Thursday, September 23, 2021

Sarcastic Kitties Picket Fence Studios Stamptember Exclusive

Hello!

Today, it's Picket Fence Studio's turn to share their collaborative stamp with Simon Says Stamp for Stamptember!  This year's set is this adorable Sarcastic Kitties stamp set - and coordinating dies.  These collaborative sets are limited, and do sell out quickly, so if you want one, act fast!  


I created a very simple card featuring today's stamp set.  I stamped the sideways kitty from the stamp set, onto white card stock, using Black Hybrid Ink.  I used a scrap of card stock to create a mask of his head, so that I could then stamp the other kitty on top of him, without the lines covering his face.  I also stamped the sentiment and heart image.  


I colored in the kitties, using my Prismacolor pencils.  I chose the colors based off of my two older kitties.  Once the image was colored in, I matted the panel on white card stock, then added it to a white card base.  Very simple and easy card!  

Thanks for stopping by!



Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Picket Fence Studios September Release

Hello!

It's the 14th of the month, and that means it is time for another new release from Picket Fence Studios!  Thanks to Hurricane Ida hitting the PFS home in Louisiana, shipping times are slightly delayed, but everyone is safe, and items ARE shipping out.  Just, please, be sure to show Nicole, Matt & the rest of the team a little grace, and patience, during this time.  

To see the full release, click here.  

As always, I have multiple cards to share with you today, so lets hop right on into it!  

Card #1 | Escape the Ordinary

For today's card, I began by stamping the new Torch Ginger Tropical Flower, in Black Hybrid Ink, onto cold pressed watercolor paper.  I colored in the image, using my Prismacolor pencils.  I then, die cut the image, using the coordinating die.  While I had the stamp set out, I also stamped the sentiment onto black card stock, using Versamark ink, and then heat embossed it in copper.  




I created the ink blended background using the Life Changing Blender Brushes, and Distress Oxide Inks in the shades: Crackling Campfire, Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Scattered Straw, Evergreen Bough, and Peacock Feathers. Once I had the blend the way I wanted, I scattered some water droplets on the panel, then dabbed off the excess moisture.  Once it was dry, I backed the panel with some of the same black card stock I used for the sentiment.  


For the final piece, I dry embossed a white card panel, with the Framed Leaves Stencil, then layered my pieces together on a white card base.  I added the new Iridescent Moonshine Sequins (a new favorite!) to finish off the card. 


Card #2 | Escape the Ordinary, Remixed

For the second card, I again used the Torch Ginger Tropical Flower, and the coordinating die.  I stamped the flower and the sentiment, onto black card stock, in Versamark ink, and heat embossed it in gold.  I die cut the image, along with cutting the "escape" from gold foil card stock.  


I created the background, using strips of card stock in the colors Ballet Slipper, Honeysuckle, Grapefruit, Parsley, and Aqua Sky.  All of the pieces were layered onto a white card base, and the card was completed with a scattering of gems from the new Moon Shade Gem Mix.  

Card #3 | My Sweet

For this card, I stamped the BFF Livi Girl image, onto white card stock, using Black Hybrid Ink.  I colored in the image, using my Prismacolor pencils.  I then, die cut the image, using the coordinating die.  On a strip of vellum, I stamped the sentiment, using Versamark ink, and heat embossed it in a teal color.  


For the background strip, I used the new Paper Glaze Lux Ombre Set in Nutcracker Ballet.  I dabbed the colors onto my card stock, using a sponge.  The strip was allowed to dry, then the edges were trimmed.  



I layered the pieces onto a white card base, and completed the card with a few Iridescent Moonshine Sequins.  


Card #4 | Heart & Hearth

I began this card by stamping the Winter Has Come to Town image onto white card stock, using Black Hybrid Ink.  I chose the house I wanted to use, and colored in the image, using my Prismacolor pencils.  Then, I fussy cut the house out.  Using the Clouds Die, I cut snow drifts to adhere around the base of the house.  While I had this stamp set out, I also stamped the sentiment onto dark green card stock, using Versamark ink, and then heat embossed it in copper.  


On a piece of  Wheat card stock, I stamped the Falling Pinecones image, using Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide Ink.  


To complete the card, I assembled the pieces onto a white card base.  


Card #5 | Capricorn Birthday 

For this card, I began by stamping the image from the Capricorn Girl Stamp Setonto white card stock, using Black Hybrid Ink.  I colored in the image, using my Prismacolor pencils.  I then, die cut the image, using the coordinating die.  I also die cut the Happy Birthday Word Topper Die, from gold foil card stock, which I backed with a vellum strip.  


On a panel of white card stock, I spread an even layer of Pecan Pie Filling Paper Glitz.  I allowed that to dry, and then die cut the panel to a circle shape.  


For the final piece of this card, I dry embossed a panel of Wheat card stock, with the Slim Line Cut Flower Stencil.  Then, layered the pieces together on a white card base, and completed the card with a scattering of gems from the new Moon Shade Gem Mix.  


That is the cards from today.  There are some fun new things in today's release.  I think some of the new gems and sequins are going to be favorites that I reach for nearly every time I make cards!

Thanks for stopping by!



Friday, August 20, 2021

Add to Cart Collection by Becky Roberts

Hello!

I'm so excited to share this post with you.  My dear friend, Becky Roberts,  has been at it again.  This time, she has created the most adorable dies and stamp collection - Add to Cart - with Spellbinders.  

Even though I'm currently away from my craft room and only have a minimum of supplies, I just had to play with these products.  So I created three little Gift Card Sleeves, and adorned them with the new dies.  



The first gift card envelope, features the 3D Shopping Cart Dies, along with the Shopping Cart Holiday & Presents Dies . I added a little detail to the tree with some Prismacolor Pencils, as well as adding some sparkle to the vellum ribbons with a Nuvo Shimmer Pen.  


This second gift card sleeve, also features the 3D Shopping Cart Dies, along with the Shopping Bag Etched Dies.  I added some detail to the pink bag, with my Mini Score Board, and added some strips of white paper to the blue bag.  


For the final gift card envelope, I used the Shopping Card Party On! Etched Dies.  I added some color to the "bubbly" in the champagne flutes, with a colored pencil, and added the sparkle to the background with embossing powder.  




This is a seriously adorable collection - and the shopping cart, and shopping bags die sets also have the pieces included to make them dimensional - which adds so many more possibilities.  Be sure to check out this new collection, and add it to your cart!


Thanks for stopping by!



Saturday, August 14, 2021

Picket Fence Studios August Release

Hello!

It's the 14th of the month, which means it's time for a new release from Picket Fence Studios.  I have five cards to share with you today, featuring the new products, so, let's take a quick peek of the entire release before we dive into the cards.

(All of the supplies used on the individual cards, will be listed at the bottom of the post, for reference.) 
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Card #1 | Magic In the Night


For today's first card, I began by stamping the image from the Hocus Pocus Dear Stamp, with Black Hybrid Ink, and coloring in the image with Prismacolor Pencils.  Once I had the image the way I wanted, I die cut it using the coordinating die.  

To create the card background, I taped the Slim Line Cut Flower Stencil over the top of dark gray card stock.  I began, by using a larger Life Changing Blender Brush, to blend Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink through the stencil.  I then used a smaller brush to blend Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink to the tips of the flower petals.  I pulled off the stencil, and used a bit of watered down Sparkle Paper Glitz to splatter the background.  


While the splatter dried, I stamped the sentiment, from the Triple Trouble Stamp Set, onto pale green card stock, using Black Hybrid Ink.  For the "magic in the night" portion, I masked off the additional portion of the sentiment with tape, when I was inking the stamp, and then removed the tape to stamp onto my card stock.    I fussy cut the sentiment out, and began laying out my elements.   The stenciled background was double matted with purple and black, before the colored image, and sentiment were added on top.  Then the layered card front was added to a white card base made from heavyweight card stock.  As a final touch, I added scattered gems from the Ghost House Gem Mix.  


Card #2 | CAS Halloween

For my second card today, I wanted to do something really clean and simple with the Triple Trouble Stamp Set.  I began by stamping the two pumpkin images in Black Hybrid Ink, onto orange card stock.  Then I stamped, and silver heat embossed, the hat image onto black card stock.  I die cut all three of these images using the coordinating dies, and layered them together so I could use the image cluster to lay out my other stamps.  


I placed a white card front in my MISTI, and used the cluster to arrange the bat stamp.  Then I removed the cluster, and stamped the bats in Black Hybrid Ink.    I did the same with my sentiment stamp, and stamped that in Dusty Concord Distress Oxide Ink.  Then I removed the panel from my MISTI, and adhered the cluster of images to it.  I matted the card front with purple card stock, and then attached it to a white card base made of heavyweight card stock.  


Card #3 | Fall Blessings

For the next card, I began my stamping the Medley of Fall Collage Stamp, multiple times, across a panel of kraft card stock.  I then colored in the images with Prismacolor Pencils (because I planned on adding the vellum panel above, there was no shading to the coloring, it was simply adding color.).  


I set the colored panel aside, and die cut the Slim Line Oversized Many Blessings Word Die twice - once from gold card stock, and once from dark red card stock.  I layered the die cuts together with liquid glue, then attached them to the vellum panel.  using the die cut to hide most of the glue, I adhered the vellum panel to the colored panel (A few small drops on the outside corners of the vellum holds the edges down).  

I attached the card front to a white card base, made from heavyweight card stock.  To finish the card, I added a few gems from the Autumn Leaves Gem Mix.  


Card #4 | Holly Jolly Christmas

For this card, I stamped two of the Holly Jolly Christmas Stamp images onto kraft card stock, in Black Hybrid Ink.  I colored in the images with Prismacolor Pencils, then die cut them, using the coordinating die.  



I stamped a panel of kraft card stock, with the same holly image, using coordinating ink.  Then I stamped the sentiment in Black Hybrid Ink.   The colored images were added using foam tape, and then the overhang was trimmed off.  I attached the card front to a white card base, made from heavyweight card stock.  To finish the card, I added a few gems from the Autumn Leaves Gem Mix.  


Card #5 | Season of Joy

For today's final card, I began by stamping, and gold heat embossing, the image from A Christmas Flower, onto vellum multiple times (three whole images were used in this card).  Then, I watercolored inside the flower portion, with a little watered down True Christmas Red Paper Glitz.    Once the watercolor had dried, I die cut the images with the coordinating die, before adhering the images to a panel of red card stock.  I trimmed the excess off the edges, and used some of those trimmings to fill in the panel.  


To create the sentiment cluster, I die cut the Joy from the the Slim Line Oversized Joy to the World Word Die, from black card stock, three times.  I adhered those die cuts together, and then stamped and gold heat embossed the " 'tis the season" sentiment from the Lots of Christmas Cheer Stamp Set, onto green card stock.  Then I cut that embossed sentiment into a strip.  I added a strip of gold card stock, and layered all of these elements together on top of a die cut vellum circle.  

I attached the card front to a white card base, made from heavyweight card stock.  To finish the card, I added a few gems from the Candy Cane Gem Mix.    



There are so many adorable and fun new items in today's release.  To see the full release in the Picket Fence Studios shop, click here.  

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies Used:

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