Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Christmas House–MCT Sneak Peek Day #2

Hello crafty friends! I know I have been around, but I kind of needed a bit of a break to get the creative energy flowing again. But, I think I am good for a while now, and it couldn’t be a better time – it’s release week at My Creative Time!

I have a card to share with you using the new Christmas House stamp set. Keep in mind, I do not consider myself an alcohol marker expert, so go easy on me! I’ve recently started acquiring Copic markers, so we will see where this all goes.

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When it comes to Christmas, I consider myself a bit of a traditionalist. So, I knew that I wanted to stick with a red and green palette.

I started by stamping the house image onto Stamper’s Select White cardstock with Onyx Black Versafine ink. I cut it out with the second to largest rectangle from my Spellbinders Classic Rectangles Large set. I loved that embossed border, makes it look like an old painting.

Next came the coloring, and believe it or not, I used six markers – three for the door alone! I used a combination of Prismacolor Markers and Copics. I started by adding a small amount of color to the snow covered roofline with PM-193 Mint Cream. Then I used B000, Pale Porcelain Blue, to color in the ground snow. I made very light flicks with the brush tip away from the house. For the door, I colored it in with R24, Prawn, and then I added shading to the right corner with PM-5, Scarlet Lake,  and PM-4 Crimson Red. I also added one little dot of PM-167, Apple Green, to the door handle. That probably sounds way more complicated than it really was, but, I try to give all pertinent information!

I inked the colored image with Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain Distress inks. Basically working from lightest to darkest. I added some dimensional adhesive to the back and mounted it on a small block of Scarlet Jewel cardstock from Papertrey Ink. I also used my trusty edge distresser to rough up the edges.

My patterned paper if from the My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found Christmas pad. It measures 4.25” x 3.” I adhered it temporarily to my Kraft base. Then I trimmed a piece of Ripe Avocado to 4” x 2.5.” and embossed it with the Candy Cane Stripes Cuttlebug folder. I adhered it with some Tombo Mono Multi glue and took the base to my sewing machine for some perimeter stitching.

I tied a bow with some Scarlet Jewel satin ribbon. Let me say that this was probably one of the fastest bows I have ever tied. I only mention that because normally it takes me ages to tie a bow with satin ribbon. I threaded a Vintage Cream button with some button twine and tied it around the knot.

I stamped the sentiment from Christmas House with Cherry Cobbler ink from Stampin’ Up. I LOVE that color. Instead of my usual banner end, I opted to trim at a diagonal.

Sneak Peek Giveaway Time!
With all of our Sneak Peek weeks, I love to do FUN giveaways!

All you have to do is leave comments on our blogs! You do NOT have to comment on every blog, BUT if you do, you will just have more chances to win!

SPREAD THE WORD TO THE WORLD ON FACEBOOK about this release & whatever connections you may have! Let us know on "My Creative Time's" FB page here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Creative-Time/364568506334 that you spread the word!

I will randomly pick & announce all winners on Friday, August 17th during the blog hop release happening @ 12:01am PST in my video! GOOD LUCK!

That’s all for today! Thanks for coming by and I wish you a blessed day!

59 comments :

  1. Gorgeous, Trell! I love the papers and embossing you used, and your coloring is perfect!

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  2. Trell - that is one beautiful and classy card. Looks like it should be sold in those high end paper stores. LOVE the card. GREAT JOB.

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  3. I like the traditional colors and the textures on your card! Awesome!

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  4. I love this card. It is really beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  5. Hi Trell,Your card is just GORGEOUS!I LOVE the great embossing and BEAUTIFUL colors,GREAT Sneak Peek my friend!Have a SUPER day!!:)

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  6. Fabulous card Trell! Love the design. Thank you for sharing

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  7. This card is simply gorgeous! I love the embossing and the traditional colors too! Great job Trell!

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  8. Love this card Trell! It is classy and perfect! So happy that you have your creative juices flowing again, love your style!

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  9. Great card. I love the colors and the dimension.

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  10. just beautiful... very classy and love the embossing and that stamp! ooh la la! eva

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  11. I have to say I love the small hint of color you used. And the PTI ribbon and paper color is prefect. And wow I just told a friend how all of your bows are prefect. To hear your comment about your bows is so funny. Love your card and your ribbons. LOL TFS AJ~


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  12. Your card turned out perfect! The texture is awesome! Love it!

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  13. Warm and cozy design for Christmas. :)

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  14. I haven't tried Copic markers yet but they certainly do give great color. Love your card!

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  15. Emma's little house stamp set is so cute...perfect for a nice Christmas/Winter card. Have fun with the Copic Markers...I don't have them but they look like fun! Great job on your card!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  16. Very pretty card!! I love how you highlighted the snow with the pale blue, great job!!
    Kristan
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  17. As always trell this card is fabulous, love the subtle palette for the image it pairs up parfectly with the green and red. TFS
    Have a great day!
    Liz

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  18. WOW, this is GORGEOUS! Amazing job Trell! Hugs- Glora

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  19. Trell, your card is so gorgeous! I think you did a wonderful job coloring! You did an awesome job! Thanks for sharing and hope you have a wonderful day! lindagk23ataoldotcom

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  20. Your cards are ALWAYS GORGEOUS Trell!! I'm glad you are rested and back!!! Hugs, Leanne

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  21. Trell ~ OMG ~ this is just stunning! The papers go PERFECTLY with this CUTE little house! I LOVE ALL the details! Simply GORGEOUS!

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  22. Love the red and green colors. This is the cutest stamp and I love the sentiment. The distressing adds so much dimension.
    Ogdendoll@gmail.com

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  23. Wow, this is Beautiful Trell. That Distressing and stitching really make the card pop. Smooches...

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  24. Love your card Trell. TFS
    I love the traditional color, too.
    dmcardmaker (at AOL dot com)
    (new email follower)

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  25. I love traditional colours too. I like your colouring.
    thejanner@xcelco.on.ca

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  26. Beautiful card! I love your design, it's so basic but stunning. Your papers are great, too.

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  27. Totally love how you used the traditional colors, great card.

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  28. Your card is gorgeous! Thans for sharing :)

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  29. love this stamped house and the saying gives such a cozy feel thanks for highlighting it
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  30. Love your card great job on it.

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  31. Hi there, I love your card and the paper that you used are great, thanks for sharing.

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  32. I love your card, and all the detail you put into it. Great job with the copics:)

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

    monita23 at ca dot rr dot com

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  33. OMG!!!Very Beautiful!!!Love all the details!!!
    Migdalia
    Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

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  34. Great looking card and this stamp is just adorable.

    Gabriela

    gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

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  35. Great card. I love the traditional colors you used.!

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  36. Love your card! This stamp has to be my favorite!

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  37. It was worth the wait Trell. You did a really nice job on this card. I especially like the distressing on the red mat...

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  38. Cute card, I also tend to stick with traditional colors. :0)

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  39. Very nice card! I like the embossing on the green paper for added texture. TFS!

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  40. Wonderful card--I like your stitching and the coloring.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  41. Signature Trell creation! Love it! So pretty! Love the details too. :)

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  42. This little house stamp is just too cute. love it.

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  43. I love yhe paper combination against the deep ribbon

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  44. trell, I love how you mixed the perfect ribbon with the distressed paper! perfect combo!!!

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  45. Great textures and design.

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  46. Great card!! I love the stamp!
    Angela
    http://angelascraftyspot.blogspot.com/

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  47. Beautiful card - you really put alot of work into the details!

    Cindy - 1mamacyn@gmail.com

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  48. This is a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing :)
    Jessica
    jrparlier@gmail.com
    http://jessica-fortheloveofcrafting.blogspot.com/

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  49. Your card looks fantastic. The color pallet looks sleek and clean. Love that. That is a cute little stamp image.

    Sew Sweet N Crafty
    SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com
    SewSweetNCrafty@gmail.com

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  50. Love your card. This little house and snowman stamp is just so adorable.

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  51. This is very nice, traditional card. I love it! The coloring looks fantastic!!

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  52. What a sweet, warm card. Such an inviting scene.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

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  53. so pretty love the ribbon and paper. thanks for sharing :)
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  54. Great card. Love the colors and dimensions used.
    Thanks for sharing.

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