Holiday Card Series 2018 - Christmas Under the Sea - One Layer Card

samedi 17 novembre 2018

Hello there,

Back with a card that combines my two favorite themes: under the sea + christmas. It's a one layer card with a lot of masking, so the process was kind of long but so fun. I even customized the submarine so we can see the see horse elf driving it ^^


I first started by stamping all the images on Neenah solar white cardstock using Memento back ink. 


Next I cut large pieces of masking paper, attached them one at a time on my panel to create hills in my scene, and applied distress inks.


Then I finally removed all the masking elements, splattered water on my panel to create water bubbles, and colored the images using alcohol markers.


Next I white heat embossed my sentiment, stamped more bubbles that I covered with clear Nuvo drops, added white highlights on some images and finally attached the panel on a white card base.

VIDEO
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LAWN FAWN SUPPLIES
- Frosty fairy friends stamp set
- Cheery Christmas stamp set
- Toboggan together stamp set
- Critters in the jungle stamp set
- Fintastic friends stamp set
- Mermaid for you stamp set
- You are sublime stamp set

OTHER SUPPLIES
- Distress inks: salty ocean, blueprint sketch, chipped sapphire, black soot
- Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
- Memento tuxedo black ink
- Morning dew Nuvo drops
- White blizzard Nuvo drops
- White gel pen by UniBall
- Versamark ink
- White embossing powder by Aladine

Holiday Card Series 2018 - Bright Snowflakes

mercredi 14 novembre 2018

Hello there,

Today I'm sharing with you four bright, colorful and simple holiday cards. I used several brands to create them: Hero Arts for the snowflake background, Simon Says Stamp for the big snowflake die, Tim Holt's distress inks, and 4enscrap for my French sentiment.


Also, they were inspired by a project Laura Bassen shared recently (her video)


So like I said, these cards were pretty simple to make, here's the process:


I first started by stamping the snowflake background on four Strathmore bristol smooth panels using versamark ink and my misti tool. Next I white heat embossed the snowflakes using my heat tool.


Then I picked several colors of distress inks I thought would go well together, I temporarily taped the embossed bristol panel on thick cardboard, applied a lot of clear water on the paper and then started painted using my distress inks mixed with water. I used my heat tool to dry the ink faster and repeated the painting process one or two times to get brighter colors.


Once my panels were dry, I splattered white distress ink on top of them to add more texture.


I white heat embossed my sentiment four times, trimmed each piece to get small banners and inked them using distress inks that would coordinate with my snowflake backgrounds.


I die cut four large snowflakes from white glitter cardstock and glued them in the top middle part of my panels. Next I attached my sentiments right in the middle of these big snowflakes using foam adhesive squares.


I attached each panel on a white card base, and added a bunch of clear drops on each one to finish the projects.

VIDEO
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SUPPLIES
- Hand drawn snowflake background rubber stamp by Hero Arts
- Big huge felicity snowflake die by Simon Says Stamp
- Distress inks: candied apple, picked raspberry, spun sugar, salty ocean, tumbled glass, twisted citron, spiced marmalade, squeezed lemonade, blueprint sketch, lucky clover, cracked pistachio
- Bonne année stamp set by 4enscrap
- Strathmore bristol smooth cardstock (for the panels)
- Versamark ink
- White embossing powder by Aladine
- White glitter cardstock by Rayher
- White cardstock by HobbyCraft (for the card base)
- Morning dew Nuvo drops

Lawn Fawn - Funfair - Pop-Up Box Card

samedi 10 novembre 2018

Hello there,


A few weeks ago, I colored a bunch of cuties from the Coaster Critters stamp set and some other sets. I didn't really know what to make with them, until a friend of mine talked about carnivals in my insta stories. I immediately pictured this box card in my head and decided to make it ^^


I first started by building the box by cutting and assembling all the elements using double sided tape.


Next I stamped all my images on Neenah solar white cardstock, colored them using my spectrum noir markers and cut them using the coordinating dies.


I also die cut a mountain border, several grass and hill borders and some small clouds. I attached the mountain border and the clouds on the background of the box card, and two grass borders on the last insert pieces.


Then I attached all the other elements using glue dots and/or liquid glue. I assembled the flag banner and attached it on the foreground.


And to finish the project, I added a balloon using a thin strip of acetate to give the illusion that it was floating in the air.

VIDEO
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LAWN FAWN SUPPLIES
- Scalloped box card pop-up die set
- Grassy border die
- Simple stitched hillside border die set
- Pivot pop-up die set (for the clouds)
- Coaster critters stamp set + dies
- Critters on the farm stamp set + dies
- Cheery Christmas stamp set + dies
- Mom & me stamp set + dies

OTHER SUPPLIES
- Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
- Cardstocks from my stash
- White gel pen by UniBall
- Neenah solar white cardstock

Holiday Card Series 2018 || Festive Wreaths

mercredi 7 novembre 2018

Hello there,

I'm back with three new festive wreaths I made using several stamp sets and my homemade wreath builder. Very easy and fast to make!


I first started by stamping all the wreaths on Neenah solar white cardstock using alcohol marker friendly black ink and my wreath stencil. Next I colored everything using the same colors for each panel.


I gold heat embossed the sentiment and cut them using the coordinating dies. I also stamped "merry christmas" three times and cut them. 


Frames each panel using a circle die and a square die, attached the sentiment elements in the middle of each panel using foam adhesive squares, and glued each panel on a white card base.

VIDEO
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LAWN FAWN SUPPLIES
- Holiday Helpers stamp set
- Cheery Christmas stamp set
- Winter Village stamp set
- Frosty Fairy Friends stamp set
- Sweet Christmas stamp set
- Christmas Dreams stamp set
- Winter Big Scripty Words stamp set + coordinating dies
- Stitched Circle die set

OTHER SUPPLIES
- Spectrum Noir markers
- Memento tuxedo black ink
- Neenah solar white cardstock (for the images)
- White cardstock from HobbyCraft (for the card bases)
- Versamark ink
- Gold embossing powder by Aladine
- Square die from Action

Jennifer Nilsson Art - Contrasting Colors for an Encouragement Card

samedi 3 novembre 2018

Hey there,

I'm back with a new one layer card entirely no-line colored using alcohol markers. I really like that new challenge I threw myself into, and Jennifer Nilsson's designs are just perfect for that.


So, I first started by printing the image on Neenah solar white cardstock. Next, I picked several bright colors of markers to color the girl because I knew my background would be in grey tons and I wanted the image to stand out.


Like as said, the background was colored different shades of grey markers. I kept the dark greys on the left, kind of behind the girl, and the light greys towards her to give the illusion of brightened sky.


I stamped my sentiment using an alphabet stamp set from my stash, added details and shadows on the girl using colored pencils, and drew some raindrops using a white gel pen. And then I simply attached my panel to a white card base to finish the project.

VIDEO
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SUPPLIES
- Spectrum Noir markers
- Colored pencils
- White gel pen by UniBall
- Alphabet stamp set by Artemio
- Neenah solar white cardstock (for the image)
- White cardstock by HobbyCraft (for the card base)