Tuesday, August 29, 2017

More Stamp-a-faire 2017 - Iron, Wool, & Bronze

Hello friends.  Slowly but surely working my way through as many of the challenges from this past weekend that I can from Papertrey Ink's Stamp-a-faire.  For this post I have 3 Christmas cards to share with you, using Yana Smakula's Iron tutorial, Debbie Olson's Wool tutorial, and Jessica Frost-Ballas's Bronze tutorial.


Yana made an absolutely beautiful Anniversary card using metal, and I just switched mine up to a Christmas card using strips of Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse, & Pure Poppy cardstock, and the Rustic Wreath die that was embossed 3 times with silver to create my metal piece.  CAS and I love the way it turned out!



LOVED Debbie Olson's tutorial and all the fun and beautiful wool "cookies" she made...too, too cute!!  I didn't have any Fine Linen or Kraft wool to make my cookies, so I used Fine Linen cardstock and then made the "frosting" from the white wool I had with the dies from Sweet Holiday Wishes.  I even sponged a little kraft ink around the cookies to give them the appearance of being "lightly browned".  The sentiment is also from the same set, and my background is Pure Poppy DSP.


My last card uses Jessica Frost-Ballas's idea's with mixing gold and copper embossing powders to make bronze.  I embossed the background with a script stamp, and then added my die cut snowflakes (Fancy Flakes) and sentiment (Wonderful Words: Holiday Die Collection) that were also embossed.  I used Ocean Tides cardstock for my background and snowflakes and sentiment.  A little hard to see in my photo but I pop dotted the "peace" so it gives a little more dimension to the card since it is all in the same colors basically.  Love the way this turned out and was totally inspired by Jessica's GORGEOUS card!!

You can check out Yana's beautiful card and all the other IRON cards right HERE.

You can check out Debbie's fun and cute WOOL cookies and all the other WOOL cards right HERE.

You can check out Jessica's gorgeous card and all the other BRONZE cards right HERE.



11 comments:

  1. Wow! Wonderful cards Marcia! I love the inlaid die... so effective with those colours too... Those cookies look so realistic on your second card and what great embossing and superb design on your 3rd card

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  2. I followed your cute cookie card here- how sweet your fuzzy frosting is! Then I got to see two more great cards! Happy SAF!

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  3. You have outdone yourself with all your Stamp-a-faire cards, Marcia!

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  4. These cards are stunners! Love how creative you were with the cookies.

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  5. Oh and the color blocking with the wreath was spot on!

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  6. Three beautiful cards Marcia.

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  7. ALL three are totally awesome, Marcia! Your Holiday cookies look absolutely delish :-p

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  8. Marcia I have been enjoying all your cards you created for Stamp-a-Faire, mostly on Instagram. I just could not fit in time to participate this year, maybe next year I hope!

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  9. Wow Marcia! Each one of these is as stunning as the next! So glad to see you were able to fit in making a few more for the challenges. The inlaid die cut card is so fun with those colorful stripes in the background and that sugar cookie card is sooooo darling! The embossed snowflakes with the mixed colors is fabulous! I've never thought to mix colors and I just love the look! Great, great cards my friend!

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  10. GREAT idea to make "piped frosting" that way!!

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  11. Marcia! I don't know where to start each of your cards is just amazing!! really friend you aced each and every one of the challenges this year!

    Patti

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