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Gina K. Designs - Friendship Flower

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Hi everyone! Today starts another Coloring Challenge hosted by The Daily Marker . For more information, visit The Daily Marker blog. I'll be sharing my daily colorings mostly on Instagram , so make sure to follow my account here ! Follow the hashtag #thedailymarker30day to see everyone's creativity! For Day 1, I wanted to practice the no-line coloring technique with a floral image. The Friendship Flower from Gina K. Designs is the perfect image for such practice! I used Inkon3 Fade Out ink to stamp the image on Neenah Solar White cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers, the colors I used are listed at the end of this blog post. Next, I stamped the "so glad we are friends" sentiment with black pigment ink and heat embossed the sentiment with clear embossing powder to create an ink resisting effect.   After I finished coloring the image, I used Gina K Masking Magic to create a mask to ink blend over. I used KS Tiles Stencil and Pumice Stone oxide ink to

Ai Pretty Pink House

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Thanks for stopping by my blog! Today, I am sharing a pretty pink card perfect for the Spring season! This floral card features the Front Porch Circlet MTF set from  Art Impressions . Check out the entire Circlet Mini Tryfold collection here . This card is featured on the  Art Impressions  blog today as well, check it out  here .   This tryfold card has 3 panels that measure 3.75" x 5.25". The card base measures 5.25" x 11.25" and is scored at the 3.75" mark and the 7.5" mark on the 11.25" side. It is really easy to make a tryfold card, just follow the instructions on the back of the stamp packaging! If you don't want to make your own tryfold card base, fear not!  Art Impressions  sells packs of premade tryfold card bases with envelopes, check them out here ! I colored the front porch circlet image with my Copic markers. I used pink and white striped paper and a white Circle Double Stitched frame die cut to decorate the card. To finish the card

Galaxy Star Lights with Chibitronics

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Thank you for stopping by my blog! Today I am sharing a fun light-up galaxy card I made with Chibitronics sticker lights and Hero Arts Galaxy Peek A Boo Parts stamp set. Keep reading below for more details on how I made this card! First, I heat embossed the galaxy design from the Galaxy Peek A Boo Parts stamp set with white embossing powder onto an A2 sized piece of ink blending cardstock. Next, I ink blended over the embossed background with Cracked Pistachio, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks. To finish the background, I die cut the panel with the Distressed Edge Rectangle die to give it a torn edge look.  To create the light-up mechanism I used Chibitronics Yellow Sticker Lights and Copper Tape . I aligned the lights to be located underneath the stars to illuminate the sky. Check out the YouTube video below to see how I constructed the light up mechanism.  I heat embossed the sentiment onto a Flag Double Stitched die cut with

Ai Coffee Drive-Thru Window

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Thanks for stopping by my blog! Today, I am sharing a mash-up card featuring new products from the  ShadowBox Windows  series and the  Matchbook collection  from  Art Impressions . This coffee shop drive-thru window showcases the  ShadowBox Window Die  and the  MB Coffee Shop  set. I love that you can use the  Matchbook collection  to create scenes where you are "looking in" from the outside of the building. This card is featured on the  Art Impressions  blog today as well, check it out  here .   First, I glued the wood-printed paper to an A2 card base. Next, I die cut the square opening and then attached the white window paneling from the  ShadowBox Window  die set to the card front. I colored the  MB Coffee Shop  images with my Spectrum Noir Triblend markers and then attached them to the interior foldable panel and the card front. I used my scoring board and stitched scalloped border die to create a store-front canopy out of green cardstock. To finish the card I stamped the

Ai Hello Countryside Windows

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Thanks for stopping by my blog! Today, I am sharing some cards featuring the new ShadowBox Windows series from  Art Impressions . These cards are perfect for Art Impressions newest challenge, Ai Squared. For more details on this challenge, check out the announcement  here . These cards are featured on the  Art Impressions  blog today as well, check it out  here .   These creations feature the new die set, ShadowBox Window Die , and four new stamp and die sets: Boat Window Accessory Set , Deer Window Accessory Set , Mailbox Window Accessory Set , and  Bridge Window Accessory Set . These  ShadowBox Windows  Series sets create the most enchanting rural scenes!  I chose my background paper to look like wall paper and the inside of cabins. I also wanted the paper to coordinate with the window scenes. I used the  ShadowBox Window Die Set  to create the 3D interior fold for the scenes, the window and window ledge die cuts for the front panel, and the "hello" die cut on each card. I

i-Crafter Thank You ABC's

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Thanks for stopping by my blog! Today I am sharing this adorable, school-themed card featuring the  Alphabet, Heather Upper  and  Alpha Numeric, Heather Lower  die sets from  i-Crafter . This project is featured on the  i-Crafter  blog today too, so make sure to check it out  here ! These alphabet dies inspired me to create a school themed card featuring: an alphabet blackboard, lined notebook paper, a wooden desk, and a teacher's apple!  To create the wooden desk inspired base layer, I used Vintage Photo Distress ink on kraft cardstock to create the rustic, wood grain look. Next, I used my Prismacolor pencils to create the lined notebook paper details on white cardstock. For the spiral bound edge I used the notebook edge die from the  Mini Album, Accordion  die set.  The alphabet dies came into play to create the chalk board top layer. First, I used a white colored pencil and drew the chalk board lines onto black cardstock. I used a ruler to make the lines as even as possible. Nex

KS March 2021 Release - Galactic Sidekicks

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Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's the last day of the  Kindred Stamps  Release Week for March 2021. Today, I am sharing a sneak peek of the brand new  Galactic Sidekicks  stamp set. This set and the rest of the release will be available on Friday, March 26th at 8 AM PST. Check it out here! For this release, I made six Galactic Sidekicks  projects that are out of this world! I colored the characters with my Copic Sketch alcohol markers. The colors I used are listed at the end of this blog post. For more details on these fun projects keep reading below! Project 1 My first two cards are space soldier and love themed. For this first card I used the  Hearts  stencil and Charcoal Distress ink to create the hearts background onto gray cardstock. I used rounded stitched rectangle dies to cut some panels to look like open bay doors. I used the  Digital Noise  and red ink to create the gun blasting look in the panel windows. Next, I heat embossed the 'pew's onto the card front and

Ai Coffee Matchbook

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Thanks for stopping by my blog! Today, I am sharing another creation for the  Art Impressions  Itty Bitty Challenge. For more details on this challenge, check out the announcement  here . This tiny creation features a new stamp and die set that is part of Ai's  Matchbook collection , the MB Coffee Shop  set. These matchbook sets are just so adorable and so itty bitty!! My card is featured on the  Art Impressions  blog today as well, check it out  here . First, I die cut the matchbook frame using the  Matchbook Template  die set. I used the same die set to cut the sentiment strip, rug, windows, and window frames. Next, I stamped and colored the images from the  MB Coffee Shop  set. I colored the images with Spectrum Noir Triblend Brush markers. I die cut all the images with the coordinating outline dies included in the  MB Coffee Shop  set. The flaps on the images make it so easy to determine the placement of all of the images inside the matchbook. I used the  MB Envelope Dies  set

Ai Sewing Matchbook

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Thanks for stopping by my blog! Today, I am sharing my creation for the  Art Impressions  Itty Bitty Challenge. For more details on this challenge, check out the announcement  here . This creation features a new stamp and die set that is part of Ai's Matchbook collection , the MB Sewing Room set. These matchbook sets are just so adorable and so tiny!! My card is featured on the  Art Impressions  blog today as well, check it out  here . First, I die cut the matchbook frame using the Matchbook Template die set. I used the same die set to cut the sentiment strip, rug, windows, and window frames. Next, I stamped and colored the images from the MB Sewing Room set. I colored the images with Spectrum Noir Triblend Brush markers. I die cut all the images with the coordinating outline dies included in the MB Sewing Room set. The flaps on the images make it so easy to determine the placement of all of the images inside the matchbook. For some additional fun, I used the MB Cat Accessories

i-Crafter Thoughtful Blooms

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Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Today I am sharing this blooming card featuring the  Box Pops, Flower Add-On  die set from  i-Crafter . This die set is the perfect for the Spring holiday with its beautiful pastel florals! This project is featured on the  i-Crafter  blog today too, so make sure to check it out  here . With the  Box Pops, Flower Add-On  die set, I wanted it to look like beautiful potted Spring flowers. First, I die cut the flowers using scraps of green, pink, purple, yellow, and blue shades of cardstock. I love the layered look of the flowers and stems! To decorate the clay pot, I used the  Japanese Kumiko  stencil with Vintage Photo Distress oxide ink to create the textured pattern onto kraft cardstock. I used the same stencil on the bright green strip after heat embossing the "Thinking of you" sentiment from the  Scattered Thoughts  stamp set for ink resisting purposes. I only glue the sentiment towards the center of the pot so when it's popp