Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Guest Designing for InkOn3

Hello everyone! I just can't believe that I'm a guest designer for InkOn3 this month! I am so honored and excited! This is my first project, but I'll have another later this month! Yay!

The My Little Catfish stamp set from InkOn3 is too adorable for words! The largest catfish image has three separate faces so you can give your catfish different expressions! What a FABULOUS idea! I created two cards with one basic layout and idea.

I used a pale pink ink to stamp the tiny and medium catfish images from the My Little Catfish stamp set all over my background. I stamped the large catfish image and her little face with the FABULOUS Blackout Hybrid Detail Ink. This ink is SO amazing! It's so dark and crisp and dries instantly! I colored her in with alcohol markers.

I cut out a scallop oval frame and added some light inking to make the frame pop, stamped a coordinating sentiment with the Blackout Hybrid Detail Ink, and finished off the card by adding some Liquid Pixie Dust over the catfish and oval die cuts. I'm so OBSESSED with Liquid Pixie Dust! So shimmery! And I added it into a Small Fine Tip Waterbrush Pen to make it super easy to add to my project!

I wasn't sure how I would like the soft pink stamped background, so I created a second background with a slightly darker pink ink. Even though I liked the first background I decided to create a second card since I had the supplies on my desk!

You can really see the Liquid Pixie Dust in action in the above photo! Here's my process video for these cards! Enjoy!

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Waves of Change

Hi, everyone! I love to use every little bit of my boxes from The Hedgehog Hollow! I mean every little piece! 

Do you recognize this little whale? He's not a stamp ... he's actually from the custom printed card welcoming you to the June 2019 box! I always find a way to use the custom prints. They're just too gorgeous to throw away!

I chose a piece of patterned paper from the box to be my background and trimmed it down to cover my card front. I trimmed out the whale with scissors, but I thought he was just a tad bit too big, so I adhered him hanging off the left side of the card and trimmed away the excess.

I stamped a sentiment onto a strip of white cardstock and tucked it behind the whale. I added some gems to finish off the card! I hope this inspires you to use everything you get in your boxes! See you soon!

Monday, July 15, 2019

Pink & Main July 2019 Sneak Peek

Hey, everyone! I'm so excited to be kicking off the Pink & Main July 2019 sneak peeks! There are some fabulous happy mail themed products this month and I decided to do something I don't often do - create a card with just patterned paper!

The Pen Pals 6 x 6 paper pad is SO FABULOUS! You guys .... seriously! So amazing!! The colors are my favorite! Corals and grays and blues! Swoon!! And so many gorgeous patterns! I couldn't help but to make the paper pad the focus of my card! And I even used the Pen Pals paper pad to create a coordinating envelope!

I used the Pen Pals 6 x 6 paper pad for every aspect of my card! I started by using the lined paper as my background. The envelopes and hearts are from a  different piece of paper - I just trimmed them out with my scissors! And the little focal piece is from a third sheet of paper from the Pen Pals paper pad! Fabulous, right?!

Also in the July 2019 release is the Sent with Love 6 x 6 stamp set. It's PERFECT for creating coordinating envelopes! There's a large postage stamp image and bunches of sentiments that fit inside! I stamped a few elements on the side of my envelope and added a row of envelopes that I cut out from the Pen Pals 6 x 6 paper pad. And just like that I have an adorable card and matching envelope! I hope you're excited about the July 2019 release from Pink & Main! It will be available for purchase on Saturday the 20th! See you soon!

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Winston's Lake House One Layer Card

Hey, everyone! My family spent this past week at the lake, so it's super fitting that this month's theme from Scrapping for Less is camping and outdoors!

The Winston's Lake House stamp set from Newton's Nook Designs is SO cute! There are so many cute scene building stamps! I almost went with a lake scene - but the little bear and cabin images just spoke to me!

This card came together super quickly with just a bit of masking! I stamped my sentiment first and then the bear image. When masking it's important to remember to stamp whatever image you want to be in front first! I stamped the bear image onto masking paper and cut it out with scissors and placed it over my original stamped image and stamped my lake house. When I removed the masking paper it looks like the lake house is set behind the little bear! I used my Spectrum Noir Triblend markers to color them in.

I didn't to much to embellish the card - just some gems and clear glitter! Check out my video below!

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Friday, July 12, 2019

No Line Coloring Penguin Palace Birthday Unicorn

Hey, everyone! I have a fun no-line coloring Birthday Unicorn card today using stamps from Penguin Palace! And it's my first time doing no-line coloring with alcohol markers! I think it turned out pretty good - let me know what you think! And there's a video at the end of this post showing just how easy it is!

I die cut heavy weight cardstock with the largest and second smallest dies from the Cross Stitched and Dots Large die set and inked them with Distress Inks making sure to use a dark and a light color for a nice gradient of color.

I stamped the unicorn image from the Birthday Unicorn stamp set with Fadeout Ink and colored him with alcohol markers then trimmed him out with my scissors. I stamped a black sentiment at the bottom of the yellow inked piece and added my unicorn above the sentiment.

I thought the card needed something else, so I die cut another panel using the Cross Stitched and Dots die set and outlined it with gold line stickers. A sprinkling of gems finished off the card!

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

ThermOWeb and Waffle Flower Collaboration Week

Hey, everyone! I'm super excited about the ThermOWeb and Waffle Flower collaboration! I fell in LOVE with the Bouquet Builder 3 and Label Greetings stamp sets! Of course I paired them with some Rainbow Shattered Glass Deco Foil! Be sure to check out my video below for a full tutorial!

I love the look of white flowers against a bright background! I used a stencil and Deco Foil Transfer Gel to add a Rainbow Shattered Glass Deco Foil background to my card - and I used a trick with some Easy Cut Adhesive Sheets to get two cards out of one piece of foil!

I stamped and colored the large bouquet image from the Waffle Flower Bouquet Builder 3 stamp set with Copic markers and trimmed them out and added them to my cards - one at the top and one at the bottom.

I finished off the cards with some white heat embossed sentiments from the Label Greetings Waffle Flower stamp set! Enjoy the video!

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Real and Faux Watercolor with The Hedgehog Hollow June 2019 Box

Hey there! Today I'm creating two cards using the June 2019 box from The Hedgehog Hollow! I created simple watercolor backgrounds and added "faux watercolor" patterned paper on top! And I took quite a journey to come up with these two cards ... check out my video to travel along with me! Haha! I'll just leave the shortened and final version here!

At first I was drawn to the large zentangle fish image and stamped and heat embossed him with gold fine detail powder. I trimmed out the image with my scissors. As I flipped through the papers included in the box I fell in love with the watercolor wave paper! I trimmed around the wave images so that they would fit with my card design.

The watercolor wave images weren't standing out against my white card bases - so I decided to add a bit of color with my Altenew Watercolors. I wanted to keep the background loose and flowey so I used plenty of water and dropped in color randomly.

I had stamped a second zentangle fish in black and it was too intense for this card design, so I used the Seahorses stamp set to stamp out a layered seahorse. SO SO SO cute! I added all my pieces together and added a stamped sentiment strip on top!

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