Geometric Watercolor Birthday Card

Hello!  Thanks for visiting my blog!  I’ve created a fun and bright birthday card for this week’s video.  The star of this card is the awesome background stamp called Abstract Triangles.  It caught my eye when it came out a few months ago.  I was planning on using it to make a Christmas card.  I was going to color in the triangles in various shades of green, but I missed that boat.  So for this card I mixed up various shades of coral.  I love how this background turned out–the orange tones are bright and cheery and the white spaces I left just makes it all pop.

Then I remembered my Geometric Greenery stamp set in my stash, and I thought that would be perfect to add more color and interest to my card.  I used three different shades of green to color in these leaves.  To stamp out all my images I used VersaFine Onyx Black Ink because it’s waterproof.

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For the sentiment I heated embossed the word “fabulous” onto some black card stock and for the word “absolutely” I simply stamped that out with more VersaFine ink.  I pulled out my Stitched Banners dies to cut them out.  I love these dies and use them whenever I get the chance.

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I popped up the “fabulous” sentiment with some foam tape and I adhered everything else with some Ranger’s Multi Medium Matte glue.

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I almost forgot to stamp my finishing sentiment on the inside of my card.  I pulled out my Mini Misti to do this to ensure I stamped it perfectly–after all that work, I didn’t want to mess up my card.

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Here’s the video! You can watch it here or in HD on my YouTube Channel.

 

List of supplies:

Thank You Card using Copic Markers and Distress Ink

Hello and welcome to my blog!  Today’s card involves Copic markers, Distress ink and one dang cute stamp set from My Favorite Things called Purr-fect Friends.  The star of this card has to be the cat with all the cute flowers drawn on her.  This set has the best of both worlds–flowers and critters!

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I colored in the cat’s fur with cool gray markers, so that it wouldn’t compete with the bold colors I used on the flowers.  I wanted them to be bright and showy.

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I wanted the bird to be kissing the cat, so I stamped the bird at the very edge of the cage with her beak sticking out through the bars.  I had to place my die cut over the image very carefully, so I wouldn’t cut off her beak.  I skewed the die a little to the left of the image.  I worked out really well because these dies leave a white boarder around the images, and this allowed me just enough space for her beak.

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I used some Bristol Smooth paper for the card base because I wanted to blend some Distress Ink onto the paper.  Distress Ink blends onto this paper a lot easier than regular card stock.

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To get the frame to match the yellow on the cat, I used the chisel side of the yellow Copic marker to color the frame.

 

Birthday Wishes Card using Inktense Pencils

Welcome back to my craft table!  I’m using a new-to-me medium for my latest card–Inktense pencils.  One of my darling sisters-in-law gave them to me for Christmas, and I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with them.

You use them just like you would a colored pencil to color in your image, but the magics truly happens when you add water!  The colors are vibrant and intense.

I have the set of 36 colors, and I made up a chart so I could see at a glance which colors I want to use on my projects.  It’s kind of hard to see the true color just by looking at the pencil.Image1

I filled up a piece of Canson XL watercolor paper with my stamped images.  At this point I didn’t know how I was going to arrange my card, I was just having fun coloring.  I used two different pencils for each image, and then I used my Zig water brush to paint over my coloring.  Once the paint dries, it is permanent–unlike regular watercolor pencils which can be reactivated with water.  I like this aspect of these Inktense pencils because I can paint on many layers and my coloring stays put.

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When I find a floral stamp set that I really love, I like to get the coordinating dies.  Not only does it save me a lot of time cutting them out, but it cuts them out perfectly.  I’m still practicing my fussy cutting skills.

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I spent a lot of time figuring out how I wanted this card to look.  However, with these images you could slap them on in any arrangement, and it’d look beautiful, I’m sure.  Lol!  My sentiment comes from another Altenew stamp set called Floral Frame.

I also used some Pretty Pink Posh water droplets on this card.  I love using these water droplets on floral cards–they look like dew drops and adds a touch of sparkle.

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Here’s my video of how I created this card.  You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel.

 

Thanks for visiting my blog!  Happy spring to all of you!

 

Here’s my list of supplies:

One-Layer Friendship Card using Colored Pencils and Mineral Spirits

Today I thought I’d make a clean and simple one-layer card to get back into the swing of things.  My family and I have been taking turns being sick, but we’re finally starting to feel better.

I’m using a cute stamp set from MFT called Friends Furever, and I’m stamping the images onto a piece of Canson XL Watercolor paper.  I like the rough texture that this paper adds to the little aniamls.

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I used Post-It Notes to mask my images, so the lines didn’t show through when I stamped them one on top of the other.  I stamped the bird first because he was on top and worked my way down.  I used VersaFine Onyx Black Ink because it stamps out nice and crisp onto this rough paper.

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Colored pencils is my favorite medium to use on cards, especially these Faber Castell Polychromos pencils.  After coloring in these images, I could have stopped there, but I decided to use some odorless mineral spirits to blend out the colors.

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I used the masks again to cover up my images so I could add some Distress Inks.  I used Salty Ocean for the sky and Mowed Lawn for the grass the bear is sitting in.  I also went back in with about five different green pencils to add in some grass under the bear.

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I wanted to break up the sentiment without performing stamp surgery and cutting them apart, so I used more Post-It Notes to cover up the words I didn’t want to stamp.  I like how the broken up sentiment on this cards carries the eye downward, as do the images.  I really liked the effect.

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Here’s the video!  You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel!

Thanks for visiting!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Here’s the list of supplies I used to create this card:

MFT Stamp Set: Friends Furever

Faber Castell Polychromos pencils:

Bear: Burnt Ochre 187, Venetian Red 190, Dark Naples Ochre 184, Raw Umber 180, Pompeian Red 191

Dog: Warm Grey II 271, Warm Grey V 274, Pompeian Red 191

Bird: Deep Scarlet Red 219, Burnt Ochre 187, Dark Naples Ochre 184

Valentine’s Day 2017 Card Series No 6 – Valentines for your Besties using Copic Markers

Happy Valentine’s Day!  This is the last card of my 2017 Valentine’s series.  I thought it’d be fun to design a card to send out to my besties.  One of the sentiments in this stamp set called Love Notes from Neat and Tangled caught my eye–it says, “that we are friends.”  This is what sparked the idea to send out cards to let my besties know how much I love them.

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The coordinating die set is fabulous too because it cuts out the “love” sentiment and also a matte or a shadow for it.  A lot of love dies debuted recently, but I like this font the best–it’s so pretty.  It’s a set that you can truly use all year round.  I try to chose sets for my collection that have versatility.

I did some simple Copic coloring on the love die and the rose.  I wanted the love die to have an ombre effect, so I used red and pink Copics.  I blended them where they met, so there were no hard lines.  I kept the die in the paper to hold it in place while I colored.

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The coordinating rose die cut it out right at the edge of the image.  I used a Memento black marker to color over the sides, so no white would be showing.

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I wanted a scalloped panel to attach all my elements to, but I don’t have one in my stash.  I hooked up my Silhouette machine to my laptop and created one.  It wasn’t cutting out properly; it didn’t cut all the way through the paper.  Then I remembered I hadn’t cleaned out the blade for a while.  The thin, white cap unscrews and exposes the blade, so you can wipe it clean from all the paper fibers that build up.

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After that, it cut out cleanly again.  Here is a free link to the file if you’d like to have this.

Silhouette format download link below:
Silhouette A2 Scallop matte download link

DXF format download link below:
DXF format A2 Scallop matte download link

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I glued all my elements onto the pink panel with Multi Medium Matte glue.  I don’t bother with putting a needle thin nozzle onto the bottle anymore–I could never get it to flow.

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For some sparkle I added some Simon Says Stamp Assorted Moonshine sequines to the card.  I also painted over the love die cut with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle glitter brush

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Here is the video of how this card came together.  You can watch it here or in HD on my YouTube channel.

 

Thank you for visiting Jackie’s Craft Table!!  Happy Valentine’s Day!!

 

Here’s my supply list:

Neat and Tangles stamps and coordinating dies: Love Notes

Valentine’s Day 2017 Card Series No 5/Colored Pencils/Penny Black Stamp

Welcome back for yet another Valentine’s day card!  I’m using a small stamp set from Penny Black called XOXO.  I just fell in love with this darling girl–she’s cute for Valentine’s day, but I think this set could be used throughout the year.

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Coloring with colored pencils on kraft card stock is a lot of fun!  If you’ve never tried it, I would highly encourage you to give it a try.  It creates such a vintage, charming look.  I used both Faber Castells and Prismacolors to color it in.  I love both brands, but Faber Castell Polychromos pencils are my favorite.  The reason I used both is because my set of 36 Faber Castells doesn’t include any skin tones.  Also, the Prismacolors tend to build up over the lines of your stamped image.  To get around that you can re-stamp your image when you’re done coloring, or be careful not to color over the lines.  I usually prefer re-stamping my image, but this time I was just careful not to go over the lines.  I only used them on her skin, so it was easy.

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I also used a white gel pen to add highlights to her dress, boots and flowers.  It helped make the image pop.

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I used the sentiment that came in the set to make my own strip of pattern paper.  I used my mini misti to help me out with this.  I ended up inking up all the stamps I used for this card at least twice–many times more on the little girl.  (Time for a new ink pad for me.)

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I also pulled out my dusty Silhouette cutting tool.  I absolutely love this machine; I don’t know why I don’t use it more often!  Oh ya, it’s because I’m lazy and don’t want to have to plug things in.  Lol!  I prefer using dies and my Sizzix.  For this card I wanted a scalloped strip, and I don’t have a die like that, so I thought I create one.  I’m slowly building up my die collection.

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Here is the cute scallop!  Pulling out my machine and plugging it into my computer and the wall wasn’t too painful.  Lol!

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And here’s a close-up of my finished card!  I added a bit of twine as well.  I don’t know why I always think of this after I have adhered my panel onto my card base.  The Tombow stamp runner I use is very forgiving.  I was able to pull it off without ripping anything.

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I also included a short segment of me cleaning my poor, neglected Mini Misti!  I love this tool, but somehow I let ink build up on it.  Here is the before picture of how dirty it was.

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I used some Novus Plastic Cleaner on it, but my misti was too far gone for that.  I then found a rusty tin can of Oops! Multi-Purpose Remover.  It took a bit of elbow grease to rub it all off, but that did the job.

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While I was showing my Mini Misti some love, I thought I’d also go ahead and laminate one of the sheets of grid paper and use that in my Misti.  This was a tip from Jennifer McGuire, and I love it!  If I get ink on it, it wipes clean.  I make sure I wipe it down, along with the rest of the Misti, when I’m done using it for the day.  I use the Novus plastic cleaner for both.

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Here’s the video of how this card came together.  You can watch it here on my blog or on my YouTube Channel.

Thank you for visiting my craft table!  Have a wonderful day!

 

These are the supplies I used to create this card:

Colored pencils:

Faber Castell Polychromos:

Dress: Light Green – 171, Emerald Gree – 163, Rose Carmine – 124,Deep Scarlet Red – 219, Magenta – 133, White

Boots: Burnt Ochre – 187, Raw Umber – 180, Walnut Brown – 177

Hair: Prismacolor Yellow Ochre – 942, Faber Castell – Burnt Ochre – 943, Prismacolor Mineral Orange – 1033

Skin: Prismacolor Seashell Pink – 1093, Prismacolor Rosy Beige – 1019, Faber Castell  Burnt Ochre – 187

Valentine’s Day 2017 Card Series No 4/Polychromos Colored Pencils

Welcome back for another Valentine’s Day card!  Today I made a fun tri-fold card.  I used my fabulous Faber Castell polychromos colored pencils.  I’m liking these more than my Prismacolor pencils, which is saying a lot.  I’ve been a Prismacolor devotee since I was a teenager, and I will always love them, but the feel of the polychromos pencils and their blend-ability is just exceptional!  I have the set of 36, but I’m putting the complete set of 120 on my wish list.

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I made this card with an Art Impressions stamp set called Sweet Wishes.  It’s kind of like a little card kit–it comes with stamps, dies and very clear instructions on how to make this tri-fold card.  Art Impressions has so many darling stamps–love them!!

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The paper I used is the 110 pound version of Neenah Solar White, and I cut it in half at 4 1/4, so I could get two cards out of one sheet of paper.  The card is a little bit smaller than your average A2 card (5 1/2 by 4 1/4).

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I used my Mini Misti so I could get the placement and impression of my images perfect.  I ended up stamping each image at least twice.

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The stamp set comes with two dies.  The first one cuts out the negative space inside the rose wreath.  The second cuts and scores the mailbox door so that it can open and close–so darling!!

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Below, I’m coloring in the mailbox, and I used colors on this image besides the usual gray and black. The gray and the black looked kinda bland to me, so I added magenta and light ultramarine which gave the image a lot more interest and charm.

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Here’s the video of how I put this card together.  I hope you enjoy it.  You can watch it here on my blog or in HD at my YouTube channel.  Thank you for visiting my craft table!

 

Here’s a list of the supplies I used:

Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils:

Deep scarlet red-219, Rose Carmine-124, Magenta-133, Mauve-249, Light green-171, Emerald Gree-163, Dark phthalo green-264, Earth Green Yellowish-168, Light ultramarine-140, Cream-102, Warm Grey V-274, Warm Grey II-271, Raw Umber-180, Black-199

Happy Birthday Card/Masculine and Feminine Versions

I’m taking a quick break from Valentine’s Day cards to make a masculine birthday card. My supply of masculine birthday cards is completely depleted.  This is a quick and easy card–no coloring involved.  I had so much fun making this card, I went ahead and made a feminine version of it.

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It all started with this fun die from MFT Stamps that came free with a purchase I made a few months ago.  It’s been sitting unloved in my stash till now–I love this die!!  It’s called Stepped Up Chevron.  Not only is it cute, but it helped me use up some of my scrap paper I have sitting in a box next to my craft table.

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This card could easily be mass produced.  Once I placed my sentiment stamps where I wanted them on my card panel, I used my Mini Misti to stamp up several panels.

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I used Multi Medium Matte glue to adhere my die cuts onto my cards.  I inevitably put on too much, and it oozes out from under my die cuts.  I love this glue because it dries matte, and you can’t tell I used too much.

I also used some pretty enamel dots.  They didn’t match the colored card stock perfectly, but they were close enough, and they gave the card another fun element.

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Here’s a picture of the feminine card before I trimmed off the chevron die cuts.  These cards just look happy.

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I finished off the insides of these two cards as well–something that I’m going to do more of this year.  It was fun, and it really finished off the cards.

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Thank you for visiting my blog!  Hope you get a chance to create some of your own cards today!  Bye!!

Here’s my video.  Hope you enjoy it!!  You can watch it here or in HD on my YouTube Channel by clicking Here.

 

Here’s my list of supplies I used for this card:

Polar Bear Pals Card/Valentine’s Day Card Series 2017/Card 3

Welcome to my blog!  I created a non-traditional Valentine card today.  I’m using a stamp set that I knew was going to grace my collection the minute I saw it.  I love these polar bears and all the sentiments that go along with them.  You can use them for Christmas cards, winter cards, birthday cards, and, as I’m showing you today, Valentine cards.

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First, I stamped out this cute ice-skating polar bear with some Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink.  I used alcohol based markers to color him in.  I’m loving my Copic markers!  I’m collecting them painfully slowly, but one day I will have them all!  Ha ha!!  My collections is interspersed with Blick markers too.  I think they work just as well.  There aren’t as many colors, but their price-point is a lot better.

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I used an embossing folder to add texture to one of my card panels.  I love the gorgeous raised patterns these embossing folders provide!

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It looks fabulous just as it is in the picture above, but I decided to add some ink.  I gently rubbed on some Caribbean Coast dye ink.  It catches on to the raised pattern and makes it pop.

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I didn’t have a card stock to match this blue, so I created my own by blending some of the same ink onto a piece of white card stock.  I wanted to heat emboss my sentiment over it with white embossing powder.  Now my sentiment will match my white heart and tie it all together.

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For a last touch, I added some sparkly white Stickles.  I can never resist adding some form of sparkle to my cards.  Lol!

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Hope you enjoy watching the video of how this card came together.  Thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful week!!

 

Here are the supplies I used to create this card:

A2 Intricate Swirl Embossing Folder from The Paper Studio

MFT Pierced Hearts Dies

MFT Polar Bear Pals stamps and dies

Copic Markers:

Bear: C4, C2, C1, RV21

For skates: E33, W7, W5

Skate blades: Blick 029 – cool gray, C1

Scarf: V04, BG13

Stenciled Arrows Card/Valentine’s Day Card Series/Card 2

I have two cards for you today!  I used the same stamps, dies and stencils for both but for the background panels, I used distress ink on one and texture paste on the other.  They both are fabulous products, but they both gave the cards very different looks.

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I’m using an ink blending tool to apply the ink over the stencil on the first card.  I applied it darker in the center and then used a lighter touch toward the edges.  I love this ink; it can be very red if you add enough pressure and ink or with less pressure if can be pink.  All distress inks are a lot of fun to use.  They also come in smaller cubes that come four in a pack.

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I used the same ink with some texture paste–fun stuff!!  I smeared that over the stencil to create the background for my second card.  It’s cool to peel off the stencil to reveal what you created!  (Make sure you clean off your craft mat and stencil right away after using this.)

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Wplus9 created a fun alphabet stamp set called Whimsy Alpha–love this!!  There is a die set available for it too.  I’ll have to put that on my wish list.  However, they weren’t too hard to fussy cut–even for me.

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I used some Tombow tape runner to attached all my elements to my card bases, except for the hearts.  I attached the heart with foam squares–this adds dimension to the cards.

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Here’s the video of how all this came together.  You can watch it here on my blog or on my YouTube channel by clicking HERE.  Enjoy!  Thank you for visiting!!

 

Supplies used to make these cards:

Stamp set: Whimsy Alpha – Wplus9

Inks: Poppy dye ink – MFT, Razzle Berry dye ink – MFT, Pink Gumball dye ink – Ranger, and Delicata Golden Glitz

Card stock: Poppy – MFT