Friday, March 6, 2020

New Spring/Summer Release Not 2 Shabby

Hello crafty friends!  Today I'm sharing two cards from the new Not 2 Shabby release! For the first card I used the N2S Tea Time Buddies. I stamped with Ink on 3 Fadeout Ink, and used Arteza Watercolor Pencils to color the images. I loved how easy it made the no-line coloring technique. Then I used a waterbrush pen to blend out the watercolor pencil pigment. I added splatters to my background, and framed the card panel. I have a tutorial of my easy watercolored card using watercolor pencils... Feel free to visit my YouTube Channel and Not 2 Shabby Video Hop for the Spring/Summer 2020 Release!

For the second card, I used the N2S Spring is in the Air stamp set. I stamped the images and colored with Copic markers. Then used the Falling from the Clouds Frame Die-namics and beaded a hundred beads, lol. I mounted the frame onto patterned paper to keep it simple, and added the sentiment from MFT.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Lawn Fawn Dream Craft Room Card & Not 2 Shabby DT Project

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Holiday Season!  Today I'm sharing two cards.  The first card is my Design Team project for the Not 2 Shabby Shop.  You can use coupon code STEPH10 to save 10% off your purchases, excluding the new release products from Lawn Fawn.  I combined You're Just my Type from the new release with Mice on Ice and Love Letters.  The next card was such a fun card to create!  I created my dream craft room by combining several Lawn Fawn stamp sets, including sets from the new release.  Can you guess all of the stamp sets I used???  I share all the products in my latest YouTube video.

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Not 2 Shabby Happy Halloween Card

Hello crafty friends!  Today I have a fun shaker card to share featuring the Not 2 Shabby Happy Halloween stamp set.  I used distress oxides to blend the background and added splatters with gouache.  Then I used the Lawn Fawn Shadow Box Card Mountain Add-On to cut out the moon and trees. I assembled the shaker card and colored the cute little witch up with Copic markers.  I used You're so Tweet for part of the sentiment.  

I shared this card, as well as many others in my recent haul video.  Click the photo below, if you would like to check it out.

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Rembrandt 48 Half Pan Watercolor set

Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing new watercolors from Jackson's Art Supplies.  The Rembrandt 48 Half Pan Watercolor set!  I also have some pics of the Rembrandt color chart, that show the pigment info for each color.  I have indicated which colors came in my 48 pan set.  If you have tried these watercolors, I'd love to hear what you think of them.  I can't wait to swatch them all out, and play with them to see how transparent they are...and how well they mix.  I've read that the Viridian is hard to re-wet because it is the real deal, real Viridian.  Apparently most manufacturers boost their Viridian with PG7, and true Viridian has much better lightfastness.

I purchased this set after trying the much more affordable Van Gogh watercolor set, that is Royal Talens student grade line.  I was impressed with how pigmented they were, for student grade paints.

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Lawn Fawn Mice in a Spooky Forest

Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing my DT project for the Not 2 Shabby Shop!  This card was inspired my the Lawn Fawnactics Challenge, Awesome Autumn.  I made this card when the challenge first started, but I couldn't get a chance to edit my video until now.  So, I am barely squeaking in to enter it before the challenge closes.  Lol  Whew...this has been a super busy month with all kinds of ups and downs.  I knew before the challenge I wanted to cut the ice skates off the mice in the Mice on Ice stamp set, and use them all year long.  But, when I began creating this card I thought it would be fun to make the mice holding hands in the forest...and then discover they are in a spooky forest once night time comes!  It was a ton of fun to make this card.  I have a video on my YouTube channel, if you would like to check it out.

Lawn Fawn Mice on Ice Clear Stamp set

Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing my last guest design project with Newton's Nook.  I've had so much fun, thank you so much for having me!!  To create my card, first I cut out a the card panel frame using the Frames & Flags Die Set.  Next I cut some Bristol Smooth Cardstock to fit inside the frame.  I blended a sunset background and splattered it with black and gold gouache.  Next I die cut some grass and layered it on the card panel.  I stamped images from Autumn Mice, and Garden Mice using Antique Linen Distress Ink.  I used hot pressed watercolor paper.  I wanted a soft look so I chose to color the images using the no line coloring technique.  I colored them with Caran D'ache Supracolor Watercolor Pencils.  I fussy cut the images out and began building my scene.  I wanted two of the mice to appear to be kissing each other in the sunset.  Then I stamped the sentiment from Fall Fringe with black ink.  I adhered the card panel to the card base using foam squares to complete the card.  I had so much fun coloring all of these adorable images! 

Thanks so much for joining me today!  Happy crafting!

Monday, September 23, 2019

Newton's Nook Pumpkin Latte

Hello everyone!  I'm excited to be back to share another fall card with you!  I just adore the
Pumpkin Latte Stamp set, and couldn't wait to make a card with it.  To create my card, I first splattered black and gold gouache onto the card base.  Then I die cut a frame out of patterned paper using the Frames & Flags Die set.  I popped the frame up using foam tape to adhere it to the card base.  Then I stamped the Pumpkin Latte Stamp set and embossed the images with gold embossing powder.  I used some Sennelier watercolors to paint the images, and added a bit of detail with watercolor pencils.  Then I dug through my scrap box to find a few alcohol backgrounds that I hadn't used in over a year.  I die cut leaves from the backgrounds using the Autumn Leaves Die set and adhered them to the frame.  I think my favorite may be the acorn, so cute!  Did you know you can mix your alcohol inks to create the perfect brown?!?  That way you don't have to buy ALL of the colors, especially colors you won't use often.  I had mixed black and orange to make the brown alcohol background.  I also added some gold, because everything is better with a bit of gold to me!  I used foam squares to adhere the images on top of the leaves, and popped up the acorn as well.  Then I added the sentiment from the Christmas Haul Stamp set, embossed in gold to complete my card.

Thanks so much for joining me!  Have a great week!!

Friday, September 20, 2019

Whimsy Candy Corn Dress Up Hidden Shaker Card

Hello everyone!  I'm thrilled to be a guest designer this month for Whimsy Stamps!  Today I'm sharing a hidden shaker card.  Candy Corn Dress Up Stamp set is so adorable, I had to play with it again!

 You can't see it's a shaker card, until you shake it.

 To create this card, first I blended Distress Oxides to create my background.  I love the bright green Twisted Citron, I think it looks so pretty in the background!  Then I stamped and embossed the background with the Spiderweb Frame Stamp set.   I splattered the background with Gouache.  I set the background aside to dry, and cut out my card panel out of purple cardstock.  Next I blended Distress Oxide ink around the edges to make it look like a night sky and splattered with Gouache.  Then I colored the images from Candy Corn Dress Up stamp set with Copic markers.  I popped the mummy candy corn image on a foam square.  I positioned him to have this foot in the air, so the sentiment would fit.  I adhered the other two images to the front of the card.  Then I stamped the sentiment using Candy Corn Dress Up Stamp set and You're My Boo Stamp set to complete the card. 

Thanks so much for joining me!  Have a great week!!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Whimsy Stamps Candy Corn Dress Up

Hello everyone!  I'm so excited to be Guest Designing with Whimsy Stamps this month!  Today I'm sharing a fun shaker card using the super cute Whimsy Candy Corn Dress Up stamp set.  First I made an alcohol ink background.  Then I stamped the Spider Web Frame stamp set onto acetate with black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I adhered it to A2 Rectangle Shaker Pouch, then I punched a hole in the pouch.  Then I added the same slider/spinner mechanism I shared in my Easiest Slider Card Ever video, I just didn't add thread.  I assembled the shaker card made so easy with the pouches, and added clear sequins.  Then I colored the the candy corn witch with Copic markers, and adhered it to my spinner/slider mechanism.  Now when you shake the card, the candy corn witch moves up, down, spins and turns.  Lastly I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from the You're My Boo stamp set in gold onto black cardstock and fussy cut it.  Be sure to check out the Whimsy Facebook Group, if you haven't already.  They have tons of great inspiration, and I will be sharing projects this month as well.  Also, if you love giveaways...see info below about the Whimsy 31 Nights of Halloween!

Also, be sure to mark your calendar for the 31 Nights of Halloween!  

Thanks for joining me!  Have a great week!

Monday, September 9, 2019

Newton's Nook Autumn Mice

Hello everyone!  I'm so happy to be back guesting again with Newton's Nook!!  Today I'm sharing a fall card inspired by the adorable Autumn Mice stamp set.  My favorite way to make cards is to combine old and new stamp sets, it's so fun and I often can't help myself!  When I began creating this card, I found so many sets that went perfectly to build a wreath of fall mice.  First, I cut out my card panel out of  using the Frames Squared Die.  Then I stamped multiple images from Autumn MiceGarden MicePumpkin Latte, and Harvest Tails onto masking paper and cut them out.   Then began building my wreath and attached all of the masks with washi tape to a circle stencil.  This made it simple to place each stamp before stamping with my MISTI.  I stamped each image with a no line coloring ink pad.  Then colored all of the images with Copic Markers, using the no line coloring technique.  I after coloring with Copic markers, I love to add even more shadows and detail with colored pencils.  Then I stamped the sentiment from Fall Fringe with black ink in the center of the wreath.  Lastly, I blended some Distress Ink in Aged Mahogany using the Falling Leaves Stencil.  I thought the blended leaves looked so beautiful peeking behind the card panel.  I adhered the card panel to the card base using foam squares to complete the card.  I had so much fun coloring all of these adorable images, it truly was a labor of love!  I have a tutorial of this card on my YouTube channel, if you would like to see my process.    

Thanks so much for joining me today!  I hope you have an amazing week!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Newton's Nook Fall Fringe Shaker Card

Hello crafty friends!   I'm sooo excited to be guest designer for Newton's Nook this month!  Today I'm sharing a shaker card I made using the beautiful Fall Fringe stamp set.  To make this card I stamped the images onto watercolor paper and embossed it with gold embossing powder.  Then I watercolored the images with Daniel Smith and Sennelier watercolors.  Then I die cut the frame and card panel using the Frames Squared Die Set.  This die set made turning this card into a shaker card so easy!  I heat embossed the sentiment onto Heat Resistant Acetate, and assembled my shaker card.

Thanks for joining me!  Head to the Newton's Nook Blog for more inspiration!!

Easiest Slider Card Ever-Lawn Fawn Mice on Ice

Hello crafty friends!!  I'm so touched by all of your comments and questions on my latest share of my easy slider card!  I shared a quick video of it in action on Instagram, and I have have the full process video up on my YouTube Channel!  Thanks so much for all of your love!!

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Sunday, September 1, 2019

Lawn Fawn Mice on Ice Spinner Card

Hello crafty friends!  Today I'm sharing a third card I created with the new adorable Mice on Ice stamp set from Lawn Fawn.  I created a spinner card to play along with the Lawn Fawnatics Something See Through Challenge.  I have been so loving the new Lawn Fawn release!!!  To create this card I stamped and die cut the mouse, and stamped again using the mirror image technique.  Then I die cut them with the coordinating dies and colored them with Copic markers.  Then I assembled my spinner card with a few Lawn Fawn dies.  I love how easy this came together, it was so fun to make!!

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