Lawn Fawn – Wild About You

Hello! Today, I am sharing another card featuring the Echo Park Balloons Stencil,  provided to me by Paper-Garden.ca. I recently shared a CAS birthday card with this stencil and wanted to try the stencil with colored embossing paste.

Lawn Fawn - Wild About You

I first stamped and colored a few of the Wild For You animals (this is an adorable set) and cut them with their corresponding dies.

I cut a cardstock panel with the largest rectangle die in this set and applied colored embossing paste through some of the stencil on to the cardstock. I colored the embossing paste with Claudine Hellmuth paints, which I bought several years ago. Once the panel was dry, I applied Tumbled Glass Distress Ink; the embossed balloons resist the ink.

Lawn Fawn - Wild About You

I stamped and heat-embossed the sentiment on a piece of Lawn Fawn Noble Fir cardstock, which I then cut with one of the Meadow Borders dies.

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Newton’s Nook – Snow Day

Hello! As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been trying to embrace winter and create winter-themed cards as long as I can. (I have yet to put away my Christmas stamps and dies!) Today’s card features images and a sentiment from Newton’s Nook Designs Snow Day stamp set (now retired). I posted a card created with another image from this same set in November.

Newton's Nook - Snow Day

I stamped the rabbit and penguin images and colored them with Copic markers and colored pencils. I applied embossing paste to the background through the Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil after stamping the sentiment. I wanted to keep layers to a minimum, so I used the MFT Drifts & Hills stencil to create a snow bank by applying several Distress Inks. The embossing paste resisted the ink. For the card base, I used a paper from the Lawn Fawn Knit Picky pad. The patterns in this pad are winter-themed rather than specifically Christmas.

Newton's Nook - Snow Day

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Taylored Expressions – Die-cut Forest Critters

Hello! Today I am sharing a friendship card featuring die-cut forest critters from  Taylored Expressions  – the Little Bits – Raccoon and the Little Bits – Fox.

Taylored Expressions - Die-cut Forest Critters

I paired the two critters against snow-covered Grassy Hills. I usually use the Rolling Hills die for snow, but I used these dies to add a little texture to the scene. I stamped the Gunny Sack Background with Salt Water Taffy ink on Cookie Monster cardstock for the card base. The frame was cut from Watermelon cardstock with the combination of the largest Stitched Rectangle Stacklets die and one of the Inside Scallop Rectangle Stacklets dies.

Taylored Expressions - Die-cut Forest Critters

I heat-embossed the Friendly Phrases sentiment and cut it with one of the Double-ended Flag Stacklets.

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MFT Stamps – Beast Friends

Hello! Today, I am sharing a winter-themed, friendship card showcasing the MFT Stamps Beast Friends set.

MFT Stamps - Beast Friends

I stamped the Yeti figures and colored them with Copics. I went for a crazy fur color. (Since I have never seen a Yeti, or a Sasquatch, I am not certain about the color of their fur!)

For the sentiment, I cut a black strip of cardstock with the Poppystamps Let It Snow Frame die. To create the slit in the Snow Drift, I cut apart a seldom-used square die and used a portion to cut the straight line. (I could have cut the slit with an X-ACTO knife, but I wanted to try the idea of cutting with a portion of a die.) I tucked the sentiment into the slit and taped it from behind.

MFT Stamps - Beast Friends

I had everything assembled when I realized I had left off the snow! I cut two sizes of the Mini Snowflakes and added them to the background.

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Taylored Expressions – Bee Mine! – Die-cut Valentine

Hello! Today, I am sharing a Valentine which showcases the Taylored Expressions Roly Poly – Bee die set.

Taylored Expressions - Bee Mine!

I stamped the Brushed Hearts background with Strawberry Milkshake ink on Strawberry Milkshake cardstock (for a tone-one-tone look) and then stamped the sentiment from Simply Said – Valentine in Oreo ink. To reinforce the Valentine’s Day theme, I added hearts cut with Little Bits – Hearts, including some for the bee’s cheeks!

Taylored Expressions - Bee Mine!

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Simon Says Stamp – Die-cut Valentine

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS die-cut Valentine featuring the Simon Says Stamp Coffee Love die. With snow and cold temperatures blanketing a lot of the country, a warm cup of coffee (or cocoa) seemed appropriate!

Simon Says Stamp - Die-cut Valentine

I cut a variety of cardstock colors with Coffee Love die and pieced them together. I added a sentiment cut with the On Edge Love You die, which I tucked behind a snow bank cut with one of the Drifting Stitches Borders dies. I cut hearts with the Heart Sprinkle Trail from the light-blue background allowing the card base to show through.

Simon Says Stamp - Die-cut Valentine

Happy Birthday Card – Echo Park Balloons Stencil

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS birthday card featuring the Echo Park Balloons Stencil,  provided to me by Paper-Garden.ca.

Happy Birthday Card - Echo Park Balloons Stencil

I recently shared a card created with the Echo Park Snowflakes #1 stencil, on which I used embossing paste. For this card, I applied Distress Inks with a Inkylicious Ink Duster brush. The top row of balloons is inked with Mermaid Lagoon, the middle row with Peacock Feathers, and the bottom row with Salty Ocean. I also applied Tumbled Glass to a separate piece of cardstock. I adhered that inked panel to the back of the stenciled panel so that the letters, which I knocked out with the My Favorite Things Happy Birthday to You die, would easily show through.

Happy Birthday Card - Echo Park Balloons Stencil

I plan to use this stencil again for another birthday or celebration card by coloring embossing paste with acrylic paint.

Taylored Expressions – Die-cut Bistro Scene

Hello! Happy 2018! Today, I am taking a break from winter-themed cards and sharing a friendship card which showcases the Taylored Expressions Build a Scene – Bistro die set.

Taylored Expressions - Die-cut Bistro Scene

I created the café scene with Build a Scene – Bistro, Build a Scene – Window and the Window Awning die sets. I stamped the Sit & Chat sentiment on a strip of cardstock used to ground the scene. I enjoy creating scene cards, especially ones into which I would like to jump!

Taylored Expressions - Die-cut Bistro Scene

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Let It Snow – Stencil and Die-cuts

Hello! Today I am sharing a CAS winter-themed card created with several Memory Box die-cuts and the Echo Park Snowflakes #1 Stencil,  provided to me by Paper-Garden.ca.

I like the Echo Park stencils because of their 6″ x 6″ size – it’s easy to create either a vertical or horizontal card. This particular stencil features a variety of snowflakes in a random pattern. When designing my card, I carefully considered which snowflakes would be visible in the scene.

Let It Snow - Echo Park Snowflakes #1 Stencil

I applied Wendy Vecchi embossing paste through the stencil and set it aside to dry for thirty minutes. Once dry, I applied Tumbled Glass Distress Ink over the embossing paste and directly to the cardstock with a sponge applicator. For the most part, the embossing resisted the ink. There was a little bit of ink on the snowflakes, which I simply removed with a wet paper towel.

I die-cut the Memory Box Let It Snow from a red cardstock rectangle, (the die does not cut the outer edges), and placed it over the embossing paste snowflakes background. I added Memory Box Playful Penguins and a snow bank to finish off the scene.

Let It Snow - Echo Park Snowflakes #1 Stencil

Other ways I considered using this stencil – apply Tumbled Glass Distress Ink or silver metallic ink, heat-emboss embossing paste with a metallic powder, or dry-emboss the cardstock (like an embossing folder) and add ink to the raised snowflakes.

Penny Black Watercolored Wintertime Cheer

Hello! Happy Boxing Day. Today, I am sharing a watercolored card featuring Penny Black supplies. I had some time recently to watercolor and my husband chose this image from the Wintertime Cheer set. My husband has a tractor and really liked this cute image.

Penny Black Watercolored Wintertime Cheer

I heat-embossed the Wintertime Cheer image on Canson Montval paper and watercolored it with the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors. I used Tumbled Glass ink for the sky and Hickory Smoke for the ground using one of the brushes in the Claritystamp set. I stamped the sentiment with an image in the Joy Filled set. I adhered the panel to a red card base.

Penny Black Watercolored Wintertime Cheer

I am entering this into the Penny Black Saturday Challenge December – Winter or Christmas.

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