Birthday poppy

I don’t often play with panel dies, but when I saw this Trellis one from Altenew I knew I had to have it. It’s been die cut as white card stock and then I used my Distress Ink (one of the few I have that’s not Oxide) in the colour Peeled Paint and deliberately avoided getting it even. As the background behind it, I used one of the new watercolour background panels from Lili of the Valley. Then I cut the Trellis die cut apart so that I only kept about 2/3 of it. The Paint-a-Flower Poppy has been coloured with my Copic markers and then cut out by hand. After I glued it onto the background and trellis, I used one of my other Copic marker colours to draw in some dots in a colour to match the distress. The Happy Birthday sentiment is a part of the Paint-a-Flower Poppy set, whereas “dearest friend” is off the Statement Flowers set and I used two different colours from the Zesty Limes ink cubes set. A few transparent drops and voila, card done!

Colouring video (pencils) Penguin Candy Cane

It is time for my first colouring video using pencils. It is nothing fancy and I don’t feel ready to talk you guys through it yet, as I still haven’t coloured up loads of images using pencils, but you can watch me colour and hopefully pick up a trick or two along the way. You can watch as I colour up this entire image by Whimsy Stamps called Penguin Candy Cane (digital stamp). It is also available as a rubber stamp here.

I have used the digital stamp version and printed it out on Bazzill cardstock in the colour Kraft. And as you can see in the video I’m not exactly crazy about sharpening my pencils constantly. I think it works well enough like this and it means I can keep my pencils for longer.

If you’d rather view the video directly on YouTube, click here.

To show how this could look as a completed Christmas card, I’ve made a very simple one.

I have used Prismacolor Premier pencils and the colours are:

White: PC938
Orange: PC1003, PC118, PC122, PC947
Grey (cold): PC1059, PC1060, PC1061,
Black: PC1063, PC1065, PC1067, PC935
Grey (warm): PC1072, PC1074, PC1076
Blue: PC1087, PC1024, PC1025, PC1101, PC901
Purple: PC1026, PC956, PC1008, PC996

Here is a quick photo of the colours I used to colour this image:

Saucer Magnolia

I’ve coloured up this stamp twice, in pink. The first one was using pencils (you can see the card here) and this second one is coloured up with my Copic markers. The stamp is called Saucer Magnolia and is by Power Poppy. I’ve made a pretty simple card out of it. A border die to cut the panel and then I actually used washi tape for the patterened background. Yup, washi tape! It’s wide and awesome and by Altenew. I don’t use a lot of washie tape normally, but I really love this one! To finish it off I glued it onto a pink card base so you can only see the sides of it, embossed a Mathia Design sentiment and used a few transparent dots around the text.

Girl resting on a wall

I’ve had my first proper go at masking stamps together using this stamp set by hÄnglar & Wings. It is three different stamps: the girl, the wall and the plant. As the stamps together becomes quite a large one, I decided to make it into quite a simple card. Masking isn’t as difficult as it looks, but I’ve never been a huge fan of fussy cutting so I’m glad I can keep the masks to reuse them another time.

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Yellow statement flower

I love this stamp (and it’s actually in stock as I type up this blog post as well, for a change!). I know I recently coloured it up in pale pink (see here), but I couldn’t help myself and had to colour it up in yellow as well. Yellow is really not my colour, but it is a very pretty colour when it comes to flowers so I figured it would be perfect for this stamp! The stamp, Statement Flowers, is by ALTENEW. This time I turned the stamp set around a bit more to make a low card instead of a tall one. It’s great that you can use the stamp in either direction!

I used Inkon3’s Fadeout Ink to get the no-lines effect. I love that ink pad! It’s by far my favourite of the ink pads I have tried for no-lines colouring! I stamped the sentiment (from the Paint-a-Flower: Poppy set) using Evergreen from the Zesty Limes mini cubes set, the smaller sentiment stamp is from the Statement Flower stamp set, but it’s in quite a faint shade of yellow, so not easy to photograph. The enamel dots are from Altenew as well, but unfortunately they didn’t photograph very well either this time as they are such a pale green colour.

Here is another photo of the card.

Copics used: YR20, YR23, YR31, E34, E70, E71, E74, BG90, BG93, BG96