June 8, 2014

Coloring Holly and Berries with Pencils and Markers

One of the reasons I love stamping is because I love to color!  I don't use crazy complicated stamping techniques on my cards, instead I settle for good old coloring in methods with markers or pencils!  On today's card I used both mediums to achieve the rich gorgeous jewel tone colors and hand sketched textured pencil lines.

I used only ONE stamp set from JustRite Papercraft to complete this card.  Love the idea of whipping these cards out faster than I can say Ho-Ho-Ho!

To be honest with you all the coloring does take a little time.  I suggest stamping several images at once and then do all the coloring of the leaves, moving onto the berries, bells and backgrounds.  I grab a cup of coffee, select the few colors that I will need and while the kids are at swim practice, or while watching a favorite show I sit and color.  Before I know it I have a few cards ready to assemble and go!

I used a combination of Spectrum Noir Markers and Pencils for this image

There are beautiful designs from the Design Team.  Here are their blog links

Have a wonderful Sunday!   I want to organize my craft room - I just can't find things anymore so obviously my filing system (or lack thereof)  needs a bit of an overhaul!  

June 5, 2014

Head Start on Christmas Cards!

I know it is a tad early ;) however if you are like me getting a head start on the Holidays is probably a good thing because the mad rush right before Christmas time is really not fun right?  I created this simple little Christmas card with the idea of making a whole bunch.  It is not very complicated but it has the pizazz of glitter and bling to make it extra special

There are two JustRite Papercraft products on this card - one a stamp set and the other the beautiful intricate die.

The die template is a JustRite Papercraft exclusive from Spellbinders.   I love love love the details!

I really enjoy coloring in images, wether with markers or pencils.  My brand new Spectrum Noir markers arrived in the mail yesterday - perfect timing.  I added pencil highlights around the ornaments right over the areas I colored with markers!  LOVE this effect because it highlights areas and gives the image a sketchy look!

I think you are going to LOVE all the variations of this set from the Design Team

Have a wonderful day.   I am going to enjoy a beautiful warm morning with the girls before getting a little creative this afternoon!


June 4, 2014

A Card Inspired by Lilly Pulitzer

I love the beautiful fresh colors used by fashion and home ware designer  Lilly Pulitzer.  Her signature scattered pink flowers with green leaves and turquoise background have made her an iconic figure in the industry!  My card today was inspired by her classic design...

The background stamp set is new from JustRite Papercraft called:

Floral Stitched Cling

Also up is a beautiful new delicate die template that I used as a label for my sentiment:

Here is your JustRite inspiration from the other team members!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  It is going to be a warm one here in Colorado so I am going to stay cool and crafty!  See you tomorrow


June 2, 2014

Stamped Roses Thank You Card

Today starts a series of wonderful new release stamps from JustRite Papercraft. I created this thank you card with one of my all-time favorite color combinations in mind.  Using Pink and Green together remains a classic wether working with paper, paint or icing! 


I stamped the rose image on the green background and colored the entire image in black.  After stamping the roses on white cardstock I colored them with markers.  Then I fussy cut the entire image  and used a foam square to pop it up over the black image. This creates a dramatic shadow effect

The roses and sentiment are from the set called 

If you look carefully you may notice a textured background stamped in green.  That stamp is also a new release set:

The JustRite team have brought you so many beautiful ways to use this set:

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope we have left you with a little inspiration to get crafty!