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Raccoon Greetings of the Season

  • Stamps –
    • Lawn Fawn “Forest Feast” and “Cheery Christmas”
    • Penny Black “Christmas Cheer” (sentiment)
  • Background – Paper napkin – Michel Design Works “Candy Cane”
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Twenty”
  • Gold bead trim
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Metallic gold pen
  • Copic markers
  • Mod Podge Sparkle

I created the background for this card with a napkin, which I adhered to a piece of cardstock with Mod Podge Sparkle. It gave it a nice touch of bling and when it was dry I trimmed to fit the card base.  Following the line on the background design, I adhered the bead trim. I stamped the sentiment and layered it on another die-cut that contrasted and is a larger dimension. I then outlined the edges of both die-cuts with metallic gold ink. I colored the raccoon and star, and popped them on top of the sentiment with dimensional adhesive. Thanks for visiting.

Challenges:

Addicted to CAS – Code Word “Sparkle”

Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with Dies

 

 

 

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Kitty, are you in there?

  • Stamps –
    • Penny Black “Dressed to Scare”
    • The Cat’s Pajamas “Hey Pumpkin”
  • Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
  • Patterned paper – unknown
  • Glitter cardstock – Paper Accents
  • Stickers – Rain Dots  Bats
  • Ribbon
  • Copic markers

I made this card for World Card Making Day when a friend challenged us to make an “Oldie Moldie” card, which is a term she has coined that means you need to use supplies you’ve had for a long time. The outcome would be, if you made these cards often, you would have fewer old craft supplies! I’ve had the cat stamp, die, patterned papers and bat stickers for probably more than a decade! It is pretty fun to use “old friends” I’ve had in my Halloween stash for years. I need to make more! Thanks for visiting.

 


Watercolor Butterflies – Hello

  • Stamps – Penny Black “Butterfly Trio”
  • Die – Technique Tuesday “Crocus” set
  • Enamel dots – Teresa Collins Designs
  • Zig Clean Color markers
  • Watercolor paper
  • Cardstock

After stamping the butterflies onto watercolor paper, I began watercoloring the background for this card using ink from the Zig Clean Color markers and a waterbrush. I added layers of color until I was happy with the look. Then I colored the butterflies with the markers and waterbrush  as well, and added the die-cut and dots. Thanks for visiting.

Challenge: Happy Little Stampers October Watercolour Challenge

 

 


Halloween Mouse

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  • Stamps – Penny Black “Halloween Critters”
  • Patterned Paper – MME “Happy Haunting”
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Fleur de Lis Rectangles”
  • Ribbon – Michaels
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Copic markers
  • Glossy Accents

I made this Halloween card for a swap with an online card group I belong to. I colored the image with Copics and cut it out, placing it on top of the same image that was stamped on the pale blue cardstock. I added a layer of Glossy Accents to the yellow moon for some shine. A pretty simple card with a cute little mouse. Thanks for stopping by.

 


Freshly Cut – One Layer with Pencils

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  • Stamp – Penny Black “Freshly Cut”
  • Kraft paper card
  • Prismacolor colored pencils
  • Memories pigment ink pad “Unicorn”

I couldn’t wait to color this image! I felt that the image should be the focal point, so a clean and simple card is really appropriate. I couldn’t decide which media to try first and I stamped it out two different ways (the other is embossed onto watercolor paper, so a watercolor version will be coming!). I like the effect when coloring with pencil on a Kraft paper card, so that was the route I took here. I stamped with white ink and then colored with a simple pallette. The Penny Black and More Challenge is Anything Goes with a Stamp and the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this month is a One Layer Card, so this seemed to fit the bill. Thanks for visiting today.


Daisy Birthday for Today

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  • Stamps – Penny Black “Flower Festival” and Hero Arts “Happy Stamp & Cut”
  • Die – Hero Arts “Happy Stamp & Cut”
  • Patterned Paper – Echo Park “Easter Floral” (both sides)
  • Embossing Powder – Stampendous “Sapphire Pearl”
  • Enamel Dots – Bella Blvd. “Punch”
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents

This is a Spring-y Happy card. I tried something different by using a colored embossing powder as an outline for the Copic coloring I did. I had to be careful, because since Copic ink is alcohol based, the color from the embossing wanted to mix in which could cause some muddy colors. Watercolor would have been a smarter route to take. But I made it work! I used the new Hero Arts set for the sentiment die cut and stamp, which I really like a lot! Anyhoo, thanks for stopping by.

 


Hydrangea ATC – Distress Watercolor

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  • Stamp – Penny Black “Allegro”
  • Patterned paper – Bella Blvd. –  Campout Collection: “Gone Fishing”
  • Bling – Mark Richards – Crystal Stickers in Light Blue and Lavendar
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Distress Markers – Shabby Shutters, Spun Sugar, Mermaid Lagoon, Stormy Sky, and Dusty Concord

 

I created eight (alike) Artist’s Trading Cards (ATCs) to trade with my Craft Stamper group that meets monthly. This technique was featured in the May 2015 issue of Craft Stamper magazine. This technique works really well with imagery that is not perfectly representational since coloring your image is not necessarily within your control. The watercolor medium is Distress ink via Distress markers, with a spritz or three from a water bottle! Thanks for stopping by today.