Sherry Carrigan Designs

Fabulous You on Kraft with Prismacolor Colored Pencils

I've been itching to use my colored pencils again on kraft card stock.  I decided to use the Fabulous You stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.  The stamp set was a collaboration with SSS and Altenew and sold exclusively by SSS during their Stamptember event.  Unfortunately, the set has sold out, but you could use any stamp set to try this technique.
Enjoy the video tutorial and as always, the supplies are listed below.





Getting into the Holiday Spirit with Merry Christmouse

I had purchased quite a few Holiday and winter stamp sets last year and did not have time to use or show them.  This particular one, Merry Christmouse, was a collaboration set between Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp which unfortunately is no longer available.  The same type card can be achieved using some of the other Lawn Fawn sets; as most of their critters are rather small and will fit in the frames of the die cut that I used.




I did not use Neenah Solar White or any other known Copic recommended card stock for this card and I struggled with the blending.  I highly recommend using the Neenah to save yourself some frustration.  If you, too, are struggling with your Copic blending, the problem is most likely the paper you are using.

Okay, enough of my rant and on with the video.



Penny Black Best Friends in Copics

Finally found a bit of time to sit and color a very clean and simple card using Penny Black Best Friends.
I stamped the image on Neenah Solar White with Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink; as it is copic safe.  Used just a few markers to do the coloring, backed with Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes patterned paper and added simple embellishments around the sentiment using Nuvo Jewel Drops in Lemoncello.


I hope you enjoy the video.




Vintage Birthday Card - Mix and Match

I love to mix and match various company stamps and supplies to make a card; flowers from one and sentiments from another.  Thus, my Vintage Birthday Card for Mom.  I love vintage and Mom loves flowers so I came up with this card to celebrate her special day on Friday.


I really used minimal supplies to make the card other than the normal adhesives, stamp positioning tools or acrylic blocks.


Enjoy the video process and all of the supplies I used are listed below.




I'm Back!.....And inspired by Penny Black

Hi everyone!  I'm Back!  I had to break away from my crafting, blog, youtube channel, FB page, etc...for a few months.  This spring and summer season began with a couple of precious family members involved in totally separate and independent accidents which required hospitalization, surgery, extensive healing periods, and therapy.  So dear hubby and I have had to step up and do as much as we could to help in their daily lives and chores.  I'm pleased to say that one patient is almost completely back to his normal lifestyle and the other patient is healing nicely, but will need an additional surgery.  With that said, I've decided to try and get back to my card making, even if just one card a week.


My story, along with a few Penny Black stamps were the inspiration for this card.  "Hope Shines Through", even in those challenging times and feel like we just can't do anymore.

I used Canson XL Watercolor paper with mini distress ink pads and distress reinkers to paint the daisies.  Finished off the edges by blending on vintage photo and added a few Nuvo crystal drops.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon!!





























DIY Watercolor Flowers Card

I've been wanting to use some floral stamps to make a card, but just didn't have anything around that inspired me.  So I decided to see if I could remember the steps in creating a few flowers with watercolor which I learned from a class years ago that was taught by Martha Lever.  Though I have forgotten most of the correct steps, have a different set of supplies, I was still able to somewhat pull it off to create these two cards.




















I decided to film my process and hope this will inspire you to make your own.  Enjoy!




Crafting on a Budget ~ Wild Cuddly Critters using Inexpensive Watercolor Pencils

Have I mentioned lately how much I love these critters in the SSS Wild Cuddly Critters stamp set?  I just can't get enough of them.

I wanted to try out some new inexpensive watercolor pencils that I picked up at AC Moore a couple of weeks ago.  I didn't need them; as I already have some Derwent and Caran D'Ache.  Since I was picking up a set for my mom, I decided to get some for myself to try them and share with you as part of my Crafting on a Budget series.  These Fantasia Premium watercolor pencils were on sale that particular day for $16.88, but they can still be picked up on Amazon for as little as $21.95.  I was quite pleased with these pencils for simple card making and am anxious to try them out on a more textured/rough paper.

I stamped the critters with Versafine Onyx Black on Canson XL watercolor paper.  Used the pencils to color in all the areas, then went back in with water and brush to activate and move the color.  All the supplies are listed below the video.  Thanks for stopping by.






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