Good morning to Ewe!
Today, I’m jumping ahead to 2017, with this fun little set from the December Reveal, Will Ewe be Mine Set 813, to wish the recipient a Happy Valentine’s Day.
I knew right away that I wanted these little lambs to be fluffy, and what better way to do that than with some fun Snow White flocking! Did you know you can color your flocking? Just dab a Copic marker using the side of the nib and the color transfers nicely on to the flocking. If you are doing larger areas – you can use a dauber. I used the marker for the inside of the little lambs’ ears.
So to begin, I stuck a piece of 2 1/2″ Tear-ific Tape to a piece of white cardstock. I took off the protective backing and added the Snow White Flocking to the sticky surface and burnished it in well with my finger tool. Once I was happy with the coverage, I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black directly on top of the flocking. I then stamped the image on black cardstock in Versamark and heat embossed with White Detail.
After coloring in the lambs’ ears, I fussy cut the two white lambs on the left and right so that I could pop them up along side the little black sheep.
The white sheep were then adhered on top of the black version and I used a needle with silver thread to make the heart rope, before adding all the little hearts to the image.
Dimensional Glue was used to add the googly eyes. The red background was die cut with Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Scallop Rectangles before being embossed with the Darice Hearts embossing folder. This was then layered over the image then layered on white cardstock.
The sentiment was stamped on red cardstock in Versamark and then heat embossed with Black Detail, this was also cut out using one of the smaller Lifestyle Crafts Rectangles. A piece of red and white gingham ribbon was attached to the back of the sentiment and this was popped up with Foam Squares at the base of the card.
The ribbon was attached to the back of the card front before being layered to the black card base to finish.
I hope “ewe’ve” enjoyed my share today!
Till next time,
To start my project I needed to create the background panel. Using a Prima stencil and Blue Topaz Glimmer Paste this was created. I love how pretty and sparkly the paste looks when using it with a stencil. A little sparkle was added around the background panel using Nuvo Small Glue Pen and Sparkling Snow glitter. It really creates beautiful backgrounds for your project. It is a must try!! Once that was finished it was onto the pretty flowers.
The flowers were stamped with versamark onto vellum and embossed using White Spark EP. They were fussy cut out and colored from the backside using copic markers. The smaller flowers were stamped again, steps repeated and placed on top of the larger flowers using foam dots. The leaves were stamped in the same way.
For the flower pot I used left over cardstock that has been covered with glue using the Large Nuvo Glue Pen and then covered with foil, distress using black ink. An embossing folder was inked on the raised side with versamark the foiled cardstock was placed inside the embossing folder and run thourgh the Big Shot. The embossed cardstock was then covered with Golden Sparkle EP and heat set.
I was very pleased with the vintage look. The pot was then stamped with Stazon ink and fussy cut out. Small drops of Dandelion Yellow Crystal Drops were placed on the flower centers. The flowers and leaves were then arranged in the pot. I placed dots of blue Tombow markers in the corners and put Morning Dew Crystal Drops on top. I really love how the drops picked up the color from the markers.
The sentiment was die cut using a Anna Griffin die, which was inked with versamark and embossed with Indian Spark EP. A second die cut was cut using black cardstock and placed slightly off center to create a shadow effect.
Thanks so much for stopping by, have a wonderful day!!
I know for a lot of you it is cold outside and even a bit gloomy!
To cheer you up and bring you a bit of sunshine,
I have a pretty Easter bunny to share with you!
I used the newly released set Spring Bunny.
I wanted my eggs in the set to look like real colored Easter eggs,
so I spritzed water on paper,
then lightly tapped different colors of Nuance on
to give a ‘dyed’ egg look.
I let the paper dry for a bit, then to hurry it along I used my heat gun
to finish drying it.
A tip though, it to let it dry for a bit first once you have achieved the look you want,
otherwise if still wet, the color will shift, and change the way it looks.
The colors of Nuance used for the eggs are
Once dry, I stamped just the egg sections, then fussy cut out and applied to my already Copic colored image.
I also stamped a few separate eggs (part o fth estamp set) and fussy cut those as well.
I die cut Impression Obsession clouds and added
Sparkle N Soft Twinkling Clouds to one,
the second cloud was embossed with Coffee embossing powder.
I die cut three grass pieces
The extra eggs were placed among the grass.
To finish, I simply added a bit of
Sugar Plum glitter to the flowers
and a ‘fluffy’ bunny tail!
Thank you for visiting with me today.
I will be back late this month
using some of the same Nuance papers I have show here…
see you then!
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a magical day!-Chris
Today I want to share a card made with my favorite stamp From Sparkle N Sprinkle November Reveal – Winter Blue Jay 809. I can only admire photos of this bird – sadly we don’t have them in Estonia. I actually didn’t even knew that such birds exist…
Image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used Promarkers for coloring. To his feathers I added small strokes with Small tip Nuvo Glue Pen and covered the glue with Denim Microfine Glitter. Leaves on the branch are ‘colored’ with same glue pen. After glue was dried to tacky I added Sunkissed Copper Nuvo Gilding Flakes on top.
Flower is made with Creative Expressions Delicate Daisies Open Petals die set. I added some color with Salty Ocean Distress ink. In center of flower is a glitter dot made with Dazzling Blue Nuvo Glitter Drops. I didn’t add Glitter Drop directly to flower center. I made a big drop to the Tear-ific Tape backing and let it set. After it was dry I placed it to the flower. I love this color.
Leaves are cut with Creative Expressions Faux Quilled Leaves die out of Sticker Paper. They are covered with Sunkissed Copper Nuvo Gilding Flakes.
Edges of the image layer are inked with Salty Ocean Distress ink. Then I took Medium tip Nuvo Glue Pen and added glue all around the edges. After glue was dry I adhered Sunkissed Copper Nuvo Gilding Flakes on top.
I love to make glittered matting layers. I placed 1/4″ Double Sided Tear-ific Tape to all around the matting layer edges, adhered image layer on center and covered rest of the tape with Denim Microfine Glitter. To finish off my card I added some small dots of White Nuvo Crystal Drops and Dazzling Blue Nuvo Glitter Drops.
Stamp Credits: Winter Blue Jay 809;
Glitters: Denim (GM2033);
Embossing Powders: Coffee (EP459);
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Versamark, Distress Inks (Salty Ocean);
Dies: Creative Expressions (Faux Quilled Leaves, Delicate Daisies Open Petals);
Coloring Medium: Promarkers;
Adhesives: Small tip Nuvo Glue Pen, Medium tip Nuvo Glue Pen, Sticker Paper (99558), 1/4″ Double Sided Tear-ific Tape (SAT01), Foam Tape;
Embellishments: Nuvo Gilding Flakes (Sunkissed Copper), Nuvo Crystal Drops ( White), Nuvo Glitter Drops (Dazzling Blue);
Thank you for the visit!
It’s Designer Jess here with a fun Christmas Card!
This time, I’m featuring the Digital Stamp Set – Grumpy Goose!
Jasper Blue Glitter – GM2012
This was actually quite an easy card to create! I started by printing off the colored Digital Image onto glossy white cardstock and trimming to my desired size. I used the Small Glue Pen to add Jasper Blue & Blue Haze Glitter to his hat, Daisy Glitter to his beak, Tiger Orange Glitter to his feet and Evening Glow Glitter to the bells. So much fun!
I used the Glue Pen to draw the “light strand” around Mr. Grumpy Goose, sprinkled on Antiquities Embossing Powder and heat set. Then I went to work creating the lights! I used the Nuvo Crystal Drops in Apple Green, Ruby Slippers and Dazzling Blue to make the lights (just squeezing a small amount out each time). I love the effect! I added a few to “frame” the image as well as on the sentiment and set them aside to dry.
While the Crystal Drops were drying, I created by background. I adhered 1/2″ Tear-ific Tape around the edge of my cardbase, removed the adhesive and sprinkled on Fire Engine Red Glitter. I burnished it well with my finger tool.
I took the piece of Gold Mirror Cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot, using a Diamond Patterned Embossing Folder. Once all the Crystal Drops were dry, I adhered all the layers using 1/2″ Tear-ific Tape. To finish off the sentiment, I traced the word “naughty” using the Small Glue Pen and sprinkled on Fire Engine Red Glitter.
I sure had fun making this card! See you next time! 🙂
Hi there, and a very Happy Thanksgiving to all,
Designer Shona here today to share my last November Reveal card using the Stella –Dear Santa Set 804. What a fun little “Stella” set for Christmas!
I started with the background, using the Spellbinders Ripples Embossing Folder – I ran red cardstock through the embossing folder and then daubed Pure Platinum embellishment mouse to the piece to accentuate the pattern (which kind of reminded me of baubles).
I built her wall with the Darice Brick Pattern embossing folder using watercolor paper (which had the texture already), then I daubed Cosmic Brown embellishment mousse over the bricks and “grouted” with the E25 Copic Marker.
The wall was layered to the red rippled background. Santa Stella was then stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics, R37, C3, C5, B32, E02, E25, and 0. She was then fussy cut, along with the baubles. I added some Dimensional Glue to all of the white trim around her hat, cuffs and skirt and applied Twinkling Clouds. This was set aside to dry.
Adding a little of the Nuvo Fine Tipped Glue Pen to the top of the baubles and applied Reflection Velvet Glitter. When this was dry, I covered the colored part of the baubles with Dimensional Glue and they were set aside to dry.
Dimensional Glue was also applied to her glasses and the new Nuvo Ruby Slipper Glitter drops were used for a sparkly red pair of earrings. I cut a slit in the scroll, so that the scroll would go behind the wall. Stella was then attached with Foam Squares. A piece of silver thread was tied with three little bows and then the shiny baubles were stuck down with glue dots and Foam Squares.
That finished off my card for today. Hope you’ve enjoyed my share today and that you’ve had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!
Hi from Designer Chris! Okay, so I really like the November release stamps, and today’s card uses the incredible Christmas Tag #2 stamp set. Let’s check it out.
I stamped out the snowman tag in black ink, then sprinkled Clear Detail embossing powder over it, and heat set it. I colored the image with water colors, and then die cut out the tag into a circle. Then, I began working on the card front. I scraplifted an idea from Demo Donna. (She makes incredible creations!) Demo Donna’s video for the October Video Kit Club demonstrates how to make a background using the Nuvo Glue Pen Large and Gilding Flakes. I followed her lead, and I swiped the Nuvo Glue Pen Large over the snowflake tag in the Christmas Tag #2 stamp set. I stamped out the image repeatedly along the edges of the gate fold card front and let the glue dry until it was tacky. Then, I dumped on the Silver Bullion Nuvo Gilding Flakes, and rubbed in the flakes into the tacky glue. I burnished it in, then brushed off the left over flakes. This made a really fun pattern on my card front. Here is what it looked like.
I also die cut out a scalloped circle, and repeated the same process. I swiped the Nuvo Glue Pen Large over the scalloped edge and let it dry. Once it was tacky, I dumped on the Silver Bullion Nuvo Gilding Flakes, and rubbed in the flakes into the tacky glue. I burnished it in, then brushed off the left over flakes. I used this to mat the shaker circle, and I also did the same process on the top circle of the shaker.
To make the shaker, I started creating more circle “frames” by die cutting paper using two circle dies taped together and cut about 10 of them so I could stack them up to create dimension for the shaker components. I also die cut two circles in Embossable Clear Acetate. I stacked and adhered about five of the circles into a stack, and adhered it over the snowman circle tag. I then added in clear star sequins and adhered one of the acetate circles over it. Then, adhered and stacked the rest of the circle frames. I added in purple beads and sealed it shut with the second piece of acetate. Then, to finish it off, adhered the silver embossed circle on top. You can see in the photo below the two different layers of the shaker sequins and beads. I also stamped out the “to” and “from” sentiments using Versamark Ink Pad, and heat embossed Sonic Silver embossing powder. I fussy cut them out and adhered these to the acetate part of the shaker.
This was really fun to make. I like the looks of the double shaker and think I will try it again! I hope you enjoyed it and will try Demo Donna’s background stamp gilding flake technique. Thanks Demo Donna for the inspiration!!
Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!
I have a ‘sparkle-y’ card to share with you today,
using the new stamp set Winter Birdhouse.
I started by laying my 8 1/2″ x 11″ card stock
across my scor-board with the 11″ across the top.
Scor at 3 1/8″ and again at 8 5/8″.
Trim card length to be 5 3/8″ long.
It should look something like this.
I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink,
then colored with Copics.
The panel was then adhered to the left side of the card
with 1/4″ Tear-ific Tape,
sprinkled with Fire Engine Red glitter
and then using my ‘finger’ tool,
For the left side of the card,
I cut a panel to fit,
then embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing snowflake folder.
Fire Engine Red glitter was added to the bird’s scarf and Santa hat.
Sparkle N Soft Sapphire Silk was added to the bird tail and wings.
The glitters were applied with Nuvo SM Glue Pen.
All the ‘snow fluff’ you see was created using
Nuvo Glimmer Paste Moonstone.
I applied it quite thick to resemble snow.
I also added it to a few of the snowflakes.
You can just see a hint of the inside sentiment which is from
the set Eskimo Kisses.
I hope you enjoyed my card today and
thank you for visiting with me!
Here is a finished background panel. The soft sparkle is so pretty!!
Next the image was stamped and colored using Tombow markers along with Tattered Angel Pearl Mist instead of water. This created a beautiful watercolor look along with some soft shimmer.
Sparkle was then added using Nuvo Small Glue Pen, Sparkling Snow and Waterfall glitter. Small drops of Green Apple Crystal Drops were added to the bird feeder let dry and then Glossy Accents were placed on top of the Crystal Drops to give a glass look. Drops of White Crystal Drops were added to the image panel.
The sentiment was stamped and glittered using Nuvo Small Glue Pen and Waterfall glitter. Small branches were die cut using Heartfelt Creations die and a pull ribbon was added to the top right corner. This is a beautiful stamp set, be sure to stop by the store to see all the new stamp sets.
Thanks so much for stopping by have a wonderful day!