Flurry of Wishes – Flurry of Heat Embossing

Be warned, I’m going to be featuring more Christmas cards in the next few weeks. Be assured, I will definitely give Thanksgiving its due but I just love all the new stamp sets and accessories. With that said,  Flurry of Wishes is actually a hold over from last year and a beautiful set it is.

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This card was really inspired by this weeks challenge over at Global Design Project. This was a CASE the Designer project and I used the repeated objects as my inspiration. Make sure to hop on over there to see all the great projects.

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Design Notes for Flurry of Wishes Card:

Let’s just say that I had a good time with heat embossing! I was practicing and tried white snowflakes, then silver. They were both nice. Then I combined a little Silver Embossing Powder with some White Embossing Powder and I thought it was interesting! What do you think? After embossing the snowflakes, I still thought it needed something. So I added some Faceted Gems to the larger snowflakes and some Glitter Enamel Dots to the small ones. While I was heat embossing, I used White Embossing Powder for the sentiment.

When you use vellum, as I did on this card, you need to be careful about where you add the adhesive. It will show on the other side. Unsightly! So, that was an additional reason to add the Gems and Dots. That gave me some places to hide adhesive. I used Glue Dots.

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For each place where there is a Gem, Dot or Dimensional, I added a Glue Dot.

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Hope you are having a great day. I will be posting again late this afternoon. Today/tomorrow in Australia is the Kylie Bertucci Blog Hop. If you subscribe to my blog, you will get an email.

Thanks,

Dianne

At Home with You for Christmas

Does it seem like I am posting a lot (too many?) Christmas cards? I’m trying to keep it to once a week. But there are just so many great stamp set, and paper and accessories and Framelits. Well, you understand my dilemma. Here’s my latest Christmas greeting. It’s not even made with a strictly Christmas stamp set but with the At Home with You stamp set and coordinating Framelits.

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Okay, don’t think about leaving three gift wrapped presents on your door step. Just think of them as empty boxes, that are cutely wrapped.

 

Design Notes for At Home with You Card:

I’ve been playing a lot with my new Blends Alcohol Markers and realized I needed time to play with my Watercolor Pencils. They are really good in smaller areas. I stamped, colored, then used the At Home Framelits to cut out the lantern, door, garland, greeting and packages. If you look closely, you can see that I added a piece of Window Sheet on top of the lantern to make it look like glass.

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You can also see the Wink of Stella I added all around the door.

Did you notice that each package is colored a bit differently? I used some heat embossing on one of the packages. Finally, I used the Watercolor Pencils on each of the packages.

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Oh! The At Home With You stamp set and At Home Framelits are a bundle! Yea! Buy the bundle, then you save 10%.

 

If you would like to purchase any of these items, all you need to do is to click on the picture of the item. That will take you directly to my 24-7 on-line store. If you are placing an order greater than $150, you will earn Host Rewards – Terrific!  If your order is less than $150, I’d love for you to add the Host Code to your order so that I can bundle your order with others. October Host Code: ZCDNA69A. At the end of the month, someone will receive the Host Rewards.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Dianne

 

 

Large Letters Framelits NOEL

I thought a long time about purchasing the Large Letters Framelits. Would I use them enough to make it worthwhile? Well, I’ve been having a great time with them. They are so versatile! I’ve used them for eclipse technique or cutting out the letters as I did with this card.

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The interesting thing is that the carol on the Merry Music paper is Cantique de Noël!

I was inspired to create this card by this week’s color challenge over at Global Design Project. You should check it out. Lots of great projects there!

#GDP109Design Notes for Large Letters Noel Card:

Here’s a tip for placing the Large Letters. When I use the cut out letters from Large Letters Framelits, I always use a ruler and my grid paper to line up the letters. I use Multipupose Liquid Glue for adhering the letters. That way, I can move them a bit as I lay them down.

Large Letters Framelits

Since the color challenge included Old Olive, I added a tree using the Card Front Builder Thinlits. It needed just the tiniest bit of glimmer so I used Gold Stampin’ Glitter to add just a little kick.

 

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Exciting news…

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Beginning on November 1, you can purchase the new Stampin’ Blends, alcohol markers from Stampin’ Up!

I’ve been playing with them some and will show you a project later this week.

Hope you are having a great day!

Oh, would you go over to Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights and vote for my card? I’d appreciate it! My card is #12.

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Dianne

 

Cookie Cutter Christmas is Eclipsed!

There is a card making technique going around that, I believe, is fairly new – eclipse. (See my musings about eclipse technique at the end of the post!) I decided to try combining eclipse with a fun fold. The Santa from the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set was just what I was looking for!

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Design Notes for Cookie Cutter Christmas Eclipse Card:

This card was deceptively easy! I used regular weight Whisper White card stock and first stamped then colored in the Santas. Next, I used the Large Letter Framelits to cut out the letters. I mounted the Whisper White piece on a base of Real Red card stock. After that, it was time  to replace the letters. I like to use the Foam Adhesive Strips to adhere the letters. Obviously, I cut the strips down a bit!

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The final step is to replace the inside of the letter o. I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue for that since I could move it around a bit if needed.

When I was finished with the Santas and the lettering, I felt it still needed something. A bit of color? A little anchor? Something to structure perhaps? AH HA! Garden Green Washi Tape across the top. I felt better.

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If you would like to purchase any of these items, all you need to do is to click on the picture of the item. That will take you directly to my 24-7 on-line store. If you are placing an order greater than $150, you will earn Host Rewards – Terrific!  If your order is less than $150, I’d love for you to add the Host Code to your order so that I can bundle your order with others. October Host Code: ZCDNA69A. At the end of the month, someone will receive the Host Rewards.

I hope you liked my first eclipse card!

Dianne

Why is this called the eclipse technique? I looked up eclipse and, of course, learned lots about solar eclipses. The only other meaning that could be related is “a falling into obscurity or decline”. Perhaps because the background paper becomes obliterated? Maybe because the letters are somewhat hidden? Let me know if you find out!

Let’s Try Every Good Wish

Maybe you don’t need to know all my inner stamping thoughts. This is just a tidbit. The other day, I stood in front of my selection of stamp sets and said – out loud – “Let’s try Every Good Wish.” Like someone was going to argue with me about it! But, nonetheless, that’s what I did. No arguments here!

Every Good Wish stamp set, Mini Sequin Trim - gold, Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper, heat embossing, Christmas, Stampin' Up! Diannescards.com,

Well, because I was in a great mood, of course I heat embossed it. Why not?

Design Notes for Every Good Wish Card:

There are three bits of bling on this card. Can you see them?

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To be honest, I had just a bit of the Eastern Palace Paper left (I’ve since ordered more). I was doing this card for a swap and originally wanted to do a complete layer behind the “be merry” piece. Since I was making multiples, I didn’t have enough. As it happens, I think I like this better than my original idea! I love the Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon. It’s so nice to work with. After I added it, I felt it still needed something. Hard to imagine after gold heat embossing and the gold in the Designer Paper. A little snip of the Mini Sequin Trim finally made me happy.

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We are still driving around Scotland. Who knows, at this point we may be driving each other crazy.

Thanks,

Dianne