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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Holiday Wishes

Hello and Season's Greetings,

I am super late getting my Holiday cards in the mail! Every year, it seems like I'm slammed with work the two weeks prior to Christmas and I end up scrambling to get things done. Well, I just spent the two hours before dinner and two hours after addressing envelopes. But, they are completed and I'll drop them in the mail tomorrow. Let's see if one week is enough time  for the USPS to get them where they are going. (not that I will blame them for my tardiness!)

This card I made using the final Paper Players Challenge for 2020. Claire is our hostess with a color theme of black, white and silver. Using stamp sets from the last Gina K Designs release, I made several of this layout in different colors of card stock and different colors of embossing powder. I figured that the design would work with the challenge colors too. I'm not sure how "festive" black is, but the card is rather pretty IRL. 

To make the design, I stamped the ornament first with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with silver EP. The tapestry stamp was stamped second, also using VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white EP. I used the Gina K Designs Master Layouts 1 die set to cut the stamped panel and the silver mat. They are glued to a white card base. The greeting is heat embossed with silver EP on white and cut out with a Gina K flag die from the Master Layouts 3 die set and popped up over the ornament with mini-dimensionals. I used several SSS silver sequins for embellishments.

For the inside of my card I've used greetings from the most recent December SSS kit. I love the hand written sentiments.

I'm off work on PTO now until after New Years. Yipee! I wish everyone a very happy and of course, SAFE holiday season. Enjoy however you celebrate! To my friends at the Paper Players, THANKS for a wonderful year of fun and great challenges. I've enjoyed participating in most of them this year, and I'm looking forward to the 2021 challenges. 

Thanks for stoping by,



Stamps: Holiday Tapestry and Sparkle and Shine sets by Gina K Designs, Joyful Season set by Simon Says Stamp

Paper: SU Whisper White and Silver card stock, Gina K Designs black card stock

Ink: VersaMark, Gina K Designs Black Onyx

Other: white and silver embossing powder, heat tool, Misti, Gina K Designs dies, Gemini Jr, mini Dimensionals, SSS silver sequins, Gina K connect liquid glue

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Season's Greetings

 Hi all,

Happy Friday! It's been awhile since I've posted on my blog. Between work being busy, spending Thanksgiving with my mom and working on other projects, I've not done much stamping in a few weeks. But, last night after dinner, I sat down and made a card that works for two of my favorite weekly challenges.

Joanne is hostess at The Paper Players this week with a holiday theme challenge. I picked one of the tree graphics as my inspiration. I've also used the sketch from this week's Freshly Made Sketches. Love the tag!

For the background, I used the C&9th Snowflake Turnabout set to stamp a white card base. To make the focal image, I used a technique that Gina K showed us in a recent Stamp and Chat Live. She stamped and embossed the same image on several different colors of card stock. Then she cut the panels into 1/2 inch strips and glued them so the image is back together, but in stripes of all the card stock colors. Such a fun look and technique. 

I choose the tree from the Gina K Christmas Silhouettes set. I stamped it using my Misti on six different card stock colors and heat embossed them with white EP. Each stamped panel was cut into 1/2 inch strips. Starting with the dark red, I glued the strips together so that the tree is complete. Using the Gina K large stitched die from her last release, I cut the tree out and added it to the stamped card base per the FMS. The greeting is stamped and heat embossed with white EP on black card stock and it's cut out with a Gina K flag die. I glued an old SU plastic white snowflake over the tag hole at the top, then glued a black bow over that. Finally, I used several pink Pretty Pink Posh gems as embellishments.

Here's the inside of my card. I've used another Gina K stamp set called Ornamental Snowflakes for the image and the greeting. I've also used the Gina K Master Layouts 1 dies to cut the stamped panel and the pink mat.

Thanks for stoping by. I hope everyone and their families are staying safe!



Stamps: All Gina K sets, Christmas Silhouettes, Ornamental Snowflakes and Sparkle and Shine, and Snowflake Turnabout set by Concord and 9th

Paper: Gina K card stocks in white, red and pink shades

Ink: Gina K red and pink shades, VersaMark, Black Onyx

Other: Misti, white embossing powder, heat tool, Gina K Master Layouts 1 & 3 dies,  Gina K Tag dies, Pretty Pink Posh gems. SU white snowflake, SU black twine, Gemini Jr, foam tape