Tuesday, September 15, 2015

turning gears...

Hello my wonderful friends!

It's time for another Unity hop!
(and sale!)

I love these moose stamps that were recently released! They are so simple and CUTE! I did some super quick coloring with my Clean Color Real Brush markers, and he was ready to go! 

I've been having fun with shaker cards lately... I love how much character using fun shaped dies gives the shaker! I filled mine with micro beads, glass glitter, and sequins.

(Grateful Joy, Life is Change)

For this card, I was having fun with embossing powder. I use my basic black, white, and clear quite a bit, but I sometimes forget just how much fun the COLORS can be!

The butterfly is from 'Life is Change' I heat embossed it on vellum and fussy cut it out. I love the semi-transparent look the vellum gives the wings!

Behind the butterfly is a flower made by stamping one of the feathers from this month's LOL kit 'Grateful Joy' multiple times in a circle. The easiest way to do that is by using Inkadinkado's Stamping Gear. While Inkadinkado makes stamps specifically for the stamping gear, 
ANY stamp from Unity that fits on the paddle can be used!

Check it out... 

(Grateful Joy, Thanks Above and Beyond)

All right guys, that's all for me today...

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

a moose for Christmas...

Hello my AMAZING friends!

It's time for another Unity hop!
(and sale!)

So, about this time each year, I start working on Christmas cards... Like SERIOUSLY working on cards...

I have 60 or so to make for the kids in my church... along with their gifts, and the birthday cards and gifts for next year... all by the end of December... So, I'm kind of a busy gal!

I like to keep things fairly simply while still looking amazing... Sometimes I do better at the 'simple' part than other times. LOL!

This year I kept it simple by keeping coloring to a minimum.

This new moose stamp was PERFECT.  Isn't he just ADORABLE?
Yeah, I thought so. 

A little tone on tone embossing with clear embossing powder on kraft paper... I LOVE the results of that! I used some Gelatos to add a couple pops of color (no skill required) and finished it off with some Glossy Accents.

Here's a quick little how to....

The insides of the cards are simple as well.... A stamped sentiment on some white card stock... this also allows for a handwritten message without having to worry about trying to write on a dark surface. 

These babies are covering several tables in my studio right now as the details dry. 

Now on to the next project.... 

the GIFTS.

 I need to learn how to cut metal... YIKES!
{Wish me luck.}

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