Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Red, white & jul

The current Jingle Belles challenge is to make a card based on the Scandinavian Christmas picture below:

 I used the triple stamping technique from a recent Splitcoast Stampers tutorial.

I like the triple stamping effect and it seemed to work very well with this very detailed Stampendous poinsettia stamp. This challenge also made me realize that I really like just red and white.
Being that I am descended from Swedes I tried very hard to come up with something that reflected my Swedish roots. But sadly, there are no stamps, dies or specialty papers of pickled herring, jello salad or covered dishes.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Unscripted Sketch #194

I had fun with  last week's sketch from Unscripted Sketches Sketch it Saturdays. I did a bit of photoshop editing on a picture of the wooden roller coaster at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, a place I went to as a kid and so did my son. The card is pretty basic, just some faux engineering kraft paper and dymo tape plus a few stick-on beads. I think it will work for get well, cheer up, enjoy life or howdy.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

More flaky cards!

I'm so very excited about getting started on my cards! I am sticking with my New Year's res to make two cards of each one I design. I may tweak it, but basically the same layout and color scheme and will only post one. I am so not going to not run out of cards this year! My other goal is to branch out and participate in more challenges. I'm still kind of new to card-making so I primarily stuck with one challenge all last year...but here I go with 6!!
I am submitting to the following challenges:
Jingle Belles Look what Santa Brought Me! The snowflake stamps, gold ink, snowman and the maroon snowflake stickers are all new for Christmas.
CHNC Extra Anything goes
ABC Challenge Snowflake embossing folder


Friday, January 4, 2013

Look What Santa Brought Me!

It's a new year and I decided to start off with a new blog! And for my very first post, I am linking up my first card of the year, based on the first Jingle Belles challenge of 2013: Look What Santa Brought Me. That's a lot of firsts!

I embossed a bunch of really cool Inkadinkado snowflake stamps that I got in a package of goodies from my friend Stephanie. I also attached a sparkly snowflake in the lower right, although it doesn't look all that sparkly here. I never get tired of snowflake cards!

This year I also resolved to make two versions of each card I design. I decided that it's more efficient since I usually have enough stuff at hand to make more than one. Plus, I often think that I would do things different the second time and this way I can try again right away. I did make two versions of this card and to be honest, I like this one, the first, better. On the second one, I attached a Happy New Year tag and it's going in the mail to a friend that I forgot to send a card to earlier. Bad Cyndie.