Friday, January 28, 2022

LDRS Creative January Features Day 2 | Cozy Wonderland

Here's a cozy winder scene to tell you how much I miss you! Find the video tutorial on YouTube! 









I stamped the mountains from the new Scenic Backgrounds I Stamp Set as well as the penguins and iceberg from the Have an Ice Day Stamp Set and colored them with Copic Markers and cut them out. 






I stamped a sentiment from the You Mean the World to Me near the bottom of my card with Raven Hybrid Ink and used the Falling Snow Border Die to cut shimmer silver cardstock for the top of my card. 






I added my images with foam tape to finish the card. Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

LDRS Creative January Features Day 1 | Cozy Wonderland

I don't know about you, but it's cooolllddd where I live! I'm still walking in a winter wonderland over here! I made a quick process video for you, too! 









I stamped the mug from the Cozy Cuppa Stamp Set and the deer from the Snow Deer to Me Stamp Set and colored them with Copic Markers. 






I stamped the new Wood Grain 6x6 Stamp on the background and die cut the background with a die from the A2 Diagonal Stitched Layered Card Toppers






I added everything onto my card with foam tape and that's it! Come back tomorrow for more cozy wonderland inspiration with LDRS Creative!

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

LDRS Creative | Paper Strip Gift Tag Cards

The new release from LDRS Creative is here! I pulled together a few items from the latest collection and made a pair of Valentine's Day tag cards. 









I'm SO excited about the new Background Strip Dies! AHHHHH!! I've wanted something like this in my craft room for a very long time! They come in both A2 and slimline size and in a variety of widths, so my every paper strip dream is covered. YAY! I used the 1/8" A2 Background Strip Die and the 1/4" Background Strip Die to cut some yellow, mint, and two shades of pink cardstock and covered a piece of 4.25" square cardstock with the strips. I varied the colors and widths to create a random striped background pattern and I fell in love with it! 






I stamped the Love Tag Stack Stamp with Raven Hybrid Ink over the striped background and added a few different sentiments from the same stamp set. Then I cut out the tags all at once with the Gift Tag Stack Die and added a bit of twine through the top of each of the tags.






I stamped the new Wood Grain 6x6 Stamp with Coffee Bean Hybrid Ink onto white cardstock and cut the background down to cover about a third of the bottom of my card. Here's another way to use those background strips! I used the 1/4" A2 Background Strips Die to cut some brown cardstock and used it to create a border between the white portion of my card and the woodgrain. 






I added three tags to each of my cards with foam tape and that's it! I hope you enjoyed this peek at some of the products from the latest collection. Everything is available now in the LDRS Creative store

Trinity Stamps Sweet Shop Video Hop

It's time for the Trinity Stamps Sweet Shop release! I'm joining in the video hop as a guest designer, so head over to YouTube for a fun hop and some prizes!












I am in love with the new Sunsational Stamp Set! It's so happy! I colored it with Copic Markers and then used my scissors to trim out the image. 






I blended Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Inks over the top of the first stencil from the Catching Some Rays Stencil Set and Gold Glitz Glitter Gel through the second stencil for a bit of glam. 






I popped up my image with foam tape onto the front of my card and that's it! Remember to head to YouTube for all the video hop information and you can shop the NEW release from Trinity Stamps NOW

ThermOWeb Live | Two For One Toner Card Front Backgrounds

I always get asked how I use left over Deco Foil and I'm going live on the ThermOWeb YouTube Channel on Wednesday the 26th at 11am CT/ 12pm ET to show you how to easily get two cards with one piece of foil and a Toner Card Front






Deco Foil Toner Card Fronts are the easiest way that I know of to make two for one backgrounds! I was able to make two cards with one Toner Card Front and one piece of Deco Foil - and they look completely different!






I added some quick ink blending to a Rosy Days Deco Foil Unity Toner Card Front with Distress Oxide Inks and then buffed off the excess ink with a microfiber cloth. I foiled the Rosy Days Deco Foil Unity Toner Card Front with Gold Glitter Unity Deco Foil using my laminator and a piece of Deco Foil Parchment Paper. It's so pretty! 






I never like to waste pretty things and the Gold Glitter Foil is my favorite! I grabbed a solid Deco Foil Toner Sheet and foiled the left over pattern from my Toner Card Front and now I have the reverse pattern with some black peeking through! You could foil the panel again with another color, but I really loved the black and gold. 






I finished off the cards with a simple die cut sentiment. I hope you'll join me LIVE on the ThermOWeb YouTube Channel for the full step by step tutorial! 

Monday, January 24, 2022

Pink & Main | I'm Stuck On You

Here's a secret ... I'm not a hugger! But I'm loving the Prickly Hugs Stamp Set from Pink & Main






I love how easy it is to create cards using the latest Pink & Main release! There are new dies, stencils, and embossing folders that make creating backgrounds a breeze! I die cut the Polka Heart Cover Die from a bright pink cardstock and adhered it to a white card base so that the white hearts would peek through. Easiest background ever! 






I stamped two of the potted cacti as well as the large "hugs" sentiment from the Prickly Hugs Stamp Set and colored the images with Copic Markers. I used the coordinating Prickly Hugs Die Set to cut out the images. I decided to stamp a smaller sentiment to go along with the large "hugs" and I cut it with a die from the Large Sentiment Strip Dies






I added all of my images and sentiments to my card with foam tape to finish off this quick card. Thanks for joining me! 

LDRS Creative | Amazing Dahlia Slimline Card

Have I told you lately that you're amazing? ... Because you are! I mixed a few LDRS Creative products from the past few releases together to make this shaped slimline card! 









I wanted to create a simple, light, and airy card and realized that I hadn't used the Dahlia Stamp Set in a while. I love the large floral image, so I stamped it with Raven Hybrid Ink and colored it with alcohol markers. I have lots of tips and tricks in my video, including how I get a fabulous crisp black outline, so be sure to watch! Once my image was colored I used the Dahlia Coordinating Dies and cut it out along with the "amazing" sentiment. I also used my Raven Hybrid Ink to stamp the accent row of "x"s and the "you are" sentiment. 






Now that I have all of my focal images ready to go, let's start on the card base and background! I used the largest die in the Elegant Stitched Frames Slimline Die Set to cut a card base. This die only cuts the sides - the top, bottom, and right - leaving the left uncut to form the base. I wanted to completely cover my card base with a pattern from the Pastel Patterns 4x9 Paper Pack, so I had to do some creative editing to make this happen. You'll see how in my video! I cut a piece of white cardstock with the Trellis Slimline Coverplate Die and adhered it onto a second piece of white cardstock and then cut it with the smallest layering die in the Elegant Stitched Frames Slimline Die Set so that it would layer onto the card base nicely. I love the extra texture from the coverplate! 






I adhered all of the pieces to my card with a mixture of liquid and foam adhesive. And it's all finished! Simple, but it really packs a punch! Thanks for joining me today. I'll see you again soon!