Monday, August 8, 2022

LDRS Creative | Easy Doodle Borders Card

Hi, everyone! It's Lynnea and I'm sharing an easy to mass produce card featuring the LDRS Creative Doodle Borders II Stamp Set. This row of flowers is just the cutest!

This card is truly a clean and simple, 5 minute card! It's a great design to mass produce and give as a gift. School is starting soon and I plan to make a set of 10 to give to my son's teacher. Let's jump in to the making of the card. I took the flower border stamp from the Doodle Borders II Stamp Set and lined it up in my stamping platform so that I could create a border stretching across the top center of my card. I stamped the image with Raven Hybrid Ink onto an A2 card and then flipped the card 180 degrees and stamped again.

I used a few alcohol markers to color in my images - a light and dark shade of pink, aqua, and yellow - as well as a green marker for the leaves. I wanted to add a finished border, so I used a T-square ruler and a black felt tipped pen to add a single line under each of the flower borders. 

I stamped the Amazing You Sentiment Stack with Raven Hybrid Ink and cut out the sentiment strips with the Sentiment Stack Die II and added one of the sentiment strips to the center of my card. 

I finished off my card by embellishing with a few pearls. That's it! Thanks for joining me!]

Friday, July 29, 2022

LDRS Creative | July Features Day 2

Here's another project using the LDRS Creative Summer 2022 Collection! This card just involves a little bit of die-cutting and was so quick to put together!

I had some pieces from the Myrtle Leaves Die left from yesterday's card and I couldn't let them go to waste! I had just enough to have them climbing up the left side of my card to create an accent. I used my gold shimmer watercolor to add spatters to the background.

I used the Big Word - Thinking Dies and cut the word 'thinking' from glossy black cardstock, the shadow from vellum, and the words 'of' and 'you' from gold foil cardstock and adhered them to the front of my card. 

I hope you enjoyed this clean and simple card! I'll see you again soon!



Big words thinking dies

Thursday, July 28, 2022

LDRS Creative | July Features Day 1

It's time to show off the Summer 2022 Collection from LDRS Creative! The Baby Dino Stamps are so cute and one of my favorite products from this collection. Head over to my YouTube Channel for a video tutorial!

I die cut the Myrtle Leaves Die from green cardstock multiple times and arranged them all over the front of my card to create a faux coverplate look. 

I stamped and colored images from the Baby Dino and the Cave Dwellings Stamp Sets and used the Baby Dino and Cave Dwellings Coordinating Dies to cut out the images. I added them to my card with foam tape and added a sentiment strip made with the Summer Fun Sentiment Stack and the Sentiment Stack II Die.

That's all I have for today, but I'll have another card made with the Summer 2022 Collection from LDRS Creative to share with you tomorrow!

Monday, July 25, 2022

LDRS Creative | Layered Dahlia Dimensional Card

Layering dies are a fabulous and EASY way to bring stunning dimension to a card! You can find the full tutorial for this card on the LDRS Creative YouTube Channel!

I pulled together a few of my favorite products from the Summer 2022 Collection for this card. I have been LOVING the Natural Granite 6x6 Stamp. It gives the perfect amount of texture to backgrounds. I love adding spatters to my backgrounds, but this stamp does all of the work for me! I stamped the Natural Granite 6x6 Stamp with Raven Hybrid Ink onto a standard A2 card base and set it aside.

Next I grabbed the Dahlia Layering Dies and started cutting! I cut every other layer of the dahlia with dark pink cardstock and the others with light pink cardstock. I did the same with the stem and leaves - a light green and a dark green. If you have enough colors of cardstock you could cut each layer out of a different color. Ink blending over white cardstock is an option as well! I put foam tape between every layer for LOTS of dimension and covered it with liquid glitter. 

I wanted to keep the sentiment simple, so I stamped the Amazing You Sentiment Stack onto black cardstock with Watermark Embossing Ink and heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder. I used the Sentiment Stack Die II to cut out all of the sentiments and chose two for my card. I arranged everything onto my stamped background and that's it! Thanks for joining me!

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

LDRS Creative | Aspen, Ginkgo, and Myrtle Leaves Cards

Adding some shimmer watercolors is such a quick and easy way to step up your die-cuts and create pretty multicolored backgrounds! 

I love that you can add a bunch of color super easily to a large background and then cut it into pieces to add colorful accents to a card. The new Aspen Leaves, Ginkgo Leaves, and Myrtle Leaves Dies are perfect for this! 

I started with a full sized sheet of watercolor cardstock and colored the entire piece with shimmer watercolor powders. These are an inexpensive medium that go a LONG way! Just add a bit of powder, spritz with water, and watch the magic happen! I used yellow, blue, and red so that they would mix to create new colors on the background. 

Once the background was complete I used the Aspen Leaves Die, Ginkgo Leaves Die, and Myrtle Leaves Die to cut the background. I was left with a bunch of multicolored leafy pieces! I completely covered the backgrounds of two cards and used a leftover piece on a third card. 

I stamped the Amazing You Sentiment Stack onto black cardstock with Watermark Embossing Ink and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. I used the Sentiment Stack II Die to cut out a bunch of sentiment strips and started adding them to my cards with foam tape. 

Since the backgrounds were so simple I added multiple sentiment strips to each card to help fill it out. 

I love how each of these cards were made with the same products and technique, but they all have a different look! I hope you try it out!

Monday, July 11, 2022

LDRS Creative | Creating a Silhouette Effect with Coordinating Dies

I have a fabulous technique to share with you if you're short on time and can't color a bunch of images for your card - just use your coordinating dies to create a silhouette effect! Watch the full tutorial on the LDRS Creative YouTube Channel! 

Let's start with the background! I knew that I was going to create silhouette images and I think they look best with a bright background. I wanted to create a sunrise/sunset scene, so I grabbed a few Hybrid Inks and my Blender Brushes and got to work. I masked off the top of the card so that I could blend Raven Hybrid Ink on the bottom of my card and then moved my masking tape and blended Kiss Me Red, Fandango, In Your Face Orange, and Banana Cream Pie Hybrid Ink on the remainder of the card.  I masked the top of my card once again and stamped the Natural Granite 6x6 Stamp with Raven Hybrid Ink to create texture on the ground.

I used the Hawaiian Vacation Coordinating Dies and cut the palm tree from black cardstock and cut the T-Rex, Stegosaurus, and Dodo Bird from black cardstock with the Baby Dino Coordinating Dies. It is that simple to create a silhouette effect! No coloring, no stamping ... just die cutting! I added the images to my card with foam tape and stamped a sentiment from the Baby Dino Stamp Set near the top right. 

I covered my silhouette images with a healthy coating of clear glitter ... because everything looks better with glitter! And that's it! Thanks for joining me! 

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

LDRS Creative | Two for One Birthday Bash Cards

I have a video on the LDRS Creative YouTube Channel sharing a sneak peek at some new birthday products that will be released TOMORROW June 29th!

The Birthday Bash 4x6 Stamps are some of my favorite stamps ever! The critters are just too cute! I mixed them up with some previously released items to help me make a two for one card design. Let's get started!

I chose a piece of coral patterned paper from the Songbird Fields 6x6 Paper Pack and die cut it with the largest die in the A2 Stitched Layered Card Toppers. I also cut out the center with the largest die from the Stitched Decorative Label Dies. I repeated the same steps with a piece of white cardstock. 

I set the pieces aside and used Raven Hybrid Ink to stamp some critters from the Birthday Bash 4x6 Stamp Set and colored them in with alcohol markers. I used the Birthday Bash Coordinating Dies to cut them out. 

I used Raven Hybrid Ink and stamped a sentiment from the Essential Birthday Sentiments 4x6 Stamp Set near the bottom of each die-cut label. I am in LOVE with this stamp set! There are 5 large birthday sentiments that are big, bold, and perfect! I added foam tape behind my labels and pieced them into the backgrounds and popped up the critters with foam tape for dimension. 

That's it - I hope you love these cards! Remember that you'll be able to find the entire LDRS Creative Summer 2022 Collection in the LDRS Creative store TOMORROW June 29th!