Sunday, November 29, 2020

Sweet Poppy Christmas Snowflake Flourish Stencil

Hello Friends,

I have been playing with the Sweet Poppy Snowflake Flourish Stencil.  I have seen many cards created with this stencil and have created a lot of cards with the same techniques I have seen, but today I wanted to come up with something totally different.  

When working with this metal stencil, I used the Totally Tiffany Magnetic  Design Board to hold the stencil in place.  I used purple removable tape to secure the stencil  down on a pearlized white card stock  and used Distress inks to brush on colors.  Different blue shades of ink were used for the bauble and ribbon, and green for the evergreen branches.  I used Picket Fence Life Changing Blender Brushed to apply the ink.  

Instead of stamping a design or sentiment in the bauble, I decided to pull out dies from  my stash, to  add a little dimension.  I have not used these dies in a long time and no longer remember the name of them. I have linked similar dies below. There are two layers of pine trees.  The trees were die cut using white card stock and lightly sponged with green ink.  The back row of trees was glued down.  The row of trees in the front, was attached with thin strips of dimensional tape.  The moose was die cut using white card stock and sponged with tan, brown and black ink. It was attached using dimensional tape.   I like to use the Waffle Flower Media Mat to place my die cuts on, to brush on ink. 

 A small poinsettia was created and attached at the top.   For the center of the poinsettia, I used Nuvo green and yellow Crystal Drops.  On a craft sheet I created small green dots.  When they were dry, I added a tiny drop of the yellow Crystal Drops.  

A Spellbinders die set was used for the Sentiment (linked below).  It was die cut using white card stock and attached with glue.

To give sparkle to the design, glue was added to the trees and sprinkled with glitter. I used the Nuvo Glitter Mister to mist on glitter.   Also glue was added to the sentiment, the evergreen branches and on the poinsettia and glitter added.  At the base of the trees, and under the moose, I used Nuvo Fresh Snowfall Glitter Accents.  This glitter is thick and added dimension.
This card is flat enough to be mailed in a regular envelope.

Links provided below for products used.  

Wednesday, November 11, 2020


Remembering our Veterans.    The poppy is the enduring symbol of remembrance of the First World War.  It is strongly linked with Armistice Day (November 11), but the origin as a popular symbol of remembrance lies in the landscapes of the First World War.  Poppies were a common site, especially on the Western Front.

I used Susan's Poppy die set to create five red poppies and several poppy buds.  In the background Susan's Foliage die set was used to die cut Rosemary and Berry Branches.  The red berries were created using the Nuvo Autumn Red Crystal Drops.  

The two white ovals were die cut using Spellbinders Elegant Twisted Oval die set. 

Gold mirror card stock was used to die cut three different sizes of stars.  The dies are old ones from my stash.  They were attached using dimensional squares.  

Three white pearls were colored with a red  marker and attached on the lower right side of the die cut ovals.

A thin gold mirror card stock was cut and attached above and below the poppy arrangement.

Suzanne Cannon's, A Way With Words, Remember die was used for the sentiment.

Today we honor you for serving our country and protecting our freedom.  Happy Veteran's Day! 

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Autumn Flowers

Hope you are having a nice weekend.

Today I have a card designed using Susan's Daisy Chrysanthemums, Coreopsis and Foilage die sets.

This is a 6 inch square card.  The design paper is from the First Edition, Gardenia, 12x12 design paper pad.  I found this pad at JoAnn's Craft Store.

The green die cut was created using the Spellbinders Candlewick Square die set.  It was attached using dimensional foam squares.

Susan's Foliage die set was used to die cut Eucalyptus Leaves and Berry Branches. Nuvo drops were used for the purple berries.

Susan's Daisy/Button Chrysanthemum die set was used to die cut the purple and coral flowers and her Coreopsis die set used for the two yellow flowers.   

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  


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