Monday, October 19, 2020

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: HOLIDAY ANYA 8


Happy Tuesday everyone! We are on Day 3 of Stamp Features for the
OCTOBER Release at The Greeting Farm. This month was another fabulous release with 3 new stamp sets, and several FALL Digi Sets! Claudette, Joni and I are on The Greeting Farm Blog showcasing the new release!

Today, I am featuring this fabulous girl named HOLIDAY ANYA 8. She's beautiful! When I saw her I knew I wanted to create a sparkly, blue wintry card so I colored her in blue and white and added lots of Star Dust Stickles. 

COPICS:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E21, E11, E13
Hair: E23, E25, E47
Blue: BG10, BG72, BG75
White: C0, C1, C3, C5
Star Dust Stickles

This card came together quickly using patterned paper from my stash. The top scallop border was created using a MFT Die.
 
 
The final step was to adhere Holiday Anya and the mini trees to the card using foam tape.
 

Be su
re to head over to The Greeting Farm Store and grab your favorites. You're going to LOVE them all! And please come join The Greeting Farm Fan Page to share you creations. We would love to see them!
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Sunday, October 18, 2020

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: WARM WISHES


Happy Monday everyone! We are on Day 2 of Stamp Features for the
OCTOBER Release at The Greeting Farm. This month was another fabulous release with 3 new stamp sets, and several FALL Digi Sets! Claudette, Joni and I are on The Greeting Farm Blog showcasing the new release!

Today, I decided to create a detailed scene card combining digis, dies, and stamps. This adorable couple are all ready for the cooler weather and are part of the new clear stamp set called WARM WISHES! I  LOVE them! To create the scene, I used the Porch 2 Digis, various die-cuts, and Copic coloring. 

COPICS:
Boy Skin: E11, E13, E15
Hair: E42, E49, Black
Girl Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13
Girl Hair: E23, E47
Red: R24, R27, R29, R57, R89
Black: C5, C7, C9, Black
White: C0, C1, C2, C3
Brown: E42, E43, E44
Puppy: C0, C1, C2, C3, R20, R21 
Siding: N0, N2, N4
Wood: E43, E44, E47, E79
Gold Cricut Marker
Liquid Applique (fur trim & snow)
 
In retrospect, I should have put the couple to the side so I didn't cover up the front door. You live and learn, LOL! I'm glad I took pictures throughout the scene building process so you can see how it all came together. I colored the door and window panels in Adobe Photoshop Elements. Next I copied and pasted the various digis into Word to start the scene.
 
 
I grabbed a ruler and pencil, and started to build the door frame and siding. After I penciled in all the lines. I then took N4 Copic Marker and went over all the lines using the ruler again to keep them straight. Next, I shaded the siding with N2, and N0 Copic Markers. The wood was colored in with E42, E43, E47, and E79. I colored the porch floor with C0, C1, and C2. The door mat was colored in with E23, E25, and E44 using dots. I stamped "hugs and kisses" from the Warm Wishes set on the door mat. The window panes were colored in with N6.

 
The final step was adding all the various die-cut embellishments. The wreath was created using MFT Scallop Circle Frame and branches from Sizzix Christmas Shadow Box Thinlets. The bow is from Yvonne Creations Holiday Garland Die. The trees, garland above the windows, and stars are from Sizzix Festive Trails Dies. The tree pots were created using Spellbinders Succulent Garden. To create the garland on the top of the wood porch rails, I used the top tree piece of Dee's Distinctively Small Snow Covered Stacker Tree.


After all that work on the door, I wasn't thinking and placed Anya and Ian right in front on foam tape, haha! I'm thinking I should have placed them more on the right. Oh well...I'll just have to create another scene card with some smaller characters.
 
 
Be su
re to head over to The Greeting Farm Store and grab your favorites. You're going to LOVE them all! And please come join The Greeting Farm Fan Page to share you creations. We would love to see them!
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Saturday, October 17, 2020

TLC Designs Double Dial Die with Paperie Ink Happy Vibes

 Happy Saturday everyone! Today, I'm showing off an AWESOME interactive die from TLC Designs Shop called the DOUBLE DIAL DIE! I'm not going to lie....when I first received this die to play with I was very intimidated. But I took some advice from another blogger and put it together with scrap paper first following the detailed directions that came with the die. It was sooooooo easy to put together, and starting with scrap paper so I could see how it worked helped me tremendously! I honestly don't know why I waited so long! There are quite a few video tutorials out there with lots of tips to help you along the way.

 
Once I put it together and saw how it worked, I went through my stamps to come up with some ideas that would fit. Now, I want to double dial everything, LOL! For my first card using this die, I settled on these adorable sloth stamps from Paperie Ink called HAPPY VIBES. The sentiment is from another Paperie Ink set called MONKEY DO. I set the turn mechanism in the top, right corner. When you turn it, the sloth at the bottom of the tree slides up and the sloth hanging from the top of the tree slides to the left, and then they grab hands....pretty cool, right?!!

So here are some tips that might help you!
1. Double up your cardstock on the turn mechanism and the swinging arm. Those pieces need to be a little thicker so they don't bend.
2. Use larger brads on the arm parts because those are the brads you will be gluing your images to. If the brads are too small, the images don't want to stay adhered.
3. Don't tighten the brads on the arms too tightly against your cardstock, otherwise they won't move very well.
 

I'm sure I will have additional advice after I use this die more. Also, check out the YouTube videos using this die for more tips. Be sure to head over to the TLC Designs Store. There are so many new things including clear stamps, digital stamps, and lots of dies. You can even grab some FREEBIES to color up this weekend.
 
Hugs!
Rosie

Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: STAR COUPLE


Happy Friday everyone! We are on Day 1 of Stamp Features for the
OCTOBER Release at The Greeting Farm. This month was another fabulous release with 3 new stamp sets, and several FALL Digi Sets! Claudette, Joni and I are on The Greeting Farm Blog showcasing the new release!

Today, I used this fabulous, star-studded set called STAR COUPLE! I decided to create a stage scene using digital paper...so much easier than coloring the entire stage by hand. You can purchase this digital paper pack HERE. I printed these two on Xpress It Blending Card and colored them with Copics.

COPICS:
Boy Skin: E11, E13, E15, E18
Hair: C3, C8, Black
Girl Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13
Girl Hair: E42, E47, E49
Red: R24, R27, R29, R57, R59
Blue: B93, B95, B97, B99
Black: C5, C7, Black
Gold Cricut Marker
Star Dust Stickles
 
I cut the stage paper shorter than the black cardstock so I could heat-emboss the sentiment and stars in gold. After I adhered all the papers onto the white card base, I added Anya and Ian to the card using foam tape for extra dimension. 
 
 
Be sure to head over to The Greeting Farm Store and grab your favorites. You're going to LOVE them all! Remember, we have our Blog Hop going on until the 18th! And please come join The Greeting Farm Fan Page to share you creations. We would love to see them!
 
Hugs,
Rosie

I Am Roses October Challenge: ANYTHING GOES!

 

It's The 15th of the month, and we are finally back with a brand new ANYTHING GOES Challenge! Come play along for a chance at 1 of the 4 prizes up for grabs!
Here is the breakdown:
WINNER (Chosen at Random) $50 Voucher
Top 3 (1st Place) $30 Voucher
Top 3 (2nd/3rd Place) $25 Voucher

Isn't it fantastic!! If that's not motivation to enter then we don't know what is! Can't wait to see your creations using I Am Roses Flowers! First, here are the Rules:
 
Here are the Details/Rules:
  • Contest runs OCTOBER 15th - NOVEMBER 8th (Ends 11:55pm PST)
  • Theme: "Anything Goes"
  • Minimum (3) I Am Roses Products
  • One project submission per participant
  • One winner will be chosen
  • Participants will upload their project to their blog or forum, Label it “OCT IAR Challenge
  • Participants will add a direct link to their project using the InLinkz tool provided. (*if you are unable to use the tool, leave a comment to this blog post and leave a direct link to your project)
  • Must Subscribe/or be a Follower of the IAR Challenge Blog
  • Winner will be announced alongside the next NEW monthly challenge on the 15th
Today, I went with a bright yellow and pink color scheme using some Lisa Frank inspired digital papers from Etsy. I'm not usually a yellow person, but I figured we could all use a little sunshine in our lives right now! This adorable girl is from a digital set at Polka Dot Orchard called MAKE TODAY HAPPY. She definitely makes we want to get up and dance! I printed her on Xpress It Blending Card and colored her with Copic Markers. 
 
 Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Hair: E42, E47, E49
Yellow: Y11, Y21, YR21, YR23, YR27
Pink: RV00, RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09
White: C0, C1, C2
Star Dust Stickles
   
To finish off the card, I added gorgeous flowers from I Am Roses. They really add a dramatic statement to any project! I used the new Candy Sweet Moon Roses, along with yellow cherry blossoms, S10 small flowers, S10 tiny flowers, and tiny leaves.
 
 
Remember, you have until NOVEMBER 8th to link up your project. Be sure to use a minimum of 3 I Am Roses products on your card to qualify for a prize. I can't wait to see what you make!

Hugs,
Rosie

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Dies R Us: Make A Wish card using all Dies!

Happy Tuesday everyone. It's Rosie here today sharing an adorable critter birthday card using all dies! That's right folks....all the elements on this card were created using various die-cuts. Grab your coffee and get settled in because I'm going to break down step-by-step how I created this!

The first thing I did was cut all my elements from white paper. I decided I wanted to ink up the Lawn Fawn Meadow Backdrop with Distress Oxide Ink and color the other elements with Copic Markers to give the dies more depth. That's the great thing about dies...you can cut the pieces from patterned paper or various colors of cardstock or even from white paper to color yourself. I cut the backdrop twice from Bristol Smooth cardstock and the other elements from Xpress It Blending Card.

I knew I wanted additional critters on this card, so I pulled out the Karen Burniston Woodland Animals and also die-cut those from Xpress It Blending Card.


To create the clouds, I decided to use a die to create a stencil from cardstock. I used one of the cloud borders from the Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders Dies and cut a piece of white cardstock.


Since this die has stitching along the border, I took some glue and placed a thin layer on the back side of the die to seal the stitched holes. Sealing the holes prevents stitch marks when you rub the Distress Oxide Ink over the edge. Be sure to let it dry completely.



I cut a piece of white Bristol Smooth cardstock at 4"x5.25" for the cloud panel (this piece will go behind the meadow border die). I rubbed Broken China and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink along the top edge of the Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border, moving it around as I moved down.


I also inked up the Meadow Backdrop Die using the blues at the top of the border and then Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Inks along the grassy areas. Once it was all inked up, I spritzed water on the green areas and blotted with a paper towel. On the 2nd Meadow Backdrop die-cut I cut off the bottom grassy knoll and inked that up as well.


I always used foam tape or pop-dots to create dimension. I added foam tape to the Meadow Backdrop and the extra grassy knoll.


I placed the cloud panel on the back of the main Meadow Backdrop.


Then I added the extra grassy knoll to the bottom of the card.


I added the Meadow Backdrop scene to a piece of patterned cardstock (4.75"x6"), then a green mat (5"x6.25"), and finally onto the white card base (5.25"x6.5").


I colored the tulips pink with Copic Markers and glued them to the top of the green stems. The other stem that was part of the top grassy knoll was snipped off since I knew it was going to be covered up by the fox. Then I colored all the other pieces with markers to give them more depth and glued them together. You can see how different they look colored by hand instead of paper-piecing.


To keep everything on the card a die, I decided to use one of these Birthday Top Edgers for the sentiment instead of a stamp. I die-cut the Make A Wish edger from black cardstock and then fussy cut each of the words.


And here is the card all put together! I decided to add more clouds in the sky on foam tape so I used the Memory Box Puffy Clouds Dies for those.


You can see some of the dimension in this side view.

Here are the products I used:

Lawn Fawn Meadow Backdrop: Landscape Dies



Don't forget to come join in the fun at the 
Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month, and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
 
Thank you for stopping by! Have a great week!