Friday, October 20, 2017

Fab Friday at Tiddlyinks

Hi there and welcome again to Fab Friday at Tiddlyinks where you will get a taste of a whole lot of tiddlyinks fabulousness (if that is a word) from all the tiddlyinks designers. You are at sweet cherry's blog, just one of the many designers on the tiddlyinks design team.

For this week's card I am using the snowy wishes and snowman set at tiddlyinks.


The background was created using the following distress inks scattered straw, vintage photo, spiced marmalade, mustard seed distress inks. I first coloured the edges of the card with the distress inks listed above and then softened the background with the white pigment ink by Avery Elle.

Colouring of the snowman was a lot of fun using CopicsC5,C2,C1,Y19,Y13,E30,E00,E57,YG17,100,0,V20.

The trees were diecut using the tall birch by Memory Box

Hope you like this week's card and please feel free to leave me a comment.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Just another wintery card


Hello... and welcome to another exciting day of cardmaking. Today I am featuring a digital stamp by sassy cheryl designs.

Here is the lovely card. It is a very simple design where I have used the layering technique and I also offset the feature of the card- the stamp.


The stamp was coloured using copics, a zig pen and a fabercastell marker. The zig pen was used to colour the coat on the young boy and the fabercastel was used on the shoes. The rest of the image was coloured using the following copics YG17, Y19, E30, E00, B12, E57.

The patterned papers were from Amy Tangerine 'Finders Keepers' and doodle bug designs 'Fun in the Sun'

The die cut stars are from the set by lawn fawn scalloped edge pop up.

Hope you like today's card and join me again here on sweet cherry cards.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Simple backgrounds that glow....

Hi there and welcome back to sweet cherry's blog. You know how we often see some wintery scenes with lovely light shining in the sky from the sun that is behind the winter clouds. The sky looks as if its positively glowing...

So today I decided to try that by using an illuminating technique. It can be used for night and day time winter themed cards.

Here is the card for today and I will discuss the technique below...



For the background, I started off distressing the edges using Ranger's mowed lawn which is a fresh green colour. Once I was finished applying the inks, I rubbed white pigment ink from Avery Elle all over the background to give it a smooth, illumined look...almost like the background is glowing. Once the pigment ink was dried , I stamped the trees by Deep Red using Ranger's peeled paint.


I then added the fox and sled from Hero Arts and coloured them with copic markers E30, V20,E57,R46.

The message 'warm wishes' is from the set Holly Jolly by Art Impressions. I also dotted the sky with a dash of snow as if the snow was just beginning to fall.

Hope you like today's card and if you want to learn more about the technique drop me a comment!