Watercolor

Stamping Bella | Thanksgiving Oddball

Hello There,

I’m on my way to Pennsylvania to visit with family but before I head out, I wanted to wish all my crafty friends a very Happy Thanksgiving! On that note, I’ve got one more Thanksgiving card to share with you using Stamping Bella’s Thanksgiving Oddball. Here’s the video of what I came up with:

Here are some stills of the finished card:

front

She is so cute – I love her crazy hair!

inside

I’m wearing leggings so I’m covered!

close

Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back to start the Christmas series soon! xoxo, Sarah


13 Days of Halloween

13 Days of Halloween – Day 1 | Stamping Bella’s Oddball Frankenstein

Hello everyone,

I’m here today with my first Halloween card of the season. I saw these new oddball stamps from Stamping Bella and while I wanted each and every one, I narrowed it down to this guy. Isn’t he just delightfully grumpy?

I always love a reason to pull out my watercolors and Stamping Bella images are some of my favorites to use them with. I’ve left in most of the coloring process – if you’re just interested in putting the final card together you can skip to the 3-minute mark.

Here is the full video:

And here are still shots of the finished card:

front

Wasn’t sure what I would do with this sheet of glittery webbing when I picked it up but it was irresistible and I love how it looks as a background. The thick strands were easy to add glue to.

inside

I decided to keep the inside simple and just stamped a repeat of the monster using some Lawn Fawn Grape Jelly Ink.

close

I stamped this image on Fabriano 140# Hot Press paper with Versa Fine Onyx Black Ink and heat set that with some Simon Says Stamp Fine Detail Clear embossing powder.

As always, thanks for stopping by. xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit · hero arts

10 Cards, 1 Kit |My Monthly Hero April (Part 1 of 2) + Giveaway Winner!!

Hi-ya! Hope your week has started off well ūüôā

Gosh it seems so strange not to have spoken with you in two weeks! For those of you who only read the blog…my allergies¬†went nutso week before last and I was down on the couch for most of it so I’m a bit behind. I worked on these cards a little each night of last week and am finally finished with the editing so here you go:

And here are some close-ups:

1

I’m so happy with how this card came out – super simple and super sweet.

1 inside

This is the only time I use those flourishes but I think they worked as great accents.

1 close

That ribbon is so lovely.

2

Can you tell I loved that frame die? I wanted to create a row of dancers like I’ve seen in some of the traditional dances. This is busier than my usual cards but I like the multi-layered¬†look.

2 inside

Again, I don’t know why this is mouse¬†themed, but I think she is totally¬†adorable.

2 close

Prismacolors: 1008, 1009, 992, 105, 1002, 1032, 912, 109, 1068, 1072, 941, 1060, 927, 922, 928, 912, 1002, 1009

3

This guy is so cute – in the video you can really see him bounce around as if someone has just taken a crack at him.

3 inside

The scattered candy takes up a fair amount of room so there’s not as much space to write, but I think it’s worth the trade-off.

3 close

I’m not sure if it was the movement or the gold glitter but my camera was going crazy trying to take photos of this. It’s a bit blurry in places but it’s the best of about 20 photos.

4

I love the texture this fringe creates – I’m so glad I picked this up as an additional die.

4 inside

I forgot to write down the colors for this but I used mostly the same colors as in other scenes and I have listed those.  (Can you tell my head has been full?)

4 close

Again that ribbon – so beautiful!

5

Can’t you just hear that snake hissing?

5 inside

I love when I can make a little cluster of things inside the card too. I’m not loving the black ink though, if I did this again I would do everything in the green.

5 close

Prismacolors: 109, 1097, 912, 1005, 989, 913, 1012, 1098, 949, 916, 913, 994, 995, 922, 992

Thanks for stopping by today – let me know in the comments below which card was your favorite! xoxo, Sarah


Watercolor

Thankful for You | Stamping Bella Watercolor

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope you’ve had a wonderful day with your loved ones. I’m sharing another fall card with you today. I’m again using a Stamping Bella Tiny Townies design, this one is called Fay Loves Fall and she is just adorable.

You can check out the video here:

Here are some still shots:

Front

I just love her coat and boots!

inside

and what a perfect fall sentiment.

close up

I love using that white gel pen as an accent, it adds a much needed pop.

envelope

I used another page from that Pebbles Warm and Cozy paper pad for the envelope liner.

Thanks for stopping by today. xoxo, Sarah

 

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

Arches Hot Press Watercolor Paper: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Stamping Bella – Fay Loves Fall

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT ‚ÄstBlueprints 32 Dies

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

Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Kuretake Watercolor Set: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Molotow Masking Pen: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

MFT – Orange Fizz Card Stock

 

Watercolor

Make Pie | Stamping Bella Watercolor

Hello there!

I’m aiming to share a few fall cards with you before I start my Christmas series. So today I’ve done a watercolor using an adorable tiny townie from Stamping Bella. You can check out the process video here:

Here are some still shots of the finished card:

Front

Isn’t she adorable?!? Stamping Bella is one of my favorite companies and her Tiny Townie line is just the cutest of all.

inside

And that sentiment – what an original take on the phrase. It’s bound to put a smile on any one’s face.

close up

Thanks for stopping by to check out the card. I’ll have a few more fall cards and the Simon Says Stamp November – 10 Cards, 1 Kit coming up soon.

xoxo, Sarah

 

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

Arches Cold Pres Watercolor Paper: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Stamping Bella – Petunia Loves Pumpkins

Versamark Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies: Simon Says Stamp |Amazon

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

Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Kuretake Watercolor Set: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

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

MFT – Pineapple Card Stock

13 Days of Halloween · Watercolor

13 Days of Halloween – Day 8

Hello everyone,

Here we are, Sunday again – How do the weekends always go by so fast?

Well in any case, today is Day 8 of my Halloween series and I’d like to share another watercolor with you. I found Stamping Bella a few years ago and the little Tiny Townie series is my absolute favorite, but really all their stuff is great and super fun to color! You can take a look at the process video here:

This little witch isn’t scary at all – I think she’s Fab-BOO-lous! (sorry, couldn’t resist)

Here are some close-ups of the finished card:

Card FrontInside

The black ink is easy to read in real life, but it gave my camera some trouble when I was shooting it. Sorry the color is a bit off, this was the best photo of the batch and I wanted you to be able to read the sentiment clearly.

Card & Envelope

It’s hard to get the shimmer to show in the pictures but it really gives the finished picture some extra pop!

Thanks for stopping by today, I’ll have some more Halloween fun to share with you tomorrow.

xoxo, Sarah

 

Here are some links to the products I used today: 

Stamping Bella РWillow the Witch, eb324: Simon Says Stamp

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

MFT – Blueprints 32

MFT- Boysenberry Cardstock

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

 

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