Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Latina Crafter Sketch #65

Hola! Espero que hayan pasado un feliz dia de Acción de Gracias para aquellos que lo celebran. Las Navidades están a la vuelta de la esquina y muchos se preparan para viajar, excelente oportunidad para compartir y participar en el reto de Latina Crafter de noviembre.

El reto #65 de Latina Crafter tiene como tema "Nos vamos de viaje".

Comparto con ustedes la tarjeta que preparé con el "sketch" y "twist" de noviembre. También incorporé la carta de colores.

Primero preparé dos pedazos de cartulina con diferentes embossing folders y los difuminé con Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Hice lo mismo con dos pedazos de cartulina utilizando un ponchadora y estampé varios sellos.  Estampé la cámara y la coloreé con marcadores Copic. Esta camarita y demás sellos son de Latina Crafter, pero es de un set promocional que tuve suerte de recibir y no está a la venta. El set de maletas es un sello de Gina K. Designs "Enjoy the Journey". También lo coloreé con marcadores Copic.

Espero que les guste y gracias por la visita. Pasen por la tienda de Latina Crafter para conseguir sus sellos.

Deseándoles un excelente resto de semana llena de pura creatividad,

Monday, November 21, 2016

Happy Holidays

Hi everyone. This is Thanksgiving week and I am sure everyone is busy getting their home and traditional recipes ready. Whether you are preparing to host this annual meal or to travel to join family members, let's remember that it's not just about the food, it's really about the people who surround us on this special occasion. So enjoy one another and be safe.

I want to share two cards with you today. The first is a one layer CAS card.

For this card I used Melanie Muenchinger's Holiday Frame stamp set. It's such a beautiful and versatile set, easily paired with her other sets. Perfect for mass producing, especially if you use a stamping tool like the Misti. I am entering this card in this week's CAS challenge over at StampTV and Mod Squad's Ribbon Challenge.

My second card is a little more elaborate, but oh so fun to make. I'm in love with coloring, it could be with pencils, markers or water colors. For this card I used Hollyberries digital stamp by Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley. Colored them then fussy cut, added a tiny dot with a white gel pen which made the berries just pop. It's the first time I heard of Power Poppy, they're a new sponsor over at Mod Squad Challenge blog, they have beautifully illustrated stamps and digis. You should check them out. I am entering this card in the special challenge over at Mod Squad Challenge.

Materials used:
Card #1:
Gina K. Pure Luxury White Heavy Base cardstock
Melanie Muenchinger's Holiday Frame
Gina K. Christmas Pine and Red Hot inks
Memento Rich Cocoa ink
Pentalic Olive Watercolor Pencil
Green ribbon and bling from my stash
Silver gel pen

Card #2
Gina K. Pure Luxury Prickly Pear card stock
Jupiter Red card stock for mats
Starstream White Pearl embossed with Sizzix Holly Embossing Folder
Power Poppy Hollyberries Digital Stamp set
Red ribbon from my stash

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Hugs & Blessings
UPDATED: 11/23/2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

Thankful Joy Fold Card

Hello. Come and join us over at StampTV where I am hosting this week's Mix-It-Up-Monday (MIUM) challenge.

The challenge is to make a Thankful Joy Fold card (repeat this 3 times real fast and you'll be saying Thankful Joyful). This is a fun and easy card to make, great for using up those beautiful pattern papers we like so much. There are many tutorials on making this fun folding card on YouTube and Pinterest. You can make it for Thanksgiving or just to say Thank You.

To make this card I cut card stock 7-3/8" x 4-1/4" and scored it at 2". This makes the 2" panel, then your card will measure 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" (regular A2 size easy for mailing). I cut another piece 6" x 3" and scored that at 3". This is the top 3" square.  Cut two pieces of pattern paper measuring 1-3/8" x 4" and 5-1/8" x 4" (front panel and background). I ran the 3" square through my Sizzix using one of Spellbinders Nestabilities Gold Squares One Enhancing Elements then sponged the edges with GKD Blue Lagoon. The sentiment is also stamped using Blue Lagoon.

For the inside of the square I cut a square piece of paper 2-3/8". Sponged the edges with Blue Lagoon and added a small strip 2-3/8" x 1/2" of the same pattern paper. This card comes together very quickly making it very easy if you want to make many.

Materials used:
Card base: White Pearl card stock (my stash)
Sentiment: Gina K. Frame & Flowers 1
Inkpad: Gina K. Blue Lagoon
Pattern Papers: Gina K. The Simple Things paper pack
Spellbinders Nestabilities Enhancing Elements Gold Squares One
Buttons (my stash)

I hope you come and join us over at StampTV. I will also be entering this card in this week's Mod Squad Challenge hosted by my friend Donna Phelan.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next post, I wish you a wonderfully creative week.

Hugs & Blessings.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Gold Christmas

Hi friends. I'm having fun with gold foil and gold embossing powder. Today's card is for this week's Mod Squad Challenge "Go for the Gold".

I used Melanie Muenchinger's Holiday Frame and the poinsettia from her A Year of Flowers stamp set.  This could very well be a one layer card, but I wanted some dimension so I glued the layer to fun foam before adhering to Gina K's Heavy Weight White card base. The poinsettia is embossed on vellum then colored on the back with White Prismacolor coloring pencil. I prepared three Poinsettias this way then fussy cut two of them and layered them to get even more dimension. 

I'm sharing another card I made for this challenge and for Sean's challenge over at StampTV. This one has gold foil and gold embossing. I'm definitely going for the gold here!

The focal image is from Gina K's Sparkling Christmas and the sentiment is from Holiday Frame; both are gold embossed. The foiled frame is an image sheet from Gina K. (I think it was an incentive). I adhered this layer to Jupiter Red card stock (from my stash) then on to Gina K. Prickly Pear card stock.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs & Blessings