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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 SHOP. 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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Best Times…

Happy July Evelin T Designs friends. Annette Allen here with you today and I am sharing a card that I created using the new Best Friends Fur-ever! stamp set.

This stamp set is so fun to color and create Happy cards.

I colored the images using Copic sketch markers and did a little fussy cutting so I can give the images some dimension. The background was created using some scraps that I had. I picked colors that I colored my images with so it all blended together. Sometimes I go a little wild, but I kept it all blending today.

Have fun creating with your Evelin T Designs stamps. I know you all are loving the new release. Make sure to tag using #EvelinTDesigns on FB and Instagram. It is always fun to see what you all are creating.

Thanks for stopping by today.

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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 click on the LIKE button, SUBSCRIBE and hit 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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Coffee All Day

Happy Monday! It’s Amy here with a card that I designed using some of Evelin T Designs’ digital designs. Did you know that they’ve added several different designs in their shop? My card for today combines their Coffee, Beth? and Dino-Mite Birthday.

I printed the images on my laser printer on 80 lb paper. I was going to send them through my Scan ‘n Cut but decided to just fussy cut, sometime I find that it is faster. I used various copic markers to color the images. That Beth is so cute, isn’t she?! That’s what I look like when I drink my coffee [wink!].

I couldn’t resist, I had to add that bow on her. I also added a small enamel green heart on her dress. It gives the overall design a smidge of texture.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have an amazing week!

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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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Narwhal HELLO…

Happy Monday Evelin T Designs friends. Annette Allen here with you on this fine Monday and I am sharing a card created using the newly released UNDER THE SEA: NARWHAL stamp set. Don’t you just love the new release?

I colored these adorable images with Copic Sketch markers. For the background I used a background created using Ranger alcohol inks and water. With a couple of fun die cuts I am ready to put my card together.

Piecing the card together is sometimes the fun part. I adhered the colorful background on my card base but first added some pretty designer paper on the sides. I wanted the pink to stand out just a bit more so this was my solution. Next I added these cute die cuts and finishing up with my colored images from the UNDER THE SEA: NARWHAL stamp set. I used foam adhesives to give it some dimension.

You can get your crafty hands on new release HERE. Make sure to check out all the inspiration from the sneak peeks we did at the beginning of the month.

Have a wonderful day.

Thanks for stopping by!

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More June Release Cards | Patricia

Hello Friends!  I have a few cards I wanted to share on the Evelin T Designs blog here using the Floral SurpriseUnder the Sea: MerFriends, and the Best Friends Fur-Ever! sets.  


First is the Floral Surprise.  The first card, I colored the entire image with watercolors, let dry, and then came back with detail using polychromos pencils.  For this second card today, I used just the polychromes pencils for a softer look.

After the first layer of coloring, I went back with a just a little bit of shading, keeping this soft.  For the base of the card, I blended a pale blue ink, fussy cut the stamped and colored image, and foam adhered.

Before foam adhering, I placed and stamped the sentiment at the bottom.  LOVE Evelin’s fonts for sentiments!

Next, is the Under The Sea: Merfriends stamp set.  I colored all the images with watercolors, let dry, and fussy cut them out.  Then I went looking in my stash of leftover mixed media creations and found pieces along with pattern paper from my stash to layer for my base.

For the first layer of the card panel, I used a die cut leftover from my first card using this set, then layered and stitched the pattern paper and mixed media panel for my background.  The background was made with Nuvo Shimmer Powder and Embellishment Mousse.  Then I adhered my images.

I used another leftover mixed media piece to stamp my sentiment.

Next is the Best Friends Fur-Ever! stamp set.  I colored all of these pieces with watercolor, fussy cut them out, and then used pattern papers from my stash to create a base, then clustered the images together.

And again, I am so happy with Evelin’s fonts and sentiment choices.  So usable and so many possibilities. My first card I created with this set, was just the larger monster and a coffee sentiment.

Hope you have enjoyed the teams inspiration and have picked some favorite sets to purchase!  Hard to choose, but really ALL so wonderful!  

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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.)
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  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

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Annette Allen

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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