Monday, November 14, 2022

Picket Fence Studios November 2022 Release

Hello!

It's the 14th of the month, which means that there is a new release from Picket Fence Studios. This month the release contains a few items that I would consider staples of a craft room.  The new rectangle and circle dies will be reached for often - as well as the gorgeous new Hello There die.  As always, I have the entire release listed below, so that you can peek at all the new offerings, and then I have a couple of cards to share with you showcasing some of the new products.  

The November 2022 Release:

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Specific products used in the cards below will be listed separately at the bottom of the post.


I have two cards to share with you below, along with tips on how the card was created.  All of the supplies used in the cards are listed at the bottom of the post.  For additional samples throughout the month, please follow my Instagram.  


  • The glitter paper for the sentiment die cut was brown card stock spread with the Pecan Pie Filling Paper Glitz.  This was allowed to dry completely before die cutting.  
  • The cup was lightly inked with Pumice Stone Distress Oxide Ink, on a small sponge.  This added dimension.
  • The stenciled coffee beans were inked first with Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide Ink, and then with Ground Espresso.  I added a little more shading using a Walnut Brown Colored Pencil.  
  • The rectangle panel was adhered to the top folding card base, and then trimmed along the edge to get the placement where I wanted.  

  • I die cut just the cup portion of the die multiple times to create the aqua cups and pink hearts.  Then adhered randomly onto the card front before die cutting the rectangle stitched die.  
  • The sequin mix used contained the coffee beans.  They are VERY dimensional, so this is a card best for including in a larger box, or hand delivering.  This card would require a padded envelope, and additional postage to be mailed by itself.  




Be sure to check out the entire release, either above, or on the Picket Fence Studios website.  There will be bundles listed in the shop, where you can save a bit by purchasing some products together.  Or, you can purchase the entire release at a 15% discount!


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.

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Friday, October 14, 2022

Picket Fence Studios October 2022 Release

Hello!

It's the 14th of the month, which means that there is a new release from Picket Fence Studios.  If you've been putting off making your Christmas cards - you're in luck!  This month is full of fun wintery sets, along with some Christmas. These sets are always perfect to not only use on Christmas cards, but also on thank you cards following the holiday.  My new favorite stamp is out this month, in the beautiful script of Hark, the Angels Sing.  And there are several new dies that are AMAZING when you layer varying colors and patterns.  As always, I have the entire release listed below, so that you can peek at all the new offerings, and then I have a couple of cards to share with you showcasing some of the new products.  

The October 2022 Release:

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Card #1: Holly Jolly Gnome

There was zero chance that I was going to let this month pass without coloring up the adorable Jolly Christmas Gnome image. I mean - just look at that cute face!  

Holly Jolly Gnome - images from Picket Fence Studios, colored with polychromos pencils

I stamped him in fadeout ink, onto paper made for pencils.  Then I colored him in with my Polychromos pencils. While I had the stamp set out, I also stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment.  I then die cut both pieces with the coordinating dies.  

Holly Jolly Gnome - images from Picket Fence Studios, colored with polychromos pencils

I die cut some scenery from the A2 Evergreens on a Hill Die.  This die is open on the bottom so that you can set your hill as high, or low, on your card as you choose.  I used my Polychromos pencils again, to add detail to the trees.  Then I inked the snowy hill with my Life Changing Blender Brushes, and Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Inks.  Finally, I sponged a little Paper Glitz: Sparkle onto the snow to give a little shimmer.  

Holly Jolly Gnome - images from Picket Fence Studios, colored with polychromos pencils

Using my brushes, I blended another panel with Speckled Egg and Unchartered Mariner Distress Oxide Inks for a beautiful wintery sky.  I added some foam tape (die cut with the coordinating die to match exactly!) to the back of my gnome, and adhered the pieces together.  The card front was added to a white card base.  

Card #2: Merry & Bright Falling Snow

I love snowflakes - not so much the snow on the ground - but I love big fat snowflakes drifting down from the sky.  They are so pretty!  So it's no surprise that I love the new Falling Snowflakes Stencil.  

Merry & Bright Falling Snow - images from Picket Fence Studios, inked Stencil background with colored images

For this card, I spritzed the back of the stencil with some repositionable adhesive spray - this is really important with a stencil like this so that the delicate little arms of the snowflakes stay in place.  You get a cleaner look to the finished inking, but it also protects the stencil from being damaged.  I used my Life Changing Blender Brushes and Speckled Egg, Evergreen Bough, and Uncharted Mariner Distress Oxide Inks to blend the background - fading from almost nothing to the darkest color.  

Merry & Bright Falling Snow - images from Picket Fence Studios, inked Stencil background with colored images

From the Welcome Winter Wreath Stamp Set, I stamped one of the cardinal images, and one of the holly berry images in Black Hybrid Ink.  I colored in the images with Polychromos pencils. I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment.  Then I die cut each of these pieces with the coordinating dies.  I die cut an additional two of the sentiment die cut, and stacked them together to give it a little added thickness.  

Merry & Bright Falling Snow - images from Picket Fence Studios, inked Stencil background with colored images


I adhered all of the pieces together and then added the card front to a white card base.  As a final touch, I added tiny highlights to the cardinal's eye, and the berries with a white gel pen.  

That's it from me today!

Be sure to check out the entire release, either above, or on the Picket Fence Studios website.  There will be bundles listed in the shop, where you can save a bit by purchasing some products together.  Or, you can purchase the entire release!


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.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Picket Fence Studios September Release

Hello!


It's the 14th, and that means a new release from Picket Fence Studios.  This month there are a few new Halloween items, a few Fall\Thanksgiving items, and a lot of Christmas!  See the full release in the thumbnails below.  .  

Full September 2022 Release

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The first card I'll be sharing today, actually came together quite easily.  I laid out several of the flower images from the Seasonal Christmas Flowers Stamp Set in my MISTI.  Then I powdered three pieces of card stock in cream, pink, and red, and stamped and gold heat embossed each of the three pieces.  I replaced the stamps with a few of the leaf images, and then powdered, stamped, and gold heat embossed those on a piece of green card stock.  I then die cut each of the floral image with the Coordinating Dies.  


I cut a piece of navy card stock to 4"x5.25", and started layering the floral pieces around the edge.  I adhered all the pieces down, tucking leaves in here and there.  Once I filled in the framing, I trimmed the excess away from the panel with scissors.  I then stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from the Swanky Christmas Sentiments Stamp Set, and die cut it with the Coordinating Die.  That was adhered to the center of the panel.  


I matted the layered panel onto gold card stock, and then onto another panel of navy, before adhering it to a white card base.  A few of the A Classic Christmas Sequins finished the card.   The finished card is quite heavy and thick, so if mailed, it would be best mailed in a bubble mailer with additional postage.  

The second card I'm sharing today, is much more simple, and could even be done as a one layer card if you preferred.  


I stamped the image from the Name Off the Good List Stamp Set, along with one of the sentiments, onto bristol paper, with the Black Hybrid Ink Pad.  This stamp set does come with a Coordinating Die, which I chose not to use, but it is available.  I then colored up the image using my Copic Ciao markers.  


Once the image was colored, I simply layered the panel onto a piece of black card stock, then onto a white card base.  Super simple, and flat - unlike the first card!  

I'll let you in on a little secret as well - all of the stamp sets I used today are currently available as part of bundles over on the Picket Fence Studios shop.  So be sure to go check out the bundles  available with this release.  


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.

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Sunday, August 14, 2022

Picket Fence Studios August Release

Hello!

It's the 14th of the month, and time for another release from Picket Fence Studios.  I'm going to give you a peek at the entire release, and then I have two card using new products to share with you.  

August 2022 Release

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The new Animal Crackers Christmas stamps are so adorable!  I absolutely loved this Christmas Hello version.  I colored the stamped image with Copic markers, including the sky background.  I added snow with a white gel pen.  I added a shaker frame filled with White Shaker Garnish as "snow" and a white heat embossed sentiment from the Inside Quotes: Christmas set.  




This card is so simple and pretty.  I stamped and colored the images from the Build Me a Gingerbread House Stamp Set.  Then I die cut them using the coordinating dies.  I mixed a couple of Paper Glazes, and thinned it down a bit.  Then I used the tip of a spatula to spread it on in the areas that should be iced.  Once dry I layered the pieces with die cuts from the 5x7 Double Stitched Rectangles.  



Be sure to check out the full release from Picket Fence Studios. 

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.

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