Happy Holidays!

Hello!

Mimi is today’s highlight.  I thought I’d use another Inchie Arts ATC to highlight my image.

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SUPPLIES Stamps Winter Fun (30-189); Hello Winter (30-141) Stencil: Confetti (Heidi Swapp) Color Medium: Copic Markers; Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Black Dye Ink (Hero Arts); Seedless Preserves, Faded Jeans Distress Ink (Ranger); Gold Wink of Stella pen (Zing); Clear Wink of Stella pen (Zing) Other: Inchie Arts 2.5x3.5" ATC

SUPPLIES Stamps Winter Fun (30-189); Beauty of the Season (30-254); Hello Winter (30-141)  Stencil: Confetti (Heidi Swapp) Color : Copic Markers; Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Black Dye Ink (Hero Arts); Seedless Preserves, Faded Jeans Distress Ink (Ranger); Gold Wink of Stella pen (Zing); Clear Wink of Stella pen (Zing) Other: Inchie Arts 2.5×3.5″ ATC; White Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi); Versamark Ink (Tsukineko); Iridescent Sparkle Embossing Powder (Ranger)

This cute Mimi image is from the clear set Winter Fun (30-189).  I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored her with Copic Markers.  I added clear Wink of Stella to the star topper.  The image was fussy cut and set aside.

I used a cream Inchie Arts 2.5×3.5″ ATC as my background for Mimi.  I colored the ATC with Faded Jeans and Seedless Preserves.  I wanted to create a starry night and decided to add stars using my Confetti stencil and white embossing paste.  I then colored my stars with a gold Wink of Stella pen.

Like my last post, I wanted to create a snowbank for Mimi.  I partially stamped the image again on white card stock and created my snowbank with the stamp markings where she would be standing and the tree.  I attached that to my ATC and then attached Mimi with dimesional foam.

I decided that my card base was too plain for Mimi.  I wanted to still keep it white and decided I would add clear stars for dimension.   I randomly stamped the small solid star from Hello Winter (30-141) with Versamark ink and embossed them with clear iridiscent sparkle embossing powder.  I then stamped a sentiment from Beauty of the Season (30-254) and then adhered my ATC to the card.

And, yes, if you noticed, I made a boo-boo on Mimi’s face – accidentally got blue ink.  I couldn’t really hide it but tried to make it fade with my Copic blending marker.  It was my second attempt coloring her and she still, to me, looked great.  So there she is!

Until next time!

Let It Snow

Hi there!

My next card is simple with one of favorite Penny Black images – Hedgie.

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SUPPLIES Stamps Let It Snow (30-086); Winter Play (30-265) Color Mediums: Prismacolor Pencils; Seedless Preserves; Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire; Peacock Feathers Distress Inks; Koi Field Sketch Set (Sakura); Versafine Black Onyx (Tsukineko) Other: Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Inchie Arts 2.5 x 3.5" White ATC; White Liquid Applique Pen (Marvy Uchida)

SUPPLIES Stamps Let It Snow (30-086); Winter Play (30-265) Color Mediums: Prismacolor Pencils; Seedless Preserves; Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire; Peacock Feathers Distress Inks; Koi Field Sketch Set (Sakura); Versafine Black Onyx (Tsukineko); Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Other: Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Inchie Arts 2.5 x 3.5″ White ATC; White Liquid Applique Pen (Marvy Uchida)

I thought I’d use an Inchie Art ATC to showcase this little hedgie from the clear set Winter Play (30-265).  I added dabs of blues and purples  from my Koi Field Sketch Watercolor set.  I heavily colored the ATC and just let the watercolor run until it covered the entire rectangle.  I then let the ATC completely dry.  I thought the ATC needed a little more color depth but I didn’t want to add more water.  I decided just to use Distress Inks to deepen the color.

I then stamped my hedgie and colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils.  I then fussy cut the image and set it aside.  I decided to create snowbanks.  This hedgie image included snowballs on the ground and I wanted to include them as well on my card.  I stamped the image again and cut around it to create the first part of my snowbank.  I then cut another snowback to create dimension.  Both were added to the ATC along with the hedgie image.

To complete the card I adhered the ATC to my card base.  I used a white Liquid Applique pen to add dots of snow.  Finally, I heat embossed the sentiment from the clear set Let It Snow (30-086).

 

 

Rejoice!

Greetings!

I hope holiday preparations are going your way.

This is my latest card I would like to share.

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SUPPLIES Stamps: We Three Kings (51-060) Dies: Exultations (51-060) Color Mediums: Koi Watercolor Field Sketch Set (Sakura); Peeled Paint; Mowed Lawn Distress Ink (Ranger); Pearlescent Watercolor Paint Set (Yasutomo) Other: Queens Gold Embossing Powder (Ranger); Versmark (Tsukineko); Gold Pearl Pen (Viva)

SUPPLIES Stamps: We Three Kings (40-347) Dies: Exultations (51-060) Color Mediums: Koi Watercolor Field Sketch Set (Sakura); Peeled Paint; Mowed Lawn Distress Ink (Ranger); Pearlescent Watercolor Paint Set (Yasutomo) Other: Queens Gold Embossing Powder (Ranger); Versmark (Tsukineko); Gold Pearl Pen (Viva)

I wanted to try a technique that I saw on my fellow DT member, Alexandra - watercolor on vellum paper.  You can view her creation here.  I loved the look that I wanted to use it in my next card.

I thought the perfect image to use with this technique was We Three Kings (40-347).   On a piece of vellum paper, I heat embossed the image with gold embossing powder.  Using my Koi Watercolor Field Sketch Set as well as my Pearlescent Paint Set, I carefully painted the image with regal colors.

Once dry, I worked on the rest of the card.  I trimmed the vellum and adhered it to a matching size kraft card panel.  The one thing about this technique was the vellum warped.  I tried to flatten the vellum as much as I could and used clear tape on all sides of the paper.  To be honest, it still looked warped, but I really liked the way it turned out, that I went forward with my card creation.

I wanted my image to stand out and used matched green cardstock to frame the image.  I also added strips of gold foil paper to act as a border between the vellum and the green CS.  The completed panel was adhered to a matching red cardbase.  To finish, I used “Rejoice” die from the set Exultations (51-060) cut from gold foil paper.  I die cut this twice and adhered together.  I placed the cut at the bottom right side of my panel.  I didn’t want to fuss with the dot from the “i” and decided to used a gold pearl pen instead.

Even with all that vellum warpness, I am very pleased how the card turned out.

Winter Wishes

Hi there!

I don’t know about you, but I’m in the mad rush to get things done before the holidays are in our faces.  Today’s card highlights another delicate die.

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SUPPLIES Stamps Winter Wonderland (30-083); A Cool Christmas (30-128) Dies: Wintertime Wishes (51-079) Color: Prismacolor Pencils; Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Pearlescent Sky Blue Brilliance (Tsukineko) Other: Glitter Paper (Michaels); Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint (Ranger)

It looks so simple, right?  Well, it took quite a few tries because the tapes that I used to hold down the die ripped by card panel.  I am digressing.

I love the new Penny Black Christmas word dies.  My intention was to use Wintertime Wishes (51-070) along with the very cute penguins found in  the clear set, A Cool Christmas (30-128).  I changed my mind along the way and decided to just use the snowflake from the set.  The sentiment became my centerpiece and I was originally going to leave it that simple.  But I found it TOO plain.  I then decided to color the cute little birds from Winter Wonderland (30-083) to add contrast.  The fluffy parts of their hats were painted with Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint.

Have a great weekend!

I am entering this card in this week’s Simon Says Wednesday Card Challenge Christmas/Holidays.

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I am also entering the card in this month’s Die-Cut-Diva’s Challenge:  Snow and Christmas/ Holidays.

 

Celebrate!

Hello!

I am sharing a Christmas card using one of the intricate dies from the latest Penny Black release.

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SUPPLIES Stamps: Let It Snow (30-086); Jolly Critters (30-264) Dies: Crystal Chain (51-087); Linen & Canvas Cover Plate (PTI) Color Mediums Prismacolor Pencils; Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Black Dye Ink (HA) Other: Glitter Pen (Sakura)

SUPPLIES Stamps: Let It Snow (30-086); Jolly Critters (30-264) Dies: Crystal Chain (51-087); Linen & Canvas Cover Plate (PTI) Color Mediums Prismacolor Pencils; Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Black Dye Ink (HA) Other: Glitter Pen (Sakura)

I’ve been on a tear to make Christmas cards whenever I could sneak the time (or when I don’t feel like doing house chores).

For this, I decided to use Crystal Chain (51-087) as part of my focal point.  I used a card panel measuring 5.5×4.25″.  I die cut the intricate image to the left of the panel vertically.  I die cut the image again and adhered both cuts together to create thickness.  I then adhered panel with the negative cut to the card base.  I adhered my die cut into the negative space of the card.

To finish, I colored one of the cute images from Jolly Critters (30-264) with Prismacolor Pencils.  I also added a little sparkle with a glitter pen on the little ribbon attached to the cat’s candy cane. I fussy the image and adhered it to the bottom area of my card.  I then added a sentiment from Let It Snow (30-086).

That’s it.  I have more to share.  So, please, stay tuned!

 

 

Merry & Bright

Greetings!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving in the comfort of friends and family.  I have quite a few cards I want to share over the course of the end of this month and December.

So let me share my first.  This is a simple card that you could probably duplicate very quickly.

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SUPPLIES Stamps Let it Snow (30-086) Dies Sparkle String (51-063) Color Mediums Copic Markers; Silver Gel Pen (Signo); Black Dye Ink (HA) Other: Glossy Accents (Ranger)

SUPPLIES Stamps Let it Snow (30-086) Dies Sparkle String (51-063) Color Mediums Copic Markers; Silver Gel Pen (Signo); Black Dye Ink (HA) Other: Glossy Accents (Ranger)

For this card, I used the die, Sparkle String (51-063) as my focal point.  The bulbs and string were colored with Copic Markers.  I used a silver gel pen to color the light bulb bases.  I then glued the die cut vertically on my card base.  The sentiment is from the clear set Let It Snow (30-086).  For shine, I added Glossy Accents to each bulb.

I love the simplicity of this card and I really love the color and shine!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and shopping in the comfort of your home :)

Blessings

I’m taking a very short Christmas card break to share one with a Thanksgiving theme.

To be honest, I had stamped and painted this image a  year ago but never got a chance to put it on a card.  So here it is!

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SUPPLIES Stamps Pumpkins (40-145); Tree-Menous (30-165) Color Mediums: Versafine Black Onyx Ink (Tsukineko); Inktense Watercolor Pencils (Derwent) Other: Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Dark Brown Twine

SUPPLIES Stamps Pumpkins (40-145); Tree-Mendous (30-165) Color Mediums: Versafine Black Onyx Ink (Tsukineko); Inktense Watercolor Pencils (Derwent) Other: Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Dark Brown Twine; Arcrylic Paper (Strathmore)

I stamped and embossed one of my favorite Mo Manning images, Pumpkins (40-145) on Bristol paper.  I colored the image with Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils.  I then stamped and embossed a sentiment from the clear set Tree-Mendous (30-165).

I wanted to add more visual interest to card so I attached my panel to Arcrylic paper.  The finished panel was added to the card base.  I wrapped a dark brown twine towards the bottom of the image to finish off the card.

I am entering my card in this week’s Simon Says Stamp Wedensday Challenge – Thanks/Thanksgiving.

Hope you all are having a great weekend!