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Be You & Be Happy

Written by lisascreativeniche. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects), Tutorials

Hi!  It’s Lisa here today and as we are celebrating Copics® this month with an incredible giveaway, click here to find full details on how you can be entered to win over $300 in goodies! Woot Woot!

A few weeks ago I had shared a post using my Copic® Markers on vellum, and so I thought I would share a few more step by step photos with how I did this on a different project.  Todays project features the newly released Be Strong Stamp Set by Altenew.  I love the fun font used with some really uplifting sentiments, plus it’s so different from the typical sets I buy that I just had to have it!

On this card the light strings and the cactus are all embossed and colored on vellum.  When creating a project like this is best to have a thicker vellum, mine is 65# so it can hold up to the embossing and is not likely to tear when I am coloring it.  Now I will share a few close ups of the coloring done on the lights…

Step 1. I embossed the lights onto my velum with gold embossing powder.

2. Next I turn it over and colored with Y15 and Y17.  Tip:  You always want to go darker with your color choices as the vellum will really soften them up.  This is the back side so the colors look a little brighter at the moment.

3.  This is another backside view showing that I’ve added a darker Yellow (YR24) to the lights, because they were barely showing through.  I’ve also added the blue to the top of the lights with B28.  Tip: Your coloring will not look “beautiful” or “precise” on the backside of the vellum, you merely want to get the color down so that when you flip it over the embossed edges will cover any imperfections and only the color will show through.

Also note that you will not really be able to blend with your markers on the vellum.  I do add layers of color, as you can see on the cactus with the greens (YG06, YG17, G29), but you need to wait for each color to dry before adding the next or you will erase the first color.  What you are mainly doing is layering the colors up on the backside, and when you flip the image over you will see what appears to be a watercolored look of blending.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you’ll give this technique a try.  Why not try it with our latest challenge?

Happy Crafting!

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Altenew’s Starter Stamping Kit

Written by Valerie Ward. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

I have ALWAYS thought the Altenew multi-layer stamp sets were gorgeous, and that their images they create are stunning; however, I was a chicken. Yes, a chicken. Don’t ask me why, but the thought of trying them always intimidated me! Until, that is, when I was hopping around Markerpop’s store web site and landed on the Altenew section; I was admiring all their yummy products, and and stumbled on “kits”! Yes, kits! I am a sucker for kits, and THESE kits were instructional on how to not only use their products, but included instructions on how to create different images. My prayers were answered!

First I practiced and practiced on pieces of scrap paper. When I got the hang of the stamping and how to line up the images (or NOT line them up, because with these images it really doesn’t matter if they’re perfectly lined up – that’s the beauty of it!), I copied a card from their fabulous instruction booklet. Here’s one they show you how to create:

I added a touch of bling onto it with Pretty Pink Posh’s 4mm Pink Blush Cupped sequins and 4mm Clear Droplets.

Then, I went off on my own. For the yellow on the butterfly, I used Lawn Fawn’s Sunflower and Butter inks. To create this card, after doing all the stamping, I wanted a frame, so I used 2 Lawn Fawn die sets: Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and Stitched Rectangle Frames. The sequins are Pretty Pink Posh’s 4mm Lemon Meringue Cupped sequins.

I highly suggest this kit to anyone who has not ventured down the Altenew multi-layer stamping process before! I’m looking forward to creating many more beautiful scenes! Have a wonderful day, and Happy Crafting!

Most Beautiful Day: Negative Space Coloring

Written by lisascreativeniche. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

Hi!  It is Lisa here with you today and I am so excited to share a card I’ve created with the new Concord & 9th Stamp Set: Hello Lovely


Now I’m not sure if the technique of color on the outside of the image has a technical term, but I call it Negative Space Coloring.  To create this card I started by stamping my image onto Neenah Solar White Card stock with Memento Ink and my MISTI tool.  I wanted a really nice dark black color to the image so I inked it up and re-stamped it several times, hence the use of my MISTI.  Next came the decision to color the outside of the image rather than the image itself.  I have seen this done several times by other crafters, but I myself have never tried it.  Let me tell you… I LOVE it!  I think it really made the image itself pop.  Comic colors I used include: BV0000, BV01, BV02, BV04.

Since the floral image is rather large I decided to add my sentiment over top of it.  I also didn’t want to cover the image up so I used a strip of vellum to stamp and emboss my sentiment before adhering it around the sides and onto the back of my paneling.  This sentiment comes from the Altenew Beautiful Day Stamp Set.



Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!


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Beary Warm Wishes…

Written by lisascreativeniche. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

Hello!  It is Lisa Lahiff here with you today and I have this super cute bear card that is sure to melt a few hearts this Holiday season…


To create this card I started by stamping the bear and presents from the My Favorite Things Birthday Bears Stamp Set onto Neenah Solar White Cardstock.  I then colored them in with various Copic® Markers (Bear: C1, W9, R20; Presents: B24, B28, B95, YG17, G14, R24, R29).  After I cut all of the images out I set them to the side and began working on the background.  I wanted to create a fun snowy scene so I grabbed the My Favorite Things Snowfall Horizontal die and cut it out of a blue textured cardstock.  To create a snowy hill for the bear to sit on I used the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders One.  The sentiment was added to the lower right corner of the hill coming from the new Altenew Holiday Wishes Stamp Set and Lawn Fawn Deep Sea Die Ink.  I layered everything together and adhered the bear and one present with foam adhesive.


Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!


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