November GB Sneaks

The November kits at Gossamer Blue are so very gorgeous!! Here’s a few sneak peeks….

Paper Crafts October 2014

PCS October 2014

Happy Monday! Halloween is sneaking right up and the October issue of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking has a ton of fun paper crafting ideas! Definitely pick up a copy right here if you are not already a subscriber.

I have this fun, Nightmare Before Christmas inspired, wreath card included in the issue and it’s probably one of my favorite ever Halloween cards. We LOVE that movie so much and watch it multiple times each October thru December. A classic for sure.

Wishing you a wonderful week :)

Clearsnap + Stencil Girl

Hello and welcome to day three of the Clearsnap and StencilGirl blog hop. Inks of all kinds and beautiful, artist designed stencils go perfectly together! Scroll on crafty friends, as I have a bit of holiday inspiration to share with you today.

This piece of holiday decor features a double sided stenciling technique using blended Colorbox┬« Pigment inks and the Around the World Latitude stencil image from Mary C. Nasser. Maybe it’s the Christmas music I’ve been listening to lately on YouTube, but the holidays were on my mind when I picked up the stencil and Joy To The World came to mind.

I first “stamped” the stencil image by applying ink to the surface of the stencil and pressing it into the paper. Then, with the stencil still in place, blended 2 shades of pigment ink to hint at the earth. Pull the stencil off, and add a few stamped images and embellishments and you are done. I can’t wait to find a frame to hang this up when the holidays roll around!

You can watch the video tutorial below to see process of creating the background.

Don’t forget to comment to have a chance to win this awesome giveaway and since this is the last stop, be sure to head back to the Stencil Girl blog to find all the details. Have a great day!

Joy To The World

How much fun is this Origami Map stamp from Neat & Tangled?! It makes a fun take on Christmas when combined with an older Sc alpha set from Hero Arts.

I added a few accents from the Get Happy collection from Gossamer Blue to finish it up. One holiday card down, friends!

Have a great day!

Thanks // Gramercy Road

Happy Monday! It’s a busy day, but I did want to drop in and share some cards created over the weekend using the new Gramercy Road collection from Gossamer Blue. There are a lot of pretty feminine touches in the line, but I chose to skip them here and create some thank you’s that would be okay to give to a man.

One of the things that I am really loving about all of the new GB collections is how petite the patterns are for the 12″x12″ page. Sometimes full size paper is just too big for cardmaking, ya know? It’s a great size for mixing lots of patterns on the card size canvas. Hooray!

Wishing you a great day!