Sunday, September 19, 2021

Halloween Costumes - Rachelle Anne Miller Creative Studios

I have an adorable new Halloween card for you today featuring the digital stamp image called Halloween Costumes by Rachelle Anne Miller Creative Studios.     I downloaded the image and printed it on my home printer on to Copic friendly cardstock.   This panel was die cut to give the faux stitched edge and finish it at a size slightly smaller than A2.

I had fun colouring this perfectly gorgeous image using my Copic markers.  Here's my colour palette:-

Witches Hat - W9, W7, W4
Bunny - E51, W4, W5, R000
Bear - E44, E43, E42, E40
Pumpkin Costume - E01, YR00, YR61, W3
Squirrel Ghost - W7, W5
Ghost Costume -  B0000, B000
Cheeks -  R00, R20, R21
Ground - BG70, W1

As you can see I transferred a little of the orange hues on to the bunny as well as some of the blues so that it took the eye around the gathering of friends.  I then highlighted a few points using a white gel pen.   I adhered the panel to an A2 black panel of cardstock to frame it out nicely and in turn this was applied to a card base.

To create the sentiment I first used the Charlie Alpha Die by Hello Bluebird Stamps and I die cut the letters BOO three times.  Once from white cardstock and twice from black.   I glued these letters together in stacks and slightly offset the top white layer in order to get a dimensional shadow affect.   These letters were glued into position.   Underneath to finish the sentiment I stamped 'be very afraid' using Versamark Ink and heat embossed in white which nicely pops on black cardstock.  This strip was applied with foam tape for some dimension.

I can rarely resist the temptation to add some sparkle and so I glued just 4, four point star embellishments so that the card remained really quite CAS (clean and simple).  Hope you love this sweet image as much as I do!

Happy crafting!

Monday, September 13, 2021

Rachelle Anne Miller Art - Halloween Cats

There's about to be a brand new release from Rachelle Anne Miller Art and I'm delighted to be giving you a sneak peek of a new digital stamp called Halloween Cats that forms part of the new release.   You can buy this and the other new stamps on September 16th.

I received the digital image in an email and sent it to print on my home printer after putting Copic friendly cardstock in the paper tray. 

I used a faux stitched rectangular die to size down the printed cardstock to just under A2.

The sweet image was coloured with Copic markers.  Here is my colour palette:-

Pumpkins - YR04, Y38, YR31, Y21, YG91, YG93
Stalks, Leaves and Ground - YG91 YG93, YG95
Large Cat - W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, W7
Small Cat - W00, W0, W1
Cheeks - R00, R20, R21
Sky - BG90, BG70, BG0000

A few points were highlighted with a white gel pen and then I popped the coloured panel in my Misti and stamped the sentiment.

I backed this panel with white craft foam to elevate it over a full sized A2 panel of charcoal coloured cardstock which nicely worked with the dark W Copic colours, making everything popped.   This panel was then attached to my sturdy cardstock card base.

To complete the card I glued down 3 wooden star embellishments from my stash and with that the card was complete.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Hello Bluebird Stamps - Good Fright & Full Moon

Did you treat yourself to some goodies from the brand new release by Hello Bluebird Stamps?  My card today features the new stamp set Good Fright and I've paired it with the new 5 1/4 inch square scene die called Full Moon.

Firstly I die cut the Full Moon scene die from black cardstock.  When you buy this die it will come with the moon attached and you might think you shouldn't snip it away from the tree but I recommend that you do so that you can do different moon placements for future projects.   The fact that I snipped mine apart and then pretty much placed my moon where it originally was is neither here nor there lol.

I die cut the circle moon from white cardstock  panel measuring 5 1/4 inch square and ink blended it with Twisted Citron and for the background I started with Twisted Citron and then went in with Rustic Wilderness and a little Forest Moss to finish.   I splashed the outer panel with water and blotted it up then recessed the moon back in place and adhered this to my card base.   The black die cut pieces were then backed with foam tape and carefully applied to the background panel.  This was set aside.

I stamped the images from Good Fright and coloured them with Copic markers.  Here's my colour palette:-

Fox - E37, E35, E33
Bunny - E43, E42, E41
Owl. - E44, E43, E42, E41
Costumes - T9, T6, T5, T4, T3, T2, T0 and G20 to cast some light from the moon on them!
Pumpkins - YR04, YR02, E95
Shadow/Shading - T2, T1, T0
Cheeks and Ears - R00, R20, R21

Images were die cut using the coordinating dies then backed with foam tape and applied.

I stamped the sentiments within the moon so that they really popped and used a paint brush dipped in a little Black Soot Distress Ink to brush on the wispy clouds across the moon.

The finishing touch was to get out my white gel pen and highlight the trick or treaters and to add stars in dot and 4 point form to the sky.  With that, the card was completed.

I appreciate you coming by my blog today.  I'll be back with something brand new very soon.  Happy crafting!

Thursday, September 9, 2021

My Favorite Things - Color Challenge 173

Well hello there and welcome to my blog for a new Color Challenge 173 at My Favorite Things.   Are you going to play along for a chance to win?   Here's my inspiration card and below it the colours you'll be working with.

To get this card started I first used the A2 Stitched Rectangles STAX Die-namics (Set 2) to create a panel smaller than A2.  I used Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics to divide the panel and for the sky portion I ink blended using Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink.   This was splashed with water and blotted up and then I used white acrylic paint to create snowfall.

Once dry, I stamped the sentiment and this top portion was adhered to a full size A2 panel and then lower 'snow' half was backed with foam tape and applied as well.   At this point I attached it to my card base.

I stamped the images I was using from Jingle All The Way and coloured them with Copic markers making sure to keep to the colours for the challenge.   Here's my colour palette:-

Reindeer and Girl's Hair - E44, E43, E42, E41, E0000
Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00
Reds - R89, R39, R29
Greys - T6, T5, T3, T2, T1, T0
Greens - BG96, G94, G21, YG61
Belt Buckle and Star - Y15

Points were highlighted with a white gel pen and then the elements were die cut using the coordinating die-namics and applied to the scene with foam tape.

To complete the card, I reached for the white acrylic paint again and I used a stylus to dot on the snow across the characters.   I decided no further embellishment was necessary as I was liking the CAS look and so with that the card was completed.

Best of luck with your own entry, I look forward to seeing what you all make.


Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Hello Bluebird Stamps - Balloon Buddies

It's RELEASE DAY at Hello Bluebird Stamps.  You can buy all the gorgeous new products at 7pm Mountain Time TONIGHT!  Shop early to avoid disappointment!   My card today previews the really darling new stamp set called Balloon Buddies AND the new A7 Nesting Dies.   That's right A7!!!  Hello Bluebird is going big with this release .... lots more real estate for all those cute Hello Bluebird characters and big scenes and of course big alpha dies too!

Using the different A7 Nesting Dies, I created several layers with white or pale pink cardstock.  The pink panel was backed with white craft foam to lift it up.

The main decorative panel was ink blended with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, fading away to nothing at the bottom and was glued to the pink panel.   All of this was set aside for a while.

I stamped the images from Balloon Buddies with pale grey dye ink and coloured the critters and balloons in the no-line style using Copic markers.   Here is my colour palette:-

Bear - E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
Bunny - T1, T2, C00
Fox - E34, E13, E11, E01
Hat - E44,  E43, E42, E41
Blues - B00, B000, B0000
Pinks - RV10, RV000, R 0000
Yellows - Y02, Y00, Y0000
Mauves - V01, V000, V0000
Mints - BG11, G000, BG0000, BG70
Balloon Shadows - T1, T0
Cheeks were blushed with a PrismaColor pencil.

The images were die cut using the coordinating dies.   They were backed with foam tape and applied to the scene.

A few points were highlighted with a white gel pen then I mounted the layered decorative panel to a 110lb white cover weight cardstock card base (I always use this for all my cards because I like a sturdy and substantial feel to my cards.

The sentiments were stamped with coloured inks and are from the brand new Big Greetings stamp set for which you can also buy coordinating dies that beautifully cut out the words.    I die cut several more layers of white cardstock for each coordinating die and glued them in stacks and applied the sentiments to the card.

Finally I used Nuvo Drops in Simply White to add some bubbly interest into the sky.   Card complete!

Please visit the Hello Bluebird blog today if you haven't already and comment on each preview day post for a chance to be the lucky winner of a gift certificate in time for the new release going live.  Winners will be announced on their blog usually about 2 hours prior to the release going live.

I wish you an exciting shopping experience from the new release and I can't wait to see what you make with what you treat yourself too!  Be sure to share your cards online and tag Hello Bluebird so that we can see.

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

My Favorite Things - MFT & Friends Day

We're celebrating the release of My Favorite Things September release today, it is all now available to buy!    I've created a card for the occasion made using Dino-Mite Christmas one of the cute new stamp sets you can choose from.

I used Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink and some splashes of water which I blotted up to create the background.   I stamped the sentiment and some snowflakes in my Misti.

Using the Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics I created 3 layers of snow which I adhered with some foam tape in between each one in the centre but glued down at the edges.  Over that I layered a die cut made using the A2 Rectangle Frames Die-namics and was adhered with foam tape.

I stamped the images from Dino-mite Christmas and coloured them with Copic markers in non traditional colours.  Here's my colour palette:-

Mauves - BV0000, BV00, BV01, V20, BV02
Blues - B93, B41, B91, FBG2
Mints - BG32, BG11, BG70
Yellows - Y02, Y000, Y0000
Cheeks - R00,  R20, R21
Shading - C3, C1, C0

The coordinating die-namics were used to die-cut the images which I applied to the scene with foam tape.

I highlighted a few points with a white gel pen and added a few more little snowflakes around the dinosaurs.

I thought this made a cute Christmas card for a child and I might just have one in mind!

Many thanks for stopping by!

Hello Bluebird Stamps - Boo Crew

I'm excited to share this new slimline card I made for the Hello Bluebird Stamps release on September 8th.    This super cute stamp set is called Boo Crew and I've paired it with the Summer Woods Scene Die used in a very different way .... but it works!!!   Read on for all the details.

To create this card I ink blended a panel using Distress Oxide Inks in Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire.   I dotted in stars with a white gel pen.

I die cut black cardstock using the Summer Woods Scene Die and adhered the pieces to the background panel.  I also used the Spooky Scene Die and the same black cardstock in order to die cut the bats, cross and gravestones which I adhered into position.

The images from Boo Crew were stamped and I coloured them with Copic markers.   Here is my colour palette:-

Witch Girl - BV29, V09, V17, V15, T7, T5, T4
Dracula Boy - YR09, T7, T5, T4, B99, B97
Cat Girl - RV95, RV93, R81, T2, T1
Devil Girl - R39, R29, R27, T4, T2, E79, E29, E57
Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00
Pumpkins - YR09, YR07, YR04, T3, T1
Blonde Hair - E0000, E51, E44
Dog - T4, T2, T0
Cheeks - R00, R20, R21

All images were die cut using the coordinating dies and then adhered to the scene with dimensional foam tape.

To finish the card a few points were highlighted with a white gel pen and I stamped the sentiment from Boo Crew using Versamark Ink and heat embossed in white on a black sentiment strip that was adhered with foam tape.

Hope you love Boo Crew as much as I do!   Visit the Hello Bluebird Blog to see more inspiration and to leave a comment and try to become one of the lucky winners of a gift certificate in time for the new release going live at 7pm Mountain Time.

I'll be back tomorrow with a new project featuring all new products!