Hello, it’s Stacy from Craftaholicmomma up today on the Scrapping for Less blog with a card featuring some pretty cute critters.
It’s a pretty simple layout because I wanted the focus to be on the adorable critters. The Sweater Weather on the Safari is one of my favorite stamp sets by My Favorite Things. I paired the stamp set with the Scrapping for Less Holiday Flowers 6×6 paper collection from the October Flavor of the Month Card Kit.
The images were simply colored using alcohol markers.
Hello Everyone! Today I made a cozy winter window featuring the “Winter Window” cling stamp set from Stamping Bella. I wanted to create more of a “window” look so this image entailed a lot of fussy cutting!
I want to inform you that this stamp set has TWO images of the window. I used the larger image for today’s card but there is a smaller version if you wanted to create more of a scene!
This card has LOTS of small steps that I think will be best described in the video. Please CLICK HERE if you want to see the actual creating of this card. It involves lots of steps, but overall is not difficult.
I basically have 3 pieces of the same image that all come together.
The “inside” piece which shows the outdoor scene
The “main” piece that holds the acetate
The curtains cut from pattern paper that are adhered the the curtain space on the “main” piece.
The main piece is adhered to a piece of striped pattern paper
The inside piece is adhered to the card base
The front panel (striped paper with “main” piece”) is then adhered to the card base on 1 layer of foam adhesive with the outdoor scene fitting perfectly into place.
To finish the card I added my sentiment!
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoy and get inspired!
Hi Everyone, this is Renee’ with Delaney Jane Cards and I’m so excited to be on the Scrapping for Less blog today. I am one of two guest designers this month and I cannot wait to share some fun things with everyone.
I had some trouble with my colorless blender while coloring this image and wasn’t sure I could salvage it so I had to find a solution. I colored the sky and used that same troublesome 0 Copic to add swirls to the color to camouflage my error.
Sometimes a simple creative solution can keep your project from getting tossed in the trash.
I really loved the color pallet this paper pad offered. It gave me a set of colors to use on this adorable melting snowman. I even got to use my favorite Copic YG17.
Your Next Stamp has some of the cutest sets and most include fun sentiments like this one. Life is too short for bad coffee. It makes me giggle as this snowman melts for his love of the wonderful caffeinated goodness. I figured the mug was supposed to be a snowman, but I wanted to spread the green color around a bit more and made it green… another opportunity to use YG17. I have no clue why I like that color as much as I do, but I try to incorporate it in all my green combos.
Thank you for stopping by & remember to GIVE CARDS GENEROUSLY!
I stamped and colored the little yeti holding the string of lights from the Beast Friends stamp set with my Copics. My favorite way to color these guys is with light Neutral Gray Copic markers and skin tones for his face and ears. I grabbed some Distress Inks and started blending ink onto a background panel. I only used Crushed Olive, but because I didn’t clean off my blender brush the inside blending is a different shade of green. I quite like it when I stumble upon happy accidents!
Once the ink blended background was completely dry I white heat embossed the three trees from the Beast Friends stamp set repeatedly across my card. I was going to leave it this way, but I decided to add a bit of shine with a gold ink from the Gansai Tambi Starry Colors watercolor palette. I’m so glad I did! To match the gold watercoloring I heat embossed a gold sentiment onto a strip, popped up my sentiment and yeti, and added some gold glittery enamel dots around the card.
I love how the gold and green play off each other, don’t you?! Thanks for joining me! I hope you’re inspired to break out your Christmas supplies and get crafty!
If you check out the link for this set above, you’ll notice that I omitted one of the kids. I knew that I had just enough room for two kids in my card design so… sadly one of them had to be omitted. But since I colored this stamp in steps with my Stampin’ Up markers, it was really easy to just color the two kids. This is an easy 2-layer builder stamp set… meaning you stamp one portion and then easily line up the next portion to stamp. I started with the hats and colored them to match the beautiful colors in the Santa’s Workshop papers by Carta Bella. I used Green Galore and Cucumber Crush for the little boys hat and Watermelon Wonder and Real Red for the girls hat. The eyes and mouth are also part of this first stamp. I used Chocolate Chip for the eyes and Blushing Bride for the mouth.
Once I had the hats done, I removed the first stamp and lined up the second stamp. It was so easy to line these up! I wanted to add some blue into the card to play off of the background paper I chose so I used the Soft Sky marker. The cheeks and nose are also part of the second stamp… I used the Blushing Bride marker again. Now at this point, I had a little bit of dimension in the hat with the different colored markers I used, but the mittens and pom poms needed a little something so I pulled out my copic markers. I’ll be honest, I don’t know if coloring on dye ink with copics is totally safe, but I haven’t had an issue with my markers. I used BG000 and BG01 on the pom poms, mittens, and bow. Then I got to thinking the faces needed to be colored in… they were just white at this point. So I pulled out my got to skin copic markers ~ E000, E00, and E21. I was careful to color around the cheeks, mouth, nose, and eyes because I really wasn’t sure what would happen… Lol! Coloring in the faces really gives this adorable stamp that extra cute touch!!
I stamped the sentiment with the same markers… Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, and Soft Sky. The dot in the ‘i’ for the word Winter connected to the letter since I had to ink it up a few times to get nice coverage, so I made a new dot! To finish off my card, I thought a little hot cocoa cup would be a fun addition. I just happened to have the Cup of Cocoa stamp set by Newton’s Nook Designs on my desk so I inked up the stamp with the Real Red and Soft Sky markers. I then colored it in with the following copic markers ~ B0000, B00, R00, R14. I stamped the snowflake with the Cucumber Crush marker but it was too dark so I went over it with a white gel pen. It’s not quite white… LOL! But the nice tinge of blue works perfectly with the blues I have in the card. I sure love how this card turned out!!
This fun card is another take on the sketch that I created for the November Sketch Challenge in the Scrapping for Less Show & Share Facebook group… we’d love to have you join us and play along!! You don’t need a blog to enter the challenge as you’re adding a photo of your creation directly in the Challenge album in the group. You are welcome to include a link to your blog in the description of your creation.
Here’s one more look at the card!! So cute!
Thanks so much for stopping by! See ya next time. Inky Hugs, Crystal
Hello hello! Kim here bringing you a card I made with an elegant die from Find It Trading, Christmas Baubles. This delicate die cuts out very nicely, a little tip though if you do like I did and use glitter paper also use a shim it’ll give you a smoother cut. The glitter paper I used is self adhesive which makes it even more user friendly in my opinion. I used silver glitter paper and gold glitter paper because I thought they would really stand out against the red and I was very pleased with how it turned out.
Now I like the baubles a whole lot but I definitely agree that they are not able to carry the whole card but I also wanted them to really stand out. I decided to use MFT’s Merry Christmas Greeting stamp and embossed it in white embossing powder. With this large sentiment offset it left a good amount of space for the Christmas Baubles to fit right in beside it. I adhered it all down to a card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and with all the glitteriness (not a real word I know) of the baubles I felt it was finished. Yay! One card down and oh so many more to go, good thing I love making Christmas cards right?
Thanks so much for stopping in and checking out the blog today. I hope you get to do something for yourself.
This is an A2 size card or 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 inches. I used a dark brown card base from my stash. I stamped the leaves on the back of the glitter paper and scanned through my Scan N Cut, then I flipped the glitter paper over so the glitter side was facing up and let the machine cut out the images. I stamped the images of the fox and acorn from the stamp set and colored them with Copic markers (colors in the photo below). I didn’t color the leaf of the acorn because I stamped that on the back of the Glitter paper and cut it too.
Once I finished up the images I used the Lawn Fawn Knock on Wood Paper Pad and cut the back panel in orange to 4 X 5 1.4 inches. The turquoise colored piece was 4 X 3/4 inches. The used dies from a Karen Burniston set to cut the yellow background piece and the light brown scalloped edge piece of pattern paper and layered all the pieces onto the card.
I stamped the sentiment on the top of the top panel of the card, adhered the acorn and used foam tape on the fox and placed it on the card.
This project was not my original idea as I’ve seen it around on Pinterest and such. I just loved the idea! I though I “wood” make these for my daughters teachers, paras and classmates for Christmas. They make a very cute gift or stocking stuffer for a friendly cost.
I stamped the images from the MFT Sweater Weather in the Woods stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then colored the images with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers. I read somewhere that they had better luck with no bleeding if they used their Spectrum Noirs. The COPIC Markers with the brush bibs tend to bleed on the wood. I think the key is to use a marker with a bullet nib. I guess the best thing to do is to sacrifice one of the wood slices and try out different markers on it and see which one works best for you.
The other cool thing about these wood slices is that they come already pre-sanded and pre-drilled with holes. Plus a big wad of rustic twine was included.
So if you’re looking for quick and easy gift try making these wood slice ornaments. Your recipients will love them!
Hello Everyone! Today I am creating four cards using gift tags from the Kaisercraft Silver Bells tag pack. I thought it would be fun to create four cards that vary in time and/or skill and each one is still a fabulous looking card! In no particular order; I’ll describe how I created each card.
I love adding glitter paper to my Holiday cards. This Sticky Back Silver Glitter paper by Darice comes in 8 1/2 x 11 sheets and is perfect for adding to your cards as a panel. While, I love the glitter paper; I didn’t want it to be the only layer so I created this snowflake panel to play off the snowflakes on the tag. I used a Snowflake embossing folder and Bristol Smooth card stock to create the layer and then added some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink to make the snowflakes pop! The Silver Bells tag packs contain 6 each of 2 designs (12 total) and do come with twine but I chose to dig into my stash and find this really sparkly silver ribbon to use instead. I added the tag with some foam adhesive and all done!
This card is a great layout for needing a card in a pinch. The main panel is pattern paper. I always want to add some sparkle so I trimmed down some Sticky Back Silver Glitter paper by Darice for the left edge. I added some ribbon to the tag and added it to the card using foam tape. Easy, peasy!
I had to add a shaker card to the mix! This tag has so much going on I had a hard time deciding if I wanted to use pattern paper or just use the Gold Glitter paper and….. the Sticky Gold Glitter paper by Darice won! I cut the Gold Glitter paper with a rectangle die and then temporarily adhered a tag where I wanted the shaker window to be. I used a craft knife to cut the Gold Glitter paper around the tag to create my window.
Before removing the backing on the glitter paper, I put the piece on my card base where I wanted it and added the tag to the cardbase through the opening. I then took the backing off the glitter paper – added the acetate and foam tape all around the window opening (which was tricky since now the adhesive on the back was completely exposed). I thought I would like to add a bow to the bottom of my card base so I added the white and gold twine on the back so all I had to do was tie a bow in the front. Next, I sprinkled a sequin pack from my stash all over the tag and carefully laid my panel down.
The twine ended up being too thick to create a nice looking bow – I tried a knot and that seemed too big as well. So I ended up cutting it down and tucking it in behind the panel.
The last card I made involves a stencil and some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse! I taped down the dots stencil and used a palette knife to spread the mousse over the stencil. Once done, I removed the stencil and left the card to dry overnight. To finish the card – I used the piece of Sticky Gold Glitter paper that I cut out of the panel from the previous card an used it as a mat for one of the Silver Bells tags. I added the piece directly to my card front and voila!
Thank You all for stopping by today. If you’re interested in the process video, you can CLICK HERE.
Hello! Alicia (Crazy Paper Chick) here and I am so excited to be a guest designer for the month of November for Scrapping for Less.
For my card today, I used the beautiful pattern paper from Carta Bella called Christmas. If you love a rustic theme for your Christmas cards, you will love this paper! For my stamp set I used LDRS Creative’s Arctic Animals. The sweet fox paired perfectly with the rustic theme of the pattern paper. I chose to color the fox gray to give it a soft look against the “wood” background of the pattern paper. For the sentiment I used a piece of pattern paper from the same paper pack.
I added some ribbon from my stash and adhered everything down to my vanilla card base measuring A2 size (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ once scored and folded). I topped the card off with some Nuvo Drops in Honey Gold to add some sparkle.