9.13.2013

Make It Monday: 131 Darling, You Rock

This week's challenge was striped embossing. I only have clear and white embossing powder so I had to improvise. My solution -> I used different color pigment inks with clear embossing powder. It worked out better than I thought, and I love the look. 


THE STUFF
Stamps: PTI Headline Alphabet, Think Big Favorites #12 | CTMH Trinity Alphabet, Casual Expressions, It's Your Day, Artiste Birthday
Ink: CTMH Outdoor Denim, Olive | SU Pool Party | Brilliance Galaxy Gold, Cosmic Copper, [CTMH Pigments: Ruby, Champagne, Olive, Outdoor Denim, Black]
Paper: Studio Calico Darling Dear | PTI Stamper's Select White
Embellishments: CTMH Clear embossing powder | Martha Stewart Yellow Gold fine glitter | Darice Gold and Black sequins
Cuts: Lifestyle Crafts circle dies | fussy 

9.02.2013

A Very Moxie Christmas

Happy Labor Day! 

I busted out my Christmas stamps and papers for the Moxie Fab Holiday Cards and Moxie Fab Holiday Tags challenges.

I kept my tag simple with white card stock, white string, white ribbon, and then a colorful image.  I used 5 different inks for my ombré tree and added bitty sparkles to finish it off. 


THE STUFF:
Stamps: MFT Seasonal Sentiments
Ink: CTMH Sunny Yellow, Topiary, Ponderosa Pine, Cocoa | SU Lucky Limeade 
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select White
Embellishments: CTMH Neutral baker's twine, bitty sparkles | PTI 1/4" white silk ribbon
Cuts: Lifestyle Crafts circle dies 


I wanted to make an interactive card. I used the adorable little reindeer from Create-A-Critter and the curvy track so it would look like he was frolicking in the snow. I used an x-acto knife to cut the curved edge above the track so it looks like hills. I added snowflake pattern paper for the sky and a little cluster of embellishments to give it some more interest. 

Surprisingly- this is a stamp free card! (It's surprising because stamps and ink are usually in every card I make- if not the focus of the card entirely!) I didn't plan it this way. It just kind of happened. I like it though and should definitely try it more often. 


THE STUFF
Paper: Carta Bella Winter Fun | Studio Calico Classic Calico Volume 3 | PTI Stamper's Select White, Scarlet Jewel | MFT Kraft, Neutral 
Embellishments: CTMH Burlap ribbon, Brown and Tan sparkles | Tim Holtz mini paperclips
Cuts: PTI Movers and Shakers: Spinners dies | Cricut Create-A-Critter