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.
I asked my boyfriend to choose a stamp set for me, and he selected Lawn Fawn “Booyah” stamp set. I told him “What?! A Halloween stamp set? A Halloween card on April?” And he said “Why do you say this is a Halloween stamp set?” A I was like “you know, because of the ghosts, the costumes, the Halloween sentiments…” Hehehe, anyway, I loooooove this set my sister gifted me on Christmas! I think it’s super fun and I was looking forward to using it, and now I have the perfect pretext :p The geometric shape I chose was Simon Says Stamp “Triangle Border Craft” die.
First, I trimmed a piece of black cardstock, die cut it with the “Triangle Border” die and glued it to another piece of black cardstock. Then I die cut three pieces of purple, orange and green cardstock and saved the little triangles for making die cut inlaying. It was a little bit time consuming, but totally worth it! I trimmed six stripes of color cardstock, two of each color, and adhered them to the upper and bottom part of the card base. After that, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink, heat embossed it using white embossing powder and adhered this panel with foam tape to the card base.
Last, I stamped the images on Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink, colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, fussy cut and adhered everything to the front panel with foam tape.
I’m quite happy with the result! What do you think?
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.