Wednesday’s Card: Vertigo Birthday Fishes

Best Fishes

Hi All!

Since last week’s card was a little intense, I decided to go pretty simple today. I have the coolest new product – it’s called Vertigo by Imagine Crafts. It’s a cardstock I guess you could say, but you can see through it, and it has an optical-illusion sort of look. I thought it would be perfect for the fish bowl water. I still love this Best Fishes stamp set by Simon Says Stamp. In case you missed the last card I made with it, you can see it HERE.

I used Copic markers to color the fish. I created dots/scales on the fish with a completely different color. Here is a close-up:

Best Fishes

Enjoy the video and have a great week!

Darlene

Note: If you are reading this post in an email, go to my blog to view the video.

Supplies:

Copic colors used: V01, V12, V15, YG03 (violet fish); Y11, Y15, Y17, B000 (yellow fish); C1 (shadow)

Best Fishes Stamps and Dies
Best Fishes Stamps and Dies
Vertigo, Pebbles
Vertigo, Pebblesk
Avery Elle 6x6 Brights
Avery Elle 6×6 Brights
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Black Liner
Copic .3 Black Liner
Simon Says Stamp Black Ink
SSS Black Ink
Memento Black Ink
Memento Black Ink
Neenah Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
Magnetic Platform
Magnetic Platform
Sponge Daubers
Sponge Daubers
Tombo Mono Multi Glue
Tombo Mono Multi Glue
Craft Mat
Craft Mat

Wednesday’s Card: Stencil Rose

Rose Stencil

Hi All,

My Favorite Things recently sent me some of their new stencils to try out. I’m happy to report that I really enjoyed working with them a lot. Many of the designs are very cool, and one of them especially caught my eye – the Rose Builder. Here’s what it looks like:

Rose Stencil

I thought it would be really cool to create a realistic-looking rose inspired by the lines of the stencil. I came up with a technique that I don’t think is too hard. And I only used one ink pad (Worn Lipstick distress ink) and one marker (Festive Berries distress marker – found in the 12-count set). I hope you like it!

Thank you to My Favorite Things for your wonderful products and inspiration! :)

Darlene

Note: If you are reading this post in an email, go to my blog to view the video.

Supplies:

To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.

Rose Builder Stencil
Rose Builder Stencil
Hero Arts Canvas Background
Hero Arts Canvas Background
EH|SSS
Avery Elle Custom Panels Die Set
Avery Elle Custom Panels
EH|SSS
Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
Worn Lipstick
EH|SSS
Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Peeled Paint
EH|SSS
Distress Markers, Set of 12
Distress Markers (12-set)
EH|SSS
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Watercolor Paper
C1 Copic Marker
C1 Copic Marker
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
EH|SSS
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Sponge Daubers
Sponge Daubers
Stampin' Up! Basic Gray Cardstock
Basic Gray Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
EH|SSS
Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombo Mono Multi Glue
EH|SSS
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
EH|SSS
Magnetic Platform
Magnetic Platform
EH|SSS
Ranger Craft Sheet
Craft Mat
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool

Other stencils I referenced in the video:

Small Checkerboard
Small Checkerboard
EH|SSS
Scrolled Background
Scrolled Background
EH|SSS
Brick Wall
Brick Wall
EH|SSS
On the Diagonal
On the Diagonal
EH|SSS

Wednesday’s Card: CAS Christmas Card

Deco Trees

Deco Trees

Hi All!

I absolutely love this die set by Simon Says Stamp. The swirlies are just so interesting. I originally was trying to make a card using the tree die cuts, but then I realized that the negative image was even prettier.

This is my new favorite green – it’s called Green Apple by Simon Says Stamp. There is an ink pad and matching cardstock.

Enjoy the video and have a great week!

Darlene

Note: If you are reading this post in an email, go to my blog to view the video.

Supplies:

SSS Deco Trees
SSS Deco Trees
Green Apple Cardstock
Green Apple Cardstock
Clear Sequins
Clear Sequins
Copic Sketch YG03 Marker
Copic YG03 Marker
Black Beetle Twine
Black Beetle Twine
Neenah Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Copic Black Liner
Copic .3 Black Liner
Pick Me Up Stick
Pick Me Up Stick
Ranger Multi Medium, Matte
Ranger Multi Medium, Matte
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
Craft Mat
Craft Mat

Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop Winner and SALE!

The winner of the Brushstroke Christmas stamp set is Casey T. Thanks to everyone who participated!

And just fyi, Simon Says Stamp is having a sale on many brands, including Ranger!…

  • Ranger – 25% off – code RANGER25
  • Sizzix – 25% off – code SIZZIX
  • Martha Stewart – 25% off – code MARTHA
  • ProvoCraft – 50% off – code PROVOCRAFT
  • La La Land – 50% off – code LAND

Sales end next Friday, 10/17, at midnight.

Darlene

Wednesday’s Card: Cozy Christmas on a Hill

Cozy Christmas

Cozy Christmas

Hi All!

Hope you enjoyed the blog hop over the weekend. If you missed it, check out my post. I showed 4 projects and 2 videos. I really, really dislike showing a card without a video. I can’t explain why. I know most of the time when I see other people’s cards I think to myself, “oh, that’s nice”, then I’m off to the next thing. BUT, if I see a video on how to do it, I feel much more inspired.

Anyway, I just didn’t have the time to post a video for all the projects, so I figured I would prepare one of them for today’s card.

On a personal note, I wanted to share something kind of funny. I went upstairs to tuck my 9-year-old into bed and she was working on this:

Crayons

Yes, it’s a color palette of all her crayons. Just so touching on many levels. My little mini-me. :)

Enjoy the video and have a great week!

Darlene

Note: If you are reading this post in an email, go to my blog to view the video.

Supplies:

To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.

Cozy Christmas
Cozy Christmas
Cozy Christmas Dies
Cozy Christmas Dies
Avery Elle Custom Panels
Avery Elle Custom Panels
Fluff Background
Fluff Background
Rose Bud Ink
Rose Bud Ink
Avery Elle Ink
Aquamarine Ink
Avery Elle Lemon Grass Ink
Lemon Grass Ink
Electric Yellow Ink
Electric Yellow Ink
Soft Granite Ink
Soft Granite Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Tumbled Glass
Tumbled Glass Ink
Hero Arts Winter Cube Inks
Hero Arts Cube Inks
EH|SSS
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
EH|SSS
Versamarker Pen
Versamarker Pen
EH|SSS
Ink Foam Applicator
Ink Foam Applicator
EH|SSS
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Sparkling Snow Embossing Powder
Sparkling Snow Embossing Powder
Neenah Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
Tombo Mono Multi Glue
Tombo Mono Multi Glue
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
Magnetic Platform
Magnetic Platform
Craft Mat
Craft Mat
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
Dimensionals
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner
EH|SSS
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