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 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.
Hello! Heather Hoffman here this morning with a fun card to share with you using All is Calm and Warm Winter Wishes to create this this fun Christmas window scene! I thought it would be fun to take a portion of the scene from All is Calm and make it mimic looking into a window as a family decorates their Christmas tree – I love how it came out!
I started off by die cutting a window from white cardstock using a Simon Says Stamp die called Stitched Window Frame. I then stamped the part of the image I wanted to use on a small piece of white cardstock, then trimmed it down to fit just right behind my window.
Once I had that decided, I went ahead and colored the image in with Copic markers – love this cute little snippet of the image!
I then mounted the window over that panel with foam adhesive, then mounted it on my kraft cardbase. Can you see the bit of a 3 dimensional look it gives?
After that it was simply a matter of stamping some sentiments underneath. I used a combination of sentiments from All is Calm and Warm Winter Wishes – the perfect finishing touch!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!!!
I colored these sweet images with Copic Sketch makers. The background was created using Ranger Oxide inks. But first I die cut a fun Christmas tree on masking tape. I wanted the tree to be bright in the background.
I sprinkled a little green ink and water just on the tree and on the entire card I used Copic opaque.
Some of the images I gave dimension and the rest I just glued directly onto my card base. Finishing up with stamping the sentiment.
Another simple but fun card to create. yay for cute images… right?
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.
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!
Hello! Heather Hoffman here this morning playing with some of the adorable holiday release – SOOO much cuteness to have create with! I had a blast using the darling All is Calm stamp set to create this fun and colorful card – I love mixing up and using fun and different color combinations for holiday cards, and I love how unexpected this color combo is!
I started off by heat embossing the image in white on white cardstock, then blended a rainbow of distress inks over the top to create an emboss resist, showing off the image underneath!
I heat embossed a sentiment from the set in white on black cardstock banner, then popped that up on foam adhesive on one side.
Finished off by matting the front panel with black cardstock, then mounted on a soft blue cardbase.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.