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!

IMG_2931

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.

IMG_2932

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.

IMG_2933

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!

 

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!

IMG_2858

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.

IMG_2811.jpg

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!

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!

IMG_2749

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.

IMG_2751

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.

IMG_2752

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!

You Make My Heart Super Happy

Hello, everyone! I hope you’re all having a great first week of February. I love getting into this month and prepping all of my Valentine’s Day cards. Today I get to share a card I made for Your Next Stamp’s Valentine Series. The design team is all creating projects for Valentine’s Day! There have been a lot of fun projects already, and I have another one to show you today.

IMG_2757

For this card I really wanted to create a card that had a ton of the cute Your Next Stamp cats and dogs on it. I also really wanted to use some traditional Valentine’s Day colors. I started the card by ink blending Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink onto an A2 size card panel. Using a blender tool I made the color fade to the top in an ombre effect. I love this color, and it turned out so perfect. Next I took the small, solid heart from the new Carnival Food Fun stamp set and stamped it all over the panel. Sometimes I stamped directly on the panel and sometimes I stamped it off before putting it to the paper. This gave a variation of intensities. I also splattered the panel with some water.

IMG_2759

Next I die cut one of the So Many Squares Panel dies. I thought having all of the squares was going to be too busy (I already had a lot going on, and it was only going to get more crowded!) So I cut out the center squares with my scissors. I love that you could do this in a lot of different ways to make the die just what you need! I adhered it straight down to the ink blended panel. Next I stamped and colored a ton of the cats and dogs from COOL Cats, Paw-some Pups, and the Photo Booth stamp sets. I love all these critters separately, but together they are like their own little gang of friends 🙂 I stuck to the same two color combos using a cool gray and light tan Copic combo. I also made any of their collar etc. a bright pink. I trimmed everyone out, and arranged them how I wanted them on the card panel.

IMG_2760

Once everyone was in place and adhered, I just had some finishing touches to add to the card. I heat embossed my sentiment from the Whatnot Sentiments Set Eleven with white embossing powder and ink blended more of the Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide over it to match. That piece was trimmed down and adhered to the card with foam tape. Then, I ran the Floating Heart Panel Die through my die machine and used some of the hearts to add to my background. I put them all over and used them to fill in any places that I thought were bare. I also did this with gumdrops from the Sugar Rush Sparkly gumdrops set and the Watermelon Part Sparkly gumdrops set.

IMG_27576

To add just a little more detail, I drew in some white gel pen accents and then my card was complete! I hope you enjoyed this card I created for the Your Next Stamp Valentine’s Series! Be sure to keep an eye out for more projects from the rest of the design team 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

You Are Quite Cool

Hello, everyone! Happy Friday! I hope you’re all having a great start to your weekend. It’s finally supposed to be above zero here, and I can’t wait for things to start to thaw out a little. I’m back today with a card for my mini Valentine’s Day series. We’re on card three today and I have four more to share with you leading up to Valentine’s Day. Let’s jump in!

img_2632

I made this card using some great products from Concord & 9th and Heffy Doodle, as well as some of my favorite Distress Oxide color combos. I started by die cutting on of the circle dies from Heffy Doodle’s Stitched Circle die set. Instead of using watercolor paper I tried using my favorite 110 lb white card stock. I like the brightness of the white, over the more cream color of the water color paper I have. I was worried that the paper wouldn’t be able to handle the water, but it did great! I just made sure not to use too much water or to let it sit too long.

img_2634

I used the Sweet and Cool stamp set from Concord & 9th for the stamping. I couldn’t find it on the Concord & 9th website, but I did find it here from Butterfly Reflections Ink. I used the large ice cream image and inked it up with Peacock feathers and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide. I didn’t worry about making sure the image was completely covered, because I was going to add water. I spritzed it with my Distress sprayer and stamped it down onto the die cut circle, and dried it some with my heat tool. Then I created a rough mask for the ice cream and applied it over the blue ice cream and did the same process with Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxides. The colors mixed a tiny bit in the center, but I liked the way this looked. I wanted it to look like natural water color without having to worry about colors mixing and turning muddy.

img_2632vNext I did the same thing with the sticks. You can tell on the right one I used a little more water. If you like the water color look you can do this to get a more loose effect. I splattered some of the left over paint over the card panel, as well as white paint for a little more interest. To finish the card I stamped the sentiment “I think you’re quite” in black ink (making sure that everything was completely dry before doing so!) and stamped ‘cool’ in VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. The last step was to adhere the panel to a card base and the card was complete! I hope you enjoyed the card for today. Have you started making your Valentines yet? As always, I’m behind! 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Valentines Day Series #1

Hey, everyone! I’m excited to share that I’m doing a small Valentine’s Day Series this year! One of my friends asked me to make 14 Valentines for her husband, and the only parameters were that she wanted them to be punny. Well, that was right up my alley, so I made all the cards and decided to share them with you all! It’s not very often that I making a post that isn’t for a design team, so the fun thing about these cards is that I got to use products that I don’t always get to use and I got to use them all together! Let’s jump in to the first card for the series 🙂

IMG_2636f.jpg

The first card that I have to share was one of the first designs that came to mind when she asked me to make these. I started the card by stamping the lightbulb from the Turn Me On stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I used VersaMark ink and gold embossing powder to do some heat embossing.

img_2637

Then I ink blended some Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink over the card panel. I tried to keep it lighter in the center and darker on the edges. Once that was complete I splattered white and gold paint over the piece, making sure they were dry in between. It’s hard to see in the photos, but once the card was completely dry, I used a cool gray Copic marker to give shadows to each light bulb. img_2639

Once the panel was complete I used the Simple Alpha stamp set from Honey Bee to create my own sentiment. I stamped out the letters with more VersaMark ink onto some black cardstock. This time I used white embossing powder to heat emboss. I trimmed the piece down with my fave strip die: Strips of Ease from Heffy Doodle.

img_2640The sentiment was attached with foam tape and that was it for my card! I hope you enjoyed this first card in the Valentine’s Day series 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

 

Unicorn Birthday!

Hi, everyone! Happy Monday. I can’t believe it’s the start of another week. Where does the time go?? 🙂 Today I’m sharing a card I made with some cute Penguin Palace stamps. There are such cute unicorn sets from Penguin Palace, and they are hard to resist!

img_2740

I started the card by ink blending some Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide ink onto an A2 size card base. Then I die cut a large heart from it to create a highlight for my scene. I thought the panel was a little bland so I took the star from Let’s Catch Up and stamped it all over with VersaMark ink. I used some silver embossing powder and heat embossed them. I also added some silver dots to fill in the empty spots with a silver gel pen. I love the splattery look with out having to use paint! It eliminates the mess 🙂

img_2742

On a card base I ink blended some Mermaid Lagoon ink to create a sky. I decided that my unicorns needed some grass to be walking in, so I die cut a piece of paper with a grass die and ink blended some green inks over it. This time I did get messy, and splatter some of the darker green ink (that I had mixed with a little water) and some white paint over the grass die cut piece. I thought this added some interest and fun texture. I put the pieces together so that my scene was all ready for the little unicorns.

img_2744

I stamped out the Unicorns from the An Amazing Friend stamp set and colored them in with my Copic markers. Then I die cut them with the coordinating die. The space between the unicorns and the cake I cut out with a craft knife so that more of the background would show through. White high lights and details were added to the image with a white gel pen and then they were adhered with some foam tape.

img_27411

To finish the card off I die cut a banner and heat embossed the sentiment “happy birthday” from the same An Amazing Friend set. That was adhered with foam tape as well, and the card was complete! I hope you enjoyed the card for today. Be sure to head over Penguin Palace shop and check out all their cute designs! I hope you all have a great rest of your day, and I’ll see you again soon with another card 🙂

One Layer Craftin’ Desert Diva Card

Hello, everyone, and happy Sunday! I’m back today to share a card for Craftin’ Desert Divas. My card is based on the creative challenge for this week, which is “your favorite red/pink combos.” This was an easy one for me because I love using the color pink on my cards and I have some that are my go to combos.
img_2735Today’s card is a one layer card, but it has a lot of detail! I started by stamping Glinda the Good Witch from the new Trolls of Oz stamp set in the center of a piece of 110 lb cardstock in a very light tan, Momento ink. In fact, I wanted it to be so light that I actually stamped it off before stamping it to the cardstock. The reason I did this was that I wanted to do some no line coloring. When you do lo line coloring the trick is to let your lines fade into your coloring. I used one of my favorite pink Copic Marker combos, R14, R13 and RV11. This is a really bright pink and I thought it would be perfect for her dress! I’m not perfect at no line coloring, but I think it turned out pretty well!

img_2727

Next I used some circle masks to create the bubbles that she is floating in-just like the movie! I used the negative of some circle masks with another favorite pink combo, but this time it was with Distress Oxides. I used Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and a little Spun Sugar. Once I had some bubbles ink blended on, I gave them all highlights with my white gel pen and heat embossed a sentiment from the Trolls of Oz stamp set. I attached the card panel to a card base and that was it for my card! I hope you enjoyed my creation for today 🙂 Be sure to head over to the Craftin’ Desert Diva’s Instagram to see a lot more inspiration and projects. Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

 

Flurries of Happiness

Hello, everyone! Welcome back to my blog! Today I’m sharing a cute card I made for Your Next Stamp’s newest challenge. The theme for the new challenge is “winter colors.” When I think of winter colors, for some reason I always think of blue. So that’s what I went with today! Here’s a look at my card. IMG_2720.jpg

I started the card by stamping and coloring the cute snow family from the Flurry of Happiness stamp set. When they were all colored, I die cut them with the coordinating dies and stuck them on one of the Cool Tag Four die cut tags that I had ink blended some Tumbled Glass on.

IMG_2723.jpg

For the background I ink blended Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxides. Once I was happy with the blend I spritzed it with water, used a towel to dry it off, and splatter it with white paint. I wanted it to look like a snow storm! For my sentiment I heat embossed a sentiment from the set onto a Washi Tape die and adhered everything to the card panel! And that was it for this card! Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and get all the details on how you can play along with us! Plus, check out the rest of the teams projects and get inspired 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again with another card soon!

Birthday Wishes

Hi, Heffy Doodle friends! It’s Cassie here, and I’m sharing a fun card today using a couple of the new release products that I just couldn’t wait to make into a card! If you haven’t seen it yet, the new release has been revealed on the blog this last weekend, and everything is so cute! I’m using the new Oh, Crumbs stamp set along with a brand new word die to make a cute interactive card that I think anyone would love.

I started by using the Barber Shop stencil to ink blend some stripes onto an A2 size panel of 110 lb cardstock. I used the colors Ripe Persimmon and Worn Lipstick. I also splattered some water and white paint (allowing for dry time in between) before removing the stencil. I love stripes, and these stencils make them so easy! Next I stamped out the cute little corgi butt from the Oh, Crumbs set and colored him in with my Copics. I also needed a party hat for him, so I grabbed the hat from the new Cuteness Overload stamp set as well. Once they were both colored, I fussy cut them out and added some white gel pen details.

Next came some die cutting! I die cut a circle and 4 of the new Wishes die out. I adhered the corgi to the circle with an action wobbler so that the recipient can watch his tail wag, and glued all of the wishes die cuts together. On the top layer of the wishes dies I used my Copics to color the letters to match the hat. I grabbed the “shake your tailfeather sentiment from the Wingman stamps set, and curved it along the bottom of the circle. To get it to just say “shake your tail” I masked the end and stamped it with black ink. I thought this went so well with the puppies bum!

Finally, I stamped the word ‘birthday’ from the Cuteness Overload stamp set and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. Then I used the Strips of Ease die to trim it down. The card was assembled, and that’s it for my project today! Have you had a chance to see all the cuteness that is coming out in the next release!? I’d love to hear your favorites below! Thank you so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!