See you back here tomorrow for more holiday card series inspiration.
Hey peeps. I’m working my green today making a St. Patrick’s Day Deco Foil card. My birthday is on St. Patrick’s day and it’s a special on this year because my twin and I are turning 50! Yes we made it to this fabulous age and I couldn’t be happier. You see when I turned 40 I was diagnosed with colon cancer. It was the scariest time of my life and for my family. We were so fortunate that the cancer was easily removed and I am almost 10 years cancer free.
Anyway back to the St. Patrick’s Day card for my sister. I started with a beautiful blend of distress oxide inks for my background. Next I added some splattered gold splatter to the background as well. Wanting to pull in some beautiful gold foil on my card, so I grabbed my deco foil foam adhesive sheets and foil sheets and got busy.
My completed card looked great with all the gold and green. Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. You can see more of the deco foil in action on this video I made during my holiday card series.
Here’s a quick tutorial of how this card came together. I’ve used affiliate links at no cost to you.
Hey peeps. I’m back with a card using the Oh Deer stamp set from Ink On 3. This Oh Deer stamp set perfect for birthday, friends and Christmas cards. I started the card off on Youtube however it was not working correctly. I moved over to Periscope and started more watercoloring on this image. You can find my live periscope by clicking here.
As you can see I did no line watercoloring with the Oh Deer stamp set and fadeout ink from Ink On 3. I used the watercolor palette from Altenew to do the basic coloring. To add more outlines and depth I used watercolor pencils and my polychrome color pencils.
This image was so relaxing to color. Here’s a tip, if you are nervous about no line coloring, give it a try on larger images. It won’t seem so intimidating if you do that. Remember to use a medium you are comfortable with. That way you won’t be struggling with a medium and image at the same time.
After I colored the image, I die cut it out with the coordinating die. To keep the background as simple as possible, I went straight for my distress oxide inks and a simple stencil. This stencil really draws your eye directly to the colored image.
You’ll be seeing this image again in my upcoming Holiday Card Series for 2019. I can’t wait to share this series with you. I have some fabulous guest joining me this time to share in the festivities. It’s going to be awesome. Make sure you keep an eye out for the official announcement. Oh did I mention, discount codes during the series? 😉 Yup, I will have a few of them to share with you for all your holiday shopping at the stores I used during the series.
That’s it for today everyone. Have a great day.
STAMPtember is here…STAMPtember is here! I LOVE this time of year. Simon Says Stamp Stamptember is the most exciting release that I wait for each year. Full of sooo many beautiful products and collaborations. This year I have the opportunity to join in with the design team and share card inspiration with you.
Let’s start with my first card. For this card I used the Deco Square stencil with an assortment of brown inks from Simon Says Stamp. To add a touch of sparkle and shine, I covered a few areas with gold Glitz Glitter Gel.
While the card panel dried, I die cut three Engraved Feathers from the Stamptember release. I die cut one from dark chocolate brown cardstock, ink blended another one and gold foiled the third. Using three feathers on this card really made it stunning focal point. I paired the panel with a layer of dark chocolate cardstock, a gold embossed setntiment from the Pumpkin Spice Season and placed it on a white card base. Adding just a touch of twine and this card was complete.
For my second card, it was time to work on holiday cards. I love this new stamp set called Slimline Scene Builder-Christmas. I believe this might be my very first slimline card. Crazy, I know. LOL Using several shades of distress oxide ink, I sponged the background and stamped it onto white card stock. For added shimmer, I stamped the image again with versa mark and heat set it with clear sparkle embossing powder.
Next, I stamped out the tree image onto vellum and heat set it with clear embossing powder. I then stamped on some ornaments in lipstick red ink and also heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. The hill was also stamped in versa mark and heat embossed in clear embossing powder.
Now it was time to assemble the card. But before I do that, I splattered the background with white gloss spray. I popped up the Christmas panel onto a lipstick red piece of cardstock and placed it on a white card base. For dimension I used foam tape to lift the hill off the background panel and glued the fuzzy cut tree right above it. A simple sentiment stamped on vellum was a perfect addition. Faux stitches and a few clear gems colored red finished off this card.
Ready for one more card? This one I really loved making as it’s full of fall inspiration. I used the Pumpkin Spice Season stamp set. Coloring the image with Copic markers to match the pattern paper kept my card simple. I trimmed down the image to a sweet square and layered it onto Audrey blue card stock. A few simple sentiments from this set and my card was complete.
You could easily mass produce this card. Plus I’m a coffee loving babe and this stamps set is right up my alley.
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Below is the list of participants of the party. Enjoy the inspiration they have to share.
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