Friday, November 30, 2012

Blake's Back!!

Good morning friends.  Today I'd like to share a card that I made last year using the "Blake" stamp from Rubbernecker Stamp Co.  This card is totally a CASE from the VERY talented Kittie Caracciolo.  If you've never visited her site (http://kittiekraft.typepad.com/), then grab a snack and drink and be prepared to be amazed for an hour or two (or more)!  I've been following her site for years now, and she just never ceases to amaze me!  The card that I CASE'd is a stair-stepper card, and while it is a little involved, I think you'll like it.  Take a look:



Again, this card was very involved, so I only made a few, but I think it was totally worth the time and effort.  There's a great tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers that can show you exactly how to do the stair step card if you're interested.  Once you have the card base made, it's simply a matter of adding all your additions.  My first step was to sponge "snow" onto the card base with SU's Cool Caribbean (retired) ink.  I then cut out 3 trees with PTI's Christmas Tree die using SU's Always Artichoke cs (also spongeing the edges) and then running them through the crimper tool.  I then stamped "Blake" with Momento's Tuxedo Black ink and colored him with Copics.  After cutting him out, I played with positioning Blake and the tree's before glueing them down.  My last step was cutting out the fence (PTI) and pine branches (MS punch) and attaching to the front of the card base and then adding little red bows (Michael's) and LOTS of glitter.  Oh, and a star cut from silver glitter paper (American Crafts POW Glitter Paper) for one of the tree's and a q-tip dipped in white ink to make the "snow" on the tree's.

That's all for today, but I'll be back next week with more to share and hopefully inspire.  I'd like to leave you with a quote from the devotional I read (Jesus Calling by Sarah Young) that has just really spoken to me these last few days.  "Bring me the sacrifice of gratitude, and watch to see how much I bless you."  In ALL things, (NOT just a few things, but ALL things) give thanks.  He wants us to know that everything comes from Him and we need to thank Him daily and then watch Him bless your socks off! :0)  Have a great "thankfull" day friends!       

4 comments:

  1. I just love this card! Still overwhelmed by the package of cards. Happy Weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  2. WOW!! How long did THAT take you?! Very nice. And I liked Cool Carribbean.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This card was definitely done in stages! I probably would have quit at the get go if I'd tried to do it all at once!! I LOVED Cool Caribbean and wish there was a similar color!! :0(

      Delete

Thanks so much for stopping by...your comments really do make my day!