Sugar Pea Designs Mix it Up Challenge #46

Hi everyone! Today I am back with a card I created for the current Mix it Up challenge over at the SugarPea Designs blog! You have the whole month to submit your projects featuring SugarPea  products for your chance to win a 50$ gift certificate to the SugarPea store! So, without further ado, let's have a look at this month's inspiration and sketch! You can use one or the other, or both! We look forward to seeing what you create!

For my card today I decided to use the Llama Just Say stamp set and to mirror the sketch vertically. This way I have the sentiment strips on the top left of my card and the three-element cluster on the bottom-right.

For the cluster I used the Llama and the suitcases in the Llama Just Say set. I stamped them on Neenah Solar White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them following the colors of this month's inspiration image. I then die cut the images using the Llama Just Say Sugar Cuts.

For my card base I layered several panels of cardstock in colors matching the inspiration photo, trimmed them to size, and rounded the corners with my Corner Chomper. I then added a drop shadow where I was going to place the images and glued them down. I picked one of the sentiments in the Llama just say stamp set and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

And that's my card for today! Remeber that you have until August the 31st to add your project to the challenge on the SugarPea Designs blog! Make sure you feature SugarPea Designs products to be eligible to win - the winner will be announced on September, 2nd.
Happy crafting, everyone!

List of Supplies

SugarPea Designs Llama Just Say Stamp Set
SugarPea Designs Llama Just Say Sugar Cuts
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Versamark Ink
Spectrum Noir Markers
Copic Markers
Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock
Mondy Color Copy 300gsm White Cardstock (card base)
Generic Colored Cardstock
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
WeR Memory KeepersCorner Chomper
Ranger White Embossing Powder
Crelando Heat Gun
Tonic Studios Maxi Guillotine Trimmer
WeR Memory Keepers Score Board 
Sizzix Big Shot Express Die Cutting Machine

Watercolor Bookmarks feat Impronte d’Autore

Hi guys! Just a quick post to let you know that I am on the Impronte d'Autore blog today with this adorable set of two bookmarks! Visit this post for all the details and more pictures! Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Ciao a tutti! Un post veloce per farvi sapere che sono sul blog di Impronte d'Autore con questi due dolcissimi segnalibri! Leggete questo post per tutti i dettagli e tante foto di questi progetti! Grazie per essere passati di qua, e buona giornata!

Cute and Clean Birthday Card feat Sugar Pea Designs

Hi everyone! Just a quick heads up that I am on the Sugar Pea Designs Blog with my first post as part of their Design Team! Yay! I am thrilled to be able to share the news and extremely grateful for this opportunity! I hope you will enjoy the inspiration I'll be sharing over the next few months! Make sure to visit the Sugar Pea designs blog for more pictures and all the details about this card featuring the Otterly Adorable stamp set!
I will be back soon with another fun project and in the meantime I wish you all a great day!

Coloring a Night Scene with Point Like Light Source - Christmas Card feat Mama Elephant

Hi everyone! Because it’s never too early to start making Christmas cards, today I am back for the first one I created this season using Mama Elephant stamps and dies.
I used the A Beary Christmas stamp set, and, because it has the image of a bear holding a candle, I decided to challenge myself and create an outdoor night scene with the candle as the only light source. As a coloring medium I picked Spectrum Noir markers, and as a very first step I arranged the stamps as I wanted them to be in the final card and took a picture with my phone. This way, at every step during the coloring, I knew exactly where all the images were going to be positioned with respect to the light source.

I then stamped them all with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock and started coloring them. I first blocked the highlight areas with a light yellow marker and then added shading with my colors of choice. Here is a color chart I created for you to use as a reference, in case you’d like to try to reproduce this card.

Once I was done coloring the images I cut them with my EK Success Cutterbee Scissors. I ran a Memento Tuxedo Black marker along the cut edges, so that they look nice and clean.
For the background of my scene I die cut two hillsides using the Mama Elephant Landscape Trio Dies and the panel for the sky. I chose Bristol Smooth cardstock by Strathmore because I wanted to do some ink blending with Distress Inks.

As a first step I determined where the candle was going to end up on the final card, and from that point outwards I blended Mustard Seed Distress Ink using a finger dauber and circular motions. I then blended the inks I chose for my sky around this yellow light glow, following a circular pattern. I used Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot. I added stars using the Yellow Gold color in the Gansai Tamby Starry Palette. I masked the area around the yellow glow because there the stars would not be visible through the light of the candle. 
For the hillsides, I extended the yellow glow in the areas where I thought it would fall, and then added shading to the lower portions of the hills using Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac and Weathered Wood. 

I then assembled my scene, gluing everything down with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.
I also decorated the inside of the card, where I decided to have my sentiment. It comes from the Mama Elephant Cross My Heart set, and I stamped it with Memento Dew Drops. For the word “together” I layered Danube Blue and Elderberry, and for the saying “is a nice place to be” I used Love Letters. And I think this is a lovely sentiment to go with this cute and cozy card, which is perfect to wish Merry Christmas to your family members. ❤️ As a final step, I stamped a few images from the A Beary Christmas set with London Fog ink, and that completed my card.

And if you want to see exactly how I made it, you can watch the video down below or directly on my YouTube channel 

And that’s it for today! I really hope you guys liked this card and enjoyed this post. 
I will be back soon with another fun project and in the meantime I wish you all a great day!

List of Supplies

Mama Elephant A Beary Christmas Stamp Set
Mama Elephant Cross My Heart Stamp Set
Mama Elephant Landscape Trio Dies
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables 
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Spectrum Noir Markers
Gansai Tambi Starry Colors
Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock
Mondy Color Copy 300gsm White Cardstock (card base)
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
Distress Inks - Mustard Seed, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot, Shaded Lilac, Weathered Wood
Memento Dew Drops - Love Letters, London Fog, Danube Blue, Elderberry
Ranger Mini Ink Blender
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Memento Tuxedo Black marker
EK Success Cutterbee Scissors 
Tonic Studios Maxi Guillotine Trimmer
WeR Memory Keepers Score Board 
Sizzix Big Shot Express Die Cutting Machine

CC Designs August 2018 Release

Hi everyone! It's release day over at C.C. Designs, and I am back to show you a sweet shaker card I created using the new Dragons stamp set! The new release is absolutely adorable and these dragons are irresistible! I can't wait to create more cards with them!
For this one I went for a shaker. I stamped one of the images in the set with Versafine Onyx Black ink on some watercolor cardstock, embossed it with clear embossing powder, and colored it with my Derwent Inktense Pencils. I then die cut the images with the coordinating dies.
I also created a color chart, in case you'd like to use it as a reference :)

For the shaker background I did some ink blending with Distress Inks and a cloud stencil. I used Fired Brick, Candied Apple, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade.
For the shaker front I cut some white cardstock using a stitched rectangle die, and cut a circular opening on the top third of the panel. I then used a circular frame die to cut some turquoise glitter carstock that will accent the shaker and add some more sparkle to the card.

I filled my shaker with iridescent and white iridescent sequins and mounted it on a top-folding A2 card base. The sentiment comes from the Dragon set, and it's absolutely gorgeous. I stamped it on the bottom third of my front panel and used some newly release Dragon Dreams Enamel Dots to accent it. 

And that's it for today! Below you can have a look at all the beautiful and incredibly cute stamps which are part of the C.C. Designs August 2018 release, which is now available for purchase in the C.C. Designs store! Which one is your favorite?

List of Supplies

C.C. Designs Dragon Stamp Set
C.C. Designs Dragon Coordinating Dies
C.C. Designs Dragon Dreams Enamel Dots
Heffy Doodle Cover Frames Dies
Impronte d'Autore Round Tag Die
My Favorite Things Cloud Stencil
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Distress Inks - Fired Brick, Candied Apple, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade
Canson XL Watercolor Cardstock
Mondi Color Copy 300 gsm White Cardstock
Crafters Companion Clear Acetate
Scotch 3M Foam Tape
Craftin Desert Divas Fairy Dust Sequins
Craftin Desert Divas Fairy Shimmer Sequins
Crelando Clear Embossing Powder
Crelando Heat Gun
Tonic Studios Maxi Guillotine Trimmer
Sizzix Big Shot Express
Sizzix Sidekick