In the Pines Night Sky

Well we are now into week two of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge. Today was a technique challenge using ink blending. I’ve never done an ink blended card but you’re never too old to learn something new. I had fun creating this night sky. I’ve got to work on the water droplet part but I didn’t think it was too bad for a first try.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
In the Pines (153448), Poinsettia Petals (153475)
Card-Stock:
Whisper White (100730), Pacific Point (111350), Basic Black (121045) 
Ink: Pacific Point (147098), Misty Moonlight (153118), Rich Razzleberry (147091), Versamark (102283)
Accessories:
Pine Woods Dies (153563), Sponge Daubers (133773), White Embossing Powder (109132), Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Heat Tool (129053), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

 

 

Warm Hugs for the Holidays

Here’s the post for Day 7 of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge. Today’s theme is Green like the Grinch. Green is one of my favorite colors but I haven’t been challenged to create a card all in green. Either way, at least I’m getting closer to getting my Christmas cards done early. Hope you’ll consider playing along with us.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
Warm Hugs (153478), Itty Bitty Christmas (150513)
Card-Stock:
Pear Pizzazz (131201), Whisper White (100730), Mossy Meadow (133676), Real Red (102482), Heart Warming Hugs DSP (153492) 
Ink: Mossy Meadow (147111)
Accessories: 
Warm Wraps Dies (153521), Layering Circles Dies (151770), Subtle Embossing Folder (151775), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220), Paper Snips (103579), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Dimensionals (104430)

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

 

 

Joy to the World

I just finished the post for Day 6 of the #30DayChristmasCardChallenge with Martin Stone. Melon Mambo isn’t a color I would have chosen for Christmas but that’s what challenges are all about. I’m more of a traditional color Christmas gal. I had fun playing along anyway. Don’t you want to join us?

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
Peace & Joy (153430)
Card-Stock:
Whisper White (100730), Melon Mambo (115320), Basic Black (121045) 
Ink: Melon Mambo (147051), Memento Black (132708), Granny Apple Green (147095)
Accessories:
Joys Dies (153530), Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder (151801), Paper Snips (103579), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

Coming Home for Christmas

Well it’s Day 5 of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge. Today’s theme is Driving Home for Christmas. Most of the images were cut from the Trimming the Town DSP, I don’t mind fussy cutting. This is such a fun set, so many different scenes can be created, just let your imagination run wild. Before long I’m going to have a big part of my Christmas cards completed, don’t you want to play along with us?

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
Coming Home (153500)
Card-Stock:
Crumb Cake (120953), Whisper White (100730), Real Red (102482), Trimming the Town DSP (153491), Subtles DSP (146966) Retired
Ink: Craft Whisper White (147277), Pool Party (147107), Basic Gray (149165), Stampin’ Blends – Smoky Slate (154904), and Pool Party (154894) 
Accessories:
Home Together Dies (153515), Stitched So Sweetly (151690), Stitched Be Mine Dies (148527), Linen Thread (104199), Paper Snips (103579), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Dimensionals (104430)

Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith

Merry and Bright Christmas

Here’s the post for Day 2 of #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge. It’s a technique challenge using paper piecing. The holly from Christmas Gleaming is pieced in using the Poinsettia Place DSP. It’s been quite some time since I’ve played with this technique.  Don’t you want to play along with us as we get a jump start on our Christmas cards this year?

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
Peace & Joy (153430), Christmas Gleaming (150464)
Card-Stock:
Real Red (102482), Shimmery White (101910), Mossy Meadow (133676), Heart Warming Hugs DSP (153492), Poinsettia Place DSP (153487) 
Ink: Real Red (147084), Memento Black (132708) Blends: Poppy Parade (154958)
Accessories:
Joys Dies (153530), Paper Snips (103579), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

Winter Winds

Today’s post is my first entry into Martin Stone’s 30 Day Christmas Card Making Challenge. The snowman is frolicking in the latest snow flurry created using the Snowflake Splendor DSP. I just love the blues and purples together in this fun holiday selection. Don’t you want to play along with us as we get a jump start on our Christmas cards this year?

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
Snowman Season (150458), Itty Bitty Christmas (150513)
Card-Stock:
Highland Heather (146986), Shimmery White (101910), Balmy Blue (146982), Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper (153513), Snowflake Splendor DSP (153512) 
Ink: Versamark (102283), Memento Black (132708) Blends: Balmy Blue (154830), Highland Heather (154887), Pumpkin Pie (154897), Smoky Slate (154904)
Accessories:
Stitched Shapes Dies (152323), Stitched Rectangles Dies (151820), White Embossing Powder (109132), Heat Tool (129053), Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon (146912), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Dimensionals (104430)

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

Coming Home Village Card

This one has no stamps or stamping. I fussy cut all the images from the Trimming the Town DSP to create this little village scene.

Card Recipe:
Card-Stock:
Poppy Parade (119793), Soft Suede (115318), Whisper White (100730), Trimming the Town DSP (153491)
Accessories:
Home Together Dies (153515), Stitched Rectangle Dies (151820), Paper Snips (103579), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Dimensionals (104430)

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

Coming Home Joy Fold Swap Card

This is my swap card for the Pals August – December Mini Catalog Swap. I decided to do something a little different and create a Joy Fold Card.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
Coming Home (153500), Dove of Hope (153406)
Card-Stock:
Early Expresso (119686), Whisper White (100730), Misty Moonlight (153081), Trimming the Town DSP (153491)
Ink: Versamark (102283), Early Expresso (147114), Stampin’ Blends – Poppy Parade (154958), Old Olive (154892), Bronze/Ivory (154922) Smoky Slate (154904), and Pool Party (154894) 
Accessories:
Home Together Dies (153515), Hippo & Friends Dies (153585), White Embossing Powder (109132), Heat Tool (129053), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Dimensionals (104430)

Love of Leaves for Shut-Ins

I designed this card using the leaf from yesterday’s card. The Love of Leaves Bundle is awesome because it leaves behind a stitched edge on the reverse piece and has a stitched pattern for the interior of the leaves. You can use them together or make two cards from one pass through the Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
Love of Leaves (153452)
Card-Stock:
Pumpkin Pie (105117), Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730), Bumblebee (153077), Plaid Tidings DSP (153527) 
Ink: Versamark (102283)
Accessories:
Stitched Leaves Dies (153567), Hippo & Friends Dies (153585), Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder (153576), White Embossing Powder (109132), Heat Tool (129053), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Dimensionals (104430)