Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Pretty Pink Posh October 2019 Release: Amaryllis Snow Scene



 Hello Crafters! 

Welcome to the Pretty Pink Posh October 2019 Release Hop! 
If you've been hopping along from the very start you should have arrived from my amazing friend  Wanda Guess. If you're just stopping by make sure you head over to the Pretty Pink Posh Blog so you don't miss out on anything! 

Pretty Pink Posh is generously giving away four
 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 10/22/2019. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.


There was so many good things to choose from in this release it was so hard to create just one card! Ultimately, the Amaryllis set won out because flowers. If I have to explain beyond that you don't even know me. 


I stamped several of the flowers and leaves along the bottom of my card panel. I also incorporated some images from the Elegant Holly set to add interest and break up the color through out the design. Once everything was stamped I started adding in the background. 


I masked my flowers before starting my ink blending. I used a few shades of blue and a few shades of green to get some dimension. I also spattered on some clean water and perfect pearls in the background. I wanted the sky to look like a clear night of falling snow. 
With the images still masked I used the snowflakes from the new Winter Borders set to do some tone on tone stamping in the sky. 


The last step to complete the scene was to add some snow. i used white acrylic paint and a stiff bristled brush to flick paint from the side of an acrylic block. This creates a fine mist of white and gives the appearance of snow. To finish off the card I die cut the Season's Greetings sentiment several times and glued them together to add some weight. 

I'm actually the last stop on the hop today! 
Don't forget to stop by the Pretty Pink Posh Blog tomorrow for day two. 

If you missed any posts along the way you can check them all out from the list below.



Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Honey Bee Stamps Season to Sparkle Release: Shading Die Cuts with Distress Ink



 Hello Crafters! 

Welcome to day two of the Honey Bee Stamps Season to Sparkle Blog Hop! You should have arrived directly from the Honey Bee Stamps Blog

If you missed day one of the hop yesterday check that out too! Not only do you not want to miss out on all that amazing inspiration Honey Bee is generously giving away a $30 gift card for entries into yesterdays and today's blog hop! This release is so good you'll want the $30 guys :) 


If you frequent my blog you may be thinking this is very different from my usual style. Well it is and it isn't. The die cuts are but the coloring method isn't. 


Before I forced ,myself to learn copic coloring (to make good on that investment) I did all my coloring and shading with distress ink. ALL. OF. IT. 
I was so desperate to get dimension on my images I would have done anything lol. 
Thankfully the process of getting the job doe with ink blending is pretty quick. The same applies to die cuts! 


I cut all my images from the Winter Bouquet from Neenah Solar White Cardstock. Then I picked 3 color families to add some shading. Don't forget a dark shadow color or you'll struggle to get dimension!  


I layered them all together over a distress ink background and then added some spattered "snow" and glitter accents. The sentiment was heat embossed in white and cut with it's companion die. 

You know the deal...video to come haha. 

Your next stop on the hop is the wonderfully talented Carol Hintermeier

Thanks for stopping by! 





Monday, October 14, 2019

Stretching Your Stencils Tonic Studios Winter Wonderland Release


Hello Crafters! 

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! 
Mine was quite the whirlwind hence the late night post. 
I know you get it :) 

Today's card was creating using a few of the new products from Tonic Studios Winter Wonderland release. It has so many adorable stamps in it!


I was drawn immediately to the Snowman Snuggles set. I think they're super adorable all snuggled up next to each other. I also loved the Winter Wonderland stencil but wasn't sure how to incorporate it into my scene and make everything "fit"


I started by stamping and coloring my snowman using my Nuvo alcohol markers. In order to make the background match I used a copic safe black pen to trace the stencil onto my background. 


Once that was done I ink blending a skyline using a few different blue and blue green inks. I colored the rest of the scene with my markers before adding the stars with glimmer paste. I love how glittery they are every time! 

You can watch the card from start to finish in the video below. 


I love the addition of the snow on the trees and the roof. I think it really brings the whole scene together. 


Thanks so much for dropping by! 
See you soon! 





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