Thursday, December 22, 2016

Tasty Trucks - SAB

Good evening! Quick post for tonight. I had wanted to post this earlier but you know, Christmas priorities got in the way. Almost done with everything though. Just one more batch of cookies and stocking stuffers to wrap. I feel like I'm pretty on schedule so I should have some free time on Christmas eve and not feel rushed before we got to my brother's house.

Anyway, I played with the new Tasty Trucks set from the upcoming SAB catalog. You can get this super cute set for FREE with a $50 purchase. How fun is this to get for Free!! I used a mix of markers and ink with the aqua painter to color in the truck. I layered it on the Cupcakes and Carousel DSP. I stamped the sentiments several times and then just hand cut them out. Behind the truck piece I used a bunch of copper wire (it's a little hard to see in the photo). Then the final touch was some enamel dots. Love them!

I hope you enjoyed today's card. I have another cute card using this truck again. Hopefully I'll be able to post it tomorrow if not, I'll post it after the holidays. Enjoy your holiday!

Stamps: Tasty Trucks
Paper: Flirty Flamingo, Cupcakes and Carousel DSP, Peekaboo Peach
Ink: Archival Black, Smokey Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Cucumber Crush
Accessories: Markers, Aqua Painter, Copper wire, In Color enamel dots, Envelope punch board

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Blooming Flower - Watercolor Birthday Card

Hello! I'm taking a quick break from all of my holiday chores to post this card I made the other day. A couple of weeks ago I colored this flower in with the new watercolor pencils. I shared the colored image on my Instragram and this is the finished card. Be sure to follow me on Instragram to see more crafty stuff (Instagram name: Sootywingstudios). I wanted to try out the new pencils. I tried them briefly at OnStage but didn't use them real long. So far I really like them. I stamped the image on shimmer paper and colored in the flower with the pencils and a blender pen. I love how it came out. This is my all time favorite flower to color. It's hard to tell in the photo but there is a nice shimmer from the paper. I adhered this image to some black card stock and Pop of Pink DSP. I had planned on wrapping the ribbon around the DSP but glued the DSP down first and then realized I forgot to add the ribbon. So I just added a strip and cut the ends then added the bow. I stamped the sentiment on Sweet Sugarplum card stock and cut out the Happiest and birthday so they would be separate. I always forget about doing this with the sentiments. Sometimes you don't want the sentiment all together and cutting it out like this is a fun touch. The final touch was to add some of the sprinkles from the new sprinkles embellishments in the Occasions 2017 catalog. Ok now back to work. Only a few days left to get everything done!!!

Have a great day!

Stamps: Birthday Blooms
Paper: Pop of Pink DSP, Black, Shimmer paper, Sweet Sugarplum
Ink: Archival Black
Accessories:Watercolor pencils, Blender pens, Envelope punch board (for the corners of the shimmer cardstock), Sprinkles embellishments, Sweet Sugarplum ruched ribbon

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

November Swap

Hello! I'm back with my swap for November. The theme for November was to use washi tape. If we didn't have any we could also cut DSP to the size of washi tape and use that. So I did a mix of both. I used some Candy Cane Lane DSP cut into thin strips and the copper foil dot washi tape. I used these as part of the background over some Cucumber Crush cardstock. Then I made lots of Santas for the cards. I punched him out and colored him with markers. As I was coloring these santas, my son saw me doing them and he wanted to join in as well. It was cute. He wanted to make sure he colored his just like mine. I adhered the Santa to a soft sky circle cut with the Stitched Shapes framelits. These stitched shapes give a nice little extra touch to your circles, ovals and squares. (They are currently on backorder but should be back in stock mid-January). Then the finishing touch was a little poof to the Santa's hat. I just cut apart the white pom pom trim for his hat.

I hope you liked today's card. These were fairly quick to put together so a great idea for any last minute cards you need to make!

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Cookie Cutter Christmas, Greetings From Santa
Paper: Cucumber Crush, Tip Top Taupe, Soft Sky, Candy Cane Lane DSP
Ink: Archival Black
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Affectionately Yours Washi tape, White pom pom trim, Real Red, Tip Top Taupe, Daffodil Delight, and Peekaboo Peach markers

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

October Swap

Hello. I have a quick post for you today. I realized I never shared my October swap. The theme for October was to do a technique card. The technique I chose was to layer ink on the clear block and then stamp it on paper. I took my aquapainter and filled in any white spots with ink. It makes for a quick and easy background. This card is fallish but I think this would work great with some blues in the background and a green wreath for a winter card. Something I may have to try out!

I will be back tomorrow with my November swap. It's a cute one! And then I have to work on my December swap. So many things to do this month. At least my shopping is mostly done. Thank you Amazon Prime. Now I just need to find the time to wrap all of the gifts. It's hard with little kids around because I have to wait until everyone is definitely asleep so I don't get anyone peeking. But when that time rolls around, I'm ready for sleep myself! Oh well, it will get done at some point.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Wondrous Wreath, Floral Phrases
Paper: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim, Gold glimmer paper
Ink: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Night of Navy, Dapper Denim
Accessories: Wonderful Wreath framelits, clear block, Aquapainter, Fancy Frost Sequins

Friday, December 9, 2016

SAB - Hey Chick

Happy Friday! I have some super cute cards to share today. I used the new SAB set called Hey Chick! How adorable are these chickens! This set will be available in January during Sale-a-bration. If you place a $50 order you can get this super cut set for free. I used other new products on these cards as well. The embossing folder is the new Hexagons dynamic embossing folder. This folder gives you a really nice deep impression on the cardstock. It kind of reminded me of chicken wire so that's why I wanted to use it in the background. The DSP is also from the Occasions 2017 catalog, called Cupcakes and Carousels DSP. As you can see you don't have to just use it with the cupcakes and carousel suite. I love being able to use DSP for cards other than they were intended for. And those crazy chickens were colored in with the new watercolor pencils. These are great! I colored the chickens and then blended the pencils with a blender pen. It's so easy! One other thing I did was outline the chickens with the gray pencil and then used the blender pen to blend it. It just gives the chickens a little dimension.

I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek of new stuff! Now I'm off to do all of the other things on my to-do list that I should have been doing instead of crafting. :)

Stamps: Hey, Chick (SAB)
Paper: Early Espresso, Peekaboo Peach, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Tip Top Taupe, Cupcakes & Carousels DSP
Ink: Archival black
Accessories: Hexagons Dynamic embossing folder, Layering circles framelits, Watercolor pencils, Blender pen, Banner triple punch, Burlap ribbon, In color enamel shapes, Brights enamel shapes