Sunday, December 8, 2019

Peaceful Village

Happy Sunday! I hope you had a fun week-end.  There are so many wonderful Christmas events around town and I love the festive atmosphere of this time of the year. Enjoy!!!!

Today’s card is so simple and elegant and yes, peaceful.  I am such a fan of this new Mountain Magesty Die set.  I have only used the village portion for this card but there are also mountain dies if you wish to add those as a backdrop!  I have some ideas about using these on some tags.  Hopefully I will get them done and be able to share them with you here on the blog.

After die-cutting the village, I die-cut it with one of the dies in the Pierced and Stitched Circles die set.  I then used the same circle die to cut a circle in a 4” x 5.25” piece of card-stock.  I love how you end up with two sets of detail – dots and stitches! Perfection!

Finally, a little gold embossing using the word “Peace” found in the Very Mice Christmas Mice Clear Stamp set.

There you have it my lovelies! A sweet and simple card that can be quickly made in time for Chrismas!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Season’s Greetings–Whimsy December Release

Happy SUnday! It is a release day over at Whimsy Stamps and as per usual, it does not disappoint!  I combined the new Snow Road Rubber Cling Stamp with a few past releases to create this snow globe card!

The image was embossed with Wow Silver embossing powder and then colored with Tombow Markers for a soft water-colored effect. I then cut out the image using the Shaker Maker Die Set. I also cut out the base using some heavy weight silver card-stock.  I embossed the sentiment onto it using some white embossing powder. This particular sentiment is no longer available but there are so many lovely ones to choose from.

For the background of the card, I white embossed the gorgeous Illusions Background Stamp onto silver card-stock.  I think it looks a wee bit like snow flurries!

That is it for today! I hope you enjoy the rest of your week-end!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Naughty Rudolph

Happy Thursday! Thanks for stopping by today! If you need some stamps that are quirky and fun, look no furthur! This new set from Whimsy Stamps – Christmas Convicts is perfect!

I inked it up and quickly colored it up with some copic markers, adding some shading to the sides. I then fussy cut all around the border and cut out a dark green mat for it.

I had some little green star brads in my stash that perfectly matched my patterned paper so I was very happy to be able to finally use them!  I heat embossed a couple of the sentiments from the set, cut around the egdes and adhered them to the card!  Finally, I added some glossy accents to Rudolph’s nose so that it would be shiny!

Hope you enjoyed this fun and different (at least for me) Christmas card!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Friday, November 22, 2019

From One Flake to Another

Happy Friday! Oh, how I love to write that sentence out!  An end to another very busy week with more busyness to come!

I wanted to share this cute little duo with you today.  This card features the Frosty Wishes Clear Stamp set. I inked it up with my new favorite ink: Memento London Fog and used Copic Markers for my coloration.

I used two dies from the Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles Die set to cut out the image as well as to create a mat for it. I absolutely love the detail on this die set.

I ended up fussy cutting out the image and creating a lightly sponged background for it.  The snowdrift was created using one of the dies in the Stitched Border die trio.  The sentiments are from the same stamp set and were stamped using Versafine Black Onyx ink.  This is an ideal ink for fine details such as sentiments.

Here’s hoping that this card made you smile! Have a great weekend my lovelies!
Hugs Jeanette xxo

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Happy Owlidays

Happy Thursday! I hope you are having a great week so far! I have another Christmas card to share with you today and it features another sweet owl from Whimsy Stamps.  This clear set is called Happy Owlidays and features three very cute owls and various “punny” senitments!

I have been loving the look of stamping my images with Memento London Fog ink.  It is quite a bit lighter than the Tuxedo Black ink but it is dark enough that it doesn’t make it more difficut to color! I colored up both the owl and the background using Copic Markers.  I drew in that tree brahc so that he had a little something to be perched on!  I did go over some areas with Polychromos pencils, particularily the eyes.

I cut out the image and two other mats using the Zig Zagged Stitched Rectangle die set.  I love the detail on this one! To create the sentiment, I heat embossed onto some black cardstock with white embossing powder and then cut it out using one of the dies in the Quick Strip die set. I find I reach for this set quite often!

I hope that this card made you smile! Have a great rest of the day and thank you so much for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Friday, November 8, 2019

Celebrate the Season

Happy Friday! It snowed yesterday and although there is not a lot of accumulation, what did fall is still there and the roads are icy.  I had gotten out the mittens, tuques, boots and scarves as well as the sturdy winter coats.  All was in readiness.....and still we were all shocked by the sudden blast of cold and snow!

These sweet mice are helping me forget how cold it is outside.  The Very Mice Clear Stamp set is such a fun and versatile stamp set.  So far, this is my second card using the set but I already have some ideas on how to style these mice in some outdoor scenes! Stay tuned for that!

I stamped the images using Memento London Fog ink so that I get a softer look. The lines tend to fade out a little bit once you start to add color.  I usedCopic Markers and then went over some of the areas with colored pencils to deepen some of the shadows.  Always use your pencils after your copics, otherwise you will ruin your copic markers.  I used some non-traditonal Christmas colors but I really do love how these shades look together.

After coloring the mice, I masked them and added the background by blending on various distress inks.  I have been using new blending brushes and they honestly are such a game changer!  I love the soft and even blend that is so easily achieved!

I cut out the scene using one of the dies in the Rounded Rectangle die set.  I then adhered it to my cardbase with this sweet patterned paper mat.  I had some tiny button brads in my stash (they must be at least 10 years old) and I thought they were a nice tie in to the buttons in the image.

Thanks so much for swinging by!
Hugs Jeanette xxo

Friday, November 1, 2019

Christmas Mice–Whimsy November Release

Happy Friday and Happy November!  It is once again time for a new release from Whimsy Stamps and I am super excited with all the new Christmas themed products! I could not resist these sweet mice from the Very Mice Clear Stamp set.

The expressions on their faces are so sweet! I stamped the image using Memento London Fog ink so that I get a softer look. It isn’t  “no-line” coloring but it almost is!  I colored with Copic Markers and then went over some of the areas with colored pencils to deepen some of the shadows.  Always use your pencils after your copics, otherwise you will ruin your copic markers.

Originally, I had chosen another piece of patterned paper for this card, but after having completed the coloration, I realized that it was too “busy” and was actually competing with the image.  I found this paper instead and I think it ties in with the wee mouse’s scarf and compliments the image without overpowereing it!

The paper was cut using one of the dies in the Wavy Edgers Die Set.  I absolutely love the pretty scalloped curve and how it looks at the top of my card.  I then used my favorite Christmas Large Word Die to create my sentiment.  I cut it out twice and adhered them together before adding to my card.  I love the extra dimension.

Here’s a close-up of these adorable mice!


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs Jeanette xxo


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