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Today I tried something completely out of my element, coloring an entire Copic scene as a background for this cute digital stamp from Kinda Cute by Patricia.

To start my card, I sized the stamp in Inkscape to fit on the card stock panel of an A2 card.


Then I printed the image and trimmed down my panel to the size I wanted.


From there, I used an N0 Copic marker to sketch out the little witch‘s lair. I included a table with a crystal ball and candles, some shelves with spell books and potions, and a flying broom leaning against the wall.


I set all those magical goodies back in an alcove bordered by a stone archway, with the witch and her cauldron in the front.

I used neutral, warm, and cool grays to color in the majority of the image and some bright red violets for the magic potion in the witch’s cauldron.

Once I finished coloring my scene, I used the How You Bean? Candy Corn Add-on from Lawn Fawn to heat emboss the sentiment ”Happy Halloween.”


I layered the colored panel onto a bright pink piece of card stock and added the whole thing to a 110 lb. card base.

As a final step, I used a white gel pen to add little dots for some additional bits of magic floating up from the cauldron.


You can find this digi here:

https://kindacutebypatricia.com/witch-and-frog-digital-stamp/


Or


https://www.etsy.com/listing/830442960/digital-stamp-witch-and-frog-blackwhite

Thanks so much for stopping by!


-Jenni :)

Supplies

Stamps:

How you bean? candy corn add-on: https://www.lawnfawn.com/products/how-you-bean-candy-corn-add-on



If you gnome me, you know I LOVE gnomes! 😂


So when I received this adorable set from the Not 2 Shabby shop, I was so excited to create with it.



Right away I stamped out all of the images from the set onto 80 lb. Neenah card stock with Gina K. black amalgam ink; I stamped out a couple extra leaves as well.


For my coloring, I decided to shake it up a little and use something besides my Copics. Not really much of a stretch, but this time I reached for my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.


Once I had all my images colored up, I fussy cut them out with some detail scissors. I cleaned up any areas where I went outside the lines using a white gelly roll pen and started to pick out some fall papers.


From my stash, I grabbed a couple older 6"x6" paper pads and sorted through the scraps. I chose A Perfect Autumn from Echo Park and Woodland Forest from Pebbles. Funnily enough, the colors I used when coloring my images, coordinated perfectly with the two paper collections, so these two cards came together really nicely.


Layering two of my scrap pieces, I made a 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" card and glued the gnomes, a mushroom, and the pumpkin at the bottom of the panel. Then I heat embossed the main sentiment from the stamp set "there's gnome one like you" directly onto the patterned paper.


I added my three colored leaves towards the top of the card, along with some flat back pearls to finish it off.


I made a card base using 110 lb. white Recollections card stock and glued the two pieces together using liquid glue.



For my second card, I used a sheet of cut-aparts from the Pebbles paper pad and trimmed apart all of the squares.


I organized them all by sentiment and chose the ones with the cream colored background. I also chose two yellow squares that matched my colored banner.


I used a My Favorite Things cover die along with a Hero Arts woodgrain texture die to cut a frame that all the little squares would set inside of. I cut the die from another piece of scrap cardstock and then ran it through my Bigkick again with the texture die.


I popped it up with two layers of foam tape and added one layer of foam to each of the squares.


I chose a red patterned paper from the collection and trimmed it down to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and attached the frame. Then I added all the little sentiment squares inside of the spaces.


I heat embossed the "I'm here for you" sentiment onto my colored banner with white detail embossing powder and versamark ink. Then I glued the rest of my images behind it and popped that up with foam tape as well, and attached it to the center of the card.


I used the same cardstock as before to create another card base and attached the panel with liquid glue.



And that finishes these two sweet autumn gnome cards using the new Fall Gnomes set from Not 2 Shabby. 🍂😄🍁


I love how they turned out! It was fun to dig into my old papers and incorportate cut-aparts into a card, which I've never really done before.


Thanks so much for stopping by!


-Jenni :)


Supplies


Stamps:

Fall Gnomes: https://www.not2shabbyshop.com/Fall-Gnomes-4X6-Clear-Stamp--N2S_p_13014.html


Not 2 Shabby Fall Release 2020 Bundle: https://www.not2shabbyshop.com/I-want-it-All-Fall-Release-2020-Bundle--N2S_p_13017.html


Paper:

Woodland Forest: https://bit.ly/3k3fBMI


A Perfect Autumn (alternative): https://bit.ly/2Rca8H9


Dies:

Hero Arts Woodgrain Texture: https://etsy.me/33jPD0L


Horizontal Collage Cover-Up Die: https://mftstamps.com/products/horizontal-collage-cover-up-die-namics?_pos=7&_sid=a96159ace&_ss=r


Cardstock:

Heavyweight cardstock: https://www.michaels.com/heavyweight-8.5x11-cardstock-paper-by-recollections/10293367.html


Neenah: https://www.amazon.com/Classic-Crest-Solar-White-Cover/dp/B000I20NWK/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=neenah+80lb&qid=1599757251&sr=8-1



"It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!"


That line was in my head as soon as I finished this card! 😂


Anywhoo...


My original idea for this project was to create an interactive card using this new, absolutely adorable, pumpkin digital stamp from Not 2 Shabby. However, once I had the pumpkin all colored up, I really liked how it looked. So instead, I decided to use some Copic markers and distress inks to add a background.


*I thought I should mention that I had altered the image slightly to use with my first card idea and so it does not look exactly like the digital stamp in the Not 2 Shabby shop. (Actual image shown below)


For my card, I started by sizing the image pretty large, onto an A2 sized panel. After printing onto a piece of 80 lb. Neenah card stock, I colored in the pumpkin with Copic markers.


That is when I decided to mask off a moon shape and a hill using masking paper and grabbed some inks. I used wilted violet, dusty concord, blueprint sketch and black soot distress inks with a blending brush to create the background.


After my sky was blended I used my heat tool to speed up the drying process. Next, I used some more Copic markers to color in the grassy hill and add texture to the moon.


The next step includes, what my lovely friend Marie, from Thoughtful Studio, has coined "The Stardust Technique." I take a white gel pen and add a "dusting" of tiny white dots in areas where light would generally hit. Almost like taking a handful of sparkles and blowing them across the page. 😊✨


I added tiny white dots onto the grass and the pumpkin and larger more dispersed dots in the sky to create stars.


Then, I popped the whole panel onto an A2 110 lb. white card base using liquid adhesive.


You can find the digi I used here:


Cute Pumpkin Face: https://www.not2shabbyshop.com/Cute-Pumpkin-Face--DIGITAL-DOWNLOAD_p_13196.html


Thanks so much for stopping by!


-Jenni :)

Supplies


Distress Inks

Wilted Violet: https://www.scrapbookpal.com/tim-holtz-distress-ink-pad-wilted-violet/


Dusty Concord: https://www.scrapbookpal.com/tim-holtz-distress-ink-pad-dusty-concord/


Blueprint Sketch: https://www.scrapbookpal.com/tim-holtz-distress-ink-pad-blueprint-sketch/


Black Soot: https://www.scrapbookpal.com/tim-holtz-distress-ink-pad-black-soot/


Dies

Sizzix Framelits, Circles: https://bit.ly/2Z5pq4L


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