How is your day going? Hoping well.
I’m back with another stamped birthday card to share with you.
Created this guy the other day when I was in need of a little “creative therapy” time. All the images and words are from the Lawn Fawn’s Coaster Critters stamp set. They were cut with the coordinating dies.
So I just cut a bunch of elements to color in with markers. There’s just something calming about marker coloring. 😉 If you look really, really close, you’ll see I added a few extra details with Nuvo Crystal Drops and a white gel pen to the balloons, cotton candy and large roller coaster car. I also added a few white dots to the sky too.
The sky background was created with cardstock, ink and a cloud stencil from My Favorite Things. It is one of those crafty things I would argue any scene loving stamper needs. It’s a great little tool.
The papers at the bottom? They are just scraps from my stash of papers. If you are ever wondering what my deal is for selecting patterned papers to use on my cards, here are a couple tips. I typically like to use small patterns (or ledger or graphic paper). And I like to use colors that work together. It’s like picking cardstock colors that work together. You just have to train your eye to do it with patterned paper. It becomes easier the more you do it, like everything in crafting.
Alright. That’s it for today. I’ll be back again later, friends.
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!
I’m here again. True Story. It was like… 100 degrees… a few days ago…. and I was sitting at my desk making a Christmas card… but for a good reason!
I’m joining some of my favorite crafty friends today in the Get Cracking on Christmas Challenge Blog Hop.
This challenge was started by my friend, Jenn Shurkus, and other friends Chari and Cherion, who wanted challenge each other on the third Thursday of the month every month to share a Christmas card! If you did it every month, you’d have 12 Christmas cards by the end of the year. I think it’s an awesome way to build up that Christmas card stash… so here I am.
Before I show you what I made, here’s a complete list of all of today’s blog hoppers:
Susan Opel (on Jenn’s site)
Teri Anderson (<— you are here)
Lisa Henke (<——-NEXT STOP! Take it away, Lisa!)
So this is the card I made for the hop!
I just had fun with this one. I created the little scene with the Happy Hedgehogs stamp set and dies from My Favorite Things (plus a cloud stencil from MFT Stamps). The words are from the Winter Wonderland stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh.
My apologies that I’m not really sure where the die-cut hearts came from. I have a little bowl on my desk with leftover stamped and die-cut pieces. I found them at the bottom of it.
To make the hearts and the words stamp out, I added some dots with Nuvo Crystal Drops. I really, really, really enjoy the dimension they give cards. A little pop without a lot of bulk. Works for me!
Alright! That’s it for today. Thanks for hopping with me and the whole gang! Don’t forget to stop by Lisa Henke‘s blog (the next stop)! See you again soon!
Me again! Another day. Another card.
Today’s card is the result of me being in a Summertime kinda mood. 🙂
Thinking about my list of things to do over the next few weeks (eek!), a break sounds really cool. Camping under the stars, in fact, sounds kinda dreamy right now.
I created the blue background by sponging some Distress Oxide ink onto cardstock and then spritzing it heavily with water. I used my heat gun to speed up the drying process. The I stamped a few stars onto it and added a little color to some of them with a white pen.
The bear, words, stars and tent are all from the Critter Campout stamp set from Sunny Sunny Studio Stamps. It, as in the stamp set, recently came to live with me so it needed a workout and all too. (Wink!)
To make the scene pop out a bit against the patterned paper, I whipped out my old friend, my bottle of white Nuvo Crystal Drops and added some dots around the largest circle. It’s subtle, but I think it works.
Alright. That’s it for now. Be back later, friends. Thanks for stopping by.
Back again with another stamped card to share with you.
Meet today’s card.
Just a little “for fun” card that came as the result of messing around once again with the Three Amigos stamp set (and coordinating dies) from Mama Elephant.
I just love the little signs the animals hold in the stamp set. And I love that they are blank so you can really do all kinds of things with them.
I wanted to make a card for a friend, who is always there for everyone with a kind word and hug, so I went with these phrases. I easily could have turned this into a birthday card to give to another friend instead by using different words.
I was pretty pleased with the card when I added the stamped images to it, but I felt like it needed some extra pop so I used Nuvo Crystal Drops to add a circle (Look really, really really close! It’s black!) to the die-cut circle. Then I used white Nuvo Crystal Drops to make a white dot border outside the black circle.
I also added some dots with red Crystal Drops to my little stamped, colored (with markers) and die-cut hearts.
I think the dots just add the right little something to a card.
Anyway, that’s it for today. I’ll be back again later, friends. See you soon.