Christmas Cards the Fifth

21 12 2017

Almost done. Really πŸ™‚

I transitioned to box cards πŸ™‚

The first one I didn’t do too much extra with, but I did shade the red paper on Santa.

The next is from a new kit SVG Cuts released this month. I’m so excited to play with it πŸ™‚ I added in an extra piece (the blue background isn’t part of the file) and did quite a bit of shading on flowers and foliage. This card is super easy, especially if you refrain from the craziness I seem to love πŸ™‚

Links to box cards: Santa, Amaryllis

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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™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Xoxo

Link to the project here





In Case You Didn’t Know, Mother’s Day is This Month

5 05 2017

I hope you’re blessed enough to have a few women in your life that you can give special thanks to this month. I know I am:)

One of those women is my sister that has walked roads through journeys I hope to never travel. She collects frogs. So this year, her card has a frog on it.

If you look through my blog, you know I LOVE to use my Silhouette Cameo. And one of the ways I love to use it makes me giddy. I turn the cutting files into digital stamps, thus making my purchase of the digital cutting file go further. I ❀ saving money.

Here’s a quick run down on how I made the card. It’s really a simple process.

First, I imported the file. As you can see, the parts are filled with different colors to give you color ideas. You can find the file here in the Silhouette Design Store.

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To use it as a digital stamp, I changed the fill color to white and the outline to black. The next step is to change the line weight so the image shows up when printed. After that,Β  I sized it to a 5×7 card front and added the greeting and a digital mat behind the white so there’s a little layered look going on.

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Then I printed the image onto cardstock and colored it with my copics and prismacolor pencils. Once the frog was done, I drew in and colored the leaf.

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Lastly, I used the print & cut feature on my Cameo and cut out the finished card front thenlayered it onto a 5×7 card. When I had it securely in place, I used Glossy Accents by Ranger to finish off the frog’s eyes. I love how it brought out the red πŸ™‚

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Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo

 





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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Thanks for stopping by

xoxoxoxoxo

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

 

 

 

 

 





Keepin’ It Simple Still

24 04 2017

I wanted to focus on coloring, so I’ve tried to buy stamps and things that facilitate this πŸ™‚ So, the next time I need a birthday card, I’m ready πŸ™‚

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Xoxo xoxo

***the stamps are by Sizzex





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*





Something Simple

19 04 2017

I needed something simple after all the wonderful Mad Hatter Tea Set work.

The stamp and die sets are from Stampendous πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚