It’s been a few days. Got a couple more tags to share as my sharing stopped with the Thanksgiving holiday happening here.
These two tags were inspired by Tracey’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event. So sad the inspiration is nearing a close, but what fun it has been! Thank you again for putting together such a fun event, Tracey.
Meet Tag No. 1.
This one was inspired by Julie’s tag here. The bright snowflake against the white background just really caught my eye.
I cut a couple wreaths (with an older Ellen Hutson die) from watercolor paper and colored them in with watercolors. Then I stacked them on top to make the one big wreath.
It’s really hard to tell from the picture, but I added a hint of sparkle to the wreath by spreading a thin layer of Stickles on it with my finger. It’s really, really subtle but fun.
To keep the background of the tag somewhat interesting but not too distracting, I dry embossed a piece of cardstock with this embossing folder from Sunny Studio Stamps.
I also added a sentiment stamped on cardstock (with the Feeling Frosty set from Sunny Studio Stamps).
And meet Tag No. 2.
This one is hard to tell but it was inspired by the retro feel of Hannelie’s tag. If you placed them next to each other, you wouldn’t be able to tell… but I can assure you, that retro feeling got my creative juices flowing.
This is a simple tag that really took just a few minutes to make with simple stamping and embellishing. So, so simple. All the images are from Wonder and Magic of Christmas set from Hero Arts, by the way.
That’s it for me today. Thanks for stopping on by! Don’t forget to check out the link up on Tracey’s blog. There are just so many amazing tags linked up that were inspired all the tags shared. It is cool to see.
Back again with a card that uses a stamp set I’ve not given a lot of love to in awhile, All Inside by Julie Ebersole from Ellen Hutson.
I feel like saying, “Hello, old friend,” when talking about this stamp set. I have loved this stamp set for so long, but it just hasn’t seen a lot of love lately from me. And since I’ve been trying to give a little more love to those stamp sets I’ve had for a long time and haven’t inked up in awhile, I decided it was a good time to bring it back to my craft table.
I didn’t go super crazy on coloring the bear. Instead I grabbed a couple gray markers and added a few highlights (or shadows) on to the bear’s fur. It’s subtle and a fun look I think.
It was sure fun creating this little scene for the card. The bear’s basket and flowers were stamped with the Bear Ware stamp set (and coordinating dies). It’s a really a fun way to sauce up the bear and make him (or her) unique.
I felt like this little bear just need something extra so I added a dog. I love how the little dog is looking up so lovingly! Hehe! I stamped the dog with the Animal Sweaters set from Flora & Fauna. Yes, it’s a Christmas set… but so many images can easily be used to make cards all year round. I love that.
The card’s friendly sentiment is also from the All Inside stamp set. A little secret: I cut the panel a little too big and had adhere it to the card so I fixed it by stamping a few polka dots with Patternology stamp set from Paper Smooches. I had to do a little masking off the end of the panel to make sure no stray marks ended up on my card, but it was well worth it!
Alright. That is it for me today. I hope you enjoyed checking out this friendship card. I’ll be back again later, friends.
I couldn’t resist squeezing in one more card for the Fall | Winter 2018 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.
Meet today’s card.
This guy may look all clean and simple, but know it took quite awhile to put it together. All that coloring. Correction. All that FUN coloring! Wink!
The little coffee cups (as well as the words and the wand) are from a couple stamp sets from Studio L2E. If you haven’t been to their website, I encourage you to go…. fast… and see all their fun stuff. I am particularly fond of the wizard-inspired stamp sets.
For the card, I stamped the cup three times on cardstock. I colored them in with markers and fussy cut them out with my scissors. Then…. there’s always a then…. I added a few drops of Glossy Accents to the eye glasses! It’s subtle, but the end result is super cool.
The little bear was stamped and die-cut with a stamp set (and matching dies) from Ellen Hutson. His little arms just needed to be holding something… thus, he ended up with his very own wizard-style coffee cup. Forget realism when it comes to my cards. All things are cool when you stamp, right?
The little stars were stamped with a star from a stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps.
Alright, friends. It’s late. I’m tired and I can’t possibly type another word. My ability to form a clear sentence is lacking. If you haven’t checked out the the hop yet, please do. So many amazing cards!
I’l be back again later.
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!
A few more cards to share with you today.
Clean and quick, but fun. Again. All similar. All the result of my recent Christmas card binge.
So meet today’s cards.
I once again used the Tis the Season set and coordinating dies from Ellen Hutson’s Essentials by Ellen line. I also used the Holly Jolly set to add the little stars.
Once again, went with a soft color combo. Sometimes, it’s just fun to do something you don’t normally do. I don’t often use soft color combos.
Added a little shading under the cars by taking a rag, picking up a small amount of black ink on it and then rubbing into onto the cards. I like how it grounds the cars. It’s nice to not have the cards look like they are floating.
Anyhooooo, that’s all I have for you today. Be back again later, gators. See you soon!
Another day. Another card to share.
Once again, I had some fun with the Tis the Season set from Ellen Hutson. Used the coordinating dies too Again, I think the set might be retired as I can’t find it on the website, but there’s lots of other fun sets to check out so I’m linking to Essentials by Ellen for you. Because… enabler. Yep. That’s me. 😉
I stamped, die-cut and colored in the Santa three times. Hard to tell but I added a little texture to his hat with some Nuvo drops.
I sponged some ink onto the card, plopped the Santas down and added a few stamped sentiments. Then I took my trusty dusty black pen and drew the arrows. I feel like … no matter what your drawing skills are… anyone can do a kick booty freehand arrow.
Now I didn’t take a picture of the inside of the card so you are just going to have to trust me that I stamped inside. With what, you ask? Well, friends… I stamped “happy holidays” inside it. Santa may know, but he’s got your back. 😉
Alright. That’s all I have for you. Be back again later, friends.
Thanks, as always, for stopping by.