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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

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June 2020 Release | Debut Day 4 & Release Day!

Hallo friends!

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.

The first set we are showcasing today is Best Friends Fur-Ever!

Available for purchase on June 12, 2020
4×6 stamp set
Retails for $16.00
Includes thirteen (13) stamps – six (6) images + seven (7) words/sentiments

And our final stamp set for this Release is Life is Beautiful

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.

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

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!

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

And now for details on our GIVEAWAY.

We will be giving TWO (2) $15 gift certificate 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 would have commented on this blog post 5 times. Each chance = a separate comment.

Ways to enter:

  1. Comment on this blog post.
  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’ June 2020 Release on Facebook, your blog or Instagram (#evelintdesigns). Leave a comment that you shared and thank you.

You have until 11:59pm PST on Friday, June 19th, 2020 to enter. The winners of our June 2020 Release Giveaway will be announced on Monday, June 22nd, 2020.

Good Luck!

And for those who are shopping, click HERE to get your new stamps from our SHOP πŸ™‚

Keep Crafting and Smile Always,
Evelin

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June 2020 Release | Debut Day 3

We are at Debut Day 3 now. I hope that you have enjoyed the showcase the last couple of days. Tomorrow we will debut our last two sets and it will also be our Release day. Woot woot!

The two sets we are showcasing today coordinates with each other very well. They will also coordinate with our Narwhal set which we showcased on Debut Day 1.

First up on our line up today is Under The Sea: Background

Available for purchase on June 12, 2020
4×6 stamp set
Retails for $16.00
Includes five (5) stamps – one (1) large image + four (4) words/sentiments

The second set on our line up today is Under The Sea: MerFriends

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.

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

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!

Keep Crafting and Smile Always,
Evelin

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June 2020 Release | Debut Day 2

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 πŸ™‚

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

Next up is Take a Leap of Faith

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 πŸ™‚

Pop-up cards are so fun to make, they always put a smile on my face!

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

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 πŸ™‚

Keep Crafting and Smile Always,
Evelin