Dec 27, 2012

A {HAPPY NEW YEAR} Card

While browsing through all of the past posts on The Greeting Farm's {SPLENDID STAMPING} blog, I came across {THIS} free digital Happy New Year Anya stamp!
 
I simply erased the 2011 in the banner and replaced it with 2013 before printing her out.  Look how adorable she is:
 
 
Since this is a printed image, I couldn't watercolor it with my Distress Inks without it smearing into a big, icky mess.... so I grabbed my few Copic markers that haven't dried out yet and colored her up.
 
 
Now, to be perfectly honest -- I'm a little bit embarrassed to be posting this card since it shows a crafting technique I am horrible at:  making Liquid Pearls look like pearls.
 
hee hee 
 
How do you lovely people do it?  Ignoring my totally crooked lines, there are only a few lavender drops that look round... and those were by accident. :)  Seriously, do you guys have any tips on how to make them look good?   Help a gal out, wont ya?
 
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I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
{LOVES RUBBERSTAMPS} - New Year's Celebrations
{SIMON SAYS STAMP} - Anything Goes
 



Dec 24, 2012

 
 
Sorry it's been so quiet around here!  I've been busy working and getting ready for Christmas, as I'm sure most of you have been as well.  I have been getting crafty, but everything I've created needs to stay hush-hush until January, but I'll be back with more posts and hopefully a new video sometime this week.
 
I just wanted to pop in to say hello and I hope everyone has the merriest holiday, no matter how you celebrate.  :)
 
 


Dec 14, 2012

"Sent With Love" a Gorjuss Girls card + video


A short and sweet post for you today. I've had such a busy week at work, I haven't had much time to be crafty! I'll make up for it this weekend, just you watch. :)

 I did, however, find some time tonight to finish this card and video:
 

I love the Gorjuss Girls stamps, they're adorable and so fun to color.  I think it's time to add more of them to my crafty stash! This stamp is called "Sent With Love".
 
You can see the coloring demo + card assembly video {HERE} or down below.
 

 
 
Thanks for watching!  Feel free to subscribe to my YouTube channel at any time... :)
 
 
 

Dec 8, 2012

Holiday Hugs - a Greeting Farm card + video

The holiday season is upon us!  I love this time of year.  I also love making Christmas cards and I needed one more to send out.  I should probably mail them soon, eh?
 

I used one of the images from The Greeting Farm's "Miss Anya Scarves" stamp set.  She looks so cozy and warm.  :)

I'm entering this card into The Greeting Farm's {SPLENDID STAMPING} Farm Fresh Friday challenge with a Christmas/Holiday theme, and also the {LOVES RUBBERSTAMPS} challenge with the theme of Anything Goes.


I've made a coloring video which you can view {HERE} or down below.
 
 

Thanks for looking!


 

Dec 6, 2012

Woo Hoo! - a Lawn Fawn card

I was able to make one more card for the Lawn Fawn CHA Winter 2013 challenge.  I decided to combine it with the current color challenge over at the {LAWNSCAPING} blog:  Turquoise, Red + KraftI'm also entering it into the {LOVES RUBBERSTAMPS} challenge with the theme of Anything Goes!
 
 
It's another mini card.  Shocking, I know.  I stamped the log and owl directly onto the Kraft card stock.  I then stamped the owl a second time on white, water color paper and water colored it with Distress Inks.  I used a white gel pen to add some highlights.  I then cut out the owl and glued it onto the Kraft.
 
I stamped the sentiment onto white card stock and adhered it with a tiny spiral clip, tied with turquoise and white polka dot grosgrain ribbon. I love this "Critters In The Forest" stamp set.

Heck, I love everything Lawn Fawn.  :)

 
 

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