Saturday, November 18

A Christmas card...

The base card is white linen card stock.
The red layer is red card stock the I distressed the edge with a distressing tool.
The main piece is water color paper that I stamped and gold powder heat embossed using Unity Stamp Co.'s "...poinsettia with love".
Using my Koi water color set I painted the image.
There is clear Wink of Stella on the inside of the flowers.
The verse from Unity Stamp Co.'s "Season Snowman" is stamped with Adirondack pesto ink.
To get the aged look I flicked gold embossing powder on the card front and heat embossed it.

Wednesday, November 15

I'm dreaming of a ...

The base card for this little cutie is kraft card stock.
The pup from Lawn Fawn's "Christmas dreams" set was stamped using StazOn jet black ink.
I made a mask of the pup and stamped the gifts from the same set using the same ink.
The verse, bone and dream bubble are all from the same set and I stamped them using the StazOn.
The coloring was done with Prisma pencils.

Swinging celebration...


I'm fairly new to Lawn Fawn stamps and so my oldest set is "Year Seven".
The base card is white card stock and I punched a 1/16" hole in the fold at the top to run a piece of yellow fine jute.
I glued it into the fold with a fine line of glue...
You have to let it dry thoroughly before finishing the front of the card.
I taped down the jute to the card front and on another piece of white card stock I stamped the pinata with StazOn jet black ink and colored it using my Prisma pencils and Gamsol with artist stumps.
After trimming him out I applied him to the card front over the taped jute with glue dots.
I stamped the  treats with the StazOn and colored the same as the pinata.
Top finish the card I stamped the "happy" from Lawn Fawn's "happy, happy, happy" set.

Been awhile...

Sorry it's been so long since I posted but family matters always come first!

While shopping with hubby at Hobby Lobby I found some washi tape on the clearance rack.
Turned out to be The Fine Touch "Woodland" coloring washi tape.
It comes in many designs.
I pulled out a black base card and applied the tape.
The coloring was done with my Faber-Castell PITT artist pens.
I die cut the verse from Our Daily Bread Designs "Thanks for Everything" set with grey card stock and colored it with the same pens before applying it to the card front.
The gemstones are by Paper Studio and I colored the grey stones with the same pens, again, before applying them to the card front.

Monday, October 23

Thank you Anita Madden...


While checking out the posts on My Favorite Things Insiders on Facebook I saw a beautiful card by Anita and comments on how she got the lights to look like they were shinning.
She said...
"I used a Copic to color in a bulb and then used my colorless blander to move the ink outside the bulb area. Once the bulb was dry then I went back in with my Copic marker and colored the bulb again. I also added Glossy Accents to make them shiny"
I don't use Copic and when I told her that she suggested colored pencils and Gamsol.


The above card is white card stock for the base card.
The sky is made using water color paper and sponging on Distress Oxide faded jeans ink, spritzing and removing color with a paper towel.
I attached that to the base card then using more white card stock I die cut the two mountains using MFT Die-namics "Stitched Basic Edges" then applying them to the card front.
On one mountain I stamped the verse from MFT Stamps BB Beast Friends using StazOn jet black ink.
On another piece of white card stock I stamped the beast from the same set using the same ink, then colored him as Anita suggested with my Prisma pencils and Gamsol.
I cut him out and applied him to the card front.
I applied the sequins to match the sketch and dotted each with Ice Stickles.
To finish I used my glossy accents to make the bulbs shine!