Sketchy Card Series – Colorado Craft Company

Sketchy Card Series – Colorado Craft Company

BONUS! I know some of you want more more more….so when I was asked if I’d consider sliding in an extra video to show you these really fun stamps from Colorado Craft Company, well….yeah I had to do it! Amy, the owner, sent me a little pack with the TeeRific and Shopping Therapy stamps (and the Bible set as a bonus, whee!) – so I decided to put one on my channel and one over on Ellen’s.

Let’s get rolling on the shopping set! Since these stamps just “end” at the top, you kind of need to figure out how you’ll handle that. Just let it end out there in space? Draw a line? Snug the stamp up at the top of the card? (Which would be really cool!) Or – like I did – create a sketched space within which the stamps can live.

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Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

A sketchy card like this can be invented out of your head like I did – or use a card sketch at a place like Mojo Monday to figure out a design idea.

I’m using Zig clean color pens, so I used a waterproof pen to do the drawing portion – so make sure whatever pen you choose will work well with the medium you’ll be coloring with. And honestly – this “look” would be awesome in black and white too!

I used a different layout for the Dad card….I’m going to give this one to a friend to send to her golfing pop.

The video shows how to make a pile-up of trees in the distance.

And if you’d like to see the Father’s Day version – check it out below or over on YouTube!

Bird Feeder Shaker Card (new release from Ellen Hutson)

Bird Feeder Shaker Card (new release from Ellen Hutson)

It’s new release time over at Ellen Hutson!! This little birdie set got me especially excited – I wanted to feed them, because filling the feeder made me feel like perhaps spring IS on the way!?!? A late snow this year is causing me to neeeed some spring cheer!

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Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I colored the birds in Zig clean color pens….(for the previous post about birds – click HERE.)

And the shaker is a homemade kind – just cut a rectangle, trimming carefully around the bird beaks with a fingertip knife. Alternately you could add the birds on and diecut them.

The sweet little flowers and butterflies in this sequin set are perfect for a feeder! And the feeder is simple to draw. A flat top and bottom, and a round lid and string. Easy peasy!

Christmas Tag (with a feminine twist!): Sweet Little Penguin Tag

Christmas Tag (with a feminine twist!): Sweet Little Penguin Tag

 

Sweet Little Penguin Tag

Ellen Hutson always creates a beautiful series of Christmas Tags with a feminine twist! This year I’m paired up with the amazing Carissa Wiley and I’m going to guess I’ll be outglittered by her sparkly self…she is SO talented! (Go see her tag here!)

Our inspiration picture is this one: gotta LOVE all the black and white with a pop of green, all with kraft underlying it. And detailed ribbons and stitching!

I made a quick lil video for my tag – and giftwrap! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Aren’t these the sweetest lil penguins ever!?!? Watch my Instagram for more of them in coming weeks – I won’t be making lots of videos or doing blog posts through December, but I’ll be sharing the rest of my Christmas cards with crazy backgrounds on IG and Fb!

The giftwrap is so super easy….just watercolor on kraft!

And for those who are in the Clearly Copic Glass class.…this is a crazy version of the candy jar lesson!

Bible Journaling this week

All through Advent I’ll be sharing techniques for backgrounds – this time I actually used acrylic paint!

Supplies

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Easy Stamped Gift Bags + MFT guest post!

Easy Stamped Gift Bags + MFT guest post!

 

Easy Christmas Stamped Bags

It’s getting late to show any more Christmas cards (scroll back through my blog if you still need ideas, I’ve shared a gajillion!) – so how about some simple stamped kraft bags? I picked these up at my dollar store – and can easily make the 20 needed! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

And I’m also guesting on the MFT blog today using the same stamp set and my Albrecht Durer pencils….go see!

 

Supplies

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Nativity Week #4: Critter Nativity

Nativity Week #4: Critter Nativity

And now for something yet a bit different – another nativity, but this time attended by critters only!

Nativity Week #4: Critter Nativity

I decided since I had some of the new Purple Onion stamps from their recent release that are facing into the card – drawing a little manger between them would be perfect! But the art supplies I grabbed along the way gave me a little surprise….but it kinda worked anyway. Enjoy the speed coloring – and my silly chatter! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

These are the colors used on this card, from the Caran d’Ache line of Museum Aquarelle watercolor pencils.

Purple Onion is having their yearly sale – so you just might want to check it out HERE!

Hop over for a sale on classes – no coupon necessary! Also, for anyone buying a class today – I have 12 flat rate envelopes filled with stamps and dies to send out to random students, so if you’ve been waiting to sign up for a class, today’s the best day!

Supplies

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Stamp and Color a Mason Jar (Inktense pencils on Neenah!)

Stamp and Color a Mason Jar (Inktense pencils on Neenah!)

 

Stamp and Color a Mason Jar

Inktense pencils on Neenah? Oh yeah! Just use a teensy bit of water. I was amazed it worked so well! I also show you how to stamp the stems under the glass so that you can make the glass look right. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I finished the card off with a simple stitched die around the edges, and the sentiment on a vellum panel taped to the back of it.

Supplies

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