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Ai Koala-ty Hugs

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Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Today I am sharing a single-layer card featuring the new Koalas stamp set from  Art Impressions . This project is featured on the  Ai blog  today, check it out  here ! First, I stamped the image and colored it with Copic Sketch alcohol markers. The colors I used are listed below. Once I finished coloring the image I masked the image with Gina K. Designs Masking Magic paper. It was really easy to create the mask since the stamp set comes with coordinating outline dies! After I placed the image mask I used Purple Tape to mask the bottom section of the card.  I used Milled Lavender Distress Oxide to ink blend the top half of the card. I used Dusty Concord Distress ink to create the splattering effect on the ink blended portion of the card front. After I removed the masks I stamped the "Koala-ty Time" sentiment in black pigment ink in the white space. For the final touches I used the Wonky Stitched Rectangle die from Gina Marie Design

i-Crafter From Our Home

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Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Today I am sharing a mini card featuring the Tiny Home 3D die set and the Tunnel Card, Santa die set from  i-Crafter . This holiday card has a fun message on the inside keep reading below for more details. This winter project is featured on the  i-Crafter  blog today too, check it out  here . I used Lovely Lavender cardstock from Gina K. Designs to make the 3" x 3" card base. I trimmed Bristol Smooth cardstock to 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" to be matted onto the card base. I used Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide inks to blend the night sky onto the Bristol Smooth cardstock. I used plain water and white acrylic paint to create the falling snow on the background. I created a house from the Tiny Home 3D die set and placed it on a snowy hill. I used Vintage Photo Distress ink to color the roof and I used Hickory Smoke to distress the edges giving it more of a rustic feel. The house folds flat to fit

Crafty Festival Christmas Club November 2020 Blog Hop

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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 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 .  With one month left until Christmas I decided to step up my card game! This month I am featuring the Christmas Sea stamp set from Clearly Besotted  to create an underwater Christmas scene. I used my Copic Sketch markers to color the scene images including a coral Christmas tree and an octopus  wearing a Santa hat carrying presents. The colors I used are listed towards the end of this blog post. I used white embossing power to heat emboss the punny "Season's Greetings" sentiment onto the Bristol Smooth cardstock. I used Tumbled Glass, Peacock Fea

Kindred Stamps The Great Box LE Release

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The  Kindred Stamps  Advent Box is here and is appropriately named The Great Box! This box includes so many great items including a stamp set, paper pack, metal die, stencil, shaker mix, washi tape, embossing powder and a bunch of other fun goodies. This box inspired so many projects for me and I can't wait to share them all with you. Today I am just sharing the first sneak peak of the dog house explosion box. The box is so much fun on the outside but it's an even bigger party on the inside! Project 1 To create the box I used the  Exploding Shaker Box  die set from i-Crafter but I modified it slightly. For the box lid I cut an additional "top box" piece. One top box piece I scored 3/4 in. from the end to create the top fold on the house. The other top piece I trimmed the excess 3/4 in. from the end so the top edges matched up. I used extra scraps of red cardstock to stick in the front and back openings. I used a black marker to add the woodgrain lines to the plain re

Handmade Holiday Parade 2020 with Scrapbook.com

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Hi everyone! Today I am participating in the Handmade Holiday Papercrafting Parade hosted by Scrapbook.com . This crafty hop is hosted on Instagram  so head on over to check out all the wonderful creations. We will be showcasing some wonderful new product exclusives so don't miss out! Keep reading below for more details on my creations for the parade.  I made two holiday card designs for this parade hop featuring a few of the new exclusive items. Both of my projects feature the new Big and Bold Christmas stamp set from  Scrapbook.com . Project 1 For my first holiday card I went with a winter forest theme. I used the Tis' the Season  digital cut file to create the layered card front with green cardstock and silver foil metallic cardstock. I used Pine Needles Distress Oxide ink to create an ombre blend on the front layer. I layered both of the die cut backgrounds on to an A2-sized piece of dark green solid cardstock.  I stamped the "Believe in the Magic of Christmas"

Ai Lily Border

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Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Today I am sharing my card creation for  Art Impressions  Border Challenge. For more details on this challenge check out the announcement  here . My project features the new  WC Lily Border  stamp set which is a really fun image to color! Scroll to the bottom of this post to see the rules for the Border Challenge. I also created an card assembly video that is at the end of this blog post so make sure to check that out too! This project is featured on the  Ai blog  today, check it out  here ! I wanted to make a simple card where the main focus was the stamped WC Lily Border image. So I first stamped the image onto the white card base using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamped the image again onto some Masking Magic paper to create a mask to place over the image for ink blending. I used my Copic Sketch alcohol markers to color the floral image. I used RV29, RV21, RV11, and RV000 for the pink areas, I used C2, and C4 for the white shadows, and

Kindred Christmas After Dark

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Showcasing three new Kindred Stamps products, two naughty products and 1 nice! The Merry XXX-Mas stamp set its the most promiscuous stamp set in the entire naughty collection and it coordinates perfectly with the new Gingerbread stencil and the Schlong stencil.  WARNING: This project is VERY naughty! Before reading any further please note there are graphic images ahead that depict adult/crude behavior! I used three layers of cardstock to build this holiday-themed slimline card: two pieces of black cardstock (3.5" x 8.5') and one piece of red cardstock (3.25" x 8.25").  To decorate the front of the card I die cut a small slimline stitched rectangle (3" x 8") from one of the pieces of black cardstock then I used the  Gingerbread  stencil and Black Soot Distress oxide ink to create the gingerbread cookie patterned background. After I ink blended the background I die cut the stitched flaps. To finish the card front I colored the candy canes with my Copics an

Ai Bunny Surprise

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Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Art Impressions  has released a new collection: the  Pop-Up  series and today I am sharing my creation featuring the new Bunny Pop-Up  stamp and die set. This project is featured on the  Art Impressions blog  today too, check it out  here ! I used a very simple design on the card front by matting light blue gingham patterned paper onto a white card base. I wrapped white satin ribbon around the front of the pattern paper before attaching it to the card base. I used a glue dot to attach a bow onto the ribbon overlay. To finish the card front I glued the colored heart and the "I love you." sentiment right above the ribbon.  I attached the Pop-Up Bunny , as intended, onto the inside of the card. This way the bunny pops-up when the reader opens the card. How cool is that!? I used my Copic Sketch alcohol markers to color the bunny. I decided to make  a boy bunny colored similar to a famous nursery story bunny.  I believe I used E40'

i-Crafter Box of Travels

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Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Today I am a sharing a really cool project featuring some travel-themed products from  i-Crafter . I made this 3D box with the Exploding Shaker Box die set, Hello World die set, and the Wonderful World stamp set. This interactive project is featured on the  i-Crafter  blog today too, check it out  here . To create the 3D box you must die cut 1 lid top, 4 lid side panels, 4 box side panels, and 1 box bottoms at a minimum. The  Exploding Shaker Box  die set comes with so many different dies to decorate your box and to add details to the inside flaps! To decorate the box I used some travel themed patterned paper from my craft stash. I went with a brown, gold, and navy blue color scheme for this travel box. First I matted the pattern paper to the front of the box. I used Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink to distress the edges of all of the cardstock. On top of the box lid I die cut the globe shape from the  Hello World  die set and heat emboss

Ai Snowmen Surprise

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Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Art Impressions  has released a new collection: the  Pop-Up  series. Today I am sharing my creations featuring the new Snowman Pop-Up  stamp and die set. This project is featured on the  Art Impressions blog  today too, check it out  here ! I used my Copic Sketch alcohol markers to color the snowmen featured on my projects. I used W00, W1, W3, and W5 to color the snowmen. I used R20 for the cheeks. I used my cool grays (C0, C2, C4, C6, C8, C10) to color the hat and scarf. First Project For my first project I propped the Snowman up onto the front of the card. I used my B30's series to color the jacket and gloves. First, I blended Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Oxide inks onto Gina K. Designs Large Snowflakes Foil-Mate cardstock, then I used Thermoweb Pewter Deco Foil and a laminator to create metallic snowflake accents on the background. I double matted the background onto solid blue and white cardstock. I double matted the &q

Ai Hanging Around - No Line Coloring

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Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I just wanted to share a CAS (clean and simple) card featuring these funny critters.  I used Inkon3 FadeOut ink to stamp the image from the Possum Set from Art Impressions to use the no-line coloring technique, then I colored the image with my Copic Sketch alcohol markers. The colors I used are listed below. I trimmed the white cardstock to 3.75" by 5" and matted it with dark brown cardstock, then I adhered it to an A2-sized kraft card base. This card is featured on the  Art Impressions  blog today, check it out here . Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Check back soon for more  Art Impressions  inspiration! -Bri Coloring Guide: Gray: W1, W3, W5, w7 Pink: RV11, RV000 Brown: E21, E23, E25, E27 Green: YG61, YG63, YG67

Gimme Three Wishes!

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Thanks for stopping by my blog! Today I am sharing a creation featuring the Arabian Nights stamp set from The Sassy Club . I colored all of the images with my Copic markers. I provided a list of the colors I used at the bottom of this post. To create the card background I ink blended with the Tile stencil and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink. I used the Tile stencil on a piece of orange cardstock with Dried Marmalade Distress ink for the second background layer. I used the Distressed Edge Rectangle die to die cut the top two layers of the card background. I used Distress Oxide inks to blend a sunset night sky onto the top layer. I used water and white paint to ink splatter onto the ink blended sky.  I used white embossing powder to heat emboss the sentiment onto light blue cardstock. I cut the edges sentiment strip to look like a cloud coming out of the magic lamp and I distressed the bottom with blue ink to add more depth.  I used liquid glue to assemble the card front, and I u

Ai Fairy Garden

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Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Today I am sharing my creation for  Art Impressions  Surprise Challenge. For more information on this challenge check out the announcement  here . My project features the new Fairy Critter Cubbies stamp set and the Scrapbook.com Exclusive Daisy stamp set to build this whimsical woodland scene. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see the Surprise challenge rules. This project is featured on the Ai blog today, check it out here ! First I colored the fairy house from the  Fairy Critter Cubbies  stamp set with my Copic Markers and die cut the image with the coordinating die. I used a wide variety of browns and greens through out the tree house image. Most of the background scene I sketched out by hand and colored with my Copic markers. I used G20's for the tall grass and the E40's for the ground. Before I attached the fairy house onto the card I stamped the daisies from the  Scrapbook.com Exclusive Daisy  set to look like