Hi there 🙂 I’ve always loved gingerbread houses and men, so it was so much fun having a play with this image from All Dressed Up. I can’t find it on the Etsy site right now, but it might reappear at some point!! I colored it up with my Copics, then fussy cut it out. Glitter and shine were added to some of the candies and trims for some extra fun.
I used a Whimsy Stamps slimline die to cut out the background, and embossed the centre piece with a dotted folder to look a little bit like snow (and I didn’t realize that I put this piece in upside down until the card was finished!! inverted snow? lol) After assembling the card front, I remembered I had some gumdrop brads in my stash, that would make a nice addition to the card. I got them on just before adding to the card blank!! A pretty die cut sentiment finishes the card off.
Hi there 🙂 I have a good friend that absolutely loves cats, and also has a real “thing” for anything blingy or sparkly. I decided to combine the 2 with this adorable image from Conie Fong. I colored up Purr-fect Christmas with my Copics, then fussy cut it out. I had fun coloring all the kitties differently 🙂
I took the shiny striped background paper, and cut an aperture in it, then took a piece of red card stock, and cut a smaller one in that. I backed everything with a sparkly silver paper, to give the card a double matted effect. For some bling, I placed rhinestone gems around the window, to give a bit of a marquee effect. A few more were added in the corners, because you just can’t get enough bling!! After placing the image, I die cut the sentiment a few times, and layered it to give it a bit of dimension.
Hi there 🙂 I had an idea with these seahorses with an image I’d printed out, but it didn’t work out at all, so rather than take the 2 steps to put the dies away, I came up with this 🙂 These 2 dies screamed gatefold card, so I listened! lol After assembling the card so the 2 seahorses lined up facing each other, I went to work on the inside.
I dug into my dies again, and cut some pretty seashells and seaweed to keep with the underwater theme, then added a birthday sentiment. A belly band with some black and white ribbon holds everything closed for sending. Love the dramatic black and white of this whole card!
Hi there 🙂 When I saw this deer on the Kit and Clowder Advent event, I fell in love instantly!! Even though the advent is over, Alyce has a lot more goodies available on her website, and Facebook group. I printed this sweetie off on grey paper (the wrong side!), and colored it up with my Prismacolor pencils. Some highlights and accents were added with a Posca pen.
With such a cute image, I wanted to keep the card on the simple side. I die cut the poinsettia border, and glued it to the front, which I’d cut down so the die cut was equal to the back side. I added a red panel to the inside of the back, so the die cut popped. The same red was used for matting and the die cut sentiment. Some small gold gems were added to the centre of the poinsettia in both the die cut and the image, just to add a tiny bit of festive bling 🙂
Hi there 🙂 I was thrilled to be asked to be GDT at Coloring With Pencils this month 🙂 One of their fabulous sponsors is The Paper Shelter, and I was given this sweet image to work with. I decided to make a baby card with it. I colored up My Bunny Pal with my Prismacolor Pencils, then fussy cut it out.
I had picked out my papers before I began coloring, to make it easier to match things up. These were from a 6×6 paper pack that I found at the dollar store….I was pleasantly surprised at all the nice prints in it!! I used an oval die to cut out the window in the front, then layered everything together, using a neutral solid for matting. After cutting out 2 sentiments (to provide a shadowed effect), and a little bunny, I popped all the elements on to the assembled card with some foam dots. Some white highlights with my Posca pen finished the card off. I’d again like to thank the team at Coloring With Pencils for asking me to join them!
Hi there 🙂 When I saw this fun trio in the Di’s Digital Stamps store, I knew I just had to have them!! I colored up 3 Chilly Llamas with my Copics, then added some accents with Posca Pens.
I carefully positioned them so they’d be singing away from the centre of the die cut wreath. After getting everything lined up and on the die cut card base, I found just the word die I had to use, and used some sparkly blue paper to cut the main part, and some red for the shadow part. Some red glitter “berries” and a few blue sparkle music notes amongst the wreath branches finish this card off.
Hi there 🙂 Anyone that knows me, knows that I love owls, so I love making cards featuring them. This festive little guy is from Miss Daisy Stamps, another store that has closed. I colored him up with my Copics, and added a few touches with my white Posca, before cutting him out with an oval die.
I found the cute ornament paper that went well as a background. I also have this gorgeous ornament die that fit right in with the developing theme. After matting the image, I arranged and layered all the other components of the card. An inlaid sentiment strip die finished this card off.
Hi there 🙂 Every year, I make my sister a card that features a Scottie Dog. She has loved these pups since before I was born 🙂 I did some browsing online, and found Booker the Scottie at Sweet November Stamps. He isn’t really a Christmas image, so I had to put him into a scene that was festive. I found this snowglobe image from DRS Designs in my stash, and merged Booker into the scene before printing it off.
I assembled the shaker, using some snowflake punches, and white cake sprinkles for the snow. Of course I had to use a plaid background paper when using a Scottie dog themed card, so found a pretty plaid in my paper stash that coordinated beautifully with the image. Some die cut snowflakes were scattered around the snowglobe to add to the wintery feel. A narrow red ribbon at the base of the snowglobe attaches the tag with the stamped sentiment. Some pearls in the centres of the die cut snowflakes finish this card off.
Hi there 🙂 A senior friend of mine adopted a kitty last year, after her other one crossed the rainbow bridge. I don’t think that she remembered what a ball of energy a kitten can be!! Her little Mikey is a real terror, but the smiles he brings to her face are just the best <3 I had to make a card for her with her little terror on it, so I used a cute image from Graciellie Designs. I used my Copics to color up the kitty from the Meowy Christmas digital set to look like Mikey, and added some sparkle to the hat for some festive bling.
I just got some new dies, so had to give a few of them a play on this card! I cut out a bunch of Christmas ornaments from the one set, and layered them on another piece of white paper to give a faux embossed look. I added little touches of Wink of Stella to them to add a bit of sparkle. I then framed this background with another new die cut, the paw print frame seemed to be perfect for this card! To finish off, I grabbed another new die, the sentiment, and after positioning it on the card, I added a more “correct” word in handwriting on a banner die. My friend knew just who the troublemaker on the card was when she received it!!
Hi there 🙂 My nephew and his wife have a chihuahua furbaby, so, of course, I had to make a card for them with their beloved Molly on it. I had this image from Aurora Wings in my stash, and thought “what could be better than 1 Molly? 3 of course!”. I colored the image with my Copics, trying my best to match up little miss Molly’s markings. After adding a few accents with white Posca, I matted it with a Christmas green.
I die cut a swirly star shape and a few other stars, then positioned everything on a cool background paper. The sentiment was cut out twice to give a bit of dimension. Some gold glitter was added to the star die cuts and one of the stars in the image, just to give a bit of sparkle to the card. Molly in triplicate is just the cutest thing!!