Sunday, November 22, 2020

Stash Party 2020 #50 - A Perfect Christmas Gift


Each year when I create Christmas cards for my SIL, I try to find one design that will allow me to make 10 - 15 focal elements in a very short period of time.  These are cards that she can send to anyone on her card list while saving the one of a kind cards for family and close friends.  This year, in my stash, I found this awesome package stamp.

An Easy Project
Ten Sheets of White Neenah Cardstock yields 20 A2 card bases.  I have lots of white card scraps so coming up with 20 small squares on which to stamp the image was easy.  I created four cards each in five color combinations.   I used Gold Stickles to highlight the black lines on the boxes and regular glitter glue to color in the ribbons.  

Thanks for stopping by!
Chana Malkah
Stuff I Used
Rich Art Glitter Glue -  2 fl. oz bottle - Dollar Tree (Only in the stores)
Ice Mint Green, Ice Red, Ice yellow

Stash Party 2020 #49 - Tis The Season


I was on YouTube looking for Christmas card inspiration projects when I came across a video by Prairie Paper and Ink (AmyR)   The general rule of CASE is that you should change at least three (3) things from the original design.  For this project I changed:
1.  I used whimsical characters (the original project used trees as the focal elements.)
2. I added the holly berry canopy (not in the original.)
3.  I used a different sentiment style and I stamped directly onto my snowdrifts!
As is often the case when following a tutorial, I did not have the same products that Amy used, so I improvised.  Here are the substitutions:
1.  To create my starry sky, I used my TCW Cookie/Cakes snow stencil. (Amy used the Simon Says Large Falling Snow Slimline Stencil.)  I did order the stencil because it is easier to use.
2.  In the tutorial, the falling snow is created using Nuvo Glacier Paste (White.)  To create my falling snow, I used regular acrylic medium (modeling paste) and I used a white Cedar Marker to make my snow white.  (The regular paste takes on the color of the inks beneath it and mutes the snow.)
3.  Amy used Neenah Desert Storm cardstock (pricey.)  I used Cardstock Warehouse "Brown Box" 100lb Cover.
4.  I don't own Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide, so I used the regular Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.
5.  To create my snowdrifts, I used my Spellbinders
Curved Borders 2 Dies.

I have started my second iteration of this card for my grandson.  He saw it and wanted one for his collection.  I really wish my camera was working properly.  This card is so cute IRL!

Thanks for stopping by!
Chana Malkah

Stuff I Used: