CAS Hanukkah Card

CAS Hanukkah Card

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This is a Clean and REALLY Simple card.  Maybe too simple???

I saw this “Happy Hanukkah” stamp set from Lawn Fawn and really liked the whimsical menorah image.  Are we allowed to just stamp an image and a greeting and then mat it and call it done?  LOL!!  I needed to make a bunch of these to hold gift cards/monetary gifts, and my MISTI made it a breeze.

The mat and ink are both Gina K Designs Blue Denim, but as often happens, my blue paper and ink look different in photos but the same in real life.  Hmmm…

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Winter Flowers

Winter Flowers

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This card features stamps from the “Winter Flowers” stamp set by Simon Says Stamp.

I heat embossed the images in Hero Arts Copper embossing powder on black card stock and colored them with Prismacolor Pencils and a Dove Blending Pen.  I am honestly not sure how I feel about this as it is awfully dark.  I was trying to use traditional red and green, but I think it might have needed lighter colored pencils?  I did think it was cool that the colored pencils actually showed up on the black; I was expecting to need to put white pencil or ink down first (and I did not need to).  Anyway, I also purchased the “Spring Flowers” set which is similar in style, and I think I will try this technique again with lighter colors.

The mat is “Copper” card stock from Cardstock Warehouse’s Starstream Collection with an ivory card base.  The Merry Christmas stamp is from the “Sentimental Holidays” set (retired?) from Gina K Designs.

While I still had the embossing supplies out and the stamps on my MISTI, I decided to make a few simple thank you notes.

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The thank you stamp was from the “Wonderful Words I” set (retired?) from Stampin’ Up.  There were long lines/tails at the beginning and end of the words that I masked off for this card.

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The card based is “Ocean Tides” from Papertrey Ink.  It’s hard to see in the photo, but I added texture to the stamped panel with Gina K Designs Whisper Amalgam Ink and the GKD Gauze background stamp.

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Copper Nativity Easel Card

Copper Nativity Easel Card

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This card features the beautiful “Nativity Forest” die from Tutti Designs (Tutti-570).  The die cut was cut from “Copper” card stock from Cardstock Warehouse’s Starstream Collection and backed with a piece “Chiffon Vintage” printed card stock by Bo Bunny (#12CV838).  That was then matted on Gina K Designs Ivory and a Cranberry Tart base.

Here is the inside:

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These stamps are from the “City of David” and “Christmas Joy” stamp sets (both retired?) from Gina K Designs.  I heat embossed them with versamark ink and Hero Arts Copper embossing powder.

You can see the shine of the copper card stock better in this photo:

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The die cut is about 3 7/8″ square so I was able to double mat it for a 4 1/4″ square card when folded flat which allowed me to use an A2 size envelope (with a little extra room on each side).

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Practicing for the Big Night – Wiper Card

Practicing for the Big Night – Wiper Card

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Here’s another holiday wiper card…

For this one, I used a digital image called “Once Upon a Star Santa” (no longer available) from Sassy Cheryl’s Illustrations (shop now closed).  A flying reindeer appears when the card is pulled opened.

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The reindeer is from the “Reindeer” stamp and die cut set (#657780) from Hero Arts/Sizzix (retired).  He was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, cut with the included die, and colored with Copic markers (T2, T4, E43, E44, and a colorless blender).

The Santa image is available as both a line art image and a colored image.  For this card, I used the line art image but CASED Chery’s colors.  I flipped him to be facing towards the left and colored him with Copic markers :  hat, pants, and fur – R46, R56, R59, G24, G29, E43, E44, 0; jacket – C3, C4, C5, C7, 0, E47: Boots – T2, T3, T4, C7; hair – T0, E42; Skin – E50, E21, E13; reins – E23, E25, E27, E29).  It has been a while since I did any coloring, and I really enjoyed it!  I used my Silhouette software to trace and cut him out.

The greeting die cut is the “Festive Mini Expressions – Ho Ho Ho” by Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions.

The patterned paper is from a digital file called “Snowy Paper” by SBDigitalDesigns that I purchased on Etsy.

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This A2 size card has room on the back for a handwritten or stamped message and folds flat for mailing.

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If you care to see the instructions on how I made this wiper card, you can check out my previous post.

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Gel Medium and Stencils (with foiling, heat embossing, and glitter)

Gel Medium and Stencils (with foiling, heat embossing, and glitter)

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I tried some foiling with gel medium for the first time.

I applied the gel medium to my panel with a palette knife through a stencil and allowed the gel medium to dry.  Then I placed a piece of transfer foil on top (of the dried gel medium) and ran the panel through my minc foiling machine.

Here is another foiled sample:

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A similar effect can be achieved with embossing powder instead of the foil.  While the gel medium is still wet, you sprinkle on the embossing powder as you normally would if you were stamping, shake off the excess, and then you allow the gel medium to dry.  After it has dried, you heat set the powder with a heat tool.

Here is a sample panel done with embossing powder:

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While the gel medium is still wet, you could also apply loose glitter (instead of embossing powder).  Once the gel medium dries, shake/brush off the excess.

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