Christmas in July

Hi everyone!

Today I was feeling a little Christmasy (it helps that I just got a new Christmas stamp set) and wanted to make a Christmas card!

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Stamps: Gina K Desgins Cheers

Paper: the Stash

Ink: Gina K Designs Ivory Pigment, Memento Tuxedo Black, Gellyroll gold glitter pen.

Accesories: Dress it up Mini Pearl Hoiday Snowflakes, White Glitter embossing powder

 

Challenges:

Crafting With Friends: Anything Goes

The Crafter’s Cafe: CAS

Mod Squad Challenges: Christmas in July

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DS4J Progressive Freebie Challenge July!

Hi everyone! Still working on getting my groove back regarding posting here. I only have 3 more crazy weeks this summer one of these day’s I learn to just take all of July and August off from blogging :p

Anyway! Today’s card is inspired by my friend Emily! She’s one of my coworkers and has her own Etsy shop! You can also check out her Instagram here. (She’s doing a really cool thing where she’s posting a letter of the alphabet each day written in all these different fonts) Her specialty is hand lettering one day a few weeks ago she gave me a really quick about 5-minute hand lettering lesson after work and today I decided to give it a try!

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In my head this was a a much more scripty font but I couldn’t master it to get it for this card but I’m still happy with it.

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Stamps: DS4J Progressive Freebie Daylilly Corner

Paper: Gina K Designs Base Weight and Layering Weight

Ink: Tombow Dual Brush 743, Copic BG32, B26,B95, RV25, Wink of Stella Gold

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Craft Space Tuesday: Watercolor!!!

I’ve been wanting to tackle this Craft Space Tuesday topic all month because July is national watercolor month! I’m glad I was able to get this in before the end of the month! I’ll probably be revisting this topic later but for now check out some of the different watercolor technique samples I’ve made.

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This one is one of my favorites! How many of you have a clear wink of stella pen at home?  Well here’s a new technique for you did you know that you can use your wink of stella brush as a waterbrush it will work just like a regular waterbrush and add sparkle!

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This sample you’ve seen before. For this sample I created a watercolor  background then stamped in versamarkand heat embossed in clear and ran a wet paper towel  over  it which lifted up some of the color from the background while some color stayed traped under the clear embossing powder.

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This sample features no line coloring with watercolor! Jenifer Mcquire just posted a great video showcase no line coloring! I really encourage you to check it out! Maybe I’ll do my own no-line coloring video someday!

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This is one of my favorite new techniques I’ve learned Spotlight watercolor! I simply stamped these fairies in a random pattern. Drew in a circle then colored with colors the inside of the circle but painted a duller color on the outside of the circle.

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This is similar to the watercolor lifting sample I showed earlier except this time I only lifted  the color from inside the stamped lines instead of from the whole piece.

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Almost done! This is a simple ombré watercolor background. Use the water to lighten the color as you work down the page. Want a lighter color? Just add more water!

IMG_0322.JPGLast example! This is a plaid watercolor background. You start with your lightest color and paint over the darker colors to make the stripes!

I know this post is going up late tonight. And I can’t promise a post tomorrow but I will be back Thursday!

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Digi Stamps 4 Joy Re-Release

Apparently I actually need 2 weeks off….. Do you ever have that problem have a really crazy week and then realize you actually still needed another week just to catch up on everything that you didn’t get done when you were busy?

Hopefully I can get all caught up and back on track this week. My summer is starting to wind down (I have 2 more weeks of shows at the theater and 1 more visit with a friend from out of town) then I should be able to get back on track!

Now what you’re actually here to see! This go-round we are doing something really fun at Digistamps 4 Joy. instead of putting out some new stamps we’re re-releasing some older ones! I always think it’s cool to bring out some older products that sometimes get overlooked and forgotten about.

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The stamp I used is called Lillie for you!

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Craft Space Tuesday: Crafting With Friends

Who doesn’t love crafting with friends? I have a lovely friend who lives about an hour away from me and we love to get together for long weekends of crafting! This past weekend we had one of those weekends. She doesn’t have a blog and I didn’t make any  cards I could share right away but I got lots of DT projects done! However my friend gave me the OK to share her cards!

 

Do you like to craft with your firends?

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #169

Hi everyone! I’m officially back from my short summer break but I hope you’ll hang in with me while I get back into the swing of things!

 

Today we have another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! Also don’t forget we are having a Design Team Call! Don’t forget to enter!

 

On to this weeks card!

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I’m not super happy with how my card turned out but it’s still cute!

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Paper: American Crafts, stash, Gina K Base Weight White

Ink: Copic E11, E00, 100, G40, G82, E25, RV21, YR12, R20, RV23, E54, E33, E35

Accessories: Minch Gold Foil, Deco Foil Opal