Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Partridge in a Pear Tree

Happy Holidays, Crafty Peeps! Christmas is just around the corner (yikes!) and I'm finishing off the season with one more Christmas card.

I used two stamps from Technique JunkiesMake a Tree, Set of 12 (SS014) and Textured Newsprint (S783).  


This layered card turned out so sweet. I realize that it isn't a real partridge, nor is it a pear tree. But when you are being creative, you can overlook those things! lol


To create the card, I started with a cream CS A2 base. I added an olive green CS panel. Next I stamped the newsprint background using my MISTI and some Distress Ink in Antique Linen.

I trimmed down the panel, then began stamping the tree elements using the MISTI and Memento Inks. The tree base was stamped in Rich Cocoa. The leaves were stamped in Pistachio, and the bird in Peanut Brittle. The panel was then attached to the card base.

Using my Silhouette Cameo, I cut a few vinyl pears to add to the tree. I then used the Silhouette Markers in the Cameo to "write" the sentiment. Using a decorative die, I cut the sentiment out and attached it to the card using foam tape.

I have to say that I am loving this Make A Tree Set. There are 12 different stamps in the set: 5 Birds, 5 Sets of Leaves, and a Tree Base. The combinations are endless. You can use fall colors and several of the leaves to make an Autumn Tree, no leaves for a winter tree, bright green and several birds for Spring, or a pretend Pear Tree for Christmas like I did. That's what I call a value set of stamps!

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Hope you found a little inspiration today and find some time to visit Technique Junkies

Til next time,
Keepin' It Inky!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

BIRTHDAY PARTY - CAT STYLE

Hope everyone is having a great December. As someone with a December birthday, I never want my birthday cards to be "Christmas-y". So I always make sure I have a little stash of non-holiday birthday cards for those December birth-babies. Here is a cute card celebrating a birthday - Cat-Style!


I just love the smug pussycat grin and all the happy little mice! Such a fun card! I used two Technique Junkies stamp sets:  MOUSE BIRTHDAY PARTY (SS062) and BIRTHDAY CAT (SD860).

I started by stamping the cat on CS and creating a mask. I then stamped the most forefront mouse and masked him. I stamped the the second mouse and masked him as well. 

I stamped the birthday cake, and added a mask to that. With all four masks in place, I stamped the little mouse peeking out from the cake and the other two mice. One would never guess there are only two mice stamps used on this card. 

The images were all colored with Spectrum Noir Markers. I used a a marker with an air bulb (blows the marker ink in spatters) to add the "confetti".

For the sentiment, I stamped and embossed the "Happy Birthday" on a piece of CS and trimmed it down. I added some foam tape to the back and added it to the image panel. 

The panel was then mounted with black CS and attached to a white A2 card base.  The two stamp sets go so well together and make such a cute card!

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Hope you found some inspiration and helpful ideas in this post. Happy stamping!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!