Saturday, January 31, 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Valentine Card featuring Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils and Gerda Steiner Designs Digital Stamps

Hello crafty friends! Today I have a Valentine card featuring Gerda Steiner Designs. This little pig holding a heart is so sweet. I recently bought my first set of Spectrum Noir colored pencils and in the video I explain what I've learned so far.

Tips from this card/video:
With colored pencils it is more important to go from light to dark to achieve good blending.
Wrap the twine all the way around the panel to make it easier to tie the bow.
Use a black marker around fussy cut images for a more finished look.


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Flamingo Valentine featuring Newton's Nook Designs

Hello crafty friends! Today I have a Newton's Nook card to share with you. This card would in fact be perfect for the Inky Paws Heart challenge. I am loving the entries so far and can't wait to see more. For more on how I made this clean and simple card check out the video.

Tips from this card/video:
When creating a scene start with the biggest images and work your way down filling in the gaps.
Use multiple blocks to make stamping faster.
You can draw back in details that are lost during coloring.