Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a lovely weekend! I have a couple of new products to show you from Arteza. They have some new products just for us card crafters–Blank Watercolor Cards and Watercolor Postcards. I stamped a couple of large floral images on these blank cards and pulled out some Arteza watercolor mediums. The paper of these cards is 100% cotton, and I loved painting on them!
I also have a coupon code for you from Arteza. It’s good for 10% off your purchase: JackiesCraftTable7 It’s valid from September 12th until October 17th.
Postcard: Thankful Flowers
I stamped out my floral images and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. This makes watercoloring very fast and easy. You don’t have to wait for your paint to dry before beginning on another section. The embossed lines are like little wells around each stamped section and contains the paint. To paint this, I pulled out my set of Arteza 36 Watercolor Half Pans. I love watercolors, and this set from Arteza really has some beautiful colors in it.
I usually add some type of sequin to my cards, but since this is a postcard, I spattered it with little flicks of paint.
Card: Floral Surprise
Arteza’s Blank watercolor cards are a little bit bigger than the A2 sized cards I usually create. I could have cut this card down, but I wanted to try out this size. It was a great size for the large floral image I used. This time I didn’t heat emboss my image.
I colored in my card with Arteza’s Watercolor Pencils. I love watercolor pencils. You can use them as colored pencils or you can add water to smooth and brighten up your colors.
Welcome to the “Sending you Pumpkin Kisses & Harvest Wishes from Not 2 Shabby & Kat Scrappiness!” We are thrilled you could join us on this blog & Instagram hop celebration! Kat Scrappiness has some of the best stamps, dies, and embellishments around and Not 2 Shabby is very excited to carry their products! Come hop with us and see what all the excitement is about!
The blog & Instagram hops and giveaways will start Thursday, September 10 and will end on Tuesday, September 15th. We will have 4 x $15 winners!! 2x pulled from blog comments and 2x pulled from the Instagram comments.
I have a 10% off coupon code for you from the Not 2 Shabby Shop: N2S10
Card #1: Stacked Pumpkins Slimline Card
This stack of pumpkins was so much fun to create on a slimline card–I wouldn’t have been able to do this tall of a stack on a regual A2 cards. I love all the images from this Happy Fall set! I stamped out my crow first and then stamped down from there, masking as I went along. I stamped on a piece of speckled off-white cardstock from MFT called Primitive Cream Heavyweight Cardstock. I love using colored cardstock for my colored pencil work. It gives you a nice base color to start with.
I then colored in my images with colored pencils. I colored the pumpkins different colors to add variation to my scene. I then masked my images and colored in the background behind them with Distress Oxide Inks. This is a really fast way to add color to your work.
Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils:
Dark Cadmium Yellow 108, Cadmium Orange 111, Dark Cadmium Orange 115, Light Cadmium Red 117, Deep Red 223, Light Red-Violet 135, Purple Violet 136, Delft Blue 141, Warm Grey VI 275, Black 199, Pink Madder Lake 129, Raw Umber 180, Terracotta 186, Burnt Umber 280, Permanent Green 266, Hooker’s Green 159
I used the largest wonky stitch slimline die this time and cut out a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock. This is the paper to use if you are using your Arteza or Zig Real Brush Pens. It allows the pens to blend beautifully. I stamped and masked my scenes using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and poured clear embossing powder over them. Once I melted the embossing powder, the lines were shiny and smooth. The embossed lines contain the watercolors, so you can paint and don’t have to worry about your images bleeding into each other.
I cut out another piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock using the smallest wonky stitch die and used that for my sentiment strip and to separate my two scenes. I stamped two more sentiments–one above each scene. The sentiments fit perfectly in the top corners of these scenes.
Arteza Real Brush Pens:
Pumpkin – Sunset Yellow, Orange, Autumn Red; Stem – Pale Green, Basil Green; Backbird – Wisteria Purple, Amethyst Purple, Eggplant Purple, Noir; Beak – Lemon Yellow, Peach; Leaf – Basil Green, Pale Green. Lemon Yellow, Orange, Cadmium Orange. Cheeks – Rouge Pink; Scarecrow – Face & Hands – Cantaloupe; Hat – Green Tea; Patches, Lemon Yellow, Orange; Straw Hair – Lemon Yellow, Orange; Jeans – Night Sky Blue
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Hello everyone! Welcome! Slimline cards are becoming so popular, and I’ve certainly joined the bandwagon. Trinity Stamps has some new fun products to help you create fabulous slimline cards. When I saw that they now have a wonky stitch die for slimlines, I knew I had to have it. I also picked up their Slimline Stripes Stencils (you get two in this set)–I love using stripes on my cards!
For my design team project for the Not 2 Shabby Shop, I created 3 slimline cards. I also used my design team stamp of the month called Petals & Pallets by Concord & 9th to stamp out all the pretty flowers for my cards. I have a 10% off coupon for you to use at the shop: NTS10
Card #1: Flower Pallets Card
I used the coordinating Petals & Pallets dies to cut out this darling pallet with white card stock. I then stamped the wood grain stamp over it with gray ink. I had fun stamping out a lot of flowers, and I added dimension to them with my Arteza colored pencils. This added a lot of depth to them. You can hardly see the pallets for all the flowers, but I love how this one turned out!
Card #2: Hydrangea Forever Friends Card
I used the slimline stripes stencil on my colored card stock. I used Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Ink over it, and this gave the card a subtle tone-on-tone look. I love the huge forever stamp from the Petals & Pallets stamp set, and it fit just perfectly at the top of the card. I added a bow around my hydrangeas and a few flower blossoms as accents.
Card #3: Grateful Daisies Card
I love stripes with florals, especially black stripes. I used the second stencil from this set and some Black Soot ink to create this panel. I used the pallet die again for this card. This time I cut it out with brown card stock and stamped it with brown ink. I popped up this die cut piece with Arteza foam tape. I also used foam tape behind two of the flowers. The sentiment fit perfectly between the black stripes.
Happy Friday! I hope you’re all having a wonderful day! I have a fun new set of paints to show you today. Arteza released a new set of metallic watercolors! These paints show up beautifully on all types of paper, but my favorite thing to do with them is paint on black paper–it’s like magic!
They also sent me a set of their watercolor books. Inside is 110 lb cold press paper bound with natural linen–they are beautiful!
For my card project I used a piece of Stonehenge Black Watercolor Paper; however, black card stock will work too. I heat embossed my image using some gold embossing powder, and then I painted in my images–this was the fun part! These paints look gorgeous on black paper. After the paint was dry, I flicked on some of the gold paint with the water brush that came with the paints. Use the code JackiesCraftTable5 to get 10% off your purchase at Arteza. It is good through April 30th. I have all the link listed below.
The stamp set is from Pink & Main, and it’s from their card kit called Fantastic Florals. The pattern paper I used at the bottom of the card is also from the card kit, However, you can buy this pad separate at the shop.
Here is a close up look at these gorgeous paints!
I wanted to try out the watercolor book too, so I painted some very simple Easter Egg doodles that I plan on decorating with my Metallic Gelly Roll pens. The paints look beautiful on the white watercolor paper too! My inspiration for this exercise comes from a video by Creations Cee Cee.
Congratulations to Pink & Main! This month is their 6 year anniversary. To celebrate, their March card kit is all about birthdays. I created 10 cards with this kit. For the first 5 cards, I used card sketches, and for the last 5, I did whatever I wanted. I had intended only to create 5 cards, but this kit was very inspiring.
Below you will find pictures of all the cards I created with this fabulous kit, my process video, and links to all the supplies.
Hello Crafty Friends! I’m jumping right into some summertime card crafting. The stamp set I’m using is from the Not 2 Shabby Shop’s latest release. It’s called Summer Time Buddies. This set is filled with adorable images that will make you smile and long for hotter weather.
I designed a set of four cards. The layout of all four is the same, but the scenes are all designed around the darling stamps from this set.
I have a coupon code for you if you are interested in checking out this stamp set or any of the other great products in the Not 2 Shabby Shop. For 10% off your purchase use the code N2S10 when you checkout.
Card #1: Cat On the Beach
On my first card I stamped out the cute little cat and masked it so I could stamp the stand castle behind it. I used some Arteza alcohol markers to color in the images and create a fun beach scene around them.
The Arteza markers are fabulous because with the bullet nib you can easily get into smaller spaces without going outside the lines. I also love all the colors of these markers.
I used VersaFine Onyx black ink to stamp out my pattern with this cute Popsicle stamp. A I then stamped the sparkle stamp in the empty spaces. The sentiment “Stay Cool” is the perfect sentiment for this card.
Arteza Markers: Ginger, Lime Green, Lilac, Spring Green, Watermelon Pink, Pale Peach, Coral, Sky Blue, Jasmine Yellow
Card #3: Fruity Drink on the Beach Card
For this card I stamped the sun on my circle die cut instead of adhering it on separately. I love the happy face stamp included in this set, and I stamped it on the sun and gave him some orange cheeks.
I used Arteza alcohol markers to color in this pup, but I couldn’t use the same Arctic Blue Arteza marker to color the water or sky around him. My marker ran out of ink. I guess I use this one a lot. I used some Distress Oxide inks and a stencil to create the little scene in this circle. I used Peacock Feathers for the ocean and Tumbled Glass for the sky, and I blended them on with a make-up brush. I then added bubbles around the pup with another of the small stamps from this set. I love how this card turned out!
Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing well and staying safe and happy! I finally found the time to play with the March card kit from Simon Says Stamp. It’s called Better Together, and it’s a beauty! This kit has sold out, but you can buy all the products separately–However, I would skip the watercolor pencils included in the kit. Lol! More on that below. I created 5 cards with this kit–all floral cards and all very different.
Card #1: Split Panel Watercolor Pencil Card
There were 3 floral watercolor panels in this kit, and I used them all. For my first card I went for the beautiful poppy panel. I used the watercolor pencils from the kit, but I didn’t enjoy using them. These pencils aren’t very pigmented. If I could do this over, I’d use my Arteza Watercolor pencils. I almost threw out this panel, but I really wanted to make it work. I cut the panel in half, and then fussy cut around the flowers. I popped them up with foam tape and attached them to the card stock. This made it look fuller. I then attached the sentiment with foam tape in the center.
Card #2: Colored Pencil Dogwood Flower Card
I love this dogwood flower panel! To color it in I pulled out my Arteza colored pencils. They blended nicely on this watercolor paper! After I finished my coloring, I framed it with the striped pattern paper. I did raise it up with foam tape. To embellish it I glued on some Fortune Teller enamel dots–I love these things!!
I used my favorite stamp from this set on this card. This vine stamp is so beautiful and unique! I will definitely be pulling this out again. I used my regular sized Misti stamping tool to stamp this out–it wouldn’t fit in my Mini Misti. I stamped it down on one side of the pattern paper, and then all I had to do was flip the paper and stamp again–easy symmetrical stamping. I used 3 Arteza colored pencils to color in the vines, and I allowed the color of the pattern paper to show through on the tips of the petals.
Arteza Colored Pencils: Plum Purple, Pink Macaron, Moss Green
Card #4: Watercolor Pencil Daisy Card
I used the 3rd watercolor panel for card #4. I love daisies! I colored in this panel with the watercolor pencils from the kit. I fussy cut around the petals, and then I used more foam tape to pop it up off the white card stock. To frame it up a bit, I die cut a stitched scallop and glued it down with liquid adhesive.
Card #5: Pattern Paper Showcase Card
I absolutely love all the pattern paper from this kit, and I wanted to use some of my favorites on this card. The bottom layer is a piece of mint card stock, and then I layered stripes of paper over that. I stamped out my image with 3 different colors of Memento ink to create a gradient. I was going to stop here, but I felt it needed something more–and why not add a beautiful flower image? I colored in the flower with more colored pencils. This card it my favorite from the set.
Arteza Colored Pencils: Plum Purple, Pink Macaron, Moss Green
Hello and welcome! I’m collaborating again with the In Love Arts Shop, and I created 5 very different cards with some fabulous products from the shop. There is quite a wide variety of crafting products available, and to create my cards I used their cutting dies, stamps, pattern paper and enamel dots. I also have a 15% off coupon code for you if you’d like to check out the shop: S5581 Here is the link to the shop: In Love Arts
Card #1: Sweet Thank You Card
The stamp set is called Waiting Girl, and she is just adorable. I stamped her onto a piece of white card stock and cololred her in with Copic markers. I used a beautiful piece of striped pattern paper behind my main panel called Love Forever. I really love the simplicity of this card. I think this image would also go great with the sentiment, “Thinking of you.”
The star of the show for this card is the darling cutting die called, Love You Bottle Dies. I cut it out several times with different colors of card stock and paper pieced it back together.
Card #3: Stamped Pattern Love You Card
I used the Waiting Girl stamp again for this card, but just the smaller images. I stamped them randomly across my purple panel with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink. I love this ink; it’s crisp and dark. Then I pulled out some colored pencils to quickly color in the images. The word die cuts come from the Love You Bottle Dies. I cut them out 5 times, and used liquid glue to adhere them together. This gave is some fun dimension on my card.
Card #4: Pocket Full of Flowers Card
I really love this little cutting die; it’s called, Flower in Pocket Dies. Getting a card like this in the mail would brighten anyone’s day! I had fun paper piecing the flowers and greenery over the blue die cut. I used another piece of pattern paper from the Love Forever pack behind my die cut.
Card #5: Colored Pencils on Pattern Paper Card
I used another of the little girl images on this card, and this time I stamped her directly on a piece of pattern paper. I love the soft butterflies on this paper, and it was my inspiration for my color palette.
Arteza Colored Pencils: Skin: Earth Red, Yellow Ochre, Peaches & Cream, Hair: Sunflower Yellow, Rust Orange, Hazelnut Brown Dress: Watermelon Pink, Peaches & Cream, Mykonos Blue, Robin Egg Blue
Here is my process video. You can watch it here or over on my YouTube channel in HD. Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful week!!
Welcome! I hope you are having a fun weekend! Today is the spring/summer stamp release for the Not 2 Shabby Shop!! I have some darling stamp sets to show you! We also have a video hop and a giveaway to celebrate! The links to the videos and the products are listed below!
The hop will run from March 7th – March 14th leaving you plenty of time to watch and comment on each video. One winner will be drawn randomly from the comments on March 15th. The prize is a $25 gift certificate to Not 2 Shabby!
For the cards I created I used the “Spring is in the Air” stamp set. I adore the images in this set! I will have more videos to come using the 3 other new release stamp sets.
Card #1: Stamped Pattern Paper Card
I love using every single image in the stamp sets I create with, and all of the images in this set are so fabulous. I stamped all of the smaller images onto a piece of green card stock using green ink. This creates a lovely tone-on-tone look–subtle but beautiful. I didn’t want my background to compete for attention with the images I colored in using colored pencils. I wanted the bunny, rainbow and sentiment to really pop on the front of my card. (Don’t you just love that cute little bunny!)
I only created a sliver of a scene behind my little duck image on my third card because I wanted him to be the center of attention. I stamped my image first and covered him up with a mask. I also masked off my card panel with some Post-it Note Tape. Next, I blended on some Distress Oxide Inks, starting at the top, called Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint and Lucky Clover. After that I pulled up all the masks and colored in the duck with Copic Markers. I used the markers to draw in a little bit of grass under the duck so he didn’t appear to be floating on the card. Lastly, I stamped out the sentiment and drew in some rain drops with a white Gelly Roll Pen.
Here is my process video! You can watch it here or over on my YouTube Channel in HD. Thank you for stopping by! Be sure to check out the other videos along the hop for more fabulous inspiration!
Here’s the link to the Not 2 Shabby New Release Bundle –
Hello everyone! Thank you for visiting my blog. Today I’m reviewing the set of 120 Expert Colored Pencils from Arteza. They very generously sent me these colored pencils. I love trying out new art mediums, especially colored pencils. These pencils from Arteza are lovely. They are vibrant, easy to blend, and don’t break while you use them. (Free Swatch Chart Below!)
I revisited an old technique I used in a video a couple of years ago, and I love it. I call it panel splicing. I colored my image on pink card stock, and on kraft card stock. I love using colored pencils on colored card stocks! I then stamped the image again onto pink and kraft card stock, but this time I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. This gives you a beautiful tone-on-tone look.
It’s key to use a stamp positioner like the Misti, so you can stamp in exactly the same place on each panel. Then when you cut them apart, they will match up perfectly. I cut two panels at the same time using my Fiskars paper trimmer. I also cut out a 3/4 inch strip on the inside of the image, so I could replace it with a piece of gold card stock. This really makes it look elegant.
Below is a list of the Arteza colored pencils I used on both the pink and the kraft card stock:
Pink Rose: Pink Macaron, Fruit Punch, Magenta, Garnet Red