Friday, August 9, 2019

Crafter's Companion Poinsettia Perfection

Hello, Everybody!

Can you believe that we've finally made it to Friday? Not much longer to wait now until we get to see the amazing Sara Davies and her phenomenal products on HSN! Woo-hoo! I don't know about y'all, but I am SO excited to see all of the brand new goodies live on air!

Speaking of being live...I had planned to save this Sneak Peek until a little closer to air time, but after watching the crazy talented Craig Laird preview the Poinsettia Perfection Collection (HSN Item # 672-485) yesterday, I simply couldn't wait a moment longer!

Now...I really struggled with how I wanted to introduce this sample. Should I mention how long I've begged for a collection JUST like this? Should I remind you all of the Great Disappointment Christmas Card Batch from last year that I simply *could not* make myself love because I wanted a beautiful, ornate, Crafter's Companion Victorian Lantern to use instead of the more rustic, non CC lantern I had to settle for? Should I tell you how absolutely honored I am to have been chosen to provide a sample for this collection? Ultimately, it comes down to this: This is the Christmas Collection of my dreams. And I thank Crafter's Companion with all my heart for making those dreams a reality.

💜 Leslie
CCDT Member

Materials Used:

CC NG Poinsettia Perfection: Grande Poinsettia, Victorian Lantern, Paper Pad
CC Construction Cardstock
CC Watercolour Cardstock
CC Kraft Card
CC SS Rustic Wedding, Jute Twine
CC Glitter Embossing Powder
SN Harmony Quick Dry: Pine Tree, Bordeaux, Friar Brown
SN Harmony Pigment: Jet Black
SN Metallic Markers: Silver Ingot, Pewter
SN Metallic Wax, Inca Gold

Other: brads, eyelets
Card Size: 7 inch square

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Spectrum Noir Harmony Opaque Pigment Ink Pads

Hello Everybody and Happy Tuesday!

Less than a week to go until we get to see the amazing Sara Davies on HSN - I can hardly wait! Has everyone had a chance to check out the preview and make their Wish Lists?

I really, really hope that y'all will be sure to add the flat-out AMAZING new Harmony Opaque Pigment Ink Pads to your shopping bags. I love all of the Harmony inks; very rarely do I make a card that doesn't use some version of ink pad from this amazing range. And I can tell you with total honesty that these are very likely to become my new favorites. They do everything!!! Want to heat emboss? Check. Want to use with stencils? Check. Want to do intricate stamping with beautifully saturated color and no gloppy smears? Check. Want to whip out a paintbrush and do some watercoloring? You got it!

On this card I used the Flowers & Frames Stamps and Inks bundle, HSN item # 672-507, to do a little bit of everything! The main flower sections were stamped and allowed some air drying time. (Maybe a half hour.) I then went back in to stamp the center stamens, which were then heat embossed. This allowed me to maintain the matte appearance on the flower petals, while adding a bit of dimension and shine to the centers. For the sentiment, I stamped and heat embossed the lovely square floral frame, then masked off the center square with simple copy paper and low tack tape. Using my round SN blender, I pounced the Sandstorm pigment over my rudimentary stencil for some added color contrast. Even the die cut leaf sprigs were colored with the Pigment pads! These inks do it ALL! (Can you tell how much I love them? LOL.)

Wishing you all a wonderful day filled with crafty ideas!

CCDT Member 💜

Materials Used:

CC Floral Arrangements Stamp Set
CC Frame Sentiments Stamp Set
CC Die'sire Lace Bloom Die - Leaves
Sub Box 4 & 5, Printed Papers
CC Textured Cardstock, Neutrals
CC Stamping Card
SN Finesse Waterproof Inkpad, Black
SN Harmony Pigment Pads: Sandstorm, Pale Fig, Green Topaz
CC Clear Embossing Powder

Other: ribbon, rhinestones

Card Size: 5 1/2 x 7 1/2

Monday, August 5, 2019

Mistletoe Moments Sneak Peek!

🎶 Meet me under the Mistletoe 🎶

Hello, Everybody! Who's ready for more Christmas in August?

Some of y'all may (or may not) remember an asymmetrical sliced stamp card that I posted a while ago after tripping over a stack of slanted canvasses. (Still haven't done anything with those, in case you're wondering! *blush*) You were all so sweet about that plain little card! When I received my Design Team assignment to create a sample using the fun Mistletoe Moments background layering stamps, I knew immediately that I wanted to use a similar technique - only with a little more drama! I really hope that you like the results! 💜

(And, yes. I *did* ask hubby to verify my math and measurements before cutting! LOL.)

Happy Crafting!

Materials Used:

CC Mistletoe Moments Layering Stamp Set
CC Gemini Christmas Sentimentals 2
CC Gemini Festive Foliage 2
CC SS Winter Wonderland Seasonal Sprigs
SN Finesse Water-proof, Black
SN Harmony Quick Dry: Pale Fig, Frosty Jade
CC Construction Card
CC Stamping Card
CC Lux Mirror Card, Green
CC SS Parisian Collection, Lux Pearl Card - Purple
CC Precious Metals Glitter Card, Lavender

Other: velvet ribbon

Card Size: 4 1/2 x 9 1/2