Hello again, friends!
Back with another card to share with you.
This is another card I made the other night “just for the fun of making something with stamps.”
I had this idea in the back of my head to create a sea of lifesavers so I stamped several lifesavers (with the Stay Salty by Julie Ebersole stamp set from Ellen Hutson) on cardstock with Archival Ink. Then I added the little stamped water patterns.
To color things in, I simply paired a waterbrush with Distress Oxide Inks from Ranger Ink. The cool thing with coloring with inks? It doesn’t really matter if you go out of the lines. It makes you like… artsy… and all.
After I did the coloring, I picked up some color with my brush and flicked it on the scene. Again. It make me feel artsy and all.
Now, confession time, I got kinda liberal with water as I added the color so my card warped. No problem-o, though! I cut the panel in half and plopped it on another card.
I finished it off with the stamped sentiment and a few drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops.
That’s it for now. Be back again later, gators!
Got a couple “Summer’ish” cards to share with you today.
These are the result of a late night “I just want to stamp something and play for the fun of all things in stamping fun” session. So, yeah, here we are.
Both cards use the Stay Golden by Julie Ebersole stamp set from Ellen Hutson. I pulled it out play with since it’s been in my stash for a quite awhile but hasn’t seen a lot of ink. Sad, I know. It felt like a good time to remedy that.
I inked up the solid pineapple base with two different colors of yellow ink before stamping it onto the card. Then I stamped it off, creating the second impression to the right. I used just one ink for the leafy crown and then stamped it off a second time to create the impression at the right.
Then I went to town, adding some flowers, the tiny pineapple, the pineapple outline and the words. Plus I added some extra details with Nuvo Crystal Drops, Washi tape and my old school sewing machine.
I used the small pineapple and the set’s medium pineapple on the second card. Again, I used two colors of yellow ink and stamped them off after I stamped the first time. I also added some stamped flowers and the sentiment.
Once again, I finished the card with some Nuvo Crystal Drops, Washi tape and machine stitching.
I wasn’t sure about this one as it came together, but I sure like the end result!
That’s it for today. I’ll be back again later, gators.
I’m up on the blog for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L today.
I’m showing how to make this card, plus giving a tutorial on how to create glittery stripes on patterned paper. It’s a fun… and easy… technique!
I hope you’ll check it out!
Super tickled to help my friends from Ellen Hutson kick off this month’s Pin-Sights Challenge.
What is the challenge? Well, it’s a monthly challenge! Every month, there’s a Color Trend Inspirational photo put on the CLASSroom blog. The challenge this month?
I was inspired by the color scheme from the challenge and used Copic markers (somewhat similar to the colors) to draw lines across the panel I planned to place on the card. I wasn’t 100% exact, and I think that’s a-OK. Just trying to keep things real here.
I stamped the flower from the Mondo Peony set three times onto the card panel. I also stamped a sentiment from the Warm Fuzzies set. Then I got a little bit fancy. I used the coordinating dies to cut out one of the flowers.
I plopped it on some foam adhesive and added it to the card. Hard to tell in the first picture, but this one shows the little bit of dimension it added.
Pretty cool, huh?!
Well, that’s all I have for you. Be sure to check out the post on The CLASSroom for inspiration. And be sure to link up your take on it over there too!
A random challenge participant will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson store. To be eligible, you MUST use Essentials by Ellen products and the photo badge as inspiration. There will be an Inlinkz link up on the challenge post where you can submit your projects.
Another day. Another card based on this year’s Christmas Card Challenge with my friend, Ashley!
Meet today’s card.
I once again had fun playing with some Mama Elephant stamps. The reindeer is from their Reindeer Games stamp set. It’s just adorable.
To make the lead reindeer different (basically, like Rudolph and all), I colored his nose in with red ink and added a teeny tiny touch of glitter glue on top. I stung them together with the help of some good old twine.
The words and the stamped stars are from Holly Jolly by Julie Ebersole for Ellen Hutson. Such a fun stamp set.
Created the background for this card once again with the help of the Cloud stencil from My Favorite Things. Such a great tool to use for creating cute and quick backgrounds. Take the stencil. Sponge on a little ink. Move the stencil. Sponge a little more ink. Repeat these steps over and over until you’ve added color to an entire panel of cardstock.
Super fun… and super cool looking.
Alright! That’s it for today. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see what she’s cooked up for today.
Back again with a couple more cards to share with you.
Was feeling Fall’ish when I put these guys together.
The bulk of the work in these cards was coloring in the leaves and acorns with markers. All were stamped with the Autumn Acorns stamp set and cut with the coordinating dies from Ellen Hutson.
I used Copic markers to do the dirty… err… coloring… work. I never thought I would say I’m a marker using kind of girl but I do quite enjoy using them these days. Of course, colored pencils + Gamsol ranks right up there too but I haven’t done awhile, but I still love the look.
Once again, I whipped out my Glossy Accents and Nuvo drops to add a little pop to the card. Just applying a few drops of each one adds a nice bit of pop.
Alrighty, that’s all I have, guys. Be back later, friends.
Thanks for stopping by!