The first of many {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi everyone!

Towards the end of 2018, I decided that 2019 would be the year for at least three Christmas cards each month, in an effort to not have to rush making the last few in November. I plan to make some gift tags each month, too, so I’m hoping to keep it up and share Christmas projects all year. I’m starting with this one. I’ve made a card that is very me, clean and simple with a colored image and a cluster.

I’ve colored up Got the Wreath with my trusty Copics in reds and grays. I’m not normally a fan of red, but I’m happy when I can make it a deep, brownish red and pair it with gray. That works in my world. Red and green, not so much. I had to color the wreath with greens, though, and I don’t think there’s too much of it, so it kind of works and the green doesn’t compete with the red for all the attention, which is sometimes an issue when using complementary colors.

I diecut some scraps of Maja Design patterned paper from different Christmas collections and added them in a cluster in the top right corner. I’ve got Fröjdefull Jul, Home for the Holidays, and red monochromes from the Joyous Winterdays collection all in a neat little cluster, diecut with dies from Docrafts, Craft Emotions, and My Favorite Things.

I white heat embossed a Norsk Stempelblad AS heart on one of the diecut pieces, and that’s my card for today.

I’ll try to be better at including the colors I’ve used, so here they are.

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Fill Christmas with joy {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi, everyone! I hope you’re having a great Christmas. Today’s another Wednesday, the last one in 2018, in fact. I’ve got my last Christmas card for 2018 to share with you today, using Mo’s beautiful Sharing a Song image.

I printed my image with a low opacity setting in Photoshop and did no line coloring with my Copics. I added chunky white embossing enamel for that wintery, snowy feel.

The card itself is made by diecutting Maja Design patterned papers from last year’s Christmas collection, using a set of dies from GoKreate. The sentiment from Norsk Stempeblad AS is heat embossed, and I added tiny little cones I’ve picked myself.

The insde has the same patterned papers, another Norsk Stempelblad AS sentiment stamped in Papertrey Ink Enchanted Evening ink, as well as some heat embossed Huldra designstudio snowflakes, and a Crafty Moly veneer snowflake that I also heat embossed.

I did the same thing for the back of the card. Sentiment, heat embossed snowflakes and veneer snowflakes for that extra little bit of dimension.

Gode ønsker for julen {Mo’s Dream Team}{Ett trykk}

Hi, everyone! I’ve got a clean and simple card to share with you today, featuring the adorable Mo Manning image Giggling Snowman.

This card is actually published in the December issue of Ett trykk, and it even made the cover – yay!

I made the cardbase with some Stamper’s Select White cardstock from Papertrey Ink. It’s my favorite white cardstock, nice and thick and bright white. I cut another panel of the same cardstock slightly smaller and diecut a window using a Hero Arts die. I ink blended my cardbase using three colors of blue dye ink; Papertrey Ink Spring Rain, and Stormy Sky and Faded Jeans Distress Ink from Ranger.

I colored my snowman on X-Press It blending card using Copics (W4, W3, W1, W0, W00, C2, C1, C00, E000, B0000 for snow, B99, B97, B95, B93, B91 for the blue, and YR18, YR12, and Y35 for the carrot), before fussy cutting him and adding him to the left side of my diecut snowflake window.

I ink blended a couple of strips of cardstock to make it match my blue background inside the circle. When the ink was dry I added a couple of Norsk Stempelblad AS sentiments and white heat embossed them. My last finishing touch is a few Kort & Godt diamonds and some Papirdesign crystals in the centers of the snowflakes.

Christmas hugs from a little elf {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi, everyone! It’s Wednesday, a.k.a. Mo day. This time I’ve got a Christmas card to share, featuring the new and totally adorable Little Elf.

I messed up royally with this one – I mailed the card before taking photos of it. Christmas stress, perhaps, but Siv (recipient and Copic Marker Norge boss lady) was kind enough to take a few photos to send me. As usual, the image is colored with Copics, and I’ve used some old Maja Design Christmas collections to create the card. The sentiment is from Norsk Stempelblad AS, stamped in Papertrey Ink Scarlet Jewel ink. I’ve added a few pearls and some heat embossed veneer snowflakes, and that’s pretty much it for this one.

Nisseklem fra meg til deg {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hei og hopp! I dag har jeg en enkel pakkelapp å vise frem, med herlige Baby Angel Castiel fra Mo Manning i fokus.

Jeg fargela motivet med Copics, stanset det ut til en stor tag og maskerte motivet før jeg brukte en stensil og embossingpaste til å lage snøfnugg rundt. Nisseklem fra meg til deg er to sammensatte tekster fra Norsk Stempelblad AS, stemplet med Papertrey Ink Scarlet Jewel blekk. Jeg festet en liten bit rødt bånd i hullet på tagen – enkelt og greit.

Rester {Ett trykk}{Mo’s Dream Team}

Hei og hopp! Onsdag betyr Mo Manning hos meg, og desember betyr stort sett julekort. I dag har jeg kombinert dem, med Toyshop Helper i fokus på forsiden, publisert i fjorårets desembernummer av Ett trykk.

Ett trykk 0617 Restepapir Mo Manning Toyshop HelperKortet er publisert i en artikkel der vi hadde fokus på rester, og tro det eller ei, men hele kortet består utelukkende av resteark. Jeg fant frem omtrent rubbel og bit av det jeg hadde av blå resteark fra Maja Design, og jeg har til og med brukt ark fra en sommerkolleksjon her. Funket fint på julekort det!

Ett trykk 0617 Restepapir Mo Manning Toyshop Helper motivJeg fargela Toyshop Helper i nolines og skjærte ham ut. For å få motivet til å henge sammen brukte jeg en blå sytråd fra den ene hånden hans til leken. Den store chipboardsirkelen fra Snip Art med alle snøfnuggene har jeg embosset for å få den hvit.

Ett trykk 0617 Restepapir Mo Manning Toyshop Helper front detaljJeg har stemplet en tekst fra Norsk Stempelblad på en blå rest og embosset i hvitt. Pyntet enkelt med noen perler fra Kort & Godt og flere chipboardsnøfnugg som er embosset.

Ett trykk 0617 Restepapir Mo Manning Toyshop Helper iinnsideInnsiden har det samme oppsettet, men andre mønsterark. Jeg hadde nemlig ikke store nok rester til å bruke de samme arkene jeg brukte på forsiden. Det blå arket med prikker på er arket fra Summertime-kolleksjonen. Tekststempelet fra Norsk Stempelblad AS har jeg stemplet rett på et lyst mønsterark med Enchanted Evening blekk fra Papertrey Ink.

Ett trykk 0617 Restepapir Mo Manning Toyshop Helper baksideBaksiden er også ganske enkel. Ett stort snøfnugg, banner med tekst og litt lag på lag med mønsterark. Fremdeles samme oppsett som på resten av kortet, men med andre ark igjen, siden det nå begynte å bli tomt for rester.

Ett trykk 0617 Restepapir Mo Manning Toyshop Helper bakside detaljDet er egentlig ikke så rart det gikk hardt utover restene mine på dette kortet. Kortet måler 8 x 4 1/4″, så det er ikke akkurat lite, men siden jeg har holdt meg til det samme oppsettet på alle fire sidene og også de samme fargene på arkene blir det ikke rotete inntrykk likevel, selv om jeg har brukt ark fra seks forskjellige kolleksjoner.

God jul {Mo’s Dream Team}

Another Wednesday, another Mo day. Today I’ve got a Christmas card to share with you. Is modern vintage a style? I think it looks kind of vintage, yet modern, but I’ll let you decide. I chose Winter Present, colored her up with Copics and turned her into a fairly clean and simple card.

I chose muted colors with lots of grays in them, diecut my colored panel with a stitched rectangle die from My Favorite Things and sprinkled on chunky white embossing enamel from Stampendous which I heat embossed. It gives the look of falling snow, which I really love for Christmas cards. No pattern, completely random, which really is how snow falls in real life.

I added my panel to my card base using dimensional adhesive without too much dimension. The card base is Classic Kraft cardstock from Papertrey Ink. I stamped a pinstripe stamp from Altenew across it in Scarlet Jewel ink, also from Papertrey Ink.

I tend to add little embellishment clusters on my simple cards, and this one is no different. Part of a mini doily from Doodlebug, some patterned paper diecut with a Docrafts die, a ticket with a white heat embossed sentiment from Papirdesign, and diecut pine branches from patterned paper. I added three Papirdesign crystals as a finishing touch.