What do you think?! I’m super excited about all the masculine cards that I can make using all the wonderful collections in this card kit! I especially love the buffalo check patterns in the papers with this awesome buffalo! Perfect for masculine birthday cards!!
I enjoyed coloring this buffalo too! I used the following copic markers ~ E23, E29, E49, N0, N2, N4, N7. I kept the design very simple for my card so you could see a sneak peek of the papers and I could feature this wonderful buffalo stamp, as well!
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Hello there crafty friends! Crystal here from Tawny Owl Paperie with a sweet little copic colored scene created using the cute Winter Fairy House stamp set from Scrapping for Less!! I am loving this adorable fairy cottage… it looks so cozy!
I knew that I wanted to create a little snowy scene with the cottage from the Winter Fairy House stamp set and the trees from the Winter Fairies stamp set. They work perfectly together!! I stamped the cottage on a card front of white card stock measuring 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″. I then stamped the cottage and trees on another piece of white card stock and colored them with the following copic markers:
Once all the trees and the cottage were colored, I fussy cut them and cleaned up the edges with a Memento tuxedo black marker. I even cut apart a pair of trees giving me more options in creating my scene. I then set the images aside and grabbed the card front that I had previously stamped the cottage on. I wanted to create a snowy scene but still have a lot of white left on the card… since I was going to basically paper piece the cottage I was able to color over the image on the card front but still have an idea of placement for all of the images.
I started by drawing a light line of blue with the lightest blue copic marker across the card front to divide the sky and the snow. I then colored the sky by just flicking my markers upwards working from lightest to darkest blue until I was happy with the blend. I then added just a little bit of shadow with a light gray copic marker for all of my snow. I placed the trees in the areas that I planned to adhere them and colored the shadows for those, as well.
I adhered all of the elements for my scene using a liquid glue and then adhered the entire panel to a dark purple card base… I think this turned out really cute! To finish off the card, I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of white card stock and mat it on black card stock. I adhered it to the card and decided this one was done. I just love how cozy this little scene feels!
Hello there crafty friends! Crystal here from Tawny Owl Paperie with another sweet card using the adorable Winter Fairies stamp set by Scrapping for Less. I couldn’t wait to ink up this adorable fairy napping on the moon… doesn’t she just look so happy?! Love it!
I started by stamping the cute fairy on the moon with Memento tuxedo black ink and then I colored the image in with the following copic markers:
Skin ~ E000, E00, E21, R00, R20
Hair ~ E35, E37
Clothes ~ RV0000, RV10, RV11, C00, C1
Moon/Cloud ~ Y000, Y11, Y13, Y18, B000
Once the cute fairy and moon were colored, I fussy cut them… and even used my craft knife to cut the tiny space between the fairy’s hat and the moon. I just realized that I missed the space between her hat and her wing… oops! Anywho, I set that aside and got to work on the background.
I blended a tiny bit of Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink in the center left portion of the panel and blended some Tumbled Glass,Blueprint Sketch, and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide inks around that center portion working my way outwards to the edge. I blended over these a few times to get just the right blend. I then dried my background with a heat tool and splattered some white acrylic paint onto the background for my stars.
I set the background aside to dry and die cut the stitched scallop frame from Gina Marie Designs and the stitched clouds from Lawn Fawn, both from white card stock. I then adhered the clouds to the back of the frame piece and trimmed the edges. I trimmed down the blended background to 4-1/8 x 5-3/8″ and then popped up the frame/cloud piece on the blended background.
I then adhered the entire panel onto a white card base. I love how this sweet card turned out! I sure hope that you like it too!
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!!
With Christmas done, I have to admit I’m happy to start working on some other cards… and the adorable stamps in the Sending Love card kit are perfect for Valentine’s Day cards or even just to send some love to your family and friends this winter.
I used a mix of products from a couple of collections and also used the awesome stamps from the Banana Split subscription…. so many fun sentiments included this month!! I used the following copic markers to color the stamped images:
Banner ~ R00, R20
Envelope ~ R000, R00, R14, R20, R29
Bird ~ B0000, B00, YR21, YR24, R00, R20
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Hello there crafty friends! Crystal here from Tawny Owl Paperie with an adorable wintry New Year’s card!! I just adore these sweet stamps by Heffy Doodle called Prehistoric Pals… so much fun to create a card a little outside-the-box with these characters. I don’t normally think of cavemen and mammoths in the snow, but this was such a fun card to make!
I started with a white piece of card stock that I ran through my big shot with a wonky stitched rectangle die. I set that aside and stamped all the stamps from the set because I wasn’t quite sure which ones I was going to use. I stamped with memento tuxedo black ink and then colored the images in with the following Copic markers:
I fussy cut all of the colored images and cleaned up the edges with the memento tuxedo black marker. When I was coloring the background for this card, I placed the images on the card seeing where I wanted to position every thing. I was then able to add the shadows on the snowy ground. I only used a little bit of shadows so I could keep the card looking more wintry with lots of white.
I adhered the fussy cut images to the card using liquid glue and then adhered the entire piece to a white card base. I added some snow using leftover sequins from a past card kit and also some varying sizes of dots of white gel pen here and there. Don’t they just look so excited for the snow?! I love it!
To finish off the card, I stamped the sentiment which is a combination of two sentiment stamps… “Have a Mammoth Day” and “Another Year Boulder”. I was able to mask the sentiments and stamp them pretty easily with my Stamp Platform. My paper shifted just slightly on the Year stamp but I was able to fix it with my memento tuxedo black marker… it just looks a bit more bold ~ almost like it was intentional! This adorable stamp set isn’t in stock anymore, unfortunately, but there are a bunch of other adorable Heffy Doodle stamps in the shop! Check them out here —> Heffy Doodle stamps!
Hello there crafty friends! Crystal here from Tawny Owl Paperie with a sweet birthday card for a little one in your life… who doesn’t love a sweet dragon?! I just adore this one from the Dream Come True stamp set by La-La Land Crafts!!
As I mentioned in my blog post last Friday for Scrapping for Less, I played some more with the fun Nuvo Chalk White Stone drops for my card today but this time I painted with the drops. I added a few drops… actually more like blobs… on my Glass Media Mat and then with my paint brush painted over a piece of pink card stock. For my other piece of pink card stock, I added drops directly on the card stock and painted directly on that piece. Both applications of the Stone drops for this technique gave me basically the same results, but I didn’t have to clean up my Glass Media Mat for the latter.
While I let the painted Stone drops dry, I stamped the sweet dragon onto white card stock with Memento tuxedo black ink and colored it in with the following Copic markers ~ B0000, B00, B12, V01, V04, V20. I then fussy cut the dragon and cleaned up the edges with a Memento tuxedo black marker. A little tip for those of you trying this trick for the first time… be sure to color the edges of the fussy cut image from behind so if the marker slips it marks up the back of your image rather than the nicely colored front.
I set the dragon aside and die cut the now dry Stone drop painted card stock with the Puffy Clouds die from My Favorite Things.
The clouds turned out just as I had hoped… so much fun texture and dimension!! I love them!
I then trimmed down my white card front to 4-1/8 x 5-3/8″ and die cut it with a stitched in and out circle die. I laid that on top of my white card base and traced around the inner circle lightly with a pencil. Now I had an idea of where to blend my Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink for my clouds in the background. I blended the clouds over the Mini Cloud Edges stencil from My Favorite Things being careful to stay within the traced circle… just extra careful so my white edges on the card base stayed white. I then erased the pencil marks on the card base and adhered a few of the pink Stone drop painted clouds. I adhered the top white card stock piece with the die cut stitched circle and then adhered the remaining clouds. I popped up the sweet dragon using foam tape and stamped the Make a Wish sentiment using my Stamp Platform to ensure I got a nice crisp inking!
And then I got to thinking it would be fun to add some drops but not the Stone drops… so I grabbed the Sea Breeze Jewel drops and Fairy Wings Dream drops and went a little crazy! But I really love the different looks of all of the drops on this card! I sure hope that I’ve inspired you to think out of the box a bit and use those Nuvo drops for other techniques!
Hey there crafty friends! Crystal here from Tawny Owl Paperie with a cute card using the adorable Prehistoric Pals stamp set from Heffy Doodle along with the In the Desert papers by Scrapping for Less! I just love all the cute images in the set and the punny sentiments are amazing!
To start my card, I cut a half sheet of kraft card stock into two pieces measuring 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″. I then die cut one of the pieces. I also die cut the patterned paper with the same stitched rectangle die. I trimmed the patterned paper and adhered it to the die cut kraft card stock. I then adhered that piece to the other kraft card front and then adhered the entire panel to a white card base.
I die cut the other patterned paper with a stitched banner die and adhered it to a scrap piece of kraft card stock and fussy cut a mat. I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark watermark ink and heat embossed a fine white embossing powder. I set the card aside and stamped the mammoth and cave girl with Memento tuxedo black ink.
I colored the images with the following Copic markers:
I fussy cut the images and cleaned up the edges of the images with a Memento tuxedo black marker. I die cut a stitched circle from white card stock and colored it with a bit of N0 and N1 to ground the images. I popped up the images on the stitched circle using foam tape.
To finish off the card, I added a bunch of Nuvo Chalk White Stone drops… once I started playing with these gritty drops I just couldn’t stop adding them. I think they are perfect for this prehistoric card!! They look like tiny boulders… so fun!
Here’s one more look at this cute card… I think this sentiment works for so many occasions!!
And I’m excited to play some more with the Nuvo Stone drops… I just may use them in my next post!
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!
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!