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I build the colors by laying light colors first- a very light brown color, then slowly adding some yellow-orange and brown to intensify the darker areas or spots in the cat’s hair.
I kept the mid-section light to show some light areas of the cat’s color.
For my card base, I also stamped a ball of thread with very light gray ink.
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Hello there! Wow! Feels like forever since I posted a card project. Life’s been so busy from the time I went to vacation in November and even after returning from the trip. Add to the fact that the holidays are busier and the first quarter of the year even crazier 🙂
It’s good to get back on my crafty life slowly but will sure get there eventually.
So for this card I used my favorite washi tapes for the background. I also die cut the sentiment “Thanks” from Lawn Fawn while the stamp came from My Favorite Things.
There are a lot of craft supplies that I still need to use and hopefully I’ll be showcasing them individually soon.
I’m using a card sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch #196.
Also entering this card to Simon Says Stamp, Anything Goes Challenge.
And Tuesday Throwdown, TT327 Anything Goes Challenge.
Posted in Cards, Challenges, my favorite things, Simon Says Stamp, Sketch challenges
- Tagged card sketch, coloring, die cutting, my favorite things, sketch challenge, stamping, washi
So I’m still into the Christmas vibe making some more holiday cards for friends. There’s a gathering on Thursday and I thought it would be nice to give something too while we’re celebrating an advance Christmas dinner.
For this card, I used a card sketch from Sketch N Scrap, Card sketch # 87.
I used some patterned papers and embossed the sentiment with white. The background texture is also made using an embossing folder. The cutesy images are from My Favorite Things & Pretty Pink Posh.
Posted in Cards, Challenges, Sketch-N-Scrap
- Tagged card sketch, christmas card, coloring, embossing, holiday card, my favorite things, patterned papers, pretty pink posh, sequins, sketch n scrap
So trying to get into swing of things around the blog. This time trying to take a sketch challenge from Match the Sketch, No. 155.
I’ve been loving the washi tape on my christmas cards this year and still loving it. Apparently in today’s card is not an exception. I added a strip of washi and embossed the background for some added texture.
My main image is colored with promarkers and die cut the same. Though this card’s color is not really traditional holiday color, still love this one 🙂
Wow! I can’t believe I haven’t posted in my blog for months, feels like forever?!
So what had happened? I was on my annual break last November and had to prepare the trip even before November. Then I have to travel for two weeks in North America. Its cold but great! I may say the best two weeks of my life 🙂
Had great places to see and amazing people to meet. It was quite incredible, the best birthday gift to self.
After the vacation, a lot of things need to be done at work so I haven’t really updated the blog. I’m however posting my holiday cards in Instagram. You can also check me out there as @heartforhandmade
So today, had the chance to do some holiday cards.
I did some embossing – dry and heat embossing plus some die cutting in the scallop strip + sequins.
Well its nice to be back.
I’m entering this card to Addicted to Stamps and more, Challenge # 224. Clean & Simple
Also in Come and Get it, Christmas challenge.
For this card, I used some cute house stamps from Paper Smooches. I colored them with distress markers and added some water to get this watercolor wash. I then added some frosted lace stickles to mimic some snowy scene for the holidays.
I placed the houses in a blue die cut tag with red ribbon strips behind. My sentiment is from Ali Edwards, always love the fonts on this stamp set.
I also added some sequins for more holiday sparkles.
I used a card sketch from The Paper Players: PP318.
I’m also entering this card to Simon Says Stamp, Anything Goes challenge.
Also in Crafting by Designs: Get Ready for Christmas Challenge.
Posted in Cards, Challenges, my favorite things, Paper Smooches, Simon Says Stamp, Sketch challenges
- Tagged christmas card, die cut, distress marker, holiday card, paper smooches, pretty pink posh, sequins, simon says stamp, stamping
I’m checking in quickly to share my card using My Favorite Things Holiday stamps. The images are stamped and colored with watercolor.
I also used a strip of washi tape in the left and a circle scallop vellum in the middle of my stamped images. I also added some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh for some fun 🙂
At the bottom are some stamped doilies from an older stamp set.
A very simple and clean holiday card, just like I want 🙂
I’m entering this to Christmas Card Challenges, Challenge #46-Christmas/ Winter theme.
And also in The Pencil Case: Week 31, Anything Goes.
For this card I used fabric tape to create the red stripes. I have a big bottle full of washi and different tapes and I thought I need to make use of them frequently because they deserved more love 🙂 The blue strip is a washi that I crossed over the red tape.
I used stamped images from My Favorite Things and colored them with watercolor. The Christmas tree was colored with promarkers.
The holiday season is soon to come and I need to do my holiday cards this early.
My sentiment is die cut from My Favorite Things as well.
I used a card sketch from Sketch N Scrap, Card Sketch # 84.
I’m also entering this card to Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge # 216-Anything Goes.
And Always Playing with Paper Challenge #83, Christmas Inspiration. I used the Christmas theme, gift and red stripes in my card 🙂
And Perfectly Created Chaos, Challenge #4- Anything Goes challenge.
Posted in Cards, Challenges, my favorite things, Sketch-N-Scrap
- Tagged card sketch, christmas card, die cut, fabric tape, holiday card, holidays, my favorite things, sequins, sketch n scrap, watercoloring
I was able to do some holiday cards today and this one is just one of them.
I used my new stamps from My Favorite Things and did some die cutting with their coordinating dies.
My card sketch inspiration is from Freshly Made Sketches, Sketch #259.
The stamps I used are actually a non-holiday stamp set but I did some holiday colors to make it a Christmas card 🙂 The sentiment “Merry Christmas” is a die from My Favorite Things that I got free from my previous haul. I die cut them three times to make a thicker dimension.
Coloring is just simple using my promarkers and copics. For my strip behind the circle is a ribbon and a gold paper that I got from a scrap packaging box. Love to recycle things like this luscious papers from packages 🙂
I added some flat gold sequins and glittery stickles I’m done!
I’m also entering this card to Addicted to Stamp and More, Challenge #216-Anything Goes.
Also in Happy Little Stampers October Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.
Posted in Cards, Challenges, my favorite things, Sketch challenges
- Tagged card sketch, christmas card, coloring, die cut, freshly made sketch, holiday card, lawn fawn, my favorite things, simon says stamp, stamping
I made another holiday card using some new stamps from Avery Elle.
I love these cute woodland creatures and how cute they look singing for Christmas 🙂 I colored the images with promarkers and fussy cut them since I don’t have their coordinating dies yet.
For my papers, I have some stash from Pink Paisley and used them up this time. It looks more vintage but its nice to incorporate them to new modern stamps once in a while. I also added some sequins to mimic the snow fall.
I used a card sketch from Sketch Saturday: Week # 433.
Also entering this card to I Love Promarkers, Challenge # 319- Anything Goes.
And Scribbles Designs Challenge # 45,Woodland Creatures.