Time to get inky with my Gel Press and Christmas card backgrounds. I decided to play with re-inkers and some embossing folders. Here is what backgrounds look like:
Nothing that amazing to start- pretty simple too. Let’s start with the video tutorial that shows you how to make the backgrounds. Grab your gel press, some holiday colored re-inkers and someday dry embossed layers!
The end results of the gel press and Christmas card backgrounds are the best part. Creating with them is fun and sometimes challenging. I just realized I forgot to add the sentiment to this Llama card! On the inside it goes!
Another llama card with non traditional Christmas colors. Mostly because he is so cute. See his blanket? it is made from the coffee first dies. The cozy is the perfect fit!
And one more with the ADORABLE Yeti from My Favorite Things stamp company. BB Beast Friends is name of the set.
Need to see a few more Gel Press projects? This post shows 3 ways to use a print, this card shows the same embossing technique and this card are my 3 favs! Search “Gel Press” in the top right search box and you will get lots of ideas!
Hope you enjoyed todays tutorial! Here are the supplies for todays cards:
Learn how to use these cute whimsical Christmas cards made with alphabet dies. I focused on Christmas cards today but the possibilities are endless. The sizing of these dies are perfect for A2 Cards. Check out the 4 designs below!
Once I got started making these I could not stop. What an awesome font for an alphabet die. And minimal stamping too! Here is a Christmas card with non traditional colors. Love the simplicity.
Here is the Video Tutorial that shows you the products I used and how easy it is to make the wreath.
Cards made with alphabet dies are fun and versatile, because you can create almost any sentiment! This one features “Merry” and the Cozy Winter Prints paper which is one of my favs this holiday season!
And this is the “Through the Years” paper pack. It covers all the major holidays with 2 sheets of each theme.
Stay tuned for more designs that are “non holiday”. Here is an older card I made that can easily be remade with these dies!
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Time for some shopping! All the links to the products are below.
Today’s holiday card was inspired from this card that I created previously with the Zenspired Christmas Sentiments stamp set. I love how the branches and berries peek out from behind the sentiment. You can view the original post here.
This holiday card is beautiful all on its own. But when you add in the Treat Box die. OH MY WOW! It becomes a stunning gift set.
This Treat Box die is perfect for treats. It also can easily hold a gift card! YAY! I am always looking for gift card giving ideas!
You can see the Branch and Cone die, as well as the Bloom Cluster Die (for the berries) in my video tutorial here.
You can see how easy the treat box die is to use in this FSJ product spotlight video:
As soon as I saw these fun Zenspired Christmas Sentiments from Spellbinders (by Joanne Fink) I knew I had to have them! They are so easy to use on your Christmas cards. And the added bonus is that there is a sentiment for the INSIDE of your card! WIN!
You all know I am loving the Buffalo plaid this season! That’s from the FSJ Cozy Winter prints paper. Lets get to the Video Tutorial:
Happy Halloween! In honor of this fun holiday I have 3 cards to share today. A cute halloween card and 2 more fun Spellbinders Simply Said Phrases cards.
First the Part Ghosts. Love these little guys. I made the background with some pan pastels and some sparkle silk. So easy!
The letters are Journey Serif steel rule die and the ghosts are colored with some light gray copic markers.
Check out these fun cards using the Shapeabilities Simple Said Phrases from Spellbinders combined with some fun FSJ products. The merge of Spellbinders and FSJ happens tomorrow! SO EXCITING!
No stamping on this card. Just a few scorelines at the bottom to anchor the sentiment and the design.
Combined the “celebrate” with some Birthday Pop balloon stamps to make a clean and simple birthday card! Blues make it perfect for the boys in your life! Those little strips of card stock are Cool Pool, Chambray Shirt and Denim Days cut to 1/4 x 5″ .
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Love these little phrases for cards. Want to see more? Check out this post for more using this sentiment die set.
you can also get pan pastels and copic markers at Blick Art. They have some great copic starter sets and free shipping over $35! SHOP HERE
Oh M Gee… This truck is SO MUCH FUN. It is from the Spellbinders October “Large Die of the Month” club called Truckin’ Through the Seasons. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it. (even though I waited a week to make sure I still wanted it!)
Seriously cute! I made a 2nd one in a blue truck. Drop me a comment to let me know which truck is your favorite… RED OR BLUE?
Oh how I love puppies! Here are mine: From Left to right: Thomas a rescued Poochon (18 months), Zoe is a Mini Poodle (9 years) and Gus is a Mini Golden Doodle (almost 11 months)!
The background on these cards was made with Panpastels. I just rubbed the pink and the blue on with a sponge. You can also make this same pink sky background with the gel press. Check out the step by step on this post
Now for the BIG HUGE bummer: the Truckin’ Through the Seasons die set is sold out. BUT you can still subscribe to the monthly die club. (DO IT!! its very affordable) I am in the large die club right now and you will be seeing some FUN projects each month using these club dies. Join the any of the die /card kit clubs and save 15% of your 1st month! CODE: CLUB15
You can still get the puppies! They are from MFT. I have had them for several years and they are still available. Click the image to shop!
How fun is this Llama? And how cute is that pillow box? I won this stamp set by participating in a team card making challenge. Free stamps are the best stamps! So I decided to ink him up for a Llama Christmas card!
I am totally loving buffalo check this holiday season. Especially the red and black! Of Course my Llama Christmas card needed a matching buffalo check scarf to go with the paper.
The ribbon is custom colored. Did you know you can color it with your alcohol markers? Check out the video tutorial to see how easy it is to do! and the stinking cute mini pillow box too!
And this Mini Pillow Box is so cute- and tiny! It nicely holds 2 Hershey Nuggets. Only the tiny tiny items will fit in this cute. Its perfect for small candies, earrings, folded up money, charms, jewelry and even fridge magnets! Perfect for a stocking stuffer for the holidays! ( gift cards won’t fit)
Here are the copic markers I used for the project:
I have more Llama cards coming soon– such a fun set!
Another easy Halloween card with my favorite fall pumpkin set: Martha’s Pumpkins! Looks hard but trust me its easy!
The background is the Flower Tangle background stamp. Oh how I love this stamp. Never thought that I could use it to make an easy Halloween card . I used the ink blending technique to create the colors. You can see the video tutorial on how to do the background on THIS POST. All I did was change the colors to fall and halloween.
This easy Halloween card is so striking in person. Hopefully the colors come through on the screen just as nice!