Friday, November 28, 2014

Eat Cake and Celebrate!

After a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner and a fun evening with my family I wandered down to my craft room to make some cards with my new Stamping Bella stamps. Here's one I finished tonight.

This is Uptown Ava Loves to Celebrate. She can be found here:
I love the bright, fun colors of this paper pack. I used Kaiser Crafts Candy Lane Collection. It's a
6 x 6 inch paper pack full of funky greens and pinks. Since I haven't quite mastered the art of pleats with my Copics, I paper pieced her dress and added some shading with my W5, W3 and W1 markers. The card is a 5 1/2 inch square. I used some pearls from my stash along the scalloped edge.
I just stamped the same image in Bubblegum Pink (Close to My Heart) on the inside and finished it off with a C.C. Designs sentiment.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Making a Tri Fold Shutter Card

Tonight I wanted to try something new so I pulled up a tutorial I had saved on Pinterest and started measuring. Here's the link for the card instructions I followed:
Here's my version...enjoy!

I used the rubber stamp "X-Mas Treat" by Penny Black. I colored the image with Copics and mounted paper from the 6 x 6 inch paper pack "Elf Magic Collection" by Bo Bunny onto each panel with a white cardstock backing.
I searched but it looks like this collection in a 6 x6 inch paper pack has been discontinued on their site :(
The sentiments are from CAS-ual Friday, Naughty or Nice is the name of the set. Here's the link:
The small gift stamp is from Stampin' Up. This set is really old and I can't remember the name of the set it came in...I've had these forever!

Copic colors used: Pup: E59, E57, E55, E53, E51 and R20 for his cheeks. Stocking: G46, G43, G40, Y02, R59, R46 and R43. Ground: W3, W1 and W00.
The edges of the image are distressed with Real Red by Stampin' Up.
Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Christmas Card Experimenting

Tonight I played around with my Twinkling H2O watercolors and Tim Holtz Distress inks to create my card. I haven't used my Twinkling H2O's much so I'm still learning how to blend and shade...lots of learning to do! I've also never tried to use my distress inks to watercolor either.  Even though I still have lots to learn, I'm still happy with the result.

The main image is called Frosty's Giggling from Little Darlings. It's a rubber cling stamp, and so adorable! I embossed the image with black embossing powder on watercolor paper and colored him with my Twinkling H2O's in Meridian, Periwinkle and White Pearl. I used Orange Peel for his nose. His eyes nose and buttons are colored with a black Atyou glitter gel pen.
I embossed the snowflakes with a bit of Frantage Embossing Enamel and then dipped them in my distress inks spritzed with water. Like I said, first time I tried this...not too bad. It made some neat patterns and I love how different they all turned out. I have a few more I'll use on another project.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Warm Winter Wishes & Snowflake Kisses

Today's card features Skater Wryn from Tiddly Inks. I used the clear cling stamp but she can also be purchased as a digital stamp. For the first time, I used my Shabby Blue embossing enamel to cover the tree dies. I love that they look snow covered. Here's the pic! Enjoy!!

Supplies I used to make this 6 x 6 inch card:
The Skater Wryn clear stamp set can be purchased here:
Copic markers for the main image: Hair: E49, E59, E99, E97 and Y21. Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000 and R20 for her cheeks. Hat and dress: RV99, R59, R46, R24 and R22. Skates: W9, W7, W5 and W3. Gloves: Green Atyou glitter gel pen.
The background is stippled with various B and BG colors. I used about 8 different light tones and then blended them with my colorless blender.
For the trim on her hat and coat I used Stardust Stickles. Pearl accents are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The tree die is from Whimsy Stamps and the fence die is from my stash. I used Stampendous Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel to cover the trees and the top and bottom of the fence. I also sprinkled a bit around the bottom of the image to give it an icy, snowy look. I got a bit crazy and ended up blowing some onto her dress and hair....whoops! No matter, I thought she still deserved to go on a card!
Patterned paper from Bo Bunny; Elf Magic Collection, 6 x 6 paper pack.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas...

I jumped into my craft room last night to stamp some Christmas images in an attempt to decide which image I might make for cards this year, but I didn't get very far! As soon as I stamped this image I knew I had to color her up. Here's the finished card:

This is a Little Darlings rubber stamp, called "The Perfect Tree". She can be found here;
Other supplies used : Bo Bunny 6 x 6 paper pad, Silver and Gold: (Discontinued)
Whimsy Stamps Christmas Lights border die and postage stamp and coordinating die:
The inside sentiment is a rubber stamp I purchased from Hobby Lobby a few years ago. The scalloped frame surrounding the sentiment is from Spellbinders.
I also used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, snowflake punches and pearls from my stash.
The edges of the main image and sentiment are distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Ink,
Antique Linen. The card is on a 6 x 6 inch white card base. Hope you enjoy!
Here's a close up of the image:
Copic colors used:
Hair: E49, E59, E99, E97 and Y21
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000 and R20
Coat and Hat: E87, E84, Y28, Y26, Y23, Y21, R59, R56 and R43
Eyes: B99, B95 and B91
Tree: G29, G46, G43, G20 and YG00
Boots: W7, W4, E59, E57 and E55
Ground: E49, E59, E57, E55, G43, Y26, Y23 and Y21
I used a clear Atyou glitter pen to add some sparkle on her red trim and clear Stickles for the pom pom on her hat. I also used a Sharpie white gel pen for the dots on her cheeks.


Monday, November 3, 2014

Tiddly Inks Christmas Project

I finished a little Christmas project today using some digital stamps from Tiddly Inks and a $3.00 wood frame from the Wal-Mart craft section. (I know...$3.00!!)

Here are some closer pics of each image:

I used Copics to color the images and water colored the backgrounds with Twinkling H20's. The corners of each frame are embellished with mulberry flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. I used 3 different snowflake punches in the top corners of each frame. Of course I had to add some bling...pearls from my stash. The hanging frame was unpainted so I painted it red first, then black with some inexpensive acrylic paint and sanded some of the edges to distress it a bit. The red paint peeks out in some of the sanded areas.
The total cost of this project, including the digital images, was less than $15.00.  Hope you enjoy!!