Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Christmas Series 2019 | Little Christmas Helpers

Happy Tuesday! I hope you are having good week! I had a bit of a crazy week last week and so I am a little later in getting this posted than I wanted.  I am so excited to share this card with you because I really LOVE how it turned out and I am automatically filled with festive excitement whenever I look at it! this is the fifth in my Christmas Series videos for 2018!

I am a sucker for Lawn Fawn stamp sets and when I saw the new Holiday Helpers stamp set, I immediately thought how perfectly it would pair with the previously released Christmas Dreams set! So, with that thought, I began to dream of the perfect holiday scene!  A sweet little elf couple busy wrapping Santa’s presents for everyone on his nice list. Here they are: cozy and comfortable in front of a roaring fire, with some sweet cocoa and a faithful hound snoozing in the corner.

I first diecut the Mama Elephant Madison Avenue frame from some Neenah cardstock and then started laying out all the various stamps.  This way I can visualize the scene and make sure that I am adding enough elements to create a nice balanced look!  I then created a textured wall and floor using some older supplies that have been much neglected.  I could not find the exact embossing folder and embossing plate but I found very similar ones that would create the same look.  They are linked below in the supply list.

There are a lot of images on this card and a whole lot of coloring went into it. I was very  mindful to use the same marker combinations to color all the reds and greens, etc. I think this makes the card look more cohesive.  I also added interest by having some of the elements extend past the confines of the border. I love how that looks! To add some glitter and shine, I added Nuvo Glitter drops to various elements. I am really suprised how much better I like these Glitter drops compared to my beloved Stickles.


Video Tutorial:
Click HERE to view in HD format

Supplies:

 

Copic Markers Used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20

Hair Girl: YR30, YR31

Hair Boy: E34, E31

Fireplace: YR30, YR18, YR24, YR31, C3, C5,W1,W3,C1, W5

Red: R37, R35, R32

Green: YG17, YG23, YG21

Belt: C9, YR30, YR31

Fur Trim: C3, C1

Star: YR24, YR31

Tree: YG17, YG21, YG23, E34, E31

Dog: E30, E31, E34

Aqua: BG23, BG11, G00

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to subscribe so as not to miss my next videos and post for my Christmas series! A new one is coming up in a few days!

Hugs Jeanette xxo


Sunday, October 14, 2018

Nativity scene \Whimsy Stamps


Happy Sunday! I have a new card that uses one of the new clear stamp sets released this month by Whimsy stamps. I used the Glory to God Clear Stamp set and paired it up with the Peekaboo Window Die 1 from last month’s release.


I sponged a piece of Strathmore Bristol paper with distress inks (Blueprint Sketch & Black Soot) and then furthur “distressed” the paper by spraying it with the Distress Sprayer and mopping up the water droplets with a paper towel. If you watch my videos, then you have seen me do this countless times. It is one of my very favorite techniques.  After the paper was dry, I die cut it using the Peekaboo Window Die 1.  I mounted the paper to the cardbase using foam adhesive.  This raises it slightly off the card.


I heat embossed the two squares with the sentiment and the wisemen using white embossing powder. These two squares were mounted onto the base with more foam adhesive so that they are sitting above the card. The rectangle was added to the base with glue only so that is sitting a little beneath the window.  The image was colored with copic markers and then glued to the rectangle.




Distress Inks:

Blueprint Sketch

Black Soot


Copic Markers

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20

Beard: W3, W1

Joseph: E30, E31, E33, R17, R24, R29

Mary: B12, B14, B16, BG11, G00, C1, C00

Baby Jesus C3, C1, C00, YR30

Halos:: YR30, YR31, Y21


Glory to God Clear Stamp set

*NEW Glory to God Clear Stamps


Peekaboo Window Die 1

Peekaboo Window 1 Die



Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Monday, October 8, 2018

Christmas Series 2018 | Day #4 Little North Pole

Happy Monday and Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians! We celebrated with turkey yesterday and now I am sharing some Christmas makes with you. A little strange I guess!

If you remember, I posted a video sharing how I like to do batch work with my stamps and dies, especially when they are such teeny tiny images.  You can see that blog post and the video HERE if you missed it. The coloration of the images I am using today is in that video.

For today, I am going to share how I created these 3 cards. Very similar but with different little character stamps from the Little Agenda Santa and Reindeer sets.  Each scene is a wee bit different! I like to think they depict the busy preparation days over at the North Pole before Santa’s big night on Christmas Eve.


Video Tutorial:
Click HERE to view in HD format

Supplies:

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to subscribe so as not to miss my next videos and post for my Christmas series! A new one is coming up in a few days!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Saturday, October 6, 2018

World Cardmaking Day |Whimsy Blog Hop


Hello and Welcome to World Card Making Day with Whimsy Stamps!  We are so excited for you to join the fun today with an amazing blog hop from the talented Whimsy artists.  Each blog will have some inspiration with a card perfect for World Card Making Day. 
Today, I would like to share my project using some of the gorgeous stamps and dies that Whimsy has to offer! You will find the product names and links at the bottom of this post!


I created another December Daily Album page using the lovely.  Eleanor Rubber StampI colored her up with copic markers and added a soft yellow background by masking the image and then airbrushing using my Copic ABS.  I love the effect it gives and I really have to remember to use it more often.  I kept the page very simple to let the image shine. I framed the image with a white frame made using the Shaker Maker Rectangular Die SetI created the word “JOY” using the Bold ABC Die SetI cut each letter in both red and white cardstock so that I could layer them together to create a shadow effect so that the word stands out on the page.  The only embellishement was a die-cut leaf from the Leaf Foliage 2 Die SetI tied a small piece of red and white bakers twine around the end of the stem just to tie it in with the red of the ornament in the image.



The card making community is so wonderful and Denise the owner of Whimsy Stamps wanted to share her appreciation with a fun day filled with inspiration, prizes and freebies.   Make sure to comment on each blog post to be eligible for the prizes.  In order to get the beautiful freebies that will be available make sure to join our Whimsy Stamps and InspirationFacebook group.
If you happened upon my blog without knowing there is a blog hop today, make sure to start at the beginning so you don't miss any of the wonderful inspiration and prize opportunities!!!

 Blog Hop List:

Also be sure to check out the Whimsy Blog every night this month for the 2nd Annual
 31 Nights of Halloween blog celebration with loads of prizes and Halloween FUN throughout the entire month!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Christmas Series 2018 | Day #3 Christmas Friends

Happy Tuesday! I am so happy to be sharing the next video in my Christmas Series for 2018 and this one features another December Daily album page using the brand new rubber stamp: Christmas Friends!

I think that this duo is adorable and they both look so joyful with these huge stack of presents! This could so very easily be turned into a card if you don’t want to create an album page. Just modify the patterned paper sizes and you are good to go! Check out my video to see the coloration and creation of this project!

When I started this project, I pulled out the paper from Whimsy Stamps paper pack and only after completing the project did I reallize that they have sold out of this particular pack. No worries though. Whimsy has just realeased some digital papers that are very similiar in style and tone. You will find them listed with the supplies.

I added some enamel dots for an extra dose of sparkle. I really like how they look in the middle of these diecut snowflakes.  These extra touches are what elevates your project and makes them special. They only take an extra minute or two but make a huge difference.


Video Tutorial:
Click HERE to view in HD format

Supplies:

Christmas Friends Rubber Stamp

*NEW Christmas Friends Rubber Cling Stamp

Winter Wishes Patterned Paper –out of stock

These new digitals ones are similar in tone and style and would work great!

Christmas Azure Papers

Christmas Azure Papers - Digital Papers

Broken China Distress Ink

Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Broken China

Card Builder Window Die Set

Card Builder Windows Die Set

Snowflakes Die Set

Snowflakes Dies

Christmas Large Word Die

Christmas Large Word Die


Copic Markers Used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20

Hair: E50, YR31, E53, E33

Dress: BG70, BG72, BG11, BG75

Coat: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44

Hat & Boots: E1, E43, W1, W3, W00

Bunny: C00, C1, C3, R30, R20

Bunny Hat & Scarf: BG11, BG72, BG75

Presents: YR31, YR21, YR24

Background: BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05

Snow: C1, C00, 0


Thanks for stopping by!  If you don’t want to miss the rest of my Christmas Series and/or  if you want to see more creations with the new October Whimsy Release, please subscribe to my blog and YouTube channel!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Friday, September 28, 2018

Christmas Series 2018 | Day #2 Little Christmas Batch Work

Happy Friday! I am back with the next video for my Christmas Series 2018! I am on a crafting roll right now and am loving every minute of holiday creating! Today’s video is a little bit different but I hope you will enjoy it and that it might provide some useful tips and ideas for you to try to help make your holiday crafting fun and productive!

First of all, I want to share how I store all my stamp and die sets. This is not my original idea, but one that I many crafters use and I myself have been organizing my stamps and dies like this for a few years now.  I purchase Avery Elle pockets that are the perfect size to contain most sets.  I cut white cardstock to fit nicely inside and then slip the stamps inside in front of the cardstock and the dies behind it. Anytime I have images leftover from a project, I slip them right into the same pouch, ready to use the next time I am working with those particular stamps and dies.  Lately, I have taken it one step furthur.

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The idea actually occurred to meafter I had ordered some of thebrand new 2018 Mama Elephant products.  As I waited for them and started to creatively think about what projects I would be making with them, I realized that I wanted to combine them with some of last year’s release.  Since last Fall was crazy over here, I really missed out on a lot of crafting time and the Little Santa and Little Reindeer Agenda sets were sadly never opened. I got to work getting them organized into pouches and then realised that I could get a head start on my projects. What I ended up doing was stamping all of the images (at least twice), die-cutting them and coloring them.  It is extremely gratifying to have all of these tiny images all ready to go!!!  In my video I take you through all the steps that you too can incorporate into your crafting.

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Video Tutorial:
Click HERE to view in HD format

Supplies:

 


Copic Markers Used:

Reindeer:

Body: E31, E33, E30

Antlers: E43, E41

Nose: E44 OR R37

Collar: R37

Santa:

Face: E00, E11, R20

Beard: W3, W1

Hat & Coat: R39, R37, R35

Fur Trim & Bunny: C3, C1, C00

Blue: B14, B16

Green: G03, G43

Yellow: YR21

Brown: E33, E31

Stay tuned to see how I end up using all of these Little Agenda images.  I have so many ideas! Subscribe to my blog or my youtube channel to make sure that you don’t miss these fun projects! Until next time!


Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Christmas Series 2018 | Day 1–Christmas Wishes Album Page

Happy Tuesday and Welcome to the first day in my Christmas 2018 Series. Now, I know that some of you are thinking that this is much, much too early for this BUT I know that if I don’t start early, I begin to feel increasingly worried that I will not get all my ideas created. Starting early lets me relax and enjoy and that, after all, is what it really is all about.  If you are like me, read on. If not, stop by my blog later on and closer to the holidays and it will still all be here for you.  All the projects will be tagged Christmas 2018.

To kick off the series, I created an album page for my December Daily album.  The pop-up or tunnel card adds an interactive detail to the album that I always love to incorporate.  I had the inspiration to add a pop-up card to a page after seeing THIS video by Jennifer McGuire. She does, as always, an awesome job sharing how to create this card type. If you feel that you would rather simplify matters, a simple top folded card with an oval shape die-cut out of the front will also work really nicely!  You can also just create the card and send it out at Christmas. It lays pretty flat when closed!


The starting off point for this page was of course the lovely image: Ruby’s Christmas Wish Rubber Stamp. I knew that I wanted to color her up in tones of red and pulled out the Christmas Cheer Paper Pack and choose a few papers that I wanted to incorporate into the album page.  All my markers choices were referenced agaist the paper so that they were a good match. All the coloring is shown in my video (below) and the marker numbers are listed as I use them. You will also find them down at the bottom of my post.

The page itself measures 6” x 8” so that it will fit nicely into my December Daily album.  I decided to use the glitter paper on the top portion to lighten up the page and to tie in to all the die cut snowflakes and the Christmas sentiment.  A few bits of ribbon and glitter tape along the mid point of the page adds some interest AND hides where the patterned and glitter paper meet. I did also add a couple of dark grey glitter adhesive dots to the upper right of the page.  I like how they balance everything out.

I love the pop-up or tunnel effect here. I think it will be an awesome little surprise in the album and I love the different layers with the twinkling snowflakes. In Jennifer’s video, she just uses cardstock for her layers but I used the patterned paper which was thick enough for the project. I used the Basic Stitched Oval Die Set to die cut all the oval shapes. It may seem daunting but if you follow along in my video, you will see that it is easy!

Here is a side view so that you can see how it looks when it is opened up. When closed, it lays pretty flat and won’t add too much bulk to your album.

I didn’t want to color the background behind the image but I did want to make sure it popped off the page, so I outlined the image with a light grey marker.


Video Tutorial:
Click HERE to view in HD format


The following can all be purchased at Whimsy Stamps Online store:

Ruby’s Christmas Wish Rubber Stamp


Christmas Large Word Die

Christmas Large Word Die

Snowflakes Die Set

Snowflakes Dies

Basic Stitched Oval Die Set

Basic Stitched Ovals Die Set

Christmas Cheer Paper Pack

Christmas Cheer 6x6 Designer Paper

Supplies:


Copic Markers;

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20

Hair: E50, YR31, E42, E33

Dress: R08, R29, YG97, E09

Coat: E41, E43, E40, 0, W1, W3, W00

Stockings: W1, W3, W00, R29, R08

Presents: W1, W3, W00, YR31, YR24, R29, R08

Stars: YR31, YR24

Thanks for stopping by! If you don’t want to miss the rest of this Christmas series, you can subscribe using the linky on my side bar OR you can subscribe directly to my YouTube channel so as not to miss a single video!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

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