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Santa Up in the Air?

Santa Up in the Air?

A bonus video is over at Ellen Hutson today – I made a Christmas card from a non-Christmas stamp set! And I used my new inking trick…coz I didn’t want to hog all the tricks on my channel. LOL! Go see the video HERE! Supplies for this card are below.

Coloring Dimensional Lettering + Anniversary Sale coupon code + freebies!

Coloring Dimensional Lettering + Anniversary Sale coupon code + freebies!

Happy 13th anniversary on November 13th to Ellen Hutson! I’m so proud of my friend and how she runs her business. She’s truly an amazing human being; no drama, all joy and encouragement. That’s her recipe!

And when she’s celebrating an anniversary she always has party gifts for us – which is so cool! Scroll down for sale and freebie info!

Note: Supplies are linked in the supply list at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used  – that means if you make a purchase using my links, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support of my work on this blog!  Read more.

I decided to use the giveaway stamp set along with a little one that’s been on my desk for a bit with a sweet little deer and fox – and I get a chance to brag on my friend Ellen during the quick video too:

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Wasn’t that fun? Taking a great looking word and adding so much dimension was a blast – think of all the word dies you can do that to!

SALE

Savings of 20% on all in-stock items Wednesday, November 13th through Friday, November 15th at 11:59 PST. You can use this code as many times as you like but we will not be able to combine orders. At checkout please enter the following coupon code to redeem your discount: lucky13

Valid on in-stock merchandise only. Not valid on previous purchases and cannot be combined with other offers. Sale EXCLUDES new Essentials by Ellen (released in November) Mama Elephant products (released in the last 90 days) and BCRF Fundraiser.

FREEBIES

Additionally when you spend:  $75* or over you’ll receive Ellen’s exclusive Lucky stamp set and $150* or over you’ll receive both the Lucky stamp set & die

*totals are calculated after discount has been applied and exclude tax and shipping – valid while supplies last!

Place your order early and see what fun surprise we’ve slipped in with your order – we have oodles of AMAZING items to share with you no matter how much you order! So don’t delay, get your order in ASAP!

Just a few GIFT IDEAS

Since there’s a sale on – here are a few things to get you thinking about for early Christmas shopping! I just got the Gemini plates and ooooooh so excited but I can’t bring myself to use the new plates and scratch ’em. LOL. And my books are still available at Ellen’s –the only place to get em signed! I’ll have more shopping ideas soon but these are just a couple faves:

3 Simple Ways to Finish Off A Winter Scene (On a Christmas Walk

Despite a stuffy nose….I bring you 3 Simple Ways to Finish Off A Winter Scene! (Don’t worry, I’m not badly sick, just stuffy!)

With the holiday season definitely underway – and me running short on time – I thought I’d knock out 6 cards at once, and try slightly different finishing techniques at the final stages. Hope it helps you create some really cute cards a little faster, too!

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Aside from the simplest finish (no trees, just paint)….the sketchy trees take just a minute and some sketchy lines with a Sharpie marker.

Sketch less of the trees (just the portion of the trunk and a few bottom branches) and finish off the branches up higher with a white gel pen.

If you have a tiny bit more time, paint the background a bit dark, add the trees, then add snow on top! Consider ading a blue wash to nighttime snow – leaving just a little bit bright white.

If you’re really after a red hat – try stickles on top of the little bear’s black hat!

Alternate Primaries: Pink, Yellow, Teal (Ellen Hutson release bloghop)

Alternate Primaries: Pink, Yellow, Teal (Ellen Hutson release bloghop)

Why hello there on Alternate Primaries Sunday! (ha!) It must be Ellen Hutson release day, right? That’s the one Sunday a month you get some extra creativity from me!

I’m calling this Alternate Primaries Sunday because I wanted to see what I could do with a not-as-typical primary color combo – pink, yellow, and teal instead of red, yellow and blue. I kinda like it!

I’m using Copic airbrush to create these, but you can certainly do inking or watercolor or other mediums to try something like this. Different shades of each of those colors can generate even more options for colorways!

Note: Supplies are linked in the supply list at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used  – that means if you make a purchase using my links, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support of my work on this blog!  Read more.

Watch the video below or click HERE to watch it on YouTube.

With my Be the Change card with butterflies, I stamped in Distress Oxides, airbrushed, trimmed, glued, and added white pen. (That sounds like a very typical routine for me on a card!)

Why not a Christmas card in this comobination? The In the Weeds set will be fun to color as flowers, but here it’s a snow-covered garden. It came out soft and subtle…and gave me lots of places to add my white pen.

The Up in the Air set has a dirigible to color, as well as tress – but I made the trees silhouettes and added a house so the silhouette people have a place to live. (Yes every scene has a story!) Stay tuned later this month for a Christmas card on Ellen’s blog that I made with this set – way fun, no airbrushing just inking!

And gimme something to put candy in and I am one happy camper! I’ll be making these for one of my Toastmasters club meetings coming up soon. Maybe Thanksgiving treats in warm fall colors, wouldn’t that be pretty?

24 Tags of Christmas 2019: Festive Friends

24 Tags of Christmas 2019: Festive Friends

It’s our final day for the 24 Tags of Christmas 2019 – and I decided to play with the Festive Friends set from MFT! Darling little images…I stamped them partly off the tags so they’re just peeking in; that cuts down on the coloring needed, and leaves room to write the to/from!

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I used just a few colors to keep it simple….

Aren’t they cute? The snowman doesn’t seem to be “missing” his white color because of the E31 and E00 surrounding him!

And there’s always something that tops off a project for me with a little bit of white pen!

My guest video is posted at MFT, go see!

Giveaway

This may be the last video but you have a week to catch up on the videos and get your comments in! Leave one on each blog post and one on each YT video by Nov 16th and I’ll be posting winners on Nov 17!

24 Tags of Christmas 2019: Santa’s Face

24 Tags of Christmas 2019: Santa’s Face

We’re past halfway in the 24 Tags of Christmas of 2019 – so it’s time for Santa’s Face to make an appearance! It’s a brand new stamp from Colorado Craft Company and it’s hyooooooge! I am stoked to color it a bunch of times for my Christmas cards in all kinds of mediums – here I tackle it in watercolor pencils!

Did you know? Santa is a painter!

And I’m pretty sure I haven’t told anyone this, but…I’ve been painting with Santa this year. And he looks just like this stamp! He’s a rather famous Seattle Santa, and he happens to be a plein air painter; I met him at a Toastmasters group on the peninsula, and he invited me to join them, so once in a while I drive out there at oh-dark-thirty to paint! Go see his viral video HERE.

And come back to watch my video too:

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Supracolor pencil colors used:

This stamp is such a great looking Santa! Gonna make tons of cards with these this year….

Four tags, ready for the tag prize stash!

Giveaway

Be sure to comment on this post as well as over on the YT video by November 16 to qualify for the tag giveaway – winners will be announced on November 17!