For the Card Base - i distressed it with artistry inks and created a dripping effect with my water brush pen. The digi image is watercoloured using Staedtler watercolour pencils and fussy cutted image is adhered to the cardbase using 3D foam tape. Finished it off by adding sentiment, sequins and glitters.
Hope you are inspired! Look forward to what you make for christmas. Link your entries to our challenge here
Greetings Friends and Fellow Crafters, here we are with a new month already. The theme for our challenge this month will be "The Magic of Christmas" what makes you think of the holiday season? I can say that our design team has some great ideas coming up over the next couple weeks to share with you on this subject. However, here are some inspirational projects to get your mind working:
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Hello fellow crafters, I am in the process of making about four trillion holiday cards and tags…well maybe not quite that many, but let me tell you it is A LOT. So with no further adieu, here is today’s holiday card. I used You Light Me Up set/images by Sunsational Stamps. I love how “Merry & Bright” these adorable holiday lights are!
I wanted to make another shaker card because they are so dang fun! This one I watercolored the background with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Next I stamped the sentiment on acetate with StazOn. I sponged Evergreen Bough Distress Ink onto the little frame I die cut, then attached the acetate to the backside of the frame then on the watercolor background I made a pile of shaker elements…snowflakes, sequins and large glitter flakes by WOW. I added foam tape to the back of the frame and adhered it over the watercolor background. Then I added CTMH thick twine in Fern, making little loop-de-loops and adhering them down with Glossy Accents. I wanted it to appear like a wonky sting of lights. I printed out the bulb images then cut them out and adhered them to the frame/string. I glued all that down to a card base that I embossed with a swirly pattern.
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Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today using this Gobble stamp. It's so doggone cute!!
Since I wanted some dimension, I stamped it twice and fussy cut one of the images.
I colored both with images Copic Markers. Then used glue dots to place the fussy cut image atop the main image. It gives it just the right amount of dimension. Then I added ink around the panel before matting it with cardstock.
The panel was then added to a striped card. The phrase was also matted and added to the corner of the card.
Gobble, gobble! Who doesn't indulge just a little too much on Thanksgiving? I saw Sunsational Stamps adorable Tom Turkey image and I instantly thought of him wobbling, so I grabbed one of those Action Wobblers, printed out Tom Turkey and got coloring. I used alcohol markers on him, I did not take the time to shade him as I think he is very cartoony and whimsical looking so the solid coloring fits the mood. I cut him out leaving a slight border and added the wobbler to the back.
I wanted to make a raised top panel so I die cut a 3" circle centering it horizontally, but cutting it more toward the top half on a piece of brown patterned paper from my stash. I also die cut a piece of fun foam at the same time to use that to raise the panel. I die cut a dark brown twig wreath from one of my Elizabeth Craft Designs dies to frame out the opening and my wobbly turkey! I added Queen & CoOrange Slice gems to the wreath. I made a GOBBLE sentiment block using some of my Authentique letters. I adhered this top panel to the cream-colored card base, added my wobbly turkey and moved on to the inside.
I die cut 3 colorful feathers from a Studio Calico die that my sweet and generous daughter gifted me from her stash. I layered the dark brown paper, brown patterned paper and an additional cream piece that I had printed 'til you Wobble on. I added the feathers and added these layers to the inside and called it done!
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Greetings Friends and Fellow Crafters, here we are with a new month already. The theme for our challenge this month will be "Thanksgiving" what makes you think of the holiday season? I can say that our design team has some great ideas coming up over the next couple weeks to share with you on this subject. However, here are some inspirational projects to get your mind working:
I had some technical difficulties with the link up button so we do not have any winners from October! But, to make it up to you I am asking for you to link up both of your projects, this will be the only time a past project will be accepted. So, link up your October Halloween creations and your November Thanksgiving creations for double the chance to win one of our prizes!
Also, because of my booboo, you get a treat!!
If you use this free digi on your entry, it will give you an extra chance for the prize!! So get creating!!
The prizes are: 1st Place gets a $25 digital images gift certificate,2nd Place gets a $15 digital images gift certificate, 3rd Place gets a $10 digital images gift certificate, all winners are chosen by a random draw.
Happy Halloween everyone. Steph Ackerman here with a cute card using the Trick or Treat Set. This stamp set has 11 stamps for you to create a nice variety of Halloween cards.
I used a masking technique to create my design so it appears the ghosts are hovering over the pumpkin.
The pumpkin was colored with Copic Markers and the image was die cut with Spellbinders dies.
Using an assortment of Halloween papers, I created the card, then added the image on a larger circle before placing it on the card. Trick or Treat was stamped and added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.
My first photo (above) shows the spinner one way round and here it is the other way round:
And here's a short video showing the card spinning. A little tip I picked up from my friend Sylvia - spin the spinner part of the card several times before you send the card and then when the recipient opens it to stand it up, the spinner will turn by itself!
Hi there, today I needed another Halloween card so I couldn't wait to use the cute little spooks in the Spooktacular Halloween digi set by Sunsational Stamps. I love how adorable these little characters are. This set packs in a lot of images, and you can find it Here
I started out by making two background pieces using the JustRiteCrackle and the JustRite Brick background stamps. I stamped the Brick background on a piece of medium grey cardstock using Close To My Heart Slate ink. I then stamped the Crackle background onto white cardstock using CTMH Whisper ink. I VERY LIGHTLY sponged the Whisper ink onto the white cardstock so it would just barely tint the paper but not to blend out the crackle pattern.
The next step was to cut my windows in the crackle patterned piece. I used a 1-1/4" square and a 3-1/2" circle (that I only partially cut) to form the half circle window. I then trimmed the bottom using an Exacto knife and straightedge. I backed this piece with a light yellow cardstock so it looked like eerie light coming from the windows.
I printed out the super cute pumpkin, ghost and bat, then colored them using my Copic markers. I fussy cut them out leaving a very thin outline, so they popped a bit. I added each one to a window. I then drew in spider webs and added this panel to the brick background piece using foam tape to pop it up. The whole shebang was added to a white card base.
I found this shiny and whimsical Happy Halloween border piece in my stash. It was from an old K&Company collection I have had since a class I took many years ago at Scrapfest, gosh I miss that event…sigh.
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