Friday, November 2, 2012

a circle card

I've been playing with my Silhouette SD a lot lately, and decided to take the easy route to making today's card. For her Day 8 circle card, Kristina used her Martha Stewart circle cutter (you can check it out here), and while I have the same circle cutter, I figured that since I had a shape in my silhouette library (this one from Kristina for 2 peas) why not just use that and make it easy on my perfectionist self!!

I didn't have the embossing folder, but I was able to make due using supplies I do have to put something similar (inspired by if you will) together. Here's what I came up with...

I used some diamond stickles on the points of the snowflake layers (used the Damask Snowflakes from Papertrey Ink if you were wondering). The main sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's 2010 Holiday Tags set. Figured the "Let It Snow" sentiment was fitting wtih the snowflakes!! I embossed the tag with white embossing powder onto red cardstock. Here's a better look at the stickles...

I think I am going to have a layout share tomorrow (haven't done that in a while I know) but I may postpone that until Sunday and share my Day 9 card tomorrow instead. I honestly haven't decided! Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

inky fingers

I think this card is my favorite so far, and could quite possibly be my favorite when this all comes to an end!! To say I had inky fingers is an understatment! For some reason, no matter how hard I try to stay clean (or as clean as possible when playing with distress inks) I always seems to get ink all over my hands!! Oh well...battle wounds I guess. Not complaining at all and will do it again for sure!!

Kristina shared her Day 7 card here, and I do hope you check out her video. For my card, I used the limited edition distress inks from last Christmas, though I do believe they are now available individually (I think and I am sorry if I am wrong). I love how these colors worked together. To be honest, I am not sure if you can put together a bad combination of distress inks!! Here's what I came up with using a sentiment from quite possibly my favorite holiday sentiment stamp sets from Papertrey Ink!!


I love how the card has a bit of a tie died effect!! I think I may try this one again with a different color combination!! But, I think you can totally see why I got inky fingers with this one!! Thanks for stopping by!!