Bear Mail

Hi, everyone! It’s Cassie here, and I’m so excited to be sharing a card for Create A Smile! Today I’m sharing a cute card, where I made my own patter paper and got to color an adorable bear. Let’s take a look.

I started the card by stamping the Bear Mail stamp all over a piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 size piece of kraft card stock with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink. I used this because it is a very dark black and stamps really well over kraft. Next I stamped out the bear on the bicycle,  and colored him in with my Copics. How cute is he?!

The I die cut a Postage Stamp Edge Circle die from vellum paper to adhere the bear to. Once the two were adhered I used foam tape to attach them to the card. Then I stamped a sentiment from All About You onto some blue cardstock with VersaMark ink and heat embossed white embossing powder over top. I trimmed that down and adhered it to the card with foam tape.
I just love all of the products used to make this card. They are some of my favorites from CAS. Be sure to see even more over at their blog and check them out on social media! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

 

 

 

 

 

Pamper Yourself

Hi, everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I’m back today with another card for Penguin Palace. I guess I’m on a bit of a mermaid kick, because last week I made a mermaid card, and I made another one for this week! Let’s take a look.

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Today’s card is a pretty easy design that utilizes the masking technique for a fun little scene. I started the card by stamping the shopping bag image from the Let’s Catch Up stamp set. I created a mask and continued to stamp it along the bottom to look like mounds of shopping bags and boxes. The trick to make it not look like the same exact image over and over again is to turn the stamp set to the left or right, or move it up or down when stamping the next image. That way you have a variation and the heap looks more natural. I colored them all in with my Copic markers.

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Next I ink blended some blue ink over the rest of the card panel so that it looked like water. I used a blender brush and faded the ink towards the bottom. I didn’t bother masking all of the bags, instead I was just careful not to go over them and got as close as I could to them. I don’t think you really notice that it isn’t perfectly blended up to the image lines! It saved me some time!

IMG_2949I stamped the cute shopping mermaid from the set as well and colored her in with Copics. I fussy cut the image out and adhered it to the card with foam tape for some dimension. Then I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment from the Take A Break stamp set onto white card stock. That was also adhered with foam tape. The final touch was to add some white gel pen details. Most of the bags and boxes got polka dots or stripes on them, and the mermaid got some high light lines. I always love adding this detail, because it does so much to give interest to the scene! That’s my card for today. I hope you enjoyed it!! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Friends

Hi, friends! Happy Saturday. I’m so happy it’s the weekend. Time to get crafty! I’m back today to share a card I made for Create A Smile. I’ve been really into the spring cards lately, and I think it has to do with not getting enough sunshine! So, today’s card is very bright, springy, and sunny!

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I started the card for today by taking a piece of 110 lb white card stock and doing some masking. I used the Cart Full of Treasures stamp set for this. There are some adorable potted plants in this set that I thought would be perfect for sunny scene. I stamped them along the bottom of the card panel, masking them off so that they could overlap. I colored them in with my Copic Markers.

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Next I used the Focal Point stencil and created a sun burst above the flowers. I used Fossilized Amber for the stencil, and then I blended some in from the sides to add some warmth and color to the rest of the card. I didn’t bother masking off the flowers, instead I just faded the color towards them.

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Over the top of the sunburst I heat embossed the large ‘friend’ stamp, from Friends Like You, with white embossing powder. To finish the card I heat embossed the remainder of the sentiment onto a small Scalloped Rectangle die from CAS. I attached that with some foam tape, and added some white gel pen details over the card, and it was complete! I hope you enjoyed this sunny card for today made with Create A Smile products!

 

There’s Gnome One Like You

Hi, everyone and welcome back! I’m sharing a fun card for Heffy Doodle today using some of their newest release products.

I’ve been loving switching it up from winter cards lately and making some springy type cards! Today’s card really could be for any time of year, but those cute butterflies and grassy scene have me thinking of spring! I started the card by die cutting a square from the Stitched Squares dies, and doing some stenciling over it. I used the Circles of Life Stencil for this! I went over it once with white pigment ink, and then shifted the stencil and went over it again with a aqua color. I made sure to let the white ink dry before adding the second layer. I love the detail this adds!

Once my background was done I went on to work on the scene of the card. I stamped out a bunch of the images from the Gnome Matter What stamp set and colored them in with my Copic markers. I die cut them out, as well as a small circle from the Stitched Circles dies. I also used the Grassy Lass Border dies to create a little grass patch. I ink blended some green inks over this piece, and did a lot of splattering of the darker green as well as some white paint to give it some interest.


Next I arranged all of these elements on my card, centering them where the stencil naturally was centered. I didn’t make this right in the center of the card, but instead off to the right side. I also heat embossed a sentiment from the Gnome Matter What stamp set and die cut it with the Strips of Ease die set. This was attached to the card with some foam tape, and my card was complete! I hope you enjoyed this project for today! Are you making the transition to more springy cards too? Let me know! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Easter Balloons with Craftin’ Desert Divas!

Hey, everybody! I’m back with another new release card for Craftin’ Desert Divas February release. I LOVE this cute new stamp set called Easter Balloons. It’s so so sweet, and was so fun to color. You may see my card and wonder why in the heck it’s called Easter Balloons, but you should know I used the stamps in a way that made them not look like balloons. It just goes to show the stamp set is versatile!

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I stamped out some of the images from the set and colored them in with my Copic markers. I went with bright, fun colors for these images as I wanted it to be a very cheery card for spring. Once I was done coloring I fussy cut the images out. I trimmed off the strings of each balloon image, and used a white gel pen to hide the black lines anywhere that was necessary.

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For my background I did one of my most favorite techniques as of late: stenciling. I used the Hill Scene 2 stencil as well as the Burst stencil to create this sunny background. I also did some paint splattering to add some more color and texture to the background.

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I added the images that I had colored to the card with foam tape. Then I grabbed a sentiment from the All Together stamp set and heat embossed it at the bottom with white embossing powder. To finish off the card I added a couple of sequins from the Lollipop mix, and my card was complete! I hope you enjoyed this look at the new stamp set Easter Balloons! Be sure to check out the Craftin’ Desert Diva’s social media for more great DT projects! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Craftin Desert Divas February Release Peek!

Hi, everybody! I’m super excited to share a card today for the February release from Craftin’ Desert Divas! This new release is all kinds of cuteness and has lots of adorable Spring time products. Here’s a look at my card featuring today’s featured stamp set!

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I saw fellow DT member Saundra do a stencil embossing technique that I just had  to try. I used the heart stencil to create the same effect, and ink blended Abandoned Coral and Tattered Rose Distress Oxide over it. I also splattered some pearlized water over the panel to add some shimmer.

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I added a grassy die cut for the sweet lamb to stand on and a heat embossed sentiment. The rest of the images in this set are just as sweet as this one! Be sure to check out Craftin Desert Divas for more sneak peeks of this awesome set, and I will see you again soon with another card!

Valentine’s Mini Series Day 5 & 6

Hi, everyone! I’m back to share days 5 & 6 of my Valentine’s Day mini series! I can’t believe how fast February has flown so far! I wasn’t planning on combining these days, but there’s not much time left until Valentine’s Day, so I figured I should get these cards posted!! 🙂 Let’s take a look at today’s projects…IMG_2641

I created this card by doing some stenciling on kraft cardstock to gets some dreamy white lines using the Heffy Doodle stencil Barber Shop stencil. Then I stamped and colored some of the cuties from the Lawn Fawn stamp set Love You a Latte.

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Adding all of these elements along with a blue stitched heart to a card base completed this card! I think this is a great non traditional valentine, but could also be used for so many occasions!

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For my next card I went really simple and stamped out some images from the Let’s Roll stamp set by Lawn Fawn. I trimmed them out and put them on a simple background that I had die cut with the Starburst Trio die from Your Next Stamp. I used Honey Bee’s alpha stamp set to create my own sentiment for this card.

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And that’s it for day 5 & 6 of the Valentine’s Day series! I hope you enjoyed these cards for today. I can’t believe that Valentine’s Day is on Thursday! I’m really not ready. Hope you all have a great day, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

 

Heffy Doodle Release Hop!


Hi everyone and welcome to my stop in the hop for Heffy Doodle’s new release! I’m so excited for this new release, and I think you are going to love the projects that the team has come up with. Plus, you could win a £50 gift certificate to the Heffy Doodle store! All you have to do is leave a comment on the blog posts on the hop.


And, you won’t want to forget to place an order to get the exclusive set! How cute are those pups?? Alright, let’s get to my card!!
IMG_2748I love so many products from this new release, but one of my favorites is the new Stitched Alphabetters dies. I love making my own sentiments and using them as focal points on a card. For today’s card that’s just what I did!

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I started today’s card by ink blending Blueprint Sketch and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink with the First Snow Stencil at the top to look like water. Then I sprayed the piece with water and white paint to give it some interest.

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I die cut all the letters I needed to spell out “hooked on you” for my sentiment, along with an extra ‘O’ to use for my hook. I also stamped out the cute little worm from Big Bug Hugs and colored him with my Copic markers. I also colored the ‘O’ with a gray Copic marker to be the hook and trimmed it, and the worm out.

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I added the letters to the water panel with foam tape, and attached a silver thread to the hook to be the fishing line. Then I added the worm and hook to the card with foam tape. I wanted a little extra something to add, so I found some white die cut hearts and glued them above the worm as bubbles. I just love how this card turned out!

IMG_2749dfHow gorgeous are those stitched letters?? I hope you liked my card for today! Below is the line up so that you can continue on the hop! Also, if  you haven’t seen the stops before me, be sure to head back to the beginning and see it all! 🙂

Line Up:

Heffy Doodle

Kori

Kelly

Ali

Heather

Cassie

Tallie

Franci

Jessica

Isha

 

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Be Mine!

Hi, everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful Saturday! I’m excited to share my first card as a Create a Smile design team member. I decided to use one of the sets I was most excited for, Gull Gang. I stamped out the images from the set that I wanted to use, and colored them in with my Copic markers. Then I fussy cut them out.
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Next I die cut one of the Cool Cuts Postage Edge Circle dies and did some ink blending to make it look like a beach. On the sandy portion I spritzed some watered down brown and yellow inks to make it look textured. Then I adhered my images to the circle. I also stamped the ‘be mine’ sentiment from the set and heat embossed some gold embossing powder over it. I trimmed that down to strips.

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Next I got to work on my background. I ink blended Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar and Tattered Rose inks over an A2 size card panel. Then I used the Under the Sea stencil and ink blended some Worn Lipstick over the top. I made sure to make it darker at the bottom so that you could see the fish over the darkest part at the bottom. Then I splattered some Worn Lipstick ink watered down and white paint over the entire piece. I added my die cut pieces and sentiment to the card panel once it was dry and that was my completed card!

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I hope you enjoyed this Valentine’s Day card! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I need to start getting cards ready to mail out. Are your Valentines ready to be sent out?! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

You Are Super Sweet

Hi, everyone! Today I’m sharing a card that I made for Your Next Stamp’s newest challenge. The new challenge is to use a die cut in some way on your card. I was able to use a few of my favorite dies for my project! Let’s take a look.IMG_2812

I started by die cutting the Floating Heart Panel Die from some white card stock. Then I ink blended Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers over it, fading the colors towards the top. I also splattered some worn lipstick and Peacock Feathers over the panel. Then I adhered it to a card base.

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Next I die cut the Stitched Scalloped Rectangle and masked off the bottom so that I could stamp the bear from Beary Special on it. I colored the edges and bear with my Copic markers and attached it to the card with foam tape. I also tied some twine to the rectangle to make it look like a frame hanging.

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To finish the card off I die cut the Washi Tape die and heat embossed a sentiment from the Cool Tag Banner Sentiment set. That was also adhered with foam tape and my card was complete! I hope you enjoyed the card for today. Be sure to stop by the Your Next Stamp blog and see how you can play along with this challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon with another card!