December 8, 2017

DIY HOLIDAY CARD WITH COPICS AND WATERCOLORS


I think I  am very much obsessed with these row of houses! I just love drawing these again and again. You can check my previous posts HERE and HERE. 


First, I drew all the houses with pencil and went over it with Black Permanent Marker and I erased all the lines with an eraser.


Then I colored in the houses with W5, R24 and R29 Copic Markers. Next I fussy cut it and kept it aside!


I took another panel slightly smaller than the main card base and applied a wash of blue water color from Koi Water Colors. Once it's dry, I adhered the house panel over it.


Next I added splashes of white paint from the same Koi water colors to resemble the snow. 


Next I handwritten the sentiment and applied Star Dust Stickles for some extra interest.



I hope you like my card and I hope you enjoyed watching the video. Thank you so much for visiting. Take care and I will see you next time! :)

December 7, 2017

BOLD ONE LAYER CARD | CATHERINE POOLER DESIGNS


This color combo is very new to me and I think I didn't use these colors on my card before, I guess so!! This card was inspired by one of the cards I made a while ago. You can check that card HERE. All the products I used to make this are from Catherine Pooler Designs Stamp of Approval Naturally Inspired Collection. 

(I am a part of their affiliate program. This means that I receive a small commission when products are purchased through links I share here (at no additional cost to you). Kindly support me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much)


CARD PROJECT DETAILS

I started by inking up and stamping the solid feather stamp from Birds of a Feather Stamp Set  with Tiki Torch, All That Jazz and Tutti Frutti inks by Catherine Pooler Designs.


These are such gorgeous colors and I think these would be great for both boys and girls. 


Then I inked up the bold BEST sentiment from Simply the Best stamp set in Midnignt ink and stamped over the previously stamped image followed by the Friend stamp. I love that crisp, clear and clean impression which always comes with Catherine Pooler inks when stamped!


I also added splashes of black paint to enhance the beauty of the design. I hope you like it and I also made a video for you, enjoy! :D

December 6, 2017

CHRISTMAS THEMED MILK CARTON FAVOUR BOXES | SIZZIX LIFESTYLE


Hello everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful time! I made these Milk Carton Favour Boxes for my neighbor's kids. These are just for sample, may be I'll make more in the next coming days!!! 


I used a few pattern papers from Prima and Mudra. I die-cut the leaves out of white card stock and colored it with Camlin Real Brush Markers!


I die-cut a few smaller tags from out of white and kraft card stocks. The sentiment was handwritten. I also added a bow with white twine and adhered the whole part to the small clothes pin.


I just love how these turned out. They are so so cute! :)


Products from Sizzix Lifestyle

And that's it and I hope you like it. Thank you so much for visiting! :)

December 5, 2017

CUTE HOLIDAY CARDS | A MUSE STUDIO


Recently I've shared these pencil colored images on my Instagram feed. They were just lying on my desk. Last night I fussy cut them and placed them in my Trinket Box. In the morning I made two cards with these images. I used Faber-Castell color pencils to color my images.


These cute stamps are from A Muse Studio called Forest Friends. I used one of the Sizzix Rectangular framelit dies to die-cut my smaller panel. I ink blended Peacock Feathers Distress Ink over that die-cut panel and adhered all the cuties with Tacky Glue. Finally splashed snow with Picket Fence Distress Paint and finished the card by stamping the sentiment from the same stamp set.


This is almost a single layer card!? I die-cut the grass border with Grass die by A Muse Studio and adhered onto my card front along with the images. Finally finished the card by stamping the sentiment from Forest Friends.


I didn't have any Christmas or holiday related stamps and dies from Hero Arts and SSS. I hope you like these cards. I'm entering these cards for A Blog Named Hero Challenge: Winter Holiday with Simon Says Stamp. Thank you :) 

December 4, 2017

TRINKET BOX | DIY | SIZZIX LIFESTYLE


Hello hello everyone! I am so happy that we have entered the season of Love, Happiness and Kindness! Today I am here with a DIY project made using almost with scraps from my stash. It's a Trinket Box! I always wanted to make a project like this finally I am here with it. It is not perfect but I like it though! 

Products from Sizzix Lifestyle

PROJECT DETAILS

I started by cutting down the card board pieces and adhered the pattern paper from Papericious. Next I applied a coat of Egyptian Gold Pigment Paint to the edges and rubbed randomly over it.


I adhered a strip as shown above for the easy opening and closing mechanism. It wasn't that good but the over all look of the box is cool.


I die-cut the leaves from Holiday Greens, Garden Greens and Meadow Leaves out of a few scrap papers and applied a coat of gold pigment paint. I adhered all the leaves forming a wreath.


I also die-cut Angel #2 from Papericious, applied Stardust Glitter to it's wings and wrapped golden time to it's body.


I adhered the wreath over the box and followed by Angel. I foam mounted the Angel for some dimension.


Finally I embellished the Angel with a few golden gems. I hope you like it :)

PROMOTION


One of the best things about Christmas is it gives an excuse to make lots of beautiful cards! Sizzix Lifestyle would love to see what Christmas Card Creations you have come up with. So the above cards are the I made so far for Sizzix Lifestyle this year and I've shared my projects HERE. Why don't you share your projects with us? For more details please click HERE. Thank you :)

November 30, 2017

MIXED MEDIA DIES | CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY AT SIZZIX LIFESTYLE


Did you know? There is a Christmas Giveaway going right now on Sizzix Lifestyle's Page. There will be THREE winners and they will be receiving fantastic Christmas bundles, including the brand new Sizzix Foldaway machine. How Awesome is that! To enter the giveaway kindly click HERE


A few weeks ago, I received a range of brand new Mixed Media dies designed by Pete and also a Christmas Die designed by Timholtz for Sizzix Lifestyle. All are very gorgeous and I really cannot wait to share the projects with you all. 

These are the products shown above in the pic below in the video

Thank you so much for visiting. Happy Crafting! :)

November 29, 2017

MERRY CHRISTMAS | SIZZIX LIFESTYLE |VIDEO


I love watching this kind of scenes but I usually don't find these in the place where I live. Whenever I watch these scenes on videos I feel so fascinated!! :)  


CARD MAKING DETAILS

I started by die-cutting the Open Road thinlits and one of the trees from the Woodland thinlits out of several colored card stocks and assembled them. The Green and Teal colored card stocks are from A Muse Studio.


Next I placed Geo Trio Stencil from Catherine Pooler Designs and applied Ranger Texture Paste through it. I'm very new to this Texture Paste and it's a bit messy! ;)


Next I adhered the tree over the card and adhered both the pieces onto the panel with foam tape and glue.


I combined two sentiments from For Everything and Merry and Bright Boughs stamp set from Catherine Pooler Designs and stamped it with Archival Jet Black Ink.


I like this one, so cute and fun with happy and bright colors!

VIDEO DETAILS


I have also made a video for you. I hope you like it. Thank you so much for watching. See you soon! :)

November 28, 2017

CHRISTMAS SCENE WITH PATTERN PAPERS | SIZZIX LIFESTYLE


I never made this type of card before and I must say I did experiment with colors and papers. Yep! I used only pattern papers to create the scene. I don't remember the name of those gorgeous pattern papers, they were in my box for almost five years now and finally I got them to use it. I somehow liked this card, not my usual style though, it's a bit grungy and vintagy. :) 

The card design was inspired by one of my previous Christmas cards made for Sizzix Lifestyle. You can WATCH THE VIDEO HERE.

Products from Sizzix Lifestyle
I got the idea of adhering the Treetop Glisten die from Anna Drai, a fellow blogger for Sizzix Lifestyle. She is amazing and you must definitely go and check her blog and YouTube Channel.


Card Making Details

I started by running the pattern paper through the Big Shot Express machine along with one of the dies from Mixed Media #3. And adhered the green pattern paper behind the die-cut panel. I also die-cut the trees and distressed the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.


Next I adhered the Treetop Glisten thinlit die over the trees, die-cut out of gold glitter card stock. And I think this die brings the fullness to the Oh, Christmas tree bigz die


Next I applied the Texture Paste from Ranger as snow. I liked the result so much :) And adhered all the elements with Tacky Glue. Finally I added splashes of Picket Fence Distress Paint and embellished my card with sequins from Mudra.


And that is the card for today. Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you liked it! See you soon :)

November 27, 2017

BLACK FRIDAY SALES | CATHERINE POOLER DESIGNS | SUPER QUICK ONE LAYER CHRISTMAS CARDS


Hello everyone! Just a quick reminder of  Black Friday deals going on at shop.catherinepooler.com
November 27th is the last date. All stamps, dies, stencils, and card stock will be discounted 10-50%. Sale pricing will not apply to inks, craft room essentials or any products that appear in the NEW section of the shop. So hurry and place your order now!! :)


I made a bunch of One Layer cards with several Christmas stamps from Catherine Pooler Designs. I kept the design pretty simple. I played, mix and matched the stamps, I had so much fun while designing these cards. Along with Grey and Brown I used the traditional Christmas colors and the inks ( Rockin' Red, Lime Rickey and Midnight) are from Catherine Pooler Designs. There is nothing to explain about these cards as they are self explanatory but I will list out all the products I used below of each card and I will link up to the store. (I am a part of their affiliate program. This means that I receive a small commission when products are purchased through links I share here (at no additional cost to you). Kindly support me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much)


Stamps : Candy Cane Lane


Stamps : Candy Cane Lane




Stamps : Hip Holiday
Inks : London Fog and Midnight 


Ink : London Fog, Rockin' Red and Lime Rickey


Inks : Versafine Sepia, Rockin' Red and Midnight


Inks : Versafine Sepia, Rockin' Red, Lime Rickey and Midnight


Stamps : For Everything




Inks : London Fog, Versafine Sepia, Rockin' Red, Lime Rickey and Midnight

I hope I gave you some ideas to make a few Clean and Simple Christmas cards this year. Thank you so much for visiting! See you very soon! :)