Saturday, October 31, 2015

Skiing Snowman

Happy Halloween!
It seems funny that today is Halloween and I'm sharing with you a winter themed card LOL. This super cute image is called "Skiing Snowman" from High Hopes Stamps. I know a few people who love to ski so this will be the perfect card to send to them this Holiday Season!
 My favourite winter colour combination is to use blues! The paper in the Bo Bunny Sleigh Ride collection are beautiful and perfect for this card! The sentiment "Think Snow" is also from High Hopes. I cut out the trees, birds and snowdrifts dies with my Big Shot and then added the Snowman with some foam squares for some added dimension. 

Inside view
Copics Used:
Snowman: T1, R00, YR02, YR07
Hat: W1, W3, W5
Coat: T1, T3, T5
Skis: E43, E44, E47
Blues: B91, B93, B95, B99
Cuffs and scarf stripes: Diamond Stickles
Black Gel pen

Tomorrow starts a new Challenge for the month of November so come on back to the OCS Blog and see all the details and Design Team creations!
Happy Trick or Treating!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Get Well Soon!

Happy Friday Ai Fans!
I finished all my Halloween cards and want a break from Christmas cards so I pulled out these 2 stamps I've had in my stash for awhile! Meet Nurse Norma and Doctor Bill! For some reason these cute "Health Care Professionals" crack me up!
The paper I used was also from my stash and is from Carta Bella's Hello Again 6x6 collection. My design is fairly simple this time with just 2 patterns, some twine and a few enamel dots.
On the inside I used the Sentiment called "Get Well Soon"
Copics Used:
Skin: E000, E01, E31, R20
Hair: C1, C3, C5
Dr: G40, G43, G46
Nurse: R20, R21, R22
Clipboard: E30, E31, E33
White parts: C1
Shoes: C1, C3, C5, C7

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Watercolour Minis & the New Easel Die from Ai

Hi Ai Fans!
It's the second week of our current Challenge over on the Ai blog! We want you to use water based inks and show us your amazing results! We also are celebrating the new Easel Dies that Ai has released.
I am still new to the whole watercoloring craze! I love how other crafters can create such beautiful works with water and ink. For me I am not even close yet LOL.... need to take a few classes I think!
I am using the new Ai Watercolor mini "Wooden Door" set and the "Scalloped Easel Die". The stamp set comes with 4 stamps so you can create your own scene in many different ways! My sentiment is from the Christmas Scene Tryfold set. I must say the Easel die is very easy to use and there is a great video giving you step by step instructions! Click here to go to the video.
The nice thing with this card is it folds flat for easy mailing!
I stamped my scene with Versafine ink onto watercolour paper. Using water and Distress inks I coloured in the image. Then I assembled the easel and attached my image and sentiment!

You still have a week to try your hand at watercoloring and upload your project to our Challenge!

Happy Stamping!