Thursday, November 26, 2020

LDRS Creative November Feature Day 1 | Winter Night Sky Ink Blending

Get ready for some wintery inspiration from LDRS Creative! I have a new video today showing an emboss resist ink blended night scene using old and new products.

I stamped the Pine Tree Forest onto a piece of white cardstock with Watermark Emboss Ink and heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder. I used some masking tape to mask off the bottom of the card and blended on a gradient of LDRS Creative Hybrid Inks. Then I moved the tape up and blended Raven Hybrid Ink onto the bottom. I flicked white and shimmer paints onto the sky for a bit of snow. 

I stamped out some images from the City Streets and City Sidewalks Stamp Sets, colored them with Copic markers, and cut them out with the coordinating City Streets and City Sidewalks Die Sets. While I had my die cutting machine out I used the smallest die in the new new A2 Stitched Layered Card Toppers Die Set to cut my ink blended panel and the second largest die to cut a piece of patterned paper from the Lovebirds 6x6 Paper Pack

I hope you enjoy this wintery scene card! Come back tomorrow for another LDRS Creative winter card! 

Monday, November 23, 2020

Pink & Main | Shimmery Slimline Thank You Card

EVERYBODY GET EXCITED! A new release from Pink & Main hits the shop tomorrow and I have a peek at some of my favorite products in the release! 

This slimline card features two new stamp sets and one new die from Pink & Main! I love that their products mix and match together so well! I started my card by die cutting the new Sunburst Slimline Die from white cardstock. This die cuts out the inner pieces with a stitched edge, but I decided not to inlay them into my design. I wanted a peek through design instead - but nothing too busy. I wanted all the focus on the foreground. But every background needs a bit of something, right? I took a black piece of cardstock and sprayed it with a glitter spray to give it a bit of a sheet, but nothing too distracting. Then I glued the Sunburst Slimline Die Cut on top. 

The Tall Flowers Stamp Set has three different tall flower clusters to choose from. I picked my favorite and stamped and clear embossed the image onto watercolor cardstock then cut it out with the coordinating die. I used my favorite shimmer watercolors to color in the image. Now I have three elements of shine on my card - the background, the heat embossing, and the shimmer watercolors! It's the little details that make me so happy! 

My sentiment comes from the new Slimline Sayings 1 Stamp Set. There are a bunch of what I call "thick and chunky" sentiments in this stamp set. This particular sentiment actually reads "many thanks", but I didn't want the "many" on my card. I stamped the sentiment and then used my scissors to bubble cut around the sentiment and simply cut off the portion of the sentiment I didn't need. 

Remember to visit the Pink & Main shop tomorrow morning when these products and more will be released! See you then! 

Sunday, November 22, 2020

i-crafter | Simple Holiday Gift Card Envelope

 I don't know about you, but I'm a terrible gift giver. Absolutely terrible! Gift cards are my go-to gifts during the Holidays, so I went back to some older i-crafter products to make a cute and simple gift card envelope! 

I used the Animalopes Die Set released at the beginning of this year to create my gift card envelope. The Animalopes Die Set can create a BUNCH of cute little animal envelopes - but the main die that cuts the mini envelope can be used for more than just cute critters! It's perfectly sized for gift cards or even little notes! I die cut the envelope and flap from a piece of plaid patterned paper, folded up the envelope, and glued the flaps down. It took me about a minute from start to finish! 

I wanted to keep the gift card envelope simple, but give it a punch of classic Christmas. I used the Tunnel Card Santa Add-On Die Set to cut the sentiment from green shimmer cardstock and Santa and his reindeer from red shimmer cardstock. I thought they got a bit lost against the plaid, so I glued them to a piece of vellum and used my scissors to "bubble cut" around the elements. 

You guys! I can't stress enough how SIMPLE this was to create! And I love that I can mix up my patterned paper to match the style of the gift card recipient! Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Friday, November 20, 2020

Miss Ink Stamps | HollyJolly Sneak Peek

Today is the last day of sneak peeks before the Miss Ink Stamps release tomorrow! I'm sharing a Holly Jolly card that also incorporates the Little Angel Stamp Set from yesterday! 

I stamped the Holly Jolly scene in the center of a piece of white cardstock and colored it with Copics. I kept my coloring simple and traditional. I trimmed down the panel to 4x5.25" and added it to a card base. 

I wanted some cute critters for my scene and the new Little Angel Stamp Set has some ADORABLE tiny woodland mice and chipmunks! They go perfectly with the Holly Jolly Stamp Set!

The November 2020 release will be live in the Miss Ink Stamps shop tomorrow! Shop quick! 

Whimsy Stamps Friday Frenzy | Funky Frames Winter Card

Happy Friday Frenzy, everyone! I hope you've had a great week and are ready to mix it up with some old and new products from Whimsy Stamps!  

The new Funky Frames Dies are wonderful! I love that there are 3 different frames and 3 different hangers so that you can mix and match and turn the frames for a bunch of different looks! 

I used two patterned papers from the Chill 6x6 Paper Pack and the Hugs Bunny Stamp Set and made a cute little wintery frame ( or window! ) scene. 

This card is super simple to put together, but so cute! See you next Friday! 

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Miss Ink Stamps | Mountainside and Little Angel Sneak Peek

Hello! The sneak peeks for the November release from Miss Ink Stamps are in full swing! I'm showing a peek at the Mountainside Stamp Set as well as the Little Angel Stamp Set. 


I stamped the Mountainside scene and colored it with Copic Markers. I stamped a few elements from the Little Angel Stamp Set on a separate piece of paper, colored them, and cut them out with scissors. I masked off the Mountainside scene ( full details on this in my video! ) and blended on a night sky background.

I added some flicks of white paint to the sky for snow and added my Little Angel elements with foam tape. 

Come back and visit tomorrow for more sneak peeks at the November release! 

Erin Lee Creative | Graffiti Heart Stencil with Glitz Glitter Gel

Hi, there! I mixed two colors of Glitz Glitter Gel over the Erin Lee Creative Graffiti Heart Stencil and I am LOVING the result! 

I sprayed the back of the Graffiti Heart Stencil with Pixie Spray and used the grid lines to help me center it onto a piece of black cardstock. I added two colors of Glitz Glitter Gel over the top of the stencil - Poppin' Pink Neon Glitz Glitter Gel at the top and Gold Glitz Glitter Gel on the bottom half. I used my palette knife to make sure the two colors of Glitz blended together and set the panel aside to dry for about a half an hour. 

I stamped the sentiment from the Stripe Sentiments Stamp Set onto a piece of white cardstock that I cut with the Stripe Die. I love how easy it is to cut perfect sentiment strips! I decided to trim down my strip into two pieces so that I would have a stacked sentiment and added them with foam tape to the right side of my card. 

That finishes this simple, but glitzy, card! I'll see you soon!