Saturday, August 29, 2020

Sweet wishes


Hi Friends!  Today I'm sharing this slimline card created for the Lawn Fawnatics challenge 83 - make the sentiment the star.

To start, I create my own die using a piece an acetate and the stitched cloud stackables die (medium size cloud used).  Next, using the small slimline die, I cut a piece of white cardstock.  Using the stencil I created, I ink blended a soft cloud background.  Then, I cut the background using the stitched cloud backdrop portrait die.  Next, I used the largest die from the large slimline dies to cut a background from Bristol smooth cardstock.  Then I ink blended the panel using the following distress inks (bottom to top): salty ocean, memaid lagoon, cracked pistachio and twisted citron.  I'm really loving the distress inks lately!  The vibrancy is fantastic!  

The images from unicorn picnic, a little sparkle and rain or shine (clouds) stamped using black ink.  I colored the images using the following copic markers:

Clouds: B000, B0000

Unicorn: B04, BG01, B0000, BG13, G00, G0000, V06, V01, V0000, N0, 0

Chocolate: E18, E34, E51

I used the scripty, sweet and wishes die to cut the sentiment which were ink blended using the corresponding inks (same as used for the background panel expect I added seedless preserves).  Next, I mounted the images using liquid glue and cut off the excess on the edges.  The front panel was foam mounted to the ink blended background panel.  Blue and teal glitter stars (bought at Michael's craft store) added for sparkle!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope this card gives you some inspiration to try creating your own stencils!  Have an amazing day!

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Get Cracking on Christmas with Colorado Craft Company


Hi friends!  It's that time again!  It's time to get cracking on Christmas!  This month, we are featuring some beautiful stamp sets from Colorado Craft Company.  I've got a lot of fun holiday projects for you today!  

To start, I've got an ombre inked card featuring the lovely legs -Santa & Rudolph stamp set.  After using a powder tool on an A2 piece of white cardstock, I stamped the image using versamark ink on the center of the cardstock.  Then, I used white embossing powder to heat emboss the image.  Next, I masked the top and bottom of the panel using post-it tape.  Catherine pooler inks (left to right): sangria, flirty fuchsia and pixie dust used to ink blend an ombre background.  White colored pencil and purple ink pen used to create extra dimension to the images.  I finished the card using studio Katia arctic breeze pearls and a border from Lawn Fawn.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set and it was white heat embossed on black cardstock and adhered using foam tape.

For my next project, I create a pair of ombre inked holiday tags using the same lovely legs - Santa & Rudolph stamp set.  The technique is the same expect this time I swapped the color grape crush for sangria.  The tags were cut using the jumbo nested dies and I added festive ribbon from my local craft store.

For my last project, I used the big and bold holiday ornament stamp set.  This set has a large ornament image with beautiful details and I really wanted the image to pop.  After using a powder tool, I stamped the ornament image using versamark ink and white heat embossed the image.  Next, I ink blended the image using various colors of Catherine Pooler inks to create a colorful blend.  Then, the image was cut using scissors and I mounted it on a piece of white woodgrain cardstock.  The sentiment from lovely legs -  Rudolph & Santa was stamped on white cardstock using black ink and adhered to the center of the card.  I added a few clear droplets from pretty pink posh for dimension.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out Jenn's blog for more inspiration!  

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Happy Halloween


Hi friends!  It's been really hot in Southern California this week.  The thought of fall and cooler weather makes the heat somewhat bearable.  I've created a fun Halloween shaker card featuring pretty pink posh products.  

To start, I cut a piece of cardstock to A2 size.  Next, using the stitched duo 3 die I cut a center "window" piece.  Next, I used the honey bee stamps perfect bricks stencil and stormy sky distress oxide ink to create a brick pattern.  A piece of clear plastic was adhered to the back of the window to create a shaker window.  Black stazOn ink used to stamp the sentiment from the trick or treat friends stamp set.  

  Next, using white cardstock, I cut the trees, grass and white frame from the nature essentials die.  After all the pieces were cut, I arranged them to the front of the card to create a background. 

Images from trick or treat friends and halloween friends were stamped using black copic-friendly ink and closed using copics.  For the vampire boy I used: R27, R35, R24 and R39, E55, E53, E50, 100, E49, E44. C1 and C0 used for this white shirt, R20 and RV00 for the cheeks.  Pumpkins: YR07, YR16, Y18, Y06.  White gel pen used for the accents.  

The background panel was ink blended using the following distress oxide inks (top to bottom): Squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, spiced marmalade, ripe persimmon, festive berries.  The die cut panel was adhered to an A2 piece of white cardstock prior to adhering the shaker front.

Foam tape was added to the back of the shaker window and then I added the following pretty pink posh sequins: 4mm lemon drop, 4mm pumpkin, 6mm sunshine glow and 6mm strawberry burst.  The bat confetti is from Michael's craft store.  The card front shaker was then adhered to an A2 white card base.

 Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you all stay cool!