Saturday, 10 November 2018

FS614 - Poinsettia Joy

Congratulations to this week's Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper Nicole (cnsteele). I chose this card as my inspiration:

I focused on Nicole's:
-textured background
-gold die cut sentiment

I changed:
-stamped flowers instead of embellishments
-no vellum

I stamped poinsettias on the background and embossed with gold embossing powder. I blended inks over the whole panel then added texture by spritzing with water and lifting with a paper towel.

I then painted over the poinsettias for more definition. I used Score tape and Wow glitter to add some sparkle and glued my gold sentiment letters to that.

Here's a video:

I used:

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Thursday, 8 November 2018

AJVD - Frosty Cool Friend

I'm on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today with this fun snowman, no-line colouring and tips for fixing things when something goes wrong!

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Essentials by Ellen - Don't Flurry!

Here's a simple winter card using some goodies from the November Essentials by Ellen release (links below).

I started by blending some Something Borrowed, Fiesta Blue and It's a Boy ink on a white card base.

I created my "faux-snowglobe" with the Alpine Snowfall Die - I cut it sideways, then turned it and cut it again, so that the blue ink on the card base would show through.

I finished the scene with a juggling snowman from Snow Buds - I shaded them with It's a Boy for dimension and added some stickles for sparkle.

Monday, 5 November 2018

MCV112 - Peace

Here's my card for the current Muse: ChristmasVisions challenge, where Guest Muse Becca gave us this peaceful inspiration:

I focused on Becca's:
-turquoise and white

I ran a panel of white cardstock through my Big Shot with all 3 dies on at the same time - pierced square, Paper Smooches dove and MFT Peace.

I inlaid the peace for a subtle tone-on-tone look (like Becca's branch) and coloured the outline of the dove with Copics before inlaying it back into the panel as well.

I used:

Essentials by Ellen November Release - Stencil Dies

These 4 new little dies are perfect for whipping up quick cards! You can get them separately, or all together as a set. The possibilities are really endless!

Here's a video: