Monday, December 30, 2019

In the Deep Midwinter: Day 30

This is a card I created for the Lost Coast Design Challenge for December:  In the Deep Midwinter.  

For this card, I used the Snowman stamp from Carmen's Veranda and the Small Snowflakes Set from Lost Coast Designs.  I began by stamping my snowman onto white card stock and cutting him out.  I trimmed off the tail of the little scarf around his neck and using some navy fibers, I fashioned a real scarf for him.  I added small enamel dots for his eyes and larger ones for his buttons.  I cut a small "carrot" nose for him from orange paper and cut out a black top hat to finish him off.

I took my dark blue background paper and heat embossed a variety of snowflakes randomly across it with white embossing powder.  

I also heat embossed the edge with white embossing powder, then layered this with a piece of silver metallic card stock.  I attached my snowman with foam dimensional tape, and that's a wrap!

You still have time to join the challenge and show us your wintry projects for a chance to win some amazing free stamps!

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

In the Deep Midwinter: A Boy and his Dog

Winter greetings from Laurie.  We have one challenge for the month of December.  The rest of the year we have two per month, but recognizing what a busy time of year this is for most people, we have made things simple for December with the "In the Deep Midwinter" challenge, going on all month.

I made a card for this challenge using the Georges and Louis from Lost Coast Designs - one of my favorite stamps on the site. I started by stamping my image onto white card stock with black ink.  I cut it out, then stamped it again with green ink and cut out just Georges's coat which I then attached atop my original stamped image.  I used some Copic markers to color Louis and add some color to George's face.  I then glued some small brass brads to the front of Georges's coat to look like buttons.

I then took a piece of scrapbook paper that looks like snow falling.  I roughly tore a rectangle of the paper and edged it with Distress Ink. For the background I cut a piece of music paper from a vintage music book and layered that with a piece of kraft paper.  I attached my stamped image to the center and added a couple of torn strips of washi tape to two of the corners.

The last element was to add a bit of glitter to some of the snowflakes, and I am done!

Please join us here on the Portal and share your Midwinter projects for a chance to win some fabulous free stamps!  Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Gecko Galz Challenge for December: In Dreams

I made this mini album for the Gecko Galz December challenge:  In Dreams.  There are some "dreamy" new and old collage sheets on the Gecko Galz Etsy store and I loved using some of them to create this album.

I used the Afternoon Tea paper (from the Solarium paper pack), Abigail paper, and Timeless #3 paper for the base of most of my pages.  The album measures approximately 4" x 5" so I was able to get several album pages out of one printed page.  I used a simple signature binding to hold my pages together (created one signature), and edged all my papers with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo.

I used the following collage sheets for the images and words in my album:

Charming Words
Rusty Bucket ATC
Text Ture Dominoes
Pixie Magic
Altered Beautifully
Book Marks
Dream Land
Old World Surreal

I embellished my pages with gold sticker trims and gold stars and several of my pages have little pockets for tucks.