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.]

BB Sunflower Sweetheart by My Favorite Things

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m not quite sure what to say about today’s card. It just sort of evolved! Stenciling, ink blending, Copic coloring – it’s all there paired with a sweet stamp from My Favorite Things. As many of you know, I love the Birdie Brown stamps from My Favorite things and was sad to hear that she is retiring. This stamp – Sunflower Sweetheart – is one of my favorites so I decided to pull it out and get to work!

Today’s project features:

Rowhouse Greetings | BB Sunshine Sweetness by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

I cut a piece of white cardstock using the Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX die by My Favorite Things. For the bottom edge of the card, I used the Grassy Edges Stencil blended with Distress Inks in Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn. Next, I placed the Radiating Rays Stencil in the upper left corner, blending with Distress Inks in Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade. Then I filled in the middle using the Cloud Stencil with Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass, and Broken China.

For the images, I stamped the images on Hammermill cardstock with Nuvo Hybrid Ink in Shadow Black. I colored the images with Copic markers (see list below) and used the coordinating dies to cut out the images.

For the sentiment, I used the Sweet Hello Die-Namics from MFT Stamps to cut the hello sentiment twice from Neenah 110# cardstock. I colored one of the die cuts with Copic markers (BG01, BG02, BG07) to create a gradient. I glued the two die cuts together using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Rowhouse Greetings | BB Sunshine Sweetness by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

So that’s all from me today! See you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

SUPPLIES

COPICS: E000, E00, E11, E21 (skin); E53, E55, E57 (hair); RV10, R81, R83, R85, B0000, B000 (dress); R83, R85 (sandals); B000, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07 (hat); Y35, Y38, E53, E55, YG21, YG03, YG17 (yellow flower & leaf); R81, R83, R46, N3, N5, Y35 (pink flowers); B23, B24, B26, Y35, Y38 (bluebirds); BG01, BG02, BG07 (hello diecut)

[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.]

Floral Print Circle by Pinkfresh Studio

WELCOME BACK! I have something a little different today to show you. As many of you know, I love using stencils for my cards. Often, I incorporate them into the background of my card, but in this project they are front and center! I’ve been eyeing the various layering stencil sets from Pinkfresh Studio so I recently splurged on several sets, including the Floral Print Circle and Argyle stencils featured today. And while I’m a big fan of Tim Holtz’s Distress Inks, I pulled out my Catherine Pooler Ink pads for something a little different.

Today’s project features:

Rowhouse Greetings | Floral Circle Print by Pinkfresh Studio

Step by Step for Floral Circle

  • For the card base, cut a piece of Neenah Classic Crest 110# cardstock to 4.25″ x 11″ and score at 5.5″ for a top fold card.
  • Cut a piece of lavender cardstock to 4.25″ x 5.5″ (I used Grapesicle Card Stock by MFT Stamps).
  • Die cut lavender cardstock using the Stitches Die by Pinkfresh Studio. Trim piece to 3.5″ x 4.5″
  • Cut a piece of yellow cardstock to .25″ x 5.5″ (I used Lemon Drop Card Stock by MFT Stamps).
  • Cut two pieces of white cardstock to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and stencil designs as indicated below. NOTE: The Floral Print Circle and Argyle Stencils are both multi-part layered. To use, line up your cardstock with the guidelines on the stencil and ink blend the design. The stencils are numbered to indicate the order. I used the Catherine Pooler Designs ink listed below.
  • Trim floral print stenciled paper with a circle die (I used the largest in the Standard Circles Large set by Spellbinders). Apply craft foam or foam squares to back for dimension.
  • Trim the argyle stenciled paper to 1-5/8″ x 5.5″
  • Stamp sentiment on a scrap of white cardstock and trim to fit. I used a sentiment from the Celebrate Today stamp set by Pinkfresh Studio stamped with Versafine Claire ink in Nocturne. Apply craft foam or foam squares to back for dimension.
  • Assemble card elements as shown.

Floral Circle Stencil

  • Stencil 1: Limoncello by Catherine Pooler Designs
  • Stencil 2: Tiara by Catherine Pooler Designs
  • Stencil 3: Sweet Sixteen by Catherine Pooler Designs
  • Stencil 4: Garden Party by Catherine Pooler Designs
  • Stencil 5: Lime Rickey by Catherine Pooler Designs (leaves); Pixie Dust by Catherine Pooler Designs (flower detail)

Argyle Stencil

You could easily substitute Distress Ink for the Catherine Pooler inks in this project. I just liked the CP inks here because they are vibrant and the ink pads are really juicy, making them easy to blend.

Rowhouse Greetings | Floral Circle Print by Pinkfresh Studio

So that’s all for me today. 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.]

Grandpa’s Ride for 100 Moons Creative

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! There’s definitely a chill in the air so with Halloween rapidly approaching, it’s time to sneak in a few autumn cards before I go back to my Christmas cards. When I saw today’s featured stamps by Barb Rogers for RubberMoon, I thought that those pumpkins would look perfect riding in the back of Grandpa’s truck. So I did a little stamping magic using masking paper so that I could combine the two images into one. I’ve linked the supplies for today’s project with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s project features:

Rowhouse Greetings | Grandpa's Ride by Rubber Moon

Step by Step for Grandpa’s Ride

  • Trim a piece of white cardstock to 1.75″ x 5.5″ and ink blend from dark to light with Distress Oxide inks in Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, and Milled Lavender. Set aside and allow inks to thoroughly dry.
  • Stamp truck on white Copic friendly cardstock with Copic friendly black ink.
  • Stamp truck on stamping mask paper and fussy cut the image.
  • Remove backing from mask and place over original stamped image.
  • Stamp pumpkins so that they appear to sit in back of truck.
  • Remove masking paper from image.
  • Color image (Copic marker colors shown below).
  • Color centers of tires with a silver gel pen.
  • Fussy cut image. 
  • Apply foam adhesive squares to back of image and set aside.
  • Cut a piece of design paper to 2.5″ x 5.5″ and adhere to card base as shown.
  • Cut a piece of white cardstock to 1 7/8″ x 5.5″ and adhere to center of design paper as shown.
  • Orient ink blended strip so that the darkest area is on the bottom. With watermark ink, stamp Poppies across the width of the strip. Cover with silver embossing powder and heat set.
  • Glue ink blended strip to center of white cardstock.
  • Stamp sentiment as shown.
  • Adhere truck to front of card as shown.
Rowhouse Greetings | Grandpa's Ride by Rubber Moon

That’s it for me today! See you soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: BV25, V25, V28 (truck body); BV20, BV23 (chrome); BV0000, B0000, BG10 (windows); R05, R39, YR09, Y35, E35, E57 (pumpkins); E30, E35, E37 (sign)

Below I’ve listed the products used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you (see disclosure). I pay out of pocket for the majority of the products — papers, inks, dies, embellishments, etc. —  that you see in my projects with the exception of the handful of products that I receive for design team work or guest posts. I only use products that I love. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much!

New Class! Nordic Holiday at The Queen’s Ink – October 24, 2020

Join me for a holiday card workshop featuring the stamps and dies from Stampers Anonymous and Penny Black. In this class, you will make four nordic winter greeting cards featuring basic papercraft techniques such as ink blending and stamping. All necessary techniques are taught in class and all levels are welcome. Seats are limited, so sign up today!   CLASS FEE $28

CLASS LEVEL: Beginner

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | website: https://queensink.com
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

NOTE: We will be practicing social distancing protocol. Please wear a mask and bring your sanitizer. 

Class Project (see larger images below)

Bring to Class

Please bring:

  • DISTRESS OXIDE INK PADS: Chipped Sapphire, Peacock Feathers, Speckled Egg, Crackling Campfire, Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar
  • BLENDING TOOLS: Bring your blending brushes, blending foams, or other suitable blending tool.
  • CRAFT MAT: Glass or non-stick mat.
  • ADHESIVES: We will use three types — Beacons 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, and Coccoina Glue Stick
  • CRAFT PICK OR STYLUS
  • PAPER TOWELS
  • BABY WIPES
  • We will be practicing social distancing protocol. Please wear a MASK and bring your SANITIZER

Shop at The Queen’s Ink

PLEASE NOTE: If you need any of the listed supplies, you can either purchase online below or contact The Queen’s Ink in advance of class. Select PICK UP when you place your order and it will be ready when you arrive for class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the supplies you need.

Class Cards

Rowhouse Greetings | Festive Overlay by Stampers Anonymous / Tim Holtz
Rowhouse Greetings | Festive Overlay by Stampers Anonymous / Tim Holtz
Rowhouse Greetings | Stampers Anonymous / Tim Holtz - Festive Overlay
Rowhouse Greetings | Festive Overlay by Stampers Anonymous / Tim Holtz
Rowhouse Greetings | Festive Overlay by Stampers Anonymous / Tim Holtz