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!  

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Thanks for being my teacher


Hi everyone!  I'm sharing this teacher card for the Lawn Fawnatics challenge 84- back to school.  To create this card I used quite a few sets which I've included in the links below.

The distress oxide colors for the background sky are: cracked pistachio, tumbled glass, peacock feathers and mermaid lagoon.

Distress oxide colors for the foreground: abandoned coral, tattered rose and dried marigold.  I used the spring sparkle cardstock for the " thanks" sentiment.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I've got the links to all the products I used down below.  Have a lovely day!