Saturday, June 12, 2021

InkOn3 | Wonky Lines and Lilac Dreams

I went bold with the new Wonky Lines Stencil from InkOn3! I did a bit of easy masking and Copic coloring and you can catch it all on YouTube! 

I stamped the large floral cluster from the Lilac Dreams Stamp Set onto the middle of a piece of white cardstock and did some quick Copic coloring. I have white lilacs in my backyard, so I colored the image like them - white with pale purple centers! Once the image was colored I stamped the same image onto masking paper and trimmed it out and placed the mask over the stamped and colored image. 

I placed the new Wonky Lines Stencil over the card and used Blackout Hybrid Detail Ink over the stencil. I went back and forth between purple and black, but I am SO happy I went with black! It's so bold and beautiful! When I peeled off my mask I had a nice white border around my stamped image which makes it pop off the background! 

I wanted to keep the card simple, so I die cut a sentiment from white and black cardstock and offset them and covered them and the lilac with Liquid Pixie Dust for shine. That's it! Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, June 11, 2021

Sassy & Crafty | Watercoloring Over a Stencil

When you think of stencils you usually think of inking or pastes, right? I used some handmade shimmer watercolors to color over the Cityscape Stencil from Sassy & Crafty and I just love it! 

I used Pixie Spray to adhere one of the Cityscape Stencils near the bottom of a piece of watercolor cardstock. I used a brayer to make sure it was really stuck and then started watercoloring over the top of the stencil. 

I used shimmer watercolors that I made myself! How exciting! You can absolutely use regular watercolors, I just think it gives a little extra something! 

I added a stamped and colored the adorable kitties from the Love Your Look Stamp Set to finish the card! Thanks for joining me! 

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Pink & Main | Wishing You Well Butterflies

I'm totally head over heels for butterflies! I mixed and matched a couple of Pink & Main butterfly themed stamp sets for this summery card! 

I can't tell you why, but I always have equate butterflies with yellow and blue, so if I make a butterfly card you can bet I will incorporate those colors! I started with a piece of yellow cardstock and temporarily adhered the Flora Stencil over the top. I used an Ergonomic Blending Brush to add some yellow/orange ink over the top keeping the ink darker at the bottom and lighter towards the top. 

The Dearest Friend Stamp Set is just gorgeous! I LOVE the large butterfly image! I stamped it hanging off the right side of the card with a black pigment ink and heat embossed it with clear powder for some shine. I had intended to leave this card monochromatic with a pop of black, but I couldn't resist adding some bright colors! I stamped a few butterflies from the Butterfly Sketches Stamp Set and colored them with Copic Markers then cut them out with the coordinating Butterfly Sketches Dies

I stamped a sentiment from the Butterfly Sketches Stamp Set and bubble cut around it with my scissors and added it to the card with foam tape. I love how it turned out and I hope you do too! 

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Miss Ink Stamps | Offset Ink Blending

What's better than cute critters and offset ink blending? Not much! This card for Miss Ink Stamps makes me want to get outside and blow some bubbles! 

I have always described my style as clean and simple with a touch of flair and this card is a perfect example of "me" on a card! I used a mint green ink and the Sparkles Stencil as the base of my card then centered the starburst stencil from the Rainbow Sky Stencil Set on my card and blended teal ink over the top. 

I wiped the ink off my stencil and shifted it slightly to offset the starburst and added Lovely Lavender Glitz Glitter Gel over the stencil. This fun background took just minutes to make! 

I stamped some critters and bubbles from the Bubbles Stamp Set and colored them with Copic Markers and cut them out with the coordinating Bubbles Dies and added them to the center of my card. 

I added a sentiment strip from the Sunshine and Rainbows Stamp Set to finish off this bright and happy card! Have a great day!

Simon Hurley create. | Neon Enamel Rain Drops

It's raining NEON!! I used the Simon Hurley create. Looks Like Rain Stencil and Neon Enamel Transfer Sheets for a rainy, but BRIGHT, card! 

I used Deco Foil Transfer Gel Blanco over the Looks Like Rain Stencil and then used my laminator to transfer Hello Yellow Neon Enamel onto the design. I LOVE the pop of shiny, neon rain!

I stamped a few images from the Puddle Pals Stamp Set and colored them with Copic Markers and trimmed them out with scissors and added them to my card with foam tape. 

I hope you enjoyed this card tutorial! See you soon! 

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

LDRS Creative | Friends Like You Shaker Card

I have a super fun summertime shaker card to share with you! I used stamps, dies, papers, and a stencil from LDRS Creative - SO much fun packed into one card! 

I love to mix and match patterns, so I picked a blue checked pattern from the Pastel Patterns 6x6 Paper Pack to be the front of my shaker card. I cut it with the largest die from the A2 Stitched Layered Card Toppers Die Set so it would have a pretty stitched edge. I wanted a large shaker window, so I used the large square die in the Practically Square Frames Die Set to cut the center of my panel. I wanted a coordinating - but contrasting - background, so I blended In Your Face Orange, Tangerine Dream, Peachy Keen, and Lantern Yellow Hybrid Inks over the Plaid Stencil to create the background for my shaker card.

I added acetate to the back of my die cut panel and created a "well" with foam tape and filled it up with my own mix of clay flowers, sequins, and beads and sealed the shaker with the ink blended background. Now I need something to co on top! I stamped the cute critters from the Friends Like You Stamp Set with Raven Hybrid Ink and colored them with alcohol markers and cut out the image with the Friends Like You Coordinating Die Set. There are cute sentiments in the Friends Like You Stamp Set, but I decided to stamp the Get Well Sentiment Stack with Bali Blue and In Your Face Orange Hybrid Inks and use one sentiment strip in each color on my card. 

I finished off the card by adding my image and sentiment strips onto the front of the shaker window with foam tape. I hope this card makes you smile! See you again soon! 

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Pink & Main | Dearest Friend Butterflies Card

Butterflies are trending right now and Pink & Main has a whole line up of pretty stamps and dies that will make your heart flutter! 

I love plaid! Just love it! I was so excited to see the new Plaid Cover Dies Pink & Main released! They work together perfectly or individually. I cut both the Plaid Cover Die A and Plaid Cover Die B from heavy white cardstock and layered them together. I picked one of my favorite patterns from the Butterfly Kisses 6x6 Paper Pack and layered it behind the Plaid Cover Dies

I picked two of the butterflies from the Butterfly Sketches Stamp Set and stamped them onto alcohol marker cardstock and colored them with Copics. I die cut them with the coordinating Butterfly Sketches Die Set and added them onto my card front with foam tape. I stamped a sentiment from the Dearest Friend Stamp Set and bubble cut around it and positioned it near the bottom of my butterflies.

I finished off the card by scattering some Butterfly Kisses Glitter Enamel Dots around my card in colors that match my butterflies and background. Thanks for joining me!