Category Archives: Peddler’s Pack

winter wishes

I’m just about finished with my Christmas cards – here are my latest two.  I used the same stamp set for both with just a few changes.

In this first card the main image – colored with prisma pencils -is  mounted on a tag created in Silhouette.  Snowflakes on the blue cardstock are embossed in white.  The coloring was quick and easy.

 Winter wishes blue

The hills are made a bit more festive by adding some Martha Stewart glitter – here is a close up

 Winter wishes blue close up

The main image and sentiment are from Papertrey, and the snowflakes are from Hero Arts.

The second card uses the same image but is mounted on a white base.  I drew the hills in on the base card.

 Winter wishes white

Glitter was also used here – both on the main panel as well as on the hills drawn on the base card.

 winter wishes white close up

Thanks for stopping by today – hope all is well!

working with line images

Yesterday I used a line image by stamping it on non white paper and coloring it in.  Today I am using a line image a little differently – it is still colored in, but with a twist.

Here is the card.

I started by taking a piece of white cardstock and brushing a wash of color over the entire piece using Radiant Rain.  I have the older version of this product, made by LuminArte – mine are in sponge daubers and after shaking them up a bit I uncapped the bottle and used a brush to apply the wash.  Radiant Rains are shimmery mists – think Twinkling H2O’s already in liquid form.

The colors I used as a base are Solar Gold and a little Bronze.   Once the piece was dry I embossed the leaf image in white.    The image, from Peddlers Pack, is a large stamp – it covers almost an entire A2 card front and makes a real statement – not much else is needed.  I could have left it as is but I wanted to main leaf to stand out a bit more.

Once the image was embossed I went back in and colored the main leaf using Nutmeg Radiant Rain  – this really made the leaf pop while still staying in the same color family.

I  wish you could see the rich shimmery colors on this card – the photo does not do it justice.

I finished it off by added a sentiment (from Flourishes) on a strip of vellum.  The vellum allowed the base image to show through.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

nontraditional colors

Stepping away from the traditional red and green, I chose a rich turquoise blue for the ornaments on this tree.

The image is from Peddlers Pack – and they have  a number of images from this particular artist.  The stamp is large – it just about fills the front of a card and makes such an impact when colored.   Since the image itself is so strong I decided to leave off the embellishments and just add a simple sentiment from Papertrey on the front.

I used the following copics: 

  • For the greenery:  G12, G21, G82
  • For the ornaments:  BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG49
  • For the garland – just a touch of N1 and N3.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

joy gift box

hello friends! 

Here is another gift box I just completed.    I love getting and giving gifts that I have wrapped in such a way that the package is as pretty as what is inside.

Here are the details:

For the box – it measures 8″ wide x 6.25″ tall, x 1.5″ deep.   I used  Sizzix dies for this – these are the very large (12″) dies  (one for the top and one for the bottom) that only work in the Big Shot Pro or larger machines.  But not to worry if you don’t have the die or larger machine!  You can easily take a sheet of cardstock and score it on each side to make whatever size box you want.  For this I used red Bazzil textured cardstock – the heavier the better for your box.

For the main panel:  The image is from Peddlers Pack and was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with the following copics: R59, R37, R35, R0000, G24, G21,  and G40 .  Prisma pencils would also work well for this image.  You can’t tell from the photo, but I used a stardust gel pen to add some glitter on the bow and parts of the wreath.    This particular image would work wonderful on a card as well.

This panel was layered on black, then green.  Once the layering was done I mounted a piece of decorative red cardstock onto black and put strips of green cardstock that had been punched with a Martha Stewart border punch on each end.  A strip of red rhinestones were place on the bottom.

Before attaching these pieces onto the box, I wrapped the top of the box with a white satin ribbon.   The double bow was made separately and glued onto the front.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

fresh fruit basket

Hello friends!

I’m back!  We’ve been out of town and busy with the normal every day things that get in the way of crafting, and I am so glad to be blogging again.  I’ve been preparing for a copic class I’m teaching in June at my LSS, which will focus on coloring fruit and here is one of the cards we will do.

I love coloring fruit images because they provide a wide range of color choices.  This image is from Peddlers Pack and while it may look like it was alot of work because of all the different types of fruit it really was not.  Because the fruit sections are small they color up quickly.  I think I spent more time on the basket than anything else!  The background embossing was done with a cuttlebug folder – I think it is called “tartan”. 

I used many different copic markers to color – here is a recap:

  • basket:  E18, E15, E11, E00
  • cloth:  B24, B23, B21, B0000
  • cherry:  R89, R46, R24
  • strawberry:  R29, R24, R20
  • apple:  R39, R37, R35
  • grapes:  V17, V15, V12
  • banana:  Y15, Y17, Y00
  • pear:  YG25, YG23, YG21, YG0000
  • orange:  YR68, YR61, YR18

The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on copic x-press it cardstock.   The blue base card is generic, the mat is espresso.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to share more fruit cards with you soon.