Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Simon Hurley create. | Geometry Meets Floral

The new Geometry Stencil from Simon Hurley create. has completely stolen my heart!

The Geometry Stencil is AMAZING for an all over background, but I decided to do a bit of masking to create a focal point! I stenciled in black for a bold look. 

I wanted to create a cluster of flowers for a focal point, so I used one of my favorite sets - Doodle Florals. I just love the easy layered florals in this set! I added white gel pen details for more dimension. 

I stamped a small sentiment from the Flower Picking Friends Stamp Set and popped it up on top of the floral cluster to finish off the card. Thanks for joining me! 

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

LDRS Creative | Two for One Shaker Cards

I love to use cover plate dies to create shaker cards and today I have an idea to use one die-cut panel to create two shaker cards using the LDRS Creative Floral Mosaic A2 Cover Plate Die

I made a video about a month ago for the LDRS Creative YouTube channel using the Floral Mosaic A2 Cover Plate as a stencil. I used the "negative" portion for that card and today I'm showing how I used the actual die cut panel! You can find that video HERE if you want to watch! I die cut the Floral Mosaic A2 Cover Plate Die from white cardstock and added a bit of masking tape around the stitched edging and blended Alloy and Pink Tutu Hybrid Inks over the die-cut. 

Now take a deep breath and chop that ink blended Floral Mosaic A2 Cover Plate die-cut piece in half! I know, I know - it's panic inducing! But worth it in the end! I cut my panel on a diagonal, but you could make a straight horizontal cut for a different look! Let's make the two pieces into shakers! I adhered a piece of acetate to the back of the die-cut and trimmed away the excess. There are three edges with enough space to add foam tape, so to create a full shaker I added a thin piece of cardstock to the diagonal cut edge so that all four sides of my shaker have a distinct border. 

I added thin strips of foam tape around all four sides of the shaker to create a "well" for my sequins and filled up the shaker with a confetti mix from my stash. I cut a piece of yellow patterned paper from the Pastel Patterns 6x6 Paper Pack to be the size of a card front and used it to seal up the shaker. 

You could use two different patterns from the Pastel Patterns Paper Pack, but I decided to use two of the same pattern because it went well with both pieces of the die-cut shaker ... and it's my favorite pattern, too! 

I decided to finish off both cards with a simple sentiment. I stamped "hugs" from the Pelargonium Stamp Set and "thanks" from the Lily Stamp Set with Raven Hybrid Ink and cut them out with the coordinating Pelargonium Die Set and Lily Die Set. I stamped coordinating sentiments and cut them into strips and added them onto the cards with foam tape. 

I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial and that you'll try using cover plate dies to create two for one shaker cards! See you soon! 

Monday, May 10, 2021

Pink & Main | Happier Than a Pig in Mud

More punny piggies are in my craft room today! I just can't get enough of the Pig Time Stamp Set from Pink & Main

I just love this background! I adhered The Maze Stencil to my card and decided to mask off individual lines of the stencil to add lines of geometric color to the card. I was inspired by the color scheme in the Hooray 6x6 Paper Pack and decided to use green, yellow, blue, and red inks on my background. 

I stamped the cute little piggies from the Pig Time Stamp Set and colored them with Copic Markers then cut out the image with the coordinating Pig Time Die Set. I was going to add the pigs directly to the card, but they didn't stand out enough. I used a die from the Concave Rectangle Die Set and cut a piece of white cardstock and stamped a sentiment from the Pig Time Stamp Set near the bottom of the die cut piece. 

I added the Concave Rectangle Die Cut piece onto my stenciled background with foam and added the little piggies on top to complete the card. Thanks for joining me! I hope this card inspires you! 

Saturday, May 8, 2021

InkOn3 | Dogwood Flower Copic Coloring

I combined a couple of my favorite stamp sets from InkOn3 on this easy card! Dogwood flowers are just so gorgeous! 

The Posies Stamp Set has the most gorgeous vase image and I have used it multiple times in InkOn3 projects - I just love it! I decided to slightly alter the Dogwood Flower image to make it a bouquet of flowers fit for the vase! I stamped my images using Blackout Hybrid Detail Ink, but was careful to avoid inking the bottom portion of the dogwood stem so that I could extend the lines a bit. I colored the images with Copic Markers and cut them out. 

I wanted to create a simple background so I adhered a stencil from my stash onto a white card base and mixed together Bee Sting Yellow and Marigold Orange Atelier Inks to create a pretty honey color. It's very subtle, but you can see areas of darker and lighter color across the background. SO pretty in real life! 

I added a white heat embossed sentiment strip using a sentiment from the new Here for You Stamp Set and finished off the card with a white border and some gems. Thanks for joining me! 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Simon Hurley create. | You Make Me Happy When Skies Are Gray

I love stamp layering! It makes it so easy to add quick color to a background! I used the new Simon Hurley create. Puddle Pals Stamp Set on this spring time card! 

I was so excited to use the new Breakup Blue Dye Ink! It's an absolutely gorgeous light blue ink and perfect for spring! 

I used the Puddle Pals Stamp Set and created an easy background and then added some rainy texture by adding spatters of Breakup Blue and Slippery When Wet ink all over the background. It really brings the card together! 

Thanks so much for joining me! See you again soon! 

Miss Ink Stamps | Rainbow Hand Drawn Hearts

Hi, there! Here's an easy stenciled design using just three colors of ink to create a rainbow background using a new stencil from Miss Ink Stamps

This card came together so quickly that you could make a whole set of them to give as a gift! I used three colors of ink to add color over the Hand Drawn Hearts Stencil and then added a bit of texture by adding black ink over the Tiny Snowfall Stencil. I love adding flicks of watercolor to my card backgrounds and this new stencil makes it so much easier to achieve the look! 

I die cut the stenciled panel once with a large stitched rectangle die and then a second time with a slightly smaller die. I added the outer frame to a black card base and then popped up the smaller panel with foam to create a layered look with a bit of black peeking out the side. I stamped a sentiment from the Sunshine and Rainbows Stamp Set and added it to the front of the card. 

Thank you SO much for joining me! See you again soon! 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

ThermOWeb | Unity Toner Card Front Instagram Hop

Let's celebrate the new release of Deco Foil and Unity Toner Card Fronts with an Instagram Hop! I used foiling as a resist medium and did some loose watercoloring with the new Wild Garden Unity Toner Card Front

There are five new Unity Toner Card Front patterns, but I was immediately drawn to the Wild Garden print! The busy, but loose, pattern is so striking! Since the pattern is the outline of the greenery I decided to foil the pattern using Emerald Watercolor Deco Foil Transfer Sheets. It just made sense! And the emerald and gold pattern of the Deco Foil is gorgeous! 

I cut a piece of the Emerald Watercolor Deco Foil that was slightly larger than my Wild Garden Toner Card Front and placed the foil pretty side up onto the toner card front. I placed the foil and the toner card front into a piece of Deco Foil Parchment Paper and ran the sandwich through my preheated laminator. I LOVE the look!  There are portions of gold and emerald all mixed together and the shine is incredible! 

There are many ways to add color to Toner Card Fronts, but one of my favorites is watercolor! And I thought loose watercolor would go well with the overall look and feel of the Wild Garden Toner Card Front. I used regular pan watercolors and added easy color not taking any care to color inside of the lines. 

I saved the negative piece of Deco Foil from the toner card front as I always do, but this time I actually used it to make a second card! I covered a piece of white cardstock with iCraft 6x6 Easy Cut Adhesive and added my negative foil piece over the adhesive and pressed it in place. I find it best to roll the foil into the adhesive to minimize bubbles. I trimmed away any excess adhesive and used a rectangle die to cut down the panel. Now I have a beautiful negative foiled piece! 

I finished both cards by using a piece of Deco Foil White Foam Adhesive Sheet to pop up the foiled pieces onto a white card base. I stamped a sentiment from the Unity Stamp Co In My Thoughts, Girl Stamp Set and trimmed the edge into a banner and and popped the sentiments onto my cards with iCraft 3D Foam Strips. I hope you've enjoyed this quick two for one tutorial! Thanks for stopping by!