Hello! I have been away for a long while due to personal issues and then I went on a well deserved holiday in New England, in the United States. I am now happy to tell you that I am back :-) and have a total of four cards that I would like to share with you! As you can tell, I was heavily inspired by my holiday in New England. The cards have originally been posted in the week of 19 November on my Instagram page.
All these cards have been made using stamp sets and dies by Lawn Fawn. For one card, I additionally used a stencil by My Favorite Things. I did the colouring of the stamped images with Copic markers and the backgrounds with Distress inks. Please read on to see photos and close-ups of my cards as well as details on the colouring.
For this card, I first made the background. I took a European standard sized panel (10.5 x 14.8 cm), the stencil Mini Cloud Edges by My Favorite Things, the Tumbled Glass Distress ink and an ink blending tool to create some clouds. For the ground, I applied Shabby Shutters Distress ink with my ink blending tool.
While I let that dry, I stamped some buildings and the bench from the sets Village Shops and the trees from Happy Village onto a Copic-friendly paper and coloured the images with Copic markers.
The markers I used are:
– buildings: W2, W4, E25, BG72, BG10 as well as 0 (colourless blender) to soften the colours (especially in the windows) a little bit
– trees: R24, R29, Y38, Y15, E25
The stamped images were then die-cut with their coordinating dies and adhered to the panel.
The sentiment “Happy Birthday” is from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy, while “treat yourself” is from Village Shops.
Here are some close-ups:
For this card, I also started with the background (a European standard sized panel) and used the Stitched Mountain Borders to make mountains. I added colour by applying Distress inks in the colours Peeled Paint (from top to roughly the middle) and Mowed Lawn (from about the middle to the bottom).
While it was drying, I stamped some images on Copic-friendly paper. The buildings on the left-hand side, the church in the middle as well as the trees are from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Village. The other buildings are from Village Shops. I coloured these with Copic markers:
– buildings: BG10, W2, W4, B95, B97, R24, R29
– trees: R24, R29, Y38, Y15, E25
I adhered the images to the mountain background and stamped the sentiment, which is from Fab Flowers, in Deep Sea ink by Lawn Fawn.
To make the buildings a little bit more interesting, I added some tiny details such as bricks (red and blue buildings) and wooden slats (church). You can see the details here:
I have to confess that I did not see what is depicted on card 3 in real-life. For this, I was actually inspired by the travel guide that we used. It had a white church among foliage near a lake (or pond) on the front cover.
Like with card 2, I used the Stitched Mountain Borders to make mountains and applied Distress inks in the colours Peeled Paint (from top to roughly the middle) and Mowed Lawn (from about the middle to the bottom).
The images were coloured with Copic markers. I used the colours
– BG72 and W4 for the church
– R24 & Y15 as well as R29 & Y38 for the tree leaves
– E25 for the tree trunk
To make the pond, I used a stamp from the set Dad+Me by Lawn Fawn and stamped it in Fish Tank ink (also by Lawn Fawn).
The sentiment was die-cut from regular white cardstock using the Scripty Hugs die by Lawn Fawn.
I added some lines with a Copic Multiliner (size 0.3) to create some dimension. In retrospect, it would probably have been better to use colour to create depth. I like how this card turned out nevertheless.
My last card for this “series” is slightly different from the others. It does feature the typical white church with foliage but it also includes pumpkins and squirrels to underline autumn. Also, I have never seen so many squirrels as on this holiday :-).
The frame and background are coloured cardstock by AC Cardstock (I believe that both the green and brown are from the “Earth” 12×12 paper pack). The frame is a die (Peekaboo Backdrop) by Lawn Fawn.
The images are from various stamp sets: the church and trees are from Happy Village, the pumpkins are from Happy Harvest, the squirrels are from Pick of the Patch, and the cake is from Elphie Selfie.
I coloured the images with Copic markers as follows:
– church: BG72, W4, and E25
– squirrels: E33 and E35
– pumpkins: Y38, YR18, Y15, YR07, and YG67
The sentiment is from the stamp set Fab Flowers (also Lawn Fawn). I stamped it with Versamark ink, a sticky ink, poured white embossing powder over it, and heat-set it with my heat tool.
This card is a US standard sized card: 4.25 by 5.5 inches (folded).
You can see some close-ups here:
So, this concludes my “New England series”. I hope you liked the cards that I made. I certainly had a lot of fun making them! Though I must admit that I miss New England already and I hope to return there soon!
Thank you very much for stopping by! I hope you have a nice day! And I wish all my American friends a Happy Thanksgiving!
See you soon with another project!