Christmas Craft Creations – Scene

Hello and welcome! Today I’m sharing my project for the Christmas Craft Creations challenge for the month of December where the theme is “Make a Scene”. More details on the challenge here.

I created a rather simple but interactive scene using Lawn Fawn’s Snow Much Fun stamps and dies, combined with the Waving Pull Tab Starter Set and a Christmas greeting in Finnish.

Pull tab in action 🙂

Hope you’ll join us at the Christmas Craft Creations challenge! Have a very happy and healthy Holiday Season!

Squirrels Gone Nutz: November

Hello and welcome! It’s again my most favorite time of the month: our Squirrels Gone Nutz hop! Your previous stop should have been the sweet Karen 🙂

This month’s theme is “Holidays” and the randomly selected supply: vellum. We are a group of crafty friends, the Squirrel Squad, and every month we create projects following a theme with a randomly selected supply/technique. The most important part is that we are using older supplies, something never used or forgotten (squirreled away).

The vellum that I have is not only too thin to be die cut but also all of the sheets in the pack were quite damaged on transport. I managed to find a small piece with with just a few imperfections and then gathered barely used supplies to create my card 🙂

I started with a stitched rectangle card panel of white cardstock, die cut an oval opening at the center and then used Echo Park’s Christmas Snowfall embossing folder. On another rectangle panel I ink blended Distress inks to create background. Then I used a die from oldish Tonic Craft kit (houses) and glued colored in yellow scraps behind the windows. I wanted to have a snowy scene so I took my snow marker that I use once a year (I keep forgetting about it), made lots of dots on the background piece and at the base of the houses and used my heat tool to make the puffy snow. I stamped, colored and die cut a snowman and few ornaments from different Lawn Fawn sets. I wanted to add a Christmas tree for the snowman to decorate but I had too big or too small ones so I went for a sentiment instead. It’s actually a newly bought stamp set (a little bit of cheating) with Finnish Christmas/New Year greetings with two versions of the word “Christmas” with matching dies: plain and snowy. I chose the snowy one and paired it with the word “white” to form “White Christmas” (or “Valkeaa Joulua” in Finnish). I again used the snow marker to add more details to the letters and the snowman’s hat.

To assemble the card, first I adhered the houses behind the dry embossed panel. Then I added the vellum piece and the background panel. Lastly, arranged the die cuts. I added clear Wink of Stella all over the houses and the sentiment (not sure if the camera picked it up).

Here is a closer look:

A closer look.

Next stop on this hop is the fabulous Marie, but please, check all the stops, it’s just 6 of us so it won’t take you long. Plus, you get to see lots of Holiday inspiration 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

Christmas Craft Creations – Christmas Flowers

Hi and welcome! Today I’m sharing my DT card for Christmas Craft Creations challenge for the month of March. The theme is Christmas Flowers and you can see the details here.

I used the Christmas Rose Bouquet stamp set by Wplus9 and colored it with Copic markers and fussy cut it out. I used embossing folder by We R memory keepers from the Basic Stripes set and lightly ink blended distress ink in brushed corduroy. I added a frame popped on foam tape and also a sentiment from Lawn Fawn set. I also added some splatters and Nuvo Crystal drops in Caramel Latte.

Thank you for stopping by!

Boryana

Christmas Craft Creations – Blue and Silver

Hi and welcome! Today I’m sharing my card for the February’s Christmas Craft Creations challenge. The theme is Blue and Silver and you can see more details here.

I made a simple ink blended background: chipped sapphire and blueprint sketch Distress inks. Once my panel was completely dry, I stamped and heat embossed in silver the ornament from “Baubles” stamp set by Pink Ink Designs. Then I used Nuvo Glitter pens in silver and blue to color few parts of the image. I slightly trimmed the panel on both long sides and adhered it flat onto a dark blue card panel, and then onto my card base. I added the sentiment “Merry Christmas” in silver popped on foam squares and also added few silver confetti.

Closer look.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Please, check what the other amazing design team members made and leave them some lovely comments 🙂 I hope you’ll play along!

Boryana

Christmas Craft Creations – Ribbon or Twine

Hello and welcome! Today I’m sharing my card for the January’s Christmas Craft Creations challenge. The theme is “Ribbon or Twine” and you can see the details on how to enter here. You have time till February 9th.

For my card I used supplies from my stash: already colored and die cut unicorn from Lawn Fawn’s stamp set and a dry embossed with stencil piece of cardstock (I am taking part in V’s Just Stash January challenge).

I stamped and die cut scarf and lots of gifts, then colored them with Copic markers and added details with sparkly gel pen. I used Distress inks to add color to the dry embossed panel. Lastly, I created “patterend paper” by stamping snowflake with rainbow colors around the edges of my card panel. I also stamped small snowflakes all around with gold Delicata ink and did a little bit of ink blending on the raised snowflakes.

To put the card together, first I wrapped twine around the dry embossed piece, then popped it on foam squares over a slightly larger mirrored card piece and then adhered all onto the rainbow snowflake panel (adhered onto my card base). Then I added the images, some on foam squares, some adhered flat. Added the sentiment and a bow out of the twine. Added few gold sequins and that was it.

Here is a video showing my process:

Please, visit the challenge blog for more inspiration from the talented design team members 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

Boryana

CCC – December Blog Hop

Hello! It’s time for our last Collected Crafty Collabs hop. Theme for the month is Snowman/Snowpeople and the bonus theme is Sparkle.

You should have came from the fabulous Anna’s blog and I’ll tell you a little bit later about your next stop.

It has been so much fun finding all those ‘forgotten’ supplies and making something with them 🙂 I decided to use a stamp set that I haven’t used for a whole year! Avery Elle’s Snow Fun. I love this snowman so much that I had to use him. Just look at his face 🙂 I stamped him on watercolor paper and first I created the background. Kinda just playing with the watercolors and watching the water doing the magic. Once I was happy with the wintery scene, I colored the snowman. And once all was dry, I added white texture paste through falling snow stencil.

For the bonus sparkle theme I applied Nuvo Glacier paste in Frostbite around the edges of a white cardstock piece (same size as my card base). Once that was dry, I adhered the watercolored panel and then all onto my cardbase. I also added 3 glitter snowflakes and clear Wink of Stella to the white part of the snowman’s hat. Lastly, I added Nuvo Crystal Glaze on the nose and the gift’s bow.

I managed to film my process:

So this is all from me. I hope your holidays are merry and bright and the next year better, healthier and happier!

And now please head over to see what lovely Val has created 🙂 After her is the sweet Marie!

Hugs,

Boryana

Christmas Craft Creations – Winter Blues

Hello and welcome to the Christmas Craft Creations challenge for the month of December. The theme is Winter Blues and all the details and rules can be found here.

I had recently bought a new watercolor set so I decided to use it for my cards. I took two blues: Indigo and Ultramarine. But first I stamped and heat embossed in gold snowflakes from Stamperia’s Snowflakes stamp set on watercolor paper. I didn’t do a great job stamping so some of the snowflakes came out partially but that was totally fine. Next step: just playing with the colors and lots of water.

For card number one I added vellum on top with heat embossed sentiment “Peaceful Christmas Time” in Finnish, adhered die cut snowflakes (leftovers from another project) and added sequins for a bit more sparkle.

Card number two: matted the watercolor panel on textured blue cardstock, added vellum strip with the sentiment “Let it snow” and added also sequins.

I hope you will join us in this month’s challenge 🙂

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a better and healthier 2021!

Hugs,

Boryana

CCC November Blog Hop

Hi! It’s again that time of the month for our Collected Crafty Collabs hop and you probably came here from the amazing Karen.

The theme for November is Christmas and/or Texture Pastes or Mousse.

Christmas cards are my favorites to make and I was so excited for this month because I have a stamp set (or two) from last year that I didn’t have the chance to use back then. Well, I didn’t end up using any of these. With all what is going on around and Christmas being right around the corner I just don’t feel like coloring or making any complicated projects. So I went through my stash of backgrounds (a small box with all kinds of card sized pieces of ‘art’ that I have no idea what to do with) and picked 3. All were made with Gloss Sprays and I decided to combine them with stencils that I haven’t used since last year and texture paste. I was recording and was going to post a video of making my projects but as always… life happens, so no video.

Pictures below are screen shots, not the best quality, but I wanted to show what was my starting point.

Gloss Spray Marine.
Gloss Spray Medieval.
Gloss Spray Gilt and stencil.

Card 1

  • Stencil: Falling Snowflakes by Tonic Studios
  • Texture Paste by Ranger
  • Dazzling Blue Nuvo Glitter drops in the centre of each snowflake
  • Craft Perfect pearlescent card in Pearl White as a mat.
The sentiment is in Finnish and means “Merry Christmas”.
Closer look.

Card 2

  • Stencil: Falling Snowflakes by Tonic Studios
  • Texture Paste by Ranger
  • Purple watercolor spray
  • Sugar Plum Nuvo Glitter drops in the centre of each snowflake
  • Craft Perfect glitter card in Sugar Crystal for the frame and die cut snowflakes.
Again the “Merry Christmas” sentiment on vellum.
Closer look.

Card 3

  • Stencil: Holiday Foliage by Simon Says Stamp
  • Texture Paste by Ranger
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and water brush to color over the dried texture paste
  • Red pearl cardstock. I believe it’s from Crafter`s Companion.
Again the same “Merry Christmas” sentiment.
Closer look.

These are all of my cards. I hope you will hop along and see what my crafty friends have created 🙂

Your Next stop is the sweet Virginia.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

Boryana

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Warm Wishes

Hello! Today I am sharing a winter / holiday card with a digital stamp image and watercolors.

The stamp is “Christmas Cheer” by Graciellie Design and I printed it on watercolor paper. The sentiment is by Tonic Studios, stamped on vellum and heat embossed in gold.

I used Altenew watercolors for the whole image. Then added pearl pigment powder in Silky Gold mixed with a drop of water (ot the saucer) and sealed it with Nuvo Crystal Glaze. I also added Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone to the Poinsettia.

Closer look of all the details.

I am entering the Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog challenge

Thank you for stopping by!

Boryana

Sassy&Crafty: Christmas Slimline Card

Hi and welcome to the Sassy and Crafty Colorful Hop! The hop is taking place on YouTube and I’ll have a link to my video a little bit down.

I chose to use watercolors to color the adorable little lamb from Plushies – Sleepy Lamb Stamp set. I gave him a red hat and made a Christmas card 🙂

Card recipe:

Trying to show you the shimmer and shine 🙂

You can see the video here:

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

Boryana

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