Hello there crafty friends! Crystal here from Tawny Owl Paperie with a beautiful card using the newly released Winter Fairies stamp set for a card that could be used for the Holidays or just a winter themed card to brighten someone’s day!
This is a two step stamping process… I stamped the light string three times on a white card front measuring 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ using Memento tuxedo black ink. I then lined up the little light bulb and stamped it using different colors.
I then colored in each of the little light sockets and bulbs… which actually didn’t take very long. The lights are so cute and quick to color in. I used the following copic markers:
I gave each of the little light bulbs a bit of a glow by coloring around the light bulb with the lightest color. The green was a little dark so I ended up going around the outer edge of the glow with the Colorless Blender… lightened it right up! I placed my card front in my Travel Stamp Platform and lined up the sentiment. Sadly, I didn’t notice a bit of ink that I had neglected to clean off of my platform so I ended up with a couple of smudges near both ends of my crisp clean white card front *insert palm to head emoji*… I tried to fix it with my handy dandy Tombow Mono Sand Eraser, but it wouldn’t work. I opted to trim off the ends.
So… I decided to pop up the panel onto a white card base and I’m actually really happy with the end result! I hope you like it too! Be sure to check out the new release… there’s only a limited number available!!
I hope you all are enjoying this season of merry making and have had some time for yourselves as well. I know this time of year can get hectic and sometimes overwhelming so I’m glad you have taken a break and joined me here for a little inspiration (I hope). I am still making Christmas cards for friends and family and haven’t been able to get my fill of November’s Flavor of the Month card kit. This is the most recent card I have made from this kit.
Quick Tip: When embossing on watercolor paper tape it down to your surface first (I used a small cutting board so I can hold onto it easier and move it around easier) this will keep your paper from bowing up on you.
I have been wanting to watercolor an image for some time now and thought this ornament would be perfect. Before I began watercoloring I stamped the image in black ink then again in Versamark and embossed it with clear embossing powder which gave me “guidelines” if you will while I was painting. The gold didn’t show up as sparkly in the picture as it does it real life unfortunately but you still get the idea. I pulled pieces from the different collections in the November Flavor of the Month kit. I glued the strand of pearls as a frame around the colored image with Multi Medium Matte it held it well, dried clear and didn’t take very long to dry either. Used WOW embossing powder to add the sentiment that comes with An Ornamental Christmas stamp set, I am smitten with that font and the leafy sprigs!
That is it for me and this card I think it came out lovely and I enjoyed making it which that is why we do this after all right? Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a Merry Christmas!
Hello Crafty Friends! It’s Stacy from Craftaholicmomma up today on the Scrapping for Less blog with a bunch of cards I made using what I think is probably my newest favorite Doodlebug collection: Winter Wonderland. Well…..it’s definitely in the top 5. LOL
What I love about Doodlebug is all you need is their 6×6 paper pad and the Icon stickers and you are good to go! I’m only showing 12 cards today. I originally made 23 cards and one cell phone case insert from the paper pad. However, I gave some of the cards away to family and friends before I realized I wanted to use them in my Design Team post.
Hey fellow crafters! Kim here with a quick card using SFL’s Arctic Sentiments stamp setand Carta Bella’s Christmas paper pad. This little moose is just so darling I had to color him and give him center stage. It’s funny I was so excited to put him in the center of the circle that I forgot to put a shadow underneath him to ground him and I am just now realizing that he’s floating in that circle. I’ll have to fix that…oops! I guess there is always tweaking that can be done right?
For this little moose I stamped him with Memento Dye Ink in Tuxedo Blackthen colored him with Prismacolor pencils. I am still learning with my pencils so when I color with pencils I don’t really do a lot of blending I just color. This card came together quickly which isn’t always the case but sometimes it’s nice to have the ones that are cute and quick because if you are anything like me you are still making Christmas cards even into the middle or maybe late December.
Hope your holiday season has kicked off brilliantly and you are getting in some extra time with friends and loved ones. Take care and do a little something crafty for yourself!
It’s all about “A Vintage Christmas” this month. I love the look and colors of vintage Christmas decorations. I hope you are inspired by the sweet little postal girl, the indented glass ornament stamp, and all of the other papers and baubles that we have added to the kit this month to give it that vintage feel.
Collection One: Holly Berries. Collection Two: A Vintage Christmas
Collection Three: Santa. Collection Four: An Ornamental Christmas
Card Stock and Envelopes and the Banana Split Level pack.
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Enjoy the vintage inspiration from our Design Team and guest designers this month.
I had such a hard time deciding which stamp to feature for my sneak peek… they are all so beautiful!! Typically vintage isn’t the style I would gravitate towards, but there’s something about vintage styles when it comes to Christmas cards. I think it brings back memories of childhood and thoughts of family that are no longer with us. At least it does for me. I have always loved the look of cobblestone on houses… I’m not sure that it’s vintage but I think the feel of it is.
I made my cobblestones on the house by basically making dots of different warm grays and highlighting some of them. I think it turned out pretty cute. Definitely a technique that I’d like to try again. I used the following Copic markers on this card:
If you looked through the list above, you may be wondering why I used Cool Gray (C00, C1, C2) on the house when you can’t see it. I tried to make paneling on the house with the cool grays and it didn’t work out as I had hoped. The paneling actually looked nice, but the cool gray and the warm grays of the cobblestones did not look nice together. So, I decided to try some yellow greens over it to see what would happen and for awhile the lines of the ‘paneling’ showed through and I thought it looked nice, but once the ink dried they were pretty much covered. It might have something to do with the 4 yellow green markers I used to find just the right green… lol… anywho, you don’t know unless you try, right?!
I hope that you’ve enjoyed my sneak peek card! Be sure to check back for the reveal of the gorgeous November 2019 A Vintage Christmas card kit tonight at midnight Eastern time. The design team is hopping with so much lovely inspiration… we hope you’ll come back to have a look!
Hi you all! Okay, okay, okay. Are you ready? I’m gonna gush a bit about the stamp I got to use to make my sneak peek card so brace yourselves. Have you ever looked at something and thought “Oh, yes that is perfect!” Well that is exactly how I felt when I saw this collection. From the stamp, the patterned paper, down to the embellishments in the collection each item just made me more excited to start playing! I could go on and on but I am sure you have other things to do today so here is what I did with this collection and a little sneak peek for what is coming this week:
using Lawn Fawn jet black ink I stamped the image from LDRS Christmas Post onto Neenah 80lb cardstock (I’m finding that my Copics don’t bleed as much with this weight of paper)
using Copic markers I colored the image
using Frosted Lace Stickles I filled in the white of her hooded shawl and the snow. I also covered the snowflakes with it as well. (I used Frosted Lace because I wanted something that would dry more white and less clear but still be very sparkly.) If you have Nuvo drops then you would want to use White Blizzard
using the patterned paper from the kit I decided that I would make a square card (a lot of Christmas cards I hand out rather than mail so this will definitely be one, but you can always make your own envelope if you need to mail it. I just could NOT bring myself to cut down that scene. The card front base is 5.5″ x 5.5″ (keep in mind you’ll want to double that when you make your card base so that it can be folded in half) the next sheet is 5″ x 5″ then the Merry Christmas sheet is 4.75″ x 4.75″ and the sheet the image is stamped on is 4.25″ x 4.25″
also in the kit was the little wooden embellishment that glued down on the bottom right hand corner with Ranger Multi Medium Matte. I colored it in with Nuvo drops in woodland green and ruby slippers for the berries.
another embellishment in the kit were some heart stickers so I added a white little heart to the mailbox
I hope you enjoy this sneak peek! I had so much fun making this card and I cannot WAIT to give it away! Thank you for stopping in today and I hope you make it back for a bit each day to catch a glimpse of the other sneak peeks coming in for you! Also, join us next Saturday, November 30th for the blog hop.
Hello there crafty friends! Crystal here from Tawny Owl Paperie with a super cute and fun Tri-Fold Window card using the sweet Frosty Friends set by My Favorite Things!! I love when an idea for a fun card turns out!
I started by cutting a 8-1/2 x 11″ piece of white card stock in half so that I had two A2 size cards measuring 5-1/2 x 4-1/4″ (these are side folds not top fold card bases). I knew that I wanted to use a die to create the windows on the card and decided to use the Stitched Arch STAX die from My Favorite Things. I didn’t have to use a stitched die, it’s just what I had in my stash that would create the window I wanted. I set aside the die cuts for another project since I didn’t need them for this card.
Once my first window was cut, I placed the two card bases together and lined up the next die to create my second window. I ran the second card base through my big shot and then set it aside. I searched through my Christmas papers and decided to use the Santa’s Workshop papers by Carta Bella again… I just love the snowy background papers in this paper pack!! Oh, and this paper is on sale in the shop, along with a bunch of other Christmas items… including the Frosty Friends stamp set that I’m using for my card today!! Be sure to check it out…. lots of great deals on sale until Dec. 2nd!!! I love a great sale!
Back to the card, once I had the papers picked out… I trimmed them down to 3-1/4 x 5-1/2″. I lined the papers up for the window layers and used the same arch die to die cut the windows out. It was easy to line up because the bottom portion of the cut out in the card base was visible under the patterned paper. Once the papers were die cut, I adhered them to the card bases. The last Christmas tree paper I just adhered inside the card in tact since it was the inside of the card with no die cuts. Once I had these papers adhered and any excess trimmed off the edges, I adhered the two card base together creating my Tri-Fold card base.
Now I needed my snowy banks for the snowmen to chill out on! I used the Stitched Hillside Borders dies by Lawn Fawn. I tried to keep the height of the hills similar for each layer so there was continuity throughout the card.
I then die cut little strips of the glittered silver paper using the same Stitched Hillside Borders dies. I used the same border die to keep the strips nice and even rather than fussy cutting them and it worked out really well (I hope the picture gives you a better visual of what I’m meaning).
I adhered the snowy banks to each layer of the card and then stamped and colored the Frosty Friends snowmen. I used the following Copic markers to color the snowmen:
I fussy cut the snowmen and traced their outlines on light weight card stock. I fussy cut those out going inside the line a bit… I did this to add an extra layer to the snowmen. That way they were able to lay flat over the extra layer of glitter paper rather than be bumpy in the middle. To finish off the card, I stamped the sentiments using my Stamp Platform. For the last sentiment inside the card, I used the Bitty Holiday Wishes stamp set by My Favorite Things. You’ll notice in the video below that the sentiment was a little messy on the front of the card (I pressed a little too hard and the ‘Us’ was a bit messy). To fix it I just used my white gel pen to clean up the letters, but I forgot to do it before I made the video and then decided that it was okay to show that and share how I fixed it.
I have a video on my blog (link above) showing the Tri-Fold Window card in action.
I sure hope that you’ve enjoyed my card and that I’ve inspired you to try something new!
Hello everyone! Kim here with a Christmas card with a pink color scheme to it. I like using non-traditional colors whether it’s for Christmas cards or any other occasions that have an expected color scheme. So here is how this card came together:
used Silver Bells Tags from Kaiserkraft-I used two of them because I wanted the front and the back. I removed the metal piece because I knew I didn’t plan on using the strings that come with the tags.
for the little hole I used pink stone Nuvo drops (QUICK TIP: when you put it down and you want a nice rounded bead don’t be afraid to whack the card against your hand or on a table it will help round the drops out)
This card came together rather quickly and if you only used one tag you could use it for your sentiment for six cards! And you would still have six tags that you could use for tags. Thanks so much for taking a few minutes to visit the blog! I hope you get a chance to do something crafty today!