Sunday, November 23, 2014

Elegant card

Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a great weekend!  I know I was able to get into my craft room a bit more than usual so I am excited.  I was able to make about 4-5 cards which compared to last weekend I didn't get any done!  It seams that sometimes I can spend 3 hours trying to craft but nothing comes about but then some days I'm in there for less than 2 hours and I get a bunch of cards done!!  I've come to the realization that I want to always make that perfect card and like Kristina Werner said during one of her videos..."it's just a card".  And you know what?  It is!!  As much as I love then they are just cards and I know those who get my cards will love them because they were hand made.

Now on to my card.  I've really been liking the monochromatic colour schemes lately.

I started with Wendy Vecchi's embossing paste on Recollections 110# white card stock.  I used a Heidi Swapp stencil that I picked up at my local Michaels.  I don't know the name of it but it's the 6x6 that comes with the heart stencil.

Before the paste dried I covered it with Recollections pearl embossing powder and then I let it dry.  I then heat set it with my heat tool and you can see how awesome it turned out.  I can't get enough of this look.  

For the tag I used Mama Elephant's Tag's a Lot and Simon Says Stamp's Bitty Butterfly stamps and die set and I used the second and third sizes and die cut them out of velum after heat embossing with Hero Arts white embossing powder.

To finish off the card I used Pretty Pink Posh's Marshmallow 6 mm sequins and I LOVE how they look on this card.   The rope I used at the top of the tag is something I was given from a long time ago and I have no idea where it's from or the name of it but I love it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Coralynn  :)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Merry & Bright Card

Hello everyone,

I have a winter card to share.

I'm joining the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge "Anything Goes"

I started with a Recollections 110# white card base in the 4bar size. Then with a 3x3 stencil from Michaels to put down the texture paste flourishes.  I found a glitter paste from Martha Stewart that was in a clearance bin at Michaels.  The glitter paste itself it pretty chunky so I thought I would mix it up with the Ranger Texture paste and it made it a bit smoother but with all the sparkle.  

I used the Freezy Fellas stamp set from Paper Smooches, I coloured him in with my copics (B21, B24 & B26).  I stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Snowy Day with Versafine Onyx Black.

To finish off the card I used the Winter Snow Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and I heat embossed the white parts of the hat and buttons with sparkly embossing powder from Recollections.  

Hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!

Coralynn :)

Sunday, November 9, 2014

OCC Holiday Card Workshop 2014 Day 1, 3 & 5

Hello everyone,
It's sad that the class is now over.  I am now playing catch up from the class as I had the most crazy week ever and wasn't able to post daily so here they are.

Day 1:  Duplicating Cards.

I was inspired by Kristina's card and the ease of making a lot of these.  You just form an assembly line type process and do each step to all cards before moving on to the next.  This one could be done with so many different papers and colour combo's and sky's the limit.
Fist I heat embossed the sentiment with Hero Art white embossing powder and then used the Falling Snow stencil and white embossing paste to do the snow.  I used a little die cut heart from red card stock and covered it with Christmas stickles.  Then I used the red twine to finish off the bottom of the card.


Falling Snow stencil - SSS
Kraft Cardstock - Michaels - Recollections
American Craft red twine - Michaels
Sentiment - November SSS SSCK 2014

Day 3:  Watercolour Cards

I used Peacock Feathers distress ink and Canson watercolour paper to create the background.  I then cut it out with the MFT Stitched rectangle stax dies.  I then cut out the Merry Christmas from SSS and then put it up on a 2.75 x 4.25 card.  I just cut an A2 size card in half and that gives me two smaller cards to use.  I find I have a better time designing cards that are smaller.


Cardstock - Recollections - Michaels
Distress ink - SSS
Die Cut Sentiment - SSS
Marshmallow Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh

Day 5: Gift Tags
Inspired by Debby's card and for this one I don't think I would mass produce it but I love the idea for a few that you know would appreciate the time put into it.  I used Colour shine to splatter on the background and Hero Art Fresh Peach ink for the sentiment.  Paper Smooches snowflakes dies and glued them around the tag.  I then used Pretty Pink Posh sequins to finish the card.  


Cardstock - Recollections / Michaels
Snowflakes Dies - Paper Smooches
Heidi Swapp Colourshine in the Coral - Micheals
Marshmellow sequins - Pretty Pink Posh 
Tag - My Favorite Things - Stitched tags - SSS
Sentiment - Holiday Hellos - SSS

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Holiday Card Workshop - Merry and Bright Card

Hello everyone,

I'm excited to be participating in the next Online Card Classes Holiday Card Workshop 2014!  It starts tomorrow and you still have time to register.  

Now on with the card.  I have another Mama Elephant Arctic Penguins Christmas card.  These little guys are SO cute!  I just can't get enough.

I used the Mama Elephant Peek a Frame dies.  For the background I used a Hero Arts Ironwork background and stamped it with Versamark and heat embossed it with pearl embossing powder from Recollections.  Then I used distress inks on the sky and used the Landscape Trio dies and cut out the snow drifts/hills.   For the cute little trees are from the Lawn Fawn "Yeti, set, go" stamp set and I coloured them in with my copics.  I used Pretty Pink Posh sequins in Crystal Clear and I used Martha Stewart sterling embossing powder for the sentiment.  

I used the little snow and stars included in the Jolly and Merry stamp set that coordinates with the Arctic Penguins and I heat embossed them with the Recollections pearl embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by!

Coralynn :)