Friday, October 22, 2021

Watercolor Christmas Card

 Happy Friday and Happy Weekend my friends! I have another watercolored card to share with you! I have been on a watercoloring kick as of late and I am loving it!  It is a really relaxing process.

As in the last card that I posted, this image is from the Vintage Poinsettia Clear Stamp SetIt was embossed with gold onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock and then colored with Luminarte Twinkling H20s.  I have had been for a long, long time.  In fact, since I first started cardmaking (13 years ago!)  They are not as easy to get these days but it is possible.  However, there are very similar products out there like these palettes from Yasutomo.  

The sweet sentiment comes with the same stamp set and was also embossed in gold. I then cut out the image using the largest die in the Notched Rectangles Die Set. I created a red mat for some contrast, added some red adhesive gems from my stash and then adhered the whole lot onto an A2 sized cardbase.

Here you can see these two cards together.  I think they would be awesome for a mass production session!!

< p style="text-align: center;">Have a great rest of the day and a great weekend!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Noel - Watercolor Poinsettia

 Happy Wednesday! Hope that the week is going well for you all.  The last mini release for October is live over at Whimsy Stamps and I have a new card to share with you all!

This beautiful poinsettia is one of the images in the new Vintage Poinsettia Clear Stamp Set.  I knew right away that I wanted to emboss it with gold and then watercolor it.  I love how it looks!

I pulled out my Luminarte Twinkling H20s and spent a lovely afternoon watercoloring.  When you emboss the image first, it makes it so much easier to keep the colors running into one another as the embossing serves as a barrier.  After the coloring was completely dry, I went in with a white gel pen to add some highlights to the background as well as to the center of the flower.

The sweet sentiment comes with the same stamp set and was also embossed in gold. I then cut out the image using the largest die in the Notched Rectangles Die Set.  I created a red mat for it.  This makes it pop against the all-white cardbase.  I found a few red adhesive gems in my stash and popped them onto each corner and then, my card was DONE!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope that you enjoy the rest of your day and that you get a chance to get creative today!

Hugs Jeanette xxo


Thursday, October 14, 2021

Spooky Hourglass - 31 Nights of Halloween

Happy Thursday Crafty Friends! This is Jeanette and it is my turn to share a spooky project with you.  This is such a fun event - full of fun and inspiring projects and with some spooktacular prizes to boot!

For my card, I created a Slimline card that measures 3.5" x 8.75".  I adhered one of the papers from the Nebula Slimline Paper Pack to serve as the background.  I made sure to choose a paper with a color palette that contrasted with what I was going to choose to put in my hourglass.

For the hourglass, I used one of the papers from the Nevermore 6x6 Paper Pack and the die in the Slimline Hourglass Die Set.  Making sure that the crow was well centered, I die cut it using the bottom portion of the Slimline Hourglass Die.  Then I cut the leftover paper using the upper portion of the die.  My leftover paper didn't completely fill in the upper portion but that is okay since I was going to be covering it up!  Just make sure that the upper part if fully there!

To create the top, base and sides, I used the corresponding dies in the Hourglass die set and cut them all out of grey cardstock.  I then blended on Distress Inks in Weathered Wood and Black Soot to give some dimension.  I used one of the sentiments in the Morticia Clear Stamp Set and stamped it with Versafine Black Onyx onto the base.

I then stamped the skull using one of the stamps in the Scream Time Clear Stamp Set onto some white Neenah Solar Crest paper using Inkon3 Fadeout ink. I didn't want any of the lines to show once my coloring was finished.

I used these Copic Markers:
0, W00, W1,W3, W7, E70, E71, E74, E77

Once I had finished coloring, I blended on some Brushed Corduroy ink onto it so that it would better match the bottom portion of the hourglass with the patterned paper.  I then cut out the top portion with scissors and then used the die in the hourglass set to die cut out the bottom portion.  It took a little finessing but it really it worth it for the final look!

I die cut one of the webs in the Spiders & Webs Die set out of vellum and then I adhered all these elements into place onto my card.

I used some dark blue cardstock and the Slimline Envelope Builder Die Set to create a coordinating envelope.  I sponged the edges with some Wilted Violet Distress ink.


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I had a lot of fun creating this card and I hope it inspires you to create your own spooky hourglass card!  This was a card that I posted today as part of Whimsy Stamps 31 Nights of Halloween.  Please visit the blog all this month for daily inspiration!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Lovely Autumnal Card

 Happy Tuesday! It was the Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend and I am trying to recover from having all that yummy food and an extra day off! It has thrown me way off course!

Today's card has a beautiful autumnal feel and it was really rather lovely to create! I stamped the  Mushroom Mashup Stamp with Versamark onto some vellum and then heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.

To frame the mushrooms, I used the new Leaf Frame and stamped it onto Bristol Smooth cardstock.  I also embossed this with gold and I really love how it looks once it is all colored. The gold veining really makes it look rich and warm.  I used the coordinating die that comes with the set to die cut it out.

To color, I pulled out my Twinkling H20s.  I have had these since I first started cardmaking and they have been very neglected.  It was so nice to play with them again. Any watercolor media can replace these.  I think using the Yasutomo palette would give the same effect and also be very pretty.

My sentiment was die cut from some metallic gold paper using the Love Word Die Set.

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Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the day!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Autumnal Card

Happy Sunday and Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canandian Crafters!!

It is a new mini release day over at Whimsy Stamps and I have created a warm and cozy autumnal card to share with you today!

I created my A2 sized card base out of some Kraft Cardstock.  I prefer using the one from Neenah.  It is a good weight and finish.  I used one of the papers from the Autumn Hues Paper Pack to create that lovely fall leaves mat for the card.  I used the same Kraft paper and embossed it with the new Sweater Slimline Embossing Folder.  Before running it through my Big Shot, I inked up one side of the embossing folder with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.  It created a lovely, dimensional look to the cardstock.  I cut it into a strip that I adhered to the center of the card.

The sentiment is from the Positives Clear Stamp Set and was heat embossed with gold powder.  This one from WoW is my favorite because of the richness of the gold.  I cut it out using a die from the Antique ATC Frames Die Set and cut a larger one out of some gold cardstock.  I also cut thin strips of the same gold cardstock to add to the top and bottom of my embossed kraft strip.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I have put you in the mood to create some Fall cards!
Hugs Jeanette xxo

Saturday, October 2, 2021

World Cardmaking Day ~ Whimsy Stamps

Happy Saturday and Happy World Cardmaking Day, friends!  In honor of this special day, Whimsy Stamps is having a two-day, FREE event in their Facebook group.  There will be videos, tutorials, games, prizes and freebies!  To participate in this awesome event, visit the Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Facebook Group.

Today's card features a free digital image from Whimsy Stamps.  It will be free only for this weekend. You can find out how to get it and how to join in on all the fun by going to Facebook.  Here is the link:

I printed the digi "Tia" onto some Neenah cardstock and colored here with Copic Markers:

E000, E00, E11, R02, R20, R24, R24, G12, BG53, BG57, C00, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, 0, E40, E43, E44, E47, E49

I fussy cut the image out and adhered it to the cardbase that I had created.  I used the Slimline Hearts Background Die to cut out some silver glitter cardstock.  I laid this over a base that , folded, measured 3.5 x 8.25".  It was made using aqua cardstock which is one of my favorite colors to use for winter cards.  Any card actually :)

The sentiment was made by using the dies in the Big Hugs Word Die Set and cutting them out of red metallic cardstock.  I created a matching envelope using red cardstock and the die elements from the Slimline Envelope Builder Die Set.

Happy Cardmaking Day!
Hugs Jeanette xxo 

Friday, October 1, 2021

Thanks - Whimsy Stamps New Release and Instagram Hop

Happy Friday and Happy October!  I hope that you are having a great day so far!  The weekend is almost here!

As it is the first of the month, Whimsy Stamps has a new mini release to share with you all.  It is filled with autumnal goodness and spooky Halloween treats!  My card today is of the non-spooky nature!

This is a relatively clean and simple card.  To start, I made an A2 sized cardbase with some orange cardstock.  I cut a piece of Neenah cardstock to measure 4.0 x 5.25" and adhered it to my cardbase.

I blended some Distress inks in Scattered Straw, Carved Pumpkin and Shabby shutters over a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and then die cut it out using one of the dies in the Wavy Nested Frames Die Set.

I stamped the truck and the apples from the new Fill a Harvest Clear Stamp set onto some Neenah cardstock using Gina K black ink and then colored everything with copics.

Copic Markers:
0, C00, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, YG21, R22, R24, R08, R27, G12, G14, GG11, BG01, BG53, BG57, E30, E31, E33

The sentiment was die cut using one of the dies in the Thanks Word Die Set.  I cut it out using some shiny, gold cardstock.

Thanks for joining me today! There is also a blog hop that is going to start today (October 1, 2021 at 10:00 am EST). It starts over @whimsystamps and there are prizes up for grabs!!!

Take Care and enjoy the rest of your day. I hope you have the chance to get a little crafty!

Hugs Jeanette xxo


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