Sunday, November 28, 2021

Christmas Sled - Rachelle Anne Miller

A new card today for Rachelle Anne Miller Digital Stamps featuring one of my favourite images called Christmas Sled.

To kick this one off I first used a pale grey ink and I stamped a pretty tree image from my stash by Lesia Zgharda and available from Simon Says Stamp.  I stamped the subtle background and then used Speckled Egg Distress Oxide Ink to softly ink blend the panel creating a subtle focal point.

This panel was die cut using a deckle edge die set by Honey Bee Stamps.  The panel was backed with white craft foam and applied to an A2 card base.

I printed off the digital stamp using Copic friendly cardstock and my home printer.  I coloured the images using Copic markers, here is my colour palette:-

Skin -  E11, E21, E000
Reds - R39, R29, R24, R22, W4, W3
Greys - W7, W5, W4, W2, W1
Minty Greens - BG0000, G000, G00, W2
Bunny - T2, T1, T0

I then carefully fussy cut each component carefully and this allowed me to rearrange the elements slightly.  They were backed with foam tape and applied to the scene. 

Next, I used white acrylic paint and a stylus to dot in snow including over the characters so that it looked authentic.

Finally, I die cut the word 'noel' 5 times from white cardstock using a Hello Bluebird die.  I adhered each die cut to the next forming a nice dimensional stack which I then glued to the scene.  Underneath it I adding the season's greetings smaller sentiment using red ink to pick up the red from the characters.

A few sparkling clear sequins completed the card.

Happy crafting!

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Christmas Sled - Rachelle Anne Miller Creative Studios

 I have a new Christmas card to share with you all today.  I've used the 'Christmas Sled' digital stamp by Rachelle Anne Miller Creative Studios - please read on for all the how-to details.

For this card I first created a slimline panel 8.5 x 3.5 inches after printing the digital image on the cardstock.   I offset the cut so that I could fit in the oversized sentiment.   I then used Copic markers in E0000, E000 and E00 together with W0, W1 and W2 to create the snow-blown background..

I used the following Copic markers to colour the featured image.  Y26, YR23, YR24, YR27 and E37 together with W3, W4, W5 and W7.   Skin tones are E000, E21, E11 and E04.  Cheeks are R00, R20 and R21 and I highlighted a few points with a white gel pen.

I framed out the scene using Hello Bluebird Stamp's 'Gallery Frame #5 die, apply this die cut with foam tape behind for some nice dimension.  I also used Hello Bluebird's 'Oh What Fun' word die for the oversized sentiment.  I die cut the sentiment three times from white cardstock and once with glittering gold cardstock.  I adhered each layer together finishing with the gold on top which I ever so slightly offset to the right for a little bit of a shadow effect.  The sentiments were then glued to the scene.

Finally I used a stylus and Dr. Ph Martin's Bleed Proof White paint and dotted in the snowfall making sure that I nicked some lines so that it looks more realistic.   I used some star sequins from my stash that toned nicely but didn't compete with the background as final accents.

Hope you enjoyed the card and that you can carve out some happy crafting time soon!

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Holiday Birds - Rachelle Anne Miller Art

Rachelle Anne Miller Art has a wonderful new Christmas release and today my card features 'Holiday Birds' one of several darling new digital stamps.

I received the stamp in an email and I downloaded it to my computer and then sent it to print on my home printer which I'd loaded with a sheet of Copic friendly cardstock.   I increased the size by 10% to fit a mini slim format.  I also loaded a panel of masking paper into the printer and again printed it off.   I fussy cut that image out and layered it over the main image and then I ink blended using Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot Distress Oxide Inks.   The mask was removed.

I coloured the birds and lights with Copic markers  and a limited colour palette and highlighted points with a white gel pen.   I used acrylic paint and a stylus to dot in the snow and a white gel pen for the four point stars.

Finally I used Versamark Ink to stamp the sentiment from Hello Bluebird Stamps on to a strip of black cardstock and heat embossed in white.  This was applied with foam tape and the whole decorative panel was glued to a mini slim cardstock base.   Another Christmas card completed!

Thanks for joining me on my blog today - happy crafty time!


Saturday, October 30, 2021

Pumpkin Patch - Rachelle Anne Miller

A new day and a new Fall themed card for Rachelle Anne Miller Digital Stamps.   This super cute digital download stamp is called Pumpkin Patch and you can make it instantly yours with a quick purchase.  The stamp image will arrive just a minute or two later in an email!

I used my home printer to print off the Pumpkin Patch image on to Copic friendly cardstock and having reduced the size by 10% and printing at 90% of original size.

I coloured the image using Copic markers.  Here is my colour palette:-

Skin - E04, E11, E21, E000
Hair, E44, E50, E51
Dress - BG72, BG75
Boots - E71, E74, E77
Pumpkins - YR21, YR38, YR14, YR09, W3, W4
Wagon - E44, E43, E42, E40
Grass - YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97
Squirrel - E000, E34, W5, W3
Blushing Cheeks - R00, R20, R21

Points were highlighted with a white gel pen.

I used a die in my stash to die cut the panel to a size just shy of A2 and that gives it the faux stitched edge.  I backed this panel with white craft foam and applied it to a panel of milk chocolate micro gingham cardstock which I was gifted by a friend.  This panel in turn was applied to a sturdy white cardstock card base.  The card is simple yet feels very substantial for having this layering.

Finally just a simple embellished finish using little wooden stars which I glued down.

Happy crafting!

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Halloween Moon - Rachelle Anne Miller Creative Studio

Hello,   I have a fun infinity shaker Halloween card for you today using the digital stamp image called Halloween Moon by Rachelle Anne Miller Creative Studio.   This is a digital stamp, so you just click and buy, it is delivered to your email address virtually immediately and you can then proceed to print the image using your home printer and immediately have some creative fun with it!

To create this card I first ink blended an A2 panel of white cardstock using Distress Oxides.  I slid this panel sideways into a stamp storage pocket for a really nice snug fit.   I popped open the end by squeezing the edges of the cardstock carefully and tipped in a variety of shaker filler contents in a blend that suited my planned colours for the entire card.  Once I was satisfied with the mix and the degree of fill, I wrapped the excess of the stamp pocket around the back of the panel and securely adhered it down using my tape runner.   I then applied that to a cardstock base.   Everything else happens on the outside of the pocket!

I printed my Halloween Moon image on Copic friendly cardstock and then trimmed down the image using some fussy cutting.  I coloured the image using my Copic markers, here's my colour palette:-

Witch Costume - W9, W7, W4, W3, V01, V12, V15
Hair - E000, E42, E43, E44, E51
Pumpkin Bag - YR82,  E93, E95
Bear - E43, E42, E41, W5, W3
Moon -  RV000, RV10, RV02
Ground - RV000, RV10, W2, W1

I then adhered the image to the top of the pocket using my tape runner again.

Finally for the giant sentiment I die cut the Boo To You Word Die from Hello Bluebird Stamps from black cardstock and applied in the same way.

Try and make an infinity shaker if you never have before.  These are by far the best and the easiest of shaker cards, the contents move about freely and don't stick to anything.

Happy crafting!


Thursday, October 14, 2021

Rachelle Anne Miller Stamps - Little Elf

Hello!   I've got a new card for Rachelle Anne Miller Art today featuring a sneak peek of a new digital stamp from Rachelle's forthcoming release.   This is 'Little Elf'.

Creating my card was easy.  I received the digital stamp to my email and I downloaded it to my computer and sent it to print on my home printer after inserting a sheet of Copic friendly cardstock.  I coloured the image with Copic markers - here's my colour palette:-

Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00
Cheeks - R00, R20, R21
Yellow - Y15
Greens - G29, G28, G19, G09, G05
Reds - R39, R29, R27

I fussy cut the image and applied it with foam tape to a panel that I'd stamped using a fir tree stamp from my stash and ink blended with Speckled Egg Distress Ink.   This panel was framed out with white and red frame die cuts for a nice layered look.  Once the frames were applied to the background with foam tape I was able to adhere the Little Elf and tiny mouse.

I used white acrylic paint and a stylus to dot on the snow, ensuring to work from top to bottom and so that it looks authentic I recommend 'nicking' the lines of the illustration with your dots of snow.

The sentiment was stamped and applied and the card was complete!

Thank you coming by today!

Monday, September 27, 2021

Halloween Dress Up - Rachelle Anne Miller Creative Studios

I have a new card for Rachelle Anne Miller Creative Studios today using the 'Halloween Dress Up' digital stamp image.    I downloaded the digital image and sent it to my home printer after reducing the image from 100% down to 90%.  I printed it twice at that size, first copy on to Copic friendly cardstock, second copy on to a sheet of masking paper. 

I trimmed the Copic cardstock printed panel down to an A2 panel and Copic coloured the image using the following colour palette:-

Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00
Cheeks - R00, R20
Costume (left) - E43, E44, R000
Costume (centre) - YR31, Y17, Y38, YR14
Costume (right) - V01, V12, V15, V04, YG95, YG93, YG91

Points were highlighted with a white gel pen.

I fussy cut the masking paper print out and layered it over the primary image and then ink blended using Distress Oxide Ink and then splattered water and coloured paints to soften up the look and add interest.   I carefully removed the mask.

To finish up the card I first applied the panel to a card base.  Next, I die cut the Gallery Frame #4 die by Hello Bluebird Stamps from white cardstock and backed that with foam tape and applied it.    I stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink on to black cardstock and heat embossed in white.  Last but not least a few sparkling clear sequins add a little fun.

Happy crafting!