25 Days of Christmas Tags, Technique Tuesday



Today is day 13 of the 25 Day of Christmas Tags.  Head on over to Tracey's Blog, for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate from Technique Tuesday, as well as see all of the different tags the design team created.  Every day is a different sponsor and different prize!


I decided to watercolor most of my tag, starting with the deer & snowflakes from the Dani The Deer Stamps set and the sentiment from Perfect Poinsettia.




Merry Christmas


Is there anything better than watercolored poinsettias? Very few! They are just a prominent image that reminds me of Christmas. This is a brand new stamp set from Technique Tuesday.
I am not even going to lie. It took a few days to color in this panel. I wanted each color to be completely dry before moving on to the next.  This isn't the kind of card where I wanted the colors to blend into each other. So I had to practice patience and take my time.


It is really hard to photograph subtle sparkle.  The gold was watercolored with a gold sparkly Gansai gold, which is so glittery in person, it just doesn't show up on camera. However, the Wink Of Stella Clear glitter pen, kind of shows up along the border of the poinsettia blooms.


This card was very intensive to color, but it was so relaxing! I love how it turned out!
The front panel in Fabriano cold pressed watercolor paper, then the poinsettia was stamped multiple times using VersaFine Onyx Black ink.  The images were colored in using Daniel Smith watercolor paint. The sentiment was stamped using white pigment ink, then heat set with clear embossing powder and adhered using foam adhesive.

Head on over to the Technique Tuesday blog to see more of the November release of stamps and dies!

Cuddle Weather


Happy Halloween to all of my American friends!  We are experiencing chilly weather here in Florida, so I guess I better go find a comfy sweater to wear later to hand out candy.
For my card, the stamp set used is new from Technique Tuesday and its called Hello Winter.  It has a puffy jacket images, some snowflakes, tons of sentiments and it makes it so easy to create a super fun winter card, that isn't holiday related!

I stamped the 3 images shown onto Fabriano cold pressed watercolor paper, with VersaFine Onyx black ink. I love this combination between ink and paper, and makes it really easy to watercolor on.  Once the panel was dry from watercoloring, I went in with a orange pen and created some dots. Then using a clear wink of Stella pen, adding sparkle to the images, sentiment as well as over the dots.
Head on over to the Technique Tuesday Blog for a full reveal of this set!!


Merry Peppermint


A brand new stamp set called Christmas Cocoa is being released from Technique Tuesday in a few days.  Its a smaller sized stamp set, with so much value. This is a cocoa set, but if you like coffee like me, then its not hard to turn the mugs into coffee.
For this card, I repeatedly stamped the cocoa mug onto Fabriano cold press watercolor paper, using Versafine black ink. Then again using one of the heart images. Once the ink was dry, the panel was watercolored with Daniel Smith watercolors. 
The watercolored panel was adhered to the card base using foam adhesive to give the card depth. Then layered with a white diecut frame also adhered with foam adhesive.  The sentiment was stamped onto vellum with VersaFine onyx black ink, then heat set with a heat gun. The reason I heat set the image is because vellum is porous and the ink will feather out.
To embellish twine was added above the sentiment for added interest.

Head on over to the Technique Tuesday Blog, to see the full stamp set reveal of this set!



Warm Wishes


Hello friends!
Making a shaped card is so much fun! I know it confuses a lot of people on how to make them, but it really is so easy. If shaped cards are not your thing, then you can always make tags, put the dies onto a card, or make a banner. Options are really limitless when it comes to using shaped dies.

For todays card, I created the base of the card using the Stitched stackable tree die from lawn fawn. One for the front and the back. For the back of the card, score a line 1.5 inches down from the top of the tree die, and place adhesive above the score line. Adhere the front die.
Stamp the sentiment in black ink onto the card front.
Next die cut glittered green cardstock using the Stackable tree frame die and wreath. Adhere both to the card front using foam adhesive. Die cut the bow using red cardstock and adhere using the glue tube.
Most of this card involves die cutting so it was super quick to create.


If shaped cards are not your forte, use the tree dies to create a fun element on a card.

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, to check out all of the different projects using this these die sets!


Seasons Greetings


Hello friends! Today I am showcasing the die set from Lawn Fawn called the Reversed Stitched Scalloped Square Window die (whew that is a mouthful).  Lawn Fawn has these in squares, rectangles and circles.  You place the die onto cardstock, run it through a die cut machine, and what you have is a panel, that has an outside stitch and then a scalloped diecut center.  I love how this adds fun drama to any card and is perfect for creating window cards or shaker cards.

This is a fun square card, with a colorful winter scene. The background was watercolored along with the village image. The snowflakes were diecut using white glitter paper for added interest and sparkle, because who doesn't love something sparkly.

For more great projects using this die set head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog!!

Deck The Halls


For those of you who love all things Christmas and especially gingerbread men, then you are in luck! Lawn Fawn has created a die set that has a few different sized gingerbread men and all of the accessories to match.
I decided to create a gift bag from pattern paper. The gingerbread person was diecut with white cardstock and then using pink ink, I blended the ink onto the diecut for perfect coordination.  The sentiment was stamped onto white glitter paper, and the sentiment and diecut were adhered to the bag using foam adhesive.

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog to check out all of the projects using this fun die set!

Reveal Wheel Holiday Sentiments


Hello friends! Today the Lawn Fawn Design Team are showcasing projects using the Reveal Wheel Holiday Sentiments. The original Reveal Wheel stamp/die set is an interactive die set. For those of you who have no desire to make an interactive card, I am showing you how to use this stamp set in a traditional way.
I started by stamping several sentiments onto white cardstock with white pigment ink, then heat embossing the sentiments using a clear embossing powder. The cardstock was then diecut using a scalloped stitched rectangle. Next using 3 different ink colors, pink, purple, aqua and ink blending tools, ink was applied.  Since the sentiments were heat embossed, ink will not stick to it, it just wipes off and resists.
The critters are from the Say What? Christmas Critters stamp set. They were stamped in black ink, colored in with Copic markers, cut out with scissors and then applied to the panel using foam adhesive.
White cardstock was die cut with the Quilted Backdrop die, then adhered to an aqua card base. The panel was then adhered with foam adhesive to give the card some dimension.

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog to see some beautiful interactive cards!! As well as a chance to win some product.

WCMD Owl-some



Happy World Card Making Day!!
Are you creating any cards today or have any goals?  I have a list of friends and family that I need to get a card to, so my goal is to get cards into envelopes and put them into the mail. And to just make a card to make a card. That is always a treat.

Today the designers of Technique Tuesday along with friends are participating in a blog hop using this fun stamp set! Did you know you can get this stamp for free? Details are in the very last image at the bottom of this post. Also, make sure you leave a comment, because a lucky person will receive a gift card. You have until the 8th to leave a comment, and on the 10th the winner will be announced on the Technique Tuesday blog. Listed below are the links to each blog.  Since I am last on the list, just start from the beginning on the TT blog.




Just some simple stamping, and watercoloring.  No fancy tools, dies or techniques.  Sometimes going back to basics is the best, especially when you mail that card. Its easier to send when you don't have the emotional ties of how long you spent on a card preventing you to mail it. I hope you all have a wonderful creative day!


Gratitude


Hello there!
Sometimes you just need a clean card with lots of white space, you know?  Do not get me wrong, I love a good technique as much as anyone else, but you don't need all of those things to make a pretty card. Simple, basic stamping will always produce a happy card that you can mail to a friend.
For this card, I stamped the sentiment and then built the images around it. The leaves were easy to place because I could stamp them off the tail of the "e" letter. Then I chose the pumpkin and fruit to go above the sentiment because they were flat on the bottom, and could fit between the G and the D. The images were colored in with copic markers, then to embellish a bow was tied using pretty orange ribbon.
This stamp is called Happy Thanksgiving, and you can see the full reveal over on the Technique Tuesday blog!


Thankful

Hello!
Technique Tuesday is about to release a stamp set called Luscious Grapes. Its a smaller stamp set that includes a pretty grape image, and then a few bold sentiments.  Today, I am using that set.  First i started by stamping the grapes with a permanent black ink onto watercolor paper. Using watercolor, the image was colored in. I try and let each color family dry before moving on to the next so the colors don't muddle. The thankful sentiment was also stamped in black ink. The panel was diecut with a square die, and then adhered to the card front using foam adhesive.
This is such a fun fall image or perfect for anyone who loves wine!
Head on over to the Technique Tuesday blog to see the full reveal of this set!


Tangle Free Holiday

Hello Friends!
The process of making this card, was extensive, only because I messed up a few times and had to start over.  FYI don't ever put clear glaze on part of a card and then let it stand up, the glaze will drip down the front of your card lol.
I started by stamping the String Lights image onto white cardstock, then coloring in the bulbs using red and green copic markers, then coloring around the lights in a blue green. Clear wink of stella was used to put a little bit of shimmer over the lights, and then Nuvo clear glaze was placed on top.  It gives each bulb, a shimmery glaze and a lot of dimmension which is pretty neat for a one stamp card. The front panel was adhered to the red card base using foam adhesive, and Nuvo drops were applied under the string lights for an embellishment.

For a full image of this stamp set head on over to the Technique Tuesday blog!


Magical Christmas


Watercoloring can be very intimidating, even for me. But the more I watercolor using good brushes, and watercolor pans, and a watercolor I like, the more it becomes muscle memory.  Using the same materials each time, dramatically helps with consistent results (for me).
I began this card by creating a rectangle water wash onto the watercolor. Then dipping into a blue ink, creating a blue background, which is considered a wet on wet technique.  Once dry the snowflakes were stamped on top in a navy ink, and the sentiments were stamped in black ink.
Using the same watercolor paper, the foxes from the Winter Skies Stamp set were stamped in black ink onto a separate piece of paper, and then water colored in using, sepia, brown and orange tones.  You cannot tell in the photo but a shimmer watercolor was added to the scarves to make them sparkle. Once dry the foxes were cut out and adhered to the panel using foam adhesive.  The panel was then adhered to navy blue card stock.

For more great projects using this stamp set head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog, as well as a chance to win this set.

Merry Christmas


The paper collection from Lawn Fawn called Really Rainbow Christmas is so bright, happy and will certainly bring cheer! 
Cards that have a lot of white space, and pops of color, are so attractive. So that is what I had in mind when I was designing this card.  The red frame was created by die cutting a piece of red pattern paper, then adhering it to the card using foam adhesive. The banners were created by using the Bunting Borders die set, and petite Really Rainbow papers, some were adhered with foam adhesive and some with just tape runner, to help give the card dimension. The tree was created using the Outside In Stitched Christmas Trees and Stitched Christmas Tree Frames die sets. They layer perfectly and were adhered together using foam adhesive.  The sentiment from Simply Winter Sentiment was stamped using black ink, trimmed to size with scissors and then adhered to the card. To embellish aqua Nuvo drops.

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog to see more wonderful projects using this paper collection!

Cream To My Coffee


Friends.
Like many of you, I love coffee. It is my most desired beverage of choice in the mornings, its just kind of magic. For those of you who do not drink coffee, never fear, there are cocoa and marshmallow sentiments included, you are not forgotten.
Just looking at this stamp set, and knowing all of the different ways I can decorate these mugs, makes me insanely happy.
This is the Thanks A Latte stamp set from Lawn Fawn, and I love it.
I started by ink blending aqua ink onto the cardbase, then stamping the sentiment in black ink, and the bottom of the card. The images were stamped onto white cardstock, then colored in using Copic Markers. The latte art was created by coloring in the coffee mug with a copic marker then stamping over it with a brown ink.  All of the images were hand cut, and then applied to the card using foam adhesive. To finish the card, red hearts were stamped at a diagonal, and a red satin bow was added.  It is time to bring bows back friends.

For more great inspiration, to see more projects using this stamp set, and for a chance to win it, head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog.

Watercolored Seasons Greetings


Hello Friends. The September Inspiration Week from Lawn Fawn continues! Today my card is using the stamp set called Simply Celebrate Winter.
The images from Simply Celebrate Winter, are close to 4 inches wide, which makes them perfect to stamp on a card front, as well as the "season's greetings" sentiment.
I started by stamping the image and sentiment with black pigmented ink, onto the white woodgrain cardstock. Once the ink was dry, I started to watercolor the trees.  I then did a wash of each of the colors down below the sentiment. Since the color was wet, as well as the cardstock, a wet on wet effect came into play. That is how each of the colors slightly blend into each other.

For more great projects and inspiration, as well as a chance to win this stamp set. Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog

Technique Tuesday Christmas Blog Hop


Welcome to the Technique Tuesday Christmas Blog Hop.  Today I create a card using the Vintage Christmas stamp set. It has great vintage images and sentiments to help you create beautiful holiday cards.
The Christmas tree was stamped in clear ink, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder onto water color paper. The tree was colored in with green and red water color pigments, and then left to dry. Next the Santa, bag and gifts were stamped in a black pigment ink, covered in clear embossing powder, then heat set.  The images were colored in using water colors, left to dry then cut out with scissor.  The sentiment was stamped in black ink, then the images were adhered using foam adhesive. to embellish satin ribbon was added then the panel was adhered to a green card.

Next up on the hop is Teri.

here is the complete blog hop list



Have YoursELF a Merry Little Christmas


 

Hello friends! The September Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week starts today, and today the focus is on the stamp set called Holiday Helpers. In true Lawn Fawn style it is so super cute.  

For this card, the front panel was die cut using the new portrait Snowfall Backdrop. Then using dark blue, aqua and green inks and and ink blender, ink was applied to the panel.  I imaging the North Pole has a sky that is super magical, so this is what the sky looks like there in my imagination lol.  The sentiment was stamped at the bottom of the panel in black ink. The panel was adhered to a card using foam adhesive. The images were stamped onto white cardstock with black ink, and then watercolored in. Once the images were dry the images were adhered to the card using foam adhesive.

For more great projects and holiday inspiration head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog!

I'd Cross an Ocean For You


Hello Friends!!
Today I am sharing a card using a stamp set called Wendell the Whale from Technique Tuesday. I watercolored the background as well as the whale image using Daniel Smith and Sennelier water colors. To add a little bit more interest to the whale, white dots were added using a white gel pen.

The full reveal of this stamp set is over on the Technique Tuesday blog!






Christmas Planning


I have more September sneaks from Technique Tuesday.  Today is a planner page, mixing old and new stamps.  I typically like a clean space when decorating my planner. While i appreciate the chunky planner, my daily planners are flat.

I used a few different colored ink pads to create a graphic interest, of course red and green for the holiday spirit, and every project can use a pop of black. The two new stamp sets I used are called December Moments and  Story of December.
Head on over to the Technique Tuesday blog to see the complete sets.



Just Because

Its sneaky peak time. I am sharing a card today using a few of the latest September products about to hit the Technique Tuesday store. Lovely Lavender stamp and die set, as well as the Mandala crafting die and stamp set.
The lavender was stamped and die cut, then colored in with water colors. The water colors used were a combination of Sennelier and Daniel Smith, both extremely pigmented and vibrant.  The mandala die, was die cut onto white card stock. Then all of the circle pieces were water colored and set aside to dry. Once the diecuts were dry, they were adhered to the card front. The sentiment from the Mandala stamp set, was stamped in black ink, and the lavender diecut was adhered using foam tape.
For more sneak peaks using these products, head on over to the Technique Tuesday blog!




Happy


I have so many cards that I need to send out, it is getting ridiculous! Does that ever happen to you? You have well meaning intentions, but fail miserably? Yeah same.

Today I am sharing a happy water colored card.  
So simple to create this card.
I stamped all of the sentiments, then water colored the inside of the "happy" sentiment using Zig water color pens in a rainbow order. (because is there any other order?)
On the side of the front panel, black and white washi tape was added, just for added interest. Then the panel was popped up and adhered to the card using foam adhesive.

The stamp set that was used is from Technique Tuesday, and its called Happy, Happy, Happy. So fun!

Did you know tomorrow, sneaks start for the Technique Tuesday release?  All of the details will be on the TT blog tomorrow!

Sweet Treats


If you head on over to the Fancy Pants Designs Blog, you can get all of the information you need on how I made this sweet treat ensemble, using the Magnolia Moments collection.



Fall is Coming!


Hello friends.  A few projects are on the blog today. Both are showcasing new products from the latest Lawn Fawn release, and very much so fall inspired.
First up, is a clean and graphic card using the Caramel Apple stamp and die set.  The apples were stamped in black ink onto white cardstock, colored in with copic markers and then cut out with the coordinating dies. The card base is 4.25 x 5.5 inches using the white woodgrain cardstock from Lawn Fawn.  The sentiment was double stamped since the cardstock is textured, and the apples were adhered using foam adhesive. 


I die cut a piece of pattern paper from the Knit Picky Fall collection using the tote bag die. Then using the Mini Box Bat add-on die set, die cut purple glittered cardstock and adhered it to the bag as a fun halloween goody bag. Embellished with twine. The bag was then filled with candy corn and a ghost peep.
That peep is giving me so much life lol
For more product information, head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, the August Inspiration Week is going on, and there is a chance to win the entire release.

Happy Fall


Am I the only one who gets excited over a new pattern paper collection? Especially holiday papers! It is very much still summer, and I am not wishing this warm weather away at all. However, winter holidays (not the cold) are my favorite!  
Lawn Fawn created a new pattern paper collection called Knit Picky Fall.  Its a play on the original winter collection.
To create this card, I started by making a card base with the new white woodgrain cardstock. This is a top fold card base and measures 4.25 x 5.5 inches. The pattern paper was die cut using the Stitched Leaves die cut set.  Once I had the pattern paper die cut out. The diecuts were adhered to the card using foam adhesive.  To create a cool dimension, the leaves were popped up at different heights.  The sentiment was stamped in black ink, trimmed and adhered to the card front.

For more great inspiration using this paper, head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog.

Thanks Teacher


Hello friends! Today I am sharing a quick DIY lunch bag/treat bag.  
I wanted to create a lunch bag with a die cut opening, and then place vellum behind it, to mimic a glassine treat bag.
Using scrap pieces of cardstock, I adhered about 4 pieces together to create a thick shim, and then placed it on the inside of the bag. The shim was made so that the die cut would not cut through the back side of the bag. The apple die was placed on the front and held with washi tape, and run through a die cut machine.  Next vellum was adhered on the inside of the bag so the bag would be held intact and ready to hold a treat.
The "thanks teacher' border sentiment was cut using the Knit Picky Fall pattern paper, and adhered at a diagonal.  To balance the bag, the same pattern paper was adhered to the bottom of the bag as well as a hand rolled paper straw at the top of the bag.
This was very easy to make, and could easily be created using different dies and pattern paper to customize any occasion.
Head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog for more Inspiration using these dies.

Thanks For Being My Teacher


I am so excited to share this card with you today.  Making shaped cards is so much fun, and different than the usual square or rectangle card.  Over on the Lawn Fawn Blog, one of the stamp sets they are showcasing is So Owlsome.  I colored in one of the owls with copic markers, then cut it out and placed foam adhesive on the back, as well as the sentiments and set them aside.
The card shape was created using the new outside in and apple shape dies from Lawn Fawn.  Instead of using a cardstock behind the frame, the inside of the glittered red frame is vellum.  Using the vellum seemed to soften the card a bit. The stem and leaves were die cut using green glitter and woodgrain cardstock.
Once the card was adhered together, the image and sentiment were placed on the front.

Pick Of The Patch


Hi friends!
Here in Florida, the kids are back to school.  My son is a senior in high school, and my daughter is a senior in college.  So I am really feeling the nest start to empty and it is a really weird feeling. Hopefully this year, I can start to add more content, including videos.  I am saying it, and writing it down so I am willing it to happen.

On to the project!
This is a stamp set called Pick of the Patch (the pumpkins and sentiment). This is the August Inspiration Week over at Lawn Fawn.  So there are going to be a lot of cool projects, videos and giveaways.
I did share this card before (I think).  I started by ink blending the back ground, I tend to do this technique when I am stressed out or just need to chill, its very therapeutic because you need to focus on a perfect blend.  The house and pumpkins were stamped in black ink and then colored in with copic markers.  Copics are my go to coloring medium tool, and what I feel good at.  For you it could be watercoloring, use what makes you feel comfortable.  Before adhering the cut out images, I stamped the bats, tree and sentiment in black ink.
For added dimension the die cuts were popped up with foam ink.

Say Yes To New Adventures


Hello friends!
Today I am sharing a card, that is back to basics.  What do I mean by back to basics? Its stamping 101, what you learn to do when you first begin this hobby.  There is stamping to create a custom background, heat embossing and fussy cutting. 
This stamp set is called Adventure Awaits from Technique Tuesday.  If you head on over to the Technique Tuesday blog, you can see this full set along with the rest of the August release.

I started this card by, stamping the suitcase images with VersaMark ink onto blue cardstock. Applying embossing powder to the image, then heat setting the powder with a heat cut.  I cut the image out with scissors and set it aside.  Next, I randomly stamped the suitcase over the front of a white card base with navy ink. It seemed a little plain, so the airplanes were added. They were stamped in versamark ink, and embossed with the same embossing powder, so everything perfectly coordinated.  The sentiment was stamped, and the cut out suitcase was adhered with foam squares to finish the card.
This is graphic, clean and the perfect 1 stamp kind of card.

thanks for stopping by!

Happy Thoughts

If you are a person who loves to color, coloring in this image was so therapeutic.  Currently I have family and friends who have had to evacuate their homes in CA, due to wildfires.  I have been addicted to updates online and on television.  So to sit down, and just color was so good for my soul.  Plus, who doesn't love to color in a flower, it is just happiness.
The images was stamped onto white cardstock, using black ink.  Make sure you use an ink that is compatible with whatever your coloring medium is.  Then I colored in the image with copic markers.  I added a few enamel dots for added interest and embellishments, and adhered the panel with foam squares for depth.  
This set is called Sunny Flowers from Technique Tuesday.  Its a 3 x 4 inch stamp set, with this large image, a lady bug, a few sentiments and a coordinating die set.  To see the full reveal head on over to the Technique Tuesday blog!
Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Adventure Awaits


Hello friends! Today is the start of the sneak peaks for the Technique Tuesday August release.  This stamp set has really cool vintage traveling icons/images with great sentiments called Adventure Awaits. For this card I stamped the globe in black ink, colored it in with copic markers, stamped the sentiment and then added twine to embellish.  Its a simple design, and actually a perfect masculine card.
Head on over to the Technique Tuesday blog, to check out the full set!

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