Cardmaking

Got the gift tags….. just need to buy some gifts!

Hi crafty people!  My Christmas crafting catch up continues today with a batch of gift tags for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which has the theme of Wrap it up this week.

I have a big pile of off cuts of card which I thought would be good for cutting tags from.  Does anyone else love it when you can use up scraps of paper and card?  I find it so satisfying!!  Anyway,  I used a stitched tag die to cut some Kraft card tags.

Then I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in nuvo glacier white and then heat embossed some cute little trees.  The powders I used were gold (funstamps) and green glitz and red glitz (Wow).

Lastly I added some bakers twine with a gold thread through it.

I’ve added them to my tag stash so all I really need to do now is get the presents and wrap them before I can add a tag!  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x

Cardmaking

R for reindeer challenge

Happy hump day crafty people!  It’s been a while since I did any crafty challenges so I thought I would enter the  Alphabet Challenge Blog today.  The current theme is R for Reindeer and I knew I wanted to use the Woodware stamp “Rudolph and friends” for this challenge.  It’s a tall stamp so I decided to use a DL card base.

I wanted to create a snowy background for Rudolph so first of all I blended distress oxide in blueprint sketch and faded jeans distress ink.  I spritzed the paper with some water and blotted it but I wanted some brighter snowflakes to be falling so I dried off the paper with my heat gun and got out a snowy stencil.  I prepared the paper with my anti static bag and then pressed my clear embossing stamp pad through the stencil before adding the nuvo embossing powder in glacier white and heat embossing.  I think the water drops and the brighter embossed spots gives it some dimension almost like looking into the snow falling at dusk.

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I stamped the reindeer using black archival ink onto white cardstock and coloured the image using watercolour pencils and a water brush.  I used glossy accents to make Rudolph’s nose glow!  Then I fussy cut him out before putting the card together.

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The final touches were to add the sentiment (heat embossed in white again) and a few sparkly sequins.

Are you joining in this challenge?  Say hi in the comments and I can check out your blog too.  I hope you are having a great week and enjoying some festive treats.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x