Holiday Card Series w/ Hello Bluebird - Deck The Tree Slimline Card

samedi 27 novembre 2021

Hey there, 

I'm so happy to be back with this lovely slimline card that features a bunch of cute friends designed by Hello Bluebird and all gathered to decorate their tree house.

As always I started by stamping all the images using an alcohol marker friendly black ink, I cut them all using the coordinating dies and used my alcohol markers to color everything. And I went with my favorite holiday color combination this year which is brown, red and pink with a little bit of white.


After the coloring, I cut the tall tree out of kraft cardstock, and used walnut stain distress ink to add more interest to that tree. I also added brown splatters using walnut stain distress ink mixed with water, and then lots of white splatters using a few drops of copic opaque white ink with a little bit of water.


I let everything dry, and then assembled the background. I cut an 8,5 x 3,5" inches panel out of vellum, and another one out of a red pattern paper. I also cut a white frame, and I stuck that frame on the vellum panel using liquid glue. And then I attached this vellum panel on top of the red panel.

I glued the small snow border at the bottom of the frame, and stuck the tree. I also stuck the inside pieces of three, and then attached all the images on that tree using a combination of foam squares, glue dots and liquid glue.


Finally I white heat embossed the phrase "Merry Christmas from our home to yours" on red cardstock, trimmed it into a slim banner that I attached above the last bunny at the bottom, and as always I added a whole bunch of highlights and details on the images and on the vellum as well using a white gel pen.


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HELLO BLUEBIRD SUPPLIES
- Deck the tree stamp set
- O Christmas tree stamp set
- Flying high stamp set
- High-rise tree scene die


OTHER SUPPLIES
- Spectrum Noir markers
- Graph'it brush markers
- Distress ink: walnut stain
- Sakura white gel pen
- Copic opaque white ink
- Vellum by Simon Says Stamp
- Red pattern paper by Lawn Fawn
- Kraft cardstock by Lawn Fawn
- Chili pepper cardstock by Lawn Fawn
- Clear embossing ink by Lawn Fawn
- White embossing powder by Lawn Fawn

Black Friday w/ Sunny Studio - Snow One Like You Mini Stamp Set

jeudi 25 novembre 2021

Hey there,

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you're having a very nice day. I'm happy to be back today with a lovely shaker card showcasing the lovely Snow one like you mini stamp set by Sunny Studio.

This adorable mini stamp set is an automatic free gift with a $40 purchase at sunnystudiostamps.com through Cyber Monday on Nov 29th Midnight PDT. The coordinating dies come with a $75 purchase. And purchases of $35 or more also come with free shipping within the USA!

I started by stamping this cute snowman & girl image using extreme black ink by My Favorite Things, and I colored it using my alcohol markers.

Once the coloring was done, I cut the image using the coordinating die, and next I created the background. I cut two white panels: one measuring 5,5 x 4,25" and one a little bit smaller. I set the bigger one aside, and picked the largest die from the Stitched arch die set. I taped this die right in the middle of the small white panel and sent it to my die cutting machine to cut an arch window out of it.

Next I used the same die to cut another arch out of scrap paper, and I used it as a template to create a frosty effect on an acetate panel. I taped this arch template on an acetate panel, and applied white acrylic paint all along the edges of the template using a blending tool to create a frosty effect.

I mixed a few drops of copic opaque white ink with a little bit of water and used a small brush to create falling snow on the acetate. And once everything was dry, I glued the white arch window panel on the acetate. Next I placed this window panel on a tree border pattern paper from the Very merry paper pack, and I traced the four edges of the window panel on the pattern paper using a pencil.


I trimmed this tree border panel, and then to create room for the sequins I added foam strips at the back of the window panel all along the arch. I applied powder all along the foam strips to make them less sticky, used a microfiber to clean the acetate, and then I added a mix of white sequins, some white jewels and also some tiny shiny stars. Next I stuck the tree border panel on the foam strips to close the shaker, and I attached my shaker panel on the other white panel.

To create my sentiment, I white heat embossed the word "There's" and the words "one else like you" on a light pink cardstock. And for the word "Snow", I cut the letters out of a pink pattern paper from the Very Merry paper pack again and out of white cardstock using the Chloe numbers die set. I layered those letters on top of each other, and stuck all these elements on the top section of the arch using foam squares. And I attached the image below using foam squares as well. And finally I attached my panel on a white card base.


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SUNNY STUDIO SUPPLIES
- Snow else like you stamp set
- Stitched arch die set
- Chloe numbers die set
- Very merry 6x6 paper pack
- White jewels

OTHER SUPPLIES
- Spectrum Noir markers
- Graph'it brush markers
- Sakura white gel pen
- Copic opaque white ink
- White acrylic paint by Pebeo
- Ballet slippers cardstock by Lawn Fawn
- Sequins and stars from my stash
- Clear embossing ink by Lawn Fawn
- White embossing powder by Lawn Fawn

Holiday Card Series w/ Hello Bluebird - Merry & Bright in New York City

samedi 20 novembre 2021

Hey there,

I'm back with a new Hello Bluebird Christmas card that takes place in New York City and features City sidewalksI started by creating the background and I picked a die from Little village because it looked like a brownstone house to me, so it was the perfect little die to create a New York City background.

I cut a 5,5 x 4,25" dark grey panel, as well as fifteen buildings out of the same paper. I traced a vertical line right in the center of this panel, and then a horizontal line at the top. And for that line I used a building to help me decide where to trace it and to get a straight line I used my T ruler.

I attached a first row of buildings on that line: I started by lining up a building with the middle line and then I attached two buildings on each side. And I did this for the two other rows.


Once all the buildings were attached, I cut a simple grey rectangle as well as a thin black strip that I stuck on top of each other at the bottom of the panel, right below the buildings.

And to give a winter feeling to this background I just added snow all over the panel: I mixed some drops of copic opaque white ink with water and used a small brush to create lots of splatters on the buildings and sidewalk. And for a teeny tiny bit of contrast, I mixed some black soot distress ink with water and added more splatters to the background.

Next I stamped the images using extreme black ink by My Favorite Things, I cut them all using the coordinating dies and then colored everything using my alcohol markers. And once it was done, I attached all the images on my panel using foam squares, glue dots and liquid glue.


Next I attached the sentiment between the street lamps: I white heat embossed the word 'Merry' on the same grey paper as the background, and also stamped the words 'and bright' on white cardstock using black ink. And as always, I added lots of details and highlights on the images using a white gel pen.


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HELLO BLUEBIRD SUPPLIES
- City sidewalks stamp set
- Big Christmas greetings stamp set
- Little village die set

OTHER SUPPLIES
- Spectrum Noir markers
- Graph'it brush markers
- Distress ink: black soot
- Sakura white gel pen
- Copic opaque white ink
- Clear embossing ink by Lawn Fawn
- White embossing powder by Lawn Fawn
- Extreme black ink by My Favorite Things
- Slate cardstock by The Stamp Market
- Narwhal cardstock by Lawn Fawn
- Black licorice cardstock by Lawn Fawn

Holiday Card Series w/ Sunny Studio - Deck The Halls Interactive Card

jeudi 18 novembre 2021

 Hello there,

Today I'm sharing with you a new Sunny Studio joyful and fun interactive card featuring Deck the halls, and I'm going to show you how I made the Santa ornaments wiggle!

I started by stamping four peppermint ornaments, as well as Santa's head and body using extreme black ink by My Favorite Things, I cut them using the coordinating dies and then colored them using my alcohol markers.


Once all my cute ornaments were colored, I moved on to the background and I wanted to create a Christmas tree background and give the illusion that the ornaments are hanging on the branches, so I started by covering a 5,5 x 4,25" bristol panel with mowed lawn distress ink to get a nice and even base. And from that green base, I created the tree texture using a grass stencil. I started at the top of the panel, I placed the stencil upside down and added rustic wilderness distress ink along the grass stencil and used my mowed lawn blending tool to mix the colors. And then I repeated this process to cover the whole panel with tree texture.

Next I created the interactive element. I cut two small pieces of cardstock: one measuring 2,5 x 1cm and one measuring 2 x 1cm. Those pieces will be hidden so the color of cardstock doesn't matter. And from now on I invite you to watch the video below to see the entire interactive process because it's always easier to understand with images ^^


So once I was done with the wiggle mechanism, I attached the four peppermint ornaments and to hang them in the tree I just traced a vertical line from the top of each ornament to the top edge of the panel. And I stamped my sentiment from Holiday Express at the bottom of the panel, right in the center. Next I stuck my panel on a green card base. I added white highlights and details on the images and glued a bunch of Iridescent clear jewels to make the tree all sparkling.

And that's it! Now let's put on 'Rockin around the Christmas tree' and see how Santa wiggles and dances to the sound of the music! I leave you with the process video and I'll see you next week with a new card!


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SUNNY STUDIO SUPPLIES
- Deck the halls stamp set
- Holiday express stamp set
- Iridescent clear jewels

OTHER SUPPLIES
- Spectrum Noir markers
- Graph'it brush markers
- Distress inks: mowed lawn and rustic wilderness
- Copic opaque white ink
- Liquid stardust
- Extreme black ink by My Favorite Things
- Grass stencil by Lawn Fawn
- Sakura white gel pen

Holiday Card Series w/ Lawn Fawn - Christmas Shopping with the Tiny Winter Friends

mardi 16 novembre 2021

 Hey there,

I'm so excited to be back on Lawn Fawn YouTube channel with this new little scene. Last time we went with the tiny winter friends to a tree farm outside the city to pick a big and fluffy Christmas tree. Today we join them downtown to go buy presents and listen to Christmas carolers.

As always I started by stamping all my images using jet black ink, I cut them all using the coordinating dies and then I used my alcohol markers to color everything. I added some green accents with the trees, but the main color palette here is brown, red and pink.

Once the coloring was done, for the sky I cut a small piece of red pattern paper using the 5,5 x 4,25" stitched rectangle die and for the ground I cut a panel out of fog cardstock. And to make this section more interesting but not too bold, I created a brick texture using a brick stencil and white pigment ink.


Next I assembled and stuck everything. I started with the red sky that I stuck at the top of the grey panel using double sided tape. And then I attached all the images using 1mm foam squares mostly as well as a little bit of liquid at the some places.

Once everything was attached, I white heat embossed my sentiment on a red wavy banner and stuck it below the scene using 1mm foam squares again, and I added highlights and details on the images using a white gel pen. Finally I attached my panel on a white card base


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LAWN FAWN SUPPLIES

Stamp sets
- Tiny winter friends
- Village shops
- Coaster critters
- Winter village
- Happy village
- Peas on Earth
- Simply celebrate winter
- Winter skies
- Tiny Christmas
- Yeti or not
- Winter wavy sayings

Die sets
- Simple wavy banners
- Large stitched rectangle stackables

Misc
- Let it shine snowflakes 6x6 paper pack
- Jet black ink
- Brick stencil
- Fog cardstock
- Clear embossing ink
- White embossing powder


OTHER SUPPLIES
- Spectrum Noir markers
- Graph'it brush markers
- Sakura white gel pen