Sunday, November 27, 2022

A Mini Monkey

 I made a card for my sweet great nephew who is turning two today!  I thought this mini monkey from Art Impressions would make the perfect card.  I paired him with some bright Basic Grey papers that I've had for a while, and made a circle cutout, as he is a Front & Back style of stamp, so the backview of him can be seen from the inside.

Friday, November 25, 2022

Star Wreath

 Square cards just seem to be my thing lately.  I used the Star Wreath stamp & stencil set from Pigment Craft Company to make multiples of my card today.  Stencils really allow you to create a bunch of images in a hurry, which really works well for me this year.  I used a non-traditional palette with the Pigment Craft Co's inks, adding a little sparkle to the poinsettia centers with my Wink of Stella pen.  The sentiment is from the Fa La La stamp set, and I layered it onto two other die cuts for a little extra dimension.  9 more in my stash!

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Berry Merry

 I've been on a Christmas card making roll over the last couple of weeks, so will post them as I'm able.  I got eight of these pretty little wreaths made up.  I love the colour palette from Pigment Craft Company!  I stamped the wreath using their inks, and matched it up with coordinating cardstock.  I wanted a patterned paper for the background, and couldn't find what I wanted - so I made my own.  This is the Square Dance stencil set from The Greetery.  After assembly, I added a little chunky glitter to the berries, and popped up these sentiments from Pinkfresh Studio.

I think these are my favourite cards from what I've made for Christmas this year :-)

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

More Quads

 This is the second set of cards I've made using the Create in Quads stencilled panels that my niece gave me - these are just gorgeous on kraft paper!  I love the muted look, and stuck with pale grey and green for the accents.  I've kept them fairly plain, but may add a little distress glitter to them before the go in the mail.

I used my sewing machine to stitch the panels to the green card bases, and added the sentiments from the Pigment Craft Company's Fa La La set.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Pumpkin Spice

 I pulled out this sweet Lawn Fawn set that I haven't used in a while, to put together a little Pumpkin Spice card this week.  Those LF face stamps always make me smile.

Coloured with Copic markers.  Papers are Home Again by Carta Bella.

Friday, November 18, 2022

New Simon Says Stamp Exclusive set!

 I'm excited to be sharing a card made with the Art Impressions exclusive stamp set that is available only through Simon Says Stamp!  Here is SSE22C Fab-yule-ous Friends:

I coloured this trio of gals as brightly as I could with my Copic markers, and created a soft ink blended background using Distress Oxide colours Spun Sugar and Blueprint Sketch.  I cut a hillside from Lawn Fawn's Hillside Border dies, and Art Impressions 5353 - Lg Snowflake Dies were arranged around the edges.  The ladies and sentiment are popped up with 3D foam adhesive, as is the whole square panel, then mounted on a white card base.
Check out the Art Impressions blog today to see all the wonderful inspiration from the whole Design Team - as well as the SSS blog.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Christmas Snowmen Set

I have a Christmas card to share today using the 5571 - Christmas Snowmen Set from the Watercolor Journal line.

I coloured my snowman in #969/565, and stamped onto the smooth side of some Ranger Watercolor Paper.  I masked him off, then coloured up the log from 5055 - WC Sitting Places Set, and stamped him on either side, creating a much longer looking log than the actual stamp size.  I pulled out the colour and softened the lines with a damp paintbrush, and began adding colour.  #969 and 565 were painted in streaks on the log.  #126 was painted on the vest and hat band, #407 was used on the scarf, and layers of #N45 were added to the hat.  I left a little space on the hat to add the sprig from 5009 - WC Mini Flower Set, and used #847 to add the berries.  #847 was also used to create a cardinal, and I changed his head to create the distinctive feather shape.  With my mask again in place, I stamped the branch from 5126 - WC Foliage Set 4 in #969/249 several times to create the shrubbery.  And finally with a wash of #565 - I painted in the sky, and used it to create shadows on the snowman and around the log.  White paint was used to add the falling snow, and to add a few snowdrifts on the log and shrubs.  After die cutting and matting my image, I added a bright bow, some pretty patterned paper, and a sentiment from 5566 - Christmas Sentiments Set.

Be sure to check out the Ai blog on Saturday to see what Tricia & Dot have to share!


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