Monday, November 11, 2019

Bird on a Snowman - Warm Winter Wishes

Hello! Heather Hoffman here this morning with a card that I had SOOO much fun making! It was one of those cards that you picture and want to try, and love so much when it comes out like you were picturing in your head - so great when that happens! I combined two different stamp sets - Good Tidings to You and Warm Winter Wishes to create this little one layer scene!


As I was looking at my stamp sets, it occurred to me that the little birdie from Warm Winter Wishes would look super cute on the snowman from Good Tidings to You - so I did a bit of masking to add the birdie on the snowman.


Since I was already in the mode of masking by now, I went ahead and added a mask over both images, a circle mask around the entire scene, masked off a line along the bottom, then did some ink blending, finishing off with lots of white paint splatters for snow.


I let the paint dry, then stamped my sentiment along the bottom and added a bit of coloring with my Copic markers. One particularly fun touch is the bit of shadow added under the snowman with Warm Gray markers - I love how it makes the scene feel like it is a little more dimensional even with only one layer!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!!!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Guest Designer: Patricia Roebuck | Good Tidings to You Cards

Hello Everyone!  Thankful to be back again here on the Evelin T Designs blog sharing two cards using the Good Tidings To You stamp set.  Both of these cards use the same pattern paper in two different ways, and both of the images were colored with pencils before I had my cards in mind.



Pulling from the green scarf on this adorable snowy fellow, I used a dark green and an aqua green cardstock for my card panels.  To help my snowy friend stand out a little more, I layered him on top of a die cut pattern paper circle in a pale green with white dots.



For my aqua card panel, I used a dotted stencil with white ink to create a subtle snowy look, then stamped the snowflakes from the same stamp set with the same white ink first, then stamped again in an aqua ink a few times.  I love the softer look this gives stamped images.  You can see the effects of that even more with my stamped sentiment, ' Peace Love Joy' where parts of the black ink are softer in the areas where it is over the white inked background.  To add to the sentiment and my snowy friend being in winter bliss, I adhered a leafy white circle die cut around him. I finished him with Nuvo drops and gems.



My next card uses the negative leftover piece of pattern paper I used for the circle die cut under my snowy friend on the first card.  For this card, I layered it with more pattern paper, in a contrasting color.  



For the sentiment, I stamped and heat embossed in gold onto vellum layered under the circle.  To help the sentiment stand out from the plaid pattern paper, I punched a circle from a dark cardstock to layer under it.  Then just foam adhered my sweet cuddly friends and added a few Nuvo drops to finish.  That vellum adds such a nice soft look to this wintery card as well as a perfect spot for the beautiful sentiment.



Two cards using the same pattern paper and images colored before I had any idea how I would use them.  Love how inspiration comes from pre-stamped and colored images, and leftover pieces of pattern papers.  Hope this gives you some creative ways to use your stamped images.  Will be back for one last guest post later this month, sharing more holiday card ideas with a video!

Monday, November 4, 2019

All is Calm, All is Bright

Happy Monday, everyone! 

It's Evelin here today and I will be sharing my process video creating this card from our All is Calm set. This set features a single large stamp (with accompanying sentiments) that is so much fun to color. It is truly an art therapy piece!

I stamped the image using a light brown ink pad that I had from ages ago and then watercoloring it and used colored pencils to add depth and details.

For this card, I used cold pressed watercolor paper which is why you can see more textures on the colored image. Cold pressed watercolor papers are slightly textured by nature which is great for watercolors because it is more absorbent but creates a more textured finish when layered with colored pencils. Unlike smoother papers in which colored pencils can go on more smoothly.

So, depending on the style and feel of the card you want to create, you can choose different types of paper to try as well :)

I even used gold Stickles to add some 'bling' to the Christmas lights on the tree. Does anyone still use Stickles? haha... Most of the times, I just use what I already have in my stash, so I hope that it inspires you to 'shop' your stash before creating your cards too.

You can watch the video HERE on our YouTube channel.

Here is the stamp set used to create this card:


I hope you enjoy watching it and have a great day!






Friday, November 1, 2019

Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


Happy Friday, everyone! It's Evelin here today with a very special post. We are super excited to join the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Evelin T Designs is also proud to be a Super Sponsor for this Hop. You can link up your newly created coffee, tea and or cocoa projects for a chance to win many prizes, including a $25 Gift Certificate from us!

This Hop will run from Friday, Nov 1st - Friday, Nov 8th. Make sure to stop by the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog to find out all the details on how to win prizes.


Here is the card that I created for this Hop. I used the 3 little critters from our Warm Winter Wishes stamp set and did the no line coloring technique on them. I am kind of enjoying doing no line coloring currently. I like how it produces a softer image after I am done coloring as compared to stamping the image with black ink :)

I also have a short process video of how this card came to be and you can watch it HERE on our YouTube channel. In the video, I shared about the paper I used to stamp for no line coloring and how I like it.

I hope that you like this card that I made for this Hop and enjoyed the video as well.

This is the stamp set used to create this Shaker and No Line Coloring card:


Hope that you will join us on this Hop and I can't wait to see what coffee projects you will create!

Happy Hopping!