dinsdag 12 december 2017

LET'S CHILL (1)

I used the Swanky Snow Dudes stamp set from Paper Smooches, to create this gathering of snow men.


I created masks for all the snow men, so it was easier for me to overlap them. I stamped all the snow men several times, creating a large group of them.

I added some of the little elements to the snow men, to make them look a little different from each other. Because there are only four images. I used the two pipe images, the mustache, the two smiling mouths and the open mouth.

I used only three color combinations of Copic Markers for the entire card. Here are the colors I used:
YG41 - G02/ B12 - B14/ E22 - R35/ W5/ YR04


I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Guava cardstock and adhered it to the card with foam tape. I added the panel onto a Guava cardbase.


Not a very difficult card to make, but a bit time consuming due to all the masking. Thanks goodness they're snow men, else the coloring would have taking hours too!

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SANTA PAWS IS COMING TO TOWN (1)

For this Christmas card, I used the Happy Pawlidays stamp set from My Favorite Things. I used the no-line coloring technique.


I stamped one of the dog images in Antique Linen Distress Ink. It's a very light color, that will eventually disappear when I start watercoloring the image. I used Distress Inks to watercolor the image. Here are the colors I used:
Dog: Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo
Santa hat + collar: Candied Apple, Weathered Wood
Bell: Mustard Seed
Sock: Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch, Candied Apple


I fussy cut the image and went over to my background. I used Candied Apple and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks again to create watercolor stripes to the panel. I then die cut a square, with the Outside In Stitched Square Stackables from Lawn Fawn. I die cut this square two more times.


I adhered the panel, with the die cut square, onto a Peacock cardbase. I then layered the white squares into the frame. Finally I layered the square that cam from the panel, the one with the stripes on it. I added the puppy on top of the square and stamped the sentiment.


This card just happened while I went on. That's so cool, because I had no idea what I wanted for this card when I began.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS (8)

For this simple Christmas card, I used the Gifts of Love stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.


I only used the two tree images for this card, plus the three different sized stars. I stamped the trees in three rows. I used four different Lawn Fawn Inks, plus another one for the tree trunk: Minty Fresh Ink, Celery Stick Ink, Freshly Cut Grass Ink, Noble Fir Ink, Doe Ink.


I stamped the stars in Antique Linen Distress Ink. It's a very light colored ink and I wanted to paint over it. I used the Yellow Gold watercolor, from the Starry Colors set by Gansai Tambi.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment onto a piece of Raspberry cardstock. The cardbase is also Raspberry.


I really like how this turned out.

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maandag 11 december 2017

SO THANKFUL FOR YOUR KINDNESS (1)

For this thank you card, I wanted to create a more classic and elegant look. And there come the Altenew stamps! I used the Bold Blossom stamp set.


I stamped the big flower and the leaves, focusing on the top left corner. I used several lawn Fawn inks for this. Here are the inks I used:
Flowers: Fresh Lavender Ink, Grape Soda Ink, Juice Box Ink
Leaves: Celery Stick Ink, Freshly Cut Grass Ink


I stamped the sentiment, which is from the Jump For Joy stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I trimmed the panel and embossed a stitched line to the bottom, with the Stitched Border dies from Lawn Fawn. I added the panel onto a Cilantro cardbase, with a piece of Perfectly Plaid Winter paper underneath.


As a finishing touch, I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops to the card. I used Apple Green and Sweet Lilac.


Really simple, yet super pretty!

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SENDING YOU MONSTER HUGS (3)

For this birthday card, I used the Monster Mash stamp set from Lawn Fawn and the Grid Window die from Mama Elephant.


I wanted a soft pastel palette for this card. I die cut the Grid Window from white cardstock. For the background, that you are going to see through the Grid Window, I used three Distress Ink colors: Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick and Cracked Pistachio.


I adhered the Grid Window overtop of the blended background. I then stamped my images and colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Monsters: R22 – R35/ Y00 – Y02/ YG41 – G02


I fussy cut the images and adhered them to the panel. I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of paper, that I also belnded with Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink. I added it to the panel as well. The panel was adhered to a Sticky Note cardbase.


I think I will use this Grid Window a lot, it’s so cool!

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HOLIDAY GREETINGS (3)

I created this Christmas card with the Winter Village stamp set from Lawn Fawn.


I started on the background. I die cut a circle from some masking paper and blended Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink onto the paper. I added snow to it with the big snowdrop stamp that comes with the Snow Cool set. I used Yeti Ink.

I set the background aside and went over to the images. I stamped several houses from the set and watercolored them with the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Here are all the colors I used: 041 – Turquoise Green/ 020 – Red/ 081 – Light Violet/ 045 – Pale Green/ 052 – Bright Yellow/ 090 – Grey/ 010 – Black/ 050 – Yellow


I fussy cut the houses and adhered them to the background. I stamped the sentiment and added the card onto a Narwhal cardbase. I rounded off all corners but the top left.

I love the watercolored look on the houses.


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maandag 4 december 2017

OH HAPPY DAY (3)

I created this simple birthday card, using the Bits & Pieces stamp set from Concord & 9th.


I wanted to use the hexagon shape, the hexagon shape with striped texture and the hexagon shape with dotted texture. I started with the solid hexagon. I used three Lawn Fawn ink colors for that: Mermaid Ink, Wild Rose Ink and Celery Stick Ink. For the textured hexagon I used three different colors, a slightly darker tone then the ones I already used: Merman Ink, Lobster Ink and Freshly Cut Grass Ink.


Inbetween the pattern, I stamped the sentiment. I added the panel to a Sunflower cardbase.

I think I was done within 15 minutes. I just love this set!


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