Ai Challenge - Cards for Kindness

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my creation for my first Art Impressions Challenge as part of their wonderful design team. Art Impressions is partnering with for their event, Cards for Kindness. For more information on this event check out the details here. While on the website make sure to check out their Art Impressions Exclusive products here.
For this event they request you mail in a minimum of 10 cards so I wanted to make a card design I could duplicate easily. For my challenge project I used the Exclusive Rose stamp set available on the website. I love "thinking of you" cards because they are great for variety of occasions.
First, I used the Oval Double Stitched Dies to die cut oval shapes out of Canson watercolor paper. I then used my Misti stamping platform and Tombow Dual Brush Markers to color and stamp the rose image onto all of the ovals. I used a waterbrush to spread the color throughout the rose stem images.
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i-Crafter Mermaid Tunnel Card

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing a 3D creation featuring the new Tunnel Card, Mermaid Add-On set which works with the Tunnel Card Base die set from i-Crafter. This card is also featured on the i-Crafter blog today, check it out here. The Tunnel Card, Mermaid Add-On contains 8 metal dies to create an underwater grotto perfect for a mermaid and her ocean friends. There are three interchangeable layer pieces to create the underwater scene. These background layers (circles) line up perfectly into the tunnel base die. Additional decorative die pieces include coral, fishes, seaweed, other underwater plants and a scrolled banner to layer. To make the tunnel card I first cut out four tunnel bases, swapping out the scenic layers, and finally leaving the final base solid. I used the solid card base for the tunnel card background. I trimmed off the sides of the two inner layers, one at the score lines and the other a little past the score lines to give varying heights. To decorate the tunnel card…

Whimsical Garden with Art Impressions

Hi everyone! I'm excited to share my very first creation as a member of the Art Impressions design team. A little while ago Art Impressions shared sneak peaks of some of our challenge creations, I wanted to share this card as my first blog post so I can provide some extra details on how I created it. This beautiful card features the Holiday Mansion Set and the HM Garden Set from Art Impressions. This card is also featured on the Art Impressions blog today, check it out here!
First, I cut the card base to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". The side step portion of the card is 2" wide and the center fold of the card is scored at 4 1/4". For more details on how to make a side step card check out this tutorial from All That Scraps Blog here. To create the sky I ink blended some clouds with the Cloud Stencil and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. To create the ground I die cut two pieces of grassy borders from solid green cardstock. I also used my Copic Sketch E80's series markers t…

i-Crafter August Release - Butterfly Bursts & Layered Shells Sentiments

Hi everyone! Today I am showcasing products from i-Crafter's August release. I made two sets of projects to share with you featuring the new Butterfly Bursts die set and the new Layering Shells Sentiments stamp set. Make sure to check out the other new products on the i-Crafter website here!  
Butterfly Bursts First, I made two cards featuring the Butterfly Bursts die set. I made one card utilizing a warm color scheme and another with a cool color scheme.  For these projects I die cut the butterflies out of rainbow glimmer cardstock. I love the glittery ombre fades throughout the butterflies.  For the first card I used the Cosmic Flare stencil and Distress Oxide inks to create the background. I used Tonic Nuvo Drops to add embellishment and matted the card base onto dark purple cardstock.  For the second card I used the circle dots from the Comic Halftone Dots stamp set on soft blue cardstock to create the background and matted the background on dark purple cardstock. To finish the ca…

TRHD New Release - Witchy Wine Creations

Thanks for stopping by my blog! It’s Day 3 of The Rabbit Hole Designs Release Week’s Inspiration Hop, and today we are featuring the new set Cocktail Witch! So be sure to stick around for the end of this post to see where you are hopping to next, and find out how you can participate in the Release Week Giveaway! 
With the Cocktail Witch stamp set I made two wickedly awesome projects: a slimline shaker card and a witch-y wine tag! This witch was so much fun to work with! You can color her so many different ways! I used my Copic Sketch alcohol markers to color these toxic-ly beautiful witches. 
Project 1 I know you have heard of a genie in a magical lamp, but have you heard of a witch in a wine bottle?! For my first project I made a shaker card out of a glass bottle shape. This bottle contains this wickedly adorable witch and her spooky city. First, I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut the glass bottle shape and bottle outline from the card front. I also used the Cricut machine to cut out …

Crafty Festival Christmas July 2020 Blog Hop

Hey everybody! It's the 25th, so you know what that means, it's the Christmas Club blog hop! On the 25th of each month Crafty Festival hosts a holiday blog hop. I think this is nice because instead of forcing yourself to make a bunch of holiday cards in one or two months 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.  Today I want to share this quick and easy holiday card I made with the Christmas Brief stamp set from Unity Stamp Co. This card is great for the holidays because it super easy to replicate and it's silly! This stamp set comes with two pairs of underwear and two sentiment sets. I re-stamped the two pairs of underwear with red and green ink to create the card background. To finish off the background, I used the ink splatter technique with these same inks. I created a coordinating envelope by using the same ink splatter technique on the envelope…

Kindred Stamps July Release - Pixie Dust

Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's the last day of the Kindred Stamps July 2020 Release Week sneak peeks! Check out my sneak peek from earlier this week here. Today, I am sharing my projects featuring the Pixie Dust stamp set and the Pixie Map stamp set. These stamp sets will be available on Friday, July 24th at 8 AM PST. These sets inspired so many projects for me! I made one project with both of these stamp sets and four other projects with just the Pixie Dust stamp set. I colored all characters and images with Copic Sketch markers. The colors I used are listed at the end of this blog post. 
Project 1 My first project features the Pixie Map stamp set. This card was simple to make, but in the end, it turned into a beautiful scene. I used Distress Oxide inks to create the sky and sea backgrounds. I used a smooth layer of coverage with the Mermaid Lagoon ink to create the sea. For the sky, I used the MFT Cloud stencil and the Tumbled Glass ink. I adhered the boy, map, and stitched …