Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Passing Along Challenge Card | Cutest Raccoon Love

Today, I'm teaming up with my friends Jammie Clark of Sweet Sentiment, and Becky Roberts of Inking Idaho, to bring you a different kind of challenge.  Jammie, Becky, and I, all live close to one another, and all love card making - though we each have different strengths.  Jammie is a fabulous Copic Color Artist, and Becky can put a gorgeous card together - likely with one hand tied behind her back and one eye closed. Me, I like to play with different mediums and techniques to create something pretty.  

The Challenge

We decided to create a challenge that allowed us to each complete a step in a card.  Jammie selected and colored an image, I created the background, and Becky took both of those pieces, and completed the card.  

Inked Background image, created using Distress Oxide Inks, Life Changing Blending Brushes, and masks made from Lawn Fawn Dies.

The Inked Background 

I created the background with Distress Oxide Inks, masks created from painters tape and  Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud and Grassy Border dies, and the Life Changing Blender Brushes (all supplies listed and linked at the bottom of the post).  I taped the card stock to my work surface, and then blended in the background from the ground up!  This type of scene building means keeping both portions of the mask when it is cut, so that you can cover the parts you have already inked, and keep from blending your grass into your sky.  

Copic Colored Image, featuring the Raccoon Smootch Digistamp from Paper Nest Dolls

The Copic Colored Image

Jammie colored up the Raccoon Smootch Digi Stamp from Paper Nest Dolls, using Copic markers, and a white jelly roll pen.

Copic Colors Used:
110, W10, W8, W6, W4, W2, W00
C6, C4, C2, C0
E35, E33, E31
R59, R39, R29, R17, R14, R05


Handmade card, featuring Copic colored image, ink blended background, die cutting and stamping

Completing the Card

Once she had received both parts, Becky completed the card using the Honeybee Stamps Bee Bold Alphabet Dies, the Concord & 9th Monster Love Stamp Set, and the Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frames.  

Handmade card, featuring Copic colored image, ink blended background, die cutting and stamping

This card turned out super cute, and you have a chance to win it!  

Simply follow all three of us on Instagram, and comment on each of our posts for this card by 11:59 PM, MST, on Saturday the 26th of January.  One lucky winner will receive this card.  




Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies Used**:
Use this easy list to find the products I used in my projects. (Contains affiliate links - where I earn a commission from purchases made from my links, at no cost to you. Your support helps me keep this blog going, and continue to create - Thank you! Affiliates and disclosures can be found here.) Please note, when possible, I try to offer multiple sources for the items I use. Products with two or more logos - underneath, or on the side, give you options of where to purchase, in case the item has sold out at one shop. To visit the first store, click on the photo of the item. To visit the second (or greater) source, click the logo for the second shop - you will still be taken directly to the product. 
**If a particular item I used was out of stock when I was preparing my post, or the item I used was discontinued, I have provided a link to a similar item - that is available - when a substitution would not affect the card design.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Pucker Up | Crafty Friends Blog Hop ft. Picket Fence Studios

Hello!

Welcome to another Crafty Friends Blog Hop!  If you have not joined us for one of our hops before, the Crafty Friends Blog Hop is a group of friends who have all shared some common crafty beginnings, and we hop each month with a spotlight on a company we love. 


This month we have chosen to feature Picket Fence Studios as the brand we are featuring.  They have a lot of fun stamp sets, stencils, and, of course, the Life Changing Blending Brushes in their product line.  I'm super excited about this month, as I had the opportunity to work with the Creativation release from Picket Fence Studios - more on that coming later - which included the stamp set I've created with for today!  As with previous months, the Crafty Friends have a coupon code to offer you, that is good for today and tomorrow on the official Picket Fence Studios website.  



The card I'm sharing today, was created with the brand new stamp set "Pucker Up".  This set does have a coordinating die, which I did not use in the card, but is available if you would like to use it. The card itself is all about having fun with the coloring.


To begin with, I stamped the lemon branch stamp from the Pucker Up stamp set, in Whisper Amalgam Ink, onto Sweet Sentiment Coloring Paper.  I stamped the image twice, using my MISTI, to get the lines to be just the right shade of gray, and then I began by Copic coloring the background. 

This cheerful lemon handmade card, was stamped with the new Picket Fence Studios Stamp Set called Pucker Up.  The image was colored with Copic Markers and Prismacolor Colored Pencils

I used the lightest greens and blues to randomly color and blend together a soft background, and I blended it out further with my Colorless Blender.  Once I had the color I wanted, I dripped a bit of Colorless Blender fluid, from a refill bottle, onto the background to move the color around further.  

Copic Colors Used: 
0, Y000, Y06, Y08,YG03, YG11, YG13, YG17, YG99, G00, B00, E57

Once the background was finished, I colored in the branch image in Copics.  I pulled some of the green into the lemons during this step. I did top of the Copics with a few Prismacolor pencils used to add shading and depth.    

I'm also sharing a fun peek at a product that was just introduced at Creativation this past weekend.  It's the new Paper Glaze - a fun metallic texture product, that can also be put into a paint pallet and thinned with a little water to make a fun shimmery watercolor.  I thinned this down to top off the lemons and the leaves on this card - because I had thinned it down quite a bit, it did not add a lot of color to the images, but did add a ton of metallic shine.  This product is not yet on the website (BUMMER!), but will be soon, so keep your eyes peeled!  

This cheerful lemon handmade card, was stamped with the new Picket Fence Studios Stamp Set called Pucker Up.  The image was colored with Copic Markers and Prismacolor Colored Pencils

For the final step on the card front, I stamped the sentiment in Blue Lagoon Ink.  Then, I layered the card front onto a white card base to complete the card.

I hope you enjoyed this fun lemon card! The next stop, in today's hop, is Lydia!  

If you've somehow been turned around, or missed a stop, here's a handy list for reference.

Sara Sherlock (You are here!)





Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies Used**:
Use this easy list to find the products I used in my projects. (Contains affiliate links - where I earn a commission from purchases made from my links, at no cost to you. Your support helps me keep this blog going, and continue to create - Thank you! Affiliates and disclosures can be found here.) Please note, when possible, I try to offer multiple sources for the items I use. Products with two or more logos - underneath, or on the side, give you options of where to purchase, in case the item has sold out at one shop. To visit the first store, click on the photo of the item. To visit the second (or greater) source, click the logo for the second shop - you will still be taken directly to the product. 
**If a particular item I used was out of stock when I was preparing my post, or the item I used was discontinued, I have provided a link to a similar item - that is available - when a substitution would not affect the card design.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Some Bunny

Hello! 

Today's card features the Some Bunny stamp set from Avery Elle.  When I saw this stamp set, I knew it was one I could use a lot.  It's a cute set for Valentine's Day, a birthday, or Easter. 

This adorable card features the Avery Elle stamp set "Some Bunny" along with My Favorite Things Cloud Stencil, and Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame.  The image was colored with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils.

To begin this card, I stamped the bunny and balloon images twice, using Gina K Amalgam Ink.  Once, onto Neenah White Card Stock for the background, and once onto Sweet Sentiment coloring paper, for the actual colored images.  This allows me to fussy cut the image, without having to cut out the balloon string, and allows the background to come right up to the image.  

On background piece, I used the My Favorite Things Cloud Stencil, and a Life Changing Blending Brush, to blend Tattered Rose Distress Oxide Ink onto the background.  Once finished with that, I placed the tiny heart stamps onto a small clear block, and stamped them randomly around my images.  I colored in the tiny hearts with my R24 Copic Marker, and then topped them off with a little shimmer from the Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen in Midas Touch. 

I set the background aside to dry and moved onto coloring the bunny and balloon images.  I used Copic Markers to color them in, and then used a few Prismacolor Pencils to add a bit more depth and shading. 

Copic Colors Used: 
R00, R20, R32, R24
E34, E50, E53, C1, C2, 0

Prismacolor Pencils Used: 
PC1056, PC1065, PC947, PC938, PC1081

Once the images were colored, I stamped my sentiment onto the balloon using Versamark Ink, and heat embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder.  Then, I fussy cut the balloon and bunny, and adhered them to the background with a bit of liquid glue.  

This adorable card features the Avery Elle stamp set "Some Bunny" along with My Favorite Things Cloud Stencil, and Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame.  The image was colored with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils.
I die cut the largest Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame from additional white card stock, and adhered that onto the card front.  Then, I carefully trimmed around the edge to remove any of the background that was showing from underneath.  I mounted this card front onto a top folding white card base, using foam squares.

I think this card turned out super cute, and sweet.  And it's perfect for any occasion really. 

I'm on my way to pack my bags today, to head to Creativation.  This is my first time going, and I'm super excited to meet some of my online crafty friends, and to stare in awe at some of my crafting idols (I doubt I'd have the guts to walk up and introduce myself - hello anxiety!).  If you've been, or even if you just dream of going, what's the first thing or person you would want to see? 

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies Used**:
Use this easy list to find the products I used in my projects. (Contains affiliate links - where I earn a commission from purchases made from my links, at no cost to you. Your support helps me keep this blog going, and continue to create - Thank you! Affiliates and disclosures can be found here.) Please note, when possible, I try to offer multiple sources for the items I use. Products with two or more logos - underneath, or on the side, give you options of where to purchase, in case the item has sold out at one shop. To visit the first store, click on the photo of the item. To visit the second (or greater) source, click the logo for the second shop - you will still be taken directly to the product. 
**If a particular item I used was out of stock when I was preparing my post, or the item I used was discontinued, I have provided a link to a similar item - that is available - when a substitution would not affect the card design.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Concord & 9th and Inking Idaho Collab | Everyday Purse Bundle

If you have been following me for a while, you will know my friend Becky.  We did a fun challenge show called Assembled for a bit, and I've gone with her to numerous events over the last few years.  She's been hard at work with a super special project, and if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you would have see the sneak peek post a couple of days ago.  


Becky has partnered with Concord and 9th to create the CUTEST Everyday Purse Bundle   This bundle features a stamp set with 10 stamps, and a die set with 16 dies, that you can use to create a unique and fun way to package gift cards, treats, and more.  

Creative gift packaging with this fun Everyday Purse Bundle from Concord & 9th, in collaboration with Inking Idaho.  Create a small 3D gift pouch bag, or create fun purse elements for cards and other paper crafts.  Get the full details and links to purchase the bundle on the blog post

The body of the purse is approximately 4.25" wide, and 2-7/8" tall, when assembled. The handle adds height to that, but can be adjusted by trimming some of the length  You can create a 3D packaging, as the two purses on the outside in the photo above, or you can customize the die cut to create a flat card in the shape of a purse, or an element for a card, as shown above.

Creative gift packaging with this fun Everyday Purse Bundle from Concord & 9th, in collaboration with Inking Idaho.  Create a small 3D gift pouch bag, or create fun purse elements for cards and other paper crafts.  Get the full details and links to purchase the bundle on the blog post

For this first purse, I used the Woven Stripes Background Stamp from Concord & 9th, to stamp the pattern on my card stock.  I stamped one way, then turned the card stock to stamp again and create a plaid pattern.  The jump rings and heart elements were cut from the copper foil paper from the Neutrals Foil Pack.

Creative gift packaging with this fun Everyday Purse Bundle from Concord & 9th, in collaboration with Inking Idaho.  Create a small 3D gift pouch bag, or create fun purse elements for cards and other paper crafts.  Get the full details and links to purchase the bundle on the blog post

For the second purse, I stamped the base card stock with the Berries Turnabout from the Holly Berry Turnabout Stamp Set.  The jump rings on the purse were cut from the gold foil paper from the Neutrals Foil Pack.  I custom dyed a bit of twine to match the card stock, using a reinker, for the tassel element.

Creative gift packaging with this fun Everyday Purse Bundle from Concord & 9th, in collaboration with Inking Idaho.  Create a small 3D gift pouch bag, or create fun purse elements for cards and other paper crafts.  Get the full details and links to purchase the bundle on the blog post

For this card, I stamped the encircled heart stamp on the background of the card front, semi-randomly. I stamped the sentiment in the upper corner, and created the purse using the silver foil from the Neutrals Foil Pack for the metallic elements.  Before assembling the purse front, the pale rose card stock was embossed with a scalloped embossing folder.  I adhered the purse to the card front with White Liner along the bottom and up the two sides.  This left a pocket to include a gift card as part of the card. 

Creative gift packaging with this fun Everyday Purse Bundle from Concord & 9th, in collaboration with Inking Idaho.  Create a small 3D gift pouch bag, or create fun purse elements for cards and other paper crafts.  Get the full details and links to purchase the bundle on the blog post

I'm so proud of Becky, and excited for you to get your hands on this bundle.  It, and lots of other fun new products for January, are available now (9 am MST) at Concord and 9th!


Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies Used**:
Use this easy list to find the products I used in my projects. (Contains affiliate links - where I earn a commission from purchases made from my links, at no cost to you. Your support helps me keep this blog going, and continue to create - Thank you! Affiliates and disclosures can be found here.) Please note, when possible, I try to offer multiple sources for the items I use. Products with two or more logos - underneath, or on the side, give you options of where to purchase, in case the item has sold out at one shop. To visit the first store, click on the photo of the item. To visit the second (or greater) source, click the logo for the second shop - you will still be taken directly to the product. 

**If a particular item I used was out of stock when I was preparing my post, or the item I used was discontinued, I have provided a link to a similar item - that is available - when a substitution would not affect the card design.