Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Blue Christmas Ornaments Card (Jane's Doodles DT Spotlight)


Hello everyone! :o)

Today is my turn to be on the spotlight over at Jane's Doodles and I made this CAS (clean and simple), Blue Christmas Ornaments Card:o)


To create this card I used stamps from two gorgeous winter themed Jane's Doodles stamp sets: Deck the Halls and Driving Home For Christmas.

 
   
I stamped ornaments on a watercolor paper and colored them in watercolor technique.

This time I used Stabilo fibre-tip pens for watercoloring. I haven't colored with them for a long time. I gave all my Stabilo pens to my niece this summer. Recently I bought new ones and decided to color a bit with them. They are inexpensive and great for coloring directly on paper or for watercoloring. Amazing Julia Altermann of Just One More Card experimented a lot with them and shared various coloring techniques on her blog on YouTube channel. All I know about coloring with Stabilo fibre-tip pens I learned from Julia. :o) Check this great tutorial about how to watercolor using inexpensive Stabilo pens.

After coloring and drying, I fussy cut ornaments and traced edges with black marker.

Then I stamped a sentiment and two ornaments directly on a white top folded card base, colored ornaments with black marker and drew threads with a fine liner using a ruler.

When I paper piece or add dimension to my card, I mostly go with this technique: stamp an image on a card base (or panel), color it with black marker and glue over same colored image. Black background for pieced or pop-up images is perfect, as it hides all those imperfections when fussy cutting or gluing pieces together.

Lastly I glued colored ornaments over black colored ornaments. I glued one ornament directly on the card base. I glued second ornament on a foam sheet piece, fussy cut it out and glued on the card base. Simple way to create different dimension on a card and it adds a bit of interest to CAS design. :o)

Card dimensions: 95 mm x 133 mm (3 3/4" x 5 1/4")

List of supplies:
  • Jane's Doodles 'Deck the Halls' stamp set
  • Jane's Doodles 'Driving Home For Christmas' stamp set
  • white cardstock paper
  • watercolor paper
  • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Stabilo fibre-tip pens (markers)
    • Light Blue 68/57
    • Dark Blue 68/41
    • Dark Grey 68/96
    • Black 68/46
  • Mittsubishi Pencil, Black Fine Liner 03
  • UHU universal glue
  • foam sheet, 1 mm thick
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
  • paper towels
  • water
  • scissors
  • ruler



I'm linking my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Craft Stamper Magazine, Take It Make It Challenge: December (An Anything Goes Stamping Challenge)
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

2) Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog, Christmas/Winter Holidays
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

At the end of this post...
Jane has bunch of stamp sets on sale. Be sure to stop by the store and check them out. :o)


Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


Milka

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Penguin Winter Wishes Card (Kitty Bee Designs Spotlight)

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Hi everyone! :o)

On Wednesday, November 29th, was my turn to be on the spotlight over at Kitty Bee Designs and I made this Penguin Winter Wishes Card. :o) I had an extra busy schedule and I didn't manage to share it here on my blog earlier. I need a vacation...


To make this card I used a super cute Kitty Bee Designs 'Hello There Penguin' digital image and sentiment from Your Next Stamp 'Christmas Critters' stamp set.

I printed the penguin on a watercolor paper and left him dry through the night to prevent ink smearing. I colored the penguin in watercolor technique, using Distress Inks. After drying, I fussy cut the penguin and colored edges with black marker.

Then I blended a white cardstock paper panel with Distress Inks, creating Ombré Effect. When I was satisfied with the color, I splattered the panel with water and after with white acrylic paint. After drying, I heat embossed in white a sentiment directly on the panel.

Lastly I glued the panel on a white top folded card base, glued foam on the back of the penguin and placed him on the card. As a finishing touch, I drew couple more white dots on the panel using white gel pen.


Dimensions: 89 mm x 120 m(3 1/2" x 4 3/4")

List of supplies:
  • Kitty Bee Designs 'Hello There Penguin' digital image
  • Your Next Stamp 'Christmas Critters' stamp set (retired set)
  • white cardstock paper
  • Koh-i-noor pop Aquarell Watercolor Paper, 250 gms
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • WOW! Embossing Powder (Opaque Bright White, Regular, WL01R)
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
    • Tumbled Glass
    • Mermaid Lagoon
    • Blueprint Sketch
    • Black Soot
  • Marabu Acrylic Paint (070 White)
  • Unibal Signo White
  • Stabilo Black fibre-tip pen 68/46
  • foam sheet scraps, 1 mm thick
  • UHU universal glue
  • printer
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Marabu rounded fine paint brush no. #0 (watercoloring)
  • Marabu rounded fine paint brush no. #2 (splattering)
  • scissors
  • Ranger Heat It Tool
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools
  • paper towels 
  • water
  • powder bag


I hope you'll like my KBD spotlight project, last for this year. Check out more cute images at the Kitty Bee Designs Etsy StoreKitty Bee Designs Blog and Kitty Bee Designs FB. :o)

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


Milka

Friday, December 8, 2017

Happy Reindeer Chocolate/Candy Dispenser Box (Fairy Tale Challenge #182)


Happy Friday! :o)


I hope you're all great.

This Tuesday, December 5th, a new challenge has started over at Fairy Tale Challenge Blog. I didn't have time to share my project earlier.

Our theme for this fortnight is #182, Schokolade / Chocolate. Share a chocolate recipe, make pralines, wrap a chocolate, use an image fitting the theme.... ANYTHING!! There must be chocolate. :o)

This time our lucky winner will win this lovely mini flower bouquet stamp set.


And here is my take on the challenge: Happy Reindeer Chocolate/Candy Dispenser Box.


To make this project, I followed a tutorial by Sandie of The Paper Cave, which is shared on Stamping Bella blog. When I saw Sandie's ADORABLE box, I knew I have to make one for myself. :o)

When I finished the box and closed it, a lid didn't fit well, so I had to make a new one, slightly larger than the first one. I cut a piece of cardstock paper measuring 4 5/8" x 4 5/8" and followed steps from the tutorial. I also extended patterned paper cutouts for the lid.

For the door knob I used plastic snowflake and a brad I had in my stash. The snowflake had some glitter on it, which I didn't like, neither it fitted on my project. I tried to scratch glitter off with the scissors... It worked!!! Completely white, no glitter on it. Happiness overload!! :o) I glued the snowflake and the brad together (I used Loctite Super Gel to glue metal and plastic together) and got pretty door knob. :o)

Next up was an image.

I used an ADORABLE reindeer from Mama Elephant 'Reindeer Games' stamp set.

Image is paper pieced. I stamped the reindeer on a watercolor paper, colored him in watercolor technique with Distress Ink. Then I stamped reindeer's collar on the patterned paper, same I used for the box. I fussy cut both pieces, colored edges with black marker and glued them together. Watercolor paper I use is great and I love it, but it's not thick, so I stamped another reindeer on a white cardstock paper. I colored the reindeer completely with black marker and fussy cut him, leaving white border around him. Lastly I glued two pieces together, glued some foam on the back and placed the reindeer on the box. :o)


I wanted to keep my box as simple as possible, so I didn't add any other embellishments. Also, I love the patterned paper I used and for me it's enough. :o)

Lastly I filled the box with chocolate minis. :o)


List of supplies:
  • Mama Elephant 'Reindeer Games' stamp set
  • Crafter's Companion Bebunni Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Paper Pad
  • white cardstock paper
  • watercolor paper
    • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
    • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks
      • Tea Dye
      • Vintage Photo
      • Walnut Stain
      • Hickory Smoke
      • Black Soot
    • Stabilo Fibre Tip Pen (Markers), Black 68/46
    • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Long Fastener
    • plastic snowflake
    • UHU universal glue
    • Loctite Super Attak Gel
    • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
    • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
    • foam sheet scraps 1 mm thick
    • bone folder
    • scissors
    • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
    • paper towels
    • water

    I hope you'll like my project for this fortnight and get inspired. Stop by the Fairy Tale Challenge Blog and see gorgeous creations my Design Team Mates made for this challenge. Do join us, we can't wait to see your chocolate projects. :o)



    I'm linking my project to following challenges:
    Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

    1) Noor! Design U.K., December Challenge: Anything Goes

    2) Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog, Icy Inspiration
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.


    Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


    Milka
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