Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Season's Greetings - Technique Tuesday

Oh Christmas is so close, I can't wait! And, I have to say, this is the most prepared I've ever been! Presents are wrapped and under the tree, all card orders are delivered, and I'm set! 

Have I mentioned we're going to Australia for Christmas??!! I'm glad I'm so busy with school because I wouldn't be able to sleep if I actually had time to think about it. I've wanted to go to Australia my whole life, so this is a dream come true!! 

So this card... 

SO fricken proud of this one... 

This was a combo of coordinating dies and stamps and it was easy to create because I just threw everything together! 

I embossed the snowflakes with both clear embossing powder and gold (just on the edges) for that antiqued look. 

Merry Christmas!! 

Stamps and dies from Technique Tuesday 

Monday, December 19, 2016

'Tis The Season - SRM Stickers

Hi there. I'm here today with a gorgeous watercoloured poinsettia card. It looks really complicated, but the stamp did most of the work, I promise!! 

Knowing I was going to watercolour, I stamped in Distress Ink - that way any water I added to the ink would blend with the pencils I used. 

The process I used for each petal was to: 
1) Add some watercolour pencil in the shaded areas
2) Blend pencil and ink with a water pen

To finish the card off, I added some watercolour washes in the background and a bunch of splatters in white and brown. 

A classy sentiment from We've Got Your Sticker - Merry on vellum was the final touch! 

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Christmas Tags

With all of my fun supplies there's no way I BUY my gift tags!! I try to make them cute, but don't go overboard on the techniques... after all, they get used once then they're garbage.. so here are some of the tags I made:


I had some ink sprays on my table from another project so I dragged pieces of paper through the ink and voila, a perfect background! 
I dried the strips of paper and cut them into tags and all I had left to do was stamp to/from and add a chipboard piece on each of the tags. 
I am a sucker for a cute sheet of Christmas chipboard pieces so I had a lot to choose from. 

Here are my favs:

Thanks for stopping by today!! 

Friday, December 9, 2016

Magic Of Christmas: The Twinery

Can you believe the big day is only a couple of weeks away?? Even though I'm a fully-grown adult, I still excited for Christmas and part of that excitement is making cards with glitter, and twine and stamps!

  I've been making some pretty interesting colour choices for my cards this year, but this one is going back to the basics: red and green (with a touch of blue..). It's a pretty simple card to execute, but what I love most is the texture: 

The trees were stencilled on with green ink, then I stencilled the snow on with very thick molding paste. While it was wet I doused it in glitter. Once dry I added a bunch of red dots with Tonic Nuvo drops.

To complete the card I added some Maraschino twine that just screams CHRISTMAS, doesn't it???!!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Nutty Tubes: SRM Stickers

Hi there! I'm here with a nutty idea for Christmas gift-giving. 
I like to fill the Tubes with lots of different yummy treats, but over here in China things like Hershey's kisses and M&Ms don't exist, so I have to get creative!! 

Enter: the Trail Mix tube! 

I make my own trail mix consisting of: 

Mixed, salted nuts
Dried Pineapple
Dried Cranberries
Dried Papaya 
Mini Chocolate chips

So what's better than a couple of cute Squirrel images to go with the nuts?? 

I added a bunch of glitter and snow to make the scene super festive and it was done!
What a quick and easy way to say "Merry Christmas" to your health nut friends and family!! 

Supplies used: 
Stamps: Lawn Fawn
Twine: Maraschino