Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Christmas Tree for Merry Monday

I love Christmas - that's probably why I have so many Christmas stamp sets! I did the card above for this week's Merry Monday Challenge. I experimented with the telescoping technique, though I think it probably works better if the image takes up the entire framelet. But there are 4 layers to the tree. I used the tree from the Frostwood Lodge stamp set. It's stamped in Garden Green. I added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to really make it "Pop". It's hard to get the glitter to photograph well, but I think you get the idea - all the areas that look a little blue are caused by the glitter reflecting. The DSP is also Frostwood Lodge. In order to make the large Cherry Cobbler scalloped oval, I traced around the largest framelet & cut it out by hand. The sentiment is from the You & Yours stamp set & is stamped in Cherry Cobbler then punched using the modern label punch. I added a couple of glimmer brads for good measure. The polka dotted Cherry Cobbler ribbon completes the card. Here's the sketch from Merry Monday:

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Haunted House for Great Pumpkin Blog Hop

It's week 7 of the Great Pumpkin Blog Hop. I came up with this quick & easy little card. I cut the Haunted House image out of a piece of designer paper from the Recollections all-season book. I then framed it with layers of scrap purple & green and attached them to a mossy green card stock. The little ghosts are actually punched with the owl punch, then I cut off the feet & turned it upside down. They are punched from white glitter cardstock. Their eyes are brads that I found at Hobby Lobby.