OCC – Day 4

I’m a bit slow to post this up on the blog here, it’s been on my Instagram since it was made, though. This is from Day 4 of the Online Card Classes – a smaller card making course focusing on card stock which I took at the end of August. This card here is made after watching Debby’s video.

I’ve used a Snip Art stencil with acrylic paint for the background, the chipboard is also from there, I believe. Dies by Honey Bee, La-La Land Crafts and Precious Marieke as well as a sentiment stamp by Mathia Design and some enamel dots by Altenew.

It was quite a fun card to make, even if it was a bit challenging to try to layer up the dies for dimension and placing them in a way I thought would look nice. In the end I’m really pleased with the result, so don’t be surprised if you see more similar cards in the future!

RAM Animal train

Today is the release day for this month’s new digital stamps in Rachelle Anne Miller’s online shop (aff. link). I simply had to pick this adorable train stamp to colour up! I opted for making it all into a baby card and used the big letter dies by MFT Stamps, where I distressed the bottom half, and added a baby chipboard over the top of it. The small enamel stars are by Altenew.

Copics used: E00, E02, E13, E15, E41, E42, E43, E44, E71, E74, E79, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, BG99, RV10, RV32, RV34, RV17, Y32, Y35, Y38, N0, N1, N3

Happy birthday bear in present

I’ve used Beary Special Birthday from MFT Stamps for this card. If you’d like to see how I colour up this kind of stamp, please see this video.

The background is made with distress oxide ink with a stamp by Simon Says Stamp inked with Altenew on top. The numbers and embossed text is by MFT Stamps and the stars are chipboards I’ve coloured up in a matching colour.

Copics used for the bow: B21, B24, B26, B39

Fox with presents

There’s be a lot of Christmas cards on the blog this month. In October and at the start of November I coloured up a few stamps, but I haven’t had time to make cards of them until recently. Hopefully I will have time to blog them all before Christmas, but as I don’t know how many coloured images I have laying around at the moment, it’s a bit hard to guess how many cards there’ll be!

For this one I’ve coloured up one of Lee Holland‘s stamps. This is in fact one of the very first stamps of his that I bought, but it’s taken a while to get it coloured up and onto a card! I’ve opted for my favourite blues, gave the card a wide border and used a chipboard from Make it Crafty which I coloured in to have a gradient effect. A few semi-transparent sequins scattered around and voila! card done!

Copics used: B0000, BG000, BV20, BV23, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, W0, W1, W3, T0, T1, T3, YR15, E97, E08, E19, E18, R32, R35, R39, N3, N5, N7, N9, YG61, YG63, YG67, G43, G46, E74, E79, Y32, Y38

Whimsy would follow you anywhere

I looked at my phone this morning and it said “October”. I’m not sure I’m ready for that. Don’t get me wrong, I love the beautifully coloured trees, the fresh wind and the non-guilty hot-chocolate moments with a blanket because it’s not too warm for it anymore, but still. Winter is just a tad bit too close. That also means Christmas is coming closer. Are you ready? Have you started on your cards? Mine are actually mostly done! And I have another one to show you today.

A new month also means a new Whimsy Stamps release! I’ve played with one of the new digital stamps. It has a penguin AND a polar bear. Doesn’t get much better than that, right? You can find it here. I didn’t use any dies this time as I cut the coloured panel and then I just tore across the top so I could have some background paper peeking through, but if you prefer dies then the Slimline card builder die so work well for this.

Copics ued: (red) R22, R24, R27, R29, R59, R89, (dark grey) N3, N5, N7, N9, (light grey, penguin – hat – ground) N0, N1, N3, (orange) Y32, Y35, Y38, E97, (polar bear) W0, W1, W2, W3, (paw) E41, E42, E43,