When I was making my short video on how to make the gnomes dance, this is the one I made. As I started making the card, I came up with so many ideas.
The bows are from the Cottage Wreath dies. The embossing folder used on the Crumb Cake is the Whimsical Woodland. The “merry merry” is fro the North Pole Mischief stamp set. I die cut it with a die from the Fabulous Frames. I added two pearls on each side, but I colored them first with the Light Shaded Spruce Blend.
This card would be cute even if the gnome didn’t dance!
Here’s my videos (the short one and longer one) on how to make them dance:
I made this card a few months ago, but every time I look at it, I like it more. It was pretty easy!
I first embossed the Sahara Sand paper with the embossing folder. I then cut a piece of Real Red the same size as Sahara (4-1/8 x5-3/8) and used the die cut along with the embossing folder. Gave it a little dimension.
The leaves are from the dies. I just die cut a bunch of them and slid them under the Real Red paper. I then added some “berries” with the Pearlized Enamel Effects. I love that stuff!
The sentiment is from the stamp set. I stamped with Real Red on Basic White and then die cut with the Stitched Rectangles. I then die cut another rectangle with Old Olive.
I put the negative piece, from the Yeti card, on Basic White. I then die cut two of the Stitched Rectangles dies to make a frame using Tahitian Tide paper. I then used the Picture This die on scrap glimmer paper- just putting enough paper under the different circles. I used the Spruced Up Outlines dies with the White glimmer (from the mini) for the tops of the ornaments.
I added a few more ornaments on the card- ones that didn’t fit inside one of the empty circles.
I stamped the sentiment from Christmas Scottie on white with Tahitian Tide ink. I die cut it with the Stylish Shapes dies.
The ribbon on the side is the really pretty Metallic Woven Ribbon in the main catalog.
We made this card at one of my classes. It’s so pretty and doesn’t take long!
When you die cut the window from window wishes, the inside piece comes out and you can use that for the window, or for something else. I first did a light Balmy Blue background, then stamped the trees (also from Window Wishes) with Early Espresso and Garden Green. I then added some snow with the puff paint.
I wanted to make the window look like it was inside a house looking out. The pretty Petal Pink DSP is from the host DSP Design a Daydream. If you place an order over $150, I suggest getting that paper. You can use it for lots of cards!
On the bottom, I had a piece of Basic White that was 4 x 1.5. I scored every 1/4″ using the Simply Scored. It makes it look like beadboard! I then placed a very small piece (4 x 1/4) of white on top.
For the sentiment, I used the Christmas Banners. You can stamp the sentiment and the banner before die cutting, but Ii did it different. First, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and embossed with white powder. I then die cut it. Then, using Petal Pink ink, I stamped the banner. It’s hard to get it on there perfectly, but I liked the way it looked.
You may have seen the video of me making a background that was a sunset and an ocean. I showed this card in that video. I have made other cards that have palm trees with “lights” on them. Reminds me of one of my favorite commercials- The Corona beer one around Christmas time.
Here’s the video of me making the background (there’s two- one very quick and one longer):
This card just used one kind of paper- Basic White! I don’t think I’ve ever done that before!
The palms from the Palms Dies were die cut and one flipped over- so they would lean towards each other. I colored them with Soft Suede and Granny Apple Green.
For the rhinestones, I used the red ones and the basic ones. For the basic ones, I colored them with the Shaded Spruce Dark Blend.
The sentiment is from Sunkissed and die cut with the Stylish Shapes dies.
The birds are from the Waves dies.
Love these types of cards! (as you can probably tell since I’ve made so many!)
I hadn’t bought the Trimming the Tree stamp set until the Perfect Partners thing came around. I love it!!
For this card, I wanted the scene to look like Florida Christmas! So, besides Trimming the Tree, I decided to use Waves of Inspiration, Friends like Seashells, and the wonderful sentiment from Sunkissed. It’s perfect!
For the background, I used Polished Pink, Mango Melody, Pacific Point, and Crumb cake. I then used the Embossing Paste to make those ripples/waves in the ocean part. Here’s short videos (one landscape, one portrait) on how I did that (the portrait one you have to click on- you’ll love the music I used!)You’ll see some other cards in the videos- I’ll post those soon!:
I stamped the pelican from Waves of Inspiration with Sahara Sand and used the water painter to pull the color then die cut.
I reversed stamped and die cut another pelican. Here’s a quick video on how I did that:
I stamped the tree with Parakeet Party and Soft Sea Foam. Then die cut.
I stamped the starfish with Calypso Coral and then used a water painter to pull the color in the middle. Then die cut.
I stamped the shells with Sahara Sand and die cut.
The ribbon across the tree is from the Trimming Trees die cuts.
I added three small strips of Soft Suede to the bottom (I inked them up a bit with Soft Suede).
The sentiment from Sunkissed is so dang perfect! I stamped with Soft Suede, then using my blending brush, I put some Soft Suede on there. I die cut it with Stitched Rectangles.
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Here’s my 3 favorites: Apple Harvest, Yeti Party, Birthday Piggies. And Trimming the Tree is now moving up!