Friday, October 30, 2020

InkOn3 | Atelier Ink Instagram Hop

Hooray for new Atelier Inks from InkOn3! We are celebrating with an Instagram hop and giveaways, so be sure to head to Instagram for all the details. I made a quick video to go along with the hop so you can see the new Atelier Inks in action! 

These inks are gorgeous colors on their own, but I love the look you can get when you blend and mix them together! 

There are so many ways to use white pigment ink, but stamping over ink blending is one of my favorites! I love how it softens back into the background for a subtle look! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

LDRS Creative Fall Features | Spook Ya Later Halloween Card

Ready for more Fall inspiration from LDRS Creative? This time I'm switching gears from Autumn to Halloween! 

The Haunted Halloween 6x6 Paper Pack has been WILDLY popular - and I know why! There are gorgeous colors, patterns, and even ready made scenes! That's a win for me! 

I used the Scalloped Rectangle Frames Die Set and three patterns from the Haunted Halloween 6x6 Papers as well as the Spook Ya Later Stamp Set to build by card. 

I completed my card with a sentiment banner from the Folded Ribbon Banner Die Set across the top of my card for instant easy dimension. Thanks for stopping by! 

Whimsy Stamps and Pear Blossom Press Video Hop | Cozy Light Up Christmas Scene

Hello, hello!! I created a quick little Christmas scene using Whimsy Stamps products and EZ Lights from Pear Blossom Press! This is a video hop, so be sure to check out the video below and then hop along on YouTube to win prizes! ( all giveaway info available in the video description ) 

This little winter scene is so cozy and easy to make!

I heat embossed the Snowflake Frame with gold embossing powder and masked off the outer edges and blended a night sky on the inner portion. 

The little house is from the Gingerbread Greetings Stamp Set. Isn't it super cozy! I also used some critters from the Bundled Up Stamp Set

Be sure to watch my video above to see how to assemble the EZ Lights. They are so incredibly simple to use and I love the "wow factor"! And be sure to grab some Double Thick Foam Tape. It's a game changer for sure!! 

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to head over to YouTube for the full video hop!

Whimsy Stamps Friday Frenzy | Christmas Dragon Shaker Card

Hello, hello and welcome back to another Whimsy Stamps Friday Frenzy feature! I'm mixing the old with the new to make an adorable Holiday shaker card! 

This shaker card was easy to make and I love that you can customize the colors to your style! 

Thanks so much for being here! Come back next Friday for more Friday Frenzy fun! 

Thursday, October 29, 2020

LDRS Creative Fall Features | Autumn Pine Tree Forest

Who says pine trees stay green? Oh, everyone? I've taken some creative liberties with today's card and given the LDRS Creative Pine Tree Forest Stamp Set some Autumn color! 

This card was so easy to to make and can be easily mass produced. And if you don't love the look of Autumn colored evergreens you can always re-create this design with traditional colors for a holiday card! 

I used three colors of LDRS Creative Hybrid Inks and created a gradient of color from red to yellow - traditional Autumn colors - and stamped the Pine Tree Forest Stamp repeatedly across the card. 

I added a sentiment from the Harvest Wishes Stamp Set and some ink spatters to finish the card. Come back tomorrow for some easy Halloween inspiration! 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

ThermOWeb | Quick Halloween Cards with Glitz Glitter Gel

It's just a few days before Halloween and I have a quick trio of Halloween cards featuring Glitz Glitter Gel to share with you! 

These three cards only took me about an hour to complete from start to finish - including dry time! Now that's my idea of a quick card! We are just days away from Halloween and these cute and spooky cards would be perfect for last minute projects. I'm showing off three different colors of Glitz Glitter Gel - one original and two neons. These make the perfect spooky backgrounds! 

Let's just jump right in! I created my first background with Screamin' Green Neon Glitz Glitter Gel. Doesn't it look like it glows!? It's fabulous! I lightly sprayed the back of the Kindred Stamps Jack O' Lantern Stencil with Pixie Spray and temporarily adhered it onto a piece of A2 black cardstock. I used a Stencil Pal and spread the Screamin' Green Neon Glitz Glitter Gel over the stencil. I like to add a thick layer with the Neon Glitz Glitter Gels so that they are more Opaque, but you don't have to. 

I used a baby wipe and cleaned my stencil and placed it onto another piece of black cardstock. I forgot to wipe the back of my stencil, so I had enough Pixie Spray left on my stencil that I didn't need to add more. But this mistake proves advantageous in the end! I again used my Stencil Pal and spread some Orange Glow Neon Glitz Glitter Gel over the Jack O' Lantern Stencil. When I removed my stencil I realized I didn't do a good job wiping off my stencil and I had some Screamin' Green Glitz Glitter Gel transfer onto my Orange Glow design. At first I thought I should re-do it, but I quite like the look! It's like a double glow! It's very subtle, but a fun little surprise! 

I made sure to wipe off my stencil very well this time, sprayed the back lightly with Pixie Spray, and tacked it to another piece of black cardstock. I used my Stencil Pal once again and this time spread Black Gina K Designs Glitz Glitter Gel over the Jack O' Lantern Stencil. I love the look of the Black Glitz Glitter Gel on the black cardstock! 

When I'm creating quick or last minute cards I like to keep the designs simple with little to no coloring. I find that for me coloring is often the longest part of the card making process. I colored up a little ghost from the Sassy and Crafty All About the Boos Stamp Set for each of my cards. These images are large, but easy to color since the ghosts are white! I just outlined them with a light gray Copic Marker and quickly colored in their little accessories and cut them out with my scissors. 

I added each little ghost and sentiment strip onto the cards using iCraft 3D Foam Squares and a bit of iCraft Ultra Bond Liquid Adhesive to be sure they will hold on tight and not fall off in the mail. That's it! Three cute and spooky last minute Halloween cards! Have a happy and safe Halloween! 

InkOn3 | Purr-ific Kitty Cats with the New Atelier Inks

It's an InkOn3 Inspriation Week! Myself and the rest of the design team are sharing projects using the new colors of Atelier Ink. They are just gorgeous! My card today features some pretty ink blending with the new Sweet Petunia Pink and Trinity Teal Atelier Inks

I just love the new colors of Atelier Ink! I wanted to show both of them off since they pair so well. I masked off the top portion of my card and blended on Sweet Petunia Pink Atelier Ink onto the bottom portion of my card. These Atelier Inks blend so smoothly! They're just gorgeous. I moved my masking tape to cover the bottom of my card and started working on the top portion. I blended the Trinity Teal Atelier Ink in quarter of an inch strips with half an inch of white space separating them. This is such a simple masked design, but I just love it! I kept the masking tape in place over the pink bottom and added some black ink spatters to the top for more texture. 

I used Blackout Hybrid Detail Ink to stamp the cute little peeking kitty and party hat from the Purr-ific Kitty Cats Stamp Set and colored them with Copic Markers. I trimmed around the outside of the images with my scissors leaving a small white border. I adhered them onto my card with foam tape so that he would be peeking over the pink "edge" of my card and added a stamped sentiment below the image. 

I thought I had a bit too much Sweet Petunia Pink blended at the bottom of my card and the balance was off, so I trimmed down my panel and added it onto a white card base. A bit of Liquid Pixie Dust on my little kitty finishes the card! Thanks for joining me!