10/27/2017OK, I am really getting into this Reverse Confetti thing! DriveByCrafts, I think you have really started something here! Today I am featuring Merry Christmoose; this holiday card is 4 3/4″ square. I stamped the background trees onto Copic-friendly paper, then stamped them again onto masking paper. I cut them out, covered up my trees in the scene, and created the background sky using Distress inks. Then I colored the trees. For the moose, I stamped him, colored him, and hand-cut him out with a white border. I have to admit something… when I went to stamp the cute sign image in the set, it was GONE! Yes, I had taken it out earlier, and somehow I lost it. I have looked EVERYWHERE (and went through my FULL crafting garbage can piece-by-piece, AND crawled around on my crafting room floor for a long time meticulously looking everywhere – ugh!), and it is lost. So, the cute scene on this card can still be adorable without the sign, but image how great it would look WITH it! So, my advice for you today is DON’T TAKE STAMP IMAGES OUT OF THEIR PACKAGING UNTIL YOU’RE READY TO USE THEM! LOL, thanks for stopping by!
10/26/2017I’m so excited to share this fun new stamp set with you by Taylored Expressions (TE)! I’m guest designing for them this month, and if you haven’t seen the Sneak Peek days, head over to their blog! This stamp & die combo set is called If Snowmen Could Talk; I made a standard A2 size card, and I was having so much fun with the different faces that I made a mini card, also. I stamped the snowmen in Copic-friendly ink, and colored them with my Copic Sketch markers. For the background skies, I used a stencil I made, rubbed Tumbled Glass Distress ink onto the paper with my Mini Ink Blending Tool – easy peasy! The great frames that say Happy Holidays and Merry are made using the Picture Perfect Vertical die set. I painted Zig Clear Wink of Stella on both snowmens’ buttons. What fun these 2 cards were to make! And this stamp set has so many other cute faces to choose from, along with great sentiments! Thank you for stopping by, and you can see the entire October Release here!
10/25/2017I just love participating in The Daily Marker‘s 30 Day Color Challenge! Not only does it give me a great excuse to do a little coloring every day for 30 days straight, it then leaves me with a bunch of colored images that are then ready to be used at any time! That’s how this project for today started – I had 2 Mama Elephant stamp sets entirely colored and die cut, so I decided to make Halloween cards with them! The stamp & die sets I used are the Meowlloween stamp set and coordinating die set, and the Meowlloween Extras stamp & die set. The grass is die cut using the shorter grass die from the My Favorite Things (MFT) Grassy Fields die set, and the fence is die cut using the MFT Farm Fence die set. The scalloped frame is from Pretty Pink Posh’s Scallop Frame die set. And the last die I used was for the outer rectangle cut; that was the largest die from th Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackables Rectangles die set. The background sky is created by blending Dusty Concord Distress Ink and Black Soot Distress Ink onto Watercolor Cardstock with my Ink Blending Tools; I used Squeezed Lemonade for the moon. The adorable Halloween paper all come from Doodlebug’s October 31st 6×6 paper pad.
I stamped the sentiment on the imside with Lawn Fawn’s Yeti ink. Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day, and Happy Crafting!
10/24/2017Hello! Today I’m thrilled to be guest designing for Taylored Expressions and their October Release! Today we’re featuring the new stamp set, Sleigh Bouquet and it’s coordinating die (it also comes as a set!)! This stamp image is so beautiful – a sleigh full of poinsettas and Christmas decor! I just love it! First I stamped the sleigh image with Copic-friendly ink and colored it with my Copics. Then after I die cut it I decided I wanted some dimension; so I stamped it 2 more times and colored 2 of the flowers again, cut them out, and mounted them on the first image with Foam Square Adhesives. For the berries, I added a small white dot of white ink with my white gel pen to each berry, then a small drop of Glossy Accents to each one. When I was all done with the main image, I die cut the sleigh’s shape again out of a piece of foam adhesive, and applied the image to the foam so it would “pop” from the card. The white trees background is created using the Seasonal Trees steel die. For the blue sky, I applied 3 Distress inks (Stormy Sky, Blueprint Sketch, & Black Soot) onto watercolor cardstock with my Mini Ink Blending Tool. I added a snowy texture to the white card base with the Snowfall Embossing Folder. My final touch for the scene was gluing sequins from the Snow Flurries Sequins in the background. For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment, then stamped the main image and colored the flowers I wanted, cut them out, and glued them down. Thank you so much for joining me today! Make sure to head over to the TE blog for more inspiration!
10/23/2017I just LOVE giving Halloween cards to my co-workers, but this year I decided to do something different – Coffins! I figured this way, I could also add a little something into the coffins, like some candy. I did this project using way-too-fun Taylored Expresions products! The base of this project (the coffins) is easily created because it’s already die cut and scored for you; they come in a set of 10, and it’s called Coffin Treat Boxes! I found that when assembling these coffins, what worked best to keep them “put together” was first applying clear adhesive dots on the flaps, then a spot of glue. The black coffin-shaped-scenes for the top are from the From the Crypt – Haunted die set. The little headstones and ghosts on the “Boo to You” coffins are dies from the Haunted Accessories Die Set. The vampire and the mummy are from the Mums the Word Stamp & Die set, and they are colored with Copic markers. The coffin shapes that I have the sentiments on are doe cut using a die from the Label Stacklets 11 Die Set. And last but not least, the patterned paper is from the 6×6 Playful Patterns – Haunted Paper Pack! Thank you for stopping by! Have a great weekend, and Happy Halloween Crafting!