November 2016

Masculine Merry Christmas - Red Sweater and Snowflakes

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Red Sweater Merry Christmas Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I went to my 12 hour crop intending to work on some projects. What I like most about going is the camraderie with fellow crafters. One gal gave me a 6 x 6 dry embossed sweater that is a new Stampin' Up Embossing folder. Her mother was there and she had brought the folder so I was able to make a white and grey as well. I am still pondering their future. I wanted to make a horizontal card which...

Winter Wishes - Snowy Lane - Distress Ink Snow

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Winter Wishes - Snowy Lane | Tracy Marie Lewis |

This is a very easy stamp to use. I fell in love with Penny Black's Hidden Path red rubber stamp. It is a 5 x 7 so for my A2 card size I was able to choose what portion of the image I wanted to incorporate into my project. I inked with four different distress inks, then I spritzed the stamp to diffuse some of the color. I placed my paper face down on the stamp and rubbed the surface carefully...

Woodland Deer - Let it Snow Card

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Woodland Deer - Let It Snow | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Not ready to be finished with my favorite woodland theme, I made one last woodland card. For this one I pulled out all the stops. I started with a grey background and used white gel pen to create snow falling. I used a Cottage Cutz tree die in the back right corner for some depth, then I added a snowy hill.

In front of all those layers I used white vellum to give a sort of foggy...

Tis The Season Deer in Woods Card

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Tis the Season Deer in the Trees Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

After making the star and leaping deer card, I decided to use the same sentiment as on that card but this time using my woodland dies. I picked a light blue grunge patterned background and dry embossed it with falling snow - LOVE this embossing folder, I put it in the supplies list below. I cut out a snow bank and edged it with Distress Stickles designer Clear Rock Candy.

I cut the...

Tis The Season Deer and Star Distressed Card

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Tis the Season Leaping Deer Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

This is a mix of my two favorite Christmas card styles. Distressed wood grain with layers of stars mixed with woodland deer. I colored the seam tape ribbon with Copic Marker (G29) and Alcohol to give the varied green, I scrunched it up in a baggie then took it out to dry. I layered a very fine white lace ribbon with it to make the bow. I used some textured mint green holiday craftpaper for the...

Spellbinders and Memory Box Ornament Card

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Spellbinders and Memory Box Ornament Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

This card is a combo challenge card. I am camping this week in our trailer. It is out second trip away from "home" which is a misnomer since where ever we go, our home comes with us. We camped just north of my husband's family so we could head there for Thanksgiving dinner. Earlier today we took a walk along the trail marked on the RV Camp's map. It started nice and easy, along a service road...

Wood Embossed Texture with Blue Sky Hello Feather Card

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Wood and Clouds Feather Hello Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

When I first started making cards I saved a card design that is still on my laptop to this day. If I knew who made it I would gladly give them credit as I CASEd that card to make this one. It was an all white card that used a square die cut and I used oval. They had a smooth top layer with the under layer being white vertical wood grain.

I combined this old card image with a new...

Lawn Fawn Merry & Bright Card

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Lawn Fawn Merry & Bright Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I have a container full of Christmas bits and baubles. Included in these treasures are some leftover Copic Colored Lawn Fawn pieces. I also had some stashed stitched snowflakes from Lawn Fawn as well as some smaller Memory Box snowflakes. I was working on a multiples of 3 layout that would tie in with my use of a sentiment as part of my background. I ended up placing the sentiment staggered...

Dragonfly and Flowers Birthday Card for Mom

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Awesomely Artistic Happy Birthday | Tracy Marie Lewis |

This is the other birthday card I made my mom. I used two Stampin' Up stamp sets. Awesomely Artistic and Labeler Alphabet. I had packed my Copic Markers away so for this card I used Sharpie Markers. Sharpie Markers I was able to cut the pieces out using Dies By Dave dies. He sells the dragonfly separate from the other pieces, so be sure to add that item if you want the entire set. I chose a...

Frilly Birthday Card for Mom

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Mom's Frilly Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I make my mom a couple of cards for her birthday. The reason being that she is a card crafter as well and I pick unique styles that she can use for inspiration for her own crafts. This is my frilly style of card. She always gets one of these. I bought a fancy die set from Gina Marie last year. It appears to be no longer sold, I think had "vines" in its name. I worked hard to perfect the...