Ranger Ink Wendy Vecchi Make Art – Doodle Christmas (wreath and branches) and Warm Wishes (sentiment)
Stampers Anonymous WVBG016 – Lots of Leaves (background)
Penny Black 51-731 – Soaring
Ranger Ink Wendy Vecchi Designer Archival Ink Series: Fern Green, Prickly Pear, English Ivy, Carnation Red
Ranger Ink Leaf Green, Sap Green, Cornflower Blue
Ranger Ink Wendy Vecchi Designer Series Liquid Pearls – Prickly Pear, Fern Green, Carnation Red
I’m excited about the new Wendy Vecchi Make Art release from Ranger Ink that just came out today! So many possibilities for holiday cards, tags, and decorations. But the stamps are versatile enough that some “everyday” cards will be easy to make with them.
I got my hands on the new products today and immediately made a simple card. I started out with the background using Wendy Vecchi’s archival ink and alcohol technique. I used Cornflower Blue and Lead Green re-inkers and rubbing alcohol and once dry, I stamped The background stamp in Sap Green.
To create the wreath, I stamped Wendy’s wreath stamp in English Ivy and then turned it 90 degrees or so and stamped it again in Fern Green. I trimmed it out and then blended Prickly Pear ink over the whole image. Meanwhile, I stamped the branches across the center of my background. I adhered the die-cut wreath onto the background. Once the wreath was completely dry, I stamped the sentiment and then added the Liquid Pearls “berries” on the wreath and the branches. I then popped up the wreath with dimensional adhesive and added a red raffia bow. I trimmed the card with red and dark green cardstock strips.
Thanks for stopping by today (Hi, Mom!). I do regularly post on Instagram (@penguinpapers) if you want to see what I’m up to. I still plan to post here when I can–especially cards!
Die (love sentiment) – My Favorite Things Lots of Love
Die (cloud) – Lawn Fawn Stitched Rainbow
Die (stitched heart window) – Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Heart Stackables
Patterned paper – Doodlebug Designs Love Notes
I am still having a good time making Valentines, and again I’m featuring a cute critter. Gotta do it! Critters are just meant to be on Valentines! This is a simple card with just a few stamped images and a few dies. I was guided as I designed it by the sketch in the current challenge on the My Favorite Things website (sketch is shown below). Thanks for visiting today.
I made a little collection of critter Valentines this year featuring Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. I’m keeping them in the family since I’m giving them to my mom to share. Maybe if I’m good, I’ll get one back!
I colored all of the cute critters with Copic markers with very simple blending and I used some patterned papers I had on hand to add some festive backgrounds. I’ll provide my supply list below and then I’ll give you a look at each card individually.
Lawn Fawn stamp and die sets:
Scent with Love stamps and dies
Scent with Love Add-on stamps and dies
Scootin’ By stamps and dies
Stud Puffin stamps (for Sending Love sentiment)
Stitched Hillside Borders die set
Valentine Hearts Border die set
Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frames die set
Grassy Hillside Borders die set
Echo Park Hello Valentine Collection – Be Mine Bouquet and Special Delivery
American Crafts papers – 348946 and 359971
What better way to show you care than to share cupcakes?!
Of course, a skunk and fox would be playing together and celebrating Valentine’s Day!
We’ve got some skunk roping happening here.
Some critters are speed demons on their scooters; others prefer to rest on the sidelines!
We’ve got all kinds of happy here with a lovable skunk and fox.
Thanks for stopping by today. I really got into the card-making zone during the past few days. I hope you’ve enjoyed this little collection.
I know it has been way too long since I’ve posted here. I spent December carving stamps for the #carvedecember challenge on Instagram. I’ll be creating a blog post about my hand-carved stamps soon. Today I’m back to share some cardmaking.
Stamps and dies by Lawn Fawn:
Scent with Love stamps and die sets
Scent with Love Add-on stamps and die sets
Small Mini Slimline Stackables die set
Simple Puffy Cloud Frames die set
Grassy Hillside Borders die set
This card was so much fun to create! As soon as I saw the Small Mini Slimline Stackables die set, I saw so many possibilities! So for this card, I cut the smallest in the set in three colors and covered the card base for a fun background. The colors I chose were not necessarily traditional for a Valentine. From there I created a scene with the cute skunks in the Scent with Love and Scent with Love Add-on sets with clouds and grass from other die sets in my stash. There’s very little better than cute critter stamps, and Lawn Fawn always comes through for me!
I colored all of the stamped and die-cut elements with Copic markers. I blended the die-cut grass with Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink.
Patterned papers – Echo Park “Bewitched” and “Halloween Magic” collections
Die – Little B – Circles
Sequins – Hero Arts
Cardstock – Bazzill
I stamped several Newton’s Nook images out recently for Halloween cards. The images are so cute! I colored this one with Copic markers and fussy-cut it out. I have so many fun Halloween papers, I just got some out and started playing with ideas. I decided on the plaid background and then I wanted some dots for contrast. I like repeating the dots/circles, so I added a circle die-cut and round sequins for some more interest. I kind of like the design I ended up with, so I may need to remember it for future cards!
I attended a virtual card-making retreat recently and learned how to make this card. All of the classes were online and it gave me the opportunity to attend something that I would not have been able to do in person, so it was very nice.
The instructor for this card (and some others I haven’t made yet) was Gina Krupsky (aka Gina K) and we used Gina K Designs stamps, masking paper, inks and dies to create the card. Masking areas with their Masking Magic kept each ink color discrete, each quadrant clean and made the entire card come together seamlessly.
The stamps and dies we used have not been released yet, so I do not have the names of the sets.
Dies – My Favorite Things – Heart Air Balloon, Huge Love; Lawn Fawn – Grassy Hillsides Borders
Stamps – My Favorite Things – Mini Meows
Ink – Ranger Distress Ink – Broken China
Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny
Well, I’m very late in posting my Valentines. We had an ice storm here in the Willamette Valley on February 12th (freezing rain that accumulated to over an inch on everything) that caused lots of tree and power line damage. Our power was out for almost 8 days and I had very spotty internet access, so I didn’t even try to post anything during that time. I’m still catching up on things and adjusting to being able to turn on real lights! We were very fortunate here compared to many across the country who had much worse circumstances. But we did enjoy Valentine’s Day under different conditions with a grilled dinner!
So now on to the card. I have always loved hot air balloons and as soon as I saw this die set at our local store, I had to have it! I inked the background with Distress ink and inked some additional paper a little darker to use to die cut the LOVE sentiment. The little clouds were part of the Heart Air Balloon die set, so I cut some of those for the sky. Once I assembled the balloon and inserted cat 😉 I popped it up so it would look like it was floating. I colored the kitties with Copic markers in the colors of our two cats (Max in the balloon and Sissy on the ground). They are not exactly in love in real life, but we’ll just go for that effect for purposes of the Valentine! I really had fun making and giving this card (I made one for my husband and one for my son). Thanks for stopping by. Better late than never!
I usually procrastinate in making Christmas cards in a timely manner, but my friend Barb challenged an online group of us to make a card with a poinsettia and I thought I should join in! I was sort of surprised that with all of the stamps I own, this set is the only one I found that had poinsettias, and it had two different ones.
~ Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection – Yuletide Gatherings CMS390 (poinsettia) and Modern Christmas CMS388 (sentiment)
~ Authentique Magical Collection – Magical Five
~ Karin Brushmarker Pro markers
~ Metallic gold watercolor and gold twine
I have been wanting to test out the Karin Brushmarkers direct to the rubber stamp and this one was a great candidate. These markers are great for watercolor and have a brush tip, so they are perfect for applying color to a rubber stamp. For this one, I didn’t spritz the stamp with water before or after, and the image came out very nice and crisp. I was able to get three more impressions after this by adding water to the stamp. Here is how they looked:
So depending on the look you’d like to achieve, you can get a lot of impressions from one ink application, which is potentially a big time saver. As a result of this experiment, I have several images to work with for more cards. Always a plus!
I couldn’t wait to make this birthday card for my son! He turned 22 on Friday, but he still likes cute animals! Plus he will forever be known as “Chipmunk” from his YMCA camp counselor days, so all things squirrely seem appropriate!
The fun thing about this card is the way that by using this die to cut the trees, you can hide surprises behind the flaps (in this case, more squirrels!), to make it interactive.
I used the Lawn Fawn Let’s Go Nuts stamp and die sets and the Lift the Flap Tree Backdrop die.
I did some simple ink blending with Distress inks for the background prior to adhering the trees. I used Broken China for the top of the sky and then blended Pine Needles, Brushed Corduroy and Broken China at the bottom. The sentiment is Squeezed Lemonade and Fired Brick.
I blended some Ground Espresso ink on the trees on the backdrop to make some subtle shadows. I colored the squirrels, wagon and acorn with Copic markers and created my scene by adhering everybody in the nooks and crannies and around the trees.
Lawn Fawn “Large Slimline with Sliders,” “Slimline Stitched Hillside Borders,” and “Simple Puffy Cloud Frames”
Twine – Lawn Fawn Trimmings – Unicorn Tail
I had some fun with Lawn Fawn products today! All of the mice in their stamp designs are irresistible! I combined two different mouse-centric sets and three additional die sets as I put together this happy summer scene. And with a slimline card, you have lots of room to build! I colored all of the elements with Copic markers. Maybe today is a good day for a picnic, what do you think?