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A Halloween Story

I’m so excited to share this card with you because it turned out exactly how I had hoped it would! I had this lovely idea of a girl reading a spooky story and her interpretation of the story is brought to life in the vision above her.

I made this card by stamping images from Best Friends Fur-Ever and All Hallow’s Cuteness, then creating masks for them. I used a retired Quotables Die (alternates are listed on my blog) to create the separation between reality and fantasy. Then I used a Cloud Stencil to sponge the background.

After the background was completed, I sprayed water droplets on the top panel and removed the masks. Then I watercoloured the images with distress inks and adhered the two panels to the card base. To add mystique, I used Iridescent Stars on both panels.

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VIDEO TUTORIAL | Chinese New Year Card

Today, I’m sharing a Chinese New Year card with a video tutorial. I love making Chinese New Year cards every year, especially if I have the appropriate animal stamps for that zodiac year. As it turns out, this Saturday, January 25, 2020 is the start of the Rat Year and I’m a rat! My husband and son are also rats so this is a big year for us.

I used three stamp sets, including Good Tidings To You, All Hallow’s Cuteness and All Is Calm . The two mice are from Good Tidings To You, the mushrooms are from All Hallow’s Cuteness and the sentiment is from All Is Calm.

I stamped the images on to a watercolour panel. I also created masks for them so I could sponge the background before watercoloring the images with distress inks. After all the colouring was done and the panel dried, I heat embossed the sentiment with gold tinsel embossing powder.

To finish, I embellished the card with a strip of patterned paper, a strip of gold glitter cardstock and gold star sequins. I hope you enjoyed this out-of-the-box project using Christmas and Halloween stamps to create a Chinese New Year card!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Halloween Cuteness….

Happy Day Evelin T. Design friends… Annette Allen here with you today to share a little spooky but super fun cards.

Today I am creating with Evelin T. Designs: All Hallow’s Cuteness, It’s Boo-Tastic and Alpha Blocks stamp sets. I used two of the sets to create this first card,  It’s Boo-Tastic and Alpha Blocks.

The Alpha Blocks stamp set is great to use on any card. Just make your own sentiment and color whatever color you like. It is almost Halloween so I created this Happy Halloween card. Not spooky at all just cuteness with this adorable images… right?

Next up I used Evelin T. Designs: All Hallow’s Cuteness.

I created a simple watercolor background and colored the images with Copic sketch markers. I also thought it would be cute to add some more stars so I used some Teeny Star dies. The stamp set does come with some stars too if you don’t have a die of stars. I wanted to use glitter paper that is why I went with the die.

You can buy all three of these sets at the Evelin T. Designs store.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

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Guest Designer: Patricia Roebuck | TN | Video

Hello Everyone!  So thankful to be here with you all and especially my talented friend, Evelin!  I’ve met Evelin in California at the CHA shows and have been on teams with her before.  I always knew she would succeed with her amazing talent!  My main love is memory keeping, but I do love to make cards and do mixed media.  I dabble in a little of everything.  But before I actually make anything, I really enjoy tinkering and playing with product and then see where the creativity goes.  So for today’s post, I will share some of that tinkering with a Traveler’s Notebook I created inspired by the products.

The Coffee Art stamp set really had me inspired to create this Traveler’s Notebook to document small happy moments.  I started by measuring, trimming and then stamping some of the images using black ink onto grey cardstock.  For the inside pages I used a Strathmore Sketch Paper Pad.  The reason for this paper, is I wanted the pages to be thin.  I can then either create on top of the pages, or my favorite is to work off the page, and then adhere my creation on top.  Will share more of that in a bit.  I also have a video showing how the inside pages came together, you can find at the end of this post.

For my first inside page, I wanted something there but very simple.  So I used a stencil and inks to create a blended ombre look, then stamped some of the leaf images from All Hallow’s Cuteness and Coffee Art in shades of green ink.  I finished it with a chipboard piece in the center.

Now for my first full page spread in my album, I was inspired by the Coffee Art stamp set again to use with this photo, which happens to have a coffee cup 😉

Because my inside pages are thin, I could see the ink from the first inside page showing through.  To Fix this, I either adhere two pages together, but in this case, I wanted to work off-the page first and then adhere to the TN page.  I first started by stamping the leaves from the All Hallow’s Cuteness stamp set, then used a ruler to draw lines.  I used this to type my journaling.

I stamped and colored a good bit before creating this project.  The little toadstools I stamped and watercolored from the All Hallow’s Cuteness were the perfect touch to this woodsy, whimsical memory.  To add a little more texture, I used a light green ink to stamp the circle heart image from the Coffee Art stamp set.  I finished that page with washi tape, die cuts and puffy stickers.

For the right side, I wanted to show more of the cup images, so I created a repetitive pattern on a separate piece of the same paper.  Then stamped in the ‘Hallo There!’ sentiment from the same stamp set.  I am choosing the green and the orange inks to complement my photo, the colored images and die cuts I used on the left.

I finished this side with another die cut which covered up an imperfect stamped image I did (oops), and then finished with enamel dots.  The die cut also helps to balance with the left side.  Then I adhered both of these pages onto the inside pages of my album.

The sentiment ‘coffee + you = happiness’ inspired me to document me and my daughter at Starbucks with her new phone, taking and sharing her first selfie photo for my next spread in my TN album.  I also kind of love the bear and the snowman marshmallow images from the Coffee Art stamp set.  The bear went perfectly with my daughter’s fuzzy headband too 😉

I worked directly on the pages of the album to ink a starburst that repeats the image in the top left from the photo.  I wanted the sentiment to be the focal in between the stamped images.

I typed and then detail cut and stitched labels together to add my journaling.

For my last page to share today in this Traveler’s Notebook, I created a Halloween page.  I had lots of the Halloween images stamped and colored as well.  I used a cut file from Citrus Twist Kits that went perfectly with my photo but also great little spots for those adorable, little images from the It’s Boo-Tastic! and All Hallow’s Cuteness stamp sets.

All of the images here were colored with watercolors, except the three jack-o-lanterns.  I love how well the mixed together to create a fun cluster with the stamped ‘Happy Halloween’ right in between them.

I used foam alpha stickers and enamel dots to finish this spread.

I did not have a plan for each one of these pages.  But I love how the inspiration comes as you stamp and color.  Hope this inspires you to try your stamped images in your memory keeping or gives you some ideas for your next card!  I will be back in November to share cards as a guest again here with Evelin T Designs!

I do have a video showing how these pages came together.  You can watch it in HD on my YouTube Channel here or below.  Thank you so much for letting me share and guest!

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Spooky and Sweet…

Happy Hello everyone… Annette Allen here with you today to share two fun card I created using the newly released Evelin T. Designs: Good Tidings To You, All Is Calm and All Hallow’s Cuteness.

Are you saying yes right now? The new release is full of cuteness.

You can see all the new release HERE.

The first card I created I used Evelin T. Designs: Good Tidings To You, All Is Calm.

I colored these sweet images using Copic Sketch markers. At first I was going for an inside themed card and then I remembered this cute snowman and well that changed it all for me. I went with an outside scene and this cute snowman peeking up behind just makes me smile.

I used a die cut for the background. I wanted a snowfall look and polka dots totally worked for me. I used foam adhesives to give my colored images some dimension. I also added a little white gel pen polka dots and strips here and there.

Sample card by Designer Annette Allen

Next up I created this card using Evelin T. Designs: All Hallow’s Cuteness. I mean come on I am so in love with this set. Totally fun to color.

Sample card by Designer Annette Allen

I used an embossing die for the background and added some Ranger Oxide ink for a bold fun background. I splashed some Copic opaque, water and black soot oxide ink on the background. The images are all colored with Copic Sketch markers and I adhered them to the card using foam adhesive.

That is all for today.

I hope you enjoyed both cards today. I love this time of year when I get to make Christmas and Halloween cards. Make sure to shop the new release HERE.

Have a great day!

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All Hallow’s Cuteness

Happy Monday! I’m so excited to be posting on the Evelin T Designs blog with a card featuring the new stamp set All Hallow’s Cuteness. These Halloween illustrations are as cute as can be! I used the bird, bear, bunny and cat who are all ready for trick or treating in their costumes. It’s so easy to create scenes with these cuties.

I stamped all of the images and coloured them using Copic markers. Then I stamped the images again on masking paper and covered the coloured images so I could sponge the background with distress inks.

After all of the colouring and ink blending was done, I used shimmer mist to splatter the panel. It adds a feeling of ‘magic’ to the scene, as if the bear fairy and cat witch are casting a spell on the bunny. The shimmer is hard to capture on camera but is so pretty in person.

If you missed the September Release Blog Hop, head over to THIS post to see more inspiration and leave comments by 11:59 p.m. PST on September 22, 2019 for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Evelin T Designs online store.

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September Release | Sneak Peek #1

Hallo and Welcome to the first day of Sneak Week for our September Release. This will be our second release and we are so excited to share what we have in store for you!

First up is this set called All Hallow’s Cuteness. I have had so much fun creating an interactive card with this set but of course, you can also create CAS cards with it. It’s a really fun set that will coordinate effortlessly with tomorrow’s set (you will have to wait for tomorrow to sneak a peek!)

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.