Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Christmas in July cards

At stamp club last week we had Christmas in July and made some festive cards. Cheryl was the hostess and wanted to try out the new Blendabilities markers from Stampin' Up!, so we colored the poinsettia and leaves. We also colored the pearls in the middle of the flower. These alcohol markers open up so many possibilities for coloring, along with stamped images, add pearls, rhinestones, patterned paper,and clear glue to the list!

You can't see it very well in the photo but the panel is brushed gold and has a shimmer to it, it's really pretty and a nice heavy weight. I have a feeling I am also going to find lots of uses for that new gold ribbon!

This scalloped tree wasn't one of the cards we made at club but I thought it was a fun way to use the Striped Scallop die. Maybe next time I will cut it so more of the scallops are closed so it looks more like a tree. I used the Blendabilities to color more pearls for the "ornaments" on the tree.

Which card would you rather get in the mail?

Friday, July 11, 2014

Watercolor and Typeset paper card

You may be seeing this Typeset paper a lot because I love it! It is thin like a page from an old book so it will work for lots of techniques, not just as a background for a tree. :)

The flowers were made by coloring on watercolor paper and using the new little flower punch. I enjoy watercoloring so much that when I have a bit of paper left over I'll color it and use it for the little punches - it comes in handy and I use up every bit of the paper that way.

Thanks for looking and happy Firday!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

xoxo card with star stencil

I love the new kraft paper and I really love the new stencils! I used the stars and Daffodil Delight ink and it gives the card just a touch of depth. The polaroid frame, arrows, and xoxo were cut using framelit dies so you get the perfect shapes every time.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Woodgrain Reindeer Christmas in July card

Here's that handsome reindeer Dasher with some of the new sequins on his scrolly antlers! I thought the woodgrain embossing folder and pennant stamp would keep the card masculine. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Christmas in July with SU! Blendabilites Markers!

Christmas cards in July? Maybe if I start now I will have several made and ready to send in December! I have been having fun coloring with Stampin Up!'s new alcohol markers called Blendabilities. There are three hues for each color: a light, medium, and dark color, except for the skin tone set which has 6 markers. There is also a Color Lifter marker to "erase" color from any oopsies.

For my flower I used the Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive sets. There are lots of techniques you can do  to blend and shade with them; I tried to make this card look like stained glass.

Half of the colors are available to order now and the rest are expected to be available in August.

The colors available now are:
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Old Olive
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Skin Tone Assortment
  • Color Lifter
The following accessories are available:
  • Memento Ink Pad in Tuxedo Black, this ink won't smear when you color with the Blendabilities
  • Memento Ink Refill in Tuxedo Black
The remaining colors are coming August 1:
  • Crumb Cake
  • Night of Navy
  • Melon Mambo
  • Wisteria Wonder
  • Calypso Coral
  • Smoky Slate
They are lots of fun and the colors are so vibrant, I just love them!