Sunday, December 13, 2020

Wheat

 Hello All,

For today I will be playing along with CASology. Their challenge this month is an interesting one, wheat. Well, it just so happens I got some inspiration on Pinterest- more about that later. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

These stamps are from an old PTI set called 'Mighty Oak'. The diversity of this set is what makes it one of my favs. This design is graphic, clean, and simple. Even though the stamp set depicts an oak tree I thought this would be another way to use the stamps. Well, I had some inspiration from Pinterest (of course) click here for the link.

I added a dark brown cardstock scrap at the bottom of the card to
visually ground the wheat on the card.

The sentiment is also an oldie but goodie from Gina K. Designs. The stamp had detail below the sentiment. I wasn't too crazy about the frill so I cut it off for a cleaner simpler look.


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Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. Lots of good crafting vibes headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and healthy. 


Friday, December 11, 2020

Holy Night

 Hello my CMHCD friends,

Welcome to a special edition from CMHCD! For today I am sharing our next challenge at Color My Heart Color Dare. Team B is now showing our traditional side to Christmas colors. I used only one color, navy, the rest are either neutral or metallic gold. Here is my card for today, enjoy! 

The scene of Mary, Joseph, and the Baby Jesus is omnipresent for this time of year. As I said previously, the only color used was navy. The color of the night sky upon Jesus's birth. The Star of Bethlehem guiding the scene on this card and is what guided the 'Wise Kings from the East' to the birthplace of Jesus Christ.

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Shawna Standish
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Left: 'The Star of Bethlehem' was die cut using the metallic paper and then covered with vellum. I die cut another embellishment from the same cardstock and added one jewel in the center. The card is an A2 size card. I had to create the card part a bit smaller to compensate for the star hanging over the edge of the card. Right: I stamped the scenery of Bethlehem in light gray for depth. I had to fill in the surrounding with a gray colored pencil leaving the halo appropriately white.

An interesting note regarding the 'Christmas Star' was in the news recently. I will link to the article hereEssentially the alignment of Jupiter and Saturn will be the closest it has been in 800 years. This conjunction will be so bright that it will look like a star, a Christmas Star.

How utterly appropriate to end such an awful year. A year full of fear, death, and falsehoods only to end with a planetary alignment as bright as a star. A star that will represent hope and light- at least for me.

Well, thank you again for taking the time out of your busy day to visit my corner of the internet. I do hope you will join us at Color My Heart Color Dare and play along.

Lots of good crafting vibes headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and stay healthy. Until then take care and we will see you soon!

Friday, December 4, 2020

Not Your Traditional Christmas

 Hello my CMHCD friends,

Welcome to a special edition from CMHCD! For today I am sharing our next challenge at Color My Heart Color Dare. Team B is showing our non-traditional side to Christmas colors. Here is my card for today, enjoy! 

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Shawna Standish

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Well, thank you again for taking the time out of your busy day to visit my corner of the internet. I do hope you will join us at Color My Heart Color Dare and play along.


Lots of good crafting vibes headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and stay healthy. Until then take care and we will see you soon!

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