Trick-or-Treat Friends

Hi, everyone!

I seem to be on a roll this week!  With the 30 day coloring challenge still underway, I decided to color some more yesterday and it turned into a card :).

I’m not much of a Halloween girl…and have never been interested in making a card for the occasion.  There are lots of adorable stamp sets, but nothing that has made me want them….until now.  How cute is this set from Pretty Pink Posh?!  I’m in love.  This is probably one of the darkest cards I’ve made in terms of color, too.

Halloween Friends 1

I colored and fussy cut all the images.  I prepared a background using distress inks with some watermarks.

Halloween Friends 2

I embossed the sentiment and layered the cute images across the bottom, added a border trim and thought it would be nice to add the pumpkins on top of the border at the bottom left corner.

Halloween Friends

I also made a quick card for my neighbor on Thursday – he said he wanted a card for his wife with a coffee and book.  I don’t have any book stamps, so I drew it.  It’s not the best card – but it’s what he asked for :D.

Pumpkin Latte 1

Pumpkin Latte

Happy FALL everyone!

XOXO,

caly-sig

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Distress Inks:. Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord, Ground Espresso

Copics:.

Pumpkins:. Y38, YR07, Y13, E35, E27

Dracula:. W7, W9, YR0000, E41, R27, R29, R39

Frankenstein:. W7, W9, YG06, G14, E35, E53, R27, R29, R39

Fairy:. Y08, Y19, Y26, E41, E42, G14, G05, N8, Y06, Y28, R20, E23, E31

Bat Girl:  E50, E21, E34, E27, N3, N5, RV21, R43

PPP Trick or Treat Friends
PPP Trick or Treat Friends

EH | SSS | PPP

MFT Stitched Rectangle Scallop FramesMFT Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames

EH | SSS | MFT

Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks EH | SSS

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb EH | SSS

Basic Black Cardstock
Basic Black Cardstock
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills EH | SSS | AMZN
Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

EH | SSS | AMZN

ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue EH | SSS
MSP Mini MISTI
MSP Mini MISTI EH | SSS | MSP
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

Sakura White Gelly Roll
Sakura White Gelly Roll
Wink of Stella Clear
Wink of Stella Clear EH | SSS | AMZN
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink EH | SSS
HA White Embossing Powder

HA White Embossing Powder

SSS | EH

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Day 1 – 30 Day Coloring Challenge: Pretty Peony

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Hi Everyone!

Last night before bed, I stamped 30 images. I went through all my stamps and pulled out all my outlined stamps that I decided I would want to color for Kathy Racoosin’s 30 day coloring challenge.  There are stamps I’ve never used before and as I was stamping these images, I felt sooo much better about using them for this challenge.  They won’t be trashed – I am inspired to make cards out of each and every one of these images.  The idea for this challenge is just to color a little bit everyday.  It doesn’t have to be extravagant and you don’t even have to finish.  It’s about finding time to bring yourself joy and to get better at coloring in the process.  We have such a wonderful community of crafters who are doing the same and encouraging each other along the way.  I’m GLAD I actually have every intention to playing along every day.

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At lunch today – I picked out my first image.  It’s the first day of the challenge and I wanted to do something pretty.  One thing led to another and before I knew it – I was cutting out the image and stamping some more leaves and then I was inspired to make a full card.

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I stamped a few leaves/berries on top of a light blue sponged background and propped the gold frame up using some foam tape. I decided my flowers and leaves needed something more so I chose a darker pink/red and dotted my peony. It looks interesting – but I also feel like I gave it a disease.  Ugh…hate it or love it?  Then I took my white jelly roll pen and decided to add some lines and dots to the leaves to finish off the card.

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Definitely room for improvement with these dots – and possibly the wrong image for this technique.  But hey…that’s what this challenge is for, right?  Try new things and see what works for you!

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Kathy Racoosin is an amazing artist.  If you’ve never heard of her before or want to read more, you can click on the 30 day color challenge poster above and it will take you to her blog.  I hope you enjoyed this card!  I’ll be sharing more throughout the month but guarantee I won’t have time to make a card EVERY DAY!  🙂

XOXO,

caly-sig

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Distress Ink Color:  Tumbled Glass

Copics:  YG05, G14, YG09, R00, R32, R43, R14, R29

Altenew Peony Bouquet
Altenew Peony Bouquet

EH | SSS | Altenew

PPP Birdie Friends
PPP Birdie Friends

EH | SSS | PPP

MFT Stitched Rectangle Scallop FramesMFT Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames

EH | SSS | MFT


White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN


Garden Green Ink
Garden Green Ink

Sweet Sugarplum Ink
Sweet Sugarplum Ink

Wild Wasabi Ink
Wild Wasabi Ink
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks

EH | SSS


MFT Gold Sparkle Card Stock
MFT Gold Sparkle Card Stock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb

EH | SSS

Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers

EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST


Sakura Gelly Roll
Sakura Gelly Roll
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills

EH | SSS | AMZN

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

EH | SSS | AMZN

3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape

EH | SSS | AMZN

ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN


Absorber
Absorber

SSS Friends Die
EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched

Mini MISTI – Laser Etched


Memento Tuxedo Black Marker
Memento Tuxedo Black Marker
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board

EH | SSS

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS

Your Day to Sparkle

Even though many don’t like the thought of getting older, there’s still something to be celebrated about a birthday. You celebrate your previous year’s accomplishments and look forward to the next year’s challenges. And truly for me…there’s something to be said about taking the time to make birthday cards.  The gesture either fosters growth and strength in current relationships, or it will rekindle ones that we have not been able to care for. I’m definitely reminded of that this week with 3 birthdays for 3 very different women in my life.

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I made lots of birthday cards on my week off last week when the boys took their winter break.  This one took the most time, but I also enjoyed watercoloring it so much. I embossed the cake image and sentiment using Versafine Onyx black ink and clear powder. Then the stars using WOW Silver Pearl powder.

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I used Distress Ink to watercolor this image and I love how vibrant the flowers are.

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I matted this watercolor panel on top of some Stampin’ Up Perfect Plum and that’s it! Hope you all enjoyed!

Until next time,

caly-sig

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Distress Inks:  Festive Berries, Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio, Antique Linen, Mermaid Lagoon

C&9 Happy Day
C&9 Happy Day

EH | SSS | C&9


SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool
Embossing Powder Bag
Embossing Powder Bag

EH | SSS | SU

Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black

EH | SSS

WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine

SSS | AMZN

WOW Silver Pearl
WOW Silver Pearl

SSS | EH

Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN

Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks

EH | SSS


Perfect Plum Cardstock
Perfect Plum Cardstock
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad

EH | SSS | JOANN


Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb

Simply Simmons Round Brush
Simply Simmons Round Brush
ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN


2.5

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched

Mini MISTI – Laser Etched

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS

Wink of Stella Clear
Wink of Stella Clear

EH | SSS | AMZN

SCS Cards for May – Sparkling Waters

Hi Everyone!

During my forth month as a design team member for Splitcoaststampers (SCS) for the month of May, the theme was Sparkling Waters.  The great thing about these themes is, you can interpret it any way you want – as long as water is involved.  So I used this opportunity to play with a bunch of different watercolor techniques.

In the card below, I used my Gansai Tambi set for the first time to color this dahlia. The card itself has a very traditional feel with the oval cut out and doily accent.

dahlia

For my second card, I used distress ink to watercolor these Spring Flowers after embossing the images in white. The velum over the colored panel gives the card a soft and dreamy look.

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My third card uses NO stamps. I watercolored the background using Zig Clean Color Real brush markers and used die-cut outs to decorate the card.  This is something I’ve never done before.

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On my forth card – I tried the no-line watercolor technique for the first time. I think that depending on the color you use, this technique can be very easy or more challenging. I did one after this one in yellow and had a much more difficult time getting a layered look.

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My fifth card doesn’t use any water techniques.  I simply wanted to incorporate a water image – COFFEE.  MMMMMmmmmm….my favorite thing.  You can call it an addiction but I call it a habit of morning nourishment :).

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A neighbor of mine asked me to make a birthday card for her friend using coffee, so I created another card like it:

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Finally, my 6th card is using the salt technique.  I used large kosher salt granules on a watercolor panel that wasn’t quite dry and the salt pulled up some color, creating a really cool background:

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I hope you enjoyed these cards!  I’ve got two more months of cards to share.  Sorry it’s taken me so long!  I’ll get to it eventually 😐

Here are the SUPPLIES for the cards above in the same order they are shown:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Card #1 – Dahlia using Gansai Tambi

Gansai Tambi Colors: 36, 63, 139, 58, 56, 53

WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet - Dahlia
WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet – Dahlia EH | SSS | WPlus9
Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black EH | SSS

Soft Sky Cardstock
Soft Sky Cardstock
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad EH | SSS | JOANN

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb

Simply Simmons Round Brush
Simply Simmons Round Brush
Gansai Tambi 36 color set
Gansai Tambi 36 color set EH | SSS | AMZN

White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads EH | SSS | AMZN
LF Small Stitched Oval Stackables
LF Small Stitched Oval Stackables EH | SSS | LF
Embossing Powder Bag
Embossing Powder Bag EH | SSS | SU

Heat Tool
Heat Tool

Clear Embossing Powder
Clear Embossing Powder

Tea Lace Paper Doilies
Tea Lace Paper Doilies
3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape EH | SSS | AMZN
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN

SSS Friends Die
EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched
Mini MISTI – Laser Etched
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board EH | SSS
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS

Absorber
Absorber

Card #2 – Spring Flowers using Distress Ink

Distress Colors: Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Lucky Clover, Cracked Pistachio


SSS Spring Flowers
SSS Spring Flowers

SSS Sending and Wishing
SSS Sending and Wishing
Stazon Jet Black Ink
Stazon Jet Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

SSS Sending and Wishing Dies
SSS Sending and Wishing Dies
Embossing Powder Bag
Embossing Powder Bag EH | SSS | SU
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

Heat Tool
Heat Tool
HA White Embossing Powder

HA White Embossing Powder

SSS | EH

Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks EH | SSS
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad EH | SSS | JOANN

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb

Simply Simmons Round Brush
Simply Simmons Round Brush

Vellum Cardstock
Vellum Cardstock
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN

Janome 6260 Quilter's Companion Sewing Machine
Janome 6260 Quilter’s Companion Sewing Machine
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board EH | SSS

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched
Mini MISTI – Laser Etched

MFT Gold Sparkle Card Stock
MFT Gold Sparkle Card Stock

Xyron Creative Station
Xyron Creative Station

Card #3 – Scribble Roses using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Not Listed: Recollections Shimmer Paper

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker Colors Used: 030 Blue, 035 Deep Blue, 080 Violet, 085 Deep Violet

Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad EH | SSS | JOANN

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Zig Clean Color Real Brush
Zig Clean Color Real Brush EH | SSS | AMZN
Ranger Mini Mister
Ranger Mini Mister EH | SSS
MFT Brushstroke Birthday Greetings
MFT Brushstroke Birthday Greetings EH | SSS | MFT
MFT Scribble Roses
MFT Scribble Roses EH | SSS | MFT
MFT Simple Leaf Flourishes
MFT Simple Leaf Flourishes EH | SSS | MFT
Embossing Powder Bag
Embossing Powder Bag EH | SSS | SU

Basic Black Ink
Basic Black Ink
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN

Adhesive Remover
Adhesive Remover

Xyron Creative Station
Xyron Creative Station
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board EH | SSS
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS

Paper Piercing Tool
Paper Piercing Tool

Dymo Mechanical Embosser
Dymo Mechanical Embosser

Card #4- Peony Bouquet using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers – No-Line Technique

Zig Colors: 026 Light Pink, 027 Dark Pink, 044 Deep Green, 047 May Green, 061 Light Brown

Altenew Peony Bouquet
Altenew Peony Bouquet EH | SSS | Altenew

Butterfly Basics
Butterfly Basics
MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
MFT Black Licorice Hybrid InkSSS | MFT

Basic Black Cardstock
Basic Black Cardstock
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad EH | SSS | JOANN

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb

Pental Aquash Water Brush Set
Pental Aquash Water Brush Set
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN

Clear Block Bundle
Clear Block Bundle

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched
Mini MISTI – Laser Etched
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board EH | SSS
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS

Absorber
Absorber

Card #5 – Of Frappe!

Copics: W0, W3, R29, R39, E34, E50


EH Oh Frappe
EH Oh Frappe
MFT Zig-Zag Circle STAX
MFT Zig-Zag Circle STAX EH | SSS | MFT
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

Early Espresso Cardstock
Early Espresso Cardstock

Crumb Cake Cardstock
Crumb Cake Cardstock

Crumb Cake Ink
Crumb Cake Ink

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads EH | SSS | AMZN

Watercolor Wonder Washi
Watercolor Wonder Washi (Retired)
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN

Clear Block Bundle
Clear Block Bundle

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched
Mini MISTI – Laser Etched
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board EH | SSS
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS

Absorber
Absorber

Card #6 – You’re a Star – Salt Technique using Gansai Tambi

Copic Colors: V25, BV11, RV04, R43, YR02, YR61, YG41, YG11, RV00, RV02

Gansai Tambi #64

LF So Jelly
LF So Jelly

EH | SSS | LF


Pacific Point Ink
Pacific Point Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN


Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb

EH | SSS

Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad

EH | SSS | JOANN


Memento Tuxedo Black Marker
Memento Tuxedo Black Marker
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers

EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST


Simply Simmons Round Brush
Simply Simmons Round Brush
Gansai Tambi 36 color set
Gansai Tambi 36 color set

EH | SSS | AMZN

3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape

EH | SSS | AMZN

ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN


Stamping Sponges
Stamping Sponges
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue

EH | SSS


Clear Block Bundle
Clear Block Bundle
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board

EH | SSS

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS

PPP Cornflower 4mm
PPP Cornflower 4mm

EH | SSS | PPP

PPP Cornflower 6mm
PPP Cornflower 6mm

EH | PPP

PPP Cobalt 4mm
PPP Cobalt 4mm

EH | SSS| PPP

PPP Cobalt 6mm
PPP Cobalt 6mm

EH | PPP


Sequins Moonshine 6 mm
Sequins Moonshine 6mm

Sequins Moonshine 5mm
Sequins Moonshine 5mm

Absorber
Absorber

Spring/Easter Cards

So I didn’t win the MFT 2016 Card Design Superstar contest-but some truly amazing, deserving, talented people did!

Anyway – today I’m going to share a few more Splitcoaststampers cards I made from March for “The Little Things” theme.

The first card is a simple layered floral card that I stamped in white ink and colored over using Prismacolor colored pencils.  Not much to say about it!

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I will list supplies below 🙂

My second card is a cute Easter shaker card using another stamp set by Lawn Fawn. I stamped and colored the images using copic markers and used some distress ink to add color to the top panel before adding my cut-outs.

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The egg is on the inside of the card so the shaker portion is see-through through both top panels.

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Phew! 3 months down and 3 more to go!  I hope you like these cards!

XOXO,

caly-sig

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

For Penelope’s Flowers:

LF Penelope's Blossoms
LF Penelope’s Blossoms EH | SSS | LF
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

Whisper White Craft Ink
Whisper White Craft Ink

Crumb Cake Cardstock
Crumb Cake Cardstock

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Prismacolor Pencils - 72ct
Prismacolor Pencils – 72ct
Derwent Inktense Color Pencils- 72ct
Derwent Inktense Color Pencils- 72ct AMZN | SSS
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN

Clear Block Bundle
Clear Block Bundle
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board EH | SSS

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched
Mini MISTI – Laser Etched
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS
Wink of Stella Gold
Wink of Stella Gold EH | SSS | AMZN
Wink of Stella Clear
Wink of Stella Clear EH | SSS | AMZN

Absorber
Absorber

For the CHIRPY Easter card:

Copic Colors: N1, Y17, YR16, Y00, Y04, R20

Distress Ink Colors: Broken China, Mowed Lawn

Not listed below: Window Sheet/Acetate

LF Chirpy Chirp Chirp
LF Chirpy Chirp Chirp

EH | SSS | LF

LF Small Stitched Circle Stackables
LF Small Stitched Circle Stackables

EH | SSS | LF


Big Shot
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform

EH | SSS | AMZN

Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads

EH | SSS | AMZN


Calypso Coral Ink
Calypso Coral Ink

Garden Green Ink
Garden Green Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN


Pool Party Ink
Pool Party Ink

So Saffron Ink
So Saffron Ink

Wild Wasabi Ink
Wild Wasabi Ink

Wisteria Wonder Ink
Wisteria Wonder Ink
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks

EH | SSS

Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb

EH | SSS


Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills

EH | SSS | AMZN

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

EH | SSS | AMZN

Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers

EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN

Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue

EH | SSS


Clear Block Bundle
Clear Block Bundle
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board

EH | SSS


Mini MISTI - Laser Etched

Mini MISTI – Laser Etched

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS


Paper Snips Scissors
Paper Snips Scissors

Sequins Moonshine 3mm
Sequins Moonshine 3mm

Sequins Moonshine 5mm
Sequins Moonshine 5mm
PPP Lime Sorbet 4mm
PPP Lime Sorbet 4mm

EH | SSS | PPP

PPP Pink Peonies 4mm
PPP Pink Peonies 4mm

EH | SSS | PPP


Absorber
Absorber

Craftmates 2XL Lockables 14 Comp
Craftmates 2XL Lockables 14 Comp

White Foam Sheet 12x18 10pk
White Foam Sheet 12×18 10pk

3D Holiday Scene

Print

Welcome back!  Thanks for staying tuned to see my second card for the My Favorite Things’ Card Design Superstar Contest!  I created this card using ONE
simple die.  THAT’S RIGHT! You don’t need a fancy die – you just have to be BRAVE.  I took lots of photos so if you want to see the process – keep reading! 🙂  This card folds and fits in an A2 (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) envelop.

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I started with a piece of white cardstock that is 4 1/4″ x 7″ – scored 1.5″ from each end. I didn’t know what I was going to do so I scored it first.  If you want to ink blend like I did – you can get a cleaner look by blending color first, then scoring. I chose Spun Sugar, Dried Marigold and Tumbled glass to achieve the sunset colors above.

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I centered the die over this panel and made the first cut – don’t worry! I know it’s not long enough to cut through the entire 7″ panel! The first cut will guide you to cut the ends – I promise!  Once you cut the center, just line up the die with one end to cut the rest- you can feel it sit in the previous cut like it’s meant to be :). Repeat with the other end.

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Using the same die and a flatter die from the same die set, I cut out two hills from lengths of 4 1/2″ – you can make the height however high you want, then added some Pumice Stone ink to make it look like dirty snow. Snow is dirty when stepped it. And color gives it depth. hehe. Score 1/4″ from each end – this is where you’ll put your adhesive to add them to the previous panel to make this card 3D.

I’m old school and still have some sticky strip – it’s not the stuff you can easily tear. It’s ok – use what you have!  I put one side down, making sure it’s lined up with the bottom of the card. See photo above. Once that is adhered, leave it laying flat and remove the backing from the other two “hills” and just fold over the right panel. This will ensure it sits in the right place perfectly and can fold flat to put in an envelop if you want to mail it.  You have your card base – now you can decorate it how you want! Oh – and if you haven’t noticed- I flickered some water on this panel to add water blots to give it a “snowfall” background too.

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I colored an elf and christmas tree using Copic markers and added some embellishments using a Sakura White Gelly Roll pen and some Marvy Snow Marker embossing liquid to create the fur on the elf’s hat and sleeves.

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AHHH!!! Isn’t he cute?!?  I just love this card so much!

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I hope you enjoyed it! Please stay tuned – I will post my final card for the contest TOMORROW!!! WISH ME LUCK! I really WANNE BE A SUPERSTAR!

XOXO,

caly-sig

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Copics: R29, R39, G14, YG09, G19, Y15, Y28, FB2, B28, E50, E21, E23, E57, E27

Distress:  Pumice Stone, Spun Sugar, Dried Marigold, Tumbled Glass

"MFT
MFT Santa’s Elves

EH | SSS | MFT

MFT Stitched Basic Edges
MFT Stitched Basic Edges

EH | SSS | MFT


White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform

EH | SSS | AMZN

Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads

EH | SSS | AMZN

EK Success Powder Tool
EK Success Powder Tool

EH | SSS | AMZN

Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black

EH | SSS


SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool

Marvy Snow Marker
Marvy Snow Marker
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine

SSS | AMZN

Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks

EH | SSS

MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink

SSS | MFT

Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb

EH | SSS

Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers

EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills

EH | SSS | AMZN

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

EH | SSS | AMZN


Sakura Gelly Roll
Sakura Gelly Roll
ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN


SU Sticky Strip (Retired)
SU Sticky Strip (Retired)

Absorber
Absorber
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board

EH | SSS


Mini MISTI - Laser Etched

Mini MISTI – Laser Etched

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS


SSS Friends Die
EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors
Wink of Stella Gold
Wink of Stella Gold

EH | SSS | AMZN

A Little Bundle

The second month of my term with Splitcoaststampers was March – I can’t believe this card was made 6 months ago! The theme was “The Little Things”. I had just gotten this stamp set by Lawn Fawn and knew I wanted to make a card using it immediately. It’s so cute and simple but you can really spice it up with color!

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I stamped all the images using my MISTI to make sure it all stamped well and crisp. I then colored the tiny clothes with Copics. Once done coloring, I masked off these images and then used distress ink to ink the background. THAT’S IT! So simple.

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I usually don’t double mat – but I felt this card needed more pink..:)

This is a short post – but I hope you enjoy it anyway!

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Thanks again for stopping by!

Caly sig

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

COPICS: RV91, RV11, G00, BG11, V12, V15, RV10, RV02

Distress Inks: Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass

LF Little Bundle
LF Little Bundle EH | SSS | LF
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN
Molotow Masking Pen 2mm
Molotow Masking Pen 2mm EH | SSS
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks EH | SSS
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills EH | SSS | AMZN
Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

EH | SSS | AMZN

LF Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
LF Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables EH | SSS | LF

Big Shot
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads EH | SSS | AMZN
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb EH | SSS

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb

Pink Pirouette Cardstock
Pink Pirouette Cardstock
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN

MISTI - Laser Etched
MISTI – Laser Etched
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board EH | SSS