Here's a set of gift tags I made using a stamp from Inkadinkado and different colors embossing powder.
I was playing with a doily stamp I just got, and put together this card using a sketch from Papercrafts Connection:
I used some distress inks on my butterfly- stamping it in Victorian Velvet and shading the edges with a Stormy Sky marker. I used a white chalk ink for the doily stamp. Because of the cloudy weather today, my camera didn't do a very good job of capturing the true colors. The bottom mat is more of a burgundy color.
I recently got this snowman stamp from Unity and I've been having fun paper piecing his hat and scarf.
I stamped some clear embossed snowflakes on my black background.
I love using this little pom-pom trim on winter cards and this glittery blue paper is so fun and sparkly!
Our Daily Bread Designs: no ribbon or lace
Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge: embossing powder, glitter or flocking
613 Avenue Create: paper piecing
Wag N Whiskers: paper piecing
Craftyhands Challenge: anything goes
The House That Stamps Built: paper piecing
Deep Ocean Challenges: buttons
For this card, my poinsettia is a digital image, and I'm using a sketch from Pals Paper Arts:
I'm still pretty new to coloring images. I only have watercolor pencils right now to work with and I was really worried about using water on top of printer ink. In my mind digitals are harder to use because you have to work with printer ink and paper which will actually fit through your printer. I'm assuming Copics are the most popular means of coloring digital images and are probably not as fussy about the paper they use, however I have no experience with them and don't own any. My typical water coloring paper is a nice 140 lb. weight which I've been using with rubber stamps, but it's too heavy to feed through my printer. So I had to hunt down some lighter weight watercolor paper which wasn't entirely easy. The only thing they carried at our local Hobby Lobby that I thought might work was a Canson 98 lb. Mix Media pad. It feeds through the printer fine, however my next problem was trying not to add too much water when blending my colors. The printer ink tends to smear a bit. For all the trouble I went to I think my flower ended up looking like I had just used colored pencils on it. Any tips out there from other digital image users? I'd love to know what you use to color and what kind of paper you prefer.
I embossed my greeting in gold and also added gold embossing around some of the edges just by dragging them across a VersaMark pad and sprinkling gold powder on top. I popped up some of the poinsettia petals on foam tape and then I added glitter glue to the center.
Pals Paper Arts: sketch
JoannaMunster: embossed edge technique
Southern Girls Challenge: shine on
The Perfect Sentiment Challenge: poinsettia christmas
Little Red Wagon: brads or eyelets
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge: fussy cutting
Christmas Card Challenge #47: flowers
Winter Wonderland Challenge: check this out
I've got another card with this Let it Snow stamp from The Angel Company using a sketch from Seize the Sketch. I repurposed the ribbon from a store bought card, matted it on black and added some stitching with silver metallic thread. The stamp is white embossed on paper I colored with Broken China Distress ink.
I was inspired by the colors that were chosen for the Just Us Girls Challenge this week, even though I ended up choosing a darker shade of blue. I combined it with a Freshly Made sketch. Stamp I used is from The Angel Company-embossed in white, layered on white burlap and sewing on the edges. Nice, simple and flat for easy mailing! I made a set of four and these are going up in my Etsy shop: MadeByEmilyOnEtsy.
Hi, I'm Emily- card maker, gardener, sewing enthusiast, nature lover and Downton Abbey fan. Thanks for taking a peek into my studio today!