Friday, November 15, 2019

Penguin Palace Crystal Snowflakes Shaker Card

Hi, there! I'm using the Crystal Snowflakes stencil from Penguin Palace to make an easy full shaker that fills the whole front of my card!

I just love to make shaker cards! I started with the Crystal Snowflakes stencil and pressed Versamark ink through the stencil and heat embossed it with white powder. Check out my video above to see how I used Pixie Spray to create a little extra "flurry" in my background! I used Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet, and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Inks to blend over the embossing and give color to my background. Then I sprayed my background with Silver Glitter Dust for extra sparkle.

I filled up an A2 shaker pouch with some of my favorite silver, gold, and white sequins and beads. I love the way these sequins look against the purple background! To finish off the card I added a "Merry" word die cut from glitter cardstock to the top of the shaker pouch.

I just love the way that Crystal Snowflakes stencil looks behind all of those shaker bits! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Simple Masked Ink Blending

Hello! The Kindred Stamps Classic Love stamp set inspired me to go back to my roots and create a classic ink blended card!

I worked on a standard A2 sized card and used Purple Tape to mask off a rectangle near the top left of my card. I used the character from the Classic Love stamp set to make sure I got the width correct. Once everything was masked off I started blending on some Distress Oxide inks.

I used Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, and Candied Apple Oxide inks and blended them together making sure the colors overlapped for a seamless look. For a little more texture I decided to add some spatters of black watercolor. I stamped, colored, and cut out the character from the Classic Love stamp set and added her to the ink blended portion of my card with foam tape.

I stamped a sentiment with black ink and added some clear bubble gems here and there over the ink blending to finish off the card! I hope you enjoyed this project! See you soon! 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Simon Hurley Create. Poinsettia and Plaid Christmas Card

It's no secret - I LOVE LOVE LOVE to make Christmas cards! And I like to look at stamps that aren't necessarily Holiday themed and turn them into Christmas things! I'm using Simon Hurley Create. products today and turning the Flower Garden Background Stamp into poinsettias!

I think when most people think of flowers they think of spring and summer, but when I saw the flower in the Flower Garden Background stamp I immediately saw a poinsettia! When I was younger they were my favorite flower! I stamped the Flower Garden Background stamp onto Stark White Cardstock with Bee Sting dye ink and used a sponge dauber to add some shading to the center of the flowers with Grrr! ink. And can I just say how much I love the names of Simon's inks?! They make me giggle when I create with them! I stamped the Flower Garden Background again with Later Gator ink and added some shading with Remember Me ink. I love the way the two toned stamping turned out! Once everything was stamped i used my scissors to cut out the individual images so that I had pieces to add to my card instead of using the background stamp as a background. So cool, right? I even cut out some of the flower petals that I stamped in green to use as leaves!

I wanted a classic background to go with my classic Christmas flower, so I stamped the Classic Flannel Background stamp onto Stark White Cardstock with Woof! dye ink. Plaid backgrounds are my favorite and I super love this background stamp because of the mixtures of thick, thin, and striped lines! It's fabulous! I adhered my flowers to the left of the card and stamped a sentiment from the Caroling Squad stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black Ink. I finished the card with some gems at the center of the flowers and around the sentiment.

And that's how you use a regular floral stamp set for a Holiday card! I hope you love it! 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

ThermOWeb and Reverse Confetti Collaboration

Hey, everyone! I'm so excited that ThermOWeb and Reverse Confetti are collaborating this week! I'm making a set of three cards with the new release from Reverse Confetti and some Deco Foil and Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets! Enjoy the video!

I love using cover panel dies because I can often puzzle the die cut pieces back together to create more than one card. And in this case I was even able to squeeze out a third card! 

The On the Curve Cover Panel die from Reverse Confetti is the perfect die for creating two cards at once. I started by covering two sheets of cardstock with iCraft 6x6 Adhesive Sheets. I used pieces of cardstock that were slightly larger than the A2 sized cover panel die so that I wouldn't have to worry about lining it up exactly - and in the end I'm glad I did because that's how I got the pieces for my bonus card! I covered one piece of adhesive covered cardstock with a piece of Teal Waters Deco Foil Flock. I peeled away the release paper from the adhesive and added the Deco Foil Flock pretty side down into the adhesive. Then I ran the cardstock through my die cutting machine to use the pressure to completely transfer the Deco Foil Flock to the cardstock. When I removed the flock from the cardstock I had a piece of cardstock covered in the fuzzy Teal Waters Flock Transfer Sheet. Then I die cut the flocked piece with the Reverse Confetti On the Curve Cover Panel die

I repeated the process on the second piece of cardstock with the Silver Stars Deco Foil Transfer Sheets. I removed the backing from the adhesive and covered it with the Silver Stars Deco Foil - but with foil you want to add it to the adhesive pretty side up. I normally adhere foil into my adhesive by rubbing it with my fingers and peeling it away slowly, but I always have tiny areas that don't transfer completely. I'm afraid of putting it through my die cutting machine for fear that the scratches from my cutting plates will transfer into the foil - but I have a trick for you! I folded a piece of typing paper in half and used it as a carrier sheet to put my foiled cardstock through my die cutting machine to press it into the adhesive. It worked PERFECTLY! And I didn't have a single bit of foil left on the release paper! Hooray! I also die cut the Silver Star Deco Foil piece with the On the Curve Cover Panel die

You could totally skip this next step if you wanted - but it made my life a lot easier! I used the same piece of computer paper that I used as my carrier sheet and cut it in half and added a piece of iCraft 6x6 Double Sided Adhesive to each piece and used it as a backing piece to puzzle piece my die cuts together. I added the Silver Stars Deco Foil frame to one of the adhesive covered sheets and the Teal Waters Deco Foil Flock frame to the other. Then I puzzle pieced in the opposite center pieces to each frame. I didn't have to fuss with adhesive since I already had a piece of paper fully covered in the double sided adhesive behind my die cuts. I just love the mix of textures!

I colored a bunch of images from some new stamp sets from Reverse Confetti. I used The Best Days, Huggable, and Beautiful Memories. I used alcohol markers to color each image and then I cut them out and adhered them to my cards with iCraft Ultra Bond Liquid Adhesive. If you've watched my videos then you know this is my absolute favorite liquid adhesive! And make sure you watch my video to see a quick tip on adding multiple images with Purple Tape! It's a life saver for me!

Remember that I mentioned I die cut the On The Curve Cover Panel die from panels larger than the size of the die? I had strips of cardstock covered in the Silver Stars Deco Foil and Teal Waters Deco Foil Flock left over. I just glued them onto a card with iCraft Ultra Bond Liquid Adhesive and added a bouquet and sentiment from The Best Days stamp set from Reverse Confetti. And just like that I have three cards from one technique! 

From Rainbows to Peppermints

Hi, everyone! I love taking supplies that are meant for one thing and changing them into something else to get more use out of them. Today I'm using the Rainbow Bits die set from LDRS Creative to make a peppermint candy background for a Christmas card! Hope you love the video tutorial!

I started by die cutting the pieces for my peppermint candy background with the Rainbow Bits dies. I alternated the arches between the red textured cardstock and silver glitter cardstock. I think if I recreate this card again I'll use white glitter cardstock, but I thought the silver would be a nice touch and look less like a bullseye haha! I cut each piece twice so that I could make a full circle instead of the semi circle the die is intended to make. Once I had all the pieces cut I glued them together and turned the "rainbows" so the flat sides butted up next to each other and formed a peppermint candy!

My images and sentiment are from the Otterly Loveable stamp set. Aren't they just the cutest! I love the little igloo! And there are lots of accessories to dress up the otters, too! Of course I chose the Santa hat! I stamped them with Raven Hybrid Ink and then colored them and then used the coordinating Otterly Loveable dies to cut them out. My background is the same cardstock that I used to die cut the "peppermint" from, so I wanted it to be slightly different. I used the Scarlet Rose Mini Hybrid Ink and blended some of the dark red ink over the cardstock to darken the edges.

I used some foam behind the "peppermint" circle for dimension and adhered all of my other elements on top! I hope this encourages you to look at your "summer" products and use them in unique ways! See you soon! 

Monday, November 11, 2019

Hey, Cutie Pie

Hey, Cutie Pie! I'm taking a little break from Christmas cards to break out one of my favorite Pink & Main stamp sets from last year - the Pumpkin Spice stamp set! I just love all of the little pumpkin treats!

I started by stamping out a bunch of the treats from the Pumpkin Spice stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossing them with clear powder. I do this any time I want to watercolor because it helps me keep the color inside of the lines. I used my Gansai Tambi Starry Colors watercolor palette along with my regular Gansai Tambi palette to color in each of the images and cut them out with the coordinating Pumpkin Spice dies.

I wanted to have some cute patterned papers in the background, so I decided to mix and match some 6x6 paper pads from Pink &  Main. I used the largest die from the Reverse Scalloped Rectangle die set to die cut some peach patterned paper from the Back to Basics 6x6 paper pad. I also used a piece of the yellow plaid patterned paper from the Back to Basics 6x6 paper pad as part of my background and used a die from the Scallop Waves die set to die cut a dark blue pattern from the Sweater Weather 6x6 paper pad.

I arranged all of my images on top of my patterned paper background and stamped and white heat embossed a sentiment from the Pumpkin Spice stamp set to finish my card. Thanks so much for joining me!

Saturday, November 9, 2019

You're the Good Kind of Weird

Hey, everyone! It's Christmas All Year Long at Scrapping for Less and I have some fun inspiration for you using the My Favorite Things Beast Friend stamp set. This was one of my first stamp sets from My Favorite Things  and it's still one of my favorites!

I stamped and colored the little yeti holding the string of lights with my Copics. My favorite way to color these guys is with light Neutral Gray Copic markers and skin tones for his face and ears. I grabbed some Distress Inks and started blending ink onto a background panel. I only used Crushed Olive, but because I didn't clean off my blender brush the inside blending is a different shade of green. I quite like it when I stumble upon happy accidents!

Once the ink blended background was completely dry I white heat embossed the three trees from the Beast Friends stamp set repeatedly across my card. I was going to leave it this way, but I decided to add a bit of shine with a gold ink from the Gansai Tambi Starry Colors watercolor palette. I'm so glad I did! To match the gold watercoloring I heat embossed a gold sentiment onto a strip, popped up my sentiment and yeti, and added some gold glittery enamel dots around the card.

I love how the gold and green play off each other, don't you?! Thanks for joining me! I hope you're inspired to break out your Christmas supplies and get crafty!