Monday, December 4, 2023

December 2023 - A Place to Start: ATG w/Optional Twist: NEW

 Hello, Creators!

Over at A Place to Start, we want to see your "NEW" creations.
Anything "NEW" qualifies.  New stamps, new dies, new inks.  
New baby? New house? New techniques?  
We want to see them!!!
Merry Christmas
The "bubbles" and  Merry dies are both new acquisitions. The bubble die reminded me of a wreath and I decided to use it as one in this design!  The mirror paper that I used is also new.  I tried to photograph the project so that the beauty of the mirror paper and flat-back pearls would be highlighted.  A photographer I am not!

I took this shot using lower lighting!  This really is a festive card and the colors of the mirror paper are awesome.

This card was created using a new 3D embossing folder and my new Ohuhu Marker Pens!
I wanted to create snowing Pines without using white ink or glitter paste.  I wanted to create the impression of a top layer of snow and an underlayer of Pine.   

I used Distress Inks to color the debossed side of my EF.  I started with Hickory Smoke, followed by Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, and finally Rustic Wilderness.  After each paint layer was applied, the EF was run through my Big Shot!
I also applied a light layer of Glitter Glue on the Pine branches, but that is difficult to see in this shot.
Here is a picture taken in yellow light...
In real life the card just sparkles!  I mounted the face layer onto a piece of mirror card!

💜Design Team Call!💜
A Place to Start is looking for a few new designers!
If you are interested, email me at
Make the subject line:  APS Design Team
Include a link to your blog!
New cardmakers are encouraged to apply!

Thanks for stopping by!
Chana Malkah

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Wishes - Using Up My Glitter Stash

Hello, Crafty Makers!

I am now going through my "circle" phase.  For some odd reason, I only want to make cards that include some type of circle.  When I have time, I scour the internet looking for circle card ideas.  Now, I have so many ideas "circling" around in my head that I don't know where to start!   I did throw in a hexagon, but I like the circle better!

This picture does not really do the card justice.   I found this neat design on YouTube.  The designer used Mirror card in her design, but since I didn't have Mirror card, I decided to use Glitter cardstock!  The results on the circle card were much better than on the hexagonal.

I left too much space between my strips on this card so the effect is not as pretty but the card is still nice.  The recipient was pleased and ordered more cards in both styles!  I will tighten the spaces on the new order.

I did order the mirror card, so I will include both materials in the new order for this client!

Thanks for Stopping By!
Chana Malkah!