Rainbow London Scene – Penguin Palace

Hi friends! Today’s card is my submission for Craft Roulette episode #166, which has the following parameters:

I had some trouble deciding what I wanted to make for my submission – I went through several ideas but none of them were quite working. However, when I finally knew what I was going to do, I was excited to get started!

Using the In Love with London digital stamp set from Penguin Palace, I print the bear and bus (along with a sentiment) and coloured them using the following Ohuhu alcohol markers:

Bear: E240, E220, E210, PB4, PB3, PB2, R8, R2, R1, Y2, Y1, Y3, RV270, RV260, 120

Bus: R8, R2, R1, Y3, Y030, CGII08, CGII07, CG2, CGIIOO

I also cut a bunch of pieces of cardstock to be able to make a scene for the bear and the bus.

I used the following Distress Oxides/Inks along with Honey Bee Perfect Bricks stencil to add bricks to both the rainbow buildings and the sidewalks:

  • Candied Apple
  • Spiced Marmalade
  • Mustard Seed
  • Twisted Citron
  • Broken China
  • Wilted Violet
  • Lost Shadow

As for the shimmer, I used Violet Studio Glitter Gel Pens to add shimmery colour coordinated door knobs on every door of the rainbow buildings.

To finish I glued everything down using Bearly Art Glue and attached it to an A2 card base.

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J

Products Used

  • Penguin Palace In Love with London Digital Stamp Set
  • Honey Bee Perfect Bricks Stencil
  • Distress Oxides/Inks
  • Blending Brushes
  • Ohuhu Alcohol Markers
  • Neenah Astrobright Cardstock
  • Recollections Cardstock
  • Violet Studio Glitter Gel Pens
  • Bearly Art Glue
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Fun with Colour and Texture!

Hi friends! Today’s card is for the current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge, “Rainbow,” but it’s also a texture challenge. For this challenge, I decided to use a puffy-embossing technique I learned from Marta Debicka – Drop of Sunshine on YouTube. It is a really fun technique and a great way of adding texture and dimension to your crafty projects!

I first stamped seven different animals from a few different Lawn Fawn sets (I will have the sets listed below) so that I could colour each animal a different colour of the rainbow. I used the following Ohuhu alcohol markers:

Red Elephant: R1, R2, R12

Orange Mouse: YR170, YR250, Y120

Yellow Elephant: Y120, Y3, Y030

Green Owl: GY1, GY2

Blue Hedgehog: PB7, B070, B220

Purple Mouse: V030, V250, V230

After fussy-cutting and die-cutting my images, I used Elmer’s School Glue, Black Ranger Embossing Powder, Honey Bee Stamps Perfect Bricks Background Stencil, and a heat tool to create a puffy embossing effect. I did this by mixing some embossing powder with the glue, spreading it over the stencil, and heating it. While simple, it adds a lot of interest to the card!

Before assembling the card, I stamped a sentiment using Lawn Fawn’s Dandy Day Stamp Set onto the card front. I then attached everything to the card base. I used foam squares to elevate each of the animals.

Thanks for reading! Catch ya next time!

Sasha J

Products Used

  • Lawn Fawn Elephant Parade Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies
  • Lawn Fawn Dandy Day Stamp Set
  • Lawn Fawn S’more the Merrier Stamp Set
  • Honey Bee Stamps Perfect Bricks Background Stencil
  • Ranger Black Embossing Powder
  • Heat Tool
  • Palette Knifes
  • Lawn Fawn
  • Ohuhu Alcohol Markers
  • Basic White Cardstock
  • Black Cardstock
  • Fiskars Portable Paper Trimmer, 12”
  • Double Sided E-Z Runner Grand Adhesive Tape Dispenser
  • Foam Squares
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Stamp Press
  • Lawn Fawn Jet Black Premium Ink Pad
  • Spectrum Noir Finesse (Noir Black)
  • Fiskars Titanium Micro-Tip Easy Action Scissors, 6”
  • Elmer’s School Glue