The first card comes straight from Papertrey Ink, made by the great Nichole Heady. When you are browsing Papertrey, always click on View Idea Gallery button for the set - they have spectactular samples from a variety of designers with different styles. This one is from the Star of Wonder gallery.
- Stamps: Papertrey Ink Star of Wonder, Mehndi Medallions
- Paper: Papertrey Ink Scarlet Jewel and Ripe Avocado
- Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Aged Mahogany, Versamark
- Accessories: Papertrey Mat Stack 3 die and Layerz Mat Stack 3, Ranger Detail Gold Embossing Powder, white pen
This next card would have been a 100% of Lisa's Star Card except for two things (1) amazingly, I don't have that incredible sentiment and (2) a long time ago I gave up trying to emboss on black paper - it greatly increases my blood pressure trying to remove stray powder whether or not I use an embossing buddy or used dryer sheet! The blue on my card gave it less depth than Lisa's card, so I tried to compensate with a little bling on the star. You definitely want to check out her card as it truly is head and shoulders above my CASE.
- Stamps: Biblical Impressions (very, very old)
- Paper: Papertrey Enchanted Evening, silver cardstock from Michaels (no brand listed)
- Ink: Versamark
- Accessories: Quickutz star die, detail silver embossing powder, Memory Box bling
This CASE is from the display boards at Archivers. I was a little irritated the day that I found this card because it had this incredibly sparkly paper on it - that Archivers DIDN'T carry. They tried to compensate by listing Olive Best Creations Glitter Cardstock on the card's recipe, but when I pulled the Olive it was NOT the one on the card. So...taking it as a personal challenge...I went online hunting...and found it!! This is THE best Christmas sparkly green paper ever because it carries a little gold sparkle and maybe a hint of red. It's Best Creations Glitter Cardstock in Kiwi Gem.
- Stamps: Northwoods, pine branch unknown
- Paper: Papertrey Leaf Green, Pure Poppy, Kraft; Best Creations Kiwi Gem Glitter Cardstock; watercolor paper
- Ink: Staz-on Black, Versmark (for the pine branch in the background), Stampin' Up Bashful Blue and Crumb Cake (for the watercoloring), Copics and Prismacolors (FYI: Prismacolor markers are alcohol based as are Copics, but they have differents ends - one is super fine and one is very broad. In general, those two tips aren't great for coloring things in - but it is very handy to have a few basic markers around for the fine tip - such as when you are coloring pine boughs)
- Accessories: Aquabrush, Stickles
Here's another CASE from Papertrey Ink. This one is in the gallery for the stamp set Christmas Blessings which is the sentiment. The dove is a coordinating die from the set Peace Be Still.
- Stamps: Papertrey Ink Peace Be Still, Christmas Blessings
- Paper: Papertrey Ink, Ripe Avocado, Best Creations white glitter cardstock
- Ink: Papertrey Ink Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss
- Accessories: Papertrey Ink Peace Be Still die, corner rounder, misc white ribbon and red gems
The last CASE for today is from Sue's Heart Prints Gallery. Sue is the QUEEN of embossing folders. This card is a mishmash of two of her recent cards using this tree die cut. I didn't have the embossing folders that she used (surprising, huh??) so had to change it up a little, but it is totally inspired by Sue.
- Stamps: Stampin' Up Best yet
- Ink: Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler
- Paper: Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Papertrey Pinefeather
- Accessories: Tim Holtz die, Sizzix embossing folder, Memory Box gem