Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Playin' with my new stuff

I have been sick off and on since returning from vacation and last night was the first that I actually felt o.k. I still have a stuffy nose and I have been coughing a lot, but other then that I'm good. So last night I decided to play with some of my new goodies. (I put in a large SU order just before leaving for SL so it was waiting for me when I got home.) So here is what I created with just some of what I got.
I got a couple of Christmas sets, and, well, it's that time of year. The time of year where we stampers start getting Christmas cards made. So I decided last night I would make some Christmas cards to see if I liked them enough to semi mass produce them. For those of you who don't know, I don't make just 1 type of card each year. I get bored making the same card 40+ times. So I normally make 4 or 5 designs with up to 10 of each design. Here is the products of last nights stamping:
This first one I did using Snow Swirled. I have had this idea in my head for several days now. I have to say it looked better in my head then it does in actual card form. *sigh*
Supplies: Stamps- Snow Swirled; Cardstock- Dashing DP, Garden Green, Real Red, White; Ink- Black, Stampin Write Markers (Garden Green & Real Red); Crafters Tool Kit, Sewing Machine, Red ribbon, brads
This one wasn't done using a Christmas Set. It was done using Window Dressing which is a level 3 hostess set in the current catty. When I started this card I had no clue what it would end up looking like. It's not half bad actually. I used a gray watercolor pencil and an aquapainter around the outside of each of the snowmen to give them a shaded effect.

Supplies: Stamps- Very Best, Window Dressing; Cardstock- Glorious Green, Real Red, White; Ink- Black; Accessories- Watercolor Pencils, Aquapainter, ribbon, scallop edge punch

Now this one, this one is my favorite. I used the Big On Christmas set which I have been wanting for a while now. I just love how it turned out. I don't know how well you can see it, but I used the Snowflakes embossing folder and my cuttlebug on the Real Red peice and I paper pierced around the focal image on the Bashful Blue peice. If I did mass produce 40+ cards of 1 design, this would be the one for this Christmas.
Supplies: Stamps- Big On Christmas; Cardstock- Bashful Blue, Real Red, White; Ink- Black, Accessories- Markers, Aquapainter, Crafters Tool Kit, Ribbon, Brads, Cuttlebug and EF.

I also looked through my birthday card box and realized that my nephew Jacen has a birthday coming up. I never made him a card because I didn't have a set that fit him in my opinion. Well, in my box of goodies that I ordered I got the SU set Crazy for Cupcakes. So I decided to make Jacen a cupcake birthday card. I brushed stickles on the icing just for fun.

Supplies: Stamps- Crazy For Cupcakes; Cardstock- Tempting Turqiouse, Pumpkin Pie, DP from Party Peices SS kit, White; Ink- Black; Access.- Crafter's Tool Kit, Needle, Thread, Stickles, Brush, Colored Pencils.

In making this birthday card for Jacen I ended up squeezing too much of the stickles out so rather then wasting it I decided to whip up some more Christmas Cards. This time I used Frosty, which I got just before the end of the last catalog season. I used some blank window cards that I was sent in a package a while ago. I ended up making several of these. You can't tell in the pic but frosty is completely covered in stickles as is the ground.

Supplies: Stamps- Frosty; Cardstock- premade blank Window cards; Ink- Black, Brilliant Blue; Accessories- stickles, brush, colored pencils


texasjodylynn said...

WOW, you've been BUSY! They are all great!

Robyn :) said...

What, exactly, were you thiking for the first card that would have been better? I really like the way that one looks. That is such a pretty stamp.

I also like the snowmen ones :) I like snowmen.

For your cold may I suggest some Afrin(but you can only take it 3 days) and Tussin tablets?