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.

Let It Snow by Taylored Expressions

MORNING FRIENDS! Like many of you, I’m ramping up my production of holiday cards. I don’t have time to individually hand color every card with Copics so I’ve been thinking of ways to easily mass produce cards. So I rummaged through my collection of stencils and pulled out the Let it Snow Layering Stencil by Taylored Expressions. I’ve linked the supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s project features:

  • Let it Snow Layering Stencil by Taylored Expressions
  • Ink blending, heat embossing and die cuts
  • Additional basic supplies linked in thumbnails below.
Rowhouse Greetings | Let it Snow Layering Stencil by Taylored Expressions

For something different, I decided to use kraft paper — in this case, Neenah Desert Storm 100# paper. The Let it Snow Layering stencil comes in three parts so that you can stencil each layer in a different color. The first two layers consist of the large snowflakes. I used Distress Ink in Rustic Wilderness for layer one and Festive Berries for layer two. However, I actually inked the third layer first using Hero Arts pigment ink in Unicorn followed by Brutus Monroe embossing powder in Alabaster. As a result, I could complete all the heat embossing without waiting for the ink blended snowflakes to dry.

For the sentiment, I used the Mirthful die from Penny Black. I wanted to stack layers of the die cuts for dimension so I cut two layers from the Desert Storm cardstock and the top layer from the Slick Glitter Paper that I found at Michaels. This cardstock has the appearance of fine glitter but the surface is smooth. I adhered the layers together with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and then glued the letters to the front of the card. I glued the card front to a card base cut from Neenah Solar White 110# cardstock and called it done!

Rowhouse Greetings | Let it Snow Layering Stencil by Taylored Expressions

That’s all for today! See you 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.

With Tree by Mo’s Digital Pencil

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Just a quick post today because I have a day full of tasks and errands to check off my to-do list. But I just wanted to show you a card I made recently featuring With Tree by Mo’s Digital Pencil. It’s one of the free images that I received for being a patron on Mo Manning’s Patreon Page. 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:

  • With Tree Digital Stamp by Mo’s Digital Pencil (available only to Mo’s patrons on Patreon.com)
  • Pine Forest Stencil by My Favorite Things
  • Copic coloring (see list below)
  • Additional basic supplies linked in thumbnails below
Rowhouse Greetings | With Tree by Mo's Digital Pencil

Step by Step for With Tree by Mo’s Digital Pencil

Rowhouse Greetings | With Tree by Mo's Digital Pencil

That’s it from me today! See you soon!

Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: E000, E00 E04, E21 (skin); RV55, RV63, RV66, R89 (scarf, hat & boots); BG11, BG32, BG15 (jacket); BV000, B000, BG10 (snow and background)

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!

More BB Christmas Selfies by My Favorite Things

GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! I’ve been in a bit of a crafting slump lately. It happens sometimes where nothing I color turns out. This time, however, I’m just not motivated to craft. So I’m taking it easy on myself, watching lots of YouTube videos, scrolling through Pinterest and just seeing where my mood and inclination takes me.

For the moment, my crafting urge seems to be focused on holiday cards so I’ve been playing with the BB Christmas Selfies set by My Favorite Things.

Supplies for today’s project are linked to multiple sources at the end of this post. Product links may also be displayed in the brackets following the product name. Where available, I use compensated affiliate links at no cost to you. Thank you for your support!

Today’s project features:

Coloring the Image

To start, I stamped the image on X-Press It Blending Card [AZ] using Nuvo Hybrid Ink in Shadow Black [AZ]. I colored the image with Copic markers (see list below). After coloring the image, I trimmed the paper down to the black border around the image. I used the Polaroid Shaker Frame Die-namics [MFT] to cut out the photo frame from white cardstock and adhered it to the image. Afterwards, I backed the combined image and frame with a piece of craft foam [AZ] for dimension and set it aside. Using my MISTI, I stamped the sentiment from the Birdie Brown Greeting Galore set [MFT] with Nuvo Hybrid Ink. Since my image background is dark, the ribbon to the ornament was no long visible so I drew it back in with a white gel pen.

Creating the Background

For the background, I cut a sheet of Cement Gray Prestige Card Stock [MFT] to 4.25 inches by 5.5 inches. Using the Winter Stencil Strips [MFT] and Distress Oxides, I stenciled the “Ho Ho Ho” portion of the stencil across the middle. I started with Picked Raspberry [SB| SP] and as I moved the stencil down I used Worn Lipstick [SB|SP], and then Tattered Rose [SB|SP] to create a gradient effect. I stenciled the snowflake pattern above and the snowy patterned below using Distress Oxide Ink in Peacock Feathers [SB|SP]. After I glued all of the card layers together, I added a few Silver Bell sequins [retired] from Honey Bee Stamps.

That’s it for today. See you soon!

Supplies

COPICS: E000, E00, E04, E21, R20 (skin); E55, E59 (hair); RV04, RV09, R59, BV31 (hat); BV31, BG32, BG15 (ornament); Y35, YR04 (ornament cap and bell); BG09, BG75 (background)

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!

Winter Present by Mo’s Digital Pencil

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with another holiday card featuring a digital stamp from Mo’s Digital Pencil. I’ve long been a fan of Maurie Manning and I have many of her (still to be colored) images in my stash. She’s an award winning children’s book author and illustrator and I’m thrilled that she shares her art as digital stamps on her site – Mo’s Digital Pencil – and as cling stamps by Penny Black.

Today’s project features:

Supplies for today’s project are linked to multiple sources at the end of this post. Product links may also be displayed in the brackets following the product name. Where available, I use compensated affiliate links at no cost to you. Thank you for your support!

Rowhouse Greetings | Winter Presents Digital Stamp by Mo’s Digital Pencil

The image was printed on X-Press It Blending Card [AZ] and colored with Copic markers (see list below). Afterwards, I used the medium die in the Nordic Frames die set [GR] from The Greetery to trim the image layer. I backed it with a piece of craft foam [AZ] for dimension and set it aside.

Rowhouse Greetings | Winter Presents Digital Stamp by Mo’s Digital Pencil

For the background, I cut a piece of Blue Yonder Prestige Cardstock (MFT) to A2 size. I stenciled the background using the Petite Snow Stencil [NN] from Newton’s Nook and Glitz Glitter Gel in White [GKD] from Gina K. Design. It added interest and texture to the background without distracting from the central image.

Rowhouse Greetings | Winter Presents Digital Stamp by Mo’s Digital Pencil

That’s it for me today! See you soon!

SUPPLIES

Copics: E000, E00, E02, E04, E97 (skin); B12, N3, N5, N8 (hair); R24, R29, R32, R59 (hat, scarf & mittens); YG03, YG17, YG67, Y38 (jacket); B12, N3, N5, N8 (boots); B12, B24, B26, B39 (bow); N0, N3, Y38 (present); B0000, BG10, BV000, 0 (background); BV000 (ground/shadow)

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!