Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Simon Hurley create. // Neon Supermom! Card

Hello, hello! The new release from Simon Hurley create. is here just in time for Mother's Day! And the Supermom! stamp set is one of my favorites! I love the quirky illustrations!

The Bubble Wrap Stencil is right up my alley! It's wonky, uneven, and a little weird - just like me! Haha! I sprayed the back of it with Pixie Spray and tacked it onto a piece of white cardstock. I used a Stencil Pal to spread some Screamin' Green Neon Glitz Glitter Gel over the stencil and set the background aside to dry.

I grabbed the Supermom! stamp set and stamped out a few of the images - the flying supermom, POW! sentiment, and my favorite - the cityscape! I didn't do much coloring for the cityscape. I masked off the buildings and blended some Slippery When Wet Dye Ink to make it appear as if there are lights behind the windows. I colored in my other two images with alcohol markers and trimmed them with scissors.

I color super slowly - haha! By the time I was done coloring and cutting out my images my Bubble Wrap background was dry. I added the images to the background with foam tape for dimension.

I decided at the last minute to add a sentiment strip with a sentiment from the Supermom! Stamp Set and I think it turned out super cute!

LDRS Creative // Crazy for Daisies Watercolored Backgrounds

Hello! I'm in LOVE with the large image from the LDRS Creative Crazy for Daisies stamp set! It's absolutely stunning! I decided to let the image shine and just create some simple, but colorful backgrounds to make the image shine.

Aren't these backgrounds with the bright white heat embossed Crazy for Daisies image stunning?! I just love all the color!

And there's more! I took advantage of the unique coordinating Crazy for Daisies die set and pushed up areas of the heat embossed image. These cards are so simple to make, but they really pack a punch!

Let's jump right in to making these three cards! They look so fabulous, but they're really quite simple! All three took me only 30 minutes to put together! I started by making my watercolor backgrounds. I chose to use shimmer powders that react with water, but you could use anything you have! Traditional watercolors or even ink blending would make awesome backgrounds! I really just wanted to have a bunch of vibrant color because I knew I would be white heat embossing and I wanted the image to really pop!

Once all three of my backgrounds were dry I lined up the large image from the Crazy for Daisies stamp set in my stamp positioner so that I could stamp the image on all three backgrounds. I inked up the stamp with LDRS Creative Watermark Emboss Ink and heat embossed it with LDRS Creative White Embossing Powder. They looked stunning the way they were, but I wanted to take it a step further! I lined up the coordinating Crazy for Daisies die and cut it with my die cutting machine. What's super special about this die set is that it doesn't cut out the whole image. Instead it cuts out portions of the petals and leaves allowing them to pop up from background. It's a real WOW! factor!!

I finished these cards by white heat embossing an "I Miss You" sentiment from the Crazy for Daisies stamp set onto black cardstock and adding it to the center of the flower with foam tape. I added each of the backgrounds onto card bases with liquid adhesive being careful not to add adhesive to the areas that would be pushed up. And that's it! These are quick to make, but all the color makes you look twice!

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

LDRS Creative // 7 Bunny Fun Card Kit Cards

I completely LOVE the card kits from LDRS Creative. They have everything you need to make 15 cards including the cards and envelopes! The only thing I added to the Bunny Fun Card Kit from LDRS Creative to make SEVEN cards is my adhesive!

The card kits from LDRS Creative have everything you need except adhesive. Patterned papers, sentiments, die cuts, precolored images, even cards and envelopes are ALL included in one little pack! It's AMAZING! I added foam adhesive squares, tape runner, and liquid adhesive - but you could ABSOLUTELY make these cards with just your favorite liquid or dry adhesive!

When you open up your Bunny Fun Card Kit you're going to find an instructional pamphlet with ideas, inspiration, and step by step instructions for 10 cards. What is so fabulous about this kit is that you can exactly copy these design and have super cute cards ready to go very quickly. Or you can take the images and patterns and arrange them however you want and have many different designs! That's what I did. This video shows 7 different designs from the inspiration sheet in the kit giving you a BUNCH of different card ideas!

And you know what's even more exciting about the Bunny Fun Card Kit?! There are TWO of each precolored image, sentiment, and paper! YESSS!!

I'm a true stamper. I love to get inky! But I won't lie - it was so relaxing to leave my stamps and inks where they live and create 7 cards with no mess and no clean up! And the Bunny Fun Card Kit is just the CUTEST!

I thought making a bunch of cards with the Bunny Fun Card Kit would be a perfect project for today. I have so many friends and family members that I haven't been able to see because of the safety precautions put in place. I was able to make 7 cards quickly so that I can get them out in the mail to loved ones.

I hope these ideas inspire you! LDRS Creative has multiple card kits available and they are really awesome! I love that you can create fabulous cards with just the kit and your favorite adhesive! I hope you had fun! See you soon!

Monday, April 6, 2020

Pink & Main // Ink Blended Birthday Card and Gift Bag

Hello! I think it's super cute when gift packaging and cards coordinate! I used the Gift Bag die set from Pink & Main along with some new stamps and older stamps to make a cute little set that would brighten anyone's birthday!

The Gift Bag die set makes it SUPER easy to create a little treat bag for small gifts. And it's really simple to assemble! Watch my video above to see just how easy!

I heat embossed the large background stamp from the Special Gift stamp set - this stamp set will be available soon! All the craziness in the world has delayed the stamp a little, but trust me! It's worth the wait! I heat embossed the stamp with white embossing powder on two separate pieces of cardstock. I used the Ergonomic Blending Brush from Pink & Main to blend some yellow, green, and blue ink over both pieces of cardstock. I die cut the Gift Bag die twice - once from each piece of blended cardstock - and assembled my gift bag.

I stamped and heat embossed two sentiments from the Special Gift stamp set onto white cardstock and used an Ergonomic Blending Brush to blend some yellow ink over the sentiment. I trimmed it into a banner and added it to the front of the gift bag with foam tape. And look at that! A fun little gift bag!

I had all of the supplies out, so why not make an adorable card to match the gift bag!? I stamped and white heat embossed the background image from the Special Gift stamp set and blended the same yellow, green, and blue inks onto the front of the card with an Ergonomic Blending Brush. To add something special to the card I flicked some water onto the inks for texture.

Just like for my gift bag - I heat embossed a sentiment from the Special Gift stamp set and blended some yellow ink over it. I thought the card looked a bit empty with just the sentiment strip, so I colored the cutest little bee image from the Bee Day stamp set and cut it out with the Bee Day die set. I added the image and sentiment strip to the card with foam tape. There you have it! An easy matching card and gift bag set!

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Erin Lee Creative // Somewhere Kit Release

Hiiiiii!! It's finally time! The Somewhere Kit from Erin Lee Creative is available RIGHT NOW! There are limited quantities so run and grab yours! This kit is FULL of all kinds of rainbow goodness! There's a 6x6 background stamp, TWO 4x6 clear stamp sets, TWO 6x6 stencils, and a die all packaged in a fun rainbow zipper pouch!

I made three cards to kick off the release of the Somewhere Kit. I call them rainbow cards with a punch of black. Can you have a punch of black? Why not! Usually there's a punch of color, but since these cards are so full of color I decided to add a bit of black in one way or another! For my first card I used the large rainbow stencil. I masked off each individual arch with a bit of Purple Tape and blended on some rainbow colors of inks! Before I removed my stencil I added flicks of water so the ink would react, then I removed the stencil and flicked on some black watercolor. I heat embossed a sentiment onto black cardstock, trimmed it out, and popped it up with foam tape. See?! A punch of black!

It's hard for me to pick a favorite of these three cards, but I can't get over these cute black hearts in the background! I started by stamping the cluster of four hearts from one of the 4x6 stamp sets in the Somewhere Kit all over the background of a white card. I used masking tape to mask off the individual arches of the rainbow stamp and created my focal rainbow. I stamped and white heat embossed a different sentiment onto black cardstock and trimmed it to go right under my rainbow. I love how the rainbow POPS off the card against the black hearts!

My last card is probably the easiest of the bunch! I used the 6x6 background stamp from the Somewhere Kit and inked it up with a whole rainbow of inks! I added some flicks of black paint and heat embossed yet another FABULOUS sentiment from the Somewhere Kit and added it to the card with foam tape! And just like that I have three AWESOME rainbow cards (with a punch of black!) from the Somewhere Kit! I truly ADORE this kit! I know I'll be creating more cards with it! RUN RUN RUN over to Erin Lee Creative to get your Somewhere Kit! I can't wait to see what you make!

Friday, April 3, 2020

Simon Hurley create. // New Release and Ink Blended Card

Hello!! Are you excited? I am! Simon Hurley create. just revealed his new release just in time for Mother's Day! There are two new stencils, two new 6x6 background stamps, two new 6x8 clear stamp sets, and a new ink color! You can grab this whole release in a bundle here! Watch my video below to get a peek at the whole release and make an easy ink blended card.

I couldn't wait to use the new Jewel Heist background stamp! This stamp is one of the Simon Hurley create. pull apart background stamps. It breaks up into three separate parts so you can stamp just the middle, the top or bottom, or keep all three pieces together for a full background. So so so fun!

I took advantage of the pull apart feature of the Jewel Heist background stamp and decided to stamp just the top and bottom portions of the stamp. I used a piece of Stark White Cardstock and heat embossed the geometric pattern with Versamark Ink and white embossing powder. I chose a sentiment from the Doodle Florals stamp set and white embossed it in the center of the background.

I wanted to show off the new Prom Queen Dye Ink, so I used a Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool and blended Prom Queen Ink across the middle of the heat embossed background. This new ink color blends BEAUTIFULLY with the existing line of inks from Simon Hurley create. I blended Crown Me Dye Ink at the bottom and Remember Me Dye Ink at the top and they all look gorgeous together! I added some spritzes of water with a Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer. You could definitely skip this step for a smooth blend, but I just LOVE the way the Simon Hurley create. inks react with water!

I added a few gems here and there - mainly because I had an inky fingerprint I needed to cover up! Haha! And my card is done! All of the new release products from Simon Hurley create. are available NOW! So head on over and shop! See you soon!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

i-crafter April Release Blog Hop

Hi, all! It's time for a new release from i-crafter! The rest of the design team and I have put together a blog hop to share lots of inspiration using the April release!

I just LOVE the Rose Heart die! It looks like a gorgeous stained glass rose! I decided to do a bit of die cut inlay with multiple colors of cardstock to play up the stained glass effect. I die cut the Rose Heart die from two colors of red cardstock and the leaves from two colors of green cardstock. I also cut the dies from white cardstock to have a white outline. I simply used liquid glue to puzzle piece the die cut pieces in place. 

I needed a big bold sentiment, so I grabbed the Haley Alphabet stamp set from a previous release and stamped the letters to form the word "hello" with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I glued the leaves flat onto the card and popped up the Rose Heart with foam tape. This card needed a little - or a lot! - of bling, so I added some white iridescent gems all over my card. 

There are so many fun techniques you can do with the Rose Heart die! I hope this gives you some inspiration! And remember to hop through the rest of the blogs for even more inspiration with the April release from i-crafter