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Thursday, September 1, 2011

SNEAK PEEK - HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Hey there stampers, it's day two of Our Craft Lounge's Sneak Peeks.  How about the designer's projects from yesterday...weren't they awesome!?!  If you weren't able to join us, it isn't too late to go back and leave comments.  With every comment you leave Wednesday, Thursday and Friday on the designer's blogs and over at The Lounge, you will be entered for a chance to win blog candy!  If you "like" OCL on Facebook, you will get an extra entry, but you need to make sure you let them know you did it.  Now let's get busy and talk paper crafting...yesterday's post focused on Halloween but today it's all about Christmas, baby! 

For this card, I'm using this cool single called Vintage Ornaments. I totally love it!  The image was stamped on white card stock with black ink and colored with Copic markers.  I couldn't get the color I was looking for when I was coloring the ribbon so I mixed and matched some BGs with B95 and B91 and it was just what it needed to tone the color down.

I also don't usually push highlights with a Colorless Blender, but it seemed like the thing to do to get the shiny spots on the ornaments.  The image and sentiment (seriously LOVE that script!) were sponged then layered on black card stock with some new BasicGrey designer paper.  Twine was wrapped around the panel and the sentiment was popped up.  Rhinestones complete the card.

Copic coloring:

Ornaments:  YG17, YG13, YG11, R29, R27, R24, R22, Y28, Y26, Y23, 0  Ribbon:  BG15, BG13, BG11, BG10, B95, B91  Beads:  B000, C3  Shadow:  B63, T2, T1, T0  Holly and berries:  YG17, YG13, YG11, R24

SUPPLIES
STAMPS: OCL's Vintage Ornaments
PAPER: Neenah Solar White; SU Basic Black, Baja Breeze; BasicGrey Nordic Holiday Lift Ticket DP
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Baja Breeze
ACCESSORIES: Copic markers; Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Nestabilities Standard Circles Small, Standard Circles Large; sponge; Caribbean twine from The Twinery; Bazzill Blackbird rhinestones; SU Dimensionals
SIZE OF FINISHED PROJECT: A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")

This next project is a tag that uses two more of the singles:  Frosty Flakes and Mr. Frosty.  Who can resist a cute little snowman???  Not me, that's for sure!  I cut the Nestie ornament out and with the die still in place, stamped Mr. Frosty (I wanted to leave the white embossed border free of ink).  I stamped another snowman on a sticky note and cut out a quick mask.  The snowflakes stamp from Frosty Flakes was used to create the snow in the background.  The snowman and snowflakes were colored with Copic markers before the sky was sponged.  I knew it could be done but have never colored on ribbon myself...until this project anyway.  Easy peasy!  I'll definitely do it again to get perfectly matched ribbon for my project!
Three snowflakes were cut then layered and attached with a brad in the center.  Lastly, twine was tied to the top of the tag and Stickles were applied to the big snowflake and snowman.

Copic coloring:

Snowman:  BG10, B63, C2, C0, C00, E27, E24, YR04, YR02, Hat:  C7, C5, C3, C2, C0, R27, R24, R22  Scarf:  R22, T4, T2  Snow/snowflakes:  BG10, B63
SUPPLIES
STAMPS: OCL's Frosty Flakes, Mr. Frosty
PAPER: Neenah Solar White; SU Baja Breeze; vellum card stock
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Baja Breeze
ACCESSORIES: Copic markers; Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Nestabilities 2010 Heirloom Ornament, Shapeabilities Create a Flake One; sponge; Caribbean twine from The Twinery; Bazzill brad; Diamond Stickles; ribbon from my stash; Zots; Sakura Clear Glaze pen
SIZE OF FINISHED PROJECT:  4" x 5 1/2"

I guess that's it for today.  I hope you are able to come back tomorrow for the OCL blog hop!

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29 comments:

Karen L said...

Your coloring technique is so amazing, the image looks so real! LOVE this card!

E.T. said...

lovely creations!

Erica said...

I totally need to case your snowman, great job!

Candy said...

Very pretty! I love how you made your ornaments shine with the colorless blender. Nice touch!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

gorgeous! love your coloring!

Pam said...

Love both of your projects Tammie, so pretty!

Broni said...

Awesome, Tammie! I love how you colored the ornaments. It's such a bright and happy card! And that snowman ornament is fabulous!!

Carolyn King said...

Beautiful card AND ornament! your coloring is just fabulous. That ornament is a GREAT idea!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Very cute cards. That snowman is adorable.

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are all so beautifully colored! I especially like the plaid paper you used on the ornament card, and I do have a thing for snowmen...

Gale said...

They are gorgeous! Love that 2nd ornament. So pretty.

:) Gale

MaGoooo said...

your coloring is AWESOME!! Your card is beautiful! Makes me want Christmas to come sooner!!

Joanne O'Brien said...

Love these cards! Makes me think I should start my Christmas cards.Thanks for telling how you colored the ribbon to get the color you wanted.

Marie B. said...

I LOVE YOUR ORNAMENT!!!!! That is just sooooo cute! And the card with the two ornaments on it? WOW!! :)

amazonmother said...

OMG- they are both cute as can be- but I WANT Mr. Frosty NOW!!!!!

Deb said...

Love these, Tammie! Gorgeous coloring and fabulous colors! Those ornaments are so gorgeous, and Mr. Frosty makes a quite handsome ornament himself!

~Tammy~ said...

Tammie, these are so very beautiful! Lovely ornament!

lisa808 said...

The vintage ornaments image is beautiful and I absolutely love the ornament tag!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

so pretty!!!!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

Diana N. said...

The vintage ornament card definately looked like a pair of shiny metalic glass globes. Darling Snowman ornament on the heirloom ornament cutout. I want to try making one like yours.

Jennifer said...

Great holiday card! The twine blends perfectly with your paper and the sentiment.

Susan said...

Wonderful holiday projects! Love the plaid on your holiday card and I just love the idea of using one of these winter images on the ornament die. (I have the Spellbinders ornament die cuts #1 and never thought of doing this!)

Dori said...

Oh! I just love those ornaments on the first card! Fantastic coloring.

Sue D said...

Lovely card and very cute snowman ornament!

Carol said...

Such great projects! I love the colors and design.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

RebeccaMA said...

Like your blender pen, works great, huh?! I love the ornaments and of course the Santa!!

Amber (bambi64) said...

Love the ornaments! Beautiful coloring. And Mr.Snowman.. love the idea there. Great job.

sharon g said...

You are making me look forward to winter!

~Michelle~ said...

these are so great...love the snowman image and the beautiful ornaments!

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