Saturday, November 2, 2019

Grateful Blessings

I continue to enjoy using Gina K Designs Wreath Builder stamp sets.  This will probably be my last autumn cards (other than what I’m working on right now for the #thedailymarker30day challenge!)as I need to get going on Christmas cards. Someone on my feed is reminding her followers that it’s a bit over 50 days until Christmas!  YIKES!!!
         While I was playing with the Autumn set I made these cards that I’m sharing here today. Even though I love red, I think the orange card if my favorite as it seems a bit brighter!  Maybe I was making these cards on some of our dreary rainy days we’ve had recently.  At any rate, here’s what I used to make these 3 cards!
·      Stamp set(s):  Gina K Designs – Autumn Wreath Builder Stamp Set
·      Ink(s):  Gina K Designs – Coral Reef, Wild Dandelion, Black Onyx, Cherry Red, Honey Mustard, Red Velvet, Charcoal Brown
·      Paper:  Gina K Designs – Kraft, Black Onyx, Cranberry Tart, Cherry Red
·      Dies & Embossing folders:   PTI – Counting My Blessings Die; Spellbinders – Standard Circles Large; Gina K Designs – Circle Small Double Stitch Dies
·      Embellishments/Other things of note:  Tonic – Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss – Ebony Black; Ranger – Glossy Accents
These were easy to make even with the stacked grateful die cut – I did shadow the color of the cardstock for the bottom layer of the grateful die cuts to add a bit more depth and definition to the overall card!  I love these big sentiment words from this set! If Christmas is a bit over 50 days, just think we are far closer to Thanksgiving! Better get those cards done soon!
That’s it for now.  Have a wonderful weekend.  After a stormy day yesterday, we have glorious fall like weather that I am loving!!!  At last it’s getting cooler but not cold like my IG friends are experiencing in other parts of the US!  The fall colors are just beginning to happen here in the Upstate of SC.  
Many Blessings,


Friday, November 1, 2019

Trio of Christmas Wreaths with a Twist


I’ve been playing a lot recently with these wreath builder stamps and dies from Gina K.  It’s been such fun getting ready for the upcoming holidays!  I decided to do something a bit different with these cards and turn them into wreaths that I cut out into circles.  I think if makes it look more like a wreath and the largest die from my Spellbinders set worked well.   I did trace around the circle to make a template on each 4” square so that I could stay pretty well within the circle for the wreath.  I used all Gink K inks and cardstock for the cards I made.  The inks stamp so beautifully.  I only needed to stamp once to get these pretty images. More details are below!
·      Stamp set(s):    Gina K Designs – Holiday Wreath Builder SS
·      Ink(s):  Gina K Designs – Cherry Red, See Glass, Blue Lagoon, Tranquil Teal, In the Navy, Fresh Asparagus, Christmas Pine
·      Paper:  Gina K Designs – White Heavy Wt. Base Cardstock, Sea Glass, Cherry Red
·      Dies & Embossing folders: Gina K Designs – Circle Double Stitched; Spellbinders – Standard Circles Lg Dies  
·      Embellishments/Other things of note:  Nuvo – Glitter Drops Ruby Slippers, Crystal Drops Silver Lining 
Of course, a card is not a card without a touch of bling or shine to it.  The Nuvo products I used worked beautifully with the rest of my project to give each card that bit of sparkle!  I also made 4.5 x 4.5 envelopes for each card from some Christmas cardstock pads that I got on sale at Michaels earlier this week – buy 1 get 2 for free!  Now that’s a good sale!  While the blue patterned paper was not as good of a match as the red, it had sparkles and snowflakes on it to go with the snowflakes on the wreath. That’s a win/win in my book!
That’s it for now!  Getting ready for the 30 Day Coloring Challenger that starts tomorrow and hosted by @kathyrac starting a few years back on Instagram!  Getting my Copics ready to go!
Many Blessings,