Monday, December 21, 2015

Flip Flops

My friend Judy Woodland is hosting the Mod Squad Challenge Blog this week and she asked for Anything but Christmas. Go over and check out Judy's fabulous card here. There is a $25 Kitchen Sink gift certificate for one random winner. Anyway, I think I accomplished Judy's challenge.  I designed this card for my college room mate.  I won't tell you how many years we have been friends, but it is more than ten. Sharon has a fetish for flip flops so I told her that I was going to send her some flip flop note cards.  I made ten cards using the same design but different colors that I will put into her birthday card box.  These were fun to make and I got all ten done in one afternoon.

I will enter this in the Mod Squad Challenge Blog

Christmas 2015

I make lots of different designs for my Christmas cards, but because I send so many cards I usually spend some time on one design that I like and make several duplicate cards.The only problem with this is that by the time I am done making cards I am not as fond of the design as I was in the beginning. 


I started with this fabulous cover plate from Frantic Stamper.  Even though it is very intricate, it cut through with one pass.  Amazing!!!!  I knew I wanted a frame around it so I used my 5x7 Spellbinders Matting Stacks to create a frame.

 I wanted  the door of the church to be black and the windows yellow to imitate light.  I tried several methods but the one that I liked best is gluing small pieces of yellow and black paper in the appropriate spots.

I knew I wanted and evening scene so I used a circle mask for the moon and sponged blues and violets around it.

Next, I used and ink brayer and spotted  roller covered with versa mark over the panel and then heat embossed white embossing powder to imitate snow.

 Next I die cut my sentiment using an IO die.

I wanted snow for the bottom portion of the panel so I cut out some white glitter paper, and glued  the sponged panel and white glitter paper to the back of the cover plate. Next I glued the frame on top of the scene and then added the sentiment to the bottom of the frame. Then I decided to emboss the frame with a Swiss dot embossing folder.

This panel was layered on some lilac or blue card a then onto a white card base.

I added some deer, trees or snow flakes to finish the card.


I will enter the following challenges
Simon Says Die Crazy

Simon Says Winter Wonder Land

Simon Says Work It Wednesday Holiday Card

Dies R Us Winter Use Snowflakes