Sunday, May 20, 2018

You're Super Sweet featuring The Stamps of Life

Hi there!

Today's card features this month's Stamps of Life Club setPineapple2stamp.

I began by adding Sizzix Adhesive to a piece of Lemonade Card Stock and running it through my machine with the Thank You Background Die and coordinating frame.  

This was adhered to Green Apple Card Stock and popped up with Adhesive Foam. Lemonade ribbon was tied on and a Guava button with twine was added on top.

Next, the Thank you was layered on patterned paper from this month's Card Kit and mounted to a Guava card stock base.

On to the pineapple! This is such a fun set. I love to eat pineapple but to be able to stamp and make cards with it now is wonderful!

I stamped the pineapple in Chocolate Ink and colored in the image with markers. Then I embossed the center with gold embossing powder and die cut it.

This was popped up with foam adhesive to add dimension. 

I had a piece of leftover Lemonade patterned paper from earlier so I stamped the sentiment with Licorice and mounted on Guava and trimmed down. I punched small holes and added twine.

The last thing I added were 3 glitter epoxy dots. I can't get enough of these!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Big Hugs featuring The Stamps of Life

Hello and Happy Mother's Day!

Just dropping by to share a card I made for all the mothers out there! They definitely deserve Big hugs:

How I made this card:

Cut and scored an A2 Candy card base.

I trimmed a piece of patterned paper down and added to card stock. 

The piece of Candy stock was cut to 1.75 inches wide and stamped all over using Candy Ink.  
I chose a trio of small stamps from Sizzix Windows Stamps and Dies set. 

A piece of braided twine was tied on the Candy stock and mounted using Adhesive Foam trimmed down.

I created the sentiment by die cutting Seaglass and Banana and gluing down onto the Powdered Sugar shadow base. 
TIP **Be sure to add a Sizzix Adhesive Sheet to your paper before cutting the word. Makes it very quick and easy to adhere these letters.

The final touches were to die cut a small Butterfly in Candy card stock and add to a Gingersnap Shadow base. I added two epoxy flowers from a previous Card Kit.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Hot Air Balloon featuring The Stamps of Life

Hi there!

I have a card to share today featuring a new set from The Stamps of Life:

This stamp set is from a kit that Stephanie Barnard has created for a live online class that will be on May 15th! This is the first time The Stamps of Life has done a class in this format so it is very exciting. 

You can get all the details on this kit and upcoming class HERE.

I couldn't wait until the class to start creating cards so I decided to start stamping!

I stamped the large Hot air ballon in a Copic friendly ink and then colored the balloon with my markers.

Next I embossed the large scripture sentiment with Princess Gold powder. I love this scripture and it is perfect with the balloon.

There is a small flower and matching die also included in this kit so I die cut several flowers in warm colors to add to the basket.

The base card is Banana paper also stamped in Banana ink using the matching flower stamp. I die cut the gingham Gingersnap patterned paper using a round edged die from Sizzix Friends Background Set.

I really wanted the sentiment to be the focal point so I left more white space than I sometimes do. I tied on a piece of Gingersnap twine from the previous Stamps of Life Card Kit.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
SSS Wednesday Anything Goes
4CraftyChicks #400 ATG/Less is More
WAW Challenge #332-333 Anything Goes

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Let's Hit the Beach featuring the Stamps of Life


I wanted to share a card I made today:

On Instagram today, The Stamps of Life challenged us to create a card using Flamingo2stamp.

I began by watercoloring the background of the "beach." I used my Daniel Smith sample sheets to create this. These samples are real watercolor paint, just a dab of them so you can see what colors you might like. They are very high quality and I enjoyed working on my watercolor skills!!

I decided to stamp and watercolor the flamingos using a real life image as reference. I didn't realize they had such ornate feathers.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment and die cut it on a tag. I tied a small Guava ribbon on the end.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am also entering this card in the following challenge:

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink April 2018 Blog Hop

Hi there!

Where has the month of April gone??

It is time for the PTI April 2018 Blog Hop:

Inspiration photo:

Well, in all of my mounds of stamps and dies, I don't have anything that is a teacup! I knew I had to do something different and I was inspired by the delicate cups and all the colors on them.

I pulled out one of my favorites, Garden Gild Make It Mini stamp and die set. It contains lots of florals which caught my eye in the inspiration picture.

I stamped the images with Distress ink because you can watercolor with it. While that was drying, I added a watercolor wash on another piece of paper using Tumbled Glass Distress ink. It is a very light blue. I was hoping to add some of the texture shown in the photo.

I glued the top piece down and added it all to a Aqua Mist card base. The last thing was to add the sentiment. I decided to use the ornament tag (an absolute favorite of mine) also cut in Aqua Mist and I really wanted gold so I die cut that using on of the big word dies (another favorite!)

A little Hibicus Burst was tied on top and it was popped up with foam dots.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
SSS Monday Challenge Flower Power
WAW #332-333 Anything Goes
SSS Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #319 Graffiti Word Art

Hi there!

I created this card for the PTI Make It Monday Challenge #319 Graffiti Word Art:

Lexi Daly was the host this week for the challenge. 

I have to admit that this was really hard for me! It took me forever to come up with anything. 

I did know that I wanted to use this large word die from Sizzix/Stephanie Barnard. It actually says Happy Birthday but again it is really big so I wanted to use just Happy. 

I die cut the word in white and created the first one using distress stains and embossing powder. I decided not to blend the letter like Lexi did because I couldn't get it the way I wanted. I used Brushed off to create the Graffiti "look" - I was hoping for white paint dripping down the top. I am not sure I accomplished it, but I definitely tried!

In this photo you can see the rejected words:
Even though this was challenging, I did enjoy playing with some inks!!

After choosing one, I decided to back it with a black shadow of the word to act as an outline. 

I embossed Stars onto the white paper because it was a little plain but I didn't want to overpower the sentiment. I ran the paper through 3 times placing the clusters of Small Sketched Stars in random spots.
This was added to black card stock:
The next step was embossing the Pure Poppy card stock base:
I chose lines to add some more texture and interest:

Here is a close up shot of the finished card. I embossed Birthday in white on black card stock.

Thanks Lexi and PTI for pushing me out of my comfort zone this week!

Distress Stains - Red Berries and Seedless Preserves
White, True Black, and Pure Poppy Card stock
Small Sketched Stars PTI
Brushed Off PTI
White Embossing Powder
Irridescent Sequins

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Loads of Thanks featuring The Stamps of Life


I wanted to share a card today:

This fun Flip-it Circle card features some unique shine! The two hearts on the card are actually mirrors!! Look closely in the next photo at the large mirrored heart:

That blue cloud in the reflection is my phone case!!! Too funny! I had to take several pictures to try and capture the mirror without me in it!

Here is the inside of the card:

Thanks for stopping by!

Patterned Paper, Card stock, Embellishments from Card Kit featuring Banana and Seaglass paper
Sizzix Half Card Panels Die set (Thank you on the front circle)
Epoxy dots (previous card kit)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

TicTacToe Challenge #044 (Far right top to bottom - add dimension, ink and patterned paper)