Sunday, October 15, 2017

Christmas Rose Bouquet in Colored Pencil with Yana

Have you started working on your Holiday cardmaking yet? Christmas will be here before you know it so better start early and enjoy the cardmaking process to the fullest! Hello friends, this is Yana and I hope you are having a wonderful week!

If you follow my blog and Youtube channel you might have seen these two projects I shared in September using WPlus9 newest Christmas Rose Bouquet set. I adore this large floral cluster and find it a perfect one for creating extra special Christmas cards.

Today I wanted to share a simpler, easier to make version of the two projects I posted on my blog earlier. I started working on this card by heat embossing the bouquet image from the Christmas Rose Bouquet set onto Coal Mine cardstock in Platinum embossing powder. I also added a heat embossed “Joy” from the Hand Lettered Holiday set.

This time I decided to use Prismacolor pencils (I wanted to try using other pencil colors and since I have a full 150 set of Prismacolors I picked this brand of pencils for my project, although I prefer to use Polychromos pencils from Faber Castell) and did very basic, beginner coloring. If you actively follow the WPlus9 blog, you might remember some of the pencil colored projects I shared in September - Emerald Leaves Background and Indigo Leaves Background.

I made note of the colors I used in case you’d like to CASe this project.

  • Greens: Chartreuse & Limepeel; Prussian Green & Dark Green
  • Reds: Permanent Red, Crimson Lake & Dark Purple
  • Whites: Peach Beige & White
  • Grays: 70% Warm Grey & 50% Warm Grey

Once my coloring was done I outlined the image with a 70% warm grey pencil and blended it out with a 50% warm grey. Next, to smooth out and soften the gray coloring I went over it with a pencil eraser and erased a lot of the pencil.

I trimmed my panel to 4 x 5 ¼”, inked the edge with embossing ink and heat embossed it with same Platinum embossing powder. Finally, I foam mounted my panel onto an A2 Coal Mine cardstock panel.

Have fun stamping!

Featured Supplies

For your convenience, here is a list of the featured supplies used on today's project(s), along with links to purchase. Please note: this list contains affiliate links.

WPlus9 Christmas Rose Bouquet Stamp Set
WPlus9 Christmas Rose Bouquet Stamp Set
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WPlus9 Hand Lettered Holiday
WPlus9 Hand Lettered Holiday
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WPlus9 Coal Mine Cardstock
WPlus9 Coal Mine Cardstock
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Prismacolor 150 Premier Colored Pencils
Prismacolor 150 Premier Colored Pencils
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Platinum Embossing Powder PW117
Hero Arts Platinum Embossing Powder PW117
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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Friday, October 13, 2017

The Crew: School Days With Kara

Hello! It's Kara and I'm back today to share a fun-to-create card for the book lover in your life using the new The Crew: School Days stamp set.

As I've mentioned before, I interpret for students in a high school. Last week was our librarian's birthday and I wanted to create a special card for her. She is such a great resource for the staff and students. When I was thinking about what kind of card I wanted to make her an image of her at her desk surrounded by books came to mind. I knew that with the new School Days stamp set I could easily create that.

I started by stamping the stack of books stamp repeatedly on white cardstock to create the background.  I wanted to leave that black and white so that the books in the foreground really stood out. I stamped and die cut the same stack of books quite a few times, as you can see. This time I colored them with Copics in primary colors to keep it bright and fun.

I love that the people in this set, as well as the Garden Club set, have many different styles of clothing and hairstyles so that you can customize it to you recipient. Once she was colored, I tucked her in behind the large oval window that I die cut using the Basic Greetings die. I then stacked the books around her using various adhesives to add dimension.

A simple 'You're the best' sentiment embossed on a black banner from Bountiful Blooms Dies is the finishing touch. She loved it and I hope you do too! Thanks so much for stopping by today and I'll see you again soon.

Featured Supplies

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

JUST A NOTE Card using Rose Builder Stamps with Yana

There are many different ways one can use floral stamps. My favorite is to incorporate them into a unique stamped background/pattern.

Depending on the look I am going for I will often times using light, pale colors of ink for my project. I prefer not to use masks for my images and stamp them as is. Using masking is a great technique that allows us to stretch the use of our stamps, but often it can be too time consuming. When I stamp cards like this one here I prefer stamping process to go quickly so that I am able to make several cards at once.

The colors I used to stamp this card are Hayride, Wild Mango and Pumpkin Spice for the yellow flower; Shell Pink and Little Piggy for the pink flower as well as Sea Breeze and Ocean Dive for the leaves.

You might have noticed that both flowers have more layers than inks colors I listed. And that is correct, to make my florals as light as possible I omitted the base most solid layer from my stamping and only stamped detail layers giving a slightly different look to my flowers.

I made sure to stamp the roses so that they didn’t overlap or touch each other, but I did overlap the leaves a bit. I also used small circle-like images from other WPlus9 sets to fill in the gaps in between the flowers.

Once my pattern was done I stamped a simple “Just A Note To Say Hello” sentiment in black ink. Even though I was stamping the sentiment directly onto my pattern, because I picked such light colors of ink for the pattern itself it didn’t overpower the sentiment.

I adhered my stamped panel onto an A2 white card base and that completed this simple one layer project.

Have fun stamping!

Featured Supplies

For your convenience, here is a list of the featured supplies used on today's project(s), along with links to purchase. Please note: this list contains affiliate links.

WPlus9 Rose Builder Stamp Set
WPlus9 Rose Builder Stamp Set
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Wplus9 Hand Lettered Hello Stamps
Wplus9 Hand Lettered Hello Stamps
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Wplus9 Shell Pink Dye Ink
Wplus9 Shell Pink Dye Ink
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WPlus9 Little Piggy Dye Ink
WPlus9 Little Piggy Dye Ink
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WPlus9 Hayride Dye Ink
WPlus9 Hayride Dye Ink
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WPlus9 Wild Mango Dye Ink
WPlus9 Wild Mango Dye Ink
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WPlus9 Pumpkin Spice Dye Ink
WPlus9 Pumpkin Spice Dye Ink
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Wplus9 Sea Breeze Dye Ink
Wplus9 Sea Breeze Dye Ink
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WPlus9 Ocean Drive Dye Ink
WPlus9 Ocean Drive Dye Ink
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Fall Florals with Kelly

Hello Crafters! Even though Ohio is currently enjoying a fabulous Indian Summer I'm all too aware of the impeding cooler temperatures. While I don't love the cold Autumn colors are beautiful. I decided to embrace them for today's card.

I added super quick and messy watercolor over the beautiful Kind Soul stamp. Even though this stamp came out in Spring simply changing the colors up make it Fall worthy with practically no effort.

I used Distress Oxide Inks as my watercolor medium but you can use whatever you prefer. I wasn't particular about where the colors went and honestly I can't help myself with those splatters!

You can see the card come together in the video below.


Watch above or watch in HD at YouTube

I seriously can't get over my obsession with Perfect Pearls right now. I just love those gold splatters on Autumn cards. The shine of gold with the jewel tones makes me a happy girl!

Thank you so much for stopping in!

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Wplus9 Black Dye Ink
Wplus9 Black Dye Ink
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Wplus9 Kind Soul
Wplus9 Kind Soul
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WPlus9 Hand Lettered Thanks
WPlus9 Hand Lettered Thanks
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
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Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET
Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET
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Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FOSSILIZED AMBER
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FOSSILIZED AMBER
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CHIPPED SAPPHIRE
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CHIPPED SAPPHIRE
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad RIPE PERSIMMON
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad RIPE PERSIMMON
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEELED PAINT
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEELED PAINT
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PINE NEEDLES
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PINE NEEDLES
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 8 Round
Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 8 Round
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We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SPICED MARMALADE
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SPICED MARMALADE
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SEEDLESS PRESERVES
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SEEDLESS PRESERVES
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CRUSHED OLIVE
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CRUSHED OLIVE
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad RUSTY HINGE
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad RUSTY HINGE
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CANDIED APPLE
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CANDIED APPLE
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Ranger Perfect Pearls PERFECT GOLD
Ranger Perfect Pearls PERFECT GOLD
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Copic Sketch Marker YG67 MOSS
Copic Sketch Marker YG67 MOSS
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Copic Sketch Marker YG97 SPANISH OLIVE
Copic Sketch Marker YG97 SPANISH OLIVE
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Copic Sketch Marker YR23 YELLOW OCHRE
Copic Sketch Marker YR23 YELLOW OCHRE
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Copic Sketch Marker R35 CORAL
Copic Sketch Marker R35 CORAL
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Copic Sketch Marker V17 AMETHYST
Copic Sketch Marker V17 AMETHYST
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Copic Sketch Marker YR18 SANGUINE
Copic Sketch Marker YR18 SANGUINE
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