Friday, November 28, 2014

If you're looking for a different Christmas theme, you might want to consider these adorable polar bears from Sunshine Designs made by Frogs Whiskers. The card was made before the days of circle dies, so we used a scallop circle punch and a straight edge circle punch. The bear to the right hand side is actually sitting inside the card and will remain there when the card is opened. There are a number of lovely snowflake embossing folders to choose from. That is all it takes to change the plain white strip into something snowy and wonderful!

The polar bears have been stamped onto watercolour paper,  coloured with Tombow markers and a water brush to keep the colours nice and soft. The finishing touch would be glue pen and fine opalescent glitter to add that winter sparkle.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

This stunning background from Northwoods will allow you to add any of your favourite die-cuts. In the card below, Claudette has used a light blue cardstock and added white chalk wherever she wanted the trees and the snow mounds to show brighter.

I could also see this card done with any of your tree dies cut out and added on the image, or any of your wildlife including rabbits or dogs. She has cut a separate piece of cardstock for the snowhill which is raised in front of the animals feet.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

We had a marvelous weekend with Nathalie from Magenta! The card below had some interesting details added. The design on the left of the card was created by using stickers as a stencil and inking through and around them. This lovely vintage Christmas scene was stamped on gloss cardstock to maintain the integrity of all the fine lines. To colour the village scene, we used distress markers, and distress ink pad.

I'm particularly fond of this snowflake because it can be used solely as a design element in any background combination. The Merry Christmas has been stamped in black ink and then traced with a Stardust clear pen to add the shimmer.