Friday, July 3, 2020

Crazy mice!

Hi friends!  I'm back sharing this fun shaker card using a mix of old and new sets from Lawn Fawn.  For inspiration, I used colors from the Butterfly Reflections Ink July mood board (image below).  
These cheeky mice are having fun creating bubbles in the bath tub!  You can see a few of the mice are trapped in colorful bubbles!  

To create this card I used a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock and ink blended the clouds using a stencil and spun sugar and dried marigold distress oxide inks.  Then I cut circle shapes using a circle die to create the "bubbles."  Another card panel was ink blended using a circle stencil to correspond to the cut circles.  Distress oxide inks festive berries, ripe persimmon, wild honey and picked raspberry used to ink blend the "bubbles".  Unfortunately, my picked raspberry bubbles ended up being covered by the images!  

Next, I inked up the images from several Lawn Fawn sets with black ink and colored the images using copic markers.  The mouse on the tiny stool is from the special Merry Mice set which was a collaboration set-sorry but it may be unavailable!  For the mice I used E35, E33, E11, R20 and R0000.  Then on a piece of heavy weight vellum, I white heat embossed the bubble images from the rub a dub dub set.  

All the images were cut using the coordinating dies expect for the vellum bubbles on the bottom which I hand cut.  Using my craft knife, I cut a slit in the vellum to create a pocket for my bathtub.  I then adhered 3 of the mice to the ink blended bubble panel.  Then I used a piece of acetate and double foam tape to create a shaker.  I added pretty pink posh 4mm and 6mm clear droplets to the inside of the shaker so it would look like bubbles.  Finally all the images were adhered using liquid glue and the sentiment from crazy antics was stamped on pink cardstock.  The card was then adhered to an A2 card base and white gel pen accents added for extra details.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Hope you liked this fun shaker card!  Be sure to check out the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog for more mood board inspiration!

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Organized space

Hi Friends!  This is a bit of a different post.  I thought I'd share some photos of my new organizers by  Organize More.  For many years I kept my stamp pads in my Alex drawer units, but I found myself reaching for the same colors and neglecting most of my inks.  I finally decided make a color chart and organize the pads so they are within reach.  No more digging though drawers!  

To organize my Distress Oxide Inks and Catherine Pooler inks, I have used two of the 60 compartment ink organizers side by side.  I used a brother label maker to create the labels for each color.  White lettering on black tape is my favorite, since the contrast allows me to see the ink names clearly.  I also swatched and punched out each color using a standard hole puncher and glued it to the front of the ink pads.

The clear organizer for my ink blending brushes is a nail polish organizer I bought on Amazon.  The blenders were labeled using the same black tape with my label maker and color coded.

My fellow PPP DT member Ardyth had a great idea to create an ink swatch chart, which you see in tucked in the back (photo above).  I created a square stencil using a square die on acetate and swatched my entire distress oxide collection.  This way, I know what the color will look like blended on Bristol paper.  This also allows me to see the what colors may work well together when I'm ink blending on a card.

Next for my Catherine pooler inks, I used the same method with the white lettering on black labels.  The small red squares indicate that I have a re-inker available for that color.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope this post helps you with ideas on how to swatch and store your inks.

Also please note that I was not gifted any of these items.  I purchased all of them on my own, including the organizers which were on sale when I placed my order.  Happy crafting!

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Make a splash

Hi again!  I'm sharing this slimline card using a bunch of products from Lawn Fawn.  Loving the new slimline card dies since they allow room for a lot of images on a card.   These dies are perfect for scene building!  This scene shows some cute lawn fawn critters celebrating baby elephant's Birthday.  

To create this scene, I started by cutting a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock from the largest slimline die.  Next, using the hillside dies as a stencil, I ink blended the background mountains.  Then I used the hillside stencils to create the water and background.  

Next, the images were stamped in jet black ink and colored using copic markers.  White gel pen added for accents then the images were cut with the coordinating dies.  Waves, trees and bushes added for additional scene building elements.  The sentiment is from the offset sayings: birthday stamp set.  The "splash" was cut from Oliver's ABCs die and ink blended to create an ombre effect.  I added icicle stickes for sparkle.  The entire card was then mounted on a slimline card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I had a lot of fun creating this scene using these adorable images from Lawn Fawn!  Below is a list of products used to create this card.

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