Posts Tagged ‘Colouring’

Panda Birthday with Laurie!

Sunday, January 6th, 2019

Hello friends!!  Happy New Year to all!!  Well, it’s that weird time between Christmas and Valentines Day where us cardmakers are sort of in limbo.  Of course, we can continue to use our winter stamps and dies but I always get a bit antsy to start using my  spring or love themed products!

I need to start building up my birthday card stash so that’s what I made for you today!  I used two Flora & Fauna stamp sets to create this cute card..

I started by stamping that adorable panda from the Panda Set, as well as the two large flowers. Before colouring and fussy cutting the panda, I added the birthday banner from the Woodland Birthday Stamp Set.  A lot of the images in Flora and Fauna sets are scaled to work perfectly together. After colouring with my alcohol markers, I trimmed each image with scissors.

I created a simple background on a white panel cut with a stitched rectangle die by using a hand cut mask to create the hill and sky.  I used Crushed Olive Distress Ink for the green and Peacock Feathers for the blue. After adhering the flowers and the panda with foam adhesive, I decided the scene needed a wee bit more.  I stamped, coloured and fussy cut the butterfly from the Panda Set and the party hat and small leafy image from the Woodland Birthday Set.

I foam mounted the panel onto a white card base, added a few clear sequins, shimmer pen and Glossy Accents to a few areas of the scene.

Thank you for dropping in today! I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at some Flora and Fauna cuteness!!

See you soon…


Birthday Card featuring Concord & 9th!!

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Hello crafty friends and welcome back!!  Laurie with you today to share a birthday card!!  I really needed a break from Christmas card making and also wanted to showcase some  Concord & 9th goodies that are new to the shop!!

I used the Happy Day Stamp Set along with its c0-0rdinating dies to make this card. This isn’t a new set from C&9 but it is definitely worth a look if you don’t own it or a revisit if it happens to be in your stash!

I used my alcohol markers in shades of coral, green, tan and turquoise. I tried to go for a subtle look but sometimes have a hard time achieving that with my markers! The cake plate was actually paper pieced on a teal coloured paper.  I added a bit of shading to the edges with my markers and polka dots with my white gel pen.

Once I started with the white details, I couldn’t stop and added them everywhere!  The flowers also got a good coating of Clear Wink of Stella!!  The co-ordinating dies have the words “happy day” which I cut from the same patterned paper as the plate.  I cut the letters as well as the cake die from craft foam and adhered everything onto a white panel that was embossed with a folder from Taylored Expressions (unfortunately, this folder is not available :()

The panel was adhered to a white, top fold card base and I added a few clear sequins from my stash! This card was a little labour intensive, especially with the colouring but I really like how it turned out!

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and I hope you will take a look around the shop at the new release section as it’s full of amazing goodies!

Thank you so much for dropping in today!! Have a great day and I’ll see you soon!


Friendship Card with Flora & Fauna

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

Hello, crafty friends and welcome back!! Laurie here to share a card with you that uses products from Flora and Fauna.  If you like whimsical, hand drawn images, this stamp company may just be for you!  They also have their very own unique dies as well.

I used only one stamp set to make this card. I love mixing and matching sets but it just so happens that everything I could possibly need/want was on this set.

I started by stamping a bunch of the images from the Floral Aviary stamp set onto a piece of white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. NOTE: it took two tries with this panel. The first time I used a pigment ink to stamp. Pigment ink is slower drying which resulted in a lot of smudges.

This really reminded me of wallpaper…I love it!!  I coloured the little bird as well as a few flowers and leaves and fussy cut them. I kind of wish there were co-ordinating dies!  I cut the Bird Cage Die (also Flora&Fauna) out of black cardstock.  I really wanted to add a bit of dimension but it’s a fairy delicate die, which would have been a slight nightmare to layer.  Instead, I slathered it with Versamark Ink and applied Clear Embossing Powder. I repeated that step twice to give added dimension and shine.

I added all the coloured pieces around the birdcage using foam adhesive. And of course, this card just HAD to have a white on black sentiment strip!!  I added a bit of sparkle using a Clear Wink of Stella pen.

I think this turned out really sweet. But just think of all the colouring options you have with this ONE stamp set!! It’s full of beautiful florals!!

Thank you for stopping by today!! I hope you found a little inspiration here today!!

Until next time…