Saturday, February 16, 2019

Weird Light

Hello! I'm back today with a brand new card featuring a fun smaller size stamp set from Kindred Stamps. Raven Mad has some absolutely wonderful sentiments with it, but this one is my favorite and I just knew I had to put it on a card!

This is a super simple card to put together. I cut a card base with a stitched rectangle die and then cut the circle portion using a chain link die. I adhered a gray piece of cardstock to the back of the panel and then used my Multi Medium Matte to adhere the chain link piece back inside the circle. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment inside and then adhered the whole piece to a card base using some foam tape.

All that was left was to color and cut my image to go along with it. After fussy cutting the image, I merely adhered him to the front of my card with my tape runner.

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Weirdo Bookmark

Hello! I'm back today with a new bookmark I made using the Kindred Stamps set Detention Friends (which is quickly becoming one of my absolute favorites sets)!

I love bookmarks! I'm an avid reader and I'm constantly misplacing mine or else my cat is ripping them to shreds. It's just the way of the world for me. So it's absolutely fantastic when I can just go into my craft room and make a new one!

I started this bookmark by die cutting two white bookmarks using my bookmark die. I saved one to adhere to the back of the one I was coloring because as we all know by now, Copics tend to bleed. I used my MISTI to stamp my little weirdo onto the front of the second piece and then stamped the "weirdo" sentiment below her. I colored her in with my Copics and then had to think of a background for her. What better place than a library, right?

I used my Copics to carefully color in where my shelves would be and then went back in with different colored markers to create my books. The thing to remember when doing scenes like these is to add a little bit of randomness. Not all books are the same height or the same width. While I kept my colors simple and didn't add a ton of detail, by varying the height and width, you can still tell that those are books! When my shelves were filled with books, I went back in and added a little bit of shading with my grays to fill in the darkness behind my books. I added a little more shading on the ground and I was all finished with the coloring!

To wrap it all up, I adhered that other bookmark piece that I had set aside to the back of my colored piece using some multi-medium matte and then added a little bit of brown ribbon that I had sitting around in my stash. Now I can't wait to break out a new book!

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

CASology: Bouquet

Hello, everyone! I'm here today with a new cue from CASology!

My mom asked me to make a card for her to give to a relative for their 102nd birthday and I thought this cue was the perfect inspiration to make it!

I simply stamped my flower bouquet and then my vase on top of it using my MISTI. I stamped the 102nd portion using my Mini Well-Connected Alphabet & Number set from MFT and then used a sentiment from All About You to stamp the happy and birthday portion. I used a little selective masking while inking my stamp to keep the portions I didn't want from stamping.

When I had all my stamping finished, I used my Copics to color in the flower and the vase. I added a little detail to the vase with my white gel pen and then grounded the image with a little more Copic coloring. I finished it off by attaching my panel to an A2 sized card base.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to link up your own projects on the CASology post!

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