Wednesday, February 21, 2024

SNEAK PEEK! || Timeless Wildflowers 4x8 Stamps

It's time for another sneak peek into the LDRS Creative Spring Collection! There's so much to love ... just look at these gorgeous wildflowers! 

I love the monochromatic color scheme and simplicity of this card. I used the Timeless Wildflowers 4x8 Stamps as the focal point of my card. Don't forget that you can easily switch up the floral image and create a set to give as a gift or make a set for yourself so you have cards ready to send on hand! I did some quick coloring and then added a simple sentiment and some stamped elements to the background from the Texturize It Collage 4x6 Stamps

That's it! Super easy peasy! Make sure to check the LDRS Creative website TONIGHT at midnight for the full Spring Collection release

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

SNEAK PEEK! || Hops & Waddles Collage Stamps

It's sneak peek time for the LDRS Creative Spring 2024 Collection! Check out these adorable collage stamps and Easter egg dies! They're too adorable for words! 

I started my design with the Ledger 3x4 Stamp and then used the NEW (and coming soon!!) Hops & Waddles Collage 4x6 Stamps to fill in the rest of the background with sentiments and icons in traditional Spring colors. 

Collage projects don't have to be strictly stamping! I grabbed the Easter's On Its Way Dies (coming SOON!) and cut three eggs to pop up near the top of my design. I finished the card with some colored cardstock layers and that's it! You could easily mass produce this design to send some Easter happiness. I'll see you soon for more sneak peeks! 

Friday, February 2, 2024

Winter Chalet Peek-a-Boo Card

Is it cold where you live? It's been cold and snowy here, so I made a card that embodies all the good witnery things from the coziness of my craft room! 

My card features a fun peek-a-boo panel that flips open to reveal the full scene - HOW FUN! I used the Winter Chalet 4x6 Layering Stamps and a handful of LDRS Creative Hybrid Inks to stamp a scene on an A2 landscape panel of white cardstock. I added a bit of blue ink blending at the top of the panel and gray towards the bottom to mimic the ground and the sky. 

To create that peek-a-boo panel I first cut a piece of 8.5" x 11" cardstock in half and folded it as if I was creating a top folding portrait A2 card. I turned it sideways so that I had a landscape card with the fold on the left hand side. I love that the one die from the Offset Slimline Stackables Dies looks like little mountains - perfect for my card! I opened the card and taped the die in place about 1/3 of the way up from the bottom and ran it through my die cutting machine. REMEMBER!! Make sure your card is open when you die-cut otherwise you'll cut through both the front and the back and that's no good! 

I added some soft blue ink blending to the top of the die-cut edge and then stamped a sentiment from the Bundle Up Collage 4x6 Stamps on the front of the peek-a-boo panel. I glued the scene panel to the inside of the card and just like that .... I have the cutest peek-a-boo card! 

Monday, January 22, 2024

Sweetheart Floral Square Card

It's time to stretch your supplies! Rather than using the Sweetheart Floral Impress-ion Letterpress Press Plate Dies as a full bouquet, I cut it down and framed it to make a cute little square card! 

I pressed one of the sentiments from the Love and Friendship Sentiments Impress-ion Letterpress Press Plate Dies into Watercolor Cardstock with Raven Hybrid Ink and used the coordinating die to cut out the sentiment.

I trimmed the panel down using the largest die from the Double Stitched Scalloped Square Dies and layered it onto a 4.25" square card along with some layers of black and white cardstock. I added some black watercolor spatters to the white layer for a bit of texture and that's it!

Monday, January 1, 2024

Flourishes Notecard

Notecards are the perfect way to send a happy hello! I used some LDRS Creative Impress-ion Letterpress Press Plates along with some layered stenciled images to create this cute little card! 

I cut a piece of watercolor cardstock to 4" square and pressed a couple of the designs from the Flourishes Impress-ion Letterpress Press Plate Dies as well as a sentiment from the Love and Friendship Sentiments Impress-ion Letterpress Press Plate Dies into the paper with Raven Hybrid Ink.

I stamped a few images from the Floral Swag 4x6 Stamps with Raven Hybrid Ink and used the Floral Swag Layering Stencils to add color with LDRS Creative Hybrid Inks. Once all of my images were colored I cut them out using the Floral Swag Coordinating Dies. I used foam tape and arranged them below the sentiment on my pressed cardstock piece so that the design mimics a row of flowers on a shelf or mantle. 

I cut a piece of black and white cardstock to create mats for my notecard and adhered the pieces together. That's it! You could easily mass produce this design to create a set of beautiful notecards to give as a gift. Happy crafting! 

Monday, December 18, 2023

Winter Bouquet Christmas Card

Can you believe that Christmas is in a week?! Here's one last Christmas card idea to round out this holiday season. I have die cutting, an inlay technique, a bit of ink blending, some patterned paper, and letter pressing on this card - what's not to love! 

This card is so full of festive cheer! I love it! I cut the Winter Bouquet Etched Dies 4 times - one green, one gold, and two shades of red. I also cut a piece of vellum with the backer die. I used the green die-cut piece as my outline and pieced together the inside pieces with the gold and red just like a puzzle. 

I added my bouquet onto a piece of patterned paper from the Yuletide 6x6 Paper Pack and finished the card with a sentiment from the Good Tidings Sentiments Impress-ion Letterpress Press Plate Dies and some pearls. That's it! Happiest of Holidays to everyone! I'll see you soon!

Monday, December 11, 2023

Tutti Fruiti Mini Cards

I have a sweet treat to share with you! This delicious set of cards would make a fabulous gift for a friend or family member! Join me on the LDRS Creative YouTube Channel for the video tutorial!

I love making sets of cards! They're great to keep on hand for teacher gifts or for whenever you need to send out a handful of cards. I used the Tutti Fruiti Impress-ion Letterpress Dies along with some other supplies to make this quick set of mini slimline cards. 

I used Raven Hybrid Ink and pressed the three images from the Tutti Fruiti Impress-ion Letterpress Dies into Neenah cardstock. Usually, I would use watercolor cardstock, but I knew I wanted to do Copic coloring. Copics and watercolor paper don't mix well, so I just added an extra shim to my Betterpress and used Neenah. While I had my Betterpress platform out, I made a few sentiments for my cards using the Love & Friendship Sentiments Impress-ion Letterpress Dies.

I used my Copic markers and colored all three of my images and then used the coordinating dies to cut them out. 

I love using coverplate dies to create a bit of interest in the background, but still keep the focus on the image in the forefront. I cut white cardstock with the Slimline Basket Weave Pocket Dies and added a black backer. All that's left is to add the images and sentiments to the center of the cards. 

I hope you enjoyed this short and easy tutorial! I'll see you soon!