Monday, February 17, 2020

You Are So Sweet feat. Evelin T Designs

I'm on the Evelin T Designs blog today with this bunny-filled card. I was aiming to make an Easter card but when it came to the sentiment and trying to figure out how to create an Easter sentiment with non-Easter words, I scrapped that idea in favour of all-things-bunny.

I used the bundled up bunny from Warm Winter Wishes (also available at EH | SSS), the bookworm bunny from Reading Buddies (also available at EH | SSS), and both the coffee-loving and snacking bunnies from Coffee Loving Critters (also available at EH | SSS).

I coloured all of the images with Copic markers (colours are listed below), fussy cut them and set them aside to create the background. I used masking paper, life changing blending brushes, and abandoned coral and tumbled glass distress inks to create the ground and sky.

Then I stamped the sentiment from Coffee Loving Critters (also available at EH | SSS) with three shades of ink, adding a second heart to balance out the colours. To finish, I adhered the bunnies to the card base with three sizes of glue dots.

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Valentine's Day cards from my boys!

I always look forward to receiving handmade cards from my husband and son. It's so fun to see what they dream up and these Valentine's Day cards are no exception. In fact, I think they outdid themselves this year! My husband always worries that he won't be able to live up to his last card. 😆

Damian's card features Wood You? from Avery Elle. That adorable, derpy beaver will always have my heart and the stamps are dies are currently on sale so head over there now and grab them while you still can!

The cactus (see this post for backstory) and sentiment are from A Little Prickly - currently on sale - by Technique Tuesday. The images were stamped on smooth Bristol cardstock and coloured with Primacolor pencils.

Chris combined three Lawn Fawn sets, including Love Letters, Forest Feast and Cheery Christmas. He stamped his images with Memento inks and coloured them with Copic markers. He also used a piece of retired patterned paper from my stash but you can find something similar in the Sweet Stack paper pad from My Favorite Things.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Let Hope Anchor Your Soul feat. Gina K. Designs

I had the pleasure of playing with one of the stamp sets from new release at Gina K. Designs. You Anchor Me (also available at EH | SSS) was designed by Lisa Hetrick and it's beautiful and so versatile. I love the big anchor and encouragement sentiments.

I love that the anchor is big enough to be the focal point on an A2-sized card. I wanted the anchor to look realistic so I stamped it with grey pigment ink and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. Visit my corresponding Instagram post to see the shine in action!

I stamped multiple images with various shades of Altenew ink (see below for all six colours), used the backside of the stamps to 'colour' the leaves and top layer of the main flower, then fussy cut the images to create a dimensional cluster. Once I determined the layout of the flowers and foliage I added the 'berries' to the background, using the rock-and-roll technique and two shades of green ink.

Before adhering the cluster to the card base, I again used the rock-and-roll technique and two shades of pink and two shades of green to stamp the sentiment. Once that was done, I adhered the cluster with glue dots and rounded the bottom right hand corner of the card with a corner chomper. To finish, I added a large sequin and clear drop in the centre of the main flower.

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