Saturday, January 28, 2023

LDRS Creative | Love You Always

It's hard to believe that Valentine's Day is right around the corner! I used just a few products from LDRS Creative to create this design that is great for guys or girls! 

I trimmed a white piece of cardstock to 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" and used Alloy Hybrid Ink to stamp images from the Floral Silhouette 4x6 Stamps all over the panel. I made sure that I stamped off the edge of the cardstock for a more natural pattern.

I stamped the word "love" from the Big Word 4x6 Stamps - Love with Marina Madness Ink and used the Big Word Dies - Love to cut out the sentiment. I cut a second piece from black cardstock and glued them together slightly offset to create a shadow. 

I cut the words "you" and "always" with the Big Words Dies - Love from black cardstock and added them on top of the large sentiment. I added everything onto a black card base and that's it! 

Monday, January 23, 2023

LDRS Creative | Flower Doodles Circle Spotlight Card

LDRS Creative coordinating stamps, dies, and layering stencils are some of my favorite crafty products! They make it super easy to create beautiful projects.

I started by stamping the flowers and a sentiment from the Flower Doodles 4x6 Stamps with Raven Hybrid Ink and used my heat gun to set the ink. I grabbed the Flower Doodles Layering Stencils to quickly and easily add color to the images. I used Soft Kisses, Fandango, Dan-D-Lion, Olive Branch, and Four Leaf Hybrid Inks

I lined up the Flower Doodles Coordinating Dies over the flowers and the sentiment and cut them out with my die-cutting machine. I wanted to create a simple background for my flowers, so I lined up the Circle Spotlight 6x6 Stencil and blended Little Boy Blue Hybrid Ink to create a faux sky. 

I added the flowers and sentiment with a mixture of liquid and foam adhesive and that's it! Thanks for joining me!

Saturday, January 21, 2023

LDRS Creative

Sometimes the absence of color is just as striking as a whole rainbow of color! I kept to a black, white, and gray color scheme for this floral card featuring some LDRS Creative stamps and dies

I began by stamping a few images from the Floral Silhouette 4x6 Stamps across the bottom of a white panel of cardstock with Alloy Hybrid Ink. I varied the heights of the images for a more organic look. Then I stamped a few more flowers over the top with Raven Hybrid Ink. I love the depth of mixing the two colors! This same design would be super cute if you did shades of pink, blue, or any color!

You know I love my ink spatters! I spattered my background with a silvery black shimmer watercolor and then backed the panel with a black piece of cardstock. I added those panels onto a white top folding A2 card base.

I cut a sentiment from the Everyday Word Dies with white and black cardstock and added it with foam tape to the front of my card. That's it! 

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

LDRS Creative | Simple Valentine's Day Card

Today I'm sharing a simple card that features some ink blending and die cutting using LDRS Creative products. It's another simple design - one that can be used for Valentine's Day, anniversaries, weddings, or any time you want to tell someone you love them. 

This is a very simple card, but I mixed together quite a few products. I love to look at my stash and see how I can use things together to really stretch what I have. I started my card by stenciling directly onto an A2 card base. I used Raven Hybrid Ink through the Dot to Dot Stencil and set the panel aside while I did some die cutting. 

I cut the pieces for my flower from the Doodle Flower Dies. I cut the stem from green and the petals from two different shades of bright pink. I used liquid adhesive to piece the die-cuts together. This happens to be one of my favorite flower designs, but there are many flowers you can build using the Doodle Flower Dies! I cut the word 'forever' from the Big Word Dies - Love three times from black cardstock and stacked them together for dimension. The word is a thin and I didn't want to spend the time cutting little pieces of foam tape. Cutting multiple sentiments and stacking them together is a great hack for instant dimension!

I had planned to add the flower and sentiment directly to my card, but I decided I needed some sort of barrier to help them stand out. I cut the largest circle from the Double Stitched Scalloped Circle Dies from white cardstock and let it hang off the left side of my card. I left just enough space to fit my flower and sentiment and trimmed the remainder of the circle with my scissors. That's it! You could change the sentiment and adapt this design for any occasion. I hope this project inspires you!

Monday, January 9, 2023

LDRS Creative | Rainbow Floral Silhouette Slimline Card

Rainbow is my favorite color and it always will be! I love how simple this card using the LDRS Creative Floral Silhouette 4x6 Stamps was to create!

This card was super easy to make - it only took me about 15 minutes! It would be crazy easy to mass produce, too! 

I stamped the images from the Floral Silhouette 4x6 Stamps in rainbow order across a slimline panel cut to 3.25" x 8.25". I chose to start stamping in the middle of my panel so that I could be sure I fit each color of the rainbow on my panel. I stamped with light pink in the middle and worked towards the right of the panel using Soft Kisses, Kiss Me Red, In Your Face Orange, Dan-D-Lion, Pistachios-a-Plenty, Key Lime Pie, and Four Leaf Hybrid Inks

Once I got near the edge of my panel I came back to the center and started working in reverse rainbow order towards the left side of the panel. I stamped my images with Boysenberry Blast, Plum Crazy, Parisian Purple, Dark Wash Jeans, Tropical Sea, and Swimming Hole Inks. I made sure to overlap the images slightly so that it would look like a field of wildflowers.

I stamped a sentiment from the Floral Solid Layering 4x6 Stamps with Raven Hybrid Ink onto a piece of white cardstock and used my scissors to trim around the sentiment leaving a small white border. I popped it up near the bottom center of my panel with foam tape and added the card panel to a 3.5" x 8.5" black slimline card base. 

Every bit of me wanted to add some black spatters to my panel - it's my favorite way to "embellish" a card, but I decided to change it up and go with some baubles instead. I glued them here and there and that's it! Thanks for joining me!

Friday, January 6, 2023

LDRS Creative | You Are So Special Spotlight Heart Card

Hey, everyone! I have an easy card to share that's just PERFECT for Valentine's Day! I used a spotlight stencil from LDRS Creative - it made this masked design a breeze!

The Heart Spotlight 6x6 Stencil comes with two pieces - the stencil with a heart cut out and the actual heart. Usually I reach for the stencil with the shape cut out so that I can blend a colored shape onto the front of my card, but this time I wanted to have the heart be white and make it look like the ink is popping out from behind the heart. 

I sprayed the back of the heart with a little bit of temporary adhesive and used a blending brush to blend Lipstick Jungle Hybrid Ink around the edge of the heart. I kept the ink heavier near the edge of the heart mask and blended it out so that it would be lighter on the outside. I left the mask in place and stamped the spatters from the Floral Solid Layering 4x6 Stamps with Scarlet Rose Hybrid Ink

The last thing to do is stamp a sentiment! I chose one from the Floral Solid Layering 4x6 Stamps and inked it up with Raven Hybrid Ink and that's it! You could EASILY mass produce these for your Valentine's Day cards! See you again soon!

Thursday, January 5, 2023

LDRS Creative | December 2022 Features

Hey, everyone! I realized that I shared my projects for the LDRS Creative December Features on Instagram and Facebook, but not on my blog! This is just a quick post to fix that. You can find all of the products used on these cards in the LDRS Creative November 2022 Collection!

This card features the Thank You Flowers 4x6 Stamps and Coordinating Dies as well as the Heart Spotlight 6x6 Stencil

I'll see you all again soon!