Holiday Delivery by Stampendous!

HEY FRIENDS! Another quick post featuring the Holiday Delivery stamp by Stampendous! I don’t usually make holiday cards year round, but for some reason this year it’s what I want to color. So snowmen and penguins it is!

Rowhouse Greetings | Holiday Delivery by Stampendous!

As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s project features:

  • Holiday Delivery by Stampendous!
  • Ink blending with Distress Oxides
  • Copic coloring (see marker list below)
  • Additional supplies linked in thumbnails below.
Rowhouse Greetings | Holiday Delivery by Stampendous!

I stamped the Holiday Delivery image on a piece of Hammermill 100# cardstock using Nuvo Hybrid Ink in Shadow Black. The image was colored with Copic markers (see list below).

Just a note about the layout – I centered the Looped Stackers die on a piece of white cardstock measuring 4.25″ x 5.5″ and held it in place with Mint low tack tape. After die cutting, you have two pieces, the looped die cut and a white frame. I gently inkblended the Looped die cut with Distress Oxides in Mustard Seed and Dried Marigold using a blender brush. I adhered the white frame to the image layer and then glued the looped die cut as an inlay using Ranger Multi Medium Matte that I had transferred to a precision tip applicator bottle.

I trimmed the card front down by cutting 1/8″ off each side. I backed the card front with craft foam for dimension and adhered it to a card base. I added a few embellishments from the Holiday Cheer Sequin Mix by Honey Bee Stamps using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

Rowhouse Greetings | Holiday Delivery by Stampendous!

That’s all for today! See you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: BG0000, BG10, B000 (snowman); BG11, BG32, BG15 (snowman hat & scarf); W2, W4, W6 (penguin); V04, V06, V09 (penguin hat & scarf); Y38 (carrot & beak); Y32, Y35, Y38, BV11, BV32, BG15 (package combo 1); V04, V06, V09 (package combo 2); E30, E33, V06, V09 (package combo 3); BG11, BG32, BG15 (car); BV0000, BV000 (windshield); C4, C6, C8 (tires); C0, C1 (bumper); V000, V01 (license plate); BV0000, BV000, BG0000, B000

Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Slimline Holiday Cards featuring Scrapbook.com

Scrapbook.com

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! So I’m back today with something a little different for me. Yes – I’m still making holiday cards – afterall, it is Christmas in July — but I tried my hand at slimline holiday cards.

I was asked by Scrapbook.com to make a few cards featuring their exclusive papers, stamps, and other supplies. Their Christmas in July Sale is going on now with thousands of items up to 50% off! So it’s a great time to start planning your holiday cards and stock up on supplies.

I have three cards for you today featuring products that I received from Scrapbook.com (items marked with an asterick) as well as products that I purchased personally. As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

CARD 1

Size: 8.5″ x 3.5″

Rowhouse Greetings | Scrapbook.com

Featuring:

For Card 1, I cut a piece of Neenah 110# cardstock to 8.5″ x 7″ scored at 3.5″ as the card base. I adhered a piece of red cardstock from the *Smooth Cardstock Paper Pad – Slimline – Christmas to the card base using *1/4″ Double Sided Tape.

I cut a piece of white cardstock to 8.25″ x 3.25″ and set it aside until it was time to assemble the layers. On the far right side, I stamped two of the images from the Wordfetti – Holly Jolly stamp set in Cardinal Red Hybrid Ink using my Misti. Leaving the stamps in place, I stamped the images again using Versamark ink, covered the images with clear embossing powder, and heat set the images.

For the sentiment, I used the “Merry Christmas” sentiment from the Merry Sentiments stamp set. I just wanted the word “merry” so I cut the stamp so that I would just have the one word (gasp!). I lined it up using my Misti and inked it with Cardinal Red Hybrid Ink. Again, I stamped the image using Versamark ink, covered the image with clear embossing powder, and heat set it.

For the stenciled layer, I selected a sheet of gray cardstock from the *Smooth Cardstock Paper Pad – Slimline – Christmas and adhered it to my craft may using repositionable tape. I placed the *Vintage Floral Stencil on top, centering the portion that I wanted over the paper, and secured it in place with Mint Low Tack Tape. I applied Ranger Embossing Paste through the stencil with a palette knife and then smoothed the surface using a craft scraper.

After the embossing paste was dry, I trimmed the stenciled panel to 3″ x 6.75″ and assembled the layers as shown using *1/4″ Double Sided Tape. For the sentiment, I used the Merry Christmas Sentiments Die Set to cut the word “Christmas” from a piece of red foil cardstock and adhered it to the front of the card.

CARD 2

Size: 8.5″ x 3.5″

Rowhouse Greetings | Scrapbook.com

Featuring:

For Card 2, I cut a piece of Neenah 110# cardstock to 8.5″ x 7″ scored at 3.5″ as the card base. I adhered a piece of gray cardstock from the *Smooth Cardstock Paper Pad – Slimline – Christmas to the card base using *1/4″ Double Sided Tape. I cut a piece of white cardstock to 8.25″ x 3.25″ and set it aside until it was time to assemble the layers.

I selected a piece of pale gray cardstock from the paper pad and trimmed it to 3″ x 8″ and secured it to my craft mat with repositionable tape. I centered the Vintage Floral Stencil and secured it to my craft mat with Mint Low Tack Tape. Then I used a blending brush to stencil the pattern with *Pine Premium Hybrid Ink.

I selected a piece of red cardstock from the paper pad and die cut the sentiment using the Merry Christmas Sentiments Die Set. I lightly ink blended *Pine Premium Hybrid Ink along the bottom of the words and then covered it with *Cardinal Red Hybrid Ink. I applied Versamark ink to the die cuts, covered them with clear embossing powder, and heat set the sentiment. I assembled the layers as shown, glued the sentiment in place and added gold metallic sequins from 28 Lilac Lane.

CARD 3

Size: 3.5″ x 8.5″

Featuring:

Card 3 was actually the first card that I made. Since it was my first time creating a slimline card, I had to get used to the proportions and layout. Again, I cut a piece of Neenah 110# cardstock to 8.5″ x 7″ scored at 3.5″ as the card base and adhered a piece of dark green cardstock from the *Smooth Cardstock Paper Pad – Slimline – Christmas to the card base using *1/4″ Double Sided Tape.

I cut a piece of white cardstock to 8.25″ x 3.25″ and set it aside until it was time to assemble the layers. I selected a piece of green cardstock from the paper pad and trimmed it to 3″ x 8″ and secured it to my craft mat with repositionable tape. I centered the Vintage Floral Stencil and secured it to my craft mat with Mint Low Tack Tape. Then I used a blending brush to lightly stencil the pattern with *Pine Premium Hybrid Ink.

I die cut the main sentiment from white cardstock using the Mirthful die set by Penny Black. I used a blending brush to ink blend *Cardinal Red Hybrid Ink along the bottom of each letter. Since the letters are separate, I was able to arranged them vertically on the front of the card. Along the bottom, I selected one of the sentiments from the *Merry Sentiments Stamp Set and used my Misti to stamp the text with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set the sentiment.

Afterwards, I assembled the layers as shown.

TIPS

  • When stenciling, I find it helpful to apply repositionable tape to the back of my cardstock and then stick it down to my craft mat. Then I hold the stencil in place using Mint Low Tack Tape. When using texture paste, I apply it using a palette knife and then smooth the surface using a craft scraper. When stenciling with ink, you can use either blender brushes or an ink blending tool.
  • Since red and green are complementary colors, you can use green under red (and red under green) to deepen the color. That’s how I created two shades of red and two shades of green using only one ink pad in each color.
  • I apply clear embossing powder on die cuts to get a dimensional glossy finish. I find this much easier than using Glossy Accents or a similar products. And there’s no lengthy drying time which is an added benefit!

That all from me today! Hope you enjoyed today’s projects! A special thanks to Scrapbook.com for supplying some of the featured products!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

SUPPLIES

Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Village Edges by Elizabeth Craft Designs

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE! Well, for today’s project you should just assume that I’m still working my way through my stash of recent purchases. A couple of years ago, I went on an art retreat with my friend Kate Walters and she showed me the Village Edges die by Elizabeth Craft Designs. I love landscape scenes for holiday cards so this die found its way onto my wish list and finally into my stash. As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you. 

Today’s project features:

Rowhouse Greetings | Village Edges by Elizabeth Craft Designs

For the background, I cut a piece of Sno Cone Cardstock by My Favorite Things to 4″ x 5.25″ and ink blended the top using Distress Oxides in Peacock Feathers and Salvaged Patina. Once the ink was thoroughly dry, I stenciled Versamark Ink through the Petit Snow Stencil by Newton’s Nook Designs, covered the ink with Ranger White Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder, and heat set the powder.

Rowhouse Greetings | Village Edges by Elizabeth Craft Designs

I cut the village images from white cardstock using the Village Edges Die by Elizabeth Craft Design. I slid the die cuts back and forth a bit until I got the arrangement that I wanted and then trimmed the village scene to 4″ x 5.25″ to match the size of my snow scene. Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Believe stamp set by Penny Black on the lower left side of the front die cut which I then backed with craft foam to give dimension. Finally, I glued all of the layers into place and added the gold star cut from a scrap of Tim Holtz Idea-ology Kraft Stock and glued it into position.

Rowhouse Greetings | Village Edges by Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hope you enjoyed today’s project! See you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Sweet Birthday Wishes by My Favorite Things

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Another quick project before I get on with the day. I’ve made A LOT of new craft purchases lately, but haven’t had much time to color. As a result, my stash of stamps and dies is getting a bit overwhelming. So I pulled out the Sweet Birthday Wishes stamp set by My Favorite Things and got started coloring. As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you. 

Today’s project features:

  • Sweet Birthday Wishes by My Favorite Things
  • Wonky Dots Stencil by My Favorite Things (retired)
  • Ink blending with Distress Oxide inks
  • Copic coloring (see marker list below)
  • Additional supplies linked in thumbnails below.
Rowhouse Greetings | Sweet Birthday Wishes by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

I started by stamping the images on a piece of Hammermill #100 Cover using Hero Arts Intense Black. The image was colored with Copic markers (see list below) and trimmed using the Sweet Birthday Wishes Die-namics. For the background, I cut a piece of white cardstock to 4.5″ x 3″ and stenciled it with the Wonky Dots Stencil by MFT (now sadly retired) using Distress Oxide Inks in Milled Lavender and Victorian Velvet.

Rowhouse Greetings | Sweet Birthday Wishes by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of white cardstock using Versafine Clare in Nocturne. I used craft foam on the back of all the card elements for dimension.

That’s all from me! Hope you enjoyed today’s project. Taking my parents out to lunch today so it’s time to get on with the day.

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies for Sweet Birthday Wishes

COPICS: V12, R20, E00, E93 (skin); E51, E55, E57, E59 (hair); B12, B24, B37, B39 (dress); V000, V12, V15 (cupcake icing); V000, V12, V15, B12, B24, B37, B39 (package); BV20 (shadows)

Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Just Because by PinkFresh Studio

GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE! Just a quick post today. This morning I took my husband to get a pedicure and took several incriminating photos to show his pals! He enjoyed it, but is too cool to admit it! 🙂 At any rate, I’m getting a late start posting to the blog today. However, I did some late night coloring and wanted to show you my latest card featuring the stamp set Just Because by PinkFresh Studio. I’m a big fan of PinkFresh Studio and I’ve been buying up a lot of their stamps and stencil sets. This particular stamp set was one that I picked up at The Ink Pad during our trip to New York City several weeks ago. As always, I’ve linked most of the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you. 

Today’s project features:

  • Just Because by PinkFresh Studio
  • Copic coloring (see marker list below)
  • Additional supplies linked in thumbnails below.
Rowhouse Greetings | Just Because by Pinkfresh Studio

I used a few different marker combinations for the flowers. The colors are close, but I didn’t want them to all look alike so I varied the markers to add more interest. I did the same with the leaves, creating two different combinations, but I think they were too close, so you can’t see as much variation. Live and learn!

Recently, I purged most of the patterned cardstock in my stash. I had so much of it and it just wasn’t getting used. I have a hard time mixing and matching patterns – it’s just not my forte. So I eliminated almost all of the single patterned sheets from my stash and kept my paper pads. Less confusing and easier to store. The Sizzix paper pad that I used here is a particular favorite. It has lots of elegant and subtle patterns in coordinating colors, making paper selection much easier.

Hope you enjoyed today’s project! See you soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: R30, R32 (flower combo 1); R30, R32, R35 (flower combo 2); R00, R21 (flower combo 3); G20, G24, G28 (leaf combo 1); G40, G43, G46 (leaf combo 2); Y000 (highlights)

Rowhouse Greetings | Color map for Just Because by Pinkfresh Studio

Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.