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Simon Says Stamp Limited Edition Valentines 2019 Kit | Stamping on Candles | Giveaway Winner

Hello everyone,

Here is one last Valentine’s Day inspired project for the Valentine’s Day Series of this year and this one is a special gift that you can create and give to someone special.

Simon Says Stamp Special Edition Valentine’s 2019 Kit featuring the adorable sloth and fox family, colored with Copic markers and heat set on a candle.

For this project I’m using two of the stamps from the Simons Says Stamp Special Edition Valentine’s Day Kit for 2019. The kit is sold out, but the stamps are available for purchase separately from the kit.

This project was inspired by the wonderfully talented Alyce Keegan from Kit and Clowder. This was a special free class that she offers to her current class subscribers each month that you stay on.

She provides a free markers 101 class on her website for everyone to checkout. I can tell you that I’ve been a subscriber for some time and the techniques and tips she has taught me are invaluable to developing my coloring skills.

For more information feel free to check out her website at https://www.kitandclowder.com/

Simon Says Stamp Special Edition Valentine’s 2019 Kit featuring the adorable sloth and fox family, colored with Copic markers and heat set on a candle.

For my candle projects, I created a template to help me color by stamping the image and the sentiment exactly as I would want the completed project to look.

I used my Copic markers to color in both of the images by working on a small area at a time. As tissue paper is not the most ideal paper for Copics, I took care to work in small areas to ensure that I get a nice blend between the colors.

Simon Says Stamp Special Edition Valentine’s 2019 Kit featuring the adorable sloth and fox family, colored with Copic markers and heat set on a candle.

Here is a video link of the process to creating this project

There was a winner announced in the video from the giveaway held on my channel and the winner is Sarah Gibbs. Please contact me with your address so that I can send the package out.

That’s all for me today, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

Penny Black | Piece of My Heart Valentine’s Day card | 2019 Valentine’s Day Series Card 3

Hi everyone,

Today I’m sharing another Valentine’s Day card featuring Penny Black’s Key to My Heart stamp set. I used two of the main images from the stamp set to create this very soft and cutesy card.

Penny Black Key to my Heart stamp colored with Copic Markers and stencil inked background with MFT Cloud Stencil and Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink Valentine’s Day card.

I stamped my little stuffed animal image onto white smooth cardstock using Memento Tuxedo dye ink and colored him in with my Copic markers.

I used E31, E33, E35 and E37 for the main color of his body and brought in just a little E39 to darken up the shadow areas. Then I added a little E50 and E53 for the patch across his eye and finished the image by dotting all four of the colors to create a textured fur look.

Penny Black Key to my Heart stamp colored with Copic Markers and stencil inked background with MFT Cloud Stencil and Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink Valentine’s Day card.

For the background, I stenciled a soft cloud look by using an MFT stencil and Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock.

Once I finished inking the background, I cut the cloud panel down to 4 ¼ by 5 ½ and stamped the heart image directly on the background panel. I did color in the hearts using various shades of pink and red for some interest.

And finally I used an Altenew Fine Frame Cover dies to add a nice think black frame around my card that is slightly smaller than the card.

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

 

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information

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Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!

 

Penny Black Key To My Heart Stamp
Penny Black Key To My Heart Stamp
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MFT Mini Cloud Edges Stencil
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Spun Sugar
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Spun Sugar
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Altenew Fine Frame Cover Dies
Altenew Fine Frame Cover Dies
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Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
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Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
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Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock - 25 pack
Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock – 25 pack
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Bristol Smooth cardstock
Bristol Smooth cardstock
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Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Marker in Clear
Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Marker in Clear
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Mini Ink Blending Tool
Mini Ink Blending Tool
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Mini Ink Blending Tool Replacement Pads
Mini Ink Blending Tool Replacement Pads
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Gerda Steiner Designs | More Than Pie Valentine’s Day Card | Valentine’s Day 2019 Series

Hello everyone,

Today I’m sharing a quick Valentine’s Day inspired card for the Valentine’s Day Series on my YouTube Channel. This one features the adorable teddy bear from Gerda Steiner Designs’ More Than Pie Stamp Set.

Gerda Steiner Designs More Than Pie colored with Copic Markers and patterned paper layered sketch Valentine’s Day card.

I just adore how sweet he is and he is so perfect for a Valentine’s Day card. I started my card by stamping the image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Neenah Solar White 80 lb. cardstock so that I can use my Copic markers to color in the image. After coloring, I used my ScanNCut to cut the image out leaving a small border.

Copic color combination

Bear: E31, E33, E35, E37
Ears: RV00, RV11
Snout: E50, E53
Nose/paw pads: W7

I typically do not include the Copic coloring in my process videos but I decided to for this one which I’ve linked below to check out!

Gerda Steiner Designs More Than Pie colored with Copic Markers and patterned paper layered sketch Valentine’s Day card.

I used Valentine’s Day paper from a paper pad I had in my stash, this one happens to be last year’s Recollections Valentine’s Day collection. I followed a sketch design to arrange my die cut papers and adhered them onto a card base. For a little dimension I added fun foam to the last patterned paper layer then added my focal point image and finished off the card with a sentiment and a few pink hearts.

Take a look at the process video of this card and all of the details of the GIVEAWAY in the video description area!

Well that’s all for this project, I hope you found it inspiring and as always, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click

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Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!

Gerda Steiner Designs More Than Pie Stamp
Gerda Steiner Designs More Than Pie Stamp
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Gerda Steiner Designs More Than Pie Stamp
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Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackable Die Set
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackable Die Set
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MFT Die-Namics Stitched Rectangle Stax Die Set
MFT Die-Namics Stitched Rectangle Stax Die Set
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Lawn Fawn Hearts Die Cuts
Lawn Fawn Hearts Die Cuts
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Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
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Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock - 25 pack
Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock – 25 pack
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ScanNCut 2
ScanNCut 2
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Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Heart Stackable Lawn Cuts
Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Heart Stackable Lawn Cuts
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Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
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Signo White Uni-ball Impact Pen
Signo White Uni-ball Impact Pen
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Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Marker in Clear
Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Marker in Clear
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Scrapping For Less: FOTM December 2018 Card Kit | Arctic Animals | 4 Cards from 1 Kit

Hello everyone,

Today I’m sharing the cards I made using the Scrapping For Less: December 2018 Flavor of the Month Card Kit called Animals in the Arctic. This has to be my most favorite kit thus far. It features all of my most favorite animals in the Arctic and as a bonus, the color of the kit is predominantly purple in color. Which is definitely my favorite! And now onto the cards.

Each card is created with the contents of one of the collections and follows the suggested sketch provided on the Scrapping For Less website here.

Sadly, the kit is sold out for the banana split level but there seems to be an option for the double dip kit or the Ala Carte products.

Scrapping For Less December 2018 FOTM Card Animals in the Arctic featuring from collection one: Bear Hugs by Sunny Studios and Winter Skies by Scrapping For Less patterned paper.
Scrapping For Less December 2018 FOTM Card Animals in the Arctic featuring from collection two: Penguin with a mug by Stamping Bella and Chill by Scrapping For Less patterned paper.
Scrapping For Less December 2018 FOTM Card Animals in the Arctic featuring from collection three: Winter Pals by Pink and Main and Frosty by Pink and Main patterned paper.
Scrapping For Less December 2018 FOTM Card Animals in the Arctic featuring from collection four: Arctic Animals by LDRS and Arctic Snowfall by LDRS patterned paper.

Card 1 – Collection One – Sketch # 4

For my first card, I used the super adorable polar bear (happens to be my most favorite Arctic animal) and followed sketch number four. I combined the collection one stamp with the Christmas Tree stencil to create a nighttime winter inspired scene.

I colored the bear using Copic markers, white heat embossed the sentiment and added the beautiful patterned paper to complete this card.

 

Scrapping For Less December 2018 FOTM Card Animals in the Arctic featuring from collection one: Bear Hugs by Sunny Studios and Winter Skies by Scrapping For Less patterned paper.

Scrapping For Less December 2018 FOTM Card Animals in the Arctic featuring from collection one: Bear Hugs by Sunny Studios and Winter Skies by Scrapping For Less patterned paper.

 

Card 2 – Collection Two – Sketch # 2

For the second card, I followed sketch two and decided to try my hand at monochromatic coloring of the super sweet penguin by Stamping Bella.

Scrapping For Less December 2018 FOTM Card Animals in the Arctic featuring from collection two: Penguin with a mug by Stamping Bella and Chill by Scrapping For Less patterned paper.

Scrapping For Less December 2018 FOTM Card Animals in the Arctic featuring from collection two: Penguin with a mug by Stamping Bella and Chill by Scrapping For Less patterned paper.

Card 3 – Collection Three – Sketch #3

For this and the last card of the kit, I created one-layer mini scenes, which happens to be one of my most favorite techniques in creating cards. The third card features two of the most adorable Arctic animals floating on an iceberg. I used my Copic markers to  color the entire scene including the water and the sky. As a final touch I added snow with a white gel pen because it would snow in the Arctic!

 

Scrapping For Less December 2018 FOTM Card Animals in the Arctic featuring from collection three: Winter Pals by Pink and Main and Frosty by Pink and Main patterned paper.

Scrapping For Less December 2018 FOTM Card Animals in the Arctic featuring from collection three: Winter Pals by Pink and Main and Frosty by Pink and Main patterned paper.

Card 4 – Collection Four – Sketch #1

And finally for the last card for this kit, I stamped the sweet momma and baby fox from the Arctic Animals stamp by LDRS on Grapesicle  cardstock and used my Fabre-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencil that I got from my beautiful sister for Christmas. This is my favorite card I made from this kit!

 

Scrapping For Less December 2018 FOTM Card Animals in the Arctic featuring from collection four: Arctic Animals by LDRS and Arctic Snowfall by LDRS patterned paper.

Scrapping For Less December 2018 FOTM Card Animals in the Arctic featuring from collection four: Arctic Animals by LDRS and Arctic Snowfall by LDRS patterned paper.

Here is the video on my YouTube Channel of the cards I made.

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

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information

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Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!

 

LDRS Creative Arctic Snowfall Stamp
LDRS Creative Arctic Snowfall Stamp
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LDRS Creative Arctic Snowfall Stamp
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Pink & Main Frosty 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Pink & Main Frosty 6 x 6 Paper Pad
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MFT Grape Jelly Cardstock 25 Sheets
MFT Grape Jelly Cardstock 25 Sheets
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MFT Grapesicle Cardstock 25 Sheets
MFT Grapesicle Cardstock 25 Sheets
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Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackable Die Set
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackable Die Set
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MFT Die-Namics Stitched Fishtail Flag Stax
MFT Die-Namics Stitched Fishtail Flag Stax
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MFT Die-Namics Stitched Rectangle Stax Die Set
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MFT Die-namics Stitched Sentiment Strips
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MFT Die-namics Stitched Circle STAX
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MFT Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Circle Stax
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Lawn Fawn Stitched Square Stackable Dies
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Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Circle Stackables
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MFT Die-namics Stitched Square STAX Dies
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Kat Scrappiness Stitched Fishtail Banner Dies
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Valentine’s Day Series 2019 | SFL Arctic Sentiment Stamp | Lawn Fawn Polk Heart Backdrop

Hello everyone,

The first Valentine’s Day card of this year, based on the current Scrapping For Less Facebook Group Sketch Challenge turned out pretty adorable.

Scrapping For Less Arctic Sentiments Stamp combined with Lawn Fawn Polka Heart Backdrop die colored with Copic Markers and ink blended background with Distress Oxide inks, Valentine’s Day Card.

I combined the moose stamp from Scrapping for Less and the polka heart backdrop from Lawn Fawn to create this not-so-traditional Valentine’s Day card.

First, I began by working on the background by ink blending Fired Brick and Candied Apple Distress Oxide inks on to a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock. I then die cut the heart backdrop and set the panel aside to work on the focal images.

Scrapping For Less Arctic Sentiments Stamp combined with Lawn Fawn Polka Heart Backdrop die colored with Copic Markers and ink blended background with Distress Oxide inks, Valentine’s Day Card.

For my little moose to look a vee bit more festive, I hand drew in hearts hanging from his antlers and used my Copic markers to color him in.

Color Combination

Antlers: E55, E57, E59
Head/body: E33, E35, E37, E39
Nose/beard/belly: E35, E33, E31, E30
Hooves: W7, W5, W3

To assemble the card, I adhered the hearts panel to a white A2 sized card base, added a strip of patterned paper across the bottom and added my sentiment on top of two hearts.

Here is the entire process of the card I made!

That’s all for me today, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information 

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Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!

Lawn Fawn Polka Heart Backdrop in Landscape Die
Lawn Fawn Polka Heart Backdrop in Landscape Die
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Fired Brick
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Fired Brick
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Candied Apple
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Candied Apple
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Bristol Smooth cardstock
Bristol Smooth cardstock
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Oak Leaves Fall Card | Miss Kate Cuttables Guest Designer

Hello everyone,

I am so excited to be a guest designer for Miss Kate Cuttables and share with you this very elegant Fall inspired card.

Miss Kate Cuttables SVG file Oak Leaves colored with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker Fall inspired card created with Cricut Explorer.

I used a Miss Kate Cuttables file called Oak Leaves and my Cricut to cut the SVG out of cardstock. For the acorn pieces, I used various shades of brown cardstock to create the illusion of dimension by layering the cut pieces.

Miss Kate Cuttables SVG file Oak Leaves colored with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker Fall inspired card created with Cricut Explorer.

I was really inspired by my recent trip to Chicago and seeing all of the bright and bold colors of leaves changing for the Fall season. I wanted to recreate the boldness of those leaves in my card and after cutting the oak leaves from Neenah 110lb. smooth white cardstock, I colored them using my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers.

The markers I used to color the leaves are Olive Jade, Smoked Quartz, Harvest Moon, Red Berry and Moonlight.

Miss Kate Cuttables SVG file Oak Leaves colored with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker Fall inspired card created with Cricut Explorer.

Once the cutting, coloring and adhering all of the pieces was complete, I used a wood grain patterned paper for the card base. I white heat embossed the sentiment and completed the card with orange enamel dots.

That’s all for me today, check out the video link below to see how I created this card. As always thanks for stopping by, until next time…. sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information

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Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!

Miss Kate Cuttables Oak Leaves SVG Cut File 

Spectrum Noir Sparkle Brush Pens Floral Garden
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Spectrum Noir Sparkle Brush Pens Nature Trail
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Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens Winter Warmers 3 piece set
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens Winter Warmers 3 piece set
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Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens Falling Leaves 3 piece set
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens Falling Leaves 3 piece set
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Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens Shades of Spring 3 piece set
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens Shades of Spring 3 piece set
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Neenah Solar White 110 lb. Smooth Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 110 lb. Smooth Cardstock
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Sunny Studios Stamp Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set
Sunny Studios Stamp Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set
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Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackable Die Set
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackable Die Set
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Versamark Ink pad
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Hero Arts Embossing Powder in White
Hero Arts Embossing Powder in White
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Cricut Explorer Air 2
Cricut Explorer Air 2
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Alcohol Ink Backgrounds | Save the Crafty YouTuber Video Hop

Hello everyone,

I am so excited to be part of the Save the Crafty YouTuber Video Hop, which was put together by the very talented Justine Hovey to discover and celebrate the crafters of cardmaking video tutorials!

For my part in this hop, I wanted to share with you a few ways to create backgrounds using alcohol inks.

Spellbinders Away We Go Etched Dies combined with a sunset ombre alcohol ink background from Ranger Alcohol inks.
Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Mermaid combined with an underwater alcohol ink background from Ranger Alcohol inks.
Spellbinders Lovely Lilac and Rosy Summer Etched Dies combined with an alcohol ink background from Ranger Alcohol inks.
Visible Image Alice in Wonderland Stamp combined with an alcohol ink background from Ranger Alcohol inks.

I made a few examples highlighting different techniques of using alcohol inks and I hope you pick up a new tip or two. For all of my examples, I used Ranger White Yupo Paper and Ranger Alcohol inks, as well as bringing in a few tools!

Spellbinders Away We Go Etched Dies combined with a sunset ombre alcohol ink background from Ranger Alcohol inks.

The first card features an ombre background mimicking a sunset scene with silhouette die cut from Spellbinders called Away We Go. I debated on the sentiment a little bit but in the end, I settled on white heat embossing the sentiment on a piece of black cardstock and adhered it to the top of the card.

Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Mermaid combined with an underwater alcohol ink background from Ranger Alcohol inks.

For the second card, I focused on creating very controlled texture of the alcohol inks in creating an underwater scene. I think this is my most favorite background out of the bunch. I used a mermaid stamp from Hero Arts and completed the card with a sentiment which I white heat embossed on a piece of black cardstock.

Copic Coloring:
Hair: E44, E43
Skin: E00, E21, E11
Tail: V17, V15, V12
Sparkling details added with gold Stardust Gelly Roll Pen

Spellbinders Lovely Lilac and Rosy Summer Etched Dies combined with an alcohol ink background from Ranger Alcohol inks.

For the third card, I used blending solution, alcohol inks of various color and a straw to move the ink around and create this card. I added some die cuts from Spellbinders but really kept the focus on the background.

Visible Image Alice in Wonderland Stamp combined with an alcohol ink background from Ranger Alcohol inks.

For this card, I tried a technique that I’ve seen done in various way and in my version, I used a tray with water and dropped a few colors of alcohol ink in. I then took a piece Neenah Smooth Solar White 110lb. cardstock and dipped and slid in the paper. The result was amazing and created a subtle marble background.
The focal image on this card is from Visible Image Alice in Wonderland Collection which I colored with my Copic markers, die cut it using my ScanNCut and adhered it with fun foam to complete this card.

Copic Colors:
Hair: E31, Y00, Y02
Dress, Bow: B16, B12, B000
Skin: E00, E21, E11, E04
Socks, apron: C2, C1, C0, Blender
Shoes: C7, C5, C3

Visible Image Queen of Hearts combined with an alcohol ink background from Ranger Alcohol inks.

Using a felt pad tool saturated with blending solution, I added drops of red alcohol ink to the Yupo paper and smeared it around. I kept adding layers of ink and blending solution until I had a nice dimensional layer of red color on the paper. To create the background I envisioned, I added polka dots of black alcohol ink to the entire background and then added gold maxitive in the same form and then used a clean felt pad with blending solution to blend everything out. I paired this background with the Queen of Hearts from Visible Image that I colored using Copic markers.

Copic Coloring:
Hair: R39, R27, R24, R22, C9, C7, C5
Dress: R39, R27, R24, R22, C9, C7, C5, C2, C00
Skin: E00, E21, E11
Crown and pendent: Y06

Simon Says Stamp June 2018 Card Kit Beautiful Flowers Stamp set combined with an alcohol ink background from Ranger Alcohol inks and antique frames dies from Penny Black.

For this last card, I used a couple of different shades of blue to create this background by first pouring some blending solution into a plastic cup and adding a couple of drops of alcohol ink. Then, I poured the mixture over my Yupo paper and tipped the paper to remove the excess. I added several pours of the mixture of blending solution and ink to create this background. Using a large floral image from the June 2018 Simon Says Stamp Kit, I white heat embossed the detailed image onto the Yupo paper. I melted the embossing powder very carefully and quickly so that i didn’t melt the Yupo paper. To finish off the card, I created a frame using antique frames dies from Penny Black. I decided not to add a sentiment and leave this card with just the focal image as the star of the show.

In the video tutorial below, I’ll walk you through some techniques I used for creating the backgrounds and finishing the cards. I hope you will help me build my YouTube Channel by subscribing, commenting and liking the videos I create and following the hop for a chance at winning some prizes.

There are 140+ prizes throughout the hop and over 60 will be given away randomly on random channels!!! Comments must be left by November 7th on the VIDEO for a chance to win. You DO NOT have to comment on every video, but the more you comment, the more chances you have.

For my channel, I am giving away a $25 gift certificate to Scrapbook(dot)com which I will pick from the comments left on MY VIDEO, linked below!

Thank you so much for joining me on this journey of creating and sharing handmade cards. As always, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information

PicMonkey Photo editing made of win

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!

Visible Image Alice In Wonderland Stamp
Visible Image Alice In Wonderland Stamp
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Visible Image Queen of Hearts Stamp
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Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Mermaid
Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Mermaid
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Spellbinders Away We Go Etched Dies
Spellbinders Away We Go Etched Dies
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Technique Tuesday Iris Stamp
Technique Tuesday Iris Stamp
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Spellbinders Lovely Lilac Etched Dies
Spellbinders Lovely Lilac Etched Dies
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Spellbinders Rosy Summer Flowers Etched Dies
Spellbinders Rosy Summer Flowers Etched Dies
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Altenew Sentiments & Quotes Stamp Set
Altenew Sentiments & Quotes Stamp Set
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Hero Arts Rectangle Infinity Dies
Hero Arts Rectangle Infinity Dies
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Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Frames Dies
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Frames Dies
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MFT Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX
MFT Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX
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Penny Black Antique Dies
Penny Black Antique Dies
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Ranger Ink Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Yupo Paper White
Ranger Ink Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Yupo Paper White
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Ranger Ink Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Blending Solution
Ranger Ink Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Blending Solution
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Lawn Fawn So Owlsome and Thanks A Bushel | Mini Scene | Copic | Teacher Card

Hello everyone,

I’ve got another super adorable teacher card this week featuring the Lawn Fawn So Owlsome stamp set paired with an older Lawn Fawn stamp set called Thanks a Bushel.

Lawn Fawn So Owlsome and Thanks a Bushel card colored with Copic Markers and ink blending background created with Distress Oxide Inks Teacher card.

I decided to make two cards one in red color combinations and one in green color combinations. To begin creating my cards, I first stamped all of the images from So Owlsome and Thanks a Bushel onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80 lb. cardstock with Memento Tuxedo black ink because they are both Copic friendly products.

Using my Copic markers I colored all of the images using the following color combinations:

Owl: E37, E35, and E31 outer part of the body.
E53, E51 and R20 on the face and belly
Cap: C9, C7, C5, C3
Apples: YG05, YG03, YG21, R39, R29, R24, G28, YG63
Barrel: E, 27, E25, E23, E21

I used the coordinating dies for each set to die cut the images out and then set them aside to work on the rest of the card.

Lawn Fawn So Owlsome and Thanks a Bushel card colored with Copic Markers and ink blending background created with Distress Oxide Inks Teacher card.

To create the card base, I used one of the small apple stamps and randomly stamped the entire card base to create my own background. Since I used kraft cardstock for the card base, I thought I’d pull out my colored pencils and color those images in.

I wanted to create a mini scene for the images I previously colored and using several dies and Distress inks I created a sky and hill backdrop for my adorable images.

Lawn Fawn So Owlsome and Thanks a Bushel card colored with Copic Markers and ink blending background created with Distress Oxide Inks Teacher card.

At this point, I was ready to assemble all of the elements by either popping them on foam tape for a bit of dimension or adding liquid glue and adhering them flat.

Below is a link to my YouTube Channel showing how I created these two teacher cards.

That’s all for me today, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges:

Poolkadoodles Digi Chooseday Craft Challenge | Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge | Cardz TV Anything Goes Challenge | Poolkadoodles Crafting Anything Goes Challenge | Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog | LawnFawnactics Challenge | LeAnns World 101 Challenge

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information

PicMonkey Photo editing made of win

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Lawn Fawn So Owlsome Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn So Owlsome Stamp Set
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Lawn Fawn So Owlsome Die Set
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Lawn Fawn Thanks A Bushel Stamp Set
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Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackable Die Set
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Lawn Fawn Extra Sentiment Banner Die
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Simon Says Stamp September 2018 Card Kit | Beautiful Mermaids | Watercoloring and Glittery Stenciled Background

Hello everyone,

Today I’m sharing three cards featuring the Simon Says Stamp September 2018 Card Kit Beautiful Mermaids stamp set.

The kit is sold out unfortunately, but signing up for a subscription will ensure that you don’t miss any future kits.

Simon Says Stamp September 2018 Card Kit called Sea Treasure featuring Beautiful Mermaids water-colored set against a glittery background created with stencils and Nuvo Glimmer Paste.
Simon Says Stamp September 2018 Card Kit called Sea Treasure featuring Beautiful Mermaids water-colored set against a glittery background created with stencils and Bo Bunny Glitter Paste.
Simon Says Stamp September 2018 Card Kit called Sea Treasure featuring Beautiful Mermaids water-colored set against a glittery background created with stencils and Bo Bunny Glitter Paste.

My three cards feature the mermaid stamped images onto a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black Ink and heat set with black embossing powder.

I decided to pull out my Jane Davenport Watercolor Palettes for these images since it’s been a little while and I absolutely love to watercolor, it is my favorite medium to use!

Simon Says Stamp September 2018 Card Kit called Sea Treasure featuring Beautiful Mermaids water-colored set against a glittery background created with stencils and Bo Bunny Glitter Paste.

For the first card I colored the mermaid using a beautiful purple on the tail and thought that dark hair would complement well.

I used the following colors and palette combinations for the first mermaid: Skin – Buff from the Neutral Palette, Mystic and Royal from the Brights Palette for the tail and seashell, and for the hair I used Cocoa from the Neutral Palette.

Simon Says Stamp September 2018 Card Kit called Sea Treasure featuring Beautiful Mermaids water-colored set against a glittery background created with stencils and Bo Bunny Glitter Paste.

For the second card, I combined a teal color called 70’s eye shadow from the Brights Palette for the tail, Kiss Kiss from the Neutral Palette for the hair and finished the shell with a color called Spice from the Neutral Palette.

Simon Says Stamp September 2018 Card Kit called Sea Treasure featuring Beautiful Mermaids water-colored set against a glittery background created with stencils and Bo Bunny Glitter Paste.

I tried really hard not to color the image like the famous mermaid we all know but once I saw the two colors in the Palette Glitz-Sea called Sea Mist and Ariel there was no way it was not gonna happen. So for card three, I colored up this image just like the little mermaid.

Simon Says Stamp September 2018 Card Kit called Sea Treasure featuring Beautiful Mermaids water-colored set against a glittery background created with stencils and Nuvo Glimmer Paste.

After I finished coloring and fussy cutting the images out, I wanted to create a background worthy of the images and thought I’d create some stunning backgrounds using stencils and glitter paste.
I had a lot of fun creating these cards and I absolutely love the end result of combining the water colored images and the stencils with the glitter paste.  I think it’s simple yet stunning.

Here is a video of how I created these cards!

That’s all for me today, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

 

This card is entered in the following challenges:

Poolkadoodles Digi Chooseday Craft Challenge | Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge | Cardz TV Anything Goes Challenge | Poolkadoodles Crafting Anything Goes Challenge | Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog | Paper Nest Dolls Challenge | Fairy and Unicorn Challenge

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information

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Bristol Smooth cardstock
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Lawn Fawn So Owlsome | Thanks Teacher Line Border Die | Copic Marker | Teacher Card

Hello everyone,

I had an opportunity to get into my craft room recently and play with some of the new Fall/Winter 2018 Lawn Fawn products to create an adorable owl teacher card.

Lawn Fawn So Owlsome Stamp set, Thanks Teacher Line border die and Knit Picky Fall Collection Paper pad teacher card.

I stamped the three owls, an apple, tree branch and the glasses onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80 lb. cardstock using Memento Tuxedo ink and colored them in with my Copic markers.

Color combination I used:
Owls: E37, E35, and E31 outer part of the body.
E53, E51 and R20 on the face and belly.
YR04 and YR02 on the feet and beak.
Apple: R27, R24 and R22
Tree Branch: E27, E25, E23 and E21

Lawn Fawn So Owlsome Stamp set, Thanks Teacher Line border die and Knit Picky Fall Collection Paper pad teacher card.

To assemble my card, I die cut a few different patterned papers from the new Knit Picky Fall Collection using a stitched rectangle die, a stitched hillside border die and outside in stitched scalloped rectangle die. I also used the new Thanks Teacher line border die which I die cut using black glittered cardstock and added as my sentiment across the center of the focal point panel.

Check out the link below for the full tutorial on how I created this sweet teacher card!

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

 

This card is entered in the following challenges:

Poolkadoodles Digi Chooseday Craft Challenge | Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge | Cardz TV Anything Goes Challenge | Poolkadoodles Crafting Anything Goes Challenge | Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog | Lawn Fawnatics Challenge | Paper Nest Dolls Challenge | 2 Crafty Critter Crazies

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information

PicMonkey Photo editing made of win

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!

Lawn Fawn So Owlsome Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn So Owlsome Stamp Set
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Lawn Fawn So Owlsome Die Set
Lawn Fawn So Owlsome Die Set
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Lawn Fawn Thanks Teacher Line Border Die
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Lawn Fawn Knit Picky Fall Collection 6 x 6 Paper Pad
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Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders Die
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Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Stackable Die
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Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
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