I hope you can join me on Thursday, December 12th for a festive evening of holiday card making in Jersey City! I am teaching a workshop at a new space in my hood and am excited to be bringing some stamping and watercolor fun to help you make a batch of 12-15 cards for your holiday wishes.
It will be a relaxing good time with lots of creating and some refreshments also will be served. Spend an evening with old friends and new, enjoying a holiday activity that will help you spread some joy too :)
Today I am recapping Days 15 and 16 of my Deck of Cards Challenge that is running all month long on Instagram. This week we are focusing on just because cards and dots and lines. Check it out!
Here is an overview of Prompts 15 and 16:
Day 15 – Long Time No Hear
In my Deck of Cards challenge it is time for some “just because” cards for your friends and such. Also this week we’re going to focus on dots and lines so here we go with the first card, for your long lost friends :)
I dipped the edge of some cardboard in paint and made some marks on the card – cool little abstract trick. Then I used the triangle off my Numerals stamp for a bit more to the pattern.
Next I added more dots, a bit of color in the triangle, and my message. Now it’s time to send this off and reconnect!
Day 16 – Hello Again
Welcome to another day of my Deck of Cards Challenge – today my card is using an interesting cardboard pattern as a stamp with acrylic paint.
I love finding ways to use the crazy amount of packing material that comes in everything these days. It makes me feel a tiny bit less bad about it if I can reuse it.
So then I also used my pencil eraser for dots – one of the best ways to get nice same sized dots wherever you need them.
Today I am recapping Days 12, 13 and 14 of my Deck of Cards Challenge that is running all month long on Instagram. Join us for some fun and relaxing card making- this week we are focusing on holiday cards.
Here is an overview of Prompts12, 13 and 14:
Day 12 – Quilt
Today I am using the classic Christmas colors of red and green with my Hex Large rubber stamps and creating a Happy Holidays quilt design.
Each day for the Deck of Cards Challenge I am bringing you a card idea for a lot of different occasions and this one is a perfect one to make a bunch of for everyone on your Christmas list. Simple, easy, and nice and bold and modern.
Day 13 – Trees
For my Deck of Cards challenge today I am making a holiday card with some funky little trees on it.
I cut out a triangle shape in some paper and then sponged acrylic gouache – presto I made a tree :) Then I decorated my tree with my What’s the Point stencil – charming little “ornaments”.
Next I oomphed up the edges with pen and even topped them with a little star.
This is a really cute card idea and perfect for making in multiples.
Day 14 – Stars
For our last holiday card in the Deck of Cards challenge, I thought we need a New Years card.
Here in NYC they always have fireworks on the big night so I thought hey, why not create that scene. I made a mask with my Lady Liberty stamp, then stamped out a festive sky with my Star Tag and Star Fish rubber stamps.
Next I removed the mask and stamped my Lady Liberty in black. I added some color with acrylic markers. Happy New Year!
I hope you share what you are working on using #docchallenge and stay tuned for more prompts.
Here are some of the supplies that I used in these:
Then I printed directly onto blank cards. To attach the chip, I used Coccoina glue stick. I always loved this glue stick- smells a bit like almonds and I am so happy that I found it now also available in the states. It is great for paper and thin paper embellishments.
In addition to my nice and grungy monoprint I also stamped part of the My Home rubber stamp on this one.
This one I snuck in my Love Knots stamp for the xxxooo.
And this one got really yummy grungy and then I also added my Love Tag stamp. I’m really happy with how they turned out, especially with the addition of the painted Mixed Media Chips.
Hippity Hoppity :) Kim and I got together for a Play Date with some of my new Rubber Stamps for the upcoming Easter holiday. We had a nice morning stamping some Easter Bunny Cards for friends and family.
For supplies we had my new Floral Tile Large and Floral Tile Small stamp sets, blank cards, colorful ink pads, some bunny images we printed off the internet, a craft knife, and repositionable tape.
First we carefully cut out some rabbit shapes, leaving both the outside and inside intact. These became our stencils and masks.
We used Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Dots to temporarily stick our stencil to the front of the card. I love this tape – it’s easy to apply, sticks well, and comes off easily too!
We stamped into our bunny “stencil” with stamps from my Floral Tile Small set – the scale is just perfect for tiling into small areas. Here I am using one of the Hamilton designs.
Kim began with one of the Van Vorst designs from the Floral Tile Small set.
I used both the Positive and Negative Hamilton stamps from the small set and filled in the entire bunny.
And here is the big bunny reveal! Now to fill in the rest…
Put a bit of repositionable tape onto the bunny mask and place on top of your stamped image.
Begin filling the area around the bunny. Here I decided to use the Hamilton stamps from the Floral Tile Large set.
It becomes quick work with the large size stamps.
Kim worked with the Van Vorst stamps from the Floral Tile Large set to fill in the area surrounding her masked off bunny.
Looks pretty awesome when it is all done!
I experimented with outlining the bunny too – there are a lot of ways you can take these cards to another level.
Another card beginning with the outside, using the Versailles Positive and Negative stamps from the Floral Tile Large set.
And another using the Versailles Positive and Negative stamps from the Floral Tile Small set.
A very sweet bunny in blue using the Van Vorst Positive and Negative stamps from the small set. This dense pattern worked really well to define the bunny shape.
Kim getting into it – so fun with a lot of different stamp pad colors to choose from!
In the end we made quite a few cards – some that are really wonderful!
I just love this one I made with 2 bunnies!
Kim made a sweet orange one…
So fun to play with different iterations!
And then I realized that the stamped bunny masks should not go to waste – they looked great on the cards too!
Last one :)
We hope you try some of these techniques with my new stamps. Try mixing up different colors, playing with the positive and negative designs, and work with both sizes. We had a blast and can’t wait to spread a little Easter cheer with our cards.