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 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.
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- Tagged card sketch, christmas card, coloring, die cut, freshly made sketch, holiday card, lawn fawn, my favorite things, simon says stamp, stamping
I’m checking in quickly to share my take in Freshly Made Sketches, Sketch # 256 Challenge.
I used stamps from My Favorite Things and the sentiment from Technique Tuesday.
I colored the kitties with promarker and fussy cut each of the colored images. I did a holiday hat from another stamp set Santa from My Favorite Things and adjust the size according to the kitties head. Some cutting and drawing to fit t the hats and I’m done 🙂
I’m entering this card to Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #213-Holiday.
I also added a crochet ribbon on top of the banner for some interest
Also entering this card to Simon Says Stamp, Anything Goes.
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- Tagged card sketch, christmas, christmas card, coloring, holiday card, my favorite things, promarker, simon says stamp
If you’re coming from the Cupcake Inspirations blog challenge, Welcome 🙂
I’m so excited being a Surprise Sweetie for Cupcake Inspirations Challenge # 376. I’m happy to join you all and share my take in this week’s color challenge.
First up, I colored my image from Newton’s Nook Birthday Bash stamp set with distress ink pad. I recently purchased mini distress ink as I find them great for watercoloring.
I fussy cut the colored image after filling in the colors and also added a very light purple background color in the circle die cut.
For my card base, I added some texture by embossing some circles using my circle die cuts. I also put some sequins to complement the colors I used in the stamped image.
Have a great day and I hope you join us in this week’s challenge. Have fun 🙂
It seems like the weather is changing already from summer to a more friendlier temperature. I can tell as its also around this time that I get a cold 😦 Not really a cool thing but that will not keep me do another card today.
I used a card sketch from Pals Paper Arts, Sketch # 318.
My main image, farmer is from Paper Smooches. I colored him with promarker following some autumn colors. I used another stamp set to stamp the autumn leaves in the bigger panel and Thankful sentiment just to complement the season.
I also stamped the card base background with woodgrain background stamp from Hero Arts.
I’m also entering this card to Just Keep on Creating September Challenge, Anything Goes.
Just checking in quickly to share my take in this week’s (CAS)E this Sketch #189.
I used a word die cut ‘Hugs’ from Simon Says Stamp and I embossed the yellow card base with this medallion design embossing folder. Its so easy and I finish the card while I’m on the phone with a friend. Multi- tasking you know 🙂
The sketch challenge
and the embossed details and embossing
I’m also entering this card to PDE Linky Party: Ch #137 All Cards (Card Only this week).
Today I have the chance to play with a stamp set from Hero Arts stamp set that I have for so long now. I was looking at my stamp box and remember that I still haven’t used these flourish stamp ever. Sometimes all you have to do is look into your supplies and use whatever you have before buying new ones right? 🙂
I used a very minimal supplies on this card. Two ink colors, some sequins, a diecut Hello from Mama Elephant and rectangular stitched diecut and I’m done.
My card sketch inspiration is from Sketch Saturday, Sketch #429.
I’m entering this card to Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, Stamp It.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Stamp It.
Also in Cuttlebug Mania, Anything Goes with die cuts.
Posted in Cards, Challenges, Hero Arts, Mama Elephant, Simon Says Stamp, Sketch challenges
- Tagged diecutting, mama elephant, sequins, simon says stamp, Simon Says Stamp challenge, stamping
Today’s project uses this cute fairy stamps from The Greeting Farm. I recently received this set from my haul and need to color them quickly to make it to The Cupcake Inspirations Challenge # 373. I find the colors in the photo image perfect for these fairies to use, soft yet some darker reds underneath.
I used my promarker and copic markers to color the images. These are alcohol based markers that are great to blend. I have a limited markers of this type but they serve me well in coloring small images like these stamps.
The fairies have coordinating dies but I don’t have them so I fussy cut them including the mushrooms 🙂 need to do what I need to do to make them look good when I put dimensional tape to pop them up.
I used a card sketch inspiration from (CAS)E this sketch # 188. I used some fabric ribbons in the sides and also used my new wonky rectangular diecut to the white panel. Love how the texture stitch add interest in a plain paper.
I’m also entering this card to Simon Says Stamp, Anything Goes Challenge
and 4 Crafty Chick # 314 challenge, Fussy Cutting.
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- Tagged a few of my favorite things, CAS(E) this sketch, coloring, die cutting, hello, promarker, ribbon, simon says stamp, stamping, the greeting farm
I recently purchased some new stamps online and finally had the chance to use this Trouble in a Tutu stamp set from Clearly Besotted 🙂 They’re so cute right? The set has coordinating dies but I was not able to buy those yet but will definitely get them in my next haul.
I colored the images with Inktense pencils, using only pink and black. I used a very light stroke in coloring the areas that are supposed to be dark and let the highlights be in white. This card makes me smile really.
For my sentiment I white embossed them and added some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh for some more fun.
I used a card sketch inspiration from CAS(E) this Sketch #187.
I also used a die from Mama Elephant to emboss the borders of the card base to add details. Just enough to put some texture on a plain card base.
I’m also entering this card to CASology Week #212, Fun.
Also in Sweet Stampin’ Challenge, No Designer Paper
and Send a smile 4 kids, Anything Goes.
Posted in Cards, Challenges, Mama Elephant, Simon Says Stamp, Sketch challenges
- Tagged CAS(E) this sketch, clearly besotted, colored pencils, coloring, diecutting, mama elephant, pretty pink posh, sequins, simon says stamp, sketch challenge, stamping
So glad that I had some time playing along in card challenges. I haven’t bought crafting supplies like newly released stamps and dies so I used whatever I have on hand.
For my background, I did some watercoloring using distress ink pads. I then white embossed the skyline stamp from Altenew and stamp another sentiment at the bottom from Mama Elephant. The little girl is also from the same stamp set. I colored her with prormarkers too, one of my favorite coloring medium.
I added a printed stripe vellum on the side also with few sequins.
I want to depict a scene of missing someone so I used the skyline to show a place and someone thinking about it 🙂 Cheesy right?
Anyhow, I used a card sketch from Sketch Saturday # 425.
Also entering this card to CAS-ual Fridays CFC #154, Time to Color challenge.
And Great Impressions, August Challenge- Anything Goes.
and Markerpop Challenge #101, Embossing.