Stamping Bella Snowman Globe

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I love this stamp from Stamping Bella: Merry Everything, #EB325.  It is great for Christmas or any winter celebration.  The image was colored with Copic markers – for the most part, I followed the Colormap that comes free with the purchase of the stamp . . .

Penguins: C6, C9, 100, B0000, BV00, E30, Y21, Y38, YR23

Mittens and Hats: BV02, BV04, BV08, RV52, RV55, RV66

Shading on Snowman: BV00

Carrot Nose: YR15, YR68, YR27

Snow:  BG000, BV00, C1

Snowglobe: BG000, BG10, BG11, C1, C2

Snowglobe Base: Y21, Y26, Y28

Ground: E31, E35, E57

The 5″ x 7″ card base was made from Gina K. Designs Blue Denim card stock.  I adhered a 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″ piece of patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs Frosty Friends collection to the base, then I cut the background frame out of black card stock with Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Devine Eloquence die, #S5-218. I used a slightly smaller Spellbinders Labels 28 die to cut out the image and inked the edges with Wilted Violet Distress Ink.  I adhered the image to the frame then adhered this entire piece to the card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project–make it a crafty week everyone!

Under the Sea Birthday Shaker Card

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Shaker cards seem to be growing ever popular, so today’s project is a 6″ x 6″ shaker card I made with paper from the Heartfelt Creations Under The Sea collection and Queen and Company’s Pop Ups Circle Shaker set.

These Pop Ups shaker sets are great because not only do they include the pop-up foam frames in several sizes, but transparency and card stock back pieces in matching sizes!

I cut a 5-3/4″ x 5-3/4″ piece of paper from the Under The Sea collection and adhered it to my card front.

Next, without removing the protective covering from the adhesive, I placed the largest foam frame from the Pop Ups shaker set over the scene I had chosen from the Under The Sea paper pad and traced around it with a pencil. I cut this out and adhered it to my card front, then I removed the adhesive covering from one side of the foam frame and placed it over my scene.

I glued 3 silver heart sequins next to the sea horses, then added various beads and other sequins within the framed area.  After removing the protective covering from the top of the foam frame, I placed the largest transparency from the Pop Ups shaker set over it.

Using the largest die from Queen and Company’s Pop Up Circles Dies, I cut a frame from blue card stock and glued this on the top of the transparency piece. I cut out one of the Under The Sea turtles and glued that to the top of my shaker element.  Next I glued heart and star sequins in the corners.

I felt the card was just missing something yet, so I added three flowers made from the Heartfelt Creations Wildwood Cottage collection.  I colored them with Distress inks and added Krystallos Shard Glass Glitter to the edges and Frantage Fuchsia Glass Glitter to the centers.

The inside of the card features a sea horse, beta fish and coral border I cut from the Under The Sea paper.  (This collection has dies to match these and other elements in the paper, making cutting them out a breeze!)  I also chose a couple of word tags from the paper pack and adhered all of these elements onto another 5-3/4″ x 5-3/4″ piece of Under The Sea paper.

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I cut down one of the 6″ x 6″ scenes to 5-3/4″ x 5-3/4″ then glued it to the back of the card. The text is from the Gina K. Designs By the Sea stamp set, and it was stamped in Peacock Feathers Distressed Ink. I finished the card with a small Under The Sea ticket tag near the bottom.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s card and have fun making a shaker card of your own!

Art Impressions Arbor

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This fun card was made with the Arbor and other stamps from Art Impressions Watercolor Series 7 Set 1 #3544 as well as a few stamps from the WC Foliage Set 1 #4051 and the Garden Blooms from the Watercolor Series 7 Set 2 #3545.

Marvy LePlume II markers used include #86 African Violet, #15 Olive Green, #72 Pine Gren, #20 Magenta, #40 Brownish Gray, and #8 Violet.

The card blank was made from Gina K. Designs Blue Denim card stock.  Then the image was matted with  Gina K. Designs Black Onyx card stock and attached to a piece of patterned paper from the Heartfelt Creations Italiana Riviera collection.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card! Make it a crafty week!

Art Impressions Watering Can

Shellie 2016

This card features the Art Impressions mini watercolor stamp set Watering Can, #4761 as well as stamps from the watercolor Foliage Set 1, #4051. The images were colored with Marvy Le Plume II markers: #86 African Violet, #20 Magenta, #50 Ultramarine, #15 Olive Green, and #72 Pine Green.

The image was cut out with a Spellbinders Large Classic Oval die and matted onto black card stock that had been cut out with the Spellbinders Floral Oval die. The background paper (from the Stampin’ Up Bohemian paper collection) was adhered to a 4.25″ x 5.50″ card blank made from Gina K. Designs In The Navy paper.

Hope you enjoyed today’s design.  Have a creative week!

 

Under the Sea & Steampunk Birthday

Sarah 2016 BD

Sarah 2016 BD inside

This birthday card was made with papers and stamps from the Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Collection.  I really LOVE the cute fish and other sea-life from this set as well as the Hibiscus flowers!  The paper collection comes with all of these wonderful scenes already created and colored for you. The only stamping and cutting I did on this card was the flowers on the front.  They were colored with Picked Raspberry and Blue Lagoon Distress Inks as well as Memento Cantaloupe.

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For the present, I went Steampunk / Mixed Media.  The shadowbox frame is from Hobby Lobby.  The metal embellishments are from Michael’s.  The paper flowers were purchased in a pack from Crafts Direct, a local craft store in St. Cloud, MN.

The main image is the digi stamp Annabelle from Make It Crafty.  She was printed on Gina K. Designs 120 lb. white cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  I then tore a rough border around the edges of the image, coloring the background with Copic Markers and Distress Inks.

The shimmery color around the edges of the stamped piece was created with Finnabair Studios Art Ingredients Lilac and Blue Opal Magic Mica Powders that had been mixed with Finnabair Studios Art Basics Soft Gloss Gel.  Black gesso was applied to some of the metal embellishments and they were colored with the mica powder mixtures as well.

The flowers and leaves on the outside of the frame were made from Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies.  The flowers are from the Blazing Poppy Collection and the leaves are from the Peacock Paisley Collection.  They were colored with various Distress Inks.

I hope you enjoyed viewing today’s projects – they certainly were a lot of fun to create!

AI Wooden Gate Birthday Card

The front image is Art Impressions Wooden Gate 4762.  There is a great video tutorial here that I used for my inspiration. I used Marvy LePlume II markers for the water color portion: #8 (violet), #45 (sepia), #72 (pine green), #86 (African violet), #100 (sapphire blue). I also used Copic marker Y17 (golden yellow) for the beak on the bird that is standing on the ground. The bird perched on the gate is from Stamps by Judith and Heather, AAA-277 Chickadee.  It was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored with Marvy #45 sepia.  (I scribbled a little marker on an acrylic block and diluted it with a few drops of water, then used a damp paint brush to color the bird.)

The frame around the image was made with the largest die from Spellbinders A2 Fancy Weave Card Creator set.

The patterned paper is from the Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea collection.

Inside I used stamps from two Gina K. Designs sets: Vertical Greetings and Simply the Best.  The text was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and the dragon flies and foliage in Peacock Feathers Distress ink.  The inside patterned paper is also from the Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea collection.

These mini water color sets from Art Impressions are great fun – you should try them for yourself!

 

Lili of the Valley Canine Choir Card

Here is a card I made this past Christmas featuring the Lili of the Valley stamp “Canine Choir.”  I just love this stamp!  Sam 2015 Xmas

The final image size is 3-1/2″ x 3-5/8″.  This was attached to a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of snowflake patterned paper.  The card base is 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ and is made from Gina K. Designs blue denim cardstock.  The word Joy was made with one of the word dies from the Sizzix Tim Holtz Holiday Words: Script set.

The image was stamped with Tsukineko Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic markers.  A LOT of Copic markers – LOL.  (I am quite proud that I actually made a list of the colors I was using as I colored the image!) Continue reading