zondag 9 december 2018

FALALA (3)

I've been loving the Holiday Bitties stamp set from Mama Elephant and I created another holiday card with these awesome images. I also used the Grid Window die.


For the background, I used two Distress Ink colors to blend: Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany. Two colors I don't used that often, but work perfectly together and are perfect for Christmas.

I splattered some Yellow Gold paint onto the background.

I also die cut the Grid Window from white cardstock. This will go over the inked background later.


I stamped the images and colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Sweater: G07 - G28/ B12 - B14/ YR21 - Y38
Sock: R29 - R59/ G07 - G28/ E31 - E35/ C0 - C3 - 0
Bird: R29 - R59/ YR21 - Y38/ B12 - B14
Envelope: C0 - C3 - 0/ YR21 - Y38
Tree: G07 - G28. YR21 - Y38/ E31 - E35
Mug: R29 - R59/ B12 - B14/ C0 - C3 - 0


I fussy cut the images. I also die cut the sentiment, using the Falala Script die. I did this twice from white cardstock and once from Gold Sparkle cardstock. I layered them all together to create some dimension. I assembled the card and added the panel onto a Sunflower cardbase.


This is one of my favorite stamps sets of the year!!!

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zaterdag 8 december 2018

HAPPY HOLIDAYS, MAY YOUR DAYS BE BEARY & BRIGHT (1)

For this winter scene, I used the Beary Happy Holidays stamp set from Lawn Fawn.


For the background I used Distress Inks as watercolors: Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean.

I die cut a hill, with the Simple Stitched Hillside Borders, from some white cardstock.


I stamped the images and colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Polar Bears: W0 - W3 - 0
Trees: G43 - G46
Fish: YR21 - Y38
Fishing rod: R29 - R59/ G43 - G46/ W3 - W5
Bucket: W0 - W3 - W5
Hole: B00 - B12/ W0 - W3 - 0
Bow: R29 - R59


I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, using white embossing powder from Ranger. I fussy cut the images and assembled the card.

Super simple to create.

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IT'S PENGUINING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS (4)

For this cool Christmas card, I used the Cool Penguins stamp set and the Kingdom Trio die set from Mama Elephant.


For the background, I used two Distress Oxide Inks: Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch. I added some water drops to it and dabbed them off with a paper towel.

I took the mountain die from the Kingdom Trio die set and die cut it from Narwhal carstock. To create the look of snowy tops, I added some Yeti Ink to the die cut. I also die cut the ground, from white cardstock.


I stamped the images and colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Penguins: W5 - W7/ W0 - W3 - 0/ Y38/ R29 - R59
Presents: R29 - R59/ YG11 - YG13/ B12 - B14/ YR21 - Y38/ RV10 - R83/ G05 - G14
Gift wrapping station: E31 - E35/ R29 - R59/ YG11 - YG13/ B12 - B14/ YR21 - Y38/ RV10 - R83/ G05 - G14
Scissors: YR21 - Y38


I fussy cut the images and assembled my card. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, using white embossing powder from Ranger.

I just love working with these images, they are so much fun to color!

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woensdag 5 december 2018

MERRY CHRISTMAS (16)

For the new Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, the theme is Winter Holiday. I designed this colorful Christmas card with the Stitched Ornaments die set from Lawn Fawn.


I die cut five ornaments. Twice the smallest and three times the middle sized ornament. I stamp and heat embossed each ornament with some snowflake or star images. I used white embossing powder from Ranger.

For coloring I used the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Here are the colors I used:
052 - Bright Yellow
036 - Light Blue
200 - Sugar Almond Pink
081 - Light Violet
049 - Green Shadow


The ornament topper were die cut from Sparkle cardstock and the strings from regular white cardstock.

For the background I used the Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frames. I left the frame inside the paper, to create an inlay look. I ink blended this with Wild Honey and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. I added water and dabbed off the drops with a paper towel.


I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, using Silver embossing posder from Ranger.

I wasn't sure at first, but it eventually turned out really pretty.

Make sure you check the Lawn Fawnatics Blog for more inspiration!!!


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maandag 3 december 2018

OH WHAT FUN! (MERRY CHRISTMAS) (2)

There is another cool Lawn Fawnatics Challenge online: Winter Holiday. I created this fun Christmas card for it, with the Oh What Fun stamp set from Lawn Fawn.


For the background I did some simple blending with Cracked Pistachio Oxide Ink. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, using white embossing powder from Ranger.

I die cut a hill from white cardstock, using the Stitched Hillside Borders from Lawn Fawn.


I stamped the images and also some gifts from the Year Two stamp set. I colored the images with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:

Bear: E31 - E35/ R29 - R59/ C0 - C3 - 0
Sled: G02 - YG41/ B37 - B39/ C3 - C5
Presents: R29 - R59/ R22 - R35/ B37 - B39


I fussy cut the images and assembled the card. I adhered the panel onto a Chili Pepper cardbase.
Super simple and quick to make.

Make sure to check out the challenge on the Lawn Fawnatics Blog for more inspiration!!!

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zaterdag 1 december 2018

FALALA (2)

For this Christmas card, I used the sweater image from the Holiday Bitties stamp set from Mama Elephant. I added an image to each sweater and created an ungly Christmas sweater card.


I first prepped a cardbase. I used Kraft cardstock and splattered Chinese White paint from the Vincent van Gogh watercolor set onto it. I set it aside to air dry.

I stamped the sweater fourteen times and added several images to the sweater. I used the tree, present, snowman, snowflake and ornament. I used Copic Markers to color all the images. Here are the colors I used:
Sweaters: R29 - R59/ G05 - G17/ YG11 - YG13/ B12 - B14/ YR21 - Y38/ C2 - 0/ E15


I fussy cut all the sweaters and adhered them to my cardbase with foam tape.

I die cut the Falala Script die twice, once from white cardstock and once from Black Licorice cardstock. I stacked them together, slightly off center, and added it to the card.


A pretty simple design, but also time consuming due to all the coloring and cutting. But it was worth my time!

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HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS (6)

Avery Elle came out with this really fun and cute stamp set: A Merry Little Christmas. I just love these Christmas animals. I created this simple Christmas card with the set.


I started on the background. I first stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, using Gold embossing powder from Ranger. I hardly ever use gold on cards.

For the sky, I used two Distress Oxide inks: Spiced Marmalade and Squeezed Lemonade. I also die cut a snowy hill, using the Simple Stitched Hillside Borders die from Lawn Fawn.


I stamped all animals but the deer. I colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Bear: W0 - W3 - 0/ YG61 - YG63/ YR21 - Y38/ E71 - E77/ R22 - R35/ BG15 - BG18/ B18 - B39
Owl: E53 - E55/ E18 - E15/ Y38/ YR21 - Y38/ B18 - B39/ R22 - R35/ BG15 - BG18
Hedgehog: E71 - E77/ E000 - E11/ R22 - R35/ BG15 - BG18/ B18 - B39
Mice: W3 - W5/ R22 - R35/ YR21 - Y38


I fussy cut the images and adhered everything together.

I really love this clean and simple look for my cards. So many ways to use this style!

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IT'S PENGUINING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS (3)

I just love these penguin images in the new Cool Penguins stamp set from Mama Elephant. An all those cool gift wrapping images too. Perfect for creating scenes.


I started by adding some watercolored stripes to the background. I used two Distress Ink colors: Pine Needles and Fired Brick.


I stamped a lot of the images from the set and colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Penguins: W5 - W7/ W0 - W2 - 0/ Y38
Presents: R29 - R59/ G05 - G28/ B12 - B14/ RV10 - R83/ YR21 - Y38
Wrapping paper station: R29 - R59/ G05 - G28/ B12 - B14/ RV10 - R83/ TR21 - Y38/ E31 - E35
Ribbon: G05 - G28/ RV10 - R83/ E31 - E35
Envelopes: B12 - B14/ YR21 - Y38
Hats + scarfs: R29 - R59/ B12 - B14/ RV10 - R83


I fussy cut the images and added them to my panel. I stamped the sentiment and added the panel to a cardbase.


I loved coloring these images. I this is one of my favorite color pallettes of the moment, for Christmas cards.

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FALALA (1)

For this Christmas card, I used the new Holiday Bitties stamp set from Mama Elephant. It's filled with tons of cute holiday themed images, love it!


For the background, I used Distress Oxide Inks: Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch. To add the look of falling snow, I took Chinese White paint, from the Vincent van Gogh watercolor set and splattered it all over the background.


I stamped a bunch of the images and colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Jar: R29 - R59/ B00 - BG000 - 0/ E31 - E35/ C2 - 0
Gift: G07 - G17 - G28/ R29 - R59/ YR21 - Y38
Snowglobe: B12 - B14/ E35 - E31/ C0 - C3 - 0/ R29 - R59/ YR21 - Y38/ G07
Envelope: YR21 - Y38/ C0 - C3 - 0
Mug: R29 - R59/ G07 - G28
Ornaments: R29 - R59/ G07 - G28/ B12 - B14/ YR21 - Y38


I fussy cut all the images. I also die cut the sentiment three times from white cardstock, using the Falala Script die. I stacked the three die cut words together and adhered it to the panel.

This is one of those versatile set I will probably use for many years in the future!

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MONTHLY 9 - NOVEMBER 2018

Bye bye November, hello December. All Christmas projects this month. Because I just started a new job, I didn't get to craft as much as usual. But I still got to select my nine favorite projects for the month of November!



Merry Christmas (15)

Christmas Tags (6)

Happiest of Holidays (2)

Happy Holidays (7)

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (4)

Fleece Navidad (1)

Christmas Tags (7)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (4)

Wishing You Lots of Smiles this Holiay Season (3)

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zaterdag 24 november 2018

MERRY CHRISTMAS (15)

For this Christmas card, I used the Happy Llamadays stamp set from My Favorite Things.


For the background I wanted to create a plaid. I took a Chili Pepper cardbase, the Gingham Backdrops stamp set from Lawn Fawn and Versafine Onyx Black Ink. Toward the bottom of the cardbase, I added a piece of white cardstock and a thin strip of Black Licorice cardstock.


I stamped three of the llama images and colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Llamas: E31 - E35/ E000 - E11/ W5 - W7
Blankets: R29 - R59/ W3 - W5
Presents: R29 - R59/ YG06 - G07 - G17/ R22 - R35
Sock: R22 - R35
Tree: G43 - G45/ Y38


I fussy cut the images. i die cut some Sparkel cardstock in the color gold, with the Merry Script die from Mama Elephant. I also stamped and heat embossed a part of the sentiment onto a Black Licorice strip of cardstock and used white embossing powder from Ranger.


I love these llamas, they are an absolute favorite this year!!!

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dinsdag 20 november 2018

CHRISTMAS TAGS (7)

Today's project is part of Tracy McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags. All the big stamping companies are a part of it. Every day spotlights one company and the tags their design team has made. And today is for Lawn Fawn and Lawn Fawnatics. I created three cute tags with the Gingerbread Friends die set.


I started by die cutting the smallest gingerbread man six times, two for each tag. I used Kraft cardstock for this. I also die cut a different face for each gingerbread friend.

For the other elements I used all Lawn Fawn cardstocks. I used Mermaid cardstock, Guava cardstock, Cilantro cardstock, Ballet Slippers cardstock and Sparkle cardstock.


I stamped a sentiment onto the back of each gingerbread friend, using the Say What? Christmas Critters stamp set. The 'to' and 'from' are from the Tiny Tag Sayings stamp set.


I used some Lawn Trimmings and adhered them to the back of the tag. I then adhered the back piece of the tag onto the front, so the twine is 'sandwiched' between the front and the back piece of the tag. I tied a knot at the top of the twine.

They are really simple to create and they will make for a great tag on your Christmas presents!

Make sure you check 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018 on their blog and see what the Lawn Fawn and Lawn Fawnatics design teams created. And all the other comppanies off course!!!!


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