I bought this set at Michael's last night, because I think this lady is adorable! I am not sure what the name of the set is. I think it might be a Michael's exclusive as I can't find the set on the Art Impressions site. I did find this set on their site - Reindeer Games. This is the set I got at Michael's -
I stamped her on Neenah Classic Crest White Cardstock with Tuxedo Black ink by Memento. I then masked her and stamped the tree next to her. I probably could have avoided this step, but I didn't want the tree too far away from her.
I colored her using Copic markers - R24, R27, R29, C1, C2, C4, E00, E11, YG13, YG17, Y18, Y19, B000, BG02, and BG05. I blinged up the bells with a Stardust Jelly Roll pen and added a little Clear Wink of Stella here and there.
Paper Smooches stamps are so adorable and versatile, and they offer some really cute freebie stamps. I decided to try one out today. This little squirrel is just hanging out saying "hi". I love him. I printed him out on some white cardstock. I colored him using Copic Markers - C2, C4, and C7. I also used B000 on his eyes to give them a little dimension. I added Crystal Stickles to the dot of the "i" in "hi". I gave his nose a little shine with Judikins Diamond Glaze.
For the layout of the card, I searched some sketches I had saved. I decided on My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 239.
Here is the sketch
Here is my interpretation. I used Bazzill Peppermint paper for the card base and the dotted circle. I cut the dotted circle out using my Silhouette Cameo. The patterned paper I used was from My Mind's Eye - Blush 6x6 paper pack. I also used the stitched frame die and stitched circle die from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.
I popped up the squirrel using dimensionals. I added some red sequins for a little interest.
That's my card! Let me know what you think! Thanks for looking!!! :)
I am participating in the CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge. One of my resolutions this year is to participate in more card challenges. This is the second challenge I am doing.
Here is the sketch...
Here is my take on it....
I embossed the background paper with a Darice Woodgrain embossing folder that I inked up with Stampin' Up Close to Cocoa ink. I love how it turned out! The camper and clouds are from the Close to My Heart stamp set Camper Crazy. I adore this set. I used white embossing powder and heat set it. I colored the camper with copics - W1, W3, YG13, YG17, C4,C7, B000, BG02 and BG05. The sentiment is also from CTMH Camper Crazy.
I purchased a Sizzix Flip-it Die Set (Circle #2). It has 11 dies in it!! 11!! I broke it out today for the the first tme. Well, ok, I didn't quite break it out today. This started as a St. Patrick's Day card, but since I never got around to finishing it, I turned it into an Easter card.
I started by cutting the card base out of kraft paper. Next I chose several different colors of green cardstock. I cut them into 1" strips and adhered them to a piece of white cardstock. I then took the two mat dies and ran them through my Cuttlebug.
I loved the way it turned out.
I love that this set has so many dies, gives you a lot of options. I used the scalloped circles.
The stamps I used were some that I got a few years ago from the $1 bin at Michaels, by Studio g.
I colored the chicks with Copics - Y13, Y18, Y19, YR04, YR09. For the grass I used G07 and G09. I stamped and colored an extra wing and used a dimensional to pop it up.
The Happy Easter sentiment is from Stampin' Up All Year Cheer I.
I also cut a center strip for the inside. I like how it turned out, and I love these flip it dies. So much fun to use!
I am a huge fan of Stacey Yacula's stamps at Purple Onion Designs. They are so cute! They had some really cute cards on their blog today! Puddles is one of my favorite stamps. He is the cutest little dog. So, I decided I was going to CASE it and send it to my daughter, who is away at college. She is always complaining she never gets any mail, so this should make her happy!!
I colored Puddles with Copic Markers - W1, W3, W5. The hearts are from Lawn Fawn Woodgrain Backdrops. I colored those using R14 and R17. The background was embossed using Cuttlebug folder Swiss dots.