2017 Christmas Card Challenge

Hi guys!

Back again with another take on the 2017 Christmas Card Challenge with my buddy, Ashley!

I wanted to do something different today…. and well, yeah.  😉

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Unicorns & Christmas? Yep. Different. And this was the result.

Always fun to push yourself to do something different when making cards. Let’s be real here for a minute: Do I love these cards? I like them. I don’t love them but it was fun to do something different. I’ve not seen a Christmas unicorn before so I decided to give it a go. I’m glad I did and that’s why I am sharing. 🙂

The unicorn and rainbow are from the Mama Elephant Unicorn stamp and die set that Hampton Art produced and is available at Jo-Ann Stores. Not sure where else, but that’s where I found it.  (It’s based on Mama Elephant’s fabulous Unicorns & Rainbows stamp set.) The words are a mash up of sentiments from My Favorite Things’ Toasty Greetings and Magical Unicorns sets. I did some masking to basically make the custom sentiment. The star stamp is also from MFT.

I once again created a background for my scene with the help of MFT’s Cloud stencil. Gosh, how fun that thing is!

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

Not much more to say today so I’ll be taking off.

Be back again tomorrow. In the meantime, be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see her latest take on this year’s challenge.

Thanks, as always, for stopping by! It’s ALWAYS a treat!

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Christmas Card Challenge 2017

Hi guys!

Another day. Another card based on this year’s Christmas Card Challenge with my friend, Ashley!

Meet today’s card.

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

I once again had fun playing with some Mama Elephant stamps. The reindeer is from their Reindeer Games stamp set. It’s just adorable.

To make the lead reindeer different (basically, like Rudolph and all), I colored his nose in with red ink and added a teeny tiny touch of glitter glue on top.  I stung them together with the help of some good old twine.

The words and the stamped stars are from Holly Jolly by Julie Ebersole for Ellen Hutson. Such a fun stamp set.

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Created the background for this card once again with the help of the Cloud stencil from My Favorite Things. Such a great tool to use for creating cute and quick backgrounds. Take the stencil. Sponge on a little ink. Move the stencil. Sponge a little more ink. Repeat these steps over and over until you’ve added color to an entire panel of cardstock.

Super fun… and super cool looking.

Alright! That’s it for today. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see what she’s cooked up for today.

 

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. 😉  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.

Halloween Card Challenge

Hi all!

Another day. Another crack at the Halloween Card Challenge with my pal, Ashley.

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Just having some fun this time by mixing together some different products I had on hand. The words and stars are from the Frightfully Fun Halloween stamp set from My Favorite Things, while the cute critter and accessories are from the Meowlloween set from Mama Elephant.

I wanted to do something I haven’t done in awhile so I stamped the images on kraft cardstock and then colored them in with colored pencils. Once I did that, I whipped out my old friend, Gamsol, to blend the colors together.

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I also used some black and white Nuvo Crystal Drops to do a little embellishing. Love that stuff because it looks like enamel dots, only it’s not. Love that.

Alright, that is what I have. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see what’s she has for you today. And I’ll be back again soon. Thanks for stopping by.

Halloween Card Challenge

Hi kids!

Another day of Halloween Card Challenge fun with Ashley. If you are just tuning in, we’ve been challenging each other to make a card a week… FOR FUN! Yeah, fun!

This week’s card is … well… this week’s card.

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

Made this guy with a small Tim Holtz Halloween stamp set I picked at Michaels the other day on impulse (not going to sugar coat it) for a whopping $5 on sale. Woot. Not my norm with style these days, but sometimes you gotta mix it up. You get me? 😉

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

I misplaced my Old Paper Distress ink and was too dang lazy to look for it so I used a light khaki ink to stamp the pumpkin once onto watercolor paper. I grabbed my trusty Clean Color pens and added some color. Spread the color with water so… you know… I seem all artsy like. I let the color dry and then stamped on top with a nice coat of black ink.

You know, I think it turned out OK. Oh, you might be wondering about that patterned paper behind it? It’s from My Favorite Things. They have a kick booty selection of 6×6 paper pads. You should check it out.

Alright. That’s what I have for you.

Be sure to stop by Ashley’s blog to see her take on the challenge today.

Birthday Card Challenge

(Looking for my Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop post? It’s the post right below this one. Scroll down or click here.)

Hi guys!

Ashley and I are back at with our Birthday Card Challenge. Our posting days are a bit unpredictable but we are still doing it. So yeah. 😉

This is my take on the challenge today.

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

It “might” be a stretch for a birthday card but I am running with it.

The adorable bunny and words are from Avery Elle’s Pure Magic stamp set. So cute.

For the bunny’s face, I used a Copic marker to tap dots. Then I used a blender pen to tap even more dots. Then I used another Copic marker (just a shade darker) to tap even more dots. And then (one more time!) I tapped even more dots with the blender pen. If you try this at home, I warn you: Be patient. All that dotting looked kinda of lame and made me question what I had done to the poor bunny until the ink dried and then things looked good.

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

Wondering about the panel I stamped the bunny on? Cut that bad boy with the Blueprints 21 Die-namics from My Favorite Things. Some of my most favorite, practical dies. (Dearest friends at MFT, please keep making more of them? K, thanks. I love you guys… like a lot. Hugs, kisses and creative wishes, T)

Alright! That’s what I have.

Don’t miss Ashley’s take on the challenge. It will not disappoint. I’m sure.

Today’s card… kinda (4-14)

Hi all!

Got a little card to share with you today. 🙂

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

Made this one last week when I just needed a little bit of recharge/refuel creative time. Never got around to sharing it so I am today.

(Insert dramatic effect.)

The little bird is from Julie Ebersole’s Twelve Days stamp set for Ellen Hutson. There’s a little number included on the stamp that I just masked off with tape before inking the stamp and stamping.

Nobody die of shock or anything, but I used MARKERS (… yes, the marker challenged girl…) to color the cutie in. I have been messing with markers more than usual lately. It remains a sweet surprise when things turn out. 😉

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

 

The words are from Julie’s Hello Gorgeous set, also from Ellen Hutson.

And the circles and backgrounds? Cut those with a couple dies from My Favorite Things – Wonky Stitched Circles STAX and Snow Drifts Cover-Up. And the sequins? A mix from Pretty Pink Posh, of course.

Alright. That’s what I have for you. Good to see you all again. I’ll be back again later, gators. Take care.