Archive | November 23, 2021

Ugly Sweaters!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using Ugly Sweater Time – SLF025 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Ugly Sweater Time – FFL025 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. I have a few ugly Christmas sweaters, that I love wearing at Christmas time. How many do you have? LOL!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. I cut the main background paper from Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones to be the same size and applied this directly to the base card using double-sided tape. Your Next Stamp – Winter Knits patterns were cut to the size of a little over .5″ each x 4.25″ and applied to the top and bottom of the card using double-sided tape. My Cuttlebug and My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out were used to die cut PhotoPlay – Tulla & Norbert’s Christmas Party paper to the size of 4″ x 4″. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough was applied around the edges and double-sided tape was used to adhere it to the base card. The large oval was die cut using my Cuttlebug, Hero Arts – Infinity Die Ovals and Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones paper. This was popped up onto the square using U-Line double-sided tape.

With my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped both the image and the sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The image was die-cut using my Cuttlebug and Hero Arts – Infinity Die Ovals. I coloured the image in with Copic markers. The sentiment was die cut with Whimsy Stamps – Quick Strips Die Set and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough was used to ink around the edges. The coloured image and sentiment were both popped up onto the card using U-Line double-sided tape to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Ugly Sweater Time – SLF025 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Ugly Sweater Time – FFL025 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., PhotoPlay – Tulla & Norbert’s Christmas Party (6″ x 6″), Your Next Stamp – Winter Knits (6″ x 6″), Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones

Die Cut: Hero Arts – Infinity Die Ovals, My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, Whimsy Stamps – Quick Strips Die Set – WSD330

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000

Beard: B60, C1, C0, C00

Hat and Clothing: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, Y17, Y15, Y13, R59, R37, R35

Shoes: C8, C6, C4, C2, C1, C0

Sweater: E53, E51, E50, E35, E34, E33, E31, G07, G05, G03, Y17, Y15, Y13, R59, R37, R35, R02, YG03, B16, B14, B12

Knitting Needles: YG03, G07

Shadow: N2, N1, N0, BG000

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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Christmas Dragon


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Lee Holland Art has been sponsoring us throughout the month of November at  Passionate Paper Creations & Friends FB group site!! Today, I’m featuring this adorable dragon image from Lee Holland Art called Reindeer Antlers Christmas Dragon. Thank you Lee Holland Art for sponsoring us and having such amazing fun designs to choose from. I love all of your little dragons.

 

For the base card, I used AC Cardstock – White and cut it and scored it to be 6″ x 6″. For the background, I cut Creative Memories – Mermaid Cove Designer Paper to the same size as the base card. The image using HP High Quality Grayscale was printed onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Using my Cuttlebug and Essentials by Tattered Lace Dies – Easel Slider dies, the printed image and Hot Buy – Recollections Ombre Brights Paper were both die cut. The sentiment was stamped using my Misti, VersaMark Ink and sentiment stamps from Lawn Fawn – “Offset Sayings – Christmas” and Lawn Fawn “Winter Skies”. Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing powder was applied to the stamped sentiments and then heat set with a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool.

I cut the sentiment down to be 3-3/8″ x 1-2/8″ and then used W R Memory Keepers – Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper to create .25″ corners. Using a Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint pen, I went around all of the edges of the cuts with the exception of the image die cut. The image was coloured in with Copic markers and then I used a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen to create the snow in the sky and a combination of Stickles – Crystal, Stickles – Waterfall and Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff which was applied prior to the Stickles being added.

The card was now ready to be assembled. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to the backs of the coloured image and cut frame to pop them up. I doubled up the tape for behind the sentiment. The base paper was applied directly to the card base using double-sided tape. I peeled off the tape from the backings of the elements and popped them all up onto the base card to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Reindeer Antlers Christmas Dragon – Lee Holland Art

Sentiments: Offset Sayings – Christmas – Lawn Fawn,  Winter Skies – Lawn Fawn

Inks: HP High Quality Grayscale, Versamark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, Creative Memories – Mermaid Cove Designer Paper Pack, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Hot Buy – Recollections Ombre Brights Paper Pack (12″ x 12″)

Die Cuts: Essentials by Tattered Lace Dies – Easel Slider

Miscellaneous: U-Line double-sided tape, Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint, Stickles – Crystal, Stickles – Waterfall, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, W R Memory Keepers – Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Dragon: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01, V15, V12, V06. V000, G14, YG23, YG11, YG03, YG01

Box: E27, E25, E23

Ornaments: R59, R37, R35, E15, Y35, YR24, Y08, YG67, YG17, YG21, E35, E34, E33, E31

Sky: B05, B04, B02, B01, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Snow: B60, C1, Stickles – Crystal, Stickles – Waterfall, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff

Hope you like it and have a great week!