Saturday, December 10, 2016

Checking In With a Few Cards

Hey there!

It's been quite awhile since my last blog post so I thought I should pop in and share a few recent cards I've created.

This first one took me all day long but I think the end results were worth it. I used Hero Arts' gorgeous Antique Poinsettia stamp. Love coloring it with Copic markers! I added a bunch of white dots with a gel pen for a snowy effect. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.



Have you seen the newest, DieCember release from Simon Says Stamp? It's filled with fabulous products to celebrate our love of die-cutting! This next card uses the new, Curly Streamers die set. I cut out the two different streamers which come in the set, a few times each, with some glitter paper and added a sentiment. The silver gel pen dots add a bit more fun! This set could be used for many different occasions - birthdays, New Year's, retirement, or any kind of celebration.
 


And here is another new product from Simon's DieCember release. It's called Corbel Border and there are so many possibilities with this die! I cut it four times acros a panel, then added that cut-panel to a card base, which was ink-blended with some rainbow colors. So fun!
 
 
 On both of these last two cards, I used a wonderful stamp and die set from Simon Says Stamp called, You Matter.

That's it from me today. I hope you're all getting finished making your holiday cards! Mine are all done, stamped, addressed and mailed out! Feels so good to be ahead of the game this year! (Another reason to be grateful for retirement.)

Hugs and happy stamping!
Barb ♥


 

10 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

beautiful cards. Your poinsettia is simply stunning Barb, I really love the depth of colour you achieved.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Three beauties, Barb, but of course, the show stopper are the poinsettias! Just love all the dotty details!!

Cat Craig said...

Barb, your poinsettia is stunning. I love the bits of snow you've added. Such a fabulous and festive card. YOu are rocking those new Simon's dies in your 2nd and third cards. Fun fun fun.

Nancy said...

Hello Barb! Always nice to see your beautiful cards! Your poinsettia is gorgeous! Love the way you covered them is snow! That Curly Streamer die set is on my wish list! Hope you are doing well. It is cold in upstate NY, and I think we will have a white Christmas!

creatingincolors said...

What beautiful cards! I have those dies on the way, so I appreciate the inspiration!

Cindy C. said...

Stunning card Barb!!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous cards, Barb! Your Copic coloring is amazing...I love how you've brought those Poinsettias to life with your details, too! Loving your sparkly streamers, and how you played with the rainbow of colors on your last card! I know you've been a busy girl, and it's so great to see your post ~ Happy Holidays, my friend :)

CinnamonSally said...

Barb your cards are fabulous especially that gorgeous poinsettia!!

Kara Lynne said...

Beautiful cards, Barb! I am gushing over your poinsettias! They are just striking with the white snow falling on them! Those streamers look so festive in silver, and what a great way to use the Corbel border!

Greta said...

Wow, Barb--I'm loving all of these, but especially the first one! Amazing poinsettias, Barb! Happy New Year!