Happy Holiday Circle Frame – PinkFresh Studio

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Just a quick post to show you a recent project featuring the Happy Holiday Circle Frame stamp set and coordinating dies. I love making holiday cards in non-traditional colors so I skipped the usual green holly leaves and stuck to rich shades of blue for an unexpected but elegant twist.

Rowhouse Greetings | Happy Holidays Circle Frame by PinkFresh Studio

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links  may be used at no cost to you.]

Today’s project features:

You’ll be amazed to know that I was actually able to create a card using just three Copic markers! The coloring is simple and something that you could do while sitting in front of the TV watching holiday movies. But Copic coloring is not your thing, there is also a coordinating layering stencil that I’ll link below that you could use with your Distress Inks to speed things along.

I’m running off to finish last minute holiday errands. Hope that you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: B02, B66 (leaves); R46 (berries)

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Flurries of Fun by Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! I have lots of new stamps in my stash – of course, don’t we all! – so I’ve been sitting down and coloring so that I can stop feeling guilty about having a backlog. And since most of them are holiday stamps, now’s the time to be coloring!

So this post is short and to the point! New Copic coloring video below. And as always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s project features:

  • Flurries of Fun by Colorado Craft Company
  • Teamwork by Colorado Craft Company (sentiment)
  • Copic coloring (see marker list below)
  • Additional supplies linked in thumbnails below.
Rowhouse Greetings | Flurries of Fun by Colorado Craft Company

I was trying to get a watercolor look from my markers. I used the Flurries of Fun stamp set from Colorado Craft Company and paired it with a sentiment from the Teamwork stamp set (also from CCC).

Have you noticed lately that Penny Black has been releasing rectangular die sets with a variety of unique edges? This one is the Semi-Circle Stackers set, which I love because it’s a step beyond the using stitched edge.

And here’s the promised video!

That’s all for today! Enjoy!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: B0000, B21, B45 (snowman); B0000, BG10 (snow); BV00, BV01, YG68 (bird); W1, W3, W5 (rabbits); BG72, BG75 (mittens & scarf)

Rowhouse Greetings | Flurries of Fun by Colorado Craft Company Color Strip

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Nostalgic Season by Catherine Pooler Designs

HEY FRIENDS! So today I have some crafting news as well as a new card!

So my news is that I applied and was accepted as a new Design Team member over at ScrapbookPal.com, an online craft supply store located here in the United States. They carry a wide variety of the latest stamps, dies, and inks. If you are a Copic marker enthusiast, they have great prices on the markers AND the refills. So take a look, especially if you need Copic supplies.

Saturday was my first project and blog post for ScrapbookPal.com and my project featured the Nostalgic Season stamp set by Catherine Pooler Designs. For that project, I used the coordinating dies and the coloring was all done using Catherine Pooler inks. Since the stamps were still sitting on my crafting table, I decided to make another card, this time using my Copic markers to color the outline images. 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 | Nostalgic Season by Catherine Pooler Designs

This was one of those late night projects that just sort of evolved along the way. I started by stamping the border from the Garland Borders stamp set across the top of my card with Amalagm Ink in Obsidian by Gina K. Designs. I colored the border image with Copic markers (see list below). I was going to use the multi-layered stamps in the Nostalgic Season set for the stockings, but realized that I didn’t have any ink pads that would coordinate with the colors I used in the border. At that point I decided to just use the outline stamp and color the stocking with the same pattern that I would have gotten if I had used the layering stamps.

Those of you who have been with me for awhile know that I can’t draw a straight line with a ruler, so I was a little apprehensive about coloring the stockings freehand. But to be honest, it’s not a difficult pattern to replicate and I think I pulled it off pretty well! I used a white gel pen to complete the design.

I knew I wanted to color the sentiment so I had to use a Copic safe ink rather than Versafine, which is my usual go-to for stamping sentiments. I created a gradient effect on the letters by shading from dark (at the base of the letters) to light using R14, R24, and R46.

Rowhouse Greetings | Nostalgic Season by Catherine Pooler Designs

Hope you enjoyed today’s project!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: YG03, YG17, YG67 (leaves); BG72, BG75 (holly leaves); R14, R24, R46 (berries); Y32, Y35, Y38 (flowers); BG72, BG75, YG03, YG17, YG67, R14, R24, R46 (stockings); R14, R24, R46 (sentiment)

Rowhouse Greetings | Nostalgic Season by Catherine Pooler Designs - Color Swatch

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Demo Day and ANOTHER Copic Coloring Video

HEY FRIENDS! I was on a roll yesterday and created another Copic coloring video using the Holiday Happy stamp set by Stampendous! I don’t think I’ve ever created two videos on one day, but these images are quick and easy to color so you can work through them pretty fast.

Just an FYI – this card will also be available as a card kit for Demo Day at Photo Scraps.. So if you’re interested, mark your calendar for Saturday, November 20th and call Lisa or Tracy at 410-549-5187 if you want to purchase a card kit.

So here it is!

And just like the previous card, the card kit does not contain red cardstock to back the image. I used white cardstock and used my R46 Copic marker to colored a border top and bottom.

Enjoy!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

More Holiday Happy by Stampendous!

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Today is a short post from me – I’m heading off to my parents to manage the first stage of their bathroom renovation. We’re trying to make it safer for them to bath and use the shower so they’re getting a new tub, a fold down shower chair, grab bars and an adjustable shower. So this morning, I’m meeting with the contractor to finalize the measurements and the selected features.

I’m still coloring adorable House Mouse images so I’m sharing another one with you today from the Holiday Happy stamp set. As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Rowhouse Greetings | Holiday Happy by Stampendous! House Mouse Designs

Today’s project features:

  • Holiday Happy by Stampendous!
  • Merry & Bright by My Favorite Things
  • Copic coloring (see marker list below)
  • Additional supplies linked in thumbnails below.
Rowhouse Greetings | Holiday Happy by Stampendous! House Mouse Designs

Step by Step

That’s all from me today! Hope you enjoyed today’s project and see you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: BV000, E01, E50, E51, R20 (skin); T1, T3, T5, T7, BV20, BV23 (fur); R14, R24, R46, C1, C3, C5 (candy cane); BV0000, BV000 (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.]