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.
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!
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!
Hi Everyone, it’s Stacy from CraftaholicMomma up today on the Scrapping for Less blog with this adorable set of projects using the Fall Foliage mini collection in the newly released September Flavor of the Month Card Kit.
I made a greeting card and matching gift tag. Plus I made a magnetic calendar for my fridge.
There are still a handful of kits left, but you’ll need to hurry if you want one as they are expected to sell out very quickly.
Teresa here today to share a very simple card but so cute to send to someone that needs to be reassured you love them. This card will be winging its way today to my daughter in Oregon, she needs a little extra love right now.
This is an A2 or 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 inch card. I used the Knit Picky Fall Paper Pad, found a piece I liked and cut it down to 4 X 5 1/4 inches for the front panel. I cut an oval out of the center with a die to create a frame.
I used Sticko “Autumn Pumpkin” and SandyLion “Tree With Leaves” stickers to create a scene. I popped up the images with foam tape to finish off the card.
Happy Fall, Crafty Friends, it’s Stacy from CraftaholicMomma up today on the Scrapping for Less blog with the first post of the new month focusing on products that celebrate that wonderful season, FALL. I live in Minnesota where we definitely have all four seasons and Fall is my most favorite. I love the colors, the scents, the animals scurrying about and most of all the changing colors of the leaves.
Today I have a card I made using a stamp set by Pinkfresh called Forest Friends. This is an adorable yet highly versatile stamp set. You could easily make cards for any season just by changing up the scene and the colors. The little hamster in my brain is already running a hundred miles per hour on her hamster wheel with ideas.
I used papers from the Echo Park Celebrate Autumn 6×6 paper pad for all of the layers. I even stamped the little bear on one of the patterns and fussy cut him out. The trees and sentiment were stamped using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink. Using the MFT Inside Outside Stitched Oval Dies made just the perfect aperture for the scene of trees.
I can’t wait for you to see all of the wonderful projects the design team has in store for you this month, all celebrating that glorious season, FALL.
Hi Everyone, it’s Stacy from CraftaholicMomma up on the Scrapping for Less blog with Day 4 of the new card kit sneak peeks.
Are you excited? I know I am. The papers and stamps in this kit are so “exotic” they’ll turn you into a Wild Animal!!
Today I used the stamp and papers from Collection Three. I also grab the sentiment from the Banana Split Stamp set.
I created the image by doing a lot of masking and stamping to create my little meerkat crowd. I used a cloud stencil and Distress Oxide inks to blend the background.
The handsome little meerkat down front was stamped on the pattern paper, fussy cut and paper pieced into position.
To help the sentiment stand out as well, I slid the paper off to the side a teeny bit and did a “ghost” stamp.
The big reveal with be this coming Saturday, at 12:00 am EST. If you’re interested in making sure one of these gorgeous kits has your name on be sure to sign up for a subscription (plus saves you even more $$) prior to 10:00 pm EST Friday night.
Use the hashtag #sflFOTMexoticanimals on your social media using this card kit and we will select one lucky winner to feature their project on Scrapping for Less’ social media.