Hello friends and fellow crafters! I'm happy to announce (a little late) that I was chosen to be on Three Room Studio's first Design Team for 2020. I'll include a couple winter/Christmas cards that I made with the December release, but my first complete card blog for TRS will be in early February just in time for Valentine's Day!
I've been busy with the holidays (just like most people) and recovering from a total hip replacement (early damage to joint due to hip dysplasia... yes, just like dogs). I'm recovering well, I just can't sit for too long as things really stiffen up. Below is a picture of the amazing design team that I'm on.
Just as promised, here are the two cards that I made with the December Release. The first one was made using the stamp set "Let's Hygge." I'll be honest, I didn't even know what that term meant until it was explained to me. It's a word used to convey all the things you do in winter to get cozy. Hence, it's a term primarily used in places that have long, cold winters. I also used the stamp set "Moving Sentiments" for the cat, plant, lamp shade, sentiments and window elements. I colored it using Copic markers and a white gel pen.
The second card used the stamp set "Skate Sleep Repeat" as the focal point of my card. I ink blended the background using Distress Oxide Inks then stamped a Simon Says Stamp Holiday Background stamp in varying tones of green. I die cut an oval from the center and replaced it with an oval piece I had stamped and colored (with Copics) the skater image on, then die cut 2 oval frames. Using the MISTI I was able to stamp the image over 3 layers so that she appears to be one image over all the layers. I masked the skater and ink blended the blue background before I adhered it to my card. I hand lined the hash marks around the oval, then cut the width of the panel to 4 inches. I mounted it to a dark blue-green cardstock that I applied some clear Wink of Stella to the outside edges for a little sparkle.
I hope you make your way back to my blog to see what other neat cards I'm making for TRS. Check out their website www.threeroomstudio.com as well as their blog that's on their website for all things TRS. We also will be having a weekly color challenge that will be posted to Instagram. The DT and any other crafter who uses TRS stamps can join in. I believe the # is #trscardchallenge.
Thanks so much, I look forward to engaging on my blog again and hopefully inspiring some of you on your crafty journey!