Friday, December 18, 2015

tim holtz christmas blueprint

After watching this video from My Sweet Petunia, I wanted to try out the Blueprint Christmas stamp set. I love that with the misti, the image can be restamped after painting or coloring so that the outline of the stamp stands out. These stamps are totally different from the ones I usually use, but I really enjoyed coloring them!

For this snowman, I used acrylic paints on kraft paper and a background of patterned paper.


This card is colored with copic markers, and includes a tag cut from this die set with the sentiment from an Avery Elle stamp set.


I colored the next two cards with copic markers and created the background by using my misti to stamp a repeating pattern like I did here.




That's all of my blueprint christmas cards. This stamp set is by Tim Holtz and can be found at Amazon or Simon Says Stamp. Hope y'all are enjoying the Christmas season! I think I'm done making cards now, but I still have a few to share. :)

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

simon says stamp gifts of love

I have two more cards to share that I made with the Simon Says Stamp December 2015 card kit. I love the little cat and stack of gifts stamps included with this kit!

On the first card I colored the cat and gifts with copic markers. I added snowflake stamps in the background and some little banners from patterned paper. The white panel is cut with the cross stitch rectangle die.


On this simple card, I stamped the gifts on kraft paper using my Misti. Then I painted them with acrylic paints. Once they were dry I restamped in the same spot using my Misti again. I added a strip of zig zag washi tape and a little gold paint and sequins.



Linking up once again with the Simon Says Stamp challenge. :)


Monday, December 14, 2015

simon says stamp village dies

The village dies from Simon Says Stamp cut out three little houses and two trees in different sizes. I paired these shapes with the slopes and hills dies and the small and large stitched rectangle dies to create this card.



I cut the trees and houses out of white cardstock and then colored them with copic markers. I backed the houses with a smaller piece of cardstock colored with a yellow copic marker. The snowflakes and sentiment (from an older Studio Calico stamp set, Cinnamon Spice, that is no longer available) were stamped with white pigment ink.

By the way, there's an awesome deal on my favorite cardstock, Neenah Solar White 80#, at Amazon right now. It's my favorite for copic coloring and the weight is great for card bases.

I'm linking up with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the theme is "just a pinch" this week. I added just a pinch of sparkle by going over the sentiment, snowflakes, and trees with a wink of stella glitter pen!

I still have so many cards to share! I'm not sure if I'll have time to get them all up before Christmas, but I'll just keep sharing and we'll get through them all eventually. :)

Friday, December 11, 2015

christmas cards with scripty words

The scripty words from the Holiday stamp set by Jasmine Jones are so beautiful, and I love the way they fit together to form the shape of a tree. I made two cards with the same idea, but in different colors.

First I used different shades of green and also a green card base. My Misti stamp tool made it easy to line up each word. 



On this one I made the tree a little shorter by leaving out the Joy stamp, and I used a variety of bright colors. Then I added the clumps of snow by repeating that stamp all over the background.



The inks I used on are listed below in order from top to bottom:
first card: goldenlocks, going green, mint hint, lime light, yes peas, freshly cut grass, emerald city, poppy
second card: sunny day, clear blue, lime light, flamingo, lemon zest, emerald city, purple rain