So Proud of You

I couldn’t resist making another card with the new Hero Arts “Lil Hoot” stamp set, this time using the pair of bears.

LilHootBearAs with my card using the Lil Hoot owls, I relied on several Hero Arts background stamps for some pattern.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! One of my resolutions for 2014 is to color more with my Copics. Today I’m sharing a card created with the new Hero Arts “Lil Hoot” stamp set.

LilHootOwlI used several Hero Arts background stamps on this card as well – for the tree background and the starry sky. I fussy-cut the colored owls and attached them with dimensional adhesive to the star background.

Be Merry

Today, I’m sharing a card created with one Kristina Werner’s designs from the Online Card Classes Holiday Workshop. There are still plenty of cards from class that I’d like to make!

OwlLawnFawn

Kristina stamped lines with pigment ink on her card. I tried this idea, but wasn’t able to stamp lines that looked sharp, so I created strips from patterned paper instead. I heat embossed green and red cardstock with Lawn Fawn stamps. The patterned paper is from one of last year’s Echo Park collections. I stamped the owl with Memento black ink and colored him (her?) with Copics. Even though I didn’t mind fussy cutting stamped images too much, I really like the Lawn Cuts companion dies!

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Holiday Card Camp Day 3

The focus of today’s Online Card Classes Holiday Workshop lesson was Clean and Simple Holiday Cards. For my first card, I followed one shown by Shari Carroll.

Day3TreeLine

Shari used a repeating sentiment from Lawn Fawn, which was adorable. I looked through my stash and found a sentiment from a Technique Tuesday set that would work, although it wasn’t repeating. Because of the sentiment’s length, I ended up making the card 4 1/2″ wide, to provide white space on the side and bottom. I added some “snowflakes” with embossing paste in the sky.

Day3Tree

For the second card, I made some modifications to an idea shown by Cristina Kowalczyk. I masked off a triangular area and colored in select parts of the Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil with Copics to form a Christmas Tree. I wasn’t thrilled with the way the tree sides looked, they were raggedy, so I cut it out with the larger tree die cut from the Sizzix “Holiday Cheer” set. I silver heat emboosed a sentiment from the Hero Arts “Naughty or Nice” set – really like the fonts in this set!

Olive, the Other Reindeer

I enjoy picture books, especially holiday ones! For whatever reason, when Olive, the Other Reindeer was published, it escaped my attention. But the title came up repeatedly on a recent search of “best holiday children’s books,” so I checked it out of the library to read it!

The book’s premise is that Olive hears “All of the other reindeer” and thinks they’re saying her name. I immediately thought of making a card when I saw the image of Olive hanging by a cord from Santa’s sleigh.

Olive

I decided that one of the dogs in the Lawn Fawn set would be Olive (taking some artistic license!). Naturally I turned to the Impression Obsession Santa die for Santa and the reindeer. I heat embossed the Lawn Fawn sentiment on the card base, masked it, and then stamped the Hero Arts background stamp in white pigment ink.

Supplies: ColorBox white pigment ink; Doodlebug twine

Penny Black “Mindy”

Have you met Mindy? She’s Mimi’s sister and a relatively new addition to the Penny Black family.  I wanted to practice my Copic coloring, so I stamped and heat embossed the adorable Mindy image. And I couldn’t resist getting the Mimi at Play set just for the “Sending Hugs” sentiment that seemed like a perfect fit.

Mindy-web

 Copics – hair: Y23, Y 26, E33, E27; bear: E21, E31, E33; pants +scarf: R20, R24, R27; tunic: B00, B02, YR31, YR15; shoes: E57, E59; face: Roo, R02

Day 11 of the 12 Tags of Christmas

Today I’m sharing my take on the Day 11 Tag by Carolyn Peeler for the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist Challenge. I drew inspiration from Carolyn’s soft color palette and glitter border.

Day 11 Tag

For my first attempt with the tag, I created a gold tinsel glitter, but I decided that silver would look better with the light pink and blue that I had used to color the stamped skater. Unfortunately, I don’t have any dry silver glitter. I drew a border with a Versamark pen (although I think I’ve been storing it wrong, as it seemed to be dry) and heat embossed some American Crafts Zing silver glitter embossing powder. I then added a line of Ranger Silver Stickles to fill in some empty spots. I’ve added silver tinsel glitter to my wishlist! The sentiment was created on my computer.

Copics: R11 (coat); B21 (mittens); B0000 (white sections on hat and mittens); N1, N3 (skates); E00 (skin)

Supplies: Recollections ribbon (Michaels)

Another Tag – 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist Challenge

I’m sharing another tag I made for the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist Challenge over at Ellen Hutson‘s. My head has been swimming with ideas from the tags shared thus far. I went in a couple of directions before creating this tag inspired by the Day Four tag by Jennifer McGuire. I was also inspired by the Day Two tag by Claudine Hellmuth, which includes sheet music. Because I had a kraft background, I decided to color the bird blue (just the opposite of Jennifer’s tag). Even though the stamp I used for the bird isn’t specifically Christmas-y, I decided to “go with it”! And with our gray skies here in the Pacific Northwest, the blues and pinks added some much needed color to my world! Like Jennifer’s tag, I went with “Joy” as my sentiment.

12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist Challenge

Copics: E35 (branch), RV23, RV29, RV 25 (flowers); YG03 (leaves); Y17 (bird’s beak and flowers’ centers); B0000, B02 (bird)

Supplies: 5/8″ circle punch; Fiskars border punch; Twinery twine; May Arts twine

CFC 78

This week’s CAS-ual Friday Challenge CFC78 is to create a Clean And Simple project that has something torn on it. I used the MFT notebook die giving the appearance of a page or note torn from a spiral. I’ve been turning to this die a lot lately for my projects. I paper-pieced the Paper Smooches Santa and added his skin tone with a Copic.

Ho Ho Ho CFC78

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Neat + Tangled October Release – “Elves at Work”

It’s Day Two of the October Release for Neat & Tangled Stamps. I had so much fun coloring the elves in the “Elves at Work” set. For my first card, I imagined the two elves at work in their workshop. The boy elf believes he’s the “#1 Elf” but the girl elf knows better! 😉  Before I did any coloring I decided on my background papers choosing some from the My Mind’s Eye Winter Wonderland collection. I then looked through my Copic markers to select the best matches. The sentiment is from a set that will be released tomorrow.

Elves at Work Release Day

For my second card, I ventured “outside” to the North Pole, where Santa’s Workshop is located. The North Pole sign stamps and background snowflakes are also part of the set that will be released tomorrow. For the snow hill, I combined a circular piece of dry-embossed cardstock with a piece outlined with Ice Stickles.

Elves at Work Release Day

Supplies: American Crafts “Hollyday Assortment” button; Twinery “Ocean” twine

Head on over to the Neat & Tangled Blog for inspiration from more of the team and to enter today’s giveaway – the winner will receive their choice of the stamp set! This week’s featured stamp sets will be available for purchase at the Neat & Tangled store, Friday, October 5.