Valentine Card Mini Series - Love is in the air

samedi 19 janvier 2019


Hello there,

Today I'm back with a new valentine card. I didn't put a lot of critters or layers as I usually do so it's quite simple but very cute at the same time. I'm also entering this card to the "Happy Little Critters" Lawn Fawnatics Challenge ^^


I first started by stamping my images on Neenah solar white cardstock using memento tuxedo black ink, next I colored them using my spectrum noir markers and I cut them using the coordinating dies.


I used the sentiment "I love you" from the new I love you(calyptus) stamp set. To stamp one letter at a time I simply masked the others using washi tape, applied versamark ink, removed the tape, stamped the letter on a flag and then white heat embossed it.


And then I white heat embossed a small heart stamp on the remaining flag.



To build the background, I die cut four cloud borders from white cardstock, and also some small hearts from masking paper that I attached on a bristol panel that I colored using tumbled glass and salty ocean oxide inks.


To give some dimension to the clouds I applied hickory smoke distress ink on top of them but only along the puffy edges. I even added white blizzard Nuvo drops on those puffy edges to make them stand out more.



Next step was attaching everything. The borders were attached using double sided tape and the images were attached using 2mm and 1mm foam adhesive squares.


The background was still a little too flat to me so I took the small heart from the sentiment and used salty ocean and tumbled glass oxide inks to stamp a bunch of them and do like a ton on ton effect.



Finally I added more sparkles to the card by applying white blizzard Nuvo drops on the small white hearts and clear shimmer to the balloons.


VIDEO

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LAWN FAWN SUPPLIES
- I love you(calyptus) stamp set
- Bicycle built for you stamp set + coordinating dies
- Baked with love stamp set + coordinating dies
- Winter skies stamp set + coordinating dies
- Blue skies stamp set + coordinating dies
- Puffy cloud border die set

OTHER SUPPLIES
- Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
- Distress oxide inks: tumbled glass, salty ocean
- Distress ink: hickory smoke
- Versamark ink
- White embossing powder by Aladine
- Memento tuxedo black ink
- Neenah solar white cardstock (for the images)
- White cardstock (for the card base)
- Strathmore bristol cardstock (for the background)
- Nuvo white blizzard
- Masking paper by Simon Says Stamp
- Shimmer pen by Spectrum Noir

Isabel Cristina Stamps - Frozen

mercredi 16 janvier 2019

Hello there,

Today I'm sharing two cards i made using a new digital set by Isabel Cristina Stamps. It's called Winter Princess and is all about the disney movie Frozen. Here's a close-up look at the set:


A quick note about Isabel Cristina digital sets: easy print pages are included in her sets and the images already have the perfect size. No need to edit them on a computer.

When I use digital stamps, I always print the images on Neenah solar white cardstock using my Epson printer. It is a pretty old ink jet printer but it does the job perfectly. 


For the card featuring Elsa and her castle, I first colored her using my spectrum noir markers. Frozen is a very famous movie and the characters are super popular but still, I had a picture of them on my phone to make sure I was using the right colors ^^

Using the same markers and a white gel pen, I added a bunch of tiny dots on the shadows to give the illusion of sparkles.  



To create the castle, I folded in half a large piece of masking paper, drew some basic shapes and lines and cut it. I attached the masking castle on a bristol panel using a T ruler to make sure it was centered and straight.

I also cut a hill shape from masking paper and attached it at the bottom of my panel.

I used tumbled glasse and peacock feathers oxide inks to create the sky, and applied sugar glitter paste by using a snowflake stencil.

For the sentiment I print another page using a laser printer, cut the sentiment I wanted to use, placed it in a folded paper with a piece of silver foil on top and put it through my laminator. Its a cheap one I bought a few months ago at my local supermarket.



To make it more resistant I attached the copy paper sentiment on a piece of cardstock, cut another masking hill border that I attached at the bottom of my panel and applied tumbled glass oxide ink. This way Elsa isn't floating in the air ^^

I attached the sentiment and image using foam adhesive squares, added a bunch of sequins and a snowflake at the top of the castle, and attached my panel to a white card base to finish the card.

For the second card, I colored the rest of the images: Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven. I added some details on Anna's clothes, trying to match the movie.


I took my printed copy paper, cut the bottom with the big sentiment and snowflakes, and die cut a stitched rectangle from it.






I placed the panel with the silver foil on top in a folded paper, and put it through my laminator.  Next i attached it to some cardstock to make it more resistant.



I die cut a scallop rectangle from shinny paper, attached it to a white card base.






Next I attached the foiled panel. And then the images using foam adhesive squares to finish this second card.

VIDEO
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SUPPLIES
- Spectrum Noir markers
- Oxide inks: tumbled glass, peacock feathers
- Sugar glitter paste by BoBunny
- Snowflake flurries stencil by Craftin Desert Divas
- Fancy frame die set by Craftin Desert Divas
- Silver foil by Heidi Swapp
- Masking paper by Simon Says Stamp
- Shiny white paper from my stash
- Strathmore bristol smooth cardstock
- White cardstock by HobbyCraft (for the card base)
- Neenah solar white cardstock (for the images)
- Sequins from my stash
- White gel pen by UniBall

Valentine Card Series 2019 - Sweet Couple - Shaker Card - Tunnel Card

samedi 12 janvier 2019

Hey there,

I'm super excited to share with you the first card of my Valentine Card Mini Series. During the next weeks i will share several projects showcasing cuties, hearts, red and pink colors and sparkles so I hope you'll like them ^^


So, for this first project, I used the brand new Candy hearts die set by Lawn Fawn along with some other supplies because my absolute favorite thing is to mix and match different sets to build my scenes!

I cut three rectangles measuring 5,5 by 4-1/4 inches. From the dark pink panel I cut a big rectangle. I used the created frame as a guide to die cut a medium rectangle from the plaid panel. And then I used the created frame as a guide to die cut a small rectangle from the white panel.


I used the white frame and a pencil to mark where I wanted to color the background, and used spun sugar oxide ink on bristol cardstock to do it.

I added water drops on top of it, dry them and added tiny drops of picked raspberry oxide ink for more interest.

I mirror stamped the boy so he can be facing the girl. I simply stamped him on acetate, turn the acetate over and applied it on the cardstock. To redo the lines, I simply used a fine black marker by Faber Castell. And to cut the boy, I placed the die at the back of the paper, trying to align it using the light above my desk, and run it through my Big Shot.

To create the shaker, I attached an acetate rectangle at the back of the white frame, added two layers of double sided foam tape along the edges, applied powder along the tape inside the shaker to avoid any stickiness, filled the window with tiny hearts from Pretty pink posh and closed it by attaching the background panel.


I die cut two "I love you" candy hearts from dark pink and white cardstocks. And a solid one from white cardstock. I glued the solid one at the back of the pink one. And used the tiny white letters to fill the wholes in the pink heart.

I attached my images using double sided tape and attached the other frames. The candy heart was attached using square adhesives. Next I attached my panel to a white card base and finally I added clear glitter to the heart to make it super shiny.

VIDEO
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LAWN FAWN SUPPLIES
- Candy heart die set
- Puffy cloud border die set
- Stitched rectangle frame die set
- Large stitched 4 bar rectangle die set
- Let's play stamp set + coordinating dies
- Bicycle built for you stamp set + coordinating dies
- Dahlia paper from the Perfectly plaid "Spring" 6x6 paper pack
- Chill pepper cardstock

OTHER SUPPLIES
- Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
- Oxide inks: spun sugar, picked raspberry
- Iridescent mini heart confetti sequins by Pretty Pink Posh
- White cardstock from HobbyCraft
- Strathmore bristol smooth cardstock (for the background)
- Neenah solar white cardstock (for the images)
- Memento tuxedo black ink
- Fine black marker by Faber Castell
- White gel pen by UniBall
- Shimmer pen by Spectrum Noir
- Acetate from my stash

Lawn Fawn - There's snow place like home - No-line coloring

mercredi 9 janvier 2019

Hello there,

I'm glad to share with you this winter card showcasing some masking and no-line coloring using alcohol markers. Ever since I got the Sweet Christmas stamp set, I have been wanting to use the gingerbread house as a regular house. Now it's a done deal with this cute cabin ^^

For this new project I was inspired by this picture:


I first started by cutting two pieces from masking paper: a hill border, and a mountain border. I attached the masking hill border at the bottom of my bristol cardstock panel, stamped the house and trees using barely beige ink from Simon says stamp, and masked them.


Next I attached the masking mountain border, i also added three masking clouds and then I colored the sky using tumbled glass oxide ink.

I removed the mask of the mountain, attached the mask of the sky and used tumbled glass and peacock feathers oxide inks to color the mountains.  Then i removed all the masking pieces except for the hill border.


I used a light grey zig marker to trace lines on the house to create planks and then colored it using my alcohol markers. I also added more shadows and details using colored pencils to define the planks and windows better.

I die cut three mountain tops and a hill border from white glitter paper and attached them to my panel. And to add even more sparkles to the scene, i stamped the roof of the house at the back of the same white glitter paper, fussy cut it and glued it on the house.


For my sentiment, I stamped the first and last parts, and created small strips. The middle part was made using the word snow of a let it snow sentiment.

Once the sentiment was complete i attached my panel to a white card base and finally I added a bunch of white Nuvo drops to create falling snow.

VIDEO
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LAWN FAWN SUPPLIES
- Sweet Christmas stamp set
- Snow day stamp set
- Stitched mountain border die set
- Simple stitched hillside border die set
- Pivot pop-up die set (for the clouds)
- Big winter scripty words stamp set + coordinating dies
- Snow cool stamp set (for the sentiment)

OTHER SUPPLIES
- Spectrum Noir markers
- Oxide inks: tumbled glass, peacock feathers
- Colored pencils
- Simply white Nuvo drops
- White gel pen by UniBall
- Barely beige ink by Simon Says Stamp
- White glitter cardstock from my stash
- Masking paper from Simon Says Stamp

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #43 "Wonderful Winter" - Penguin Family

samedi 5 janvier 2019


Hello there,

Today I'm very happy to share with you my first 2019 project. It was inspired by a card Nicky Meek shared recently on instagram. I just love it and thought it would be cool to give that tall style a try ^^ This card was also inspired by the gorgeous colors of the "Wonderful Winter" Lawn Fawnatics Challenge.



All my images were stamped on neenah solar white cardstock using memento tuxedo black ink, colored using my spectrum noir markers and cut using the coordinating dies.


Next I die cut four hill borders, two mountains borders and some small clouds to build my background. I wanted them to match the igloos and snow balls so I applied squeezed lemonade oxide ink on the borders.






At the beginning I wanted the sky to be blue but there was too much contrast and I didn't like it so I ended up making a pink sky and I think it coordinates better with the soft yellow of the borders.





All the borders were attached together using double sided foam tape to give some dimension to the scene. I used adhesive squares to attach the clouds and glue dots to attach all the images.





I white heat embossed the first and last parts of the sentiment, applied blue oxide ink on top to coordinate with the blue on my images and cut them to create small banners. For the middle part I stamped the end of a "Let it snow" sentiment using pink oxide ink to match the sky and cut it using the coordinating die.


I attached my panel to a white card base, and applied clear glitter to the clouds to finish the card.


VIDEO
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LAWN FAWN SUPPLIES
- Snow cool stamp set + dies
- Toboggan together stamp set + dies
- Winter skies stamp set + dies
- Here we go a waddling stamp set + dies
- Winter penguin stamp set + dies
- Beary happy holidays stamp set + dies
- Critters in the artic stamp set + dies
- Winter big scripty words stamp set + dies
- Stitched hillside border die set
- Stitched mountain border die set
- Pivot pop-up die set (for the cloud dies)

OTHER SUPPLIES
- Distress oxide inks: squeezed lemonade, spun sugar, worn lipstick, blueprint sketch
- Spectrum Noir markers
- Clear glitter pen by Spectrum Noir
- White gel pen by UniBall
- Black gel pen by Sakura
- Memento tuxedo black ink
- White cardstock by HobbyCraft (for the card base)
- Strathmore bristol smooth cardstock (for the borders)
- Neenah solar white cardstock (for the images)