Challenge me a Christmas Card with Anita Bowden

Welcome to "Challenge me a Christmas Card" for 2019! I have asked cardmaking friends to join me in the lead up to Christmas by challenging me to make a card using a specific style, theme, technique or product.


My guest for today is Anita Bowden of Neet and Crafty, and she has has challenged me to make a card using the inlaid die cut technique

You can check out her take on the challenge HERE

Here's what I came up with:


I started by making a panel of yupo with alcohol inks. I then die cut some white cardstock using the snowflake dies from Simon Says Stamp, then cut the same snowflakes from the yupo. Then I spent a good half hour just replacing all of the little pieces to create the inlaid die cut look. I finished with an embossed sentiment from Clearly Besotted.


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Ocean thanks for Picket Fence Studios

I am having a ball playing with a bunch of stamps from Picket Fence Studios! I paired these with a panel of yupo with alcohol inks.


I stamped the "Ocean Swells" stamp onto vellum with Versamark ink, and I then white embossed it and fussy cut it. I coloured the back of the vellum with Copic markers, and then I wrapped it around the panel of Yupo, then added a white embossed sentiment from "Small ways to say thank you".


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More Cheer and Joy from Simon Says Stamp

I have another card to share with you for the Cheer and Joy release from Simon Says Stamp!


I used the Christmas Foliage Dies cut from various shades of pale green and pale pink to create this wreath. I added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp "Inside Christmas greetings" in pale grey ink and then some Wink of Stella to some of the leaves and berries. I added the panel to a pale pink card base, then added some finishing touches with white gel pen faux stitching and some little dots of Stardust Stickles.


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Cheer and Joy release at Simon Says Stamp

I was recently sent a leafy die set called "Christmas Foliage" from the wonderful people at Simon Says Stamp for their "Cheer and Joy" release - this is what I made with them:


I started with a panel of white cardstock and used my Life Changing Blender Brushes to add Distress Oxide inks in Bllueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean. I cut the foliage dies from various pieces of green cardstock and the berries from red cardstock. I arranged then around the edge of the blue panel, and added a sentiment (also from Simon Says Stamp) cut from glitter cardstock (also from Simon!).


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Challenge me a Christmas Card with Jeanne Jachna

Welcome to "Challenge me a Christmas Card" for 2019! I have asked cardmaking friends to join me in the lead up to Christmas by challenging me to make a card using a specific style, theme, technique or product.



My guest for today is Jeanne Jachna of "A Kept Life".  She has challenged me to make a card with only diecutting - no stamping!!

You can check out her take on the challenge HERE

Here's what I came up with:


I used the Fresh Pine Curved Border by Memory Box to create the layers. I sprayed the navy blue layer with Perfect Pearls in water to give some shine and to make it look a bit like a night sky. The sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays.


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Vellum over Yupo

I have done embossing on Yupo before - it is possible, but there's usually at least a little bit of warping. I avoided that with this card by embossing onto vellum instead.


The floral stamp and the sentiment are both from Simon Says Stamp.


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Challenge me a Christmas Card with Jenny Martin

Welcome to "Challenge me a Christmas Card" for 2019! I have asked cardmaking friends to join me in the lead up to Christmas by challenging me to make a card using a specific style, theme, technique or product.



My guest for today is Jenny Martin of My Paper Epiphany.  Jenny has challenged me to make a card with watercolour.

You can check out her take on the challenge HERE

Here's what I came up with:


 I used the Poinsettia Background stamp from Simon Says Stamp white embossed onto watercolour cardstock. I then coloured it with Zig markers and water. I sprayed the whole panel with some champagne mist ink from Tsukineko in some Isocol to give it an all-over shimmer.  I added a mirror gold and black layered die cut sentiment from Simon Says Stamp, and a border from Altenew.


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You make me happy

Rainbows make me happy!


I made a panel of yupo with alcohol pearls, then added a sentiment from Hello Bluebird embossed onto a grey diecut cloud from Memory Box. I added some white faux stitching and some wink of stella to the clouds.


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Challenge me a Christmas Card with Michelle Wallace

Welcome to "Challenge me a Christmas Card" for 2019! I have asked cardmaking friends to join me in the lead up to Christmas by challenging me to make a card using a specific style, theme, technique or product.


My guest for today is Michelle Wallace of Seashell Creations.

Michelle has challenged me to make a card using glitter.

You can check out her take on the challenge HERE

Here's what I came up with:


I used Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone over a stencil from Paper Rose Studio to create the background.  The image and sentiment are both from Neat and Tangled.


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World cardmaking day

Happy world cardmaking day! I've been busy making Christmas cards lately, so I decided to just make a card for fun today.


I used the Flora Background stamp from Simon Says Stamp, white embossed onto watercolour cardstock and watercoloured with Zig markers. The diecut sentiment is from Pink and Main.


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