Monday, December 6, 2021

Last Night of Hanukkah

Hello, it's Michelle here today with a couple of cards to celebrate the last night of Hanukkah.

For my first card I've used the Festival of Lights stamp set and the Hanukkah Dies and made a slimline card.

I started by stamping the largest sentiment using the Kaleidacolor Ink pad and my MISTI.

Next I stamped the smaller sentiment underneath using VersaFine Clair black ink.

I die cut the panel out using the stitched die from the Pinked Slimline Die set and some Stars from the Hanukkah Dies.

My next card was pretty quick and simple.  I used the 8 Happy Nights stamp set and the Berry Blaze Kaleidacolor ink pad.

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Saturday, December 4, 2021

A Happy Hanukkah Card

Happy Hanukah my friends!! It is Nora, here from A Creative Touch on the blog today with a festive card to celebrate this holiday of lights.

I started off my card by blending blue ink through the large star on the CAS-Fridays Jewish Star Stencil. I masked it off with tape so that I would only get the ink inside the part of the stencil I wanted. 

I then masked off the star and applied blue texture paste over the top. I utilized the same stencil but used the star strip on the left. I wanted a tone on tone effect that I could get using both the ink and the texture paste together. The texture paste was just a tad bit lighter so that it can be seen over the dark blue of the ink blending.

While my star was drying, I prepared my background. I used my FAVORITE CAS-Fridays stencil, Swirls Stencil, and blue glitter glue to make all the sparkly dots on a die cut, white rectangle. I have used this stencil on SO MANY cards and out of all the stencils I own, I have played with this stencil the most.

I set this panel aside to dry, and die cut the sentiment using the Happy Hanukkah dies. 

I decided to use a silver glitter cardstock to give the sentiment some visual weight because I was using so much blue on this card. I first tried a white glitter die cut but it blended into the background too much.

When all the pieces were dry, I put the card together. I adhered the swirls background over an A2, white, top folding card base. I then used foam adhesive to adhere the Jewish Star to my card front. My last step was to adhere the glitter sentiment over the star and my card was complete.

I was not sure where I was going when I started my card but I love the way it came out. I hope this inspires you to use your stencils and dies together.

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I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Please be sure to check in to the blog this week for some more fabulous creations from the Design Team. 

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Layered Regal Flocked Happy Hanukkah Shaker Card!!

Hello Crafty Friends!! 
Larissa here today with a Layered Regal Flocked Happy Hanukkah Shaker Card!! I'm NOT ready for Winter yet, but I am in the mood for using my Products to create some of the Winter Cards I'm going to need!!

SWOON!! Doesn't this SCREAM Regal!!?? I LOVE the Color Combo and with the Flocked Texture and the Sparkle and Shine from the Sequins reminds me of the Gems and Gold!! PERFECT for the feeling I'm going for, Made for a King!! 

So when I think of the Star of David it makes me think Regal so I decided to use the Deco Foil Flock Sheets in Purple Punch along with the Double Sided Foam Adhesive Sheets to create the STUNNING Stars A2 Panel!! 

I then repeated the same process only this time I used the Deco Foil Flock Sheets in Teal Waters!! 
I like to leave the Die Cut Panel in the Die as it makes it alot easier to add the Acetate onto the back of it without distorting it in anyway!! As soon as the Acetate is adhered to the back I cut down some Foam Tape into strips and added it to the outer frame of the Card to build my Shaker Window!! 
I found this Bokeh Patterned Paper in my stash and wanted to use it for the background of my Shaker Card, but first I needed to Stamp and Emboss the Sentiment!! I used the Star of David Stamp Set and some Ranger Vintage Pearl Embossing Powder!! It matches perfectly with the Bokeh Design of the Paper and adds a touch of Sparkle too!! 
I added a mixture of Sequins and Jewels and then adhered the Stars A2 Panel and the Background Paper together creating the Shaker Card!! I adhered it onto and Top folding Cardbase and I LOVE the way it turned out!! Full of Texture with the Deco Foil Flocking Sheet and then the addition of the Sparkle and Shine from the Shaker Elements just makes this Card SPECIAL!! 
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you'll give Deco Foil Flock a try with your Intricate Dies!! I ASSURE you, you'll LOVE it too!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! 


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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The Most Wonderful Time!

Welcome back!  I've got a quick and easy Christmas card for you today!

I started with a panel cut from a gel print I previously made.  I love spending a whole crafty session with my gel plate and some acrylic paints, stencils, and other household items and just making bunches of prints to use as background!  I'm getting low on these so I think my next session I'll share some of the fun with you!

I used bubble wrap and burlap to texturize this one...

Then I cut some Funky Flakes from pink glitter paper and glued them onto the background panel in a random pattern.  I also used some of the extra circles that were cut... because why wouldn't I?

Finally, I stamped a sentiment from the Snow Sayings stamp set in pink and a few sequins!  Easy peasy to make bunches of these and fairly flat for mailing!  You could even leave off the sequins if you prefer!

That's me for today!  Thanks so much for stopping and hope you come again soon!

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Pop, Fizz, Clink!! Cheers to Thanksgiving 2021!!

Hello Crafty Friends!! 

I'm here today to share a Cheers Card I thought woud be PERFECT for the "Cheering" to Thanksgiving Day and the Weekend!!
Today I'm combining the Pop Fizz Clink Stamp Set and Champagne Flute Dies!! I LOVE these Sets and ALL of the Possibilities, especially with the upcoming Holidays and Weddings Celebrated this time of Year!! 
Here's a look at the Sets, just incase you've MISSED them!!  

So FUN right!!?? 
Here's what I've created for today!!

LOVE using Therm O Web Deco Foils on my Cards!! Especially for Special Occasion Cards!! Have you ever tried Foiling over your Stamped and Embossed Images!!??
Today I'm showing how you can add Deco Foils to your Stamped Images for a very Elegant Design!!
I Started by Stamping and Embossing the Champagne Flute Image from the Pop Fizz Clink Stamp Set with Versa Fine Black Onyx Ink and Embossing with WoW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder!! Then I heat set it and then let it cool!! Then I used Copic Markers to Color in the Image!! I was going for a Light Champagne Color!! 
 I used Champagne: Y11 & Y21   Flute Glass: BG00, BG10
Then I Cut a Piece of Therm O Web Deco Foil in Champagne large enough to cover the Image and Ran it through my Laminating Machine on the #1 Setting!! You don't want it too hot when doing this Technique or it will distort the Image some!! Sometimes that's the look you want, but that wasn't the look I was going for on this Card!! 
SWOON!! I LOVE pulling back the Foil Sheet to reveal the Foiled Image!! It NEVER gets old!! PS Save that Negative Foil Piece as I'll be using it for another Card later in the weeks to come!! 😉 I LOVE being able to use ALL of the Foil so there's NO WASTE!! SQUEAL!! I can't wait to share it with you!! I Die Cut the Champagne Flute Image out using the coordinating NEW Champagne Flute Dies!! 
To create my Card Panel I Die Cut the Stitched Rectangle and then Inked the Background with some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink!! I wanted to add some Text to the Background so I Stamped the Words "Fizz, Pop & Clink" using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink!! It's Subtle, but that's the look I was going for!! In real Life it really adds a neat touch to the Background!! 

I added some Water Splatters and then heat set it!! Then I took the
 Bubbly Stencil with some Therm O Web Pixie Spray on the back to help keep it in place!! Then I adhered it over the Inked Background and applied more of the Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink!! I wanted a random design so I didn't cover the entire Stencil!! Just concentrated on the right hand side of the Card Panel!! 
I wanted to add some more Champagne Deco Foil to my Card, but didn't want it to take away from the Main Focal Image!! So I took the Deco Foil Adhesive Pen and pressed down the Tip of the Pen onto a Plastic Lid repeatedly until I got enough of the Adhesive out in order to Splatter onto my Card Panel with a Paint Brush!! I let it Dry completely!! 
Once it was Dry I took the Negative Foil Piece and rubbed it over the Splatters of Deco Foil Adhesive on my Card Panel!! SWOON!! I LOVE not on the extra touch of Shine, but the adhesive also dries with some Dimension, so it adds a FUN dimension to the Card too!! To finish the Card Panel I added some Black Soot Distress Paint Splatters and I LOVE how it turned out!! 
I Stamped and Embossed the "Cheers" sentiment with Versa Fine Black Onyx Ink and Embossed it with WoW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder!! Then I Fussy Cut around the Sentiment!! I Adhered the Champagne Flute to my Card Panel with some Foam Tape and then I adhered the Sentiment also with Foam Tape just on the ends of the Sentiment to keep it the same dimension as the Champagne Flute!! I added a Few TE Gold Pearls to finish off the Design!!  
LOVE the way it turned out and I hope it gives you some Ideas on ways to use these Sets!!??
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you'll all be ENJOYING a few Cheers tomorrow with LOVED ones and Friends!!
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Have a FABULOUS & BLESSED Thanksgiving Day/Weekend!! 
Stay Safe and Healthy and ENJOY your time with LOVED ones whether it's Family or Friends or a mixture of both!!