Sunday, December 31, 2023

Drunken Gesso Technique

 There is a fun Mixed Media technique at Splitcoast Stampers this week called "drunken gesso" using alcohol inks, gesso, card stock, tin foil, and embossing folders.

Simon Says Stamp "Rhythmic" embossing folder and "Simply Fabulous" sentiment die.

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Dancin' Reindeer Dies

 Enough of the Christmas cards? I am already starting on the next weekly Christmas Card Challenge 2024 :) The first theme is Red and Gold which is a lovely combination. I am hoping to get at least 5 cards done every week for the card drives for seniors and shut-ins. I got such a late start on everything this year and wished that I could have sent out so many more. All of the new ones will be stamped with greetings on the inside and paired with envelopes, ready to be mailed out! Starting off with such good intentions :)

This reindeer is part of the Dancin' line from Spellbinders, the legs swing back and forth which is super cute.

Peeking Snowman

 This Peeking Snowman die from Hero Arts is a must have! Lots of ways to change it up, it also comes with a top hat. I used some retired SU woodgrain Dsp, Very Vanilla card stock, silver brads for doorknobs, Tim Holtz "Festive Things" dies for wreath.

Friday, December 15, 2023

Crazy Cat

 Cat stamp is by Technique Junkies.

Snoopy Smiles

A special request card for a Snoopy fan. Who doesn't love Snoopy and Woodstock! We looked forward to A Charlie Brow Christmas and The Great Pumpkin every year when we were kids, such lovely memories.

The Sending Smiles sentiment die is Simon Says Stamp and I use this one a lot! The card is also for the SSS Monday Die Cuts challenge found HERE.

Happy Christmas

 For a challenge to use greenery I went with Stampin' Up!'s Pretty Pines, Tim Holtz 3d Woodgrain embossing folder, and Happy Christmas sentiment die from Simon Says Stamp. Also for the Die Cuts SSS Monday challenge found HERE.

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Hug Blizzard

 A blizzard of hugs, wouldn't that be fun? I combined Stampin' Up! with an Art Impressions snowman, background done with various distress oxide blue inks.