows us to flex our creative muscles a bit.  I've made shutter cards before but I recently invented in a die that helped make this even easier to do.   I made one in pencil and one in copic. 


Copics used: 
Red: R29, R24
Grey: C3, C1
Brown: E30, E31, E33
Tree: G46, G43
lt. Green: YG17, YG13
Blue: B04, B02
I used gel pens to add some sparkle 

Friday, November 12, 2021

Golden Reindeer


Metallic cardstock is very trendy this year.  I couldn't' resist giving it a try.  The tricky part of using metallic paper is it is a magnet for fingerprints.  You have to handle it the way you used to handle old photographs.  It is worth the extra effort.  The photos don't really do this card justice, but the shine of the gold paper looks amazing.  I hope you will give this paper a try! 

No copics used

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Grass is Greener


I'm so glad you stopped by today.  I know this is a little bit out of season, but here in NY we are still mowing our lawns and raking leaves.  I needed a thank you card for a neighbor who helped us out with our lawn.  Connor has been traveling for work and it was starting to look a bit like a jungle.  Our little push mower was not up to the job.  Our neighbor came to the rescue with his riding mower came to save the day.  

The stamp set is from Stampin Up.  You can find the copic colors I used below. 

Copics used:
Skin: E00, E000, E11, 
Brown: E40, E42, E43
Green: G02, G05, G09
Jeans: B91, B93, B95, B97
Lt. Blue: B04, B02, B00
Red: R29, R24, R14
Grey:W5, W3, W1
Grass: G46, G43, G40

Monday, November 8, 2021

Wise Men


This card is really simple to make, but it really pretty.  I can't remember who make this Nativity style stamp It has been in my stash for years.  It doesn't have any manufacturer information on the stamp.

 I love the elegant sweeping lines they used to bring scenery and characters together.    I used an old cuttlebug folder to add some texture to the frame.  The pattern I chose was supposed to be a flower, but I think it also looked like the star of Bethlehem.  What do you think? Do you see flowers or stars?

No copics today

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Candy Corn Vegetables

Hello friends, 

I'm loving layering stencils.  More and more companies are releasing them.  This card uses the candy corn stencils from Newton's nook.  I paired it with their candy corn sentiment set.   I put dots of gold gel pen between the candy corn pieces to break up the white space.   It makes for a quick and fun Autumn card.  Now if they could make candy corn taste better... we would be all set!  

 No copics today

Monday, November 1, 2021

A-corny Card

 Wow!  It's November!  Where does the time go?  We have been so blessed with a warm fall that I can't seem to get in the winter card mood.   Well...I'm squeezing out one more fall card in today...

I've had this giant acorn die in my stash for a few years.  I've been itching to use it.  It is so large it works perfectly as the focal point on the surprise slider door.  I had an extra hello die from the card I made the other day. I couldn't decide if I like the orange hello or the softer "Hello Autumn" sentiment strip. 

Just an can fit a gift card under the surprise door. 


No copics today