Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I have a really spooky card to show you, featuring some of the recent released Hello Bluebird stamps and dies. If you haven't seen the newest collection, you can find it here.

Even if we don't have a great Halloween tradition here in Italy, I really love creating those types of cards. Especially when I have to play with some adorable critters like this one.

The Good Fright stamp set is absolutely a must have! Look at this fox!

This is a Mini Slimline card, I love this format. I firstly stamped the main protagonist on a piece of Neenah Smooth Solar White cardstock and I colored it with copics. When I finished, I die cut him with coordinating die and I put him aside while working on the card.

I wanted to create a BOO word, using two pumpkins instead of the letters O. I die cut two of the pumpkins from the Jack die set: I love you can choose from so many faces! I colored those pumpkins using copics too, in order to create some shading. I layered a black pumpkin behind to fill the face holes and I also die cut the B letter from the Knightley LC Large Alpha die set using black cardstock.

I then moved to the background, which measures 6"x3.5". I ink blended the sky using Distress Inks in Dried Marygold, Seedless Preserves and Chipped Sapphire. I created a glow effect on the left, where I planned to put the two pumpkins. To create some interest, I splattered some Gansai Tambi Starry Colors in Pearl.

To complete the background, I die cut a grass hillside from some Grassy Knoll die and ink blended some Peeled Paint and Forest Moss. Since I felt there was an empty space on the left, I also die cut three Birch Trees from some grey cardstock.

I attached everything using liquid glue and foam tape, to create some dimension.

I stamped the scripty sentiment over the pumpkins and I realized there was something missing. I stamped three bats from the Boo Crew stamp set, die cut them and added to my scene.

To complete the card, I created a white frame with the two largest Nesting Mini Slimline and then matted the card with a 3,75"x6,25" black cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by, I really hope you will enjoy the card!

Hugs from Italy,

Products Used

Hello Bluebird - Good Fright stamp

Hello Bluebird - Jack die

Hello Bluebird - Knightley LC Large Alpha die

Hello Bluebird - Boo Crew stamp (bats)

Hello Bluebird - Nesting Mini Slimline die

Hello Bluebird - Birch Trees die

Hello Bluebird - Grassy Knoll die

Copic Color Combos

Fox: E79 - E18 - YR27 - E97 - YR65 | E42 - E30 - E50

Hat and coat: BV29 - BV25 - V25 - BV31

Pumpkins: E08 - YR68 - YR04 | E17 - YR18 - YR14 - YR21

Birch trees: W3

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Hi crafty friends! The HOLIDAY SNOW GLOBE Card Kit from My Favorite Things is now available for purchase!

If you love Christmas cards, this kit is really for you! The HOLIDAY SNOW GLOBE Card Kit includes:

  • Snow Globe Singles Stamp Set and Die-namics

  • Snow Globe Die-namics

  • Holly Jolly Paper Pad

  • Circle Shaker Pouches

  • Card Stock - Smooth White (5), Cotton Candy (1), Poppin' Pink (1), Red Hot (1), Limelight (1), Lazy Day (1), Blue Beyond (1), Black Licorice (1)

There is also a free with $60 releasing with this kit which is Snow Globe Accessories Die-namics.

And now let's move into today's project, that features the super adorable penguin included into the Snow Globe Singles stamp set.

All the small images of the kit could be used to create a little Snow Globe (as suggested by the products' name) but I wanted to create something different.

I imagined this penguin walking in a winter wonderland and I really love how the scene turned out. I firstly stamped the penguin on a piece of Transotype Perfect Coloring paper, using Memento ink (which is copic friendly). I then sketched with a pencil the background: three birch trunks in the foreground and some smaller pine trees in the background.

I went for a different from usual color palette: violet, blue and grey! I was inspired by an illustration I found on Pinterest and I think it works really great with the scene I was creating.

When everything was colored, I added the snow: I used a 0.5 White Gelly Roll pen to create the mini snowflakes and a 1.0 White Gelly Roll to create the dots. I love the mix of dots and snowflakes!

When I finished, I stamped the sentiment in the upper part of the card and I matted it twice, firstly with a slightly larger Black Licorice cardstock and then using a hoographic paper I found in my stash.

Thanks for stopping by, I really hope you will like the inspiration! Let me know what do you think and be sure to head over to the MFT blog: there is a bloghope and you can win a 50$ shopping spree !

Hugs from Italy,

Copic Color Combos

Penguin: C10 - C8 - C6 | YR31 - YR30 | R20 | E97

Penguin's hat: V09 - V17 - V15 | B05 - B02 - B01

Sky: V12 - V01

Birch Trees: N8 - N5 - N4 - N3

Mountains: BV00 - BV000

Pine Trees: B39 - B18 - B23

Snow hills: B01 - B00 - B000

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Hi friends and happy Monday!

Today I have a brand new card to show you, featuring some of the recent released Hello Bluebird stamps and dies. If you haven't seen the new release yet, you can check it here.

You'll probably know how much I love creating scene cards and when I saw the newest A7 nesting dies I had a blast. I've never created an A7 card before, but I love them because there is much more space for my scenes!

To create this card, I started sketching the background on an A7 piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock. I usually create the background first to be able to choose a good color palette for my critters. I was inspired by a Sandy Allnock "Autumn Scenes" pencil class, even if I created it with copics. I started from the trees and the yellow field in the background, and then moved to the red and orange tree in the foreground. It was so much fun seeing those trees "come to life", adding contrast on the leaves.

When I was happy with the result, I stamped the main protagonists of the scene - which comes from Best Days stamp set - on a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock, using Memento Black ink and I colored those with copics too. I went for a warm palette, I think it was better with the background I created. I also added some white dots on the girl's sweather. I then die cut the images using coordinating dies.

I added the little girl on her bike and her three puppies to the scene, using foam tape. I then stamped with a teal ink pad the giant HEY (all the letters are included in the Knightley LC Large Alpha stamp) in the upper left part of the card. I completed the sentiment with one of the smallest Typed Everyday phrases.

To finish the card, I decided to create a white frame using the two largest A7 Nesting dies.

Thanks for stopping by, I really hope you will enjoy the card!

Hugs from Italy,

Products Used

Hello Bluebird - Best Days stamp

Hello Bluebird - A7 Nesting dies

Hello Bluebird - Knightley LC Large Alpha stamp

Hello Bluebird - Typed everyday stamp

Copic Color Combos

Girl's skin: E15 - E13 - E11 - E00 - E000 - R20

Girl's sweather: BG78 - BG75 - BG72

Girl's pants: RV69 - R56 - R85 - R83

Girl's hair: E47 - E23 - E42

Bike: R89 - Y68 - R22

Left dog: E44 - E43 - E42 - E41 | BG78 - BG75 - BG72

Right dog: E27 - E23 - E55 - E53

Trees and foliage: E49 - E27 | Y35 - E97 - R14 - R46 - R89

Yellow field: Y21 - YR31 - Y32

Vegetation in the background: YG61 - YG93 - YR30 - E95

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