Monday, April 6, 2020

TP Dragon Blog Hop | Easy Copic Colored scene


Hey everyone! Today I'm in a hop with some fellow creative crafters and we are using the TP Dudley image that is illustrated by Dustin Pike. This image is located on the Whimsy Stamps site and is available for FREE. Now that is awesome! Take a look at what other digi stamps they have to offer. Or download your own TP Dudley here.

I'll have a youtube video up soon using this image and comparing my two favorite white card stocks for alcohol markers. Subscribe to my channel!  <--- click 


It's been a while since I've worked with digi stamps but this was really easy to download and print off. The printer I have is a Epson xp-640 and the ink works really well with Copic markers. I didn't have any smearing but I also like to let the printed image sit over night or for a few hours. That way the ink has really set. The paper I'm using is Accent Opaque White 80lb, listed below. I also die cut the image out using a Art Impressions Rectangle Double Stitch Die. This is the third from largest so I will have a wide white border.

I started with coloring the dragon. I'll have the list of Copic markers I used down below. Right off the bat I knew I color my dragon purple and orange. I've been playing the Spyro games recently which has a cute little purple and orange dragon! 


The toilet paper was really easy to color. I just added W1 and W4 to the shadow areas. Moving on to the grass and starting from the back edge I used the darkest green blending out to the lightest. I also tried to blend a bit of the medium color but it turned out a bit streaky. That marker is obviously running dry and I will need to order a refill. I used the darkest green again and added some tuffs of grass to mask the streaky dry marker. 

The top part of the background is colored with more gray tones. I did mix in a C5 (If you've been around a while you know I like to mix my warm and cool gray Copics. I started with the rock shape in the upper left side then sketched from there. I think it made for a pretty cool looking rock wall.


Recently I used an embossing folder which is another thing I haven't used in a while. So I thought I would try to find a embossing folder that might match a pattern you would find on toilet paper! lol. I'll admit I thought this was hilarious and a fun way to look at those embossing folders! The one I chose is an old Provo Craft Cuttlebug folder called Moroccan Screen. I trimmed that embossed piece down and layered it over a A2 card base. I die cut a piece of purple craft foam using the same die I die cut the TP Dudley image with. Then adhered those together and placed over the card front. The cute sentiment that comes with this image is printed off separately and colored in with W1 Copic marker. Then adhered at the top. 


Here is the blog hop list so you can find even more creative inspiration using this fun image! I'm coloring up several of these and sending off to some family members. I know they will get and need a good laugh from this cute dragon. 

Jill Killeen Killeen House Studio
LeeAnn McKinney LeeAnn Gets Crafty
Saundra Rega  CraftedBliss Studio
Donna Idlet Creative Lady
Renee Moran Delaney Jane Cards
                    Jessica Shier Jessica May Day  <--- you are here

Marie Bingaman Another Card Making Blog

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy hopping. 

Jessica ❤


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Friday, April 3, 2020

Card Color Inspiration | Exclusive Roses stamp set

Hey everyone. Today I have a beautiful exclusive stamp set to share and a fun Card Colorway, for a little color inspiration. These Scrapbook.com exclusives are gorgeous, the rose one especially. I love all the detail, I knew these roses would look good colored or embossed so I had to try both. 


Use this color combination with the Art Impressions Rose set or any other project you might be creating!

I'm using the Hexagon Double Stitch die set. This shape is a lot of fun to work with. I die cut one of the larger dies on to the front of my card. I'm using a Neenah 110lb card base. I one of the large rose images and heat embossed in two corners, using copper embossign powder. Having some fun with a teal and copper color combination. 
The light gray texture is done by using a gray dye ink and a hexagon stencil. Also I shaded in the roses with a W3 Copic Marker. I never recommend coloring your images with alcohol markers when it has been powder embossed. I'm pretty sure I have ruined more Copic tips. 


Using a black ink I stamped the wreath image on to Neenah 80lb card stock. And color in with Copic Markers. The list of colors I used is listed below. After heat embossing the sentiment into the center of the wreath, I fussy cut it out and adhered to the inside center. I do like to add something else to the inside with window cards. I like the idea of having a little surprise. For this card I die cut two more smaller hexagons and add a embossed sentiment and small rose image to them. Those are adhered just out of sight through the window of the card. Embossing these images in a metallic powder is pretty magical. 



Copic Marker list
BG18, BG15, BG11
YG67, YG03
W3


Thanks for stopping by today and happy stamping!


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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Trinity Stamps Shaker card Giveaway Hop!

Hey everyone! I have two blog posts going up today. Lots to of inspiration and fun things to share! I hope you will join a few awesome creators and myself for this Trinity Stamps Giveaway hop, yep a giveaway! For all the information on what is being given away and what you have to do to be eligible just head to my video and click on the description box. 

Watch the video here or on youtube.

We are having some fun with shaker cards! They really are easy to do and even though I messed up a bit I show you how I fix it. I went with a larger sized card for this one, 5x7 inch. Haven't made a card in this size in a while!


Instead of using Copic Markers, I used Nuvo Alcohol Markers to color in the beautiful Trinity Stamp Love you bunches stamp. Links to the marker colors I used below.




Thank you so much for joining me today. Don't forget to follow along on the hop. The link to the next person is in the description along with all the important information for the giveaway.


Jessica ❤


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i-crafter April Release Blog Hop | Tombow Watercoloring


Hey all! It's April and that means it's time for a new release from i-crafter! Today the Inspiration team is showing off some fun projects we made using the new goodies. The links for the blog hop is located at the bottom of this post along with all the supplies I used today.


For my card today I used the beautiful Water Lily Embossing Folder and the Carly Alphabet die set. The Water Lily folder is very detailed and such a beautiful image. I used my die cut machine and embossed a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor paper. 

There are so many ways to use embossing folders, I will be coloring the water lily image with Tombow Dual Brush markers. 


I started by painting on the lightest green onto all of the lily pads. This image is very raised so it's easy to stay on the image. I used a palette to scribble the color from the marker on to then picked up the color with a wet paint brush. I'll do the same for the flowers when I get to that point, but use different colors. 


The lily pads have lovely vein texture and I wanted to give those a bit of depth. I used a darker green marker and traced over each then added a mix of the dark and light green with water over the top. This blends everything together. 


 For the flowers I did the same thing. But I only use one marker for these. I created a lighter color by heavily watering down the marker color and painting with that first. Then added depth with a more concentrated color. Because I'm using water on this embossed Water Lily image, it does start to loose some of the depth of the embossing. To resolve that, once it is dry, I set it back into the folder and re-emboss it. Then take the bullet nib of the markers and trace the edges. This was really fun and something I've never done before.


To make the sentiment I used white cardstock and die cut each letter using the Carly Alphabet. These letter dies come with the lowercase, capital, numbers and punctuation. I wanted my sentiment to be something that I don't have a stamp set with it in it, "Apart for now. Together soon." is something that works for what is going on in the world now and also a sentiment that could work for numerous occasions. 







Thank you all for stopping by today! 

Jessica ❤

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Art Impressions Graduation Giraffe Copic Coloring

Today and I have a cute graduation card to share with you. I know we are living in a world of uncertainty but hopefully there is an end in sight and those that will graduate will still be able to, however that may look. Let's make certain to bring some cheer to those moments when we can.


I'm using the super cute Art Impressions Graduation set. I love all the fun animals, of course, but this giraffe is just adorable! I stamped the giraffe and his little bird friend on to a piece of Accent Opaque white card stock with Gina K. Amalgam ink. I did use Copic markers to color this one in so I'll have the list of those down below. This is another great example of the shading examples that are available on the Art Impressions packaging. I follow that and love how it turned out.


After coloring in the Giraffe image I stamped it again really quick on to a piece of Inkadinkado masking paper. You can find this masking paper in the Ai shop! I fussy cut my masked image out and placed it over the first one. I did stamp and cut the whole image. I will be using that as a mask for the ground and sun in blending too. 
In the Graduation set there is a really cool stamp that is a bunch of graduation hats. I stamped that image over the top so that it looked like the hats were falling behind the Giraffe. Before coloring the hats in I used a strip of masking paper and used it as a mask for the ground. I added some shading with some light brown inks and also ink blended the sun with a stencil. Then removed the masks and colored in the hats. After that I stamped the sentiment and die cut my panel with a Rectangle Double Stitch die. 


I focused my colors on blue and yellow, which I think is a pretty popular color for graduations. Mine were orange and black though lol. I like how you can color these to fit any school colors. Alright that is it from me!

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



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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Save the Crafty Youtuber Video Hop | Creating with layers


Hey everyone! Today I have a video hop to share with you. If haven't heard about the Save Crafty Youtuber Video hop it is pretty amazing. This gathering of creators is put on by Justine Hovey and it helps crafty youtubers, like myself, to reach our monetization goals. And it's a great way to find more like minded creative people in our community. 



So join me on the hop and have some fun. Next person is listed in the video description. Leave a comment on each video (comments left here will not be entered in the giveaway, but are appreciated!) for your chance to win a prize! Prizes are different for each video. More information here.. https://justinehovey.com/save-the-crafty-youtuber-2020/



Thank you so much for joining me today! Don't forget to like and subscribe and I'll see you in the next one. 

Jessica ❤

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Swan Case Card | Using supplies I have on hand


Hey everyone! A while of back I created a bunch of backgrounds with Alcohol inks. I was playing with a few of the new Pearl Alcohol inks and mixing them with the regular inks. There were a few backgrounds that I really liked so I tucked them away for later use. Well the card I'm sharing today is using one of those background.


I really felt like creating a simple CAS (Clean and Simple) card using the Swan Tunnel Card Base die set. The image of the swan is so simple and elegant! To learn more about how I created this card and to see more photos check out the i-crafter blog post here. 


Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Jessica ❤