Friday, December 31, 2010

Christmas Card #12 - Turquoise Tree And Reindeer



This card has a cream CS as its basis
Ingredients:
Heavy dark turquoise bubbles textured CS
Shiny gold paper, punched using EK Success Fleur De Lis edger punch
Light blue CS
Basic Grey patterned paper - Jovial
Michael Strong's Cloisonné Christmas Tree stamp (large), stamped on turquoise CS and heat embossed with black EP, cut with nail scissors and glued 3D for extra dimension
White and red half pearls, to add some Christmas glam
I hope you had a Merry Christmas. Happy New Year!
(You can enlarge each photo by clicking on it)
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas Card #11 - Reindeer And Bear




This card has a cream CS as its basis
Ingredients:
Leather textured brown CS
Kraft CS, which was punched using Martha Stewart's Garden Trellis deep edger punch
Basic Grey patterned paper - Jovial , its edges distressed with brown ink
Reindeer and Bear stamps (from my stash) stamped on Kraft CS, its edges distressed with brown ink, then glued on leather textured brown CS and glued 3D for extra dimension
Light blue and white checkered ribbon, inserted into large light blue and white buckle brads.
I hope you had a Merry Christmas. Happy New Year!
(You can enlarge each photo by clicking on it)
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly

Friday, December 24, 2010

Card of the day #5 - We Need a Little Christmas

I'm Card Captain at Michael Strong's Yahoo group this week.I'll upload a new card every day, and my 5th card for this week is a mini Christmas card - 3" high by 2 1/2" wide.

I tried to recycle here.
The card's basis was cut from an ad (very heavy CS, useful for small cards).
The tree's branches were all punched out of photo paper scraps, because it's the whitest paper and it resembles snow.

The card's front:
Black canvas textured CS
A 3D tree made of dozens of white branches, punched using Martha Stewart's branch punch, piled one on top of each other and glued together to create a snow covered tree
Basic Grey patterned paper - Jovial, just a thin scrap under the tree.
Clear, green and red blings

The card's inner side:
Basic Grey patterned paper - Jovial
Michael Strong's Cloisonné Christmas Tree stamp (small), stamped on red leather textured CS and heat embossed with black EP, cut with nail scissors and decorated using a white gel pen to resemble snow.


(You can enlarge each photo by clicking on it)
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
Challenges
December challenge "We Need a Little Christmas" for Michael Strong's Yahoo group
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Card of the day #4 - Happy New Year Card

I'm Card Captain at Michael Strong's Yahoo group this week.I'll upload a new card every day, and my 4th card for this week is a Happy New Year card.
Today is Technique Thursday, when I'm sharing a technique with you.
After I stamped, heat embossed and cut with nail scissors DOZENS of Christmas trees, in various EP colors and on several colors of CS, I thought I might as well use them to create a special card which fits the occasion.
It's a luxurious card, very rich and colorful.
It's a pop-up card. Its outer side seems clean and simple, showing one large Christmas tree with a few blings on it, and the colors are elegant yet calm.
But once you open the card, there's a celebration of colors inside.
It may seem like a lot of work… well, it is!
But the technique isn't complicated and you can try it with any stamp you have.

For the card's front I used:
White canvas textured CS on heavy white CS for the card's basis
Michael Strong's Cloisonné Christmas Tree stamp (large), stamped on silver CS and heat embossed with black EP, cut with nail scissors and glued 3D for extra dimension
Clear, green and red blings

For the card's inner part I used:
White canvas textured CS
Dark grey, red and grass green leather textured CS
Black and forest green canvas textured CS
Blue CS
Michael Strong's Cloisonné Christmas Tree stamp (small), stamped on these pieces of CS and heat embossed with silver, black, white and gold EP
All the trees were cut with nail scissors and then carefully glued in layers to create the card's depth
Clear, green and red blings
Shiny gold paper and white canvas textured CS
The sentiment Happy New Year was written with a gold gel pen in a special font called Dorly's hand writing :-)

Take a closer look at the side view of the card, from both sides.
And believe me - you really should enlarge these photos!

The tutorial was taken from my Israeli friend Shira and here's the tutorial.
I wish you all a very Happy New Year!
(You can enlarge each photo by clicking on it)
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Card #10 - Purple & Silver Christmas Tree

I'm Card Captain at Michael Strong's Yahoo group this week.
I'll upload a new card every day, and my third card for this week is another Christmas card.

Ingredients:
Cream CS for the card's basis
Dark eggplant purple CS with marble design
Patterned paper in shades of purple, pink and light blue from my stash
Another layer of dark eggplant purple CS with marble design, punched using Martha Stewart's Layered Arches edger punch
Light blue leather textured CS, punched using Martha Stewart's Layered Arches edger punch on both sides (upper and lower)
Michael Strong's Cloisonné Christmas Tree stamp (medium), stamped on dark eggplant purple CS and heat embossed with silver EP, cut with nail scissors and glued 3D for extra dimension - proudly standing alone as the central motif
Light blue punched snowflakes
White, lavender and light blue half pearls, to add some Christmas glam.
I hope you'll find it inspiring. Merry Christmas!
(You can enlarge the photo by clicking on it)
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Card of the day #2 - Flying Cranes And White Ribbon

I'm Card Captain at Michael Strong's Yahoo group this week.
I'll upload a new card every day, and my second card for this week is an optimistic card for the new year.

This card is suitable for a woman or for a man, because of its elegant and calm color combo.
It can be used for many occasions: for a new baby, for leaving the nest or for a fresh start in life.
The flying cranes are heading to the future. They are a symbol of an ambition to fly high.

Ingredients:
White CS for the card's basis
Dark aqua leather textured CS
Shiny silver paper
Basic Grey patterned paper - Boxer, its edges slightly distressed with Ranger's distress ink (Broken China)
White CS and shiny silver paper, cuttlebugged with SN, the white CS was also distressed with Ranger's distress ink (Broken China)
Michael Strong's Cloisonné Cranes Stamp Set (small and large) - both cranes were stamped, heat embossed with Zing's teal EP and glued 3D for extra dimension
Turquoise blings in various sizes
Narrow white satin ribbon.

For the interlacing ribbon piece I used a dark aqua leather textured CS, same as the background CS.
Both its edges were punched with EK Success Binding Edge Edger Punch.
Then I used a narrow white satin ribbon, interlacing it from one side to the other all the way down, and simply tying it at the lower end.

Take a closer look at the side view of the card, to see how attaching these 2 motifs - the cranes and the interlacing ribbon piece - with 3D foam tape creates nice shadows on the card's background.
Take a closer look at the cranes - can you imagine them flying?
(You can enlarge each photo by clicking on it)
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Card #9 - Christmas Presents

I'm Card Captain at Michael Strong's Yahoo group this week.
I'll upload a new card every day, and my first card for this week is a Christmas card.

Ingredients:
Cream CS for the card's basis
Forest green leather textured CS
Mat gold CS
Basic Grey patterned paper - Wassail
Mat gold CS, punched using Martha Stewart's Quilted edger punch, on both sides (upper and lower)
Michael Strong's Cloisonné Christmas Tree stamps (small and medium), stamped on forest green CS and heat embossed with gold EP, cut with nail scissors and glued 3D for extra dimension
Red and white half pearls, to add some Christmas glam.

I hope you'll find it inspiring. Merry Christmas!
(You can enlarge each photo by clicking on it)
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly

Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Card #8 - Red, Gold And Blings

This card has a large red Christmas tree as its central motif.
The major presence of the shiny gold paper makes it festive and elegant.




Ingredients:
Cream CS for the card's basis
Red leather textured CS
Basic Grey patterned paper - Wassail
Shiny gold paper, punched using Martha Stewart's Garden Trellis edger punch
Michael Strong's Cloisonné Christmas Tree stamp (large), stamped on red CS and heat embossed with black EP, cut with nail scissors and glued 3D for extra dimension
White snowflakes
Clear, green and red blings, to add some Christmas glam.
I hope you'll find it inspiring. Merry Christmas!
(You can enlarge each photo by clicking on it)
Challenges
Red, Gold & Snowflakes for ODBDSLC42 We Three…. (23.12.10 --> 26.12.10) .
Clean and Simple Card for Totally Stampalicious (19.12.10) .
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Taylord Concepts & Erika's AMAZING Blog Giveaway

Well, this is definitely The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, judging by this blog giveaway.
It's so unbelievably generous, you just have to go and see for youself. A M A Z I N G !!!
Visit Taylord Concepts by Erika Taylor before January 5th. You don't want to miss it.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Holiday Cards and Gifts Blog Hop - Snowy Tree And Interlacing Ribbon

I joined the Holiday Cards and Gifts Blog Hop created by Scrappin Thirdeeschik and hosted by Jamie.
You're welcome to hop from one blog to another, to get lots of inspiration and to feel the holiday spirit.
Don't forget to leave a comment wherever you visit, and maybe you'll win a candy on the way...

If you get lost along the way, here is a list of all the participating blogs:
-Jamie at Glitter, Stamps, and Paper, Oh My http://www.glitterstampsandpaperohmy.com/
-Jessica at Overjoyed Scrapper http://overjoyedscrapper.blogspot.com/
-Jill at The Scrapoholic http://thescrapoholic.blogspot.com/
-Stacey at Stacey's Creative Corner http://staceyscreativecorner.blogspot.com/
-Mandy at the Polka Dot Spot http://stamping4u.blogspot.com/
-Nikki at The Glamorous Side of Scrapping http://www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
-Crazy about Cricut at http://www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
-Nicolette at Beyond Scrapin http://www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com/
-Liz at Skittles and Scrapbooks http://skittles-and-scrapbooks.blogspot.com/
-KarelJ at One by One the Flamingos are Stealing my Sanity http://karelj.blogspot.com/
-Sandra at Sandy's Scrapbooks http://sandysscrapbooks.blogspot.com/
-Kristin at Lil Sweetpea's Place http://lilsweetpeasplace.blogspot.com/
-Meighen at Scrappin_3rdeeschik http://scrappin3rdeeschik.blogspot.com/
-Ellen at Card Monkey http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com/
-Jennifer at Crafty Card Gallery http://www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com/
-Denise at Dee's Designs from my heart http://deesdesignsfrommyheart.blogspot.com/
-Jesi at Jesi's Things http://jesisonaroll.blogspot.com/
-Dorly at Moderna Art & Designs http://modernadesignsart.blogspot.com/ - YOU ARE HERE

We don't celebrate Christmas in Israel.
Actually, until yesterday the weather here was so warm and sunny (even in December!) and now it's getting rainy so we're wearing more than a T-shirt…
All of you who have snow piling up your doorway - don't be jealous.
At least you have enough water in your country, and you can enjoy the lovely sight of snow, so white and elegant (unless you're stuck in traffic… lol)
I made quite a few Christmas cards for family members and friends who celebrate it.
You can see several of them in my former posts, and I promise to show a few new ones in the following posts.

This is my Christmas Card #7, with a large Christmas snowy tree and a special motif of interlacing ribbon.
Ingredients:
This card has a white CS as its basis.
The next layer is a green canvas textured CS, its edges distressed for a Shabby Chic look.
Then there's a shiny gold paper, and a piece of patterned paper (from my stash) in shades of gold and green.
There are 2 main motifs on this card - the snowy tree and the interlacing ribbon piece.

For the interlacing ribbon piece I used black canvas textured CS.
Both its edges were punched with EK Success Binding Edge Edger Punch.
Then I used a narrow green satin ribbon, interlacing it from one side to the other all the way down, and simply tying its ends.

For the snowy tree I used Michael Strong's Cloisonné Christmas Tree stamp (large).
I stamped it on black canvas textured CS, then I heat embossed it with white EP, cut it with nail scissors and glued it 3D for extra dimension.
I also added clear, green and red blings, to add some Christmas glam.
Take a closer look at the side view of the card, to see how attaching these 2 motifs with 3D foam tape creates nice shadows on the card's background.
(You can enlarge each photo by clicking on it)
Now hop over to your next stop, Jamie's blog at Glitter, Stamps, and Paper, Oh My
I hope you'll find it inspiring. Merry Christmas!
Challenges
J is for Jewels and Gems for Alphabet Challenge Blog (19.12.10) .
Challenge 60 - Snow for Totally Gorjuss (17.12.10) .
Challenge #106 (CBC106) - Christmas Embellishments for Belli Challenge (22.12.10) .
Snow Much Fun for Daring Cardmakers (17.12.10) .
WMC35 - CASE YOUR FAVORITE for Wee Memories (17.12.10 --> 19.12.10) .
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Card #6 - Snowman




This card has a cream CS as its basis
Ingredients:
Dark burgundy canvas textured CS
White CS, punched using Martha Stewart's Layered Arch edger punch
Basic Grey patterned paper - Jovial
Black canvas textured CS and light olive green CS, cut with SN Labels Thirteen through the Cuttlebug
Snowman sticker by Jolee's Boutique, glued 3D for extra dimension
White snowflakes
White half pearlsI hope you'll find it inspiring. Merry Christmas!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly

Sunday, December 5, 2010

christmas Card #5 - Christmas Flowers



This card has a cream CS as its basis
Ingredients:
Heavy dark turquoise bubbles textured CS
Shiny gold paper, which was punched using Martha Stewart's Garden Trellis deep edger punch
Basic Grey patterned paper - Jovial
3 Velvet Poinsettia flowers (light red, white and true red), attached with a turquoise crystal brass brad and glued 3D for extra dimension
Turquoise blings in various sizes, to add some Christmas glam
I hope you'll find it inspiring. Merry Christmas!
Challenges
F for Foliage for Alphabet Challenge Blog (10.12.10) .
DDCC #92-Dec 2-Christmas Card/Tag or Ornament for Dutch Dare Card Challenges (8.12.10) .
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Card #4 - Birds Singing For Santa


This card has many paper layers:
Cream CS as its basis
Shiny gold paper
Black canvas textured CS, punched using Martha Stewart's Birds on a Wire edger punch
Red leather textured CS
Basic Grey patterned paper, Jovial line
Shiny gold paper (again)
Black canvas textured CS, punched using Martha Stewart's Birds on a Wire edger punch (again)
Cream leather textured CS
Patterned paper with Santa's vintage photo, its edges distressed with brown ink, which was glued on the cream CS and then glued 3D for extra dimension
And red half pearls, to add some Christmas glam.
I hope you'll find it inspiring. Merry Christmas!
Challenges
An Old Fashioned Christmas for Wild Orchid Challenges (5.12.10) .
Spotty Stripy Christmas for Daring Cardmakers (3.12.10) .
2 kinds of patterned paper Paper Cutz Challenge # 70 (10.12.10) .
Take Any 3 colours, Christmas theme for The Stamp Man Challenge #11 (17.12.10) .
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly