Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Miss Ink Stamps | Glitter Stenciled Background

I have an easy glittery stenciled design with no dry time! I used the new Blitzened Stamp Set along with my favorite stencil from Miss Ink Stamps - Circular Harlequin








I love the look of glittered stencils, but sometimes I just don't want to wait! Haha! Glitter Dust Spray is an awesome option when I want a hint of sparkle with no dry time. And I'm just loving this slightly nontraditional Holiday color scheme! 






Thanks so much for joining me today! 

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

i-crafter December Release | Matchbox Stories Baby Boxes

The Matchbox Stories Die Set is my favorite from the new i-crafter December release! There are so many possibilities with this set! My video today shows you how to assemble the matchbox as well as an idea for a baby announcement.








In the video above I show you how simple it is to assemble the Matchbox Stories box. I love how you can customize these boxes for weddings, birthdays, vacations, etc. depending on the patterned papers you use! 





The December release from i-crafter is available now in the i-crafter shop! Thanks for stopping by! 

LDRS Creative | Gingerbread Slim Line Pocket Card

Hey, there! Just look at these cute little gingerbread men from LDRS Creative in their snow globe! Ah! I think everything is cuter in a snow globe, don't you!?








Blue and silver is a classic winter color combination - but I never seem to use it! My neighbor decorated their house in blue and white lights and it inspired me to use those colors on my card today. I created an easy little snow globe scene with those adorable gingerbread men. I used Raven Hybrid Ink to stamp my images from the Gingerbread Kisses and Snow Deer to Me Stamp Sets. The snow globe can be tricky to stamp so that it will line up with the coordinating die, but I have a trick for you! I like to just drop my stamp onto my cardstock and pick it up with my stamping tool without fussing with the globe. I find this is the easiest way to make sure the globe retains its shape. I colored all of my images with alcohol markers and used the coordinating Snow Deer to Me Dies as well as the Gingerbread Kisses Die Set






I kept the blue trend going right through to the background. I used the Slim Line Basket Weave Pocket Die Set to cut a fun background from blue cardstock. I love these new Slim Line Pocket Die Sets! They have two dies and you can use them separately or together for a variety of looks. I decided to use both of the dies together for my background. 






I cut a card base to be 3.5" x 5.5" and added all of my pieces on top. I added a healthy coating of shimmer as well as some clear gems. I love the unexpected size of this Slim Line Pocket card and that it will fit in a traditional A2 envelope! Thanks for joining me. I'll see you soon! 

Monday, November 30, 2020

Pink & Main | Simple Birthday Card

I'm all about sharing ways to get more use out of your crafty goodies! I used the My Vote Stamp Set from Pink & Main to make an easy birthday card!  





Let's start with those happy balloons! They're from the My Vote Stamp Set and they're the star of the show! There are a couple of images in the My Vote Stamp Set that can be used for more than just political cards, but I just love these balloons! I stamped the balloon image three times and colored them then cut them with the My Vote Dies






I chose a piece of patterned paper from the Thankful 6x6 Paper Pack and die cut it with the largest die in the Stitched Rectangles 1 Die Set. I stamped a cute and chunky sentiment from the Spotlight Sayings Stamp Set on the right side of the card with black ink. 






I added the balloons with foam tape and the strings flat onto the card so that the balloons would pop off the card a bit. I finished the card with a sprinkling of Falling for You Glitter Enamel Dots. There you go! A quick and easy birthday card with the My Vote Stamp Set! See you soon! 

Saturday, November 28, 2020

InkOn3 | Ink Smooshing with Atelier Inks

Can't stop won't stop with the rainbow Christmas cards! I used some Atelier Inks from InkOn3 to create a smooshy rainbow background for this punny card! 








I would like to start an official petition to bring back ink smooshing! Haha! It's one of my favorite techniques. It's effortless and easy to blend colors for an organic looking background. I pressed some Bee Sting Atelier Ink onto my work surface. I use a glass mat, but a piece of plastic packaging would work, too! I sprayed the ink once or twice with water and then used an old stamp pocket ( again, a piece of plastic would work just fine! ) and picked up some of the ink and pressed it onto a piece of watercolor cardstock. I repeated the process with Trinity Teal Atelier Ink and Sweet Petunia Atelier Ink, The colors mixed together giving me a rainbow background! 






I added a spritz of water to a drop of Shark Tooth White Atelier Re-Inker and used a paint brush to spatter some paint onto my background. I used Blackout Hybrid Detail Ink to stamp the adorable images and color them with Copic Markers. I trimmed out the images and added them to the smooshy background with foam tape. 






I wanted this card to shimmer and shine, so I added a good and healthy coat of Liquid Pixie Dust to the peas and the earth. That's all! I hope you try this smooshing tutorial! 

Friday, November 27, 2020

Sum More Fun Holiday Glow | Three Vintage No Coloring Classic Christmas Cards

Hello, there! The Holiday Glow Pack has just been released from SumMoreFun! As always, this is a limited edition pack, so grab it while you can! I made a quick video showing you three easy ways to create classic Christmas cards with no coloring! 









Here are some quick details about the Holiday Glow Pack - you're going to get 3 stamp sets, 6 card bases and 6 envelopes, and five 6x6 patterned papers, as well as five slimline patterned papers. Can I just say how much I love these three stamp sets?! They have "built in shading," which is PERFECT for me - I hate to color! 






Just look at this adorable snow man! Ughhhhh I love him! So much that I needed to make a whole background with him! I stamped in white pigment ink and smudged it a bit with my fingers to soften the look. 






I just had to mix together a couple of stamp sets to create this card! I love this large window and I thought it would be cute to create a simple Christmas Eve scene. 






My last card is fun sized! Right in between a slimline and A2 - this card is 3.5 x 8.5 and the lamppost fits perfectly! 






I hope you've enjoyed this quick video! Remember there are only THIRTY of these Holiday Glow Packs available, so shop quick! 

LDRS Creative Feature Day 2 | Slim Line Droplet Pocket Shaker Card

I have more wintery LDRS Creative inspiration to share today! I used the brand new Slim Line Droplet Pocket Die Set to make a Holiday shaker card!








The new Slim Line Pocket Dies are absolutely AMAZING! I love that they come in two pieces so you can use them together or each one individually! I used both of the Slim Line Droplet Pocket Dies together so that I could made a fun die cut window for a shaker card. 






I sprayed the die cut piece with ThermOWeb Silver Glitter Dust Spray to bring a little extra sparkle to my shaker window.






I stamped Winnie from the Polkadoodles Snowdrifts Winnie Stamp Set with Raven Ink, colored her, and cut her out and added her to the front of the card. I also added a sentiment from the Christmas Wishes Sentiment Stack






You can be sure I will be playing with the LDRS Creative Slim Line Pocket Dies more in the future! Keep an eye out!