Tuesday, December 8, 2020

What' Black and White and Red all over? The New Challenge at Shopping Our Stash.

 Welcome to the last challenge of 2020 at Shopping Our Stash and it's a really great one. Black & white and red all over. Enterpret as you see it, so many many many options now I took it literally. It wasn't an easy one for me I had a plan and when I couldn't locate a die I wanted to use I was at a standsill but while looking in all the obvious places I found a Quilt Die, I've had for a couple or three years and used once as it is a PITA to do but so worth it.  So won't keep you in suspense any longer......

It is a Gina Marie Quilt Die and so gorgeous.  First you have to cut three in coordinating patterns, I have done it with double sided patterned paper and it was lovely due to the challenge being the three colours I only used on patterned paper. First I backed the black die cut with double sided tape and put it on the red square. then becaues the areals were sticky I paper pieces the rest making sure the plaids matched. Then to use a bit more white I layered on a square of white and because I love to pay double for postage I added it to a a black layer that I sewed on to the red layer then attached it to a white 5 1/2 inch square base.  In the center there is an Eyelet Outlet enamel red glitter dot.

These are my leftovers. I must give you a tip that I saw on one of Jennifer Maguire's blog and to use Press and Seal to keep all the bits together and now I can make two more cards, the pieces come off the press and seal very easily. 

This is the inside which I left blank it's always good to have some cards you can use for any occasion.

Thanks for visitng today and head over to the Main Blog and check out what the rest of the design team have made. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Inspired by the Jingle Belles Rock Blog Banner......

 Well it's not the last day for the challenge but pretty close but since we have had 6 inches or more of snow overnight and it's still coming down I had some time to make a card for the challenge. I must tell you I went a long way out of my comfort zone on this, using techniques I haven't done in years if I ever did them except in practice. The banner was saying make a Slimline card so I did. 

First I blended eggshell blue oxide in all over the white panel, then added some dots to the left side  twith the same ink, toward the right I added a Christmas word stamp. then the Pinte tree which I stamped off once. The forest behind inked in Mowed lawn was stamped off two or three times. I just love how this turned out. 

Close up of the words and trees, Both stamps I used are many years old and haven't seen ink in a long while. (they are happy)

The inside was finished with a a stamp I won at the Jingle Belles, I thought it very appropriate to use. I added a few snowflakes. 

Don't forget to check out the Jingle Belles Banner below.

I'm entering this in:
Jingle Belles Rock ~~ A Banner Holiday 

Thanks for stopping by today and stay safe and warm.