Sunday, February 10, 2019

Sweet shakers with Arcade Friends stamp set

Hi friends! I'm so excited I finally got to play with Close to My Heart's shaker card metal dies. This die set makes shaker cards a breeze. Also with these cards I used Kindred Stamps' Arcade Friends stamp set to make spunky little girl and a wrecking guy! I used Kindred Stamp's sprinkle stencil and a variety of distress inks to make these colorful backgrounds. I colored the characters and the "You're My Hero" cookie with copic sketch markers. The copic markers I used for these characters are listed below. For the colorful coordinating cardstock, I just used scrap pieces that were lying around the craft room.
I also created a pop-up feature on the inside of the card for the wrecking guy. Now he stands up, looking tall and mighty, when the card is opened.
I made two versions of the card, the alternate card front is shown below. I used a different color scheme with the distress inks and I also included a sentiment from the Arcade Friends stamp set.
Which version of the card front is your favorite?

Copic Coloring Guide

Little Girl:
Skin: E50, E51, E53
Cheeks and Nose: R20
Hair: C4, C6, C8
Hair Piece: RV17, RV19
Hoodie: BG11, BG13, BG15
Skirt: E74, E77
Stockings: BG13, RV17
Shoes: C6, C8

Big Guy:
Skin: E50, E51, E53
Nose: E53
Hair: E33, E35, E37, E39
Overalls: E33, E35, E37
Buttons: C4, C6
Shirt: YR14, YR16, YR18

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Beautiful scene from Little Town Life stamp set

Kindred Stamps (KS) always puts on an amazing monthly release. In my opinion, the January 2019 release has been the best so far! Little Town Life is hands down my favorite stamp that they have released. Today I have created this beautiful window tri-fold card which was inspired by the shaker card created by The Frolicking Fairy.
To make the window tri-fold card, I started with two A2 card bases made out of 110lb white cardstock. The pieces will be adhered as shown below once the card panels are finished.
The princess was from the Little Town Life stamp set; however, the prince and grand castle were from the Bonus Digital stamp set. I used Memento tuxedo black ink to stamp the images and Copic Sketch markers to color the images. The colors I used for these images are listed below. I created the panel backgrounds with Distress Inks. I used tumbled glass and broken china for the sky and mowed lawn for the grass. I also used Close to My Heart (CTMH) White Daisy pigment ink to create clouds with the Cloud Stencil from Witt & Sass Stamp Company. Unfortunately, the Witt & Sass stencils are no longer available as the company is retired. I created the trees in that background with the KS Forest Stencil with Distress Ink. I used the ink colors peeled paint and forest moss for the trees. I used clear acetate on the back of the front panel to create a window for the scenic castle view. I used Ranger white heat embossing powder for the "happy ever after..." sentiment from the Best Wishes stamp set from Hero Arts.

Copic Coloring Guide

Princess
Skin: E50, E51, E53
Cheeks: R20
Lips: R37
Hair: E33, E35, E37
Dress: Y11, Y13, Y15
Rose Petals: R35, R37, R89
Rose Stem: YG17

Prince
Skin: E50, E51, E53
Cheeks: R20
Hair: E33, E35, E37
Jacket Yellows: Y11, Y13, Y15
Jacket Blues: B21, B24, B28
Shirt: C2
Pants: B28
Boots: C4, C6, C8

Castle
Roofs: R11, R14, R17
Windows: B0000
Stone: C0, C2, C4

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Start of this blog...

I have finally made the plunge into creating my very own blog. I was motivated my passion for sharing my creations and for teaching and inspiring others. Over time I will share a variety of topics such as card making, Copic coloring guides, organizational tips, and other paper crafting ideas. Hope you like it!