Giftable Tags of Christmas - #1

Today's post is my first Christmas Tag for 2016.  Each year,  I make several tags in multiples for Christmas gifts.  I love to be able to do this throughout the year!  This tag is inspired by a Julie Ebersole quick tag in this post and features the Essentials by Ellen Bokeh Dots set for the wreath with the sentiment from Essentials By Ellen Cozy Christmas.   I used some embroidery floss as a finishing touch.  

 

Christmas Wreath Tag 4.27.16

This project will be entered in the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and happy inklings!

Trish

 


Celebrate!

Today's project is an entry in the Simon Says: Party! Challenge!   I have been inspired recently by several full front shaker cards on Instagram made using the We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool.  This is a party in a card!

 

Celebrate! 1.5.16

The card is made with elements from the Simon Says Stamp September Card Kit.  The background panel is stamped with the happy birthday stamp in light gray and the balloons are paper pieced over top.

 

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish

 


12 Tags of Christmas 2015 #6

Today's project is my 6th Christmas Tag for 2015 with a vintage style.  It features this cute stamp from the Lockhart Stamp Company colored with Prismacolor Pencils.  After coloring the bear, I did some ink blending with Tea Dye Distress Ink and also stamped the sentiment, from SSS Hoiday Hellos, with the same ink.  The tag is die cut with my trusty Lawn Fawn Tag You're It Die.

Vintage Christmas Tags 10.5.15

This project will be entered in Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.

 

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings

Trish


More Watercolor!

 

Today's project is more homework for Online Card Classes Watercolor for Cardmakers Exploring Mediums.  The first lesson was about using different types of markers and I was inspired to use my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color these cute critters from Lawn Fawn Into the Woods Stamp Set.  

The project is also an entry in the current One Layer Card Lawnscaping Challenge.  

 

Into the Woods 9.28.15

 

The critters are colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a waterbrush.  The background incorporates Jennifer McGuire's technique of using the marker around the perimeter of the image and using the waterbrush to feather it out.    The sentiment is from the Lawn Fawn Chit Chat set.

 

This project will also be entered in the Simon Says No Designer Paper Challenge.  

 

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish


Distress Ink Watercolor Stamping


Today's project is inspired by the Online Card Class - Watercolor For Cardmakers Exploring Mediums and is an entry in the current Wplus9 Sketch Challenge.  I love using the Wplus9 Fresh Cut Florals set with distress inks to do watercolor stamping with distress inks.  

Fresh Cut Florals 9.27.15

 

This project will also be entered in Simon Says No Designer Paper.

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish


Lucky Stars...

 

For today's project, I wanted to try to create a galaxy background.  I found a great video by Dawn at Wplus9 demonstrating doing a galaxy watercolor background.    Here is my attempt at a galaxy background using the Wplus9 Lucky Stars set.  

I used the SSS Stitched  Rectangle dies to create a frame for a shaker card.  I love how it turned out (thanks Dawn) except in my picture there is an unfortunate placement of a green sequin!  

 

Lucky Stars Shaker 9.17.15

 

This project will be entered in the Simon Says Die Crazy Challenge

 

Thanks for visiting today and happy inklings!

Trish


Season's Tweetings!

 

Today's project is an entry in the Lawnscaping Challenge: Texture.  

 

My texture is added with the use of a Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing folder.  The raised snowflakes are sponged with just a bit of white pigment ink to make them pop!  The focal image is from the Seasons Tweetings set by Lawn Fawn, colored with copics, and cut with the Lawn Fawn Tag Your It Die.  

 

Seasons Tweetings 9.14.15

 

This project will also be entered in Simon Says Use a Stamp Challenge!


Wish Big!

 

I am so happy to finally have this stamp set - Essentials By Ellen Wish Big by Julie Ebersole!  So I had to use it for the current Ellen Hutson's Mix It Up Challenge.  The challenge is to combine an Essentials by Ellen product and one by Impression Obsession.  Here is my project incorporating the Wish Big set with an Impression Obsession Background - Distressed Brick.  

The Distressed Brick background is clear heat embossed - just partially stamped - on a card base of SU Crumb Cake.  The images from Wish Big are watercolored with watercolor pencils.  To top it off, the sentiment is white heat embossed on a scrap of orange cardstock.  

Now I need the dies for the set! :)

 

Wish Big 9.13.15

 

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish


12 Tags of Christmas 2015 #5

 

Quick post today with my fifth Christmas tag for the year.    It's a super simple tag using the SSS Large Tag die, a random stamp that a co-worker gave me :) and some watercolor.  I just did some loose water color in blues and greens and stamped the ornament over top.  The greeting is from SSS Holiday Messages.

 

Christmas Tag 9.12.15

 

This project will be entered in Simon Says Use a Stamp Challenge.  

 

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish


Shaker!

 

Today's project is a fun shaker birthday card!  The focal image is the Penny Black Sweet Thing stamp colored with copics.   I used a circle die cut and a piece of acetate to complete the shaker.  The white heat embossed sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Birthday Messages.

 

This project will be entered in the Simon Says Use a Stamp Challenge!

 

Shaker Birthday 9.9.15

 

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish