Today’s cards (11-12)

Hi guys!

A few more cards to share with you today.

Clean and quick, but fun. Again. All similar. All the result of my recent Christmas card binge.

So meet today’s cards.

A handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

I once again used the Tis the Season set and coordinating dies from Ellen Hutson’s Essentials by Ellen line. I also used the Holly Jolly set to add the little stars.

Once again, went with a soft color combo. Sometimes, it’s just fun to do something you don’t normally do. I don’t often use soft color combos.

A handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Added a little shading under the cars by taking a rag, picking up a small amount of black ink on it and then rubbing into onto the cards. I like how it grounds the cars. It’s nice to not have the cards look like they are floating.

Anyhooooo, that’s all I have for you today. Be back again later, gators. See you soon!

 

 

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Today’s cards (11-10)

Hi guys!

A few more cards from Christmas card binge to share today. (Be sure to check the posts from the last couple days to see more cards from the binge.)

On your mark. Get set. Goooo!

A handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Brrrr. Sorry, couldn’t resist. πŸ˜‰

Whipped out a couple Paper Smooches stamp sets to make these cards. I used the Freezy FellasΒ stamp set & coordinating dies and Cool Dudes stamp set.

Went with a soft color combo here rather than a full-on red and green Christmas combo. The mint is just so pretty! And the pink/super soft red looks so nice with it. I wasn’t really sure at first, but once I set the snow family on my first card, I was hooked. Definitely going to try that color combo again sometime.

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To make the snowflakes stand out, I added a little drop Nuvo to center of each one. Plus I added a few drops at the side of each snowflake. The cards felt pretty flat before I did it, but I think the subtle dropping adds just the right amount of dimension.

Alright! That is all I have for you today, friends. Be back later, gators.

Today’s card (11-9)

Hi guys!

Another day. Another card to share.

A handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Once again, I had some fun with the Tis the Season set from Ellen Hutson. Used the coordinating dies too Again, I think the set might be retired as I can’t find it on the website, but there’s lots of other fun sets to check out so I’m linking to Essentials by EllenΒ  for you. Because… enabler. Yep. That’s me. πŸ˜‰

I stamped, die-cut and colored in the Santa three times. Hard to tell but I added a little texture to his hat with some Nuvo drops.

A handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

I sponged some ink onto the card, plopped the Santas down and added a few stamped sentiments. Then I took my trusty dusty black pen and drew the arrows. I feel like … no matter what your drawing skills are… anyone can do a kick booty freehand arrow.

Now I didn’t take a picture of the inside of the card so you are just going to have to trust me that I stamped inside. With what, you ask? Well, friends… I stamped “happy holidays” inside it. Santa may know, but he’s got your back. πŸ˜‰

Alright. That’s all I have for you. Be back again later, friends.

Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

 

Today’s cards (11-8)

Hi guys!

We meet again!

I’ve been on a Christmas card binge of sorts so I’ve got a little couple cards to share with you today. This all started because I pulled out some stamps I’ve had for awhile and just wanted to play with them again.

So meet today’s cards.

A handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Ta-da!

Made these guys by pairing together the Otterly Awesome stamp set with the Tis the Season stamp set (both from Ellen Hutson). The Tis the Season set might retired as I’m not finding it on Ellen’s website as I write this, but I still dig it. I mean, dude, it’s super cute.

But let’s talk about the cards. Otters have Christmas sweaters, right? Wink. Or they totally need them. I mean, hello, CUTE!

A handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

I put most of my time into these cards by coloring in the sweaters and otters. The blue in the background is just ink sponged in circle. To add to the water feel, I added a few drops of Glossy Accents to mix. Easy peasy. Super easy.

Alrighty! That’s all I have today. Be back later, gators.

Thanks for stopping by. You’re “otterly” awesome. πŸ˜‰

 

Christmas Card Challenge 2016: 5

Hi guys!

Back again with another take on this year’s Christmas Card Challenge with Ashley.

This is today’s card.

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I once again used pulled out a Lawn Fawn stamp set. I used just one this time. That was the Snow Cool stamp set (and coordinating dies). I couldn’t resist adding bow ties to the penguins. I mean, it just gives them a little extra special character. You agree?

To make the hills seem a little more icy, I once again whipped out some glitter glue and put it along the slopes.

A handmade Christmas card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Alright. This is all I have for today. Be sure to bop on by Ashley’s blog to see her latest take on the challenge.

Christmas Card Challenge: 4

Hi guys!

Another day. Another crack at this year’s Christmas Card Challenge with Ashley!

Just continued having some stamp-tastic fun by making this card.

A handmade Christmas card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

I went Lawn Fawn stamp crazy… or cray cray, as some would say. πŸ˜‰ Β I used all these stamp sets: Winter Alpaca; Happy Trails; Toboggan Together and Snow Cool. I also used the coordinating dies for all them, other than Snow Cool. Just used the sentiment and snowy pattern (at the top of the card) for that one.

The little hills in the background were cut with a die from My Favorite Things.

A handmade Christmas card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

To make the snow pop, I once again whipped out some Nuvo Crystal Drops and added a few few dots to the snow. I think like how it just added a little bit of texture, as well as a bit of dimension too. Kinda fun!

Alright, so this is day 4 of the challenge.

Be sure to hit Ashley’s blog to see her take on this time. I’ll be back again Monday with another card based on the challenge.

Thanks, as always, for stopping by. I appreciate your kind words.

Christmas Card Challenge 2016: 3

Hi guys!

I’m back again with another take on this year’s Christmas Card Challenge with my pal, Ashley.

This is card for today.

A handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

I wanted to be clean and graphic today so I whipped out the Very Merry stamp set from Neat and Tangled. It’s got some great words to pair together. I played it simple by going with a basic Christmas greeting.

A handmade Christmas card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

To give the card just a little bit of glitz, I added some glitter gold washi tape and a couple gold sequins. So easy but totally effective in getting the card done.

So that’s what I have for you today. Be sure to stop by Ashley’s blog to see her take on challenge today. I’m sure it won’t disappoint.

See you again soon, friends.