Dec 23, 2016

{JOY}

This might be my favorite Christmas card I've made to date:


I had an idea in mind when I sat down to make it, and I started putting it together by laying out all of the dies I wanted to use and layering them up.  I then die cut all of the pieces and put it all together.

The only stamped images on this card are the red flowers, which are from Concord & 9th's Wildflower stamp set. I heat embossed them in white on red cardstock and layered them to look like a poinsettia.  All of the other elements are die cuts.


The rest of the dies are from My Favorite Things:  blueprints sets, borders, circles, snowflakes, alphabet.   There are a few dies from CC Designs and Reverse Confetti thrown in as well.  I think it turned out super cute and super festive!


I'm linking up to the current MFT Card Challenge Sketch 312

Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

Dec 18, 2016

{WARM WINTER WISHES}

Do you ever have those moments when an idea for card pops into your head and you just have to sit down right that second to create it?  And then to have it actually turn out the way you planned?  That's the best part... it doesn't always end up that way for me, it sometimes ends up in the trash. haha

I started by stamping the sentiment with Concord & 9th's 'Sophisticated Script' set in VersaMark ink, onto a watercolor paper panel, then heat embossing it with white embossing powder.  Once that was set, I stamped two sizes of flowers from the 'Wildflower' set the same way and heat embossed them as well.


I then used two blue Distress Ink colors and blended them onto the panel, keeping the center lighter and the edges darker.  I then flicked on some water drops and patted them up with a paper towel to create a snowy, wintry look.  I finished off the card by adhering iridescent sequins to the middles of the large flowers.


I'm linking up to the following challenges:



Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

Dec 16, 2016

{A Cheeky Li'l Christmas GIFT BAG}



Oh, this monkey... I love him.

This stamp set is "Monkey Business" from Reverse Confetti and I love how it can be used for any holiday or celebration that calls for a cheeky little monkey on a pile of presents! 



I stamped the images in Memento black ink and colored them with Copic markers and added a few highlights with a white ink pen. I then cut them out using the coordinating Confetti Cuts dies.


I added a couple of die-cut snowflakes (with button centers) to make this more of a Christmas/Winter card, but without them, it could be an anytime card... I love these reds, pinks, and greens together. So cheery!  I stamped stripes onto the background panel then die-cut it from a stitched scallop rectangle from My Favorite Things.  I placed the panel onto a paper bag, used a border punch on the top, folded it over and tied it with a big shiny red bow.


I'm linking up to the following fun challenges:

{REVERSE CONFETTI} - SFYTT #43
{COLOR THROWDOWN} - ctd #423
{MARKER POP} - Winter #110


Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

Dec 6, 2016

{If KISSES were SNOWFLAKES...}

...I'd send you a BLIZZARD!


I love this sentiment. It's from a Darcie's Heart & Home stamp set called "Snowflake Kisses" and I thought it would pair perfectly with this Wintry snowflake scene I created.

The adorable deer stamp is an older one from The Greeting Farm called "Forest Friends."  I stamped the images in VersaMark ink then heat embossed in white embossing powder. I didn't have a stamp for the ground, so I simply drew my own line with a VersaMarker and embossed it just the same.


I then watercolored everything with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, water, and a paintbrush.  I added a few highlight dots with a white ink gel pen.


To finish it off, I backed it onto a white card base, added some die-cut vellum snowflakes and a few sparkly pink sequins to the middles... and the deer's sweet little nose!


I'm linking up to the following challenges:

{THE GREETING FARM} - December SPARKLE

Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose