Friday, October 28, 2016

Prismacolors and Gamsol featuring Playful Kittens

Happy happy Friday, friends!  We made it!  It's Tara and to celebrate the arrival of the weekend I want to share an adorable friendship card that I created using the Prismacolors and Gamsol coloring technique on the super sweet Playful Kittens stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs.

I started with a sentiment that stretched all the way across my card so that I could use the line as the "ground" for my cute little kitties.  Be sure to use a waterproof ink when doing this technique since the Gamsol will smudge it otherwise.  I chose Ranger Archival Jet Black ink.

This coloring technique is super easy and always produces really great results!  By putting your color down around the outside of your image and using your blending stumps and Gamsol to blend in to a lighter center you create a really soft, dimensional look.  Tip: To get the old color off of your blending stumps and to sharpen them keep a piece of fine grit sandpaper handy!

To compliment the sweet kittens I chose a feminine patterned paper from Simple Stories and used both sides of the double sided pattern.  I just love the floral on the inside of the card!

Check out the video tutorial for a comprehensive look at how this card came together!  As always, thank you so very much for joining me and I hope you have a fabulous weekend!  See you again soon!  Bye!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Fall fun with the cheerful hedgehogs!

Hey everyone! It's Wiebke here today featuring the cute little Cheerful Hedgehog stamp set!

On this card, I created a soft watercolor background showing some trees and rainy weather - A fall weather look ;) After that, I placed my hedgehog with his umbrella and the little puddle. He seems so happy playing in the cold wet.

For this card, I stamped the little leaves several times on the bottom of my card base. I colored them in with some fall colored ZIG Brushes - that way you'll be able to create kind of an ombré look, blending the colors into each other. After that, I grabbed a light blue Distress Ink for my light blue background. At least, I placed the hedgehogs on the scene.

I hope you liked my little fall inspiration, have a great day!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Guest Design: Puppy Kisses for Christmas

Karen N here from Craftily Yours, and I'm so stoked today to be a guest designer!  Hope you stop by their shop to check out their CuTe stamps??!  They have digital and clear stamps available!  I used the Puppy Kisses for Christmas stamp to create a couple cards.

For this first card, I used the stamp  paired with Kaisercraft Home for Christmas paper.  I embellished the card with some lace, a doily and some pearls.

For this next card, I used a scrap of Dare 2B Artzy paper along with some white paper that I ran through an embossing folder.  I embellished it with a sentiment from Tim Holtz dies, some sequins and silver twine.  I colored in the fur with diamond Stickles.

Copics used for both cards:
Santa Skin:  E000, E00, E11, R20
Santa Suit:  R35, R37, R59, Y26, Y28

Top card:
Santa Shoes/Belt: E35, E37, E39
Pup:  W0, W2, W3
Santa Beard:  C1, C3

Bottom Card:
Santa Shoes/Belt: C1, C3, C5
Pup:  E21, E23, E25
Santa Beard:  W0, W2

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to check back often here.  The design team at Gerda Steiner Designs always have super fun and inspirational ideas for your crafting!

Craftily yours,