Happy Thursday all!! Cristena here today, I hope that you have been well! I am finally moved and had such a GREAT time creating in my new space! When I saw this new set from The Cat’s Pajamas it made me giggle and I HAD to use it!!! It is simply called Science.
I colored the book orange after coloring the beaker full of coffee to kind of symbolize pumpkin spice coffee. It is my favorite! I know that it is still summer but I will actually drink pumpkin spice latte’s all year long!
I also decided I didn’t want the flag that I put the sentiment on to just blend in with the white background. You can see I decided to go very simple with this card but I LOVE IT!! I colored a small “flow of coffee” at the bottom of the sentiment with a few little coffee bubbles.
I cannot get enough of the play on Albert Eisenstein’s theory of relativity! I LOVE IT!
The Copic colors I used are:
Book: YR12, 14, 15, 16, 18, E42, 43, 44
Beaker: E21, 23, 25, N1, White gel pen
Hi TCP friends. Nancy here with a Christmas card. Yes, I know it is September but I am so behind this year that if I don’t get more productive I am going to be short cards come December.
My project for today features the sweet Nutcracker Digi stamp from The Cat’s Pajamas. I used the Print and Cut features in the Silhouette Studio software to print and cut out both the nutcracker and the sentiment. I also changed the color of the sentiment with the software. The size of the card is a mini slimline (3.25 by 6.25) and the background was accomplished by blending broken china distress ink onto the panel. Both the sentiment and image were attached using foam dimensionals. A few clear jewels finished it up.
Well, it’s little wonky out in the world these days…masks, no masks, shots, no shots. Yikes! So whichever way YOU believe is right, we can all agree that these critters in the GLITTER PROTECTOR set are downright adorbs! Cats and dogs in masks, oh my!
This new set is a September digi release. There are five fun sentiments, the masked cat, the masked dog, some hand sanitizer, a paw and a tail. Of course, a bonus of using the digis is that you can size and group as you wish. I went for jumbo sentiments AND jumbo images. I grouped the tail with the cat and the paw with the dog, added offsets and cut them out with the Silhouette.
I really love Alma’s choice of fonts for these and printing them out really large is so fun. I highlighted the words with a white gel pen. Each background was created by blending various Distress Oxide ink colors and all of the images were colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I love the way this medium looks on Kraft cardstock.
There are quite a few really cute sets and Cutable files this month and I’ll be back later in the month with some more. Check back often to see what the other design team members create using these images. The sky’s the limit when you’re using the digis…and, oh, yea….wear your mask!
Squeezing in one last August new release card tonight. (I planned to post it for Saturday but the time got away from me. Whoops!) SO, our adorable Bunny is enjoying the dog days of Summer playing some BASEBALL!
The PLAY BALL digi set allows for sizing the main image in any size that you like. I made him super big to fit on this baseball shaped card. I printed and cut Bunny, the sentiment, and the ball using Silhouette Studio software and then added a slight offset and cut out. I added paper “stitches” so that I could create the ball. It’s all colored with Copics with tiny wood stars and thick stripe-y twine to tie it up. Wood pattern on the bat added with a thin marker.
DID SOMEONE SAY SNOW?! NOOOOOOOOO. NOPE. NADA. NEGATIVE GHOSTRIDER! Not even close to thinking about snow over here but neither is Santa. He’s enjoying fun in the sun, surf, and sand. And he better watch out for sunburn ‘cuz his bald head and his belly are looking a little “pink” there.
I love this scene…this is where I’d love to be right now too. Santa and the palm trees are in the new WARM WISHES digi set available this month. I just love that I can make him whatever size works for me (this is a LARGE card). So I added him to my Silhouette Design Space and the added the trees, overlapping some. I added an offset path around the grouped images so that the machine would cut it all out with a small white border. All colored up with Copics. The background is various Distress Oxide inks – sponged around and blended, clouds using a TCP stencil, and white gel ink dots for the surf. I also added some hand drawn flowers to Santa’s board shorts with a really thin black pigment ink pen. It’s hard to see here but I there’s Glossy Accents on his glasses to make them shine as well. Twine and enamel dots finish it off.
Digi stamper tip: I see lots of sentiment strips/banners out there that are white ink on black cardstock with white embossing powder. Here’s a little cheat…add the sentiment to your computer workspace, change the color to white. Add a colored rectangle, in this case black, and layer it behind the sentiment. Print and trim to fit your card. Voila…an easy digital sentiment strip.
Summer’s flying by…hope you’re out there ENJOYING IT!
Nancy here with today’s card featuring the No Peeking digital stamp from The Cat’s Pajamas. This was a favorite clear stamp and I was sad to see it retired. So when Alma added the digital version to the shop I jumped on it.
I printed the bear and the 4 U tag onto Copic friendly cardstock then cut out using a pierced edge die. I used a combination of Copic and Altenew markers to color it and a white gel pen to polka dot the bow. I added some patterned paper for the background to make it festive yet clean and simple. Easy peasy and one more Christmas card to add to the stash.
Happy Tuesday! Angela back with another fun digital stamp- Play Ball
I love going to a baseball game and this cute bunny makes me want to go cheer on the batter. I printed on Copic Xpress It cardstock and cut with my Scan N Cut machine. I colored with Copics: Bunny: E31, E33, E11, E13, R20 Hat: R35, R37, R59, Bat: E11, E15, E18. White Gel Pen.
I added a page flags to the card behind my bunny. I added a circle die behind the bunny, mounted with foam tape. Next I added foam tape behind the bunny as well to add more dimension. I used some paper from Catherine Pooler but pulled from my stash of scraps so I do not know the exact paper pack. I love it because of how colorful it is.
I love how this card turned out and can’t wait to give to one of my nephews when their new season starts next. I hope you enjoyed. See you soon!
It’s AUGUST people! Summer is flying by! I hope, in between your crafting endeavors, you’ve found time to lounge around on the beach or at the pool. That’s what I’d be doing seven days a week if I could!
Alma’s sweet GNOMIE is enjoying some pink lemonade (or somethin’ – maybe a daquiri!) at the beach. I used colored pencils and gamsol on kraft cardstock for this first card. I really love that you can create a shaped card so easily using the digi images. The gnome and the sentiment are in the CHILLIN’ WITH MY GNOMIES set and I also used one of the new EVERY DAY TAGS cutables for the little sentiment tag. Quick and easy!
A short 1-2-3 on making a shaped card using the digi files:
Open and size the main image in your cutting machine software. Place the image towards the right of your onscreen paper. (You need to have enough room for two of the same image side by side.)
Create a copy of this same image and flip it horizontally.
Move the images so that the copy is to the left of the original with a small space in between. (Enough for your fold without cutting off the edge of your main image.)
Group the two images and create an offset of them – size to your liking.
Now ungroup your digi images and delete the one on the left. You don’t want to print that one. (Although, you could print and have a double sided shaped card!)
Print your page.
Run the printed image through your cutting machine, making sure that you’re only cutting the offset outline.
Once complete, fold in the middle and color.
Voila! You have a shaped card!
My second card also uses the CHILLIN’ WITH MY GNOMIES set. This time I printed the little gnome much smaller so that he would fit on regular sized card front. It’s the sentiment that I made jumbo sized! I blended some Distress Oxide inks over the sentiment image. (I print on a laser printer and when I rub over the printed image it does seem to take away some of the ink. It doesn’t bother me but you can use a thin black marker to fill in any areas that you’d like to be a darker black.)
I grabbed a palm tree from the new WARM WISHES set to add to the beachy scene. I colored the gnome and the tree with Copics and added a bit of white gel pen to brighten up his beard and to add some details. Enamel dots and hemp twine finish it off.
Don’t miss out on the last of the sale goodies…this week is THE LAST WEEK for polymer stamps, dies, embellishments, and stencils – 70% off! Happy Crafting, Gnomies!
I love a good GNOME pun…GNOEL…tee hee! I’m back with another July release card. The GNOEL digi stamp is THE cutest. A nice big dark sentiment and a big open image with plenty of room for coloring. (AND, there’s a matching cutable too!)
The WOODGRAIN COVERPLATE background Cutable is an easy answer for a great backdrop for a woodland image. The pine bough in the new SIMPLY WINTER Cutable file was too cute not to try out. These were tricky on my Silhouette but I’m not sure if it was me or maybe the wrong blade or pressure? I had to run it through twice – lucky I learned a little trick: DON’T UNLOAD THE MEDIA UNTIL YOU KNOW THAT IT’S CUT THROUGH YOUR CARDSTOCK. Obviously, all cardstock is different and might be slightly thicker than what you cut with last. Lots of little cuts for these but I LOVE them so much. They add texture and depth to the card.
I really just love the greenery with the the wood card base. WOODGRAIN ROCKS! This super cute little gnome has that giant ornament and I’m thrilled with how it turned out. I actually cut two of them and colored both – more detail on the top layered gnome but I didn’t want the underneath gnome to look awkward.
Ribbon corners and enamel dots complete the look on this fun slimline card…ready for CHRISTMAS cardmaking anyone?
Head over to the shop and see what’s still available during the “going digi” sale…super deals right now!
Hey there crafty friends! It’s Kerry here and I’m back to share a fun little cuttable project I created using the new Red and Black Ornament Tags Cutable files and my Silhouette Cameo. I thought I would start prepping some cute tags for the season and am working on trying new cookie recipes…I am working on new healthy cookie recipes and am experimenting with some yummy ingredients in hopes that I will perfect the treats in time to plate them for Santa… This recipe includes oatmeal, vanilla, dates, egg and gogi berries. These seem to be really dark cookies and are not burnt. I think the color comes from the dates and gogi berries… They are tasty, but not perfect…yet!
I really love these little tags and they’re so easy to assemble. I chose to use only red and white and used the Copic YR01 to color Santa’s nose.
I will definitely be adding a little white pom-pom to the ball on his hat but that idea didn’t come until I was finished posting these pictures. I can’t wait to make some of the ornaments in metallic colors…That will be fun!
As a fun gift idea, I used a clear bag and tucked all the cookies into it. I added some tiny M&M’s and some festive mini Gobstoppers too. Yum!
Thanks for hopping over to check out my project. Remember to check out the store and take advantage of the 60% sale going on NOW until the end of the month.