Monday, November 18, 2013

A few more cards

Hi there blog friends!
I’m sharing a few more cards today...The first one was inspired by Jennifer McGuire using Memory Box Pine Border dies in This Video . I die cut the outline in black and the background in white cardstock, then colored the trees in with Copics. I just got my Wink of Stella pen, so I couldn’t resist adding that to give the trees some shimmer. I can definitely see myself getting addicted to using that!

For my 2nd card, I finally bought a basic tag die, so I wanted to CASE a tag that Laura Bassen had created for Holiday Card Workshop. I used Ranger Antiquities Christmas Tree embossing powder for the tree, and Holographic embossing powder for the red heart. Then, I mounted the tag to a card and used embossing paste to mimic the effects of snow.
Since embossing is one of my favorite techniques, I would like to enter this card in the Hero Arts Holiday Card Challenge

Here is a close up of the 'snowy' card panel:

Well, that’s it for me. I hope everyone has a wonderful week ahead ~ Thanks so much for stopping by!

Season’s Greetings
Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Let it Snow
Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Stamper’s Select White, Pure Poppy
Dies: Memory Box - Pine Border Background, Pine Border Outline
Markers: Copics - R24, R27, BG13, BG15
Pen: Wink of Stella
Sequins: Kelly Purkey - for SSS (mixed colors)

Christmas Tree Tag Card - Peace
Stamps: Hero Arts - Pen & Ink Christmas Tree, Merry Christmas Trees (sentiment)
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Stamper’s Select White, Pure Poppy, Soft Stone
Embossing Powder: Ranger - Antiquities Christmas Tree, Holographic
Dies: Simon Says Stamp - Large Holiday Shapes; Papertrey Ink - Tag Sale #2; Lifestyle Crafts - Banners & Arrows
Stencil: Simon Says Stamp - Falling Snow
Embossing Paste: Wendy Vecchi - White


Dawn T said...

Great cards Barb. Your tree card is gorgeous and I love the tag on the second card.

♥Gemma♥ said...

I recently came across your blog and i must say its beautiful with all your stunning cards, just like todays cards they are stunning too!
hugs and xxx

lostinpaper said...

Both your cards are gorgeous Barb. Just remember that once you start with the wink of stella you just can't put it down (wink)!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic cards Barb!

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful cards Barb. I love that little bit of glitter shine.

Virginia L. said...

Love the tag inspiration! Love this gorgeous card, Barb!

jintyoo7 said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Barb

Kay Miller said...

Oh I just love your beautiful Christmas tree cards Barb! And that's a neat idea to color the die cuts!! I'll have to remember that! Lovely work!

Beverley said...

Fabulous creations. Loving the CASness of the first & the colour combo. Hugs Bev x

JJ Bolton said...

You are totally getting me in the holiday mood! Your first card is just graphic goodness:). I love the coloring! And your tree card is just perfect with the embossing paste snow!

Deepti Stephens said...

All your cards are so beautiful and inspiring. I'm so happy to follow you, Barb.. :)

Unknown said...

Barb: I just got this die in the mail. After seeing your card, can't wait to play. Just love the colors you used.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous projects inspired from the holiday workshop! So glad you're enjoying it!!!