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Christmas Parade

I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday.  My husband’s mother has been with us for a couple of weeks and this made our holiday very special.  I have not been able to post on my blog for several days so I thought I would show several of my projects today.  I also decided to create a new blog banner for the holiday season. 

I used the Peaceful Wishes image as a base for my bird and evergreen sprigs.  I stamped the bird with a linen background image.

KC SU Bird Punch 4  

I have had the Thomas Kinkade Stonehearth Hutch image for several years but was too intimidated to try and color it.  I finally took a stab and just did a spotlight portion for this project.

KC Thomas Kinkade Stonehearth Hutch

I created this dimensional country home using my Kittie Kits Farm Life. The cabin and trees were all cut out and popped up over the sky layer.

KC Farm Scene 10

Here is another night time winter scene and it matches my new blog banner.  You can see a tutorial on how I created this project here. You can also see my multi loop bow tutorial here.

KC The Moose is Loose 20

Here is a clean and simple project using a retired Stampin’ Up! set A Tree for all Seasons.

KC A Tree for all Seasons 7

And finally a simple and sweet gingerbread boy.

KC Gingerbread Man

I hope you all have a great week.

Stamps: Peaceful Wishes
Paper: Cranberry Crisp, Artichoke, White
Ink: Artichoke Marker, Aged Mahogany, Forest Moss
Accessories: Bird Punch, Evergreen Punch, Organdy, Black Glaze Marker

Stamps: Thomas Kinkade Stonehearth Hutch
Paper: Kraft
Ink: Ranger Distress and Adirondack reinkers, White Watercolor Paint
Accessories: Nestabilities, Brushes, Distressing Tool, Glaze Marker

Stamps: Rubbernecker Kittie Kits Farm Life, The Moose is Loose
Paper: Cranberry Crisp, Old Olive, Watercolor
Ink: Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Brushed Corduroy, Versafine Black, Fired Brick, White Craft, Going Gray
Accessories: White EP, Gingham, Brushes, Sponges, Deckle Scissors

Stamps: Rubbernecker Kittie Kits The Moose is Loose
Paper: White, Blue Bayou, Watercolor
Ink: Forest Moss, Lemonade, Stormy Sky
Accessories: Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool, Color Box Stylus and Foam Tip, Circle Punch, Mask, Grosgrain, Nestabilities

Stamps: A Tree For All Seasons
Paper: Red, Watercolor
Ink: Ranger Distress Pumice Stone, Vintage Photo, Stormy Sky, White Craft, Black Versafine
Accessories: Gingham, Brushes, Cloud Template, Stylus and Foam Tip, White EP, Mounting Tape

Stamps: Rubbernecker Winter Holiday 2 Gingerbread Man, Retired SU Holiday Tag Team
Paper: Olive, Red, White, Watercolor
Ink: Vintage Photo, Fired Brick, White Craft
Accessories: MS Pine Punch, Gingham, White Embossing Powder, Cuttlebug Folder

Noel Charity

Happy Saturday!  It’s my turn to do the Stampavie blog post today and I have a Sarah Kay project to share with you.  The Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use It challenge on Thursday was to use create a project using lots of brown. I think the Noel Charity image works well with a vintage style so I framed it with Cosmo Cricket Wonderland designer paper sponged with brown as well as painting the image door and surrounding brown.

KC Sarah Kay Noel Charity 2

I painted the image with Ranger Distress inks and then painted white craft ink on the steps and embossed with white embossing powder.  The frame was created with Nestabilities and popped up over the image with mounting tape.  The bow was made with gold organdy and heated lightly with a heat gun to shrink slightly for an aged appearance.

I hope you all have a great weekend.

Santa’s House

We can only dream about what Santa’s house looks like but I think I came close to creating a fairly perfect replica of what’s in my imagination using the newly released Mark’s Finest Papers Welcome Home set.

KC Mark's Finest Papers Welcome Home 

I stamped the image with black Versafine ink on watercolor paper.  I watercolored the image with reinkers mixed with water and a brush.  I added the snow to the trees using a small scruffy brush lightly dipped in white craft reinker and touched lightly to the images and then embossed with white embossing powder. I used a small brush to paint white craft ink to create snowflakes and also on the roof lines and over hangs and embossed. I then painted and embossed tiny little icicles hanging from the roof and windows as a finishing touch.  The ground was applied by painting white craft ink with a larger brush and embossing. The background was sponged to create a light night sky.  I made this project for the Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge and it had way more layers than I would ever normally use but I think it creates a nice effect.

Stamps:  Mark’s Finest Papers Welcome Home

Paper:  Winter Wonderland DP, Cranberry Crisp, Watercolor

Ink: Aged Mahogany, Brushed Corduroy, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Antique Linen, Pumice Stone, White Craft, Lemonade

Accessories:  Watercolor Brushes, Scruffy Brush, White Embossing Powder, Grosgrain

Christmas Cards

I have made several cards for SCS challenges over the last week or so but haven’t been able to post for a while.  I thought I would a post bunch of them all in one article.  I have such a fun time making Christmas cards each year and always feel a little sad when the holiday is over. 

KC SU Bird Punch 2

I love this all green and white card with the touch of red with the little punched bird.  The trees layers were created with a border punch and then crimped with a wavy crimper.  I created the multi loop bow with white organdy ribbon and added little punched pine sprigs for the perfect finishing touch,

KC SU Bird Punch 3

Here’s another simple card using hunter green with the little punched bird perched on a snowy evergreen bough.  Here’s a closer look to show how sweet the Flower Soft looks on the branches.

KC SU Bird Punch 3 close

I had the happy fortune to win a gift from Our Daily Bread Designs during their new release blog hop.  Here is a card I made with the lovely Poinsettia Tag set and punch that I won.

KC Our Daily Bread Poinsettia Tag Set

I have really enjoyed making projects using my little Martha Stewart Pine Punch.  I have no idea why they would have retired this punch because so many people are trying to find it.  I got the idea to make a wreath using the punch when I saw Karen’s darling card and tutorial on Syzygy Of Me.  Here is what I came up with. The little white multi loop bow was a perfect finishing touch. It is so simple and yet so fun for a holiday card.

KC Martha Stewart Pine Punch

Even though these clean and simple card designs are sort of rare for me I enjoyed them.  The first one is using Rubbernecker’s Snowy Night.

KC Snowy Night

The second one is using the retired Stampin’ Up! Festive Favorites.

KC Festive Favorites 12 

I hope you are all having a great week.