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!


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