Thursday, December 19, 2019

Christmas Gleaming Bird ~ CCMC592

Hello stampers and welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Sketch Challenge.  I've combined two different stamp sets to make my card this week....Christmas Gleaming and Free as a Bird, which was inspired by the case the designer challenge at Global Design Project. As long as I've had this Free as a Bird set I've wanted to make the birds into Christmas birds.  I'm happy I finally did it and it was such fun!
I stamped the large bird image and two of the holly images on watercolor paper with Stazon ink and watercolored with my aquapainter and ink pads.  The colors I used are: Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Real Red, and Shaded Spruce.  
I fussy cut them all out after they dried.  I added Shimmery Crystal Effects to the holly berries to make them stand out a bit more.
The images are layered on a piece of Night of Navy CS embossed with the Softly Falling EF, and then layered on a mat of Real Red.  The Background is the wonderful Wrapped in Plaid DSP.  
My horizontal accents consist of a Real Red Strip, embossed with the Subtle EF, and a itty bitty strip of gold glimmer, topped off with a bow of linen thread.

My card also takes in the Festive Friday Challenge using metallic paper, embossing folder, and snow/snowflakes. 

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Peaceful Pines ~ CCMC591, CTC258

Hey stampers!  Today's card is for Create with Connie and Mary's new color challenge featuring Night of Navy, Pretty Peacock, and Mossy Meadow.  I also used Casing the Catty's case challenge #258.  I cased the card on page 15.  

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I used the shimmer embossing paste on my white background panel and I love the way it turned out!  To coordinate with the sparkle in the paste, I cut the base of the pine cone out of white sparkle glimmer paper.  It looks so nice together!  

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!  

Thursday, December 5, 2019

God's Peace ~ CCMC590, CASCS350

Hello stampers!  Today's card is for Create with Connie and Mary's new sketch challenge.  I modified mine slightly by exchanging the circle element for a stitched nested label die.  I also used the color combo from CAS Colours & Sketches challenge #350 featuring Cherry Cobbler, Metallic Gold, and Shaded Spruce.
I used my God's Peace stamp set, which I thing is so beautiful and fun to watercolor.  The script scripture from this set is absoluetly gorgeous and I wanted to add it to my card so I stamped it lightly in the background of my main watercolor paper panel and then again on the card base.

I spritzed the main panel with Shimmer Spritz....I love the added shimmer!

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Sparkle The Snowman ~ HSS329, SSC219, PP470

Hello stampers!  Today's card is for the new sketch at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I took some liberties with the sketch and made my main image snowman toward the center of the card instead of off to the right.  I tried it there and it just didn't look good.  My center strip is also a little wider than the one in the sketch.  
I also took inspiration from Sunday Sketch Challenge #219 using the colors Blueberry Bushel, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, and Flirty Flamingo.  I also used  the theme from The Paper Players 470 - Frosty The Snowman.  

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!