Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Christmas Money Pockets

Hello crafty friends! Lexa here with another idea using Gleeful Reindeer stamp and it's coordinating dies. One of my friend asked me to make her some money pockets in Christmas theme, I was thinking why not..so today I will show you the result.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Gleeful Reindeer Money Pocket Christmas cards by Lexa Levana.

Each pocket is sized 3" x 6" so it will fit the money perfectly (in this case I measured the money first to decide the envelope size) I used red cardstock and stamped a reindeer head and some snowflakes from Christmas Icons using tone on tone technique so it's not over the top. I stamped all my images with versafine black ink and watercolored them with Distress Markers. I was thinking I would like to create a little scene for the back panel of my envelope. I started with a piece of white smooth cardstock and blended some Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot Distress Inks for the night sky. 

Sunny Studio Stamps: Gleeful Reindeer Money Pocket Christmas cards by Lexa Levana.

Next I put all the pieces together.  The magic snow marker is always perfect for a snow effect on the trees. It gives you extra dimension, so puffy and cute. I also created falling snow with a white gel pen. It's super easy, quick and adorable. Here's a closer look at today's project.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Gleeful Reindeer Money Pocket Christmas cards by Lexa Levana.

I hope you all like it.  Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day! 

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Friday, 25 November 2016

You're Pawsome!

Hello crafty friends! I can't believe it's almost December, it means I have to start creating more Christmas card then. I don't think I have enough. Today I'm going to play along with MFT sketch challenge. Here's the sketch..

I must say that I stick to the sketch for this card. I blend Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire) on the circle panel with blue ombre colors. I'm happy with the result :)
I mix and match five stamp sets for a single card, you can imagine the mess I made..haha but it's so much fun. The swiss polkadot rubber stamp from MFT is my favorite, no doubt, it's so versatile that I can use it everytime! I mean it. Since I'm pretty obsessed with polkadots.

Here's a closer look to see dimensions and more details.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wondeful day!

Wishing You A Sweet Christmas

Hi everyone! Lexa here with another inspiration using Bundled Up, an adorable little penguin will be today's star. I'm counting down to Christmas, the most festive holiday and full of treats. I remember how my granny always bake for us on Christmas day, her special treat is pineapple tarts --it's super yum!! And I will take that precious memory as today's inspiration. I paired up the little penguin with Blissful Baking stamp and it's coordinating dies for today's card.

I came with an idea of my grandma's kitchen scene. I start with a piece of 4.24'x5.5" white smooth cardstock and create a background with blending some Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar Distress Inks. Honestly, I stamped tiny flowers from Happy Home stamp on the background to make it kinda look like a wallpaper. But sadly, it didn't show up in the picture.
The kitchen cabinet is 1"x5.5" piece of polkadots patterned paper, while the doors are 3/4"x3/4". I stamped all the images with Versafine black ink on watercolor paper. And colored them with Distress Inks, after they all set up I gave some details with white gel pen and glossy accent. The penguin size is just perfect with the tray, together with some assorted cookies on it. Yum. Here's the closer look...

I hope you enjoy today's post. Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Friday, 18 November 2016

The Magic Of Christmas

Hi Sunny Studio friends!  Lexa here with a classic colors choice card, adding more inspirations using your Holiday Style stamp and coordinating dies. I'm so ready for Christmas -it's getting closer.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Holiday Style Jingle Bell Magic of Christmas Card by Lexa Levana.

I think a shaker card is super fun, my daughter is always so excited every time I make one. She will shake it with all her might, making mommy worry it will tear. LOL. 

I started with two pieces of white cardstock, one for making a background and the other one for the front panel. I must say that Holiday Style stamp is super pretty, my favorite is the bell, I can't stop staring at it. I'll share a trick how to build this bell, I found it's easier to start with the darkest part to the base/lightest part. As for the bow, I didn't find any difficulties so you can do either way.

For the background of my shaker window, I blend Shabby Shutters and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks then stamped the pine leaves. Not forget the sentiment, the handwritting looks so pretty. What's a Christmas card without some blings? ;) I use pretty sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, Martha Stewarts (tiny clear stars) and die cut some stars from Star Border Dies on a piece of gold foil paper.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Holiday Style Jingle Bell Magic of Christmas Card by Lexa Levana.

I hope I've inspired you today.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, 11 November 2016

A Big Hug In A Mug

Hello everyone! Lexa here, today I'm going to share a sweet card starring Mug Hugs stamp and coordinating dies. Anyone will find this stamp set is super sweet, all the elements compliment each other, perfect not only for a Holiday card but also all year around.

I start with a piece of 4.25"x5,5" white cardstock, I white embossed the snowflakes from the same set before blending the background. I use Worn Lipstick and Tattered Rose Distress Inks for the pink ombre background, I think I'm getting better with this. You know, practice makes perfect they said. And yes, I will keep learning. :)
All the images are stamped with black Versafine ink and watercolored with Distress Markers. I add a berries ornament from Christmas Icons for the coffee cup. While I was arranging all the images together I start to imagine the smell that come from the card (call me crazy but I really did imagine that! Lol), I can smell chocolate, coffee and even a hint of vanilla from the fresh baked cookies. Haha. What's a Christmas card without glitters? So I add some clear Wink of Stella on the cookies and the snowflake, hard to capture that in a picture. I even use my snow marker for the whipped cream to make it looks real and extra cute! 

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Monstrous Birthday

Hello everyone! Today I'm going to show you a card I made according to MFT Sketch Challenge 305. I love making cards with a sketch to be followed, it saves my time.

I use super adorable monsters from Monster Love, they are perfect for a quick card since they don't need to be colored. Just stamp and they are ready for you.
I start my card with a 4.25"x5.5" piece of Neenah solar white cardstock, and blend Dusty Concord with a little bit of Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink in the bottom. I want my monsters to peek out from the oval window, so I adhere the green polkadot patterned paper with some foam tapes to give dimensions. I white embossed my sentiment on a piece of Eggplant cardstock from MFT for the final touch.

I hope you like my card as much as I do. Thank you so much for stopping by, have a wonderful day!

Friday, 4 November 2016

Christmas Icons Card

Hello everyone!  I'm here today with more inspirations for your Christmas cards. I can't believe it's November already, Christmas is around the corner. This card is inspired by some pretty wrapping paper.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Christmas Icons No Line Watercoloring Holiday Card by Lexa Levana.

I started with a piece of 4"x 5.5" watercolor paper, and stamped some images from Christmas Icons with Tattered Rose Distress Ink (or you can use light color ones you have for no-line watercoloring) I colored all the images with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor palette. This step took a while but it was so much fun at the same time. I choose classic Christmas color tones this time, red, green and gold. While I was doing some coloring, I always tried to keep the color chart in my head so that I keep in track. That's my trick. After finished with all the images, I colored the gap in between with gold watercolor. Believe me, it's so much prettier in real life. I try my best to capture the shine and how sparkly it is.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Christmas Icons No Line Watercoloring Holiday Card by Lexa Levana.

I die-cut the Merry Word die three times on a white cardstock and one time on the red one. I stacked and adhered all of them together, so it's thick enough to give a dimension to my card. To accompany the word merry, I used Merry Sentiments and gold embossed it on a strip of black cardstock. I'm happy with the result. Last but not least, I tie a white twine and a wooden button for an embellishment.

I hope you like and get inspired by my card. Thank you so much for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day!

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