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Hard Candy Christmas Card – Monochromatic Watercolor

Hard Candy Christmas Card – Monochromatic Watercolor

In last month’s Ellen Hutson release, I had shared this card, and was surprised at how many requests came in to know how I did it. It’s not that hard, as you’ll see in the video!

Watch the video below or click HERE to view on YT.

Yep. It’s this simple.

The design here was super simple – I diecut the panel with a stitched die from MFT, adhered it to the card base, and popped the word “Christmas” on dimensional adhesive.

I’ll be posting this speed coloring over on Instagram later today – and will add a link here once I get it done.

Randomness: Drawing Toothless + free stuff and giveaways

Randomness: Drawing Toothless + free stuff and giveaways

This is a compilation vlog with lots of bits and pieces in it – my Inktober progress thus far, chatting about the changes I’ve been working on here on the blog, and of course – belatedly announcing the WINNER of the sketch challenge on World Cardmaking Day…which happens to be Nichole – email me your address and I’ll get your prize package out the door!

And now for the rest, which is all in the video – watch it below or head over to YouTube!

Links mentioned in the video:

Folks who have sent in submissions for the 100k – THANK YOU!

  1. Aya Elsheshtawy
  2. Cindy Roadman
  3. Deborah Bryson
  4. Diana Mills
  5. Diane Loughrey
  6. Dwen Doggett
  7. Karen Roberts
  8. Katherine Cartwright
  9. Lisa Thill
  10. Lynn Lawitzke
  11. Maranda Mathis
  12. Maria Nyce
  13. May Flaum
  14. Päivi Cajan
  15. Paula Peterson Warnock
  16. Paulyne VanderSloot
  17. Reen Lee
  18. Sherry Woods
  19. Teresa Dougan
  20. Tomi Anne Lessaris
  21. And a lady on Facebook – I saved your video but now can’t find your name! Eeep!
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  • RENDR Sketchbook – BlickAMZ
  • Pentel Energel .5 Pen – AMZ
Holiday Scene Week #4: Snowy Walk

Holiday Scene Week #4: Snowy Walk

In today’s journey through Holiday Scene Week – we’re taking a snowy walk! Or at least these snow people are. I’ve created a little pathway between trees, and stone gates on two sides to enter though.

And a note: I think I just blew up the blog. LOL! I tried getting fancy and changing to a new theme but it’ll take me a few days to get it tidied up. One cool feature I’d love your help with – when you find a post you like, click a “rating” on it – that’ll give it little stars and make the stamps all happy!

Watch the video below or click HERE to view on YouTube.

Colors used….

The white pencil highlights are done with a Polychromos white but you can also use a Prismacolor or other brand with enough opacity.

Holiday Scene Week #3: Pine Branch

Holiday Scene Week #3: Pine Branch

Today’s really *simple* scene is adding a pine bough to an ornament….it’s not an intricate scene but it sets more of a setting than just having an ornament dangling on the card!

The technique is a simple version of the Simply Christmas watercolor class so if this is intriguing, click on this pic to see more:

Here’s a little review of what’s going on with the series this week…and you know how it goes with stamps, they may run out, so if you’re the type to shop ahead, here are links: Penguin Cheer, Woodland Holiday,Fun in the Snow, Dinomite Christmas, Snow Fun, and new MFT in the upper right.

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.

Just a few colors used – and you could even cut the greens down too.

There’s something wonderful about simple cards – and not only from our perspective that they’re quick. But an card like this would be treasured by the recipient as a piece of art!

Holiday Scene Week #2: Ice Rink

Holiday Scene Week #2: Ice Rink

These little penguins from Evelin T designs are so cute – especially the little stumbling guy in front! That’s totally me on my face and he needed to take center stage. (Watch the video to hear the YMCA story!)

Here’s a little preview of the week…and you know how it goes with stamps, they may run out, so if you’re the type to shop ahead, here are links: Penguin Cheer, Woodland Holiday, Fun in the Snow, Dinomite Christmas, Snow Fun, and new MFT in the upper right.

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.

Polychromos colors used:

Don’t forget a quick little decorating of the envelope!

I think I’m up to 65 Christmas cards now, which is a good bit of progress on my 250 goal! But I need to keep jamming….the calendar ain’t waiting!

Holiday Scene Week #1: Snow Spray

Holiday Scene Week #1: Snow Spray

It’s day one of my Holiday Scene Week series for 2019! The onslaught of Christmas videos is en route, and I try to get a few out there at the start to get you rolling on your coloring for the year; I know it feels early as it’s not even November, but to give you time to decide on stamps to use and get them, ship them, make cards, color, send them out – the time is a-tickin’!

Here’s a little preview of the week…and you know how it goes with stamps, they may run out, so if you’re the type to shop ahead, here are links: Penguin Cheer, Woodland Holiday, Fun in the Snow, Dinomite Christmas, Snow Fun, and new MFT in the upper right.

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.

Colors used…

The dimensional snow looks pretty realistic – just make sure it’s thick enough not to splooge around, and not wet enough to curdle your cardstock.

The twine here is an old one by May Arts…I had to glue it down as its slippery, and the ends don’t stay together, so I wouldn’t recommend it, but – I have a spool I’m determined to use up this winter. LOL!

Bonus IGTV

Go see a second cart with this stamp set on IGTV!