Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Greeting Farm - Envelope Art

Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing a project that I posted over on The Greeting Farm Blog.



Marie, the owner of The Greeting Farm, challenged the DT to try out some envelope art.  I've seen some amazing envelopes out in blogland so this was just the push I needed to give it a try.  I used images from three different stamps sets to create my underwater scene:  Make A Splash, Happy To Sea You, and Hands Down.  I started by writing the address on my envelope so I would know where I could stamp the images.  I stamped some of the images and then masked them in order to stamp the images in the background.  I fussy cut masks for all of the images and sponged some Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs distress inks on the bottom of the envelope.  Then I sponged Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, and Blueprint Sketch to create the ocean.  After my ink sponging was completed, I removed all the masks and colored the images with copics.  Since my envelope wasn't really copic-friendly, I kept my shading to a minimum.  While I'm glad I finally tried some envelope art, I will say it was very time-consuming (mostly because of all the masking) so it's probably not something I will do often lol.

Copics Used:
 Octopus - RV55, RV63
Dolphin - B26, B24, B21
Fish - YR04, YR02
Starfish - Y18, Y15, Y13
Rocks - C3, C1
Seaweed - YG17,YG03, YG01
Coral - RV55, RV63
Treasure Chest - E23, E21

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs, Anita

Stamps:  The Greeting Farm - Make A Splash, Happy To See You, Hands Down
Other:  Envelope, Copics, Distress Inks

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Whimsy Stamps Guest Designer - Fairy Gifts For You

Hello friends, I'm here today sharing another guest designer card for Whimsy Stamps.


This sweet stamp is Fairy Gifts For You.  I adore this collection of fairies that Whimsy carries.  Be sure to stop by their shop to check them out because they're all so adorable!  I colored this sweetie with copics and then paired her with some colorful designer paper.  Since this is a birthday card I wanted it to be bright and cheery!  I added some Glamour Dust to her wings and embellished my card with a few enamel dots.  I used my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen to add some sparkle to all of the gifts.  The sentiment is from the Polka Dot Fun stamp set.  There are lots of sweet sentiments in this set, along with some fabulous polka dots of course!  

Copics Used:

Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E89, E87, E84, E81
Blouse - BG05, BG01, B000, RV55, RV63, RV52
Skirt - RV55, RV63, RV52
Wings - B000
Tights - RV63, BG01
Shoes - C5, C3, C1, BG05, BG01, B000
Star - Y18
Gifts - RV55, RV63, RV52; Y15, Y13, Y11; YG17, YG03, YG01; YR07, YR04, YR02, YR00, V17, V15, V12, V01; BG05, BG01, B000

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita

Stamps:  Whimsy - Fairy Gifts For You and Polka Dot Fun
Paper:  Neenah
Other:  Copics, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen, Glamour Dust

Friday, May 18, 2018

Be Happy

Hello everyone!  I just wanted to pop on here and share a really quick and easy card that I made using a few fairies and some pattern paper.


These sweet little fairies are from The Greeting Farm's Fairy Happy stamp set.  I found this fun pattern paper by Doodlebug Design at my LSS and decided to add a few of the little fairies to create a quick and easy card.  I colored the fairies with copics and then diecut them using the coordinating dies.  I used a stitched rectangle die to cut the pattern paper and adhered it to my white cardbase.  Then I simply used foam tape to add the fairies to the flowers.  I added some Glamour Dust to the fairy wings and also added a few sequins for some sparkle.   

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita


Stamp:  The Greeting Farm - Fairy Happy
Paper:  Doodlebug Design; Neenah
Other:  Copics, Glamour Dust, sequins

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Greeting Farm - May Release & Blog Hop

 
It’s the 15th, and that means the new MAY Stamps are NOW available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. Our first set, BEACH BUMS, has all the elements to create a relaxing pool or beach-side scene. Next, we introduced a cute jellyfish, adorable octopus, and fabulous squid in the HANDS DOWN set. With summer right around the corner, we couldn't forget about camping and s'mores in the S'MORE FUN set. And finally, the HAPPY TO SEA YOU set showcased more sea fun with an awesome shark and whale, along with additional sea creatures.
 

 
I used the awesome Beach Bums stamps and coordinating dies to make my card.  I colored the images with copics and then diecut them.  I created the base of my card by sponging distress inks onto Bristol card for the water and sand.  I used Nuvo Crystal Glaze on the sunglasses to make them shine.
 
Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Girl's Hair - E44, E43, E42, E41
Boy's Hair - E89, E87, E84, E81
Bikini & Flip Flops - RV55, RV63, RV52
Swim Trunks & Flip Flops - BG09, BG05, BG01, B000
Sunglasses - RV55, YG03, C7, C5, C3
Beach Towels - R37, R35, R32 and BG05, BG01, B000
Water Bottles - C1, B000
Suntan Lotion - Y19, Y15, Y13, YR04
Cell Phone - YG03, C3
 
To celebrate we are having a BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will take home all 4 sets!! Pretty AMAZING! Be sure to leave a comment on each designer’s blog, and then head back to The Greeting Farm Blog to let us know you completed the hop. Easy Peasy!

You have until Friday, May 18th at 12pm CST to leave your comments.
We will announce the random winner later in the week.
 
TGF Design Team:

AMY

ANITA  (you are here)

CYNTHIA

JESSIE

MARTHA

STEPHANIE

THE GREETING FARM BLOG 

 
You must leave a comment on each Designer's Blog to be eligible for the prize drawing. It's a short hop so it's definitely worth playing along! And if you can't wait for the hop to be over, you can purchase these stamps along with their coordinating dies HERE.

We also released our new Faith Stamp called POUR OUT YOUR HEART today (instead of waiting until the end of the month)! This stamp set is not part of the Blog Hop prize, but it is available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store along with the rest of the New Release.


 

We also released our new Digital S'More Fun Add On today. This stamp set is not part of the Blog Hop prize, but it is available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store along with the rest of the New Release.



We will have more cards featuring the new stamps from our Design Team Leaders starting the 16th so be sure to stop back by to see more inspiration.
 
Enjoy the hop!
 
Hugs, Anita

Monday, May 14, 2018

You Bring Me Joy

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a card featuring a sweet Birdie Brown stamp set from My Favorite Things.


The sweet bunny and bubbles are from the BB Bubble Over With Joy stamp set.  I colored them with copics and then fussy cut them.  I used a black glaze pen on the bunny's eyes and nose and used a white gel pen to create polka dots on her dress.  I applied Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen and Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the bubbles.  The pretty pattern paper is from the Homespun Gingham Paper Pack.  I diecut the sentiment using the Die-namics Stitched Sentiment Strips.

     Copics Used:
Bunnies - W2, W1, W0, R20
Bunny Ears - R11, R00
Dress -R20, R11, R00
Bubbles - V01, V000, BG11, BG10, R11, R00, B21
 
 
I'm entering my card in the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 384.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by.
 
Hugs, Anita 

The Greeting Farm - May Previews Day 4

Hello and welcome to Day 4 of previews of The Greeting Farm May release!  Today I'm sharing the Happy To Sea You stamp set!


This amazing stamp set has so many sea creatures and accessories ... I know you're going to love it!  I colored everything with copics and then diecut them with the coordinating dies.  I sponged distress inks onto Bristol card for the ocean and sandy bottom and then cut a channel  to create a slider card.  As you can see in the photo below, the whale "swims" across the front of the card.  


Copics Used:
Whale - BV20, C3, C1 and B96, B95, B93, B91
Starfish - Y35, Y18, Y15, Y13
Crab - R37, R35, R32
Oyster - R12, R11, R00 and E42, E41, E40
Seaweed - YG17, YG03, YG01
Coral - RV55, RV63, RV52, RV10 and YR07, YR04, YR02, YR00

Don't forget that our blog hop is tomorrow, May 15th so be sure to join us!  In the meantime, stop by The Greeting Farm Blog to see what the rest of our amazing team made with this sweet new stamp set!

Thanks for stopping by.


Hugs, Anita 

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Whimsy Stamps Guest Designer - Hugs Bunny

Hello friends, I'm here today with another guest designer card for Whimsy Stamps.


These sweet images are from the Hugs Bunny stamp set.  These stamps could be used for so many different occasions ... I think it would be perfect to make a Father's Day card, which is just around the corner.  But I've used it to make a card that you could send to anyone just to let them know you're thinking of them.  I stamped the bear and bunny on Neenah cardstock and colored them with copics.  I used the Gingham Background stamp to create the pretty pattern on the bottom and then sponged some ink on the top of the card also.  I used a black glaze pen on the bear's and bunny's noses and applied Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen on the hearts. 

Copics Used:
Bear - E31, E30, E50, R20, R30
Bunny - W2, W1, W0, R20, R30
Hearts - R85, R83, R81
 


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita

Stamps:  Whimsy Stamps - Hugs Bunny and Gingham Background
Paper:  Neenah
Other:  Copics, black glaze pen, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Guest DT - Sunny Studio Stamps

Good morning everyone!  I've got some fun cards featuring the latest Sunny Studio stamps.  I was so excited when Mendi, the owner of Sunny Studio Stamps, asked me to be a guest designer using her adorable stamps!  I love this latest release and I used three stamps sets to create today’s cards.
 

I used the Beach Babies stamp set for this card. I also used the palm tree from the Island Getaway stamp set. I colored all the images with Copics and then die cut them using the coordinating dies. I sponged distress inks onto Strathmore paper to create the “sand” and the “ocean waves”. I die cut a large circle in my card front and used a stencil and distress inks to create the clouds behind the waves. I used foam tape to adhere the card front on to my card base, and I used foam tape to adhere all the beach babies and accessories.


I also used the Beach Babies stamp set for this card. The colorful pattern paper is from the Rainbow Bright 6x6 Paper. This paper pack is so fun – it’s full of bright patterns. I cut the sentiment tab from paper from the Silly Stripes 6x6 Paper. I colored the boy and his jet ski with Copics and then die cut him using the coordinating dies. I used distress inks to create a wave, and I used distress inks and a stencil to create sun rays on a die cut circle. I adhered the boy with foam tape to add some dimension to my card.


I used the Happy Camper stamp to make this card and went for a night scene.  I colored the camper with Copics and die cut it using the coordinating die. I sponged distress inks on Strathmore paper to create the grassy area, night sky, and the moon. I also die cut the pine trees from the inked paper. I flicked some white acrylic paint on the sky and assembled my card with foam tape. I used white embossing powder and heat-embossed the sentiment.


I used the Happy Camper stamp on this card. The sweet heart pattern paper is from the Rainbow Bright 6x6 Paper. The “grass” was cut from paper from the Striped Silly 6x6 Paper and the sun was cut using paper from the Polka-dot Parade 6x6 Paper. I colored the camper with Copics and die cut it using the coordinating dies. I used distress inks to stencil some clouds onto a die cut circle and adhered the grass. I used foam tape to adhere the camper, sun and sentiment strip. I would love to have a camper just like this one … it would be so much fun!  


For my last card I used the Critter Campout stamp set. I colored the skunk, campfire, fox, and tent with Copics and die cut them using the coordinating dies. I used distress inks on Strathmore paper to create the evening sky, grassy area, and lake. The little pine trees were also cut from the inked paper. I added some water drops to the sky. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed my cards and that I’ve inspired you to go get your fingers all inky!  Be sure to stop by the Sunny Studio Stamps Shop to check out all of the adorable stamps, dies, and other supplies! 
I want to thank Mendi for having me as a guest!
 
Thanks for stopping by! 
 
Hugs, Anita