Saturday, December 16, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh | Watercolor Wild Rose

Hi there! Today I have this fun shaker card made with Pretty Pink Posh products. This will be perfect to hand over post -Christmas gifts.  


To make this, I stamped the Wild Rose stamp set on the card base that would serve as the background of my shaker card. Then to create my shaker, I used the exclusive Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped circles.


Next, I heat embossed the florals from Wild Rose stamp set in rose gold, and watercolored those with some gorgeous Daniel Smith.


I die cut "thank you" from the Thank You script die and heat embossed that with rose gold embossing powder too! The shaker is filled with Enchanted Garden sequins.



Then the whole thing was matted with pink cardstock.  Have you started your thank you cards?

Hugs,

Crystal

Friday, December 15, 2017

Studio Katia | December Release

Hi there! Welcome to my stop of the Studio Katia December Release Hop! You should be arriving here from the amazing Svetlana.




 I have a very fun shaker using the newest creative die Dotted Loops and the GORGEOUS Iridescent Hearts. These paired nicely with the Happy and Mandala stamp set!



To make this, I stamped the Mandala Flower on to the white card base using gray ink. On to another piece of white cardstock, I die cut the Dotted Loops.


Next, I added the Iridescent Hearts into the shaker. Then I heat embossed the Happy and birthday with WOW Silver glitter onto gray cardstock. 


And finished off with an Iridescent Hearts on the card base just to show how beautiful these babies are!

Now on to the really good stuff!

To celebrate our December release, Studio Katia is away $50 gift certificate to two lucky winners! The winners will be chosen from comments left on the Studio Katia blog.

You have up to 3 chances to qualify to win:
- Leave a comment on the Studio Katia Blog by Friday, December 22nd
- Like us on Facebook 
- Follow us (@studiokatia) on Instagram.

There is more! You can win a $20 GC to Studio Katia Store at every stop on the hop!



 The more blogs you visit, the greater your chances of winning. Every designer will choose a winner from comments left on their Blog or Instagram – so don’t forget to hop along and leave comments. 


*Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EST on Friday, December 22nd and winners will be announced on December 24th

Your next stop is Kaja! If you stumble here in the middle of the hop, be sure to start at the Studio Katia Blog.
Happy Hopping!

Crystal 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Right At Home | Christmas Foliage 2 | Guest Designer

Hi there! Crystal here with my second appearance for the Right At Home blog.


 I am super thrilled to share these two cards I made for the occasion. One was a bit more complicated than the other, however, they both showcase the beauty of the Christmas Foliage stamp set.

To begin, I have the clean and simple out of the two. 




To make this I stamped the foliage with green ink on to the white card base.


Next, I stamped the sentiment in black ink and added gold splatters.


Next, I heat embossed the Ponsietta in gold powder and colored it with Copics, then die cut with the matching Christmas Foliage die set.


I really liked the way it turned out, and it would be a good design to mass produce.
Next up, is a card idea I had in my head for quite some time.


Stamping the Ponsietta on the card base, then negative cutting a top white layer and adhering the top card panel with foam adhesive to raise it above the stamping.


The sentiment was stamped on the top card panel.


The Ponsietta are colored with Copics and added a bit of gold glitter Nuvo drops on the center.


TO add a bit of sparkle, a few Metallic Gold Confetti from Pretty Pink Posh finished off the card.

Which one is your favorite?

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Crystal 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Studio Katia | Happy Mandala Flower & Blooming Together | Guest Designer

Hi all! Crystal here with a special post for Studio Katia


I am super excited to be guest designing with Katia and the team. Her stamps are GORGEOUS and with so many possibilities.  I spent a very happy day coloring this card.



This card was super fun to make as it took stamping the mandala, then coloring each with Copic markers. 

Then, I heat embossed the "happy" onto vellum. Trimmed and adhered to the card base with foam tape. 



On black cardstock, I added the "you make me" and heat embossed that on white.


To finish off, I added the super fun Iridescent Crystal Mix facing up.



There is glitter Nuvo on the white areas on the actual mandala.



And it the whole thing made me quite happy. Now, this is not the end of the projects for me. Next up is a watercolor wonder, using the Together We Bloom stamp set and the Dotted Patterns: Fancy Square creative dies. 

Now for this c, rd I relied heavily on my heat embossing gun! I stamped the florals from Together We Bloom on to heavy watercolor paper, and heat embossed in white. Using my watercolors, I dabbed the paint on to the florals. 


The sentiment is then heat embossed on to the scallopped frame and embellished with Crystal Rainbow Confetti

This card turned out quite bright and happy. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Crystal Thompson

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Right At Home | Golden Christmas Foliage | Guest Designer

Hi there, Crystal Thompson here with a very special guest design spot using Right At Home Christmas Foliage. I am super excited to be here sharing this special card made with lots of gold and glitter.


  This stamp set is gorgeous, and while the poinsettia from Christmas Foliage are perfect for coloring I wanted to keep it one tone yet elegant.


To make this card, I began by heat embossing the card base with the poinsettia, pine and holly stamps from Christmas Foliage with gold embossing powder. Next, using vellum, and gold glitter cardstock I matted that over the card base. I measured out my sentiment and placed it on the glitter cardstock. 


 To finish it up, I added Nuvo Drops to my holly berries and added one last die cut poinsettia cut from the matching Christmas Foliage Die

It's a vision in gold! I hope you liked what I created today. I will be back later in the month with a few more projects.

Hugs!

Crystal

Products Used:
Christmas Foliage 
Christmas Foliage Die
EK Powder Tool

Monday, November 27, 2017

The Ink Road | My Favorite Face | Guest Designer

Hi there! Today I have a super fun post for The Ink Road Stamp company! I received some fabulous stamp sets to create with and I just love the sentiments. They are super witty and funny.


The compliments on these are fantastic and I could not resist the leaves.


 To make this, I stamped the leaves from Frond of You in two shades of green on to a masked centered area. Then heat embossed with gold a set of the leaves.


Once that was all dried up,  I added my sentiment from Compliments Volume 2.


And finished off with gold sequins!

What are your thoughts?! I loved the colors on this.

Thanks for stopping by!

Crystal

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh | Merry Christmas on Pattern Paper

Hello! Today I have another Christmas card featuring the newest release from Pretty Pink Posh. You know my "go to" is glitter paper and of course, this is loaded up with some fun elements all glittered up.


To start I selected a few pieced of patterned paper for my card panel.


The white holly leaves are from Festive Holly Dies 


Added some glitter nuvo to the berries

Glitter sentiment Merry Christmas Script Die and Sparkling Clear Snowflake Sequins Mix   for the shaker.

Quite glittery right?! This card was difficult to photograph as glitter sometimes does not come through pictures, but I did my best on this.  Have you started your Christmas cards yet? I am going to be a bit easy this year and send photo cards.

Crystal

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh | 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi there! Happy Thanksgiving!! I am so excited to be part of the 7th Annual 25 Days of Christmas Tags today.


Last year I did the hop and ended up winning some goodies, so it's super neat to be on this side of the blogging. Anyways, I have a shaker tag with lots of Pretty Pink Posh goodies.


Goodies for this card are: (each iamge will take you to the pretty pink posh store)



The little angel is colored in Copics and then given a very glittery dress courtesy of red glitter Nuvo drops. The sentiment is stamped onto a vellum banner.


Now be sure to hop on over to Tracey's blog, and create a tag for a chance to win some crafty goodies. Pretty Pink Posh is sponsoring a $30 gift certificate.  



Again thanks for participating with us.

Crystal

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Heffy Doodle | Elfish Antics

Happy Tuesday! I am here with a card made with Heffy Doodle's Elfish Antics. Gosh, this is my FAVORITE stamp set right now as I love the movie Elf. I seriously watch it several times a month when I feel I won't be judged too harshly!


This little guy was colored in Copics, then die cut with the matching Elfish Antics die. 


The sequin mix is from Pretty Pink Posh called 4mm Vintage Christmas Sequins Mix 


The sentiment is heat embossed on to the Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler card stock. 
I really liked the simplicity of this card and will be sure to send it out to the friend who introduced me to the movie Elf.

Have a great Tuesday!

Crystal