Showing posts from September, 2020

Festival of Fall Blog Hop - Spooky Fun Creation

Hey everybody! Today I'm participating in another blog hop with the Crafty Festival group. This is the third hop in their Festival of Fall 2020 series. The theme for this hop is Spooky Fun! Check out the Crafty Festival Facebook page for more information on the Festival of Fall blog hop series as well as their other blog hops here.  A good friend of mine recently purchased a house and I thought it was the perfect time to use this spooky stamp set! The creepy guy is from the retired Happy Haunting stamp set from Kindred StampsKindred Stamps also has some amazing stencils, check them out here. I used the Spiderweb stencil and the Zebra stencil to create the card backgrounds. I used the Squiggle Mat die from Stamp Anniething to cut the abstract shape on the front of the card. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder and I ink blended on the sentiment strip to give it a shaded look. I colored the haunted house and the creepy guy images with my Copic Sketch markers. T…

Ai Stamptember Set - Coolest Friend

Hi everyone! This evening I have the honor of sharing a sneak peak of the STAMPtember exclusive set with Art Impressions - Coolest Friend. This stamp set is only available through Simon Says Stamp. Get it quick before it sells out! The exclusive STAMPtember collaborations are selling out in record time this year, so act fast if you can! For details on how I created this holiday card featuring Coolest Friend keep reading below.  I used Distress Oxide inks: Spun Sugar , Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, and Broken China to ink blend the cool ombre background and matted it onto solid pink cardstock. Next, I heat embossed the sentiment "You're the coolest!" with white embossing powder. I used the embossing powder and the snowflake stamps to create the snowflake background onto the second layer of cardstock to create a ink resisting effect, then I die cut the cardstock with Art Impressions Hexagon Double Stitched dies. I also used the Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink on the d…

Crafty Festival Christmas Club September 2020 Blog Hop

Hey everybody! It's the 25th, so you know what that means, it's the Crafty Festival Christmas Club blog hop! Each month we share a little bit of holiday inspiration with this hop. Instead of forcing yourself to make a bunch of holiday cards at the last minute, it spaces the work throughout the year.  Check out the Crafty Festival Facebook page for more information on the Christmas Club blog hop and their other blog hops here.  For this month I made an advent calendar set instead of a card.  This set is super easy to create and its made with some basic supplies! To decorate the White Treat Bags I used a retired striped stencil with Stormy Sky Distress Oxide ink to ink blend the background. I cut the designed numbers from a piece of scrapbook paper included in the Crystal Blues paper pad from Michaels. For decoration I added Christmas themed gold foil die cuts using the Christmas Mini dies from Art Impressions. These advent calendar treat bags are so simple!
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Ai Twisted Witch Spooky Halloween Card

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my creation for Art Impressions Homemade Holidays Challenge. For more information on this challenge check out the announcement here. For my project, I made a twister card featuring the new Witch Twister stamp set. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see the challenge rules. I used my Copic markers to color the witch to coordinate with the Halloween themed cardstock. The cardstock is just scraps of retired paper from my craft room. I used the Stitched Rounded Rectangle dies to create a layering effect. I used the Twist Frame die to cut the frame out of the layers of cardstock on the card front. It did take a couple of passes through my Big Shot to get through all the layers! I used gray ink to ink blend on the inside of the card behind the witch to make her contrast more from the background. Finally, I used the Halloween Mini dies to embellish the card and to make it extra spooky!
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KS Sept 2020 Wacky Holiday - Roller Skating Day Creations

Hi everyone! Kindred Stamps is doing something a little different this month by releasing the Wacky Holiday stamp set during release week. Today I am sharing my creation with the new National Roller Skating Day (Oct. 1st) stamp set. This stamp set will be available Friday, Aug 28 at 8AM PST along with the other new release items. Check out my blog post from earlier this week for more sneak peaks on items available this Friday! I have created two projects featuring the new Roller Skating Day stamp set.  1st Project My first project is a regular A2 sized card featuring the adorable roller skating girl and the Retro Waves stencil. I ink blended with my Distress Oxide inks to create the retro color scheme on the card background and on the envelope flap. I used the Slimline Stitched Hillside Border dies to create the wavy borders to match the Retro Waves stencil. I heat embossed the "Let's Roll" sentiment with silver embossing powder. I added pink enamel dots for embellishment.

Spellbinding Slimline Card

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Today I am sharing this magical creation featuring the retired Spellbinding stamp set from The Greeting Farm. This stamp set is HUGE as it is a 8 x 12 set containing so many magical characters!  To create the slimline background I used the Distress Brick stencil from Kindred Stamps with  Distress Oxide inks from Ranger Ink to ink blend the magical school walls. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine black ink. Next, I used Black Soot Distress Ink and the ink splatter technique to finish the background. I colored the wizards, the hat, and the magical accessories with my Copic Sketch markers. Finally, I added the black enamel dots to embellish the card.Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you come back soon! Check out my Instagram account to see more of my wonderful creations. 

Ai Halloween Shaker Circles

Thanks for checking out my blog! Today I am sharing my creations featuring the new Halloween Critters stamp set from Art Impressions. This set has the most adorable spooky critters and it comes with coordinating dies! These creations have two interactive components: easel fold and shaker surprise. The shaker element adds such a thrilling surprise! These projects are featured on the Art Impressions blog today, check it out here.
To create the easel element you need three circles of the same dimensions per creation: one for the bottom panel, one for the folded panel, and one for the top panel. Score the folding panel in half and adhere to the tops of the other two circles. The ink blended background of the shaker elements is the top circle for the fun fold. I used oval dies to die cut out the sentiment and put the ovals onto foam squares so the top circle could stand vertically behind the sentiment.To create the shaker elements I used shaker kits from my craft stash (shaker kits linked b…

KS September 2020 Release - Merry Unicorns

Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's the  Kindred Stamps Release Week for September 2020! Today I am sharing a sneak peek of the 4" x 6" Merry Unicorns stamp set. This stamp set and the rest of the Sept release will be available on Friday, September 25th at 8 AM PST. This set inspired such beautiful projects for me!  I've made 3 cards showcasing this stamp set. I colored all of the characters with my Copic Sketch alcohol markers. At the bottom of this blog post I included a coloring guide for these characters. Check back later this week for more sneak peeks of this release.
Project 1 This first card was pretty simple to throw together. I die cut a large circle from Gina K. Designs Masking Magic to create the space for the moon. I used Distress Oxide inks to ink blend the night sky. I peeled the masking paper off of the card background and used Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink to create the glowing moon. I heat embossed the sentiment in gold embossing powder. I used the…

Trick-Or-Treat with Pear Blossom Press EZ-Lights

Hi everyone! Today I am guest designing for a glowing company, Pear Blossom Press. This amazing company sells products that make light up cards super easy! Check out those products here. Keep reading below for more details on how I created this frightfully awesome light-up jack o' lantern card with a set of EZ-Lights. This spooky light up card is also featured on the Pear Blossom Press blog today, check it out here!
For the card base I used a piece of black card stock matted onto an A2 sized piece of orange cardstock. I used the black backing to provide a darker background for the light opening. 
To create the card background I used the Jack O' Lantern stencil and Black Deco Foil to create the textured spooky faces. I stamped the "Trick-or-Treat" sentiment onto orange cardstock and die cut a stitched banner. The sentiment and the Pumpkin Pug come from the Costume Crew stamp set. I used Ripe Persimmon Distress Oxide ink and the Harlequin stencil to create the background…

i-Crafter Flipping Petals

Hi everyone! This blossoming card features the Flip Card, Flower die set from i-Crafter. I love how the flower can be layered to have more dimensional look. This die set cuts the card base and the floral flap to make an A2 sized greeting card. This project is also featured on the i-Crafter blog today, check it out here. As mentioned above this die set cuts the card base and the floral flap. I used a piece of double-sided scrapbook paper that has a floral theme and a wonderful contrast to build the card. I used a coordinating light pink to add layers to the floral image. I used water-based ink to distress the edges of the flower and to ink splatter across the flower petals. I used liquid glass to add some shine to the center of the flowers. 
On the inside of the card I attached a piece of stitched rectangular white card stock so the sender can write a message to the recipient. I die cut the "Bloom" sentiment from the same scrapbook paper as the card base and attached it to the …

Peace, Love & Cubbies

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Today I am sharing this hippie-inspired card featuring a tie-dye bus. Shop the Art ImpressionsBus Cubbies stamp and die set here! Check out the rest of the Critter Cubbies line here. First, I created a simple background right on the card base. I used Purple Tape to mask off the areas that I wanted to keep plain white. I used the tape to create a 3/4" border on each side. To match the fluorescent bus I used the Electro Pop Neon Ink Blaring Blue for a bright pop of color.  To create the background I initially brushed a light layer of color throughout the rectangular space, then I laid the stencil down and ink blended over the area a second time to create a shaded look. I used my Copic Sketch markers to color the bus and the critters. To create the tie-dye look on the bus I used the "flick" technique in a circular shape. Make sure to leave some space between the colors! At the bottom of the blog post I have listed the colors I used to create …

Love is Blossoming

Welcome to my blog! Today I am sharing this lovely creation featuring the adorable I Heart U Anya stamp set from The Greeting Farm. Make sure to check out TGF's other wonderful products here! I used my Copic Sketch markers to color Anya and the bouquet of flowers. I have provided a coloring guide at the end of the blog post.

First I ink blended over the entire surface with Worn Lipstick Distress ink for a soft pink background, then I used Abandoned Coral and Barn Door Distress inks with the retired Layered Floral stencil to create a floral background that matched the floral bouquet from the stamp. I finished the card background by using the ink splattering technique with the Barn Door Distress ink. 
I heat embossed the "Love You" sentiment with gold embossing powder onto deep red cardstock. The sentiment comes from the Lettered stamp set also from The Greeting Farm. I used a scalloped circle die to cut around the sentiment and attached it to the card background. Finally, I…

Ai Snowmen GCH

Hi everyone! Thanks for checking out my blog. Today I am showcasing the new Snowmen Gift Card Holder (GCH) from Art ImpressionsArt Impressions just released a bunch of new Gift Card Holders check them out here. The Snowmen GCH is one of my favorites. These GCHs are so easy to create and I can't wait to give them out during the holidays! Majority of the shapes were cut using scraps of cardstock. I can't think of a better way to use those teeny tiny scraps! I did get to try out my snow marker that I had lying around. I used it for the fluff on the hats. I wanted the hats to contrast with the white snowmen. These GCH were SO easy to build, just die cut out the pieces and glue them onto the base envelope!
*Note: To use the snow marker you just need to shake it, to mix up the paint, then apply the paint over the entire surface area. Use a heat gun on the painted area and watch the snow magically rise! 
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Ai Paw-some Vet

Thanks for checking out my blog! Today I am sharing my card featuring a few of the new Mini Die Sets from Art Impressions. Check out all of the new Art Impressions mini die sets here.  This card is a perfect thank you card idea for a paw-some veterinarian. For this card I decided to use the mini dies in a unique way: to create masks for ink blending.  I used the Cat and Dog Mini Die Sets and Gina K. Designs Masking Magic to create the animal masks. I arranged the masks on a piece of white cardstock and ink blended over them with Distress Oxide ink. I used plain water to create the water droplet look. 
I die cut the stethoscope die from the Health Mini Die Set with purple and grey cardstock. I trimmed the purple die cut to look like the rubber over top of the metal parts of the image. To finish the card I heat embossed the sentiment "You're Paw-some" in silver embossing powder. I layered the sentiment strip with purple cardstock. 
*Note: The sentiment is from the Lovable Ani…

Fintastic Ocean Vibes

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my creation featuring the new Beach Mini Die Set and the 2020 Freebie Sea Creature stamp sets from Art ImpressionsArt Impressions released 14 new mini die sets today, check them out here. Keep reading below for more details on how I made this card. First, I constructed the front panel aquarium using the Lawn Fawn Build-An-Aquarium die set with Grey Kraft cardstock. I used charcoal ink to distress the top and bottom pieces of the aquarium. I cut a piece of acetate and attached it to the inside of the aquarium to look like the glass windows. I created  the background of the aquarium by ink blending with the i-Crafter Cosmic Flare stencil and Broken China Distress Oxide ink on a 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" piece of cardstock. I used coordinating dies from the Build-An-Aquarium die set to decorate the inside of the tank. I colored the sea creatures using my Copic Sketch markers. I adhered the sea creatures inside of the tank at various dimensions for additio…

i-Crafter Leaves are Falling

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing two card designs featuring the new Leaves are Falling stamp set from i-Crafter.  These cards are also featured on the i-Crafter blog today, check them out here. Project 1My first project features the leaf images from the Leaves are Falling stamp set. First I created the fall ombre background using my Distress Oxide inks. I used plain water to create the droplet look. Next I trimmed a piece of cardstock just wide enough to fit the leaf images, 2 1/4" x 5 1/2". I heat embossed the images with gold embossing powder so I could use the ink resist technique. I ink blended the strip with Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide inks. I used Fired Brick Distress ink to watercolor the leaves. I attached the embossed cardstock to the card base leaving a narrow strip of the card base on the left-hand side. I heat embossed the "Happy Autumn" sentiment on black cardstock and attached the sentiment strip to the card base using double-si…

i-Crafter Sept 2020 Release - Latte Coffee Sentiments

Hi everyone! Today I am showcasing a new product from i-Crafter's September release: Latte Coffee Sentiments stamp set.  Make sure to check out the other new products on the i-Crafter website here!  Latte Coffee Sentiments set contains THIRTY stamps perfect for the espresso lover. I used the side-facing coffee mug stamps to create a card background.  I heat embossed the same four stamps all over the card base with white embossing powder to create the background. I used Distress Oxide inks to create the pastel ombre blend. The images are ink-resistant since they are heat embossed. I used plain water and Dusty Concord Distress Oxide to ink splatter over the background. To finish the card I heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of purple cardstock and attached it to the card base using double-sided foam tape.This card is super pretty and very easy to make, so I made a coordinating envelope! I used the same ombre blend for the envelope liner. I used Broken Glass Distress Oxide ink to …