Monday, November 30, 2020

Christmas Gnomes - Same Set Syndrome

Hello. Thank you for visiting my blog today. For the past six months, I have been part of a hop group that each month uses the same stamp set to create a YouTube video or blog post. The hashtag to find these posts is: #SameSetSyndromeNovember

This is our last month, and our sponsor is Scrapping for Less (SFL).  There are lots of prizes so please be sure to comment on my blog as well as the other blogs and YouTube Videos. Make sure you connect to the next person in the hop, Theresa Russell, the owner of SFL: https://youtu.be/C0vzDgmCXLs

Who can resist cute little Gnomes? They are adorable and SFL created a set of ephemera and a pad of paper with Gnomes, winter sentiments, and nordic themed images. It was such fun to create cards with this set of papers and ephemera. 


The first card features one of the frames from the ephemera set mounted onto a mat made of red glimmer card stock. The frame has green trees in the lower right corner. I added several additional trees of varying sizes to the top of the card to create the tree line in the background. It is the same style of tree that is featured on the frame from the set. I used a white souffle gel pen that puffs up to create snow on the trees. I used small snowflake stamps from my stash to stamp snowflakes in the background. The Gnome was from the ephemera set. The finishing touch was the small lantern from the ephemera glued to the gnome's hand. 

The second card features two different papers from the paper pack. I also layered a piece of white shimmer paper and several elements from the ephemera pack. I used my gel pen to again add snow to the tree and I glued a candy cane to the gnome's hand. Don't you just love that sentiment? It says "I'll be Gnome for Christmas." The Gnome has a big present that he will be taking home with him. The card base is gray. All of the elements are adhered to the white glimmer paper with foam dots to give the card some depth. 


The third card features two pieces of patterned paper from the pack. I used a piece of red glimmer card stock across the middle and layered several pieces of the ephemera onto the front of the card, including the sentiment "Oh What Fun." I just had to use the adorable goat that came with this set. I also put a Gnome and a tree from the ephemera set on the card front.                                                                                                                                                                                             

The final card that I made features two pieces of pattern card stock from the set and one piece of blue shimmer paper. I put two trees from the ephemera pack and one of the sentiments on the front of the card panel. Even the sentiment has a little Gnome! I used pop dots to adhere the sentiment to the card panel. I then added red gems to the trees. The card base is gray.  

Thank you for visiting my blog. I enjoyed making these Holiday Cards for this hop. Next up in the hop is Theresa Russell at: https://youtu.be/C0vzDgmCXLs

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Christmas Snowflake Card - Crackle Texture Paste through Stencil with Glitter

Hello.  Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I am part of the Monthly Themed Hop Group. Each month we use up supplies that we have "squirreled away."  The theme this month is to make a Christmas Card and use Texture Pastes. I decided to use a Gina K Stencil, some crackle texture paste, and a Honeybee Stamps Sentiment.



Steps to create this card:
1. Sprayed the back of the Gina K Mandala Burst Stencil with Pixie Spray
2. Adhered the stencil to Accent Opaque 110 lbs. white card stock.
3. Using a plastic spatula, spread Crackle Paste through the stencil. 

4. Sprinkled Recollections Opaque Sparkle Vintage Blue Glitter Embossing Powder over the Texture Paste.


5. Allowed the stenciled glitter panel to dry overnight.
6. For the background panel, I used glimmer cardstock by Recollections (light blue)
7. I trimmed the stenciled glitter panel to 4 x 5 and layered in on top of the glimmer background panel
8. I used the Honeybee Stamps "Winter" Buzzcut Die. This die features three layers. The background is a stitched shadow. I used the blue glimmer cardstock by Recollections for that layer. For the middle layer I used silver foil cardstock. For the top sentiment layer I used white glimmer cardstock by Recollections. 
9. I adhered the sentiment to the front of the glitter panel with foam dots.
10. I found a sentiment in my stash that says "warm hugs." I stamped it on light blue cardstock with Versafine Clair Warm Breeze Ink. I heat embossed the sentiment with WOW Clear Hologram Sparkle embossing powder. I used a corner chomper to round the corners of the mini sentiment. I used foam dots to adhere this to the panel below the main sentiment. 



Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you enjoyed my card. Next up in the hop is a YouTube Video by the fabulous Sharon Luska: https://youtu.be/RLwUjflnfy4

Monday, November 23, 2020

Cute Winter Bunny Card - Not 2 Shabby Design Team

 I created this cute winter bunny card for the Not 2 Shabby Design Team, using non-traditional holiday colors. Pink isn't a traditional holiday color, but I think it looks so pretty on this card. 

I created a video on my YouTube Channel with step-by-step directions:





Here's how I created my card:
1. Using a 6x6 paper pad (purchased last year from Michael's) I selected one sheet of pink (with snow) and one sheet that looks like white fur.
2. I stamped the bunny on the white fur patterned paper. I used my Brother Scan N Cut to cut out the bunny. I also stamped the trees on 100 lbs. cardstock using Versafine Clair inks: Rain Forest and Pine Cone. I used my Scan N Cut to cut out the trees. 
3. I colored the bunny with pink Ohuhu alcohol markers.
4. I stamped the sentiment with Charming Pink Versafine Clair ink. I heat embossed over that with Wow Clear Hologram Sparkle embossing powder. I trimmed a piece of Tim Holtz pink foil cardstock to serve as a background mat for the sentiment. 
5. I used a die to cut a piece of white glitter card stock in the shape of a snow bank.
6. I used the Sizzix Fallen Stars 3D embossing folder to emboss a piece of pink foil cardstock by Tim Holtz. I used this as my background panel.
7. I colored the tiny teacup that came with the stamp set with pink Ohuhu alcohol markers. 
8. I assembled the card by gluing the pink pattered paper to the pink 3D embossed cardstock. I then glued the snow bank, the trees and the bunny to the card panel. 
9. I added a few sequins to the bottom right corner of the card. 
10. I adhered the finished card to a piece of white 110 lbs. A2 cardstock. 

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Products Used:
VersaFine Clair - Ink Pad - Charming Pink: https://www.scrapbook.com/store/par-tsuvf-cla-801.html
We R Memory Keepers - Crop-A-Dile - Corner Chomper Tool: https://www.scrapbook.com/store/wr-70904-6.html
Holiday Glitz Glitter Cardstock Paper Pad by Recollections™, 12" x 12": https://www.michaels.com/holiday-glitz-glitter-cardstock-paper-pad-by-recollections-12x12/10642718.html
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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Cowboy Up - Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Design Team cards

 Hello and welcome to my blog. I am sharing two cards I made for the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Design Team using the Cowboy Up stamp. 

I created a short video on my YouTube channel demonstrating how I made this card:

 

My second card features a PanPastels background and sunset:



The Cowboy Up Stamp Set comes with three stamps. The large and small cowboy on the horse and the sentiment. 


I created the first card by following these steps:
1. Using Pixie Spray, I placed a stencil with a diamond pattern onto a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock. I used PanPastels to shade the stencil. I used the Boot Stencil (available at Blue Knight Rubber Stamps) Mask to mark where I was placing my boot. After shading with Turquoise and green PanPastels, I removed the stencil.
2. I used the boot stencil (no Pixie Spray) to fill in the boot area with Raw Umber and Burnt Sienna Tint Pan Pastels. 
3. I used a stamp positioning tool to stamp the Cowboy silhouette image. I used Catherine Pooler midnight ink to stamp the Cowboy and the sentiment. 
4. I used hair spray to seal the PanPastels. 
5. I layered a piece of black cardstock behind the card panel then adhered both to a white A2 Card base.

Here's how I created the second card:
1. Using masking paper, I die cut a large circle to be used as the sun in the background behind the Cowboy. I placed the circle mask on my Bristol Smooth Card Base.  
2. Using the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Reverse Cloud Stencil, I created my background with orange and yellow PanPastels.  I used the colorless blender to blend the orange and yellow PanPastels. 
3. I removed the circle mask. I colored the sun with yellow PanPastels.
4. Using a stamp positioning tool, I stamped the Cowboy stamp directly over the sun. I used Catherine Pooler Midnight Archival Ink to stamp the Cowboy image and the sentiment onto the card panel. 
5. I sprayed the panel with hairspray to set and PanPastels and prevent smudging. 
6. I used a piece of Kraft cardstock as a mat to layer the panel and adhered it to a white A2 card base. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today. You can find each of today's featured stamps HERE at the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps web store.  

And don't forget to join us at the Fan Group and on Facebook.

The Blue Knight Rubber Stamps YouTube Channel HERE has lots of great tips and tricks. 

   Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Have a hopeful day!

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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Gingerbread Joy - Createful Heart Design Team

 Hello! Welcome to my Blog. Today I am sharing a layered card featuring the super cute "Gingerbread Joy" Digital Stamp for the Createful Heart Design: 



You can find this digital stamp here: https://marketplace.zibbet.com/createful-heart-design/gingerbread-joy-digital-image?fbclid=IwAR225hUqmQCJb_S7y90A8_o6acNgi14CJard5_xz6Vw0e31nU961zqf9k7M

I created this card by first printing the image on 100 lbs. card stock. I increased the size of the sentiment and decreased the size of the gingerbread man. I printed these and colored the sentiment and two of the Gingerbread men with Ohuhu alcohol ink markers.  I used my ScanNCut to die cut the sentiment and the two Gingerbread men. I used Nuvo Drops to paint "icing" and "buttons" on the Gingerbread men. I used puffy medium for the pom poms on hats. 


I used the Stitched Indented Rectangles from Elizabeth Craft Designs to die cut two pieces of pattered paper.  The bottom layer of patterned paper is green with white polka dots.  The top layer of pattern paper features holiday goodies such as Christmas Cookies, Gum Drops, Gingerbread Men and Candy Canes.  I thought this pattern paper was a good choice because this month the design team members each provided Mary with a favorite recipe. 


I popped the Gingerbread Men up and placed them on the pattern paper. I used a piece of the Polka Dotted paper as a banner for the sentiment JOY.  I placed pop dots under the the letters of the sentiment and adhered them to banner.  I used a dark brown card base. I used a corner Chomper to round the corners of the dark brown card stock.


The owners of Createful Heart Design, Mary, and her husband Mark draw all the digital stamps by hand and Mary designs the digital papers on her computer. It is exciting to be a part of this design team and I hope that you will check out their online store. Here is a link to the online shop:


https://createful-heart-design.zibbet.com/shop

Our Blog Challenges run from the 15th of the month through the 13th of the following month. The Blog Challenge website is: http://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com/  The theme is always Anything Goes

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Spotlight Technique - Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Away in Manager

Come, let us Celebrate the birth of Christ. This sentiment is from the "O Come Let Us Adore Him" stamp set from Blue Knight Rubber Stamp. I created this card for the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Design Team using Arteza colored pencils and gamsol. I used Accent Opaque 100 lbs. card stock and layered a piece of silver foiled card stock under my colored panel. I adhered the foil panel and the colored panel onto a white A2 card base.  I used silver embossing powder for the sentiment and die cut that with a circle die. The spot light is the area without shading or coloring, where the light from the star shines bright on Baby Jesus in the manger. 

I made a video for my second card:


The second card is made with archival ink (ground expresso) on off white card stock (linen color).  Then, using a sponge, I applied Vintage Photo distress ink on the corners and edges. I kept the center clear, again with the light shining down on Baby Jesus in the manger. I used Versamark clear embossing ink and clear embossing powder and heat embossed the entire panel. I was hoping the card would look like a sepia (old fashioned) photo. I matted it down on Kraft colored card stock and then onto a white A2 size Card Base. 

You can find each of today's featured stamps HERE at the Blue Knight Rub
ber Stamps web store.  

And don't forget to join us at the Fan Group and on Facebook.

The Blue Knight Rubber Stamps YouTube Channel HERE has lots of great tips and tricks. 

   Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Have a hopeful day!

 Find me on Social Media:

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Email: thehopefulcrafter@gmail.com


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