Hugs and Kisses – Jane’s Doodles

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Thought I would take a break from my Christmas card making last week and create something different. This time I went all flowery and pretty – right up my alley! You can find the post on the Jane’s Doodles blog here.

I used Jane’s Doodles Mom and Life is Good stamp sets.

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Mom and Life is Good stamp sets

Card: X-Press It blending card, Hero Arts Layering Papers – Blush

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine Onyx Black, Hero Arts – Pale Tomato

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Sunny Studio Fishtail Banner dies, Cuttlebug, Nuvo crystal drops – Ivory Seashell, 3D mounting foam, Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen

I hope you are having a fabulous weekend. The sun is shining, the birds are singing and we just went on a big 10km family bike ride. Life is certainly blessed.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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Snow Much Fun – Jane’s Doodles

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I hope you enjoyed the Jane’s Doodles blog hop over the weekend. Jane’s newly released stamps are always amazing – if you haven’t seen it, head here.

I am still in Christmas card making mode, and today is no exception. I love combining sets to create little scenes – as it is snow much fun! Ha. I used Winter Wishes, Winter Fun and the newly released Driving Home for Christmas set.

I also busted out my Nuvo Jewel drops (I only own two of them) to add snow to the scene as well as using a white gel pen. I layered up three of the frames around the scene to add some dimension.

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Winter, Wishes, Winter Fun and Driving Home for Christmas stamp sets

Card: X-Press It blending card, Hero Arts Layering Papers – Iris

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Lilac Posies, VersaFine – Onyx Black ink, Distress Oxide Inks – Broken China

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Lawn Fawn Say Cheese die (It’s a polaroid die and I cut the bottom portion off to create a square frame), Cuttlebug, Ink Bending tool, Masking paper, Uniball white signo gel pen, Nuvo Jewel drops – Sea Breeze, Ink blending tool.

I hope you are having a fabulous week.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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I Love You SNOW Much – Jane’s Doodles

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Hello! I’ve made a cute Christmas shaker card using Jane’s Doodles stamps. You can view the post here on the Jane’s Doodles blog.

I don’t often make shaker cards, but I had an idea to make a snow dome card and I managed to do this with some partial die cutting. I partially die cut a circle and then cut the flat bottom section of the dome using a craft knife and ruler. I need to remember to do partial die cutting more often.

To keep this shaker card simple, I coloured, cut and adhered the trees and reindeer from the Winter Fun stamp set on top of the acetate window, rather than behind. I blended in some ink to create a snowy backdrop behind the acetate. I filled the window with some tiny star sequins. I love how it turned out.

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Winter Fun stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine – Onyx Black ink, Distress Oxide Inks – Wilted Violet, Broken China

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Acetate, Fun foam, Uniball Signo white gel pen, Martha Stewart sequins, Spellbinders standard Circle die, Cuttlebug, Ink Bending tool, Masking paper

How is your Christmas card stash coming along?

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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Four Penny Black Cards

This past week I had the pleasure of being featured on the main Penny Black blog, using new products from their latest catalogues Be Merry and Hello Autumn. I had a lot of fun making these clean and simple cards.

Day 1’s card used the wonderful Layered Poinsettia die and the sentiment came from the Gather Around stamp set. I added score lines to the petals and leaves with a scoring stylus and coloured them with Distress Inks. I custom made the grey panel by scoring lines on a score board.

Day 2’s card used the Hello Autumn stamp set and was coloured with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.

Day 3’s card used the Hills and Trees Creative die. I love the unusual colour combo which I created effortlessly with Oxide Distress Inks. The sentiment is from the Banner Sentiments set.

And my final Day 4 card is probably my favourite of them all. Aren’t these mice adorable? They are from the Gather Around stamp set.

I coloured them with Copic markers, and then added in all the details (such as the fur on the mice) with Prismacolor pencils.


Supplies

For a full list of supplies and instructions, click on the link for each Day’s card and it will take you to the original blog post.


Thanks for sticking with me! That was a long post.

Marion

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You are Awesome

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I’ve recently purchased some Distress Oxide inks – and I am in love with them! I love the creaminess of them and they are soooo easy to blend! I only have 4 colours at the moment, but I will definitely be adding a few more to my stash soon…

Today’s technique has been borrowed by the extremely talented Jennifer McGuire and in particular this post here. I wanted to try this same technique with some Penny Black supplies and it worked so beautifully.

First up I blended some Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide inks onto some watercolour card stock. Did I mention that these babies blend like butter (to borrow a catch phrase from Laura Bassen)? I took the Penny Black Hypnotic stencil and sprayed it with a fine mist of water. I placed this face down onto the blended panel and let it sit for 5 mins or so while it did its thing.

The sentiment is from a Penny Black Creative die set called Awesome.  I borrowed a technique that Therese Calvird uses regularly where she die cuts the sentiment from fun foam and then adheres the card stock sentiment over the top. I don’t know why I haven’t tried it before, but it worked a treat too.

Penny Black products used:
Penny Black 51-333 Awesome Creative Die set
Penny Black 25-015 Hypnotic Stencil

Supplies

Stamps: None

Card: X-Press It blending card, Watercolour card stock, Grey Card stock

Ink: Distress Oxide Ink – Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick

Other Supplies: Penny Black Awesome Creative die set, Cuttlebug, Penny Black Hypnotic stencil, Water mister, Liquid adhesive, Ink blending tool, Fun Foam

I hope you are having a wonderful day.
Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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