Create A Smile Challenge

Hi, everyone! I’m back today with some fun news and a card to share with you! I’m so excited to announce that I’m joining the Create A Smile Challenge Design Team!! I’m looking forward to bringing you cards each month that I’ve created using their adorable stamps and other products. Today we are kicking off the first January challenge and the theme for this challenge is: kraft. I love using kraft card stock, so this was such an easy one to start with πŸ™‚

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I love this freebie with the bird and the coffee cup from Create A Smile, so I decided to use it to make a background to color. I was going to print it on some Copic friendly cardstock, and then I realized-the challenge is kraft! I should use some colored pencils and go full out. It was super easy to resize the image and repeat it in a photo editor and then I printed it straight onto the card stock. I trimmed it down to fit my card base, and went to town with my color pencils.

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I kept the coloring really simple. I’m not the best with colored pencils, but I love using them. This image was so easy and simple to work with. Once I had all the images colored, I added back some of the black lines that I had colored over with a fine tip Copic Multi Liner. The spots I need to do this this most was the details in the birds. I also added some white gel pen dots. just to fill in the open space and add some detail.

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I took another freebie from the blog and also printed it on some kraft card stock. For the word ‘year’ I used some brown Copics and made an ombre effect so that they faded towards the top. I trimmed that down and matted it onto some black paper. This was adhered to the card with foam tape for a little dimension. I also had printed some of the bird images in different sizes onto some Copic friendly paper for later. I colored one of the birds and fussy cut him out, adhering him atop the sentiment. And that’s my card for today! I hope you liked this take on the kraft challenge! Be sure to head over to the CAS post for this challenge and learn about how you can play along with us πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you with another card soon!

Digital Stamps from Le Petite

Good morning, crafty friends! I’ve got a blog post I’ve been meaning to get up for a while now, but life has been so crazy busy! Can anyone relate? πŸ™‚ I wanted to share the cards I made with my Le Petite digital stamps. I won’t go into too much detail about how they were made, but if you have any questions please feel free to ask!

I wanted to keep the cards themselves pretty simple since the images were so big and took up so much of the card. The nice thing about digital stamps is that you can choose how big your image is. For example, the card I made for Butterfly Reflections Ink of Christmas Eve was the same illustrator, and the images were very small compaired to mine today. Let’s take a look!

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I love that there is so much detail to these images. It makes them so interesting to look at. This bear with his sweater and scarf is too sweet.

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This penguin has to be one of my absolute favorites. It’s so sweet with the lights all wrapped around it. The nice thing about these sets is that you usually get about 4-6 images and they’re all unique and fun, but the price point is a lot lower than if you were to buy an actual stamp set.

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For this card I did an alcohol ink background again, and a heat embossed sentiment. This bear looks so cozy in her scarf! I just love it!

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I hope you enjoyed these cards I had to share today! Which image is your favorite? Mine is still that penguin wrapped in lights. If you haven’t checked out the Le Petite Etsy shop you need to! And if digital stamps aren’t your thing Pink and Main has stamps with Le Petite’s illustrations! It’s the best of both worlds.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you’re having a great day, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!