Thursday, September 25, 2014

Inspired Stamps DT Thursday

We are finishing up 30 days of Christmas at Inspired Stamps.  The Christmas stamps are on sale and there is plenty of inspiration to help you get your Christmas cards under way.  Last week the 1 inch Snowmen were taken out of temporary retirement.  There are limited numbers of this set left in the Inspired Stamps Online Store, so if you love this set as much as I do, go and grab one for yourself.  This set is great for cards, tags and gift giving.

I used a manilla tag and covered it with BoBunny Christmas collage papers and inked the edges.  I stamped the sentiment from this set in the lower corner in brown ink.  I cut several vellum snowflakes from various Sizzix thin dies and punched out the smaller Martha Stewart snowflake.  I stamped and colored the snowmen and punched with 1 inch and half inch circle punches and attached to tag.  I tied a triple loop bow and attached to bottome of tag.  The reinforcement at top of tag was die cut and adhered.  Tied a bow with Baker's twine and attached tag to snowflake card front.
Hope you enjoyed my card.  Please be sure to check out the other DT Christmas creations by clicking on the links to the right or visiting the Inspired Stamps blog.  I hope all the different Christmas cards have given you ideas for your card making this Christmas.  Have a blessed day.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Inspired Stamps DT Thursday

 Hello Everyone!  Back with more Christmas cards.  I hope you are getting some inspiration for your own Christmas cards.  We have lots of beautiful designs made by the design team for this whole month as well as several at the Inspired Stamps Blog, so be sure to check them all out.  All the stamps used in these designs are available at the Inspired Stamps Online Store and I believe there is a sale with all the Christmas stamps still going on, so be sure to take advantage.
Today I chose to make a card that would be easily mass produced.  I used the Snowflake all over punch from Martha Stewart to punch the white cardstock, I backed it with some beautiful Bo Bunny Powder Mountain papers (guess what, they are soon to be in stock in the Inspired Stamps Online Store, along with other BoBunny 6 X 6 paper packs), I cut three flags with other papers in this great collection.  I stamped the Merry Christmas tree using a couple of blue ink pads, as well as a brown for the trunk and a yellow for the star.  I added a bit of clear stardust glitter pen.  This card can be easily mass produced and the colors can be changed for a whole different look.
Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to check out all the great designs created by the rest of the DT.
Have a great day.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Inspired Stamps DT Thursday

Hello everyone.  Inspired Stamps is celebrating 30 days of Christmas in the month of September.  If you need some Christmas card inspiration make sure to visit the Inspired Stamps blog this whole month.  Today and every Thursday in September, the Inspired Stamps DT are creating Christmas cards using Christmas stamps or maybe stamp sets that are not Christmas sets in a Christmas way.  Today I used the Bind and Stitch set using the crossstitch lines to create my own Christmas tree and the star image from the Psalm 91 Protection set.  This is a flip interactive card so for the backside of the circle I used an image from the 1.5 inch circle Christmas set.
I used some Christmas patterned paper and red cardstock.  I punched some evergreen boughs and flowers for an accent on each corner.
I just love these interactive cards, but I have not mastered how to take a great picture of  each side of the card.  I will have to continue to work on that.
You can find the stamp sets I used today and many others in the Inspired Stamps Online store.  Please be sure to visit the other DT members blogs by clicking on the links in my sidebar to see their wonderful Christmas creations.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday Friends with Flair

 Hello Everyone!  Good to be back and creating with Unity.  I had to take a few weeks off with getting dd ready for college and settled in.  It has been so hot here that I find it just zaps my creativity, how about you?
Today I used Unity's Itty Bitty; Untamed Beauty.  I am in love with mason jars, so I stamped a mason jar from Inkadinkado's mason jar set and colored with distress inks.  I colored the image with Copic markers and pulled out my sewing machine to stitch at bottom of card near sentiment.  This has been on my chicken list for quite a while, but I finally cleared a space for my sewing machine and gave it a go. I really like it.  I added some ribbon and gems for a finishing touch and voila.  Enjoy!   Thank you for stopping by.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Inspired Stamps Christmas month

 Hope you are enjoying a restful Labor Day.  Today the Inspired Stamps design team is creating with Christmas stamps.   I used one of my favorite stamp sets Winter Ruth.  This set comes with several sentiments and different objects for this darling girl to hold. You can find Winter Ruth and all the stamp sets used today in the Inspired Stamps Online Store.
I used an embossing diffuser to leave center area blank so I could stamp Winter Ruth while the outside was embossed with Sizzix snowflake embossing folder. I pulled out the Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol and colored in the image.  I added some details using white enamel for her fur collar, the snow on the ground and on the tree.  I added glitter to the embossed background to make it sparkle.  I added some Glossy accents and glitter to the Christmas ornament.  Stamped sentiment and made a banner, added some scalloped ruffles at the bottom and voila.  I hope you try this technique of embossing around your stamped image.  Please be sure to check out the other DT creations.  Click on the links below to go to their blogs, please be sure to leave them some love.  Now it is time for you to be inspired and get out your supplies and start making some Christmas cards.  Happy crafting!