Thursday, January 10, 2019

I Love You(calyptus)

Hello!
Today I have a cute valentine to share with a beautiful ink blended background and images colored with colored pencils.  I love the soft colors the pencils gave me for these images. I created this card as a valentine but I think the colors lend themselves to be used year round.

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I colored the green scalloped circle with ink as well to create custom colored cardstock to match my images.  When you don't have a matching color cardstock in your stash this is an easy way to create something that matches perfectly!

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How cute is that little koala, I think the softness of the colored pencil blended with gamsol really is perfect for him. There is still some texture to the image but it has a nice blended smoothness as well.

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Check out my tutorial video showing just how I colored and created this card.  You can watch it below or HERE on my YouTube channel as well.


Thanks for stopping by today!


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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Seasons Givings Blog Hop


Hello Friends and Happy New Year!
Welcome to this year's Seasons Givings Blog Hop. You should be arriving from my friend Nichol Spohr's blog.  

First a big thank you to Latisha for always organizing this hop each new year. I also want to thank you, my readers, for taking the time to read and comment on my blog, Instagram and Facebook. I have not posted as much this year as I have in past years but I really do appreciate everyone who comes to visit and comment. It is always encouraging. The Seasons Givings Blog hop is a way for us to give back and say thank you to our readers, so each stop on this hop has a giveaway so be sure to stop by each blog and leave a comment. The full list is at the bottom of this post.

Before I get to my giveaway I wanted to recap my favorite 9 cards I have shared this year. Click on the numbers listed below the image to visit the blog post for each card. 


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one    two    three    four    five    six    seven    eight    nine

Now it's giveaway time. I have a big prize package containing some great stamp and stamp companies. Unfortunately, I do not get to use all the products I receive or purchase. There are just too many lovely things and not enough time.  So I am passing some of these lovely stamps on to my readers as a thank you for sticking with me through another year! This prize pack includes products from Concord & 9th, Waffleflower, Simon Says Stamp, Honey Bee, Hello Bluebird, Taylored Expressions, Studio Katia, Neat & Tangled and more. Yes, I will be throwing in some more goodies not even pictured! Please leave a comment below letting me know what you are looking forward to in the new year to be eligible. US shipping addresses only please for this prize due to shipping cost. Giveaway will close Friday, January 4th at 12:00pm EST. 



I will also be giving away a $30 gift card if you are an international reader.  Please just leave a comment below telling me your favorite thing that happened in your life in 2018 also let me know you are an international reader in your comment as well. Giveaway will close Friday, January 4th at 12:00pm EST.


Next on the hop is my dear friend Jenn Shurkus! Please go and show her some love. 

Chari Moss  <---you are here

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Get Cracking on Christmas: Sending Cheer Stitched card


Hello! It's the last Get Cracking on Christmas post of the year! We made it! If you haven't noticed me and my friends have been making one Christmas card a month all year because when it becomes holiday time we tend to get too busy and never get to play with our Christmas goodies.  This year is no exception.  I put up our tree but past that the Christmas spirit has eluded me this year.  But I do have a holiday card to share today that is non-traditional colors so really the idea could be used any time of year.

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I stitched a quilt square kind of pattern onto a card base that I die cut with Paper Smooches stitching die.  I wish I had the square stitched die but I do not, so to improvise I pushed my colorful design to the top so that the bottom was more solid and would be the perfect place for my sentiment.  The sentiment is from WPlus9 and I love that even though it is a holiday product it could be used year round. To finish it off I added some silver snowflake sequins from my stash.

Please visit my friends Jenn, Libby and Caryn to see their final Christmas projects for the year as well. And if you want to join in share your holiday projects on social media with the tag #getcrackingonchristmas.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Lawn Fawn Release Week: Polka Heart Backdrops


Hello!
Today is the last day of Lawn Fawn Release week. You know what that means, all new products will be avaliable tomorrow! But, in the mean time I have some projects featuring the newest backdrop dies, Polka Hearts Backdrops.

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My first card has a tone on tone background using the Polka Heart Backdrop die. I layered Pixie Dust glitter cardstock behind a die cut white panel for a subtle look.

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I added some Candy Hearts cuts out with ballet slipper cardstock on top and Guava cardstock behind.  The sentiment is also a mix of a Guava cardstock strip with white embossing and Mermaid cardstock with Rose Gold embossing.

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My second set of cards features some distress oxide ink blending. I created a rainow background as a base for each card.  For one I cut the Polka Heart Backdrop from white cardstock and layered the rainbow panel behind.  I added a simple sentiment with scripty be and scripty mine cut from black glitter cardsock. 

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For my second card I sprayed the inked panel with perfect pearl spray for a pearlized shine.  Once dry I used the Polka Heart Backdrop to cut the inked panel.  I layered this over a black background for a different look. I used the toaster and toast from Let's Toast on this card.  I white embossed the toaster on Storm Cloud cardstock and stamped the toast on kraft cardstock eliminating the need for too much coloring.

Be sure to stop by the Lawn Fawn blog for more projects from the Design Team.

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