Saturday, November 26, 2011

Another Make It Monday: Background from Sentiment Stamps

I managed to get another card finished for the current Make It Monday challenge! I used a combination of images and sentiments from Nativity Silhouettes and Star of Wonder. I just love how these two sets coordinate so beautifully together! The card base and the rectangular panel are Soft Stone, and I sponge-inked the edges of the panel with light blue and then a darker blue just on the edge. I stamped the sentiment a few times, stamping off each time first.  

I stamped the sunburst in dark blue on the panel and on the Spring Rain half-and-half strip, both times stamping off lightly first. I also stamped it using versamark ink on Spring Rain cardstock, and then stamped the circular image in dark blue on top, and punched it out. I lined up the panel, the strip and the circle so that the sunburst images were lined up, with the circle popped up on dimensional adhesive.

I matted the panel on Enchanted Evening, added the scalloped patterned paper strip (Echo Park), and some gems.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Make it Monday: Backgrounds with Sentiment Stamps

I was so tickled with myself to get a card made for this week's Make It Monday challenge ON MONDAY... but then, it took me until now to actually get the photo uploaded and blog it, so I guess no gold star for me after all. LOL! But I do really love this challenge - did you see Betsy's card?? Oh my goodness, it's gorgeous! I decided to go with my Winterberry stamp set, which I got last month, but just got the dies for it when they came out this month. I layered the background with both images and sentiments from the set, stamping off lightly first to get a subtle image. I also stamped a few of the small sprigs, and the berry cluster from Harvest Berries, without stamping off first. I think the variation in the "boldness" of the stamping adds a lot of wonderful depth.

I popped up the die-cut tree, colored with Copics, and added a sweet Little Bitty Bird and a Tiny Tag 2. The patterned paper background is from Echo Park, and the Mega Mat Stack 1 is on Fine Linen, with the tree, bird and tag all cut from Vintage Cream, and a Vintage Cream card base.

Both the tree + bird, and the mat stack, are popped up on dimensional adhesive.

Thanks for looking! :)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Another Make it Monday - Background Building

Just a quickie post to share another card I finished for this week's Make it Monday challenge - background building. I wanted to use my new Winterberry set, and I thought using the hanging ornaments in the set would add some nice punches of color!

The ornaments, leaves, and berries are colored with Copics. I also added the little 3-dot berry grouping from Harvest Berries to fill in some of the white space and balance the design a bit. I used the Holly Jolly die to cut the leaves from felt for the raised sentiment panel, and added some little gems for a touch of sparkle.

Thanks for looking! :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Make it Monday: Multi-stamp Background Building

Wow, my poor neglected blog! October was a really busy month! But I am so happy that today I managed to find a little bit of crafty time, and completed a card for Nichole Heady's latest Make It Monday challenge, which is to build a background pattern using multiple stamps. Seeing as how it's November 1st and I have not yet used my new Autumn Acorns set, I thought that a pretty fall-leaf background was a perfect plan. I combined the leaves (stamped in Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise and Terracotta Tile, and berries from Harvest Berries in Pure Poppy) with a small image from Turning a New Leaf (stamped in Spring Moss), a sentiment from Tag-Its #7, and a Little Label.

I die-cut and stamped the double leaf and adhered it with the sentiment on a Dark Chocolate fillable frame #1 die-cut, popped it up on the background and added some twine and a Dark Chocolate button to finish it off.

Thanks for another great challenge, PTI, and thanks for looking!