Altenew – Chalk Board Christmas Cards

Hi friends! I want to share with you today my chalk board inspired Christmas cards. Here is my first card.

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To create this card, I first applied Black Soot Distress Ink all over a Simon Says Stamp Slate Card Stock. The reason I didn’t use a black card stock is I was out, so I created my own with ink blending. I used Slate card because it would be easier to turn this gray card into black than turning white card stock all the way into black.

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I then stamped the cute images from Altenew Bells and Bows Stamp Set all over with Versamark Watermark Ink. I did the same for the sentiment from Altenew Holiday Wishes. After that, I poured white embossing powder all over the panel and heat set them with a Heat Gun. I deliberately didn’t make things perfect, even leaving in embossing powder here and there and not cleaning it up. I love the imperfections in this! To make the card even more rustic, I white heat embossed the edges of the panel and added paint splatters. Again, incorporating some imperfections for a more organic finish. Finally, I first die cut the panel with MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics, then with MFT Die-namics Blueprints 25 and fixed some twine.

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This technique is so much fun! I made another card using the same technique. This time I used Altenew Wild Hibiscus Stamp Set and Altenew Celebrations Stamp Set. The sentiment is also from the same Altenew Holiday Wishes Stamp Set. At last, I die cut the panel with MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics to break up the panel. I added more rustic-ness by heat embossing the edges of the two panels. Finally, I fixed some twine with jingle bells and mounted the panel onto a card base with foam tape.

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I love the rustic look of these holiday cards and I love how special they look! Now I just wish Christmas gets here sooner! As always, thanks for stopping by and I give you a BIG CRAFTY HUG from Seattle!! 🙂

Supplies:

  1. Altenew Wild Hibiscus Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  2. Altenew Celebrations Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  3. Altenew Bells and Bows Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  4. Altenew Holiday Wishes Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  5. MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. MFT Die-namics Blueprints 25: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Simon Says Stamp Slate Card Stock: Simon Says Stamp
  8. Black Soot Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  9. Ranger Watercolor Brush #9: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  10. Silver Black Velvet Paint Bursh #6: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  11. Versamark Watermark Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  12. Hero Arts White Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp
  13. Hero Arts Wagner Heat Gun: Simon Says Stamp
  14. Natural Hemp Cord Twine: Simon Says Stamp
  15. Jingle Bells: Simon Says Stamp
  16. MISTI Stamping Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  17. Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape:  Simon Says Stamp

No Line Watercolor – Sketchy Rose

Hi friends! Happy Hump Day! I’m popping in today to share my big rose card using no line watercoloring technique. I have used Altenew Sktechy Rose Stamp Set for the rose and Altenew Best Mom Stamp Set for the sentiment. My parents are in town visiting so it’s the perfect chance to give my mom this card! Here is my card.

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To create this card, I first stamped the rose and stem with Antique Linen Distress Ink. Then, I watercolored it with distress inks and watercolor paint. I also added in a background and some splatters. For the sentiment, I stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder.

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To finish, I die cut the panel with SSS Stitched Rectangles Die Set and mounted on Spicy Yogurt Card Stock with foam tape.

Supplies:

  1. Altenew Sketchy Rose Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  2. Altenew Best Mom Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  3. Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die Set: Simon Says Stamp
  4. Canson XL Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  5. Spicy Yogurt Card Stock: Altenew
  6. Antique Linen Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Tattered Rose Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  8. Picked Raspberry Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  9. Festive Berries Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  10. Barn Door Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  11. Fired Brick Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  12. Tea Dye Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  13. Vintage Photo Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  14. Walnut Stain Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  15. Twisted Citron Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  16. Mowed Lawn Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  17. Pine Needles Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  18. Ranger Watercolor Brush #9: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  19. Silver Black Velvet Paint Bursh #6: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  20. Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  21. Versamark Watermark Ink: Simon Says Stamp
  22. Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  23. Hero Arts Wagner Heat Gun: Simon Says Stamp
  24. MISTI Stamping Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  25. Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape:  Simon Says Stamp
  26. Be Creative Tape/ Scor-Tape: Simon Says Stamp

MFT & Avery Elle – Oceans of Love

Hi friends! As you can see, I’m addicted to cardmaking again! I want to share my mermaid card with you today. My inspiration comes from the Avery Elle Canopy Stamp Set.

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I have used this stamp set in different ways before and it is still my all time favorite. If you don’t have it, I highly recommend it because it is so versatile!! I used it as flowers here and turned it upside down as garden bush here. You can see the photos below. For today however, I’m using it as coral reef. This is so fun!

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I first heat embossed the flowers and the sentiment in white on watercolor paper. Then, I created the background with Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon and Dusty Concord Distress Inks. I added water droplets for the underwater feel. Once we’ve added the underwater colors, the flowers totally tricked your brain that they are corals!

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I stamped out the images from MFT BB Mermazing Stamp Set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Then, I colored them with Copic Markers and added highlights with white gel pen. I have listed all the colors I used below so feel free to use them as reference 🙂 Finally, I die cut them out using MFT BB Mermazing Die-namics.

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To finish, I die cut the card panel with SSS Basic Rectangles Die (second largest) and mounted everything on a card base using foam tape and Scor-Tape.

That’s it for today. Thank you for stopping by! Happy crafting! 🙂

Supplies:

  1. Avery Elle Canopy Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  2. MFT BB Mermazing Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  3. MFT BB Mermazing Die-namics: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  4. SSS Basic Rectangles Die: Simon Says Stamp
  5. Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  8. Dusty Concord Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  9. Canson XL Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  10. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  11. MISTI Stamping Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  12. White Gel Pen: Simon Says Stamp
  13. Ranger Watercolor Brush #9: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  14. Silver Black Velvet Paint Bursh #6: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  15. Canson XL Watercolor Paper: Simon Says Stamp
  16. Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  17. EK Success Powder Tool:  Simon Says Stamp
  18. Versamark Watermark Ink: Simon Says Stamp
  19. Hero Arts White Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp
  20. Hero Arts Wagner Heat Gun: Simon Says Stamp
  21. Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape:  Simon Says Stamp
  22. Be Creative Tape/ Scor-Tape: Simon Says Stamp

Copic List:

  1. Copic Marker R01: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  2. Copic Marker R05: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  3. Copic Marker R20: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  4. Copic Marker R22: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  5. Copic Marker R29: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. Copic Marker R39 : Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Copic Marker YR0000: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  8. Copic Marker YR00: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  9. Copic Marker E11: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  10. Copic Marker G00: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  11. Copic Marker G02: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  12. Copic Marker YG09: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  13. Copic Marker V01: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  14. Copic Marker V05: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  15. Copic Marker V12: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  16. Copic Marker Y13 : Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  17. Copic Marker Y17: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  18. Copic Marker YR04: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  19. Copic Marker YR24: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp

Oh Happy Day Card

Hi crafty friends! I’m popping in today to share with you my Oh Happy Day card. I was inspired by the summer colors of ocean and passion fruit cocktail. Here is my card.

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I first took a piece of watercolor paper and blend Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks onto all four edges. I left the middle white but the corners darker to create more depth. I also splattered water onto the panel with a paint brush and plotted dry to make bubbles.

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Then, I colored the intricate die cut with Copic markers. The colors I used are listed below. When everything was dry, I adhered the die cut onto my card with Ranger Multi Medium Matte to finish.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Supplies:

  1. Strathmore Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  2. Ranger Ink Blending Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  3. Ranger Ink Blending Tool Replacement Foam: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  4. Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  5. Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. Ranger Watercolor Brush #9: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Ranger Multi Medium Matte: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp

Copic List:

  1. Copic Marker R01: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  2. Copic Marker R05: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  3. Copic Marker R14: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  4. Copic Marker R20: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  5. Copic Marker R32: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. Copic Marker R37: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Copic Marker YG0000: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  8. Copic Marker G40: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  9. Copic Marker B00: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  10. Copic Marker Y11: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  11. Copic Marker Y17: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  12. Copic Marker Y21: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp

MFT – You’re a Treasure

Hi friends! Today I want to share with you my pirate card using MFT Party Like a Pirate Stamp Set.

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I started out stamping the super cute pirates and accessories with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then, I colored them with Copic markers and added highlights with a Jelly Roll Pen. After that, I die cut them with MFT Party Like a Pirate Die-namics.

For the background, I blended Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio inks. I added water droplets and ink splatters on it. I used bigger paint brush for the water and smaller brush for the ink splatters. Then, I die cut the panel with MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics. To ground the pirates, I die cut a beach using SSS Nested Circles Die and ink blend with Scattered Straw ink.

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To finish, I foam mounted everything onto a white card base and added the speech bubble with white embossed sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting as always! 🙂

Supplies:

  1. MFT Party like a Pirate Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  2. MFT Party like a Pirate Die-namics: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  3. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  4. Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  5. Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. Ranger Watercolor Brush #9: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Silver Black Velvet Paint Bursh #6: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  8. MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  9. SSS Nested Circle Dies: Simon Says Stamp
  10. Scattered Straw Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  11. Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  12. MISTI Stamping Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  13. EK Success Powder Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  14. Versamark Watermark Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  15. Hero Arts White Embossing Powder: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  16. Hero Arts Wagner Heat Gun: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  17. Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  18. Cheaper Alternative Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson
  19. Be Creative Tape/ Scor-Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp