Flutterbye – Thinking of You

Still playing with my new Laurel Burch stamps from Stampendous. They’re fun to color and are bright and cheery on a gloomy day. The hardest part (at least for me) is picking the colors and deciding where to place them. Since I used so many colors, I’ve added this color map to guide you.

Rowhouse Greetings | Color map - Flutterbye by Stampendous (Laurel Burch)
Rowhouse Greetings | Color map – Flutterbye by Stampendous (Laurel Burch)

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Bazzill Cardstock in Admiral; X-Press Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: Flutterbye by Stampendous; Floral Greetings by Stampendous
Inks: Tsukineko Memento in Tudexedo Black; Tsukineko Versafine in Onyx Black
Dies: A2 Matting Basics  A by Spellbinders
Embellishments: Uniball Gel Pen in Impact Gold
Copics: YG06, YG09, G09, RV02, RV04, RV06, V15, BG02, B01, B04, B60, B63, B66, Y02, Y15, Y19, YR15, YR16

Portfolio: Little Elf Mim

Just some late night coloring using a digital image from Mo’s Digital Pencil. I followed a tutorial by Debbie Olson which was perfect for creating a 3D effect for the Christmas ornament. I’ll eventually turn this into a card, but for now, it’s tucked in my portfolio.

Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Little Elf Mim by Mo's Digital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Little Elf Mim by Mo’s Digital Pencil

Stamps: Little Elf Mim (digital) by Mo’s Digital Pencil; Christmas Joy by Penny Black
Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®; Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Dies: Labels Twenty Two by Spellbinders
Copic® Markers: E000, E00, E01, E11, BV00 (skin);E43 (hair); W00, W0, W01 (fur); W00, W0, W01, R20, R22, R24, R29, R89 (hat); YG61, YG67, R29 (holly and berries); C0, C01, BV02, BV04, BG 11, BG32, BG72 (ornament); BV000, BV00, YR20, 0 (background); BV20 (shading)

Season’s Greetings: Wondrous Wreath

I don’t use a lot of Stampin’ Up! products, but this wreath has always been a favorite — it may even have been my first SU! purchase. And this one is a little different for me — all stamping and no coloring.

Paper: Crimson by Bazzill
Stamp: Wondrous Wreath by Stampin’ Up!; North Pole by KaiserCraft
Ink: Green and Lime by Hampton Art; Red Devil by Color Box
Dies: Labels Twenty-Two by Spellbinders; A2 Matting Basics A by Spellbinders

Ho Ho Ho: Gifts to Tie

Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Gifts to Tie by House Mouse Designs
Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Gifts to Tie by House Mouse Designs

Paper: Twas The Night Before Christmas 6×6 pad by Graphic45
Stamp: Gifts to tie by House Mouse Designs; Grand Holiday Greetings by My Favorite Things; Yuletide by Kaisercraft
Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®;  Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Dies: A2 Matting Basics A by Spellbinders
Copic® Markers: E50, E51, E21 (skin); C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5,C6 (fur); R46, R56, R59 (presents)

Ho Ho Ho: Joy to the World

I’m usually pretty good with coloring — laying out the image, selecting colors, etc. — but often get hung up on card design. And I finding it boring to make duplicate cards so I rarely make the same card twice. This is a real problem with Christmas cards. Even though I still have plenty of time, I don’t to get hung up trying to make every card unique. So I’m developing a couple of really simple layouts where I can simply swap out the main image and the papers and have lots of different cards. It also gives me an opportunity to use up paper in my stash rather than purchasing supplies specifically for this project.

So this is the first of what I’m calling the Ho Ho Ho series. It features an image from the Joy to the World series by Penny Black and a sentiment from Grand Holiday Greetings by My Favorite Things. The inside (not shown) features the same papers with a sentiment from Yuletide by Kaisercraft.

Rowhouse Greetings |Christmas | Joy to the World by Penny Black
Rowhouse Greetings |Christmas | Joy to the World by Penny Black

These cards are meant for mailing so they are sized at A2 and I’m keeping embellishments to a minimum. There’s enough mail flying around at Christmas without adding cards that need to be hand stamped at the Post Office.

Paper: Moody Blue by Bazzill; Jack Frost 6×6 paper pad by American Crafts
Stamps: Joy to the World by Penny Black; Grand Holiday Greetings by My Favorite Things; Yuletide by Kaisercraft
Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®;  Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Dies: A2 Matting Basics A by Spellbinders
Copic® Markers: C0, C1, C3, 0 (dog 1); W1, W3, W5, E31, E33 (dog 2); W3, W5, E31, E33, (cat); B000, B00, B01, B02, E31, E33, R27, R29, R59, B21, B23, B24, B26 (clothing); B0000, B000 (snow); YG07, YG09, R27 (holly)