Thursday, February 27, 2020

Inspired Heart | Simple Coloring with Colored Pencils

Hello!

I had the opportunity to be introduced to Taniesa, the owner of Trinity Stamps, at Creativiation this year.  Though we didn't get to visit for too long in the chaos of the show, my impression of her was that she was such a sweet person.  I had heard about the embellishments in her shop, but hadn't seen too much featuring her stamps, so I was thrilled to have an opportunity to try out one of her stamp sets.  Today's card features the A Crafter's Heart Stamp Set. This set has a fun focal image, of crafty items in the shape of a heart, as well as several sentiments that are perfect to create a card for your crafty friends.  

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I stamped the heart cluster of crafty images, off center, onto River Stone card stock, using Versamark ink, and heat embossed the image with Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder.  I colored in the images very simply, using Prismacolor colored pencils.  It was easiest to get into all of the smaller areas, by keeping the pencil sharp.  I added shading on only a few of the white items, and everything else was colored in with a single pencil per color. 

Once finished with the image, I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment onto a strip of Black Licorice card stock - again using Versamark and Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder.  I added this strip over the top of the image panel with foam squares, and then trimmed the edges.  I adhered the card front to a top folding A2 card base, created from white card stock.  To finish the card, I added a few sequins.

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Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies Used**:
Use this easy list to find the products I used in my projects. (Contains affiliate links - where I earn a commission from purchases made from my links, at no cost to you. Your support helps me keep this blog going, and continue to create - Thank you! Affiliates and disclosures can be found here.) Please note, when possible, I try to offer multiple sources for the items I use. Products with two or more logos - underneath, or on the side, give you options of where to purchase, in case the item has sold out at one shop. To visit the first store, click on the photo of the item. To visit the second (or greater) source, click the logo for the second shop - you will still be taken directly to the product. 
**If a particular item I used was out of stock when I was preparing my post, or the item I used was discontinued, I have provided a link to a similar item - that is available - when a substitution would not affect the card design.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Kindness Blooms

Hello!

Today I have a cheerful card to share with you, made with the Concord & 9th Kindness Blooms Bundle.  This pretty stamp set, includes a floral Turnabout™ stamp, along with the multi step flower and leaves stamps.  The coordinating dies, cut out the floral pieces, as well as sentiments in strips - where you can use the words, or the strips, or combine both in different colors.  

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To begin this card, I used my MISTI to stamp the floral pieces in lots of different ink colors onto Neenah card stock.  The leaves were stamped with Fresh Forest, and Limeade Splash.  The larger yellow rose, was stamped in Banana Cream, and Lemon Drop.  The smaller rose in Rich Coral, and Cranberry Bliss.  The seed pods were stamped with Pumpkin Bread, and the largest flower was stamped in Peaches and Cream, Rich Coral, and Fresh Forest.  I then die cut the images, using a small piece of micropore tape to hold the dies in place as I ran them through the machine.  I also die cut the sentiment strips from some Crafter's Companion Rose Gold card stock.

I cut a piece of Sweet Sentiment Premium Coloring paper to a card front size (4"x 5.25") and used my Life Changing Blending Brushes to blend Scattered Straw, Tattered Rose, and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Inks on the paper.  Then I layered up the floral pieces in the corners of the card front, using Lawn Fawn glue to adhere them.  I trimmed the excess off, and adhered the strips in place with the same glue.  I then layered the card front onto a top folding A2 card base created from the Neenah card stock.

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This card did use a lot of inks, but I adore these happy colors all together.  Multi step stamps for florals are really fun, and it's a nice break from a line art stamp - so much quicker than coloring!   

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Monday!


Supplies Used**:

Use this easy list to find the products I used in my projects. (Contains affiliate links - where I earn a commission from purchases made from my links, at no cost to you. Your support helps me keep this blog going, and continue to create - Thank you! Affiliates and disclosures can be found here.) Please note, when possible, I try to offer multiple sources for the supplies.


**If a particular item I used was out of stock when I was preparing my post, or the item I used was discontinued, I have provided a link to a similar item - that is available - when a substitution would not affect the card design.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Glitzy Anniversary | Crafty Friends Blog Hop ft Gina K Designs

Hello!

It's that time of the month again!  Time for another Crafty Friends Blog Hop.  If you have not joined us for one of our hops before, the Crafty Friends Blog Hop is a group of friends who have all shared some common crafty beginnings, and we hop each month with a spotlight on a company we love. 



This month we are featuring Gina K Designs!  As with other months, Gina K has provided our readers with a special coupon code, good for the next few days.  Use the code CRAFTYFRIENDS20 for a 20% discount.  (Pssst - Check out the "What's new" category for some really fun stuff.  Glow in the dark Crystalline drops?!  Flocked Foil?!) Thanks so much to Gina K!


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For the card today, I started with a piece of Tin Pail card stock.  I added the Autumn Wishes stencil on top - taping it down, and covering the floral pieces, so I did not ink those portions.  I inked up the stencil with Weathered Wood Distress Oxide Ink, and then pulled up the stencil and cleaned the ink off of the stencil with a wipe.  I laid the stencil back over my card front, but slightly higher and to the left, then added white Glitz Glitter Gel through the stencil.  Then I pulled up the stencil and cleaned it thoroughly.

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While the stenciled panel dried, I inked a couple of strips of Tin Pail card stock with the Weathered Wood ink, to create the matting strips on the top and bottom.  I adhered those to the card front, and then heat embossed the Happy Anniversary sentiment from the Scripty Sayings 2 Stamp Set(P.S. There are a whole bunch of these Scripty Style Stamp Sets, and they are gorgeous!)  I embossed the sentiment in silver, and then wrapped it around the stenciled panel and adhered the excess vellum to the back of the card front.  I attached the card front to a white card base, and added a few pearls for decoration.  

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I really like how this sparkly card turned out.  This was my first time playing with Glitz Glitter Gel, and it is gorgeous.  I may have just developed a need for every color...

The next stop on the hop is Lydia, over at Understand Blue

For your convenience, here is a list of all of the stops today, just in case you get turned around.  


Sara Sherlock


Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used**:
Use this easy list to find the products I used in my projects. (Contains affiliate links - where I earn a commission from purchases made from my links, at no cost to you. Your support helps me keep this blog going, and continue to create - Thank you! Affiliates and disclosures can be found here.) Please note, when possible, I try to offer multiple sources for the items I use. Products with two or more logos - underneath, or on the side, give you options of where to purchase, in case the item has sold out at one shop. To visit the first store, click on the photo of the item. To visit the second (or greater) source, click the logo for the second shop - you will still be taken directly to the product. 
**If a particular item I used was out of stock when I was preparing my post, or the item I used was discontinued, I have provided a link to a similar item - that is available - when a substitution would not affect the card design.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Socially Acceptable Chemical Dependence | Sweet Sentiment Stamps

Hello!

I have something fun to share with you today.  My friend Jammie, at Sweet Sentiment has come out with a new Coffee Planner Stamp Set.  This adorable set features numerous images and snarky sentiments that would be perfect for your planner - if you're into that - if not, they are still great for caffeine themed cards, gift card envelopes, and other little coffee treats!

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For the card today, I stamped three of the little images using Amalgam ink, and colored them in with  Copic markers.  I filled in the glass portion of the glasses with Nuvo drops in Morning Dew (clear), and set those aside to dry while I worked on the card front.

I taped off a 1.5" strip of the card front, and then taped off a portion at the top.  I blended Ground Espresso Distress Oxide up from the bottom of my card front, and then added Vintage Photo.  Once I had those colors blended, I took unmasked the top portion of that strip, and blended Antique Linen over that.  A light splattering of water was added, before I pulled up the tape I used as a mask.  This left an effect like we were peeking inside a glass of coffee with the foam on top.  I then stamped the sentiment in the lower corner, using Dark Roast Ink.

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Once the Nuvo drops were completely dry, I used a black pen to add some words to the coffee cups, before attaching them to the card front with foam squares.  The card front was matted on Dark Roast card stock, before being adhered to a top folding white card.

In addition to this adorable set, the March coloring class is now available! See Jammie's finished card with the March Stamp Set below.  I have my stamp set, and will be coloring it up in the next couple days.  Watch my Instagram to see the finished card!



Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies Used**:
Use this easy list to find the products I used in my projects. (Contains affiliate links - where I earn a commission from purchases made from my links, at no cost to you. Your support helps me keep this blog going, and continue to create - Thank you! Affiliates and disclosures can be found here.) Please note, when possible, I try to offer multiple sources for the items I use. Products with two or more logos - underneath, or on the side, give you options of where to purchase, in case the item has sold out at one shop. To visit the first store, click on the photo of the item. To visit the second (or greater) source, click the logo for the second shop - you will still be taken directly to the product. 

**If a particular item I used was out of stock when I was preparing my post, or the item I used was discontinued, I have provided a link to a similar item - that is available - when a substitution would not affect the card design.