Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Miss Ink Stamps | Easy Masking and Stenciling

I love the versatility of the Miss Ink Stamps Fall Bouquet Stamp Set! I have this easily stamped, masked, and stenciled card to share with you today! 

I love that the Fall Bouquet Stamp Set can be used with or without the stems. I used a stamp positioning tool to hang the floral bouquet off of the bottom left of my card, stamp it, and then rotate my cardstock so I could stamp in the same position on the opposite corner. I used Copic Markers to color in my images. 

I stamped the same image from the Fall Bouquet Stamp Set onto masking paper twice and cut them out right up against the stamped line and placed the masks over the colored images. I adhered the Leafy Green Stencil over my card base and blended on two shades of brown ink. When I removed the masks I have a perfectly masked one layer background! 

I stamped and white heat embossed a sentiment from the Fall Bouquet Stamp Set onto brown cardstock and die cut it with a stitched circle and adhered it to the center of the card. That's all! See you soon! 

Simon Hurley create. | Nature Hike Emboss Resist Card

I took advantage of the Simon Hurley create. Nature Hike Peel-Apart Background Stamp and used just my favorite leaf to create an Autumn heat embossed background! 

The Nature Hike Peel-Apart Background Stamp has 5 separate portions of the stamp that pull away so that you can stamp them individually. I LOVE oak leaves, so I stamped just the oak leaf repeatedly over my Stark White card base and heat embossed with white powder. I blended over the embossing with Bee Sting, Traffic Cone, and Slippery When Wet Dye Inks and added spatters of gold watercolor on top. 

I added a die cut sentiment and some enamel dots as finishing touches. Hope you enjoy this simple card! 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

LDRS Creative | Spook Ya Later

Hello, hello everyone! I have a cute little Spook Ya Later scene to share with you today - and guess what?! I mixed in a Holiday stencil to make my background! Let's jump right into the video! 

Let's start with that plaid background. I actually used the new Peppermint Stick Stencil! I love when you can take a stencil and use it for a variety of occasions! It's meant to be a Holiday stencil and creates the perfect candy cane striped background, but you can absolutely make it any color you want - even a Halloween plaid! I like to spray the back of my stencils with a temporary adhesive - especially for detailed stencils like the Peppermint Stick Stencil. I don't want those stripes to shift around on me. I positioned the stencil on my card background and blended on In Your Face Orange Hybrid Ink. I wiped off my stencil and flipped it and placed it onto my card so that my diagonal stripes would run the opposite direction and ink blended with Raven Hybrid Ink. Boom! Perfect plaid! Remember that these are hybrid inks, so they may discolor your stencil, but I like to use Extreme Clean Stamp Cleaner and a cloth to remove the majority of the ink off my stencils ( and stamps, too! ).

The Spook Ya Later Stamp Set is too adorable for words! There are little alligators and badgers and all kinds of spooky accessories! I decided to go with the badgers and make a spooky potions scene. I stamped out all of my elements - including a sentiment - with Raven Hybrid Ink and colored them with alcohol markers then cut them out with the coordinating Spook Ya Later Dies. I made a SUPER easy backdrop for them with the Rainy Day Stencil and a bit of masking. I used just the top puffy cloud border portion of the stencil with some Plum Crazy Hybrid Ink and created four layers of clouds on a strip of cardstock then masked off the clouds and blended Raven Hybrid Ink to create the ground. 

I added my blended background strip on top of the Peppermint Stick plaid background and my Spook Ya Later critters and sentiment on top. I thought the potion needed a bit of "spiffying" up, so I stamped the little stars and dots with Raven Hybrid Ink to finish off the card. That's it! I hope this inspires you to look at your stencils and "stretch" them to see what kind of backgrounds you can create! 

Monday, October 19, 2020

Pink & Main | Little Stenciled Gifts

I have a bit of clean and simple Holiday cheer for you today with a bit of easy stenciling and die cutting from Pink & Main!  

This card is so easy and a great design for mass producing this Holiday season! I used the new Mask It In-Line Stencil and lined it up so that just the squares were positioned in the center of center of an A2 card base. A portion of the circles from the Mask It In-Line Stencil were on my card base, but the stencil comes with the negative pieces, so all I had to do was pop the circle pieces in place and the circles were masked off so I would only stencil the squares. 

I used a Mini Ergonomic Blender Brush and blended on ink over the Mask It In-Line Stencil. I made the two outer squares red and the center green - keeping to "traditional" Christmas colors. When I stenciled the red I popped in the square to cover the center square and when I stenciled the center square I masked off the outer squares with the negative pieces of the Mask It In-Line Stencil. I just love these Mask It stencils! They make masking and stenciling so easy! I wanted to bring in some extra detail to my background so I spattered on some gold watercolor for texture. 

The Stitched Bows Die Set has all the pieces to make bows in three different sizes and two styles - with our without the tails. I decided to go big and combine the two styles! I die cut the pieces for the smallest bow from gold foil cardstock three times using my Mini Maker Die Cutting Machine - a perfect match! I used liquid adhesive to adhere all of the pieces together and added them to the top of my squares turning them into little gifts! 

I chose to use a simple sentiment from the Little Angels Stamp Set. It's dainty and scripty and fits perfectly! I stamped it in black ink below the gifts to finish the card. I'll see you again soon! 

Saturday, October 17, 2020

ThermOWeb and Brutus Monroe | Slimline Ornament Shaker Card

There are new foils from ThermOWeb and Brutus Monroe and they are wonderfully fabulous! I used the Blue Waves Foil Transfer Sheets and stretched an A2 die from Brutus Monroe to make a shaker card!  

I used a a variety of ThermOWeb and Brutus Monroe supplies for this card. Let's start with the Brutus Monroe Ornaments Die. This die is made to cut an A2 card front with a frame and a pyramid of ornaments. but how fun would it be to stretch this die? I covered a piece of cardstock with a piece of an iCraft 6x6 Easy Cut Adhesive Sheet and die cut the adhesive covered cardstock with the Ornaments Die. I only needed the pile of ornaments, so I trimmed away the excess. Then I pulled back the adhesive backing and covered the ornaments with a piece of new Brutus Monroe Blue Waves Foil Transfer Sheet. Make sure that you place the Blue Waves Foil pretty side up into the adhesive so that it will transfer properly! I ran the die cut and the foil through my die cutting machine so that it would transfer fully and when I peeled away the backing I have pretty Blue Waves foiled ornaments! 

Here's how I built my shaker! I blended on some ink onto a Brutus Monroe Precut Slimline Card Base for a simple background. Then I cut out the center of a Brutus Monroe Slimline Card Panel so that I would have a frame for my shaker. You can do this with dies or with a paper trimmer. I was going to leave the frame white, but I thought it would be fun to have it match the ornaments! I covered the frame with strips of the iCraft 6x6 Double Sided Adhesive Sheets and added Blue Waves Foil to the frame the same way I did with the Ornaments Die. However, since the Blue Waves Foils are 6x6 and my frame was 3.5x8.5 I had to do this in two segments. I removed half of the backing, ran the foil and frame through my die cutting machine, and repeated the process. I noticed that running the foil through my die cutting machine twice slightly dulled the foil giving it a matte appearance. I loved it! 

I adhered the ornaments die to the back of the slimline frame and look how awesome the "true finish" of the Blue Waves Foil looks against the accidental "matte finish" of the frame! What a happy accident! To complete the shaker I added iCraft Easy Tear Double Sided Adhesive all around the frame and adhered a piece of acetate. Then I built my shaker well with iCraft Foam Adhesive Strips and added some silver stars and confetti sequins to the shaker card. 

I created an easy stenciled design on a Brutus Monroe Slimline Envelope to match my shaker. I masked off the large portion of the Slimline Envelope with Purple Tape so that I would only have my design on the flap. Then I used a matching ink from the background of the shaker over the Brutus Monroe Slimline Holiday Stencil. I hope you love the new Brutus Monroe Blue Waves Foil as much as I do! 

Erin Lee Creative | October Release Blog Hop

Hello everyone! There's a new release from Erin Lee Creative that just hit the shop and we are celebrating with a blog hop! You'll find lots of inspiration along the way and have a chance to with a prize, too! Leave a comment at each stop in the hop and TWO lucky winners will be drawn to win a $50 gift card to the Erin Lee Creative shop! Winners will be announced on the Erin Lee Creative Blog on Monday October 26th! 

Masculine cards are something that I truly struggle with, and a bunch of other crafters must as well because it's one of my most requested designs! I grabbed a few new Erin Lee Creative release items and gave it a shot! 

I masked off the center of the new Quilted Stencil with some masking paper and blended on some dark and light brown inks. I love how easy it is to change the look of this stencil! I stamped the mountain range from the Stay Wild Stamp Set and gave it just a bit of Copic coloring - not too much! I wanted to keep the card simple! 

I finished the card by adding the Shine Word Die cut from Gold Holographic Cardstock and stamping a sentiment from the Stay Wild Stamp Set in brown ink. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Remember to leave a comment here and on the rest of the blogs in the hop for your chance to win a gift card to the Erin Lee Creative Shop! Good luck to everyone! 

Friday, October 16, 2020

Whimsy Stamps Friday Frenzy | Gnome for the Holidays Gift Tag

I know they seem far away, but the Holidays seem to sneak right up on me each and every year! I have an easy to make Gnome for the Holidays gift tag to share with you! 

I used the recently released Bookmark and Tag Die Set for my tag background - even thought the die that I used is technically for bookmarks! There's nothing wrong with an oversized tag, right? 

I stamped the tag die with the Brushed Stripes Background Stamp and added a piece of patterned paper from the Starring Hearts 6x6 Patterned Papers to the bottom. I stamped the little gnome and build a sentiment from the Gnome for the Holidays Stamp Set and added them to the tag with foam tape. 

I finished the tag with some twine at the top and that's it! It would be super easy to create a bunch of these adorable gnome tags! See you next week with a new Friday Frenzy video!