Crystal here with two fun cards using the adorable Happy to Sea You set by The Greeting Farm and I’ve paired it with the beautiful Watercolor Wishes paper by Lawn Fawn!!
I love how easy it is to make a card using these beautiful papers for your background! They are so beautiful and all I needed to do was run them through the Big Shot with a fun die to create my background. For the cards I’m sharing today, I used the Stitched Circle Plate Background die by Gina Marie Designs. I die cut it four times… twice for the two patterned papers and then with white card stock and kraft card stock.
Once I had that done, I set it aside and stamped my sea creatures… oh my goodness… this set of sea creatures just might be my favorite!! The turtle… love! And that seahorse… adore!! I sure had a blast coloring all the images!!
I used the following Copic markers to color the images:
Turtle ~ G12, G24, G28, BG10, BG23
Whale ~ B21, B23, B26, T1
Clam ~ RV63, RV91, N0, N1, N3, R00
Seahorse ~ G12, G24, YG01
Jellyfish ~ RV91, V04, V12
Octopus ~ V04, BV000, BV00, BV04, BV13
Starfish ~ YR15, YR16, R12
Shark ~ N0, N1, N3
Seaweed ~ YG01, YG23
Coral ~ R12, R22
Once I had them all colored, I fussy cut them out as close to the black line as possible and then colored the edges with my Memento tuxedo black marker. That’s a great way to make the edges look nice and clean. And then the fun part of building my scenes… so fun! On both cards, I wanted a creature to look like he was swimming through the circle so I used the whale on my first card and the shark on the second. I think it gives dimension to the card even though all the layers are adhered together. Yup… you read that right. I didn’t pop up any of the images!! Lol!
But I did pop up the sentiments!!! I just love how these turned out! I hope I’ve inspired you to create a fun scene using pretty papers and cute stamps! Both items I’ve featured today are in stock in the SFL shop!!
Thanks so much for taking the time to check out my blog!
Hi it’s Lynnea! I am so excited that the theme for June at Scrapping for Less is under the sea! Underwater critters are my favorites! I created a simple watercolor background! I hope you love it! Check out the video at the end of the post!
Don’t you just LOVE the Jaws Because stamp set from La-La Land Crafts!? Seriously so cute! I picked out some of my favorite images and stamped them repeatedly across my card with the help of my MISTI.
Watercolor is my favorite way to color, so I grabbed my Sakura Koi palette and started painting! I love the look of defined shading with watercolor! I started with a light layer of color and came back in with some darker color for shading.
I added black watercolor spatters to the background for texture and a simple white heat embossed sentiment to finish my card. Here’s my how-to video!
Hello Everyone! Christine with Pattercrafts here with a mostly 1 layer card. Today I wanted to build a scene with a lot of the stamps found in this set – Magical Mermaids by Sunny Studio. I first stamped all three mermaids from the stamp set on some Canson watercolor paper. I used Archival Jet Black Ink because it is waterproof. Today, I am using the Arteza Real Brush pens to color my scene.
I cut masks from Post It notes – the kind that are full adhesive – and covered the bottom 2 mermaids that I want to be sitting on the rock. After I masked the mermaids, I stamped the rocks. I also wanted the sea grass to be behind the rocks so I made a mask from the rock stamp and then covered the rock. Once done, I stamped the sea grass.
*When stamping a scene and you use masking, remember to stamp the image that will be in the “front” first.*
Once all the stamping was done, I used Arteza real brush pens to color the images and background. When I color with these brush pens, I use an acrylic block and a waterbrush. I usually lay the Arteza color down where I want the darkest areas, then color on the acrylic block and pick the color up with the waterbrush. Once all the images were colored, I added 3 different blue colors to an acrylic block and colored the entire back of the scene.
To finish the card, I cut the mermaid tails from Scrapberry’s Ocean Enchantment pattern paper. I added a little bit of highlight with a white gel pen and a little shimmer with the Wink of Stella glitter brush pen.
Thank you all for joining me today! I hope you enjoy and get inspired!
I started by stamping the large image twice onto a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock using a waterproof ink. I scribbled on some color using my Zig Clean Color markers and sprayed the panel with water to let the colors spread.
Once that was dry, I heat embossed by sentiment onto black card stock and popped that up with some foam tape in the center of my card. I added some shimmer to the flowers and called this one done.
Be sure to check out the video for more information. Thanks for stopping by and have a creative and crafty day!
Hi! Today I’m showing you two ways to use masking to create an *almost* one layer card! I used the Graduation Boy stamp set from Dreamland Crafts and you can get yours at the Scrapping for Less store!
I started by stamping the boy from the Graduation Boy stamp set onto a piece of watercolor cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I heat embossed it so that I could do some watercoloring with my Sakura Koi watercolor set. Once my watercoloring was done I heat set the paint completely. I used a Versamarker (Versamark ink in pen form) and colored all over the colored image and embossed it with clear powder. I repeated the process again so that I would have more dimension to my clear embossing. This is one of my favorite ways to emboss! There’s no need to fussy cut a mask and no wait for drying time!
I used a piece of Inkadinkado masking paper and sketched a simple hill shape and cut along my sketch line. I used the top piece to mask off the upper portion of my card so that the hill section of my cardstock is exposed. I used two colors of green Distress Ink – dark at the top and lighter at the bottom. Then I dried the ink with my heat gun and added the other portion of my masking paper to the cardstock so that the green hill is covered.
I grabbed the Cloud stencil from Pink & Main and some Distress Ink and created my cloudy background. It’s super easy since I didn’t have to mask off my colored image – I just blended the ink right across my heat embossed image! I used a stitched rectangle die to cut down my panel and adhered it to a card base! You can watch my process video below!
Hi, friends! I’m here to share a little peek at the new February 2019 Flavor of the Month card kit from Scrapping for Less! Our theme this month is Whip it Up and it’s all about baking and all kinds of yummy goodies! This is one of my favorites! I love baking with my son and this kit gives me all the good feels!
This Whisky Business stamp set is included in the Banana Split level kit for February 2019. I love it so much! The font is gorgeous and I think it’s so punny! I wanted to have a simple background to really make the sentiment shine, so I watercolored some stripes with my Brea Reese watercolors and liquid glitter for a sparkly rainbow background. Then I stamped and heat embossed my image and sentiment with white embossing powder. This kit also comes with some loose glitter, so I used some liquid glue at the bottom of the whisk and added some of the glitter for an extra bit of shine!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this look at the February 2019 Flavor of the Month card kit from Scrapping for Less! The whole kit will be available on the 23rd! Be sure to come back then to see my unboxing video and more cards I’ve made with this kit! See you soon!
I found myself in need of some birthday cards and I remembered this sweet March 2018 Flavor of the Month card kit in my stash called It’s All About Ice Cream. The perfect kit to replenish my birthday card stash!!
For all of the cards I created, I went with a pretty simple design… I started with a 5-1/4 x 4″ piece of patterned paper from the collection. Some of those I mat on a piece of 5-3/8 x 4-1/8″ piece of coordinating card stock… some I just left as is and adhered to a white card base.
This first card I watercolored and die cut with a wonky rectangle die. I stamped the sentiment from the Flavor of the Month Year 1 sentiment stamp set and then popped it up on the card with foam tape. I added a few sequins and that was it for card one.
For my second card, I added a strip of the pretty ribbon that I adhered to the back of the patterned paper. I then stamped the cute Flavor of the Month Logo stamp masking the center so I could stamp Happy Birthday from the FOTM Year 1 sentiment stamp instead. I just used a ruler and a Memento tuxedo black marker to add the masked lines back in and then stamped the sentiment. I colored the image using the following Copic markers ~ R14, R20, R29, B02, B21, BG000, BB01, BG45, E0000, E00, E23, E25, Y15. I fussy cut the focal image and then popped it up on the card. I added a few red sequins and this one was done.
For my third card I had to get creative because I didn’t have a full 5-1/4 x 4″ piece of patterned paper left over so I combined two papers and mat them on a green piece of card stock. This card was pretty simple… I utilized the fantastic cut-a-parts included in the patterned papers. I mat this particular one on red card stock and then popped it up on the card. I added a few of the Silver Glossy Dots and then decided I wanted to also use the cute Lawn Fawn Treat Yourself stamp set.
I thought it would be fun to add a gift card for an ice cream shop (only had this gift card to show… sorry!) inside so I paper pieced the ice cream tub using the papers from this collection and adhered it on a strip of the same patterned paper that I had stamped the sentiment. I colored the little bit of ice cream using R20, E27, E51. I left the bottom portion of the card empty so I can write my birthday wishes to the recipient.
Now getting creative again, I cut the music note patterned paper in half and adhered it along with the green/white polka dot paper to the mat of orange card stock. I mat another cut-a-part paper onto red card stock and popped it up on the card with foam tape. I used my last five Silver Glossy Dots to finish off this card.
My last card came together pretty simply with the layers of patterned paper and the addition of the tag. I stamped the Ice Cream Marci directly on the tag along with the sentiment and then set the tag aside. I stamped Ice Cream Marci again on a scrap piece of white card stock and then paper pieced her shirt with the pink/white polka dot paper. I colored her in with the following Copic markers E0000, E00, E17, E23, E27, E47, E49, B91, B95, RV10, RV14, RV21. I then fussy cut her out and adhered her to the tag. I added some pink and white ribbon that I tied off with some twine… all from my stash. I then popped up the tag on the card and called this last card done!
For today, I chose my distress inks to create a water color background affect. I chose 6 colors that were very muted in color and shades as I was looking for a fall look. Once I got my colors chosen, I pulled out a piece of Canson XL watercolor paper and traced a rectangle using one of my dies from my stash. I used my blue tape to secure my water color panel down since there was going to be a lot of water going on…
Picked up my colors that I laid down onto my craft earlier and went to town just dropping it all in. I did this twice making sure it was dry in between each time I added more color.
After this was completely dry I stamped my focal image and sentiment using my versafine black ink and heat set it with my clear embossing powder. Trimmed my panel down to 4 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in and adhered it to my card Standard A2 size top folding card base.
Added some Nuvo Drops in black to give just some added shine! Let fall begin!
If you want to see just how easy it is to put this card together, just click on the video link below!
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