It’s Demo Day at Photo Scraps!

I’ll be at Photo Scraps today for Demo Day! I’ll have the two cards shown below and there will also be a variety of other cards and layouts to choose. And just to mix things up, my second card is Copic free!

Just drop in anytime between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM and create as many projects you want. Please remember to bring your own tape runner or other adhesive of choice to Demo Day.

Rowhouse Greetings | Cutting Edge - Trees by Taylored Expressions

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# & 80#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamps: Cutting Edge – Trees by Taylored Expressions; Scandinavian Christmas by Taylored Expression
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Versamark
Embellishments: Embossing Powder in Rose Gold by Lawn Fawn; Metallic Embossing Powder – Gilded by Brutus Monroe
Copics: G20, G21, G24, G28, G46, R46

Rowhouse Greetings | Cutting Edge - Trees by Taylored Expressions

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# & 80#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamps: Cutting Edge – Trees by Taylored Expressions
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Versamark
Embellishments: Metallic Embossing Powder – Gilded by Brutus Monroe
Coloring: Color using the Distress Ink marker of your choice

Laurel Burch Holidays by Stampendous

GOOD EVENING EVERYONE! Today we had the last Copic class for the year at the Queen’s Ink, wrapping up the year with holiday cards featuring Laurel Burch stamps. My package from Power Poppy arrived in the mail last week so I’m busy designing classes for next year and hope to have the January class posted soon. 

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. Read more.

Supplies

Rowhouse Greetings | Laurel Burch Feline Candle by Stampendous

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#;X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Laurel Burch Feline Candle by  Stampendous
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Leafy Ring Die by Memory Box
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K.Designs; Distress Oxides in Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass (can substitute regular Distress Inks)
Embellishments: Ultra Fine Embossing Powder in Gilded by Brutus Monroe
Copics: B02, B04, BG13, YG07, RV06 (ears & face); RV06 (wings); Y17, YR04 (stars); FV02 → B06 → B04 →BG13 (body); FV2, RV06, YG06 (bottom border)

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#;X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Laurel Burch Holiday Friends by Stampendous
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K.Designs; Distress Oxides in Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass (can substitute regular Distress Inks); Delicata by Tsukineko in Golden Glitz
Stencil: Beautiful Bokeh Stencil by Tonic Studios
Embellishments: Ultra Fine Embossing Powder in Gilded by Brutus Monroe
Copics: YR09 → YR04 → Y17,  YG03 → YG17, RV06 (tree); B06 → B04 → BG13, YR04 → Y17, YG17 →YG03 (head); FV2 → B06 → B04 → BG13 (body)

Rowhouse Greetings | Laurel Burch Wreath Mare by Stampendous

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#;X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Evergreen from the First Noel Collection by Kaisercraft
Stamp: Laurel Burch Wreath Mare by Stampendous
Dies: Small Stitched Circles by Lawn Fawn; Zig Zag Circles by Lawn Fawn
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K.Designs; Distress Oxides in Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron (can substitute regular Distress Inks
Embellishments: Ultra Fine Embossing Powder in Gilded by Brutus Monroe
Copics: YR04, Y17 (stars); RV06 (berries); YG03, YG07 (holly leaves); C8, RV06, Y17 (mane); YR04, YR09, Y17 (ribbon); BG11, BG13, B04, B06 (body); YG03, YG17 (face)

Don’t Forget! Laurel Burch Holidays, December 11, 2018, Queen’s Ink, Savage Mills, MD

There are still seats available for Tuesday’s Copic class at the Queen’s Ink featuring Laurel Burch holiday themed stamps sets from Stampendous. In this class, you will make two cards and there will also be a bonus card that you can make in class if time permits or take home to make at your convenience. You can register online or call The Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449. Class fee is $25 and all of the details are available here. Hope to see you Tuesday!

Rowhouse Greetings | Laurel Burch Feline Candle by Stampendous
Rowhouse Greetings | Laurel Burch Wreath Mare by Stampendous
Bonus Card!

Laurel Burch Heart Bouquet by Stampendous

Good morning everyone! I recently returned from Jennifer Dove’s Copic Boot Camp where I received lots of stamps, dies, adhesives and other products from generous sponsors. You can see a sample of the gifts in my recent Instagram posts, but there’s lots more that I haven’t yet had a chance to acknowledge. Boot Camp was fabulous! I got to catch up with old friends from across the country and meet new friends along the way. Registration for next year’s boot camp will probably open in early spring so jump on it to reserve your spot.

I’ve spent the past few days trying to organize all my loot from Boot Camp. There must be over twenty stamps from sponsors like My Favorite Things, Lawn Fawn, Witt & Sass, Crafting Desert Divas and many others. And I apparently went on a buying spree just before I left because lots of packages arrived while I was gone. So I’m knee deep in new product that I’ll be showing off in the coming months.

In the course of organizing, I came across a card that I made as a card model for The Queen’s Ink and never posted so I’ll leave you with this one featuring the Laurel Burch Heart Bouquet Stamp by Stampendous to brighten up a cold November day. And for you local folk – don’t forget that I’m offering three classes this month:

  • November 10Fall Friends (featuring My Favorite Things), Photo Scraps, Eldersburg, MD.
  • November 15Fall Friends (featuring My Favorite Things), Photo Scraps, Eldersburg, MD.
  • November 20Winter Greetings (featuring Power Poppy), Queen’s Ink, Savage Mills, MD.

Hope to see you there!

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Cardstock by Love Nicole in Intense Colbalt and Hot Pink
Stamp: Laurel Burch Heart Bouquet by Stampendous
Ink: Memento in Tudexo Black by Tsukineko
Embellishments: Embossing Powder in Detail Gold by Stampendous

Making Christmas Cards (Yes, It’s That Time Again!)

I decided two things about making Christmas cards this year. First, I would stop worrying about making each card unique and come up with some designs that could be massed produced. Second, I would start early so that I wouldn’t be frantically making cards as fast as my husband mails them out. Apparently this year, I’m defining mid-October as early. Since I have several holiday stamps, stencils and dies, it’s time to pull them out and start putting them to use for this year.

I love this snowflake background stamp from Hero Arts so I decided to make it the star of the show. I stamped the image on white card stock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder to create a resist pattern. I blended Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Blueprint Sketch over the embossing to make the design pop. I used the Country Landscape die from Memory Box to create the village scene in the foreground and added a sentiment from the Comfort & Joy stamp set by Avery Elle. For the inside, I added a bold sentiment from the Wishing You Love stamp set by Neat & Tangled.

Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold Print by Hero Arts; Comfort & Joy by Avery Elle; Wishing You Love by Neat & Tangled
Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold Print by Hero Arts; Comfort & Joy by Avery Elle (front sentiment); Wishing You Love by Neat & Tangled (inside sentiment)

I made all the individual component parts first. I cut the card bases from Neenah 110# card stock and stamped the inside sentiment using my Misti.  I cut all the bases for embossing and all of the village scenes from Neenah 80# card stock. Using my Misti, I stamped the sentiment on all of the village die cuts and stamped and heat embossed all of the snowflake backgrounds. Finally, I ink blended all of the snowflake backgrounds.

In a couple of hours, I had all of the component parts ready for assembly. At the moment, I have ten cards assembled and will finish the final five cards later today.

Rowhouse Greetings | Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold Print by Hero Arts
Mass producing Christmas cards. 10 down – 5 to go!

While I love how these cards turned out, the design is still a little labor intensive. So hopefully my next design will have fewer moving parts!

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Neenah Solar White #80
Stamps: Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold Print by Hero Arts; Comfort & Joy by Avery Elle; Wishing You Love by Neat & Tangled
Inks: Midnight Blue Premium Ink by Dare 2B Artzy; Versamark by Tsukineko; Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Blueprint Sketch
Dies: Country Landscape by Memory Box; Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn