Monday, November 23, 2020

Elliot & Marcel - Holiday Shopping - Illustrated by Julian Charlton for Purple Onion Designs

Hi and welcome to my blog where today I'm featuring a new stamp image featuring those fun buddies Elliot and Marcel illustrated by Julian Charlton for Purple Onion Designs. The image I've used in this card today is called 'Holiday Shopping' and Purple Onion are releasing 4 stamp images designed by Julian this Friday 27th in conjunction with their Black Friday sale!!!


To create this card I used Distress Oxide Ink in Speckled Egg to softly ink blend a background and I used Dr. Ph.Martin's. Bleed Proof White paint to add snow.  This panel was adhered to some tiny gingham cardstock and I die cut a snowy hill for the ground and layered that over.   Using Copic markers in BG90, BG70 and BG0000 I added a little colour to the snow.

I die cut a cheerful red frame, backed it with foam tape and applied it over the blended panel which in turn was all mounted to a cardstock base.


On Copic friendly cardstock I used Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black to stamp the image and I used Copic markers to colour in rich tones to match with the frame.  I carefully fussy cut the image and backed it with foam tape and applied it.  I used a white gel pen to highlight some points.


I popped the card in my Misti and stamped the sentiment and the final touch was to glue some wooden stars to complete the scene.

Such a cute duo!  Happy crafting everyone!








Saturday, November 21, 2020

Deck The Halls and Tall Trees Scene Die - Hello Bluebird Stamps

Welcome to my blog where today I am sharing a new card for Hello Bluebird Stamps featuring their Deck The Halls stamp set and the Tall Trees Scene Die which is a slimline size.   Read on for all the details.


A panel of white cardstock was softly ink blended using Distress Oxide Speckled Egg.   I die cut another panel of white cardstock using the Tall Trees Scene die.  I ink blended the trees and the snowy ground and applied Snow-Tex to their right edges to imitate blown snow.   I adhered down these pieces to the background panel and used a stylus and Dr. Ph Martin's Bleed Proof White paint to dot on the dimensional falling snow.


I used the Pine Boughs die to cut the fir for the top of the trees and glued those pieces down and I cut the ribbon bow from the same die once in white and a second time from red cardstock.  I staggered the cuts and adhered them together and then to the top of the card.

On Copic friendly cardstock my images from Deck The Halls were stamped and coloured with Copic markers.  They were die cut using the coordinating dies and  and applied to background scene using dimensional foam tape.


For the finishing touches I used a white gel pen to highlight certain points and then I grabbed the new Oh What Fun Die. This is a two part die and I used both pieces so that my sentiment would have a white background and lovely red on top.  This was also applied with foam tape so that it floats about the sweet scene below.

Thank you coming by today and happy crafting!











Thursday, November 19, 2020

Cozy Burrow Scene Die with Cozy Christmas Eve - Hello Bluebird Stamps

Hello friends and welcome to my blog if you are a first time visitor!   Today I am happily sharing a card featuring the new Cozy Burrow Scene Die and Cozy Christmas Eve stamp set from the latest release by Hello Bluebird Stamps.


This was a time consuming card for someone special and was great fun to pull it together.  I started by die cutting the Cozy Burrow Scene and ink blending some of the different components to create a snowy above ground view and underneath in the burrow it is all snug and warm with browns and warm oranges and a touch of yellow from the fire.

I reassembled the parts adhering them down onto a panel of cardstock with glue.   Before adhering the layer of snow I glittered it and when that was dry I added Snow-Tex and only when that was dry did I glue it into position.   I also did the same for the base of the tree.


I completed the above ground view with dots of snow made using a stylus and Dr. Ph Martin's Bleed Proof White paint.

On Copic friendly cardstock I stamped my images using Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa and I used Copic markers to colour all of the images which I then die cut using the coordinating dies.  Images were either directly glued or attached with foam tape to the scene.


To finish up the card I used a white gel pen to highlight a few spots and I used Stickles glitter to add some sparks to the roaring fire and I glittered the berries on the holly.  The sentiment was stamped and applied with a strip of foam tape and with that the card was complete.

Happy crafting!







 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The Sweetest Little Town Collection by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs

Hello!  My card today uses images from the new The Sweetest Little Town collection illustrated by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs.


I started by stamping the Christmas tree image once on to Masking Paper, fussy cutting that image and after stamping the image again to the centre of my A2 card panel I then used the masking image to cover the first image as I worked to the sides and repeat stamped so those trees appear to be behind the centre one.   I used Nuvo Drops and Stickles glitter to add the baubles to the trees and the sky was Copic coloured.  This was set aside to dry in front of a mini desk fan to speed up the process.


On Copic friendly paper I stamped the images from left to right that is Poinsettia, Wallace (the mailman), Mailbox and thats Hank on the right there!  I used Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa for stamping the images and I Copic coloured them all.   Blues are B91, B41, B93.  Cheeks R20, the yellows are Y21 and Y0000. Oranges Y17, Y38 and YR09 and finally Hank is coloured using E70, E71 and E74.   They were all fussy cut and points were highlighted with white gel pen.


Wallace and the Mailbox were backed with a single layer of foam tape and applied and the other two characters with a double layer for a super dimension card.  I used the Postage Stamp Die by Avery Elle to die cut white glitter paper for the frame which was also applied with foam tape.

Finally the sentiment was stamped and applied at playful jaunty angles and the panel attached to a sturdy card base.

Another completed Christmas card - happy crafting!












Monday, November 9, 2020

Next Door Gnomes - Hello Bluebird Stamps

Today I'm sharing a card made with the super sweet 'Next Door Gnomes' stamp set by Hello Bluebird Stamps.  I have had this stamp set coloured up for a couple of months now and so I decided to use them not as I had originally intended but in a more seasonal wintery Christmas card and I like how the deep colours pop against the snowy scene.


This card started with a background panel ink blended with Distress Oxide Ink in Speckled Egg.   To this I added snow using a stylus and Dr. Ph Martin's Bleed Proof White paint.  This was set aside for a few minutes to dry in front of a mini desk fan.

Meanwhile I die cut both the Spooky Scene die (I was after the trees only from this scene die) and also the Fairy Glad Scene Die (horizontal) where I just used the ground and frame.


I added Snow-Tex (by DecoArt) to the trees and ground by dabbing it on with a fingertip and once dry I attached them to the background which was in turn added to the card base.

On Copic friendly cardstock I stamped my images from Next Door Gnomes using Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa.   I coloured my images in rich hues of red, teal and emerald green and further darkened the shadows using my beloved W shades.  Points were highlighted with a white gel pen and then were die cut, backed with foam tape and applied to the scene.   I added a little more Snow-Tex to their hats and the toadstools etc


To finish up the card I used the outer scalloped die cut from the Gallery Frame #5 Die which I die cut twice and stuck them both down.  I also stamped the sentiment from 'Typed Christmas', backed it with foam tape and adhered.  With that the card was complete!

Happy crafting!










Friday, November 6, 2020

The Sweetest Little Town Collection by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs

Hi and welcome to my blog.  Today I have a new card to share with you that was created using the brand new release of a collection illustrated by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs called The Sweetest Little Town.


To create this card I took an A2 panel of white cardstock and stamped it using the image called 'Church' using pale grey ink to form a distant horizon.  I then ink blended the panel making a subtle/paler focal point in the centre using Distress Oxide Ink in Peacock Feathers .... I know it doesn't look like Peacock Feathers but it is, I just worked off most that picked up on my blending brush before using it and I love the cool minty green that I'm left with. 

I used the Cloud 9 die by Mama Elephant to give the wonky stitched border and I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in silver.  This was then applied to a card base, the trees were lightly glittered with Stickles and set aside to dry in front of a mini desk fan to speed up the process.


On Copic friendly cardstock my images were stamped using Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa.    I coloured them with Copic markers.  I chose the W family for 'Flannel' (that's his name) and for many aspects of his sled and the 'Pavilion'.   I love my beigey greys!

Points were highlighted with a white gel pen and I fussy cut the images.


I backed the Pavilion image with regular foam tape and Flannel was backed with a thicker foam tape that I have which makes them pop off the card beautifully.

Lastly I adhered some cute dimensional snowflakes from my embellies stash into the sky and I added more Stickles glitter to the ties on the packages - I can never resist!

Happy crafting!










Wednesday, November 4, 2020

The Sweetest Little Town Collection by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs

There's a new winter collection illustrated by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs called The Sweetest Little Town and it is being released today!


My card today features the image called 'Sweet Snow Friends' and in the bottom right hand corner that is 'Miles and Beth' and the stack of gifts is cut from an image called 'Flannel' which is actually a Raccoon pulling a sled with the packages on it!

To make the card I started with an ink blended panel of Distress Inks in Lucky Clover and Black Soot to deepen the edges.  I then used Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed Proof White paint to splatter on the snow.  I like this stuff because unlike some white acrylic paints you don't need to water it down to splatter it and it dries with some pretty dimension which is nice.


I die cut some snowy 'hills' using dies in my stash and adhered them to the panel and attached all of it to the card base and set it to one side.

Inspired by the deep green background I stamped and Copic coloured the new images and kept to a limited palette of reds, whites and greens with natural beige/greys for the animals.   Images were fussy cut, points were highlighted with a gel pen and they were backed with foam tape and applied to the scene.

Last but not least I selected a sentiment from the big new selection that accompanies the release stamping it to a piece of white cardstock that was also attached with foam tape.  I resisted all temptation to add some sparkle to this card (you have no idea of the battle in my mind lol) and with that the card was complete!


Many thanks for stopping by my blog today, I'll be back very soon with new inspiration.  Happy crafting!