Thursday, December 12, 2019

Sending a Birthday Tweet | Art Impressions Challenge #271 Animal Cards

Hello everyone!
Today we are showcasing animal cards over on the Art Impressions blog for challenge #271. I'm using the Hoppy Birdy set to create a bright and punny birthday card! I can't wait to see what animal all of you use to enter in to the challenge. Art Impressions has so many of them!


I started off by using a couple of stencils to create my background. Using makeup brushes and Distress Inks to create my stencil scene. I wanted something bright and happy for the bird! I stamped the tweeting bird onto a piece of Neenah 80lb card stock with copic friendly ink. Then used Copic markers to color him in. I did look up references for Quail, I wasn't sure what colors they are... apparently they come a in a wide variety! I'll have the Copic markers I used listed below.


I also stamped the balloon and one of the party hats separately so that once I was done coloring all the images I could fussy cut everything out and layer them. I used a Distress ink and did a quick wash of watercolor on some watercolor paper. I also used several dies from Art Impressions to add some interest. The Rounded Rectangle Double Stitch die, second to largest, was used on my stenciled background piece. I also used one of the smaller Banner dies to die cut twice, once from white cardstock and the second from aqua. I kept the sentiment pretty simple by stamping it with Versafine Onyx Nocturne ink on to the white banner. 


After adhering everything together including the bird I stamped the balloon carefully. Letting it overlap over top of the bird. The balloon stamp is part of a different stamp that comes in the Hoppy Birdy set, but it is very easy to use a stamp positioning tool and ink up just the balloon and string. You could also mask off the image. 

Now I can add the final touches of the fussy cut party hat and balloon (no string). Using a bit of liquid glue to adhere those down. 

Copic Markers Used:
E59, E57, E34
W6, W4, W3, W1
BG13, BG11, Y38

That is it for today! Thank you so much for joining me today. Happy Stamping!


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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Brutus Monroe Blog Hop | Subscription Items

Hey everyone! It's Wednesday Blog Hop day for the Brutus Monroe Inspiration team. I've seen all of the projects already and let me tell you that everyone did a wonderful job! 
For this hop the theme is Subscription Items. I took the snowman from the Stamp of the Month and created a little family of them, gathered together for their Holiday photo. Now my house isn't one to do family photos for Christmas cards but I do receive a few from family and absolutely love them. 


For the background I used Snow Paste over last months Stencil of Month. I've really enjoyed receiving new stencils each month. This is something I pay for and is a great way to build up my stencil collection. If you haven't checked it out I suggest you do! While the Snow Paste dried I stamped the snowman three times using Raven Detail Ink. This time I'm using Copic Markers, list below are the colors I used. 

Now, I have a tendency to use blue a lot and also red & teal. So it should be know surprise that those colors ended up being the only colors on this card, besides neutral colors. Even though my intention was not those, lol. I think I was inspired by the Jaw Breaker pattern paper. 


I fussy cut each snowman then inked the edges and stamp the sentiments on to a scrap piece of Sidewalk cardstock. I also fussy cut those. I layered one of the Laser Cut Instant photo frames over the top of the Snow Paste background and hand cut a hilly background with Silver glitter stock, adhering that over top. I stacked my snowmen in a little group and added the sentiments "Let it Snow" and "Merry Christmas". There is actually three sentiments in this little stamp set! 

I decided to use a bold sentiment from the Holiday Essentials stamp set just to fill in the bottom of the chip board. That one is stamped in Raven Detail ink and I dazzled it up a bit with a crystal snowflake. 
This whole piece is mounted to a card base and that is it!


Copic Markers Used:
R29, R14
B95, B91
BG15, BG11
W3, W1, W0, BG00, RV000

Creating my little family of snowman with the Stamp of the Month was so fun and of course I love it that snowmen are one of the things that is so easy to color! 

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Jessica ❤

Continue on the Blog Hop
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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Customized To Go Mug | Caffeinated Boxer | Collaboration Video with Faith Dream Create

Hey everyone! Today I'm sharing my collaboration video with Annalisa from Faith Dream Create over on Youtube. Link to her channel and video are in the description box of the video below!

Watch this video here or on Youtube.

Copic Markers Used:
R29, R14
YG67, YG63
Y26, Y21
W9, W6, W4, W3, W1, W0
E81

It's super hard to take a photo of this mug!

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The first one customized sleeve I made with the Caffeinated Turkey! 

Thank you so much for joining us today! 

Jessica ❤


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Friday, December 6, 2019

Repeat Stamping with Art Impressions Santa Paws


Hey Everyone! I wanted to share another card using the Santa Paws set. I also have a card process video for you! My last one for the 2019 year on the Art Impressions blog. For this card, I stamped the little Dachshund multiple times to create a pattern. I have a little Dachshund so I had to use this stamp!


Watch the video here or on Youtube.


I used some Copic friendly pigment ink and hand stamped the Dachshund image at an angle on a piece of Neenah 80lb cardstock. To color this little cutie I took inspiration from the packaging of the Santa Paws stamp set. I also was going for a herd of Dachshund look. Which is a conversation that my Brother in-law and I had, haha.  I'll have all the Copic markers I used listed below. 


After stamping the Doxies and coloring them I used a Art Impressions Rectangle Double Stitch die (2nd largest) and die cut the herd of Dachshund panel, a aqua blue cardstock and red craft foam. I also used the largest Rectangle from that same die set to die cut a piece of light gray cardstock. 

Before I proceeded with cutting the triangle I stamped the sentiment "Dachshund through the snow" on to the aqua blue cardstock and also stamped and fussy cut the little bone with the bow. I used the same technique to color the bone with Copic Markers.


All I have left to do is chop the corner so that you can see the sentiment and bone and adhere all my layers together on to a A2 cardbase. 

Copic Markers Used:
R29, R14
YG67, YG63
Y15, Y02
E59, E57
BG15
E81, E43

Thank you so much for joining me today!
Happy Stamping.


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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Christmas Card scene with Brutus Monroe Holiday Essentials

Hey everyone! I'm up on the Brutus Monroe blog today. You can find the link to the post here. I also have a video to share today! 


This is a card process video on how I made this letter size (long card, slim line... etc) Christmas card.
It has a cute little Santa and presents that I Copic colored.

Watch the video here or on Youtube.

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Jessica ❤


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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

What Is my favorite Brutus Monroe product? | Inspiration Team Blog Hop

Hey everyone! For this Brutus Monroe Blog Hop we are using our favorite products! Can anyone guess what mine is? 


Neon Aqua Pigment! I love using these for backgrounds. For this one I used the blue Neon Aqua Pigment with just a bit of the blue Aqua Pigment. I used the blue Aqua Pigment just to deepen up some areas and add contrast. 

Since this was a hop using our favorite products I went ahead and just used most of my favorites. lol. I stamped the Holiday Essentials snowflakes in steps, using my favorite embossing powders. Alabaster, Gilded and a new favorite Penny. This is all done on a piece of Lunch Bag cardstock and adhered to a panel of Sidewalk card stock. 


I used the "Season's Greetings" sentiment from the Holiday Essentials stamp set and trimmed it down to a slender strip. I mounted that on to the card at an angle with few foam dots. I also added on a few of the snowflakes gems, just for more shine!

So if you haven't tried the Lunchbag card stock, Neon Aqua Pigments, or Embossing powder from Brutus Monroe I highly suggest them!
Continue on the Hop.

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Thanks for joining me today!

Jessica ❤


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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Snow Paste and a Snowman | Brutus Monroe Inspiration team post

Hey everyone! 
I finally got my hands on the Holiday Essentials set! I love this darling snow man and decided to color him up on some Lunch Bag card stock with Prismacolor Pencils. First of course stamping him with Raven Detail ink.



 I used a palette knife to spread the snow paste on the bottom part of the panel and heat blasted it with my heat gun to make it bubble and puff up. This has a lovely sparkle to it, which of course is hard to catch camera. 
Then I added the snowflakes from the Holiday Essentials stamp set using Brutus Monroe embossing clear ink and Alabaster embossing powder. Once I had a good assortment of bright white snowflakes and I heat embossed the sentiment on Raven card stock. I used the blue Aqua Pigment to add some texture and color to the sky area. I did water the Aqua pigment down to get a lighter wash of color. 



I mounted this panel to a piece of the purple plaid pattern paper from the Haunted Mansion paper pad! It worked well with the purple scarf on my snowman. I love all the textures on this card so fun!

Thank you so much for joining me today! 
Jessica ❤


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