Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Flocked Haunted Houses

Hello, there! We're in the middle of a heat wave here and I am SO ready for cooler temperatures! Haha! I am definitely not a lover of summer! I have a fun textured Halloween card on the ThermOWeb blog today using one of my favorite products - Flock Transfer Sheets! I'm a lover of texture and this card is seriously packed with visual and physical textures!

OMG you guys this card is flocking AMAZING! Haha! Not only did I incorporate Flock Transfer Sheets, but I used Gold Shattered Glass Deco Foil, some ink blending, and lots and lots of die cutting! Aren't those little houses just adorable!?

I couldn't stop touching this card as I was putting it together! There's textures GALORE! Check out my video below and head over to the ThermOWeb blog for a full written tutorial!

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Seashell Wreath Card

Hey, there! I have a simple card to share using products from the June 2019 box from The Hedgehog Hollow. I used the Gina K Designs Wreath Builder Stencils to create a rainbow wreath of seashells! Watch my how to video for a full tutorial!

I started with a piece of 4" square cardstock and the Gina K Designs Wreath Builder Stencil. I positioned my seashell at the top of my card and stamped with black ink. I cut a mask from a full stick post it and masked off the shell, rotated my cardstock, and stamped again. I repeated the process until I had a full wreath of seashells and then colored them with alcohol markers.

I stamped and white heat embossed a sentiment onto black cardstock, added some gems, and matted my stamped piece and added it to a 4.25" square card base. Here's my video!

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Monday, July 22, 2019

We Make a Great Combo

Hey, everyone! I'm totally in LOVE with the July release from Pink & Main! So many cute stamps I couldn't decide what to use! But of course I had to go with the Supersized stamp set! Haha! Who can go wrong with smiling junk foods?!

The Supersized stamp set comes with some super cute foodies - a hot dog, a burger, a soda, and fries! And what's so so so fun is that there are separate smile faces that you can choose to add to your food items - or leave them off if you want! I started by stamping and coloring the burger, fries, and soda from the Supersized stamp set with alcohol markers and then cutting them out with the Supersized dies. Of course I added a variety of smile faces to my images. What's better than smiling food?!

I just love the patterns in the Pen Pals 6 x 6 paper pad! There are so many designs perfect for mail art, but the coordinating patterns are just as fun! I chose 3 different polka dot patterns and die cut them with the third die in the Postage die set. I decided I wanted a bit of color in the background, so I blended on some Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink in the center of my card.

I added my die cut paper pieces with foam squares to my card and added my Supersized images on top. I cut the "we make a great combo" sentiment from the Supersized stamp set in half so that it would fit on my card and stamped it with black ink. Hope you enjoyed this yummy card! Be sure to check out the rest of the July release from Pink & Main!

Scrapping for Less July 2019 Flavor of the Month Sneak Peek

It's almost time to reveal the July 2019 Flavor of the Month card kit from Scrapping for Less! Are you excited?! How about a sneak peek?

Cuteness overload, right?! I love this little bear stamp set - and it's exclusive to this kit from one of my favorite companies! I wanted to use the three tags that come in the collection as well as some of the cardstock. I rarely used colored cardstock, but I have so much of it that it's my goal to start using it! I used a circle die to die cut the three colors of cardstock (Nightshift Blue, Timber Green, and Tangy Orange) slightly smaller than my tags.

Then I stamped and colored my little bear images and cut them out with scissors. I also stamped and trimmed coordinating sentiments for each image. I wanted a little more excitement to my backgrounds, so I grabbed my white gel pen and added some details. It's not perfect - especially my chevrons - but I like how they turned out!

I punched holes in the top of the cardstock and added them to the tags with a bit of twine. Then I added the images and sentiment strips with foam tape. I hope you enjoyed this peek at the July 2019 Flavor of the Month card kit!

Friday, July 19, 2019

Rainbow Bits Peek-a-Boo Card

Hello, fabulous friends! Today I'm using the Rainbow Bits Die Set from the June release from LDRS Creative release! These dies are so fun! A base die and 5 separate stitched arch dies to create adorable little rainbows!

As fun as the Rainbow Bits Dies are - I thought they would be super fun as part of a peek a boo card! The rainbow is actually adhered to the inside of the card and when you open it up there's some fun patterned paper inside! To start I used white cardstock and ink blended a rainbow of LDRS Creative Hybrid Mini Inks in the basic shape of the outlines so that I could have colorful die cuts. I used Lipstick Jungle, In Your Face Orange, Lantern Yellow, Key Lime Pie, and Grape Ape. Once I had color laid down onto my cardstock I cut out the pieces from the Rainbow Bits die set. I LOVE the stitching detail down the center of the arches! I glued the ink blended pieces onto the base die so that I could work with the pieces all together.

I wanted to add some light texture to the background of my card, so I blended on some Alloy ink over the Plaid Stencil. I kept the ink light so it wouldn't overtake the card. Now comes the fun part! I positioned the Rainbow Bits dies at the bottom of my stenciled card and held them in place and lightly traced around the outline and used my scissors to cut out the large arch shape. Now I have a semi circle cut out from the bottom of the front of my card. I chose some black polka dot patterned paper from the Sweet Sensations 6 x 6 Patterned Paper Pack and adhered it to the inside of my card so that it shows through the arch shape to the front. I also added a thin strip of black cardstock as a finishing edge. For my sentiment I used "have a lovely day" from the Love in Bloom stamp set. I curved it to mimic the shape of my rainbow and stamped it with Raven Hybrid Ink.

All that's left is to add my rainbow! I closed my card and used foam squares behind my rainbow to give it dimension. I adhered it to the inside of my card on top of the patterned paper so you can see it when the card is opened and when it's closed! To finish things off I added some liquid glitter because every rainbow should sparkle! Here's my process video!

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How Are You Feeling...?

Do you remember those classic yellow smile face stickers? That was my inspiration behind my card using stamps from Penguin Palace today! It's quick, clean, and simple and I hope you love it!

The Penguin Agenda stamp set has a bunch of cute little expressions! I knew I wanted them to be the background of my card! I stamped a bunch of them all together with my MISTI and then added a bit of Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink over the top. I used a regular pen to draw some circles around the expressions to make them into little faces.

I added a sentiment strip and a cute little penguin from the Penguin Agenda stamp set. I have a quick how-to video below!

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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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