Monday, November 19, 2012

Tilda at the door

What inspires you to make a card. For me, this time, it was a door die cut and some hinges I have had forever.
The door is done with Tim Holtz's wood impression and Cherry Lane's door die cut. It was done is a beige cardstock and then rubbed over with brown ink to show the wood effect. Acetate is over the window of the door. I had a hard time photographing it. The wreath is stamped in green from a red rubber designs image and has red stickles on it and a gold bow. The poinsettias are from a shapebilities die cut and the holly is a memory box die cut. The inside of the flowers are yellow rhinestones. The edges are embossed with gold. I thought there was just a touch of gold ink until I added the embossing powder and then I saw how for in the ink had actually gone. 
When you open the door that is on hinges you get to see all of Tilda.

Tilda is colored with copics. I drew in the floor. There are some stickles on Tilda's dress, candle and headband.
And now for the inside.

Hope you enjoy this Tilda.

Sunday, November 18, 2012


I love poinsettias at Christmas. My daughter doesn't but maybe she sees just too many in her work as a floral manager. But I love them anyway I can get them - real flowers, printed flowers in cards. 

This stamp is from red rubber stamps. I stamped on green and cut it out then I stamped it three times on mulberry paper and cut it out. I glued the layers together leaving the edges free so it had a little more depth. There are mini gold nail heads in the center colored with Krylon metallic gold for a deeper gold color. I colored the  flower with copic markers just a bit for a little more variation of color. Around the edges with a gold gelly roll pen i put some doodles. 
This is a little simpler than I have been doing but I need lots more cards done so they can't all be terribly involved. lol
Here is the inside.
The saying comes with the poinsettia stamp.
Hope you enjoy.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Once Again Old Swedish church

I'm really on a roll using the old Swedish church.

This time I cut the scene out and added a mini Tilda singing Joy to the world. Everything is colored with copics. Polar flower soft is on the church scene. Tilda's coat has liquid applique and glitter. The dots around the scene are done with liquid pearl. The bigger snowflakes have half pearls. The little snowflakes are from jolee. There is a small Christmas tree charm tied to the ribbon. 
Hope you are enjoying these old Swedish churches as much as I am enjoying making them.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Another Old Swedish Church

I love this church scene but it is a bear to stamp. I keep getting marks where they don't belong. Fortunately Tilda covers most of the problems.

Tilda and the scene are colored with copics. Tilda's coat has liquid applique and glitter on it. The ribbon and the boots have diamond glaze. The scene has shaved ice and polar flower soft. Some of edges have stickles  and the flowers have yellow stickles. The snowflake centers have stickles as well. 
Tilda is popped with foam tapes.
Here is the inside. I actually decorated the inside a bit. 
I am entering this in the Magnolicious Challenge blog to use glitter or stickles inspired this photo.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Old Swedish Church

As I love going to church I had to have this stamp but I have to say it is a background so it needed a Tilda to go with it. Mini Snowy hugs fit the bill.

I masked Tilda and snowy and then stamped the church scene. It is all colored with copics. The fur on Snowy and Tilda is done with liquid applique. The falling snow is polar flower soft and the snow laying on the ground is shaved ice. The poinsettia is cut from a shapability  from nestabilities and some beads by Suze Weinberg for the center. I tied some baker's twine around a couple of the layers and added a bow charm. Star dust stickles is around the white layer and gold stickles are around the red and green layers. Oh and I thought the church needed a cross so I drew one on the top of the steeple.
I need to get busy and make lots more Christmas stamps.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

We Give Thanks

I had to make some Thanksgiving cards for shut-ins at church. This is the last of them.

These stamps are so old I don't even know who made them. The labels have worn off. The main image was stamped on a dark blue and colored with prisma color pencils. The fence on the side is a punch from Martha Stewart. The leaves are some felt ones I got forever ago in the See Spot Save section at Target. You never know what you might find there. I colored them over with copic markers. A few stickles here and there and some nail head stickers in the corners finish it off.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tea Time Tilda

Well this stamp is called Joyful Tilda but I like Tea Time Tilda. Alliteration is so much fun. She is from the Christmas collection but I made this as a Thanksgiving card.

Tilda is colored with copics with some paper piecing for the apron. The dp is from bo bunny. Lots of little embellishments - The teapot charm.

Here is some tulle with a circle clip.

And then there is the surprise.
Out of the top right hand corner you pull out a tag.

I am entering this in the Magnolia-licious highlights blog challenge here The challenge is to make a surprise - so my tag is  the surprise.
Hope you enjoyed Tilda.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Thanks Again

I have Thanksgiving cards to make so I thought I would experiment with the same stamp and see what I could come up with this time.

I used this stamp from Red Rubber Designs. At first I stamped it on a piece of cross stitch fabric but I didn't think it showed the detail enough so I stamped it again on paper and put it over top the frayed edges of the stamped fabric. The letters have page pebbles over them. A little glitter on the leaves and some of the flowers for some interest. I roughed up the edges of the sage paper and the dp. I drew some lines around the sage paper. Added a ribbon and paper swirl clip. 
Which card do you like best - this one or the one on the post before.