Saturday, November 27, 2021

InkOn3 | Easy Masking with Dies

I love easy techniques and I have an easy masked background to share with you! I used Atelier Inks and some Reverse Confetti stamps and dies for this wintery card. 









I stamped a bunch of snowflakes all over my card with Blackout Hybrid Detail Ink and then used the coordinating die set to cut masks for each image from masking paper. 






I placed the masks over the stamped images and then pulled out some Atelier Inks to blend over my background. I started with My Jam Purple at the bottom, Trinity Teal in the middle, and Sweet Petunia Pink at the top. I added some spatters of shimmer watercolor and removed the masks. I love the look! The masks leave a sort of 'halo' around the stamped images that's so fun! 






I planned to make this a one layer card, but I forgot to stamp a sentiment when I was stamping the snowflakes, so I stamped one onto white cardstock, trimmed it out, and popped it up onto my card. 






Thanks so much for joining me! I'll see you soon! 

Friday, November 26, 2021

LDRS Creative November Features | Dry Embossing with Coverplate Dies

I'm back with another background embossing technique! Yesterday I showed you how to emboss a background with a stencil and today I'm showing how to emboss with a coverplate die! 









It's just as easy to emboss with dies as it is with stencils! Just follow the instructions from the manufacturer for your die cutting machine!






I embossed my gold cardstock background with the LDRS Creative Modern Trellis A2 Coverplate and created a faux gift with a piece of patterned paper. I added a heat embossed sentiment from the Christmas Wishes Sentiment Stack and this easy card is finished! 






I don't have a lot of space in my craft room, so I don't own a lot of embossing folders. I hope that yesterday's and today's videos inspire you to create an embossed background with things you already have in your craft room! 

Thursday, November 25, 2021

LDRS Creative November Features | Dry Embossing with Stencils

Get ready for some Holiday inspiration! I decided to show you two different ways to dry emboss your backgrounds with LDRS Creative products. Today I'm showing how to use a stencil to emboss a background! 









I love using products in unexpected ways to stretch them and use them as much as possible. I used my die cutting machine and the Brocade Stencil to emboss a gold cardstock background. Even though the Brocade Stencil isn't a Christmas stencil it looks like it because of the gold background! I finished off the card with the LDRS Creative Layered Poinsettia Dies and a sentiment from the Christmas Wishes Sentiment Stack






Come back tomorrow for another fun embossing technique! 

Trinity Stamps | Mini Slimline Disco Ball Shaker Card

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving! Here's a holographic shaker card made with the Trinity Stamps Mini Slimline Disco Ball Die (and some other new goodies)! 









I love how a cover die can be dressed up or dressed down depending on the cardstock! I gave this mini slimline a whole lot of disco ball glam with some holographic cardstock! 






I dressed up my shaker card with some embellishments from Trinity Stamps and then topped off the card using the Simply Sentimental Happy Stamp Set and the Simple Sentimental Happy Die Set






Thanks so much for joining me! See you soon! 

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Miss Ink Stamps | Ice Day Sneak Peek

The Thanksgiving Holiday weekend is almost here and Miss Ink Stamps is celebrating with a winter release! I'm sneaking the Ice Day Stamp Set with this fun slider card! 









There will be FOUR new stamp sets released on Small Business Saturday - November 27th! They are perfect for all of your wintery cards! 






I created my background by blending Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry,  and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Inks over the Frosty Flakes Stencil. I let all the colors mix so that I would get a full rainbow without any effort. 






As soon as I saw the little penguin on his belly in the Ice Day Stamp Set (releasing on the 27th!) I knew that I wanted to make a slider card with him sliding down the iceburg! I stamped three of the penguins, some Santa hats, and the iceburg and colored them with Copics and cut them out with scissors. 






Once I had my images and background ready to go I created a simple slider card. Check out my video above to see how the interactive portion of the card came together! 






I hope you've enjoyed this sneak peek of the Ice Day Stamp Set! This stamp set and the rest of the release will be available on Small Business Saturday - November 27th! Keep your eye on the Miss Ink social media channels for more sneaks and special sales announcements! 

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

LDRS Creative | Cut Up Modern Trellis A2 Coverplate

Coverplate dies don't always have to be used as coverplates! I cut up the new Modern Trellis A2 Coverplate Die from LDRS Creative to make some chunky snowflakes! 









The Modern Trellis A2 Coverplate Die makes such a pretty background for a card, but if you really look at just the center design it looks like a star ... or a SNOWFLAKE! I cut small pieces of white cardstock and cut just the center portion of the Modern Trellis A2 Coverplate Die and used my scissors to cut away the unwanted design leaving me with a snowflake! I repeated the process with some red patterned paper from the Peace & Joy 6x6 Paper Pack and layered the "snowflakes" together offsetting them just a bit. 






I wanted to keep the focus of my card on those "snowflakes" but still bring some more winter into the design. I used the largest die from the A2 Diagonal Stitched Layered Card Toppers Die Set to cut a piece of patterned paper from the Peace & Joy 6x6 Paper Pack and the smallest die to cut white cardstock. I wanted another layer of the patterned paper, but I have trick to share with you! I used the largest die from the Diagonal Stitched Layered Frames Die Set and cut out the center of my background piece and used that as the layer on top of the white cardstock! NO WASTE! No one is going to know that there's a HUGE hole in the bottom layer of patterned paper - it's covered by the white! Patterned paper is too pretty to not use every inch of it! 






I stamped a greeting from the Peace & Joy 4x6 Stamp Set with Kiss Me Red Hybrid Ink and cut it out with a die from the Stitched Decorative Labels Die Set and popped it up on the front of my card. That's it! I hope this project inspires you to look at the designs within the designs of your coverplate dies! 

Monday, November 22, 2021

Pink & Main | Snow One Like You

I know I'm probably in the minority, but I LOVE snow! The Snow Sweet Stamp Set from Pink & Main is one of my favorites. These guys are the cutest! 






I have used the Snow Sweet snow people on a few cards and I just can't get enough! Instead of choosing one or two images and using them as focal points on my card I decided to stamp and color a whole background of snow people! I stamped the five images repeatedly across my card using a Copic friendly ink and then colored them in. I chose to use traditional Christmas colors - red and green - but this would be so cute with some pinks and aquas! 






I didn't want my sentiment to cover the whole background, so I chose not to use a die cut sentiment, but a single sentiment strip made the card look too empty. I decided to stamp the sentiment from the Snow Sweet Stamp Set three times and heat emboss it onto black cardstock and stack the strips on top of each other in the center of my card. 






I think this card is absolutely adorable and it's easy to mail, too! The only dimension is from the sentiment strips. Thanks so much for joining me!