1 Stamp Set 4 Cards

2 04 2018

I haven’t done this for a while, but I really wanted to color then ended up with lots of pieces, so I thought why not?

Here’s part of the process, too. This is part of the coloring process I do. I’ve used my copic markers on the bird and have some shading and variation. You can see the same process in the flower next to the bird, even though it’s not all the way done. Also, I ended up redoing the flowers. Although purples and oranges can be combined for something pleasing, I felt my orange colors were off a little. You should be able to see it when you see the finished card ๐Ÿ™‚ You can also see my color combination testing ๐Ÿ™‚

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After finishing the copic coloring, I went in with my prismacolor pencils for more details and subtle shading. You can compare the two birds. I LOVE my copics, but there’s details you just can’t do the same way you can with a finely sharpened pencil point ๐Ÿ™‚

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Once I had everything colored the way I wanted it, I used the coordinating dies to cut the pieces out using my little die cutter then played some more. I needed sentiments.ย  In my silhouette program I chose some multipurpose words and fun fonts. I used my sketch pens to draw the words then had my machine cut them out. Before removing the words from the cutting mat, I colored them in and added subtle light spots.

So, back to multiple cards. I wanted them to be unified, but not the same. I used four different sizes, but same color schemes and elements.

This one is a 4.25 x 5.5 and I wanted to keep it kind of simple. So flower, leaves, and sentiment. For a little bit of edging interest, I used an embossing folder with my die cutting machine.

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This one is 8 x 3.5. Same kind of idea as the first, except the edges are simpler, with only a decorative edge on the bottom.

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Okay. I’m kind of in love with this one. It’s a 5.5 x 5.5 card and I like how the little bird is nestled in the leaves

But this *might* be my favorite out of the bunch. I’m not sure. I flip flop back and forth between this one and the one before. This is a 5×7 card. The edging is a die, but I used it to emboss the paper instead. It’s simple, but not quite with the embossed sections. Now, what you can’t see in any of these pictures is the sparkly spray I dusted them with. I sprayed each piece of paper with glimmer mist before I layered the colored pieces on top. Not only do my cards shimmer now, so do parts of my desk. And I kind of like it.

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Okay, that’s it for now. Hope your Easter was great and thanks for stopping by!

Some items used:

Bird and flower stamp set

Coordinating Dies

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Christmas Cards Part the Sixth

21 12 2017

Mary at SVG Cuts does such amazing work designing and making so many wonderful and fun things. I LOVE this gingerbread house. I modified it a little because of the paper I was working with. I wanted the brown paper, but it wasn’t as sturdy as I wanted it to be for a box card, so I modified a few things ๐Ÿ™‚ I added stickles and used a pearl like pen to finish it off.

I tried not to reuse any of the cards from last year for my husband to take to work, that way there weren’t any duplicates, but I couldn’t resist this one. It’s one of my favorites. It takes a little more time because of all the shading and glitter I added, but it was so worth it in the end ๐Ÿ™‚

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This last one is actually a birthday card for a friend who has a birthday this month, but it can be used as a winter/Christmas card just as easily. This image is actually a sketch file from the Silhouette Design Store, but I printed it instead so I could use my copics to color it in. The ovals and scalloped frames are also from the store, as is the little tagย  beneath

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xoxo

Links to projects: Gingerbread house, Poinsettia card, Pine Cone, Frames





Christmas Cards the Fifth

21 12 2017

Almost done. Really ๐Ÿ™‚

I transitioned to box cards ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Links to box cards: Santa, Amaryllis





Babies Are Great Excuses to Make Awesome Things!

27 08 2017

Like this bag! I used the same papers I used for their baby shower gifts (you can see that, here and here).

The bag was pretty easy to make (there’s a video tutorial on the site) and seems super sturdy.

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I added a little extra to the sides by embossing them because I could ๐Ÿ˜‰ Inside was a Royals jumper for the baby and candy for the parents and big sis ๐Ÿ™‚

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xoxo





Coloring Flowers

25 05 2017

In the online Copic class I’m taking, we just finished talking about coloring flowers. These are what I practiced with. All stamps are from Stampendous and come with coordinating metal dies for easy cutting, except the Thinking of You sentiment. I think that one’s from ArtC.

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Xoxo





Not Sure How I Feel About This One

5 02 2017

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Another beach card ๐Ÿ™‚ Can you tell where I’d like to be?

But I’m not sure if I like this one. I’ve seen people like the awesome Sandy Allnockย stamp an imageย then add an amazing background to it. That’s what I tried, but I need a little more work on that technique. The embossed white of the card is the stamp, the rest filled in with copic marker.

I have more coloring I want to do, but I have other things that need to happen first. I’m behind on the little month by month books I make for my foster son’s bio mom. I should really get some done, and then there’s Valentines Day ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope your day was nice and relaxing. Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚ XOXOXO

 





Feelin’ It!

4 02 2017

hello-light-houseSo I got a title change for that last project and it flowed and I was happy with how it turned out.

My reward for being an adult? Coloring.

I used the stamp set Down by the Seaside by Inkadinkado. I went a little old school with embossing powders, but used a stamp aligning tool I have (that isn’t really meant for that, but works wonderfully) and markers to layer color on the stamp, then press it into the paper. My last layer of ink was a clear versamark.ย I applied clear embossing powder to the image and heated it up. If you’ve played with this before, you know it effectively masks the area you’ve covered, which in this card is everything I colored. This allowed me to sponge in the sky without messing up the coloring too much. After that, I embossed my greeting in white, thenย  finished assembling my card.

Hopefully you got to do something fun today, too.

Thanks for stopping by! XOXOXO