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2020 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Happy Friday, friends!

Today we have a special post for you. We are participating in the 2020 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and Evelin T Designs is sponsoring two (2) $10 Gift Certificates. One for the Hop and one for the Flash Prize!

For this Hop, I am sharing a card I made with our Cozy Hedgehogs Digital Stamp Kit. This kit contains individual images as well as ready-to-print-and-color images. It is perfect for anyone who wants to build their own scene and also for those who wants to just print-and-color!

To create this card, I used one of the ready-to-print-and-color files. Firstly, I adjusted the printing to 12% opacity and used watercolor cardstock to print this image. I wanted the image to be lightly printed so that I can create no-line coloring effect.

Next, I applied watercolor washes to the whole image to create a background color. To add depth and details to the image, I used Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils.

Then, I used Posca paint pens to color the Christmas decorations. It is an acrylic paint pen so the color remains opaque on top of the watercolor. Finally, I applied Stickles to add glitter to the decorations. I like that all I needed to create this card was to print it out and cut it into size for coloring.

Coloring this was a much needed stress-reliever from the Silverado Fire evacuation and well, 2020 as a whole.

Fun News …

This Cozy Hedgehogs Digital Stamp Kit can be yours FREE with purchase.

For purchases above $75, you will receive five (5) Coloring Cards AND the Cozy Hedgehogs Digital Kit. Please add the Digital Kit into your cart and apply coupon code COZY2020 before checking out.

*Eligible orders must include at least one stamp from the New Release. FREE GIFTS with Purchase is valid from October 28th to November 11th.

I hope you enjoyed this card I created with our Digital Stamp kit. For all the details of the 2020 Fall/Winter Coffee Blog Hop and prizes, do head on over to Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog.

Supplies List

Compensated affiliate links may be used  β€“ that means if you make a purchase using my links, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support of my work.

1. Cozy Hedgehogs Digital Stamp Kit
2. Schmincke Horadam Watercolor Set
3. Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils
4. Posca Paint Pens
5. Stickles
6. Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
7. Kokuyo Tape Liner

Thank you all for joining the Hop.
Have a great day!


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Winners of Winter/Christmas Release

Happy Thursday, friends!

Thank you so much for being a part of our Winter/Christmas Release last week. I would also like to thank you for your tremendous support. We are sold out of some of our designs but re-stock will be available soon. Please sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know when our designs are back in stock.

I am so grateful and thankful to each and everyone of you for your patience and prayers when my family had to evacuate from the Silverado Fires right when we were preparing for our Release. It was a miracle that our community was spared. The fire was burning right up to the sidewalk!

All the orders has since been lovingly packed and shipped and I hope that some of you may have received them already. Can’t wait to see what you created with them. Please tag us #evelintdesigns when you post on social media so that we can see them too.

And now, let us Congratulate our winners for this Release. You have both won a $15 Gift Certificate each. Please email hello@evelintdesigns.com to claim your gift code*

*p/s: You have 2 weeks to claim your gift code. Thank you!

Have a wonderful day!


– Evelin

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Winter/Christmas Release | Available Now!

Hello friends! We are super excited to announce that all of the 5 new stamp sets are now available and are shipping. You can find them in the NEW RELEASE section of the shop.

Here’s a re-cap of all the new goodies PLUS, don’t forget that you can add the Cozy Hedgehogs Digital Stamp Kit for FREE with your $75 order (use code COZY2020). You will get the Coloring Cards included for free with your orders above $60 automatically. This promotion is valid from today until November 11th or while stocks lasts.

I created some cards with the sets we debut yesterday.

My first card features hedgehogs from Be Merry. To create this card, I stamped the little tambourine playing hedgehog and the Christmas toadstool directly onto the white cardstock. Then, I stamped the hedgehog holding the music book on a separate piece of cardstock, colored him with colored pencils before fussy-cutting him out.

Next, I colored all the rest of the elements with colored pencils. Using the MISTI, I stamped the music notes and the sentiment ‘Be Merry’ directly onto the cardstock. After that, I added stickles to the Christmas lights around the toadstool. Finally, I used foam tape to pop the last hedgehog onto the card to create dimension.

For this next card featuring Winter Magic, I wanted to create a scene where a couple of critter pals are high up in the sky with the moon. Firstly, I placed all the stamps I wanted to create this scene on a piece of watercolor paper. Then, I stamped them one at a time using small acrylic blocks. Next, I applied masking fluid on all the stamped images to protect the images while I paint. After that, I used a flat brush to paint the night sky after the masking fluid is dried.

Remove the masking fluid after the watercolor is dry. You can use a hairdryer to hasten the drying process. Subsequently, I watercolored the moon, fox and penguin pals and the stars. Finally, I used colored pencils to add depth and dimension to the watercolored images. To complete the card and add sparkles, I used stickles on the stars and clouds.

BLOG HOP & GIVEAWAY details

If you missed our Blog post yesterday, you will want to check it out! We started our Blog Hop yesterday with all the Giveaway details posted over there as well.

Also, all of our new stamps are now live and listed in the NEW RELEASE section of our shop. You will also be able to see all project images for inspiration when you click on each product. We hope this will help make your shopping decisions easier!

Happy Hopping, Shopping and have a great day!

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Winter/Christmas Release | Debut Day 2 & Blog Hop

Ready for Day 2 of our Winter/Christmas Release? This post is going to be a long one because we will be starting our Blog Hop today, which means there will be Giveaway details as well. We will also FREE Gifts with purchase (YES!!) for this Release and info on how you can get them.

So, grab your favorite beverage of choice and let’s get cozy.

We’ll start by introducing the next 3 stamp sets debuting today.

First, we have Be Merry

I have always loved hedgehogs and what better time to add some hedgehogs to our line-up than during this most wonderful time of the year! I particularly enjoyed illustrating the Christmas toadstool instead of a tree. It does make this set extra fun, right?

Available for purchase on October 28, 2020
4×6 stamp set
Retails for $16.00
Includes eleven (11) stamps – eight (8) images + three (3) words/sentiments

Next we have Winter Magic

This set is actually inspired by an illustration I did a couple of years ago of a couple of critter friends flying up to the moon and just being happy! I love that illustration so much that I decided to update it and make it into a stamp set to share it with you too πŸ™‚

Available for purchase on October 28, 2020
4×6 stamp set
Retails for $16.00
Includes eighteen (18) stamps – fifteen (15) images + three (3) words/sentiments

And finally, we have our first full sentiment set Season’s Greetings

This set features season’s greetings with a mix of type, brush lettering and handwritten sentiments by Evelin. There are so many useful sentiments that you can use to accompany the other stamp sets in our Christmas/Winter releases. You can use them to create gift tags as well or even backgrounds!

Available for purchase on October 28, 2020
4×6 stamp set
Retails for $16.00
Includes twenty-one (21) stamps – twenty-one (21) words/sentiments

FREE GIFTS WITH PURCHASE

To make this Release extra special and also to thank you all for being so supportive of my small business, I have designed an exclusive Digital Stamp Kit as well as Coloring cards to be included in your eligible orders*.

Here is a look at the Cozy Hedgehogs digital stamp kit and Coloring cards:

The Coloring cards are A2 sized, Copic-friendly and can take light washes of watercolor. They are ready to be colored and adhered to your cardstock.

As for the Digital stamp kit, it includes individual stamp files AND also ready-to-print-and-color files, as well as ‘build your own scene’ files. The ready-to-print-and-color-files are perfect for those who like the ease of just printing and coloring without ‘creating their own scene’ digitally. As for the background scenes, you can pair it with digital stamps from this kit or with other stamps.

I am so excited for the Cozy Hedgehogs Digital Stamp Kit because this is the first time we are offering a kit like this and I hope that you will like it!

How to get your FREE GIFTS WITH PURCHASE

For purchases above $60, you will receive five (5) Coloring Cards. These will be automatically added into your eligible order* before shipping (while stocks last).

For purchases above $75, you will receive five (5) Coloring Cards AND the Cozy Hedgehogs Digital Kit. Please add the Digital Kit into your cart and apply coupon code COZY2020 before checking out.

*Eligible orders must include at least one stamp from the New Release. FREE GIFTS with Purchase is valid from October 28th to November 11th.

BLOG HOP sneaks

For this release, we have an inspiring blog hop with our amazing team of Designers and our welcomed Guest. Here is a sneak of what you will see as you Hop along with us:

This is just a small peek into what you will see as you hop along! You are going to get to see a lot of projects using our new stamps that the Designers have lovingly created.

GIVEAWAY details

We are giving away two (2) $15 Gift Certificates to celebrate this Release.

You have not one but 5 chances to win! You can do as many or as few entries as you want. Remember that if you take advantage of all 5 chances to win, you will have commented on this blog post 5 times. Each comment = a separate chance.

Ways to enter:

  1. Comment on this blog post and tell us which stamp set is your favorite or which Designers’ style inspired you.
  2. Sign up to be on our email mailing list. Leave a comment after you have done so. (If you are already on our mailing list, let us know! And thank you.)
  3. Join us on Facebook. Did you know we have a Facebook Fan Club? Leave a comment that you joined us on our Facebook Group. (If you already joined us on Facebook, let us know! And thank you.)
  4. Follow us on Instagram. Leave a comment that you follow us. (If you already follow us on Instagram, let us know! And thank you.)
  5. Share about Evelin T Designs’ Winter/Christmas 2020 Release on Facebook, your blog or Instagram (remember to tag us #evelintdesigns). Leave a comment that you shared and thank you.

You have until 11:59pm PST on Sunday, November 1st, 2020 to enter.

The winners of our Winter/Christmas 2020 Release Giveaway will be announced on Thursday, November 5th, 2020. Remember to check back here for the winners post. You will have 2 weeks to claim your prize.

BLOG HOP Link List

Alright, now let’s start Hopping!

EVELIN T DESIGNS BLOG <- You are Here!
AMY TSURUTA
EMILY LEIPHART
ANNETTE ALLEN
PATRICIA ROEBUCK
HEATHER HOFFMAN
SANDY ALLNOCK

Happy hopping along your way and have a wonderful day!

Our Winter/Christmas Release will be AVAILABLE tonight 12am EST, October 28th. Also check back here tomorrow as I share the cards I created with the sets from today’s debut!

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Winter/Christmas Release | Debut Day 1

Hello friends, time for another Release! We have 5 new stamp sets for our Winter/Christmas Release and I am so excited to share the first 2 sets with you.

First up, we have Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Early this year, we went up to the mountains to enjoy the snow. I sled for the first time in my life and what will also be my last. Oh my! It sure was fun and adrenaline-filled but my poor back cannot sustain the constant bumping down the hill. It got so painful at one point that I just flipped myself off the sled… but my son enjoyed it and he looked so cute sledding down the hill which inspired the sledding Munster. And of course, how can you go to a snow mountain and not have a snowball fight? haha.

Available for purchase on October 28th, 2020
4×6 stamp set
Retails for $16.00
Includes eleven (11) stamps – seven (7) images + four (4) words/sentiments

Next, we have Pup-tastic Christmas

The inspiration for this second set started with the Snow Angel Corgi and how my husband always thought Corgis are super cute with their short legs and yes, we love cats too, so a cat must be included!

Available for purchase on October 28th, 2020
4×6 stamp set
Retails for $16.00
Includes nine (9) stamps – six (6) images + three (3) words/sentiments

And now, let’s see the stamps in action!

For this card featuring Baby, It’s Cold Outside, I drew slopes on my white cardstock with a light pencil and cut it out using my trusty cutterpede scissors. After cutting the slopes, I added faux stitching lines using a light blue colored pencils to add interest. I stamped my sledding Munster unto white cardstock and colored it with my prismacolor colored pencils. To create depth, I layer the colors until I achieve the effect I wanted. I also used a white jelly roll to add highlights to the Munster and sled.

I used the MISTI to position where I wanted to stamp the sentiment and stamped it a couple of times to get a crisp, dark image. After that, I decided where I wanted the slopes to be positioned on the card and adhered the furthermost piece with glue. I colored in the trees with colored pencils to set the scene. Then, I used foam tape to pop the next two layers of slope and my adorable Munster. To finish off the card, I added stickles on the slopes and the front part of the sled to add some sparkles. Lastly, I added stars sequins to complete the card.

I decided to create a shaker card with the Snow Angel Corgi from Pup-tastic Christmas. First, I die-cut the circle and the sentiment ‘Merry + Bright’. Next, I adhered a clear acetate onto the back of the cardstock I just die-cut. Then, I used the MISTI to position my corgi and stamp it directly on the card base. To color the corgi, I used colored pencils. After that, all I had to do was to add in sequins and adhere the top of the shaker card element with foam tape.

The ‘joy JOY joy’ sentiment is from another new set we will debut tomorrow. I stamped it onto white cardstock and cut it out into the shape of a banner. Finally, I just glued it down on the card and added star sequins to add more fun!

INSPIRATION FROM THE DESIGN TEAM

Amy Tsuruta

CLICK HERE to see more from Amy

Annette Allen

CLICK HERE to see more from Annette

Emily Leiphart

CLICK HERE to see more from Emily

Heather Hoffman

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather

Patricia Roebuck

CLICK HERE to see more from Patricia

We also have a very special Guest joining us for this Release, and it’s none other than Sandy Allnock! We love how every card she makes turns out to be little pieces of art.

CLICK HERE to see more from Sandy

I hope that you have been inspired by all the creations that the Design Team has put together to showcase these two sets.

Remember to check back here tomorrow as we continue to debut our Winter/Christmas Release. For the first time ever, we will also have FREE GIFTS with Purchase.

Find out what they are, how you can snag them as well as how you can participate in our Hop and stand a chance to win at our Release Giveaway!

Keep Crafting and Smile Always,
Evelin

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No Line Coloring with Digital Stamps

Hallo friends, Happy Mid-week to you! I hope you had the chance to read the email we sent out yesterday and if you are not on our mailing list, head on over to our website to sign up. We promise we won’t spam your inbox because we know how that feels πŸ™‚

If you are on our mailing list, you would know that we just launched 4 new Digital Stamp sets. Today, I am showcasing Cute Is Just My Cover with a no-line coloring tip for digital stamps.

No line coloring is a popular technique for stamping. At first, it didn’t occur to me that we can do this technique with digital stamps too. However, I have been coloring my hand-drawn illustrations without inking the outlines lately which creates a ‘no line coloring technique’ effect. That got me thinking if I could do this with our digital stamps as well.

Then one day, in the shower… yes, in the shower.. I got an idea I could try! I get a lot of my best ideas and ‘Ah-hah moments’ in the shower. Anyone else? No, just me? Haha.

And you know what? It is so easy to create no line coloring images digitally and I will show you how and why I think so.

This is how:

Adjust the opacity level of the image to about 20%

To create no line coloring, the outline of the images has to be light. We use very light inks to create this in stamping but what about digital stamps? In order to get light printed lines, adjust the opacity down to about 20% in your Photoshop or editing software. This allows you to get a light grey printed image instead of a crisp black image. I tried a test print with 40% opacity and the lines were not light enough.

Below is an image printed with 20% opacity.

Image printed with 20% opacity level

This level of opacity creates prints that are still clear enough to see the lines and light enough to achieve the no line coloring effect. If you want even lighter lines, try dropping to opacity level down to 15% or even 10%.

You can see that the lines are easily drawn over with a colored pencil

But as you can see, I am able to draw over the lines easily with the color of my choice.

The finished No Line Coloring image

The sentiments on the card base is printed with 100% opacity. You can see the difference in the intensity of the black that is printed. To finish off the image, I drew over the eyes with a black ballpoint pen to highlight the eyes and that’s about it.

I’ve shared the how, which is as easy as dropping the opacity of the image before printing it out and now I will share the why.

Why?

Because it is just so easy and convenient. There was no need to buy special ink pads or try out different ink pads (which I did for stamping and unfortunately, they did not produce satisfactory result). This means, you don’t have to spend extra money and end up with ink pads that did not do what you hoped it would do.

Besides, you can buy more stamps with the money saved.. *hint hint* (from our Shop, perhaps?) and it’s good for the environment too! Less waste πŸ™‚

The New Digital Stamp Line Up for August 2020

I hope you find this post useful and will give our Digital Stamps a try with this Digital Stamp No Line Coloring tip.

You can find our entire stamp collection in our SHOP. So head on over now to get yours! We ship very quickly and as for our digital stamps, you get to download them immediately. Talk about instant gratification! πŸ˜€

Till next time, happy crafting and smile always!

Evelin

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Happy Birthday | Guest Designer Mayra

Hello and happy Wednesday everyone! I am so excited!! Mayra here with you today. It is such a huge honor and blessing to be here with you,  I am guest designing Evelin T Designs Digital images. YAY!!! I fell in love with her images. They are meaningful and beautiful. 

For my card today, I used the lovely Sending Joy digital stamp.

This is such an amazing set!!

It comes with several sentiments: Happy Father’s Day, Happy Mother’s Day, 
Happy Birthday, Sending Joy, Thank You, and Smile.

For my card, I used the Happy Birthday sentiment. I colored my images using Copic markers.

I used YG00, YG01, YG03, YG23, YG17, G94, and G99 for the leaves. For the purple areas, I used V09, V04, V01, V15, and B60. For the deeper purples,  I used B69, B66, B63, V20, and B60.

I then added Distress Oxide Inks to a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock. I used Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, and Seedless Preserves. I then added a couple of white splatters to it to finish it.

I hope you like the card I created to share with you today. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by!! Hoping you have a blessed and wonderful day!!

Please feel welcome to click here if you would like to see more of her wonderful products:

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We have Digital Stamps too!

Hallo Friends!

I hope you had a relaxing weekend and managed to celebrate the 4th of July, albeit in a different way for some of us this year. We had some family time and just chilled at home.. nothing special this year since we are still social distancing. Besides that, I busied myself baking bread too and wow, I never knew freshly baked bread is so delicious! I am now truly spoiled. HAHA…

I wanted to drop by and let you know that we have Digital Stamps too and they are already available in the . I also designed one specially for this time that we are in right now for free and I hope that it will bring you peace while coloring it. My son had a lot of fun coloring with me and it was nice to spend quality art time together.

Beth Praying
Dino-Mite Birthday
Coffee, Beth?
Sophie & Friends
Floral Banner
Eli Praying
Thank You For All You Do

We will launch more digital stamps in the weeks to come. Sign up to be on our mailing list to be the first to know. We might even be throwing in freebies that are exclusive only to our mailing list subscribers πŸ™‚

Click HERE to get your digital stamps and start crafting!

Take care.
Till next time,

Evelin

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Review: Comparing Colored Pencils

Last week, I published a card video on creating a scene with different, non-coordinating stamp sets on our Youtube channel and in that video, I shared about how I used my colored pencils. And in today’s video, I will be sharing a review comparing the 3 brands of colored pencils that I have and love using.

I hope that this video can help you understand these colored pencils better and perhaps help you decide which colored pencils you would want to invest in. I only have Prismacolor Premier, Faber-Castell Polychromos and the Caran d’Ache Luminance which I reviewed in this video. This is a pretty comprehensive video so grab a snack, a coffee (or your favorite beverage), kick back and relax!

I hope you enjoyed my personal sharing on these colored pencils and find this video helpful to you somehow πŸ™‚ If you enjoyed our video, please hit the LIKE button, SUBSCRIBE and smash that NOTIFICATION bell so that you will be notified the next time we have a new video.

Till next time, keep crafting and smile always!
-Evelin

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The Winners for our June Release Giveaway are…

CONGRATULATIONS to our 2 winners of our June 2020 Release Giveaway!

Winner #1 of our June 2020 giveaway
Winner #2 of our June 2020 giveaway

Please email me at hello@evelintdesigns.com with the email used to subscribe to our mailing list to claim your $15 Gift Certificates. You have 2 weeks from today to contact us for your gift certificates πŸ™‚

Congratulations again and thank you all for participating.

We will have random giveaways and discounts exclusively for our mailing list subscribers, so do click on our Pop-Up Form and subscribe.


Till next time, Keep Crafting and Smile Always,
Evelin