Slider Card Tutorial for Sweet Stamp Shop

I was a guest designer for the October release at Sweet Stamp Shop, and I have a tutorial to share to make this fun slider card using the Flying Squirrel stamp set.

I started by stamping the images from the set using black dye ink (Memento Tuxedo Black), coloring them with my Copic Ciao markers (YR0000, YR15, YR68, Y15, R22, E11, E31, E35), and fussy cutting them.

Next, I started building my slider card. I have a video to show you how to plan out the card and cut the slot for the slider element.

Next, I made a blended background for my card. Here’s a video showing how I used Distress Oxide ink pads (salty ocean, wild honey, carved pumpkin) with an ink blending tool to make the background.

Finally, I and added the sentiment stamping to the front and inside of the card (not pictured: the stamping of the “Happy Fall” sentiment on the inside of the card) and assembled it, as you can see in this video.

The final result is so much fun! I love how versatile this stamp set is – it’s perfect not just for Fall, but for birthdays and everyday cards too!

 

And I have some good news for you: Sweet Stamp Shop is having an early Black Friday sale, so you can pick up this stamp for 30% off!

Lately

I’ve been quiet lately because I have been busy with life, and with playing with new supplies! So here’s what I’ve been up to.

Sweet Stamp Shop

I’ve had a blast making a few projects for Sweet Stamp Shop as a guest designer for October!

The first thing I did after receiving the 3 stamp set was to stamp all the images, color them and cut them out. So fun! The sets on the left are colored with Copics, and the set on the right is done with watercolor pencils.

I’ll be sharing the projects I made with these sets later in the month.

Online Classes

Last year I took Sandy Allnock’s Copic Jumpstart class, and it was great. Since in the past year I’ve acquired an embarrassing amount of colored pencils (I bought both the Prismacolor Premier and Faber-Castell Polychromos full sets, in addition to the 80 Caran D’Ache Supracolor pencils I had from my childhood), I decided to sign up to her Colored Pencil Jumpstart class. I haven’t had time to dive into it yet, since I’m still working on my color charts (and it takes forever with all these pencils! :P), but I am making progress. She just relaunched her Art Classes website with a new platform, and has a great giveaway going on right now- check it out here!

New Art Supplies & Artober

I have been a fan of Jane Davenport for a while, and I am absolutely in love with her products. She has a new line that was launched this month, and I have bought an embarrassing amount of it, and am having a blast trying it all out with her Artober prompts.

So that’s what I’ve been up to. What about you?