26 December 2008

Hope Believe Joy

I totally meant to upload this card yesterday, but time got away from me! Oh well, better late than never, eh? I've used the gorgeous Darkroom Door Christmas set from my Stamping Queen December kit to make this card. How festive is that reindeer?! Lurrrve him! Merry Christmas!

Stamps - Darkroom Door (reindeer, text)
Ink - Versamark, StazOn timber brown
Paper - Basic Grey
Card - Bazzill, CansonEmbellishments - Collections chipboard heart, Kaisercraft rhinestone, twill, ribbon
Other - Plaid glass finish, glitter glue

19 December 2008

25 December

I've been working on some last minute Christmas cards this week - and here's one of them. I had a feeling this funky little gothic girl from The Stamping Queen would make a great Christmas card, and she did! I stuck with traditional red and green, because the stamp itself is so very non-traditional, but I think she'd look fab in any colour combination. Maybe I'll try blue and silver next year. But in the meantime, my grandmother has her eye on this card! lol

Stamps - Stampotique Originals (girl), Darkroom Door (seal)
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress
Paper - Basic Grey
Embellishments - acrylic star bead, poker chip, ribbon
Other - hole punch

10 December 2008


Besides sympathy cards, I think cards for men are the hardest to create. It can be a bit of a nightmare, really! That's why I've returned to my roots, so to speak, and done a collage. The Darkroom Door photobooth gentlemen made it really easy. They're a dream to distress and fun to play with. I've gone with a very simple colour scheme - grey/black and red, with a hint of copper - but I think it works. Making this card has reminded me how much I love this technique! Collage doesn't have to be hard, although it does pay to spend a little time working on the composition; you want to show off your vintage and found objects to their best advantage. And hey, that's part of the fun!

Ink - Distress black soot
Paper - Paper Loft
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Darkroom Door photobooth gentlemen, Kaisercraft rhinestones, Kaisercraft rub-ons, vintage tape measure, Inspirables metal sticker, bingo number, miniature playing card, ribbon, beeswax
Other - matches, sandpaper, heat tool

07 December 2008

Happy Holidays

I'm back into the Christmas cards today! Here's a quickie I've made using a Paperbag Studios stamp from The Stamping Queen. Another card down. Geez, what a great feeling! lolol

Stamp - Paperbag Studios (tree)
Ink - Distress black soot
Paper - Stampington & Company, gold shimmer
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - small sequin stars, used postage stamp, buttons
Other - sandpaper, glitter glue

03 December 2008

Jingle Bells

Oooooo, lucky lucky me. Lots of gorgeous new Stamping Queen goodies arrived for me to play with last week. Given the rather sad state of my Christmas card to-do pile, I couldn't resist making my first project a Christmas one! As soon as I saw the Collections photo fobs, an idea for vintage-style ornaments sprung to mind - the fobs look exactly like baubles to me! At first I was stumped as to how I should cover the chipboard - paint didn't look right and paper proved tricky to cut around the knob and hole at the top. In frustration I turned my desk drawers inside out and low and behold the solution jumped out at me - Opals! Yay! So here are my ornaments. All you have to do is twist the wire ends together and they can be attached to the tree or even to gifts. Hope they give you a little Christmas inspiration!

Ink - Versamark
Embellishments - Designs Galore clip art, Collections chipboard photo fobs, assorted charms, glass beads, small gold bells, gold jump rings, beaded wire
Other - Opals embossing enamels, heat tool, pliers, sandpaper