Monday, November 6, 2017

Cards in Envy Typography

The new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog is called "Typography."  Create a card using letters, words or a sentiment as the main focus.  This Merry Christmas sentiment from Cherry Lynn is so pretty and is so big it becomes the focus of the card.  I cut it out of 5" tear tape and used silver guilding flakes to cover the die.  Then I cut a black cardstock one to mount on back to give it some lift off the card. 

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy challenge.  Cherry Lynn die. Christmas card.
The black and white carols paper from Stampin'Up made a great background.  I mounted it on metallic silver cardstock and attached a metallic silver bow. 

Come see what the rest of the design team's Typography cards look like on the Cards in Envy blog and then link up your Typography card with us.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Merry Making Day 5

The last day of the Online Card Classes Merry Making was a focus on watercolor.   I tried the watercolor through a stencil technique.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for OCC Merry Making, Watercolor Stencil Technique
I used my Zig Clean Color Brush pens through a Clear Scraps stencil.  The sentiment is Tim Holtz Sizzix thinlits.  

I am adding this to the Merry Monday challenge.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Cards in Envy Let's Play Dress-up Challenge

There's a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog.  We are looking for cards that feature Halloween Costumes.  I dug out my Tim Holtz Crazy Birds and dressed them up for Halloween.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Challenge Blog
Have you ever bought a stamp set just for the sentiment?  This sentiment just cracks me up. The set had the shoes too!  Jump on over to the Cards in Envy blog and check out the rest of the Design Teams costumes!  Then link up your costume card for a chance at bragging rights.

I'm entering this in the Retro Rubber Challenge Boo!  Both the sentiment stamp (SU Tee Hee Hee) and the Crazy Birds are over a year old.

I am also entering it in the Shopping Our Stash Challenge "If the Shoe fits."

I am also entering in the Creative with Stamps Challenge "Shoes."

Happy Crafting!
Donna  

Friday, October 13, 2017

Merry Making day 4

The Online Card Classes Merry Making class Day 4 focus is on die cutting.  Here's a card that has not stamping at all.  Just die cuts.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for OCC Merry Making class, Elizabeth Craft and Memory Box die cuts.
I love the dimension on this card.  I didn't make it a shaker card but I coated the sentiment, snowflakes and snow with Wink of Stella for some shine.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Merry Making Day 3

Day 3 for the Online Card Classes Merry Making class was about using non-holiday stamps for holiday cards.  I pulled out my Club Scrap Woven Strands Celtic style stamps for this card.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for OCC Merry Making class, Club Scrap Woven Strands stamps and DP

The sentiment is from CTMH White Pines set.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Merry Making Day 2

This card for the Online Card Classes Merry Making Class was about paint resist.  I used a metallic paint in the background.  I love the way the metallic acrylic paint shines through all the distress ink and the stamping.  So pretty!

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for OCC Merry Making, Tim Holtz Sizzix stamp and die set
I added a little snow pen to the top of the joy sentiment and some snow ornaments on the trees. 

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Merry Making Day 1

I signed up for the Online Card Classes Merry Making card class.  One of the techniques on day 1 was a bokeh effect using Distress Oxide inks.  Here's the card I made using that background technique.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce, for OCC Merry Making Day 1, Stampin'Up Night in Bethlehem
I used Stampin'Up's Night in Bethlehem and I am loving the layered city scene that comes with the matching dies.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna




Monday, October 2, 2017

Cards in Envy Blowin' in the Wind

The Fall Season is upon us!  The new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog is for Autumn cards with leaves on them.  This is my favorite The Aspen trees are turning gold in the mountains. The air is crisp and the skies are brilliant blue. Here's my Autumn card.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Challenge blog Autumn card
It's a little hard to see but the leaves are die cut from metallic gold cardstock.  Head on over to the Cards in Envy blog and check out what the rest of the design team came up with.  Then link up your Autumn cards with us.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Club Scrap Lagoon

I finally had a chance to get out my Club Stamp Lagoon kit and make some cards.  I came up with different versions from the suggestions in the kit.  I'll add these to the linky party for Lagoon.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for ClubScrap Lagoon Linky Party
On this card I used the Quad Print and cut slits in the seaweed.  The fish are stamped, cut out and  inserted in the slits to make it look like they are swimming in and out of the seaweed.  The fish are coated with Wink of Stella for some shine.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for ClubScrap Lagoon Linky Party.
On this card I used the Quad Print.  I stamped the mermaid tail on contrasting paper and then used sequins to accent the bubbles.  The mermaid tail is coated with Wink of Stealla for some shine.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, September 18, 2017

Cards in Envy Simple, Plain Card

The challenge on the Cards in Envy blog starts today and we are asking for simple, plain cards (Easy as 1, 2, 3).  That was a real challenge for me.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Simple Cards,  Tim Holtz thinlits and Snow Flurries. Memory Box Stencil

I did a stencil background (using distress ink and perfect pearls over the ink) and two die cuts.  That is as simple as I get (LOL)!  I really wanted to start working on Christmas Cards.  Yes, we have about 2 months before it is time to mail out Christmas Cards.  
Come check out what the rest of the design team did on the Cards in Envy blog.  Then link up your simple cards with us.

Happy Crafting!
Donna