I’m one of those people crazy enough to make holiday cards all year. Today’s card is another one. A slimline, this time, measuring 8-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ focusing on Snowy House from Mo Manning. I colored an entire panel in blue Copics going from dark at the top to light at the bottom, then die cut that using a slimline die from Pinkfresh Studio.
I colored in my little scene using more Copics, die cut that using the same die, then fussy cut around the trees, snow and house. I added a sprinkling of snow by heat embossing chunky white embossing enamel on both panels. I glued my blue background to a cardbase I made from Pure Poppy cardstock from Papertrey Ink and added the rest of the scene on top using 1 mm foam squares – lots of them! I added a stacked die cut sentiment using a die from the So Many Snowmen die set from Mama Elephant and my card was done.
I didn’t use too many colors on this, and most of these were actually used on the sky and the snow.
Hi, everyone! Sunday (or Saturday, depending on the time zone you’re in) and I have some serious card making plans today. I went to see Chess (the musical) last night in Oslo, and it was soooo good. But today, there are no singing Soviet Chess players around, just a couple of penguins floating on a sheet of ice in the ocean.
This is the Penguin image from Rachelle Anne Miller. It comes with a sentiment; Let’s chill soon, friend! In some ways, it would have been the perfect sentiment for the times we’re in, but I wanted to make a Christmas card from my two little penguins, so I removed the sentiment and printed the image alone.
I colored in the image using my Copics. I don’t think I’ve ever colored ocean before, and I was genuinely surprised by how easy it was. I even a little hint of blue to the ocean beneath the ice, giving the illusion of something more under water. 9/10 of an iceberg is under water, after all. It may seem weird that I chose yellow hearts for a Christmas card, but I have a very specific recipient in mind for this card, and she loves yellow 😉
I die cut my panel using the third largest die in the Stitched Rectangles STAX 2 set from My Favorite Things and stamped a sentiment that I made from two different Norsk Stempelblad AS stamp sets using Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue ink. I sprinkled on some chunky white embossing enamel from Stampendous and heated it from behind, melting the granules. The last thing to do was add lots of foam tape to the back and attach it to my white card base. Couldn’t get much simpler than this, really.
Lots of blue and blue green Copics used on this image. Oh, and grays, quite a few of those, as well.
Every year, it seems as if I have time to make ONE card that isn’t a design team assignment. This year, I had to stay away from card making for months due to a shoulder fracture, but I’ve still managed to make my one non DT card.
I have a soft spot for Stacey Yacula’s images, and the Sweet Holiday Penguins set from My Favorite Things was perfect for a quick, simple Christmas card. I’m normally not one for scene cards, but I thought these two deserved better than to just float around, so I added a night sky and some subtle hints of snow on the ground.
I colored my penguins during Kathy Racoosin’s 30 day challenge on Instagram, and asked my followers how to add snow. Someone suggested paint splatters and embossing powder, so that’s what I did. I used liquid watercolor from Hero Arts for the splatters, and lots and lots and lots of chunky white embossing enamel from Stampendous for the rest. It makes the card seem very wintry, and the embossing enamel adds a ton of texture to an otherwise very simple card.
I could have made it a one layer wonder, but I like the faux stitch look you get with the stitched rectangle STAX sets from My Favorite Things, and I love the 1/16″ frame of pure white around it. I even mounted my panel on foam tape for that extra bit of dimension.
Simple, yet dimensional from that foam tape, with lots of texture from the embossing enamel. Maybe I should start making scene cards more often?
I can’t believe I’ve nearly used all the different gray families on one card, all I’m missing are the Ws.
We’ve reached another Wednesday, and you know what that means – it’s Mo Manning time! I’ve really gotten into the swing of making Christmas cards, and so far this year, they’re all blue. I’m a sucker for blue Christmas cards, and they’re so much fun to make!
I colored up a nolines version of Happiness is and diecut my panel down to a scalloped square with a Lifestyle Crafts die, before adding lots of Chunky White embossing enamel from Stampendous as snow.
I added my panel to a piece of patterned paper from Maja Design using some dimensional adhesive. Matted it with blue Maja Design cardstock, then glued everything to my cardbase. I’m not a fan of big borders around my panels on my cards, but 1/16″ is perfect!
I diecut god jul using a Papirdesign die four times with the same blue cardstock, stacked them together, glued them to a vellum shadow and glued that directly to my image for a quick, easy sentiment.
Hi, everyone! Another Wednesday means another Mo Manning creation around here. I’m still on a blue Christmas kick (there really is no better color for Christmas), and I’ve used the Ragged Angel image I colored up for Kathy Racoosin’s 30 day challenge earlier in the week.
I printed my image in soft gray and colored her in with Copics, before using a die from My Favorite Things to turn her into a nice panel. I then made snow by sprinkling on chunky white embossing enamel and heating it from underneath the panel.
I absolutely love the effect you get by adding this particular embossing powder.
I just got my hands on this year’s Christmas collection from Maja Design, and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to use some of them on this very simple card. The one in the bakground is Let it snow, so is the vertical blue on the left (it’s the back), the darker blue is called Snowflakes. I’ve also used the Frost Monochrome paper for the sentiment, which is a Norsk Stempelblad AS sentiment that I white heat embossed and diecut with another MFT die. It’s a fishtail flag frame die, and you can just see the frame of it on the inside of the card at the bottom right.
I glued my Ragged Angel to the patterned paper with lots of foam tape, and added some snowflake sprinkles from Little Things by Lucy’s Cards to finish it off.
In addition to these colors (and yes, that really is B45 amongst all the 90s), I also used B90, which is a color I’ve made myself.
We’ve reached the middle of the week (middle of the work week, anyway), and that means a Mo Manning creation in this little corner of the web.
I’ve made a tag for a Christmas present with the adorable Season’s Greetings image. The tag is 3″ tall, so I printed my image really tiny and colored her up with my Copics. This image isn’t a very detailed one, so shrinking it works fine, and extending the candy cane by adding a few extra lines is also pretty easy.
I added snow with chunky white embossing powder, glued on the corner of a small paper doily and a diecut ticket stub from patterned paper on top of that with some 1 mm foam tape. I stamped a tiny Norsk Stempelblad AS sentiment with Scarlet Jewel ink from Papertrey Ink and decided to also add a few snowdrift sprinkles by Little Things from Lucy’s Cards. I love these tiny white clay snowflakes.
Gift tags, by nature, need space for names. I stamped another Norsk Stempelblad AS stamp on another patterned paper ticket stub and mounted it to the back my tag using more of that 1 mm foam tape.
For such a small image, I kind of used a lot of Copics. I didn’t use the BV23 at full strength, however, I used the tip to tip technique with BV20 to add a little extra shading in the corners of the white.
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.
Nå er det under to uker igjen til den store dagen, og jeg har tre like, men ulike julekort å vise frem. De har alle samme oppsett, men forskjellige mønsterark og et par andre små detaljer.
På det første kortet har jeg brukt baksiden av arket Julekrans med sløyfe. Det er rødrutete og akkurat passe julete. Julekransen er embosset i hvitt, og teksten er stemplet i midten av kransen med brunt blekk. Jeg har embosset store snøfnugg i tre og strødd distressglitter over og pyntet veldig enkelt med en button det står god jul på.
På kort nummer to har jeg brukt arket som heter Kakebakst. Også her har jeg embosset julekransstempelet og stemplet en tekst inni i brunt, limt på store snøfnugg og en button.
På det siste kortet har jeg brukt baksiden av Julepus-arket. Den samme julekransen er embosset i hvitt også her, og jeg har brukt det samme tekststempelet som på det forrige kortet i midten av kransen, men her stemplet i rødt. Her pyntet jeg begge snøfnuggene mine med knapper istedenfor en button.
En ekstra liten titt på det siste kortet. På alle kortene har jeg brukt hvit embossingemalje som jeg har smeltet for å få det til å se ut som snø.
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.
Jeg lager julekort jevnt og trutt hele året, men likevel er jeg ikke i mål med kortene for i år, så i dag har jeg et enkelt julekort å by på. Dette kortet kan gjøres enklere og mer masseproduksjonsvennlig hvis man velger et mønsterark uten så veldig mye mønster istedenfor å sverte bakgrunnen som jeg har gjort her. Å sverte bakgrunner er tidkrevende.
Jeg brukte granbardieen til å stanse ut tre kranser i hvit kartong som jeg limte oppå hverandre litt vilkårlig. Jeg brukte veldig lite lim, for jeg ville ha litt dimensjon og liv i den ferdige kransen, og det får man ikke hvis man bruker lim på hele.
Jeg stemplet en tekst fra en av de nye stempelplatene og embosset i hvitt før jeg svertet med forskjellige farger blått blekk på hele panelet. Hvitt og blått er favorittkombinasjonen min til juekort, så jeg pyntet veldig enkelt med noen lyseblå krystaller og sa meg ferdig med hele kortet.
Ellers har jeg brukt kartong fra Papertrey Ink (Stamper’s Select White), blått Distress Ink i fargene Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans og Chipped Sapphire i tillegg til fargen Spring Rain fra Papertrey Ink. Jeg har også brukt super fine detail emossingpulver i hvitt fra Ranger og Chunky White embossing enamel fra Stampendous.
Håper du fikk noen ideer til enkle julekort hvis du fremdeles har mange kort igjen å lage før jul og liten tid. Varme juleklemmer fra meg.