I’m Your Piggest Fan

Hi everyone! Welcome back to Creatively Cass 🙂 I’m back today to share a card I made for Penguin Palace using their cute new release. The big day was yesterday and everything was available for sale! Did you pick anything up!? There are a lot of cute products, so I wouldn’t blame you if you did! IMG_2419

I’ve still got the alcohol ink bug, and I wanted to create another alcohol ink background for this scene using the Piggy Post stamp set. I started out by creating that background on some yupo paper. The awesome thing about using alcohol inks and the yupo paper is that you can keep working on it until you really like the outcome. I kept adding different shades of blue and the alcohol ink solution until I liked the mix I got. Once that was completely dry I used a powder tool and stamped the stars from the set with VersaMark ink. I just replaced my VersaMark ink pad and it’s so nice and juicy! I can’t believe I waited that long to get a new one. It makes a huge difference for getting a good stamp the first time. I used gold embossing powder over the stars to make it look like the pig was floating up into a night sky.

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Next I stamped out the pig and a bunch of balloons. I colored those in k with my Copic markers, sticking to the blue theme. Everything was cut out with the Piggy Post coordinating dies. I attached a gold thread to each balloon and then arranged them how I wanted them on the card panel which was die cut with a stitched rectangle. Twisting the ends of the strings, I made sure to hide them behind where the pig would be hanging. He too was adhered to the card panel, but I popped him up with foam tape.

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Finally, I stamped out my sentiment on some black cardstock and heat embossed it as well. I used foam tape to adhere it over my balloons. I added some white gel pen accents and then my card was complete! I hope you enjoyed the card for today! If you like any of the products I used be sure to head over to Penguin Palace and check out their awesome new release! Thank you so much for stopping by 🙂 I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Time to Celebrate!

Hello, everyone! I’m back today with a bright fun birthday card to share with you for Penguin Palace! Have you been over to the Penguin Palace shop?? The store is open for perusing, and will be open for purchasing in just a few short days! This set is one of my favorites from the new release. It’s  called Birthday Unicorn, rightfully so, and features some unicorns and cute scene building images for a birthday party! Let’s take a look 🙂

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I started this card by stamping out some of the unicorns and coloring them in with my Copic markers. I love using pastel colors for their hair, and went with some pinks and aqua for the colors. I die cut them using the coordinating dies and set them aside to work on my background.

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I created an alcohol ink background for this card using the same colors that I used in the unicorns coloring. When that was completely dry I die cut a confetti background die from it and adhered it to a card base. Because this background is so busy, I wanted to give  my unicorns something that would make them stand out. I used a curvy border die to create this swooshed strip and adhered my unicorns to it. I also heat embossed the fun sentiment on it with gold embossing powder.

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To finished the card I added some white gel pen accents to the background as well as the unicorns. And that was it for this card! I think this is one of my all time favorite cards that I’ve created. I just love the fun colors and cute images. Have you been over to the Penguin Palace shop? What’s your favorite product? Mine is either these cute unicorns or the super sweet hedgehog set. Thanks so much for stopping by today! I’ll see you again soon with another card!

 

Your Next Stamp DT Dare!

Hi friends! I have to admit I’m happy that it’s Wednesday! With everything going on this week I’m looking forward to the weekend. But I’m also excited that it’s Wednesday because that means I get to share my Design Team Dare project with you! This week we had the prompt “gratitude” to work off of. I knew right away I wanted to work with the new set One In A Melon.

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I started out by using alcohol inks on some Tim Holtz alcohol ink paper. I love the look of alcohol ink, so I thought this would be a fun color combo to use. Once that was dry I used a heart die to cut out the part of the inking that I liked the most.

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I stamped the sentiment “you’re one in a melon” in VersaMark on the heart and heat embossed gray embossing powder over it. I love that doing this tied in the color of seeds for the watermelon look! I stamped the flamingo from the set and colored him in with my Copic Markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut him out. Both him and the heart were popped up with foam tape.

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To finish off my card I added some green gumdrops from the shop. I added the whole panel to a card base and my card was complete! I hope you liked the card for today! Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog to see all the inspiration from the whole team!

I hope you all have a lovely rest of your week and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Lucky Friends

Happy Tuesday, crafty friends! It’s Cassie here, and I’m back with another card to share with you! Today’s card is utelizing the Lucky Friends stamps and the Clover Frames dies. I wanted to give the watermarble alcohol ink technique a try this week, and I’m liking how it turned out! Let’s take a look.

I started out by taking a piece of alcohol ink paper and my green alcohol inks, and gave the watermarble technique a try. It’s hard to explain the technique, but here’s a link to a great tutorial of how to do this from Jennifer McGuire. After my paper was dry I die cut the scalloped corner die from the middle it.

Next I stamped the little leprachaun from Lucky Friends and colored him in with my Copics. I fussy cut him out, and stampd a little word bubble for him. Instead of stamping the sentiment in black ink I added a pop of gold and heat embossed the words ‘good luck’ from Whatcha Sayin. I love those little word bubbles! They are perfect for when you don’t know exactly how to add in your sentiment.

I used from Nuvo Mouse in the color Lemon Sorbet on some white cardstock, and die cut a bunch of tiny hearts from it. I adhered them in the white space that the die cut left in the alcohol ink panel, and popped up my little leprachaun and word bubble with foam tape over top of it.

And that’s it for my card today! I hope you enjoyed it! The fun thing about it is that you could use it for St. Patricks day, or keep it on hand for when you need to send some luck to a friend. With Valentines Day tomorrow, I’m already looking ahead to the next holiday! How about you?? Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a great day 🙂 I’ll see you again soon with another card.

You Are My Sunshine

Hello, everyone! It’s Cassie here, and I’m back to share a fun and bright card that’s perfect to send to someone you love to let them know you’re thinking of them. The Heffy Doodle team is really into alcohol inks right now and I just couldn’t help but give the fun inks another go!

I started out with a glossy piece of a Tim Holtz 4 1/4 by 5/12 inch alcohol ink paper. I added a lot of the alcohol solution to the paper and then added the yellow and blue ink over top. I didn’t want the colors to mix much, so I only let them overlap a little. I went back and forth between adding ink colors and solution. That’s the great part of this medium-even if you mess up you can change it! Once I was happy with how the colors looked I let the paper dry completely and got out my Jet Alphabetters for my sentiment.

I lined the letters up using a ruler and my Misit stamping tool. I’m always so impressed by fellow DT member Ali’s super straight lined up words from the Jet Alphabetters set, so I tried to be maticulous about it. I have to say, it was the best I’ve lined them up yet! I inked the letters up with VersaMark and heat embossed white embossing powder over them. I also heat embossed the sentiment ‘I love you beary much’ from the Beary Big Heart set with gold embossing powder just below my personalized sentiment “you are my sunshine.”

Next I stamped the cute sitting bear and umrella from the Beary Big Heart set onto some smooth paper that is good for Copic coloring. I just found that the 110 lb white cardstock from Michael’s works lovely for Copic coloring! And I love the way it is so sturdy when die cut. Once they were colored in I used the coordinating die cuts for Beary Big Heart.

I adhered the bear with some glue and popped the umbrella up with foam tape. To finish the card I added some cute polka dots to the umbrella and adhered it to a card base. Thank you so much for stopping by the Heffy Doodle blog! I hope you enjoyed my card, and I will see you again soon with another one!! Have a great day 🙂

Digital Stamps from Le Petite

Good morning, crafty friends! I’ve got a blog post I’ve been meaning to get up for a while now, but life has been so crazy busy! Can anyone relate? 🙂 I wanted to share the cards I made with my Le Petite digital stamps. I won’t go into too much detail about how they were made, but if you have any questions please feel free to ask!

I wanted to keep the cards themselves pretty simple since the images were so big and took up so much of the card. The nice thing about digital stamps is that you can choose how big your image is. For example, the card I made for Butterfly Reflections Ink of Christmas Eve was the same illustrator, and the images were very small compaired to mine today. Let’s take a look!

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I love that there is so much detail to these images. It makes them so interesting to look at. This bear with his sweater and scarf is too sweet.

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This penguin has to be one of my absolute favorites. It’s so sweet with the lights all wrapped around it. The nice thing about these sets is that you usually get about 4-6 images and they’re all unique and fun, but the price point is a lot lower than if you were to buy an actual stamp set.

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For this card I did an alcohol ink background again, and a heat embossed sentiment. This bear looks so cozy in her scarf! I just love it!

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I hope you enjoyed these cards I had to share today! Which image is your favorite? Mine is still that penguin wrapped in lights. If you haven’t checked out the Le Petite Etsy shop you need to! And if digital stamps aren’t your thing Pink and Main has stamps with Le Petite’s illustrations! It’s the best of both worlds.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you’re having a great day, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Heffy Doodle New Release!

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Hello, all and welcome back! I hope those of you that celebrate Halloween had a fun and safe night 🙂 I’m here today to share my projects for the newest Heffy Doodle release. It’s such an exciting day, because this release is amazing! 

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My first card uses the Geology Rocks set, which is ahh-mazing. There are so many different cards to be made with this set, and you can really make something for anyone. I loved making this explosive volcano with these cute punny senitments.

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Lesley is so talented at making interactive cards, and with the Interactively Yours stamp set, there’s no excuse for me not to give it a go. So I used the Warm Hugs set to create a cute little scene with a bundled up couple snuggling in. It was my first pull tab slider card, and it was so fun. The images in this set give you everything you need for a snowy, wintery scene!

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I used the Jet Alphabetters stamp set to create my own sentiment for this card, and paired it with the Elfing Christmas Words. The letters in the alphabet set are big enough that they can be the center of attention on your card-or, as you’ll see Saturday in my blog hop project-they can be paired with other elements.

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Finally, I have one of my favorite projects I made for this release using the Elfish Antics set. I also used the Elfing Christmas Words set here, and they paired perfectly. I loved coloring the elf to look like Buddy and the jack-in-the-box to look like his nemisis from the movie. There are tons of little images in this set that can really set the scene for a holiday card.

And that’s it for my release 2 projects! Which new release product is your favorite? I love the Elfish Antics, but seriously, they’re all winners. Be sure to check out the release over at the Heffy Doodle blog, and shop! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!