Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas, a Joyous and safe season AND a Happy New Year!!! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me such lovely comments! I am taking some time off. God Bless you!!
The calendar says it's the first day of winter, but I think it's been here for a few weeks! In the Chicago area were were in the teens last week.
I'm "almost" finished with my Christmas shopping :o). Hope you are having a lovely and safe Holiday Season!
Stamp snowman and sign next to each other on watercolor paper. If need be, draw snow humps in between the two images.
Stamp gloves hanging on the snowman's "arm."
Stamp hat and scarf on scrap watercolor paper.
Cut a rectangle to fit note card around snowman and sign.
Use color pencils to add color to snowman, sign, and accessories. Use waterbrush to move color around.
Cut out hat and scarf, and adhere to snowman.
Use glue pen to draw where you want glitter. Sprinkle glitter on.
Add highlights with opaque pen.
Stamps: Whipper Snapper Snowman for Peace by Anna Wight Paper:A Muse note card, Fabriano Artistico Bright White Watercolor Paper Block 140lb, Stampin’ Up! basic black Inks:StazOn Jet Black Accessories: Prismacolor watercolor pencils, water brush, Stampin’ Up! dazzling diamonds glitter, Quickie glue pen, Inkssentials opaque pen, Fiber Castle F black artist pen
More with this cute little present image from the Peace on Earth set!!
Ink present image with gold ink pad and stamp on watercolor paper. Repeat for two more images.
Sprinkle with emboss powder and heat set.
For each present, use markers to add color. Start with holly and berries; continue with ribbon and then the package. Spread a line of color or dot in area where you want the darkest shade. Spread color with water brush. Allow colors to dry before moving to the next color. TIP: keep a clean dry paper towel handy to dab areas where you may add too much color. Add clean water to area where you want to remove color and dab with paper towel.
After presents are completely dry, add more color with marker to areas where the ribbon folds. Add little white highlights to berries with opaque pen. Cut out each present image.
Ink sentiment image with gold ink pad and stamp on right side of base card.
Ink ornament image with gold ink pad and stamp on top of sentiment. Repeat at bottom of sentiment. Sprinkle with emboss powder and heat set
Use gold leafing pen to create a board around card. Allow to dry.
Open the card and continue the boarder on the inside. Allow to dry.
Adhere the present images on the front
Add Crystal Lacquer to the berries. Allow to dry.
Cut a small piece of white card stock cut to fit inside of base card, ink present image with gold ink pad and stamp a partial image off the bottom of the page. Adhere to inside.
Stamp present image on parchment paper in black craft, sprinkle with emboss powder and heat set.
Use markers to add color. Spread a line of color or dot in area where you want the darkest shade. Spread color with dampened paint brush. Allow to dry. Cut out image.
Use glue pen to make lines in folds of ribbon on the ribbons along side of the package. Sprinkle glitter on and shake off excess glitter. Set aside to dry.
Lay the basket in the flat state over scratch paper with the shinny side up. Brayer 3 to 4 times with the lightest blue ink starting at the top. Turn package around and repeat from the bottom, leaving a light area in the center.
Repeat brayering with darker blue ink from top and bottom. Allow to dry completely.
“Ink up” small ornament image with glue pad and stamp onto front of gift bag in the center near the top. “Ink up” the small snowman and stamp one on each side of the ornament. On the back of the gift basket, stamp in the opposite pattern – snowman in the center.
Using the StazOn ink, ink up around the outside of the present image. Stamp it onto the basket just under small ornament. Use a marker to write To: and From: on the stamped present.
Lay the color image right over the stamped image and punch a hole into the small berry. Put a brad into the hole through the color image and into the basket. Secure the back.
Fold the basket together and use adhesive to hold it together. Add tissue paper for a nice gift basket for someone special!
This scene reminds me of my Aunt Dorothy and Uncle John's house in the country in Jackson, Michigan. As I was growing up, and even now when I visit them, we'd sit in their living room and often see deer across the street in the meadow. This card was inspired by a lovely card that the talented Darsie did. Click here to see it.
Tear scrap paper for edge of snow – should be the width of your card stock. It should not be perfectly straight. Tear one side to create a hill.
On white card stock, lay paper where you want snow edge to be and sponge on light blue ink. Start on the scrap paper and move the sponge across on the paper edge - so the line will not be harsh. Move the scrap paper around in different areas and make more snow “lines.”
Lay paper back over hill area to create a mask. Ink up small trees of large tree image with black craft ink. TIP: black craft ink creates a very, very dark image. Ink up image and stamp on scrap paper and then re-ink again without cleaning to make sure you have good coverage on your image.
Stamp the smaller two trees over hill while the rest of the image will be off the card and on the scrap paper. Allow to dry completely. Can use a heat tool to quicken drying time. DO NOT use that scrap paper again. It will cause smudges.
Lay paper back over area where the deer will be standing in the snow. Ink up deer image with black craft ink and stamp so that their legs are slightly over the scrap paper. Allow to dry completely.
Lay clean scrap paper below their legs and sponge a little more blue ink. Lay clean paper to the left of their legs and sponge some ink to the left – so it looks like a trail where they were walking.
Cut a circle for the moon out of low tack sticky paper. Lay circle tacky paper for moon on the card stock over the deers’ heads. Also lay clean paper over sky line of snow. It does not have to be a perfect match - there are layers of snow in the background and nature is not perfect.
Use a Copic Airbrush System to create sky. Start with lightest shade and spray in even circles for coverage. Can use two or three different blues for variety. This example used three shades of blue. There’s no need to mask the trees and deer because they are so dark. NOTE: You can also use sponging to create a nice sky.
Sponge dark blue around the edge of the card to create a soft frame.
Adhere layers of card.
ORGANIZATION TIP: For those of you who keep a variety size of sponges, here's an idea to help keep them organized. Sort them by color family in a plastic storage container with sections. Write the colors on top. You will be able to quickly and easily find the right sponge for the job you need.
This cute Santa bag image is from Stamps By Judith. It is actually designed by Heather - two very talented artist in the same family. I was in the mood for bright colors and had so much fun coloring this image! Being able to choose my colors is my most favorite thing about stamping!!
Stamp image on white card stock with Memento ink.
Add color with Copic Markers, blending colors together in the
same color family using two to three markers to create shading, e.g.
R24 and R27.
ORGANIZATION TIP: Cut shapes of all your base card stock colors and label them. You can easily use these samples when trying to match to design papers.
Adhere layers and ribbon.
Stamp sentiment with Versafine ink pad - very nice ink for detail stamping.
Place white card stock on inside of base card for message. Color piece of stamp image with black marker and stamp in corner. If you are very, very careful, can add color with Copic Markers. Try not to touch sides - it may bleed.
I think this little snowman is soooooo cute!! He is part of a CD set from Sunday International.
Ink snowman image with two different color ink pads. Using the small tip of the dew drop shaped ink pad makes this easy. Ink snowman with black ink pad. Ink snowflakes and ground with blue ink pad. Stamp snowman image onto white card stock. Stamp an ornament at the end of his branches with black ink.
Add color with Copic Markers. Copics are alcohol markers. They work differently than water based markers. If you are not familiar with Copics, a good resource is Marianne's blog. I visit her blog daily! Basically, you blend colors together in the same color family using two to three markers to create shading, e.g. R24 and R27. Use the colorless blender 0 to create highlights on the snowman’s hat. Add a little pink to his cheeks – use the colorless blender to remove some the intense color and smooth lines.
Add extra snow with dots of different blue Copics.
Cut out snowman using deco-edge die cut.
Add glitter! Add clear and silver glitter pens to the snowflakes and snow on the ground. Add orange to his nose and red & green to the ornaments. Add red to his hat band. Use the silver at the top of the ornaments.
Ink up sentiment with craft white and stamp onto red base card. Repeat for two ornament images.
Sprinkle with emboss powder and heat set.
Adhere layers of card.
Adhere snowflake embellishments with mini glue dots.
I really do dig winter scenes. :o) So here's another one!! This is using a new technique for me with Crystal Lacquer and die inks. I really liked it!
Add several drops of Crystal Lacquer to piece of plastic. Added a few drops of reinker. Place another piece of plastic on top and smoosh them together and pull apart. Repeat until you have a design you like.
Add some sprinkles of glitter. Allow to dry.
On opposite side of inked plastic, stamp a tree image in white craft ink. Repeat for two more images. Sprinkle with embossing powder and heat set.
Cut scrap piece of design paper with 1” punch. Cut white card stock with 1 ¼” punch.
Ink up one snowflake on the snowflake boarder image with white craft ink. Tip: To avoid getting ink on the snowflake next to it, first cover area you don't want inked with a low tack sticky paper, ink, and then remove paper before stamping.
Stamp snowflake onto 1” circle, sprinkle with emboss powder and heat set.
Adhere snowflake circle over white circle layer.
Ink up snowflake boarder and stamp along bottom of inside of card. Re-ink each time.
Hello Beautiful People!!I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving Holiday. It's been a while since I posted. I've just been living life! :o) Life is wonderful...it's amazing how God gives us joys and challenges to make us grow. I am learningto appreciateand embrace both.
Today I am sharing a Christmas Holiday card.
Ink up Poinsettia image with Versamark, then with red ink and stamp onto white card stock. Repeat two more times to create three stamped images. Sprinkle with emboss powder and heat set. Cut out images.
Add drops of liquid pearls to center of each Poinsettia. Allow to dry.
Run white card stock layer through Cuttlebug machine with template (or whatever machine you have handy).
Trim layer with gold leafing pen. Allow to dry.
Adhere white layer over red base.
Adhere cut out images with dimensionals.
Place a piece of white card stock on inside for message. Stamp a Poinsettia in the corner and use the gold leafing pen to dot the center
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