Monday, September 26, 2022

LDRS Creative | Gingham Check Holiday Card Set

I'm gearing up for the Holidays and my mass production ideas are in full swing! I love to make simple cards and add a touch of something special, so I used the LDRS Creative Gingham Check Stencils to make a glittery set of Holiday cards! 

I started by taping the first layer of the Gingham Check Stencils onto a piece of white cardstock and blended Scarlet Rose Hybrid Ink over the top to get the basic checkered background. I repeated the process with Dark Wash Jeans Hybrid Ink and Evergreen Hybrid Inks so that I had three panels with ink blending. 

I sprayed the back of the second layer of the Gingham Check Stencils with a temporary adhesive and added it on top of one of my ink blended panels. I used a spatula and spread gold glitter gel over the top, removed the stencil, and added the glitter gel onto the two remaining panels. 

I set the three panels aside to dry and started working on my sentiment. I stamped one of the sentiments from the Christmas Sentiments 4x6 Stamps with Raven Hybrid Ink and used the Christmas Sentiments Coordinating Dies to cut out the sentiment as well as a shadow piece and added them together with foam tape. 

I trimmed down the ink blended panels to 4" x 5.25" and added them to A2 top-folding card bases and popped up the sentiments near the top center of each card. 

That's it! This card design can be easily replicated and is great for mass production for the Holidays! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

LDRS Creative | Holiday Floral Background Card

Today I'm using the LDRS Creative Holiday Floral 6x8 Stamps in a fun way - to create a background! I love the floral tree, but I though the pattern would be pretty as a corner accent! 

I started by lining up the greenery outline image that would create the tree from the Holiday Floral 6x8 Stamps diagonally on the bottom left corner of my card. I stamped it with Fandango Hybrid Ink and then rotated my panel so that I could stamp the same image in the same place on the opposite side of my card. I used Soft Kisses Hybrid Ink for the second layer, Swimming Hole Hybrid Ink for the flower base layer, and Dark Wash Jeans Hybrid Ink for the centers. 

I trimmed my panel down to 3 3/4" x 5" and cut a layer of white cardstock to 4" x 5 1/4", but I didn't like the plain white panel. I used my Soft Kisses Hybrid Ink Pad and swiped the ink pad directly onto the cardstock to create a layer that perfectly matches my stamping. I did the same thing onto a piece of scrap cardstock and cut the Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas Dies from the colored cardstock and the shadow from white. 

I added my layers together with foam tape and popped the sentiment into the center of my card. And that's it! I hope this encourages you to look at your stamps and see what 'out of the box' ways you can use them!

Monday, September 12, 2022

LDRS Creative | Leaf Outline Stencils Fall Card

Hey, there! I'm back with another easy card using the new LDRS Creative Halloween & Christmas 2022 Collection! I did a bit of layered stenciling and stepped it up with some shimmery gold watercolor. Find the full tutorial on YouTube!

I started my card with the new Leaf Outline Stencils. Layering stencils are such a fabulous way to add multiple colors to your card. I started with the layer that adds the veins of the leaves, but you could start with the outline if you want. I used Scarlet Rose Hybrid Ink and then In Your Face Orange for the leaf out line layer. I love to add a bit of shimmer to my backgrounds and usually that means ink spattering, but I switched things up this time! I used my gold shimmer watercolor to highlight one side of each leaf. I did this randomly, but I love the effect!

All that's left to do is add a sentiment ... or two ... or three! Because that's a style I just can't shake these days! A few people have asked to see the new Sentiment Stack Shadow Die - Wave in action and this card was perfect for it! I stamped the Harvest Wishes Stack Stamp in Coffee Bean Hybrid Ink and die cut it with the Wave Ribbon Stack Coordinating Die. I cut the Sentiment Stack Shadow Die - Wave three times from gold foiled cardstock and added the shadow to three of the sentiments.

I added the three sentiments to the front of my card and that's it! Finished! Super simple, but super shimmery, and it has all kinds of Fall vibes!

Saturday, September 10, 2022

LDRS Creative | Halloween & Christmas 2022 Collection - Halloween Features

It's time to get spooookkyyyyy!!! You all know how I love to create my own patterned papers with small stamps and a bit of ink spattering! I used the LDRS Creative Graveyard Ghouls Pocket Pals for this fun card. Find the tutorial for this card on my YouTube Channel!

I grabbed the four skeletons and two ghosts from the Graveyard Ghouls Pocket Pals 4x6 Stamps and stamped them all over my card front with Raven Hybrid Ink. I used a C1 and W1 marker to add some quick and easy shadows to the images and then spattered the card with black and gold shimmer watercolors

I stamped the Halloween Sentiment Stack Stamp with Raven Hybrid Ink and then cut out all the sentiment strips with the Sentiment Stack Die II. I LOOOOOOVEEE that there are new shadow dies for the sentiment stacks! I cut black cardstock with the Sentiment Stack Shadow Die - Straight II and backed three of the sentiment strips with the black strips. 

I used foam tape to add the three sentiments to the top center of my card and that's it! Easy peasy, spooky and creepy! 

Friday, September 9, 2022

LDRS Creative | Halloween & Christmas 2022 Collection - Christmas Features

It's tiiiimmmeeeee!!! The new collection from LDRS Creative is available now! I have an easy to mass produce Christmas card on my YouTube Channel using a couple of the new items!

I cut a piece of blue cardstock to 4"x5.25" and temporarily adhered the Damask Stencil over the top and added some chunky iridescent glitter gel. I set the piece aside to dry.

I cut the Christmas Wishes Word Dies from the same color blue cardstock and the shadow from white cardstock. I glued the pieces together and added some clear glitter to the blue sentiment. I used foam to pop up the sentiment onto the background and added it to a white card base. 

That's it! You could easily switch up the sentiment or the color to fit your style and mass produce this design this Holiday season! I'll see you tomorrow with another card using products from the LDRS Creative Halloween & Christmas 2022 Collection!

Thursday, September 8, 2022

LDRS Creative | Halloween & Christmas 2022 Collection - Fall Features

The new release from LDRS Creative is just around the corner! I have a fun Fall themed card sneak peek video to share with you! 

I started by stenciling some Dan-D-Lion Hybrid Ink with the dotted layer from the Diamond Leaf Stencils and then using Grass Green Glitz Glitter Gel for the second layer. I set the panel aside to dry. 

I stamped the floral images from the Hello Sunshine 4x6 Stamps and colored them with the Hello Sunshine Layering Stencils and a handful of LDRS Creative Hybrid Inks. I used the Hello Sunshine Coordinating Dies to cut out the images as well as a sentiment and shadow. 

I added everything onto my card with foam tape and that's it! The new Halloween & Christmas 2022 Collection will be available TOMORROW, September 9th at 8am ET! All links will be live with the new product release. Come back tomorrow - I have another video to share with you!

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

LDRS Creative | Cave Kiddos Slimline Card

I have the CUTEST slimline scene card to share with you using some LDRS Creative stamps and dies! 

I started by stamping the stone house and path from the Cave Dwellings Stamps and the kids from the Cave Kiddos Stamps with Raven Hybrid Ink. I colored them with alcohol markers and cut them out with the Cave Dwellings Coordinating Dies and the Cave Kiddos Coordinating Dies.

I cut a slimline card base that measured 3.5" x 8.5" and used the Pretty Patterns Slimline Dies to cut a decorative layer from green cardstock and a stitched layer from white cardstock. I used Alloy Hybrid Ink and stamped the Natural Granite 6x6 Stamp twice so that I could stretch it across the long white layer. I used Raven Hybrid Ink to stamp a sentiment from the Cave Kiddos Stamps near the upper right corner.

I put the slimline layers together with liquid adhesive and added all of my colored images with foam tape. And that's it! See you again soon!