Friday, June 18, 2021

LDRS Creative | Slim Line Basket Weave Pocket Scene Card

Today I'm bringing you a cute little slim line pocket sized scene today using lots of LDRS Creative stamps and dies! 

There is so much goodness packed into this simple scene! I used two stamp sets and five die sets! I just LOVE how the LDRS Creative products work together! I colored the girl, bench, and tree images from the A Day at the Park Stamp Set and the bird, fox, and flower pot from the Friends Like You Stamp Set with alcohol markers then I cut them out with the coordinating die sets

Scene cards intimidate me, but it's much more manageable to create small scenes. Slim Line Basket Weave Pocket Die Set to the rescue! I nested both dies together and cut out a piece of white cardstock and used just the outer die to cut a piece of blue cardstock as well as a piece of green cardstock. I used one of the dies from the In the Grass Die Set to cut the green piece so I would have a grassy border that perfectly fits my scene. 

I cut out a few clouds from the In a Cloudy Sky Die Set and the sun from the Here Comes the Sun Die Set and started assembling my scene. I love how the texture from the Slim Line Basket Weave Pocket Die gives just a little bit of extra interest to the background! 

I added my images and panicked when I realized I forgot about my sentiment. Ugh. That happens too many times to count! I wanted a small sentiment that wasn't going to take away from the scene, so I grabbed a sentiment strip from the Anytime Sentiment Stack and added it to the bottom of the card. That finishes this easy slim line pocket scene! Thanks for joining me!

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Pin & Main | Be a Mermaid in the Sunshine

I have a sneak peek of the new Pink & Main release to share with you! Just check out this mermaid! I couldn't resist using her on my card! 

I was instantly drawn to the Be a Mermaid Stamp Set and I just knew that I wanted to watercolor her! I used my water based markers and a water brush to color her and then added white details with a gel pen before cutting out the image with the Be a Mermaid Die Set

I wanted to give this card a whimsy under water look, so I temporarily adhered the Sunshine Layer Stencil onto white cardstock and used an Ergonomic Blending Brush to blend on yellow ink then shifted the stencil over to the second sunshine layer and blended on some aqua color ink. I added some black paint spatters for a bit of texture. 

I used the second largest die from the Stitched Rectangles 2 Die Set to cut out the Sunshine Layer Stencil Background to a focal panel and decided I needed another pop of color. The Vitamin Sea Paper Pack is full of so many gorgeous patterns I had trouble choosing just one! In the end I went with the simple polka dot pattern and cut it with the largest die in the Stitched Rectangle 1 Die Set

I stamped a sentiment from the Be a Mermaid Stamp Set and trimmed it into a banner and added it near the bottom of my card. I hope you've enjoyed this sneak peek! See you soon for the full release! 

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Miss Ink Stamps | Stuck Duck Father's Day Card

Father's Day is almost here! I have a quick and easy card to share using the Miss Ink Stamps Stuck Duck Stamp Set and a couple of stencils! 

I just love using the In & Outs stencils to do easy masking! I used the In & Outs : Mediterranean Stencils to create a black frame and to mask off the center of my card. Then I used the Layered Small Alternating Dots Stencils to add some quick color to the background. 

I used Copic Markers to color in some images from the Stuck Duck Stamp Set and added them to the center frame of the card. I took a sentiment and cut it into pieces to fit below my images. 

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

Simon Hurley create. | Rainglow Foiled Geometry Stencil

Oh how I love geometric patterns! And foiling! And birthdays! I've foiled the Geometry Stencil from Simon Hurley create. to make this bright birthday card! 

I sprayed the back of the Geometry Stencil with Pixie Spray and adhered it to a white piece of cardstock. I spread Deco Foil Transfer Gel Blanco over the stencil and let it dry. Once the gel was dry I heated up my laminator and foiled the background with Brutus Monroe Rainglow Foil

I stamped the cupcake and present from the Cake Walk Stamp Set and colored them with Copic Markers. I stamped a sentiment and trimmed out all three pieces with my scissors and added them to the center of my card with foam squares. 

I hope this card makes you smile! See you soon! 

ThermOWeb | Neon Enamel Beach Scene

Every beach needs a pop of neon, right?! I used Neon Enamel Transfer Sheets from Rina K Designs to give my beach scene a bit of neon shine! 

I wanted to make a fun beach "scene" that didn't take a lot of effort. I am all about simple and easy cards with a bit of flair! I sprayed the back of the Ocean Waves Stencil from LDRS Creative with Pixie Spray and adhered it towards the bottom of an A2 card panel. I used a bit of Purple Tape to mask off the top portion of my cardstock because I tend to get a bit messy! I used a Stencil Pal to spread some Deco Foil Transfer Gel Blanco over the stencil and set the panel aside to dry. 

Once the Deco Foil Transfer Gel Blanco was dry I decided to make my beachy waves bright pink for a fun pop of color! I trimmed a piece of Rina K Designs Poppin' Pink Neon Enamel to be slightly larger than my card front and placed it shiny side up over the Transfer Gel Blanco and ran it through my laminator. I can't get enough of the hard candy coating look! To finish setting the scene I used a variety of Rina K Designs Electro-Pop Inks and the LDRS Creative Rainy Day Stencil along with the Simon Hurley create. Scene Maker Stencil

I needed some cute images to finish off my card, so I stamped and colored the sloth from the Pink & Main Summer Sloths Stamp Set and the tree from the Beach Unicorn Stamp Set. I cut them out with the coordinating dies and used the iCraft Ultra Bond Liquid Adhesive Pen and iCraft 3D White Foam Squares to pop them onto my card. 

I finished off the card by stamping a sentiment with Rina K Designs Poppin' Pink Electro-Pop Ink to match my waves. I hope this brightens your day!

Saturday, June 12, 2021

InkOn3 | Wonky Lines and Lilac Dreams

I went bold with the new Wonky Lines Stencil from InkOn3! I did a bit of easy masking and Copic coloring and you can catch it all on YouTube! 

I stamped the large floral cluster from the Lilac Dreams Stamp Set onto the middle of a piece of white cardstock and did some quick Copic coloring. I have white lilacs in my backyard, so I colored the image like them - white with pale purple centers! Once the image was colored I stamped the same image onto masking paper and trimmed it out and placed the mask over the stamped and colored image. 

I placed the new Wonky Lines Stencil over the card and used Blackout Hybrid Detail Ink over the stencil. I went back and forth between purple and black, but I am SO happy I went with black! It's so bold and beautiful! When I peeled off my mask I had a nice white border around my stamped image which makes it pop off the background! 

I wanted to keep the card simple, so I die cut a sentiment from white and black cardstock and offset them and covered them and the lilac with Liquid Pixie Dust for shine. That's it! Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, June 11, 2021

Sassy & Crafty | Watercoloring Over a Stencil

When you think of stencils you usually think of inking or pastes, right? I used some handmade shimmer watercolors to color over the Cityscape Stencil from Sassy & Crafty and I just love it! 

I used Pixie Spray to adhere one of the Cityscape Stencils near the bottom of a piece of watercolor cardstock. I used a brayer to make sure it was really stuck and then started watercoloring over the top of the stencil. 

I used shimmer watercolors that I made myself! How exciting! You can absolutely use regular watercolors, I just think it gives a little extra something! 

I added a stamped and colored the adorable kitties from the Love Your Look Stamp Set to finish the card! Thanks for joining me!