Jessica’s Quiet, Peaceful, Snowy Destination

Challenge 101 Travel Destination/Favorite Place will be open until Sunday, June 6 at 11:59PM ET.

Good morning!  Jess here with a card for our current challenge! The first card I created for this challenge was beach themed as I love traveling anywhere there’s a beach and today’s card is a different favorite place of mine!

As much as I love the beach, I also LOVE snow so my second favorite travel destination or place is somewhere quiet, peaceful, and snowy! I started by die-cutting a hill using the Simple Stitched Hillside Borders and a circle from masking paper. I placed the masks on a panel of Strathmore Bristol smooth cardstock and then blended Shaded Lilac, Blueprint Sketch, and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide ink over the panel to create a winter sky. Then I removed the circle masks and stamped the cute bears from Winter Skies.

I fussy cut a mask of the bears and placed it over the stamped image. Then I placed the hill mask back on the panel as well as the negative mask from the die-cut circle. Then I blended Pumice Stone and Black Soot Distress Oxide ink over the moon to create a little shading. I removed the negative mask and splattered the sky and moon with water and white gouache to create a snowy sky.

Once the background was totally dry, I removed the masks from the bears and the hill. I colored the polar bears with Copic markers and added a few accents with a white gel pen. Then I used cool grey Copic markers to add a little shading to the snow around them. Finally, I finished the card with a sentiment stamped from Winter Skies!

And that’s it! You 2 more weeks to get crafty and I can’t wait to see your favorite places! Thanks so much for stopping by and have an amazing weekend!


Caly’s Happy Car Critters Holiday Card!

Hi Friends! It’s Caly and I’m so happy you can join me today for a Happy Holiday Critters card for Challenge #89! Lawn Fawn has such adorable critters and the holiday critters have that added charm that gets me every winter! Today, I’m using the Car Critters Christmas Add-On set to make my holiday card festive.

I began by stamping my background panel with the Over the Mountain Borders. For the rest of the images (Car Critters, Car Critters Christmas Add-On and Winter Skies trees) I stamped on another piece of white cardstock knowing I would die-cut to adhere them to the background panel. I colored everything with Copic markers and added white gel highlights to them using my Sakura Gelly Roll Pen.

Copic markers:
Reds: R30, R22, R24, R29
Yellows: Y11, Y15
Greens: G21, G24, G28, G29
Blues: B0000, B000, B000, B01, B02
Browns: E000, E51, E30, E33, E35, E37
Grays: [W00, W1, W3, W5], [C0, C2, C4, C6]

Next, I used the Road Border die to die-cut my road in black. I rotated it to fit the curve of the mountain background so I didn’t have to trim it where the road meets the mountain border. Then using the Y15 Copic marker, I added the yellow to brighten the dash marks with color.

To finish, I attached my images with foam adhesive to give everything lots of dimension. I love this holiday scene and I hope you do too!

Happy Holiday Critters challenge runs 3 weeks through December 6th at 11:59pm PST, so I hope that’s plenty of time for you to play along! Have a blessed day!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


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!