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

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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.

Warmest Wishes by My Favorite Things

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I haven’t posted in several days. The past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind with appointments, birthdays, and a wedding. I have a bunch of new stuff in my stash just waiting for me to find time to create. I decided to pull out the Warmest Wishes stamp set by My Favorite Things. After all, Christmas in July is a thing, so no one should think I’m crazy for making winter cards! I’ve linked all supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you. 

Today’s project features:

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

I always find card design to be the hardest part. I can color quickly, but then stare at my craft mat for hours trying to figure out the layout, papers, inks, etc. So I decided to just color. If the image turned into a card, then that would be OK. And if not, that would be OK too. I’d just tuck the image away and turn it into a card later. However, this card design occurred to me in the middle of the night so I was up early putting it together before I could forget my idea!

Step by Step for Warmest Wishes

That’s all for me today! Take care and see you soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: V20, E000, E00, E11, E21, R20 (skin); E33, E37 (hair); B91, B93, B95, B97, B99 (coat & hat); RV55, RV63, RV66, RV69 (scarf & mittens); C1, C2, C4 (stockings); C1, C2, C4, C6, C8 (boots); V20, B91, B93, B95, B97, Y38 (birds)

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.

Jingle All The Way by My Favorite Things

HELLO FRIENDS! It’s a rainy Memorial Day weekend here so outside activities will be limited. I celebrated my birthday a couple of weeks ago and my parents and husband bought me a new bike as my gift. It’s a foldable bike so it’s perfect for my limited storage and fits easily in the back of my Mini Cooper. I’ve been riding around the neighborhood and thought that I’d get in some extra mileage this weekend, but the weather is putting a damper on those plans.

My studio is a cluttered mess so I need to spend some time this weekend organizing my space. I own at least two or three of everything so it’s time to go through my craft supplies and decide what stuff I’ll really use. I had embossing powders spanning the entire rainbow that I never use because I prefer pairing a pigment ink with clear embossing powder. I pared my stash down to the essentials – clear, white, and metallics. So giving up all of the colorful powders was an easy decision and they are now living happily with my friend Gretchen.

I’ve mentioned recently that I have three full sets of colored pencils – Prismacolor Premier, Faber-Castell Polychromos, and Caran d’Ache Luminance. I’ve been playing with the Prismacolors lately, but decided to pull out my Polychromos and give them a try. I’m still using Stonehenge Drawing Paper and I think that’s going to be my go-to paper for colored pencils.

I’ve been on a roll coloring images from My Favorite Things, so I pulled out my favorite Santa Claus image from the Jingle All the Way stamp set. This set is currently retired, but MFT regularly pulls sets back out of the vault so keep an eye out if you don’t already have this set.

Enough gabbing! Here’s today’s project!

Rowhouse Greetings | Jingle All the Way by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

I’ve noticed that I tend to simplify my card design when I use colored pencils. Just the image and a sentiment. Stonehenge Drawing Paper has a beautiful, subtle texture that enhances the image so my inclination is to let the paper, image, and pencilwork shine on its own.

That’s all for me today!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

Faber-Castell Polychromos

Reds: Orange Glaze #113, Dark Cadmium Orange #115, Scarlet Red #116, Deep Red #223, Dark Red #225, Permanent Green Olive #167
Greys: White #101, Warm Grey I #270, Warm Grey II #271, Warm Grey III #272, Warm Grey IV #273, Warm Grey VI #275
Skin: Beige red #132, Coral #131, Cinnamon #189


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.