Thursday, October 22, 2020

Fall Scene with Pumpkin Bear

 Happy Thursday Crafty Friends!!

Cathy here today with a Fall scene card featuring the adorable Pumpkin Bear stamps!

This is a pretty simple scene to create. I cut a piece of white cardstock 3 3/4" x 5" and inked an Autumn sky using Ripe Persimmon, Scattered Straw, Tattered Rose and Antique Linen distress inks with a sun ray stencil from my stash.

I die-cut a few hillsides and inked them with Shabby Shutters distress ink and then colored up a fence and tree die-cuts with Copic markers.

The leaves are starting to turn here and nights are getting chillier, so I'm definitely in the Fall mood!

Hope you're having a wonderful crafty week!

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Who Let the Reindeer Out?!

Hello, and welcome! It’s Karen here again and I’ve got two Christmas cards to share with you today featuring the Reindeer and a Tree stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs.  We’ve had our Thanksgiving here in Canada, and Halloween is almost here, so I’ve been on a roll making Christmas cards lately - I hope that’s not too early for you!  I’m trying very hard to use my stamps and dies more frequently but in different ways, so since I had two cards made with this set, I thought I’d share both of them with you.

I stamped all the adorable reindeer and the Santa images and copic coloured them in (copic markers used are listed below), and then cut out my images.  I used a snow marker (Marvy Embellishing Snow Marker) on Santa’s hat trim and pompom to give them some dimension. I also added some Glossy Accents to Rudolph’s nose and the collars.

For my background, I cut from white cardstock, 3 layers of the “Simply Diamonds“ die from PinkFresh Studios and saved one layer of the inner die cut pieces.  I ink blended these smaller, inset pieces with a mix of Distress Oxide inks in Festive Berries, Barn Door, Candied Apple, Lucky Clover, Mowed Lawn and Crushed Olive. After gluing together the die cut panels, I adhered them to my card base and then inset the ink blended pieces.  

Then I adhered the reindeer and Santa with foam tape inside the diamonds on the panel.  The sentiment is from Picket Fence Studios “Santa’s Sleigh Ride” and I just thought it went well with all these somewhat mischievous looking reindeer. Finally, I added some Studio Katia Icy Sparkle crystals. 

And for my second card ...

For this card, I copic coloured the images which are all from the same stamp set.  I added the ornaments, lights, and candy cane from the set because I wanted to make it look like the reindeer were having a little too much fun with the decorating.  I added some black cord around the reindeer with the lights, and glued it behind his back. Then I glued the lights around and under the cord.

I made the strip of patterned paper from various papers I had in my stash.  I cut them into strips and then used a tape gun to adhere them to a piece of cardstock on the diagonal. I embossed a piece of white cardstock for the bottom half.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set too - bonus! - and I just embossed it with gold embossing powder. I added a little ink blending behind the patterned strip with Distress Ink Festive Berries, and popped the reindeer up on foam tape. 

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you’re having a great day!

Copic markers used:

Reindeer - E51, E53, E25, E33, N6, N4, R20, R00, YR23 and R29
Santa - R39, R29, R35, N6, N4, YR23, C0, C1, C2, E000, R20, R00

Happy halloween - Larissa


Hi everyone, I am Larissa from Car-d-elicious and today I am posting a new card on the blog from Gerda Steiner designs. I have made a halloween card with the clear stamp set Peekin' pumpkin kitty from Gerda Steiner designs. I have stamped the image on Aquarelpapier smooth Wit 200g A6 from Vaessen creative with Versafine clair nocturne ink and then I embossed the image with clear embossingpowder. I have coloured the image with my Distress inks.

I have die-cut the image with the Crea-nest-lies XXL 33 from Crealies and then I glued the image on a scalloped circle that I have die-cut from black cardstock with the Crea-nest-lies XXL 53 from Crealies. I have used a black card. I glued orange patterned paper on the card from the Tiny check brights paperpad from My favorite things after I have die-cut it with the Crea-nest-lies XXL 34 from Crealies and then I glued it on the card. I have tied black seam binding around the front of the card and then I glued the circle on the card. Under the image I have stamped a sentiment from the set Peekin' pumpkin kitty from Gerda Steiner designs

STAMP: Peekin' pumpkin kitty from Gerda Steiner designs
COLORING MEDIUM: Distress inks
PAPER: Watercolour paper, Black cs, Tiny check brights paperpad from My favorite things
INK: Versafine clair nocturne
DIES: Crea-nest-lies XXL 33, 34 and 53 from Crealies
ACCESSORIES: Clear embossingpowder, Black seam binding

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