Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Christmas #2

Hi! When I read the theme of "Furry Friend" at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, I had to use this kitty from SSS, from their Halloween set! I love cats, and altho I love Tabby (orange cat) the most, my first kitty was Siamese. I used foam tape to elevate the front panel, to give the center design a bit of room because of the little bell this kitty is wearing, since I'm mailing this 😊
I love the stencil from TH, and used the texture paste over it. I DID add glitter afterwards but the picture just can't capture that well... 

Cat ~ Simon Says Stamp
All other stamped images ~ Lawn Fawn
Background panel ~ Tim Holtz

Finally I'm starting to feel Christmas.. 
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Have a nice Thanksgiving~EVE! 


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving! #3

Thanksgiving day is almost here, in US. People who could take a long week off might've arrived at their families and friends this weekend...

This is my #3 & the last Thanksgiving card this year. I received this Indian girl stamp from my stamping friend some time ago, and wanted to use it, and send the finished card to her 😊

I used Lawn Fawn's birch tree dies, and inlaid onto the front panel. All leaves I used on this card were cut by Lawn Fawn's STITCHED leaf dies. The sentiment is also Lawn Fawn, on the gold vellum, to be able to see birch trees behind.

I'm submitting this to Simon says Stamp Monday challege for the theme, "It's a stitch up". I love these stitched leaf dies. Those stitched lines give a bit of life on the paper.

Hope y'all are having a relaxing weekend, getting ready for Thanksgiving day! 
Thank you for stopping by my blog today.


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Christmas card #1

Lawn Fawnastics is having a challege #16; Use your oldest Lawn Fawn stamp. "Critter in the snow" is my oldest stamp set which I bought in the fall of 2010. Lawn Fawn opened for business in March 2010. 6 months after the opening, I decided to buy some of their stamps for the first time. This is my first Christmas card this year. 

I use VersaMark dazzle on black card stock, swiped with my faves, perfect pearls in 3 colors; interference green & red, Sparkles, to give more Christmas feeling. The "dull silverish gold" color heavy weight paper behind the front panel is from the "wrapping box" of cookies from Japan. It's not gold nor silver and I really liked the color behind the front image, showing stars to be that color. 
These are the stamps and dies I used. All Lawn Fawn

Critter in the snow (2010)
Santa's hat ~ "Hats off to you" set (2010)  Actually this stamp set was the oldest stamp among Lawn Fawn products I have but I didn't buy that set until some years later.      
Speech bubble ~ the coordinating die set of "A birdie told me" stamp set but I only bought die set (2012). 
The sentiment and the sparkles ~ "Merry Message" set (2016)
Starry skies die (2017)
Stitched hillside border dies in shadow box die set (2017) This set has two small stitched hillside in a package and I used both to make a larger hillside border, for the larger space, and cut the shimmery white paper. It worked pretty well 👍

I'm also sending this card to a card making friend in Norway. My first time, mailing something to Norway! 

Hope y'all are having a nice weekend! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. 


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving #2

My 2nd Thanksgiving card this year. I used this SU! stamps which I never used til now... the box says 2000 release, so, I probably bought it around that time. It's a stamp set and comes in a plastic container. The container was yellowed after 17 years of the release, but the wood mounted red rubber stamps are intact! These are the kind of stamps I just love to "decorate" my craft space with. 😊

Water coloring has been a trend for a while, and like this, background brush strokes. I combined old with the new, and this is rather clean card I made for my non stamping friend. All leaves are heat embossed in gold over the background coloring. Since these leaves are beautiful as the way they are, I wanted to show the stamped images as much as possible, and came up with the idea of using vellum for the sentiment, and used the short sentiment, too, to not distract the whole image. That's also the reason I used thin colorless twine on the bottom. Same reason for only two sequins. I used a MFT's stitched banner die, to give just a little bit of interest. I used "Rose Gold" embossing powder for the sentiment. It's kind of the thing at the moment, and several stamp companies released this beautiful color for EP. 

I'm submitting this to SimonSaysStamp Monday~Thanks/Thanksgiving challenge

Have a nice day! Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving! #1

Update : This card was shown on Lawn Fawn's Fawny Flickr Friday blog. 😊

Finally I had a chance to use this Lawn Fawn's new set, which I bought back in August when they released many amazing stamps and dies. I hadn't had new stamps for Thanksgiving for some years, and this was the perfect for my card I envisioned! And the set was meant to make this "feast table", which I miss, every Thanksgiving with my godmother and her family in VA. Beautiful sky and so many colorful leaves in the scene of Thanksgiving day. This is def. my Thanksgiving day with them, in Virginia! And my most fav. holiday of all.😊 

I fussy cut all the stamped images, colored them all. The most tiring process was the leaf! I used one of Lawn Fawn stand alone leaves die set from a couple of years ago, the smallest leaf. I ran through cuttlebug 36 times (to get 36 leaves!) from different "pearlized" card stock I "hoarded" for several years (from Joann or Michaels...can't remember). 6 different colors. The hardest (time consuming) was to place them in the perfect position. The tree stump ("feast table"), mushrooms "chairs", and animals are attached with foam tape, to give a bit of dimension, so leaves had to have foam as well but not all of them. 
First, I placed them, took the picture on my cellphone, and started to build up. I used Xyron sticker maker, Ranger's multi medium matte finish liquid adhesive and foam tape, depending on where to place them. In the middle of the process, I changed some positions of leaves. I'm content with how it turned out. The perfect image of my Thanksgiving Day in VA 😊 🍂 🍁🍃🍂🍁🍃
The sentiment is the new die from Lawn Fawn, too. I made it into a banner, making it looks like tying to the trees 😊 Of course, I had to have a cardinal in this scene. I miss seeing the cardinals, too... 

I'm submitting Simon Says stamp/Monday challenge. Also uploading it in Lawn Fawn's Flickr Friday. 

Hope y'all are having a nice week! 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Let's toast!

I made this card for my friend's birthday, who moved to CA, far away from here... 😢 

I really like this Lawn Fawn's stamp set. Well, I love "roasting marshmallows" (or just marshmallows! 😊 ) "Roasting marshmallows" remind me of "fall" in western PA. To me, it's a "Fall" thing. 🍂🍁
The leaves are also from Lawn Fawn. I used the clear nuvo drop for dew on the leaves. 

Congratulations to Astros fans. I don't follow MLB but I know how you feel, a little, being a die hard fan of a sport team, and they won this year (but we won last year, too... ) 55 years is a long wait.... Enjoy the celebration! 

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