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!

Sunny Sunny Sunshine Card with LDRS Creative

Hey, everyone! I have a fun sunshine card to share using products from the May release from LDRS Creative! The May release is full of spring themed stamps, papers, and stencils! I grabbed some of my favorites - the Puddle Jumper stamps and paper pad! Make sure you take a look!

I'm completely in LOVE with all of the beautiful patterned papers in the 6x6 Puddle Jumper Paper Pad! There are a bunch perfect for spring and summer and a bunch that are great for all occasion! Yellow is my "spirit color" haha! I originally was going to use a different pattern, but of course I fell back on yellow! I used the Barber Stripes Rectangle Die Set to die cut a piece of white cardstock and layered it over the pretty yellow patterned paper.

I needed the perfect stamps to go with my background and the Puddle Jumper stamp set fit the bill! I used Raven Hybrid Ink to stamp out the rainbow and sunshine sentiment. I love this ink because it stamps nice and crisp and dark! And it's perfect for a variety of coloring mediums! I decided to use alcohol markers to color in my rainbow. While I was stamping I used the LDRS Creative Watermark Emboss ink pad and White Embossing Powder to stamp a small coordinating sentiment.

Once everything was colored I used my scissors to cut out the rainbow and large sunshine sentiment. Everything is better with dimension, so I used foam tape to pop up the rainbow and sentiments. I hope you love this happy card! I have a video for you as well!

Thanks for watching!

Metallix Stenciled Background with Kindred Stamps Bloom

Hey, there! Today we're doing a little stenciling, a little alcohol marker coloring, and a little watercoloring with Arteza markers, and stamping with the Bloom stamp set from Kindred Stamps! Exciting, right?! Head to my blog for more info!

I love the Country Quilt stencil from Kindred Stamps and I wanted to make it shine ... literally! Haha! So I used my Pixie Spray to spray the back of the stencil and my Stencil Pal to add Aged Copper Deco Foil Metallix Gel over the stencil and set my piece aside to dry.

I stamped all three of the little people from the Bloom Stamp set from Kindred Stamps and colored them with my Spectrum Noir Triblend markers. I thought they needed a rainbow background - because everything is better in rainbow! I used my Arteza Real Brush Markers to create a simple rainbow blend across a strip of paper and stamped a sentiment towards the left center with black ink and arranged my little cuties on top.

I wanted to really show how shiny the Metallix gel is, so I took my card out in the sun! The colors for the rest of my card aren't true - they're washed out because of the sun - but you can really see how shiny the Metallix Gel background is in this photo! And you can see it again in my video below!

Thanks so much for watching!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Split Card Design

Hi, everyone! I have another video to share with you using the May card kit from The Hedgehog Hollow! This box is amazing and it sold out super quickly, so make sure you head over to the online store and sign up for a subscription so you won't miss out on the next one!

I'm going to JunkieFest at the end of the month (who's going with me!?) and I need to make a bunch of thank you cards. I want to make them clean and simple - but I want them each to be a little different. I decided to grab the Sophia Bouquets stamps and create some simple split designs.

The box came with 5 colors of cardstock - but I've already used the coral, so I used the remaining 4 colors for these cards. I used my MISTI and stamped the large bouquet with Versamark ink onto all 4 pieces of cardstock and heat embossed the images with white powder. Then I held my breath and closed my eyes and chopped all of them in half! ....ish.... haha! I cut about a third off the top - maybe about an inch and a half. The embossing wasn't standing out enough, so I used some matching colors of Distress Inks and blended on a bit of ink to each piece so that the embossing would stand out. I also added some black ink spatters.

I arranged each of the pieces of cardstock so that every card would be different and added a black strip of cardstock across the "cutting edge" where the two pieces meet. I added a white heat embossed sentiment and some clear glitter to the black cardstock. Here's my process video!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!

Monday, June 10, 2019

TherOWeb and Heffy Doodle Collaboration - Ink Blending on Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets

Hey, everyone! I’m so excited that ThermOWeb is collaborating with Heffy Doodle this week! I decided to try out ink blending on Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets to make an underwater themed card! I hope you think it’s a star! Head over to the ThermOWeb blog to read my whole blog post and scroll to the bottom of this post to watch my process video!

Ink blending on Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets is my new favorite thing! I blended onto Blue Diamond and White Latte flock on this card and spiced up my background with Silver Glitter Dust Spray! And of course Pixie Spray came into play here! Catch my video below!

Thanks so much for watching!