My Favorite Things Polar Bear Pals ~ Copic Colored ~ Distress Oxides Background ~ Christmas Card

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This weeks’ card is inspired by MFT’s Color Challenge # 82, and the card I made using MFT’s Polar Bear Pals. Personally, I love polar bears and I think they are one of the most majestic wild animals on this earth.

My Favorite Things Polar Bear Pals stamp set colored with Copic Markers and Distress Oxides ink backgrounds handmade Christmas card.

I started by ink blending a piece of watercolor paper using Distress Oxides Ink in Salty Ocean to create the background and die cut the panel using MFT’s Stitched Rectangle Stax’s.
The various polar bear images were stamped onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80 lb. cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers. I am still learning to pair my combinations and blending but I think these images did not turn out too bad.

My Favorite Things Polar Bear Pals stamp set colored with Copic Markers and Distress Oxides ink backgrounds handmade Christmas card.

 

Working on the snow banks, I used a piece of white glittered cardstock and die cut the banks using MFT’s Stitched Basic Edges 2. I adhered those pieces to the card base and added my images with some foam tape for dimension.

My Favorite Things Polar Bear Pals stamp set colored with Copic Markers and Distress Oxides ink backgrounds handmade Christmas card.

All there was left to do to complete this card was stamp the sentiment and add some falling snow using 3D Puffy paint. In hindsight, I would have chosen a different sentiment and maybe even heat embossed it with white embossing powder. And my falling white snow has now taken on a bluish tint from the background. And lastly, I will be very happy to finish using up the glitter paper, as it flakes terribly. Although I am happy with the design of my card, some components not so much and will note to self for future!

The inspiration for this card is MFT’s Color Challenge # 82

That’s it for me for now, as always, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

 

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The Greeting Farm American Heroes ~ One Layer Card ~ Copic Markers ~ Veterans Day card

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I made a one layer veterans inspired card using two stamps set from The Greeting Farm, perfect for thanking the veterans or those still serving in honor of Veteran’s Day that we celebrated this past Saturday! This particular card was inspired by The Greeting Farm’s November Farm Fresh Challenge – 1 layer card.

The Greeting Farm American Heroes and Main Street stamp sets colored with Copic Markers and Distress ink backgrounds handmade Veterans Day card.

To create a one layer card that looks 3-dimensional, it’s important to stamp the images at different levels so that it looks as if the items in the front are larger than the items in the back hence the 3-dimensional perspective. This is usually achieved by stamping images, masking the forefront images and then stamping the images behind in the background.

I am also super excited that I was able to film the process video for this card and will be posting it to my You Tube Channel for those that want to see it here!

The Greeting Farm American Heroes and Main Street stamp sets colored with Copic Markers and Distress ink backgrounds handmade Veterans Day card.

I used Copic colors to color all of the images and the Copic Combinations I used are: (There is a lot!)

Army girl
Skin: E00, E11, E13 and R20
Hair: Y21, Y26 and YR24
Camouflage Outfit: E31, YG67, G94, G99 and E79

Airforce boy
Skin: E00, E11 and E13
Hair: E42, E43 and E44
Outfit: G94 and G99
Glasses: C5, C7 and C9

Flag
Red Stripes: R46 and R39
White Stripes: C1
Blue: B37 and B39 added white dots for Stars with white gel pen
Flag pole: C3 and C5

Houses
Shutters and Ownings: R27, B05 and C5 to mute the brightness
Roofs: E55 and C5
Windows: B000

Other
Sidewalk: C1, C3 and C5
Grass: YG00, YG01, YG03, YG05 and YG07
Trees: YG25, YG63, G94, E47 andE79
Clouds: B0000 and B00  

I’m very proud of the end result of this card as this is one of my first few attempts at a single layer card, especially with this much detail. This card is for a special veteran that served in the Air force during the Vietnam War, and we want him to know that we are very thankful for his service and his sacrifice for our country. As always, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

 

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Newton’s Nook Designs Fall-ing for you and Wagon of Wishes~Fall Inspired~Copic Colored~Challenge entry

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My kids and I have this little thing between us where every Friday afternoon (after I pick them up from school), we dance to “Hands up for the Weekend” by Eden xo and today is definitely a day to dance it up.

For my end of the week project, I made a fall inspired card using Newton’s Nook Designs stamps and am adding this card into the Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge # 57.

Newton’s Nook Designs Fall-ing for you and Wagon of Wishes stamp set colored with Copic Markers and Distress ink scene background handmade fall inspired card.

To start, I stamped the pumpkins from Fall-ing for you and Newton in his wagon from Wagon of Wishes onto some Spectrum Noir Ultra smooth cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Dye ink.  I Copic colored the images and fussy cut them out.

Newton’s Nook Designs Fall-ing for you and Wagon of Wishes stamp set colored with Copic Markers and Distress ink scene background handmade fall inspired card.

Colors I used:
Pumpkins: YR65, YR68 and YR09
Wagon: R24, R27, R29 and R39
Wheels/handle: C5, C7 and C9
Newton: E55, E57 and E59

Newton’s Nook Designs Fall-ing for you and Wagon of Wishes stamp set colored with Copic Markers and Distress ink scene background handmade fall inspired card.

Next, I took a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and ink blended the background using my favorite combination for the sky and the grass. I also die cut the panel using Gina Marie Designs’ stitched scalloped rectangle die for a more polished look.

Newton’s Nook Designs Fall-ing for you and Wagon of Wishes stamp set colored with Copic Markers and Distress ink scene background handmade fall inspired card.

To put this card together, I cut a piece of bright orange cardstock and adhered it to an A2 sized card base, next I added a piece of patterned paper and added my panel with the scene background using fun foam for added dimension. I then arranged my image components and added a sentiment from Fall-ing for you stamp set to complete my card.

I really like the end result of this card and I especially love the contrast between the colors of the patterned paper and the scene panel. As always thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

 

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MFT Pure Innocence Tutu Cute~ Sketch Challenge 345~ Copic colored card

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I’m back this week with an overdue post and an absolutely overdue time to myself to craft. It’s been a busy couple of weeks getting the kids back to school but they are finally starting with their regular schedule and I can get back to my craft time.

This week I wanted to start off with a card I made to participate in the MFT Sketch Challenge 345. For me, this particular sketch just begged to be made as a shaker card and I did just that (even though I’m still a bit intimidated by creating shaker cards).

MFT Pure Innocence Tutu Cute stamp colored with Copic markers and patterned paper handmade card.

To start, I stamped the My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Tutu Cute image onto a piece of Spectrum Noir cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink, since it is a Copic friendly ink.

Copic colors I used to color my image:

Skin: E50, E51, and E53
Hair: E23, E25 and E29
Tutu and shoes: RV32 and RV34
Belt: C1, C3 and C5

I then added some shimmer to her dress and shoes and thought I would be fancy and use my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers in Pink Champagne, which changed the color of my image. That was not the intended action but it was fine. There is no starting over! 

Next, I worked on the shaker window by first taking a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and ink blending with Distress Oxide Ink in Worn Lipstick. I added a few sprays of Sheer Shimmer Spritz to activate and dabbed it with a paper towel.

MFT Pure Innocence Tutu Cute stamp colored with Copic markers and patterned paper handmade card.

Working on the top panel, I took a piece of white cardstock cut down to 4.25” x 5.5” and stamped My Favorite Things’ Star Celebration background with Altenew Rose Quartz dye ink. I cut a strip of American Crafts’ Dots & Stripes paper and adhered it to the star panel.

Taking a circle die, I cut the center out where the shaker would fit, creating the nested look for the shaker. However, this was an afterthought and there was some minor surgery to get the shaker to fit.

MFT Pure Innocence Tutu Cute stamp colored with Copic markers and patterned paper handmade card.

To put this card together, I created a background for the shaker with a cloud stencil and Distress Oxide Ink in Worn Lipstick. I know that it’s not a realistic cloud scene but blue just did not fit here. So we have pink clouds and that’s ok. I adhered the rest of the pieces onto the panel, added a sentiment and finished off the card with a few pieces of Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Confetti Mix.

I hope you enjoy this softer looking card as I don’t tend to make too many of these and as always thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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My Favorite Things - Pure Innocence - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Tutu Cute Strathmore - 9 x 12 Bristol Smooth Paper Pad - 20 Sheets Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Worn Lipstick Hero Arts Nesting Circle Infinity Dies Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts Stitched Circle Frames Dies

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Hero Arts Koi Color layering~Gerda Steiner Bee Strong~Tim Holtz Flower Garden~Kat Scrappiness Design Team Call

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The cards I created for this blog post are intended to showcase my card making style and writing style for an opportunity to be a part of Kat Scrappiness Design Team.

Without further ado, here are the cards.

For the first card, I used the color layering koi fish by Hero Arts. Stamping the koi fish with the most solid layer I used Hero Arts’ Soft Vanilla, followed by Soft Cantaloupe for the next layer, and finally Hero Arts’ Tangerine Hybrid ink for the final outline layer. The eyes and mouth were stamped using Charcoal Mid-tone ink.

 

Hero Arts Color Layering Koi Bundle stamped with dye ink and ink smooshing background with Distress Inks handmade card.

One of my favorite background techniques is ink smooshing and I thought that it would perfectly pair with the koi fish on this card.
Using Distress ink in Weathered Wood and Stormy Sky, I alternated the inks and smooshed the colors onto a piece of water color paper.
To put this card together, I cut the water colored panel down and adhered it to an A2 sized peach colored card base. I arranged the koi fish as though they are looking at each other and placed the sentiment in between them by heat embossing with gold embossing powder.

Hero Arts Color Layering Koi Bundle stamped with dye ink and ink smooshing background with Distress Inks handmade card.

I tend to favor more of simplistic cards rather than overly embellished cards, and the above card is a perfect example of card styles I tend to make.

Onto card number two. I’m a huge fan of creating cards using critters of all kind and this little bee is no exception. Using Gerda Steiner Designs Bee Strong stamp, I stamped my image onto a piece of Spectrum Noir paper using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink. Using Copic markers, I colored the image with the following combination:  

Gerda Steiner Bee Strong stamp colored with Copic Markers and Distress Ink plus cloud stencil ink blending handmade card.

Bee: Y17 and YR15 (Yellow), C7 and 110 (Black), BG70 and B00 (Wings), I added Wink of Stella Brush Glitter to the wings

Next, I used a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock, a cloud stencil, Salty Ocean Distress ink and an ink blending tool to create the clouds background for the little bee. To complete this panel, I cut the panel down using Gina Marie Designs’ Scalloped Stitched Nested Rectangle Die.

Gerda Steiner Bee Strong stamp colored with Copic Markers and Distress Ink plus cloud stencil ink blending handmade card.

To put this card together, I started with a yellow polka dot patterned paper cut down to 4.25” by 5.5” and adhered to an A2 sized card base. I added the cloud background panel with some fun foam and adhered the bee with foam squares for some added dimension.  I added the sentiment by stamping it on a piece of black cardstock and heat embossing it with white embossing powder. To add a pop of color to the card, I stamped some red hearts and added glossy accents for a little shine.  

And my final project that I created to showcase my card making style is a clean and simple one layer birthday card.

Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamp colored with watercolor Clean and Simple handmade card.

I stamped the image off center onto a piece of Canson XL watercolor paper using Versamark and heat embossed it with black embossing powder. Using Tombow markers, I added the color in the stem in areas that would create a shadow and then pulled the color out with a water brush to create the highlight.  I used the same technique for the flower, adding more contrast in areas of shadow and more water in areas of highlight.

Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamp colored with watercolor Clean and Simple handmade card.

I added a simple sentiment and heat embossed it with black embossing powder and finished the card with some gold splatters all over the panel.
To complete this card, I cut the panel down using Hero Arts’ Nesting Postage Stamp die and adhered it to a lilac A2 size card base using a piece of fun foam for added dimension.

Hope you’re having a wonderful summer and as always thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

 

 

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Jillibean Lemonade ~ Prickley Pear Build an Ice cream ~ Distress Ink blending ~ Summer theme cards

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So I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus, partly because I’ve seem to have lost my crafting mojo and partly because the kids are out of school for the summer, or perhaps because the kids are out of school I’ve lost my mojo.

In either case, we’ve had to adjust and figure out a new schedule in order to have time for our summer adventures and time to create. Speaking of summer, I thought I’d start with a couple of simple summer inspired cards to get back into the swing of things.

For the first card, I used a lemon stamp from Jillibean Soup and stamped it onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.

Jillibean Soup Lemonade Shaker Stamp with Distress ink blending background for a summer inspired handmade card.

I did some ink blending using Distress inks in Squeezed Lemonade towards the inner part of the card and Wild Honey towards the outer part of the card.

To put the card together, I cut a piece of patterned paper from the Echo Park’s Sweet Summertime paper collection using Lawn Fawn’s largest Stitched Rectangle stackable die which I adhered to an A2 sized card base. I cut the lemon paper using Gina Marie Designs’ Scalloped Stitched Nested Rectangle die and adhered it to the patterned paper using some fun foam for some dimension. And finally, I added the sentiment by stamping it onto a piece of cardstock and heat embossing it. As a final touch I added some Nuvo Crystal drops and a piece of twine to complete this card.

Prickley Pear Build an Ice cream Stamp set with Distress ink blending background and colored using Zig Clean Color Real brush markers for a summer inspired handmade cards.

For the second card, I wanted to create a really bright background that screamed SUMMER. To do that I took Distress inks in Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron and Mustard Seed and did some ink blending onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock. With a very bright background, I had to balance it with a subtle focal image. Using an ice cream cone stamp from Prickley Pear, I stamped the images onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock and heat embossed it with black embossing powder. I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to color the cone and ice cream image.

Zig’s that I used are:
065 mid brown for the cone, which I blended with a water filled brush
099 cool gray 1 and 901 gray tint for the ice cream, which I blended with Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Overlay pen
200 Sugared Almond Pink for the base of the ice cream, which I blended with a water filled brush

To put this card together, I cut the very bright background using the largest die from Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Rectangle stackable die set and adhered it to an A2 sized card base. With the ice cream image, I added some foam squares for dimension and placed it in the center of the card. I added the sentiment from the set and added a few enamel dots from Echo Park’s Petticoats and Pinstripes Enamel dots, and that completed this card.

Summer inspired handmade cards

Hopefully, with these two little cards I can start my road to recovery and find where I’ve left that mojo to help me create some more interesting cards. That’s it for now!

Thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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Jillibean Soup – Shaker Clear Acrylic Stamps – Lemonade


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Squeezed Lemonade


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Wild Honey

 


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Picked Raspberry


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mermaid Lagoon


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Twisted Citron


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Mustard Seed


Echo Park – Sweet Summertime Collection – 12 x 12 Collection Kit


Echo Park – Petticoats and Pinstripes Collection – Girl – Enamel Dots


Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables


Tonic Studios – Nuvo Collection – Crystal Drops Gloss – Morning Dew


Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real Brush Marker – 36 Piece Set