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!
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Till next time, keep crafting and smile always! -Evelin
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Today is Evelin T Designs’ Debut Day 4 and June 2020 Release Day! I am so excited to show you the final two sets that we have for this Release and also how you can stand a chance to win at our Giveaway. We are giving away two prizes this Release so sit back, enjoy the showcase and read on.
Available for purchase on June 12, 2020 4×6 stamp set Retails for $16.00 Includes fifteen (15) stamps – nine (9) images + six (6) words/sentiments
And now let’s see the stamps in action!
I’ve been wanting to illustrate a Munster set (yes, I call them munsters instead) ever since I started Evelin T Designs. Actually, there are so many things that I want to illustrate and get made into stamp sets so… haha… Anyway, this set will also coordinate with our Reading Buddies set to create many different scenes, so if you already have that set, it will be just that much more fun to create with!
To create my card, I stamped the munster and background bush image onto Bristol smooth paper. This paper takes light washes of watercolor. I used Fineline Masking Fluid Pen to mask the images before I applied a light wash of watercolor for the sky and grass area. After the watercolor is fully dried, I peeled the masking fluid off using an eraser (you can also just rub it off using your fingers). Then I watercolored the munster and background bush. I stamped the little girl on a separate paper and fussy-cut it after I watercolored the image and added colored pencils to highlight the image. I also used colored pencils to highlight all the images stamped. I stamped the sentiments on white cardstock and cut them into banner shapes and adhered them onto the watercolored image with some foam tape. Finally, I added some dots onto the sky with a white gel pen.
This card I created is inspired by the sentiment that I chose. I believe that all things grow with Love and that the world can be a kinder, more encouraging place to be if we just have a little more love in our heart and in our speech. Speaking words of encouragement helps grow a person, make them feel valued and have more confidence in themselves and I believe that to be important regardless if the other person is a child or an adult. From those thoughts, I imagined a plant being watered and rainbow shining out from it. I stamped the plant images onto my base cardstock and colored them with colored pencils. The watering can, I stamped, colored and fussy cut. Next, I die-cut the window panel and stamped the sentiment on it. I positioned it where I will be coloring the rainbow in. Then I placed the base cardstock and the panel together and colored the rainbow.
I popped the panel up with thin foam tape just to create a little dimension. The watering can is popped up with foam tape too. As a final touch, I added faux stitching with a grey colored pencil and adhered some rhinestones on the card.
For those of us who loves watching videos, Emily has also provided us with a video showcasing all the eight stamp sets from our June 2020 Release, all design team inspiration and her reviews as well. This is a one-stop video to see the full release in action. You are going to love it!
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Available for purchase on June 12, 2020 4×6 stamp set Retails for $16.00 Includes twenty-one (21) stamps – fourteen (14) images + seven (7) words/sentiments
And now let’s see the stamps in action!
To showcase our Under the Sea: Background set, I decided to make another pop-up card (I made one yesterday using our Take a Leap of Faith set, click HERE to see it). I also used my homemade waves stencil to create the waves on this card. Using my trusty distress inks, I blended various shades of blues to achieve the desired backdrop. I will write a separate post on all the supplies and my process creating this card if you are interested to know more. Just let me know in the comments below.
I used the narwhals from our Under the Sea: Narwhal set which we showcased on Debut Day 1 (click HERE to see more) to complement this large stamp. The little fishes are from Under the Sea: Merfriends which we are showcasing today too. These 3 sets complement each other so very well and are so fun to play around with.
I stamped all the images on smooth cardstock as I am using my colored pencils to color all the images. Then I fussy cut them while watching some of my favorite re-runs. To assemble this pop-up card, I used a recycled piece of stiff acetate to pop the narwhal up so that it looks dimensional. Then, I added little white bubbles using my white gel pen. It adds just that little dimension to complete the scene.
For this second card, I used Under The Sea: Merfriends set. First, I stamped all the images onto the cardstock, then using a masking fluid pen, I covered the images with the masking fluid. This allows me to apply watercolor onto the cardstock without coloring the images. Allow the masking fluid to dry before applying watercolor onto the images.
To create a flat card, I applied watercolor directly on white cardstock. Another reason why I applied watercolor directly on the cardbase and not on watercolor paper is because I rather like the speckled, uneven look of watercolor on cardstock. Because cardstock is not made for watercoloring, the watercolors are being absorbed very quickly into the paper. This makes it really hard to create a smooth wash but that is the look that I am going for. Once the watercolor is dried, I peeled off the masking fluid with an eraser.
Next, I colored the images with colored pencils and darken the lines with a ballpoint pen because peeling the masking fluid off with an eraser did lighten the ink a little. I finished off the card with some waves stamp from Under the Sea: Narwhal and clear crystals I got a long time ago.
I hope you have enjoyed today’s showcase and are loving all the inspiration from our Designers as much as I do. Tomorrow is our Release day with the showcase of our last two stamp sets from this Release.
Remember to check back here to see the final two sets and also our Giveaway. We will be giving away not one but two prizes this Release!
Debut Day 2 and today we are showcasing another two new sets. I hope that you have had a chance to check out our Sneak Peek Video and the first two sets that we are releasing this Friday. If you have not had the chance yet, just click HERE for the Sneak Peek Video and HERE for details on Debut Day 1. Or you can just scroll down 🙂
The first stamp set that we are showcasing today is Positivi-Tea
Available for purchase on June 12, 2020 4×6 stamp set Retails for $16.00 Includes fourteen (14) stamps – eight (8) images + five (5) words/sentiments
Available for purchase on June 12, 2020 4×6 stamp set Retails for $16.00 Includes twelve (12) stamps – seven (7) images + five (5) words/sentiments
And now, let’s see the stamps in action!
My personal beverage of preference is coffee. I love coffee and I drink it slow and treat it as an indulgence, although with children around, I tend to drink it slow anyways…. slow as in I get a sip and then have to go get some things done and then another sip later until my coffee is cold and done. haha. However, on cool nights, I enjoy hot tea especially soothing hot tea like chamomile or lavender. What about you?
While designing this set, I was inspired by my love for baked goods and fancy tea sets which is what I colored to create this card. I stamped all the images on smooth white cardstock and colored them with colored pencils. Then I fussy cut all the images out while watching some Youtube videos. Next, I die-cut the round window and stamped the sentiment on my card base. I drew the white ‘steam’ coming out from the teapot with a white gel pen. To create the window panel, I used a laminating pouch! I put some large glitter into the pouch and run it through the laminator. This is a technique I learned from one of Jennifer Mcguire’s videos. I like how it creates dimension and still allow the card to stay flat and easy to put in the mail.
Summer is my inspiration for this set. Although we don’t have a trampoline set in our backyard, but somehow Summer makes me think of kids jumping up and down on a trampoline and of course, beaches and swimming pools! From there, I imagined Bear, Rabbit and Kitty leaping into the air having fun together. The sentiments makes this set versatile enough for use not only as a summery card but to offer encouragement as well and we all need a little of that once in a while, don’t we?
I decided to make a pop up card with the stamps from this set. I used distress inks to create a little sunset scene for my little critters. And if you can guess, I am quite a DIY-er and this ‘cloud stencil’ is handcut and made by me… Maybe we should have some stencils in the next release? What do you think? Anyways, I used my homemade cloud stencil to create this sweet sunset scene as a backdrop for my pop up card. For the front part of the card, I die-cut the circle window, stamped the sentiment and added the clouds from the set. I used Finetec glitters to add shimmer onto the clouds. Next, I used a white gel pen to add some stars.
For the pop-up section of the card, I stamped all the images on smooth cardstock and colored them with colored pencils before fussy-cutting them. I wanted the critters to look dimensional so I adhered them on stiff acetate that I recycled from some packaging before popping them up on some cardstock. If you would like the mechanics on how to create this pop-up card, please let me know in the comments below and I can record a step by step tutorial to share it with you all 🙂
Pop-up cards are so fun to make, they always put a smile on my face!
And that concludes our Debut Day 2 inspiration from our Design Team. We hope that you are liking what you see and we can’t wait for you to create with these stamp sets too. Come back tomorrow for Debut Day 3! It’s going to be a swim in the sea 🙂
Available for purchase on June 12, 2020 4×6 stamp set Retails for $16.00 Includes seven (7) stamps – one (1) large image + six (6) words/sentiments
And now, let’s see the stamps in action!
To create this card, I made my own ‘waves’ stencil. That’s right. I designed my very own waves stencil because when I had the idea to create this scene, I realized I don’t have any stencils that could give me the effect that I wanted. It was really fun and easy to make. After I made my stencil, I used distress inks in different shades of blue to achieve the layered look of the waves. As for all the images, I first stamped them onto white cardstock, lightly watercolored them and then used colored pencils to add depth and definition. Next, I fussy cut all the images and adhered them onto the card base using glue. The narwhals and beach ball are actually adhered on a piece of acetate. I added foam tape on the frame so that the image looks more dimensional.
If you are interested to learn how I made my ‘waves’ stencil and how I use it to create this card, let me know in the comments below and I will record a tutorial for you.
I actually started designing this large floral stamp before the end of last year. One of my designer friends told me that she likes coloring bigger florals which inspired me to create a large floral bouquet. However, I had to add my little critters to make this design uniquely mine. Anyways, who can resist a little faery pup or a little faery kitty? For this card, I stamped the image on watercolor paper but used colored pencils to color it in instead. This gives the textured feel to the colored image. If you want it to look smooth, then opt to use Bristol smooth paper or even white cardstock to give you a smooth finish.
As for me, I wanted to try something different and create a textured look and that is why I chose to use colored pencils on watercolor paper instead. After coloring the whole image, I used a black gel pen to darken the eyes for the faery pup and kitty.
It’s been a while since our last release. Things doesn’t always go according to plan when there’s a baby involved and then a global pandemic happening.. oh boy! This year has truly shown us that the only constant in life is change.
BUT, we are so excited about what we have coming up this Release! There is just SO much to love and our entire team is anxious to share what’s in store for all of you.
Here’s a short video for you to get a peek at what you have to look forward to this Release!
It’s going to be a fantastic week here at Evelin T Designs with all of the new stamps and inspiration that we have to share with you. Join us tomorrow as we begin showcasing our new Release!
Hi crafty friends, I am so happy to be guest designing again today for the amazing Evelin T Designs !
I made another unique tag for this GD.
My tag featuring the adorable Good Tidings to You. This set is just perfect addition to your stash! To make this tag, I die cut a piece of Bristol smoosh using a tag die. The background was created by blending spun sugar distress oxide ink and swirls die. I glued “the slope” using white glitter cardstock.
Next, I stamped and colored the adorable image using copic markers and glued it to my tag with foam tape.
Next, I stamped a greeting from this set using white powder and heat embossed it on black banner and the tag is ready!
I hope you enjoy the project I created and feel inspired to create!
Hello Friends! Kelly Griglione here to share a really fun card featuring the darling snowman from Good Tidings to You using a new-to-me technique that I recently saw Ilda Dias use … frameless shaker cards! Although I love how shakers look, I was never really a fan of making them because I didn’t like using all of that foam tape. Plus the bulk made it difficult to mail.
With this style of shaker card though, you skip the foam tape and bulk. Instead, wrap clear mylar, acetate, packaging, report covers, cellophane, basically anything you can find that’s clear, around the area you want to shake. You could make the entire card a shaker if you wanted to! Obviously the thicker the material you use, the better your card will hold up.
I grabbed one of my husband’s clear comic book bags and cut a piece that would fit around my panel. Then I added the shaker elements to my panel, folded the sides of the clear mylar back behind the panel, and secured all the sides with tape. I like that the snowflakes move around plenty when you shake it, but it also tends to hold the shaker contents in place. It’s a good balance. Love how the snowflakes float around the darling snowman like it’s really snowing.
I’ve only used the snowman here, but the Good Tidings to You set has five other adorable illustrations. Evelin always draws the cutest critters ever! I just want to give this guy a big hug!
Hi crafty friends, I am so happy to be guest designing again today for the amazing Evelin T Designs ! I am really excited about it.
I made a unique tag for this GD.
My tag features the adorable stamp set called Good Tidings to You. This set is just perfect addition to your stash! To make this tag, I die cut a piece of Bristol smoosh using a tag die.
To make the background, I masked off by blending spun sugar and tumbled glass distress oxide inks. Next, I stamped and colored the adorable images using copic markers. After that, I stamped a greeting from this set using gold powder and heat-embossed it.
As a final touch I heat embossed a few snowflakes using white powder.
I hope you enjoy the project I created and feel inspired to create!