A little gift for you {Rachelle Anne Miller Creative Studios}

Hi, crafty friends. I’m back today with a happy card featuring the new Teddy’s balloons image from Rachelle Anne Miller. I have a soft spot for images with balloons, and this one has plenty. I asked my color buddy Liz for a color combo suggestion, and she landed on the BG00 family, the YG20 family and the Y10 family of Copics. Teal, bright green and yellow is such a classic combo, so this came together fairly quickly, even for a procrastinator like me.

I colored the image with the colors she suggested, adding different colors only to bear. I trimmed my panel down slightly and stamped a sentiment from the Mini Messages stamp set from Mama Elephant using Sour Apple ink from My Favorite Things.

I created my card base from Classic Kraft cardstock from Papertrey Ink. I trimmed a piece of patterned paper from the Party Time 6×6″ paper pad from My Favorite Things down to a strip, and it had just the right colors for my card. I put four layers of white cardstock scraps behind it for dimension, and adhered it to my card. I did the same thing with my colored piece, adhering it to the card left of center, before using the Seashore mix of embellishments from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards to finish off the card.

This color palette makes me happy!

Merry Christmas {Lili of the Valley}

Hi, crafty friends. I’m back today with another card featuring the new stamp sets from Lili of the Valley, which are now available on Etsy.

I can’t resist a good penguin, and the Snow Cute stamp set has many of them, I love this little guy with reindeer antlers. I colored him with Copics and fussy cut right up against the stamped lines and put him aside while I worked on the rest of my card.

Last fall, I made a bunch of snowy backgrounds using an old Falling Snow stencil from Simon Says Stamp, some modeling paste from The Crafters Workshop and Rock Candy Distress Glitter for some sparkle. If you sprinkle on the glitter while the paste is still wet, it will adhere nicely. I didn’t use all my backgrounds last year, and dug this one out of a drawer in my craft room. The cardstock is Rustic Cream from Papertrey Ink, which is a nice cream color. It’s got the right amount of color to let the falling snow show without being too distracting. It also has these little flecks of darker color here and there, giving it a rustic feel, it’s really nice.

I adhered my snowy background to a top fold card base I created from Amarena Cherry cardstock from My Favorite Things, before die cutting the word MERRY (Stacked Merry die from My Favorite Things) four times from Classic Kraft cardstock from Papertrey Ink, which I stacked and then adhered to the snowy background using liquid glue.

I put foam tape behind the penguin and added him to the card, before using one of the words from the Christmas Greetings stamp set to complete my sentiment. This greetings stamp set has every sentiment you could possibly want for the holiday season. It includes 26 small sentiments, 6 large words with a handwritten look (Christmas, Hugs, Merry, Snow, Wishes, Winter) and 14 smaller words to create all kinds of Christmas greetings. I’ve been on the lookout for a good sentiment stamp set for Christmas, and this set has everything, I don’t need to look any further.

I used a black glaze pen to add shine and dimension to the penguin’s eyes. Once the black was dry, I added a dot of white Gelly Roll 05 over the top.

These penguins are quick and easy to color and don’t require a whole lot of markers.