Sunday, October 21, 2018

Personalizing Foxes!

Hello, friends! It's Rebekah here with you today bringing you a card I made using the Foxes Stamp Set!

The little Fox that is sleeping a sweet smile on her face which made me think she must be having a good dream! It made me think what I dream about. Lately, I have been dreaming about my son. He is in the US Air Force and is currently hundreds of miles away. I have only seen him once in the last t months! I know there are other families who have gone a lot longer without seeing their loved ones but, non the less, is so difficult!

I colored the foxes with Copic markers. For the eyes on the sleeping fox, I added eyelashes with a Copic safe pen. I drew the 'dream bubble' myself. It is a simple shape which does not need to be perfect! Its easy!

The hat was also easy to make. I looked up an image of one online and drew it one dark blue cardstock and cut it out! I added the detail with a white gel pen.

I stamped the sentiment and added a little red heart! Simple card but it totally gets the message across to my son - I miss him and am so proud!

Happy Halloween with Karla

Hello friends! Karla back today with a cute Halloween card using the Halloween Kids Digital Stamp Bundle. I really love seeing so many designers create a scene with their cards lately, and with this digi bundle it is so easy!! I simply opened the Paint 3D program on my PC, and layered in each element included in the digital download. When I had arranged everything exactly the way I wanted I saved it and printed it out on regular white cardstock. These cute kids are ready for a fun night!

To colour in my images I used Jane Davenport Magic Wand coloured pencils, which are so nice to blend. I added some Distress Inks around the edges of the paper to create a night sky and splatted on some sparkly mist. I even used a star stencil and some glittery paste to add in some subtle stars to the background. A few SpiegelMom Scraps sequins add just a touch more sparkle!

I popped up the Happy Halloween sentiment, included in the set and added it on top of the scene along with a diecut frame using some Lawn Fawn fall paper. A Sizzix star diecut added some more stars to the background and I used another piece of coordinating paper to back it for a fun look.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to take a peek at the Halloween Kids Digital Stamp Bundle in the shop  - there are so many ways you can create with this fantastic pack of digi stamps!! Have an awesome week friends!

Happy Crafting,

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Guest Design - Pencils Colored Foxes in The Spotlight with Ksenija Rizova

Hello Everybody!

It's Ksenija here and this is my final post as a guest designer for Gerda Steiner Designs in October. I was very excited to feature several stamps sets I received from the company.
Pencils Colored Gerda Steiner Designs Foxes in The Spotlight
I should confess, I fell in love with Gerda Steiner Designs adorable critters stamps. I was not paid or asked to say this.

Today I am showcasing the recently released FOXES 4 x 6 Clear Stamp Set. This set is good for year-round friendship cards to encourage, to express gratitude or just to send a note.

It contains image of a serious owl, three foxes, a leafy wreath and three accessory stamps. How to use accessory stamps in a new way you can read HERE.
Pencils Colored Gerda Steiner Designs Foxes in The Spotlight
Mushrooms, a wreath can be misleading, but do not think only about Fall themed cards.

Today I am sharing a Clean and Simple card design suitable for any season.

This fox image is perfect for pencils colouring. This is a medium sized outline image without shading or small details.

To make this card I started with heat embossing the sentiment You Are The best in fine white powder down onto aqua card stock panel.

Next I stamped down a sitting fox image in light brown ink and coloured the image with Polychromos pencils.
Pencils Colored Gerda Steiner Designs Foxes in The Spotlight
When I was happy with my colouring I blended Blueprint Sketch Distress ink around the fox image.

Ink blending has changed the colour of the card panel and also created a spotlight around the focal image.

To finish off the card I foam mounted the panel onto a white card note.
Pencils Colored Gerda Steiner Designs Foxes in The Spotlight
Thank you for stopping by! I wish you a beautiful day!