Thursday, February 28, 2019

YouTube Collaboration with Annalisa Gibson

Hi! I'm so excited about today's video! My good friend, Annalisa, from Faith Dream Create asked me if I would want to do a YouTube collaboration with her! Of course I said YES! We decided to use Lawn Fawn's Winter Alpaca stamp set and Distress Inks to create a scene! This is my first collaboration with another crafter and I love the idea of using the same stamp and tools and seeing how different we create! Make sure you check out her blog and YouTube channel and subscribe. She creates some awesome projects! At the bottom of this post is a photo of her project and links to her collaboration project!

I started by stamping out the little alpaca from the Lawn Fawn Winter Alpaca stamp set onto some white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I wanted to stretch this wintery alpaca into a spring alpaca, so I selectively inked just the outside of the alpaca and not the scarf. I colored in my alpaca image with my Spectrum Noir markers. I used EB1 and EB2 for the face and GB8 and EB2 for the body and added some dot details with the GB8 marker. Then I used the coordinating Winter Alpaca die to cut out the image.

Then I did a lot of die cutting. A lot. Haha! Maybe it's not a lot for some people, but I don't make scene cards very often, so this was quite a bit of die cutting for me! I die cut all of my pieces from 110lb cardstock. I grabbed a bunch of Lawn Fawn Dies - The Grassy Border Die, Stitched Hillside Border Dies, Little Town Border Die, Stitched Tree Border Dies, and the Simple Puffy Cloud Outline Dies. I added Distress Oxide ink to all of the die cut pieces except for the cloud outlines. I wanted to create a pastel scene for Spring, so that's why I reached for my Oxide Inks. They tend to be "muted" in a way where as the traditional Distress Inks are brighter. I used Lucky Clover for the grass, Cracked Pistachio for the grassy hill, Tattered Rose for the houses, Frayed Burlap for the hills and tree trunks, and Tumbled Glass for the sky. In addition, I also used Tumbled Glass, Shaded lilac, and Wild Honey for the trees.

One of my goals this year is to make more birthday cards, so I make one every chance I get! I grabbed my Happy Everything stamp set from Lawn Fawn and white heat embossed a sentiment onto the grassy background. I used tape runner adhesive and liquid glue to adhere all of my pieces together. Because I used such heavy cardstock and had so many layers I didn't feel like I needed to add any foam adhesive. I love how this card turned out! Check out my video below and then pop over to Annalisa's YouTube channel to see what she created!

Do you want to see what Annalisa made? Of course you do!!

I LOVE that she went for a wintery mountain scene! And that little suitcase is super cute! Head over to her YouTube video here to watch her process! And check out her coordinating blog post, too!

Thanks for watching!

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