Monday, November 28, 2022

LDRS Creative | The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I'm sharing a simple Christmas scene card using LDRS Creative Stamps! These North Pole elves and reindeer are gearing up for their Christmas Eve run and they are just the CUTEST! 

I masked off a portion of my card so that I could blend Iced Tea Hybrid Ink onto the bottom 1" of an A2 card front. I then used a light hand and blended Marina Madness around the remainder of the card to create a halo of a blue sky. This is such a simple way to create a background for a scene!

I stamped some images from the Reindeer Games 4x6 Stamps and the stable from the Christmas Stable 4x6 Stamps with Raven Hybrid Ink and colored them with alcohol markers. I used the Reindeer Games and Christmas Stable Coordinating Dies to cut out the images. I stamped a sentiment form the Christmas Sentiments 4x6 Stamps near the top of my card and added gold shimmer watercolor spatters to the background panel. 

I arranged my images onto my card and adhered them with foam tape. And that's it! Thanks for joining me!

Friday, November 25, 2022

LDRS Creative November Features Day 2 | Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas

I'm back with another easy card using new products from LDRS Creative! Just a bit of patterned paper, a die-cut sentiment, and some enamel dots is all that went into this card!

I love all of the beautiful patterns in the MacKenna Christmas 12x12 Paper Pack. I can never choose just one! I used the Offset Slimline Stackables Dies to cut two patterns as well as a piece of shimmer black cardstock. I spaced them out and adhered them flat onto an A2 card base. 

I used the Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas Dies to cut the sentiment from white and from black shimmer cardstock. Actually - I cut the black sentiment out of the center of the black piece of cardstock shown on my card. It's not going to show, so no one will ever know! It's a great trick! I offset the two sentiments and adhered them onto my card. 

I finished off my card with a few MacKenna Christmas Enamel Dots and that's it! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 24, 2022

LDRS Creative November Features Day 1 | Season's Greetings

It might be Thanksgiving today, but Christmas cards are what make me happiest! I've been super sick lately, so I don't have a video for this card, but it's easier than you might think to pull it together. I used the LDRS Creative Plaid Coverplate Layering Dies along with some ephemera and that's it! The perfect 5 minute Christmas card! 

I cut the Plaid Coverplate Layering Dies from gold, pink, and white cardstock and layered them together onto a white card base. There is no wrong way to layer these dies! I do it differently each time!

I wanted to keep this a quick and easy card, so I grabbed the MacKenna Christmas Ephemera Pieces, played around with some of them, and then used foam to adhere them to my card.

I don't think it gets much easier than that! Come back tomorrow - I have another easy peasy Christmas card to share with you!

Monday, November 21, 2022

LDRS Creative | Grateful for You Card

There's no better time to tell someone you're a bit 'nutty' for them! I used the LDRS Creative Grateful for You 4x6 Stamps to make this cute ink layered squirrel card! This set was released as part of a Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine Kit Exclusive, but there are a few extras, so this set is now available in the LDRS Creative Store

This card was super easy to make and I think it would be great for a bunch of different occasions with a bit of color manipulation. I went with traditional Autumn colors, but how fun would it be with pinks for Mother's Day or blues and greens for Father's Day?!

I stamped the sentiment and the outline of the squirrel from the Grateful for You 4x6 Stamp Set with Raven Hybrid Ink in the center of my card and used Iced Tea and Coffee Bean Hybrid Ink to fill in the squirrel. I stamped the Maple and Oak leaf outlines all over the remainder of my card base and filled them in with Dan-D-Lion, In Your Face Orange, Kiss Me Red, and Olive Branch Hybrid Inks. I spattered some gold watercolor here and there over the background for a finishing touch.

You could leave this as a one layer card, but I wanted to bring in a touch of dimension. I used the 2nd die from the A2 Diagonal Stitched Layered Card Toppers to cut down my stamped background and the largest die to cut a piece of kraft cardstock and added them with foam tape. That's it! See you soon!

Monday, November 14, 2022

LDRS Creative | Christmas Stable Forest Scene Card

Coloring stamps to create my own patterned paper is one of my favorite things to do! I used some Christmas stamps and dies from LDRS Creative to create this super cute Holiday scene!

I'm completely in love with this card! It looks like these reindeer and elves are in the middle of a wintery forest! I started by stamping the three pine trees from the Christmas Stable 4x6 Stamps all over an A2 card panel with Raven Hybrid Ink and coloring them with alcohol markers. Once my background was colored I spattered some gold shimmer watercolor to add some texture and shine.

I think you could leave the background without any focal images and use one of the AMAZING sentiment dies from LDRS Creative and it would be beautiful, but I wanted to add some additional imagery. I stamped a couple of reindeer and the elves from the Reindeer Games 4x6 Stamps and the stable from the Christmas Stable 4x6 Stamps and colored them with markers. I used their coordinating dies to cut them out. I love that the dies even cut out the background of the stable so I can see the forest peeking through! 

I cut out the Christmas Wishes Word Dies from white and gold foil cardstock and added everything onto the front of my card with foam tape. That's it! Thanks so much for joining me!

Friday, October 28, 2022

LDRS Creative October Features Day 2 | Tis the Season Die-Cut Card

Day two of the LDRS Creative October Features is here! I created a card without a bit of stamping - just die-cutting! Find the full tutorial on my YouTube Channel! 

I started by die-cutting the Plaid Coverplate Die I, Plaid Coverplate Die II, and Plaid Coverplate Die III from white and gold cardstock and added them to a red cardstock background with liquid adhesive. 

I cut three shades of green cardstock with the Myrtle Leaves Die and grouped them together so that they would be climbing up from the bottom of my card. I used liquid adhesive on some of the leaves, but left some of them without adhesive so that they could bend upwards for more dimension. 

I cut a sentiment from the Large Word Christmas Dies from white cardstock and the shadow from red cardstock and added them with foam tape to the card. That's it! I hope you enjoyed this card!

Thursday, October 27, 2022

LDRS Creative October Features Day 1 | Christmas Forest Card

We are getting ready for Christmas at LDRS Creative! This month's feature theme is all about Christmas, so I used some of my favorite products (new and previously released) to make a simple Christmas forest card!

I cut the Modern Geometric Coverplate I and the Modern Geometric Coverplate III Dies and layered them onto a piece of dark teal cardstock with liquid adhesive. 

I stamped the tree cluster image from the Christmas Stable 4x6 Stamps, colored it with Copics, and cut it out with the coordinating dies. While I was stamping and cutting I stamped a sentiment from the Christmas Sentiments 4x6 Stamps and cut it out with the coordinating dies

I added my images onto a die-cut vellum circle with foam tape and that's it! Come back tomorrow for another Christmas inspiration video!