I Love Fall with Keeway


Hello Fall! With Fall now officially in season, it seems even more than fitting to create a Fall themed card to share with you today! Besides, I just adore everything in our September Release, so I couldn't wait to share more inspiration using those goodies. My project is showcasing the Oh Deer and Birch Leaf sets!


The details on the Birch Leaf die cut is oh so gorgeous. And with such detail, I love to keep it simple and bring it out with some ink blending beneath it. I blended a piece of bristol paper using Mowed Lawn and Tea Dye distress oxide inks. Then, I die cut the Birch Leaf five times. and arranged them to create a delicate frame. I adhered them with adhesive spray and trimmed off any excess hanging off the edges.


I stamped a pair of deers from the Oh Deer stamp set in dark brown hybrid ink and colored them with my copic markers. Then I die cut the images out with their coordinating dies. I also heat embossed a sentiment from the Birch Leaf stamp set in white onto kraft card stock, and trimmed it to a thin strip. I finished the card by adding these pieces with foam squares. Thanks for joining me today!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello there!

Mayuri here to share a card using the Birch Leaf stamp set and co-ordinating dies!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled SEPTEMBER 2018

I began by creating a loose watercolour background - I took an acrylic block, dropped some Dylusions Ink blots onto it and used it to stamp an image onto a panel of white cardstock. I kept the block in place to allow the colours to blend and then removed it so I could heat set the panel.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled SEPTEMBER 2018

I sprayed a solution of water and Perfect Pearls onto my panel for a bit of sparkle and heat set once more. I then trimmed the panel down to slightly smaller than my card base and foam mounted it to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled SEPTEMBER 2018

I die-cut the birch leaf four times out of white cardstock and adhered all the die-cut pieces together to create one thicker embellishment. I then adhered it to the card front and moved onto the sentiment.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled SEPTEMBER 2018

The sentiment was stamped onto a strip of black cardstock with Versafine ink and heat set in white. I foam mounted that under the leaf embellishment and finished with a few sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!

2018 Retirement Sale!

Hello friends! It's that bittersweet sale where we say goodbye to some of our beloved products. But we must make room in the warehouse for all the exciting new goodies we have heading your way! You will find all of these retiring items listed 40% off in the SALE section of the shop. The prices are marked down, so no code needed! Only good while supplies last, so this is the last chance!

Here are some projects using just a few sets in the sale:
(All My Heart)

(Big Top Birthday)

(Birthday Tags)

(Bright Baubles)

(Bible Journaling)

(Big Bold Brew)

(Little Monster)

(On the Corner)

(Thankful Turkey)

(Graduated Stripes)

(Say Yes to Donuts + Big Bold Brew)

(Send Pretty Mail)


(Fractal Cloud)

(Creepy Cute + Creepy Cute Shadows and Sentiments)

Thanks for taking a look, and so happy to know that these much loved sets will find their way to good homes!

xo
Danielle

Life's A Game with Kath Stewart

Happy Friday!  Our September guest Kath Stewart is back with a couple fun and clever cards that we think will get thinking outside of the box.  Here she is with all the details:

Hi Everyone, I’m back again to share cards I made with the Life’s A Game stamp set and matching dies. I love geometric shapes and was having so much fun with this stamp set that I couldn’t resist making two cards.


So let’s get started with the first card.


I trimmed Distress Watercolor card to create a panel measuring 4” x 8.1/4”, stamped the LIFE image from the stamp set with Wild Honey Distress Oxide ink. I trimmed the ” Is About Twists and Turns” sentiment apart with scissors and stamped the first line of the sentiment with Black Soot Archival Ink. This is a great way to stretch your sentiment stamps and they can easily be stamped as originally intended by aligning them on an acrylic block. I stamped the rest of the rectangle images with Faded Jeans and Wild Honey Distress Oxide inks and stamped the rest of the sentiment.


I stamped the arrows and added shading around the edge of the panel using Faded Jeans Distress Oxide ink and a mini round blending tool.


I fixed Sizzix Black Adhesive Foam to the back of a scrap of black card and used the matching die set to cut the hearts.


I stamped the Start and Finish images on to white card and die cut with the matching Life’s A Game dies and fixed the panel to a card blank measuring 4.1/4” x 8.1/2”.


For the second card, I used the same size panel of Distress Watercolor card and stamped the Life image with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. I doodled a line around the stamping using a Sharpie Black Fine Marker Pen and stamped the rectangle image around the edges using the Distress ink. I stamped the sentiment with Black Soot Archival ink.


I coloured scraps of white card with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink and Pumice Stone Distress Ink using the direct to paper technique. I spritzed with water and blotted with a paper towel.


I flicked splatters on to the background and the coloured cards using Black Soot Distress Paint and a fine paintbrush. I die-cut the hearts and sections to make up the flowers and leaves using the matching Life’s A Game die set. I edged each die-cut with a Sharpie Black Fine Marker Pen and fixed in place. 


I doodled flower stems, added a brad from my stash to the centre of the flower, a twine bow and a coat of Glossy Accents to the hearts. I matted the panel on to a white card blank measuring 4.1/4” x 8.1/2”

I’ll be back next Friday to share another project with you. In the meantime, happy crafting.

Pastel Copic Coloring with Kelly Latevola

Hello Crafters! 

It's Kelly here and I'm back with another Copic coloring tutorial for you guys!


You all know I love my Copic markers and I've been using them for a long time. However, there's still plenty of things for me to learn and pastel coloring is one I struggled with for a long time. 


Often times in summer and spring I would like to color things a little lighter but they always felt flat to me. I missed my dimension! I have found the trick to it is to add the dark colors. 

Sounds pretty common sense right?
Well it is, except I was very heavy handed with my coloring. The trick my friend is to add the tiniest little bit of the darker color. It won't overwhelm your image and the dark makes those light colors POP. 

Check out the video below to see what I mean! 


Did you see how flat they look before adding the hint of dark?
It makes all the difference! 
Give it a try :) 


Thank you guys so much for stopping by! 
I appreciate you joining me :) 



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