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!
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 there crafty friends! Crystal here from Tawny Owl Paperie with a wonderful watercolor card using a medium that I don’t use often enough and that is Distress Crayons! It has been a long time since I’ve used my distress crayons and actually, it’s been a good long while since I’ve watercolored so I thought why not do it now!
So to start, I stamped the gorgeous Tumbleblossoms Cluster stamp by Stamping Bella four times over a 4-1/2 x 5-1/2″ piece of Canson XL watercolor paper with VersaMark watermark ink and then heat embossed a fine white embossing powder. I then scribbled Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Festive Berries, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, and Walnut Stain Distress Crayons on my Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat. I was then able to use my watercolor pen and grab the pigment with my pen and watercolor the panel. I had so much fun!
I started with the lightest color (Mustard Seed) and actually colored a bunch of the flowers with just that color and then I went back in with the Spiced Marmalade and the Festive Berries to add some rich, darker tones that felt more Fall-ish to me. I used the Walnut Stain to color in the open spaces and I just love the way it makes the flowers pop on the panel. To finish off the panel I added some white gel pen to the tiny little flowers and berries. Once I was done watercoloring, I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and then mat it with a gorgeous reddish orange card stock that I found in my stash. Now the Tumbleblossoms Cluster stamp set doesn’t have a sentiment so I dug through some of my Fall stamps and found a gem… the Teresa Talks Fall stamp set!! I love this set and the “fall greetings” sentiment was absolutely perfect for this card! I stamped the sentiment on that same card stock with VersaMark watermark ink and I embossed it with a fine white embossing powder. I trimmed it down and then popped up the sentiment. My first thought when finishing up this card was to find a neutral card base… maybe white or kraft (my go to’s!!) but then I got to thinking… I really want that Mustard Seed yellow to pop on this card so I dug through my stash of card stock and found this perfect yellow card stock. Bam! It was perfect! I trimmed it down to a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ piece and then adhered that to a white card base.
Surprise! I was able to make another simple card using the leftover panel. I used the same yellow and reddish orange card stocks from my stash (both are from past card kits… I’m honestly not sure which colors though) and then I added a strip of some kraft card stock that was also in my stash and had just enough left over for a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ piece for my card front. I then adhered it to a white card base. To finish this one off, I just stamped and heat embossed the same sentiment. Done!
Here’s a picture of both cards using the one watercolored panel. I have another small piece left over from the panel that I’ll set aside and I hope to use it on another project. I had so much fun making these cards to share with you today! I hope you’re inspired to pull out those neglected mediums in your crafty stash and get some fun crafty time!!
myth /miTH/ noun noun: myth; plural noun: myths a traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events.
leg·end /ˈlejənd/ noun noun: legend; plural noun: legends a traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but unauthenticated.
Good Morning all my Crafty Friends! For our introductory paragraph how about a history lesson on the 4 elements of our kit? As we delve into Myths and Legends this month let’s take a closer look at these creatures.
According to Wikipedia on Nessie:
n Scottish folklore, the Loch Ness Monster or Nessie is a creature said to inhabit Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. It is often described as large in size with a long neck and one or more humps protruding from the water. Popular interest and belief in the creature has varied since it was brought to worldwide attention in 1933. Evidence of its existence is anecdotal, with a few disputed photographs and sonar readings. The scientific community regards the Loch Ness Monster as a phenomenon without biological basis, explaining sightings as hoaxes, wishful thinking, and the misidentification of mundane objects.
According to the Ancient History Encyclopedia on the legendary Pegasus:
Pegasus (or Pegasos) is a winged-horse from Greek mythology which was fathered by Poseidon and was born from the severed neck of the gorgon Medusa, slain by Perseus.
Most of us can’t see fairies. They live in a parallel universe called the “realm of the fey.” According to legend, fairies went into hiding to avoid us because … well, we invaded their lands, so what else could they do?
As we modernized the world with electricity, built roads and cities, and cut down trees, the fairies were forced to “go underground” and hide in caves, burrows, underwater fortresses, and finally into the spirit world.
According to Wikipedia on Gnomes:
A gnome /noʊm/ is a diminutive spirit in Renaissance magic and alchemy, first introduced by Paracelsus in the 16th century and later adopted by more recent authors including those of modern fantasy literature. Its characteristics have been reinterpreted to suit the needs of various story tellers, but it is typically said to be a small humanoid that lives underground.
Now that we know their origins…let’s get on to some crafty goodness with these wonderful creatures: Our Myths and Legends blog hop begins at the Scrapping for Less blog. There, you will find the complete lineup. AND…make sure you enter the Rafflecopter. You can find the new kit for May on the Subscription page as well as great photographs of the contents of the kit. Make sure to grab yours fast as it may sell out quickly! Thanks for joining us today!
One of my favorite things about Spring is flowers! I love when it is time to plant flowers in my yard. Now, I HATE yard work but planting flowers that is another story! Love doing that!
Today, I decided to bring you a card that just screams SPRING! Did you hear it? Lot’s of lovely spring products used on this card.
Come on back each day this month to see what magical projects will be coming your way! Don’t forget that all kits are on sale until Saturday. Use code KITSALE to receive 10% off all kits, through Saturday, May 18, 2019
I cannot believe it has been 2 years since Scrapping for Less unveiled the first Flavor of the Month Card Kit. From selling 10 kits that first month; 5 of those being subscriptions to hundreds each month only 2 years later; I feel truly blessed to be able to bring this program to you each month.
But not only that, I feel truly blessed to call each and every one of my customers part of the SFL family.
So, this month we bring you a whole kit of Celebrations, Ice Cream Celebrations, Baby Celebrations, Birthday Celebrations, and Friendship Celebrations.
Thanks so very much for all of your support. Hop along and see the inspiration the Design Team and Guest Designers have for you today. Head to Scrapping for Less Flavor of the Month page to purchase your kit. And if you happened upon this blog or paragraph make sure you go back to the Scrapping for Less blog to enter in the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a prize!
Now onto our lineup:
Thanks so very much for hopping along with us! We hope you love this monthly kit and enjoy all of the projects the very talented ladies have created. Be sure to click on the link to enter into the Rafflecopter Drawing to win a COMPLETE past kit!
Today we are celebrating friendship! You know the ones who love us and put up with us even when we can’t stand ourselves! Yep those ones!
I wanted this to resemble a scrapbook page with the snapshot of my best friend and me! I even wrote the date on it just like I would in my scrapbook! The card is standard A2 size or 5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″. I used a background panel and then added backgrounds to the image and sentiment. I colored the image with Copic Markers and stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink. I used my crop-a-dile to round out the edges of the sentiment and finished off the card with some sequins!
Can’t wait until this sneak peek so I can give my friend this card!
Be sure to check back each day for a new sneak peek until the big reveal on Friday night/Saturday morning 12:00 am EST!
After I stamped the image with Hero Arts Intense Black ink I colored the cake, Bianca, and the tray with Copic Markers. Once I finished up with that I used Nuvo Dropsand Stickles to color in the icing, filling and the little cherry on top of the piece Bianca is holding. I was little worried the Nuvo Drops/Stickles might run and bleed into the rest of the card! It didn’t and loved how it turned out.
I cut out the image with my Scan N Cut and then cut out the inside areas with an xacto knife. Pick out my papers, decided on the design, and stamped a sentiment on a banner withVersaFine Onyx BlackInk from the Paper Smooches “Salutations” set. Finally, I added a few sequins to finish off the card. Check out the video below for all the details!
Good Morning and Happy Thursday fellow crafters! Katie here from 2CrafyKaties to share with you this playful card celebrating sisterhood and friendship using Stamping Bella’s Tiny Townie “Raven Loves Ribbon” stamp set!
Thank you for stopping by. Make each day creatively crafty and stay tuned for more craftiness!
About the Author
Hello, my name is Katie and I am Katie Sr. from the blog 2CraftyKaties. I am married to my best friend and we have two amazing kids and two adorable fur babies. I have been crafting for many years, starting with rubber stamps, moving to crafting, and then on to 3D paper crafts and coloring. [VISIT MY BLOG]