Sunday, October 27, 2013

hot pink holly!

I loved the color combo in the striped paper and thought it would be fun to use it for a "non-traditional" Christmas card. It's so bright and cheery - that's what the holidays are all about!

* tip for sewing on felt - use a scrap of tissue paper as a "stablizer" - then tear it away from the back of the felt pieces when you're finished

Make it Monday
"Dimensional Leaf Wreath"

(I don't know why the color of the felt looks off - I tried several photos with different lighting and still couldn't capture it's true color - it REALLY does match the pink stripes!)

stamp:  papertrey ink
papers:  ki memories, stampin' up
dies:  papertrey ink
embellishments:  felt, button - papertrey ink, twine - doodlebug

Thursday, October 24, 2013

simple elegance tag

Unfortunately, stamping had to take a back seat to, what has seemed like at least a MILLION medical tests & procedures for my husband over the last few months - and the monumental arrival of our FIRST grandbaby - he's such a cutie :)  and SO worth giving up some creative time!!! 
This was a super speedy project (a rarity for me!) I found a piece of ribbon with a little sparkle and then watercolored the frame in soft colors to coordinate with it. I used the same watercolor paper to cut the tree and deer - thick foam dimensionals gave it the depth I wanted.

*tip - I like to put some ink on a 6x8 sheet of plastic, spray it with water until the colors blend, then place a piece of watercolor paper on top of the ink, carefully pick it up and turn it over to dry - after that, it's ready to die cut


ink:  stampin' up (pool, bashful, celery)
dies:  papertrey ink
watercolor paper:  artist's loft
wired ribbon:  scrap