Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Hey There Pumpkin | Crafty Friends Blog Hop ft Concord & 9th | Video

Hello.

Today I have a very special post for you - I have joined up with a group of friends - who are each incredibly talented crafters - for a monthly hop.  We have all walked a similar path, for a portion of our crafty journeys, and are thrilled to now get together to showcase fun projects, and give you an opportunity to explore some new creators that you may not already know!  


Each month, we will be focusing on a specific brand or company. This month we are featuring Concord & 9th!  And the always exceptionally kind owners of C9 generously have offered our hoppers a coupon code (Thanks Angie and Greg!).  Today, through Thursday, August 22nd,  use the code CRAFTYFRIENDS20 at checkout for 20% off your order from the Concord & 9th Shop. This is their birthday month, and they have TWO bonuses available when you shop with them!

Hop along with the Crafty Friends, as we feature Concord & 9th this month!  This simple and pretty, fall card was created using the Autumn Harvest bundle, along with the Friendship Farms bundle from Concord & 9th.  Video tutorial showing how to color the images with PanPastels - quick and easy!  All supplies are listed in the blog post.

I used the Autumn Harvest Stamp & Die Bundle, as well as the Friendship Farms Stamp & Die Bundle in the cards today.  Today, I have a step by step video for you, showing how this first card was created.  All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of this post.


I began by die cutting my sentiment panel and double stamping the "Hey There" sentiment in Whip Cream Ink.  I set that aside, and stamped my background of pumpkins, along with stamping an additional pumpkin and two of the leaves, which were then die cut.  Using a light touch, I colored in my die cut images with PanPastels.

PanPastel Colors Used: 
220.1 Hansa Yellow Ex Dark (Olive Green)
340.1 Permanent Red Ex Dark (Maroon)
740.3 Burnt Sienna Shade (Brown)
740.5 Burnt Sienna (Orange Brown)
250.5 Diarylide Yellow (Golden Yellow)

Hop along with the Crafty Friends, as we feature Concord & 9th this month!  This simple and pretty, fall card was created using the Autumn Harvest bundle, along with the Friendship Farms bundle from Concord & 9th.  Video tutorial showing how to color the images with PanPastels - quick and easy!  All supplies are listed in the blog post.

I finished the sentiment stamping, by heat embossing the "Pumpkin" in Copper embossing powder.  Then I layered up my sentiment panel and images, and finished the card off with some white Nuvo drops.  

Hop along with the Crafty Friends, as we feature Concord & 9th this month!  This simple and pretty, fall card was created using the Autumn Harvest bundle, along with the Friendship Farms bundle from Concord & 9th.  Video tutorial showing how to color the images with PanPastels - quick and easy!  All supplies are listed in the blog post.

I have a second card, that I created using the same supplies.  I stamped the acorn stamp, from the Autumn Harvest Stamp & Die Bundle, onto a panel of Whip Cream card stock, and also stamped a pumpkin from that same set onto some scrap.  Then I stamped the leaf stamp from the Friendship Farms Stamp & Die Bundle onto Oatmeal Cookie Card stock.  I also die cut the leaves for the pumpkin from that set.  Using my trimmer, I cut the Whip Cream panel at an angle.  I lined up the cut edge, in order to get a straight line, and cut the center out.   

Hop along with the Crafty Friends, as we feature Concord & 9th this month!  This simple and pretty, fall card was created using the Autumn Harvest bundle, along with the Friendship Farms bundle from Concord & 9th.  Video tutorial showing how to color the images with PanPastels - quick and easy!  All supplies are listed in the blog post.

I colored in the pumpkin, using the same PanPastels as I used in the first card.  Then I adhered the card together, and added a few Nuvo drops around the pumpkin.

Hop along with the Crafty Friends, as we feature Concord & 9th this month!  This simple and pretty, fall card was created using the Autumn Harvest bundle, along with the Friendship Farms bundle from Concord & 9th.  Video tutorial showing how to color the images with PanPastels - quick and easy!  All supplies are listed in the blog post.

Don't forget that you have just a couple of days to get the discount at Concord & 9th, using the special coupon code for this hop!  You can click the image below to be taken to the shop.


From here, the next stop on the hop is the amazing Lydia Fiedler!
If you are a bit turned around, here's a handy list to get you back on track.

  Sue Plote 
  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. 

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Butterfly Love

Hello!

Can you believe July is a breath away from being over?  This summer is going by so quick!  We've reached the point in the summer where most of my plants are begging for mercy from the heat.  I plan most of my day around where I can plant my butt in front of an A/C vent - that is, if I can get there before one of our dogs or cats has claimed all the good spots! 

Today's card features Concord & 9th's Butterfly Love Stamps, and Butterfly Love Dies (also available as a bundle).   This card uses a vellum panel as an overlay to soften the stamped background.  This still allows the pattern to show through, but keeps the butterfly elements on top the stars of the card.

This fun card uses Concord & 9th's Butterfly Love stamps and dies.  The butterfly turnabout stamp created a fun background, that was softened with vellum, and allows the butterfly shaded in with colored pencils to be at the fore front.

I wanted to pull in some fun blues and purples for this card, so I began by stamping the largest butterfly in Tin Pail ink onto some Whip Cream card stock.  I colored it in, with Color Burst pencils,  using the stamped areas as my guide.

Colored Pencils Used:
025, 027, 031, 033, 034, 042

Continuing with the same color scheme, I stamped the turnabout butterflies onto a piece of Whip Cream card stock, using Tin Pail, Pool Play, another round of Tin Pail, and Pretty Amethyst. I layered that panel onto a panel of Denim Days.  I die cut my colored butterfly, along with the body from Black Licorice, and a few smaller butterflies out of the Denim card stock.  I laid the butterflies out to figure out placement for my sentiment, before stamping and heat embossing the sentiment in gold, onto a vellum panel, the same size as the stamped panel.  

This fun card uses Concord & 9th's Butterfly Love stamps and dies.  The butterfly turnabout stamp created a fun background, that was softened with vellum, and allows the butterfly shaded in with colored pencils to be at the fore front.

I adhered a strip of Denim, and Mirror Gold card stocks under the sentiment, and attached the butterflies.  I used the edge of my bone folder to slightly curve their wings for some dimension before attaching.  Then I was able to place adhesive underneath these elements to adhere the vellum to the panel stamped with the turnabout stamp.  The card front was mounted on a white card base. 

If you've been following my blog for some time, you will know this final step.  Butterflies always get a little shimmer, so I used my Nuvo Shimmer pen to add a bit of shine in the center of their wings.

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.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Stenciled Sweetness

Hello!

I have a fun card to share with you today.  I love the look of a beautiful stenciled design.  I had this Gina K Designs Water Droplets Stencil on my desk, and have been debating what I wanted to do with it first.  I chose to do some ink blending, using three different colors of Distress Oxide ink.

This pretty colorful design was created by ink blending through a Gina K Designs stencil.  For the full details, visit the blog post for this card.

I taped the card front to my work surface, and then adhered the stencil on top of that.  I started with the Scattered Straw ink on my blending brush, and blended that up from the bottom corner, then I added the Shaded Lilac, before finally adding the Worn Lipstick.  With the stencil still taped down, I used a mister to drop some water onto the inked background.  You can get larger droplets by spraying your hand, and letting the water drip off.  I let that dry, then removed the stencil, and flicked the Nuvo shimmer pen over the surface for some sparkly droplets - if you squeeze the pen over a scrap of paper, to get the brush tip full, then you get a pretty splatter.  Once that was dry, I trimmed down the stenciled panel.  

This pretty colorful design was created by ink blending through a Gina K Designs stencil.  For the full details, visit the blog post for this card.

I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment - from theGina K Designs Make A Wish stamp set - on to vellum. Then, I die cut the circle and stitching.  I attached the vellum circle slightly off the edge, and trimmed the excess.  Then I adhered the card front panel to my card base with foam squares.  A few scattered white nuvo drops finished off the card.

I love the saturation from the Distress Ink blending.  This card is so colorful and fun.  I hope you give it a try.

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.) 

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

One Sip

Hello!

I spent a good chunk of last week rearranging my craft room.  Often, I find that if I'm struggling creatively, it can help to change things around.  You can get a different perspective, and a different energy from doing so.  Not to mention, that you can get rid of some of the junk bogging you down (One load off to donation already, and likely more, once I really sit down and go through drawers!).  

It worked!  Once I had everything cleaned up and back in place, I pulled out this  One Sip at a Time stamp set, from Unity Stamps, that I've been wanting to color up for some time, and went crazy with my pencils!  

This pretty coffee themed handmade card, is perfect for any kind of occasion.  Created with the Unity Stamps set "One Sip at a Time" and colored in with Fun Stampers Journey Colorburst pencils.

I stamped the cup image in Black Licorice Ink onto a piece of Whip Cream card stock.  I began by using the straight edge of a scrap of paper, and the lightest brown pencil, to softly draw in lines to create the corrugated look on the sleeve.  Then I built up my colors from there.  The Colorburst pencils blend together fairly well on their own, but I was adding lots of layers of color to this image, so I used a little Odorless Paint Thinner on a smaller (10/0) brush to help blend the color together - and I keep the brush dedicated for paint thinner.  I've linked a set of brushes below, so you can use the other brushes for other purposes  Blending this way is a good trick to use with wax based pencils, as it can allow for more layers of color before you get too much wax bloom.  TIP: There's a ton of paint thinner in the bottle, and you only need a little bit, so I keep a smaller amount that in a glass jar, so that I'm not pouring it out every time (and not making a giant mess, let's be honest). This is a perfect item to share with your card making friends, because a little bit goes so far!   

Pencil Colors Used:
017, 037, 039, 040, 041, 046, 02, 022, 023, 042

This pretty coffee themed handmade card, is perfect for any kind of occasion.  Created with the Unity Stamps set "One Sip at a Time" and colored in with Fun Stampers Journey Colorburst pencils.

I cut a small panel of corrugated stock, and tore the top edge at a slight angle.  Using that piece as a guide to placement, I layered the Cement Tile stencil over a piece of Buttercream card stock.  I inked up a dauber with Hazelnut Blend Ink, and daubed that off onto a piece of scratch paper, before softly pouncing the dauber over a portion of the stencil.  I then adhered the corrugated piece, and figured out the placement of my sentiment, which I stamped in Dark Roast Ink.  

This pretty coffee themed handmade card, is perfect for any kind of occasion.  Created with the Unity Stamps set "One Sip at a Time" and colored in with Fun Stampers Journey Colorburst pencils.

I knotted a small length of Cocoa Powder Gingham ribbon around the bottom of the card, and added the cup image with foam squares.  A few pearls, and a Whip Cream card base finished the card off.
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.)