So, as I announced a few weeks ago I was chosen to be on Jessica Lynn Original‘s new Design Team! This is my first design team appointment and I’m super excited to be sharing some of my creations today!
The first is a card that I created using the free digital Brentwood Owl stamp that Jessica offered as part of her website launch party! It’s still available so grab yours before it disappears!
This card pushed me a little out of my comfort zone but I liked the challenge. I’m still relatively new to Copic markers so coloring Brentwood Owl was an interesting experience. Jessica does have official colors for Brentwood Owl but I went a little out of the box and played around with different color combinations for a slightly darker owl. I wanted his t-shirt to be a little bit of a surprise so I put him in a “tree” and opening the card reveals the rest of the sentiment….
The second set of cards uses the 101 Dalmatian dog set from Jessica’s AKC Breed stamps. For the first card I created a sympathy card appropriate for the passing of a beloved pet. The Rainbow Bridge is a very well-known poem that is often referenced when a pet passes away. I thought this card would subtly reference the Rainbow Bridge and a copy of the poem could be included with the card. I added a little bit of silver shimmer to the dalmatian’s collar and used a silver card base. I watercolored the red, orange, yellow, and green colors with distress ink onto a piece of watercolor paper and used the new Simon Says Stamp ‘with sympathy’ die to reveal the rainbow. Then I continued the rainbow by coloring the dalmatian’s spots with green, blue, and purple distress markers.
The second card would be perfect to thank someone involved with dalmatian (or any dog) rescue or just for fun! I will definitely be using the sentiment stamp with various Jessica Lynn Original AKC Dog stamps! For this card I first stamped the dog with Momento tuxedo black ink and then stamped over the image with versamark. I heat embossed the dog with Hero Arts clear embossing powder. Then I colored in the spots with a black Copic marker and then after it dried I went back over the spots with a Ranger medium pen before heat embossing it with more clear embossing powder. It’s hard to see in the photo but it gives the spots a nice glossy shine. I think I was unconsciously channeling fire engines and dalmatians so I ended up with the red, black, and white theme.
Finally, to celebrate Jessica’s release of the Celebrate the Season with Santa set today I created this sparkly Christmas card!
Jessica provided the design team with a digital stamp of the poinsettia flower in advance of the stamp set’s physical release. The rest of the team created some gorgeously colored poinsettias and I’ll admit I was a little intimidated…so I decided to go in a slightly different direction and avoid coloring altogether! 😉 So I printed the image on regular printer paper and then taped a piece of vellum over the image. I traced the lines with a Ranger medium pen and then working in wedge shaped sections I covered the card with Ranger platinum embossing powder. I didn’t heat set the image until I finished tracing the entire flower. After it was embossed I fussy cut the flower and then went over the open areas with my clear glitter wink of stella pen.
I recently purchased a few stamps from Rubbernecker and I was interested in using the T’was the Night background stamp with Jessica’s flower. I stamped the background stamp with Simon Says Stamp lipstick red ink and then played around with placing the vellum poinsettia over it. I didn’t want the text from the stamp to show under the entire flower so I decided to die cut a circle window from the background stamp image. Then I adhered the flower to the background image by using clear mini glue dots on the edges of the flower that overlap the stamp. Finally I embellished the card with a few Pretty Pink Posh and Neat and Tangled sequins. I can’t resist adding sequins and shimmer! 🙂