Christmas Cards Part the Fourth

1 12 2017

Still working on fun πŸ™‚

This card involved digital elements as well as an actual stamp πŸ™‚ The background and the fairy are digital. I printed them off, colored, and then cut them out. Then I stamped the greeting πŸ™‚

This is a stamp I bought a few months ago because, look at it πŸ˜‰ This card is almost completely old school with no digital πŸ™‚ I stamped and colored the image. Cut out all the papers. Used embossing powders and gel pens. When it was time to cut out the stamped portion, I tried to use my pixscan mat, but my machine and that function still don’t get a long. Which is a shame, because it’s such an awesome feature. Instead, I created and cut out two frames. One is the mat. The other I traced around my stamped image then cut the image out by hand. I got the right size by using the pixscan function, even if my machine wasn’t able to cut it out.

And we have a Christmas box card! I think I’ve shifted into the box card making part of my seasonal cards πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo

Links to the projects: fairy digi stamp, pattern/digi paper, postcard stamp, snow globe box card

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Because Ovens are Dangerous, I Made an Apple Pie Out of Paper

24 11 2017

Because I have no business baking. I have scars from different baking attempts.

Paper cuts don’t scar, so when I found this cute apple pie box, I went for it πŸ™‚

I had to redo the rose. I wasn’t happy with the first one. This one turned out better πŸ™‚ I used copics and prismacolor pencils on it to give it a bit more dimension. And the lattice work was embossed with an embossing folder πŸ™‚

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Xoxo

Link to the project here





For Birthday Girl Two!

31 10 2017

And in just about a week, there’s another birthday πŸ™‚

This time, we celebrated an 18th birthday! Wowzers! She didn’t ask for anything too exciting – just iTunes gift cards – so I made a few things for her πŸ™‚

She’s been studying French in school for years and would love to visit some day. I bought these files from the Silhouette Store with her in mind πŸ™‚

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Close ups πŸ™‚

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Project links: Paris sayingΒ  Pattern/paper/background

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You can’t see from this angle, but the back ground is a cloudy sky. The tower was printed, then cut out. I cut just the outline (no printing) out two more times and layered everything with foam tape to give it some dimension.

Project Links: Eiffel Tower, Pattern/paper/background (came with the software)

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I printed these out, but they were a little flat. I used pencils and markers to give them a little life πŸ™‚ I added the word Dream beneath the pictures. The “stamps” are affixed with foam tape πŸ˜€

Project links: Paris “postage stamps“, backgroundΒ 

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This card was fun πŸ™‚ I used the plain boxcard template from SVG Cuts. I gathered the other elements from the Silhouette Store and somehow this happened. I think there may have been a little magic involved πŸ™‚

Project Links: Box card template, clock and gears, standing witch, close up witch, birthday candles

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xoxo





Lots of Work, But Not A Lot Accomplished

20 08 2017

I dusted off my jewelry making stuff this week. I’ve tried to make numerous and handy things.

I have failed every single time, but it has been quite sometime since I’ve played with the sparkly pretties.

Then, I spent about three days on a coloring project. It’s turning out okay. I will probably like it when I’m done, but I can’t finish it. Not until I place an order for ink to refill some of my markers.

But today, today I actually finished something! Nothing great, but after this week of creative road blocks, it feels good to complete something.

I found the image on deviant art last year and printed it off. I found the printed version today in a little stash of things to color later. I’m grateful to artists who are generous enough to let people like me color their line art. I linked to their work down below so you can check out more work like this πŸ™‚

I used patterns from the Silhouette store to create the mats for the picture, printed them, then cut them out. I chose this one because I really wanted to work on hair today. And, because unicorn… It’s very faint, but it’s there πŸ™‚

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xoxo

Image, red pattern, yellow pattern (both for card front)





I Wanna Hold Your Hand (x8)

10 06 2017

This card started out kind of rough. I wasn’t really sure how it would turn out. But I’m kind of giddy now. I have no idea what to use the card for, but I’m sure I’ll find something πŸ™‚

I used a stamp set by Hero arts. I drew in the background with my copics and used pencils for details/shadows πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

Xoxo


Stamp set





Just Playing

30 04 2017

I got out the kraft paper and played. I’m trying to figure out colors and how they work on the different surface. I LOVE how my lighter colored pencils look on it. I also need to figure out if copics are worth using on it. Over all, it turned out okay.

I took a picture of the process from beginning to end. It was fun to see where this project would lead. I didn’t have a plan when I started out. I just wanted to color πŸ™‚

I started out by stamping the images on kraft paper in brown ink. I used one of my brown copic markers to add shading in before I started using colors.

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After I finished with the markers, I went in and added details – light and dark – with my pencils.

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Close up of the roses after adding pencils on top of copics.

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Close up of the hydrangeas one finished off with the white pencils, the other has the darker colors of pencils added but is still waiting on the white.

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Whole sheet after going over the copics with pencils.

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After I had everything colored, I used the coordinating dies and cut the pieces out and put them together in a way that made me happy πŸ™‚ After that, I put them on my pixscan mat and used that feature to load the images into my Silhouette work space. I can’t get my pixscan mat to actually work for cutting things out, but I CAN use it to make mats for stamped images, which is what I did πŸ™‚

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Once in the Silhouette workspace, I created the card sizes I liked for each arrangement and added a pattern/digital paper I bought from the Silhouette Design Store the other day while taking advantage of their 50% off sale πŸ™‚ From there, I did a print & cut for the card front, cut out the black mats for the floral arrangements and assembled the cards. Then I stamped the sentiments on the front.

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xoxoxoxoxo

***floral arrangement stamps with coordinating dies are by Stampendous. The sentiment stamps are from a set by Fiskars.

 

 

 

 

 





A Little Birdie Stopped by My Blog ;)

22 04 2017

I’m pleased with how this turned out πŸ™‚ I’ve been working on a technique a fellow Copic user shared. She colored the image with her markers first, then went back and enhanced the image using colored pencils. I’ve been trying this out for a couple of months now and just recently started being happy with my results. I have a ways to go, but as long as I’m heading in the right direction, it’s okay πŸ™‚

You can check out this technique by visiting Amy‘s YouTube channel πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Xoxoxo

*stamp and coordinating die set are by Stampendous*