- Distress Inks – Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Tumbled Glass, Wilted Violet
- Distress Oxide Inks – Shaded Lilac, Milled Lavendar
- Stamps –
- Lawn Fawn – Snow Cool, Say What? Christmas Critters and Winter Fox
- Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz – Reflections
- Embossing folders – Sizzix Snowfall and Swirls
- Ranger Stickles – Diamond
- White embossing powder – Stampendous
- Watercolor paper
I was on deck to present the demonstration at our Craft Stamper group last week. We select something from an issue of Craft Stamper magazine and present it to the group and then we all make the project. It just so happened that I selected the masterclass that featured snowy hills from the January 2019 issue. While I was working on my sample cards, it snowed here, in March. This isn’t the first time we’ve had snow in March in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, but we’ve had at least four doses in the past two weeks. That is a little unusual. We are in the midst of one more snow shower today and that may be the end of it for this winter. Crazy!
For the first card I used two different embossing folders. I first applied Distress Inks, blending four colors. I then dry-embossed it with the Swirls embossing folder and then sanded it to expose the swirls. For the snow drifts, I embossed the snow onto vellum with the Snowfall embossing folder. I then tore the vellum into pieces to resemble snowy drifts and layered them together. When I liked the composition, I stapled the vellum onto the background with the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and applied Stickles glitter glue to the edges of the vellum. I added a layered sentiment and a layer of silver cardstock and adhered it to a white card base. You can see the sparkle in the photo below.
For the second card (below), I used the Distress Inks like watercolor. I heat-embossed the snow on watercolor paper using the Lawn Fawn Snow Cool stamp set and white embossing powder. Then I applied the Distress Inks to my craft sheet and spritzed the ink with water. By dragging the watercolor paper through the wet ink, drying, and reapplying, I created the colorful and snowy background. The embossing powder resists the “snow” that is heat embossed. I heat embossed the Tim Holtz script stamp on the vellum for this card and tore it to make the drifts again this time. I also applied embossing powder to the torn edges to give the appearance of snow. Again, I attached the vellum to the background with the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher. To finish off this card, I stamped and colored the Lawn Fawn fox and popped it up onto the scene. I liked having his tail go off the background. I colored the card base by applying Milled Lavender and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide inks to white cardstock. Finally I layered all of the pieces together and added the sentiment.
Thanks for visiting. I still have some catching up to do with posting here!
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- Stamps – Memory Box “Snow Much Fun” set
- Dies –
- Memory Box “Snow Much Fun” set
- Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Seventeen”
- Patterned papers – Pebbles “Holly Jolly” collection
- Copic markers
- Cardstock Bazzill
This was a fun card to make, although pretty busy visually! I stamped these cute critters from Memory Box and colored them with Copic markers, then cut them out with the matching dies to make life easier! I used inspiration from the card sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for the design, inking the edges of the background pieces to try to separate them a little from each other visually. A happy card with cute animals! What could be better? Thanks for stopping by!
Challenge: Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #365
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- Die – Sizzix/Tim Holtz – Flurry #2
- Stamp – Lawn Fawn – Simply Winter Sentiments
- Watercolors – Windsor & Newton
- Silver mirror cardstock – Paper Accents
- Cardstock – Bazzill
I created this card based on inspiration from Day 2 of Online Card Classes Clean & Simply Holiday class. You need to take the class to get all of the steps, but it was fun to get back with my watercolors again and a technique I learned long ago in college. I layered the watercolored panel onto a shiny piece of silver cardstock and heat embossed the sentiment for a bit of gloss and sheen. Thanks for stopping by.
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- Stamps –
- Stampers Anonymous The Art of Brett Weldele “Blizzy the Happy Snowman”
- Fancy Pants Designs “Merry & Bright”
- Stencil – Creative Expressions mini stencil “Snowflakes”
- Texture paste – Finnabair Art Extravagance Snowflake Paste
- Inks – Ranger Distress Oxides: Cracked Pistachio, Faded Jeans, Broken China
- Sprays – Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
- Sequins – Hero Arts Frost Sequin Mix
- Vellum – Paper Accents “Light Blue”
- Embossing powder – Stampendous “Aqua”
- Cardstock – Kaisercraft KaiserCard “Neptune”
This card started out with Distress Oxide inks with the addition of Snowflake Paste through the snowflake stencil. I stamped the snowman and added some color with Copic markers, cut it out and adhered it to the background with dimensional adhesive. I heat embossed the sentiment on vellum and sprayed another scrap of white cardstock with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, cutting it in a strip and adhering it behind the background. I then wrapped the vellum around the snowman and background. To finish off the card, I added the festive sequins in threes above and below the main image. I used the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for inspiration. Thanks for stopping by.
Freshly Made Sketches #317
A Vintage Journey “Winter Wonderland”
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- Dies –
- Simon Says Stamp – Merry Christmas, Abby Snowflake, and Melody Snoflake
- Impression Obsession – Snowflakes Die Set
- Sequins – Simon Says Stamp – Moonshine
- Ink – Ranger Ink Distress ink – Tumbled Glass
- Cardstock – Neenah Solar White
- Zig Wink of Stella clear brush pen
I created this simple, almost completely white card for a wintery Christmas card. I die cut snowflakes and the sentiment from white cardstock, cutting two of each and layering each pair together so the dimension would make them stand up and out on the white background a little more clearly. I edged the card front with light blue ink and mounted it on a white card base. I applied clear sparkly ink to the snowflakes with the Wink of Stella pen and added some iridescent clear sequins to accentuate the wintery look. Thanks for stopping by.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – “Snow White”
Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group Challenge #84 – “Happy Holidays”
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- Stamps – My Favorite Things “Toasty Greetings”
- Die – Little B “Circles”
- Cardstock – BoBunny and Bazzill
- Copic markers
- Stickers – Metal Nailheads
This is a clean and simple card that I made during World Card Making weekend. I used a card sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for inspiration, stamping the image and coloring it with Copic markers. Thanks for visiting.
Challenge: Freshly Made Sketches – Sketch #307
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- Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Snow Day” and “Toboggan Together”
- Dies – Lawn Fawn “Snow Day,” Toboggan Together,” and “Stitched Hillside Borders”
- Embossing powder – Stampendous “White Pearl”
- Cardstock – Neenah Solar White
- Copic markers
- Ranger Distress Ink – Broken China
- Patterned paper – American Crafts – Heidi Swapp “Noel”
- Zig Wink of Stella pen – clear
I had a good time creating this scene depicting bunnies having a snowball fight. I’m convinced that this happens in real life! I used Broken China Distress Ink to color the sky with snowflakes heat embossed with pearl embossing powder. The trees were die cut from patterned paper and tucked behind the die cut snowy hills. The bunnies and snowballs were colored with Copics and the snow was accented with the sparkly Wink of Stella pen. Very simple with a healthy helping of cuteness. Thanks for visiting.
LAWN FAWNATICS CHALLENGE 12 – CREATE A SCENE!
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- 6 X 8″ Canvas panel
- Dies –
- Simon Says Stamp – “Abby Snowflake”
- Simon Says stamp – “Melody Snowflake”
- Memory Box – “New Castle Snowflake”
- Sizzix – Tim Holtz Alterations -“Mixed Media”
- Stencil – Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous – “Snowflakes”
- Stamps – Judikins “Happy New Year” and Stampendous “Snowflake”
- Faber Castell Whipped Spackle
- Viva Decor Modellier-Creme – Mother of Pearl
- Embossing Powder – Stampendous – “Blue Magic”
- Cyrstal Stickers – Mark Richards Ltd. – Light Blue 5mm
- Glitter – Stampendous – Crystal Snow, Gold Ultrafine, and Frantage silver crushed glass glitter
- Ranger Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium – Lots!
- Ranger Dina Wakley acrylic paints – Turquoise, Sky, Lapis, and White
I used a whole bunch of stuff in order to create the layers for this little canvas! And I used glitter and other shiny stuff that I don’t often use. The Mixed Media Mojo Challenge for January 2016 is to create something with a Winter theme and you can add a glitter twist.
I layered a lot of different products after the gesso to create a snowflakey, snowy feeling. The pearlescent modeling creme also gave off a nice sheen, as did the glitter and the embossing powder for the sentiment. The whipped spackle also give the impression of snow. I have a lot of snowflake stamps, dies and even a stencil, so it is nice to use them for something other than Christmas cards!
I like the size of this small canvas. It isn’t overwhelming and I am thinking that if I create these for each of the seasons that might be a fun little home decor item.
Thanks for stopping by!
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- Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas
- Die – The Cat’s Pajamas “Holiday Toppers”
- Stencil – Hero Arts with Basic Grey “Scales”
- Cardstock – Neenah and Paper Accents
- Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire
- Bling – Mark Richards
I colored the bunny image with Zig Clean Color markers and did some watercoloring with the ink using a water brush. I created the background using the stencil over Distress Ink and spritzed with water to create a subtle pattern. I added some sparkly gems in the center of the snowflakes. Thanks for stopping by!
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- Stamps and Dies – Lawn Fawn “Joy to the Woods”
- Patterned paper – Carta Bella “Merry Alphabet”
- Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities – Large Standard Circles
- Red cardstock
- Navy speckled cardstock
- Copic Markers
I colored the stamped trees, fox, star and ornaments with Copic markers and created a Wintry little scene in the circular opening. The navy cardstock has specks that look a little like distant stars or SNOW as a backdrop for the large die-cut star. This is an entry for the Paper Players Challenge #274 “Let it Snow.” Thanks for stopping by.
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