Sunday, November 23, 2014

Made Time To Stamp!

Hi Friends!

I'm happy to be back fairly quickly after my last post. Thanks so much for the nice and wonderfully encouraging comments you left on that post. They are very much appreciated. After another very busy week, I managed to eek out some time in my crafty space yesterday and got two cards made. Whoo hooo for me! :) Hope you enjoy.

I picked up Lawn Fawn's Let It Snow stamp set after seeing this post and watching the video on how Nichol Magouirk created her card. I thought the gold and white was beautiful.  I also saw this card and liked the blue and white version. So, I set out to case the cards. I thought this stampset was a new one, but apparently it was released a couple of years ago. Shows what I know!
For this card, I used Close To My Heart's Crystal Blue ink in first and second generation. I don't usually make square cards, so I decided to put the 4x4 square stamped piece on a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base. To fill up the extra space on either side, I used a scrap piece of glittered cardstock and trimmed off 1/4 inch strips. The happy holidays sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's mini set called Winter Penguin. I added some glitter glue using a Viva Decor Paper Pen that I picked up at Hobby Lobby last year. 

This is my version of the card that inspired me to buy the stamp set. I pretty much cased the card Nichol made. I happened upon the Delicata Gold Ink pad at Joann's on sale with an extra % off the sale price coupon (whooo hooo!) I discovered I don't own any straight gold embossing powder. How is that possible? I used some gold that also has some glitter to it. Not too bad. Knowing myself as I do, I chose not to add any snow to the trees. It would not have ended well. Instead, my one veer away from the original design was to add some gold ink along the edge of the hill. I like it! 

That's it from me today. 
Thanks so much for stopping by.
I hope you have a happy and creative day!



Darnell J Knauss said...

Go you for getting in more crafting time! These two cards are fantastic, Jeanne! I really love the nontraditional colors!! If I haven't said it before, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!! Hugs, Darnell

KayM said...

Oooooooh!!! I am SO happy that you had time to play in your craft room yesterday! It's so therapeutic!! Your cards are amazing! I just pinned that one by Nichole this morning. I Loved it too and you have CASed it perfectly! I super love the second one you made with the embossed gold! So pretty! I hope you have a less busy week my friend and find time to relax and enjoy the holiday. Hugs and happy thanksgiving!! :)

Sharli Schaitberger said...

I love both of the cards, Jeanne, but the gold one is just stunning! I'm glad you added the touch of gold edge - it just makes the hillside POP! I missed this stamp set - too! But let's be realistic, I don't have enough room for all the toys I already have! LOL

Hugs, and enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with your family!

Kelly Latevola said...

I think both versions are beautiful Jeanne! I'm with you on the square card. I always find a way to make it an A2 size :) I think the gold with the glitter is gorgeous, not bad at all!!

cm said...

Hello Jeanne, your two warm comments have me dancing with joy! Thank you for visiting, and in coming to your blog to express my appreciation: WOW! You have some AH-MAZING creativity happening over here! Your two 'forests' are gorgeous; glad I don't have to choose between the gold or blue, because they're both fabulous! Pretty, plus! I read that you're a former teacher exploring other 'options' in the education field. Your situation resembles my own: I'm a very, very part-time high school English teacher combined with being an Admin Assistant, in an Outreach school (but we're housed in an actual school). I 'quit' teaching two years ago, became an Admin Assistant and then stepped (just a wee bit) back into the teaching. This is a good fit for me: no more mega-marking, but I still gave the opportunity to interact with students and teachers. Win-win! Sending you Happy Thanksgiving wishes from Canada!

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Jeanne, what wonderful cards. I really like the two sets of colours you used x

Barb said...

Bravo! I love both cards! I have that stamp set and have never used it. Hmmm...I may have to CASE your CASE! Great job, Jeanne!