Hi BRI friends, Sara here!

I am back with a new card, inspired by the November BRI Mood Board Challenge.

This is a perfect palette for Fall cards and I really love those colors. But, since I am in a more “Christmas mood”, I challenged myself to create something different and use this color combo for a Christmas card…and this is the result!

I love those “Caroling Critters” from Pretty Pink Posh, they are so sweet! I stamped them on a piece of Lawn Fawn Fog cardstock, it’s a light cold grey perfect for my background and then I colored everything with copics. I also hand drew the street lamp on the right, I wanted a cozy scene. Since it is a light colored cardstock, the copic colors are really similar to “reality”, but in this way I didn’t have to add the sky. I only used a darker grey at the bottom, to create the contrast for the bushes. I used a white UNI POSCA pen to create the snow ground and I also added some white snow in the sky. The small snowflakes comes from the Pretty Pink Posh “Holiday Greetings” stamp set, I used Hero Arts Unicorn White to stamp them.

I then started working on the sentiment, which belongs to the Pretty Pink Posh “Holiday Scripts”. I used Bronze embossing powder on white cardstock and I die cut it using coordinating dies. I really love those scripts, which are very versatile! I also completed the sentiment stamping “Season’s” directly on the scene. I used an oval nesting die to die cut the scene and the Sparkling Gold matt behind.

I only needed a background panel to add behind the scene I created, so I took a 4”x6” piece of white cardstock and I stamped many snowflakes (they come from Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Greetings and Snowman Friends) using Distress Oxide in Pumice Stone. I added the oval scene and I cut the excess at the edges.

To complete the card, I also added a 4,5”x6” piece of Lawn Fawn Rainforest cardstock which is quite similar to “Pine Grove” of the palette.

I’m in love of the final result! See you next month for the last BRI Mood Board Challenge of the Year!

Hugs from Italy!

Products Used

Pretty Pink Posh - Caroling Critters

Pretty Pink Posh - Holiday Greetings

Pretty Pink Posh - Holiday Scripts

Pretty Pink Posh - Snowman Friends

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Hi crafty friends! It's been a while since I published my last blog post, but today I'm back to show you my latest creation featuring some of the recent released Hello Bluebird stamps and dies. If you haven't already seen the Fall/Winter release, you can check it here.

For today's card I have used the adorable Winter Skate stamp set. I firstly stamped all the critters I wanted to feature in my card on a piece of Neenah Classic Crest paper, using some Memento Black ink. I then colored everything with copics (my combos are listed below). I then die cut everything with coordinating dies and I started working on the rest of the scene.

I firstly die cut 5 trees from the Slimline Skating Pond Scene die: I absolutely love them for scenes! I took the idea from Chris, another talented member of the HBB Design Team: I added some greens on the trees (just a little bit, they're full of white snow!) and I layered another dark grey die cut tree behind, just a little shifted, so there are some shadows.

I stamped the Falling Snow Background on a piece of light mint cardstock, using the Unicorn White ink from Hero Arts. I die cut a window using the largest Nesting Half Circle die. On a different piece of white cardstock, I softly ink blended a bit of Distress Oxide in Warm Lipstick using a blending brush and I die cut the pond using one of the Slimline Hill and Dale die. I layered all the pieces with foam tape and liquid glue in order to create some depth. I also stamped the big Merry word from Big Christmas Greetings using a Pink pigment ink, I clear heat embossed it and I die cut with coordinating dies. To complete the sentiment, I stamped the upper sentiment directly on the background panel.

To finish the card, I added some Ranger Stickles in Star Dust on the tree branches and some sparkling clear sequins in the background.

I really hope you will like my inspiration!

Hugs from Italy,

Products Used

Hello Bluebird - Winter Skate stamp

Hello Bluebird - Big Christmas Greetings stamp

Hello Bluebird - Nesting Half-Circle die

Hello Bluebird - Slimline Skating Pond Scene die (trees)

Hello Bluebird - Slimline Hill and Dale die

Hello Bluebird - Falling Snow Background stamp

Copic Coloring Combos

Mice: W5 - W3 - W1

Bunnies: E44 - E43 - E42 - E40

Squirrels: E17 - E35 - E55 - E53 - E50

Dark Pink: RV69 - RV19 - RV14

Green: G28 - YG45 - BG23

Trees: BG96 - BG93 - YG61

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Hi BRI friends, Sara here!

I am back with a new card, inspired by the October BRI Mood Board Challenge.

This is the perfect Spooky palette that you can use for all your Halloween creations! We really don’t have a great Halloween celebration here in Italy, so I don’t have a lot of Halloween stamps or dies (even if I love them!). So I went through my crafty stash and I tried to look for a way to stretch them….and this is the result!

I had the idea to mask those two little bears from Pretty Pink Posh Bear Friends stamp set and transform them into a trick or treat guys! I firstly stamped them on a piece of copic friendly paper, using Memento Tuxedo black ink for the bigger one and Memento London Fog for the smallest. In this way, I reached the faded look of the ghost. I also drew all the accessories (hat, coat and ghost’s sheet) with a black fineliner. I also stamped all the pumpkins – which comes from the PPP Pumpkin Patch Critters stamp set - and the two bats of the background. I colored them all using copic markers and I fussy cut everything since I hadn’t coordinating dies.

I then moved to the background: I ink blended some distress oxides using blending brushes. I really love the look of them when I want to blend into “nothing”, as it happens here with the ground which is white. I used Twisted Citron and Chipped Sapphire, but I also added some Black Soot to darken the result. I really love how spooky the sky is!

I arranged my stamped images on the blended panel (which is 5.5”x3.75”) and I realized I wanted to add more. I die cut the PPP Spooky Fence from some black cardstock and I layered it behind. I also wanted to add some little ghosts, so I white heat embossed two of the Mama Elephant Little Boo Agenda on a piece of vellum to get the transparency of the ghost. To complete the card, I white heat embossed the sentiment too (which comes from the PPP Halloween Wreath stamp set), I added some sparkling crystal sequins and I matted the scene using a piece of scrap cardstock which had exactly the same colors of the BRImoodboard.

I love the final result, I really hope you will like too. See you next month!

Hugs from Italy!

Products Used

Pretty Pink Posh - Bear Friends stamp

Pretty Pink Posh - Pumpkin Patch Critters stamp

Pretty Pink Posh - Halloween Wreath stamp

Pretty Pink Posh - Spooky Fence die

Mama Elephant - Little Boo Agenda

Copic Color Combos

Bear: E49 - E47 - E44 - E43 - E42 - E30 - E50

Hat and coat: V09 - V17 - V15 - V12 | G28 - YR09 - G14 - YR03

Baby bear: E43 - E42 - E41 - E30

Pumpkins: YR27 - YR23 - Y35 - YR61 | E99 - YR68 - YR15 - YR12 | E79 - E74

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