Saturday, November 17, 2018

The last leaves

This title is a twofer. This is the last of my encrusted leaves and after this weekend it will probably be the last of the leaves on the trees. I used the same melting of embossing powder and sprinkling things on it while melting.  I used pattern paper and on the first card I also cut a second green leaf to back the white one for a bit of dimension. I also used a Martha Stewart punch to punch the little green leaf. The second card used a cut apart for the sentiment.

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Here comes Santa Claus

I wanted to get Christmas stamping started and I started with a tag for 

I used a stamp image from a set from Scrapping for Less of Santa coming down the chimney. I cut a scrap of brick paper and used a die from Poppy Stamps called Frosted Roof and Ledges to make the roof. I added white flower soft to his hat and mittens and Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops for the frost on the sentiment and roof. This tag includes stamping, a die cut, pattern paper, twine.  fussy cutting and coloring with Copics.

Be kind to one another.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Encrusted leaves

I did get a card made with my encrusted leaves. That is a technique where you use Stampendous kits with embossing powder and little bits of mica in different colors. You use Versa Mark on your die cut, then add mica first because it doesn't melt, then add encrusted e/p or regular e/p and melt from underneath so the stuff doesn't blow off. You can add shaved ice or gilding flakes too.  I used my craft mat and put it on the griddle, then added the die cut. It melts from underneath and it all melts together. I didn't put the mica on the other leaves first and it fell off. The dark spots on the leaf are the mica flakes. I got my kits at JoAnn's.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

The fires

I am so sad to see those terrible fires in northern and southern California. So tragic with the loss of life and property. I'm hoping they can put them out quickly. The firefighters are so brave even after some of them losing their own homes.

I went to Walmart and bought a griddle so I could do the encrusted technique. I played with it and got some leaves done but the pictures didn't come out very well. I've only made two cards with them and they are pretty simple. I used paper from a K&Company and copper ribbon from Stampin Up. The first leaf is done in copper e/p and the second is yellow, red, orange and green  The encrusted bits fell off. I don't think I put them on in time to melt into the powder. My next ones are better and I'll get them posted as soon as I make the cards.

Be kind to one another.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Time change

No matter how I explained the fall back time change, Molly just doesn't get it. She is used to getting up at 7 am and now gets up at 6 am. I do not like rising at 6! I'm not too crazy about getting up at 7 but at least that is more reasonable.

I'm finally getting started on cards for the next holiday. Here it is the 8th already and I guess I won't get many made in time. This card is made with Alexandra Renke papers. I love her papers and have a hard time cutting into them. These images all came from the same piece of 12 x 12 paper.

Be kind to one another.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Another sympathy card

Gosh, I wish there was no need for sympathy cards. This is a hard one to make because you are so sad at the time you need it. This is a Stampin Up tree and IO die. I just added Nuvo glitter drops in golden sunset to the leaves for a fall tree.

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween

I don't envy parents having to take the kiddos trick or treating tonight as it is cold, raining and just dreary. Been there, done that. A perfect Halloween night!  My card was supposed to be for the mix up metal challenge with Loll and Bonnie but when I finished it I realized I did not have any stamping on it. The spooky sentiment is a rub on. I used pattern paper and the black magic technique on the crow background. The crow is a sticker Darnell gave me and I added a google eye for drama.

Be kind to one another.