Saturday, April 10, 2021

InkOn3 | Gerbera Daisy Stamped Background

I have fallen head over heels in LOVE with white pigment ink stamped backgrounds! I used the new Gerbera Daisy Stamp Set from InkOn3 to make this card that's sure to bring a bit of encouragement! 

I started by using Shark Tooth White Atelier Ink to stamp the flower images from the Gerbera Daisy Stamp Set all over a piece of black cardstock. The Shark Tooth White Atelier Ink is so bright and vibrant! You just can't beat it! I wanted more texture in the background so I watered down some of the same Shark Tooth White Atelier Ink and spattered it onto my background. 

I stamped more of the Gerbera Daisy flowers and greenery using Blackout Hybrid Detail Ink and colored them with Copic Markers then trimmed them out with my scissors. I added them with foam tape onto my stamped background. I stamped a sentiment from the Here for You Stamp Set with Juicy Watermark Emboss Ink and heat embossed it with Arctic White Ultra Fine Embossing Powder

I sure hope you'll try stamping in white to build a background! See you soon!

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Miss Ink Stamps | Die Cut Cards with Stencils and Gel Press

You guys ... I might be late to the Gel Press game, but I am having SO much fun! I used a stencil from Miss Ink Stamps to create some fun Gel Press prints and die cut them to make an easy set of cards! 

I am loving using stencils with my Gel Press! I am able to make a bunch of backgrounds very quickly! I used just the Kaleidoscope Stencil today, but you could use any of the many stencils available in the Miss Ink Stamps Store

I used one technique to make a bunch of backgrounds and then die cut them to be focal points on my cards. I used dye inks on my Gel Press, pressed a piece of paper on top, added more ink, then the Kaleidoscope Stencil, and the same piece of paper again. This gives me the brightest and boldest print. Then I remove the stencil from the Gel Press and use a second piece of cardstock to pick up the remaining ink on the Gel Press - that's two! I got a third very dainty print by spritzing the leftover ink on the stencil with some water and picking it up with a third piece of cardstock. 

I even got a bonus print by using the piece of scrap cardstock that I used to clean my brayer! I used a Stitched Heart Die and die cut a portion of each of the 7 prints and I still have enough of each print left over to save for future projects! 

I used the Madness Stamp Set on each of my cards. I stamped on both the heart and the card at the same time, then removed the heart and popped it up with foam for a dimensional, but continuous look. I decided to stencil some gray ink over the Kaleidoscope Stencil on a few of the card backgrounds and keep some of them white. 

Just like that I have a whole set of 7 cards! I hope you try this stencil and Gel Press technique! 

Monday, April 5, 2021

ThermOWeb | Mother's Day Cards with Flock and Toner Sheets

Mother's Day is right around the corner and the Deco Foil Blossom Buddies Toner Card Fronts with Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets from ThermOWeb are PERFECT for Mother's Day cards!

These two cards have so much texture it's incredible! Let's start with the backgrounds. I like to start with my "wet mediums" that will take some time to dry so that I can work on the other parts of my card in the mean time. It makes me feel like I'm getting more done at once! Haha! I wanted to create some greenery to go with the Blossom Buddies Toner Card Fronts, so I grabbed the Leafy Greens Stencil from Miss Ink Stamps, sprayed the back with Pixie Spray, and used my Stencil Pal to spread Deco Foil Transfer Gel DUO over the stencil. I repeated the process on a second piece of cardstock so that I could make two cards at once and set the panels to the side to dry for a few hours. 

You'll know when the Deco Foil Transfer Gel DUO is dry because it will turn clear and be only slightly tacky. Let's add some fuzzy texture! I placed a piece of Green Envy Deco Foil Flock fuzzy side down into the DUO Gel and ran it through my die cutting machine to Flock into the stenciled design. I LOVE the raised texture! 

I used one of each of the Blossom Buddies Slim Line Toner Card Fronts for my cards. I foiled the rose buds design with Orange Sketch Brutus Monroe Foil Transfer Sheets and the bursting bouquet pattern with Lilac Deco Foil. I used Deco Foil Parchment Paper and placed the foil onto my toner sheets pretty side up and ran them through my laminator. 

I wanted to add even more texture and Flock to my card, so I die cut frames using the LDRS Creative Slim Line Scallop Die Set from Sunshine Yellow and Think Pink Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets. Did you know you can die cut Flock just like paper?! I also cut the "happy" sentiment from the same colors of Flock using the My Favorite Things Happy Birthday Script Die

I started adding the frames and the die cut sentiments with iCraft Ultra Bond Liquid Adhesive and then stamped and cut out small sentiment strips from the Pink & Main Spring Sentiments Stamp Set and added them on top with iCraft 3D Foam Strips

I hope you love these Mother's Day cards! There is SO much texture and shine on them! Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon! 

Pink & Main | Out of This World Holographic Cardstock

Woah!! I am in LOVE with the new Pink & Main Holographic and Glitter Cardstock 6x6 Packs!  They are perfectly sized and SO shiny! 

The new Pink & Main release is full of stencils, papers, and more that pair PERFECTLY with previously released stamps and dies! I picked out two of my favorite paper packs - Metallics Glitter and Holographic Set 2 - and the My Universe Stamp Set to go along with them. I used the Stitched Stars Die Set and cut out a bunch of stars - some from holographic cardstock and some from the black glitter cardstock. I kept some of the stars solid and nested a few dies together to get star frames.

I stamped little astronaut and planet balloons from the My Universe Stamp Set, colored them with markers, and cut them out with the coordinating My Universe Die Set. It was very simple to create the galaxy background. I used white acrylic paint and spattered it onto a piece of black cardstock. I added my die cut holographic and black glitter stars on top. 

I used the Large Sentiment Strip Die Set to cut out a sentiment from the My Universe Stamp Set and added it to the bottom of my card. I hope you're having lots of fun pairing the new Pink & Main paper packs with your stamps and dies! See you soon! 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Miss Ink Stamps | Stencils with Distress Oxide Sprays

I'm a tidy crafter in all ways - I take something out, I put it right back, everything has a place ... and I don't like ink on my fingers! Haha! But today I got good and inky with some Miss Ink Stamps stencils and Distress Oxide Sprays

I wanted to play with Distress Oxide Sprays and stencils, so I picked two Miss Ink Stencils that allowed me to experiment a bit. The Oopsy Daisy Stencil is more chunky with less "stenciling" area and the Basket Case Stencil is more detailed with more open areas. I picked three colors of Distress Oxide Sprays for each stenciled background and gave each color a couple of spritzes and set them aside to dry. 

I wanted to keep the cards simple, but a bit fun and whimsical, so I grabbed the Tea Party and Unbirthday Stamp Sets. I LOVE how the sentiments from Unbirthday fit right on top of the tea table! I colored the tables to match the stenciled backgrounds and cut them out with my scissors. 

I added the images on top of my cards with foam tape and that's it! Let me know which background you like better! 

Monday, March 29, 2021

Pink & Main and Heffy Doodle Collaboration Blog Hop


Welcome to the Heffy Doodle and Pink and Main Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop! Design Team members from both companies are sharing inspiration using products from both companies! And there are prizes to celebrate! To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop! Pink & Main will be giving away a Surprise Package worth $25 and Heffy Doodle will be giving away £25 to their respective stores! Be sure to comment before 11:59 PM on April 1st to be entered to win! Each company will post their random winner on April 2nd at 10AM EST! Make sure to check the Heffy Doodle Blog and Pink and Main Blog to see if you’re a winner!

All of my adorable images come from the Heffy Doodle Chimply the Best Stamp Set. I colored them with Copic Markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.  I knew that I wanted to use the Leafy Slim Line Die from Pink & Main as part of my background, but I thought the oak leaf looked a bit too autumn, so I altered it! I cut out the oak leaves and die cut more of the flat style leaves to piece into the design. They match the leaves in the Chimply the Best Stamp Set perfectly! 

I backed my Leafy Slim Line Die Cut with a piece of patterned paper from the Hooray 6x6 Paper Pack - check out my video above to see how I stretched it to fit across my slim line card! I wanted my sentiment to pop, so I die cut the letters for "hello" from a blue glitter cardstock from the Summer Glitter Paper Pack using the Pink & Main Thin Alpha Die Set

I added all of my stamped and die cut images and my glittery sentiment, I added a coordinating sentiment strip stamped from the Chimply the Best Stamp Set and I'm finished! 

Thanks so much for joining me! You can find all the products I used on today's card in the Pink & Main and Heffy Doodle shops! Happy hopping!

Blog Hop

Lynnea Hollendonner - YOU ARE HERE!

Sunday, March 28, 2021

i-crafter | Heather Alpha Hello Card

Need a quick hello card? Grab a stencil and the Alphabet Heather Die Sets from i-crafter and you're ready to go! 

I wanted to create a simple card with a lot of detail, so I grabbed a piece of light blue cardstock and blended three colors of blue ink over the Japanese Kumiko Stencil with i-brush Blender Brushes. This gives me a LOT of depth and color variation. I added some spatters of white paint for more texture and trimmed the panel down to 3.25" x 8.25" and foam mounted it onto a slimline card base. 

I die cut the letters for "hello" from the Alphabet Heather Upper Die Set and the Alpha Numeric Heather Lower Die Set three times each and stacked them up for dimension and added them in the center of my card. Hope you enjoy!