Mass Production for the easily bored

Mass Production for the easily bored

Mass Production for the easily bored

Maybe it’s just me. But once I do something one time, it’s really hard to make another identical one! I’m ready to move on, so mass production is especially hard for me. But I need a LOT of Christmas cards – I send out about 200 each year, 50 or so to family, and the rest to Patrons, random subscribers here on the blog, and students. So I need to learn how to make a bunh, and found a way that at least won’t bore me to tears! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Kinda fun eh? Mix up the papers and mediums and stamps and at least there’s some difference for you to enjoy, too!

One day flash sale!

If you need any goodies to keep from being bored…..there’s a sale for ya HERE! The little grid below shows some of the stamps coming up if you need ideas, in addition to the actual supplies for this card below that!

 

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

Penguin Week #3: Four types of shaker snow

Penguin Week #3: Four types of shaker snow

 

Wheee! I’ve apparently fallen in love with penguins…because I discovered I’ve picked up a ton of penguin stamps this year! I decided to combine them in one big ol’ week full of penguin cards – I hope my penguin-loving friends will enjoy the stamps, and my technique-loving friends will enjoy learning too!

Penguin Week #2: Four types of shaker snow

Every year I seem to need to “try again” – because I can’t remember which of my snow has how much static in it! The static causes it to stick – sometimes for better or worse – to the front of a shaker card. But the new Scenearama one made me think of those old iron shaving drawing games from my childhood…anyone remember Wooly Willy? Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

Fall Flowers Series 2018 #5: Copic Coloring on Colored Cardstock

Fall Flowers Series 2018 #5: Copic Coloring on Colored Cardstock

 

Fall Flowers Series 2018

I love creating a little series of videos for you sometimes….kind of like a mini public “class”! I had a bunch of flower stamps in my growing stash that I haven’t shown yet, so they’ll be collected together this week into a series. Enjoy!

Copic Coloring on Colored Cardstock

I’ve colored on some other cardstocks with things like pencil….most of my Copic I’ve reserved for Neenah. I happened to have *surprise* a pack of Lawn Fawn paper in the studio, so I decided to try it out! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

So simple but so pretty…and now I have a card ready for the next occasion for which I don’t really “feel” like making a card due to the emotion. It’s always good to have one in the card basket!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

World Watercolor Month #4: Interactive Rainbow Slider Card

World Watercolor Month #4: Interactive Rainbow Slider Card

 

World Watercolor Month

This post is…well, let’s say it’s a tiny stretch, okay? Here’s the rationale: water + sunlight = rainbow when it’s seen from the correct angle. So I’m picturing rain in here somewhere! LOL! I considered redoing the video to create it in watercolor but, ya know…..it was just so bright and happy, I just went with it!

Interactive Rainbow Slider Card

New releases from Ellen Hutson this month are all about rainbows and magic! In the video I show you a couple of the other items (I’ll be using the Mermaid later this month), but I really wanted to make the interactive rainbow card. Sooooo stinking cute! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

Copic Ink Backgrounds (with Waffle Flower Bouquet Builder)

Copic Ink Backgrounds (with Waffle Flower Bouquet Builder)

Copic Ink Backgrounds

A while ago I did some testing comparing Alcohol Ink Backgrounds and the same ideas using Copic Various Ink Refills. I discovered at that time that the techniques can be used with Neenah cardstock if the paper is saturated with colorless blender first….so today, I have some more playtime to share to expand on that idea! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The first one was with light colors, and the texture created was very subtle. Coloring the flowers on top of the light color was very easy even with light colors.

I created the sentiments for each card using the “Hello Brushstroke” die from Ellen Hutson – diecutting with ScorTape on the back of it so it became a sticker, then adding Glossy Accents. This first one I stuck down in the wrong spot – it wasn’t centered, but wasn’t off-center enough to look intentional, so I created an exclamation point  by using half an H to make it! Each sentiment was covered with Glossy Accents.

Richer colors (RV04 and V04) made for a more powerful color comb0 but coloring in flowers was a little more challenging. The texture is mostly smooth after tilting the paper to keep it from settling in one area more than another.

Each panel was cut down to layer on a black panel which was edged with gold Delicata ink (tapping the pad along the edge of the paper) then popped up on dimensional adhesive on black card bases.

Last but not least, my favorite – I didn’t worry too much about coloring into the flowers and leaves except a choice few petals and leaves. I love that the inks settled in more textured patterns since I didn’t swish it around as much while wet.

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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