It’s that time again and I have completed another Hedgehog Hollow Monthly box!
This month the box had a super fun ice cream theme and the featured companies were Waffle Flower and Pretty Pink Posh!
Of course Pretty Pink Posh means an amazing sequin mix! The one in the box was exclusive but I love it and found a similar one on the Pretty Pink Posh website I might just need to order it!
I got a little more creative with my cards this month. Last month I followed Alexandra’s tutorials almost to the letter with very few variations this time I let the creativity flow a little more and mixed things up a little.
I love coloring stamped images. Many of us do. But I’ve never been huge on no-line coloring.
I just never seem to be able to get it to look that way I want.
Enter Ink on 3’s Fade Out ink
I thought I’d give this a go and see how I did.
The Results are… Inconclusive… I do really like it. But might have picked too detailed of a stamp for my first go… There’s a lot of little details in this stamp that get lost since I was trying to color this fairly simply. Without a lot of detail. I need to give it a go with my markers since I’m a little more confident with those than with my pencils. As a side note, on this particular image at least my Scan n Cut did not like it. I’m not sure if it’s because the ink is so light or just the image itself. It’s been awhile since I used this one and if I’m remembering correctly I think my Scan n Cut struggled the last time too.
Yes I know I’m a day late. But I couldn’t share my mother’s day card before I gave it to her!
My mom’s favorite color is purple! So, of course, this card is all kinds of purple… I’m starting to think I gave her a kind of similar card this year.
There’s another purpose to this post though. Typically I post about the Digistamps4joy challenges on the 1st of the month but I was a little busy and missed it this time but the challenge is still going on and you have lots of time yet to enter before the month of May is over. And for any of you like me who needed to wait until Mother’s day was over to post your card!
This card was so quick and easy to put together!
The Flower is colored with Prismacolor pencils. I don’t have the exact colors written down but I believe it was the 3 lightest purples. Then I cut the flowers out with my Scan N Cut.
Speaking of my Scan N Cut. I didn’t have any die cuts that said any version of mom or mother. Sooo it was time to load up Canvas Workspace and create something. I used a font I had downloaded on my computer put it together and just like that “Mom” Die cut!
Now I just cut out the die cut on white card stock. So to make it fit the purple theme and make it stand out a little. I used my spectrum sparkle pens to color it in and make it purple and sparkly! I used the color Boudoir.
A few pearls and the card was perfect!
I hope to see all your fabulous entries in the Digistamps4Joy Challenge!
Ever have one of those days where your card just doesn’t work for you?
I do… all the time… and this video is the proof… Nothing was going right for me in making this video… The sample card I made before the video came out wonderfully! And I was so excited to share the second version with you in this video! Then everything went wrong the card didn’t turn out the way I hoped, my 4-legged fuffy production assistant decided to be more of a production distraction, and finally when I sat down to edit the new video editor I was testing decided it wanted to keep crashing and not let me finish my video and my microphone decided to go on strike and not record….
Luckily I have another video editor installed and that one worked just fine and me and the microphone worked things out and I was able to get this video out to you!
Both of these cards have also made it to their recipients and guess what? They loved them!
So the REAL lesson of this weeks video? Sometimes mistakes and bad crafty days happen but it’s all OK. 🙂
I went with an under the sea theme for this release!
I hope this might help inspire some of you who may be a little leery of using Digital Stamps. In this card, I combined both traditional stamping and Digi Stamping. I know some of the people I’ve talked to who use traditional stamps get stuck in the idea that you need to use them on completely digital projects. But as long as you have a printer and some kind of program that can resize images (Microsoft Word, Photoshop, Gimp, Paint, etc) you can use a digital stamp like any other stamp you might have.
I’m hoping to possibly get a few more Digital Stamp how-to blogs/videos in before the end of the year. But until that happens feel free to hit that contact me button or leave a comment and I’ll do what I can to help you and make sure I cover that topic in one of the blogs or videos.
I hope you’ll stop by the Digistamps4Joy Blog to see what the other fantastic Design Team members have created and hopefully you’ll also check out the Digistamps4Joy Store and give these awesome digi stamps a try.
Hello Everyone! I don’t know about you but I feel like I am the worst at sending birthday cards… I had bought this stamp set a few months ago because it reminded me of an old college friend who loved sloths! I hadn’t gotten around to using it yet and in an effort to use more of my stamp sets I pulled it out to make a happy belated birthday card. Which let’s be real I will probably also never send. ☺️
I followed a sketch from my pintrest page for this card and I have to say I’m in love with the layout. I was able to use up lots of scraps.
Hello Everyone Happy April and Happy Easter! A new month means a new challenge at Digistamps4Joy! Our theme this month is Anything Goes with a bright colors twist! I love the bright colors theme for spring!
I’ll admit my bright colors didn’t come out as bright as I wanted but they still look good and bright!
I hope to see your awesome creations entered into this month’s challenge!
Prismacolor Pencils (Links Below link to the complete collection the colors I used are Putty Beige, Light Umber, Dark Umber, Spring Green, Apple Green, Prussian Green, Sky Blue light, Light Cerulean Blue, Cerulean Blue)
Gina K Designs Heavy White (Normally I wouldn’t recommend this for colored pencils but I was out of my colored pencils so it’s all I had.. but it is my favorite cardstock for pretty much everything else.)
I’ve had my eye on the Lawn Fawn Stiched Hills Pop Up Dies as long as they have been released I finally ordered them a few weeks ago after finding some inspiration in my Hedgehog Hollow Box! I also had a birthday coming up and needed a card so this seemed perfect!
Let it me say photographing pop up cards is kind of hard…
I’m back again with more wreath builder! I know that the pre-order ones have started to ship out so I hope some of you either have your wreath builders or are getting them soon. I made one more simple Easter card with the wreath builder so you can see it in action instead of just pictures of projects!