Showing posts from September, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #283

Didn't know if I was going to get this card done! I've had a tummy bug since the weekend and it has me feeling a little low.  For this week's sketch from Atlantic Hearts , I decided I wanted to try and really follow the sketch and thought the 'Tis the Season Paper Collection would be a good compliment.  Honestly, I'm still not 100% happy with this card but I wanted to participate. I decided to use a retired Colonial White card base to soften and warm up the tones of the card.  I find Colonial White really brings out gold and green tones.  As mentioned I used the 'Tis the Season Paper Packet and the sentiment is from the Tis the Season - Cardmaking which I stamped in Sapphire Ink to bring out the touches of Sapphire in the patterned paper.  I then mounted the sentiment onto Sapphire cardstock and used Fern cardstock to mount my patterned paper and to create the pinecone accent which can be found in the Cricut Artistry Collection .  The super cute bo

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #281

September has arrived and that means getting ready for my annual Christmas card workshops!  Busy, busy time of year!  For this weeks AHSC I decided that the sketch would make a lovely quick Christmas card that my crafty friends would find useful in the workshops.  Recently the bulk paper from the "Stargazer" paper collection was on Clearance and I got some with the idea of using the awesome distress red stripe paper somewhere in my Christmas Card workshop cause, Look at it!  It's perfect! and it worked really well with the black "holly" paper from this years  'Tis the Season .  The sentiment is from the 'Tis the Season - Cardmaking stamp set and I stamped it in New England Ivy ink .  I added the Red Glitter Paper base and the Cricut cut leaves are from the Cricut Artistry Collection (retired). To bring my card all together I sponge distress my white card base and the white stamping base in New England Ivy ink.  A quick and easy card but I really