Sunday, October 23, 2016

Happy Birthday to You - AAA Cards Game #76

Hello everyone,

We are back with Game #76 - Masculine Cards.  See end of post for details. 

This is always something I struggle with when making cards.  I was to keep adding sparkles and glitter.  

I love fall and I really love making cards with fall colours. I took the latest SSS card kit and used the leaves and berries in the set as well as the two little ink cubes. I used first and second generation stamping to give it some interest.  I cut out a small piece, about 1.5 inches and adhered it to my card base.

Originally I was trying to do in directly on to my card base. I masked it off and everything but the ink was so wet that it went right through the post it tape and made a mess of the card so I cut it out and added it to another card base

I took the sentiment from the SSS Stamptember release "You Matter" and stamped the happy birthday to with intense black ink and die cut the You out of the burnt orange cards stock that also came in the kit.  

We hope you'll join us with our challenge.  We love seeing what you created. 

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Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon.

Coralynn  :)

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Sorry I'm so slow.

Hello everyone,

I'm back with a belated birthday card.  I'd like to say that I am always on time with birthdays but I'm not so this stamp is perfect.  

This sloth from the Sloth Hang Out set is just adorable and with a sweet little smile on his face.  Makes getting a late birthday card so much better.  

I stamped the image on to some white card stock and I coloured him in with my copics.  I fussy cut him out and set him aside.

I used a piece of light weight grey paper I have in my stash and added it to an A2 size card base.  I then die cut two frames with a rectangle frame die and popped them up with foam tape and added them to the card.

Of course in true Coralynn style I forgot to stamp the sentiment before adding the frames so I stamped it with black ink and added the little leaves around the card to finish it off.

Thanks so much for stopping by, see you again soon.

Coralynn  :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Happy Halloween!

Hello everyone,

As soon as I saw the newest Lawnscaping Challenge come out, I knew exactly what I was going to do. I took the plunge and I have my first attempt at a galaxy background.  I have to say that more than once this piece almost headed into the garbage can.  But I stuck it out and I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

I took the distress watercolour paper and did like most others who create these backgrounds and added the squeezed lemonade, picked raspberry and seedless preserves and added them in a random pattern on the paper.  Once that was blended in and you don't need to be perfect with this because you'll be covering it with the black soot.  So when it's all done you can only see the purple and the yellow becomes green.  I then added some white gesso I had in my stash and watered it down a bit and took a small pain brush and splattered it all over the panel.  With the distress inks I find the white doesn't stay white so I went over some of the splatters with a white gelly roll pen to brighten them up.

After I was done blending, there was still some left over black soot, so I took a bit of water and sprayed my craft mat and and with another piece of watercolour paper I did some ink smooching to create the moon.  I added some of the same ink colour around the edges once I cut it out with a circle die and adhered it to the card.

I cut out the tree border with LF black card stock and adhered one panel to the galaxy background and then took one of the slide on over dies and cut it out so she's flying to the moon.  I saved the little piece that comes out so I could add it to the card base so it had a cleaner look. I added fun foam to the back of the panel to give it stability and the added my penny to the back and then added foam tape to it and the added the little witch.  

I coloured in the witch with her broom and treat bag in with my copics (picture listed below of the colours) and used a white and silver gelly roll pen on her buckle and dots to her cheeks as well as some white highlights.  

And lastly I added the second tree panel with foam tape to the front of the card and heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.  

Copics used

I'm playing along with the Lawnscaping Challenge. 

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon.

Coralynn  :)

*Copics purchased at my local Michaels.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Feel Better Soon - Card and Video

Hello everyone,

I had this idea in my head but wasn't sure how it was going to turn out so I turned on the camera.

I started out with the archival ink cubes that came in the SSS Nuts About You October card kit and added a bit of ink blending to the middle of an A2 sized card. Then I cut out a frame from the MFT single stitched frame dies and cut it out from white card stock and popped it up on foam tape to the card base.

I die cut the banner from the SSS basic banner dies and did some partial die cutting to have the flag ends and I used my mini MISTI to place and stamp the sentiment.  I popped it up on foam tape to the card base.

I stamped and colouring in the sweet elephant from SSS with SSS intense black and my copics.  I added the dot details to his nose and the top of his head.  When you watch the video, you'll notice that this was not included as it was an afterthought. I popped him up on foam tape as well and added him to the card.  I took the Nuvo Crystal drops from the SSS October card kit as they matched the Ranger ink perfectly, and added them to the card.  

I can't thank you all enough for your support with my YouTube channel and I am almost at 200 subscribers!  As soon as I hit that mark I'll have a small giveaway.  Stay tuned!

Thanks so much for stopping by, see you again soon.

Coralynn  :)


Friday, October 14, 2016

Mint Owl Studio - October Release Blog Hop

Hello everyone,

We are super excited for this month's release.  Hope you'll hop along with us for a chance to win the entire release!  See end of post for more details.

Now on to my card.  I started with the cardinal and coloured him in with my copics.  I ended up looking them up online to see their colours.  I fussy cut him out and added black marker around the edges to clean them up and the set him aside.

With an A2 sized card panel, I stamped the pine bough in the bottom lefthand corner with great ink and with second and third generation stamping to give some dimension to the card.  I had such a fun time that I added more in the top right hand corner.

I then took the panel and used two stitched rectangle dies, one the same size and the other two sizes down and ran them both through my die cutting machine. I added them to the card base and popped up the middle panel with foam tape.

I added some glitter to the pine needles so it would look like there is frost and snow on them and added a few red sequins from my stash.  

We're also giving away the entire new stamp release!  Want to know how to win?  All you have to do is comment on this blog and each of the blogs on the hop.  The winner will be randomly chosen from one of the blogs, so the more blogs you comment on, the better your chance is to win!  Good luck!


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Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon.

Coralynn  :)