Monday, November 18, 2019

Whimsy - Up on the Housetop

Do you remember the song "Up on the house top, something something something" from childhood? I apparently don't remember much about it but I do remember the housetop and reindeer!

I stamped the Whimsy Santa and Stockings image with Memento Tuxedo Black, drew a line to demarcate the sky from the roof and went to town with Copics.

I diecut the colored panel with a Wavy Edger and used clear Wink of Stella to make the snow look icy.

The card base is stamped with the Shiplap Background in Distress Oxide Vintage Photo.

Once the card front was assembled I spattered Copic Opaque White for snow.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Pine Tree Pair

I love the color combo on this card and must give credit to the latest Color Throwdown for that. I love the pop of the green pine trees against the purple especially.

I created an aperture using the MFT Square Peek-a-Boo Window die and created another scene inside the card.

Hmm, from this angle it looks like I did no-line coloring on the images.  Keep that in mind for the future!

I'm entering this in Color Throwdown #569, Watercooler Wednesday #247 All About Occasions

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

SOSS #148 - Q is for Quip

Time for the next Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers:  #148 Q for Quip.  This cue word is one of my favorites.  Who doesn't have a snarky one or two liner up their sleeves?  Come play along!

Friday, November 15, 2019

Northwest Winter Scene

I've been a busy cardmaking bee in the evenings this week.  We were having carpet replaced with laminate and my craft table was the only entertainment available to me--best kind!

This is a card featuring the MFT Snow Buddies set paired up with my beloved Sunny Studio Scenic Route set. I masked the snowline using Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper then stamped the houses.

As I was coloring the sky, it occurred to me to add a shadowed mountainscape just like real life up here in the Pacific Northwest. Yet another way in addition to the masking to create visual depth.

I paper-pieced their hats using LF Snowday Remix 6x6 Paper. I'm not one for fussy cutting for I make an exception for things like this. So cute!

I'm entering this in Jingle Belles Baby It's Cold Outside (winter wear), Daring Cardmakers Just Cards Christmas Songs and Carols (Winter Wonderland inspired here)

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

TFS - O Christmas Trees

I'm on the Topflight Stamps blog today with 3 cards featuring different trees and techniques with the For the Love of Stamps O Christmas Tree set.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Monday, November 11, 2019

Whimsy - Not a Creature

Not a creature was stirring . . . ha! I'm guessing the writer of that poem didn't have a cat--LOL.

For this one-layer card I stamped the Whimsy Very Mice Christmas and tree images with Memento Tuxedo Black. I colored them with Copics.

I used a Posca white pigment pen for the eyes. I emphasized the eyelashes with a Copic Multiliner. Super cute!

The sentiment was stamped last (almost always the case for me) in VersaFine Onyx Black.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

ATCAS #172 - Birthday

Our latest code word at Addicted to CAS is "birthday." I KNOW you need birthday cards in your life so why not kill too birds with one stone and join us?

I stamped the Avery Elle Birthday Bus images onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper using Versafine Onyx Black.  I then colored them up with Zig Real Brush Watercolor Markers. The sentiment is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black too.