Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Pink & Main Die Cut Holiday Scene

Hi, there! I can't believe it's almost time for the October release from Pink & Main! This release is full of everything fabulous! Winter and Christmas are my favorites! I just feel so cozy creating Holiday cards, don't you!? Here's a little peek at the new release!

This card is full of glitter and just makes my heart happy! I'm featuring a bunch of new products from the October release! The Holiday Scene Dies are meant to create a 3D scene card, but I love that the dies can be used on their own to create a regular A2 card! I die cut the trees from The Park Sparkle Sheets, the sleigh from Gold Sparkle Sheets, and the houses from the new Be Merry 6x6 paper pad. I needed my snowbanks to sparkle, too so I die cut some of the Ice Rink Sparkle Sheets with the Scallop Waves Dies to create snowy hills.

The snowflake paper from the Be Merry 6x6 paper pad is the perfect background for this winter scene! I glued everything onto my card with liquid glue and I love all the sparkle! I decided my sentiment needed to sparkle, too! I die cut the new Merry Christmas die from the Gold Sparkle Sheets and glued it onto my card!

I mean, really! Check out the sparkle! It's perfect with the rainbow striped houses! The October release from Pink & Main hits the shop this Sunday the 20th! Get your wallets ready because it's a good one! See you then!

LDRS Creative Spooky Forest Card

Halloween is almost upon us! I'm not a huge fan of things overly spooky - but cute spooky? I can do that! So today I got about as spooky as I get using some LDRS Creative products! Haha!

I started this card with a little die cutting. I used the Practically Oval Frame die set and die cut the fancy frame from black cardstock and basic oval shape twice - once from black and once from white cardstock. I die cut the Up a Tree die from the black oval die cut piece. This die is so fun because it can be used for multiple seasons! There are tops to the trees that you can die cut separately - cut them from orange and red cardstock for fall, green for summer, pink for spring - or leave them off for a spooky look!

I needed a spooky sky to go behind my "forest" so I blended Dark Wash Jeans hybrid ink and Grape Ape hybrid ink onto the white die cut oval. I wanted little stars in the sky so I flicked on some pearlescent white watercolor onto the inked die cut. I seriously love how it turned out! I stamped the cat, gravestone, ghost, moon, and speech bubble from the Halloween High Jinks stamp set, colored them with alcohol markers, and die cut them with the coordinating Halloween High Jinks die set.

Just a few finishing steps to make this card perfect! I stamped the sentiment with the LDRS Creative Watermark Ink Emboss ink pad and heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder. I picked out a piece of navy blue and white polka dotted patterned paper from the Homemade Happiness 6x6 paper pad and adhered all of my pieces together onto a card base and added a little clear glitter to the stamped images and the trees. So what do you think? Spooky - but not too spooky, right?! Thanks for joining me! 

Monday, October 14, 2019

Penguin Palace Happy Track and Field Chapter 1

It's time for the new release from Penguin Palace! I'm kicking it off with a clean and simple card featuring the Happy Track and Field Chapter 1 stamp set!

This card is so super cute - but so so super easy to recreate! I stamped the little jumping frog from the Happy Track & Field Chapter 1 stamp set and colored him with Copic markers and then die cut the image with the coordinating dies. I love the look of ink blended die cuts, so I die cut a few stars - one frame and one to sit in the center of the frame - and colored them with Distress Inks.

I adhered all of my pieces together, stamped a sentiment, and added some Ebony Nuvo Crystal Drops here and there around my card. Thanks for joining me!

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Bundled Up Penguin Circle Card

Christmas is in full swing at Scrapping for Less! And it truly will be here before you know it!

I'm a lover of classic Christmas colors! - red, green, gold! Gorgeous! I ink blended some Candied Apple Distress Ink onto a piece of cardstock keeping the ink darker towards the center and lighter towards the outside. I used a slightly darker color of ink - Fired Brick - and stenciled the Echo Park Magical Snowfall Stencil over the ink blending and die cut the panel with a stitched circle die. I thought the background needed something more, so I flicked on some metallic gold watercolor.

I super love the Bundled Up stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps because you can build your own penguin! I stamped the penguin and a bunch of accessories and colored them with classic Christmas colored Copic markers and trimmed them out with my scissors and added them to my die cut circle and stamped a sentiment under the penguin. I wanted to add a little more gold to my card, so I die cut a foiled piece of cardstock with a slightly larger die cut circle and added it to a circle card base. Check out the video above to see how I made that!

This card has so much shine! And I love the subtle snowflakes in the background! Thanks for stopping by!

Center Fade Ink Blending Gate Fold Card

I hope you guys aren't sick of gate fold cards because I'm surely not! Haha! I think they are such a fun way to bring some interest to a simple card! And they use the same amount of cardstock as a regular card base - just scored in a different way.

I started this card like I would any regular card - with a piece of 5.5" x 8.5" cardstock. Instead of scoring it in the middle I scored at 2 1/8" from each end and folded the flaps in to meet in the middle forming my gate fold card base. I taped the card onto my glass work surface and used 1/2" masking tape to mask off equally spaced 1/2" stripes on my card. I have a heavy hand when I blend inks, but I decided to push myself and try to do a center fade ink blending technique. I grabbed In Your Face Orange and Lantern Yellow hybrid inks from LDRS Creative and used ink blending tools to blend inks onto my card keeping the ink dark on the edges and using a light hand as I blended towards the center of the card. This gives me a cool highlight going down the center of my card! I kept the masking tape in place and added some black ink spatters with watercolor for texture.

The watercolor spatters bled through the front of the card base onto the inside of  my card - but that's no problem! LDRS Creative has tons of amazing 6x6 paper pads with cute patterns! I used the orange striped pattern from the new Sweater Weather 6x6 paper pad and the black checked pattern from the Sweet Sensations 6x6 paper pad. The Sweet Sensations paper pad is definitely not for Halloween, but I really encourage you to look at your summer products in a different way and use them outside of their intended seasons! I thought it would be difficult to write a message on the inside of the card with the patterned paper, so I die cut a piece of white cardstock with a die from the Scalloped Rectangle Frames die set and centered it on the inside of the card.

The background turned out kind of like candy corn, don't you think? It's a happy accident! Originally I was going to blend the orange on the outside and into the yellow on the inside and something made me want to alternate the colors and I'm so in love with the results! I stamped out the vampire boy image and some coordinating cuties from the Halloween High Jinks stamp set and colored them with alcohol inks and cut them out with the coordinating Halloween High Jinks die set. I arranged everything onto a die cut scalloped circle from the Scalloped Circle Frames die set. I glued the scalloped circle onto the front of the card making sure to only add glue to the left side of the circle so that I didn't glue the card shut.

I added some clear glitter to my images and that finishes this cute card! I hope you love it! 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Simon Hurley Create. Surf's Up Beach Scene

Hey there! I love the new stamps from Simon Hurley Create.! They're perfect for creating beach scenes!

The Wild Waves background stamp is designed just like the Piano Recital stamp set from Simon's last release - there are three different parts of the background that can be stamped separately or together as one large background. I decided to use just one section and colored it with my Copic markers. I cut around it with my scissors and kept the top piece to be my background. I sponged some Clear Skies dye ink onto the top portion of the panel to create clouds.

I die cut a piece of kraft cardstock to serve as my sand and stamped the surfboards from the Surf's Up stamp set with Rosy Cheeks and Slippery When Wet dye inks. I finished the card by stamping a couple of sentiments onto the colored wave piece. I have a process video at the beginning of this post! Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

ThermOWeb and The Rabbit Hole Collaboration

Hello! Hooray for another ThermOWeb collaboration! This week we've teamed up with The Rabbit Hole Designs! This company is near and dear to my heart. I was one of girls on their first team of designers and I loved working with them! I used Masking Magic and some Terrific Tape so that I could mix Deco Foil Metallix Gel with some Gold Deco Foil to make a fabulous pumpkin card!

I'm so in love with how this card turned out! I cut a piece of Gina K Designs Masking Magic paper at a diagonal and used it to mask off a portion of my card and added some Black Ice Deco Foil Metallix Gel over the Puzzle Box stencil with the help of some Pixie Spray and my Stencil Pal.

I used two widths of Gina K Designs Terrific Tape to add some Gold Deco Foil stripes above and below the stenciling for additional shine. I colored the pumpkins from the Gourd-geous and Pumpkin Friends stamp sets and added them to my card. So pretty, don't you think?! Thanks for joining me!