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November 2014

Traditional Silent Night

Good Sunday morning. Today I have the pleasure of hosting the Splitcoaststampers Featured Stampers Challenge. I hope you will come on over and check it out. Nancy Williams, better known as nwilliams6 is our featured artist this week. I chose Nancy’s  Watercolor Uspy Daisy to case and my clean and simple project was made using the Impression Obsession Silent Night and the trees from the Kittie Kits The Moose is Loose.

KC Impression Obsession Silent Night 2 left

I stamped the Silent Night image with black versafine ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I stamped the trees with forest moss distress ink and then light touched them with a damp waterbrush in a stipple like motion to create a watercolor appearance to the trees.

KC Impression Obsession Silent Night 2 center

I applied mounting tape to both the image layer and the green layer to create dimension and interest to the card.  I added the red ribbon and multi loop bow was the finishing touch.

KC Impression Obsession Silent Night 2 right

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

Card size:  5.25” Square

Snowy Moonlight Scenes Revisited

Good Saturday morning.  I had the opportunity to play in the Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use It challenge on Thursday and the challenge was to make a fast an easy holiday card.  When I have needed to make an extra quick card or two during past holiday seasons  I turn to making clean and simple Snowy Moonlight scenes.  To me this style of card takes only minutes yet makes such an impact. Not only am I sharing my new moonlight snow scene project today but thought I would share several from years past.  It seems I can’t get through a holiday season without posting at least one

KC Impression Obsession Brush Tree Line 2 left

I started by masking off the ground snow area with a piece of Post-It Removable Labeling Tape and punching a 1” circle mask for the moon.  Hint”  I can never get a punch to punch through a piece of this tape so this time I placed it on a piece of scrap cardstock and then punched.  It worked perfectly.  The circle peeled right off the cardstock and created the perfect moon mask.

KC Impression Obsession Brush Tree Line 2 center

I used an ink blending tool  and stormy sky distress ink to sponge in the sky.  I lifted off the masks and stamped the Brush Tree Line  with the same ink.  I used a mini applicator to apply the shadows on the ground.  I grabbed one of the Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames that I had in my stash , applied mounting tape and  attached it over the scène. 

KC Impression Obsession Brush Tree Line 2 right

Now for all the Moonlight Snow Scenes from years past. The first project was made for my Winter Moonlight Snow Scene tutorial posted in December 2010. You can find step by step photos on this post.

KC The Moose is Loose 17 

Heavenly Peace  October 2013

KC Impression Obsession Brush Tree LIne 1 left

October 2010

KC The Moose is Loose 18

Craft a Moonlight Scene 2012

Kittie March 4 2012 1

Sparkly Moonlight Scene 2012

KC The Moose is Loose 38 right

Silvery Winter Night 2010

KC The Moose is Loose 22

White Poinsettia and Blue Winter’s Night 2011

Kc The Moose is Loose 29 right

Favorite Technique Challenge 2013

KC Impression Obsession Tree stamps 5 left

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your weekend. 

Todays’ card size is:  5.50” x 4.25 and the products for the project are listed below

Sledding, Snowflake and Merry Christmas

Good Friday morning.  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Did you have to put on your stretchy wasted jeans this morning?  LOL!  I don’t know about you but I am not going anywhere near the “black Friday” crowds today.  My husband makes Christmas shopping easy for me.  He sends me links to items he has on his “toy” wish list and I let my fingers do the walking instead of my feet. 

My project today uses a white sledding silhouette image that allows the Nordic sweater pattern inspired designer paper to be as significant on the card front as the images. Although I live in Florida and would never have a need for such a heavy sweater I find myself fascinated by the gorgeous and intricate designs. Just for fun  I Googled Nordic sweater pictures and thought I would share three of my favorite.  They scream Christmas and holiday snow fun to me.


I think the child on the sled and big fancy snowflakes are the perfect accompaniment to the paper. 

KC Impression Obsession Sled 4 left

I added a little dimension by crimping the background layer for the image and popping it up with a mounting tape.  I attached the sled with mounting tape for dimension. I attached the snowflakes with glossy accents.

KC Impression Obsession Sled 4 center

I loved the Merry Christmas sentiment made using the Holiday Top Edgers die cut. I cut the edge of the sentiment very short and cut the two words apart to make it fit well in the design.  I attached them using rolled up 1/8” double stick tape.

KC Impression Obsession Sled 4 right

Thank you for coming by today and I hope the rest of your holiday weekend is restful and relaxing.  Be sure and take some time for yourself at your crafting table and get your fingers inky and sticky with glue. 

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

Happy Thanksgiving from Our House to Yours

Good Thursday morning and Happy Thanksgiving.  Are your pies done and cooling on your counter?  Do you do stuffing or dressing?  Will you have fresh made cranberries or does your family prefer the canned?  It is always interesting to me to hear about everyone’s family traditions and favorite recipes.  I will be making a pumpkin pie and fresh cranberries with Splenda Blend. Have you tried it?  It really does work well.  And….I like having dressing on the side rather than stuffing my turkey.

For my project today I stepped away from making Christmas cards to make a window card with a floral spray of branches, leaves and pinecones to celebrate Thanksgiving.

KC Impression Obsession Door Window 4 left

All the foliage was cut using vanilla cardstock and colored with distress inks and mini applicators. I actually started by only applying a light touch of  antique linen  to all the pieces so it would be monochromatic and match well with the designer paper.  After I got the whole arrangement designed and attached it looked so dead to me so I grabbed rusty hinge and spiced marmalade inks and started sponging it on all the pieces with a mini applicator.  I think it brought everything to life.

 KC IMpression Obsession Door Window 4 center

Check out my See Thru Window tutorial if you would like to see step by step photos of how I make my open windows. 

KC Impression Obsession Door Window 4 right

I hope you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving.  Gobble gobble…..don’t eat too much turkey. Thanks for stopping by.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

Merry Christmas Santa

Good Wednesday morning.  I have a fun, fast and easy Christmas project to share with you today using the Impression Obsession Santa silhouette die. This would be a perfect card to mass produce for holiday cards.

KC Impression Obsession Santa 5 left

There’s not much explanation needed for this project.  I covered my card base with a piece of designer paper from the Lawn Fawn Snow Day.  I created a simple double layer with white and black cardstock, stamped the sentiment with black versafine and attached it to the card base with strips of mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession Santa 5 center

I applied small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the Santa and reindeers and attached it to the card front. I think the black and white pops perfectly against the red snowflake background.

KC IMpression Obsession Santa 5 right

Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a fun day preparing your Thanksgiving pumpkin pies. 

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”