24 October 2014

Do Not Open Before December 25th


This week IMAGINE Crafts is proud to feature the products from Hazel & Ruby! I'm excited to share my project featuring stencils, paper, and embellishments that the fabby folks at Hazel & Ruby were kind enough to send me!

Do Not Open
If you pop over to the IMAGINE Crafts blog today you'll see exactly how I made this card - I've shared step by step instructions over there!

I had loads of fun making this card - it's way out of my normal comfort zone! I really love this color combo for Christmas stuff too... so different!

Here's a few of the products I used. For a full list of supplies visit the IMAGINE Crafts blog!

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23 October 2014

Flowers For You

Flowers for You

Here's another of the samples I made recently for HSN... I think this one might be my favorite! The image is from the Spectrum Noir Video Coloring Guide, and I colored it with my markers:

Petals: PL2 + PL4, palette blended
Stems: JG6, DG3, CG2

That's it! If you've never tried the palette blending technique, check out this video - it will change the way you color:

I really love how clean and elegant this card turned out. I'll be making more of them! 

It also works perfectly for this month's Spectrum Noir challenge, which is to add embellishments. Enter here: http://a.pgtb.me/2RR1X6 AND as a bonus, I've put a bow on there so it counts for the Crafter's Companion challenge too! Enter here (you do NOT have to use CC products to play along!): http://a.pgtb.me/0XX49Q (UK) or http://a.pgtb.me/2Pp5qb (US)

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22 October 2014

Kraft Snowman

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog
wed-designerspotlight-header Kraft Snowman

It's Wednesday, which means I get to show you another card I've made for my turn in the Designer Spotlight at Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge Blog


This week the challenge is all about KRAFT. I kind of love kraft cardstock more than any one person really should. I'd use it on EVERY card if I could get away with it. Wait..... maybe I should just go for it. 

Kraft Snowman close

I inked up a happy snowman stamp from Stampendous (really - don't you just want to hug him?!) and colored him with my Spectrum Noir markers and pencils:

Snowman: IG1, IG2 + 120, 119, 117, 112, 02, 01
Hat and Scarf: CG2, CG3, CG4 + 43, 44, 45; BT2, BT4, BT5 + 63, 64, 65
Nose: 21, 203

After I colored I used paper stumps and the Spectrum Noir blending fluid to give him a softer feel.

I used an IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Pico Embellisher in Wedding Dress to make his poofy bauble at the end of his hat, and sprayed iRESISTable colored texture spray (again, Wedding Dress) to create the snowstorm around him.

The sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp Holiday Labels & coordinating dies. 

Play along with us for your chance to win a whole bunch of awesomeness (seriously...I wish I could win!). Have fun and I can't wait to see what you make!

Simon Says Stamp

Get the goodies I used on my card at Simon Says Stamp:

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17 October 2014

Christmas Love Letters

Sent with Love

I'm all about using stamps intended for one thing for a totally different purpose..... makes me feel like I'm getting my money's worth (and being super creative!). This sweet little Bebunni 'Sent with Love' stamp is actually part of the 'Everyday' collection, but I figured If a paired him with the 'Postbox and robin' die and a festive sentiment, he could totally be delivering Christmas letter, right?

I colored him with my Spectrum Noir markers:

Bunny: IG4, IG2 IG1, FS2, FS8, CR3
Envelope: EB2, EB1

I made a quick mask for him, laid it on top, and then sprayed Fireworks Sprays on the background. And added Shaved Ice to make it sparkle. And that paper? Yeah, I hoard it. SO fun for winter cards!

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