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Spooky and Sweet…

Happy Hello everyone… Annette Allen here with you today to share two fun card I created using the newly released Evelin T. Designs: Good Tidings To You, All Is Calm and All Hallows Cuteness.
Are you saying yes right now? The new release is full of cuteness. 
You can see all the new release HERE.
The first card I created I used Evelin T. Designs: Good Tidings To You, All Is Calm

I colored these sweet images using Copic Sketch markers. At first I was going for an inside themed card and then I remembered this cute snowman and well that changed it all for me. I went with an outside scene and this cute snowman peeking up behind just makes me smile. 
I used a die cut for the background. I wanted a snowfall look and polka dots totally worked for me. I used foam adhesives to give my colored images some dimension. I also added a little white gel pen polka dots and strips here and there. 

Next up I created this card using Evelin T. Designs: All Hallows Cuteness. I mean come on I am so in love with this set. Totally fun to color.

I used an embossing die for the background and added some Ranger Oxide ink for a bold fun background. I splashed some Copic opaque, water and black soot oxide ink on the background. The images are all colored with Copic Sketch markers and I adhered them to the card using foam adhesive. 
That is all for today.
I hope you enjoyed both cards today. I love this time of year when I get to make Christmas and Halloween cards. Make sure to shop the new release HERE.
Have a great day! 
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All Hallow’s Cuteness

Happy Monday! I’m so excited to be posting on the Evelin T Designs blog with a card featuring the new stamp set All Hallow’s Cuteness. These Halloween illustrations are as cute as can be! I used the bird, bear, bunny and cat who are all ready for trick or treating in their costumes. It’s so easy to create scenes with these cuties.

I stamped all of the images and coloured them using Copic markers. Then I stamped the images again on masking paper and covered the coloured images so I could sponge the background with distress inks.

After all of the colouring and ink blending was done, I used shimmer mist to splatter the panel. It adds a feeling of ‘magic’ to the scene, as if the bear fairy and cat witch are casting a spell on the bunny. The shimmer is hard to capture on camera but is so pretty in person.

If you missed the September Release Blog Hop, head over to THIS post to see more inspiration and leave comments by 11:59 p.m. PST on September 22, 2019 for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Evelin T Designs online store.

For a full supply list, please visit my blog. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Reading Buddies + Critters

It’s Amy here with a card that combines Reading Buddies and Coffee Loving Critters.
The mint card base is 4.25 x 9.25 inches.  The Bristol panel is 4.0 x 9.0 inches.  I stenciled mint colored clouds on the Bristol panel and added a grassy border.   

I stamped the images from both Reading Buddies and Coffee Loving Critters in copic friendly black ink.  I colored them with a ton of different copics but my overall color palette was inspired by THIS color trio.

Here are the various copic colors I used:
  • R20
  • YR09 | YR16
  • Y21 | YR23
  • BG11 | BG34
  • E40 | E42
  • E50 | E51
  • E55
  • T0 | T1
  • N5 | N7
I hope you have an amazing week!
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Build Your Own Background to Stretch Your Stamps!

Hi folks! Kelly here, excited to share a card made with the adorable Reading Buddies set! I actually made this card during the first release, but wanted to hold off sharing it so I could devote some time to discuss stamp selection when it comes to building a background.

This Reading Buddies set has some adorable images, like the cute critters carrying books, as well as a sweet scene of a girl reading with her forest friends. Any of these images are great to feature on a card. After you’ve played around with these on a couple of cards, however, I’d recommend taking a look at the secondary images, like the pile of books. I thought stamping the books in a pattern would make a fun background.

And, you get a completely different look to stretch your supplies!

Whenever I make a background like this, I try to figure out what the overall shape of the image is. In this case, the pile of books with the one book on its end is essentially a large rectangle. 
To help illustrate this I’ve drawn rectangles over the books below …
I first stamped the “rectangle” of books vertically in the upper left corner, then rotated it 90 degrees to stamp horizontally in the top middle, and finally rotated it back to stamp the books vertically in the upper right corner. With that row completed, I can move on to stamp the second row, only this time I stamped the image horizontally, vertically, and horizontally across the card. This fills in the gaps left from the top row.

I repeated that stamping for the bottom half of the card to complete the background. To color the books I picked several copic markers in cool tones and rotated them to balance out the colors. Colored pencils would work as well for all the thin lines. I also grabbed a few shades of cream to color the book pages.

And just like that, your background is completed! With the sentiment and the background of books, I think this card would be perfect to send someone in your book club, or a friend who enjoys reading.

Hope you enjoyed this little tip on building your own backgrounds, as well as picking out a secondary stamp, to get an entirely new look from your stamp sets!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Kelly

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Happy Birthday From All of Us

Hello! Heather Hoffman here this morning with a card using the adorable Sneaky Kitties stamp set – a super fun and intricate image, perfect for coloring when you have lots of time to sit and doodle!
I don’t often take time to slowly color in a detailed image like this, but I was talking on the phone with my parents one day, and started coloring, and before I knew it, we’d been on the phone for an hour, and this entire image was colored!

I added some little dots around the image with some of the same Copics I used to color the image – a great way to add a bit of interest to the background and have it easily coordinate!

I added a few details with a white gel pen, and then matted the panel with a bit of green cardstock and mounted on a kraft cardbase to finish off! Aren’t those little kitties the CUTEST?!?!?

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!!!
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Eat, Sleep, Read….

Happy August everyone.. Annette Allen here with you today and I am sharing a card I created using Reading Buddies. If you love to read you will love this set.
This set is available in the online store HERE.

I created the background using Ranger Oxide inks: Fossilized Amber and Twisted Citron. I used a misc die to create these fun windows for each image. The images are colored with Copic Sketch markers and die cut with my Brother scan n cut machine. I used some foam adhesives to pop the windows up. I love to give my cards some dimension. Totally simple card to create.
Make sure to stop by again next week for more fun Reading Buddies inspiration from the design team.
Thanks for stopping by.
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Coffee + Kitties

Hello Hello!  It’s Amy here with a couple cards that I’m so excited to share with you today.  First up is a card that combines the Coffee Art + Coffee Loving Critters sets:
I decided to do all my stamping with Memento Rich Cocoa.  I started off with some quick stenciling using Distress Oxide – Antique Linen.
I fussy cut the stacking mugs from Coffee Art and the bunny from Coffee Loving Critters.  I’ve actually been enjoying fussy cutting these days.  It’s been super relaxing for me.
My copic colors I used:
R20
Y15 | Y19

BG13 | BG15
E0000 | E51

I heat embossed the sentiment from Coffee Art in white on kraft cardstock.   I mounted everything on an Aqua panel.  The middle stack of mugs, the bunny and the sentiment have all be adhered with foam squares.
I went ahead and whipped up an extra card especially for today.  I wanted to use Sneaky Kitties and send my girl [the green thumb] some happy mail:
The image has been stamped with Versafine Onyx on Bristol.  It has been colored with Zig Clean Color Markers.

If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you’ll know that green is my favorite color.  It was so relaxing to color this.  For this I colored zig on zig.  I blend with a lighter zig marker.  Do you see the random pops of Zig English Lavender?

I’m super happy how this turned out and think it will make my girl smile. 
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
amy
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Coffee Critter Card Set

Hello! Heather Hoffman here this morning – and if you haven’t noticed, I kind of love to make sets of cards sometimes! Especially when some of the images and sentiments on a stamp set are so cute that I can’t decide which one to use. When in doubt, use lots of them! I used a combination of Coffee Loving Critters, and mixed in a couple sentiments from Coffee Art for these cards I’m sharing today!
I started off by trimming card size panels of watercolor cardstock in half, to make mini canvases for the fronts of my cards.

Next, I paired the images and sentiments that I wanted to use, and stamped them in Versafine Onxy Black Ink with my MISTI on those watercolor panels I had created.

I colored them in with my watercolors, and left them to dry for a bit.

Once they dried, I added a thin black mat around each one. Finally, I adhered them with foam adhesive on white cardbases.

I love how the simple design lets these fun images just really shine! And it makes it super quick to put several cards together at the same time, but they are all a bit different – perfect for giving as a gift set or putting in your stash for when you need a card!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!!!
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Coffee Love….

Happy hello Evelin T. Designs friends… Annette Allen here with you today to share two fun cards I created using Evelin T. Designs: Coffee Loving Critters and Coffee Art stamp set. This month the design team is featuring these two stamp sets so make sure to join us every Monday for more fun inspiration.

Now lets get started… On this first card I used both Coffee Loving Critters and Coffee Art stamp sets.

I colored up these adorable images with Copic Sketch Markers and added a little highlights and a few polka dots using a white gel pen.  I cut out the images using my Brother scan n cut machine. I used a die and some pretty designer paper for the background and with some foam adhesives I added my images to the card. I love to give my images some dimension. 

This card was created using Evelin T. Designs: Coffee Loving Critters. How cute are those cupcakes? I colored the images with Copic Sketch Markers and again cut with my Brother scan n cut machine. 

I sprayed some Ranger Distress Oxide on the background and added some pretty designer paper. The picture frame was added using foam adhesives. I also added some polka dots with a white gel pen. 
Two simple cards and totally fun to create with these adorable stamps. 
Thanks for stopping by.