Altenew Festive Silhouettes Holiday Card

Hi there! It’s been A LONG WHILE since I’ve made a card! Ever since I started my full-time job at Nordstrom as an analyst, I pretty much have been an analyst by day, and an analyst by night. Please allow me to talk about my job for a bit since I haven’t been connected to you guys for SO LONG!!!

I have been a marketing analyst for two years now. That means I get exposed to new brands, new products and new ideas at our company. It’s very exciting and interesting area to work in! Also, since I’m a data nerd, I get to analyze businesses and how they’re performing in store and online. I follow customer behavior on the website and figure out why people buy or don’t buy certain things. It’s indeed a very interesting job and it keeps me from feeling bored because I am learning new things everyday. I feel very lucky to be able to work there and I absolutely love my job ūüôā

OK! Now onto the card. I’ve been itching to make a holiday card so here we go!

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I love the graphic design of Altenew’s Festive Silhouettes Stamp Set. It can make a really graphic card by repetitive stamping. You just need to balance things out by being mindful of where to place the stamps. I heat embossed the images onto some Canson Watercolor Paper by using white embossing powder. After that, I blended over the whole card with Pine Needles Distress Ink. To make snow, I splashed the card with some water droplets and white acrylic paint. You can stop here if you’re satisfied but I’d love more texture, so I added some stitch lines using the MFT Stitched Strip Die-namics.

To finish off, I embellished the card with some hemp cord and two Jingle Bells. For the card base, I have used MFT Primitive Cream Cardstock and I blended some Tea Dye Distress Ink on all four edges of the card. I then ran a pair of scissors along the edges of the card front to make it more rustic. Lastly, I simply foam mounted the card.

What do you guys think? Yay or Nay? Wishing you guys a Wonderful Holiday Season! Thank you for stopping by and sticking with me. It feels good to create again ūüôā

Supplies:

  1. Altenew Festive Silhouettes Stamp: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  2. MFT Stitched Strip Die-namics: Simon Says Stamp
  3. Canson Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  4. MFT Primitive White Cardstock: My Favorite Things
  5. Pine Needles Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. Tea Dye Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Versamark Watermark Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  8. Hero Arts White Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp
  9. Hero Arts Wagner Heat Gun: Simon Says Stamp
  10. Natural Hemp Cord Twine: Simon Says Stamp
  11. Jingle Bells: Simon Says Stamp
  12. MISTI Stamping Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  13. Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape:  Simon Says Stamp

MFT & Avery Elle – Oceans of Love

Hi friends! As you can see, I’m addicted to cardmaking again! I want to share my mermaid card with you today. My inspiration comes from the Avery Elle Canopy Stamp Set.

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I have used this stamp set in different ways before and it is still my all time favorite. If you don’t have it, I highly recommend it because it is so versatile!! I used it as flowers here and turned it upside down as garden bush here. You can see the photos below. For today however, I’m using it as coral reef. This is so fun!

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I first heat embossed the flowers and the sentiment in white on watercolor paper. Then, I created the background with Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon and Dusty Concord Distress Inks. I added water droplets for the underwater feel. Once we’ve added the underwater colors, the flowers totally tricked your brain that they are corals!

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I stamped out the images from MFT¬†BB Mermazing Stamp Set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Then, I colored them with Copic Markers and added highlights with white gel pen. I have listed all the colors I used below so feel free to use them as reference ūüôā Finally, I die cut them out using MFT¬†BB Mermazing Die-namics.

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To finish, I die cut the card panel with SSS Basic Rectangles Die (second largest) and mounted everything on a card base using foam tape and Scor-Tape.

That’s it for today. Thank you for stopping by! Happy crafting! ūüôā

Supplies:

  1. Avery Elle Canopy Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  2. MFT BB Mermazing Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  3. MFT BB Mermazing Die-namics: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  4. SSS Basic Rectangles Die: Simon Says Stamp
  5. Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  8. Dusty Concord Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  9. Canson XL Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  10. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  11. MISTI Stamping Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  12. White Gel Pen: Simon Says Stamp
  13. Ranger Watercolor Brush #9: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  14. Silver Black Velvet Paint Bursh #6: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  15. Canson XL Watercolor Paper: Simon Says Stamp
  16. Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  17. EK Success Powder Tool:  Simon Says Stamp
  18. Versamark Watermark Ink: Simon Says Stamp
  19. Hero Arts White Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp
  20. Hero Arts Wagner Heat Gun: Simon Says Stamp
  21. Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape:  Simon Says Stamp
  22. Be Creative Tape/ Scor-Tape: Simon Says Stamp

Copic List:

  1. Copic Marker R01: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  2. Copic Marker R05: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  3. Copic Marker R20: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  4. Copic Marker R22: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  5. Copic Marker R29: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. Copic Marker R39 : Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Copic Marker YR0000: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  8. Copic Marker YR00: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  9. Copic Marker E11: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  10. Copic Marker G00: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  11. Copic Marker G02: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  12. Copic Marker YG09: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  13. Copic Marker V01: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  14. Copic Marker V05: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  15. Copic Marker V12: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  16. Copic Marker Y13 : Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  17. Copic Marker Y17: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  18. Copic Marker YR04: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  19. Copic Marker YR24: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp

MFT – You’re a Treasure

Hi friends! Today I want to share with you my pirate card using MFT Party Like a Pirate Stamp Set.

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I started out stamping the super cute pirates and accessories with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then, I colored them with Copic markers and added highlights with a Jelly Roll Pen. After that, I die cut them with MFT Party Like a Pirate Die-namics.

For the background, I blended Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio inks. I added water droplets and ink splatters on it. I used bigger paint brush for the water and smaller brush for the ink splatters. Then, I die cut the panel with MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics. To ground the pirates, I die cut a beach using SSS Nested Circles Die and ink blend with Scattered Straw ink.

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To finish, I foam mounted everything onto a white card base and added the speech bubble with white embossed sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting as always! ūüôā

Supplies:

  1. MFT Party like a Pirate Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  2. MFT Party like a Pirate Die-namics: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  3. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  4. Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  5. Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. Ranger Watercolor Brush #9: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Silver Black Velvet Paint Bursh #6: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  8. MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  9. SSS Nested Circle Dies: Simon Says Stamp
  10. Scattered Straw Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  11. Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  12. MISTI Stamping Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  13. EK Success Powder Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  14. Versamark Watermark Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  15. Hero Arts White Embossing Powder: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  16. Hero Arts Wagner Heat Gun: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  17. Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  18. Cheaper Alternative Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson
  19. Be Creative Tape/ Scor-Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

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Merry Christmas crafty friends! I am so happy to celebrate Christmas this year with¬†Taheerah’s Advent Calendar Extravaganza!!

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Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‚Äėhop with a twist‚Äô was dreamed up by¬†Taheerah Atchia¬†and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you‚Äôll never know where you‚Äôre going to be visiting next until you ‚Äėopen the door‚Äô!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!! Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

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Today is the glorious Christmas day, when Jesus was born and presents are opened. The happy spirit of the day inspired my card today. Here is what I come up with.

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First, I white heat embossed MFT Simply Snowflakes onto a panel of watercolor paper. I have used the MISTI Stamping Tool to get the exact placement that I wanted. Then, I watercolored the panel using my Schmincke Watercolor Palette. I have used Madder Red Dark, Translucent Orange, Translucent Yellow, May Green, Permanent Green Olive and Prussian Blue.

After that, I added in some shadows to make the snowflakes more dimensional. Of course I had to add splatters of colors and Perfect Pearl solution to add even more texture to the piece. I really LOVE water texture!!!

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When the panel was fully dried, I die cut it with SSS Stitched Rectangles Die and then mounted it with foam tape on a SSS Fog card base. The sentiment is from MFT Joyous Christmas Sentiments Stamp Set.

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To finish with a blast, I embellished my card with a lot of¬†Pretty Pink Posh sequins – Holiday Shimmer Mix, Winter Sparkle Mix,¬†Sparkling Clear Mix, Metallic Rose Gold 6mm,¬†Lavender Moon 4mm, Sunshine Glow 4mm, Strawberry Burst 4mm¬†and¬†Ballerina Pink 4mm. I went a little crazy on sequins but it’s Christmas!! It actually sparkles so much more in person!

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Giveaway:

It’s not a party without a prize Рand with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by My Sweet Petunia so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post Рthen head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.

That’s it for today. Thank you so much for stopping by. Enjoy your Christmas! I wish you and your family a warm and cozy holiday! BIG HUGS TO YOU!

Supplies:

  1. My Favorite Things Simply Snowflakes Stamp Set: My Favorite Things
  2. My Favorite Things Joyous Christmas Sentiments Stamp Set: My Favorite Things
  3. MISTI Stamping Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  4. Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die Set: Simon Says Stamp
  5. Canson XL Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. Simon Says Stamp Fog Card Stock: Simon Says Stamp
  7. Schmincke Horadam 48 Half Pan Watercolor Set: Blick Art // Amazon
  8. Schmincke Horadam Madder Red Dark: Blick Art // Amazon
  9. Schmincke Horadam Translucent Orange: Blick Art // Amazon
  10. Schmincke Horadam Translucent Yellow: Blick Art // Amazon
  11. Schmincke Horadam May Green: Blick Art // Amazon
  12. Schmincke Horadam Permanent Green Olive: Blick Art // Amazon
  13. Schmincke Horadam Prussian Blue: Blick Art // Amazon
  14. Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Shimmer Mix: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  15. Pretty Pink Posh Winter Sparkle Mix: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  16. Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sparkling Sequin Mix: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  17. Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Rose Gold 6mm Sequins: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  18. Pretty Pink Posh Lavender Moon 4mm Sequins: Simon Says Stamp
  19. Pretty Pink Posh Sunshine Glow 4mm Sequins: Simon Says Stamp
  20. Pretty Pink Posh Strawberry Burst 4mm Sequins: Simon Says Stamp
  21. Pretty Pink Posh Ballerina Pink 4mm Sequins: Simon Says Stamp
  22. Ranger Perfect Pearl Powder: Simon Says Stamp
  23. EK Success Powder Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  24. Versamark Watermark Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  25. Hero Arts White Embossing Powder: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  26. Ranger Clear Embossing Powder: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  27. Hero Arts Wagner Heat Gun: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  28. Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad: Ellen Hutson //  Simon Says Stamp
  29. Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  30. Cheaper Alternative Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson
  31. Be Creative Tape/ Scor-Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp

Pretty Pink Posh – Birdies in Stocking

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Hello friends! Today I am sharing my last card for Pretty Pink Posh this year. I am very into drawing lately so I figured why not combine drawing with stamping?! To start, I picked something relatively easy to draw i.e. Christmas stocking and I stuffed some birdies into it ¬†ūüôā

Here is a close-up of my card. Please head over to the Pretty Pink Posh blog for more details!

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day! :)

Supplies:

  1. Pretty Pink Posh Birdie Friends Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  2. Pretty Pink Posh Birdie Friends Die Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  3. My Favorite Things Die-namics Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  4. Copic Multiliner SP 0.3 Black Ink Marker: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  5. Copic Multiliner SP 0.03 Black Ink Marker: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  8. Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  9. Canson XL Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  10. EK Success Honey Bee Non-Stick Scissors: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  11. Ranger Ink Blending Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  12. Ranger Ink Blending Tool Replacement Foam: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  13. Antique Linen Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  14. Tea Dye Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  15. Ranger Artist Paint Brush Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  16. Gansai Tambi Watercolor 36 Color Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  17. Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  18. Cheaper Alternative Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson
  19. Be Creative Tape/ Scor-Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp