Simple trees

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Hey everyone! Jess here again using the same stamp and die set as yesterday, the Snow Day set from Lawn Fawn,  This card I kept rather simple stamping the tree outline and colouring them in with my Copic’s, G111, G14, G17, and G28, then cut them out with the coordinating die.

 

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I then wrapped some May Arts twine around the white panel and stamped my sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black Ink, and attached my trees with foam tape. Then finished off the twine by tying it in a bow over top.

I dug in my Scraptastic Life Noted card stash and found this fun triangle one and cut it down to fit behind the white panel. Noticing that it looked rather plain on the Neenah Solar white card base I took out my most used and loved stencil (Tim Holtz Spatter stencil) masked off the areas I didn’t want to use and then used distress ink in Peacock Feathers, and picked raspberries through the stencil to create a lovely backround. Attatched my focal panel on some foam tape and it was complete.

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Thanks for stopping by,

Hugz

Jess

Bunny Christmas

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Good morning everyone! Did you check out Annette’s card yesterday! I really loves the traditional colours she used! If you didn’t you should go back and check out her post!

So confession time, I went to put today’s card up this morning, because yesterday got away from me. Attempted to pull the photo’s off of the memory card, and well the card is fouled and I can not get anything off of it. Would normally not be a big deal, but I live 20 minutes out of the city, and nothing is open at 6:30 am on a statutory holiday where I can purchase a card. So today and tomorrows card, unfortunately will not be using my cameo. They are cards I had photographed and already pulled off for a couple posts in November. Plus note, you get to see them now!

So this card was made using the Lawn Fawn Snow Day Stamps and Dies, as well as the Lawn Fawn Trim the Tree Stamps and dies. I stamped the two bunnies that face eachother and coloured them with my copics W00, w01, w03, w05,w07, R22, and R20. I also stamped a row of lights and the bell from the Trim the tree set and coloured them with Y11, Y13, and Y15, Using the coordinating dies I cut them all out.

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I then cut a piece of Neenah white with the row of trees in the Snow Day set and pieced it back together creating a back panel for my bunnies to rest on.  The sentiment is stamped with Versa Fine Onyx Black ink and then a piece of May arts Twine is tied in a bow underneath it. All the patterened paper is scraps from my scrap bin, I know the triangle paper is from Simon Says Stamps christmas card kit last year (I can not remember who the manufacturer was) and the other paper I do not even have a guess but its just a simple grey paper with a white dot pattern.

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Thanks for stopping by

Hugz

Jess.

Merry Christmas by Annette

Hi everyone! Annette here with my Christmas card made for Jess’s October Christmas Card series.

 

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The paper is from Bo Bunny Christmas last year from my stash. The Poinsettia was cut by my Silhouette, the paper is Stampin’ Up! red and green and the white is from Michaels, and of course I had to use some Prima bling!

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Thanks for stopping by!
HugsAnnette

 

Christmas Wishes

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Hey everyone, did you see Jen’s fantastic card yesterday! If you didn’t you should go back and take a look at it!

For todays card, I kept the cuts real simple, I really wanted to use these Scraptastic Exclusive wood veneers that I got last Christmas, ya I keep things for far to long, I am seriously trying to blow through my stash.

Back to the start of the card I took a piece of Neenah solar white cardstock, and distress ink (I would guess I used salty ocean, broken china, and weathered wood). After that dried I took the Falling Stars Stencil from SSS and Golden light molding paste and applied that to the panel. I attatched that to another peice of Neenah cardstock leaving an 1/8″ boarder.

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I then took some gold thread and balled it up and put it behind the round wood veneer, added the banner one for the sentiment on the card. Then I needed a couple larger stars for on top of that banner, and I couldn’t find any wood veneers, seeing as I had been working on cards for this series, it came to me right away. I cut a bunch of the stars to the size I wanted them and layered them all together, using a distress marker around the edge to hide the white, I then embossed them with Hero arts gold embossing powder. I attatched everything to a A2 size Neenah Desert Storm cardbase and called it complete.

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Thanks for stopping by,

Hugz,

Jess

White Christmas by Jen (ozegran)

Hey bloggers! I’ve taken over Jess’s blog for today to share a Christmas Card I made!

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Firstly though, I must thank Jess for giving us a chance to kick our butts into gear! By hosting this October Christmas Card Blog Jess has forced us to start making our Christmas cards BEFORE the silly season is upon us!

Secondly, and this one’s the hardest for me, is to get us to use our electronic die cutting machines! I must tell you I have had my Silhouette for a couple of years now and I’ve probably count the amount of times I’ve used it on one hand (I know, right!). So when I switched it on this time, the LED display menu would not work 😦 This happened to me when I first switched on my Cameo for the first time. After a while the menu appeared though – this time it did not 😦 So I just worked blindly by pressing the down button and enter to make it load or unload LOL.

So…..I forgot how to convert the files I wanted to use (my own) in order to cut them. I converted the pics to svg files but from then on everything went blank *sigh*. So I just got out the ONE Christmas cartridge I owned for my Cricut and tried to cut the intricate designs but alas it just shredded the cardstock 😦 *sigh*.

So….I resorted to the graphics that came with the Silhouette Designer Edition software and just used the tree outline, looks like I failed miserably LOL.

I used an 8 1/2″x5″ piece of white cardstock for the card base. I cut another piece of the same white cardstock for the card topper to 4″x5 1/4″, embossed it with the Message in a Tree embossing folder by Couture Creations. I adhered this piece to the card base using pop dots.

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Once the tree shape was cut I heat embossed it using Ranger’s Queen’s Gold embossing powder, along with the tree trunk. I heat embossed the star using Ranger’s Gold Tinsel embossing powder (love that stuff)!

I adhered the trunk, tree and finally the star using Tombo Mono Multi Liquid Glue, then took a strip of white ribbon, tied it into a bow and adhered it to the base of the tree using a glue dot.

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I always add sentiments to the inside of my cards (sorry, no pic) as well as making a matching envelope. Here you can see I have added Merry Christmas by heat embossing it with the gold embossing powder.

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Well that’s my post! Don’t know if I’ll go back any time soon to my Silhouette – unless someone wants to show me how to use it properly LOL.

I have been inspired to make more Christmas cards though, thanks to Jess’s idea and all the amazing cards I’m seeing here! Thanks for stopping by! Why not go check out my blog to see if there’s anything there that might inspire you!

Smiles

Jen
(ozegran)

PS: So sorry about the quality of the pics! I am going to do some research into how to make a light box and how to photograph my pics so that they actually look any good!

Bokeh white!

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Hey everyone, Jess back with another card. I am 100% happy with the turn out of this card. Can you guess where I used my Cameo on this card?

So I started with a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Canson 140lbs coldpress watercolour paper, I painted the backround using my peerless watercolours. and then stamped the Big Holiday Wishes sentiment from the Big holiday Wishes stamps set from SSS, in versamark Onyx Black ink.

 

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Then I cut a bunch of different sized circles in cardstock using my Cameo. Taking the Prima White Calk ink and a round ink blender from Tim Holtz, I started with the larger circles and applying less white ink to them, gradually working my way to the smallest circle, and making the ink more opaque the smaller the circles got. Once finished I set it aside to allow that chalk in a chance to dry.

Once the ink was dry I got some sequins out of my stash and added 6 of them using glossy accents.

 

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Thanks for stopping by

Hugz

Jess

Christmas music..

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Hey everyone, I cant believe we are already on day 8 of the Christmas card marathon here on my blog! If you didn’t see Lori’s card yesterday you should go back and check it out, it was lovely.

 

So here is the card I have for you today, seriously not my favorite, but they can’t all be something I love. So for today’s card I stamped the Tim Holtz season’s greetings sentiment and embossed it with Hero Arts gold embossing powder. The I took the trees from an older Tim Holtz set and stamped them with Prima white chalk ink, and it got stuck on the embossing, and I couldn’t get it off without making a mess so I just left it alone, The snowflakes are from the Hero Arts Christmas sentiment set I use all the time.

 

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The Music notes, were a copy write free image I found online, that I put into my Silhouette software and traced (creating a cut file from it) and cut it on cardstock 3 times and layered them together, I then put 2 coats of Hero Arts gold embossing powder, then adhered it overtop of the card.

 

The patterned paper that the black paper is matted with is from the DIY Shop paper pad (it was a scrap from a while ago)

 

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Thanks for stopping by

Hugz,

Jess