Samantha’s Stud Puffin Inspiration

Samantha joins us today to share fabulous inspiration for our new challenge that is For the Birds! Her card features Stud Puffin with an amazing ink blended sky!

Samantha loves warm colors of pink and orange and they look amazing as the beautiful sky in the background! She built her scene with Stitched Hillside Borders, Stitched Mountain Borders and clouds from Plane and Simple!

Those adorable little puffins are colored shades of purple with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers; they look so cute and whimsical! The Stitched Mountains were inked with Iced Spruce Distress Oxide ink to give them a velvety soft look!

Thank you so much for inspiring us today, Samantha! Your card is so beautiful!

Our For the Birds challenge will be open until February 2nd at 11:59PM ET. We hope you will join the fun!

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Thanks for stopping by today! Happy crafting!

Wishing You a Magical Christmas!

For all of our friends celebrating Christmas today, we wish you a very merry holiday!

Samantha‘s gorgeous card captures our Inspiration Board perfectly with this beautiful Winter Skies scene!

For the background, Samantha blended Distress inks in Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch and Black Soot. She blending Shaded Lilac onto the Stitched Mountain Border before splattering all the ink blending with water and white paint for a lovely snowy landscape!

The images from Winter Skies were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. The trees got a bit of splatter with white paint too! As a final magical touch, Samantha stamped Santa’s sleigh and reindeer and embossing the image with glitter embossing powder!

Thank you so much for sharing this lovely design with us today, Samantha!

We hope you will join us for our Inspiration Board challenge! It will be open until Sunday, January 5th at 11:59PM ET. Click HERE for all the details.

Merry Christmas and happy crafting!

Caly’s Fun Yeti or Not Card

Hi, Friends!
This is Caly. Thanks so much for joining me today! I’ve got a fun card to share with you using the Yeti or Not stamp set. Our current challenge is an Inspiration Board and I’ve created a card based not only on the colors, but also the snowflakes!

I started by creating my scene! I usually color first knowing what I set I’m going to use, but I worked backwards for this card because I also knew the colors I wanted to use and the products to create my background.

I first ink-blended the background with Distress Oxide Inks (Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon), then I sprayed it with a light mist of water for some texture and die-cut it using the Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot Backdrop. It creates a snowy scene when placed over a white card base.

The hillside is created next with the Stitched Hillside Borders die. I cut two layers, then colored the top with Copic markers to shade it with some blue (B0000, B000). To give it some sparkle, I added some clear adhesive and Chunky Glitter. The background is finished by die-cutting the Stitched Mountain Borders die with Fog cardstock. I ink-blended the tops with Hippo ink to give it some shading before adding my white mountain caps. I also stamped the background with several snowflakes using Peacock ink.

Next, I stamped and colored my images from the Yeti or Not stamp set. I colored them with Copic markers, then die-cut the images to prepare them for my card also adding white gel high-lights.

Copic colors used: Light Blues (snow, yeti bodies):
B0000, B000
Blush: R20
Grays (yeti hands and horns): C1, C3
Browns (tree trunk): E31, E25
Greens (trees, hat): YG61, YG62, YG67
Teals (ornaments, gifts): BG11, BG13, BG18
Blues (scarf): B32, B34, B45

Once I adhered all my images, I stamped my sentiment and adhered it to the card using foam adhesive at the top of my card. To add more shine and sparkle to my ornaments, snowflakes, star tree topper, and gifts, I added some teal glitter glue over the areas.

I really hope you enjoyed this card. The current Inspiration Board challenge runs for three weeks and ends on Sunday, January 5th at 11:59PM ET. Lots of time and we hope you’ll find some time to play along.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and Happy Holidays, everyone!
Caly

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