I simply couldn’t resist this adorable stamp set from MFT. Too cute!! I couldn’t settle on one medium to use on it, so I colored it in with Inktense watercolor pencils and polychromos pencils.
I used Arches cold pressed watercolor paper for the Inktense pencils–this is a lovely cotton-like paper that will take on a lot of water. I used Strathmore Colored Pencil paper for the polychromos pencils. This paper is new to me, and I loved coloring on it a lot better than on smooth white cardstock. This colored pencil paper has more tooth to it, and it pulls the pigment from the pencils a lot better.
I also used two different kinds of inks. I used VersaFine Onyx black ink on the Arches paper. This ink is waterproof and leaves a very strong pigment on the paper, so it can ink up easily over the textured paper. I used my favorite Simon Say Intense Black Ink on the colored pencil paper.
I stamped the cat first, masked it and then stamped the witch, the frog and the pumkin. I wanted them all grouped closely together.
I taped down my watercolor paper onto a board with some low tac tape. This helps prevent the paper from warping. I colored in the image with my inktense pencils and shown on the left. After all the coloring is done, I used my watercolor brush to melt down the watercolor pencils. Look how vibrant these Inktense pencils are!
Next, I colored in my second panel with some Faber Castell colored pencils. I used Gamsol which is an odorless mineral spirit to add vibrancy to my colored pencils.
After my panel where finished, I picked out some pretty Halloween pattern paper to matte them, and my cards were complete!
Below is the card video for these card. You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel. Thank you for stopping by!!
I’m having so much fun creating Halloween cards this year! Here’s my second card in this series. This card could also be used as a birthday card, which is what I’m planning on using it for.
I created a piece of pattern paper first. To do this I stamped the stars with some VersaMark ink, poured on my white Hero Arts embossing powder, and then melted it with my heat tool. I used my favorite Candied Apple Distress Ink and blended that all over my card panel. The panel turned out so bright and cheery. After I applied all the ink, I made sure to wipe off the ink from the embossed stars to make them brilliant white once again.
On another white panel I stamped the little superhero and created a mask for him so I could stamp some clouds behind him. I stamped the smaller cloud higher so it looked like it was more off in the distance behind him.
I pulled out some Copic markers for this panel, and did some very simple coloring using primary colors. The colors I used are listed below. I wanted him to appear as if he was flying, so I drew in some motion lines under him with a Copic Multiliner.
Here’s the video on how I created this card! You can watch it below or on my YouTube channel. Thank you for stopping!! Happy Halloween!!
Copic Markers used to color in my images and sky:
Skin: E11, E00, E000
Hair: E35, Y26, Y02
Mask and Pants: Y17, Y15, Y02
Shirt: BG05, B24
Cape: R14, R27, R89
Clouds: C4, C1, C00
Sky: B000, B0000
Here’s a list of the supplies I used to create this card:
MFT Happy Haunting Stamp Set –
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink – http://amzn.to/2wEv0vt
Black Licorice Cardstock – http://amzn.to/2wCrbIQ
EK Success Cutter Bee Precision-Cut Scissors – http://amzn.to/2w2DI4Q
Recollections Halloween Book Pattern Paper Pad 12×12 –
Bristol Smooth Cardstock – http://amzn.to/2x7TSPb
VersaMark Ink – http://amzn.to/2x89L8y
Hero Arts White Embossing powder – http://amzn.to/2gCXvlq
Heat tool – http://amzn.to/2xLKPAF
Foam Blending Tool – http://amzn.to/2x8jSKt
Copic Markers – http://amzn.to/2vIFkFD
Kokuyo Dotliner strong adhesive Tape Glue – http://amzn.to/2j0sYTj
Neenah Solar White 80# Cardstock – http://amzn.to/2jeDuGz
Candied Apple Distress Ink – http://amzn.to/2gU28eY
Copic Marker Multi Liner Black 0.3 – http://amzn.to/2wSVQ4w
Fiskars Paper Trimmer – http://amzn.to/2eOQXQi
Post-it Super Sticky Full Adhesive Notes – http://amzn.to/2gVspWl
Here is my first fall themed card of the year! I’m getting started a bit early. The last few days of summer are quickly waning, and I’m trying to console myself by focusing on the fabulous things that fall time has to offer, like cards with scarecrows and pumpkins! (Apple cider donuts!! Lol!!) I created another “same cards, different mediums” video to show you today.
I stamped out two of each image onto some Neenah Solar White Cardstock. I colored my favorite image first–the scarecrow–with some Copic markers.
Then, using similar colors, I used some Prismacolor pencils on the same image.
After I finished all of my coloring, I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I also cut out my panels and frames and started adhering them onto my card bases using some dry adhesive.
Before adhering my images, I stamped out my sentiment using my Mini Misti.
I used foam squares to pop up my scarecrows and my birds. As a finishing touch at tied some tiny twine bows around the stems of the pumpkins.
I don’t know which card I like the best. Copics and Prismacolors each give off their own distinct looks, and now I have two cards to send off in the mail to brightens someone’s fall day!
Thanks for visiting my blog!! Wishing you all a very happy fall this year!!
Here is the video of how these cards came together. You can watch them here below or on my YouTube channel.
MFT’s Fall Friends Stamps
Copic Markers – http://amzn.to/2wfHg75
Prismacolors – http://amzn.to/2wfm7Kj
Mini Misti – http://amzn.to/2iFd3cW
Sizzix Big Shot – http://amzn.to/2wlT4D9
May Arts Twine – http://amzn.to/2xJMtSB
Die-namics Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frames – http://amzn.to/2xuZ905
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Dies – http://amzn.to/2wm1Z7x
Hello and thanks for visiting my blog! I have two cards for you today. I thought it would be fun to create basically the same card but use two different mediums to color in my stamped images. I chose Prima watercolors and Copic markers. The card on the left is my watercolor card, and I stamped my images onto Canson XL Watercolor paper using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink. The card on the right is my Copic marker card, and I stamped my images onto Neenah Solar White cardstock using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink.
I used my Mini Misti to stamp my images onto the paper. Even though the paper was longer than the Misti, it stamped up just fine. I used a mask over the cow, so I could stamp the tree behind him.
When an image is suppose to appear white, like my little cow, I have to remind myself to paint with a light touch, so it doesn’t end up looking gray. My watercolor technique was wet brush on dry paper–I feel it gives me a little more control. When I color in flowers, I do like to wet the images with clean water and then drop the color onto the paper.
Below is the Copic version of this card. I really couldn’t say which version of this card I like better. I feel the same way about the mediums I used–I don’t know if I like watercolors or Copics better. I love them both!
Here is the video I created for this card. You can watch it here of on my YouTube Channel. Thanks for stopping by!!
Farm Friends Stamps from MFT
Stitched Banner Dies from Simon Says Stamp
http://amzn.to/2svYhFD (Neenah Solar White 110# Cardstock)
I’ve finally inked up these stamps from MFT called Farm Friends; they were released in February of 2017. I’m going to be creating more cards with this set, but for today I’m using the tractor and the cart full of animals.
It was very fun and fast to color in these images with Copic Markers. I used Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink to stamp these images because it is a Copic friendly ink.
I used Distress Inks to create the background for my images. I lightly blended on Distress Inks to provide a soft impression of sky, sun and grass. The mask I used was just a piece of scrap paper that I cut out using the same rectangle die that I used on my card panel, and then I taped it in place with some micropore tape.
When I was about to tape my images onto my card panel, I noticed that something didn’t look quite right–No one was driving the tractor! Lol! I stamped the little chick image from this set into the driver’s seat and colored it in with more Copic markers.
Once I adhered all my images, I used Glossy Accents on the wheels and left it to dry on my craft table overnight.
Below is the video of how this card came together. You can watch it here or on my YouTube channel in HD.
Thanks for visiting!!
Tractor and cart: YG09, G02, G12 and B000 for the window
Tires: Blick – 029, C4, C2
Pig: E11, E51, R00
Chick: Y13, Y35
Lamb: W3, W1
Mouse: C4, C2, C00
Animal Cheeks and Ears: R21
Neenah Solar White Cardstock: http://amzn.to/2tsL6t1
Micropore Tape: http://amzn.to/2sahmgG
This third one layer card in my series is my favorite. I used the entirety of my card front to create a scene. It’s a lot of fun to use more than one critter or character and build a scene around them and have them interact. Again I used Prismacolor pencils, Distress Ink and a lot of masks.
I didn’t have a hillside die or stencil, so I created my own. I also didn’t have a speech bubble stamp, so I stamped my sentiment and drew one around it. It was easy enough, as you’ll see in my card video below. You can watch it here on on my YouTube channel in HD. Thank you for stopping by!!
Prismacolor Pencils: Yellowed Orange, Yellow Ochre, Parma Violet, Lilac, Lavender, Hot Pink, Cool Grey 70%, Cool Grey 50%, Cool Grey 20%, Orange, Sunburst Yellow
MFT’s Seaside Seagulls
MFT’s Stencil Cloud
MFT’s Mermaizing Stamp Set
I love framing up my images–it helps bring the focus on them. For my second one layer card, I used a large mask to create a frame. I used Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper for this. I cut out an oval and placed negative mask onto my card front. I was then able to ink blend in the oval. Once I pulled up my mask, I had beautiful, crisp lines creating a frame.
But before I did my ink blending, I stamped all my images and used masks for them as well.
For my images I used Post-It Super Sticky Full Adhesive paper. Masks can help you add dimension to your card. For instance, I stamped the larger cloud first, masked it, and stamped the smaller cloud overlapping it a little bit. This gave the illusion that my second cloud was behind the first cloud and further off in the distance.
I decided to use Prismacolor pencils to color in my images. They are one layer card friendly–they don’t bleed through to the other side, unlike Copic Markers.
To add a little more interest to the card, I colored in the tips of the bird’s wings with hot pink. I thought this complimented the sentiment. Lol!
Below is my card video. You can watch it here or on my YouTube channel in HD. Thanks for visiting!
MFT’s Seaside Seagulls
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
Neenah Solar White 110# Card stock
Prismacolor Pencils: Cool Grey 70%, Cool Grey 50%, Cool Grey 20%, Hot Pink, Orange, Sunburst Yellow, Greyed Lavender
This is the first card I created in my one layer card miniseries using the adorable stamp set from My Favorite Things called Seaside Seagulls. I love creating one layer cards. They are only one layer, so they should be simple, right? Not really. Lol!
It can be difficult coming up with a layout for a one layer card. Your card has to have enough visual interest so people will enjoy looking at it. The images and inks can all be fabulous, but you have to pull it all together on a single piece of paper.
One of the things I like to do with one layer cards is to leave a lot of white space. The white of the card base adds to its simplicity and appeal and makes everything pop.
Once I figured out my layout for this card, my stamping and coloring didn’t take very long at all.
Here’s my video of how I created this card. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for visiting my craft table! You can watch it here or on my YouTube channel in HD.
MFT’s Seaside Seagulls
Neenah Solar White 110# Card Stock
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
Copic Markers: C4, C2, C1, Y08, Y02, BV000, E35, E31