Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Gina K Designs December Blog Hop

I am always looking forward to the Gina K Designs Member Blog Hop as it is the best way to get inspired and see what other crafters are creating with the same stamp sets :) Love it.

December Blog Hop from Gina K Designs was to create a card or scrapbook page using the latest December Release set. You can read all about it, and link your own projects and also get some inspiration - here.

Here is my card. I used Theresa's Life is Good set and tried to create a winter scene and I personally loved how it came out. I kept it simple and clean. :)

I colored the image very lightly with Copic Markers to give it a weathered cabin look and then added some Y11 on the windows for the light effect. I also dotted the Trees and shrubs with some green to give an illusion of green shrubs and trees covered with snow. Of course star dust stickles to give the snow effect.

Stamp - GKD Life is good Designed by Theresa Momber
Paper - GKD Cardstock - Fresh Asparagus, Ivory and Generic Red CS
Ink - Memento Brown and Copics
Other - Stickles, SU Word Window Punch

Friday, December 18, 2009

Grammie Giveaway

Grammie Diaries is giving away Adobe Photoshop Elements 8....Free :) So hop on over there - via this link and try for a chance to win this :)


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Mass Produced Holiday Cards

Hello All, I have not participated in challenges this past week. Have been busy with Holiday cards and preparing my handmade Holiday gifts etc :) So, I wanted to share some of the holiday cards that I mass produced and the inspiration for them :) So, please bear with my long post.

1) Seasons Greetings and Peaceful Poinsettia Cards- These cards were inspired by Nichole Heady's cards and here is the link where she gave instructions on all the details for mass producing these cards.

I changed a few things on these, but kept the overall theme same. I made like 10 cards of these and it was so easy to do with the instructions.

2)There was a challenge on Stamp TV to create cards with partial cuttlebug embossing...So again, I felt this was so easy to mass produce and you can always change the focal image - which is what I did with the two cards here :) One has two punched snowflakes and the other one has a stamped snow flake.

These are also good for emergency cards. If you have the embossed sheet done and then put the ribbon and mount it on card base, then if you need a card in emergency, just put the focal image and a sentiment and you are ready to go. You can even leave a bit more space for the sentiment and you can punch out a bunch of sentiments and keep it ready :)

3) I made this card with PTI Warm Happiness set inspired by Mish Mash's card as shown here. I did not have the exact sentiment set etc and so I improvised :)

4) This card was inspired by one of the mass producing ideas from Nichole in this post. I used the Festive Cards Idea by Niki Estes, but replaced it with another image that I had. But I used all the cutting measurements that she had mentioned along with the new Rustic Snowflakes paper from PTI.

5) This card was inspired by Sharon Johnson (No Time to Stamp Blog). She had mentioned on how to utilize a 6x6 paper completely so that there is no wastage to mass produce the cards. I used her technique, but instead of the cutting it at 4 1/4 as she has mentioned, I cut it at 4 as I was using another layer on the card base. Here is her post that talks about it. I used the new Dear Santa Designer Paper from Kaisercraft.

I also used the new justrite stamps - square border and merry Christmas sets, embossed it and did a mass production. It was quite fun.

6) Last but not the least - I did this card using the Warm and Wonderful card kit from Jessica Fick sold on Gina K Designs. I purchased some extra paper and I had this stamp set as well, So instead of the 4 cards, I ended up making 10 cards. I had to substitute a different snowflake as the kit came only with 4, but still it was lots of fun.

So these are my mass produced cards this year and it was lots of fun doing it. Thanks for your patience :)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Copic Challenges with MFT Digital Image

I have been creating more and more cards with Digital images now a days. This image is from MFT - My Favorite Things. I printed it on PTI White CS and colored it with Copics. This was for two challenges,

1) Copics Color Challenge #43 - To use colors YG63 (Pea Green), R59(Cardinal), BV23(Grayish Lavender). I did not have BV23 and instead used a few other to get a color close to it.

2) Copic Creations Challenge #17 - Coloring Snow/Snow people.
I got my inspiration and tutorial from Theresa Momber's card and her blog.

Here is my card,

It was so much fun coloring this image. I could do better on the snowman..Have to practice more :)

Stamp - MFT Digi Stamp - Baby it’s Cold Outside
Paper - PTI White CS, SU White CS and Basic Grey Blitzen collection DP
Ink - Copics
Other - Martha Steward Snow flake punch, Gem, Ek Success Snow flake border punch, nestabilities

Thursday, December 10, 2009

2 Sketches for you - Kazan's Sketch 41

I am in the middle of doing a bunch of thank you cards for my friend and this sketch #41 from Kazan was the perfect sketch.

I used the Justrite - Just a Note stamp set along with the new borders that they released last month for this card. Some SU Bella Blue papers and ribbon finished up my card.

Here is my card,

Here is the sketch,

Stamp - Justrite stamps
Paper - PTI Enchanted Evening, SU Bella Blue DP, GKD Gold Metallic CS
Ink - Vivid Blue Ink
Other - PTI Enchanted Evening Ribbon, Nestabilities

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Delightful Sketches #12

I was browsing through some stuff online and found out that Riley and Company is sponsoring a sketch on Delightful Sketches. I have never done any sketches from this blog but the temptation of winning the Riley stamps were quite strong and so I did a card for their sketch #12.

Here is my card,

Here is the Sketch,

Stamp - PTI Autumn Abundance
Paper - Basic Grey Indian Summer DP, PTI Melon Berry, Rustic White, White, Smokey shadow CS
Ink - Memento Black, copics
Other - Nestabilities, SU Oval Punches, PTI Terracota Tile Ribbon

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Just Us Girls Week 10 - Sketch challenge

Just Us Girls Challenge #10 - Was a sketch Challenge. I had to work on some thank you cards this week for one of my friends and this sketch was perfect for it.

I used the PTI sets - Giga Guidelines and Big & Bold Wishes. I stamped the sentiment from the Big & Bold Wishes set and then cut it out in a rectangle. Images from Giga Guidelines were stamped and punched out with circle punch :) Then it was just a matter of putting it all together.

Here is my card,

Here is the sketch,

Stamp - PTI Giga Guidelines, PTI Big and Bold Wishes
Paper - PTI Rustic White CS, PTI DP, PTI Vintage Cream DP
Ink - PTI Raspberry Fizz, PTI Dark Chocolate
Other - SU Circle Punches, Ribbon

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Squigglefly challenge combined with Copic Color challenge

Copic Color Challenge #42 was to use the colors YR04(Chrome Orange), RV06(Cerise) and YG03 (Yellow Green). I did not have RV06 and instead used a combination of RV11 and RV16. It was an interesting combination to use.

This card was also done for the Squigglefly Challenge #30 to make a holiday card with at least one candy cane embellishment.

Here is my card,

Stamp - Squigglefly Digital Image - The season of giving
Paper - Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses DP, PTI White CS
Ink - Memento black, Copics
Other - Candy Cane Embellishment, Nestabilities, Stickles

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Some more Holiday cards based on Sketches

I am back with two more holiday cards based on sketches.

1) Sketch Girl SG9 Sketch.

My friend Chris who is on the DT for Sketch girl made this sketch look so easy, but I had some trouble with it :) The panels are still not even (considering this was my 2nd attempt at it), but still wanted to share it with you all.

Here is the card that I did using PTI Mailbox Greetings,

Here is the SG9 sketch,

Stamp - PTI Mailbox Greetings
Paper - PTI Enchanted Evening, PTI White CS, Basic Grey DP
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - Stickles

2) The 2nd card was done for the OCC sketch Challenge - but some how I ended up flipping the sketch :(

Here is my card,

I also did this card for Pals Paper Arts Challenge #18 to keep it simple.

Here is the OCC Sketch,

Stamp - Snowflakes from GKD StamptV Kit - Holiday Cheer
Paper - GKD Pure Luxury White, GKD Red CS
Ink - Versamark
Other - Stampendous Glitter Embossing powder, Circle Punches, Offray Red Ribbon