DIY Last Minute Christmas Gifts

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Hello guys!

I’ve just popped in for a super quick post as I would like to share some last minute gift tags I made. Hope you like the idea!

merry-kissmas-2016-3These are super easy and fast to recreate especially if you use pattern paper or only minimal stamping! For the basic tutorial you can check this video made by a super talented Jennifer McGuire.

merry-kissmas-2016-4On my tags I went a little bit crazy and used emboss resist technique. To speed up the process I arranged and mounted together all the stamps on the acrylic block so I managed to stamp all at once. Once heat embossed, I watercolored the tags with Gansai Tambi watercolors. Since I was attaching a lip balm to the tags, I chose a matching “Merry Kissmas” sentiment.

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As always thanks so much for stopping by, for you love and support! Have a wonderful joyful and peaceful Christmas! I’ll catch you very soon for a new post!

Tatiana

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A Magical Day – Watercolor Card Series

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Hello everyone!

Wishing you a magical day with this watercolor square card that I’m sharing today! Isn’t he darn cute the little unicorn from Be A Unicorn stamp set by Avery Elle?

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All the images were water colored and fussy cut right up against the edge and as always I brought the black brush marker to cancel any imperfection left from the fussy cutting. Then I adhered all the elements with a foam tape that was doubled in some parts. This card turned out a little bit bulky and maybe not the best one to go through the mail, but I like how all the additional layers add something extra. Of course, couldn’t skip shimmer and some droplets on this magical card!

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

Tatiana

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Weekend Warrior – Watercolor Version (ft. Art Impressions)

WE Warrior 2016 WC (1)Happy Friday!!!

After a copic version I posted on Monday today I’m so thrilled to share with you my watercolor version of Weekend Warrior card. This card was inspired by the the last online class Watercolor For Card Makers Intermediate Techniques where Dawn from WPus9 taught and encouraged us to create our own scene behind the stamp images. So did I and finished to have this cute guy approaching to mount some IKEA items.

WE Warrior 2016 WC (2)I tried to apply different techniques like negative painting and do a little bit of shading in order to add depth, dimension and some texture. The watercoloring was done on a hot pressed paper using Gansai Tambi watercolors.

Hope you like this card!!! Thanks so much as always for stopping by!!! And have a great weekend!

Tatiana

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Birthday Fishes – Birthday Card Series

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Hello Everyone!!!

Today on my blog I’m sharing a fun and cute set of square 3 ½” x 3 ½” cards that are easy to make and replicate! I even made coordinated envelopes since they didn’t take me much time at all. I think, these cards are perfect for boys or to give as a set.

Birthday Fishes 2016 (3)To be honest, I used my MISTI this time just because I have it and it helped me to achieve a good stamping on a textured watercolor paper, but you don’t need to use it for this project. After preparing the card base from watercolor paper, I stamped the cute little fishes from Paper Smooches Birthday Buddies set with a waterproof ink, masked them and added splashy background. I used Gansai Tambi Water Colors for coloring and I highly recommend them for everyone who is searching a good quality and easy to use product. The colors are very creamy and the final result is amazing any time I use them.  Once everything was dry, I peeled off the mask and gave some colors to the fishes. And just because sometimes I can’t leave my cards too simple I added a fishbowl shape using die-cut in laid technique.

Birthday Fishes 2016 (2)I’m sharing these cards on Paper Smooches blog too for their February monthly challenge “Fun & Cute”! So be sure to check what other crafters came up with.

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That’s all for today! As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Tatiana

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