Monday, November 30, 2020

Christmas Gnomes - Same Set Syndrome

Hello. Thank you for visiting my blog today. For the past six months, I have been part of a hop group that each month uses the same stamp set to create a YouTube video or blog post. The hashtag to find these posts is: #SameSetSyndromeNovember

This is our last month, and our sponsor is Scrapping for Less (SFL).  There are lots of prizes so please be sure to comment on my blog as well as the other blogs and YouTube Videos. Make sure you connect to the next person in the hop, Theresa Russell, the owner of SFL: https://youtu.be/C0vzDgmCXLs

Who can resist cute little Gnomes? They are adorable and SFL created a set of ephemera and a pad of paper with Gnomes, winter sentiments, and nordic themed images. It was such fun to create cards with this set of papers and ephemera. 


The first card features one of the frames from the ephemera set mounted onto a mat made of red glimmer card stock. The frame has green trees in the lower right corner. I added several additional trees of varying sizes to the top of the card to create the tree line in the background. It is the same style of tree that is featured on the frame from the set. I used a white souffle gel pen that puffs up to create snow on the trees. I used small snowflake stamps from my stash to stamp snowflakes in the background. The Gnome was from the ephemera set. The finishing touch was the small lantern from the ephemera glued to the gnome's hand. 

The second card features two different papers from the paper pack. I also layered a piece of white shimmer paper and several elements from the ephemera pack. I used my gel pen to again add snow to the tree and I glued a candy cane to the gnome's hand. Don't you just love that sentiment? It says "I'll be Gnome for Christmas." The Gnome has a big present that he will be taking home with him. The card base is gray. All of the elements are adhered to the white glimmer paper with foam dots to give the card some depth. 


The third card features two pieces of patterned paper from the pack. I used a piece of red glimmer card stock across the middle and layered several pieces of the ephemera onto the front of the card, including the sentiment "Oh What Fun." I just had to use the adorable goat that came with this set. I also put a Gnome and a tree from the ephemera set on the card front.                                                                                                                                                                                             

The final card that I made features two pieces of pattern card stock from the set and one piece of blue shimmer paper. I put two trees from the ephemera pack and one of the sentiments on the front of the card panel. Even the sentiment has a little Gnome! I used pop dots to adhere the sentiment to the card panel. I then added red gems to the trees. The card base is gray.  

Thank you for visiting my blog. I enjoyed making these Holiday Cards for this hop. Next up in the hop is Theresa Russell at: https://youtu.be/C0vzDgmCXLs

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Christmas Snowflake Card - Crackle Texture Paste through Stencil with Glitter

Hello.  Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I am part of the Monthly Themed Hop Group. Each month we use up supplies that we have "squirreled away."  The theme this month is to make a Christmas Card and use Texture Pastes. I decided to use a Gina K Stencil, some crackle texture paste, and a Honeybee Stamps Sentiment.



Steps to create this card:
1. Sprayed the back of the Gina K Mandala Burst Stencil with Pixie Spray
2. Adhered the stencil to Accent Opaque 110 lbs. white card stock.
3. Using a plastic spatula, spread Crackle Paste through the stencil. 

4. Sprinkled Recollections Opaque Sparkle Vintage Blue Glitter Embossing Powder over the Texture Paste.


5. Allowed the stenciled glitter panel to dry overnight.
6. For the background panel, I used glimmer cardstock by Recollections (light blue)
7. I trimmed the stenciled glitter panel to 4 x 5 and layered in on top of the glimmer background panel
8. I used the Honeybee Stamps "Winter" Buzzcut Die. This die features three layers. The background is a stitched shadow. I used the blue glimmer cardstock by Recollections for that layer. For the middle layer I used silver foil cardstock. For the top sentiment layer I used white glimmer cardstock by Recollections. 
9. I adhered the sentiment to the front of the glitter panel with foam dots.
10. I found a sentiment in my stash that says "warm hugs." I stamped it on light blue cardstock with Versafine Clair Warm Breeze Ink. I heat embossed the sentiment with WOW Clear Hologram Sparkle embossing powder. I used a corner chomper to round the corners of the mini sentiment. I used foam dots to adhere this to the panel below the main sentiment. 



Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you enjoyed my card. Next up in the hop is a YouTube Video by the fabulous Sharon Luska: https://youtu.be/RLwUjflnfy4

Christmas Gnomes - Same Set Syndrome

Hello. Thank you for visiting my blog today. For the past six months, I have been part of a hop group that each month uses the same stamp se...