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All is Calm, All is Bright

Happy Monday, everyone! 
It’s Evelin here today and I will be sharing my process video creating this card from our All is Calm set. This set features a single large stamp (with accompanying sentiments) that is so much fun to color. It is truly an art therapy piece!
I stamped the image using a light brown ink pad that I had from ages ago and then watercoloring it and used colored pencils to add depth and details.

For this card, I used cold pressed watercolor paper which is why you can see more textures on the colored image. Cold pressed watercolor papers are slightly textured by nature which is great for watercolors because it is more absorbent but creates a more textured finish when layered with colored pencils. Unlike smoother papers in which colored pencils can go on more smoothly.

So, depending on the style and feel of the card you want to create, you can choose different types of paper to try as well 🙂

I even used gold Stickles to add some ‘bling’ to the Christmas lights on the tree. Does anyone still use Stickles? haha… Most of the times, I just use what I already have in my stash, so I hope that it inspires you to ‘shop’ your stash before creating your cards too.

You can watch the video HERE on our YouTube channel.

Here is the stamp set used to create this card:

I hope you enjoy watching it and have a great day!

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Skate-Your-Own-Greeting with Fun in the Snow

Hello! Kelly here with a card idea that you can completely customize for what you need!

One of my favorite little critters from Evelin’s winter stamp sets is this adorable ice skating bear from Fun in the Snow. The way his arms are open wide, and his proud expression, makes it seem like he is showing off his skating abilities. When this set was released, I created a card with the heart doodle by the bear’s skate to make it look like he had just finished skating a little heart in the ice. As we were creating that card, I had an idea that I could really make it look like he had just finished skating whatever design or word I wanted. So that’s what I did here!

I sketched out my “noel” greeting in pencil first, and then went over it with a felt-tipped pen. I think this would be a cute idea for customizing a card with a person’s name, the city they just moved to, or even their favorite sports team (use the team colors in the bear’s scarf!) So many different possibilities!

The “ice” is made from smooshing ink onto a stamping block, adding a few drops of water, and then placing the cardstock in the ink. It’s always a surprise what you get!

The “from OUR home to YOURS” sentiment is from All is Calm and could really be used on any holiday card you create.

Only a few days until Halloween, and then the holidays will really seem like they are just around the corner. Hope you’re collecting lots of ideas these past few weeks. I know I am!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kelly

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September Release | Sneak Peek #6

Can you believe it? It’s the last day of our Sneak Week which means you will get to see the Full Reveal in just 2 days and also get your hands on all the sets! I hope that you are as excited as we are with this Release

This set today is called Good Tidings to You. It features some really adorable little mice and… what else? Can you take a guess as to what other critters there are in this set?

Our September Release will be available in our Store on Monday, September 9th at 9am EST. It’s super easy to remember the date and time for this release… it’s all N-I-N-E-s!

For more sneaks from our Designers, hop on over to Instagram where I linked their accounts and their sneak pics.

– Evelin

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September Release | Sneak Peek #3

Day 3 and starting today, we are sneaking Christmas themed sets! I love Christmas! It’s a season of so much fun and joy and I am grateful to be surrounded by loved ones and just enjoying each other’s company.

This set is called All is Calm and it’s a large single sheet stamp (like our Sneaky Kitties) with handwritten and typed sentiments. It is really fun to color and oh, so therapeutic! I especially love that little bear trying to reach the star at the top of the tree. Ain’t he cute?

I used the no-line coloring technique for this card and I love the soft effect it brings to this set. What do you think?

Our September Release will be available in our Store on Monday, September 9th at 9am EST. It’s super easy to remember the date and time for this release… it’s all N-I-N-E-s!

For more sneaks from our Designers, hop on over to Instagram where I linked their accounts and their sneak pics.

– Evelin