Friday, December 2, 2016

Christmas Blessings

The last of my Christmas cards for the year. I made a total of twelve of these cards - with various embossed backgrounds and orientations and slight design variations.

The sentiment and the image are from the same Stampin' Up! set. I used detail gold embossing powder for them. I cut the image and the sentiment with stitched rectangle dies. I mounted the sentiment panel on foam squares. I matted each embossed background with shimmery gold paper.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

December Calendar Page

And my last calendar page for the year. :) Next year's pages are done already, thank goodness. It's so nice to (mostly!) get them done in the corresponding month - doing next year's January page in January of this year, etc.

My December page is almost always embossing on white. This year is no exception. However, I usually use silver embossing powder and this year I went with gold. The embossing folder I used is from Darice. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things. I matted with shimmery gold paper.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

More Holly Leaves

The last of the cards from my Recollections matstack - a total of twenty-one all together. (Some were duplicates - if I had two sheets of the same pattern - and some had multiple cards made with the same sheet.)

The green piece on the left is from the matstack. The holly leaves were stamped with a Stampin' Up! stamp. I colored with Copics. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

I had so much fun using up this matstack! I am so looking forward to purging and using more supplies starting after the holidays. :)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Joy

The next-to-the-last card using my Recollections matstack cardstock. The green background has Christmas words on it. The "JOY" panel is matted with patterned cardstock and mounted on foam squares. The sentiment is from Inkadinkado. I colored with Copics and added Wink of Stella shimmer to the bell. I added a few score lines with my Scor-Pal.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Tin Soldier Christmas

Another card using my Recollections patterned cardstock. I trimmed down the tin soldiers and mounted that piece on foam squares. The bottom, fairly solidly colored piece is also from that matstack. I embossed it with a Sizzix folder and lightly sanded. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. The cardbase is ivory.
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