Friday, September 21, 2018

Harvest Pumpkins

Growing up, I had a real love/hate relationship with fall.  It meant back-to-school time, which I was really conflicted about (I mean, on one hand, it's SCHOOL, and on the other, I lived in a very small town - in a valley that was pretty sprawled out - so it meant seeing my friends).  In particular, I wasn't a fan of the colors.  Orange, mustard, and orange-y reds just weren't, and still aren't, my favorite shades, so having them in your face for all the autumn decor was a bit much.  I've become a bit more open to using them, but still...

Soft, shabby, tones take over on this subtle autumn card.  Created using the Fun Stampers Journey Host Exclusive stamp set All Year Long.

With that in mind, I chose to use some "non-traditional" autumn colors in today's card.  I stamped the pumpkins in Peaches & Cream, Fresh Sage, and Tin Pail, before fussy cutting them out.  They were layered over an embossed Tin Pail panel, and a Fresh Sage strip, that was heat embossed with my sentiment.  I wanted to add an additional detail of twine, so I used my craft knife to make two small slits on either side of the sentiment.  That gave me the ability to thread the twine through and underneath. 

Soft, shabby, tones take over on this subtle autumn card.  Created using the Fun Stampers Journey Host Exclusive stamp set All Year Long.
I actually love the resulting card.  It's "fall" without the colors I'm still not sure of.

Thanks for stopping by!

Much love,                    

Fun Stampers Journey Supplies Used:

Stamps: 
All Year Long SS-0638 (Exclusive Host Benefit)

Inks:

Papers:
Embellishments:
Journey Twine Natural AC-0005

Tools:
Changing Seasons Embossing Folder EF-0031Journey Platinum Machine TO-0090 Journey Blooms Paper Trimmer TO-0039Crease Tool TO-0040Detail Pro Shears (4.5") TO-0063, Grand Pro Shears TO-0064Heat Gun TO-0083, Journey Blending Brush - Large TO-0099, Retractable Craft Knife TO-0145

Adhesives:
Easy Glide Permanent Adhesive Runner AD-0081Journey Craft Glue AD-0111Journey Foam Squares - Medium AD-0085


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Sending Smiles | Video

I love watercolor backgrounds - I find them to be so soft and pretty.  And I love the Liquid Colors, because they are so versatile in the pigmentation.

With the pretty watercolor background, created with Liquid Color, This pretty card is perfect for any occasion.

 For today's card, I've used the Rustic Rose Liquid Color to create the background.  In the process video, I show you how I get variation in color - both by building up sections of the the actual watercoloring, and by using various strengths of the liquid color to flick over the surface.


On top of the watercolor background, I've added some Sparkle Silk splatter, a couple of banners, and a baby envelope die cut with a sentiment insert that is heat embossed in Copper.  A few pearls added the finishing touch to the card.

With the pretty watercolor background, created with Liquid Color, This pretty card is perfect for any occasion.

Thanks for stopping by!

Much love,                    

Fun Stampers Journey Supplies Used:

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Inks:

Papers:

Embellishments:
Pearls AC-0024

Tools:
Baby Envelope Die DI-0410Journey Platinum Machine TO-0090 Journey Blooms Paper Trimmer TO-0039Crease Tool TO-0040Detail Pro Shears (4.5") TO-0063,  Heat Gun TO-0083, Blending Brush - Large TO-0099, Media Mister TO-0121

Adhesives:
White Liner Tape AD-0001, Journey Craft Glue AD-0111Journey Foam Squares - Medium AD-0085


Monday, September 17, 2018

Monster Birthday

Birthday cards for kids are always fun to create.  You can use so many fun bright colors, and stamps that are intended for kids are generally much more hilarious.

This fun birthday card, with colorful monsters, was created using the Fun Stampers Journey Eyes on You stamp set, and Birthday Bash Embossing Folder.

For today's card, I started by stamping my three monsters onto Whip Cream card stock.  I colored them in using a LOT of Color Burst pencils - I probably used about half of the colors by the time I finished.  I worked to put a little bit of the coloring from the other characters, into each monster.  So, for instance, the blue monster at the front, has purple shading - and the green monster has purple appendages.  The green monster has orange shoes that are the same tone as the orange monster.  The yellow from the belly of the orange monster, is subtly echoed in the sign, and horns, of the blue monster.  Even though they are different colors, this helps to pull them together to be cohesive in the scene.

This fun birthday card, with colorful monsters, was created using the Fun Stampers Journey Eyes on You stamp set, and Birthday Bash Embossing Folder.
The card is very simple otherwise.  Layered card stock and printed paper, and a few Fashion Silver pieces are all it took to complete the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Much love,                    

Fun Stampers Journey Supplies Used:

Stamps: 

Inks:

Papers:

Tools:
Birthday Bash Embossing Folder EF-0027Journey Platinum Machine TO-0090 Journey Blooms Paper Trimmer TO-0039Crease Tool TO-0040Detail Pro Shears (4.5") TO-0063

Adhesives:
Easy Glide Permanent Adhesive Runner AD-0081, Journey Craft Glue AD-0111Journey Foam Squares - Medium AD-0085


Friday, September 14, 2018

All I Want for Christmas | The Full Set

One more card from this week's Christmas set. Keep scrolling to see the full ensemble, along with a bonus card that was shown on my Instagram previously. 
 
Clean and Simple handstamped Christmas Card - created using the Fun Stampers Journey Merry Everything Stamp Set, and the Cozy Winter Prints.

For this card, I die cut a piece of the printed paper into a heart shape.  I layered that onto Whip Cream card stock, and added a heat embossed piece of Cranberry Bliss card stock that was cut with a fishtail banner end.  I added two stamped and fussy cut reindeer, and then mounted the whole card front onto a piece of Raspberry Berry card stock for a mat, then onto a Whip Cream card base.  

Clean and Simple handstamped Christmas Card - created using the Fun Stampers Journey Merry Everything Stamp Set, and the Cozy Winter Prints.

This whole set is so cute!  I love the clean and simple feel of each of the cards - and they all came together so quickly.  They would be so easy to create in multiples, and have all of your Christmas cards done!

Christmas Card Ensemble, created using Fun Stampers Journey Merry Everything Stamp Set, and Cozy Winter Prints.

Another look at each of the cards from this set. 

Christmas Card Ensemble, created using Fun Stampers Journey Merry Everything Stamp Set, and Cozy Winter Prints.Christmas Card Ensemble, created using Fun Stampers Journey Merry Everything Stamp Set, and Cozy Winter Prints.


Christmas Card Ensemble, created using Fun Stampers Journey Merry Everything Stamp Set, and Cozy Winter Prints.


Clean and Simple handstamped Christmas Card - created using the Fun Stampers Journey Merry Everything Stamp Set.

The fourth card was one I created and posted on Instagram a few weeks ago when I was creating these cards.  I like a little humor, so I couldn't resist hanging the stockings from the reindeer's antlers.  The image was colored in with Journey Color Burst Pencils.

Christmas Card Ensemble, created using Fun Stampers Journey Merry Everything Stamp Set, and Cozy Winter Prints.


Thanks for stopping by!

Much love,                    

Fun Stampers Journey Supplies Used: