Posted on Leave a comment

Cute Is Just My Cover

Hello Crafty Friends! I hope everyone is having a fantastic Wednesday! It’s Marie (@marneymakesart) back again for another card share! Today I am very excited to share my completed card using Evelin’s digital stamp called “Cute Is Just My Cover” I fell so in love with this image because it has everything I love… Adorable Peek a boo bunnies, mushrooms, and lush greenery! Taking all this whimsical cuteness, I decided to make a simple hello card against a night time backdrop. First off, I printed my digital images on low opacity so I could achieve the “no line coloring” look.

Colored Image Vs. Non colored image printed with low opacity

coloring this image was so much fun! When working with digital images, color pencils are my favorite! My preferred pencils are PolyChromos By Faber-Castell. They are very creamy in a non waxy way and blend beautifully. I had a lot of room to work within the mushroom image so I wrote the word Hello Inside it as my main sentiment and colored it in as I would the mushroom dots .

Processed with MOLDIV

When I was brainstorming how I would put together my card, I wanted to have a scene that was rich with vibrant greens! That’s when I remembered that I had Evelin’s Stamp set called “Best Friends Fur-ever” In that set there is an image of lush leaves and bushes that Was absolutely perfect for my scene! I stamped it out twice using No line coloring ink. Now my main mushroom image would be surrounded by green on both sides complimenting the red. For the night time background, I used Distress Oxide inks. These inks are an absolute staple in every craft stash! Ink colors used include: dusty concord, seedless preserves, mowed lawn, forest moss, and chipped sapphire.

Processed with MOLDIV
Combining digital with stamped images

When I completed my scene, I added some gold and white stars to give it that starry sky finishing touch. I absolutely love how this card turned out! I can’t wait to send some snail mail soon!!

Cute is just my Cover
Processed with MOLDIV

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope I have inspired you just as so many have inspired me! Let’s keep this crafty , artistic expressions circle going! Love and Peace! Marie 🙂

Posted on Leave a comment

Coffee Survival Juice

Hello! I hope everyone is having a really great week so far! My name is Marie (@marneymakesart) over on Instagram and today I am so honored and happy to be here today as a guest designer for Evelin T Designs! The card I am sharing features the incredibly adorable digital stamp image called “Coffee (n.) Survival Juice” ! Evelin’s designs are so adorable, whimsical, positive , and uplifting! I can’t say enough good things! I decided to create an encouragement card that would be perfect for that one over-worked friend you want to treat to coffee! This adorable little Barista has come to save the day with coffee and sweet treats!! 

Printing Out images on super low opacity

Firstly, I turned the opacity down low before I printed out the digital images on 110 lb card-stock paper. This mimics no line coloring ink. The image is printed out in a light grey tone so that it will blend with the color mediums you choose to use. In this case, I use Polychromos Colored Pencils by Faber Castell to color the images. I printed out more than one of the same image so I could practice and choose which color combination I liked best. Once I was done coloring, I worked on my card base. I choose a dark brown color to mimic the color of coffee and with a scalloped rectangle die, I cut out my base.

using distress ink and stencil

For my background, I really wanted to keep it simple so the little Barista could be the focus. So, I used a brick background stencil and some White distress ink. Afterwards, I cut out a white frame to give the card a simple white border. I also used some vintage photo distress ink to add a coffee like tint to the sides of my border. Then the fun part was just positioning and playing around with my image. I used a speech bubble die and a “hang in there” sentiment of encouragement. I also used letter dies to create “it’s Coffee Time!!” Sentiment! I love how letter dies look like you have done some embossing!

Lastly, I finished off my cards with some charming star accents of white and gold to compliment the word “Coffee”. I am so beyond happy with how my card turned out and I can’t wait to mail this to a friend or loved one that needs a little pick me up! It’s so easy to be inspired to create cards when you have such adorable images!!!

Processed with MOLDIV

I would like to thank you for stopping by and thank you Evelin for the opportunity to share and be a part of such a wonderful community of inspirational and talented creators! Have an amazing day!!!