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 ūüôā 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! ūüôā

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! ūüôā

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

Copic Drawing – Rurouni Kenshin

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Hi there! Today’s post is not about cards. Instead it’s a drawing I recently finished. The character I’m drawing is Himura Kenshin from Rurouni Kenshin. It’s a Japanese anime from the 90s that features the story around this samurai. There’s fighting, cuteness and a little bit of romance. You might think it’s old news but I just love it so so much!! I guess we all have something from our childhood that we can’t seem to move on from. To me, it’s Kenshin ūüôā

The drawing I did this time was referenced from the last manga book of the series. Here is the cover, with Kenshin holding his sword and his girlfriend behind him. My goal was to draw out Kenshin as close to the original as possible without tracing it. I feel like this would be a good practice for me, in figuring out lines, shapes and proportions. You gotta start somewhere you know, right?!

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I first started out with a pencil draft below. When I took this photo, something was still off. I feel like the person didn’t look quite right. So, I stopped and walked away. When I come back to look at it, I could discover new things that I needed to correct. Slowly, I could get it to look better, at least I was happy enough to do the line art and color it!

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And then comes the super fun part – coloring! I used Copic markers to color the whole image. I first layered on super light colors, leaving the highlights. In this case, the highlights are white and yellow because I think he was facing the sun. Then, I added on darker and darker colors layer by layer, with drying in between to prevent bleeding. At the end, my image looks a lot bolder than the original, which I really like!

I also used a thicker Copic multi-liner to outline the outer lines to make it even more anime like. ¬†If you’re interested in the colors I used, I have them listed below. Please bear in mind that I’m not a professional artist so I’m still experimenting with everything, you don’t have to follow me!

Skin tone: E0000, YR000, YR00, E00, YR02, R12

Hair: Y11 as base, YR00, E11, E13, E15, E19, E44 (with a bit of YR27)

Yellow Highlights: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, YR15

Robe: R14, R17, R37, R39, R89

Hair band: B26

Shadow on white parts: W1, W5, W7

Alright, that’s it! Thank you so much for reading and letting me share my drawing with you! Hopefully I will have some time to share my cards soon! Until then, see you next time!

Simon Says Stamp – Funny Food

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Hi there! Today I am guesting for Simon Says Stamp with the Funny Food Stamp Set. This set is so cute and it totally cracks me up. I went with a cheerful and funny vibe but still managed to use my watercolors on both my critters and the background. Here is a sneak of my card.

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I hope you will pop over to the Simon Says Stamp blog to see more details on my card! All the supplies I used are linked down below. Have a good day! ūüôā

Supplies:

  1. Simon Says Stamp Funny Food Stamp Set: Simon Says Stamp
  2. Simon Says Stamp Funny Food Die Set: Simon Says Stamp
  3. Simon Says Stamp Funny Food Stamp & Die Set: Simon Says Stamp
  4. Simon Says Stamp Game Tile Letters Stamp Set: Simon Says Stamp
  5. Simon Says Stamp Mosaic Stars Stencil: Simon Says Stamp
  6. Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red Cardstock: Simon Says Stamp
  7. MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink Pad: Simon Says Stamp
  8. Gansai Tambi White Watercolor Paint: Simon Says Stamp
  9. Silver Black Velvet Watercolor Brush Set: Simon Says Stamp
  10. Canson XL Watercolor Paper: Simon Says Stamp
  11. EK Success Powder Tool:  Simon Says Stamp
  12. Versamark Watermark Ink: Simon Says Stamp
  13. Hero Arts White Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp
  14. Hero Arts Wagner Heat Gun: Simon Says Stamp
  15. Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape:  Simon Says Stamp
  16. Be Creative Tape/ Scor-Tape: Simon Says Stamp