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Harry Potter Party Invitations – Video

Hi-ya!

I have posted my video for the Harry Potter Party Invitations over on YouTube, or you can watch it here. I show the fun fold I did for the invitation itself. This might help you if you are having any trouble.

I hope that my post and video help inspire you to create your own party invitations. You can view the original post here.

More Harry Potter goodness to come!

Follow Your Own Star – Galaxy Horse Card

Hi all,

I am back with a  card and video today. Don’t worry if you are enjoying the dolls there are more of them on the way. I am planning to do a video time-lapse of the creation of my next doll. Not too sure on the timeline for that but it is in the works.

Today’s card  is one I have created for an upcoming fundraiser. it is actually one of 12 cards.I created two different sets of cards each with 12 cards and envelopes.  The other style will be featured here later this week.

So, a quick word about my creative process. These two sets of cards really show my two main workflows. The card today was a work-in-progress creation. I wasn’t really sure where I was going and I only knew the silhouette I wanted to use and that was it. It can be a challenge creating  multiple cards in this manner but I just jumped in. This style of work requires a bit of trial and error and sometimes that looks like staring at a half-made project or ripping things off a completed card.

The other way I work is with a clear plan or vision. The other set  was a project that was clearly formed in my mind. I knew what I wanted and how I was going to get there. It is just an interesting process.

So, with that out of the way on to the card and video link!!

 

Galaxy Background with Silver Horse head by Jennifer Miner
Galaxy background with Silver horse silhouette by Jennifer Miner

I started with a piece of white cardstock and started applying ink in Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves, and Dusty Concord. I laid down my colors from light to dark and then went back over them to blend. This can get darker ink on you ink blending tool but I haven’t had this be a problem and I think that you could just replace your sponge if you started getting ink transfer.

Created by Jennifer Miner
Created by Jennifer Miner

Next, I gave my panel a splash with water and then white watercolor paint. I used a long bristled paint brush to splatter the watercolor and that seemed to give a smaller splatter.

Next, I die cut the circles from white cardstock using my Silhouette. This is a shape that I created by using the circle tool and then the offset tool. Once I had my first circle I simply used copy and paste and then resized the circles to the size I wanted. Once I had the circle as I wanted I merged everything together.  If you replicate this you will want to be sure that your circles have been made a Compound Path before you merge them, if you don’t they will be solid circles. Once I had these cut, I inked them with a little Dazzle Versamark and then heat embossed them with clear embossing  powder.

By Jennifer Miner
By Jennifer Miner

Then onto out horse, I applied Brushed Pewter Distress Stain to my die cut and then gave it a few spritzes with Silver Sugar Glimmer Mist.  The horse silhouette is a shape that I purchased online.

I then cut out 12 hearts from white cardstock. This is a shape I created in my Silhouette, it is a very basic heart but I use it all the time. I inked my hearts with Seedless Preserves and then Dusty Concord on the edges.  I adhered the horse with Scor-tape and then glued the hearts on.

Follow Your Own Star - Galaxy Horse Card by Jennifer Miner
Follow Your Own Star – Galaxy Horse Card by Jennifer Miner

So this was where I got stuck. I just couldn’t decide what to do. I stared at this card for awhile, played with embellishments and was generally lost. This it hit me! I have the wonderful Star Gazer set from Papertrey Ink. The sentiment was perfect and it fit in the space I had created and the little stars were just what I needed. I used Memento Ink and Black Detail Embossing Powder. Everything went on a black cardstock mat and then to the card bases.

I was afraid that there would be a time when I would have to scrap these and I am so glad that they came together! I hope that you all have a wonderful week.

Distress Ink, Distress Stain, Digital Die Cuts & Stamping
Distress Ink, Distress Stain, Digital Die Cuts & Stamping

Materials

Stamps: Star Gazer – Papertrey Ink

Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, Champagne Dazzle Versamark, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves & Dusty Concord Distress Ink – Ranger

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Black – Recollections

Other: Clear Embossing Powder – Stampin’ Up, Detail Black Powder – Ranger, Silver Sugar Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels

Masking & Copic Coloring

Hi all –

I am adding a video today! It will show you the creation of this cute pony card featuring the Magical Friends stamp set from The Greeting Farm. The card has simple masking and Copic coloring. This is a fun and pretty easy card for today. I am trying to get back in the swing of creating videos which are really fun but are still taking me some time.

Masking & Copic Coloring. Stamps from Magical Friends by The Greeting Farms
Masking & Copic Coloring. Stamps from Magical Friends by The Greeting Farms

I started by stamping that center pony using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then I created a mask by stamping him on a post-it note. I fussy cut out the mask and then stamping my two other ponies. I then colored my ponies in with Copic Markers.

I started with the pony on the right. I used BV000, BV00, BV02 and BV04 for the body. I then colored in the mane with C1 and C3.

I then colored my pony on the left. I used V000 and V01 for the body and then RV21, RV23 and RV25 for the mane. I used YR15 and R01 for the horn.

I then colored the center pony  to look a little like Rainbow Dash, as per my daughter’s request. I used B02, B04 and B06 for the body and then R27, R29, YR04, YR07, YR15, G19 and B29 for the mane and tail.

My very last coloring was to add the light blue haze around the stamps. For this I traced around the ponies with B00 and then I softened this with B000. I then went one final time around my haze with C00. I stamped the sentiment using Tuxedo Black. I stamped the “Rainbows” using a Spectrum pad from Stampin’ Up in Fiesta. This was a really neat product as it has five separate pads that you slide together when you use it.

I trimmed down my stamped panel and mounted it to a quarter sheet of teal cardstock and then all of that went to an A2 base.

Rainbow day by Jennifer Miner
Rainbow day by Jennifer Miner

This is a fun stamp set that I am sure you will be seeing again. Thanks for stopping by – have a great week!

 

Love is in the Air a Vintage Valentine – Part Two

A Vintage Valentine – Part Two

As promised, here is part two of the Vintage Valentine – Love is in the Air Card. So, if you remember, we had just created the background for the card. You can read Part One here. As I mentioned yesterday, this card has kind of morphed into a bit of a beast. I mean a beast I like but a beast none the less. I tried to keep the videos short without loosing too much of the process. My raw footage was an hour and a half. Having said all of that, I am really happy with the end result and hope you enjoy it too.

Here is the link to Part Two of the Vintage Valentine Video showing the creation of this card.

 

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Once I had the background completed I used my Edge Distress Tool to rough-up the edges.  I should have actually trimmed my quarter sheet a little smaller but since I didn’t I got fairly aggressive with my distressing. I mounted the hearts to another piece of cardstock that I had colored using Walnut Stain and Ground Espresso Distress Inks and Ink Blending Tools.

Now, I started to create the details of the card. I started with the “Love” shadow which I inked with Walnut Stain. I used the font Albermarle for the “Love” and my offset shadow is .05.  I used the Points Editing feature in the Silhouette Software to make the base of the “L” slightly fatter. When I cut it the first time the base of the “L” tore right in half so I needed a slightly more substantial letter without changing the font too much.

Once I had my shadow “Love” I started on my main heart. The heart was inked with Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks. Once I had my heart how I wanted it I used the Gothic Stencil and Festive Berries Distress Ink to add the stenciled damask pattern to the heart. I then added Fired Brick Distress Ink to the edges of my heart for additional depth.

I wanted to give the heart a very glossy finish so I inked the heart with VersaMark and heat embossed UTEE. I repeated this process until the UTEE was smooth. It took three coats of VersaMark and UTEE to get the look I was going for.

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I created the “Love” by taking my die cut letters and inking them with Festive Berries and then applying the letters to the shadow I had created earlier. I then added Cotton Candy and Xmas Red Stickles. I started with the Cotton Candy and then worked to blend the two colors together as I added the Xmas Red. I set this aside to dry.

Now I created the shadow heart by taking another heart shape and inking it with Walnut Stain and Ground Espresso Distress Inks. I then created the branch shape. This is an older die cut called branch from QuicKutz. Once the branch was cut out I inked it with Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso Distress Inks.

Next, I started to assemble the whole card. I added two sheer ribbons; one is 1 1/2″ in gold and the other is 5/8″ in red, both are from Michaels. Next, I added the branch and heart shadow. Then I added my glossy red heart using pop dots. Being sure to offset it from the shadow heart.

Once everything was dry; I added the “Love” sentiment using Glossy Accents. I then added Stickles in Cotton Candy and Xmas Red to my branch.  My last step  was to add Glossy Accents over my glittered letters. I use a tapestry needle to spread out the Glossy Accents to be sure I get good coverage on the letters. All of this was then added to a card base and is ready for V-Day.

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Materials

Stamp: French Script (Retired) – Stampin’ Up

Paper: Nennah Solar White

Ink: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain & Ground Espresso Distress Ink – Ranger & VersaMark

Stickles: Xmas Red & Cotton Candy

Die: Branch – QuicKuts

Other: Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel – Ranger, Glossy Accents – Ranger, Ribbons – Michaels

So, that is it for this little one today! We are forecasted to get a big snow storm starting this weekend so hopefully that will translate into lots of time to craft!!

 

Masking & Copic Marker Coloring Tutorial

Hiya!

I am back today with a new tutorial video. I created this simple card using the Critters at the Dog Park stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I really like this set and thought that it would be a fun card to share how I use masking and how I colored the main image with Copics. I hope you enjoy the Masking & Copic Marker Coloring Tutorial.

Critters at the Dog Park by Lawn Fawn. Card by Jennifer Miner
Critters at the Dog Park by Lawn Fawn. Card by Jennifer Miner

I created another video but I changed the process a little bit. This is my fist video where I am doing a voiceover as I create the card. I think that this allows me to give much more detailed information and show you more steps along the way. It is far from perfect but I think that this will be a better style of video over all.

I started by creating the mask for the  circle. To do this I started with a piece of cardstock the same size as my card front and then using my Fiskars Circle Cutter I made a circle in the center of the card. This allows me to line-up the mask with my working cardstock so I didn’t have to measure the placement every time. I used this design to create about 10 thank you cards so measuring once instead of on every card saved lots of time.

Next, I created my mask for my happy little dog. To do this I stamped my image on a post-it not. This is a great use for post-its because the adhesive on the back is perfect for this process. It holds but doesn’t leave a residue on the card. Once I stamped the dog I fussy cut around him, just to the inside of the line. Since this will be a mask, I wanted to be sure that I had my background as close to the edge as possible.

Masking and Copic Coloring.
Masking and Copic Coloring.

Now I was ready to get the process started. I applied ATG to the back of my circle mask. I stick this piece of cardstock to my shirt or pants so weaken the adhesive, since I want to remove it. I really should have used removable adhesive but since I didn’t have any on hand, this worked. I lined up my mask and stamped my dog with Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black in the center of the circle.

Created by Jennifer Miner
Created by Jennifer Miner

I then added my post-it note mask over the dog and stamped the grass from the Critters at the Dog park. Now comes the really fun part of creating the background. I used my circular Ink Blending Tools to apply Luck Clover and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks for the grass. Once I have the grass as I would like it, I move onto the heavens okay, just the sky. For this card I used Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch Distress Inks.  Once this is done you simply remove the masks and voila. You have created a cool background in a circle shape.

Next, I colored my darling pup. I used Copic Markers in E30, E33, E35, E37 and E29. I laid down a base color over the whole body using the E30 and then blocked in my other colors and then went back and blended them. I used the E29 for his nose.

My inked and colored panel was mounted to a piece of pattern paper from Stamping’ Up and then this was added to a navy panel. This all went on a card base and that was it. You could really use any shape you wanted and any stamp to create just the feel you want.

Happy Dog-4

 

Materials

Stamps: Critters at the Dog Park – Lawn Fawn

Ink: Tuxedo Black – Memento, Lucky Clover, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon & Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink – Ranger

Copic Markers: E30, E33, E35, E37, E29

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Designer Paper (retired) – Stampin’ Up, Navy Cardstock – Unknown

 

Thanks for popping by! Have a great day.

 

 

 

Paper Classic Rose Tutorial

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As promised I am have uploaded a video tutorial on how I make the classic roses I use in my projects. We are once again buried in snow here so it is nice to think of summer and roses for this tutorial. The classic roses were created using punches from McGill’s Paper Blossoms.

Here is the video:

And here are the written directions to accompany!

For this rose I used a slightly light cardstock, normally I prefer to work with thicker paper but the lighter cardstock can make the shaping a little easier. I find that you don’t have to press as hard but you can’t work it as much. When I was creating this rose I tore of the side of one petal when shaping it and with larger shapes they can tear when you shape. So, there are pluses and minuses to using the lighter cardstock but I was overall pretty happy with it on this rose.

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To start you will want to punch out five Dogwood shapes and then cut the flowers apart. This will give you 20 individual petals.

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Now you will take each petal to the Molding Mat and shape it with the 12mm Ball Stylus. You want to soften the petals and give them a slightly curved shape.

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Once you do this you will give the petals their final shape. I like the reverse tweezers for this. First, gasp the center of the petal at the bottom, where the point is. Then take your index finger and thumb to fold the base into a “v” shape. You don’t want the “v” to go all the way up the petal. Ideally it will have a fold about halfway up the petal.

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Once you have your “v” shape you will hold the base and remove the tweezers. Now you will shape the top-rounded portion of  your petal. I place the tweezers on the outer 1/4 edge of the petal and pull the tweezers out and down in a twisting motion allowing the paper to slip out of the tweezers. This creates a rounded edge. Repeat this on the other side. You will do this for all but two of the petals. The two unshaped petals will create the center of the rose.

Rose Tutorial stills-5

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Now you should have all of your petals ready to go. Punch out one Starflower shape. Shape this on the molding mat. Once the arms are softened you will want to rub a small circle in the center of the shape which will cause the arms to fold-up creating a “cup” shape. This will be the base of the rose.

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Now, you ‘ll start to adhere the petals to the Starflower. I have been using high-temp hot glue for these and I have been really happy with the final product but you can really use any adhesive that you like. Each of the Starflower arms should have a petal, so you will now add the next layer of petals. This row needs to be off-set so I place each new petal between two petals from the previous layer.

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Now you will create the little petal tube in the center of your flower. Take one of the unshaped petals and use the Slotted Paper Rolling Tool to create a small tube. To do this slip on edge of the petal into the slot and roll the paper around the shaft of the tool. I really like this tool but you could easily use a dowel of knitting needle to wrap your petal around to create a tube. Glue this petal together. Add a second petal around this center tube and glue it together. I like to cut off the very bottom of the tube before I glue it into the center of the flower. I find that if you leave the points on the center petals they don’t glue in as well and then they can be a little too tall.

Rose Tutorial stills-1

Once you have your center glued in you will want to add the remaining petals around the center tube. For the purple rose I ended up using 19 petals, partially because I tore one petal apart and then once I have 19 petals on it just looked right. I have made some with more petals and some with less. This all really is determined by the weight and shape of your petals and then really it is a personal preference thing. So, do what looks right to you.

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At this point you have a completed rose. You can add leaves now if you want. I typically like to glue my rose down first and then add my leaves as the last step. For this rose I punched three leaves using the Birch Leaf punch. Shape these in the same manner as the flower petals. Then using a 1mm Stylus draw the leaf veining on the leaf. Now glue these under your rose. Now you should have a darling little rose. They aren’t really that had to create but they do take time and a little practice.

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Materials

Paper: Purple Cardstock – Recollections & Gable Green – Stampin’ Up

Punches: Dogwood, Starflower & Birch Leaf

Tools: Molding Mat, 12mm & 1mm Ball Styli (seriously this is the plural for stylus, and yes I had to look this up), Slotted Paper Rolling Tool – McGill Inc., Hot Glue Gun

Thank you for stopping by and if you have any questions or need any additional clarification on the rose creation just let me know. Have a great day!

Winged Cube Boxes

Wing Cube Box-1Hi y’all!

Today I am sharing a new tutorial and video tutorial for these super cute winged cube boxes. I have also seen them called wing cube boxes. Either way I love the look of these and have had a lot of fun creating them. I have two very different looking boxes, one elegant and one more whimsical and fun. They were created in pretty much the same manner and think that it is fun to see how different they are. The pink and purple leopard print cube was really inspired by an earlier card you can see here.

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In the video I am showing the process to create the boxes and not the flowers. My next video will show the process to create the purple flower. It was just getting too long and I thought that it made a little more sense to split them into two videos/tutorials. As an aside, I have moved my camera to shoot overhead and I noticed that I am not quite in the right a few places during the video, sorry to you all and I am working on it. Here is the video:

 

To create a winged cube box you will need cut a piece of cardstock 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. Score this at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″. Rotate your cardstock 90 degrees and repeat the scoring. Now you will cut along one score line on each side. If you look at your paper you will see three sections divided by two score lines. I cut to the line on the left-side up to where it was intersected by another score line. Repeat this on each side. Fold along all of your score lines. Apply adhesive (I used my ATG) on each corner square. Fold the box so the corners with the adhesive are on the inside of the box.  You should now have a little cube. Here is a quick drawing to show you where to score and where to cut.

Base Cut Guide

Next we will create the wings. You will start by cutting two pieces of cardstock 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. Score at 2 3/4″, rotate 90 degrees and repeat the score at 2  3/4″. Now, you will cut off three sides of the paper. Using either scissors or a paper trimmed line up with the paper where there are two score lines. By cutting here you should cut off a small triangle shape. Repeat this for three sides. For your fourth side you will score this line. If everything went according to plan you should have a shape that looks like an open envelope. Here is another guide to show you how/where to score or cut for the wings.

Wing Cut Guide

My drawings aren’t super fancy but I think that they should help you see where to cut.

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Now you will need to cut your DP or create the contrasting triangles for the wings. Cut three squares 2 5/8″ x 2 5/8″ and then cut each diagonally. You should now have six small triangles. For the pink and purple box I stamped a leopard print in purple on a scrap of pink. For the brown box I used DP. Now, adhere these to the triangles on your wings. Now you will glue your wings to your cube. You should have one triangle without glue, apply glue to the inside and of this blank triangle. Repeat with the other wing. Now your basic box is complete.

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You can now add the embellishments. For this project I created a paper rose and then adhered it onto one of the wings. I added Stickles Glitter Glue and a few adhesive gems. I then tied the whole thing together with a bright pink ribbon. I think that these would make great boxes for a teacher gift or something small.

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Here is the other box I created. Pretty much the same but more roses and different colors.

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The lighter colored roses were created with McGill Paper Blossom Punches and the darker were created using the Tatter Floral Die from Tim Holtz.

I will be submitting my Leopard Box in this week’s Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Something New since this is a new box for me.

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Materials (Pink & Purple Leopard)

Cardstock: Pink & Purple – Recollection Sassy Collection, Gable Green – Stampin’ Up

Ink: Grape Memento – Tsukineko

Stamp: Leopard Print – Hero Arts

Adhesive: Scotch ATG & Quick Dry Adhesive, High Temp Hot Glue

Stickles: Eucalyptus & Purple – Ranger

Gems: TCP Studio

Ribbon: Create It 360! – Michaels

Punches: Birch Leaf, Dogwood & Starflower Paper Blossom Punches – McGill Inc.

Brown with Coral Roses

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Chocolate Cover Weight – Archivers, Gorgeous Green Stampin’ Up, ANW Crestwood Black Stripe Color Connect 12×12

Ink: Abandoned Coral, Ripe Persimmon, Spun Sugar & Vintage Photo Distress Ink – Ranger

Ribbon: Unknown

Punches/Dies: Birch Leaf, Dogwood & Starflower Paper Blossom Punches – McGill Inc., Tattered Florals Tim Holtz – Sizzix

Adhesives: Scotch ATG & Quick Dry Adhesive, High Temp Hot Glue

These video tutorials are taking a bit longer then I was hoping but I really like creating them so the posts might slow a little bit but I really hope I will get faster.

Thank you for stopping by!

 

 

 

 

 

Medallion Butterfly Thank You Card

Happy Evening!

I cannot believe that tomorrow is the last day in 2015! I am looking forward to 2016 and I hope that you all have fun celebrations tomorrow. We’ll keep it pretty low-key here but that’s totally fine with me. On to today’s card! I have another video for you today. So far, I am really enjoying making these and while they do take a bit of time I am sure that I will get better with each one and they will go faster.

Created by Jennifer Miner
Created by Jennifer Miner

So, it is funny that all of the stamps I used in this card are from Stampin’ Up and they are all retired.  I figure that if you don’t have these sets there are so many out there that you could use to substitute.

Here is the video:

 

Stamps from Stampin' Up
Stamps from Stampin’ Up

I started by creating the blue background by inking the Medallion stamp with Versamark and then heat embossing with clear embossing powder. I then stamped a second medallion and heat embossed this in the same manner. My next step was to begin adding the color. I used my round Ink Blending tools and Tea Dye, Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks. Once I had those as I wanted I stamped splatters from Gorgeous Grunge and French Foliage using both Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon.

Created with SU! - Medallion, Stipple Butterfly, Gorgeous Grunge, French Foliage & Warmest Regards
Created with SU! – Medallion, Stipple Butterfly, Gorgeous Grunge, French Foliage & Warmest Regards

Next, I went work on the butterfly. I stamped the image on a piece of orange cardstock using VersaMark and Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I then fussy cut out my butterfly. I applied my ink, again using the Ink Blending tools. I started in the center with Tea Dye and then added Ripe Persimmon on the middle portion and then inked the edges with Gathered Twigs. I really liked how this turned out. I use my White Gelly Roll pen to add white to accent the wings.  I also colored the body of my butterfly with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink Marker.

I applied Distress Ink to the antenna of my butterfly stamp using a Black Soot Distress Ink Marker and stamped that directly onto my background. It is too hard to cut out the antenna when fussy cutting so I do this or draw them in. I felt like they were a little skinny so I went back over them with the Black Soot Marker. I shaped the butterfly with my fingers and then glued it to the background. Once that was dry I added Picket Fence Distress Stickles to the white portion of the wings and then Rock Candy Distress Stickles over the rest. This I let dry for several hours since I applied a very thick coat.

Next, I created the sentiment bar. I stamped the sentiment from Warmest Regards on a scrap of white cardstock, trimmed it to size, rounded the corners and the adhered it to a piece of navy cardstock. I trimmed the navy cardstock and round the corners to complement.

My final step was to apply my butterflied background to a piece of navy cardstock and then I added a 1/4″ strip of orange cardstock for an accent. I applied a thin(ish) coat of Orange Peel Stickles over this.  I then added the rounded 3mm orange gems to finish it all off.

Created by: Jennifer Miner
Created by:
Jennifer Miner

Materials

Stamps: Medallion, Stipple Butterfly, French Foliage, Gorgeous Grunge & Warmest Regards – Stampin’ Up

Ink: Versamark, Tuxedo Black – Memento, Tea Dye, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Gathered Twigs & Ripe Persimmon

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Night of Navy – Stampin’ Up, Orange – Bazzill

Other: White Gelly Pen, Picket Fence & Rock Candy Distress Stickles – Ranger, Orange Peel Stickles – Ranger, 3mm rounded Orange Crystals – Mark Richards, Black Soot & Gathered Twigs Distress Markers – Ranger, Clear Embossing Powder – Stampin’ Up

As always, thank you for stopping by!

Deer Silhouette Christmas Card

Hiya!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas or other celebration. We got home yesterday after driving in the worst conditions I have ever driven in, but we made it! I will be trying to get back into the swing of thing here. Today’s post features my very first video tutorial!! While it is far from perfect I am really pretty happy with how it turned out for a first attempt. This video features our Christmas card from this year.

Deer Silhouette Card created by Jennifer Miner
Deer Silhouette Card created by Jennifer Miner

Here is the video!

I have done a few videos in the past but it has been a really long time and they were nothing like this. I enjoyed putting this together. For those of you wanting the written details you will find them below. As usual, I will list all of my materials at the bottom.

I started by purchasing the deer silhouette from the Silhouette Design Store. I cut out two of the main deer images and glued them together for a little added dimension, this made it easier to ink them and they weren’t too fat. Once they were dry I applied Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. I then applied Wink of Stella shimmer in clear. This darkened up the ink just a little and gave just the right amount on shine. It also looked a little streaked which gives it a sort-of wooden look.

Created by Jennifer Miner
Created by Jennifer Miner

Next, I applied Festive Berries to the berries and Lucky Clover to the holly leaves. I then glued the holly to the deer and then glued that to my card background. I purchased this sweet rustic designer paper at Michaels last year and I was glad to be able to use more paper out of the pack. The gold metallic paper is Brushed Gold from Stampin’ Up.

I then added my “Joy” which I cut using my Silhouette Cameo and Real Red paper. I just a font I had on my computer and then used the Weld feature to create a connected shape. Once these were all glued on I added Stickles in Lime Green and Xmas Red.

Card featuring shapes cut with the Silhouette Cameo and colored with Distress Inks
Card featuring shapes cut with the Silhouette Cameo and colored with Distress Inks

I printed a sentiment for the inside of the card and then adhered the front to the card base. Overall, it was a fairly simple card but when you are creating a large numbers of cards it helps to have something that isn’t too complicated.

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Materials

Paper: Rustic Luxe – Recollections, Brushed Gold & Real Red – Stampin’ Up & Neenah Solar White

Ink: Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Festive Berries & Lucky Clover Distress Ink – Ranger

Other: Lime Green & Xmas Red Stickles – Ranger, Wink of Stella Clear – Zig

Thank you for taking your time today and I do hope you enjoy the video as much as I enjoyed making it!