Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Christmas Mona

 How fun is this - having a chance to use our Christmas craft supplies in July!  This card was made for the current "Christmas in July" challenge over on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and uses the Santa Mona stamp from Lost Coast Designs and the Dear Santa clear stamp from Carmen's Veranda.

I started this by making a collage master board using exclusively Christmas papers.  My master board was 5 x 7 so I cut a section of it down to fit the front of a 5 1/2"  X 4 1/4" card front.  I edged it with Distress Vintage Photo ink and adhered it to my white card base.

Santa Mona was stamped with black ink onto white card stock and fussy cut out.  I colored her in with Copic sketch markers and affixed her to the card front.  The sentiment was stamped with black ink onto a white square, edged in red ink, and placed at the bottom of the card front as shown.  Final touch was adding a white pompom to her Santa hat.

We look forward to seeing what Christmas-y projects you can create for this challenge and encourage you to post them over on the Portal for a chance to win some free stamps!

Saturday, July 15, 2023

Christmas in July: Snowman

 So crazy to think that Christmas is 6 months away, so we are doing a "Christmas in July" Challenge over on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  And this is a fun card for the first day of this Challenge, using the Snowman stamp from Carmen's Veranda as well as the Find Your Happy Place clear stamp, also from Carmen's.

The background for this card is one I made using blue and lime green Distress Oxide Ink pads and an impression plate with various designs on it, applied to a Gelli Plate.  The snowman was stamped with black ink onto white card stock and the scarf, buttons, and arms were colored with Copic Sketch markers.  I fussy cut him out and affixed him to the card front as shown.  The sentiment was stamped with blue ink onto a white strip and cut into sections, affixed in the upper left corner with foam tape for some dimension.

I love the non-traditional colors of this holiday card, and we are excited to see what fun creations you have up your sleeve for our "Christmas In July" challenge.  Be sure to enter your creations her for a chance to win some free stamps.

Friday, July 14, 2023

Mini Fish Collage: Red, White and Blue

 Welcome to the last day of the current challenge on The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity:  Red, White, and Blue.  So be creative in whatever way you like - just make it red, white and blue!

That's what I have done with this card using the Mini Fish Collage stamp from Lost Coast Designs.
I started by stamping the fish with blue ink onto white card stock.  I edged it with red ink and added some touches of red ink here a there within the collage.  I added a blue "jewel" to the fish eye then layered it with a gel print I made using red and blue acrylic paints on a page from a vintage book.
I layered this with a piece of blue card stock and that's a wrap!

So get out your red, white and blue craft supplies and make something for our current challenge!  A lucky winner will receive some free stamps from Lost Coast Designs and/or Carmen's Veranda!