Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Belated Merry Christmas

Christmas found me setting up my second new computer in a month.  The first one wouldn't let me add my photos or do most of what I'm used to doing.  This oldstamper had to return to a new model of a computer that I know how to use.  Here is my Christmas tree this year:
I also made one more card for Christmas:
Now that the Christmas preparation has ended and past, I need to begin to prepare for the new year.  I'm hoping things will go smoother for a while.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Adustments to cards

I was concerned that my cards were a little too simple in this post, so I used a die to create a star and added it to cards.  I'll only show a few, but I added the star to all of these cards.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

More quick Christmas cards

Following the same technique as previous post, I created another full sheet of watercolor background.  I also spritzed some gold Perfect Pearls mixed with water onto the background in both posts.
I cut this down into 2 pieces that would fit my dies and my die cutting machine (Big Shot).  I used a Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die to cut out 5 card front backgrounds.
I stamped the sentiment with an Art Impressions stamp in Versafine onyx black ink and clear embossing powder.  Next, I cut a slightly larger rectangle from black cardstock, using a Hero Arts infinity rectangle die.  I adhered all layers to a white card base.  Tip:  Use a strong adhesive to adhere the watercolor paper to others.  I used Tombow Xtreme tape.
I could continue to make more cards with this technique, but I think this will be enough for me,  Now to get them addressed and in the mail.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Christmas cards

Since I'm now way behind schedule for making Christmas cards, I tried one using a watercolor background I had made earlier.

I was saved by a video by Sandy Allnock.  She showed how to make multiples of Christmas cards.  Boy, did I need this.  First I made a couple sheets of watercolor backgrounds.  Since I didn't have the same supplies, I used what I had available.  I used Arches watercolor paper and Peerless watercolor papers.

After allowing these to dry overnight, I cut out 5 card size pieces from each large sheet with a Sizzix die.
The next step was to turn these into cards by stamping a sentiment and then layering the cards onto gold paper and a white card base.

Only one is these has the sentiment embossed in white, the others are in gold embossing powder.  I'll show the one with white below:
Here is one of the gold ones below:
I had 2 pieces that weren't working with the previous treatment, so I stamped a different sentiment in black and added a black layer.

I have a start, but will need to make more.  I hope I can get them mailed soon.