Blue Christmas in 10

As You See It #212 Color Me Quickly – Blue

This took me a little over 7 minutes. When first got the Poinsettia background by Simon Says Stamp,  I stamped and embossed a bunch of backgrounds to use for Christmas cards. This was stamped Ocean Mist embossed with silver. I trimmed the 6” square panel using a die from Matting Basics B by Spellbinders. The card base is Blue Denim trimmed 4 ¼” x 11” scored at 5½”. I just happened to have a scrap that was the right size for the sentiment from Holiday Greetings Mix 1 by Simon Says and used MISTI to get it centered. That was also embossed in silver and mounted with foam tape for dimension. Since I still had a couple of minutes to spare, I cut an Ivory panel for the inside, stamped with a sentiment from Holiday Greetings Mix 1 in Denim Blue.

CAS Colours & Sketches #345

CAS Colours & Sketches #345 – Double

Since October had five Tuesdays, there was a double challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches – follow the color pallet of Bashful Blue, Sweet Sugar Plum and Dapper Denim and a given sketch. I made a lot of panels with the Poinsettia Background by Simon Says. This one is embossed in silver on Bubblegum Pink, cut down to a 3½” square.  I used a seal from the Holiday Seals by The Stamping Village stamped on Powder Blue, embossed in silver, die cut with a Spellbinders circle die. The “flag” is Blue Denim. JOY is from Holiday Greetings Mix 1 by Simon Says, embossed in silver.

Global Design Project

Global Design Project #213

This is the first time I’ve entered the Global Design Project Challenge. I used the closest colors I had to their pallet – Old Olive, Lovely Lipstick and Smoky Slate. The image from Holiday Greetings Mix 1 by Simon Says was stamped in Fresh Asparagus (the closest to Old Olive) on a white panel cut 2¾” x 4½”. I colored the berries with Copic R85. The leaves were colored with Prisma Pencil 911, heavy on one side of the leaves, lighter on the other for contrast. The Wishing You A and Christmas from the same set were stamped in Soft Stone.  The focal panel was matted with a piece of Dusty Rose cut 3 x 4¾” placed on a Soft Stone card base. This is probably not a combination I would have used, especially for a Christmas card, but I like how it turned out.

You are the Sweetest

Simon Says Stamp has a Stamptember set for Avery Elle. I own a few of their stamps, a lot of patterned paper, and storage envelopes. I had to participate in their Stamptember card Avery Elle link-up. It will also be placed in the Wednesday, Anything Goes challenge:

This card will also be placed in the Mod Squad Challenge for this week to create a thoughtful card for somebody.


This stamp set is called Sweetest. I love the ice cream and Popsicle especially with a face. Each treat was colored with Copic markers. I added sparkle with a clear sparkle pen, then coated the cream and colored popsicle part with Glossy Accents. The stage they are standing on is a Sizzix/Stephanie Bernard embossing folder called Dots.

Vintage Rose for a few Challenges

It took me a whole month to get inspired to make a vintage card. I used the stamp set Vintage Rose by Gina K Designs along with her Ivory Cardstock in both heavy weight and layering weight. The roses are colored with Spectrum Noir markers in the dark red colors. I sponged on a bit of brown tones to darken the embossed background and also the roses. I left the greeting off of the front and will decide what to use it for at a later date.

Vintage Rose

This will be posted in this challenge:

The embossing folder used is called Lacy Brocade, retired by Stampin Up.

This will be entered in the Mod Squad Challenge:

This will also be entered in Power Poppy Challenge:

And the last challenge it will be entered in is Simon Says Stamp: