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Ai Sweet Nativity

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 Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Today I am sharing another card for the  Art Impressions  Reasons for the Season Challenge. For more details on this challenge check out the announcement  here . This projects features the Animal Nativity stamp set which showcases Baby Jesus as the Reason for the Season! This project is featured on the  Art Impressions  blog today, check it out  here ! I used two different shades of wood grain paper and some ink blending to create the barn themed background. I used Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber, and Rusty Hinge Distress Oxide ink to create the hay-covered colored floor. I used Vintage Photo distress ink to create an ink splattering effect on the ink blended cardstock. I used a stitched slimline die to create the smaller layer on the front of the card.  I colored all of the images with my Copic Sketch markers. I used Warm grays to color the sheep and the donkey, E40's for the bunnys, E30's for the camel, and E50's for the cow.

TGF Naughty List

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Thanks for stopping by my blog! Today I am sharing a holiday card I made with non-holiday themed stamps! This card features the Cheeky A+ stamp set from The Greeting Farm and all I have to say is Santa isn't the only one with a list... To create the card background I stamped the Holiday Words Background stamp with red ink onto kraft card stock. I cut the background with stitched rectangle scallop die, distressed the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink, and matted it onto another piece of kraft cardstock. I used the same stitched rectangle scallop to die cut the sentiment strip from red cardstock. I heat embossed the sentiment from the Christmas Plushies stamp set with white embossing powder. As I mentioned previously, the girl is from the  Cheeky A+  stamp set. I colored her with Copic markers to look like a cheeky Mrs. Claus. The presents and gift bags are from the Unicorn Bday Anya set and the Let's Pawty set. The colors I used are listed below. To finish the card I u

KS FB Live - Dive Right In

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Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I just wanted to create a quick little post to share all the supplies I used in my very first Facebook Live! You can check out the Facebook Live video in the Kindred Stamps Fan Club  here ! This underwater themed project is a magnetic slider card featuring the Dive Right In stamp set , Ocean Scene die , and the Bubbles stencil from  Kindred Stamps . I in blended the background with Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks. The images are colored with Copic Sketch Alcohol markers. The colors I used are listed at the end of this post. Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog!  Check back soon for more crafty inspiration.  -Bri Kindred Stamps Products Used: Dive Right In Stamp Set Ocean Scene Craft Die Bubbles Stencil Coloring Guide Girl Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000 Hair: E50, E51, E53, E55 Wetsuit: RV11, RV13, RV14, RV17, RV19 Goggles: RV17, BG000 Tank: C1, C3, C5, Y11, Y15

Let's Make Snowflakes! Card Hop

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Hi everyone! Today I'm participating in the Let's Make Snowflakes! Hop hosted by Handmade Happiness. Handmade Happiness is a group for crafters and cardmakers who want to participate in hops and collaborations. All cardmakers with YouTube channels, blogs or social media accounts are welcome. Check the Facebook group out  here !  This card hop is all about snowflakes! Any type, any medium, any color...anything! Check out the other hop participants in the line up at the end of this post. Let's Make Snowflakes Earlier this month I found the perfect supplies to mass produce some holiday cards! These cards feature Glimmering Greetings stamp set and two of the Deco Foil Toner sheets from the Unity for Deco Foil collection from Therm O Web . Each pack of Deco Foil Toner Sheets comes with 8 card fronts so in total I was able to make 16 holiday cards in a jiffy! For my first card I created a foiled blue snowflake background with the Snow Many Flakes Deco Foil Toner Sheets and Dee

i-Crafter Loving Parrots

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Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Today I am sharing this caring card featuring the Tunnel Card, Love Birds die set from  i-Crafter . This card is the perfect little greeting for a loved one! This project is featured on the  i-Crafter  blog today too, so make sure to check it out  here . To create this card I used 3 different pieces of cardstock from the retired Magenta 6.5 x 6.5 Paper Pad by Kaisercraft: the black and white speckled paper, a lighter gray and the dark gray. I used gray and white paper for the backgrounds so the colorful birds will stand out more. I used two of the three background dies from the  Tunnel Card, Love Birds  die set. I used the middle die to die cut the birds on the branch out of the dark gray cardstock. I used the front die to die cut the heart shape from the black and white speckled paper to create the front window. I die cut the smaller pieces that make up the birds from Neenah paper so I could use my Copic markers to give them bright colored

Ai Reason for the Season Feature - Chubby Snowmen

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Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Today I am sharing my snuggly creations for the  Art Impressions  Reasons for the Season Challenge. For more details on this challenge check out the announcement  here . My projects feature the  Chubby Snowmen  stamp set where they are showcasing one of my favorite Reasons for the Season: warm family hugs! Keeping reading below for more details on how I made these winter wonderland creations. These projects are featured on the  Art Impressions  blog today, check it out  here ! My projects were fairly easy to throw together since I used holiday themed scrapbook paper for the backgrounds. The sentiments were stamped in pigment black ink onto scraps of white cardstock. For more details on how I created the individual cards keep reading below. For this card I wanted to create a super simple snowy scene. First, I matted snowflake themed paper from the Crystal Blues paper pad to create a snowy background. Next, I die cut a stitched hillside from

Holiday Ornament with Pear Blossom Press EZ-Lights

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Hi everyone! Today I am guest designing for such a bright company,  Pear Blossom Press . This amazing company sells products that make light up cards and other paper crafts super easy! Check out their  EZ-Light  and Power Pack products  here . Keep reading below for more details on how I created this beautiful holiday ornament with just one  EZ-Light ! This project is also featured on the Pear Blossom Press blog today, check it out  here ! To create the ornament I first heat embossed the image from the Iconic Ornament stamp set with white embossing powder onto kraft cardstock. I used Prismacolor pencils to color inside of the holiday icons. The colors I used are listed at the bottom of this blog post. I die cut the image with a 3.75" circle die and I matted it onto a scallop circle shape with solid red cardstock. To finish the ornament I heat embossed the "Shine Bright This Holiday Season" sentiment with white embossing powder onto a thin strip of red cardstock and at

KS December 2020 Release - New Word Dies

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Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's the last day of the  Kindred Stamps  Release Week for November/December 2020!  Kindred Stamps  is releasing a new product this release: word dies! There are three new word dies: Hello , XOXO , and Love . These dies and the rest of the release will be available on Friday, December 4th at 8 AM PST.  I made 3 mini cards featuring these new word dies. I used the  Waves  stencil with Distress Oxide inks (Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, and Seedless Preserves) to create a lovable background. I used the Seedless Preserves Distress ink to create the ink splatter effect. I used Plum Punch cardstock to create the card base and the background layer of the word dies. I used white glitter cardstock to die cut the words. To finish the cards I added gold, pink, and white sequins. Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog! Let me know which word die you liked the best by leaving a comment below. Check back soon for more crafty inspiration. Don't for

Ai Koala-tea Birthday

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Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Today I am sharing my creation for  Art Impressions  Pet Challenge. For more details on this challenge check out the announcement  here . My project features the new  Koalas  stamp set with the adorable koala in a tea cup! This project is featured on the  Ai blog  today, check it out  here ! To create this interactive birthday card I used the Surprise Slider from My Favorite Things . When you pull the tab the koala and tea cups stand vertically and it reveals a hidden birthday sentiment! Isn't that fun? First, I die cut the front panel and scored the center section. I used Squeezed Lemonade, Broken China, and Cracked Pistachio to create the ink blended background. I stamped the "G'Day!" sentiment and the confetti with Versafine pigment black ink. To finish the front panel I colored the teacups and the koala with my Copic markers and glued the image to the bottom folding section. The colors I used are listed at the end of t

KS December 2020 Release - Vroom

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Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's the last day of the  Kindred Stamps  Release Week for November/December 2020! Today I am sharing a sneak peek of the brand new Vroom stamp set that features two iconic automobiles. This set and the rest of the release will be available on Friday, December 4th at 8 AM PST.  I made three projects featuring this stamp set. I colored the characters with my Copic Sketch alcohol markers. At the bottom of this blog post I included a coloring guide listing the markers I used for these characters.  Project 1 For my first card I put my sketching skills to the test by coloring this slimline highway scene all by hand. The colors I used are listed at the end of this blog post. I trimmed the design to be matted onto a black card base. I stamped and heat embossed the "Driving By to Say" sentiment with white embossing powder onto a black sentiment strip.  On the inside of the card I used Versafine pigment black ink to stamp the Happy Birthday sentime

i-Crafter December 2020 Release - Matchbox Stories

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Hi everyone! It's the first of the month therefore it's another  i-Crafter  release! Today I am showcasing the new  Matchbox Stories die set. This product is so great and it's perfect for telling a unique story. Make sure to check out the other new December products on the  i-Crafter  website  here ! I decided to use the new  Matchbox Stories  die set to tell the perfect story for the holiday season! I used scraps of light brown and dark brown to create the matchbox shape. I used the  Animalopes  die set to create a reindeer on the front of the box. I used E40's Copic Sketch markers to add the fur detailing to the face and I used a shimmer red brush pen to create a glittery red nose. The blushing cheeks were created with R20 and R22 Copic markers. The inside of the matchbox reveals the "magic" of the holidays! The recipient will open the matchbox to find fun jingle bells and bright holiday-colored gems. Such a wonderful surprise! Thanks for stopping by my blo