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:

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

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

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


13 Days of Halloween · Simon Says Stamp

13 Days of Halloween – Day 5 | 3 Frightful Fun Cards

Hello,

My goodness, I am running so far behind (story of my life lately). I’m going to have to double up on some days to get all 13 in before the end of the month!! Today I’ve got 3 cards for you using the new Simon Says Stamp Frightfully Fun set. I really love all the sentiments especially the punny ones for the skeleton. Here is the video of what I came up with :

And of course, here are your still shots:

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Love these dancing skeletons – this such a fun image to work with.

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and I can’t get enough of those punny sentiments.

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Prismacolors: 935, 289, 122, 918, 912

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I had so much fun using my copics to color this and am really pleased with how that woodgrain came out. I want to learn more about copic coloring…if only there was more time in the day…

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More punny goodness.

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Copics: Y32, E13, E15, E18, N0, N4, R20, YG25, Y35, YR04, YR07

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Since I figure a lot of you purchased the Halloween Card Kit I thought I’d add in some of the papers and ephemera with this one.

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This is why I always save scraps (or rather my excuse for saving all of them, lol) this was the perfect way to finish off the inside panel.

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Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my cards. xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit

10 Cards, 1 Kit – Collaboration with Stephanie Harding (Part 1 of 2)

Hello there,

This week I’m doing a collaboration with Stephanie Harding – we each created our own card kits and sent them to one another to use to create 10 cards. This video is of the cards I created with my kit which was based around the new collection from 1 Canoe 2 called Twilight. Here is what I came up with:

Here are some close-ups of the finished cards:

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This one is my favorite – like I said I loved this paper and the sentiment stickers are so pretty with that shiny gold script. I would buy an entire sticker pack of just the sentiments.

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I really love the mix of the gray and red and pink and blue in this collection. They’re not colors I would normally put together but somehow they just work.

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SOOOO much work, but TOTALLY worth it in the end. The circuit cards are just too clever; who wouldn’t smile opening a card that lights up. If any of you make these type of cards, how many layers of foam tape do you use?

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I kept the inside sweet and simple, I think the rows of shimmer on the washi tape echo the fireflies a bit.

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I’m dying over that script font – I must get more of these ephemera packs to hoard.

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Lawn Fawn’s Peachy Keen ink coordinates perfectly with this collection.

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I often ignore those little word phrases or just save them for happy mail, but they work really great for cards too.

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There’s something about those moths – I’m not generally into bugs but I think they are so beautiful!

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I plan on cutting apart the remainder of my larger sheet to create more moth ephemera.

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This MFT Fuse green matched so perfectly with this paper collection. I didn’t plan it ahead of time but I LOVE that the stamp on the sentiment piece matches the background paper.

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Sweet and simple on the inside again – love that gray and pink together.

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I really wanted some type of anniversary sentiment for this card but I was trying to keep as close to the kit contents as I could. It would have been cute for a Father’s Day card too.

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That two-tone sentiment is lots of fun.

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How about that tag fix huh? You’d never guess that it’s torn behind that ribbon.

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Another gorgeous script sticker.

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This paper is so beautiful I just wanted to let it shine. Love that pop of red on the flowers.

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With that ‘just because’ sentiment, I kept the inside blank so it can be used for just about anything.

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I’m obsessed with these shaker pockets lately – I could make them all day long!

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Three sweet hearts finish off that sentiment.

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I can’t believe I waited this long to use that peach – it was another one of my favorites and that sweet striped ribbon coordinates perfectly with it.

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This Peachy Keen ink is almost the exact same color as the peach cut out. I love how depending on the surroundings this color can look pink or orange.

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As always thanks for stopping by to check out my cards – hope I gave you some inspiration and maybe introduced you to a new paper collection you can have some fun with. Don’t forget to leave a comment on the youtube video to enter to win the stamp set! xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit · Simon Says Stamp

10 Cards | 1 Kit – SSS May Card Kit (Part 2 of 2)

Hello there,

I’m back today with Part 2 of my 10 Cards, 1 Kit featuring the Simon Says Stamp May 2018 Card Kit. I did a bit of water coloring, but for the most part, kept these cards pretty simple and just let that beautiful sentiment stamp set shine. You can check out the video here:

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It’s been so long since I’ve watercolored – I had a lot of fun with this image. I know there are such tiny pieces in the picture but I find this type of coloring to be so relaxing.

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I just love the “boom” of adding the last word of the sentiment on the inside by itself. I think it magnifies the significance.

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This MFT Pineapple cardstock matched perfectly with the bright yellow in this paper collection.

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Love that sentiment.

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This is one of my favorite cards of the bunch. I love the look of the 3 squares with the little highlight of yellow and if you can’t tell by now I love those enamel heart stickers too!

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Such a pretty sentiment. I really liked how the smaller sentiments worked with the larger stamped or die cut heart.

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I was disappointed I lost the footage for this card, it is also one of my favorites. I loved this background paper – If they made a pack in the entire rainbow of colors I’d totally buy it!

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I usually don’t heat emboss on the inside of my cards, but I wanted to match the gold on the outside and this SSS white cardstock is really thick and sturdy so it worked out well.

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I’m ending with all my favorites, but I love this one too lol. That amazing sticker is super fun!

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I’m really happy with how my floral corners came out too – I may play around with some masking and try to create an entire bottom border.

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As always, thanks for stopping by – more paper goodness coming soon! xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit

10 Cards, 1 Kit | Patio Party (Part 1 of 2)

Hello there,

Hope everyone’s week is going well. So rather than stare at my mailbox waiting for the next Simon Says Stamp card kit to arrive, I decided I would create my own using one of the new paper pads I picked up recently. I fell in love with this Patio Party collection when I saw the reveal video from Creativation and snatched it up as soon as it was available. I sat down with it this past weekend and here is the first half of what I came up with:

Here are some stills for you:

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Aren’t these ladies adorable?!?

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I think this makes a great encouragement card.

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In LOVE with the texture on those masks!

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I really like when you can combine several cut-a-parts to create a sentiment.

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This will come in handy the next time I have a friend cat sit for me 🙂

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I’d like to have those slippers in real life 🙂 ohh how cute would it be to pair this card with some slippers as a gift!

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This striped paper was one of my favorites from the collection. I always thought that the scrapbooking papers from a collection were just larger print versions of the 6×6 paper pads, but this collection had a lot of different 12 x 12 papers. (That, or I was confused and looking at a totally different collection, lol.)

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I’m always looking for different ways to finish off the inside of cards. Honestly, I’m not sure I’m in love with this one.

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This paper collection has some really super cute tags.

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I feel like I’m going to be making a lot of these bouquet wrap cards.

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I’m definitely checking to see if I can get a 12 x 12 of that floral paper.

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Lawn Fawn is my favorite ink to use and this may be my favorite color of all. That Minty shade is so soft and subtle.

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Not sure if you can tell, but the thanks is made up of that floral paper that I love.

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I really like the bold pop of the yellow with the black and white stripe.

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And how serendipitous that there was an orange slice in the spa day set!

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I think this would make any recipient smile 🙂

Thanks for stopping by to check out my cards…xoxo, Sarah

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The colors I used today are:

Skin Tones: E18, E15, E13 and E13, E11, E00

Towels: RV63, RV66, RV69 and R20, R43, R35