Handlettered Confirmation Card

Next month, my nephew will be going through the Sacrament of Confirmation.  I wanted to make him a card that reflects the importance of this Sacrament in his life.

I love the quote from St. Catherine of Siena and I found it very fitting for this card and for the occasion.

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Handlettered Birthday Card

I recently put up a blog post about the Etsy listing of this card.  To view that, click here.

I love to post videos of the how I created my Etsy listings so that viewers, and shopppers, can see that all the products I create are truly made by me.  I also love to inspire people to create their own masterpieces pulling from techniques that I show in my videos.

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Lettering – Lowercase ‘ d’

I’m continuting my lettering series with the lowercase ‘d.’

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Cardmaking – Using Watercolors and Embossing Ink with Powder

In this episode, I wanted to feature brushlettering with embossing ink.  I’m still getting a hang of it and it’s definitely NOT my best writing, but I’m working on it.

It’s hard to write with embossing ink.  It’s like writing with invisible ink.  You’ll see in the video that I didn’t quite retrace my letters properly.  You’ll see where I went wrong when I apply the embossing powder, but I’m pretty sure I was able to fix it.

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Cardmaking – Hope Your Day Is Awesome

That metallic acrylic paint is awesome.  By loosening it up with a little bit of water, I painted on a thin, even coat of the metallic paint onto the watercolor paper.

The results are magical!

I really wish I could tell you where that paint is from.  I hope I can find something comparable when I finally run out of it.

If you have any suggestions for a good metallic acrylic paint set, leave them in the comments below!

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Scrapbooking – Yummy

I’ve been wanting to do scrapbook process videos for a long time and I’m finally doing it!  This is my first scrapbooking process video.  In the past, I had released a few talk-through videos where I had a completed layout and I simply talked through my process.  This time, you get to see me do a small layout, start to finish.

I’ve been really inspired by Amy Tangerine and her love of documenting memories in her Traveler’s Notebook inserts.  That’s pretty much what I’ve done here.  My insert is from Michaels.  It’s their Recollections brand insert.

I use scraps from Michaels and a sheet of Simple Stories paper Tape, also purchased at Michaels.

I want this video to show that layouts don’t have to be complicated or over embellished.  Documenting memories can be done in any form or fashion.

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Cardmaking – Celebrate

I love the look of the “ink smooshing” technique.  I love the texture it gives the card and the colors I used are always one of my favorite combinations.

For this card, I kept the sentiment mainly on the top part of the card.  I wanted to feature the look of the ‘ink smooshing.’

At first, I thought the card looked a bit ‘top heavy.’  I’m used to having the sentiment or the focal point towards the bottom of the card.  But it’s good to get out of your comfort zone. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Materials used:

  • Ranger Distressed Inks
  • Dr. PH Martin’s Hydrus Liquid Watercolor in Carbon Black
  • Tim Holtz waterbrush
  • Canson Watercolor paper
  • Tombow Fudenosuke Calligraphy Pen

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