Hi all! I get to have a double play today! First of all, it is Freshly Made Sketches day. We have a new, awesome sketch by Jennifer Brum and it is super fun! Second, I’m over on the Picket Fence Studios blog AND up with a Product Focus Review for Splitcoaststampers. YAY!!!
So first up, my card for FMS. I love this fun sketch and the angle makes it a real standout. I started off with a base from Clearsnap called Creative Cards. These are super fun (and available on Amazon). I topped it off with an old retired paper for contrast. The little birds are from a Picket Fence Studios stamp set called Chirp Chirp which is super cute. I cut the birds out with the coordinating dies (what a life saver for small images!). The birds were colored with new colors of Dyestress Inks by Clearsnap. And that brings me to my Product Focus Review. I have reviewed the Dyestress Inks before but I now have the newest color release and it is wonderful! I’m sure you have noticed a couple of other cards using them (last week’s FMS card was one). This was all part of my analysis. You can read all about it here: Splitcoaststampers Product Focus
My “bonus” card today is also for that review and I posted it over at the Picket Fence Studios blog today with the details. I just wanted to share it so you could see it here too. Head over to the blog to read all about it!
Whew…lots to typing and busy, busy. I hope you enjoy both of these cards. Remember to go see the ink review at Splitcoaststampers and the peacock card at Picket Fence Studios. Thanks so much for stopping in today. See you again soon! (FYI, I separated the links into the two cards to make it simpler for you)
I’m over at the Picket Fence Studios blog today with this card. I love the look of bold sentiments with stencils. Let’s face it, the Life Changing Blender Brushes by Picket Fence Studios makes short work of inking with stencils and they are such fun to play with now.
I decided to use some new colors from Colorbox Inks in the Dyestress line. These are really pretty together, don’t you think? I love that I was able to find sequins to match too. The sentiments are actually from two different sets but I loved how they layered together. You can find all the details over at the Picket Fence Studios blog today. And get ready, Sunday April 14th is release day and I’ll be back to enable you then! See you soon!
I thoughts I’d share a sweet little Monday card with you. I created this just for fun using the new Rustic Floral set from Picket Fence Studios. I love this darling little image and the sentiments in the set are perfect for note cards for many occasions. I stamped this in the new Black Hybrid Ink from Picket Fence and wow! Hybrid it is! I tested it with Copics and this was my watercolor test. PERFECT! I love a one stop black ink! It doesn’t budge or smear with either. Not sure how that is possible but some things just don’t require an explanation. I’ll accept that it is crafting magic!
I love it so much that I’m going to gift it and the Crafty Friends stamp set to one lucky person. I’m going to make this an Instagram drawing so hop over and follow me there and enter for your chance to win. You can find the details HERE.
After coloring the image and the background of this with Daniel Smith watercolors (just some quick and easy coloring) I cut it out using the Wonky Circle Dies by Gina Marie Designs. The stitched background is made with the same set…it cuts the stitches separately from the circle cutting die. So clever!
That’s it for today. I hope you hop over and find me on Instagram to enter. Back on Wednesday with an awesome announcement from Freshly Made Sketches! You will not want to miss it! Until then, have a happy start to your week.
I was having so much designing with the new stamps from Picket Fence Studios that I wanted to share another card with you right away. If you were anywhere near the design team’s posts yesterday, I’m sure you have already seen and fallen in love with this wonderful Jill Girl stamp. I’ll admit that she intimidated me a bit but I decided just to jump in and see what happened. I started with her hair to see how that would go. All in all, I kind of liked it so I continued on and eventually found that I liked the coloring enough to turn it into a card.
Sometimes it is nice just to color and not be sure that it will “be” something. If you need an excuse, the Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge is currently running and there are tons of people coloring just for fun. It is awesome!! But Jill wanted to become a card so I added her onto a background that is really a Christmas print pack (SU). The striped are neutral enough to be anything though. Love prints like that. The sentiment is from another of the new sets called Rustic Floral and it seemed right for her (I also found that another DT member, Jana Millen, used the same one….isn’t it funny when that happens in the big craft world??? I kind of like to imagine it was like we were crafting together instead of all being miles apart.)
I think this image is going to be wildly popular (based on the reaction by the DT alone). Something about her is really special! I am going to be on the Picket Fence Studios blog tomorrow morning with a card I think you will love. More coloring and a new to me technique that I have been wanting to try for a while. So glad you stopped in today. See you tomorrow!
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