Monday, 18 September 2017

SAT Autumn Leaves Challenge

Hi Friends! Stephen here to share a card I created using Diana - Sweater Weather
I decided to take inspiration from this months Autumn Leaves Challenge happening over in the Stamp AnnieThing's Stampers Facebook group.


I coloured Diana with my Copic markers as well as did some simple paper piecing using paper with a knit weave patten to it. This was a first for me and I am sure to try paper piecing again.
To create the background, I did some very quick and simple ink blending with Distress Inks. To add more detail, I did some flicking with a green Copic marker to create the look of grass.
To finish my scene, I die cut some clouds and some leaves that I coloured to give an Autumn feel to the card.
I hope you like my card and hope you play along with this month's Theme challenge.

Until next time - Stephen




How to Play Along:

- Create a new project inspired by  an "autumn leaves" theme.

-Share your creation at Our Facebook Group HERE by October 3, 2017

-Only one entry 

-A Stamp of your choice will be awarded to the winner, if we have five or more entries.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Stamp AnnieThing September Release - Day Three




Hi and welcome to Day #3 of 
Stamp Anniething's September Release!






Abigail is available in the store Today along with the other 2 stamps we showed you  this week!!
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I think Abigail - Enjoy The Show is my personal favourite of this release. You just can't get any cuter then her...It also helps that I am a major movie addict :)

I started by colouring Abigail with the following Copic markers

Copics
Hair - E09, YR18, YR14
Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00, E50, E93
Shirt - BG45, BG49, C2, C1, C0, R05, Y02, Y28
Pants - RV23, RV25, RV29
Popcorn Bucket - R08, R05, R02, C2, C0
Chair - B29, B28, B26, B24, B21, T9, T7, T6, T5

once I finished colouring her, I cut her out with my Brother Scan N Cut then popped her up with foam tape.

For my card base, I was inspired to create a movie theatre marquee, based on one of my favourite Disney rides at Hollywood Studios, in Florida - The Great Movie Ride. I created the  marquee sign shape using Silhouette Software on my computer and cut it out using my Silhouette Cameo 3. I also used my Silhouette to create the movie film cutout you see on the card base.

To create the background, I use some transparent texture paste and applied it overtop of a stencil and then sprinkled some glitter overtop of it while it was still wet. 

To finish my card off, I added some gold sequins for some extra movie magic sparkle. 

and thats a wrap folks...Hope you love the September release as much as I do.

Until Next Time - Stephen 

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Stamp AnnieThing September Release - Day Two




Hi and welcome to Day #2 of 
Stamp Anniething's September Release!






Holly will be available in the store Friday along with the other 2 stamps we show you  this week!!
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I wanted to experiment with Skin Tones as well as play around with my Distress Oxides on this card. The end result is something a little different style wise for me but I had a lot of fun stepping outside my comfort zone. I started by Colouring Holly with the following Copic markers:

Copics 
Skin - E79, E77, E74, E71, E70, E11. E93, E50, E04
Hair - T10, T8, T6, T4
Dress - YR18, YR16, Y17, Y15
Purse- R29, R27, R24, R22, R21

Once I was finished colouring her, I cut her out using my Brother Scan N Cut and popped her up using foam tape.

To create the background, I grabbed an old texture stamp that I purchased years ago and stamped it repeatedly onto kraft card stock using Wild Honey Distress Oxide inks. I then gave it a very light misting with water to activate the Oxide effect of the inks...I love the feel of the Distress Oxides. They are fast becoming one of my favourite inks. 

To create the background behind the window, I used Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean, and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks...if you haven't Ink blended with these inks yet, they blend like butter.

I heat embossed the sentiment that came with the stamp set onto black card stock using white embossing powder. I then cut the sentiment apart to place it haphazardly.

To finish the card, I added some crystals and a bit of black Nuvo Drops.

Thank you for joining us, we hope you enjoyed our projects for this release!

Until Next Time - Stephen 

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Stamp AnnieThing September Release - Day One


Hi and welcome to Day #1 of 
Stamp Anniething's September Release!






Tommy will be available in the store Friday along with the other 2 stamps we show you  this week!!
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I had a lot of fun creating this card. I will admit I was a little stumped initially as to what I was going to create with this stamp. However the the wheels turned and I decided to put a Pizza spin on this image.
I started by Colouring Tommy with my Copics using the following colours.  

Copics
Hair - YR23, YR24, E99
Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00, E50, R20
Shirt - 110, T9, T7, T6, T4
Jeans - B99, B97, B95, B93, B91
Pizza Box - R35, R37, R39, G24, G28, G29, E55, E53, E51

Once he was finished, I cut him out with my Brother Scan N Cut and popped him up with foam tape on the card base. 
I created a card layout that was inspired by the themes I imagined would come from old fashioned Pizza parlour. Therefore I went with red plaid pattern paper, warm browns as if from the pizza box itself and then decided to throw in some green as well. I created my own sentiment and used the Silhouette Cameo 3 to cut it out. I then layered everything together, added a heart die cut that I had laying around and finished the card with some black bakers twine. 

Thank you for joining us, we hope you enjoyed our projects for this release! Grazie!!

Until Next Time - Stephen 

Monday, 4 September 2017

Birthday Bubbles

Hi Friends! Its my day to post on the Stamp AnnieThing blog and I created this fun Birthday card to share with you. 
I stamped out Brooke - Smile and coloured her with my Copic markers. I popped Brooke up with foam tape to give dimension and add interest  to my card.
I decided to keep the design of my card pretty clean and simple, so I used a fun and colourful piece of patterned paper which I accented by  stencilling yellow bubbles on the background. To fishish off my card I added a some Nuvo drops. I hope you enjoyed my card creation!


Until Next Time - Stephen


Monday, 21 August 2017

Molly - Sunflower from Stamp AnnieThing

Hi Friends!
September is just around the corner which also means that Fall is as well...I have mixed feelings about this time of year as I love the Summer months so much. For my project I am sharing with you today, I decided to colour Molly - Sunflower from Stamp AnnieThing.
I had a lot of fun colouring her with my Copic Markers as well as masking and creating a background with my Distress Inks and Copics as well.
Hope you like my card creation today!



Until next time - Stephen

Monday, 7 August 2017

Card Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone! It's my day to post at Stamp AnnieThing and I have a fun card to share. I used the Julie-Ahoy Matey stamp set for my challenge card. The theme for this challenge is a card sketch.





I decided to create a scene card inspired from the card sketch and man did I have a lot of fun creating this one. I created the ships wheel and the railing on my Silhouette Cameo. I really enjoyed creating these original elements for my card using my Silhouette. I did some ink blending with my Distress Inks on some Tim Holtz woodgrain card stock to create this ships deck. I also ink blended the background to set me scene as if Julie is sailing at dusk.I coloured Julie image with my Copic Markers and popped her up with some foam tape.



I hope you enjoyed my card!


Until next time - Stephen 





Friday, 4 August 2017

Stamp AnnieThing August Release: Day Three - Tony I get a kick out of you!




Hi and welcome to Day #3 of 
Stamp Anniething's August Release!
This release is ALL ABOUT THE BOYS!!
Tony's back! He's earning his belts in karate!!








Tony is available in the store NOW along with the other 2 stamps we showed you  this week!!
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Its the final day for Release Week at Stamp AnnieThing and I am so excited to share this card with you. This is by far my favourite creation for this release...you know what they say, Save the best for last!


I decided to create a side fold out card (video of card opening at the bottom) and took my style inspiration from comic books. I designed my own "Bam!" word bubble using my Silhouette Cameo. I used stencils to create the various background with my Distress Inks and Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. 


I coloured Tony using the following Copic colours and cut him out with my Scan N Cut. I also added some clear Wink Of Stella glitter pen on the "Bam!" for some extra sparkle.

Copics:
Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00, E50, E93
Hair - YR24, YR23, Y21, Y11
Belt - T10, T7, T5
Karate Gi - C3, C2, C1, C0, C00



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I hope you enjoyed our August release!

 Have a great day!

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Stamp AnnieThing August Release: Day Two - Sam Game On!



Hi and welcome to Day #2 of 
Stamp Anniething's August Release!
This release is ALL ABOUT THE BOYS!!
Remember Sam? He's back and getting his game on!






Sam will be available in the store Friday along with the other 2 stamps we show you  this week!!
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I love creating shaker cards and I thought it would be fun to make a shaker card using Sam - Game On!


I had lots of fun playing around with pattern papers to create this bright and playful card. I feel like this card could be used for any occasion, Congratulations - Birthdays...you name it!



I coloured Sam using the following Copics and cut him out using my Scan N' Cut

Copics:
Skin - E79, E77, E74, E71, E70, E93
Hair - T9, T7, T6, T5, T4, T2
Pants - B99, B97, B95, B93, B91
Shirt - YR18, YR16, YR15
Shoes - YG07, YG05, YG01
Game Controller - T5, T4, T3, T2


I hope you enjoyed our September release!

 Have a great day!

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Stamp AnnieThing August Release: Day One - Zac Technology



Hi and welcome to Day #1 of 
Stamp Anniething's August Release!
This release is ALL ABOUT THE BOYS!!





Zac will be available in the store Friday along with the other 2 stamps we show you  this week!!
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Hi Friends! Its hard to believe that is August already, I can't believe how fast the Summer has flown by. On the bright side, ITS RELEASE WEEK at Stamp AnnieThing!! I am so excited to share my card creations over the next few days.


I wanted to create a bright, fun, and cheerful card using the super cute Zac - Technology stamp set. I found some patterned paper from a MFT paper pad and pulled my colour pallet from that. I used my Distress Inks to ink blend a rainbow and framed it using a mirrored paper diecut using the Single Stitch Line Rounded Square Frames by MFT (thats a mouth full). I also added some Nuvo drops in various colours for a fun extra touch. I stamped all the word bubbles and abbreviations and cut them out with my Scan n' Cut.



I coloured Zac with my Copics using the following colours. 

Copics:
Skin - E15, E13, E31, E30, E95, E04
Hair - E49, E47, E44, E43
Shirt - V17, V15, V12, B4, B2, B1, YG07, YG05, YG01
Pants - N4, N3, N2, N1
Shoes - B4, B2, B1
Computer - T10, T7, T5, N2


I hope you enjoyed our September release!

 Have a great day!

Monday, 24 July 2017

Wedding card featuring Stamp AnnieThing stamps

It's my turn to share over on the Stamp Anniething Blog today!
I've made a sweet Wedding card with a shaker element featuring two stamps from the May Stamp AnnieThing Release - Eloise Congratulations and Tommy Way to Go 
I kept my colour pallet and card design more simple to allow the focus to remain on Eloise and Tommy.
I started with a A2 sized card front and adhered a diagonal stripped pattern paper to the left hand side. I then Die cut out the window using the Stitched Dome Frames from MFT. I used the same die and cut out another frame but this time out a white glitter paper. I adhered a piece of clear acetate on the backside of the card front and then glued the glitter frame I cut out on the front. I popped my card front up with a double layer of foam tape onto another piece of card stock that I ink blended some Victorian Velvet Distress Ink on. I filled the card with a bunch of coordinating sequins, prills, and beads. 
I coloured Eloise and Tommy with my Copic markers and then adhered them to my card front. I stamped the sentiment that came with Eloise on a a thin piece of paper that I cut into a banner shape. To finish off my card, I added some Nuvo drops around then sentient in the colour Silver Linings. 

I hope you like my card creation!


Until Next Time - Stephen 



Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie - Let them Eat Cupcakes pt 2

Happy Wednesday friends! As you know I created a card that I shared with you on Monday that used the "Let them Eat Cupcakes" stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie stamps. I loved the stamp set so much that I coloured all the images in the set and ended up creating two very different cards, the second which I am sharing with you today.



I coloured her using my Copic markers with the following colours
Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00, E50, E93
Hair - E47, E44, YR27, YR23, YR21
Vest/Headband - R39, R37, R35, R32
Shirt/Shoes - BG49, BG45
Pants - T10, T8, T6, T4

To create the background, I used the Triangle Turnabout background stamp by Concord & 9th. If you haven't seen this unique stamp in action, check out the video here 

I used the "Happy" die cut from the "Happy Greetings" die set from MFT and popped it up with fun foam to give it added dimension  For some added detail, I used some clear Nuvo crystal drops overtop of the letters to add some extra shine. I then cut out the "Sentiment Label Strip" die cut and adhered the word "Happy" to it and then stamped "Birthday" underneath. I think it adds a fun touch to the card yet doesn't take away from the image I coloured. 


I hope you like todays card!

Until next time - Stephen



Monday, 17 July 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie - Let Them Eat Cupcakes

So I'm just going be upfront with you all and let you know that you're gonna' be seeing lots of cards using Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps in the future. I have recently become obsessed with their unique designs and man, oh man, are they challenging yet, oh so fun to colour.

For todays card, I am using stamps from the "Let Them Eat Cupcakes set"



As always I stamped my images on Hammermill 100lb card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with my much loved Copic Markers using the following colours.

Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00, E50, E93
Hair/Muffins - E59, E57, E55, E53
Pants/Headband - RV29, RV25, RV23, RV21
Shirt- Y17, Y15, Y11, Y13, Y11
Apron - YG09, YG07, YG06, YG05, YG01


I kept the layout of my card pretty simple as I wanted the focus to be on my image that I had so much fun (and time spent) colouring. I used the scallop die and fishtail banner die from the Blueprints 27 set from MFT to create the majority of my card layout. I added some striped patterned paper for some added interest and as well I used a stitched circle die to help ground my image. I coloured 4 strips of white Hammermill paper in Green, Yellow and Pink Copic markers and glued them overtop of the patterned paper to tie in all the colours. 

I am pretty pleased with the results of this card, as it is a different card style then I'm accustomed too. I ended up loving this stamp set so much that I actually made a second card with it; I'll be sharing that fun card with you Wednesday. 

Until next time - Stephen



Friday, 14 July 2017

Altenew - Hug Me stamp set

Happy Friday everyone! I am popping in today to share a card I made last week, Live on my Stampin' Steve Facebook page. If you are not a follower of my page, I do Live Streams every so often and create a card start to finish...unplanned, unscripted but totally fun.
I decided to play around with the, "Hug Me" stamp set from Altnew. I love the beautiful and unique designs of Altenew's stamps and when I saw the "Hug Me set", it was just so unique and playful, I just had to get it. 

The set has so many wonderful images in it but the one that I wanted to colour up first was the Fox that had "Hug Me" written behind him.  I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Hammermill 100lb cardstock. I did some very simply colouring with my Copic markers using the following colours:

YR18, YR16, YR15, Y15
BB28 ,B26, B26

Once my colouring was finished, I used the coordinating dies to cut the image out. I love how the die cuts around the letters and the image...so unique. 

I created a simple background starting with a A2 sized piece of Tim Holtz watercolour paper. I used the Radiating Rays stencil from MFT and blended my Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Indian Gold and Pure Platinum overtop of the stencil. 


Once my background was dry, I added a black matting to frame and ground the background piece. I also added some foam tape to the back of my cute fox for some added dimension and adhered him to my card front. For some added sparkle and shine, I added some clear Wink Of Stella glitter pen to the words, "hug me". For a finishing touch, I heat embossed one of the smaller sentiments with white embossing powder onto a thin black banner piece.


I have included the video of the live stream if you would like to watch the process...but unfortunately the video cuts off at the end as my computer battery died...oops

Until next time - Stephen