Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Create A Smile Challenge - Mood Board

Good morning!  We have a new challenge today over on the Create A Smile Stamps Blog.

Our new challenge is a mood board so there's lots of room for your own personal interpretation!  I used VersaMark ink to stamp images from the Floral Decorations stamp set onto a strip of Bristol card and then I heat-embossed them with white embossing powder.  I sponged Peacock Feathers and Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide Inks over the flowers, then wiped the ink off the embossed florals with a clean cloth.  I used the Cool Cuts Postage Edge Circles to cut a piece of vellum, which I adhered over the embossed florals.  I used the Cool Cuts Hello Twice die to cut the sentiment;  I cut two from white cardstock and one from Bristol that I had sponged with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink.  I glued all the sentiments together so it would add some dimension to my card.   I added a few clear embellishments and that finished off my card! 
I hope you find some time to play along in the challenge.  The winner will receive a gift card to the CAS shop.  You can find all the details over on the Create A Smile Blog

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs, Anita

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Oh Deer!

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Good morning!  Today I'm sharing a card that I posted over on the LDRS Inspiration Blog

I used the Woodland Wonderland stamps for this card.  There are lots of adorable critters in this stamp set but I only used the deer today.  I stamped the image with Raven Hybrid Ink onto white cardstock.  I colored the deer with Copics and then diecut it using the Woodland Wonderland Die Set.

I cut a piece of pattern paper from the Christmas Cottage 6x6 paper to 4.25" x 5.5" and adhered it to my card.  I used two dies from the Scalloped Rectangle Frame Set to cut a panel from white cardstock and brown cardstock.  I sponged inks onto the white panel and adhered it the brown mat.  I stamped the sentiment using Raven Hybrid Ink.  I adhered the panel to my card and added some twine around the card, tying it in a bow.  I adhered the deer using foam tape.  I think this image and pattern paper are just perfect for a male card!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a beautiful day!

Hugs, Anita

The Greeting Farm - October Release & Blog Hop

It’s the 15th, and the OCTOBER RELEASE is now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store! Our first set, features the beautiful HOLIDAY ANYA 7 with a gingerbread man cookie and the sentiment Oh Snap. The 2nd set called LITTLE ELVES has an entire crew of worker elves getting all the toys ready in Santa's workshop. Next, we have THE MORE THE MERRIER with the cutest woodland animals celebrating the holidays in style. Lastly, we introduced two new large word dies: SANTA BABY and MERRY CHRISTMAS.

I used the adorable Holiday Anya 7 stamp and the Santa Baby die to make today's card.  I sponged distress oxide inks onto a panel of Bristol card to create the background.  I stamped Anya onto Neenah cardstock, ran her through my ScanNCut, and colored her with copics.  I added Glamour Dust to the stars and Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the berries on her hat and buttons on the gingerbread.  I diecut the sentiment from red glitter paper.  The sparkle doesn't really show up in the photo but is so pretty.   
Copics Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair - C7, C5, C3
Clothes - B28, B26, B24, B21
Hat - R59, R37, R35
Boots - C7, C5, C3
Gingerbread - E31, E30, E50
Holly/Berries/Stars - R35, R32; YG28, YG24, YG21; Y19, Y15, Y11

To celebrate we are having a short BLOG HOP, where one lucky fan will take home the entire release! You have until OCTOBER 18th at 12pm CST/1pm EST to leave your comments on each Designer's Blog and The Greeting Farm Blog (letting us know you completed the hop). We will announce the random winner later in the week.
**NOTE: Please use the same name on all the blogs when leaving a comment. Also, please do not pick the Anonymous option when leaving a comment (otherwise we won't be able to verify that it's you). Thank you!

TGF Design Team:
 ANITA (you are here)
This is a short hop so definitely worth playing along! And if you can't wait for the hop to be over, you can purchase these stamps and cutting dies HERE.
We will have more cards featuring the new stamps from our Design Team Leaders starting tomorrow so be sure to stop back by The Greeting Farm Blog to see more inspiration. 
Happy Hopping! 
Hugs, Anita

Monday, October 14, 2019

The Greeting Farm - October Previews Day 4

Hello and welcome to Day 4 of The Greeting Farm previews of the October release!  Today I'm sharing a card that features the new Merry Christmas Die.

I love this die!  The script is beautiful and it's large enough to use as the focal point on your card.  It's perfect for mass-producing clean and simple cards this holiday season!  I diecut a panel of Bristol card, sponged on some distress oxide ink, and spattered water with a small paint brush.  I added a few small diecut snowflakes and adhered a tiny pearl to the center of each. 

Be sure to stop back tomorrow, October 15th for our Blog Hop!

Hugs, Anita

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Snow Much Fun

Good morning!  Today I'm sharing a winter card featuring an adorable stamp set from Avery Elle.

I'm a sucker for snowmen stamps and as soon as I saw these in my local shop I knew I had to have them!  These cute little snowmen are from the Snow Fun  stamp set.  I colored the images with copics and used my ScanNCut to diecut them.  I used a piece of Lawn Fawn paper for the background and I used a Lawn Fawn die to cut the snowy hills.  I sponged distress inks on the tops of the hills and adhered them to my card.  I adhered the snowmen and the sentiment strip with foam tape for some dimension.  

Copics Used:
Snowmen - BV20, BG70; R30, R00
Branch Arms - E33, E31
Noses - YR12, YR02
Sled - E33, E31, E30
Hat - C5, C3, C1
Scarves & Earmuffs - B02, B01, B000; G02, G00, G0000; BG13, BG11, BG10; R32, R30, R00; E02, E01, E000
Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Anita   

Friday, October 11, 2019

The Greeting Farm - October Previews Day 3

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of The Greeting Farm previews of the October release!  Today I'm sharing a card that features the new The More The Merrier set!

This new stamp set has loads of cute little Christmas critters!  I stamped the images on Neenah cardstock, cut them with my ScanNCut, and then colored them with my copics.  I used a black glaze pen on the animal's eyes and noses, and then used a white gel pen to add some highlights.  For the background, I sponged distress oxide inks on a Bristol card panel and used a paintbrush to spatter some thinned white acrylic paint to resemble snow.  I diecut a snowy slope and adhered it to the card.  I adhered the images to my card and then added some sequins to give it some sparkle.  

Copics Used:
Deer - E42, E41, E40, R30; E33, E31, E30; YG17, YG13, YG01; B26, B24, B21
Hedgehog - E43, E42, E41, R30; E29,E23; YR23, Y19, Y15; BG09, BG05, BG01
Bear - E37, E35, E33, E31; E42, E41, E40; G28, G24, G21, G40
Fox - E09, YR18, YR14, YR12; C3, C1, R30; YG17, YG13, YG01; R46
Birds - B26, B24, B21; R37,R35, R32
Gifts - Y19, Y15, Y13; R59, R37, R35; B26, B24, B21; YR23, Y19,Y15

Be sure to stop back Monday, October 14th for our final day of previews!

Hugs, Anita

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Greeting Farm - October Previews Day 2

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of The Greeting Farm previews of the October release!  Today I'm sharing a card that features the new Little Elves set!

This new stamp set is full of the sweetest little elves and all sorts of accessories!  I stamped the images on Neenah cardstock, cut them with my ScanNCut, and then colored them with my copics.  I applied Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the presents and the ornaments and stars on the Christmas tree.  For the background, I sponged distress oxide inks on a Bristol card panel and used a paintbrush to add some water spots.  I diecut some snowy slopes and sponged the edges with distress oxide ink.  I adhered the images and snowy slopes with foam tape to add some dimension to my card.
Be sure to stop back tomorrow for our third day of previews!

Hugs, Anita

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The Greeting Farm - October Previews Day 1

Hello and welcome to Day 1 of The Greeting Farm previews of the October release!  Today I'm sharing a card that features the new Holiday Anya 7!

This new Anya is so adorable with her little gingerbread friend!  Perfect for lots of holiday cards!  I sponged distress oxide ink onto a Bristol panel, adhered a white diecut frame, and then adhered that to my card base.   I stamped Anya on Neenah cardstock, cut her out with my ScanNCut, and colored her with my copics.  I added Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the berries on her hat and the gingerbread's buttons.  I used a Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on the stars and then I adhered Anya to my card using foam tape.  I added a diecut snowflake with a little pearlin the center. 

Please stop back tomorrow for our second day of previews.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by The Greeting Farm Blog to see what the rest of the team made with this awesome stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by. 

Hugs, Anita