Monday, January 27, 2020

Erin Lee Creative January Release Blog Hop

Hey, everyone! Welcome to the new release blog hop for Erin Lee Creative! There are 8 new products this month including stamps, dies, and stencils! Head over to the shop to check it out! Remember to comment on all the blogs throughout the hop because there are two $25 gift cards to the Erin Lee Creative shop up for grabs! You have until Saturday, February 1st to comment! Good luck!

I got to play with the super fabulous new Triangle Nesters dies! This is a set of 5 nesting skinny triangle dies. I only used the largest of the triangle dies to create my background - but really the possibilities are endless! I die cut five colors of cardstock and stacked them next to each other to build my background. I stamped the large sentiment from the new Oh Em Gee stamp set and heat embossed it with white powder.

I love how these products pair together to create such an amazing card! Here's the rest of the hop!

Blog Hop 

Lynnea Hollendonner - YOU ARE HERE!

Mixing Stencils with Patterned Paper

Hey, there! The new Pink & Main release is full of FABULOUS products to mix and match together! 

I used the new Petals Stencil to create my pretty two-toned background. I added some purple ink the the inward tip of each petal and then went over the whole stencil with some pink ink to create my two toned background. I kept the pink ink darker towards the center and lighter towards the outer edge for even more dimension.

You could easily make the Petals stenciled background the focal point of a card - but I decided to go with even more flowers! I used a piece of patterned paper from the Fantastic Florals 6x6 Paper Pad and trimmed around the design and backed it with some vellum before popping it up in the bottom right corner of the card with foam tape.

i finished off my card with a stamped sentiment from the Spring Sentiments stamp set die cut with one of the Sentiment Strip Dies and some gems. I hope you like the look of mixing the Petals Stencil with the Fantastic Florals paper! See you soon!

Sunday, January 26, 2020

i-crafter Making Faces Die Set with Foil Details

Hello! I'm totally excited about today's card using the Making Faces die set from i-crafter! To be honest I didn't know exactly where I was going when I started putting my die cuts on my card and I totally love how it turned out!

I wanted to make my life easy, so before I die cut anything from the Making Faces die set I backed my cardstock with pieces of double sided adhesive. This way I don't have to fiddle with liquid glue - all of my die cuts are basically stickers! I die cut all of the faces, mustaches, beards, and bow ties from black cardstock and stuck them onto a white panel.

I used the die that would cut out the four different styles of glasses and die cut them from silver, blue, pink, and purple foil. I mixed and matched the pieces of the glasses and glued them on to each of the faces.

I finished off the card by scattering some black gems across the card and adding a stamped sentiment from the Amaze Me stamp set. I hope you love this card! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Kindred Stamps January 2020 Release Peek - Stay Strong

Hello hello hello! Welcome to the first Kindred Stamps release of the new year! Yay! The new release will be available on January 24th. I used the new Stay Strong stamp set with a couple of older stencils from Kindred Stamps to create this fun card!

The Stay Strong stamp set has all of my favorite Greek characters! I've been waiting for them to make their appearance! I stamped out each of them and colored them with alcohol markers and trimmed them out with scissors. I decided to just use the guy and girl characters to create a fun Valentine's Day card.

I wanted to create a double stenciled background for my characters. I first adhered the Chevron Stencil to my card with Pixie Spray and blended some light gray ink over the stencil keeping the color concentrated on the outer edges and light in the middle. I peeled away that stencil and added the Hearts and Dots stencil on top of my inked background and added Bubblegum Glitz Glitter Gel to the center of the card. I love the contrast of the two mediums together!

I added my images as well as a sentiment from the Stay Strong stamp set with foam tape and that finishes my card! And if you're missing a certain flying horse in the stamp set don't fear! There is a coordinating Stay Strong Digi Stamp! Thanks for stopping by! Remember you can shop the whole January 2020 release from Kindred Stamps on January 24th!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

One Layer Window Scene Card

Hello! I have an easy one layer stenciled card using the Window Maker Stencil from Simon Hurley Create. today. This stencil makes it so easy to build quick little window scenes! And it will be available in February!

The Window Maker Stencil is part of the Simon Hurley Create. product line that was revealed at Creativation. It pairs perfectly with line of Simon Hurley Create. dye inks, too! I sprayed the back of the stencil with Pixie Spray and centered the main window part of the stencil on a piece of Stark White Cardstock and started blending away! i used Clear Skies for the window, Grrr! for the window panes, and Triple Berry and Crown Me for the shutters. I added in some Bee Sting as a shadow on the window pane and tulip and some Later Gator for the leaf and Woof! for the flower vase. The Pixie Spray helped me keep the stencil in place and some Purple Tape to mask off the areas of the stencil I didn't want to ink.

I stamped a sentiment from the new Encouraging Words stamp set at the bottom of my card with black ink. This stamp set is full of amazing sentiments! It's also part of the new release available in February! I added my panel on top of an A2 card base made from Stark White Cardstock. I didn't add any embellishments, but you definitely could!

I hope you've enjoyed this look at some of the new products from Simon Hurley Create.! See you soon!

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Gina K Designs Sending Sunshine Stamp n' Stencil

Hi, there! I'm so excited about new products from ThermOWeb! I'm using the Sending Sunshine Stamp n' Stencil system with Electro-POP inks and Deco Foil Neon Enamel Transfer Sheets!

The Electro-POP line from Rina K Designs is truly FABULOUS! The vibrant colors are sure to brighten anyone's day! And the colors all coordinate so well together. I decided to use a mix of the Elctro-POP inks, Neon Flock Transfer Sheets, and Neon Enamel Transfer Sheets together to make this sunshiney card. I grabbed a few of the Electro-POP inks to start - Screamin' Green, Raging Red, and Orange Glow - and the new Gina K Designs Sending Sunshine Stamp n' Stencil. I used the leaf images from the Sending Sunshine stamp set and the Screamin' Green ink to create a quick tropical background for my card. The Screamin' Green ink is a lime green color that I just love! I chose some of my favorite fruits to be the focal point of my card and stamped them with the Ranging Red and Orange Glow Electro-POP inks.

I used the Sending Sunshine Stencil and Pixie Spray to add Deco Foil Transfer Gel DUO onto the pineapple and orange stamped images and set them aside to dry until the DUO Gel was completely clear. I actually let them dry overnight - I find I get the best results when I'm sure the DUO Gel is good and set. Now for the fun part! Deciding which coordinating Electro-POP products to use! I decided to go with the matching Orange Glow Deco Foil Neon Flock Transfer Sheets for the orange slice and new Hello Yellow Deco Foil Neon Enamel Transfer Sheets for the pineapple. The Neon Flock Transfer Sheets work just like the original ones - you want to add the Flock Transfer Sheets pretty side DOWN into the DUO Gel. The great thing about the DUO Gel is that you can now use it with or without heat! That's great for me! I have a small work area and I have my die cutting machine permanently on my desk, but I have to get out my laminator each time I use it. Instead of having to wait for it to fully heat up I can just place the Flock Transfer Sheets face down into the DUO Gel and run it through my die cutting machine and get the same results as I do with the laminator but without the hassle! Yay!! The Neon Enamel Transfer Sheets work almost the same way as Deco Foil Transfer Sheets - you want to place the Enamel Transfer Sheet face UP over the DUO Gel and then run it through your laminator or die cutting machine. I used my die cutting machine. The Neon Enamel Transfer Sheets are SO SO SO cool! I love the way it looks like an enamel embellishment all shiny and smooth!

I die cut a stitched shape and blended on some light gray ink through the new Sweet Stuff Stencil and stamped a sentiment from the Sending Sunshine stamp set at the bottom. I adhered my die cut to the card with iCraft Ultra Bond Liquid Adhesive and my fruit shapes with iCraft 3D White Foam Squares. I hope you enjoyed this peek at some of the new Electro-POP products from ThermOWeb!

Stitched Heart Shaped Card

Hello! Do you ever make shaped cards? It's so easy to create cards with any large die cut shape you have. I'll show you how using the LDRS Creative Open Hearts release!

I have a video tutorial above showing you step by step how I created this fun shaped card. It's really easy! I used the largest heart in the Stitched Heart die set and die cut one from white cardstock and one from a piece of patterned paper from the Love Birds 6x6 Paper Pad. I added a score line on the patterned paper die cut heart about a half inch from the top so that I could form the base of the card. I added strong adhesive to the back of the flaps that I created from scoring the die cut heart and glued the patterned paper heart on top of the white cardstock heart. That creates my shaped card base! But definitely check out the video - I'm terrible at written instructions! Haha!

Now it's time to decorate this cute heart shaped card! I stamped the two pandas and the banner from the Panda Play stamp set with Raven Hybrid Ink and colored them with alcohol markers and die cut them with the coordinating Panda Play die set. I stamped a sentiment from the Love Stack stamp set with Raven Hybrid Ink and die cut it with the Sentiment Stack coordinating die. I glued everything to the front of the card.

This is such a cute and easy way to make a bunch of Valentines! You could even switch up the patterned papers and images on the front of the card! I hope this inspires you to create some shaped cards with the new Open Hearts collection from LDRS Creative!