Thursday, November 15

Impression Obsession Challenge: Autumn Colors

Hello friends!! Hope you all are having an amazing day!!
It is time for a new Impression Obsession Challenge "Autumn Colors" 

To enter the challenge go to the  Impression Obsession blog (all the details can be found there!). A random challenge card will be selected to be showcased on the IO blog AND you can enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing! (IO stamps need to be used).

For my card I used Being a Friend sentiment and the leaves are from Wind Swept Leaves.
I created my card thinking in the bright yellow and orange colors Fall brings (although this part of the PNW is pretty much Winter season, lol)

This card is 4.5" x 4.5" square.
I stamped the Wind Swept Leaves on the from panel in Mist Ink.
I stamped the leaves on an extra piece of White cardstock in Wild Honey and Mustard Seed Distress Inks, then added Sienna Ink to the edges, then fussy cut them
Created a panel blending Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide and Wild Honey Distress, then stamped the Being a Friend sentiment on it in Chocolate Ink.
Die-cut panel, then die-cut a frame from white cardstock and adhered it to it with foam tape.
Adhered the leaves and added twine and clear rhinestones to embellish.

Hope you like my project.
Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, November 14

Merry Christmas

Hello friends!!
Welcome to Day 3 of Holiday Projects, I think I am doing pretty well, lol.
I have projects for 7 days and being on day 3 is such a cool feeling ;)

For my project I used stamps from Technique Junkies, used the brand new Carved Relief Background, the berries are from Seasons Greetings Set and the sentiment is from Merry Christmas 2.

Stamp the background on a piece of white cardstock in Chocolate Ink, then stamp on top with Versamark Watermark and add Clear Embossing Powder.
Blend brown ink colors on panels, then add Dazzle Shimmering Bliss Topper, set aside to dry.
Stamp berries on a piece of watercolor paper in Chocolate Ink, color image with Color Burst, fuzzy cut image, then add Nuvo Drops, set aside.
Die-cut background panel and adhere it to a white card base with foam tape.
Stamp sentiment on a white piece of cardstock and adhere it to card.
Add berry image with foam tape.
Add a little bit of gold thread behind the berries.

Card done!!

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Hope you like it.
Have a fantastic day!

Tuesday, November 13

Sending Cheer

Hello friends! 
I have a super fun and easy card to make, I think this card could be perfect for Fall or Winter, to be honest in this part of the PNW we are getting 22 degrees in the early mornings and we get no more than 39-40 degrees in the afternoon, so it is cold and it is Fall!!

I love the PNW, it's beautiful here, and not I am not talking about Seattle, lol. I live far away from the city, which makes it a lot better. 
I don't know if you knew it, but I am from Peru, exactly from Lima, and we don't get this kind of Fall, actually right now over there is Spring (South Hemisphere) and it is not warm yet!!

Anyway, I have a fun project for you, who doesn't like a little bit of cheer, right?
I used this beautiful Layered Pinecone set from Impression Obsession.
I used my Mini Misti and stamped the pinecone twice using Mist, Beige, Sienna, Chocolate and Black Inks, then die-cut the image using coordinate die.

I created a super diluted background using a piece of watercolor paper with Liquid Metals: Metallic Saffron and Iron Oxide and lots of water!! 
The shimmer from these 2 liquid metals is beautiful!!
Stamped the sentiment from same set in Chocolate Ink.
Die-cut the panel using the frame from Bunny Frame Set

Added watercolor panel to a white card base.
Die-cut Arched Leaves in Vellum and Gold cardstock and adhered them to panel, then adhered one pinecone direct to panel and the other one used foam adhesive.
Covered the pinecones with Wink of Stella.
Finally added copper sequins and little dots of White Nuvo Drops.

Hope you like this project!
Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, November 12

CAS Merry Christmas

Hello friends! Hope you are having a great Monday! Today, I have a CAS Christmas card. I love layers, but also enjoy making easy cards, perfect for mailing!

For this card I used the poinsettia flower from the Christmas Trio Stencil.
Cut a piece of white cardstock, size 5" x 3.75".
Position the stencil in one of the corner and apply ink with a soft brush, in this case Worn Lipstick and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide, set aside to dry.
After the piece is dry, trim piece to 3.75"x 5" then stamp the Merry Christmas sentiment in Sienna Ink.
After that, I used my Creative Corners and a thin black marker and created the frame around the poinsettias.
Added tiny drops of Rhubarb Crumble Nuvo Crystal Drops to the poinsettia and Simply White Nuvo Crystal Drops on frame corners.

Close-up of the beautiful poinsettias.

Hope you like it.
Have wonderful day!

Come back tomorrow for another Holiday project.

Saturday, November 10

Weekend deals!

Hello friends! I am stopping by to share with you few deals I found and I think you would love! Plus Concord & 9th  November Release!

Amazing deal on My Favorite Things
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New releases!!

November Release is here!!

Happy Shopping!!

Thursday, November 8

Unity Stamps and My Sweet Petunia Collaboration Hop!

Hello friends!! Hope you all are having an amazing day!
Today is a very special day, the My Sweet Petunia and Unity Stamp Company are joining forces to bring you a LOT of inspiration, ideas and prizes!

First let me show the projects I created for you.
For this card I used Special Delivery Mouse and of course my Misti

I wanted to use this super cute frame so I placed it on top of my piece of white cardstock to know exactly where to stamp the image. I used Black Ink and colored the image with Copic Markers.

After the image was colored, I used a small soft brush and applied Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide using a 3" Marvelous Mask Circle Stencil, so much better than die-cutting your own little pieces {wink, wink} 

After that, just removed the stencil and reveal the perfect blended ink circle.

Using a marker create a little shade under the mouse.
I added Crystal Lacquer on the Special Delivery sign and bucket, also added Clear Stickles to the flowers and little leaves.
Adhered the die-cut frame with foam adhesive and added the panel to a 6" x 6" White card base.

Clos-up of the image.

I decided to created an extra project, here I used "A Time of Peace"
I stamped the image on a piece of white cardstock in Black Ink, colored with Copic Markers and Chameleon Color Tone Pencils
After that I used Falling Stars Stencil and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink. I added a little extra pressure to get the stars really popped!
Stamped the sentiment on a piece of white cardstock in Sienna Ink.
Tied gold thread on strip and added the sentiment to panel with foam adhesive.

You can find the whole list of participants clicking the Unity Stamps and My Sweet Petunia lists.

And a hop is not a hop without prizes, right?
Unity will be giving away 2 Unity filled prize packs
 My Sweet Petunia is giving away a $60 gift certificate.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 6

Spellbinders Small Die of the Month

Hello friends!! Hope you all are having a fantastic day! I took few days off from crafting to relax and celebrate my birthday with a little getaway, it was so nice and refreshing to spend time with my family and relax, walk, eat, shop and do nothing, lol.

Anyway, I am back home and in the craft mood!!
I got 2 pretty easy Christmas cards using the new Spellbinders Small Die of the Month
This is actual a small kit with wonderful dies that you can combine and created gorgeous projects.

Small Die of the Month Membership
For my projects I used the words and the berries. 
Stay tuned, I will share projects with the deer this weekend ;)

Merry & Bright
For this projects I die-cut the saying in gold cardstock (4x) and then glued them together.
Created a background using Wilted Violet and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide.
Die-cut a circle piece using Clear Vellum and adhered it to panel.
Then Added the die-cut sentiment, and berries.
Added red jewels and White Nuvo drops.

Merry Christmas
This card is very similar to the previous one. I am a bit obsessed with my brush and Distress Inks, hehehe, love how beautiful they blend.
For this project I die-cut the saying in red cardstock (4x) and glued them together.
Then, die-cut a Label Die and blended Peeled Painted and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Inks.
Added the saying and berries on label.
Adhered the label panel on card front with foam tape, inked the edges of card front with same color distress ink and added a strip of patterned paper.

Hope you like these 2 cards, and get inspired by them.
Have a wonderful day!