It has been a busy week but I managed to carve out some time and make a cute card for the current Hello Bluebird Fall Challenge. I really love the colours of Fall, it inspired my card.
I started with stamping and colouring the images with Copic markers from the following Hello Bluebird sets: Pumpkin time and Fall buddies. I coloured the images a long time ago and don’t remember the exact colours I used, sorry for that. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.
For the sentiment I first gold heat embossed the frame from Banner buddies on cream cardstock and added the gold embossed sentiments inside.
I used Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink to add some shading to the edges of the banner. The banner holder I die cut from gold metallic cardstock.
The background I kept simple, I did some ink blending on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Distress Oxide inks: Crackling Campfire, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint. Then the magical splatters: diluted ink, water spritz and black gouache. I also added some gold watercolour sprinkles, it makes it festive!
I assembled the card, popping up the critters with 3D foam squares. As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the pumpkin stems, scarves and the cart wheel.
I also emphasized the eyes with a black glaze pen.
It has been ages since I could play along with any challenges, but the colours of the current Hello Bluebird ones were calling me. Here is what I came up with.
I started with the background tis time: I blended Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock, spritzed it with water and dabbed it off with a paper towel. I repeated the spritzing and dabbing, and added also some black and white splatters. When it was all dry, I added some clear shimmer mist to the panel for a subtle sparkle too.
Then I stamped images from the Unicorn Tales and Sweet Dreams stamp sets and coloured them with Copic markers: RV06, RV04, RV02, RV10, RV000, N3, N0, YR04, Y38, Y35, Y17, Y06, Y02. I cut them out with their coordinating dies.
Then I popped up all the images with 3D foam squares and embellished the scene with the coloured stars. As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes, a clear simmer pen on the stars and added the silver lining to the clouds with a Sakura Stardust pen.
I could not resist and used glossy accents on the stars and horns.
This time I used stamps and dies from Hello Bluebird.
I stamped and coloured the cute little critters from Hello Bluebird Cocoa Party set and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.
The sentiment I stamped with Catherine Pooler inks, my new favourite for stamping sentiments. There is a coordinating die for this too, I love that!
I also die cut the Winter Woods Overlay two times: once from white and once from dark grey cardstock. While I was at die cutting I cut a few little Frosty Snowflakes from white glitter cardstock.
On a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I applied Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink with my favourite Ergonomic Blender Brush from Pink and Main and added diluted ink and white ink splatters for a textured night sky. I dried it with my heat tool and added the white overlay first. Then I cut the snowbank part off the grey one and added it on top of the white one. Dimensional look in a blink of an eye.
I popped up the images, added the sentiment – another one I stamped under it with black ink – and placed the snowflakes. I found the perfect little snowflakes in my sequins container, I added a bunch of them too. A bit of glossy accents on the mugs and black glaze pen on the noses and eyes finished it off.
Having a little break from holiday cards I have a Halloween cutie for you as part of the ‘Till Death Do Us Craft collaboration. It is a month long event with some other crafty girls to share Halloween inspiration with you. If you want to see our projects, just use the #tilldeathdouscraft tag to search on social media.
I stamped the images from Hello Bluebird Tabitha and Frightful Little Bits on white cardstock and coloured them with my Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.
Then I die cut the Oak Tree Scene die from white cardstoxk an once from black cardstock to have the frame. I addded colour to the scene with Distress Oxide inks and a blender brush: Gathered Twigs for the tree, Lucky Clover for the canopy, Chipped Zapphire and Shaded Lilac for the sky and Black Soot for the ground. I used diluted ink and a bit of Liquid Pixie Dust from Ink on3 to add texture.
I assembled the scene as shown on the picture and stamped a sentiment directly on the top with black ink. I love the Reverse Confetti Midnight ink for this, it is so crisp and so deep black.
As always, a bit of clear shimmer and glossy accents were needed to make the images pop and I also used my favourite black glaze pen to bring the pumpkins alive and make the eyes shiny.
I hope you enjoyed today’s Halloween inspiration and will visit again soon. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!
I am so excited to participate in the ‘Till Death Do Us Craft collaboration with some amazingly talented girls to share a bunch of inspiration for you for Halloween. It is an event lasting till the end of the month, if you want to see our projects just use the #tilldeathdouscraft tag to search on social media.
As my kick off project I created a super cute night scene with Hello Bluebird stamps and dies.
I started with stamping and colouring the cuties from Little Haunters using my Copic markers. I cut them out with their coordinating dies.
Then I created a background on Bristol Smooth cardstock by blending Milled Lavender Distress Oxide ink first ever so lightly. Then I used the Clouds stencil from Heffy Doodle to fill the sky with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink. I used Black Soot on the edges to make it darker and usd the grassy stencil from Heffy Doodle to add grey grass for the critters to stand on. Then I splattered the panel with purple and black paint and also added some Liquid Pixie Dust sprinkles from Inkon3. This adds a subtle sparkle like stars in the sky. I could not resist adding a few drops of white ink too, just for the texture.
The sentiment is from Hello Bluebird also, I cut it out from black sparkle glitter paper from Simon Says Stamp. It has a purplish tone to it so it matched the night sky perfectly. After adhering it to the background I popped up the critters with 3D foam squares.
As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on their eyes and glossy accents on their little baskets. I adhered it to a black mat before mounting it on a white A2 sized card base.
Here is the list of the participants of the collaboration, I hope you hop along with us today.
I have got my Hello Bluebird order recently and I could not wait to ink up the Cocoa party critters. Aren’t they just simply adorable? I cannot have enough of them (I stamped 3 sets at once, so I will definitely make more cards soon). I used Copic markers to add colour and cut them out with the coordinating dies.
I wanted a simple wintery background so I white heat embossed the Hello Bluebird Falling Snow background stamp on Audrey Blue cardstock from Simon Says Stamp. I cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and added a bit of white pigment ink on the edges. I love this soft look, makes it more chilly for me.
I cut a snowbank from white glitter cardstock using the Sea borders die from Newton’s Nook Designs. It makes the perfect little hills! I assembled the scene and popped up the critters with 3D foam squares.
The sentiment is the Warm Wishes word die from Hello Bluebird, I cut it 2 times from white cardstock and once from MFT Sunset glitter cardstock. I layered them on top of each other and added a white heat embossed sentiment on top of it which I fussy cut with my scissors.
I used Blue Violet cardstock as a mat on the scene and adhered it to a white top folding notecard. A little glossy accents on the cups and noses finished it off.
I hope you like this cheerful party and it warms you up even if you are having the winter chill at your place. Thanks so much for stopping by and see you next week with more coffee themed inspiration!
I cannot believe that it is 2020 already, I need to practice writing it down. I feel it is going to be a special year, I am looking forward to all the changes it may bring in my life. I have some personal goals set and also crafting wise I have big ambitions to improve my colouring and photo-shooting skills and learn something new. I want to start making videos and teach the beauty of cardmaking. Super plans, right?
To celebrate the new year I created a simple critter card using two of my all time favourite brands: Lawn Fawn and Hello Bluebird. I stamped and coloured the bears and pines from the LF Winter Skies set and cut them out with the coordinting dies.
I took a Blue Violet cardstock piece and cut it down with the postage stamp die from Newton’s Nook Designs Frameworks set. It is my all time fave! I white heat embossed the sentiment from the Hello Bluebird North Star set and splattered the panel with white acrylic paint.
I die cut a stitched hill from Simon Says Stamp white glitter cardstock and assembled the scene on a kraft card base. I popped up the bear with 3D foam squares and added stripes to their scarf with a white gel pen.
So simple yet so cute, isn’t it? I am wishing you all a wonderful new year with all your wishes coming true, full of happy moments and quality time with your loved ones! And heartfelt thanks for following me on my crafting journey, it means the world to me!
See you soon with more inspiration! Have a lovely day,
I love the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop so much that I cannot stop creating coffee cards. I also try to stick to colouring every day a little bit, as therapy advised by the gorgeous Kathy Racoosin. Today’s cuties are from Hello Bluebird, one of my favourite companies.
I started with stamping and colouring some of the images from the Skating party stamp set. I used Copic markers in vibrant colours. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.
Then I worked on the background: I heat embossed the Snowfall background stamp with WOW white puff embossing powder on a kraft top folding card base. To make it colder I sponged white pigment ink on the edges of the card base – I feel the instant breeze!
To set the scene I created a snowbank from white cardstock using the Land Border dies from Newton’s Nook Designs and I also die cut a couple of pine branches (Holly and Pin die set) from the same white cardstock. I used Pine Needles Distress ink to add colour.
The sentiment is die cut 2 times from white cardstock and once from blue glitter cardstock. I stacked them together and added a white heat embossed sentiment under it.
As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on their eyes, a clear shimmer pen on the caps and glossy accents on the noses and cups.
World Cardmaking Day was a week ago and I did manage to make 2 cards but never had the chance to share them. I was playing with my Hello Bluebird stamps to create this Halloween cutie.
I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Halloween Party and Banner Buddies stamp sets. I used COpic markers to add colour and cut them out with their coordinating dies.
The sentiment I die cut from green glitter cardstock using the Oliver Alpha die set and adhered it on a black banner which I created with the Banner buddies stamp set and Vertical banners die. Under it I white heat embossed another sentiment from the Halloween Party stamp set.
To hang the banner I die cut the bar from black cardstock 2 times,adhered them together and coated it with Versamark ink. Then I poured silver embossing powder on it and heat set it. I repeated the process once more for a smooth look. The background is from an MFT patterned paper set, I just added some grey ink splatters to it.
I die cut grass from grey cardstock using the Pond builder die set and adhered the images in place using 3D foam squares. I hid the naughty squirrel behind the banner and added a few green jewels as if he was dropping them in the cauldron. I am giddy over this little joke!
As a finishing touch I added some white gel pen highlights and used a black glaze pen to make the eyes of the critters shiny. A little glossy accent finished it off.
I will upload this card to the following challenges: Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Fall/Autumn) and the Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge (Favourite technique – metallic embellishments).
Hope you enjoyed my card and will pop in again tomorrow for more fun!
Although we do not celebrate Halloween I love to make Halloween cards and I could not let the first Hello Bluebird IG Challenge pass without making a card for it.
I stamped and coloured a bunch of images from the Halloween Party stamp set. I used Copic markers and cut everything out with the coordinating dies.
I had a pretty purplish alcohol inked background which I made earlier and I felt it will be perfect for a spooky scene. I used the Gallery Frame #4 die to create a black frame, I cut it 3 times and stacked them together for dimension.
I also cut some grass from dark grey cardstock using a die from the Pond Builder die set. The outside edge I cut from patterned paper (Taylored Expressions Rainbow Brights)
I assembled the scene on a black card base. I die cut the word Magical from green glitter cardstock (Magical Sparkle die) and stamped the rest of the sentiment from the Sparkles script stamp set using Staz-on White ink.
I added a bit of clear shimmer to the witch hat, collar and the lantern and used a black glaze pen on the eyes of the critters to make them pop. I added glossy accents on some details and my cute little scene was finished.
I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and you will come back tomorrow for more!