Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Sun Kissed

This card was so much fun to create, and there are lots of elements that added to the fun.  Many of the elements were fussy cut from the Graphic45 Sun Kissed Collection, as was the base and the cover graphic.  I don't remember the name of the fold, I saw it on YouTube and I didn't save it to my library...I don't know how that happened....

The die cuts were colored with Tim Holtz Oxide Ink prior to cutting and some were then sponged for a bit more detail.

Here are the dies I used:

Frantic Stamper:  FRA-DIE-09506 - Ocean Floor
Marianne - Creatables - LR-0230
Scrapping Cottage - CCE-269-Conch Shell
Tutti - Fishing Net - TUTTI-444
Memory Box - Big Brain Coral - 99733, Seaweed Stalks 99717, Delicate Sea Fan - 99744

All dies were purchased from:  FranticStamper  I don't know if you've ever visited Fran's site, but it is filled with tons of supplies.

I stenciled the envelope using Memory Box Diamond - 88522 after I created the envelope using We R Memory Keepers Envelope punch board.

I was inspired to make this card by the fold, and  knew I wanted to use the Graphic 45 paper.  The rest just seemed to happen...

Here's the inside.....
Off I go.  Celebrating Independence Day AKA: 4th of July.... I need to get the ribs ready for the grill.  

Sending hugs and Happy Crafting...

Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Sparkles Christmas Challenge #90

I guess we are now closer to Christmas than many of us would like.  It seemed like yesterday it was New Years Day and now look!  This month the Sparkles Christmas Challenge theme was picked by Jacky.  She picked Christmas Stockings.  I dug deep into my Christmas stamps and found this cute stamp.  It is a PSX stamp from 1995.  # K-1520.  It just dawned on me that this stamp is older than some of those reading my blog....  I must say, I've always loved this stamp and it's time to let it once again touch some ink.  After stamping and coloring the stamp, I fussy cut it and used dimensional squares to adhere it to a piece of white card which was  colored with my Tim Holtz Distress Oxide - iced spruce ink.  I then embossed the card using my 6x6  Sizzix embossing folder.  I think it is named Falling Snow.  It's one I purchased from Stamping Up.  I composed the sentiment on my computer  and ran the colored card through my printer prior to embossing it.  I mounted it onto gold mirror card and then onto craft card.  

The inside uses many of the same items.  I did however add a die from Poppystamps - Frozen Flakes #1033.  I really like this die, it makes a great border and is large enough to make quite a snowy statement.  

I hope you have a chance to play along with this month's Sparkles Christmas Challenge.  I look forward to seeing what you've created.  There are lots of ideas so check them out here.  

Until next time,  Happy Crafting....Hugs from my world to yours,

Mary Mac
AKA:  GlitterGrammy