Glitter Poinsettias and Reindeer

Today it is all about Glitter Poinsettias and Reindeer.

I’m on the Brutus Monroe Inspiration team as well as the Canvas Corp Brands Design team. This week I needed to get a project made for Brutus Monroe and decided to make it a two in one.

Glitter Poinsettias and Reindeer

Using the Sketched Holiday stamp set from Brutus Monroe and several colors of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist I created this Christmas card.

Here is a list of the colors of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist I used today:

Apple
Dijon
Cork
Tattered Leather
Leap Frog

The Tim Holtz Reindeer was die cut from chipboard as well as the Top Note. Then I cut white cardstock at just under 4.25 by 5.5 as my card topper.

Glitter Poinsettias and Reindeer

The video shows how the colors were applied and how I stamped and applied gold embossing powder.

This was a fun card to make because there are so many options. Swap out the color of glimmer mists and the look of this card changes.

I love having tools that I can use to recreate cards and change things up. Like the Tim Holtz Reindeer die and the Stampin Up Top Note die. It allows me to cut the dies and then make them into any type art project that suits me.

If you have followed me for very long you know how I love to add glitter. Once you have glitter in your home you can never get rid of it, so I embrace this and apply it whenever I can. There are days that I walk out of my home and there will be glitter all over me. I’ll have glitter in my hair and all over my clothes. I just smile and go with it, knowing that if I hug someone I’ll give them a little sparkle.

So don’t worry about having glitter on you the next time you leave your home. Who knows it may be the perfect accessory to brighten your day or for someone else.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today for Glitter Poinsettias and Reindeer.

This finished card may be purchased for $10.00 including shipping here.

Glitter Poinsettias and Reindeer

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Green and White Poinsettia Christmas Card

The post today is about Green and White Poinsettia Christmas Card.

Following the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown the challenge this week was to do a previous challenge from 2016. I went back through the year and looked at lots of challenges and noticed that the challenge from March 12, 2016 had few players but the colors were Green and White. I like those colors together.

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Years ago I purchased the original Personal Cricut cutter. Over the years I’ve collected cartridges and upgraded the machine. For Black Friday 2016 I was able to get the Cricut Explore Air for the low price of $92.98! Because the new Cricut has a free online software I’ve been able to do so much more!

With the Cricut and all of my cartridges now linked to the software I was able to create the Green and White Poinsettia Christmas Card. I pulled in the images that I wanted to use and sized them for the front of my card. The poinsettia is from Joys of the Season Cartridge Even adding additional layers to the poinsettia since I knew that I wanted more dimension.

Green and White Poinsettia Christmas

What I really love about this machine is I get to chose what I want to cut. Choosing images for my projects is so much fun and makes each project unique.

To get the additional color and dimension I used Glitter and Glitter embossing powder. The glitter was simple holiday glitter that came in a multi pack. The embossing powder is clear with glitter. For the background I used the Filigree stamp from Stampin Up. Do you have a go to item in your studio? Well this is one of those go to items for me.

If you haven’t used a stylus tool to give dimension you really should. Flipping the flower over and pushing the stylus on the flower petals gives the flower texture. Each flower got this treatment, including the leaves.

Green and White Poinsettia Christmas Card

Once all of the texture was applied I used a direct to paper technique and applied versamark ink to a few of the flowers and the corner pieces. Then sprinkled the glitter embossing powder over the flowers, heated. When the flowers were done I then used a Zig two way glue pen to add glitter to the leaves.

Merry Christmas was stamped and embossed in Gold. Then layered onto a piece of green cardstock that had glitter applied around the edges. I also used a corner punch to add a touch of elegance.

This Green and White Poinsettia Christmas Card turned out beautiful. It is an elegant card I know anyone who receives this card will truly appreciate the work that was put into the card. They would treat it like a small work of art.

Green and White Poinsettia Christmas Card

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Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge

This post is all about the Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge.

The idea was to create anything that was all black. “Create a project that is 90% black – the other 10% can only be white, grey, or metallic.”

To begin with I found an old canvas that I had on hand. This canvas had a hole punched in it and I knew I wouldn’t use it for another project.

Gathering up lots of black items I had a nice pile on my work desk. Where to begin…

Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge

I didn’t have any black gesso so I sorta made a grey gesso. Since I didn’t have any black gesso I mixed white gesso with black paint. What I should have done is made the gesso from scratch. But for now I’ll keep the grey as I can still use it in projects.

The focal piece was a Christmas ornament. Finding the glitter covered deer gave me the perfect item to use as the focal point. Which is important to have in an art piece.

Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge

The Canvas Corp Brands mixed media pack is a great resource for this project. I pulled Tissue paper, burlap and scrapbook paper from the pack.

Have you seen those little sets of LED lights in the craft stores? Christmas is a great time to find these lights and if you are lucky you can get them on sale.

Recently I’ve gotten two new toys. One is a Silhouette CAMEO® 3 and the other is a Circut Explorer Air. With these two new toys I was able to cut the words and poinsettias.

The Silhouette design “Ornate Frame” paired with the Samantha font helped me create the phrase Believe in the Magic. I used the Cricut Joys of the Season cartridge Poinsettia, altering the image by adding more layers and changing the sizes of the petals.

Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge

If you haven’t figured out yet I really love tools and gadgets. I also have the Tim Holtz Vagabond and I used this to cut the Sizzix Trees. It might be hard to tell but there are six trees on the canvas.

Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge

This was a good challenge for me, to think outside of the box and make up an art piece that used black as the foundation. I enjoyed making this and now I’m planning on another project that I want to make similar to this piece.

Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge

Have you tried a challenge like this one? Come and join the Canvas Corp Brands Collective to learn about other challenges and see lots of art to inspire you. Challenge #ccbblack

Here is just a little video of the piece. Enjoy!

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52 Christmas Card Throwdown November Sketch

This post is about the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown November Sketch.

52 Christmas Card Throwdown November Sketch

If you haven’t checked out the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown site, you should!  Lots of beautiful Christmas cards made every week.

For this project I used the Brutus Monroe Sketched Holidays poinsettia image. The image was embossed in the Sterling Embossing powder from Brutus Monroe.

Watercolor pencils were used to color the poinsettia image. Acrylic paint watered down was used to paint the green areas.

A while back I picked up a 12 x 12 pad of Christmas paper and that is what I used for the background.

I used Tim Holtz Distress ink to go around the outside of the card and the background paper.

For the happy holidays stamp it was embossed in silver. Watered down acrylic paint to give a watercolor effect. The mat was colored using Tim Holtz Distress ink. Then raised with pop dots.

Decided that the corners should be rounded with my crop a dial on the Happy Holidays and then only one corner of the poinsettia images.

Of course I have to had some sort of bling to my projects.

This was a simple card to make and I thought it was perfect for this 52 Christmas Card Throwdown November Sketch.

Make sure you check out all of the other cards created. Follow along by joining. I love seeing all of the beautiful creative cards.

52 Christmas Card Throwdown November Sketch

Friends Brutus and Brigitte Having a Merry Christmas

My Friends Brutus and Brigitte Having a Merry Christmas over at Brutus|Monroe.

Check out the instructions for this really cute card that showcases thinking outside the box.

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It was fun helping Friends Brutus and Brigitte Having a Merry Christmas. I hope you enjoy the card. If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below. You may also connect with me on my Facebook page. If you prefer Twitter. Love to share on Instagram. And follow my Pinterest to see other things that inspire me.

Of course go see lots of videos on my YouTube Channel. It is fun for me to make the videos, I love sharing my art and my plethora of useless knowledge. lol

Tag me when you create a card using any of the stamps I’ve used and I’ll promote your post.

This finished card can be purchased for $10.00 including shipping here.

Friends Brutus and Brigitte Having a Merry Christmas

Stash Challenge Dies 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

This post is all about Stash Challenge Dies 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. The current weekly challenge is to go back and choose a previous challenge. Looking back through the challenges was fun. It was a hard decision but I finally found one that I wanted to use, from the May 2016 challenge.

Stash Challenge Dies 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

Digging around in my stash of dies I found the label or note die from Stampin Up and an old Star die from Sizzix. I knew that these would be perfect for this project.

Thankful that I have a stash of chipboard in my studio, I die cut one of each. Using acrylic paint I covered the star until it was coated to my liking. Once the paint was dry I then sprayed with Summer Chalk Shimmer Sprays – Zest – Brutus|Monroe and a gold/copper Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels.

When the spray dried I used the MISTY to help with positioning the poinsettia from the Sketched Holiday Set – Brutus|Monroe. Stamped with the Brutus|Monroe embossing ink, then gold embossing powder.

A technique I like to use, take a Zig two way glue pen and go around the edge of the star, then dip into gold embossing powder. Heat the powder until it shines gold.

Stash Challenge Dies 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

Time to tackle the label or note die from Sizzix. Because this is for the Stash Challenge Dies 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and I have decided to use more than one die. Taking the Mini Chalk Ink pad Suede from Brutus|Monroe I went around the edge.

I just love the Tissue paper from Canvas Corp Brands, found in a mixed media pack. Tearing a strip and using white glue I glued a strip at a diagonal on the label die. Then filled the corners with additional strips. Sprayed with Summer Chalk Shimmer Sprays – Zest and a gold/copper Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels, I love the shimmer it adds.

Reapply the Mini Chalk Ink pad Suede around the edges and between the strips. While the ink is still moist on the paper dip into gold embossing powder and heat. This really makes such a beautiful background, makes me think of a gilded box that has aged.

Stash Challenge Dies 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

Tied a bow out of a cream and gold ribbon. Don’t forget to shop in the Christmas ornament isle the next time you go out. That is where I found the little gold and glitter stars. Using three of the stars and a glue dot I placed these at the top point of the star with the ribbon glued with white glue. The star was layered on top of a small strip of burlap, then the label. Last I used a gold embossed napkin.

This is a very elegant Christmas card and I feel that it was perfect for this Stash Challenge Dies 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

Here is a video of the process.


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Stash Challenge Dies 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

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Non Traditional Merry Christmas Card

Today I shared a Non Traditional  Merry Christmas Card over at Brutus|Monroe.

Most everyone thinks of normal traditional colors for Christmas, the red and green. This project needed to be something different! Love using the Summer Chalk Shimmer Sprays to color the images. It is a great way to think outside the box when creating. Using non traditional colors like teal and light green really makes this card pop!

In this project I used the new Christmas flowers Sketched Holiday and Holiday Sentiments from Brutus Monroe. Use my link to place your first order and get a discount. Help me earn brownie points with Brutus Monroe, by using the link provided.

Head over to Brutus|Monroe and see the full post, with instructions and link to a video. Find lots of inspiration and other wonderful projects that the Inspiration Team has made. The Inspiration Team creates a variety of projects, it is awesome to see how we each find our own designs from the same products.

Do you have plans to make Christmas Cards this year? Have you thought about what color scheme you will use with your cards? Think outside the box this year. You too can create a Non Traditional Merry Christmas Card that is beautiful and elegant.

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Non Traditional Merry Christmas Card

Non Traditional Merry Christmas Card

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