Friday, November 11, 2022

Sunny Studio Stamps - May the Little Things...

Hi everyone!

Today's card just makes me smile every time I look at it. The Penguin Party stamp set from this year's Holiday release from Sunny Studio Stamps is probably my favorite set. These cuties are having a blast, each in their own way.

To start my scene, I ink blended the Forest Trees stencils with Distress Inks Kitsch Flamingo and Picked Raspberry at the top of my card. Then I stamped the houses of the Scenic Route set on another piece of cardstock, fussy cut it along the top and placed it on top of the pink trees with foam squares to create some dimension.

I added some snowy slopes in front of the houses, created little scenes with the penguins and tucked some presents and candy canes in between the slopes.

For an extra festive detail, I added glitter to some of the images.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Thursday, November 10, 2022

My Favorite Things - Card Design Superstar 2022

Hi everyone!

Very last minute I decided to create two cards for the My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar 2022 contest. You can enter one card per category, so I made one for the Coloring Virtuoso category and one for the Clean & Simple Genius category.

I'm starting here with my card for the Coloring Virtuoso category. I used the BB Drink Up the Sunshine stamp set and stamped the girl with her floatie and the bird in their position. After I colored both of them, I masked them so I could create my scene around them. I started with the ocean and beach, which I drew and colored with Copic markers. Then I masked the ocean as well and ink blended my sky with Distress Inks.

Below is my card for the Clean & Simple Genius category and the contrast with the card above couldn't be any bigger. I used some masking on this card as well to create my small scene with the Sun-Lovin' Santa stamp set. To make my scene a little more festive, I added some glitter on the ground so that the whole scene has something 'to stand on'.

Thank you for stopping by tooday!

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Lawn Fawn - Ugly and Bright

Hi everyone!

On October 29th I joined Jenn Shurkus' Furry & Bright online class. I have done most of her classes and really enjoy them! The fact that they are online means that you can do them any time that suits your schedule, from the comfort of your own craft room. Her card designs are so fun and colorful, no matter the theme. You can find all her classes here.

This time we worked with the new Lawn Fawn Ugly and Bright stamp set and added some stamps from the Yeti or Not set. The first three cards below are the ones made in class and the last card is one of the bonus cards that come with each class.

Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, November 7, 2022

Sunny Studio Stamps - Warm Hugs

Hi everyone!

I always like to use stamp sets in different ways. Sometimes I just sit at my desk and stare at some stamp sets and try to figure out something different than the obvious and that is how today's card happened.

The Baby Elephants stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps is designed to create baby cards with, but I wanted these elephants to have some Holiday fun. I realized that the Santa hat from the Penguin Party stamp set perfectly fits on these elephants, so there was the start of my card. I added some candy canes and presents from the Penguin Party stamps and thought it would be fun if one of the elephants was actually holding a candy cane.

For my background I used the Hero Arts Poinsettia stencil with an ink blend of Distress Inks Kitsch Flamingo and Picked Raspberry. Then I left the stencil in place and added Lawn Fawn Fairy Dust paste.

You can watch a little process video over here.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Purple Onion Designs - Season's Greetings

Happy Sunday!

Some days I just want to sit down and color without too many complicated things on my cards. What is better for those days than the gorgeous Purple Onion Designs stamps? The images are adorable and with some masking you can easily create a different scene for each card.

For the card I'm sharing today I used the following stamps: 
Cozy Holiday Home

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Lawn Fawn - Beachy Christmas, creating multiple cards at once

Hi everyone!

Time to play catch up again here on the blog. I got a little behind as soon as I got an order for 25 Christmas cards for a local company.  Honestly, I forgot to take a good picture of the card, but I do have this picture of the multiple cards to show you.

I used the Lawn Fawn Beachy Christmas stamp set, Oliver's Stitched ABC's and the Winter Scripty Sentiments. I also added some Prisma Glitter to the letters.

Because I create a bulk order differently than I would create a single card, I made a reel to show my process. Hopefully that will help you out next time you want to create multiples of your card design!

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!