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Snowy Day Cards

 

  • 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
  • Vellum
  • White embossing powder – Stampendous
  • Watercolor paper
  • Cardstock

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!


Masked Valentines?

  • Stamps –
    • Newton’s Nook – Raccoon Rascals
    • Lawn Fawn – Happy Happy Happy Add-on
  • Stencil – Newton’s Nook – Tree Rings
  • Dies –
    • Mama Elephant – Heart Border
    • Elizabeth Craft Designs – Entwined Hearts
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents and BoBunny
  • Copic Markers
  • Distress Ink – Walnut Stain
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
  • Ribbon – May Arts

This was a fun card to make, partly because of the subject matter (more cute animals!) and also because I pulled out supplies from multiple companies. It is fun to mix it up sometimes. It was way too difficult to resist making a raccoon Valentine for my mom. Many people don’t know this, but she has several friends who are raccoons.

I started by coloring the raccoon image with Copic markers and fussy cutting it. I made the tree stump (slice?) by applying Distress Ink through a stencil and cutting it out, then using it for a backdrop. I assembled the various elements, finishing with the sentiment and tying a ribbon at the top. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenge – Shopping Our Stash Challenge 389 – Make Your Mark


Wood You Be Mine?

  • Stamps – Art Impressions – Valentine Critters Set
  • Die – AlteNew – Pierced Mat Die
  • Stencil – Newton’s Nook – Tree Rings
  • Patterned paper – Photoplay – Thief of Hearts
  • Cardstock – Bazzill Bling and BoBunny

I made this Valentine for my son, who is an Oregon State University student (and they’re the Beavers–Go Beavs!). He is a fan of cute animals, so this is right up his alley–and mine! I colored the beaver image with Copic markers and emulated the heart motif in the patterned paper in the heart he is clutching. The tree stump is created by applying Distress ink through a stencil. This was a fun card to piece together! Thanks for stopping by.

 

 


Significant Otter

  • Stamps – Art Impressions – Valentine Critters set
  • Dies –
    • Spellbinders – Curvy Labels
    • Mama Elephant – Heart Border
  • Patterned paper – Memory Box – Sweetheart Collection
  • Stickers – Mrs. Grossman’s
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny
  • Copic markers

I know many people think Valentine’s Day is a marketing holiday, but I must admit to liking little hearts and cute animals on cards! And chocolate is a nice touch, too! I actually like to incorporate hearts in my mixed media work often, no matter what time of year.

I made this card for my husband. We are a cute animal loving family, so this is the first of several cute animal valentines I’ll be posting! I really like this set from Art Impressions and knew when I saw it at Creativation that I had to have it. I colored the otter with Copics. I pulled this card together by using some items that have been in my stash for years and years. The heart stickers and patterned paper are things I’ve had for at least 10 years, but I pull my Valentine-making supplies out and it keeps on giving!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Thanks for visiting today.

Challenge – Freshly Made Sketches #375

 


Fly softly

  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas – Feelin’ Cupidy
  • Patterned paper – BoBunny
  • Dies –
    • Wplus9 – Stackers – Hearts
    • Lawn Fawn – Scalloped Square Stackables
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents

One of my favorite recurring characters in the stamp world for me is this bunny! I colored Bun-Bun with Copic markers before fussy-cutting him out and then mounted him on the heart die-cut with dimensional adhesive. The black and white checked paper was cute with a scalloped die and layered onto a piece of white cardstock, adhering it to the pink card base. I doodled a border around the background on the pink card base and then adhered the sentiment which is backed with red mirror cardstock. To finish the card off, I popped up Bun-Bun and adhered some sequins around him for a little pizzazz. Thanks for stopping by!

Challenge: TCP Challenge #353 – Love


I Miss You

  • Stamps –
    • Penny Black – Smile All Day
    • Technique Tuesday / Ali Edwards – Missing You
  • Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities – Small scalloped rectangles
  • Patterned papers – Basic Grey 6″ paper pad – Lime Rickey
  • Cardstock
  • Sprinkles – Doodlebug Designs
  • Copic markers

This card is another for the military drive my friend is doing. I colored the happy little fox with Copic markers and cut it out with the scalloped die. I then pulled out an old favorite patterned paper collection from long ago and created a design with it. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenge: The Paper Players Challenge #423 – Crazy About Critters


Shoot for the Moon

  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas – Constellation Prize
  • Dies – Spellbinders – Curvy Labels
  • Patterned papers – Echo Park – Fine and Dandy
  • Copic markers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

Happy New Year! I created this card for a challenge I was hosting today for an online cardmaking group. It was my first card of 2019. It had been a while since I created a card using patterned papers, especially one that wasn’t for the holidays! So it was fun to put this together. I colored the cute penguin image with Copic markers and layered the patterned papers. Very simple, but bright and cheery! Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful 2019.

Challenge – Two Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #22 – Anything Goes