Today I have a card for some new parents using Neat and Tangled and Simon Says Stamp “Cute chicks” collaboration stamp set. How cute are these chicks? I think they are adorable!
I colored these images for The Daily Marker30 Day Coloring Challenge. I wanted to get out of my comfort zone, so I grabbed my Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils. I stamped the images on Strathmore Drawing paper using Memento Tuxedo black ink and I tried to color them like Francine Vuillème did on this card. I think Francine’s coloring is amazing! I love the depth and dimension she achieves on her images.
For my card base I used a piece of folded Bristol paper I ran through my Big Shot using Lawn Fawn “Stitched party banner” dies, so the card base has a banner shape. I blended Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey and Scattered Straw Distress Inks for the sky and Twisted Citron for the grass. Then, I spritzed some water and dry it after few seconds with a paper towel. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink, added some notes using Memento Peanut Brittle ink and some grass using Twisted Citron ink.
Next, I fussy cut the images and glued the hen and two little chickens to the front of the card. I added the other chicken and the egg to the inside of the card and stamped some more grass using Twisted Citron ink. Last, I added some baker’s twine and some details to the images with a white gel pen. I also inked the backside of the card using Neat and Tangled “Star” stencil and Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink. I thought this would be cool in case they want to hang it and use it as decoration for the baby’s room.
Today I want to share a spring themed “congrats” card I made for the current Little Tangles challenge. I have bought some Neat and Tangled stamps and dies lately and I was looking forward to use them! This card features Neat and Tangled and Simon Says Stamp collaboration stamp set called “Cute Chicks”, designed by Elena Roussakis. I totally love this set. Is one of the happiest stamp sets I have seen! Plus, I love Elena’s work as a card maker and also as a designer. She designs amazing stamps!
The theme of the current Little Tangles challenge is “rainbow” and as I couldn’t decide between light and bold colors, I made two cards.
First, I masked the top of two pieces of Bristol paper with post-it note tape and blended some colors in rainbow order. The inks I used in each card are listed in the corresponding image caption. I sprinkled some water and dried it up with a paper towel after few seconds.
I die cut the word “congrats” using Neat and Tangled “Journaling Alphas” dies. Then I stamped the big drumming chicken and the two little chicks and I colored them using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Both cards are colored in a very similar way. After the coloring, I adhered a piece of acetate behind the front panels and glued the little pieces of the “o”, “r” and “a”. Then I put foam tape in the back side of the panels to make shaker cards. I filled the shakers with “Twinkle Lights Sparkly Shaker Selection” from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards. Then, I adhered the card bases to the panels and stamped the sentiment “Hope this puts a spring in your step” on the inside of one of the cards because I plan to mail it to my friend Nora that just defended her PhD thesis.
I love how these cards turned out, I think they are super happy cards.
Today I have a very simple card I made combining Simon Says Stamps and Lawn Fawn stamps. I love mixing stamps to create new images, and I think it is a great way to stretch our stamps.
To make this super cute nurse dog, I stamped the Simon Says Stamp “You are pawsome” doggie on Bristol paper with Memento tuxedo black ink and then I added the nurse hat from Lawn Fawn “Get well soon” bird stamp and colored the image with alcohol markers. Then I stamped the band aid with VersaFine onyx black ink and colored it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens.
For the background panel, I stamped one of the Lawn Fawn “Gingham backdrops” stamps on red cardstock using Memento tuxedo black ink. Then, I trimmed a piece of kraft cardstock and stamped the sentiment with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it using white embossing powder.
Finally, I adhered everything together using double sided tape, and foam tape for the images.