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Harvest Wishes Halloween Duo

Friday, September 8th, 2017

   This is my second post for today. To see my previous post using the new CDD Happy Camper set, click here.

   For the September Release, the divas are showcasing two new stamp sets today. This set is called Harvest Wishes & it’s another favorite for this release. Now, I don’t normally make Halloween cards, but when I saw these two mice, I HAD to!

   To make these cute shaped cards, I used the CDD Stitched in Circles dies. I only added a couple other circle dies to make the layers. I cut the little wreath from that set using glitter paper. For a finishing touch, I did add Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen to the bows and the colored circle on both cards.

   I colored up these little cuties to match the Ghouls & Goodies 6×6 paper pad from Doodlebug.

   Thank you for joining us for the September Release. Come back and visit me as I have 3 more cards from this release to share with you!


Copics Used:

Mice: E33, E31, E30 / R02, R00, R000
   Girl Mouse Shirt: BV04, BV02, V12 / W3, W00 / 0
   Boy Mouse Coveralls: W10, W8, W6
   Boy Bow tie: YG07, YG03, YG01
   Spoons: C3, C2
Pumpkins: YR09, YR07, YR04, YR02 / W5 / E27, E23 / YG07, YG03


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Our Favorite Santa

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

   Remember how I’m coloring all the images that use to intimidate me? Well, with this one I added an extra challenge… I also did the “no lines” coloring technique. I’m LOVING how this came out! The image is by Whiff of Joy and it’s called “On Santa’s Knee”. I’ve had it for a couple years and never colored it because it intimidated me. I was afraid I would get it wrong. Silly girl!!! If I never color it, then I’ll definitely get it wrong!


    This image taught me a TON about coloring white. Here’s a tip I learned. If the color next to the white is going to be dark, then you need to deepen your grays. Also, to keep the “white” parts looking white, have it be the lightest color on the image. See how I made the walls a cream color? Well, since there’s no other white on the image, your mind registers the beard and parts of his suit as white because they’re “supposed” to be white and there’s no other white to compare it to. I actually had to darken my whites to get them to look right. Never thought I’d ever have that phrase come out of my mouth. Actually, I used W6 as the deepest shade for my whites. Definitely not my first pick for coloring white! The black layer behind the green layer was going to be white except with it being pure white, it made my Santa’s white look gray. So, I colored it with N6 to make the boots and other black touches pop from the image, thus bringing out the white.


   I also decided to do something else new for me. I made a shaped card. I love this die set from Lifestyle crafts! It looks a lot like Labels 1 from Spellbinders, but they are larger and the shape varies. 🙂 Only problem I have with them is that you need to make sure your cut pieces line up before arranging everything because they are not perfectly symmetrical. Now, those poinsettias are another thing I LOVE about this card. They are made using a die from Simon Says Stamp.


   This die is called Poinsettia Parade. These are tiny little poinsettias. I think the largest is about 1.25″ square. Do you see the detail that is put in? The die does all of that! All I did was cut 3 of the die. 2 from SSS Schoolhouse Red cardstock and 1 from SSS Midnight Green cardstock. Then I flipped over each layer and ran an embossing stylus up the middle of each petal. This made them have some extra dimension. To finish them off, I used clear rhinestones that I colored with a copic marker. I didn’t have the different sizes in that color, so I just made my own. To adhere the flowers to the card, I used glue dots, rolled glue dots, and 3D glue dots to give them different heights.

   I opted to not put a sentiment on the front because I spent so much time coloring this image that I wanted to make it the focal point.


    I decided the best sentiment for the inside was this sweet one from Paper Smooches. Kids believe in Santa because they still believe in the magic of Christmas. I didn’t want it to just be black, I wanted to bring some of that red from the outside, so I stamped it in Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red ink.

   Oh! Before I forget… Because this is a shaped card with rounded sides, it’s not very stable when you open it. I cut about 1/8″ off the back of the card so that it would rest on that and not be so tipsy.

   I think that was all I was going to tell you about this card. I’d love to put up all the “in progress” photos I have of the coloring. You can really see the white turn white. So very cool!


Copics Used:

Beard & White trim:0, W00, W1, W3, W6
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11; R00, R02
Boots, belt, & shoes: N5, N7, N9, 110
Gold Chair Detail: YR24, Y17, Y21, Y26
Chair: E43, E44, E47, E49
Chair Padding: G24, G28, G29, G46
Suit: R37, R39, R59, R89, W6
Boy’s Pants: E40, E41, E43, E44
Bear: E23, E25, E27
Kids’ Hair: YR31, YR23, Y23, E21, E25
Boy’s Boots: W5, W7, W9, 100
Shirt & Dress: R24, R27, R29, R39
Background: (Floor)E33, E35, E37; (Baseboard) E25, E27, E29; (Wall) E50, E51


Supplies Used