Friday, June 14, 2019

Mint & Navy Wish

Hello!

Inspiration is a fickle thing.  When I have no time to create, I have ideas like crazy..  But yet, when I actually have time to sit to create - I draw a complete blank.  Thankfully, looming deadlines can make me snap out of it.  One of my grandson's has a birthday this weekend, and I had to get a card made, and quickly in order to get it in the mail in time!   Gina K's Make a Wish Stamp Set to the rescue.  

Sweet, and easy, birthday card created using the Gina K Designs Make a Wish stamp set.

I started by stamping my center cupcake and sentiment, then stamped the background with mint colored cupcakes, and layered navy cupcakes on top of that.  I used some Lawn Fawn inks, from a new-to-me set, for the colored inks.  (I've included the set, as well as the larger individual pads in the supply list, because I know some prefer the larger pads.)  I layered my background onto a piece of Cool Pool cardstock, and then onto a Denim Days card front.

Sweet, and easy, birthday card created using the Gina K Designs Make a Wish stamp set.

On a separate scrap of paper, I stamped the cupcake I was going to color with black amalgam ink.  I colored in the cupcake with my copic markers, and then fussy cut the image.  I attached that to my card with foam squares.  I used Nuvo drops to create sprinkles on my cupcakes, as well as adding a few to the card front. 

Copic Colors Used:
B23, B39, E33, E37, E29, 0
Sweet, and easy, birthday card created using the Gina K Designs Make a Wish stamp set.

This quick, and fun, card managed to get to the post office, just in the nick of time!

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.) 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

So Kind

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Months ago, my friend Becky Roberts, sent me over to check out this brand called The Stamp Market.  They have this perfect combination of elegant, cute, and beautifully simple stamps that I instantly adored.  And they have a bunch of really beautiful background stamps that help you to create the perfect backdrop for your cards in any color you want!  I recently placed an order that included a few of these stamps, and have to say, I'm even happier with them in person - and I've added several more to my wish list!

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Fun Thank You card featuring the Criss Cross Background stamp set, and then Bouquet of Kindness stamp set - both from The Stamp Market.

Today's card features two of The Stamp Market's stamp sets.  The Criss Cross Background Stamp, and the Bouquet of Kindness Stamp Set.  I love the contrast of a warm peachy-coral tone, and a cool blue, so that is the color palette I chose to work with on this card.

I began by stamping my background with Pool Play ink, onto a card front sized piece of card stock.  I then stamped my floral image onto white card stock, using the black amalgam ink (This is my new favorite ink for Copic coloring - I didn't even try to stay away from the edge with my markers, and no smears!)  I colored the image in with Copic markers, and then fussy cut the image - there is a coordinating die, but I don't mind a little fussy cutting!

Copic Colors Used:
YG03, YG17, YG67, YG99
E50, R01, R22, R24, E08
E13, E29, E37


Fun Thank You card featuring the Criss Cross Background stamp set, and then Bouquet of Kindness stamp set - both from The Stamp Market.

I stamped the "So Kind" sentiment in Catalina Splash ink, onto Pool Play card stock.  Then, I stamped and heat embossed the "You've Been" sentiment stamp, onto a strip of vellum.  I layered my elements together onto the card front, making sure that the fussy cut leaves tucked under and over the Pool Play strip.  I attached the card front to my card base with foam squares, and then added a few scattered Fashion Gold pieces to carry the gold from the embossing into another element.

Fun Thank You card featuring the Criss Cross Background stamp set, and then Bouquet of Kindness stamp set - both from The Stamp Market.

I hope you enjoyed this card.  Be sure to check out The Stamp Market - you might just fall in LOVE with their backgrounds like I did (That Woodgrain!  That Jumbo Plaid!), and their other stamp sets too!

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.) 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Scattered Peonies

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I have a fun pattern for cards, that you can make in a variety of colors to create your own note sets.  Today's cards use Altenew's Peony Bouquet Stamp set (Link Alt | EH) to create the background, and the sentiments are from My Favorite Things Anything-but-Basic Encouragement stamp set (Link MFT | EH).

Simple tone on tone flowers scatter across the background of these fun Encouragement cards.  Using Altenew's Peony Bouquet, and My Favorite Thing's Anything-but-Basic Encouragement Stamp Set.

I started these cards by cutting three different colors of card fronts.  I stamped and heat embossed my different sentiments on all three pieces.   The colors of embossing powders, and inks used on each color background are listed behind the card stock color in the supply list below.

Simple tone on tone flowers scatter across the background of these fun Encouragement cards.  Using Altenew's Peony Bouquet, and My Favorite Thing's Anything-but-Basic Encouragement Stamp Set.

I stamped the outline of the flowers in the darker ink color around the card front.  Then, I stamped only the first shading stamp for that flower, using the ink that coordinated with the card stock.

Simple tone on tone flowers scatter across the background of these fun Encouragement cards.  Using Altenew's Peony Bouquet, and My Favorite Thing's Anything-but-Basic Encouragement Stamp Set.

I brushed some glitter on with the aqua shimmer pen, over the top of the areas that were stamped with shading.  Then, I attached the panels to the Whip Cream card bases.  I added a few pearls as a finishing touch.

Simple tone on tone flowers scatter across the background of these fun Encouragement cards.  Using Altenew's Peony Bouquet, and My Favorite Thing's Anything-but-Basic Encouragement Stamp Set.

This is so easy, and once you've stamped the first card front, you can use that as a template for spacing when you stamp the other card fronts (as long as your sentiments are similarly sized - you may have to adjust placement for differently sized sentiments).  

Simple tone on tone flowers scatter across the background of these fun Encouragement cards.  Using Altenew's Peony Bouquet, and My Favorite Thing's Anything-but-Basic Encouragement Stamp Set.

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.) 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Watercolored Ranunculus

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I recently celebrated a birthday, and after over a decade of not-at-all-subtle prompting, my hubby finally admitted that it was easier to allow me to select my gifts, and gave me a little shopping spree for some craft supplies.  Once the box from Ellen Hutson arrived, I immediately shut myself in the craft room and started playing!  New supplies are always so inspiring!

This pretty card features the Beautiful Bouquet - Ranunculus stamp set from WPlus9.  The image was watercolored using Fun Stampers Journey Color Splash pencils.

Today I'm showing one of the new-to-me stamp sets from WPlus9, Beautiful Bouquet - Ranunculus.  I love florals, and adore coloring them - particularly watercoloring, so that is how I chose to add color to this particular image.

This pretty card features the Beautiful Bouquet - Ranunculus stamp set from WPlus9.  The image was watercolored using Fun Stampers Journey Color Splash pencils.

I stamped and heat embossed my image in white, onto a piece of watercolor paper.  Then, using a blending water brush, I took color from the Journey Color Splash pencils, and applied it to the image.  If you are struggling to "see" the image on the paper, you can always apply a very soft wash of background color over the whole image first - which allows the white embossing to show up better.  I keep a paper towel to the side of my work area, so I can wipe off the brush, or have a spot to squeeze more water out into the tip, without it dripping onto my project.  How much water is on the brush tip when you apply the color to the paper, will make the color more or less sheer.  You can use far fewer colors than I did, to create the shadows and highlights, however, I like layering colors to create a bit more depth, so I tend to use more colors.

Here are the pencil numbers for the colors I used:
001, 002, 008, 0014, 0016, 0018, 0020, 0021, 0024, 0037, 0038, 0048


This pretty card features the Beautiful Bouquet - Ranunculus stamp set from WPlus9.  The image was watercolored using Fun Stampers Journey Color Splash pencils.

Once I finished the water coloring, and the image was dry, I added a sentiment strip of vellum, heat embossed in gold.  I layered the watercolor panel onto a mat created from Whip Cream card stock, and then used foam squares to add that to a Whip Cream card base.  I finished the card off with a scattering of Glossy White Nuvo drops.

I hope you enjoyed this pretty card!  I'll have another project to share with you, using some of my new stamps soon.

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.)