Friday, October 30, 2020

Copic Coloring on Kraft Cardstock | Fall Feast Mode


Hey everyone! I have Art Impressions design team card to share today. November is just around the corner, which means it's time for thanks themed cards. I'm using the adorable Feast Mode set to make a slimline scene card. Stamping these critters on a kraft colored card stock adds to the Fall warm and cozy theme. 


This is similar to the ghost trio card I created using the Fright Night set. (Spooky Fright Night blog post) For today's card design I ended up using a much warmer tone of kraft cardstock. Either would work perfectly, I've just cut down all of my Neenah Desert Storm card stock to an A2 size (4.25x5.5 in). Which doesn't work for the long Slimline card size (8.5x3.5 in).


I stamped all the critters onto a piece of kraft colored cardstock with Copic friendly ink. Using alcohol markers on card stock other then white is a nice change. Just pick bright or bold colors. The tone of the card stock does effect the transparent alcohol ink which ends up making a lot of the colors look more closely alike. I used a scratch piece of kraft card stock to determine which colors would work best. 


A white Prismacolor Pencil really is the key to coloring on kraft card stock. I just love how it looks and the contrast it has. I made sure to use the white pencil through out all the images. Like the bunny tail, the fox face and mug, the hedgehog and squirrel's stomachs and small areas on the cute sweaters. To add more texture or highlights to my colored scene I also used the white pencil in areas for a light shading. For the more prominent highlighted lines I used a white gel pen.


Using the double end flag from the Flag Double Stich die  I die cut the shape onto my colored scnene and heat embossed the sentiment "Give Thanks" on to a bright blue card stock that is layered behind the colored scene. This is mounted to a Neenah Solar White slimline card base. 

Copic Markers Used:

W6. W1, C5

E57, E56, E35, E31

R05, YR27, Y38, Y18, Y15

G94, YG67, G14, YG03

B16, B12, BG13, BG11

R81, R85


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


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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Tombow Watercoloring Fall Daisies

Hey everyone! I have a watercolor floral card to share. I'm using the Daisies Exclusive set from Art Impressions sold only at Scrapbook.com. To watercolor I'll be using Tombow Markers. This lovely image is bordered by a cork paper and gold embossing powder. 

I started with stamping the large daisies on watercolor paper using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. I love this ink for water coloring and also for stamping detailed sentiments. The colors of markers I used are listed below. I used two tones of each color of markers. First using a light wash of color, using the lightest marker then adding in more depth with the darker marker, once the first color had dried. I also went straight in with the tip of the marker to achieve a darker color in the smaller shadow areas. Once the coloring was done I also did a light wash of watercolor with the Process Blue 452 marker around the flowers. 


The flowers are such beautiful colors that I decided to use more neutral shades for the rest of the card. I trimmed down the watercolor paper a bit and added a bright green cardstock underneath. I've had this cork paper around for a long time and it normally makes an appearance around fall and winter. Though it is discontinued you can still find cork paper in places. I used this lovely pattern and adhered it to a A2 Neenah Desert Storm cardbase. 

Before attaching the flowers to the base I used some gold embossing power on the edges of the card base. Such an easy way to add some quick texture. You do this by taking your embossing ink, I like Versamark, and swiping the edge of the ink along the edge. Then pour your embossing powder over the inked areas and heat to melt as normal.  


For the sentiment I used vellum and the same gold embossing powder. The smallest Rectangle Double Stitch die perfectly die cuts out this lovely sentiment. To adhere the vellum down I used a fine tip applicator and Multi Medium Matte glue. Placing the glue in the areas directly behind the letters, so that the glue doesn't show through the vellum.

Tombow Markers used:

Pink - 743, 755
Purple - 679, 636
Orange - 933, 947
Green - 028,  098
Blue - 452

Alright that is it from me today! Thank you for joining me. Happy Stamping.

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Holiday Slimline card with a scene

Hey everyone

We are in the second week of the Art Impressions Scenic Route challenge! Today I'm sharing a slimline card using the new Chubby Snowman stamp and die set. YEP! These stamps include the dies.... I'm so excited for this! I also used some other dies from Art Impressions, including the new Christmas Mini die set. Check out the card process video below.

Watch here or on Youtube.

Enter in your own creative scene on the Art Impressions blog. Lots of inspiration and you may even win a prize!



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Friday, October 2, 2020

Stamptember Exclusive Tombow Marker Watercolor


Happy Friday and happy October! Today I have a design to share with you using the Stamptember Art Impressions and Simon Says Stamp exclusive. Unfortunately these stamps sell out very quickly. Bonnie has done it again though, another great set with some fantastic punny sentiments. I added some other stamp sets from Art Impressions in the product list, ones that I thought were fun and had similar humor to this one! I'll be using some Tombow Markers to watercolor this image in, and also to create the background. Let's get started. 


Using a piece of watercolor paper I painted on the blue stripes for the background. I used a 1 in flat watercolor brush and 3 different shades blue Tombow Markers. Using the #493 Reflex Blue marker for the first stripe then mixing in a bit of #452 Process Blue for the second stripe. For the fourth stripe I used a darker color of blue, #565 Deep Blue and the Process Blue. The last is just the #565 Deep Blue. 

I cut down the watercolor stripe piece with the third to largest Art Impressions Rectangle double stitch die, once the paper was dry. Using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink I stamped the Coolest Friends image on to watercolor paper and heat embossed the image with clear embossing ink. I'll have the list of markers I used down below. Then fussy cut the image out.


I had some fun with the little accessory stamps in this set. Using the two different sized snowflakes on the Simon Says Stamp Fog card stock with coordinating Fog Ink. I also stamped a sentiment and the trio of small snowflakes with a Gina K. Designs Blue Denim ink. I have a habit of adding multiple sentiments to a card, especially Art Impressions sentiments. They are just so cute and funny. So I stamped another sentiment on to black cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I did die cut that sentiment with the double end flag die from the Tag Double Stitch die set. Perfect pairing!

Here is the first one I made using the Coolest Friends set. Same techniques, except I watercolored the stripes onto Fog Cardstock and used less markers to watercolor the image in.


Tombow Markers Used: (First Card Photo)
Skin Tone- 969, 850 Hair - 837
Carrot Nose - 925
Green - 098, 346
Pink - 743, 865
White - 451

(Second Card)
Skin Tone - 850 Hair - 969
Green - 098
Pink - 743
Snow - 553

Stripe Backgrounds 
(same for both)
493
452
565

Thank you so much for joining me today. Happy Stamping!
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Friday, September 25, 2020

Too Cute to Spook! Second Halloween Critters Card

Hey everyone! I hope you are having a fantastic Friday so far. Today I'm sharing another cute Halloween themed card, using the too cute to spook Halloween Critters stamp and die set. 


If you saw my card I made for the Holiday Handmade challenge then you saw the other two critters taht comes in the Halloween critters set. I've also used even more of the fun and cute sentiments and some of the accessory stamps too! All these little elements come with the dies. I'll have the link to all the products down below and also the Copic markers I used. 


First I used Fossilized Amber and Peeled Paint Distress oxide ink to create a messy water color background. This will be the focal point of the card. I stamped the ink on to a Glass Media Mat then spritzed the ink with a Distress Sprayer using clean water. I placed a piece of card stock on top and let the ink sink into the paper for a moment. If you don't get the coverage you want you can simply pat the paper back into the ink. I did this multiple times. This will be die cut using a die from the Art Impressions Circle Double Stitch die set. Let the ink dry fully before die cutting.

After coloring all my images with Copic Markers I used the coordinating dies and die cut them out. I also used the large flag die and a piec eof Fog card stock for the bottom sentiment. This is popped up with a strip of foam adhesive. All these layers are adhered overtop a piece of Royal Velvet card stock and attached to a top fold A2 card base. I also added a few more sentiments from from the Halloween Critters set and a couple of coordinating colored sequins. These critters are definitely too cute to spook!!


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



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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Handmade Light Up Halloween Card - Wickedly Cute!

Hey everyone! Oh my goodness... I hope you like these cute Halloween Critters as much as I do! This is part of the new release from Art Impressions. Don't forget about the CURRENT challenge over on Ai blog, Handmade Holiday. Make sure to enter in your design for a chance to win! 


Art Impressions has some new holiday themed sets out including sweet Christmas themed and new designs from their Twister line of stamps and dies. Check it all out here. I'm using the new Halloween Critters set. This set has four cute critters (using the Fox and Bun today) and even comes with the dies! I love that these sets are including dies. If you've you been around here awhile you know I fussy cut a lot! 

Now onto the light up card! I'm using a Pear Blossom Press Power Pack and Chibitronic LED light, in yellow. This will light up the die cut pumpkin from the NEW Art Impressions Halloween Mini Die set. Using the Jack-O-Lantern from the Halloween Mini die set, I die cutted a piece of white scrap cardstock. I used a few Copic markers to color it in. These are the same colors I used for the pumpkin outfit on the bunny, which is listed below. I adhered a piece of vellum behind the die cut pumpkin and traced the outline on the bat pattern paper. Using scissors I trimmed out a shape where the pumpkin will sit. This will allow the light behind it to show through the vellum, making the pumpkin light up! 


For the background I added a piece of bat pattern paper. The bats fit perfectly with my halloween theme. I did die cut that pattern paper with Art Impressions Rectangle Double Stitch die. I love adding a bright green with purple and orange. The green for this is done with Decofoil transfer flock and die cut with Art Impressions Hexagon die set. You can use heat to transfer the flock on to different mediums but I also like to die cut it with out transfering. Different textures are fun to use with interactive cards, since those type of cards tend to be handled a little more. These are all adhered together to the bat pattern paper. 

The light, Makers Tape and Power Pack will all be adhered on to the Burnt Orange cardstock. I added my light by making a notation on where the pumpkin will sit. These lights have self adhesive on the back. I figured out where I wanted to adhered the Power Pack so that the button would be easy to press on the front and adhered the Power Pack down. Using the Maker Tape, I made a circuit from the -/+ power pack areas to the -/+ on the lights. I like to draw a diagram with a pencil just so I can visual see where the tape will go. It doesn't have to be perfect. 


The foam tape is adhered on to the back side of the bat pattern paper. Leaving space for the power pack to sit. This foam tape is sold by Pear Blossom Press and is super sticky and the backing paper comes off sooo easy. It's also the perfect height for the Power packs, so no doubling up and having to make extra cuts. 

I adhered all those pieces together then attached them to a top fold A2 card base which has a layer of Fog cardstock glued on top. Now I can add the super cute critters, sentiments and little spider handing from a small piece of black and white baker's twine. 

For the inside I used the outside rectangle left over from the bat pattern paper. With interactive cards like these it's great to have a action stamp set that has words like; Push, Pull etc. I don't currently have a stamp set like this so I used my label maker and made a note on the inside for the recipient to know to push the candies so that they can see the spooky Jack-O-Lantern light up!


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

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Witch Twister - NEW Art Impressions 2020 release


Hey everyone! 

New release new Twisters! This makes me so happy. The twisters are fun to color and have a cool interactive twist (hehe) to them. This little green witch is so cute and easy to pair with fun stencils.

First thing to do is die cut a A2 side fold card base. An easy way to prevent the lines on your cutting plate from embossing on to the inside of the card, is by layering a piece of copy paper in between the cut plate and the card stock. I like to use a side fold card base for the twist stamps and dies. That way the image is twisting upside down when the participant opens it.


I colored the witch with copic markers and then used the coordinating die to cut her out. For the stenciling I used a Crafter's Workshop stencil and two colors of Distress Oxide ink; Twisted Citron and Peeled Paint. I also used another piece of scratch paper to place inside the card before ink blending.  For the frame I used black card stock and the largest and second to largest Rectangle double stitch dies. 


I added sequins, in coordinating purple colors, to the front. Last few things to adhere is the sentiment on the front and orange cardstock adhered to the inside. 




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



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