Mary Engelbreit Wishing Upon a Star by RubberMoon Stamps

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE! I’m back today with something a little different for me – a shadow box project featuring the new Mary Engelbreit stamps from RubberMoon available at The Queen’s Ink.

I’ve always loved Mary Engelbreit’s illustrations so I was thrilled to see that they are now available from RubberMoon, whose stamps are always high quality and give a great impression. The Queen’s Ink is carrying the entire Mary Engelbreit collection which includes stamps and washi tape.

This particular project is sized for a 5.5″ square shadow box. The steps are shown below.

Rowhouse Greetings | Mary Engelbreit Wishing Upon a Star

Project Steps

  • Cut white cardstock to 5.5″ x 5.5″
  • Ink blend background with Distress Inks – Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac, Mermaid Lagoon.
  • Splatter background with water and blot dry as needed.
  • Splatter background with Nuvo Mica Mist in Violet Lustre, Nebula Blue, and Antique Gold.
  • Set background aside to dry thoroughly.
  • Stamp image on Copic compatible paper with an appropriate ink. I used Amalgam Ink from Gina K. Designs.
  • Color image with Copic markers as shown. Marker colors listed below.
  • Fussy cut image (the hat ribbon fell victim to my fuzzy cutting skills).
  • Stamp sentiment on background with Versafine ink in Onyx Black. Cover with clear embossing powder and heat set.
  • Apply foam adhesive squares to back of image and adhere to background.
  • With Swirling Stars die, cut stars from gold foil cardstock and glue to background.
  • Add drops of Nuvo Glitter Drops in Honey Gold to background.
  • Add Nuvo Crystal Drops to eyeglass lens.
  • Allow project to dry thoroughly.
  • Frame finished project.

The finished project will be on display at The Queen’s Ink so be sure to stop by and see it as well as the full line of Mary Englebreit images, which includes stamps, washi tape and stickers.

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) which were provided by a store or design team. I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 80#; Gold Foil cardstock
Stamps: Wishing Upon a Star (Large) (*) by RubberMoon Stamps; To Imagine is Everything by (*) RubberMoon Stamps
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Obsidian by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Oxyx Black by Tsukineko; Distress Inks in Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac, and Mermaid Lagoon by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Dies: Alterations Swirling Stars by Sizzix – Tim Holtz
Embellishments: Nuvo Glitter Drops in Honey Gold by Tonic Studios; Nuvo Crystal Glaze by Tonic Studios; Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Clear by Ranger
Copics: E11, E21, E50, E51, E93 (skin); E55, E57, E59 (hair); V01, V04, V06, V09 (dress & hat); BG11, BG09, BG23 (hat ribbon); B000, BG10, BV000 (eyeglass lens); Y32, Y35, Y38, YR04 (moon); BV20 (shadows)

Sponsored by: The Queen’s Ink

Bough Wow Wow by Power Poppy

Rowhouse Greetings | Bough Wow Wow by Power Poppy

WELCOME BACK FRIENDS! I’m actually not here today! I’m over on the Power Poppy blog for Inspire Me Monday. I’ve got a new coloring video featuring an image from the Bow Wow Wow stamp set. If digital images are your thing, Power Poppy has you covered! This image is also available in digital format as Mittens and Merriment

So run, don’t walk over to Power Poppy and take a look! See you back here soon!

Introducing [the kitten still in need of a name]

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Just a quick post today. As you know, my beloved cat Phebe passed away several weeks ago. We debated adopting another cat and initially decided against it since we still have two senior cats who might not take kindly to a new addition. But to be honest, I’ve been sad since she died and decided that adopting another cat would help fill the Phebe-sized hole in my heart.

We brought her home on Friday and since then, we’ve been trying out names. Many, many names. Here are a few of the names that we’ve considered in the past two days:

  • Gracie
  • Daisy
  • Mollie
  • Maggie
  • Maisie
  • Sadie
  • Katie
  • Pixie
  • Doodlebug
  • Poppy

Poppy is my husband’s favorite and is probably the name that we’ll end up with, but I’m still open to suggestions. Post in the comments if you have a favorite cat name for us to try out.

Moving on to Today’s Project

I just finished another card featuring an image from the Simple Joys stamp set by Power Poppy. I’ve included a short video to show how I colored the image. I focused on making the ornament appear round, underpainting with BV000 and BV00 before applying the final gold tones. Take a look at the video posted below and you’ll see how the coloring all came together.

Rowhouse Greetings | Simply Joys by Power Poppy

Hope you enjoyed today’s video! Please subscribe to my YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfyQlOZMg1EhqH5jB51g7nw

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) which were provided by a store or design team. I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Digital 100#; Plaid Patterns Merry & Bright 6×6 in. pack by My Favorite Things
Stamp: Simple Joys by Power Poppy
Ink: Amalgam Ink in Obsidian by Gina K. Designs
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Postage Stamp Rectangles by Elizabeth Craft Designs
Copics: BV000, BV00, Y21, Y26, Y28, C1, C3, C5 (ornament); G20, G21, G46 (leaves); BG0000, BG10, 0 (background)

Little Elf Tippi by Mo’s Digital Pencil

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with a new card and a new video featuring another digital stamp from Mo’s Digital Pencil. This time it’s Little Elf Tippi, also available as Beaming from Penny Black.

Rowhouse Greetings | Little Elf Tippi by Mo's Digital Pencil

In the video, I show my favorite technique for coloring alternating stripes like those on Tippi’s shirt and hat. This technique is great for coloring candy canes too.

Hope you enjoyed today’s video! Please subscribe to my YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfyQlOZMg1EhqH5jB51g7nw

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) which were provided by a store or design team. I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Digital Color Copy 100#
Stamps: Little Elf Tippi by Mo’s Digital Pencil (also available as a clear stamp as Beaming by Penny Black); Christmas Sentiments by Penny Black
Die: Zig Zag Rectangle by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: White Gel Pen by Sakura
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E21, R21 (skin); BV00, BV02, R24, R37, R59 (hat, shirt & stockings); BV00, BV02, BG11, BG32, BG72 (overalls & shoes); Y38 (star); Y38, BG32, R37, BV02 (lights); BV0000, BV000 (background)

Boo Cat and Pumpkins by Power Poppy

WELCOME BACK! Look at me! Two days in a row! And that’s because – you guessed it! – I have another card from the Fall Digital Blitz from Power Poppy. Before I forget, Marcella is offering a special sale on all in-stock stamps, dies and digital sets: $5 off if you spend $15 or more. Coupon code shown here is expires October 14th so don’t delay!

Today I’m featuring the Boo Cat and Pumpkins Digital Stamp Set, which includes the image seen here as well as additional images and sentiments. The cat and pumpkin image is also available in the Feeling Fall Stamp Set if digis are not your thing.

Once again I kept the design simple. I printed the image and sentiment on Hammermill paper and then trimmed it with the largest die in the LF Zig Zag set. How’s that for clean and simple?

Rowhouse Greetings | Boo Cat and Pumpkins by Power Poppy
Rowhouse Greetings | Boo Cat and Pumpkins by Power Poppy

And I’ve got something extra today. I’ve been thinking about adding video to my blog posts so here’s my first today. No audio instruction – I don’t have a suitable microphone – but you’ll be able to see the markers colors and some notes as I color.

Hope you enjoyed today’s post and my first video! More to come! You can subscribe to my YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfyQlOZMg1EhqH5jB51g7nw

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) which were provided by a store or design team. I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Digital Color Copy
Stamps: Boo Cat and Pumpkins (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: Y32, Y35, Y38, YR27, BG70, BG72, BG75, E04, E11, E50, E51, BV20 (pumpkins); BV20, E11 (cat); E04, E50, E51, E11 (ground)