Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Christmas Cards .... Encore!!!

Hello my friends Can you believe we just have 30 days till Christmas...!!! Thanks God I'm almost done with my Christmas cards and even start mailing some today....! Now have a look to my latest cards! GLOWING ORNAMENTS Cuttlebug Acetate glow, from TJ oct/nov 2007. I'm just crazy about this technique! ANGEL OF CHRISTMAS This angel has been stamped on a alcohol ink smoosh backgrounds using 2 shades of blues and metallic silver mixatives.
FUNKY CHRISTMAS TREE Simple stamping and embossing ... but what a nice stamp! Lots of Stickles and Liquid pearls. The ribbon is not crocked... it's the scan's fault...! Well maybe I didn't set it wright on the glass plate....!!! VISITORS Again, I love this stamp for it's simple but peaceful rendering... Straight stamping, embossing and again Stickles!
OUT OF THE BOX CHRISTMAS TREE! This is another stamp I love working with ... it's so different and can be used according to your occasion... Ribbon, stamping, embossing, Stickles and Liquid Pearls.... Voilà!!! SANTA'S HAT! No need to ask ... this one is for my baby granddaughter Mathilde...!!! This cute little mouse is wearing Santa's hat... It doesn't show but the hat is all glittered and Liquid souflé has been used for the fur around the hat. The mouse was done with Tombow watercolors markers.
Now back to work finishing my last cards and creating more for friends and family...!!! Thanks for your visit.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It's the time of the season...

Hello! Yes believe it or not we have six weeks till Christmas! I love this period of the year...!!! If we just can have a bit of snow all will be purrrrfect!!! I enjoy making Christmas cards for my family, my friends and for exchanges too. I already posted some Christmas cards, here are a few more and there is more to come... I'm kind of productive at this time of year...LOL! I try hard to make different cards with different techniques, stamps and size. I also try to stay away from traditional colors, I like to try different combinations of colors, textures.
Cuttlebug background and main image all was embossed in white and colored with chalk inks and of course glitter. A ribbon, and a cuttlebug tag stamped and embossed with glitter embossing powder " T'is the season".

I love this stamp. Background was done with my brayer and rainbow dye inkpad, Silver Mica Magic was applied to draw out the details of the stamp. The main layer (blue) was stamped and embossed in clear with a Holly branch stamp from Penny Black.


What can be more French than Paris...? Same technique as above with this beautiful French stamp of the Effiel Tower. Main background layer is a cuttlebug highlighted with gold ink.


I was inspired by "Vada Schutz " of TC she did such a beautiful card ... I wanted to try it too. No special technique involved just basic stamping. Alcohol inks background, I printed my design on Acetate and embossed with black (my design was built from various clip art elements I had), image placed on front. Tree behind the church was hand scketched. Stamped trees at the bottom from Rubber Stampede and wording from Inkadinkado. Highlighted with white Liquid Appliqué. The first layer was embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss dots and round nestabilities used to cut out main design and window.

I better get back to work if I want to finish all my cards before Christmas is over....LOL!