Demonstration time – Copic hair and skin colouring

Hair-fullToday, I am braving the world of video colouring demonstrations! Why? Well, because when I was hanging out at the last Kraftin’ Kimmie release party, a lot of ladies mentioned that they would love to see some colouring.  So, since it was my turn for a tutorial for Kimmie, I figured I would give it a go!  And while I am certainly no Copic or colouring expert, hopefully this little demo will inspire you to get out your colouring tools of choice and get crafty!

The stamp featured in the tutorial is from the Once Upon a Time 3 set, and the paper used for the card base is MME.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Kard Kit Krazy – a video preview and tutorial

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It’s time for NEW STUFF!  We’re kicking off the December Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps release with our brand NEW December Krafty Kardmaking KIT!!

Check out everything you get in this month’s kit:

  • Six 6×6 kraft cardstock bases (precut and prescored) featuring Bazzill cardstock
  • SDecember Kit 1ix 6.5 x 6.5 square white envelopes
  • Twelve 6×6 patterned papers – 2 of each of 6 different designs featuring the Day to Day Collection by Doodlebug
  • 8 6×6 coordinating coloured cardstock sheets (green, yellow, red, turquoise) featuring Bazzill Card Shoppe 100 lb Cardstock and regular Bazzill
  • 1 sheet of Doodles Seals Cardstock Stickers!
  • 1 sheet of Mini Doodle Pops 3D Cardstock Stickers
  • 2 different coordinating Doodlebug Washi Tapes on wooden spools
  • 2 yards each of brown/white twine and blue/green twine!
  • 1 Sakura Stardust gel pen!
  • YOUR CHOICE of any $8 stamp from ANY of our lines of stamps….including the new ones!!

I decided to team up the adorable Lola Lollipop stamp with the kit this month for a fun centre step card.  If you’ve spent any time here at ScrappyCanuck Studios, you’ll know that I love Doodlebug patterns and colours, so I had a blast working with this month’s kit!

Now I know you might be thinking – that doesn’t look like the card base in the kit, but I assure you that all the materials used for the card, including the base are from the kit.  Here – check it out!

This fantastic kit will be released on Saturday night at our LIVE online release party starting at 6:30pm EST on the Kraftin’ Kimmie Facebook page, along with all of our new stamps being previewed this week – oh, and a bunch more from me featuring the materials from this kit!

Now hop around and check out the SIX awesome cards that the Krafty Girls have made to inspire you!

That’s it for me today!  Thanks for stopping by! Kard-Kit-dimension

Owl Always Love You – A Candy Bar Slider tutorial

Project Title: Owl Always Love You – Candy Bar Slider
Before I started scrapbooking and chatting with crafters all over the world, I had no idea there were so many owl fans!  I agree that there is something endearing about these little creatures, and their cute sound is full of sentiment potential!  So this month, in honour of all of my CropChocolate friends who are fans of owls, I decided to team up owls and chocolate! Oh, and few hearts too!

Materials:
  1. 1 candy bar (Ritter Sport used in this project)
  2. 1 piece of plain colored cardstock for body
  3. Scraps of black and white cardstock for eyes
  4. Adhesive
  5. At least 1 piece of patterned cardstock for feathers / beak / feet
  • Blue Owl – MME Good Day Sunshine collection
  • Pink Owl – MME Quite Contrary
Instructions:
Slider:
1. Cut a piece of cardstock that is 4″ high by 9 1/8″ long.  If you are using a different candy bar, measure the wrapper to determine the height and length you will need to cover your bar (see video for description of included measurements)
2. On the front, top edge of your wrapper (the widest section), cut out a half moon shape that runs from one side to the other.  This will give your wrapper an “owl shaped” head.
3. On the same top edge, find the middle and measure down about 1/4″.
4. Press the front section down so that it lines up with the back section and punch a hole at the marked location, making sure the hole goes through both sections.
5. Measure out a piece of ribbon that is 4X the height of your wrapper. If you are using a Ritter Sport bar, your ribbon would need to be 12″ in length.
6. Thread the ribbon from the front section through to the back section.  Center the ribbon so there are equal amounts sticking out the front and the back.
7. Place your candy bar in the wrapper, pushing the ribbon down as you insert it into the wrapper.  Tie a bow at the top. Your candy bar should now slide up and down into the wrapper when you pull up on the ribbon.
To embellish:
1. Cut out at least 15 1/2″ hearts.  Apply the hearts upside down with adhesive starting at the bottom edge of the wrapper and working your way up  - 3 rows of 5 hearts.  Adjust according to your candy bar dimensions.
2. Cut out 2 hearts that are at least 2″ in height.  Apply upside down on the side edges of your wrapper for wings.
3. Cut out 2 – 1″ hearts and attach to the bottom edge for feet.
4. Cut out 1 – 1/2″ heart and attach as a beak.
5. Using overlapping circles, cut out eyes and adhere to wrapper.
6. If desired, add a message to the back of the wrapper.

You + Me = Love

It’s been an amazing month working as an Echo Park Fresh Face Designer!  Here is my fourth and final post filled with a fun character, a slider tutorial and chocolate.  Does it get better than that?  Click here to view the post on the Echo Park blog, or continue reading right here at Scrappy Canuck Studios!

What might he be hiding behind those wings?

In this, my last post as an Echo Park Fresh Face Designer, I wanted to share with you a project that incorporates something I absolutely love – chocolate!  After all, the only thing that could possibly be better than chocolate would be chocolate wrapped up in Echo Park paper. So, when I saw the beautiful Yours Truly collection and started thinking about all the wonderful things about Valentine’s Day – like sharing love and sharing chocolate – I was pretty sure I could come up with a match made in heaven!

This little penguin, supported by an easel card structure, was made simply by layering basic shapes – an oval for his body, hearts for his face/tummy, wings, beak and feet, and circles for his eyes.  Although I cut each of the shapes freehand, die cuts or punches could be used to create this little guy in no time at all! And by using the Smitten paper, this penguin has a texture that is a bit unexpected but so fun and playful!

Could that be a little gift?

For me, the most playful part of this card design is actually revealed when you open up this little penguin’s wings.  Hidden behind the wrapped package you find in his arms is a little chocolate treat!  I happen to be a huge fan of interactive elements on cards, so I created a small candy bar slider that, when pulled, reveals a little treat.  Here’s how you can create one too:

Once your penguin and slider are in place, you can have some fun using the Element Stickers to enhance your card.

The embellishments are straight from the elements stickers in this cute collection

The ticket shapes and great text you can find in this collection are a fun and trendy way to add interest to the open spaces on your card.  Layered heart stickers attached with foam squares add the dimension needed to create the easel aspect of the card. Just think  - the recipient will have so many fun things to look at, they might even forget about the chocolate!

I hope you have found some inspiration here today that will help you share your love with the special people in your life!  Thank-you so much for the opportunity to share my project ideas with you over this last month – I had a fantastic time creating and sharing with all my fellow Echo Park fans!  I’m hoping you will come back and visit me here at Scrappy Canuck Studios in the future – there will be so many more Echo Park projects in this crafters future!