Hello Fall – Autumn & Halloween Card Series

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Hello guys!

I’ve just popped in for a super quick post today. I was in the mood to play with my Mijello Mission Gold watercolors and totally inspired by the amazing gorgeous colors the nature brings us every autumn, made this colorful card.

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It’s quite simple and I used only “Small Hello” and “Leaf Wreath” dies both from Simon Says Stamp (can’t believe that I really used no stamps this time!). As watercolor paper I chose Canson Montval. I find that it goes very well with the Mijello watercolors. The die-cut sentiment was heat embossed with WOW Glitter Metallic Gold embossing powder to bring a little bit of sparkle and shine. Finally a few golden sequins were added as well.

sss-hello-fall-2016-2Hope you like the card and as always thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate your support!

Tatiana

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Loads of Thanks – Stretch Your Stamps Card Series (ft. MFT Stamps)

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Hello guys!

I’m back with a post for the Card Design Superstar contest hosted by My Favorite Things and another example how you can stretch your craft supplies. And, yes, finally autumn colors on my blog!!! 😉

I played with the adorable Loads of Thanks stamp set and came out with a simple one layer design with some “wow” elements and a lot of details: Perfect Pearls and watercolor splotches, Ranger’s Stickles Star Dust Glitter, Glossy Accents, some doodling, a few sequins and little accents with a white gel pen.

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I would like to stop and spend a few words about simple masking I did on this card. No additional stamping or fussy cutting is necessary. I used posted notes to mask either the small leaves from the MFT’s Forest Friends set or the original Pure Innocence image. Here’s the step by step tutorial: first stamp a few leaves on the ground, use posted notes to avoid overlapping the stamp outlines, mask the pots inside the wagon before inking the stamp, then fill the top part of the wagon with other leaves and acorns using the same technique with posted notes, finally coat everything with a liquid mask. Once dried the liquid mask would protect your stamping while you are working on the background. In the end, peel off the liquid mask and color your image with any media you like (I used copic markers on my card).

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That’s pretty much all for today! If you have any question, leave it in the comment area below. As always thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate it a lot!

Tatiana

COPICS:

skin E00-E21-E23-R20                             YG95-YG97-YG99

R12-R22-R24R29                                       E50-E53-E57-E59

BV01-BV13                                                  R000-R02

N1-N3-N5-N7                                             Y11-Y18-Y26

YR21-YR16-YR18-YR27                           BG11

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Christmas Fishes – Inspired By Card Series (ft. Jess Crafts Digitals)

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Hello guys!

This is my last post for the Inspired By Mini Card Series in collaboration with Jess Crafts Digitals. Through all the posts I played with the adorable Fish Friends digital stamp set and tried to come up with different styles, medias and techniques.

So today I’m focusing on how to stretch your stamps and get more use out of them. One way is to think in a creative manner and interpret the stamps in a different way from what they originally were intended to be. It’s so easy to do especially with critters stamps. I think that you can use any critters stamp set all year round and cover all occasions. Just play with different puns and create a scene around, change color combo to suit your occasion, partially mask some elements to remove them from the stamp or add suitable accessories.

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On this particular card I played with the sentiment and customized my own one. The background was created with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I drew wavy lines using different blue tone markers and blended them with water. Then I spritzed water droplets to remove some color and create a sort of bubbly underwater background (like we usually do with Distress Inks). Zig markers work great for this technique as well. I colored once again the cute fishes with copic markers and added a few accessorizes to complete the scene.

That’s all for today! Hope you like today’s card and the Fish Friends stamps! If so I have a coupon code for you. You can save 25% with the code GDTFAN at Jess Crafts Digitals.

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As always thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll catch you up very soon for another post! Have a great day!

Tatiana

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G00-G02-G05                                BV01-BV13

Y11-Y13-Y18                                  C00-C01-C03

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Holiday Card Series 2016 – Christmas Cats

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Hello guys!

Another early Christmas card because I’m trying to get more use out of my “old” stamps. By “old” I mean the stamps from the previous years releases. Some of my “old” stamps actually have never been used. 😉 And since I recently became a happy mom of two furry babies, I just cannot resist to put them both on a card.

sss-xmas-cats-2016-2Here we are with a super simple almost one layer card. This time I used a “good old” masking technique together with my “old” stamps to build a cute Christmas scene. Oh, yes!!! It means stamping everything first on a masking paper, doing a huge amount of fussy cutting and finally re-stamping everything on the card front.

All that cuteness is from Simon Says Stamp’s Christmas Cats set. As for the background, the light blue color was added using ink blending. Later I applied one of my all time favorites stencils Falling Snow (it is from Simon Says Stamp too). This stencil magically transforms any background into a winter scene.

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In the end, I’d like to mention that the images were colored with copic markers and that means that they were stamped with a copic friendly ink. Below you can find all the exact colors I used.

Hope you like the card and thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate it a lot!

Tatiana

COPICS:

cat E40-E41-E43-E44-E47             YG01-YG25-YG17

cat W00-W2-W4                              R24-R29

BG10-BG13                                      Y26-E55-E57

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Inspired By Card Series (ft. Jess Crafts Digitals)

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Hello guys!

I’m back with another post from this mini card series. In case you missed, you can catch up the previous two here and here.

Today I’d like to give you another idea for watercolor backgrounds. This one is so easy and fast to make. I chose my Mijello Mission Gold watercolors for this project and, inspired by the sea colors I saw on the beach, made an ombré background starting from blue-green and finishing with more deep dark blue tones. I applied the colors using only vertical brush strokes and used a small amount of water as I wished to keep my colors very vibrant.

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While the background was drying I colored (with copic markers this time) the cute fishes from Fish Friends digital stamp set designed by a very talented Jess Gerstner. To tie everything together I brought some gold splotches and dots both on the card front and the images. I used a gold shimmer spray, but applied it with a regular brush: painted the gold dots on the fish images in some areas and flicked randomly a few splotches on the card base.

As finish touches I decided to apply goggly eyes and pop up some elements with a foam tape.

That’s all for today! Hope you like today’s card and the Fish Friends stamps! If so I have a coupon code for you. You can save 25% with the code GDTFAN at Jess Crafts Digitals.

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As always thanks so much for stopping by! Stay tuned for the last post from this mini series! Have a great day!

Tatiana

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R02-R05-R08-E19            

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