Hello there, it’s Ellen here :).

Do you know I really love these fun posts, and of course also the new Christmas stamp sets?! That’s why I really had to start making Christmas cards. There are probably many more ways, but I will show you six ways to imitate snow for cards.

On this first card, I used white glitter paper to make snow hills. I loved the vintage paper for this card and even embossed some snowflakes and painted white dots on it. Doesn’t make that the card super cute? (Used stamp sets: Fall Friends & HoliDeer)

For the next card I used white texture paste. First I made the blue background. After that I mixed a lot of glitter in a little scoop on the paste, then I smeared the paste over the stencil. When the paste was still a bit wet/smooshy, I dipped with my fingers in it to make it look more like snow. (Used stamp sets: Fall Friends & sentiment from Angel Gwen).

On the 3rd card I used a normal white hill, but of course I wanted to let it snow on the card. First I made a distress inked background with 2 different blue colors. After that I sprinkled water on top of the ink, because as the ink reacts on it the color fades where the water drops land. After it was dry I went over it with white paint. Doesn’t it look like real snow? (Used stamp set: Snow Bunny). 

When I make Christmas cards, there is always a shaker card among them. Again, you can easily create “snow” for your shaker! For example you can put some special snowflake sequins in the shaker. (Used stamp sets: Build a Snowman, Hipster Pets & Angel Gwen and paper: Sunshine Sorbet.) 

On this card I first used an embossing plate. After the dots were pressed in to the paper, I went over it with distress ink, this time very slowly and not with too much ink. To make the dots whiter, I use a white gel pen and a white glitter pen. I sprinkled some white ink on the complete paper. Even the sequins can be used as snow. (Used stamp sets: Chris Mouse & Partridge).

The last card is a bit different. On this card the snow is some confetti dots transparency (you could also make it yourself with some paint and plain transparency). Although it’s something I normally don’t use, I really love the end results of this one. (Used stamp set:  Santa and twine: Blue Bamboo). 

And voila!  SNOW!  Show us your snowy cards on the  SOG Facebook Community, Instagram, Pinterest and in our Linky Party in the sidebar!

HAPPY WEEKEND, Odd friends around the world!  See you Monday when our big Halloween party begins!  (Ahem, and The Odd Girl‘s birthday!)

Hello Some Odd Girl Fans!  Kimberly Wiener here!

I am so excited to be here and have a really fun and easy project for you.  

I thought it would so much fun to use Kaylee’s Closet Wardrobe Clear Stamp Set to make a magnet version of “Paper Dolls”!

Most of us like to upcycle, and I try to do this any chance that I get.  I put aside some thin magnetic sheets that were left over from some die packaging.  I repurposed some that I had, however, you can purchase thin magnet sheet material for under $10 on Amazon, to use with double sided tape, or Darice makes a thin magnetic sheet with adhesive already affixed for under $10.  

I have included step-by-step images for you to follow along!

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Here’s my supply list:

Kaylee’s Closet Wardrobe Clear Stamp Set
thin magnetic sheets
Be Creative double sided tape
detail scissors
65lb or less weight paper
Acrylic blocks
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Assorted Copics.

Let’s get started!

Gather your supplies.  Stamp Kaylee’s Closet images on lightweight paper.  Trim around images. Trim a piece of double sided tape the size of the area you will need for your images.  

*It is important to ensure that you have the correct magnetic side face down for your project, so test it on your fridge and ensure it is face down and you are working on the non-magnetic side so that your magnets will stay up!  

Apply the double sided tape to the corner edges of your metal sheet and remove the protective backing.  Affix trimmed images to the tape layer.

PAGE01 Color all images and cut them out.  Place on the fridge.  Rearrange.  Repeat!  PLAY!

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I had a BLAST making this project, and it comes together so fast and easy!  I definitely will be making more with other stamps to create fun scenes or for holiday decor!

We would love to see your fave Some Odd Girl costume-themed stamps all colored up and to make sure we don’t miss your fab creations tag it with #SOMEODDGIRL and don’t forget to join the huge ODDtoberfest celebration in our Facebook Community!

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Clever Kittys Clear Stamp

Happy Monday everyone!  Tabbatha here today for a down and dirty intro to the fabulous Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens!  We all know I’ve been obsessed with them lately, but I wanted to go over just how quick you color with them.  I also included a bit about my favorite skin combos! 

We at Some Odd Girl love our different mediums so I thought it would be fun to create something with the Zigs just for you all!  Here is the card that I made using the sleeping kitty and fishes from Clever Kittys clear stamp set (combined with papers from the Sunshine Sorbet collection, and our fabulous Hexie Dots wood veneers!)  I’ve had my eye on this set for awhile so I was very excited to get the cute kitties colored up with my favorite medium just now.  You can see the various looks you can achieve from the Zigs in each of the stamps, but to find out more you need to watch the vid!  😉

Clever Kittys Clear Stamp

But first! What exactly are Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens? 

These are watercolor pens by the fabulous Kuretake company.  The pens boast a synthetic brush that you find on the awesome water brushes that are very popular (you’ll see two of mine in the video!).  This means that you can do some different techniques than with other watercolor pens.  You don’t have to worry about contaminating your brushes and you can always go back in with the pens – even on wet paper!  This means these pens are very forgiving and great for first time watercolorists like myself.  🙂

The pens come in singles, as well as packs starting with 12 pens right on up to 60.  I purchased the 36 pen set plus a Light Blue (036) for backgrounds.  🙂  Do you need all 60?  I would say no, but you can achieve so much more when you have lots of colors, right?  I am very happy with my 36 set – it has all the colors I need to do flesh!

So tune in to the video and if you have any questions you can always ask them in the Some Odd Girl Facebook group

Remember to share any Some Odd Girl creations with us on Instagram and on Facebook.  Always add #SomeOddGirl to your social media so we can find you!