Christmas Dreaming

I’m over on the Passionate Paper Creations blog today with a holiday image by Whimsy Stamps called Christmas Dreaming. I colored this stamp originally when I attended Advanced Copic Boot Camp last May and Whimsy Stamps graciously provided all the attendees with the stamp. I colored it again yesterday, trying to incorporate what I learned in Boot Camp. (Coloring hair still needs more practice!). I textured the background with colorless blender and a piece of terry cloth and added dots with a white gel pen and a Spica pen in silver.

Whimsy Stamps is the sponsor of the week over at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends. See the group banner for a discount code for 20% off your purchase August 21st-25th.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Treasure from the Miss Match Collection by Kaisercraft; Holly Jolly 12 x 12 paper pad by American Crafts
Stamps: Christmas Dreaming (*) by Whimsy Stamps
Dies: Double Stitched Circle Dies (*) by Creative Basics; Basic Stitched Flags (*) by Creative Basics
Copics: E000, E00, E21, V20 (skin); (hair); BG70, BG72, BG75 (shirt); B91, B93, B95 (pants); R35, R46, R59, C3, C1, C0 (candy cane); B000, B00, B01 (background)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

August Demo Day at Photo Scraps!

Come see me today at Photo Scraps where I’ll be offering two cards featuring stamps from Penny Black and My Favorite Things. In both cases, I took my inspiration from the Penny Black blog, more or less CASEing two cards by Vicky Papaioannou and Francine Vuillème. I loved the designs of both cards, reproducing them here with minor modifications.

Rowhouse Greetings |Awaken by Penny Black

Card 1
Inspiration Card: Awaken to Sunshine by Vicky Papaioannou.
Paper
: Boardwalk Seaside (reverse) (*) from the Boardwalk Collection by Bo Bunny; X-Press Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: Awaken by Penny Black; Deepest Sympathy by My Favorite Things
Copics: R30, R32, R35, R39, YG03, YG17, YG01, T6

Rowhouse Greetings | Awaken by Penny Black

Card 2
Inspiration Card: Simply Awaken by Francine Vuillème
Paper: Boardwalk Seaside (reverse) (*) from the Boardwalk Collection by Bo Bunny; X-Press Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: Awaken by Penny Black; Snippets by Penny Black; Heartfelt Thanks by Penny Black
Dies: Fancy Circles Die Set (*) by Creative Basics
Copics: Y32, Y35, Y38, E27, YG03, YG17, T6

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Have a Blooming Great Day

Catching up on a few cards that I created, but never posted to my blog. This one was created for the LDRS Creative Inspiration blog back in May. It’s a simple card that features the Daisy Daisy Stamp and Die set by Polkadoodles. I liked this particular card design because I was able to use up different bits of solid card stock left over from other projects.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics; miscellaneous green and yellow card stock
StampsDaisy Daisy Stamp and Die Set (*) by Polkadoodles; Garden Bunny – Critter Stamps & Dies (*) by LDRS Creative (for the sentiment)
Embossing FolderPicnic Quilt Embossing Folders (*) by Creative Basics
Copics: Y02, Y15, Y18, YR16 (flower petals); YG21, YG03, (flower center)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

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A Teacup Full of Wishes

Polkadoodles A Teacup Full of WishesI’m over on the LDRS Creative Inspiration blog today with a card featuring one of the stamps in the new Time for Tea collection from Polkadoodles, now available from LDRS Creative. The Time for Tea collection includes 6 rubber stamps (A Teacup Full Of WishesI Brought The CakePick Your Own TeaTea For TwoTea-riffic; and Time For Tea), a coordinating 36 sheet 6×6 paper pack; and a 780+ piece die-cut cardmaking kit. The cardmaking kit also includes a full color inspiration design sheet.

My card uses one of the stamps in the collection — A Teacup Full of Wishes — featuring Winnie sitting on a teacup with a heart filled note. The stamp is deeply etched, creating a crisp image when stamped. I colored the image using Copic markers (the colors are listed below). I paired it with a selection of papers available from the 6×6 paper pack and dies from Creative Basics.

Rowhouse Greetings | A Teacup Full of Wishes by Polkadoodles

All of these products and much more are available online from LDRS Creative. Be sure to stop by and see the full collection — limited qualities are available so this will sell out quick!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Time for Tea 6×6 paper pack (*) by Polkadoodles; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics
Stamps:
A Teacup Full of Wishes (*) by Polkadoodles
Dies:
Fancy Rectangles & Squares (*) and Grace Build-A-Card Die Set (*) both by Creative Basics
Copics
: E50, E53, E93 (skin); E40, E43, E44 (hair); BG70, B72, BG75 (dress); W00, W0, W1, W2, V91, V95 (hat); V91, V93, V95, V99 (bow); E23, BG72, Y32 (flowers); YG61, YG63, YG67 (leaves); W00, W0, W1, V91, V93, V95, V99 (teacup and saucer)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

You’re Simply the Best!

Today I’m over on the LDRS Creative Inspiration Blog with another project featuring the Daisy Daisy stamp & die set by Polkadoodles and Basic Cutting Edge Borders I by Creative Basics. I was inspired by a card that I saw on Pinterest (where else?!?) created by Linda Callahan that just seemed perfect for the Daisy Daisy stamp. I stamped the leaves and stem on X-Press It Blending Card by Copic and used the arched die from the Basic Cutting Edge Borders I to shape the cardstock. I stamped the flower on a separate piece of blending card and used the associated die to cut it out. When assembling the card, I used a small foam square to elevate the flower, giving the card some depth and dimension.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Daisy Daisy 6×6 Paper Pack (*) by Polkadoodles
Stamps: Daisy Daisy stamp & die set (*) by Polkadoodles; Sami Swan Stamp & Die Set (*) by LDRS Creative (sentiment)
DiesBasic Cutting Edge Borders I (*) by Creative Basics
Copics: YG21, YG03, B000 (flower petals); YG21, YG03, YG17, E33, E35, E37 (flower center); YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67 (leaves)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

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