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i-Crafter - Koi Pillow Box

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Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Today I am sharing this caring card featuring the Koi Pillow Box  die set from  i-Crafter . This die set is perfect for making a gift card holder! This project is featured on the  i-Crafter  blog today too, so make sure to check it out  here . First, I die cut the sides of the fish out of ink blending cardstock and thick acetate. The die did not go all the way through the thick acetate but left a nice embossing effect. I trimmed the acetate piece just to the parts with the gills on both sides. These pieces will be adhered on the inside of the fish. For the ink blending cardstock I used Distress inks and the ink smooshing technique to create an abstract mixture of the different shades of orange on the body of the fish. I used Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, and Ripe Persimmon inks for this effect. I used Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade to ink blend the gills and the fins. The last step to create the fish was to add the twine

Ai Birthday Tunnel Card

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Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Today I am sharing a 3D tunnel card featuring the Birthday Circlet MTF  stamp set from  Art Impressions ! This project is featured on the Ai blog today, check it out  here ! First, I used the Tunnel Card Base Die  set from i-Crafter to die cut the 4 panels and to create the 3D box structure. Next, I stamped the front layer in the center of the first panel. I used the dies and circlet stamps to create the layering effect on the stacking panels.  Once I colored the circlet images with my Copic markers I used Gina K. Designs Masking Magic Paper to mask the circlet images while I ink blended the panels. I ink blended the pale blue background with Distress Oxide ink and used the splatter technique to give it more of a decorative look. I used Scor tape and liquid adhesive to construct the tunnel box. The tunnel box is a fun 3D structure that can fold flat into a mailing envelope! Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Check back next week for m

KS January 2021 Release - Party Animals

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Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's the third day of the  Kindred Stamps  Release Week for January 2021. Today I am sharing a sneak peek of the brand new  Party Animals stamp set. This set and the rest of the release will be available on Friday, January 29th at 8 AM PST. For this release I made three projects featuring the Party Animals stamp set. I colored the characters with my Copic Sketch alcohol markers. For more details on these projects keep reading below. My first card I made a bunny that "hops" across the field to coordinate with the "Hoppy Birthday" sentiment. I used the Swirl stencil and Mermaid Lagoon Distress oxide ink to create the sky background and I used the Confetti stencil  and Mowed Lawn Distress oxide ink on the grass border die cuts. Next, I used a rainbow selection of Distress oxide colors to create the vibrant backgrounds. I used Purple tape to mask off the sections on the rainbow card front and I used the  Birthday Confetti stencil  

i-Crafter Thinking of You Wisteria Card

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Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Today I am sharing a beautiful slimline card featuring the  Wisteria Vines  die set from  i-Crafter . I just love the vibrant pastel colors in the background. This project is featured on the  i-Crafter  blog today too, so make sure to check it out  here . First I die cut the  Wisteria Vines  design from plain white cardstock, then I matted the die cut onto vellum. I used Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar, and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide inks with the  Japanese Kumiko  stencil to create the vibrant, pastel background. I love the geometric pattern of this stencil. To finish the card I heat embossed the "Thinking of you" sentiment from the  Scattered Thoughts  stamp set onto a light purple sentiment strip and distressed the edges with Dusty Concord ink. I added the purple, pink, and yellow pastel enamel dots for embellishment.  Thank you for stopping by my blog today. It's fun to think of alternative ways to combine dif

Ai Sweet Resolution

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Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Today I am sharing my card for  Art Impressions  Resolutions Challenge. For more details on this challenge check out the announcement  here . My resolution focuses on enjoying the sweet things in life! This projects features the  Gingerbread Cubbies  stamp set. Aren't the little gingerbread people adorable?! My card is featured on the  Art Impressions  blog today, check it out here . First I used my Copic markers to color the gingerbread house, the candy, and the gingerbread people. The colors I used are listed below at the end of this post.  I used retired holiday themed paper to decorate and layer the card base. I also used the patterned paper to matte the sentiment banner that I die cut with the  Banner Double Stitched  dies. I finished the card by adding coordinating sequins from the Rainbow Unicorn shaker mix from Buttons Galore . Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Check back next week for more  Art Impressions  inspiration!

Ai Friends Are Never Too Far Away

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Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Today I am sharing an interactive card featuring the Holiday Mansion stamp set, HM Garden  stamp set from  Art Impressions , and EZ-Lights from Pear Blossom Press ! This project is featured on the  Art Impressions  blog today, check it out  here ! First I ink blended a rainbow sunset background using Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide inks. I used pigment black ink to stamp a sentiment on top of the sunset background. Next, I die cut the grass borders and the wooden fence and used them to create the outdoor scene. I used Copic markers to color the holiday mansion and the garden accessories. I used the V20's series to color the house. I used the steps below to make the windows illuminate. I finished the card by placing the garden accessories throughout the scene.  How I create a light up card: Color the image, use an X-Acto Knife (or dies) to cut out the areas on the image where you w

KS FB Live - Wicked Apple Card

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Hi everyone! I just wanted to create a quick little post to share all the supplies I used in my  Kindred Stamps  Facebook Live session. You can check out the FB Live video in the  Kindred Stamps Fan Club   here ! To create this card I layered black and lime green cardstock to add some dimension to the card base. On the top layer I used Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink with the  Smoke Stencil  to create a rising smoke design.  I stamped and colored the mean witch with Copic Sketch markers. The colors I used are listed below. Since the mean witch is wearing a black cloak I used a vellum to create separation between the card background and the character. I used a  Stitched Circle die  to die cut the vellum and I used white pigment ink to blend the  Spiderweb Stencil  design onto the vellum.  To finish the card I heat embossed the sentiment "How do you like them apples?" with silver embossing powder. I added red and silver sequins for additional embellishmen

Lawn Fawn - Sparkling Celebrations

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Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my creation for the  Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #92  - Outstanding Occasions. This challenge closes on January 17th. For more details on my creation keep reading below. For the focus of this challenge I used the A Little Sparkle stamp set where two unicorns are celebrating their big day! To create the fantasy background I used the ink smooshing technique with Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Carved Pumpkin, and Dried Marigold Distress inks on a Puffy Cloud Backdrop die cut. I used foam tape to add more dimension to the cloud background and to prop up the unicorns from the background.  I heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder onto a white sentiment strip and distressed the edges with Worn Lipstick Distress ink. Next I heat embossing gold stars onto the card background. Finally, I used gold metallic paint to ink splatter onto the fantasy background for some extra sparkle! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hope you enjoy this card. I love tryin

Light It Up & Shake It Up Collab

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Thanks for stopping by my blog! Today I am participating in a fun, interactive collaboration between Sassy & Crafty , Pear Blossom Press , and Doodles Paper Playground . You even have the chance to win an awesome prize! The collaboration is hosted on Instagram so head on over there for more details on the collab and its giveaways!  Pear Blossom Press  is showcasing a new product idea - HALO LIGHTS! Search the tag #shakelightandsparkle on Instagram to see all of the fun projects showcased in the hop! For this collab, I made two light-up holiday projects. For construction details for each of these cards keep reading below. Project 1 My first project is a shaker card AND light-up card that showcases the HALO Light prototype!  The HALO light is really bright and easy to use! I used a stitched scallop rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs to create the card front. I used Festive Berries and Fired Brick oxide inks with the Knitted Stencil to create the background design.  To create the

Ai Holiday Decor

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Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Today I am sharing my first  Art Impressions  creations for the new year! Now that the holidays are over, how long does it take for your family to take down the seasonal decorations? My card features the Holiday Mansion stamp set and the HM Accessory set. This holiday house is still rockin' its festive decor! This project is featured on the  Art Impressions  blog today, check it out  here ! I used four layers to create the card background. For the top layer I die cut a stitched scalloped rectangle from a bright blue piece of solid cardstock. I used the Blizzard stencil with Mermaid Lagoon oxide ink to decorate the solid cardstock. For the second layer I used a retired striped stencil with Mermaid Lagoon and Broken Glass oxide inks. For the final two layers I matted the striped cardstock with gold foil cardstock and red cardstock. I wrapped the four layers together with satin red ribbon and then added a bow!  This house is covered in h

i-Crafter January 2021 Release - Cherry Blossom Box

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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 Cherry Blossom Box die set. This product is perfect for household decor or a even a gift box! Make sure to check out the other new products on the  i-Crafter  website  here ! First I die cut the 5 sides and the hexagon base from pink and white polka dotted paper. I used my scoring tool to score the folds on the side panels. The  Cherry Blossom Box  comes with a wide selection of decorating dies but I decided to make all of my panels look the same with the geometric windows.  Next I used rose gold paint from Prima Semi-Watercolor Metallic Pastel Accents  to add detail to the top petals and to create a splatter effect on the sides of the box. I used metallic pink from the same paint set to give the vellum in the side windows I shimmery tint. I used double sided tear tape to attach the vellum to the side panels. I also used the tape to glue the side panels together a