Friday, May 29, 2020

Have an uplifting day!


Hi Friends!  I'm back with a slimline card using the new slimline dies from Lawn Fawn.  With the help of a little acetate and the pull tab add-on die, these cuties seem to be flying though a beautiful rainbow sky!

To start, I ink blended the background using the following distress oxide inks (top to bottom): wilted violet, peacock feathers, twisted citron, wild honey and picked raspberry.  Then the panels were cut using the stitched cloudy backdrop die.  I had to cut two panels and adhere them with a piece of tape  to fit the full length of the card.  The panels were then cut using the small slimline die.




Next, I stamped and colored the images from really high five and yay kites.  Fox colors: E55, E53, E51.  Bear colors: E35, E33, E11.  Kite: RV21, YR02, Y04, YG01, BG01, V01.  White gel pen added for accents!  I created a pull tab mechanism and then added a large strip of clear acetate to it to create a clear backing for my images.  I then adhered the images and my string using glue dots and tape.

The sentiment from really high five was stamped on black cardstock using Versamark ink and white heat embossed.  The panel was then adhered to a piece of white cardstock cut from the large slimline dies.


The entire card front was adhered to an 3.5 inch by 8.5 inch card base and that finishes the card!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I'm going to be on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog tomorrow sharing a super fun mood-board inspired card.  Be sure to check it out!

Sending crafty virtual hugs!

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Bonjour!


Bonjour!  This slimline card features the Bonjour stamp set from Waffle Flower illustrated by Kamo.  I wanted to create a "magical" feel so I colored the images in pastel colors and created a soft background.

Slimline cards can be a challenge, but to help with the die cutting, I purchased extra long cutting plates for my sizzix machine.  This allows me to cut the dies easily and I strongly recommend them if you plan on making a lot of slimline cards!

To start this card, I cut a slim line die piece from Trinity stamps from Bristol cardstock.  Tattered rose distress oxide ink blended to create the sky.  Grass was ink blended using the following distress oxide colors: peacock feathers, shabby shutters and twisted citron.   Twisted citron mixed with water and splatted on the grass for texture and water splattered on the sky.


The images from the Bonjour set were stamped on Neenah 110lb cardstock with memento tuxedo black ink and colored with copic markers.
Flowers: Y17, Y02, RV42, RV13, R01.  Leaves: BG32, YG06, YG01.  Tower: N1 and N0.  House: E33, E31, E30 and rooftop: E35, E53.  Girl's dress: B63, B60, BV01, V01, V000.
Images cut and adhered to the inked background using glue and thin foam squares.  The Bonjour sentiment was stamped using VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne.  The entire panel was adhered to white cardstock cut using the Lawn Fawn large slimline die and a slimline card base (measuring 3.5 inches by 8.5 inches).


Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Hope this card puts a smile on your face!

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Father’s Day Reveal Wheel Card


Hi Everyone!  I have a fun Father's Day reveal wheel card using new stamps from Lawn Fawn!  If you follow my instagram, you probably already know that I'm a huge Lawn Fawn fan!  My favorite thing about Lawn Fawn (other than the cute images) are how all the stamp sets seamlessly combine to create fun new scenes.

For this card, I picked a purple rainy sky contrasted with bluish-green foliage to create my scene.  The background was ink blended using the following distress oxide inks (top to bottom): dusty concord, shaded lilac and milled lavender.  The panels were cut from the stitched cloudy backdrop and adhered to a card base cut using the stitched woodgrain backdrop die.


Images were stamped using memento tuxedo black ink and colored using copic markers.
Bear colors: E33, E11, RV21 (cheeks).  Trees: BG09, BG15, YG06.  Car: B37, B34, B21. Car lights: Y38, Y35 Y13. N5 and N3 used for the titers and steering wheel.  Clouds: V01, V000.  White gel pen used to accent the images.

Lawn Fawn stamp sets used: car critters, snow bunnies, rain or shine before'n afters, butterfly kisses. Lawn fawn reveal wheel, simple stitched hillside borders, puffy cloud borders and simple grassy hillsides also used.  Sentiment was cut from Oliver stitched ABCs and from car critters.



Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Can't wait to share more with you later this week.  Have a lovely day!


Monday, May 25, 2020

Wishing you sunshine

Happy Memorial Day!  Sending happy thoughts your way! 

I love these mini pigs from Hello Blue Bird Stamps!  This set is so versatile and can be used to create a variety of different scenes.


To create this scene, an A2 size piece of Bristol smooth cardstock was ink blended using the following distress oxide inks (top down): wild honey and squeezed lemonade.
Scrap pieces of Bristol smooth cardstock cut using the grassy knoll die to create the clouds.  They were inked using milled lavender, tumbled glass, and cracked pistachio.  Grass was cut from green cardstock using the same die set and inked at the top using mowed lawn distress oxide ink.

On a separate piece of Bristol cardstock, the images from Farmyard Little Bits were stamped using Versafine Clair ink in nocturne.  I colored the images with Zig clean color brush pens in the following colors: 222 (pig body), 026 (cheeks), 025 and 050 (balloons and umbrella).  White gel pen added for accents.  Images were cut using the coordinating dies.

Gallery frame 2 die used to cut white cardstock for the border.  The border was adhered with glue and images were adhered using a mix of thin foam squares and glue.  Sentiment is from the happy wishes stamp set was stamped using Versafine Clair ink in nocturne with the help of my stamp positioning tool.  The entire panel was adhered to an A2 white card base and that completes the card!


Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!


Sunday, May 24, 2020

Missing you so much

Hi everyone!  I'm sharing this cut frog shaker card using products from Pretty Pink Posh!  Make sure to shop online this weekend and save 20% off your entire order!



Product list:
Everyday Greetings stamp set
Bee friends stamp and coordinating die set (fly path)
Baby stamp and coordinating die set (stars)
Pond friends stamp set and coordinating die
Stacked edges 1 die
Scallop circles die
Distress oxide inks: victorian velvet, seedless preserves, wilted violet, spun sugar, peacock feathers, cracked pistachio
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen

For the shaker bits:
Winter sparkle sequins mix
Iridescent mini circle confetti
Martha Stewart Jewel glitter set

To start, I ink blended an A2 size Bristol smooth cardstock using victorian velvet and seedless preserves ink.  The panel was splatted with water and set aside.  A separate piece of Bristol smooth cardstock was ink blended using peacock feathers and cracked pistachio ink and splatted with water.  After the panel was dry, I cut the center circle using the scallop circles die.
Clear acetate was adhered to the back of the panel to create a shaker window.


Three pieces of bristol card stock cut using the stacked edges die and each panel was separately inked using the following distress oxide colors: victorian velvet, spun sugar, wilted violet.
The images were stamped and colored using zig clean color brush pens and then cut using the coordinating dies.



Accents added using a white gel pen and wink of Stella to the stars and fly's wings.  I then glued all the elements onto the front panel.  I added a border using stitched rectangle frames die by Lawn Fawn.  The sentiment from everyday greetings stamp set was stamped using black StazOn ink.  The shaker bits were added and the entire panel was adhered to the fuchsia background using foam tape to create a sandwich.  Then I mounted the card front to an A2 white card base and that finishes the card!


Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Be sure to stop by the pretty pink posh store to stock up on goodies this weekend!  Have a happy Memorial Day weekend!  

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Baby Girl is on the way


Hi again!  I'm sharing this new baby card as an entry for the Lawn Fawnatics challenge 77- Oh Baby!

To start, I ink blended the background panel using the following distress oxide inks (top to bottom) seedless preserves, worn lipstick and tattered rose.  Then, I splatted some water and white acrylic paint to add texture.  I then used the outside in stitched heart stackables die to cut a center heart.
While keeping the cut center heart shape aside, the snowy backdrop die was used to cut the rest of the panel.


The starry panel was glued to an A2 size piece of pixie dust cardstock.  I love how the pixie dust sparkles in the light!  White cardstock was cut using the largest reverse stitched scalloped rectangle windows die and foam mounted to create a dimensional border.  The center heart cut piece was foam mounted using thin foam squares to create dimension to the center heart.

I used thin foam squares to mouth the image from the plus one stamp set which was colored in zig clean color brush pens in the following colors:  026, 081, 025, 021.  Star dust Stickles added to the image for extra sparkle!

Oliver stitched alphas cut from white cardstock to create the "baby girl" and sentiment from little bundle used to finish the card.


Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Sending you all lots of happy thoughts and creative vibes!!!


Hey there smarty pants

Hello and welcome to my blog!

This is a place where I will share details about my card making process, various inks and tools I love and organization ideas!  I'm so happy to be sharing with you all!

My first post features a card using products from Pretty Pink Posh! 

To start, I used an A2 size piece of Bristol smooth cardstock and ink blended the panels using distress oxide inks in victorian velvet and tattered rose.  Water and the corresponding inks were then used to splattered the background for additional texture.  After the panel was dry, I used the just stitching double rectangles die to add texture to the border.


Images from the school friends stamp set were stamped using Versafine Clair ink in acorn on Bristol cardstock.  I then used tombow ABT pens and zig brush pens to color the images.  The sentiment "hey there smarty pants" was stamped on black cardstock using versamark ink and white heat embossed.  The panel was glued to a white card stock scrap slightly larger than the sentiment panel to create the illusion of a chalkboard.  


Then I cut the images using the coordinating dies and used a combination of glue and thin foam squares to mount my images.  Lastly, the sentiment a the bottom was stamped using the everyday greetings stamp set using acorn ink.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Hope you all have a wonderful day!