Thursday, 27 October 2016

Cozy Critters and Forever Evergreen - Season's Greetings

Hello and welcome back. Today's cards has been inspired by the Global Design Project #59. Theme: Animals. I just couldn't wait to have a play with the Cozy Critters set with the cute Owl and Fox. This a hostess set and can be earned through Stampin' rewards with a qualifying order. I have also used the Forever Evergreen set for the sentiments. Just love the font and they go so well with the Cozy Critters. These will make wonderful Christmas cards to give to family and friends.

Please be sure to check out the creative gallery and why not play along using this fun theme of Animals/Pets so many cute projects on there to get inspired by.

I have made three cards using the Cozy Critters set and have been inspired to try out a new fun technique shared by Jennifer McGuire - Color Stamping on dark cardstock. Jennifer has a video tutorial on this technique and she shares 4 ways of doing this.

All cards are top folding and have used the White craft pigment ink technique on the Night of Navy card below using Whisper White Craft ink for the branch. The ink takes a while to dry and have heat dried with a heat tool before adding colour over the top.

Once dried, I have used coloured pencils to colour in the branch and leaves. This is another technique that Jennifer has shared.

Gold heat emboss looks great on the Night of Navy cardstock and have applied it on the ornaments and sentiment as inspired by Jennifer McGuire. 

The snow fall background is taken from Merriest Wishes set and have stamped that with Whisper White craft pigment ink just to give a soft texture in the background.

The owl has been stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Night of Navy ink and punched out using the Owl Builder punch. I have stamped another version in Real Red to get the scarf and have fussy cut that out and adhered on with Tombow multipurpose glue. The owl has been mounted on with Stampin' dimensionals.  

Inside the card, I have used the same layout and owl, however stamped on Whisper White cardstock so no white craft ink here hehe. I just love the sentiment used from Forever Evergreen as it matches perfectly with the layout and trimmings.

This is my second card and inspired by Jennifer McGuire's stamping on colored cardstock - Kraft cardstock. However, I have only used white heat embossing for the sentiment and Whisper White craft ink for the snowfall. The fox and present did not look that effective stamped directly on the Kraft cardstock due to the details, so have settled for stamping on Whisper White cardstock, fussy cut each detail and mounted with dimensionals.

Inside the card. The large present is stamped directly on the card base in Garden Green and added the Real Red bow by fussy cutting a second stamped image. The fox and small gift have been mounted with Stampin' dimensionals just to build the image and create layers. The small gift has been gold heat embossed.

My third card, has been stamped as per normal on Whisper White cardstock. The branch have been stamped with Stampin' Markers in Sahara Sand and Wild Wasabi. It has been clear heat embossed, to resist the ink blending background in Pool Party . 

The snowfall has been white heat embossed to also resist the ink blended background. The ornaments have been gold heat embossed for ink resist. 

The scarf on the owl has been stamped in Sweet Sugarplum, for a fun and soft colour to go with Pool Party.  

Inside the card. It's a similar layout to the front and to the Night of Navy version.

I hope you have enjoyed these cards and found inspiration. Jennifer McGuire is such an inspiration and has so many great ideas. Both techniques used adds so much versatility with the set and looks wonderful on both dark or light cardstock - a matter of preference like day or night hehe. Love to hear your thoughts.

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope to see you next time. Happy Crafting! :) 

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  1. All your cards are adorable but the inside is AMAZING!Thanks for joining us this week for our theme challenge x

    1. Thank you so much Michelle for your lovely compliments. I truly appreciate it. It's always a pleasure to play along - love the challenges. :) x

  2. I adore everything you create Juan! This set is made all the more gorgeous with the beautiful colour selections. My fave is the sponged background card, is it Mint Macaron? So fabulously cute each one :)

    1. Thank you so much Kim, I greatly appreciate your lovely praises. You always make my day. It's actually Pool Party - love this colour. :) xo


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