Do you want to know a little known secret? Something that I sorely regretted
not having the time to blog way back when... I had an article published
in this December 2011 Papercraft magazine issue (my very first official publication!)
Peace & Joy:
The image is from A Day for Daisies and it's called
from this post in 2500px size for Photoshop brushes:
If you'd like to see a tutorial showing how to make your own
custom own photoshop patterns, you can find that here.
I used the Robin in Winter image again on the inside of the card, where you'd write
your greeting. (It's lightened to a very pale grey & I added some scorelines for a frame):
I shaded the sky with pale pink copic markers and the fence with browns. For snow,
I added some daubs of acrylic paint with glitter pressed into it while the paint was wet.
The fence posts were really easy to colour because they got all of their detail from filling with
a Woodgrain Pattern digital image from Hero Arts (not sure if it's available anymore, sorry)...
I pierced holes and stitched on some tiny iridescent beads for falling snow:
The sentiment was printed from the computer & heat embossed using Borden & Riley's Paris Bleedproof paper for pens. (There's more info on how to digitally emboss using that paper here.)
• Hero Arts wood grain digital image, from Two Peas in a Bucket
• Pencil damask image
• White cardstock, Inkjet printer
• 140lb Watercolour paper
• Baja Breeze cardstock from Stampin' Up!
• Copic Markers: Cool Gray No. 1; Warm Gray No. 3; Warm Gray No. 7; YG91 Putty; E29 Burnt Umber; R35 Coral; Colourless blender
• White thread; metallic seed beads; a thin needle; paper piercing tool
• Versamark ink; white embossing powder; heat gun
• White acrylic paint for snow
• Impression Obsession Tapestry -Cover a Card background stamp
• Font for Joy & Peace sentiment: Garamond 14
Seasons Greetings from Our Family to Yours!
I coloured the image with copic markers and added dots of snwo in the sky with
a white Sakura gel pen. Then I added sheer glitter along the fence top snow.
The trees are digitally filled with pattern
this 'naughty or nice' antique dictionary freebie:
available here (high resolution, sized 2199 x 1878 pixels).
...or here on flickr in different sizes
...or as the original full page scan of the dictionary page here
(and the original here in different sizes)
There's an A2 card sized version here:
or the A2 size is also here on flickr
There are also some 'Merry Christmas' dictionary papers here:
The text looks kind of like birch bark detail (I added shading with a light
brown Copic marker to the tree trunks to play up the birch look):
Again, I lightened the image & reversed it for something different inside the card:
I also used Five Robins in Winter to make a little Thank You card:
(It was so speedy to make!)
• Digital Patterns: Hero Arts wood grain digital image and Merry Christmas dictionary definition
• White cardstock, Inkjet printer; 140lb Watercolour paper
• Cookie Crumb and Basic Black cardstock from Stampin' Up!
• Copic Markers: Cool Gray No. 1; Warm Gray No. 3; Warm Gray No. 7; YG91 Putty; E29 Burnt Umber; R35 Coral; Colourless blender. White Sakura Soufflé pen for dots of snow
• Textile Texture Cuttlebug embossing folder
• White thread; sewing needle; paper piercing tool
• Crystal Effects Lacquer glue and Iridescent Ice glitter
• White May Arts 3/8 inch Sheer polka dot Ribbon
• Font for sentiment inside "Season's Greetings... From our Family to Yours" Harrington (size 14)
A Visit with Father Christmas:
discontinued. Tammy does take custom orders though, so perhaps she might still sell it...)
The wall paper is a Hero Arts floral background pattern
from their older digital set called Just for You (discontinued I think...)
(Santa's list was filled using my 'naughty or nice' antique dictionary scans from above):
The Damask pattern Jenny used in the video is another freebie
I made to share with you, and it's available at the bottom of this post, here:
• Other digital supplies from Two Peas in a Bucket- Carpet: Jen Allyson "Formal Affair Papers (lace)" Wallpaper: Hero Arts "Just For You" (pattern colour changed) Green paper printed solid digital paper: Jen Martakis Two peas "This Year" solid papers.
• Naughty & Nice text pattern scan of an antique dictionary (a scan of my antique dictionary).
• Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 5 die
• White cardstock; Inkjet printer; Watercolour paper; real red cardstock
• Impression Obsession Craqueleure cover a card background stamp; white pigment ink; clear embossing powder.
• Green embroidery thread; white thread; paper piercing tool; needle; double-sided tape.
• Copic Markers: Cool Gray No. 1 and no. 5; Warm Gray No. 1 and No. 3 and No. 7; YG91 Putty; R29 Lipstick Red; R35 Coral; R59 Cardinal; RV29 Crimson; YG23 New Leaf; BG15 Aqua; E50 Egg Shell; E00 Skin White; RV02 Sugar Almond Pink ; E71 Champagne; E44 Clay; B00 Frost Blue; BG10 Cool Shadow; Black 100; Colourless blender. Silver metallic pen.
Anywho, sorry for the datedness of some of this info; I'm trying hard to exile the perfectionistic meanie-pants who lives inside my head and keeps me from sharing things, by just going for it (no matter the flaws in things or the digital papers that are no longer linkable and so on...)