CUTplorations December Challenge

Hello everyone… I hope you all have a great start of this week. I have another mixed media Christmas card to share with you all today.

On my mixed media Christmas card, I used the Christmas Baubles #1 Layering DiesCrazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting DiesHomespun Christmas Stamp SetHolly Background ARTplorations Stencil. And here’s what inspiration me to create for the CUTplorations December Challenge.

I used the watercolor ghosting technique with Holly Background ARTplorations Stencil to create the background. After that, I added some white paint splatters and dried it with craft heater. After that cut it with the medium size of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

I cut out the ornament Christmas Baubles #1 Layering Dies using red cardstock and gold metallic cardstock. I stacked them together with dries-clear adhesive. I tied some of the baker’s twine on the ornament and added it on the card panel with 3D foam tape. I secured the twine behind the panel with tape, and I added the panel on the card with dries-clear adhesive permanent glue.

I stamped the sentiment from Homespun Christmas Stamp Set with VersaFine Clair Glamorous Ink Pad.

I drew lines to make the frame using Gold UniBall Gel Pen.

That’s my card for this challenge. I hope you all like it. And… it is your turn. When you create a project for this CUTplorations December Challenge and using one of STAMPlorations products on it, you also can link it up at their Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge.

I also link it up at the Mixed Media December Challenge, that is now accept mixed media card!

If you don’t have any of STAMPlorations products, you can always grab the freebie digital stamp here to use on any of your projects. Or… if you would like to grab some of their products… you can use this code: STAMPGIRLHELEN to get 20% OFF discount on your order from STAMPlorations Store.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Have a wonderful season!

Mixed Media Christmas Card | Christmas Blessings

STAMPlorations December Mixed Media Challenge

Hello everyone… It is the first Sunday of December and that means Advent Season has started. I hope you all have a blessed Advent journey this year.

I have a mixed media Christmas card to share with you all that I created with stencils and phrase word set from STAMPlorations.

On this mixed media Christmas card, I used: Christmas Tree 1 ARTplorations StencilChristmas Blessings Phrase DieCrazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die.

I added some watercolor wash on a piece of watercolor paper, and then I added some of the Gold Screen Paint randomly on the paper with finger.

I mixed the Pine Needles Distress Crayon and some Shimmer Creative Medium, and then I added it on the card with the Christmas Tree 1 ARTplorations Stencil using palette knife.

Once the stenciled background dried, I added some white paint splatters on it.

I dried the panel with craft heater and cut it with the largest size of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die. I added it on the white card with dries-clear adhesive glue.

I cut out the Christmas Blessings Phrase Die with red cardstock and then I added it on the card with the dries-clear adhesive glue.

I hope you like this mixed media card and inspired to play along with the STAMPlorations Mixed Media December Challenge. And want an extra entry? When you use STAMPlorations product on your project, you can link it up also at the Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge. Have no STAMPlorations products yet? grab the freebie digital stamp here that you can use on your mixed media projects.

Before you go…

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Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful season!

Joy Clair December Challenge

Hello December… Hello Winter… It is the time of the year when I love the snow but I am not a fan of the cold days. But I am thankful for Winter!

Today, they have a new mood board over Joy Clair Blog for the December Anything Goes Challenge. They are beautiful inspirations to use to make pretty projects for this season. I made a one-layer Winter themed card inspired by the colors, snow, and sweatshirt.

I use the new Snowy Greetings Stamp Set using heat-embossing resist technique with heat embossing powder and watercolor paints. I like the adorable snowmen, snowballs, and snowflakes from this stamp set.

I hope you all have time to play along with Joy Clair December Anything Goes Challenge and share with us your projects.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Have wonderful season!

Mixed Media Tutorial | Coffee Wood Slice Ornament

Hello hello hello everyone… I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with your loved ones. And… Christmas is just around the corner now and I don’t know about you, but everyone in our house is excited, especially the kiddos for sure.

It’s no secret that my husband and I are coffee lovers… and I think we need another coffee theme ornament this year. Today, I have a picture tutorial how to make this mixed media coffee wood slice ornament at STAMPlorations Blog.

I used 3″ pre-drilled wood slice that I got from Amazon for this project. You will need stencil, die set, stamp set, brushes, foam brush, gesso, texture paste, gel medium (or modge podge), permanent archival ink pads, cardstock, and craft heater. And you will need some times to spend to create this ornament becuase the drying each layer is needed.

  • First, add some gesso on the wood slice surface using flat brush or foam brush. Let it completely dry.
  • Add the texture/modeling paste on the wood with the Dot’s ‘n Beans ARTplorations Stencil using the palette knife (or old credit card will work, too).
  • While the texture paste still wet, sprinkle some clear glitter embossing powder.
  • Heat set the embossing powder with craft heaters. Do not over heat it becuase the gesso and texture paste can start bubbly.
  • Apply thin coat of Mod Podge or Gel Medium and let it dry.
  • Stamp the coffee cup from the What’s Brewing Stamp Set with archival black ink pad on red cardstock and white cardstock.
  • Add some silver metallic watercolor splatter on the red cup.
  • Fussy cut the red cup, and fussy cut just the lid and sleeve from the white cardstock.
  • Add the lid and sleeve on top of the red cup with adhesive glue.
  • Add the cup on top of the wood slice ornament with gel medium and add some thin coat on top of the cup also to seal it.
  • Cut the coffee word using the Coffee Word Die CUTplorations out of metallic cardstock.
  • Add the coffee word die cut on top of the cup with gel medium and add some thin coat on top of the cup also to seal it.
  • Add the twine on the ornament and tie it up.

It is done. I hope you enjoy this tutorial and can try it to make your own personalized ornaments for this Holiday seasons. Before you go… enjoy this 20% OFF your order at STAMPlorations Store by using my coupon code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a fabulous day!


25 Days of Christmas Tags – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone! Welcome to my blog… Today, I have couple Christmas tags to share with you!

If you new to this 25 Days of Christmas Tags, you want to head over to Tracey’s blog to read all about her story and details about this event. You also can play along by linking up your tags…and…you’ll have many chances to win the prizes from the amazing sponsors.

Today, I am joining STAMPlorations design team and have created two tags to share with you all.

I use the Stitched Tags Nesting Dies – CUTplorations for the both tag bases. On the first tag above, I cut out a glitter silver cardstock with the tag nesting dies.

I use the Joyful Christmas – Typografia Christmas Stamp that I stamped on a watercolored paper with Rockin’ Red Catherine Pooler Ink Pad. After that, I sketch a Christmas Tree shape outline with pencil, and I cut it with scissors. I added some shadow around the tree with Grass Skirt Catherine Pooler Ink Pad using sponge dauber. I added the tree on the tag with dries clear I adhesive glue.

I created a watercolored paper with the Rockin’ Red Ink Pad, and then I made the mini bow using the We R Memory Keeper 3D Bow Maker. I added it on the tag with same adhesive glue.

I tied up the green/white baker’s twine on the tag.

On the second tag, I cut out the tag base with the tag nesting die out of the heavyweight white cardstock. And then, I use the Holly Background – ARTplorations Stencil and Distress Crayons (Festive Berries and Peeled Paint) to create that background. I added the crayon on the stencil and then using baby wipe to blend it in. After that, I added some splatters on it using the Distress Crayon Metallic Antique Bronze and watercolor brush. I dried it with craft heater.

I stamped the Blessed Christmas – Typografia Christmas on a heavyweight white cardstock with Memento Rhubarb Stalk In Pad and then I cut it out with the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.  I added it on the tag with dries-clear adhesive glue.

I added the ribbon and mini wood clip on the tag.

I love making these Christmas tags… It give the jolly feeling in my heart even though it is still Fall! I hope you all also feel the same… For more inspirations, make sure to head over to Tracey’s blog and STAMPlorations Blog for a chance to win one of two – $25 gift certificates to TWO lucky people!!!

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If you are using any stamps, or dies, or stencils from STAMPlorations on your tags, you can also link it up at STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by today! I hope you all have a fantastic day!!!