Wicked - RAM

 Hello Crafty Friends and happy Saturday to you! I’m here today with a newly released digi stamp from Rachelle Anne Miller ‘Cute Witch’! 

For me I’ve always struggled with coloring things purple, there isn’t a wide variety when it comes to Copics especially. So I thought I’d do my best to find a purple I really liked and this is what I came up with! 



I really like how it turned out! I hope this maybe helps some of you who may also been struggling like me! 


For the card I started with inking the background using a cloudy stencil from Lawn Fawn and some Shaded lilac distress oxide. I darkened the edge very sparingly with Villainous Potion distress oxide. Then I went around the whole panel with lilac as well. Lastly I splattered using white and gold starry watercolors. For the moon I added Scattered Straw distress oxide to the edges to make it pop against the background. Lastly I added diamond stickles to her hat brim and the edges of her sleeves and dress. 

Additional Copics: E47, E44, E43, E41 was used on broom, owl and her hair and then I added a wash of YR24 over top to give it a red cast. E53, E51, E50 & R20.

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Dream Big - RAM

 Hello Crafty Friends! Hope you are having a wonderful week. I’m here with a DT project featuring 'Dream Big Circus'  from Rachelle Anne Miller Stamps


For the background I did a blend with distress oxide inks. I used Scattered Straw, Saltwater Taffy and Abandoned Coral. Then I splattered the whole thing with white gold Gansai Tambi starry water color. Lastly I stamped the frame around the sentiment (lawn fawn) and used the die to cut it out.

Copics Used: E55, E53, E51, E50; R22, R20, R11, R00; YR21; C0, C1

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You are a Treasure - RAM

  Hello Crafty Friends and Happy Sunday! I’m here with a new design team project featuring “Pirate Treasure” digital stamp from Rachelle Anne Miller Art


For the background I started with some Neenah Desert storm cardstock and then used distress oxide ink in Tea Dye and Ground Espresso around the edges to draw the eye in. I also used the ground espresso to splatter. 

Copics Used: BG78, BG75, BG72, BG70, BG49, BG45; E29, E27, E25; N8, N6, N4; E55, E53, E51, E00.


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GCOC - August

 


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 August 25th 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! 

My card this month features the absolutely fantastic Nutcracker set from Avery Elle Jenn featured last month! I just couldn't resist them. Watching the Nutcracker ballet as a kid was one of my favorite winter activities.


The background I did starting with a light blue cardstock base and inking the edges first with Tumbled Glass distress oxide and then darkened it with some Broken China creating a highlighted area in the middle to draw the eye in. I then splattered the background using yellow gold starry water color. 

I finished up the card by white heat embossing the sentiment on a black cardstock strip and some diamond stickles.

Copic Markers used: E40, 43; Y35; YR31, YR31, 30; R29, 27, 24, 20; N10, 8, 6,4, 2; C0; B02, 00, 0000.

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Hello from Hammy - Mama Elephant

 Hello crafty friends! Todays card features the new Mama Elephant set exclusive to Ellen Hutson "Ice Cream Stand". I could not resist the cuteness and had a card design in my head as soon as I saw it. I also used the frame from the Cloud Nine creative cuts. 


For the background I used Salvaged Patina, Shaded Lilac & Spun Sugar distress oxide inks. I love how they look together. I’ve been using the domed foam on Bristol Smooth paper and loving it. I also added a tiny bit of Diamond Stickles to the ice cream in the mama bunnies hand and in the cart. 

Copics: YR24, YR31, YR30; RV13, RV10, RV000; R20, R11; E000; C0; BG11, BG10, BG0000; BV01, BV31

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Some Happy for your Birthday - Ram

 Happy Weekend crafty friends! I’m here today with another super sweet imagine from Rachelle Anne Miller called “Birthday Cake”. I can’t resist a turtle. 


I picked a simple slimline layout because it fit the images so well and then had a very relaxing time coloring with my copics!

Copic Markers: YG17, YG13, YG11, YG00; R20, R11, R000; BG13, BG10; YR02, YR00; Y13, Y000; E53, E50 and N1


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Ahoy! - RAM

 Hello Crafty Friends and Happy Friday! I’m here with a new design team project featuring “Ahoy Matey Pirate” digital stamp  from Rachelle Anne Miller Art


For the background I started with some teal cardstock I had in my stash. I then added the new distress oxide ink in Uncharted Mariner. Absolutely obsessed with this dark turquoise. I white heat embossed the sentiment directly to the background, covered it and then splattered on some Gansai Tambi starry color in white gold. 

There is a coloring video up on my Instagram (cardsbysharna) where you can watch me color this darling little pirate up. I did fix the blue stripes on his shirt by adding one more darker color after I shot the video B06. I just felt it helped it pop more. 

Copics: B02, B00, B0000; G05, G02, G000; BG13, BG11; Y00, Y21; YR31, YR30; E55, E53, E51; E39, E37, E35, E31; E47, E44, E43, E41; R20, R11


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GCOC - July

 


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 tonight Thursday, June 21st 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. 

No card for me today! But I AM hosting a giveaway. To enter you have two weeks (until August 4th) to make a new get cracking on Christmas card and post it to Instagram.  Be sure to tag the hashtag #getcrackingonchristmas and also @cardsbysharna on Instagram so I know you mean to enter my giveaway. This is for 18 and over continental US only (sorry international friends I will try and do a separate one for you when I can get the logistics worked out). The winner will get a 25$ gift card to Butterfly Reflections Ink! Can’t wait to see your creations!! 

Thanks for visiting! 

Bunny & Guinea Christmas release - Ram

 Hello Crafty Friends! We are here counting down until the new Bunny & Guinea Christmas release on the 23rd!! These new sets are so darling. You know I cannot resist a snowman! This is Bunny & Guinea Snowman digital stamp. 

For the background I used distress oxide in Tumbled Glass & Broken China around the top edge. It’s speckled with starry color water colors in white gold. 

Copics: N2, N0, R11, R00 on the bunny. BG10 outline on the snowman with R22, 20, 11, YR02, 00, Y02, 00, G02, 000, B02, 00, BV01, V20, BG13, 11 for the accessories and a little YR31 and 30 on the Guinea.

Thanks for stopping by! Definitely check out the rest of the release too, so cute! 

GCOC - June

 

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 Thursday, June 16th 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. 

More of the simple yet striking card designs. This cute little scene is a digital stamp from Rachelle Anne Miller creative studios. This is the "Cuddle Up" Christmas digital stamp. 



For the background I used a deep red cardstock I had on hand. I then inked the edges using black soot distress ink (not oxide) to darken the edges and draw your eye in. I know I do this a lot for Christmas cards and that's because I like the dramatic contrast it brings to pop out your image. Plus being a redhead I love red, of course :) 

Copics: G02, G00. G000, R29, R27, R24, E47, 44, 43, 41. C3, C0, R11 

Far from home - RAM

 Hello Crafty Friends! I have news! I am super excited to be joining the Rachelle Anne Miller design team! She has some of the sweetest designs that I love to color.



For this card I used the new ‘Astronaut Explorer’. For the background of my mini slimline card I started with some distress Oxide in Shaded Lilac and added a touch of Blueprint sketch along the horizon. I then splattered it using my Gansai Tambi starry colors in white gold. 

I printed my image onto some Neenah 80lb and colored using copics. 

Hair: E40, E41, E43, E44 (also flag pole)

Skin: E53, E51, E000, R20

Outfit: B69, B66, B63, B60; BG10; C0, C3, N4, N6

Bird: B63, B60; R23, R20 

Moon: W3, C1, C0


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Spring Showers - Mama Elephant

 Hello Crafty Friends! I am here today with a fun little card featuring a Mama Elephant stamp set Flower Shower & Lil Cat agenda. Inspired by all the rain we have been getting here I just couldn't resist.



On some Bristol cardstock I first used some Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide ink coming down from the corner. Then I placed my cloud stencil and using Peacock Feathers Oxide I filled in the rest. Once dry I stamped on my sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink because I find it stamps the best over the oxide. I got out my white Gel Pen and added some tiny raindrops to set the mood.

I copic colored the tiny cats (there is a reel over on my Instagram, CardsbySharna, if you want to see the coloring!) I used YR 24, 21, & 30 for the cat bodies & added E99 for the stripes with a bit of R20 for the cheeks. For the flower I used B02, 00. For the stem of the flower and the puddle I used BG13, 11, 10.


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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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