Thursday, May 26, 2022

LDRS Creative | May Features Day 1

I've found my happiness ... and it's in the LDRS Creative new Spring 2022 Collection! I mixed some items from the new collection with some of my favorite items from previous collections.

The patterns in the Lovely Watercolor 6x6 Paper Pack have completely stolen my heart! I have a bunch of partial pieces that I can't throw away, so I decided to use them! I picked out a couple of pieces that were just large enough to cover my card and cut them with the largest die in the A2 Stitched Layered Card Toppers Die Set. I added a strip of white cardstock where the patterns meet to help join the two patterns together. 

I used the center die from the Hexagons A2 Coverplate and cut a piece of white cardstock. I stamped a sentiment from the Potted Hibiscus Stamp Set and popped it up with foam onto my card. I embellished with a scattering of Lovely Watercolor Enamel Dots to finish the card. Thanks for joining me! 

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

LDRS Creative | Tulip Foiled Card

Foiling has been one of my crafty loves for a long time! I used the Creative Backgrounds I 6x6 Toner Paper Pack to add a quick background to my card! 

Let's start with the pretty background! I used two colors of foil and two patterns from the Creative Backgrounds I 6x6 Toner Paper Pack. I am completely OBSESSED with the granite-styled pattern and I knew that I wanted to use it on my card. I trimmed it down to the size of an A2 card, placed a piece of rainbow colored foil pretty side up onto the toner design, and ran it through my laminator. Pure perfection! I decided to trim a bit off the bottom and bring in a second foiled design. I repeated my process with a striped pattern and a silver star foil. I love the mix of colors and pattern! 

I stamped the tulip and a couple of butterflies from the Tulip Stamp Set onto a separate piece of cardstock with Raven Hybrid Ink and colored them with alcohol markers. I used the Tulip Coordinating Dies to perfectly cut out my images. 

I stamped my sentiment from the Tulip Stamp Set directly onto my background, but it just didn't stand out against the foil, so I went on to my backup plan! I stamped the sentiments onto white cardstock with Raven Hybrid Ink and cut them out with my scissors and popped them up onto my card with foam for a bit of dimension. And that's it! See you soon! 

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

LDRS Creative | Potted Hibiscus One Layer Card

Hi! It's Lynnea and I'm back with another easy one layer card design! This time I used the new Potted Hibiscus Stamps and Layering Stencils

Creating one layer cards is something that's completely outside of my comfort zone ... so of course I've been pushing myself to make them! I stamped the image from the Potted Hibiscus Stamp Set in the center of my card with Alloy Hybrid Ink and embossed it with clear powder so the outline ink wouldn't bleed. Then I used the Potted Hibiscus Layering Stencils to add color to the image. I used a bunch of happy Spring colors of Hybrid Inks - Marina Madness, Parisian Purple, Prickly Pear Perfection, Key Lime Pie, Soft Kisses, Pink Tutu, and Iced Tea

I stamped a sentiment from the Potted Hibiscus Stamp Set on top of my ink blended image using Raven Hybrid Ink. I decided my card needed a little more color, so I blended Soft Kisses Hybrid Ink over the Plaid Stencil to give the card some depth and dimension. And that's it! So easy! This would be a great design to replicate and mass produce. I hope you try it out!

Monday, May 23, 2022

Pink & Main | Easy No Coloring Card with Cardstock Strips

I am SO excited about the yummy colors of cardstock just released from Pink & Main! I wanted to create a card that would focus on how well all 6 colors pair together, and these strips of cardstock did just the trick! 

I started by taking all 6 colors of cardstock - Dress Shop, Construction, The Park, Lakeside, Barbershop, and Night Sky - and cut them into quarter inch wide strips. I thought about varying the widths, but decided to keep them the same. I marked the center point of my card and started adding the cardstock strips. I staggered them across the top of my card in a way that mimicked dripping paint. 

I stamped one of the floral clusters form the Sketched Florals Stamp Set onto white cardstock and cut it out with scissors. You could color this beautiful image, but I wanted the focus to be on the colors of the cardstock strips, so I left it uncolored. I popped it up with foam at the top of the card and used scissors to trim off the excess. 

I finished the card by stamping a sentiment near the bottom of my card from the Sketched Florals Stamp Set. And that's it! Thanks for joining me!

Thursday, May 19, 2022

LDRS Creative | Orchid One Layer Card Set

Do you ever find yourself needing a quick set of cards? I like to give them as gifts to friends, teachers, family, etc. I used the new Orchid Stamp Set from LDRS Creative and whipped up this set of cards in about 30 minutes! 

This set of cards was so simple to make, but I added little details along the way to step up the design. Remember that you can always add or take away as many details as you like. There are lots of ways to simplify this set of cards and make them even quicker to make!

I started by using the largest die from the A2 Diagonal Stitched Layered Card Toppers to cut four panels of white cardstock. This is a small detail that just brings a little bit of life to the card. It's a step that can absolutely be skipped if you want, but I like the bit of interest. 

I used my stamping platform and stamped the orchid and hummingbird from the Orchid 4x6 Stamp Set with Raven Hybrid Ink onto each of the four panels. My STAMPendable Stamping Tool came in handy to make sure I got clean, crisp stamping each time. I added some quick alcohol marker coloring using just two markers for each color. I color slowly, so I like to keep coloring simple when I'm mass producing a design. 

Once my coloring was completed I used Raven Hybrid Ink to stamp the sentiments from the Orchid 4x6 Stamp Set. Here's another tip to step up your card! I wanted to make my sentiment stand out from the colored image, so I added LDRS Creative Clear Embossing Powder and quickly heat set the sentiments. This is another step that you could skip, but it really makes the sentiment pop! 

There's only one last thing to do before I call these cards finished - add a bit of shimmer watercolor spatter! It's my favorite finishing touch and I couldn't let these cards go without a bit of sparkle! I flicked on some gold shimmer watercolor, added the panels to card bases, and these cards are done! Thanks so much for joining me! See you again soon! 

Monday, May 16, 2022

Pink & Main | Gone Fishing Heat Embossed Card

Isn't it fun how a bit of heat embossing can really step up a project? I used a bunch of Pink & Main embossing powders to make this happy little fishing card! 

It's no secret that I love to make my own backgrounds. It's one of my favorite parts of cardmaking! I looked at the soon to be released Gone Fishing Stamp Set and immediately thought that all the lures would make the perfect background. But why stamp in plain ink when you can add color AND dimension with embossing powders?!

Before all of my stamping I was sure to cover my cardstock with powder with the Pink & Main Magic Anti-Static Brush. This is the BEST powder brush I've ever used! Not a speck of stray embossing powder! I used my Pink & Main Watermark & Embossing Ink Pad and stamped each of the lures onto a piece of white cardstock and embossed with Aquatini Embossing Powder. I repeated the process with Orange Pop, Sour Apple, and Sour Lemon Embossing Powders. I finished off the background by spattering on some gold and olive shimmer watercolor. 

I wanted to add a simple focal point to the card, so I stamped the fishing pole and sentiment from the Gone Fishing Stamp Set and embossed it with Blueberry Fizz Embossing Powder and used the coordinating dies to cut out the fishing pole. I used a tried and true trick to make sure that the images would stand out from the background - I used a Zig Zag Circle Die and cut a piece of vellum. I popped up the images and the circle with foam for dimension. 

I hope you enjoyed this card! I love the way the heat embossing quickly and easily adds color and dimension! Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon! 

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

LDRS Creative | No Stamping Slimline Card

You won't believe how easy it was to make this card! I used a bunch of coordinating products from the LDRS Creative Lovely Watercolor Collection along with a bit of die-cutting and that's it! 

I love the Lovely Watercolor papers, ephemera, stickers, and enamel dots! The colors and patterns are just stunning! I chose one of my favorite backgrounds from the Lovely Watercolor 4x9 Paper Pack and cut it with the scalloped die from the Floral Scallop Slimline Die Set. I layered it onto a white card base that I created with the largest die in the same set. It's so easy to create a card base - just fold a piece of cardstock in half, line up the die so that the flat side of the die is lined up with the folded edge, and cut. No need to measure! 

I didn't want to cover up too much of the patterned paper, so I chose a tag and the 'sweet friend' piece from the Lovely Watercolor Ephemera Pieces and added them with foam tape to my card. I spelled out the word 'hello' with various colors of stickers from the Lovely Watercolor Small Puffy Alpha Stickers and added them onto the ephemera. I cut a few flowers from white cardstock and patterned paper with the Floral Scallop Slimline Dies and added them below my sentiment along with a scattering of Lovely Watercolor Enamel Dots to finish the card!