GCOC - May

Hello Crafty Friends! Thanks so much for joining me. You should be arriving here from Jenn; a full list of participants is linked over on Jenn's Blog! Jenn is hosting a YouTube LIVE on YouTube Friday,May 20th at 8p ET sharing how she made this months card; that would be the perfect time to grab some of those supplies and craft along with us. 

For this months card I kept it pretty simple but striking. Something about the bright white against the dark background makes me heart sing.



I used distress oxide ink on Bristol paper in Picked Raspberry, Villainous Potion & Chipped Sapphire. Definitely a new combo for me but so bold! Added some texture and shine with starry colors water color in white gold. I then white heart embossed the small sentiment and cut the larger from Cole’s ABCs. And that’s it! 

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Elphie Splash - Lawn Fawn

 Hello Crafty Friends! I am back with an entry for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #123 - Create a Scene! Nothing more fun than creating scenes with Lawn Fawn stamp sets. You can mix and match to your hearts content always knowing the images all work together seamlessly.



For todays card I used the mini set Elphie Selfie Flip-Flop for my main images, & Beary Rainey Day for the supporting images and sentiment. I couldn't resist making it a mini slimline too. 

I used distress oxide ink in Salvaged Patina and Hickory Smoke on some Bristol smooth cardstock. I then splattered the background with some Gansai Tambi starry watercolor in white gold for some texture and the appearance of rain. 

The sentiment I stamped using Versafine Onyx Black which I find is the darkest when stamping over oxide inks. While that dried I colored my images using copics. Once I glued on the clouds I took the single raindrop from the Beary Rainey Day set to stamp under the lower two using the same Salvaged Patina ink.

Copics Used: N4, N2, N0, C0; R00; BG13, BG11, BG10; G000, G00 (there is a Reel up on my Instagram/Tiktok @ CardsBySharna showing the coloring of the main images)

GCOC - April

 



 

Hello Crafty Friends! Thanks so much for joining me. You should be arriving here from Jenn; a full list of participants is linked over on Jenn's Blog! Jenn is hosting a YouTube live on April 22nd at 8pm Est. sharing how she made this months card; that would be the perfect time to grab some of those supplies and craft along with us. 

This months card features some Doodlebug! Are you doodle collector or a doodle crafter? Ha! I am on a mission to actually use my much hoarded Doodlebug supplies. 



For this card I used some deep red cardstock and hit the edges with some distress ink in black soot (the regular distress ink, not the oxide) and then splattered that with some Gansai Tambi starry colors in White Gold & Yellow Gold for added texture and interest. After that I just added my doodle pops & a Chit Chat banner and finished with a bit of glitter to the brims of the hats on the two elves.

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Yum! - Mama Elephant

 Good morning Crafty Friends! I am here with a new card featuring some Mama Elephant stamps Noodle Sayings, Oodles of Noodles, & Little Koala Agenda.

First I did some ink blending for the background with distress oxide inks in Speckled Egg, Chipped Sapphire & Ground Expresso. 



I stamped the sentiment with Distress Oxide as well in Pumice Stone. The images are colored with Copics. The koala are in W5, 3, 0, the bowl in B69, 66, 63; the noodles in YR21, 30 and the green is G21.


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Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #120 Entry

 Hello Crafty Friends! I am back this month with another entry for the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #120. This one is all things Birthday so I couldn't resist. 


For the background I inked the entire card with the new Saltwater Taffy distress oxide ink. Its such a gorgeous color! I then took the longer strawberry field stamp from the Berry Special set and stamped it in Abandoned Coral. For the mice I copic colored them with N5, N3 & N0. I used the N5 very sparingly in just a few places because I wanted them to be fairly light. The strawberries and overalls I did in R29, R35, R22 & R20. The sign is colored with E37, E35 & E31. I then inked another paper with those same copics and that's what I used to die cut my big sentiment. Once die cut I covered it with the new Sparkle Glaze.   I stamped the rest of the sentiment in more black ink before adding Sweet to a wavy Banner and popping it up in the middle with foam tape.                      


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GCC - March



 


Hello Crafty Friends! Thanks so much for joining me. You should be arriving here from Jenn; a full list of participants is linked over on Jenn's Blog! Jenn is hosting a YouTube live on March 24th at 8pm Est. sharing how she made this months card; that would be the perfect time to grab some of those supplies and craft along with us. Can you believe its March already?? I sure can't. Its finally starting to warm up here and I've started my spring planting.

Todays card features the Lawn Fawn stamp set Penguin Party and Mini Slimline Stackables

 

First I  took some Salvaged Patina distress oxide and lightly inked the sky for my background. I took some cool grey copics for my penguins in C5, C3, C1 & C0 with a little YR02, & YR00 for the beaks and feet. The igloo I used a bit of BG10 just around the edges of the lice blocks. For the sentiment I did some masking so I could use the Salvaged Patina for the large Smiles part of it. And lastly I added some Stickles in Crystal for some added sparkle snow in the sky!


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LAWN FAWNATICS CHALLENGE 119 ENTRY – CARD SKETCH

 Hello Crafty Friends! I am back with a new entry for the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge. Again slipping in close to the wire. I had the idea in my mind but life gets crazy with balancing all the things that need to get done in a week. 


The background paper is the perfectly plaid remix, Nancy! I then die cut the images from Strawberry Patch from Bristol paper so I could do some ink blending. I used distress oxide ink in Worn Lipstick, Festive berries and Cracked pistachio. For the bee hes from the Bee Mine mini set, isnt he so cute? Lastly the sentiment is from How you Bean? Strawberries add on.  


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Happy Monday! - Flora and Fauna

 Happy Monday Crafty Friends! I have a pair of fun cards today! 



Todays cards are some CAS birthday messages perfect for anyone! I stamped the main sentiment with distress oxide inks in Salvaged Patina & Twisted Citron. Then I stamped the support sentiment and the image in regular black ink and boom, done!


Supplies:

Everyday Word Party, Stacked Birthday Word Set. Both from Flora and Fauna Clear.

Distress Oxide Inks in Salvaged Patina & Twisted Citron.

GCC - Feb



 


Hello Crafty Friends! Thanks so much for joining me. You should be arriving here from Jenn; a full list of participants is linked over on Jenn's Blog!  We have all been there; the holidays are over but you have a huge stash of unused supplies you just got that you'd love to give some love to! Well here's your chance to do so!! Jenn is hosting a YouTube live on Friday Feb 18th at 8pm Est. that would be the perfect time to grab some of those supplies and craft along with us. 

Todays card is a more CAS card easy to make into multiples. It’s actually based on a some Christmas PJs of mine! 


First I used some distress watercolor paper to watercolor a simple background with some distress oxides in Tumbled Glass and Broken China. Then I colored my mugs and toppings from the Lawn Fawn stamp set Thanks a Latte. Lastly I stamped my sentiment directly on my card once the background was fully dried. I think I’m going to make a bunch in some different color combos. 


Supplies:
Merry Messages - Lawn Fawn
Thanks a Latte - Lawn Fawn

Distress Oxide Inks:
Tumbled Glass
Broken China

Copic Markers:
G28, 17, 05 &02
RV69, R29, 27, 24
E47, 44, 43

Lucky Tiger - Mama Elephant

 Hello Crafty Friends! Hope you are having a wonderful Monday today. How about a VIDEO for you today? I am planning to share at least one video a month along with reels on Instagram

If you are interested in the video please check it out here

Todays card features stamp sets Lucky Cat, Zodiac Tiger & Cloud 9 dies from Mama Elephant


Copic Markers:

YR04, YR02, YR00, 0, R11, R00

Supplies:
Zodiac Tiger
Luck Cat
Cloud 9 dies


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New Year New Get Cracking on Christmas! - January



Hello Crafty Friends! Thanks so much for joining me. Todays card is the first Christmas card of 2022! You should be arriving here from Jenn; a full list of participants is linked over on Jenn's Blog!  We have all been there; the holidays are over but you have a huge stash of unused supplies you just got that you'd love to give some love to! Well here's your chance to do so!! Jenn is hosting a YouTube live that would be the perfect time to grab some of those supplies and craft along with us. 

Todays card is with stamps from Flora & Fauna clear stamps; Fa la la llama & Holiday Word Party 2 set. 


I started with the background and actually a whole different idea for a card. I stamped out the Fa La La sentiment with various distress oxide inks in Kitsch Flamingo, Festive Berries, Pine Needles & Evergreen Bough. I then looking at the Llama set and saw the mini sentiment and I just had to use it! I then stamped and colored the Llama with Copics. This card would be very easy to reproduce to make multiples too.

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to catch Jenn's YouTube live. 


Oh Snap - Lawn Fwn

 Hello Crafty Friends! How about a last minute Christmas card using one tiny set? That's what I have here. I also show the coloring via reel on my Instagram here

For this card I was inspired by a tag I saw by Beata. I inked the edges of a dark green cardstock with black soot distress ink. I then splattered it with gold Gansai Tambi starry watercolor. The sentiment is gold heat embossed using Lawn Fawn gold embossing powder. The gingerbread from the Lawn Fawn set Oh Snap are white heat embossed on Kraft cardstock and colored using Copic Markers. 


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December- Get Cracking on Christmas


Hello Crafty Friends! It’s time for another installment of Get Cracking on Christmas hosted by Jenn Shurkus. Every month on the 3rd Thursday we are here with fresh inspiration for you! Please check out Jenn's blog for a full list of each months participants. Don't miss Jenn's LIVE on YouTube December 17th at 8pm ET.  www.youtube.com/jennshurkus where she will have a demo on how she put together her card for this month!  



My card this month features an old favorite Making Frosty Friends! I decided on a monochrome palette because I kept seeing all these gorgeous examples that I just had to try it for myself. You can view some of my coloring process over on my Instagram under my reels at https://www.instagram.com/cardsbysharna/

For my background I used distress oxide ink in Blueprint Sketch and Shaded Lilac which creates my favorite shade of periwinkle. I just smooshed the ink onto a craft mat, misted with water and then dipped my cardstock in it. I picked it up as is and dried it with my head tool & then I dipped it a second time for more color/texture. On top of that I used my Gansai Tambi starry colors in white gold to flick on top. Finally for the trees, snowflakes and sentiment I stamped in Blueprint Sketch distress oxide. Lastly for a finishing touch I asked some diamond stickles. 

Supplies:

Markers: Copic
BV13, BV01, BV31, R11 & Y38

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Time for Hot Cocoa - Mama Elephant

 Hello my crafty friends! I have this fun Mama Elephant card to share with you today. How many Christmas cards have you done so far this year? Im working on my last batch but its been so much easier now that I do at least one a month all year long! But its crunch time even for me so I am working in batches on easy cards with relaxing coloring (check out my Instagram to see my coloring reel for this card!)

For the background I took a piece of dark teal 110# cardstock and ink blended all around the edges with a blender brush using distress ink in Black Soot. This really is a simple technique and draws your eye into the focal image. Once that was done and dry I went ahead and splattered it with my Gansai Tambi Starry Colors in white gold for a snowy look and extra interest with a hit of shimmer. 

The images are copic colored as shown on Insta. 

Marker colors:
C7, C5, C3, C1, C0, R10 for cheeks, YR14, YR00 for beaks/feet (penguins)
R49, R29, R24 (Hat & Candy canes)
BG15, BG13, BG11, BG10 (Mug)
E49, E47, E44 (Chocolate)
E41 (marshmallows)

Supplies:
Hot Cocoa - ME
Little Penguin Agenda - ME
Holiday Messages - ME

 

November - Get Cracking On Christmas

  Hello Crafty Friends! It’s time for another installment of Get Cracking on Christmas hosted by Jenn Shurkus. Every month on the 3rd Thursday we are here with fresh inspiration for you! Please check out Jenn's blog for a full list of each months participants. Don't miss Jenn's LIVE on YouTube November 19th at 8pm ET.  www.youtube.com/jennshurkus where she will have a demo on how she put together her card for this month!   


For me this month I have a set of three cards (well actually it was a lot of cards but I'm specifically sharing these three here today) made using the new Lawn Fawn Snowflake Background Stencil! These are super easy to put together, great for those last minute makes or if you have a whole bunch you need to make at once like I did!




First I used distress ink in several of the new colors; Villainous Potion, Salvaged Patina & Kitsch Flamingo. I did a light watercolor wash on the background. To do this I first used a brush to lay down clean clear water in the area I wanted, leaving a boarder of plain paper. Next I dropped in the color and smushed it around with my brush until I was happy. I was careful not to go outside the original edge I had made with the clear water. 

Next I used the stencil and I selectively inked the center portion to make it look as though the snowflakes were falling down the center of each card. I used a bit of stickles in Diamond to coat some of the snowflakes for extra bling. 




For the sentiments I used the Winter Big Scripty Words which has been a long time favorite of mine since it came out back in 2016. Its just so versatile. I stamped these in the same ink to match the background. The purple one I just adhered flat since its great for mailing and I felt it stood out the best from the background. The pink is popped up on foam squares. And lastly the teal one I added some sparkle pen and a layer of Nuvo Crtsyal drops in Morning Dew for that extra dimension. 

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