Thursday, October 15, 2020

Get cracking on Christmas: Christmas mice!


Hi Friends!  It's time again to get cracking on Christmas!  I've got a couple of cute projects using a bunch of Lawn Fawn products.  I created holiday shaker card and two ornaments using a bunch of bright colors.  I'm definitely guilty of hoarding the new let it shine paper pack. It's absolutely gorgeous!  I love the gold foiling on a few of the papers!

Stop by Jenn's blog for more inspiration from my fellow crafty friends. 

To start with the card, I ink blended a background using an A2 piece of Bristol card stock and my home made stencils (see other posts to see how I did that using dies and acute sheets).  Distress ink colors used for the background (top top bottom): candied apple, picked raspberry, worn lipstick, carved pumpkin, mustard seed, cracked pistachio, lucky clover and twisted citron.  Next, I used the four square backdrop portrait die and the new let it shine paper to cut the front window piece.  Acetate sheet was adhered to the back of the window to create a shaker window.  I added some colorful beads and clear confetti from pretty pink posh to the shaker and glued it to the ink blended card base using double foam tape.

Next, images from a create was stirring were stamped using black ink and colored with copic markers.  I cut the images using the coordinating dies and adhered them to my card front.  White gel pen used for accents.  The sentiment was white heat embossed onto a piece of mermaid cardstock cut using the simple wavy banners die.

To create the ornaments, I started by cutting a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock using the largest stitched circle tag die.  Next, I ink blended the sky using the following distress inks: candied apple, picked raspberry, worn lipstick, carved pumpkin, mustard seed.  Using the same die, I cut a piece of cream cardstock from the let it shine pack.  Then I used one of the stitched hillside dies to create a floor for the cute mice.  Next, I used a powder tool and white heat embossed a sentiment from the winter wavy sayings stamp set.  Using a few left over images from my card, I added a few cute mice and cake to a piece of acetate for a 3D effect!

I used the same method to create the back of my ornament.  The only difference is that I used the cute image of the mom and baby mice from dandy day.  Sentiment is from dandy day and the white snowflakes are from winter skies stamp set.  After completing both sides of my ornament panels, I adhered them together back to back using liquid glue.  Using scissors, I sniped off the top so the circle would fit nicely into my ornament.  I used clear acrylic ornament measuring 80mm (bought 12 pack on amazon).  Open one end of the ornament ball and fill it with confetti/snow (I used pretty pink posh clear confetti and studio Katia chunky glitter).  Next push the panel with the baby and momma mouse facing down, to the end of the ornament ball.  Next, carefully take the other end of the ornament and add some liquid glue to the edges (I recommend using strong glue like mutlimatte medium) and close the ornament.  This way you will have the glitter and confetti on one side of the ornament and the baking mice on the other end.  Stop by my instagram for a short clip of the ornament.

For the last ornament, I used a larger circle die to cut a circle from the let it shine paper pack.  The images are from "a creature was stirring" stamp set and were colored using copic markers.  Pretty pink posh sparkling clear snowflakes added to the ornament before gluing the top down.  This ornament is flat on the back, unlike the previous which is a sphere.  

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  Be sure to check out the hashtag #getcrackingonchristmas for additional holiday inspiration!

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Autumn Greetings


Hi Friends!  Today I'm sharing this one layer card using a masking technique and some fall Pretty Pink Posh products.  

To create this card, I first stamped the center image from pumpkin patch critters using black ink.  Then I created a mask using post-it full stick notes.  Next, I used the fall borders stamp set and stamped over the center image.  Then I created mask for the pumpkins using post-it full sticky notes.  After the mask was created, I ink blended a night sky using various blue inks and a bit of black soot ink around the edges.  I splattered the background with water and dabbed it with a bit of paper towel.  I used a black gel pen and white pen to add stars to the background.  

Next, I removed the masks and colored the images using the following copic markers.

Squirrel:  E35, E34, E31, E51, E0000, R20, R000
Pumpkins:  YR09, YR04, YR68, YR18, Y19, Y17, Y15, Y04

White gel pen used for accents.  Then the panel was cut down an eighth of an inch and mounted on a navy piece of cardstock in A2 size.  The entire card was mounted on an A2 card base.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you try out the masking technique to stretch your stamps.  

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Merry Christmas, the best is yeti to come


Hi Friends!  It's that time again!  Time to get cracking on Christmas!  I'm sharing this colorful holiday card featuring these cute yetis.  

To create a snowy backdrop, I cut the back panel from a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock and cut it using the large slimline dies.  Next, I blended seedless preserves, picked raspberry, abandoned coral and dried marigold distress oxide inks at the top of the panel.  Snowflakes from the winter skies stamp set white heat embossed to create a fun snowy backdrop.

Next, I used abandoned coral, dried marigold, picked raspberry and spun sugar distress inks on another panel to create the snowy mountains.  The stitched mountain die was cut from a piece of acetate to create a stencil for the mountains.  I used the forest border die and white cardstock to create additional interest to the background.  Next, I used a piece of pixie dust cardstock and the hillside border dies to create a sparkling snowy front panel.  All the panels were glued together.  I added foam tape after cutting the mountain border for added interest and dimension.  Water was splatted on both panels to mimic falling snow.

Images are from the yeti or not stamp set and the ho-ho holidays set (for the presents).  I colored the images using copic markers and cut them using coordinating dies.  The sentiment is from Finley's ABCs and the yeti or not stamp set.  The "merry" sentiment was stacked three times to create extra dimension and I added foam tape to "Christmas" and "the best is yeti to come" sentiments.  The snowboarding yeti is mounted on an action wobble to add a fun interactive element to the card.  Finally, the card was mounted on a slimline card base and that finishes the card!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  You will find links to the products I used below.  Please be sure to stop by Jenn's blog for more holiday inspiration from my crafty friends!