I must admit 2 things: i am in love with cute critter stamps and i am so behind my holiday cards (can you imagine that i have not sent them out yet???Ahh!) I want to feel that i am not alone with this problem, so i try to design cards which are easy to re-create.
Today i pulled out an older set called Santa Paws. Adorable! I stamped the images on Copic friendly cardstock and coloured them with alcohol inks. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.
I white heat embossed 2 of the sentiments from the stamp set on thin strips of red and green cardstocks and layered them over another 2 cardstock strips for a dimensional look. Apart from this my card is pretty flat this time, so it is gonna be easy to mail.
Finally i chose 2 patterned papers from the Jolly paper pad, covered 2 white A2 note cards with them and assembled the card. As a finishing touch i used a bit of clear shimmer, a black glaze pen on the nose, a white gel pen to add dots on the cats’ cheeks and some glossy accents on the presents and ornaments. Colourful, easy and cute – just perfect for the last minute crafters 🙂
I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration. I have used up a lot of my patterned papers so i am off to the Pink and Main store to replenish my stocks while they have the “Buy one get one free” deal!
I am back today with a project I made using some gorgeous Lawn Fawn goodies. I just simply adore their style, so no holiday is complete without some Lawn Fawn crafting! I made a card with 2 coordinating tags as I love to match the tags I use on a present with the card I give.
I started with stamping the little critters from the Say what? Christmas critters, coloured them with Copics and die cut them with the coordinating dies. I also added some trees from the Winter skies stamp set as they match perfectly.
Then I die cut a Peekaboo backdrop frame 2 times from white cardstock and layered them together. I cut some stitched hillside borders (using the negative part of the die cut I got slopes without stitching) from white glitter cardstock and also a few pine leaves with a great die set from Newton’s Nook Designs (Pines and holly).
When I assembled the card, I placed a blue gingham patterned paper in the background and stamped the sentiments on it with black ink. As a finishing touch I used some clear shimmer pen, a black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents to emphasize some details. I also added a few jewels from Lucy’s Little Things to the trees as ornaments.
For the tags I used the new Say what? Gift tags dies and finished them with white chunky twine from Doodlebug.
I had this cute card yesterday on the Pink and Main blog, so I thought I would share it with you here as well. The images in theNice list stamp setare just adorable, I love this set so much and I see myself re-making this card with even a Hungarian sentiment on it for my friends for Christmas.
I started with a strip of smooth white cardstock which is good for alcohol ink colouring. I stamped Santa and Mrs Santa on the 2 sides an after masking Santa with a post-it mask, I stamped the bag too full of presents. I also stamped the sentiment at this point. Then I used my Copics to add colour, but you can use any colouring medium you prefer if you want to re-make this card.
I used a bit of clear shimmer on the presents and also a Versamark pen on the Santa suits and hats to be able to heat emboss these parts with a White Puff embossing powder. I love the fluffy look, it looks so cozy!
I covered an A2 sized side-folding notecard with red gingham patterned paper from the Jolly paper pad. I matted the coloured piece with silver sparkle cardstock and cut 2 scalloped bordersfrom red cardstock to add it under. I mounted this with 3D foam tape onto the background and finished it off with a bit of glossy accent on the boots and glasses.
I hope you like my card and got inspired! Please make sure to subscribe to my blog in case you like what you see, just to make sure you will not miss any of my inspirational posts. I plan to bring many more holiday cards until Christmas!
It is my second post today as I was longing to play along the MFT Sketch Challenge #414. It has been a while and I missed using my MFT goodies.
I came up with a design I could multiply – I actually made 4 cards at once, 2 in English and 2 in Hungarian (not on the pics).
I started with a stitched rectangle cut from light blue cardstock. I used the Snowfall Background stamp to heat emboss on it with WOW White Puff embossing powder.
Then I stamped, coloured and die cut the images. I used Copics and kept it very simple. After die cutting I used an embossing ink pen to cover some parts of the suit and hat with embossing ink and used the same white puff embossing powder to add more texture. I love how it turned out!
I also added a piece of blue gingham pattered paper to the bottom, and heat embossed the sentiments on a thin strip of dark grey cardstock with white embossing powder.
I assembled the card using liquid glue and mounted it on a white top folding card base.
I am so happy with this cheerful design, I hope I can make even more multiples of it before Christmas! I will link this up to the MFT Sketch Challenge.
Hope you like my card and will return tomorrow for some more cuties!
Today I am on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog with a pretty card which is perfect for last minute holiday crafting. I am so behind with my Christmas cards and I really needed a design which is easy to mass produce. So I came up with this:
I stamped and silver heat embossed a bunch of poinsettia images from the gorgeous Poinsettia Blooms stamp set. I used my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers to add a touch of colour and used a clear shimmer pen to move it around. In this way I needed only on shade of each colour and still get the effect of a professionally coloured flower 🙂 I could also vary the colours I used, so even if the design was the same I did not get bored with it.
When they were all dry, I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I also die cut the rounded rectangle from the Frames and Flags die set from a thick white cardstock. I used the sentiments from the Poinsettia Blooms stamp set but you can easily add variation by choosing sentiments from other sets too. I silver heat embossed them on the bottom of the rectangles.
I used 3D foam squares to add the flowers, 3 on each panel. Then I added a matching thin mat and mounted it on a white card base which I previously covered with some sparkly wrapping paper. I like to recycle my wrapping papers if they are pretty!
I am super excited to be part of the Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop this year! I love Newton’s Nook Designs’ products and they have so many holiday themed ones! It is hard to choose, so i decided to use and older set which is new to me: Winston’s Home for Christmas.
For the holidays when i give a present, i love to have a card and a matching tag to put on the wrapped present. When i designed my card, I made sure the design allows me to create a matching tag too.
I started with a piece of Ranger Distress Watercolour cardstock, which i die cut with the scalloped rectangle die from theFrameworks die set and another piece withFancy Edges tag die. I wanted to do some watercolouring which is totally out of my comfort zone 🙂
I stamped Winston and a matching sentiment on each panels using a waterproof black ink (my favourite is the Gina K Designs Amalgam ink). The sentiment on the tag is from the gorgeous Sentiments of the Season stamp set.
I used Altenew watercolours and a waterbrush to colour the images. It looks so dreamy after it got dry, even if i am at the very beginning of my watercolouring journey.
For the card i trimmed a dark red cardstock slightly larger than the scalloped rectangle and mounted it on a pretty patterned paper piece (Doodlebug Milk and Cookies) with 3D foam tape. For the tag i used the same patterned paper and red cardstock to embellish it. I am so happy that the Fancy Edges Tag die set has all sorts of dies to customize your tags. I added a bit of green too to make it really fancy. A piece of chunk red/white twine finished it off.
I hope you got inspired to make your own Christmas cards with matching tags. And to step out of your comfort zones to have some extra fun!
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As Newton’s Nook Designs is a Super Sponsor of this event, i wanted to use this adorable little snowman from the NND Frozen Friends stamp set.
I stamped and coloured the snowman with the mug using Copics and fussy cut the image. I used a black marker to run around the edges and make any kind of imperfection disappear. Then i due cut the scalloped frame from the Frameworks die set several times: a couple from white cardstock and one from dark red. I layered them on top of each other for a chipboard look.
On one of the inner pieces i did some Distress Oxide ink blending using Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass inks. I added some white paint splatters to imitate snowfall. It is a quick and easy way to add an extra touch to your cards. When it was all dry, i stamped the sentiment from the Cup of Cocoa stamp set.
I used the Landscape border dies to cut a snowy hill from white glitter cardstock and assembled the little scene on a piece of patterned paper from the Doodlebug Milk and Cookies collection. I gae it a light blue mat and adhered it to a white card base. As a finishing touch i used my clear shimmer pen to add some sparkle to the cap and scarf, some glossy accent to the nose and mug and a black glaze pen on the snowman’s eyes.