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
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.
Hello everyone, it’s Stacy here from CraftaholicMomma up today on the Scrapping for Less blog with this adorable Christmas card featuring Collection Two of the new October Flavor of the Month Card Kit that will be released this Saturday, October 26 at 12:00 am EST.
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I used Copic Markers to color all of the images.
The card is a Slimline card measuring 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. The die is from my stash (Whimsy Stamps).
Hello there crafty friends! Crystal here from Tawny Owl Paperie with more fabulous inspiration using the September 2019 Flavor of the Month Card Kit called Fall is Coming!! I’m so excited to share the cards that I created! I had so much fun with this card kit! Once I started creating, I just couldn’t stop!! Lol! I have 8 cards to share with you all today! I’m going to warn you now, this post is a tad bit long, but I hope you’ll stick around and check out all my cards! Let’s get to it!
If you’ve followed my card making journey you’ll know that I adore making Halloween cards, so it’s no surprise I made a couple extras with the fabulous Frightful Cuties Collection!!! Love it!! I almost used up all the gorgeous papers in the kit… too cute!
My first card is from Collection Two: Cozy Fall. This collection is so beautiful! The papers are absolutely stunning! If I get a chance, I do have plans to make another card or two with this collection… but for today’s card, I kept the design kind of simple. I instantly fell in love with the gorgeous rose papers… the colors are amazing so I HAD to use it for my card and I also wanted to use the mug… well, because I love my coffee!! I used the following Copic markers to color the mug and flowers:
Mug ~ R000, R20, R39, R85
Flowers/leaves ~ YG0000, YG01, YG03, YR15, YR21
I fussy cut the mug and went around the edges with my Memento tuxedo black marker to clean it up a bit. I then set it aside and started die cutting the Autumn Blessings die from the Banana Split subscription. I die cut it three times and then adhered the die cuts together. A little tip for this intricate die… it’s not one piece, it cuts into four separate sections. I used Press n’ Seal wrap to hold my die cut pieces in place. I then added the liquid glue and placed the die cut layers on each other. It was a little time consuming but so worth it!! I love this fabulous font of this sentiment! It’s perfect paired up with these gorgeous papers! To finish off the card, I adhered the fussy cut mug just above the sentiment and added a few enamel dots included in the Banana Split subscription.
My second card is from Collection Three: Fall Foliage. Another fabulous set of papers in this collection and they honestly made this card super quick!! I cut the gorgeous flourish paper at 4-1/4 x 4-1/2″ and popped it up on a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ piece of the yellow paper. I adhered those to a white card base and set them aside. I stamped the beautiful sunflower from the Thankful Floral stamp set by Trinity Stamps… such a gorgeous flower! I colored it in with the following Copic markers:
Flower ~ Y11, YR14, YR15, YR21, YR24, E25, E27
Leaves ~ YG01, YG03, YG63
I stamped the Thankful sentiment on a scrap of white card stock and trimmed it into a strip. I adhered it to the card and then adhered the sunflower using liquid glue on the top portion and some foam tape on the bottom since that flourish paper was popped up. To finish off the card, I added a few of the rich yellow enamel dots to the card and one sweet ladybug! Love it!!
My third card is from Collection Four: Woodland Critters. For this card, I used one of the fun sketches from the September 2019 FOTM Sketch Sheet. I cut all my pretty papers and adhered them to the Chocolate Brown card base. I die cut a medium sized circle of white card stock and blended a little Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide inks for my background. I popped up the circle die cut on the card using foam tape. I then set that aside and stamped the moose and snail images on a piece of white card stock. I colored those in with the following Copic markers:
Moose ~ E21, E23, E25, E27, W00, W2, W4, W5, N4
Snail ~ YG0000, YG01, YG03, YR15, YR21, YR24
I fussy cut these adorable Woodland Critters and adhered them to the little scene I created. I originally planned to make two cards with these critters but when I saw them together I just knew they would be the best of friends so I kept them together and stamped the Friends Forever sentiment on a scrap of white card stock. I trimmed it down to a banner and adhered it to the card using liquid glue and foam tape. To finish off this card, I wrapped the twine around the card and tied a bow.
My next five cards are from Collection One: Frightful Cuties. Now, this collection is absolutely my favorite of the whole kit… that’s kind of why I left it for last and also didn’t share the collections in order. The papers in this collection are too cute and the colors are awesome for Halloween! Love them! My first card features the adorable Scaredy Cat stamp by Sunny Studio Stamps that’s included in Collection One. I stamped the little kitty in the pumpkin along with the moon and stars using my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform. I knew I was going to die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die so I laid that on the white card stock to help guide me in positioning the stamps. I then colored in the images, as well as the background, with the following Copic markers:
Kitty ~ N0, N1, N2, N3, N5, R000, R20
Pumpkin ~ YR15, YR21, YR68, N0, N3, N5
Moon/Stars ~ Y06, Y11, Y35
Sky ~ BV000, BV00, BV20, BV23, BV25
Grass ~ YG03, YG17, YG23, YG67
Once I was done coloring, I die cut the panel and stamped the sentiment with VersaMark watermark ink and heat embossed it with a fine white embossing powder. I adhered all of my layers to a Black Licorice card front measuring 5-1/2 x 4-1/4″ and then adhered that to a white card base from my stash. I punched out a piece of the spider web paper using a 1-1/2″ circle punch. I die cut the banner from the purple spider web paper. I adhered those two pieces together and then popped them up on the card using foam tape. To finish off this card, I added the fun stickers to the circle and one near the moon. So cute!
The next four cards were so quick and easy to make!! I used the adorable Kiddie Ephemera by Simple Stories that are included in Collection One… these little kids are just TOO cute!! I blended some Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink on a Stitched Arch STAX die cut piece cut from white card stock and adhered this adorable kid directly on it. I popped up the die cut on the card using foam tape. I added a few of the fun green enamel dots to finish up this card.
I used more of the fabulous papers from the kit with this little vampire!! I added foam tape to the little vampire, as well as the sentiment, and popped those up on the card.
I used more of those fabulous stickers on this card… it was absolutely perfect with this little witch. I blended a bit of Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink on the white die cut circle to make it look like she’s conjuring up some Halloween magic fun!! I then popped her up on the card to give her some dimension. Such a great way to add interest to a card!
My last card just might be my favorite! I had fun creating a little background with some purple skies and grey/black road… just like Halloween night! Or close to it anyway! I used a cloud stencil along with Wilted Violet, Hickory Smoke, and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks to create my background. I set that aside and adhered some more pretty papers to a Black Licorice card front measuring 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ that I adhered to a white card base from my stash. I then die cut my background piece with a small stitched rectangle die and mat it with some Black Licorice card stock. By the way, I was actually out of Black Licorice card stock so that mat piece is actually from the card front piece that’s adhered to the card base… a neat little trick I sometimes use when my card stock becomes limited in supply. The ‘stolen’ piece of card stock is hidden by a layer of patterned papers so no one knows… well, unless you tell them! Lol! Back to the card… I adhered the background panel to the card and then popped up the little Trick or Treater with some foam squares. I then stamped the sentiment from the Scaredy Cat stamp set, trimmed it and mat it on literally my last little scrap of Black Licorice card stock… I definitely like the black card stock for Halloween cards this year!
Here’s a little look at all the Halloween cards together! So much fun!! I love this kit so much… there are still a few kits remaining!!
Hello everyone, it’s Stacy here from CraftaholicMomma up today on the Scrapping for Less blog with a sweet card featuring the Hero Arts stamp set called Home for the Holidays.
I hand cut some snowdrifts with my scissors and attached them flat and layered onto my card base that was inked with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink. I ran a bead of Nuvo Glitter drops in White Blizzard along the edges to give them some interest and sparkle.
I stamped the images on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock in Momento Tuxedo Black in and colored them in with Copic Markers. After that I fussy cut the images and adhered them to my card with adhesive foam.
Adding a little bit more White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops finishes off the card nicely.
I hope you enjoyed my card and it inspires you to make some winter cards.
I’m sure that you have heard of the delays in the Design Team receiving the kits this month and mine was even more delayed because my family was on our annual Fall vacation. I got home late on Wednesday and was hoping to play with the card kit but there was yet another delay… a mix up with the post office and our held mail was not delivered. I finally received it yesterday and was able to get a couple cards made so let’s have a look, shall we?!
Knowing that my time was limited to get my DT post up and ready for the morning, I decided to focus on the wonderful Color In Cut A-parts by Photo Play that are included in Collection Four. I colored in the first Cut A-part using the following Copic markers ~ Y11, Y15, Y17, Y35, YR15, YR21, YR68, R14, R29, R59. I just adore this image!!
I trimmed down the Cut A-part and set it aside. I cut my layers for the card and adhered them to the Chocolate Brown card front measuring 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″. I ran a piece of Tangy Orange card stock through my Big Shot with the Eyelet Elegance Rectangle die by Gina Marie Designs. I adhered the Cut A-part panel to the orange die cut piece and popped up the entire panel on the card with foam tape. To finish off the card I added a few of the gorgeous enamel dots also from Gina Marie Designs that are included in Collection Four.
Since I had the Cut A-parts on my desk and the Copic Markers, I decided to make another card with a similar design. I love how fast I was able to make these cards using these wonderful Cut A-parts!! I hope that you’ve enjoyed my cards and that I’ve inspired you to use these Cut A-parts from your kit.
Be on the lookout for more inspiration using the fabulous September 2019 Fall is Coming card kit!! I will have a couple more cards to share next week on my blog… Tawny Owl Paperie and also on my Instagram <— click on the links and be sure to follow me for more inspiration!!
Hello there crafty friends! Crystal here from Tawny Owl Paperie with another look at the fabulous Tumbleblossom Cluster stamp set by Stamping Bella… this stamp is absolutely stunning and such a dream to color! I had so much fun watercoloring it last week that I just had to color it up with my copic markers.
It’s been a very long time since I’ve attempted an Eclipse card and I thought it would be so fun to use the florals in this stamp as my eclipse background. Can you see the “Thanks” in the midst of the florals? It’s not super easy to see in this first picture but the closeup pictures that follow you can see it more and more.
I used the following Copic markers to color these beautiful flowers in Autumn hues ~ Y000, Y06, Y17, YR000, YR15, YR27, YR68, BG70, BG72, BG75, YG11, YG95, YG97, R000, R00, R11, R14, R20, R56, R89. I added touches of white in the centers of some of the flowers with a white gel pen.
I die cut the thanks from the center of the flowers and then again three more times from scraps of kraft card stock. I then stamped the “+ giving” from the Fall Breeze stamp set by Photo Play, masking the “thanks” portion of the sentiment, onto a scrap piece of black card stock with VersaMark watermark ink and heat embossed a fine white embossing powder. I trimmed it down and set it aside.
I die cut the flowers with the scallop peekaboo rectangle and then die cut a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ piece of black card stock. I adhered the two pieces onto a thin piece of white card stock and adhered the “thanks” die cut pieces. I then popped up the “+ giving” sentiment with foam squares. To finish off the card, I added several Chalk White Nuvo Stone Drops.
Here’s one more look at the card. I sure hope that you like my second Autumn take on this lovely cluster stamp. I truly enjoyed making it and I hope I’ve inspired you to give the Eclipse technique a try. Such a fun technique!!
Hello Everyone! Christine with Pattercrafts with a Spooktacular Halloween card. Today’s card has a variety of dimension and techniques.
To start the card, I am making the background. I grabbed my star stencil and some distress ink. (I made one panel using Mustard Seed – as seen in the photo but ended up doing another panel using Squeezed Lemonade, which is in the final card) I applied the distress ink, wiped down the stencil carefully then applied some versamark. I pulled up the stencil, added clear embossing powder and then heat set the stars.
After the embossing powder was set and cooled I then used Concord Grape, Chipped Sapphire and black soot distress ink to create my sky.
While that dried, I die cut my ground and added some Peeled Paint distress ink to darken my card stock. I then then stamped the sentiment “Happy Halloween” and use more clear embossing powder.
These images are darling and I really didn’t want to use them once they were all colored!! I stamped them with Gina K Black Amalgam Ink and colored them with Copic Markers.
Once all the different elements of this card were ready, it was time to assemble the card.
I started by adding the 1st layer of “grass”/”ground” directly onto the sky piece. I then put 3 Pumpkin Clips from Doodlebug on the 2nd layer of “grass”/”ground”; to keep the clips from moving I used a piece of tape on the back. Between the Pumpkin Clips, I put 2 pumpkins from the Lawn Fawn Costume Party stamp set. I then added a few candy pieces (also from the stamp set). I added this piece to the panel with foam adhesive.
Now to the characters (that I wanted to hoard – hehe) I added them with liquid glue and made sure to add a few Halloween musts! Of course, one would need a plastic pumpkin to collect candy, the witch needs her broom and our little dinosaur is enjoying a piece of fun size candy!
On the inside I added the sentiment “Trick or Treat” from the stamp set, the other 2 characters and a couple more pieces of candy.
Thank You all so much for joining me today! I hope you enjoy and get inspired!
Hello there crafty friends!! Crystal here from Tawny Owl Paperie with a Fall themed card!! I am so excited for Fall… I love all things Fall!! Particularly, the cooler weather… I’m way over the hot days of Summer!! I’d much rather have a warm cup of coffee while cozying up with a blanket while reading, so it almost felt cooler just making this card while dreaming of those days ahead.
How sweet is that little fox?! He looks so snug all nestled up with those pumpkins amidst the wreath of leaves. I love making wreaths and I just love how this one came together with the fox included.
I stamped all of the leaves, pumpkins and the fox from the Fall Breeze stamp set by Photo Play on white card stock and then colored them all in with the following Copic markers:
I fussy cut each of those leaves… oy was that something! But definitely worth the effort! I also fussy cut the pumpkins and the fox. I went over the edges of the colored images with my Memento tuxedo black marker and then started laying out my wreath. It wasn’t working quite right so I decided to die cut a wreath base using a Wreath die by Gina Marie Designs. Once I had that as my base I was able to lay out the leaves just right.
I adhered all of the pieces to the wreath and set it aside to dry. I then pulled out a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ piece of black card stock from my stash and blended some Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink in the upper center portion of the card stock for a night sky. I then die cut a circle in a post it note for a mask and masked the black portion of my card stock. I splattered some watered down white acrylic paint for my stars in my night sky. I set that aside to dry and added foam squares to the wreath.
I got excited and popped up that wreath on the card before stamping my sentiment but it worked out since I used my stamp platform to stamp the sentiment with VersaMark watermark ink (which I did twice to ensure it was stamped well) and then heat embossed a fine white embossing powder. To finish off the card, I tied a double bow of jute twine and then adhered it with some Multi Medium Matte.
Teresa here jumping for joy because fall is right around the corner. Although I don’t live in an area where we experience fall, I do love several aspects of fall, pumpkin spice, falling leaves, and cute fall critters on cards.
I had quite a few mess ups on this card but I kept plugging through cause I was sure it would turn out okay in the end. I really like how it did turn out.