Watercolor

Art Impressions | Pumpkin Spice

Hi-ya,

Today I’ve got a watercolor card to share with you using the Stamptember special edition AI Pumpkin Spice stamp set. This image is adorable – these ladies look like the best of friends chatting over their lattes. Don’t you just want to know what story she is telling? Here is the video of what I came up with:

Here are some still shots of the finished card:

Front

I followed the packaging art for where to add in the shadowing but added some brighter colors to my scene.

inside

Such a cute sentiment – it’s definitely pumpkin latte season.

close

Thanks so much for stopping by, hope I was able to give some inspiration. xoxo, Sarah


12 Days of Christmas · happy holidays

12 Days of Christmas | Art Impressions -Dairy Christmas

Whew…my day at work was so busy today, it was nice to unwind a bit doing this watercolor. Something about watercoloring in tiny spaces relaxes me, lol.

I found this Dairy Christmas set a while ago and had to purchase it, my Aunt loves chickens so this will be her card this year. I wasn’t sure what to do with it since the stamp I wanted to use is a bit smaller than what I usually watercolor, so first I thought I’d just make a mini card, but then I thought why not go bigger? I tend to always want to add things, but I try to stretch myself and leave white space every once and a while and this time I think it worked out.

You can check out the process video here:

And her are some still shots:

front

Extra long. Extra cute.

close

inside

LOVE me a pun.

closer

I stamped this again after I was done watercoloring and it was slightly off, not off enough to ruin it, but enough to drive me crazy. I should have known better, the watercolor warped the page, so even though I left the stamp on my misti, it just didn’t work. Don’t do what I did.

Thanks for stopping by today. xoxo, Sarah

 

Here are some links to the additional products I used today:

Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Art Impressions – Dairy Christmas: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Kuretake Watercolor Set: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

 

Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT – Poppy Card Stock

 

 

12 Days of Christmas · happy holidays

12 Days of Christmas | Art Impressions Magical Christmas Tryfold Card

Hi-ya!

We’re almost through the week but this close to Christmas I’m not wishing the days to go by too fast – there’s still so much left to do! Hope you’re further ahead than I am.

Today I’m sharing a tryfold card I made using Art Impressions Magical Christmas stamp and die set. It was fun to work with and really easy to figure out as long as you follow the instructions. I should know because I ended up making the base card 3 times, not because it was difficult, but because I kept getting red paint everywhere, I swear every time I got ready to stamp the last panel, red would show up somewhere on the card and for the life of me I still don’t know where it came from! MAJOR FRUSTRATION. In the end I vanquished the runaway paint and I’m happy with the final result of the card, but I’ll give it a minute before my next go round with this particular set.

You can check out the process here:

 

Here are some stills of the finished card:

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Such a cute stamp set, I followed most of the colors that they showed on the packaging, they have some great illustration examples.

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It does feel like magic when you open that door to reveal Santa in the chimney. I also colored the inside of the door – I thought it looked too white when it was opened, but I’m sure I was just overthinking it.

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I didn’t realize those balls at the top were ornaments until it was too late – next time I think I’ll color them in gold to match the star and break up the dark colors around the mantle. (I thought they were those cast-iron stocking holders that sit on the mantle and kept wondering where the 3rd one was – lol.)

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Bristol card stock definitely has a right and wrong side and because of the way this is scored, the inside panel ends up on the wrong side of the paper, so I trimmed out a small panel and added that to the inside so the paint would be nice and smooth. I had some trouble with red again around the candles and the top of Santa’s hat so my paper is a little raw, but it could be worse and well…not every card can turn out perfect right?

I really would encourage you to try out one of these tryfold sets if you’re interested in it. I’m definitely going back for more.

Thanks for stopping by to check out the card. xoxo, Sarah

 

Here are some links to products I used today:

Art Impressions Magical Christmas: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Bristol Paper: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Glue Dots: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

  • Door/wall: 901, 050, 063
  • Porch: 901, 064
  • Pots: 067, 060
  • Tree: 046, 044, 020, 022
  • Fireplace: 075, 901, 093
  • Bricks: 060, 024
  • Tree: 046, 041, 022
  • Greens: 046, 041, 400
  • Candles: 022, 050
  • Star: 050, 063
  • Socks: 400, 044, 022, 020, 902
  • Santa: 071, 044, 046, 099, 902, 022, 020
  • Wreath: 044, 046, 022

 

 

13 Days of Halloween

13 Days of Halloween – Day 5

Hello,

I’ve got a watercolor to share with you today. I was browsing through Ebay earlier this year and came across this oldie but goodie from Art Impressions and I knew I had to make something with it.

This scene really just created itself  – I love how we’re left imagining just what is waiting on the other side of the scene. In total the watercolor portion took me about 2 hours, but  I’ve chopped the footage down and sped things up so it will only take about 5 minutes in YouTube world. You can check out the process here:

Even though I had a bit of trouble with the masking, I’m really pleased with how it came out.

Card FrontInsideCard & Envelope

I’m really obsessed with this envelope die so of course I had to make a matching insert again.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!

xoxo, Sarah

 

Here are some links to the products I used today: 

Unfortunately I can’t find a link to the Art Impressions Trick-or-Treaters stamp set anymore – there were several available when I purchased mine this summer, but they seem to be gone. Sorry about that!

Lawn Fawn Costume Party Stamp Set: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Versamark Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Arches Cold Pres Watercolor Paper: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Kuretake Watercolor Set: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Grumbacher Liquid Frisket: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies: Simon Says Stamp |Amazon

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT – Pineapple Cardstock

Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

 

* I recommend these products because I use and enjoy them and receive no compensation for my recommendation.

13 Days of Halloween

13 Days of Halloween – Day 1 (and giveaway winner!)

Helloooo,

Hope you are all having a fantastic weekend. Don’t they always seem to just fly by? How is it already Sunday already? Well my weekend has been filled with card making and I’ve got some really fun videos coming up for you.

First off – Congratulations to Farisa Lynn, you are the lucky winner of my Halloween Giveaway. Please send me a message with your address info and I’ll get your package  sent out to you.

As you may have gathered from the title of this post, I’ll be doing a series of Halloween videos. Today marks the beginning and I’ll have a new video for you daily for the next 12 days. Hope you enjoy all the spooky (but mostly silly) things to come. Here’s what I came up with for today:

When I saw this Art Impressions set, I ordered it right away and I am really happy with the results. There are so many fun ways you can use this – I’m already thinking about how great it would be to stamp this guy with some glow in the dark ink!

Card Front

He wiggles and wobbles and those limbs are all over the place. It’s sure to make anyone smile!

inside

I kept the inside really simple, but I had to add a little pizzazz with that red bow tie. (Now I’m thinking I may go back and add some glitter to it too.)

Card and Envelope

I used the left over skeleton background paper to create a liner for my envelope and attached that to finish this design off.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

xoxo, Sarah

 

Here are some links to the products I used today: 

Art Impressions – Skeleton Wiggle Wobble Set

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Prismacolor Colored Pencils: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

(1068, 1083, 1085, 935, 995, 926)

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT – Orange Fizz Stock

Me and My Big Ideas Skeleton Paper (12 x 12) – purchased at Joanne’s

Pebbles – Boo 6 x 6 Paper Pad

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

SSS – Envelope Liner Die

* I recommend these products because I use and enjoy them and receive no compensation for my recommendation.