Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Penguin Palace Fun Adventure

Hey, everyone! I am SO excited to bring you my first video as part of the Penguin Palace design team! You can look forward to 4 videos a month from me using their incredibly cute line of products! Today I'm creating with the Fun Adventure stamp set and coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts from their brand new summer 2019 release!

I used some purple tape and masked off the bottom of my card and random shapes in the top portion. I used a rainbow of Distress Inks to create a backdrop and added some clear water spatters to the background. A strip of black cardstock gives a defining edge to my ink blending and I stamped a sentiment with black ink.

I stamped out a bunch of images from the Fun Adventure stamp set and colored them with alcohol markers. I used the coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts to cut out my images and I adhered them to my card with a mixture of liquid adhesive and foam squares. Check out my video below!

Thanks so much for watching!

Arteza Watercolored Flowers

Hi, everybody! I'm still loving the May 2019 card kit from The Hedgehog Hollow! I have some simple watercolored inspiration for you today!

This little teapot image is one of my favorites from the Sophia Bouquets stamp set. I stamped it with waterproof black ink onto Bristol Smooth cardstock so that I could do some watercoloring with my Arteza Brush Pens.

I used simple 2 color blending and coloring for each area of my image. I added color and spread it around with clean water and then came in with a darker color marker and added shadows and depth. I thought there needed to be a shadow, so I used a blue/gray color so that my teapot wasn't floating in the air. I stamped a sentiment and added some black pearl embellishments!

This card was very quick to pull together! You could definitely make a whole bunch and give them as a gift set! Thanks for joining me today!

Monday, June 17, 2019

Erin Lee Creative Stenciled Backgrounds

Hey, everyone! Today I have four cards to share with you using products from Erin Lee Creative! I was feeling inky and so I grabbed a bunch of my Distress Inks and the Tiny Squares stencil and got to work!

I wanted to have some extra dimension to my backgrounds, so for each one that I did I used two different colors of inks from the same color family.

I used the Tiny Squares stencil for each of my backgrounds. The pink one features some Spun Sugar and Abandoned Coral. I randomly added ink to different areas of the stencil, but I did keep the darker color towards the edge.  My blue/green background got a bit muddled because I didn't properly clean my blending brush - but creating new colors can sometimes be a good thing! I actually used Cracked Pistachio and Faded Jeans, but I think I had a bit of gray left over on my brush.

I love the look of dipped die cuts, so I cut out the hello from the Big Hello Love die set from white and black cardstock. I pressed my Versamark ink pad onto the bottom half of the die cut and used some pearl embossing powder for the black die cut and gold for the white!

While I had my Tiny Squares stencil out I decided to make a few more backgrounds! I used a mixture of Peacock Feathers and Fossilized Amber and for the second I used Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, and Iced Spruce!

I LOVE the font of the sentiments in the Dearly Dear stamp set! And I love when I can use sentiments form a stamp set on their own! I stamped with Versafine Onyx black ink and heat embossed with clear powder to add some shine.

I hope this simple card set encourages you to grab your stencils, dies, and stamps and get creative! See you soon!

Pink & Main June Release Sneak Peek

Hey, everyone! It's time for sneaks for the June release from Pink & Main! Are you excited? I'm excited! There's stamps, dies, papers, and a stencil! So much to be excited about! And the summery vibes are amazing! Let's jump into my little sneak!

I LOVE the Fintastic stamp set! And the coordinating dies are pretty fab, too! There's a large fishbowl and plenty of accessories! Perfect for making a cute little fishy scene! I stamped out the large fish bowl, some shells and seaweed, and some little fishies and colored them up with alcohol markers. I die cut each image and arranged them inside the fishbowl.

I decided to stamp my sentiment right inside of the focal image. It fits perfectly at the top of the fishbowl! I thought my card needed a fun background, so I used the new Mermaid Tail Stencil and some Fossilized Amber Distress Ink and created a simple background. I added my fishbowl scene with fun foam for dimension.

How cute, right?! I love how easy it is to create cute little scenes! The June release is available on the 20th at the Pink & Main store! See you then!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Beach Day Comic Strip

Hi, everyone! Sometimes I look at a stamp set and have trouble deciding which fabulous image to use! So when that happens I use them all! Haha! I used the Beach Day stamp set from The Rabbit Hole Designs to create a simple comic strip style card!

I have been DYING to use the Lacey's DIY Window Dies since I got them! I arranged the window dies into a pattern and cut them from a piece of kraft cardstock and backed it with a dark teal/blue cardstock.

I stamped and colored a bunch of images from the Beach Day stamp set with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and arranged them on my card front.

Thanks for stopping by!

Porthole Shaker Card

Hey, everyone! I have another under the sea themed card for you using fun products you can grab in the Scrapping for Less shop! This time I'm making a super fun shaker card! And there's a video!

I LOVE the My Favorite Things Ocean View Porthole die and as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to make a shaker! My shaker is quite simple, but for a step by step tutorial make sure you watch my video below! I started by picking out some of my favorite papers from the Echo Park Vitamin Sea paper pack. I wanted to keep the patterns masculine. I always have a shortage of cards for guys in my stash and these papers and stamps are perfect for guys!

Once I picked out my papers I die cut the waves patterned paper with the Ocean View Porthole die - you could just use a circle die, but I wanted to make sure that my window was perfectly sized, so I just used the die. I adhered some acetate to the back of my waves paper and used foam tape to make a circular "well" at the back of my patterned paper and filled it up with sequins and little anchor pieces. I used another piece of patterned paper to seal up my shaker. I die cut the Ocean View Porthole die three times from heavy white cardstock and stacked them together for dimension and then glued them onto the front of my acetate.

To finish off my card I stamped the cute little shark and sentiment from the La-La Land Crafts Jaws Because stamp set. I colored him up with alcohol markers and used a dotting technique for texture. I trimmed him out and added him to the front of my shaker with the sentiment strip. That's it! Super simple and super cute!

Thanks for joining me!

Friday, June 14, 2019

Gold Watercolored Peonies

Hi, everyone! I'm watercoloring some more peonies from the Pretty in Peony stamp set from The Rabbit Hole Designs today! 

I stamped the flowers and a leafy stem from the Pretty in Peony stamp set and watercolored them with my Gansai Tambi Starry Colors watercolors. I used a mix of the white gold and red gold to create some depth of color. These watercolors are SO shimmery! The photos don't do it justice!

I added the flowers onto a piece of watercolor patterned paper and scattered some pearls around the card. I just LOVE the shimmery watercolor! I wanted to keep it the focal point of this card!