Saturday, November 23, 2019

Quick and Easy Mass Produced Christmas Cards - Night Before Christmas Memory and More Card Pack Video Tutorial

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a quick and easy way to mass produce some Christmas cards in minutes.  How you may be asking?  Well, it's with the Memory and More card packs and the matching Cards and Envelopes.  Today, I am going to use the Night before Christmas Memory and More card pack and matching Cards and Envelopes. Here's a look at the cards I made.


The Night Before Christmas Memories & More Card Pack includes fun Christmas images and designs.  The Night Before Christmas Memories & More Card Pack contains 54 total double-sided cards (6 each of 9 designs) in 3" x 4" (7.6 x 10.2 cm) and 4" x 6" (10.2 x 15.2 cm) sizes along with 6 sticker sheets.  So you can see when you pair these with the Night Before Christmas Cards and Envelopes you can create a ton of Christmas Cards super quick.
The Night Before Christmas Memories & More Cards & Envelopes make cardmaking easier than ever! Adhere cards from the Night before Christmas Memories & More Card Pack to these card bases, and you have instant cards!  As you will see with the the card above and below.


You can see by using both the Night Before Christmas Memory and more pack and the matching cards and envelopes I created four completely different cards in just a few minutes.  Imagine how fast you could create 20 Christmas cards.

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Thanks for dropping by today I will see you again tomorrow for another Case the Catalog post.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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Friday, November 22, 2019

Seasonal Wreath Gather Together Card

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share another Fall themed card with you.  Today, I am using the Seasonal Wreath stamp set and some of the Gather Together Designer Series Paper, for a autumn filled monochromatic card.  Here's a look at my card.

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I started my card with my card base; which is a piece of 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2 Pretty Peacock Cardstock.  I then added a piece of the Gather Together Designer Series Paper cut at 4 x 5 1/4.  For the main focus of the card I stamped the wreath from the Seasonal Wreath stamp set in Pretty Peacock ink, but before I used the matching dies to cut out the wreath I used my Wink of Stella to give the wreath a little glitter and watercolor look.  I then stamped the sentiment and punched it out with a 1 3/4" circle punch.  
After letting everything dry I popped the wreath up using mini dimensionals in the center of the card.  then placed the sentiment in the center of the wreath on stampin dimensionals.  This was a super easy and fun little card to create for the Fall and Thanksgiving being right around the corner.  This is a great set to create cards for any type of kindness cards you may need.  
Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.  I will be back tomorrow with a new Holiday card video.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Hand Painted Holly Card with Watercolor Pencils Video Tutorial

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am gong to share with you the card that I made last night during my Facebook Live.  This card is also for my 25 Days of Christmas Holiday Card Series 2019.  I created this card using our two sets of watercolor pencils and some watercolor paper.  Here's a look at the card I created.


You may think that creating your own watercolor painting is hard? Or that you have no talent to draw or paint.  I am here to tell you that you couldn't be any further from the truth.  Creating your own hand drawn and painted watercolor holly card is as simple as knowing what shapes to break your image down into and how much pressure to use on your pencils.  The viewer's eyes will read the image as you have intended it to be.  That is one of the reasons you can create images by hand look as you intended.  The biggest thing you have to remember as I mentioned above is breaking images you want to draw down into the basic shapes that comprise the image.  By breaking each berry and leaf down into different shapes you see helps to make the drawing process easier.  
The berries on my card are basic circular shapes.  So by drawing them this way and coloring them in with both real red and cherry cobbler watercolor pencils allows the eye to read them as holly berries.  Our mind knows that holly leaves have spikes on them so they have a pointed end, by drawing them with this pointed triangular end our eyes read them as the actual holly leaf shape.  Drawing is all about putting what shapes you see down on the paper.  But, by adding the colors that our mind knows that these images are helps the viewers mind to read the drawn and painted images as holly leaves and berries.  By adding in the colors that make up the green hue of the holly leaves (blues and yellows) you are creating a move living green hue that will help the eye read as lights and shadows all depending on where you place these colors helping the eyes and mind to read each stroke of the pencil and aqua painter as the actual holly leaf.  
Watercolor pencils are a great medium to achieve the look of not only watercolors but will allow you to break down the image you are trying to create without any hard lines of a graphite pencil.  Watercolor pencils are way more forgiving, once the pencil marks are activated with water the lead becomes pigment that will flow with the water on the paper.  Another tip with using watercolor pencils is the amount of pressure you place on the pencil to the paper.  The heavier you press on the pencil the more pigment you are putting down which means the more pigment you are placing on the paper.  Which also means the darker the color will appear.  If you want a lighter color chock back on the pencil so you have less pressure on it.  Then when you add your water you will have a lighter value of color, because you have less pigment that has been applied to the paper.  
By putting all these little tips together you can create any image that you would like.  Painting and drawing is all about breaking things down to basic shapes, knowing how much pigment to place on the paper, what colors to add together to create different hues and values, and remembering that when something is laying on top of another there is always a shadow and highlight.  These little rules if you remember them will change your painting forever.  

Video Tutorial: 


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Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have found my little tips and tricks helpful when you sit down to create your own watercolor painted holly card.  If you haven't tried watercolor pencils yet I would encourage you to do so.  They are a wonderful coloring media that can be used in so many different ways.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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